General Hammond

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Overview

General Hammond
General Hammond.jpg
Brigadier General
Zone Firebase Zulu
Coordinates (6461, 1092, 1880)
Level Range 40-50
Introduced By None
Introduces Dr. Boyd
Lt. Volkov
Enemy Groups Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu
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General Hammond is a hero contact in the Firebase Zulu neighborhood of Firebase Zulu at coordinates (6461, 1092, 1880). His level range is 40-50.

Notes:

Introductions

Contact Introduced By

  • None

Contact Introduces

One of my subordinates could use your assistance.

  • Dr. Boyd (Once you have completed Hammond's first mission)

Dr. Bruce Boyd is a bit out there, but he possesses one of the finest minds for correlating information. He's made a career out of finding connections between things that seem unrelated, and forging new theories across scientific disciplines. He's been invaluable out here for everything from figuring out how the gravity geysers work to analyzing the native's diets. He's asked for hero assistance to continue his work, and mentioned you specifically.

Dr. Boyd's been working on a lot of things out here, and I doubt there'll be any shortage of missions he needs done.

Lt. Quinn Volkov is a decorated military operative, trained specifically in dealing with superhuman and supernatural threats. He's been assigned to provide reconnaissance and intelligence about threats to Fire Base Zulu and the expeditionary force, and approaches the task with some zeal. He's already gathered a good deal of information about what the various villain groups active in the Shard are up to, and how to stop them.

Lt. Volkov is a highly trained operative. I have no doubt you'll find him very capable, and I hope you'll be able to work well together.

Information

Brigadier General

Brigadier General Marlon Hammond is the man in charge of the allied expeditionary force exploring the dimension dubbed 'The Shadow Shard'. From his early years in the SAS when he battled subterranean reptile men to his coordination of the British defenses against an invasion of alien mutant cyborgs, General Hammond has displayed an uncanny ability to handle the strange and unknown on numerous occasions. This made him a natural choice to command this expedition.

Initial Contact

Welcome to Firebase Zulu, Character. I am Brigadier General Marlon Hammond. I've been placed in charge of security matters here at Zulu and throughout this place. I've been informed that you've shown some interest in helping us out, and to be frank, we can use any assistance we can get.

Greeting

  • We may require your services, Character.
  • There's a lot of work to do yet before we're secure here.
  • I've been developing a pretty solid plan of action.

Too Busy

It sounds like you're quite busy at the moment, Character. I may have some more work for you when you're done.

Too Low Level

I don't have any tasks for you at this time. Perhaps when you've reached a higher security clearance.

Store

  • Store is empty upon initial contact.

You've already done some excellent work, Character. Please see if I have any Enhancements that can assist you. Also, let me give you the proper frequency and codes to contact me directly.

  • Level 40 Magic Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 45 Magic Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 40 Mutation Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 45 Mutation Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 40 Natural Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 45 Natural Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 40 Science Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 45 Science Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 40 Technology Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 45 Technology Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)

I've worked with many heroes before, Character, and I must say that you've earned my respect and trust. If you need enhancements, or would like back-up from my men, please request it of me.

  • Level 50 Magic Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 50 Mutation Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 50 Natural Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 50 Science Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)
  • Level 50 Technology Single Origin Enhancements (100% base costs)

Missions

Speak with Sgt. Goddard

Briefing

Before I send you out there, you need to get some orientation first. You'll first need to learn how to use the gravity geysers to maneuver between the islands swiftly. Speak to Sgt. Goddard. He'll give you the run-down on their use.

Mission Acceptance

I've marked Sgt. Goddard's location for you. He'll tell you how to get around in no time. Getting used to this place may take longer.

After you've finished with Sgt. Goddard, come back and speak with me.


Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Sgt. Goddard

Brief

Greetings, Character.
I am Sgt. Goddard, and I have been ordered to give you basic instruction on Shadow Shard survival.
The first lesson is the proper use of an anti-graviton vapor well, also known as the Gravity Geyser.

Directly behind me you will see an anti-graviton vapor well, or gravity geyser.

Gravity geysers can be used to rapidly propel you from one island to another along a set path.

In order to use the gravity geyser in this manner, you must first approach the gravity geyser. Most gravity geyser formations have a natural ramp leading up to the well of the geyser. When you make contact with the plume from the geyser, it will launch you into the air.

Most geysers will launch you towards another piece of stable ground. However, you may adjust your course. By attempting to move left, right, forward, or back, you may veer in that direction. Be warned that adjusting your course in this manner this may cause you to miss your destination and fall.

