New Jericho Haven events

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Events that can happen when you visit faction Haven for the first time. Havens that you never visited are marked with a blue question mark unvisited Haven on Geoscape.

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And Taking Names

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 50. New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is more than 50.

Our operatives have arrived at [HavenName], a haven controlled by New Jericho. Commander [HavenLeader] welcomes them in person and orders her soldiers to immediately start loading several crates of supplies onto the [AircraftName].

"Nothing's too good for our friends!" she says, patting one of our operatives on the back hard enough to send them staggering.

Accept the contribution

"Hah! Excellent! The stronger the Phoenix Project gets, the stronger we all get," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] grins. "Keep kicking Pandoran ass and we'll get along just fine."

Tech TECH +60, Materials MATERIALS +360, Food FOOD +180, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +7.

Reject the contribution

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] orders her soldiers to stop. With a cold stare and a shrug, she leaves the landing area.

Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -12.

Anywhere But Here

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is less than -25.

At [HavenName], our operatives are contacted by a scientist who needs their help to escape the haven.

"I have to get out of here," she says. "I don't feel safe anymore. I opened my big mouth a few times too many, questioned Harlson's methods too openly... does Tobias West even know what goes on in his organization? I don't know and I don't care anymore. I just need to go somewhere else. Anywhere's fine by me. Please. I'll pay you."

Help her join Synedrion

Our operatives have successfully helped the woman escape [HavenName]. She'll be joining Synedrion, which won't exactly please New Jericho, but how could we abandon a person under such circumstances?

Tech TECH +50, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -7.

Help her join the Disciples of Anu

Our operatives have successfully helped the woman escape [HavenName]. She'll be joining the Disciples of Anu, which won't exactly please New Jericho, but how could we abandon a person under such circumstances?

Tech TECH +40, Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -8.

Don't help her

The Phoenix Project is a science organization, not a taxi service.

Big Damn Heroes

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 75.

At [HavenName], our operatives are greeted with great warmth and affection. The stories of our accomplishments have spread, and everyone here knows about the battles we have fought to help Tobias West realize his visions. "As far as we're concerned, you're genuine heroes," one the citizens says. "And heroes deserve a heroes' welcome!" Thank them

The citizens start loading crates of supplies into the [AircraftName]. "Friendship should always go both ways," our operatives are told. "You've done so much for us. Time for us to do something for you."

Food FOOD +110, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +7.

Chicken Broth for the Apocalypse

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 10.

At [HavenName], our operatives witness the lighter side of life in a New Jericho haven when they are invited to judge a local cooking contest. Cooking in the post-apocalypse is a difficult task, especially if you want the result to actually be tasty, but this just brings out people's innate creativity. Human beings like a challenge.

Judge the competition

The winner is, without a doubt, Fred Ujarak's recreation of the German specialty known as Currywurst, somehow accomplished without sausages or curry. But that's not really the point of the contest. The point is that everyone feels better, more human, for a little while.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +9.

Instead of judging, participate (-15 Food)

Participating in the contest, our operatives get to know the people of New Jericho, at least here in [HavenName], in a new way. As it turns out, they're just ordinary human beings trying to live meaningful lives in an increasingly alien world. The winner of the contest, Fred Ujarak, sums it up best: "We just want things to go back to normal."

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10.

Refuse

The Phoenix Project is a science organization, not an association of food critics.

Common Cause

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 50, New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is more than 50.

Our operatives have made contact with [HavenName], a New Jericho haven. Its leader, Commander [HavenLeaderSurname], is an enthusiastic supporter of the Phoenix Project. She immediately offers to share information and resources. Accept

"I'm glad Tobias West put his trust in you," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] says. "I always thought the Phoenix Project and New Jericho were natural allies. I'm sure you can make an official alliance happen if you keep up the amazing work you've been doing."

Tech TECH +110, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +8.

Curiosity

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0, New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is between 0 and 25.

Our operatives have landed at a New Jericho-affiliated haven called [HavenName]. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname], a former engineer, is very interested in our work. She asks many questions about the Phoenix Project, including detailed specifications of our equipment. "I'm just a geek about this stuff," she says.

Sharing this kind of information with New Jericho may be perceived as the beginning of an alliance by the other factions.

