This is the story of Armored Warfare, but put in another way, originally posted on the ArmoredLabs discord by me, i repost here, for those who want to catch up with the story in another way without having to read the "AW, the story so far"
Also, this is certainly of grammatical fault and such. Hope this isn't too disturbing, enjoy!
Get out the lore book
The story start at Black Sea Incursion
We follow our Hero Magnus and play as him
Everything start when Magnus, at the head of CI security Services have to go and check an important cargo that have been damaged by his men. He goes there with another team composed of some random commanders and Cortez
In an unexpected fashion, the city was under enemy hand, none of his troops were actually here and they were attacked by an unknow enemy.
Magnus and his troops force their way through the city to try and find somebody, they only find that unknow enemy. As a last move, Magnus try to help and save cortez, but arrive too late and only see the "dead corpses" of the Black eagles units tanks. He flee with some of the cargo.
After that, Magnus tell his friend Sebastian about what happened, pissed off, Sebastian order an attack against those that done that, Douglas and his mercenary the Evocatii. The attack is lead by magnus and some of his guys + some light CI support. their attack start and after some moment and destroying an entire city, Magnus and his troop rush toward this city, at the same time, cortez tries to contact him and tell him this whole attack is a big trap. Magnus oblivious, clear the city and fall into the trap.
Afterward, Fedor and ISD, called about Magnus breaking an important peace treaty attack the city to try and stop magnus. Our Hero wasn't like cortez, he didn't wanted to stay in hole and hide. He wanted to fight and know what happened. After a long and hard fight, Magnus and his men shoot down O'Reilly AC130 and push back ISD troops. As last favor, Fedor give 1 hour to Magnus, leaving him time to go and get Sebastian
when arrived at Gori, one of the well known place that magnus served in and where Sebastian lead this whole trap, Magnus launch and last assault on the fortress, almost getting and killing sebastian. He finish his assault trapped and surrounded in the fortress... there was no hope left... Almost.
A strange ally came to the rescue of Magnus, an old ally... that, for the purpose of story telling, i will reveal who he is, it was Blaze, Victor Blaze, it's the first appearance of Enigma in Armored warfare
As a follow up, we go to Caribbean Crisis, the players (us) play as Alpha One, we've been sent to an CI chemical plant to find what is happening there. Alpha One run into Magnus Soldiers, they succesfully push back Magnus army and destroy some of their cargo, a cargo of Chlorine.
After that, Alpha One, in search of Magnus and his troops, search a Waterway hold by CI, covering their Zubr. They found multiple important files, telling where magnus was and some of his plan. Next step, Jamaica, Alpha One had one goal, stop Magnus at all cost
When they arrived, the city and the place where under Magnus hands, the Zubr captain asked for heavy support from CI to destroy magnus' ships and crush their troops. (the guys also didn't lived long, he die because of Magnus aerial support)
Alpha one take over the place, Killing and defeating anyone that tried to stop them. Magnus, in the same time, tries to convinces them to join his army, telling them they made a important error... He was right, CI come, destroyed magnus ship, and wanted one thing. clear the place of any witness. This is the moment where the two enemy fought together, Alpha One becoming Dawn and fighting against CI, they escape and Magnus explain to them what happened (BSI story)
This lead to Arabian Night, sometimes later, Magnus army gain more forces, more man power, they were ready to enter an open fight and turn the balance toward them. Magnus Army launched an assault again a industrial plant in ElArish, the assault was lead by his elite soldier, Dawn supporter by Willow, they take over the place hold by Evocatii, Sebastian personal guard dogs. In this plant they found something... interesting. something that would change everything, they found biological weapons. Chlorine bombs, the same that was in the Cargo years agos. Blaze talk again to magnus, telling him he finally had his revenge from Batumi (BSI ch1). But this wasn't enough for enough, he couldn't stop here. He needed Douglas to chance the balance definitely, because O'Reilly knew about all of these, all of those scheme, plus, Magnus had the proof to make ISD move again CI.
sometimes later, Dawn was up again with Willow, they were tasked to get the Evocatii's Boss, they fought through Basra and Evocatii troops, getting O'Reilly and the final pieces that will lead to CI fall
CI, aware of what happened, launch an desesperate assault against the ISD base at Latakia where Douglas was.
