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The Fallen Fortress was first introduced in KS Update #12; today we talk a bit more about the background of this special encounter.
The private military contractor Eidolon had a mixed reputation.
Most serious people considered Eidolon’s existence a myth. However, really serious people knew how to send them an encrypted message with a very strong chance of a reply. And those communiques, as a rule, were about really serious matters.
According to a classified CIA document which fortuitously escaped its scheduled destruction, Eidolon had a part in every significant conflict of the era - from the Rimon 20 operation to Black Saturday and the fall of Phnom Penh. In each case, Eidolon’s personnel had up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills in every branch of military science. Apparently it’s true that Progress is the father of Efficiency.
It’s no surprise that shortly after the discovery of the Dome these mercenaries contacted CRONUS.
The true nature of this interaction is known to no one, except at the highest levels of CRONUS administration. But one particular rumor persists. Allegedly, everything ended with the last flight before the Incident. That flight was an armed transport converted from an Army bomber. And on that transport, together with ammunition, equipment, and medicine was something very important to certain people.
Something very valuable. Something from under the Dome.
Radio contact was lost a few hours into the flight, and moments later the craft disappeared from radar as well. At the same time, all contact between CRONUS and their Eidolon liaisons was severed. Even the emergency channel fell silent… But then Maelstrom broke loose, and survival became the chief priority.
No one expected that this same lost bomber, staffed and piloted by a shadowy organization which may or may not have been an urban legend, would be discovered in the drifting dunes of the Dome. The craft was surprisingly intact, though it had obviously made an emergency landing. Of the crew there was no sign. The cargo was abandoned. And now two factions are ready to tear out each other’s throats for it.
Whatever it is.
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