King of the Hill
Despite its location in the midst of a battlefield, the massive, ancient war machine known only as the “Juggernaut” proves an irresistable draw for scavengers and treasure-hunters who hope to profit from the valuable remains.
The site of an ongoing war between the towns of Nalm and Sylka in the Dunes, the wreckage is almost constantly surrounded by warships from the Mercantile Guild and the Fjord Baronies fighting on behalf of the two towns. Correspondents in the region also report observing ships from the Arashi League and the Order of Chaladon, both neutral in the war, approach and attempt to remove items from the wreckage during lulls in the fighting, and skirmishes have broken out when salvage teams from the two factions encounter one another.
A relic dating from the days of the Great War, the Juggernaut outclasses anything that our shipwrights are able to build today. It was only by a miracle, and concerted reconstruction efforts spanning a decade, that Sylkan engineers were able to recover the vessel partially intact and retrofit it to use as a weapon in their war against Nalm. Their efforts proved to be in vain, for the reanimated Juggernaut flew only for a short time before it was overcome in battle and crashed to its final resting place.
Arashi scavengers are likely to turn up wherever there is an opportunity to salvage parts and raw materials from a wrecked vessel or abandoned industrial site. It seems the Order has also taken an interest in the remains, perhaps hoping to recover and study this rare example of prewar technology to discover forgotten secrets of our ancestors. While the pieces strewn over the battlefield would be enough to build a whole fleet of ships, nothing can be learned if the vessel is dismantled and stripped for parts.
Arashi League: Control the area to salvage the wreckage.
Order of Chaladon: Control the area to salvage the wreckage.