Once Again, Magnus needed Help to avoid that, Dawn was up again for guard duty, breaking through CI troops to get Douglas and Fedor out of this hell
As an unexpected surprise, O'Reilly told where Sebastian was...
It was time for Magnus and ISD to give the final strike against CI
The story branch in two part, an non canon one, and the canon one, for the sake of story telling, we will do the two way
The first way, the "Dawn" way. After arriving at the CI main base, Alpha one decided to change plan drastically, they betrayed their former contractor Fedor and supported Magnus troops. Sebastian needed to die, here and now. Pushing throw the base and killing every single CI puppets they could come against, and learning more about the relation between Sebastian and Magnus, two former friends
One became corrupted by the power of Clayburn industries... and the other one, straight into what he trusted.
with the help of Dawn, Magnus send Sebastian three feet under the ground. Putting an end to Clayburn industries reign
but... this didn't happened. Story took another way...
Dawn betrayed their former friend, and decided to take the other path and stick to Fedor plan, those soldier were Alpha One. Not Dawn. They fought through the base, incapacitating most of their enemy, they could learn more about ISD relationship with CI, ISD was just a poor puppet used and abused to sebastian, Fedor and Alpha one put an end to this and arrested Sebastian,trying to escape...
We follow the story with Moscow calling
Some Year later, an big meet up with the main organization and ISD was made in Moscow, Alpha One was tasked with security with their former Friend Magnus... as you can expect, nothing got into the normal way. the Liberty Militia attacked the meetup, Alpha One, as always, protected the place with success, pushing back the militia but... something strange happened. Magnus was attacked by an "unknow" enemy... nobody knew who they were except Magnus, Enigma was here, after multiple years hiding in the shadows, they took action, they destroyed the Meetup building with one of their Superweapons but also captured magnus and killed our heroes... Alpha One was no more...
At the same time, at Salzbourg, the PLM attacked the city, Hana, former ISD member fought against them with their troop giving time to resistance member to evacuate civilian and try to contact another resistance place.. this lead to a little cut into the Moscow calling story
American dream happened in the same time as Moscow calling and follow the story of two heroes, Ryan and Austin
Everything start when The Lions Of Nequiels attacked an American Resistant base, Ryan that passed by launched an assault to take back what they stole from them and tried to save the civilian, sadly, Austin explain to Ryan that the civilian were took to Denver, the Lions of Nequiel HQ. Ryan made the choice to launch an assault on Denver and clean it from the plague that the Lions was. The assault was successful, Ryan and Austin saved the civilian and the same time learned about where the civilian would have been taken if they didn't do anything to save them.
Ryan and Austin launched an assault on the Enigma base they found. successfully holding the place against the NPAA, another Enigma Puppet. They also learned more about Magnus, and the Superweapons that destroyed the Meetup place in Moscow... this weapon was aimed at their base, the same destiny awaited them if they didn't tried to do anything. Nothing could be done from this base... but Austin found where the control of the Satellite Super weapon were. Area 51.
Ryan gathered troops and launched an assault against Enigma base in the Area 51... He had a strange feeling when launching the assault, he felt, that it was his last fight. Ryan fought through the base, clock was ticking, time was running low. He rushed through the base, all guns blazing, with the hope of saving of saving his friend and innocent peoples. Enigma, as the last move, sent an Armada to stop Ryan. It wasn't enough to stop the American Hero, giving to Austin the chance to shut down the satellite and saving the US resistance... as a last will, Ryan asked his Friend to take the resistance soldier, douglas and what they found here to Russia, and try to end Enigma once and for all. Ryan died as a Hero, changing the balance of this hopeless war against an enemy far stronger than them
Back to Moscow calling, Austin and Hana meet each other, the Resistance grew stronger, but they needed one guy. Magnus. Hana had one plan, but they needed Enigma stealth technology. With some of the troops they had, they launched an attack against an enigma Shipment, the ambush was a success...
