Operation Doomsday

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Operation Doomsday is the term for multiple assaults and skirmishes on the planet of Scarvis in order to relief the colony of the deeply hidden Arachnidhives. Initially meant to be a single combat drop calling the 112th as reserve for the planetary defense force (PDF) for a day or two under the term of "Operation Shakeup", Operation Doomsday was the umbrellaterm given to it as it has developed to an all-out war for the planet of Scarvis as the local Arachnid populace counterattacked.

History[edit | edit source]

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Operation Timeline[edit | edit source]

Operation Shakeup[edit | edit source]

Project Armageddon

FederationFlag.jpg Type-VII Solar-pulse Oscillator
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The Type-VII Doomsday device collects energy from the system's star and then emits a signal to the orbitting planet. The energy is converted into a signal that pierces the planet's crust and brings it into vibration to cause tectonic shifts. In theory, this poses enough harm to the planet's integrity for the Arachnids to leave their underground hives. In practice, it is more the signal itself that aggravates the local Arachnid populace. While on paper, the weapon is functional (in the sense that it flushes out Arachnids), it proves to be difficult to control, and the military personnel on Scarvis was desperately understaffed - or the local populace underestimated.

Under the guise of a field weapons test by FFRL, the Mobile Infantry has been sent to Scarvis to reeinforce the local planetary defense force. The 112th arrived on Scarvis surface on 4th of January, 2299 at 17:39 FST (Federal Standard Time). Under the command of Cpl. Pauline Westervelt and under advise of Lt. Alice Vickers, the Mobile Infantry were to take position just outside a Scarvis Infantry Base near two tectonic plates. The FFRL prototype discharged, leading to tectonic movements on Scarvis, which aggravated the local Arachnid populace enough to leave their hives and relentlessly assault the surface. Despite being in a teriary position (as suggested by intelligence and FFRL calculations), the arriving waves of arachnid hordes were massive. However, the 112th succeeded in their tasks as they fended off.

Day Two - Høy Outskirts[edit | edit source]

While the 112th was succesful in fending off the incoming Arachnid waves, the Scarvis PDF was more than just overwhelmed. The Arachnids broke through the third line of defense and managed to push into the outskirts of Scarvis' capital, Høy. The 112th dropped again on 5th of January 2299, 13:28 FST to answer a distress signal of LtCol. Richardson of SCARCOM. Again under the command of Cpl. Pauline Westervelt, the 112th pushed into the outskirts and saved elements of Scarvis Infantry.

Operation Moonlight[edit | edit source]

Day One - Outpost Glacier[edit | edit source]

After assisting the Scarvis PDF in holding the fortified dam to the north of Høy known as Winter's Post, one of the cities last lines of defence, to hold against tides of Arachnid forces, and successfully tracking down and elimenating the hive from which they spawned, the 112th were called upon to retrieve and return data on the Type-VII Doomsday device, left behind by an FFRL research team during evacuations. They were sent to a northern research outpost, Outpost Glacier, which was known to be completely evacuated earlier during the initial invasion. Upon arrival, they noticed a heavy bug presence within the outpost, however weren't noticed due to the thick fog and freezing cold conditions. It was soon noticed that, after accessing the terminals thought to have stored the data, a blank clone had been left in place of the original, which had been transmitted elsewhere. The 112th tracked down the location of the redirected data to a small shack nearby, the inside of which had been completely retrofitted to act as a data-house. It was made clear that somebody else had been to the outpost between the evacuation and the 112th's arrival, and had stolen the proper blueprints to the FFRL Prototype Type-VII Doomsday device. This was found out by a voice message left, encrypted into the cloned data that was accessed and decrypted my TSgt. Carlos Martinez via his BRICK device. The message informed them that the Federation had failed them all, and that they destroyed their home. This information has been archived for further study.

Day Two - Central Desert[edit | edit source]

A few weeks later, the 112th joined forces with a Scarvis PDF Scout force in the planet's dangerous central desert, the original source of the Arachnid threat. They helped to track down and close plenty of bugholes, whilst trying to figure out the source of something that had been interfering with the PDF's transmissions. It turned out to be two civillian scientists, hunkered in their own makeshift outpost below a destroyed bridge. First thought to be hostile, they then revealed to the 112th present their idea: To reverse the effect of the Type-VII Doomsday device, and repel the Arachnid threat from the planet's cities, eventually isolate them in the remote desert, and exterminate them once and for all from the face of Scarvis. One scientist remained planetside with the Scarvis PDF to continue his research and carry out tests, while the other, Dr. Axel Karter, was recruited into the FFRL team based upon the UCF-BC-291 "Ulysses S. Grant", alongside the 112th Infantry Battalion. He continues to carry out his research, given access to more advanced materials on board.

