War Journal: RI2 +3

(posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007)

July 27, 2007

The Rikti War Zone. Not since the days when heroes assembled to do battle with the Hamidon menace have I seen so many gathered in one place.

Vanguard Headquarters coordinates the efforts of heroes and villains to help contain the Rikti forces in the renamed zone. Most of these faces I have never seen before. It is sobering to realize just how large the metahuman community has grown in the past few years.

The last few days and nights have passed by in a blur. Strike forces have repeatedly destroyed the energy Pylons that maintain the shield around the crippled Rikti Mothership. And an all out assault commences once the shield drops.

The fighting is brutal as the teams attack enmasse, planting bombs and defeating wave after wave of Rikti defenders. I have lost count of the number of times I have been sent to the Emergency Medical stations by teleport. In the last three days I have been sent there more times than in the last three years.

And what do we gain by defeating the Master at Arms? A brief respite as we interrupt the Rikti war effort. And then it begins all over again. A ceaseless battle to contain and curtail the threat.

I wonder how long this can last.