Provide detailed specifications

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is impressed, offering the full support of [HavenName] to our cause. She has ordered one of her finest soldiers to join our team.

Player receives one assault soldier.

Politely evade the questions

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is not offended, but comments on the sad lack of trust between our organizations. "We really need to work on that," she says.

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -5.

Ex Aqua

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0. Haven has a food facility. Haven is starving.

[HavenName] is in crisis. There has been ongoing starvation for some time now, and to top it all off, the haven's overstrained food production facilities are breaking down. It looks like something may have gotten into the water, but the haven lacks a better filtration system. Could the Phoenix Project use some of its advanced tech to help track down the exact nature of the problem?

Help for free

The damage to the haven's crops is being caused by a previously unknown strain of phytoplasma. Normally transmission requires an insect vector, but this strain seems to be transmittable via water, and very hard to kill. Luckily for the people of [HavenName], our scientists are very good at killing bacteria.

The results of the study should also prove useful for our own projects.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +6, Research points Research +20, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +13.

Help for a price

The damage to the haven's crops is being caused by a previously unknown strain of phytoplasma. Normally transmission requires an insect vector, but this strain seems to be transmittable via water, and very hard to kill. Luckily for the people of [HavenName], our scientists are very good at killing bacteria.

The results of the study should also prove useful for our own projects.

Materials MATERIALS +300, Research points Research +100, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10.

Appeal to the New Jericho leadership

If it spreads, any kind of pathogen that evades the usual safety precautions and does damage to crops could become a serious problem for humankind as a whole. New Jericho will dedicate extra resources to eliminating the threat at [HavenName] before it gets out of control.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +5, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +15.

Do not help

New Jericho will have to solve this problem itself. If they're all about purity, it shouldn't be so hard.

Food zone is damaged.

Fire from the Sky

A sudden fire is threatening to engulf [HavenName]'s training facilities. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] already has her best people trying to put it out, but the blaze is unusually powerful.

Help out

With the help of our operatives, the fire is eventually put out. An investigation reveals its cause: a strange, balloon-like creature that drifted down out of the sky. A guard shot it and it exploded into a substance similar to napalm.

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] shakes her head. "What kind of world has this become? Everything is hostile. Everything is... disgusting." By way of thanks, she shares some data the haven has been collecting.

Research points Research +20, Stamina Stamina -10, 30 HP lost, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +8. Food production is slightly damaged.

Let it burn

The fire does significant damage to the haven's facilities before it can be stopped.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -8. Food production and training zone is damaged.

Flight of the Sinister Ducks

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is close to losing her mind. Her haven, [HavenName], has been dealing with a plague of exploding ducks. The bloated, misshapen creatures seem to contain some kind of highly combustible gas, and entire flocks of them are throwing themselves at the haven, day after day. They come from a floating "duck hive" suspended nearly a mile off the ground.

"We've got to do something or I swear we'll go crazy," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] says. "Ducks! Of all the godforsaken things in this universe. The Pandoravirus really turns everything into an abomination. I've had to tell grieving mothers that their sons were killed by ducks. I've had to scrape torn-apart duck flesh from my roof. We need a solution. Please."

Use the [AircraftName] to get close enough to the hive to destroy it

This is without a doubt the strangest mission the [AircraftName] has ever undertaken. The ducks fly erratically, and bursting birds shake the vehicle. Finally, a well-aimed rocket shatters the hive in a massive explosion, as whatever gas kept it afloat catches on fire. The sight is disgusting, but the smell makes our operatives miss Chinese food.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +5, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +20, Airacraft is damaged (-40 HP).

Look for a scientific solution

Experiments show that these duck-like beings respond strongly to magnetic fields and that the reason they are divebombing the haven is not Pandoravirus aggression but the presence of a powerful industrial magnet. Once that is removed, the ducks are relatively harmless.

Research points Research +50,NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +12.

Mock the people of [HavenName] for being unable to live in the new world

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] does not think her situation is funny. "Real lives are being lost!" she screams. But that's the cost of trying to return to the past instead of adapting to the present. The Disciples of Anu would've turned the ducks into a source of pre-cooked food.

Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -20.

Do nothing

Let's get the duck out of here.

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -5

Full House

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 25. New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is more than 25.

