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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
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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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>//run:  PROJECT STARFRE

\LOAD Advanced ROUTE #1
\LOAD 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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DEPART STARTING LINE AND PROCEED TO FIRST CHECKPOINT

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Colonel Kilgore Mission Overview
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START 

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1.recover the tracking device

 LOCATION: time limit 5 mins                             

ONX 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 AND VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS 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.

#1 Train Depot
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ONCE YOU HAVE SECURED THE TRACKING DEVICE
PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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(2) FUEL Outpost

 LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 10 mins                   

 ON X 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. GAZZOLINE Outpost: 
 

LOCATION: 28040 Barstow Rd, Barstow

TIME LIMIT- 30 mins

ON X ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #3

MISSION:

Welcome, brave adventurers, to a crucial juncture in your journey through the wasteland: The Gazzoline Depot. Here, your wit, courage, and allegiance will be tested by none other than Master Blaster, the guardian of the most sought-after resource- Gazzoline.

 

Upon Arrival:

As you enter the gates of the Depot, you will be greeted and guided to refresh and prepare for the meeting that could change your fate. ENTER THE FRONT DOORS OF the facility and stay inside the compound. Enjoy a meal, for it might be the calm before the storm of challenges you're about to face.

 

Meeting Master Blaster:

Once you are finished with your meal the guard will take you to meet Master Blaster. This is your chance to join forces with the Depot in an alliance that promises not just survival, but prosperity.

 

The Bracelet of Allegiance:

Your first test? Show your allegiance. We are impersonating the Dust Devils tribe, but wearing their symbol on the correct wrist is key to signifying your status as a warrior or entertainer of the tribe. Choose wisely, for this simple act speaks volumes in the language of the wasteland. For those who pass the first test, a greater challenge awaits.

 

Review the coded message below received from a spy who has infiltrated the Dust Devils tribe. The message contains crucial information about a cultural tradition important to Master Blaster—a tradition involving wearing a bracelet to signify allegiance. The spy, however, couldn't confirm which wrist the bracelet should be worn on for the upcoming meeting. Teams must decipher the code to learn the correct wrist and prove their loyalty.

 

Intercepted Code:

 

"Among the Dust Devils, strength and honor guide our path. The hand that wields the power also bears the mark of our allegiance. In the presence of our warlord, we show our loyalty, not with the hand that strikes, but with the hand that holds the heart. To meet Master Blaster with respect, And wear our tribute with no defect, Choose the wrist that's truly right, But not the one that's in plain sight. The hand of power, might, and fight, Is opposite the one that's right."

Which wrist will you wear the Bracelet of Allegiance?

 

Your Mission:

Each team will be tasked with a vital mission: transport Gazzoline through the dangerous terrains of the Russian Territory to Barter Town. Success is not just about the cargo but INSTEAD being able to track down the location of the Russian Scientist who created Project Starfire being held by Master Blaster.

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If you choose the incorrect wrist for the bracelet you will need to concoct a clever distraction to keep Master Blaster entertained to get 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 earning a fuel pod and send the following message to mission control (instagram).

CONFIRMED-Master Blaster is at the GAZZOLINE outpost for the @smugglersruns PROJECT STARFIRE MISSION #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 GAZZOLINE DEPOT. 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, RECEIVED ONE GAZZOLINE CONTAINER, FOUND AN ANTIQUE AT THE TRADING POST, AND TRIED YOUR LUCK ON THE CRAWLER COURSE-------

IMMEDIATELY LEAVE TO THE NEXT CHECKPOINT


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

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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

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RUSSIAN CHECKPOINT

LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 5 mins

ON X ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #4

We have intel that 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.

