Parum Military outpost at the outskirts of area X781-Codename Forest IV
It's a nice day, clear of clouds, the yellow sun shining above you, and just a few hovering sentinel drones in sight. Plus some birds. And butterflies. Not holograms, but local, breathing wildlife!
In front of you extends a vast sea of tall green grass punctuated by massive trees and bushes. Not an hologram or synthetic replicas, the real, organic thing! Well, at least as "real" as lab-engineered plant specimens can get.
At your side, a tall metallic fortification, with mecha hangars and heavy gun emplacements, with some elvish sentries in grey and green military uniform, photon rifles at their backs. If talked to, they simply tell you to wait.
You can't stop noticing that despite looking impressive at distance, in proximity the fortification seems like it has seen better days, rust formed over the cannon barrels and wild vines growing over and cracking the walls here and there. The soldiers uniforms and rifles seem well treated, but they have little other combat gear to speak of. Even the hovering drones patroling the terrain are clearly old models with improvised repairs that look like they should've been sent to recycling long ago.
After some minutes of your arrival, a soldier comes out from the outpost's main door, this one with some silver strips on his shoulders revealing some sort of higher rank. Instead of a rifle he carries twin pistols at his belt. He looks elven at first due to his thin features, but his darker skin tone and more feline eyes reveals his true nature as a newman. He stops in front of you in a rigid pose, and starts speaking in a disciplined, strong voice:I'm Hopkins, a lieutenant in the 32nd WORKS division of Parum's Military land task force.
Our job here is to patrol and guard the limits of Forest IV.
As you may know, an experimental bioplant sits at the center of this area, part of Parum's Organic Restoration Project.
And as you can see, it was quite sucessful for the last decades, creating a whole new vibrant ecosystem.
However-and what I'm about to tell you is extremely confidential- recently something went wrong. Nobody knows when or why it started, but when we noticed it, Forest IV had became infested with biomonsters.
The bioplant was fully automated. When the higher ups tried to shut it down from afar, they couldn't stablish contact. Probably related to the malfuction that made it start producing up organic rampaging predators.
I received the Administration's order to contain the situation and go to the bioplant at the center of Forest IV to shut it down manually. But our force is here is ill-equipped, we have our hands full just stoping biomonsters here from wandering on the neighbour areas, let alone make our way in to the bioplant. So I asked for suport, and here you are.
Your job is to get to the bioplant, enter it and disable the automatic system. You're free to kill anything that gets in your way, but the higher ups want the bioplant back in one piece. So you can't just crash inside with your mechas or shoot until the whole structure comes down. Once you've dealt with any biomonsters outside, you'll have to come out from your machines and enter on foot.
I admit that our soldiers are too weak. Good luck.