The officers of [HavenName], led by Commander [HavenLeaderSurname], have a bold new project they'd like our operatives to participate in: a poker tournament.

"Folks, we need some goddamned R&R," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] says. "If we keep going like this, we're gonna forget what makes us human. And humans need to play. So how about it? You in?"

Participate (-15 Food)

The tournament is a huge success, raising morale and even spreading to other havens. Even something as simple as poker gives people something worth living for. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is pleased, doubly so because she won the tournament.

"Thanks for helping me make this happen. Having the Phoenix Project participate made it seem a lot less like a crazy idea. Heck, even Tobias West himself sent me a message. Said he doesn't play poker, but he appreciates the spirit of intelligent competition it fosters. How about that?"

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +15, value poker=1.


Refuse to participate, but contribute to the prize pool (-15 Food)

The tournament is a huge success, raising morale and even spreading to other havens. Even something as simple as poker gives people something worth living for. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is pleased, doubly so because she won the tournament.

"Not sure why Phoenix Project folks can't have any fun, but we sure appreciated the donation," she says with a grin."

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10, value poker=1.


Don't get involved

"What are you, allergic to fun?" Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] complains.

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -7

Further Developments

Conditions: Value Nayar is 1.

Dr. Madhuri Nayar, with whom we had previously collaborated on her study of the effects of solar storms on the Pandoravirus, has been reassgined to [HavenName], where Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] properly appreciates and supports her work.

There's one issue she would like our input on, however: should she focus her research on figuring out the biochemical functions of the Pandoravirus, or on how the information she's gathered could be used in the field?

Focus on general research

Dr. Nayar thanks us for the input, and shares some of her preliminary findings.

"I'm glad the Phoenix Project had my back when I needed it," she tells our operatives. "Without that, I think I would've given up."

Research points Research +60

Focus on what will help our soldiers in battle

Dr. Nayar thanks us for the input, and shares some of her preliminary findings.

"I'm glad the Phoenix Project had my back when I needed it," she tells our operatives. "Without that, I think I would've given up."

30 Skill points gained

Infection

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0.

Our team has landed at a place called [HavenName]. The people here are sick. Our operatives believe that the locals have contracted a new strain of influenza, but panic is brewing as rumours about Pandoravirus infections are spreading.

We've made contact with Commander [HavenLeaderSurname], who runs this haven on behalf of New Jericho. She is asking for our assistance, in the form of medical supplies and expertise.

Provide medical assistance to [HavenName] (-15 Tech)

[HavenLeader] is extremely grateful for the medical assistance that our operatives have provided. Our team believes that in a week or two, the population will recover from the outbreak and everything will be back to normal.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +9.

Refuse aid to [HavenName]'s sick people

The security forces at [HavenName] have been severely depleted by the illness. If the haven is attacked, they may not be able to defend themselves.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -12, Training facility is damaged.

Just Deserts

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is less than -25.

Our operatives have been approached by a New Jericho deserter from [HavenName].

"All I want is a way out," he says, "and a little something to help me start a new life somewhere else - with the Disciples, maybe. I can pay you with some research data that... accidentally found its way to my system. I'm sure you'll find it very interesting."

Help the dissenter (-15 Tech)

The deserter gladly hands over the stolen data as soon as he's out of [HavenName]. The moment he's out of the haven he seems lighter, happier, like a man feeling free for the very first time.

Research points Research +80, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -2, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -5.

Do not help

The Phoenix Project is a science organization, not a taxi service.

Loyalty

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0, New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is between -25 and +25.

At [HavenName], a Tobias West speech is being broadcast. West is explaining New Jericho's concept of loyalty: "Our loyalty is to the Earth. The Earth that was, the true Earth, with its systems of competition and evolution, and the apex of those processes - Homo sapiens, the rational animal that thrives in freedom."

"To stand against the invaders, against the corruption of that system, is what brings us together. It is an idea rooted in history and biology, giving birth to a voluntary community under a leader whose sole purpose is to build a future where all that is strong and good will flourish, and all that is weak and corrupt will wither, the way it has always been on this Earth."

Argue that West is wrong to think humanity has reached its apex

"And what do you think the real apex is? Growing a tentacle out of your butt? No thanks," one of the locals retorts. Nevertheless, some people here seem to think that maybe humanity has further to go, even if they're afraid to say so openly.

Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -5.

Argue that West is wrong for thinking a voluntary community needs a leader

This idea seems disturbing in a way the locals can't quite articulate, and our operatives are told to be quiet.

Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -6.

Praise the speech

Everyone nods - this is indeed one of West's best speeches.

West concludes with the following words: "As long as we are driven by that loyalty, a loyalty born of the Ego, of that unalienable core that makes each of us unique, not even the most powerful abomination will be able to stand in our way."

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4,Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -2, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -2, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +8.

Respectfully allow the speech to conclude

"As long as we are driven by that loyalty," West continues, "a loyalty born of the Ego, of that unalienable core that makes each of us unique, not even the most powerful abomination will be able to stand in our way." There is an explosion of cheers.

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +5

Misty Days

Conditions: Haven is in Mist.

[HavenName] is surrounded by a white, cloudy sea, and people are terrified. Everyone living here has lost someone they loved to the Pandoravirus, and they all have vivid memories of what happened last time the Mist rolled across the land. Defenses are holding, but an undercurrent of panic is beginning to spread.

Share stories of Phoenix Project victories

It's almost like sharing stories around a fire at night - a communal experience that somehow gives everyone strength. Knowing that the Phoenix Project has succeeded before is reassuring, and the people of [HavenName] are reminded that being New Jericho is all about fighting back.

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +20.

Tell people to have faith in Tobias West

The legend of Tobias West - the founder, the visionary - always gives people hope. But he is very far away, more an idea than a reality, and the Mist is right here.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +7.

Tell them only the Exalted can save them

To most people in [HavenName], the Exalted is a monster, something like a dragon from a fairy-tale. The idea that she could help them seems crazy. But there are those who, faced with the reality of the Mist, see the point of trying to adapt.

One assault soldier joins the Phoenix Project.

Tell them only Synedrion has the kind of technology that could beat back the Mist

It's not what any of them wanted to hear, but the truth few are willing to admit is that it sounds believable. After all, what can New Jericho really do about the Mist? Shoot at it?

Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +6, Haven Leader’s attitude to Synedrion.png Synedrion +8.

Pandoran Realism

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 25.

There's a melancholy mood at [HavenName] that nothing seems able to lift. Too many lives have been lost, too much has changed about the planet. People feel uprooted, lost in a nightmare that simply won't end. Or maybe it's just too hard to believe that things can ever get better.

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] understands how essential morale is, but he is at his wits' end. He's willing to try anything at this point.

Help him throw a big party (-50 Food)

The party itself is only a minor event that can't permanently affect morale; once the booze wears off, everything will feel just like it did before. But the reason to throw a party anyway is the personal connection between citizens that it creates. The people of [HavenName] need to have something to live for that exists in the present, not the past, and the only thing we really have is each other.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +15.

These people need Tobias West's wisdom

There's a reason New Jericho has managed to survive when so many other organizations didn't: its leader, Tobias West. It's his clarity of vision that has inspired people, and it's his words that the demoralized people of [HavenName] urgently need. Thanks to our connections, we can arrange that, and West is willing to take enough time out of his busy schedule to talk to dozens of citizens.

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is grateful and seems newly inspired himself.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +5, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +20.

Tell him the Exalted is the only path to happiness

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is less than pleased by this advice. He has no intention of surrendering to the Pandoravirus and worshipping a false god just because people are feeling depressed.

Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -15.

Don't get involved

The Phoenix Project is a science organization, not a psychotherapy service.

Reciprocity

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0, New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is between 0 and 50.

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is willing to contribute substantially to our cause, on the understanding that we will help defend [HavenName] whenever we can, and in the hope that we will not make enemies of New Jericho.

Accept

It seems everyone here is quite confident that the Phoenix Project has a real chance of saving the Earth. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] would like to be part of that, but she also has to be careful. Her ultimate loyalty is to the people of her haven.

Tech TECH +80, Food FOOD +300, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +12.

Assure her we will protect her haven, but make no ideological commitments

"Fair enough," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] says. "I appreciate that, and I hope we won't find each other on opposing sides one day."

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +12.

Refuse any such commitment

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] seems frustrated. She seemed to have high hopes for the Phoenix Project, but now she's not sure we can be trusted.

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -9.

