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Apocalyptic City

{PROJECT STARFIRE}
MISSION CONTROL
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THIS SITE IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR WOLVERINES TO ACCESS MISSION CRITICAL INTEL. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY.  NAVIGATORS WILL NEED TO MATCH THE OUTPOST NUMBER TO THE CHECKPOINT ON THE ROUTE AND FIND YOUR WAY AROUND THE MAP TO ENSURE YOU ARE PERFORMING THE CORRECT MISSION AT THE CORRECT OUTPOST IN THE CORRECT NUMERICAL SEQUENCE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL TAKE YOU OUT OF THE MISSION AND COULD JEOPARDIZE OUR CHANCES AT SECURING PROJECT STARFIRE. SUCCESS IS OUR ONLY OPTION.

 

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STARFIRE THEME SONG

LISTEN TO THE SMUGGLERS RUNS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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INSTRUCTIONS

The object of the game is to get to the checkpoints below. At the checkpoint, you will be faced with a specific objective. Please review the following terms to be able to understand the checkpoints.

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\BEGIN Advanced ROUTE #1

\BEGIN STANDARD ROUTE #1

STARTING LINE TASKS

FIND AND POST THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT WILL BE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE ROUTE TO MISSION CONTROL (INSTAGRAM) FOR BONUS GOLD

FIND THE ELITE SMUGGLERS

RECONNAISSANCE

 The Elite SMUGGLERS possess vast knowledge of the routes and Wastelands and are incredibly experienced in their trade. They carefully handpick high-quality vehicles for traversing through the barren lands. You may encounter Anderson Composites vehicles with the CARBON FIBER body components at various checkpoints during your journey, If you spot them at a checkpoint and inquire about the vehicle, you can earn a gold coin. Additionally, sharing a video reel showcasing the rigs on Instagram with the accompanying text can earn you an additional gold coin.

Found the Elite Smugglers in the @andersoncomposites carbon fiber rig in the wastelands on the @smugglersruns #andersoncomposites #smugglersruns

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BAJA DESIGNS

At every checkpoint that you find a Baja Designs vehicle you can capture a video of the vehicle and the lights and post the following to the mission intel:
RECONNAISSANCE

Found the @bajadesigns lights that are lighting the way for the @smugglersruns Project Starfire mission. #SMUGGLERSRUNS #BAJADESIGNS

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DEPART STARTING LINE AND PROCEED TO FIRST CHECKPOINT

Apocalyptic City

#1

1.recover the tracking device

 LOCATION: time limit 5 mins                             

GAIA ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT

 TRACKING DEVICE

685 N 1st Ave, Barstow

MEET THE WOLVERINE SPY AT THE YELLOW CABOOSE AT THE TRAIN DEPOT AND RECOVER THE TRACKING DEVICE   THAT WILL BE USED TO TRACK MASTER BLASTER'S VEHICLE. USE THE PASSPHRASE: "  THE REGIME IS ALWAYS TRACKING US!"

RECONNAISSANCE

CAPTURE A PICTURE OF YOUR VEHICLE IN FRONT OF THE TRAIN AND SEND TO MISSION CONTROL (INSTAGRAM) WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

WE HAVE RETRIEVED THE TRACKING DEVICE AND ARE COMMENCING THE @SMUGGLERSRUNS PROJECT STARFIRE MISSION.

ONCE YOU HAVE SECURED THE TRACKING DEVICE
PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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#2

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(2) FUEL Outpost

 LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 10 mins                   

 GAIA ROUTE CHECKPOINT #2   

913 Barstow Rd, Barstow

this is the last fuel depot for over 100 miles. fill up here if you need fuel 

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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#3

3. Outpost: 
The Electrical Substation

LOCATION: 28040 Barstow Rd, Barstow

TIME LIMIT- 30 mins

GAIA ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #3

MISSION:

The Electrical Substation is where the Wastelands gets its energy. Enter disguised as a Wastelander seeking food and supplies. Get into the "bread Line" and pay a gold coin to purchase food. Blend in with the merchants and maybe even purchase some goods.

Next, locate the Wolverine spy who's stationed nearby. You will need to create a diversion to retrieve the fuel pods that's being guarded in Master Blasters secure area. Provide him with the secret code that will disable the electrified fence. With the electric fence temporarily out of commission, you'll have a window of opportunity to enter the secure area. Inside, find the guard loading the fuel pods and find a way to distract him. We can only send one team at a time, dont rush the gate or we will blow our cover, so wait until its clear.

After you access the secure area then your team must divert the attention of the Wastelander Guards who are loading up fuel pods. Look for ingenious ways to distract them before proceeding. Retrieve a single Fuel pod without alerting any further suspicion if you take more than one you will be caught and need to bribe your way out with gold. Remember, stealth and swiftness are your allies in this high-stakes endeavor.

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  3.1- Pay a gold coin to get Food

3.1- Blend in with the Wastelanders by getting into the "bread Line" and paying a gold coin for food. Find a seat and quickly eat so you ou don't draw to much attention to yourself.

