Sgt. Delxen had found out that a shady smuggler, Mr Knutsen, offered a rare car for sale on the black market. Maj. Tanit decided to pose as a rich noblewoman interested in purchasing the vehicle so as to find out if it was indeed the Hepper-Yotoshi. A small strike team would stand by to raid the place if Tanit could confirm the objective.
Maj. Tanit took Lt. Leekon along, who posed as her mechanic, as well as Sgt. Delxen, who was her contact to the smuggler. Using a civilian hovercar, they were admitted to an old warehouse, where Mr Knutsen, accompanied by two bodyguards, met them.
Meanwhile, a civilian hovervan with Fire Team Able slowly approached the compound while a sniper climbed a nearby roof. The guards were loitering, still unaware that something was afoot.
When Mr Knutsen presented the car to Tanit, the major smiled. “I think we’ll take it!”, she sweetly said. Then, in one fluid motion, she drew her hidden pistol and shot Knutsen right in the face. Leekon and Delxen also opened fire, taking down one of the bodyguards.
Outside, the hovervan was accelerating, intent on ramming the gate. However, attracted by the scream of the engine, guards were running toward it and starting to shoot. This caused the driver to panic and he hit the brakes. The fire team jumped out and took the guards under fire.
In the warehouse, Tanit and her companions took down the remaining bodyguard. Leekon ran to the Hepper-Yoshoti while the major and Delxen looked outside. Unfortunately, a guard who was covering the door and took a shot at Tanit, wounding her lightly. The rascal was taken out by an angry Delxen. He then worked his way into the back of another guard who had taken cover to shoot at the approaching fire team.
Leekon finally managed to start the Hepper-Yoshoti and carefully manouvred it out of the warehouse. Meanwhile, an enraged Ade had broken open the gate and the fire team charged the compound. Soon, the last resisting guards were disposed of.
Limping slightly, Tanit was moving around the compound as the Talons indiscriminately opened containers and boxes. Suddenly, she heard a shout: “Major, you wanna look at this!”, private Xrkn called. Sauntering over, she glanced inside the container and laughed. “Well, private, I hope you can fly a jet bike!”
The mission was a huge success. Not only was Tanit happy with how smoothly the operation went, she also could return the Hepper-Yoshoti to a happy Hon Reg. And, to top it all, the Talons could liberate a lot of valuable stuff from the late Mr Knutsen – one of it being a fully functioning jet bike!