Cevaul’s format is nice, think i’ll use something similar.
The dialogue needs some tweaks to fit their style, especially Ezma.
Atlantis 51, The Omega Complex
Legend has it that one of Omega’s great secret facilities is located under the sea. What it holds is a mystery but it may hold the key to our survival…
1) A Sea of Goo
Send a party to explore the wasteland desert which was once a sea. Locate the Omega facility and destroy all automated defenses in the area. Avoid toxic waste, they will harm your soldiers. The facility is suppose to be a a dome. A small part of it sticks out of the sand, covered in toxic waste.
Mireille Rain: “This one believes she has made a discovery.”
Mireille Rain: “According to the legends of the old world, this one believes an old omega facility is situated by the sea nearby.”
Ashlen Rose: “What sea? After the Great Cataclysm, the seas and oceans are desert and sludge.”
Mireille Rain: “This one believes we are close to a sea which existed before it was consumed.”
Ezma: “Ha, as a former raider, i have explored far and beyond. The area you are talking about is filled with toxic waste”
Ashlen Rose: “Nevertheless, we should send a scout party.”
2) Eyes From Above/Eyes in the Sky
We have stumbled upon the Omega facility. The good news is, it is far bigger than thought to be. The bad news, it’s buried under the desert and covered with toxic waste. Produce (some type of aircraft).
Madison Alder: “Sir, we’ve found it!”
Ethan: “Incredible, we must gather all the information we can.”
Madison Alder: “There’s a slight problem. It seems the facility is huge and most of it is buried under tons of toxic waste”
Ezma: _ “Well then get to work finding the entrance.”_
Madison Alder: “We’ll need some flying machines to scout the whole top surface of the facility.”
Ivan Karloffski: “I’ve got the perfect design for scouting, hopefully they’ll work.”
3) Atlantis 51, it’s real…
Deploy the aircraft and scout the top of the Omega facility. Destroy all defenses and clear the entrance of debris (destroy debris).
Ivan Karloffski: “Their ready, now lets see what they can do.”
4) Gates of Omega, more like Hell
This whole battle will take place in an indoors settings. Forces must be deployed at the entrance. Destroy all the automated defenses and secure the entrance for research teams.
Madison Alder: “We’ve found the entrance and cleared the way but I fear there will be danger the moment we go in.”
Ashlen Rose: “Send a group to secure the entrance and make sure everything that kills is destroyed.”
5) Wrong Button!
You have secured a small portion of the Omega facility and start exploring it. Sparky hacks into the main computer and is greeted by the facility AI. Unfortunately, you are not suppose to be able to access it and have just activated all military robots in the area. Defend your camp from waves of robots with your soldiers.
Ivan Karloffski: “Sparky, do you think you can gain access to the main server?”
Sparky: “Bzzt, of course.”
Sparky: “Accessing Omega Atlantis 51…”
Atlantis 51 AI: “Greetings oxygen users, your presence has been detected and are in violation of code 571.”
Atlantis 51 AI: “Robot security has been dispatched to your location, good day.”
Ivan Karloffski: “Uh-Oh!”
6) Eureka!/Wild Goose Chase
Ivan has found a map of the Omega facility and pinpointed the location of the mainframe computers. Fight through several indoor areas filled with automated defenses and get to the mainframe computers. Last fight could involve a fight against an automated heavy combat mech (big brother of marathon hehe). Possible class names: Leviathan, Dreadnought.
Ivan Karloffski: “I’ve found a map of the facility!”
Ethan: “Great, finally we have an idea of where everything is in the facility.”
Ezma: “It looks like it’s heavily defended. We don’t even know if the map is right.”
Ethan: “We have to get there. This could give us all the information we need.”
Ezma: “At what cost though?”
7) Blood and Iron
You’ve reached the mainframe computers but is disappointed that they were removed. Instead, there is a laboratory with cryogenic stasis cells. Ivan Karloffski is fascinated by the cyborg-like beings in stasis. A combination of flesh and machine, no one knows if they are friendly or hostile. Just to be on the safe side, destroy all cyborgs. Be careful, they may come out of stasis and reactivate! (Put iron man suit in map lol).
Ezma: “Damn, I told you Ethan, there’s nothing there.”
Ethan: “No, we found a laboratory and some stasis cells.”
Ethan: “The research done looks important with all those defenses.”
Ivan Karloffski: “Correct, Ethan.”
Ivan Karloffski: “It seems they’ve been researching advanced cyborgs. Half man and half row-bot, total freaks.”
Ezma: “We should destroy them, they look like they were made for war so we don’t know how dangerous they can be.”
Ethan: “You’re right, make sure you salvage some though just in case they come in handy.”