Royal Flush

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 25. Poker value is 1.

The new tradition of New Jericho poker tournaments, which we had a small hand in starting, has really taken off. It's a distraction from the horrors of the world, but also a kind of defiance: no matter what happens, we're human beings and we still get to have fun. At [HavenName], the tournaments attract massive crowds, and successful players are almost like celebrities.

"A group of players have pooled their resources to make a donation to the Phoenix Project.

"Look, if there's one thing New Jericho always needed, it was to lighten up a little," says one of them. "And when even a serious organization like the Phoenix Project agrees, that helps change people's minds. Makes it acceptable, you know? So thank you." Accept the donation

It's strange to think how good the occasional bit of play can be for the human soul. But what are we fighting for, if not a world in which people get to play games again?

Tech TECH +120, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +6.

Shadows

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0, New Jericho's attitude to Synedrion is less than 0.

Our operatives have arrived at a New Jericho haven called [HavenName]. It looks like the people here are in mourning after a recent conflict with another human faction left many dead. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] blames Synedrion, but it's not entirely clear what actually happened.

Apparently, there was a firefight near one of the gates in the middle of the night, and figures who seemed to be wearing Synedrion armor stole several crates of supplies. Several New Jericho soldiers died in the raid, including the Commander's nephew.

Provide aid to [HavenName] (-40 Food)

The unexpected help reminds the people of [HavenName] that not everyone out there is an enemy. It doesn't take away the pain, but they seem less pessimistic now. One of them, an old geographer, points out some sites that might be of interest to us.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +12. One exploration and one scavenging site revealed.

Stay out of this

The people of [HavenName] go back to their lives, waiting for the next terrible thing to happen, while Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] plans his revenge.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to Synedrion.png Synedrion -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -6.

Rile people up against Synedrion

It doesn't matter whether Synedrion really is responsible for this particular tragedy. What matters is that the people of [HavenName] need an enemy, and Synedrion's ideology is incompatible with New Jericho's anyway.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -4, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to Synedrion.png Synedrion -6, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +12, Haven Leader’s attitude to Synedrion.png Synedrion -10.

Contact Synedrion about this

Synedrion representatives assure us that they had nothing to do with what happened. The culprits may have been raiders with Synedrion equipment; a shipment of armor was hijacked recently.

This information seems to change Commander [HavenLeaderSurname]'s mind, at least to the point where he's no longer certain.

Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4, New Jericho's attitude to Synedrion.png Synedrion +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10, Haven Leader’s attitude to Synedrion.png Synedrion +6.

Sic Transit Vanadium

Conditions: New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is more than 25.

The people of [HavenName] have discovered an old Vanadium Inc. ambulance. Vanadium was the company owned by Tobias West which eventually transformed into New Jericho, so technically speaking it's their property anyway, but the important thing is that the ambulance may contain highly valuable medical supplies. Unfortunately, the ambulance is half-buried in mud in a swampy area prone to sudden gas explosions.

Salvage the ambulance at any cost

This is going to be a day people tell stories about for years to come. Heroic rescues, dramatic explosions, and the sight of an ambulance being pulled across a swamp! Our operatives have just participated in a New Jericho legend in the making.

The supplies in the ambulance are valuable, as is the reward for our assistance, but perhaps the most significant accomplishment of the day is the moment of triumph shared by the Phoenix Project and New Jericho.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +5, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +20, Aircraft is damaged (-40 HP).

Tell the people [HavenName] to let go of the old world

Our argument is received surprisingly well. Vanadium is no more, and the dangers inherent in trying to recover the ambulance are just not worth it. Maybe it is time to start thinking about the future, not the past.

Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10, Haven Leader’s attitude to Anu.png Disciples of Anu +10.

Don't get involved

The Phoenix Project is a science organization, not an automobile club.

Starvation

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0. Haven is starving.

Our operatives have discovered a New Jericho haven. However, there is a disturbance going on. The New Jericho soldiers are trapped in a central building while the people outside are protesting. Apparently, there is a food shortage. The leader of the haven, Commander [HavenLeaderSurname], has made contact by radio and is asking us for supplies.

"I'm not asking for help fixing the problem permanently," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] says. "That's my responsibility. But with your help, we could get through this without anyone having to die. These people aren't evil, they're not even rebels, they're just hungry."