 

 

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3.2 GIVE THE HACKER THE CODES TO SHUT DOWN THE ELECTRIFIED FENCE AND GAIN ACCESS TO THE SUPPLY AREA

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3.2- Once you have eaten your food find the Wolverine Scout near THE BUS STATION of the outpost. Provide him with the code and he will input the correct sequence into the interface to hack the electrical system and help you gain access to the secure area. 

A Wolverine Scout discovered that if you hack the electric substation unit, it will emit a high-pitched sound which can momentarily kill the power to the electrified fence and create a distraction for us to access the secure area. Once inside find and steal a fuel pod. 

 

Find the Wolverine Hacker set up near the Bus Station and give him the code- 

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  3.3 STEAL ONE FUEL POD   

3.3 - The next challenge requires a feat of stealth and cunning. Thanks to a well-placed bribe to Master Blaster's side kick Toady, we have intel that Master Blaster is loading a collection of Fuel pods into the vehicle for transport. Your objective: steal a fuel pod stationed once inside the gate.

 

You need to concoct a clever distraction to keep those guards occupied while your team mate steals a fuel pod. Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  • The Inexplicable Spontaneous Dance Routine:

  • The Spontaneous Stand-up Routine:

  • The Masterpiece artifact for sale… They may even buy it….

  • The 'Spontaneous' Karaoke Session:

  • or something you come up with on your own....

 

Remember, this mission demands resourcefulness and quick thinking. The success of this operation relies on you.

 

 

RECONNAISSANCE 

Capture a video of Master Blaster at the outpost and your creative distraction for stealing a fuel pod and send the following message to mission control (instagram).

CONFIRMED-Master Blaster is at the outpost for the @smugglersruns PROJECT STARFIRE MISSION. The @carninja hacker got us access to the fuel depot. #SMUGGLERSRUNS

DOLLS

We have intel that the Doll Huntress will be at the Wastelander Outpost. You can choose to buy a doll or not! Either decision will have its own consequences!
 

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3.4- 
TRADING OUTPOST

FIND THE TRADING OUTPOST ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION. SPEAK WITH THE SHOPKEEP AND FIND A WASTELAND ANTIQUITY TO COLLECT. THEY TRADE IN OLD WORLD CURRENCY SO FIND YOUR US DOLLAR AND WE KNOW THAT THEY GIVE CHANGE IN GOLD!

 

TIP: BET SOME GOLD AND TRY YOUR LUCK ON THE CRAWLER TRAIL 

AFTER YOU HAVE EATEN BREAKFAST, STOLEN ONE FUEL CELL, FOUND AN ANTIQUE AT THE TRADING POST, AND TRIED YOUR LUCK ON THE CRAWLER COURSE--------

IMMEDIATELY LEAVE TO THE NEXT CHECKPOINT

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

Apocalyptic City

#4


TIP- SOLVE THE CLUE FOR CHECKPOINT 4 AND PLACE THE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
ON YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE ARRIVING AT CHECKPOINT 4

CHECKPOINT DRAGOV

LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 5 mins

GAIA ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #4

We have intel that DRAGOV the Russian SPETSNAZ has set up a Inspection CHECKPOINT in the area. Make sure that you have the correct code number sequence on your driver side door placard or you may need to pay a bribe to get access.

The Wolverines have intercepted a transmission that the Russians are sending in a convoy disguised as wasteland vehicles to retrieve the PROJECT STARFIRE. Intel suggests that each vehicle will be marked with a 6 digit code to signify that it is a Russian Vehicle. This is perfect for our mission. To gain access past the checkpoint you will need to have a correct vehicle reference number displayed on your Vehicle. We were able to have one of our agents create the door placard which is being used in the wastelands to identify the Russian vehicles. Now you will need to decipher the number sequence in order to gain access without any problems. You will need to improvise your best Russian accent to get past the guard. The wrong code could land you in trouble and require a bribe of gold coins at the checkpoint.

 

A "numbers station" is a radio station that broadcasts only a series of numbers, representing coded words with instructions to agents operating on foreign soil. Our agent was able to gain access to the station and broadcast a brief message consisting of the vehicle display reference number- but encoded in such a manner that the information would not be obvious to the Wastelanders. Figure out the correct sequence of numbers you will need to use in order to gain proper access to the Wastelands?

The broadcast consisted of the following codes:

"Kroner.     Ufo urgent.      Network.      Stealth Reentry.     Canine.      Weighted.”

 

 

ANSWER (6 NUMBERS):               _ _ _ _ _ _

DECIPHER THE CODE-Once finalized place the number decals you received on your vehicle placard for your disguise prior to arriving at the toll booth to gain access. If it is incorrect, hopefully, you can bribe your way in with some gold.

RECONNAISSANCE
 

RECONNAISSANCE
Wastelands Toll Pass:
We need intel on how the Wastelanders set up their toll booths. Take a vide
o of your vehicle at the Wastelands checkpoint. Post the following to mission command:

Getting past the wastelands checkpoints using our identification disguise to blend in with the wastelanders. 

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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#5

Drought

5. WASTELANDS DEATH RACE

LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 10 mins

GAIA ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #5

Listen up, fearless wasteland explorers! The path to the coveted Russian Weapons facility is no stroll in the radioactive park. Our intel has uncovered a high-stakes secret: the key to crossing the treacherous dry lake bed lies in a pulse-pounding drag race against the wasteland's speed demons. You will have to make it past The GATEKEEPER!