Russian Checkpoint Overview
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RECONNAISSANCE
 

RECONNAISSANCE
RUSSIAN CHECKPOINT:
We need intel on how the RUSSIANS set up their checkpoints. Take a vide
o of your interaction with the guard at the Russian checkpoint. Post the following to the mission command:

Getting past the Russian checkpoints on the @smugglersruns using our identification disguise to blend in with the wastelanders. #smugglersruns

PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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DeathRace Overview Intel
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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. 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

ON X 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.:

ESCAPE HATCH OVERVIEW
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FINAL INTERCEPTION

RECONNAISSANCE 

Have someone on your team capture a video of the training session with the Starfire Blaster at the BASECAMP of the Russian Engineer or what is left of him and the recovery of the PROJECT STARFIRE BLASTER and send message to mission command (instagram)

 

We found the Base Camp. We recovered the @gelblaster PROJECT STARFIRE and even ran into the first fire fight and are now ready to take on the rest of the adventure on @smugglersruns. #smugglersruns 

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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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PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

7. BARTER TOWN 
TRADE AND TRACKING

LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 45 mins

ON X ROUTE #1 CHECKPOINT #7

CEASE FIRE

OPEN FIRE

Bartertown Deal Overview
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OPEN FIRE

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    7.1-FIND TOADY IN BARTERTOWN in order TO SELL THE FUEL PODS TO MASTER BLASTER and plant the tracking device

    7.1 Mission:

    When arriving park in the designated area below in the satellite image. Find TOADY and Meet Master Blaster. We will use the deal to sell the fuel pods as a distraction to place the tracking device on the vehicle without being caught and don't blow your cover or there could be a consequence. ONCE THE DEAL IS DONE , GET FOOD AT THE OUTDOOR BBQ PIT AND EAT THEN GAMBLE IN THE BLACK JACK TOURNAMENT THEN LEAVE TO THE NEXT CHECKPOINT.

    Overview:

    Master Blaster the Wastelander Warlord will be transporting the Russian engineer with the schematics. We need to have a tracking device on the vehicle to see where they move the engineer.

     

    The General was able to arrange a deal with Toady, Master Blaster's Henchmen to sell the fuel pods to Master Blaster. Fuel pods are a highly sought-after item so we piqued Master Blasters interest. We will have an ulterior motive than simply selling the fuel pods.

     

    A team member will sell fuel pods to distract Master Blaster while another team member plants a tracking device using a Pro Eagle jack on Master Blasters vehicle. 

     

    Your team will need to do this without being caught. Once the tracking device is planted, wrap up the negotiation deal, sell the fuel pods for as much gold as you can, and get out of there before Master Blaster changes the deal and things go south.

    supplies:

    - Magnetic Tracking device to plant underneath Master Blasters car

    - Fuel pods to sell

    RECONNAISSANCE 

    Capture a VIDEO of your team member negotiating with Master Blaster and you using the Pro Eagle Jack as you place the tracking device with message to the INTEL NETWORK:

     "Utilizing the @pro_eagle jack to help us place the tracking device on the Master Blasters vehicle on the @smugglersruns PROJECT STARFIRE adventure. #sugglersruns

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    7.2-BARTER TOWN
    feast in the wastelands

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    Blend in by getting food at the BBQ pit paying one SKELETON per person and eating at a table outside to scope out the location. You have 20 minutes to eat and then will have 15 mins to complete the mission.

    Mission:

    Now that you have placed the tracking device we need to wait for Master Blaster to go to sell the Russian Scientist so that we can secure PROJECT STARFIRE. It is critical that we blend into the crowd of Barter Town. Get some food and eat while we wait.

     INTERMISSION

    END ROUTE #1.
    After PLACING THE TRACKING DEVICE ON MASTER BLASTERS VEHICLE, BETTING SOME GOLD IN THE BLACK JACK GAME AND finishing your FOOD, return to your vehicle and PROCEED TO THE NEXT PHASE TO RECOVER THE PROJECT STARFIRE SCHEMATICS,

    IMPORTANT:depart to ROUTE #2 AND the next outpost ONCE YOU ARE FINISHED IN BARTERTOWN

    ON X GPS ROUTES 

    STANDARD ROUTE 2

    ADVANCED ROUTE 2

    PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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    FUEL Outpost

    8. fuel depot. fill up here 
    don't run out of gazzoline in the wastelands

     LOCATION: TIME LIMIT- 10 mins                   

     ON X ROUTE FUEL DEPOT #8

    32787 CA-18, Lucerne Valley

    PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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    PROCEED TO NEXT CHECKPOINT

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    BLACK DIAMOND 

    BRAVO & CHARLIE

    RECONNAISSANCE