Provide food to [HavenName] to support the Commander (-35 Food)

The food drop causes chaos, but gradually the crowds disperse and our aircraft is able to land. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is very grateful and offers us resources in return.

Materials MATERIALS +50, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10.

Do not intervene

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] curses the Phoenix Project. The last thing audible in his transmission are the sounds of fighting as he orders his people to open fire on the protesters.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -2, Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -2, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -2, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -15, Haven lost 150 population.

Provide food, but support the protesters (-45 Food)

Our operatives supply the protesters with food, but suggest they keep up the pressure on the Commander. Ordinary people should not have to pay for their leaders' failures.

Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +6, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -5, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -30.

Symes and Portents

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0.

[HavenName] is home to Dr. Ramon P. Jacobi, leader of the New Jericho Taxonomy Project. In addition to being a brilliant scientist, Dr. Jacobi also claims to have invented the term "Pandoran" as a descriptor for the creatures that threaten our world.

"Before that, people just called them monsters or mutants, or even aliens!" he says. "But that's really rather missing the point, isn't it?"

"Anyway," Dr. Jacobi continues, "that's not what I wanted to talk to you about. Actually, I want to make you an offer. You see, I have something. A book - but not just any book. A notebook. Written by Randolph Symes, one of the founders of the Phoenix Project. A great man, ahead of his time. I'm sure it would be invaluable to you. And I'm willing to trade for it."

Agree to the trade (-20 Tech)

The notebook appears to be authentic, although the notes are written in the idiosyncratic shorthand Symes had developed for his personal diaries. Still, his unique perspective on the history and early findings of the Phoenix Project is always illuminating.

Research points Research +100

Reject the trade

We don't need to buy old books from scientists of questionable trustworthiness to do our jobs. Randolph Symes can stay in the past.

Steal the book

Dr. Jacobi is not the most attentive individual, and in many ways, the notebook was our property to begin with. The valuable research it contains was performed by one of the founders of the Phoenix Project, after all.

Research points Research +100, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -7.

The Bright Future

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0, New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is between 0 and 25, Disciples of Anu and Synedrion's attitude to Phoenix Project is less than 25.

Our operatives have made contact with the New Jericho haven of [HavenName]. They are warmly received by Commander [HavenLeader], who sees the Phoenix Project as an excellent potential ally in the fight against the Pandoravirus. He mentions that Tobias West always opposed the funding cuts that almost broke the Phoenix Project's back in the days before the war and the Pandoravirus.

To show that New Jericho is on our side, the commander orders that resources be made available to our cause. "You can always use more guns, right?" he laughs.

Accept the contribution

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] brings out a cask of ice-cold beer he's been saving for a good day.

"Here's to a bright future!" he says, raising a glass. "One where we finally make decent beer again."

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +8, 1 NJ.png New Jericho assault rifle, machine gun and sniper rifle received.

Reject the contribution

Commander [HavenLeader] seems less offended than simply baffled by the rejection.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -4, Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -8.

The Cause

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0, New Jericho's attitude to Phoenix Project is less than 25.

Our operatives have made contact with the New Jericho haven of [HavenName], where a crowd has gathered in the main square to listen to a speech given by Tobias West on a large viewscreen. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] invites our operatives to participate.

In his speech, West denounces all other human factions as 'traitors to the cause of human will made manifest through individual action' to cheers from the crowd. He does caution, however, that some have embraced this treason by mistake, and may yet be swayed by reason.

Criticize the speech for its dogmatism

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is unhappy with our interference in the business of [HavenName]. Further discussions do not go well.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +2, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -10.

Make no mention of the speech

Inspired by West's speech, Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] decides to share some resources with us. He believes that we understand and respect West's cause and that we can help it triumph over the dangerous ideologies promoted by Synedrion and the Disciples of Anu.

Tech TECH +60, Materials MATERIALS +560, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10.

Praise the speech

"He is a great speaker, isn't he?" Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] grins. "He actually has a philosophy, not just slogans. That's why people love him. He knows what he believes and he can explain it in a way that makes you really understand it."

Tech TECH +10, Materials MATERIALS +190, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +6, Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3. Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +16.

