“A strong PMC group that has confiscated all the most advanced, and experimental technology, knowledgeable people, and any other advantageous assets they can get their hands on. The local section is led by a ruthless, heartless beauty of a cyborg thats been dealing addictive mutagens to local warlords in exchange for favors, and weaponry, while the mutagen has been causing the local warlords to come unhinged and destabilize the region.”
(picks up the whiskey as he talks, gives it a sniff while he stirs the glass by rotating the bottom and holding the top in place, hand palm down over top of it, then sets it back down dipping his pinky into it and raising it to his mouth all in the same motion touching it to his tongue as he continues)
If I were a betting man, I’d say they plan a hostile takeover of the whole region, either in a slash and burn fashion once they’ve crippled the regional powers, or in a sort of ‘saviors of the day’ protection racket kind of scheme where everyones so grateful for SOMEONE to be maintaining the peace the civs don’t bother asking many questions.
I imagine theyr’e saving your town for last either because your further from them, and they’d rather not drive through hostile territory to get to you, or because your the strongest force around. Either way, they’ll likely be trying to weaken, or outright attack you before long, and when they come, your best bet is probably going to be to
1: stockpile resources, and weapons where they won’t find them, leaving enough in the normal warehouses and such that they won’t think your holding out
2: decline any trade or gifts from them, gently but firmly,
3: put up token resistance to any large hostility and bend the knee until they are looking the other way.
It’ll hurt your pride, and you’ll likely get a few kicks in the teeth when they make their move, but you’ll be alive and capable of fighting when the timing is better, and we know where they are operating out of, so you’r not playing defensively on the back foot.
But thats just my advice. I havn’t gotten a good enough look at their or your equipment to know for sure if they outclass you regionally, but everything points to you’r being VERY outclassed and out gunned, with any victories you might get being short term, and costing you too much in the long term.
Making friends with any groups you arn’t already that could hit them from behind would be a huge asset as well. The mutant trio being a prime example."
(gulps the whiskey and sets the glass down)