Ezma: “Hey old man, I found this helper bot on the way, think you can fix it up? I’d sure love a personal servant.”
Ivan Karloffski: “Sigh, another row-bot to fix? I’ll see what I can do.”
Rewards: Prototype Cyborg in scrapyard.
8) Omega’s Prodigy (Optional to add in)
We’ve discovered a journal about mutants. According to the journal, a very intelligent mutant form is in stasis inside the facility. Locate the mutant and secure it. After this, the storyline gains a new person in the leadership group.
Ezma: “You won’t believe this. Omega had been experimenting on mutants looking for the next evolutionary path of humans.
Ashlen Rose: “Not a big surprise considering they created the monsters”
Ezma: “It says in the reports that the mutants are getting more intelligent at an alarming rate, some even developing civilized habits while others are even more dangerous.”
Ezma: “It doesn’t say anything more except that a civilized highly intelligent mutant, very human looking, is stored in stasis by the name “Designation X_0001/(name of mutant)” for reasons unknown."
Ethan: “Interesting, we should go check out this “highly intelligent mutant”
Ashlen Rose: “Exactly what I was thinking.”
Madison Alder: “We’ve found it!”
Ethan: “Release it, but be alert!”
(Mutant name): “Ah that was a good rest. What year is it?”
Madison Alder: “Another talking mutant!”
Ethan: “It’s (year). Come with me and tell me everything about this facility and Omega.”
(Mutant name): “I’m afraid I don’t know much, I’m still young and they only put me in stasis because there’s some emergency. No idea what happened to those fine gentlemen.”
(Mutant name): “My goodness, this place is in horrible shape.”
8/9) When Atlantis Fell/The Fall of Atlantis
While Ethan and Madison are out, we’ve detected a faint life form in one of the bottom floors. Ashlen and Ezma decide to go check it out. On the way, she finds destroyed equipment everywhere and a journal belonging to a Omega scientist. Ashlen and Ezma reach the location and discover something horrifying. The beast that killed everyone in Atlantis 51 was awake. (The battle is running away from a huge mutant. A large, maze like map. Close doors and reactivate towers to slow it down and reach the end.)
Ezma: “That’s strange… Ashlen do we have anyone in sector G-12?”
Ashlen Rose: “That’s one of the bottom floors, no one should be there.”
Ezma: “Come on let’s see what’s going on”
Dialogue at G-11:
Ashlen Rose: “What happened here.”
Ezma: “Well, seems like someone or something had a panic attack and decided to smash everything”
Ashlen Rose: “Look a journal!”
Ashlen Rose: “Oh dear, this belonged to an Omega scientist. It says that he is one of the last few survivors left in the facility.”
Ashlen Rose: “It says that an experiment had “awaken”, broken out, and killed almost everyone with it’s insatiable hunger."
Ashlen Rose: “His last entries were a repeat of “it’s coming”."
Ezma: “But… what happened to it?”
Dialogue at G-12
Ezma: “My my my, I guess it’s been sleeping here all along. Look at the size of that thing.”
Ashlen Rose: “We have to get out of here.”
(Beast wakes up)
Ashlen Rose: “It’s awake! Fall back!”
Ezma: “Don’t forget to seal the entrances behind us!”
9/10) Beware of Beast/Biological Terror
Whatever it is, it’s big and it’s coming fast. Hold off the beast long enough for everyone to escape. (survival fight, with help of reactivated Omega defense systems.)
Ashlen Rose: “Ethan we have to get out of here now!!”
Ethan: “What why?!”
The Beast (unsure of name): “ROARRR!!!” (Large steel doors bang and a large dent appears)
Ezma: “I’ll hold it off so you all can escape.”
Ethan: “Ezma, no…”
Ashlen Rose: “Come on, we have to go.”
It’s Coming… (reserved title)
To be continued…
The next chapter might need to continue from this since it’ll be too long. Basically, there is journal talking about the lockdown of the entire Atlantis facility and the fate of most of the men there. The journal was written by one of the last few survivors running from “it”. The “it” is a mutant monster lurking in the Omega facility and Ethan/Ezma/Ashlen are forced to withdraw and trap the monster forever inside. Sparky kind of gets a new friend (the helper bot found by Ezma). Poor sparky shouldn’t be lonely. ;)
Lurking Pirates (random fill in if necessary)
Raiders have been moving rather close to the Omega facility. Eliminate them so they don’t stumble upon it.
Other Chapter ideas:
Access to second colony
New character different from others (possible right arm to Ethan/Ezma/Ashlen)
Different battle concepts, maybe a puzzle/maze.
the start of Omega (top tech companies merge or something)
Alternate name of chapter could be “Olympus” and instead would be located in the mountains (original idea).