The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 12

Mineral Composition and Availability is different due to the environmental conditions. For example: carbonado (“black diamond”), the toughest form of diamond, is much more common and despite of unknown composition the ubiquitous Ash exhibits detrimental effects on any living tissue that comes into direct contact with it. Translation from recovered remnants of ODESSA August 1946 Die Aschfelder Augenzeugenbericht ( Ash Fields Eyewitness Account) by Scharführer (Sergeant) Horst Jäger. Head on approach from either land or sea have been met with failure... Mid-afternoon coastal landing Kitakyushu... All is deserted... preparations begin... Our course will follow the rail line to the southeast... even 60 km distant a massive blackness can be seen reaching into the sky... our apprehension grows... It is now the morning after we departed and only two vehicles remain, SdKfz 233 armored cars... they came at night... only two... claws rupture armor... men torn to shreds before they could even make a sound... the lucky ones died quickly... No going back... over 200 men, 10 vehicles decimated... As we get closer and swing inland to meet the cloud head-on everything around us has been destroyed... no building or tree left standing... all is covered in ash... Getting closer now and the black swirling cloud sheds a shadow over us even kilometers away... feels like twilight... vehicles laboring as they and we start to feel weighed down by some unseen force... Our will to carry on is waning... energy just seeming to ebb away... the injured just lie down and silently die... Less than a kilometer to go but the going is difficult... come across the wreckage of one of our Storch reconnaissance planes... The dozen of us left huddle together against the pervasive cold... vehicles lumber, engines sputtering, through the swirling dark curtain of ash... we pray... Headlights break through... but all is in darkness... use my ZG 1229 Vampir to scan the area... if death were a place then this would be it... lightning arcs in the distance... a desert of damnation... The screaming still echoes in my ears as we reverse full-speed back the way we came... nothing we could do for them... The race toward sunlight and salvation... Out of petrol... Maybe someone will find this... Karin I love you. Page 12