Several mutants have been found murdered & laying on the side of the Ancient's pathways. The Mutant Underground will contact the adventurers with suspicions of a powerful post Apocalyptic spirit or ghost haunting the area. Native Navajo children from the basin know what they are & tell anyone who will listen that the Skinwalkers have returned
The former site of Joshua Tree park on a 2003 Landsat image
Recently several very high end military artifacts & relics have turned up at the trading post & in the hands of local warlords. But then the warlord known a Steve McQueen turns up dead on the side of the road with his throat slashed! He had recently purchased a military grade laser cannon from one of the native salvager's families. The thing packed a punch with 2d6+2 points of damage & a range of over 50 yards or so.
Source: Dog Soldiers (2002)
The War Wolves are using local legends as cover as they search for a powerful relic known as the 'Chalice of War'. This artifact can allow its own to journey back in time with the blood of an innocent spilled on it. So far the war wolves have come up empty & are sticking with the origin plan of allowing the PC's or other adventurers the prime opportunity to search for it. The War Wolves then murder anyone coming across the treasure! There will be 1d8 war wolves for the PC's to encounter. The higher encounter number is because of reinforcements for the area.
No. Enc: 1d6
Movement: 90’ (30’) or 240’ (80’)
Attacks: 3 (bite, claw, claw)
Damage: 4d6 / 1d12+3d6 / 1d12 + 3d6
Hoard Class: I, II, IV, IX, XIV
The war wolves are not the only menace in the area. An insane local artificial intelligences in the area has been active. A series of local data towers in the area mark the extensive underground three level complex where the A.I.'s are held. The A.I.'s control a number of scout robots & several hives of alien life forms. The local data towers have become the haunting ground for several hives of wireless ghosts. These monsters have become active due to the snapping on of one of the local A.I's atomic energy cells & recycled reactors. The A.I.'s are protecting several important cache's of weapons, relics, supplies, & even a chronically sealed Ancient prince on ice. The ghosts will murder anyone attempting to find the Ancient prince's where abouts. The PC's will have to navigate between the war wolves & the A.I.'s in their attempts to find the cache of ancient technology & the Ancient royal on ice.