|Critical Operations: Gallowdark Multiplayer mission pack|
|Critical Operations: Gallowdark Multiplayer mission pack||White Dwarf||2||March 2023|
This key junction has been fought over so often that the deckplates are cratered and stained with blood. Its bulkheads are scorched and said to echo with the screams of old gheists. Patrols regularly battle over its control. Whether lying in ambush, on a raid or returning to their base of operations, each kill team must fight off their enemies and claim the area.
Stranded deep in the Gallowdark and running low on supplies, the kill teams are in desperate need of support or extraction. Communications are distorted by nightmare howls and disturbing silences, but a transmission node has been detected nearby that may be the best chance of contacting reinforcements or preventing the enemy from doing so.
An unexplored fragment of wreckage has been discovered within the Gallowdark, offering the potential for hidden wealth or access to other wrecks through its unexplored decks. Many kill teams have descended to investigate the area and scout its reaches for the next stages of their expeditions.
This region of the GalLowdark comprises the crushed together remnants of two ships’ holds. Some chambers are surprisingly intact, others dangerous and liable to collapse. Numerous kill teams desperately contest the ancient holds, claiming control over the most unblemished holds while pushing their rivals back into more dangerous areas.
A chorus of command spirits have lured a number of aggressive kill teams to this relatively undamaged control centre with promises of still-functioning mechanisms. None know exactly what such machine spirits may control - ancient weapons systems, vault doors hiding treasures, engine arrays, atmospheric vents or Geller coils - but the race has begun to seize the terminals and bend their protocols to the kill teams’ will.
Energistic echoes and trans-spectral reflections have revealed the presence of a dormant generatorium within this section of the Gallowdark. Specialist operatives have been dispatched to reignite its quiescent heart and empower its nodal systems and then divert its energy to the sections of the hulk they control. But other kill teams have the same idea...