"There is much to worry about in the mutated world of the future, but Baron Jemmas, Warder of Horn, has more on his mind that most. In recent weeks several of the outlying towns of his Barony have been wiped out by a band of mysterious golden marauders."
"These creatures struck from nowhere and vanished without a trace when their deeds were done. The Warder has decided that they must be stopped before the entire Barony of Horn falls beneath their onslaught, and so he is offering a great reward to anyone who can defeat the Legion of Gold."
Suddenly that trip to the second hand black market on Bavda IV makes a whole lot more sense. The party is going to be seeing a lot more mutant comrades in the next couple of sessions. As we set up events for the sandbox that is GW1 !
These events also give some excellent reasons for the incredible levels of technology in our campaign.
The Commissioner of Horn has used his connections with the Green/Red bratva to make connections with Allard Electronics. And then bring in the Tiger mercenaries to run down what's been happening both to his colonists & the rest of the world.
Entrophic weaponry was employed after finding stockpiles of the Ancients weapons. Destruction & mutation went rampant. With Ensteinian physics involved the damage was highly extensive.