Additionally, I must deliver a VERY IMPORTANT WARNING:
If you have a power that enhances your movement speed active when you contact the gravity geyser, the geyser's effect will be increased, and you WILL MISS your destination. Both SUPER SPEED and SUPER LEAP can cause this sort of reaction, but there are other powers that can also influence your course. You MUST deactivate these powers before you approach a gravity geyser.

You will proceed to the geyser directly behind me, and use it to reach the calibration station on the nearby island. Once you have done this you are to return to me for more instructions.



Mission Objective(s)

  • Use gravity geyser

The calibrator takes a few quick measurements and confirms that the geysers are safe for you.

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Calibrator readings
This disk contains the readings the calibrator took of your system after you used the gravity geyser. Dr. Quaterfield will probably want to see this.


Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Sgt. Goddard

Debrief

Greetings, Character.
As you have experienced, gravity geysers can be used as a means of rapid transit between Islands.

However, there is always the possibility of falling. While the exotic gravitational conditions of the Shadow Shard provide natural protection from all falling damage, there is also no known solid ground to the Shadow Shard other than the floating islands. If you are unable to return to solid ground by other means, we have set up a fail-safe system that will transport you back to solid ground.

Also remember that if you are incapacitated and attempt to recall to a hospital, you will be returned to our facility in Firebase Zulu, no matter how deep you are in the Shadow Shard.

You have now been briefed on the use of an anti-graviton vapor well. Now, I would request that you take your results from the Calibrator over to Dr. Quaterfield for analysis. That is all.



Mission Objective(s)

  • Give readout to Dr. Quaterfield

Debrief

Hi there. General Hammond told me I should be expecting some gravity geyser calibrator results from you.

We're building up a profile of how this place effects people, trying to figure out if it's artificial or natural, or something in between. Results like this help by providing further data.

Speaking of help, I might need the help of a group of heroes later on. General Hammond has authorized me to form a Task Force to deal with some of the issues we've seen out here. Come back by later if you're interested.


Debriefing

Ah, Character. I hope you've learned a good deal from Sgt. Goddard. The gravity geysers are a useful means of rapid transport. And don't worry about being hurt by falling. Gravity itself is quite different here.

Now that you're oriented, let's give you something to do.

Rescue the Patrol

Briefing

I'm concerned about one of my patrols of scouts. They haven't checked in for some time, and their last message concerned a build-up of the Rularuu nearby they were going to investigate. I'm afraid that those men have gotten in over their heads, and could need your help. If you can't rescue the missing patrol, I doubt they'll survive for long.

You may be the only chance those men have. From their last report, it looked like the build up might not be too large. This could make it easier to rescue these men, but their safety is the top priority.

Mission Objective(s)

According to what little information you have, the missing men should be somewhere in here. You only hope you're not too late.

  • Rescue the missing patrol
    • 3 soldiers to save

Enemies

Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu

Debriefing

That's 3 men who wouldn't have lived to see another day if it hadn't been for you.

Rescue the captured scouts

Briefing

The Rularuu have struck a group of scouts who were moving to relieve the men on Firebase November. The survivors say that some 5 men were captured by the Rularuu and taken prisoner. I can't imagine what those monsters will do to these men, and I don't want to have to explain it to their families. If you can rescue the captured scouts from the Rularuu, before they come to harm, I would be very grateful.

The Rularuu are monsters, that's one of the first things this place teaches you. It will be up to you to get those men out of there. I know you can do it.

Mission Objective(s)

According to what little information you have, the missing men should be somewhere in here. You only hope you're not too late.

  • Rescue the captured scouts
    • 5 soldiers to rescue

Enemies

Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu

Debriefing

That's 5 men who wouldn't have lived to see another day if it hadn't been for you.

Rescue the Patrol

Briefing

There's been a serious incident. I've had a patrol go missing, and I believe that the Rularuu are responsible. Those men may not have much time, and they need your help. If you can't rescue the missing patrol, I doubt they'll survive for long.

Thank you, you may be the only chance those men have. Your sole objective will be to locate and liberate them from the Rularuu. I wish I had more information for you about what you'll be facing, but there's precious little to go on. I can suggest that you may wish to bring allies along, however. This could be very dangerous

Mission Objective(s)

  • Rescue missing patrol
    • 8 Soldiers

Debriefing

That's 8 men who wouldn't have lived to see another day if it hadn't been for you.

Stop small Rularuu build-up in the small cave system

Briefing

I've received reports of a number of Rularuu who are gathering in a small cave system. Even though it's relatively small, this build-up of Rularuu forces must be stopped.

