The Gang: Griffon the News Van, HRT the Bus, and Chessex the Train; investigate the BASF factory for dirty goings-on. It was easy till Griffon got waylaid by a blob of toxic sludge.
He was using the nearby walmart parking lot to scope out the BASF lot. the whole area drains into a settlement/easement pond, so it gets the waste from both the factory and the distro center. One lady died and one was injured but the PCs killed the monster. So the fight stymied the investigation into the disappearance of Broad-Side .
Analysis of the samples revealed it was a combo of radiation, toxivore bacteria, and Nexus energy. Since the BASF factory "guards" also had a nexus lazer last week, there's dirty work afoot. Why has BASF branched out big into government contracts in the last year and a half?!?
PICTURE, left to right:
Griffon, the Toxic, the dead woman, Gwen from Wal-Mart, and HRT the Bus
Miss Gwen from Wal-Mart also disappeared after her arrest. Eerily, she was just a victim of the sludge attack, but was charged with embezzlement, released on bail, yet ended up in the van with the BASF "guards". Griffon bribed the tech admin at Wal-Mart to get the undoctored surveillance tape, which inadvertantly revealed that others were interested in the Transformers, or maybe the sludge.
Analysis of the Nexus radios at PHF, tapping the traffic cameras, augmenting the regional traffic cameras, converting the captured Nexus Lazer into something useful.
Burgerama, Pimpticon, and Shredder are still casing the airport.
Griffon, Crow-Bar, and HRT will continue gathering info on BASF.
Klondike will do the science analysis at the base while Incoming guards and assists.
Chessex will be quietly digging an ingress tunnel into the BASF building, from the nearby rail-head at Lee Hall.