September 24, 3050
Free Rasalhague Republic
Incoming transmission... Sergeant Bill Richardson, 3rd Freemen
Ha ha! Suck on that, you Clan bastards! Thanks for getting my crew out of there, it's so oppressive being under the ranks of Clan Wolf. This snot-nosed brat who was driving the SRM Carrier that got lit the fuck up, was telling me to clean up after everyone. I was the higher rank within my crew and I got asked to do all of the gross janitoral shit. Man, fuck Clan Wolf. And fuck that guy who got vaporized under tons of SRMs.
I am getting this Zhukov patched up and rejoining the ranks of the 3rd Freemen. You all have a good day!
Incoming transmission... Kapten Ebba Matsumoto
I have not heard back from Overste Runyan, like we were supposed to the past couple weeks. I hope that command is still holding together. One of their XOs did inform me that they did have an engagement with the Silver Keshik nearby to our Headquarters by Depot Zeta.
.... Oh. Not good.
Incoming message... emergency band from 3rd Freemen Command...
Headquarters destroyed. Silver Keshik occupying Command. 3rd Freemen is scattered. Advised to retreat or regroup.
Sergeant Bill Richardson, 3rd Freemen
Well that sounds fucking wonderful. I suppose I'm shacking up with you guys for a bit.
Kapten Ebba Matsumoto
I suppose so. Techs are right behind you so you can repair at Haven, but you'll have to march on back to the Depot when you're done. I imagine that the Silver Keshik is repairing right now, before moving onto our base. Whatever you took for this mission, you're locked in your 'Mech* for the next one.
There is no time for customizations. Unless you selected an OmniMech, or the refit can be completed within the repair cycle, customizations are not permitted.
* A 'Mech that was just salvaged may be taken instead of what you last used.
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Old Balance: 189,661,584
C-Bills Gained: 1,400,000
Mission Payment: 0
Monthly Pay: 0
Bounty Kills: 1,500,000 (14 kills, 1 rescue)
Loss Protection: 0
C-Bills Expenses: 0
Unit Upkeep: 0
New Balance: 191,161,584
* = Scrounger Bonuses; Pilots with Scrounger and Master Scrounger apply salvage bonuses to the entire unit, regardless of their theater of operations.