The Mission to the Badlands was a series of missions undertaken by the combined Gear and Stranded forces under the command of Sgt. Gabriel Diaz to retrieve the parts needed to create Cytostatic Gas Grenades from locations in the Badlands of Vasgar.
Order of Battle
Mission to the UIR Chemical Weapons Depot
While Sgt. Gabriel Diaz dealt with the aftermath of Chairman Richard Prescott's attempt to kill the convoy with the Hammer of Dawn, Major Sid Redburn and Doctor Mikayla Dorn led a mission to a UIR Chemical Weapons Depot in order to retrieve the ingredients necessary for Redburn to make Cytostatic Gas.
Arriving at the depot, which was guarded by heavy Locust forces, Redburn split his forces in order to retrieve the two chemicals: fluoracil and RZ50. Taking control of the crates containing the ingredients, Redburn warned his forces that they needed to hold the location as they collected the two chemicals as they would need a lot of it to make the Cytostatic Gas. Under heavy Locust attack, the squad managed to hold off the Locust and collect all of the fluoracil and RZ50 that they needed. Eventually, the group collected the chemicals and departed in their APC.
Mission to the Badlands Missile Silo
While Major Sid Redburn worked on mixing up the Cytostatic Gas, Sgt. Gabriel Diaz and Doctor Mikayla Dorn led a mission to an old UIR missile silo where they could collect the parts necessary to weaponize the gas. Outside of the silo, the squad eliminated Locust forces guarding the gate and opened it.
On the other side, the squad discovered that the Locust forces were led by a Zealot, a Kantus upgraded by Ukkon's experiments. Alpha was able to eliminate the Zealot and other Locust and recover Stim-Gas Grenade casings from a storage chest near the silo.
Alpha then battled their way through more Locust to their extraction point and escaped. As they departed, Diaz asked if Dorn could make the casings into Cytostatic Gas Grenades. Dorn incredulously pointed out that she had two engineering degrees and was more than capable of making the grenade casing do what they needed to do.
Mission to the Badlands Way Station
With the gas completed and the Stim-Gas Grenade casings retrieved, Dorn determined that she still needed detonator pins to complete their weapon. In order to get them, Diaz and Redburn led a squad to a Badlands Way Station where they could find the pins before the Locust could destroy them. However, Nemacysts started bombarding the way station as they arrived.
With little time and Locust forces led by a Zealot attacking, Alpha quickly fought their way through the way station, staying ahead of the Nemacyst bombardment and searching the equipment cases for the detonator pins. Locating the pins, Alpha fought their way to the extraction point and made their escape.
With the Cytostatic Gas completed and all of the parts needed for the grenades, Doctor Mikayla Dorn was successfully able to create the Cytostatic Gas Grenades. Now with an effective weapon against Ukkon, Sgt. Gabriel Diaz and his forces began their search for the Locust scientist.