Here's your mission briefing:

🔸 Objective: Race your way through the dry lake bed to reach the Russian Weapons facility, by competing and outmatching the ferocious wasteland racers.

🔸 Location: Dry Lake Bed Raceway, 

🔸 Task:

  1. 🏎️ Infiltration: Navigate through the wasteland to the starting line of the drag race. Blend in with the wastelanders and gain their trust – this is no ordinary race.

  2. 💰 Wager Wisely: Put your gold where your gas tank is! Wastelanders thrive on high-stakes bets. Place your bets and race for glory. The more gold you wager, the more respect you earn.

  3. 🏁 Pedal to the Metal: Engage in a heart-pounding drag race across the unforgiving lake bed. Show off your speed, skills, and nerve in a roaring duel of engines but don't WASTE ALL YOUR GAZOLINE!

🔸 Outcome: Triumph against the wasteland racers and seize victory to earn passage through the notorious Wastelands toll booth.

Remember, this race isn't just about speed; it's a battle for respect and passage. So rev up those engines, bet your gold wisely, and let the wastelands bear witness to your legendary racing spirit. The Russian Weapons facility awaits – and only the swiftest will prevail.

Time to conquer the dusty track and stake your claim in wasteland history. Show 'em what you're made of!

SAFETY NOTICE:

- DRIVE AT YOUR OWN RISK

- MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT LINE- NO SWERVING OR DRIFTING, HAVE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS OF THE OTHER VEHICLES LOCATION- NO CUTTING OFF OTHER DRIVERS

- AT THE FINISH LINE COME TO A SLOW STRAIGHT STOP AND AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS- DO NOT SLAM ON BRAKES OR TURN INTO OTHER DRIVER LANES

RECONNAISSANCE
 

We need intel on how the Wastelanders set up their RACES. Have your navigator take a video of your vehicle during the Wastelands Drag Race. Capture the action. Post the following to mission command:
We were off to the races on the @smugglersruns heart-pounding death race put on by @andersoncomposites across the unforgiving Wastelands lake bed.  Showing off our speed, skills, and nerve in a roaring duel of engines, dust, fire and GAZOLINE. First to Cross the finish line wins the GOLD!

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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#6

6. The RUSSIAN WEAPONS FACILITY escape hatch

OPEN FIRE

MISSION:

Find the Russian weapons facility escape hatch and the engineer, decipher the FINAL INTERCEPTION message to find the 4 digit numeric code to open the safe and retrieve the PROJECT STARFIRE TEST UNIT!

LOCATIONTIME LIMIT- 10 mins

GAIA ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #6

OVERVIEW:The Wolverines have successfully located the escape hatch of the Russian Weapons facility, which is situated approximately 3 miles away from the actual facility. An intricate tunnel system is used to access this exit. One of the Russian Engineers was able to escape through the hatch and sent out an encrypted message, which we managed to intercept. Upon deciphering the message, we discovered that there is a 4-digit safe code required to gain access to PROJECT STARFIRE, which is currently stored in the safe. The Engineer has the PROTOTYPE in his possession and is awaiting an EVAC from the Russian infantry. We believe this second message contains the encoded code for unlocking the safe. It is essential that your team travels through the Wastelands to reach the escape hatch before Dragov the Russian special forces leader arrives to retrieve the safe. Once you arrive at the hatch, use the 4 digit code and open the safe.:

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FINAL INTERCEPTION

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RECONNAISSANCE 

Take a video of the OVERLANDISH TENT BASECAMP and the Russian Engineer or what is left of him using the RESQ med kit and the recovery of the PROJECT STARFIRE BLASTER and send message to mission command (instagram)

 

We found the @overland.ish Base Camp Looks like he should have been trained on how to use his @resqgs med kit. We recovered the @gelblaster PROJECT STARFIRE and are now ready to take on the rest of the adventure on @smugglersruns. #smugglersruns #overlandish #gelblaster #resq

AFTER YOU HAVE RETRIEVED PROJECT STARFIRE--------

IMMEDIATELY LEAVE TO THE NEXT CHECKPOINT. 
STANDARD 

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

BLACK DIAMOND 

ALPHA

ADVANCED ONLY RECONNAISSANCE 

AFTER LEAVING THE RUSSIAN WEAPONS FACILITY ESCAPE HATCH CLIMB TO THE TOP OF BRONCO KNOLL VIA THE SPECIFIED ROUTE AND GET A VIDEO WITH YOUR RIG IN FRONT OF THE BRONCO KNOLL MONUMENT.

POST TO THE INTEL NETWORK (INSTAGRAM)\\

 

RECONNAISANCE POINT ON TOP OF BRONCO KNOLL ON THE @SMUGGLERSRUNS PROJECT STARFIRE MISSION #SMUGGLERSRUNS.

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PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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#7

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

7. BARTER TOWN 
TRADE AND TRACKING

LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 45 mins

GAIA ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #7

CEASE FIRE

OPEN FIRE

OPEN FIRE