Just had an interesting kerfuffle break out in my Phoebe peaceful custom scenario permanent-aurora colony:
[Early winter, a cold snap and hard snow have been keeping the colonists indoors]
[Enter combat supplier caravan from the East]
A hungry (and very stupid) wolf sees a meal opportunity, and latches on to the shiv-wielding trader's arm.
Her reflexive response was a solid left hook to the nose, followed by a jab to his neck with her shiv.
At this point, though, her fate was sealed by the cook/grenadier of the party, Artemis, who already had a frag out. Y'know, as you do in a wolf ambush.
Priscilla the pop idol pirate squeezes off a round and misses the wolf as he's scratching poor, doomed Onesan's neck, followed up by his final act: a particularly nasty scratch to her right leg and foot.
And then it's over for the wolf. A point blank sniper rifle shot from the psychopathic, neurotic, masochistic caravan clerk decapitates him and ends the lesser threat to Onesan.
But the greater threat has rolled to a stop between clerk and merchant, and half a moment later the shocking finality of the wolf's demise is eclipsed by a sharp, vicious blast of shrapnel.
Onesan's nose is all but obliterated as the fury of the grenade rips through her left side, killing her instantly.
The clerk, who had apparently pivoted, staggers forward, astonishingly still on her feet and still holding the rifle, but with grievous wounds to torso, heart, and lung that quickly soak parka and amour vest with blood.
I have a proper medical room furnished nearby, and a skilled young doctor. Maybe I can save her, if she's downed quick enough..
She wasn't downed quick enough. Bee-lined for the map edge so I resorted to arresting her.
The rest of the caravan took exception to this intervention attempt and opened fire, severely wounding my beautiful & kind 18 year old doctor, riddling mostly her arms (and a couple grazing shots to neck and torso) with LMG and rifle fire as she dove for cover. They hastily exited the map (dooming the perforated clerk) as I hastily dragged poor Nicole to be patched up by Peters (not
a doctor) back at base.