Next on the patrol was the new colony of Mariposa.It is a privately funded venture and is in the first stage of its development.
The colony is founded by people that can build and survive in harsh conditions.
These first colonists will lay the foundation for the settlement and after 12 months the rest of the colony will move in.
Being privately funded by three billionaires they have invested in pre-fabricated structures from the OKI Corporation, such as the MHUs (Modular Habitation Units) and perimeter walls.
You can see from the shots below that the colony is very much new and still relying on shipped in supplies which are kept safe in the Hex2Go cargo containers.
AERIAL SHOTS SHOWING THE COLONY.
AGAIN THE RDF GO IN ON FOOT WITH THE CAMEL MPV VISIBLE TO SEND OUT A FRIENDLY IMAGE.
THE ‘MAYOR’ OF MARIPOSA COMES OUT WITH A SECURE ATTACHE CASE.
Alpha Squad under the command of Major Kemp talks to the mayor.
It seems the colonists have been attacked by the local wildlife and also by some raiders, the damage from which can be seen on some of the shutters on the MHUs.
The case it seems has ‘protection money’ in it.Major Kemp assures him that this is not needed and that the RDF will be back on a regular basis, as they patrol the area.
That is why they had to hastily put up some wire fencing and barbed wire, to help defend against intruders and protect their property.
HERE ARE SOME FARMERS COLLECTING DEEMA SEEDS.
ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF MARIPOSA SOME JURAPEDS CAN BE SEEN ROAMING FREE.The colonists in time hope to be able to train some and use them as riding beasts.
Here an unpleasant looking bug approaches Bravo Squad who train their guns on it.
Shoot first, ask questions later.
HEX2GO IS A NO NO.
Charlie Squads leader, Sergeant Jenkins has a hunch that something is not right.
He has one of his ‘bad vibes’ about the Hex2Go container so he gets his tech officer to scan the inside whilst the others ready their guns at the doors, just in case!
False alarm, but even so Tyrone Jenkins is still not happy.
MARIPOSA LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A THRIVING COLONY.
The RDF have a lot to offer the settlers and if the stories about animal attacks and raiders are true, it won’t be long before the RDF get to ‘earn their money’ as it were.