|Art by Jason Stokes|
The Yrkoon Corporation, a front for the criminal Cojuangco crime syndicate, has landed Sandpiper-class mechs in Sector I-5 of Kepler 22-B. This is a flagrant violation of the Bituin Expedition's assertion of territorial rights of the Philippines Kasama Peoples Republic (PKPR). This is in essence an act of war.
The landing occurred on the northern edge of Hex 113.73. This hex is the mouth of a river that leads west from a great inland bay on the western mainland.
Responding to this incursion requires the dispatch of a special expeditionary force from the Bituin Expedition. Because of the presence of Cojuangco allies among the Bituin crew, the assault force will be composed exclusively of PKPR loyalists.
The landing also raises a few questions:
- Why didn't the Yrkoon Corporation land its assets on the same island where New Manila Bay is located?
- Is there something significant in Hex 113.73, or upriver from there?
- Why did the Yrkoon Corporation's dropship turn tail and run for the slipknot as soon as they dropped their mechs planetside?