It was time to get Magnus. Hana and Austin equipped their tank with the Enigma stealth technology and sneaked in Moscow, the resistance was ready, they all waited for this, as the tanks uncloak, the guns started to fire, the battle was in full swing, Hana and her elite troops advanced toward the Moscow prison. Hana had a feeling of disgust and despair... seeing how moscow was transform, disfigured by Enigma. Her will to fight was stronger, once at the prison, she got Magnus and resistance troops out. Time was running out, resistance troops was crushed one by one by Enigma. Obviously, she had a plan, some of the resistance troops took over an enigma airfield, this was their only chance to get out of Moscow alive. Rushing to the airfield, magnus took over some AA turrets, Enigma sent a aerial warship to stop them, but this wasn't enough. The resistance was determined and galvanized by the rescue of Magnus. They shot down the airship and escaped with all the prisoner... Resistance was finallly ready to put an end to Enigma.
This lead to the final part of our Story, SpiritHaven
2 or 3 year later, the Resistance arrived in Japan, they were searching for NPAA Leader, James Thodd Literall.
Hana Lead the armored assault, Austin stayed behind and took care of the infantry assault. together they found and captured Literall...
After beating up the bastard, The resistance knew where the Enigma Main base were, Shikotan, Magnus got there first, knowing the dark destiny that could await him... and maybe the others
Wandering into the mist, he fought through NPAA guard. The NPAA troops started to be outnumbering, Magnus knew it. it was the place, Enigma HQ was here. Hana and Austin, worried tried to convince Magnus to retreat and wait for them. But Magnus was determined, he didn't wanted them to sacrifice their life fighting Enigma. He cut the communication... leaving Hana and Austin in the dark.
The two resistance leaders rushed back to their base, Hana was convinced something happened to Magnus, she had the feeling he needed their Help, Austin was against the idea, he was sure about it, he betrayed them, he was a god damn traitor...
As the fight continue, Hana fought the Enigma troops that seems endless while desperately convincing Austin to do something and help magnus, making him doubt about what he saw, and was he trust.
This, surprisingly worked, Austin was up for saving Magnus. Hana, once again, took over an Enigma Airship and picked up Austin at the same time.
The duo got to Shikotan... the night was here, the light from the HQ... it seemed like an gate to Hell, AA guns were silent... something was wrong. Hana rushed into the base while Austin were waiting in the enigma airship. This.. unexpected guest surprised not only Magnus but Blaze himself. The unexpected Temperament of Hana gave a chance to Magnus to finish Blaze once and for all. Our two heroes fought not only what it seems like an unlimited amount of Enigma troops but the Enigma Flagship, and creation armed to the teeth that could transport planes and tanks almost everywhere... Blaze was in there, and the only way to get him was to shoot down the flagship. With the help of Hana, Magnus shot the engine down... the impressive aerial ship was falling, marking the start of the end for Enigma. Hana and Magnus rushed in the Flagship. Ready to meet his destiny, Magnus left Hana to cover him, rushing toward the control room, killing any Enigma soldier standing in his way between him and Blaze. While Hana defended him, she could only hear shots and some bribe of talking. Hana started to worry, but also understand... Magnus will die here, it was his destiny. Shot echoing in the communication.. silence.. and the final order of Magnus. "Harper, get Hana, and get out of here! it's an order!" He accomplished his mission, stopped Enigma, and tried to protect this twisted world. Our two other heroes just had time to escape...
Hana, looked at the Enigma HQ, going into dust, she had a last glance of sadness at the Magnus' tomb... "Farewell, Magnus."
The surviving members of the resistance and their leader was now into the Unknown, no one knew what was next...
And this, conclude the Story of Armored Warfare.
(and no. I will not add Enigma Legacy Story >:( )