The Helios Event

At [HavenName], Dr. Madhuri Nayar is preparing to study the effects of an upcoming coronal mass ejection on the Pandorans. Unfortunately, Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] thinks her research is nonsense and is refusing to provide sufficient resources. We could help, but Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] seems like the kind of person who holds a grudge.

Help Dr. Nayar with her experiment (-20 Tech)

"Fascinating," Dr. Nayar says as the data comes in. "There's a noticeable disruption of the Pandoran movement patterns. Even the Mist seems to behave differently. But the eruption barely touched the Earth - this was no Carrington event! I guess I'll need to keep studying these results."

Research points Research +50, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -10, value nayar = 1.

It's Commander [HavenLeaderSurname]'s right to make this decision

Dr. Nayar is a good scientist, but Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] has to think about the needs of the entire haven. If she can't allocate resources to Dr. Nayar's project, so be it.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +12.

The Lost

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0. Haven population is less than 2000. Haven has a residential zone.

Our operatives have arrived at a New Jericho haven called [HavenName]. Parts of the settlement are almost entirely abandoned, and very little is being properly maintained. According to the haven leader, Commander [HavenLeaderSurname], Pandoran attacks and a short but disastrous epidemic have brought the haven to its knees.

There are scattered refugees still living in the vicinity, but he lacks the resources and manpower to bring them home.

Help the refugees return to [HavenName] (-70 Food)

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] and his people are very grateful for the support. Thanks to us, [HavenName] may flourish once more... or at least keep going for a while.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +10, Haven gains 1000 population.

We have no resources available to share with [HavenName]

"Then perhaps this is the end," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] sighs. "Or perhaps New Jericho will still send help. I guess we'll have to wait and see."

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -4, Residential zone is damaged

Reach out to the New Jericho leadership

Not everything filters through to Tobias West; he's a busy man, and sometimes his assistants fail to inform him of certain situations. Once he hears about the situation in [HavenName], he immediately takes action, not only sending teams to find the refugees but sending new settlers to revitalize the haven.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +15, Haven gains 3000 population.

The Truth Is In There

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0.

At [HavenName], a nurse alerts our operatives to the presence of Colonel Budahas, whose investigation into the secrets of the US government we had funded. He's in the infirmary. Dehydrated and delirious, he clutches a black bulletproof briefcase and refuses to give it to anyone except a Phoenix Project operative.

"You don't know what I had to do to get my hands on this," he says, his whole body shaking. "The things I've seen... my mind... I'll never be the same again. But it's here. It's right here. The truth. You just have to open it."

Open the briefcase

The briefcase contains documents that prove conclusively that the CIA, a pre-war intelligence organization, had a division dedicated not only to investigating unusual phenomena but to actively sabotaging the Phoenix Project. The files, compiled by an individual known only as Operative 11, show that General Newton Sumrall was deliberately undermined by this group. The briefcase also contains the true results of Phoenix Project studies that were deliberately distorted by a double agent.

Research points Research +60, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +6.

The Truth Is Out There

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0.

At [HavenName], our operatives are approached by Colonel Budahas, who is pursuing leads to a mystery that has eaten away at him since before the First Mist: did the US government know about the Pandoravirus? He believes that there were parts of the state apparatus that distrusted the Phoenix Project for its internationalism and created an agency to investigate unusual phenomena on its own.

That elusive agency's trail has led him all around the world - with the support of Tobias West, of course. But lately, West has been getting impatient and would prefer to invest his resources elsewhere. Maybe the Phoenix Project could help?

Finance the investigation (-10 Tech and -25 Food)

Colonel Budahas nods gravely. "I will not disappoint you, my friends," he says. "I will contact you as soon as I know more."

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, value Budahas=1.

Refuse

Colonel Budahas sighs heavily. "Ah, I should probably give up. Been chasing this mystery for so long, I lost sight of the things that really matter. "

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4

Treason

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0.

Our operatives have made contact with a New Jericho haven, where an execution appears to be in progress. Three individuals are marched out of the main building and placed in front of a firing squad. A volley of bullets ends their lives in an instant.

After the execution is over, people cheer. Apparently the dead were well-known traitors who had only just been captured.

With this unpleasant business over, Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] greets our operatives warmly.

Condemn the execution on principle

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is unhappy with our interference in the business of [HavenName].