Excellent. With you on the case, I shan't worry. You'll need to defeat all of the Rularuu in those caverns to really root them out, but I am confidant that you'll be able to do it.

Mission Objective(s)

It looks like General Hammond's reports were right. The Rularuu are everywhere in here.

  • Defeat all Rularuu in cave

Enemies

Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu

Debriefing

Excellent work. This small build-up was probably to target one of our patrols. I'm just glad you were able to intercept them before the situation became dangerous.

Deal with build-up of Rularuu in medium-sized caves

Briefing

My scouts have confirmed that there are Rularuu gathering in a medium-sized cave system. They are likely building up forces to overwhelm our lines. This build-up of Rularuu must be dealt with before it gets out of hand.

Mission Acceptance

You'll need to defeat all of the Rularuu in those caves to eliminate the danger. I'm certain you'll be able to handle this efficiently, Character, but I would suggest taking some allies along if at all possible.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You'll need to defeat all of the Rularuu in those caverns to really root them out, Character. There may be a large number in there, so calling in allies may be in order.

Mission Objective(s)

General Hammond's scouts were right again. You can hear a large number of Rularuu deeper in the caves.

  • Defeat all Rularuu in cave

You defeated all the Rularuu in the caves, removing the threat.

Enemies

Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu

Debriefing

Top-notch work, Character. Well carried out. From their position, we can guess their eventual target, and I feel it safe to say that without your assistance many would have perished. You have my gratitude.

Battle Rularuu around Point Alpha

Briefing

I've received reports of a build-up among the Rularuu in the area around Point Alpha. This needs to be dealt with quickly lest it become a threat to our forces in the area. I trust you'll be able to handle it.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat 50 Soldiers of Rularuu

You have diminished the threat of the Rularuu around Point Alpha

Enemies

Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu

Debriefing

Excellent work, Character. The situation around Point Alpha has quieted for the moment. Unfortunately, these creatures just seem to keep returning.

Battle Rularuu around Point Foxtrot

Briefing

I've received reports of a build-up among the Rularuu in the area around Point Foxtrot. This needs to be dealt with quickly lest it become a threat to our forces in the area. I trust you'll be able to handle it.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Unknown, probably hunt Rularuu

Debriefing

Missing Debriefing

Battle Rularuu around Point Sierra

Briefing

I've received reports of a build-up among the Rularuu in the area around Point Foxtrot. This needs to be dealt with quickly lest it become a threat to our forces in the area. I trust you'll be able to handle it.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Unknown, probably hunt Rularuu

Debriefing

Missing Debriefing

Battle Rularuu around Point X-Ray

Briefing

I've received reports of a build-up among the Rularuu in the area around Point X-Ray. This needs to be dealt with quickly lest it become a threat to our forces in the area. I trust you'll be able to handle it.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat 50 Soldiers of Rularuu

You have diminished the threat of the Rularuu around Point X-Ray

Enemies

Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu

Debriefing

Excellent work, Character. The situation around Point X-Ray has quieted for the moment. Unfortunately, these creatures just seem to keep returning.

Stop large buildup of Rularuu

Briefing

I've received some rather disturbing reports from native refugees about a large number of Rularuu creatures gathering in a large cave system. If their numbers are truly that high, it may be enough to overwhelm us completely. This is a serious threat. This build-up of Rularuu forces must be stopped to guarantee our continued safety here at Firebase Zulu.

Mission Acceptance

Please accept my thanks for volunteering for this mission, Character. Also please accept my advice to gather some allies before you embark on it. This is certain to be dangerous, and in order to see the threat abated, you will need to completely scour the Rularuu from those caverns.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You'll need to defeat all of the Rularuu in those caverns to really root them out, Character. All of our lives could well depend on it.

Mission Objective(s)

General Hammond's fears were well founded. These caverns are filled with the sounds of the Rularuu.

  • Defeat all Rularuu in caverns

You defeated all of the Rularuu in the caves, removing the threat.

Enemies

Badge villain rularru.png Soldiers of Rularuu

V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush! You will be ambushed by Rularuu shortly after entering the mission map.
V archetypeicon stalker.png Ambush! A second ambush seems to be triggered by defeating the boss.

Debriefing

Brilliant work, Character! Truly genius! Though the Rularuu constantly build their forces against us, as long as heroes such as yourself are able to provide assistance, I feel that my men and Firebase Zulu will be well protected.

Trivia

General Hammond is influenced by General George S. Hammond, a fictional character in the Stargate SG-1 television program, played by the late Don S. Davis. He is in charge of sending a team into a portal to complete missions.

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