I sent Nicole, Ramos, and Satsuki (the senior; she slowed the party down with her bad back, but brought the formidable Shadow Termite to the table to compensate) on a daring 10 day winter mission to retrieve a bionic eye.
Ramos' wife Klara was meanwhile forced to deal with a surprise plague outbreak whilst holding the fort. Nails (our Grandmaster Greenthumb) survived in a down-to-the-wire immunity development crisis, but our pirate prisoner perished and was buried as our raiding party found victory and snatched the prize.
I'll confess I did completely botch my tactics in the raid and save-scummed.
But it was still a thrilling victory: the defenses boasted a perimeter of 4 solar powered turrets on three different grids, a mortar & EMP grenade wielding operator with limited incendiary ammo, and a soldier with an assault rifle. On my first try, I foolishly played to the rifle's strengths: he gunned down our unarmoured heroes from range as they huddled, pinned and hurt from turret fire, in tree and brush cover. On the second try, the soldier was lured into a brutal close range ambush around a large rock outcrop and then, after fighting through a forest fire set off by the otherwise ineffectual mortar rounds, the team flanked the turrets and neutralized them by targeting their batteries. Nicole & Ramos were hurt in the short firefight with the soldier, but not bad. The team had packed medicine and Nicole performed admirably as a field medic. My one regret is that I neglected to honour the two enemy casualties with a burial.
Foxy Nicole has persisted in attempts to seduce Ramos, but so far, and much to Nicole's chagrin, he remains faithful to his pretty wife.
Well.. so much for his faithfulness. He divorced her in spectacularly dickish style: publicly shaming her at a party, and then later hooking up with Nails.
That misogynist jerk! But an excellent militiaman, gunsmith and tailor.
4 for Ramos
This work resembles Arkady Ramos rejecting a hug from
Klara Peters as others look on. Peters is sobbing
uncontrollably. The scene takes place in the middle of an
encampment. The very dynamic structure of the image
almost conflicts with its blocky style. This depiction refers to
the breakup of Ramos and Peters on 12th of Decembary,