"You have no idea what kind of crazy ideas these lunatics were peddling, and what they were willing to do to get people to believe them,"" he says angrily. ""I'm never going to apologize for protecting my haven."

Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -10.

Make no mention of the executions

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is in a good mood. Executions may be terrible, but [HavenName] is much safer without these criminals and their delusional ideas. He's happy to share some of the haven's resources with us.

Materials MATERIALS +150, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -2, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +12

Carefully inquire as to what crime the prisoners had committed

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] sighs heavily.

"They joined one of these cults that keep springing up. Preached that the Pandorans are here to heal the planet or some such garbage. That's bad enough, but they sabotaged our security facilities to show that we've actually been safe all along. Thirty people died because of them, and still, they kept believing."

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +6

True Grit

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0. Training zone is present

Our operatives have arrived at [HavenName], a New Jericho haven. The base defences show signs of having been breached at some point, and Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] is clearly limping, even though he is trying to hide it.

"We didn't let them get through," he says. "But one of those giant bastards with the many legs took down a chunk of the wall. I was standing on top of that chunk. Let me tell ya, it wasn't fun. Anyway, if you've got any good building materials to spare, we've got some holes that need plugging. We'll pay, of course."

Provide aid to [HavenName] (-50 Materials)

"Thanks, that should get us started turning [HavenName] back into an actual fort. And here's your payment. Ain't no such thing as a free meal, right?" Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] laughs, winces, and gets back to work.

Tech TECH +100, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +8.

We are currently unable to help

"Huh. Well, that's a shame," Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] says with a shrug. "But I guess we'll manage."

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -5, Training zone is damaged.

Tell them New Jericho's ideology cannot protect them

"Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] sighs heavily.

"They joined one of these cults that keep springing up. Preached that the Pandorans are here to heal the planet or some such garbage. That's bad enough, but they sabotaged our security facilities to show that we've actually been safe all along. Thirty people died because of them, and still, they kept believing."

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -4, Synedrion.png Synedrion's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -15, Training zone is severely damaged.


Unknown Soldiers

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than -25.

At the New Jericho haven of [HavenName], our operatives are treated cautiously. Commander [HavenLeader] mentions previous dealings with the Phoenix Project. Upon further inquiry, he reveals that two Phoenix Project scientists were detained here due to being infected. Unfortunately, both are deceased.

Apparently, these scientists, who never managed to make contact with Phoenix Point and may have been unaware that the Phoenix Project even still existed, were conducting research in the area when they were infected. Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] insists that their research belongs to [HavenName].

Demand that the research be shared with the Phoenix Project

Reluctantly, Commander [HavenLeader] agrees to release the cartographical portion of the research.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -8, 2 Exploration site revealed.

Accept Commander [HavenLeaderSurname]'s position

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] seems pleased that we agree.

NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +4, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +15.

Go up the chain of command

The problem is swiftly resolved; of course, the Phoenix Project deserves access to the work of its own scientists, even if they weren't officially activated. Trust, after all, is the basis of friendship, and the Phoenix Project is a friend.

Research points Research +100, 2 Exploration site revealed.

Ask Tobias West for the research directly

West is deeply irritated with Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] and his interference with such a highly-valued ally. He strongly suggests that another mistake of this magnitude would be fatal.

Research points Research +100, 2 Exploration sites revealed (and already explored)

Wounded

Conditions: Haven Leader's attitude to the Phoenix Project is more than 0.

Our operatives have arrived at a New Jericho settlement called [HavenName]. There are signs of a recent battle, and many of the inhabitants are injured. According to their leader, Commander [HavenLeaderSurname], they were recently attacked by another group of humans.

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] believes the attackers were sent by the Disciples of Anu. He's furious but currently needs to focus on rebuilding his haven.

Provide food aid to [HavenName] (-50 Food)

Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] and the people of [HavenName] are very grateful for the support. Next time they're attacked, they'll be ready. In return for our generosity, they share some resources they have no use for, but which we might be able to do something with.

Tech TECH +60, NJ.png New Jericho's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +8, Anu.png Disciples of Anu's attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project -3, Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +20.

Do not provide aid

It's clear that Commander [HavenLeaderSurname] was hoping for help, but he is not too offended at our lack of assistance.

Haven Leader’s attitude to 1pp.png Phoenix Project +-4, Training zone is damaged.