1.12.1 Focused on the DCFreeAlliance (DCFA)
The knowledge that the XFAIA had not been the original taskforce, in the big submarine and bunker complex, changed everything as far as the non XFAIA people were considered. The Rivetboffins sent people to the new XFAIA Base and in turn a group went to the research vessel where the Rivetboffins were based. It soon turned out that Harkness did not know certain important facts about the Rivetboffins, including Pinkerton; they were busy working on ways to detect escapee androids, synths and other entities from the NewEngland Commonwealth (NEC) and Pinkerton was at core of this very important program. Professor Walter Bishop was soon to be proven to be a boon to that and other projects.
The BSoS sent a envoy group, arriving in a big Vertaeagle type vertibird with two smaller, more agile, Vertihawk virtabirds. The three machines landed on the big flightdeck, of the battlecarrier, and out of them came power armoured soldiers and body-armoured others including a robed Elder. He was chosen for his diplomatic strong experience, and skill, or so it soon became clear to the reception committee.
Elder Gainen was a man of mixed eurowhite and oriental inheritence. He was tall, a little angular, and very charismatic. He looked around the flightdeck. "The BrotherSisterhood of Steel could offer a great deal in exchange for the use of the battlecarrier."
Harkness frowned. "That is not going to happen. The battlecarrier is too important to the settlement. You may land your clumsy, loud, flying machines here and even have some parking space down in one of the bays. It surprises me that you would come on so strong upon first meeting us lowly RivetCityfolk. I am sure that there are many ways in which we can assist each other and gain in mutuel trade."
That was the moment in which a second envoy group arrived from the DCCitadel being the 'real one'. The first one fled away, in their three virtabirds, heading towards somewhere clearly not being the DCCitadel. An airboat, armoured and armed, was filled with synthetic aerogas enough to raise it above any storms and it was clumsily graceful as it landed. With it came three Vertiahawks.
Elder Envoy Shantkie was calm in her response to what had happened and neither did she seem surprised. "Synth infiltrators, more officially known as synthdroids, have been pretending to be of the BSofS. The Outcasts of Steel, who recently broke away from the BSoS, also had to deal with them. The Sisterhood of Steel has had no troubles, becoming alerted to the threat early on. There are ways of detecting the most sophisticated of synthdroids. Androids, because of the way they are made, can be more difficult to discover if they are attempting to pretend to be human. Androids are harder to make, more intricate, and their programming is deeper but they are generally more stable than are synthdroids."
Then she turned to Harkness. "You are an android."
Harkness frowned and looked around at the other RivetCity people there along with those of the DCFA. None of them looked surprised.
Recently appointed temporary councillor Arista, who had been appointed thanks to some troubles in the current RivetCity leadership, shrugged his broad shoulders. "Our security chief is honest, hard working and diligent against threats. We enjoy watching him try to blend and protect him from any that would do him harm."
Shantkie nodded. "Excellent! I am also an android and yet you can see I have gained important status amongst the BSofS. One major reason for the splintering of the LBofS and our faction is that they would never accept androids into the ranks and many of the so called 'loyalists' consider that androids are only good for target practise, being the targets of course."
Harkness smiled. "Welcome to RivetCity!"
Then all hell broke out!
Edited by Maharg67, 08 October 2018 - 11:46 AM.