'No matter what political, ethical, or moral reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic
Even after the massive Nanite failure event that led to the biggest drop in the War Economy in world history, man, as always, could not resist the drive to kill. It took two entire weeks for the system to come back online properly. And in that time many troops took advantage of government, security force, and even some police forces being unable to fight back or even use some types of equipment. Terrorist groups and criminals with access to antiquated or laundered weapons were unstoppable, until the intervention of a group that could meet them on equal terms. Los Nacido Libre
(Translated roughly as “The Freeborn
”) was a Mexican mercenary group, originally made by a former Mexican Federal officer to help in the terrible fight against the Santa Muerte Drug cartel.
Eventually the Cartel was defeated and the NL mercenary group spread out, giving its influence and aid to the world with its Founder and leader, Gabriel Jimenez, always doing his best to ensure that the organization did not become that which he hated the most.
It aided all those who would not or could not pay for the nanomachine equipped mercenary groups, who profited off of the constant warfare all over the world like vultures feeding on the constant suffering and loss of life. When the day came that Nacido Libre was the only group out there that could help maintain order they found riches and prestige, overnight NL became the absolute top mercenary group for four entire days. They made more money than they even knew what to do with, and soon were opening their doors to recruitment and expanding far and wide.
Some called NL a ray of hope in this bleak world, others called it sham run by an old man who didn't want to adapt to the new world, with wannabe soldiers who weren't up to the standards of those that had the latest technology pumping in their blood. But the business world saw it as an interesting experiment. Soldiers driven by ideology and training going up against those dependent upon technology to do the rest, at the very least they enjoy how NL is still cheaper than most mercenary groups and will always stick around and not backstab you. Until the contract is up at least.
In the year since the Nanite Failure Event, A small artificial island airstrip was gifted to NL by several oil companies as thanks for saving their oil rigs and workers from pirates near Somalia. Nacido Libre quickly turned it into their main base of operations. Free from danger and allowing them a place to grow their own food, conduct research and more. It became our new home and thus was dubbed "Casa"
But it seems the actions of Nacido Libre have drawn the ire of some, if not all, other mercenary groups. For on one fateful morning, our beloved Casa casme under assault by unidentified groups. These vicious Marauders invading our island
are showing no mercy to anyone, be they Combat staff, researchers, even civilians workers who just take out the trash or mop floors.
Anyone who can fight, from the chefs, to the newest of recruits is expected to do so, since no quarter is being given.
If the base falls today it will be not only the end of everyone on the island, but of Nacido Libre. Of the idea of true human soldiers. And one day perhaps that will come to pass. But not this day! Today we beat back the invaders show the world some real soldiers. And then we show these thugs that no one messes with our house.
So ive just recently gotten into Metal Gear series and while I like it and would love to run a game set in this verse, I don't think I know the world enough to fully do it justice and so id love it if someone could handle that for me. I don't want to incur the wrath of Metal Gear fans by confusing names and factions
. Id be more of a Co-GM among the players. And plus I work better when im in support rather than at the forefront. Drop a PM if you want the position or a post here if you just like the idea
It will at least be interesting to see. Soldiers equipped with mostly outdated tech, without the latest Nano inhancements and perhaps toss in some intrigue.
The Freeborn soldiers going out and end up finding old Soviet/XOF/other faction tech that helps level the playing field for them. Walker gears, Parasite tech, etc. Using the old retro technology (that was still advanced) to counter current nano technology. Especially now that NL needs to fight some unknown group that has it in for them.
It will be the last Hurrah of the old Classic model of soldier before the MG Rising timeline where its all machines and cyborgs and nanobots now.
Nacido Libre Exosuit Heavy Gunner.
Nacido Libre Troopers aiding Coalition forces in the Mid EastNL
troopers, under payment from Russo Federation, attacking Russian Ultranationalist Seperatists.
Ex Spetsnaz Guard Brigade officer, Lyudmila Kosov. (Now Working for NL as an agent and instructor)
Our Benefactors reminding us that we get paid so long as NL obeys UN regulations.
Technician Krukov, keeping your gear ship shape.
Enemy PMCs attacking 'Casa'