Day Three - Outpost Indigo[edit | edit source]

Not one week later, Doctor Karter recruited the 112th's assistance to investigate a friendly FFRL Outpost Indigo to the north of Scarvis, thought to contain valuable data for his research. Upon reaching the outpost, the 112th discovered the entire staff team were deceased. Reports indicate some had died of cold days before, however some had only died at least one hour before, indicating they weren't alone in the outpost. This was revealed to be the case as numerous figures were briefly spotted running across the rooftops, and eventually, one begin to communicate with TSgt. Carlos Martinez and Sgt. Benjamin Taylor via a console in the main command room. The man, described only as a hooded figure, revealed that he alone murdered the entire staff team within the outpost, claiming they had gotten in his way. He also revealed that, through TSgt. Carlos Martinez and Cpl. Anton Volker connecting their BRICK devices to consoles to extract data, had infact reversed this, and extracted data from their own devices, compromising any and all files they were in posession of. The 112th were forced to evacuate the outpost mostly empty-handed, as the mysterious man detonated hidden charges throughout the outpost after letting it be known that he was now transmitting from far off-site.

Day Four - UCF-CF-189 "Babylon"[edit | edit source]

One day later, a distress call was recieved from a cargo freighter, bringing ammunition to the local PDF and materials for the groundside FFRL team. It was made clear that Plasma Bugs had fired upon the ship, causing it to crash into the desert. The 112th were once more deployed to the surface, and elimenated all Plasma Bugs within the area. They were then instructed to board the downed freighter and retrieve the materials needed for the FFRL. Upon arriving at the ship, they found several dead bugs outside, and one dune buggy, which was empty. Once aboard, they discovered almost all of the crew had died upon impact, but then found some had been brutally murdered, having survived the crash. One fleet officer was found with a knife in his back, and the Captain of the ship with a knife in his heart. Upon discovering the death of the Captain, the same mysterious man from the day before made an appearance through the main console, revealing that he was on board with the 112th and that his name was 'Umbra'. After revealing that his actions were only because he blames the Federation for failing his planet, he managed to escape the ship before he was found. It was made clear that as he escaped, he was joined by two other ground vehicles, indicating he wasn't working alone. One vehicle was shot at and destroyed, but the others escaped. The 112th were then brought back to the Ulysses S. Grant, along with the materials for their FFRL team.

Day Five - Outpost Unknown[edit | edit source]

While the FFRL team continues to develop their new reverse engineered weapon with the recovered materials, the 112th were deployed near the barren desert of Scarvis to aid in quelling bug forces and clearing out a known hive. While doing so, they stumbled upon a seemingly abandoned outpost with a large stockpile of Federation branded supply crates and containers carrying a number of weapons, ammunition and commodities. The 112th delved deeper into the hidden bunker, which had been built using the containers to hide its location. Upon further entry they discovered there were still a number of occupants inside, all immediately turning hostile and firing on the Infantry. The 112th soon cleared the bunker of all hostiles, and came across an underground train system, a cargo train loaded up and ready to ship out to Fort Titan, a highly classified and heavily guarded MI/FFRL bunker specially made for testing experimental weaponry. These details were logged and archived until a plan of action was made.

Task Force Maslow[edit | edit source]

On January 10th, the 112th were dispatched to secure and re-establish MSR Franklin. Previously known as I-2, MSR Franklin was to be fortified and refurbished to provide Scarvis with a logistical artery funneling food, fuel and Tit-A Ingots into Hoy. The initial assault failed as they were unprepared for heavy arachnid presence and were forced to route. As a result, Task Force Maslow was cobbled together and saddled with securing and expanding the MSR.

Operation Breadline[edit | edit source]

January 12th, The importance of securing MSR Franklin now became paramount as Arachnid forces began to dig in, multiply and raid the weakly fortified and just barely surviving Hoy.

The 112th were deployed to the MSR and neutralized the immediate area of arachnids. Soon after they established FOB Cactus, which would be fortified and expand over the next month.

Cactus was soon expanded and could function as an independent command center for Operations along MSR Franklin. The 112th were again deployed along the MSR, pushing northwards to nearby plateau and airbase. The unit secured both, providing means for both the deployment of a permanent artillery battery in the region and the establishment of an airbase for Close and Logistical Air Support. Currently these stations are tasked with Golf Company’s 4th Battery and the 134th Expeditionary Air Command.