Fort Cerebus is one of the most heavily defended positions in all of Mercy Island. Arachnos guards are poised at every possible nook and cranny ready to open fire on intruders. Calvin remained steady however, as he and Twenty-One snuck covertly past guards, knocking out the few that saw them. They were after the crown jewel of Fort Cerebus, Ghost Widow's Tower. There was enough Arachnos weaponry and armor in there to sell for over $5,000. Twenty-One broke open the lock on the tower's door and the two filled their arms with as much equipment as possible.
hen they exited the tower, Calvin spotted a Longbow Officer talking with the well known Arachnos informat, Marshal Brass
. Operative Brass runs a good deal of the operations in Cap Au Diable.
Calvin knew this about Brass, and so he wondered, what could Brass possibly want with a Longbow official, and in the middle of Mercy Island! Calvin motioned for Twenty-One to follow him as he approached Brass, but Twenty stopped him in his tracks.
"Whaddya think you're doing?!?"
"That's Marshal Brass? Why would he be dealing under the table with Longbow?"
Twenty-One held his head, "You're an idiot. Leave it be, we got what we came for lets get out of here!" Calvin ignored Twenty-One and kept moving forward. Twenty continued calling out to him, "You're insane you know that? When you first suggested we rob Fort Cerebus, I thought you were on acid or something! But you convinced me, now we have enough money for ferry money. We can get out of Mercy, and into, I don't know, somewhere ELSE. But now you, now you are going to go and screw everything up by trying to find out what an Arachnos traitor is up to?!?! You're insane! I'm leaving!"
After Twenty was finished lecturing, he leaped off the side of the Widow's Tower and into the ocean. Calvin continued forward slowly, keeping both eyes on Marshal and the mystery Longbow agent. Just then, Brass pulled out a pistol and shot the agent point blank. He fell backwards as Brass dusted his hands off. It was nothing more than an interrogation, Calvin's curiousity was satisfied...but it came with a price...
"What the? You aren't approved Arachnos personnel," shouted an Arachnos Operative who had just spotted Calvin. Brass turned and now noticed Calvin as well. "Hey! Stop right there," Brass shouted. Calvin turned to run, knocking a few Arachnos Operatives out of his way to escape. Brass caught up though, and he clubbed Calvin with his mace.
Calvin held his head in pain, "Ah! What's your problem man!"
Brass rolled his eyes and motioned for two Operatives to pick up Calvin and drag him into custody. Brass followed them and kicked the Longbow agent's body off the edge of the Widow's Tower on their way.
"Sir, you stand accused of treason to Arachnos, stealing from an Arachnos sanctioned fortress, and assault on several Arachnos operatives...how do you plea?"
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Calvin stood before the court. He stared the judge who had just delievered his sentence right in the eyes and then spoke. "...Does it really matter 'how I plea?' This system, this corrupt Arachnos ridden system! It is an abomination of the rights we deserve as AMERICAN CITIZENS."
The judge rubbed his temples, "Technically, the Rogue Isles are not part of the United States."
Calvin frowned, "Oh well then, yeah I'm guilty..."
Just then, the windows broke open. Glass shards went everywhere. The Arachnos guards in the courtroom rushed the civilians out of the room and armed their weapons. Street thugs flooded the court room firing blindly. Arachnos operatives sprayed their weapons back. In the heat of the firefight, Twenty-One snuck in and broke Calvin's handcuffs. An Arachnos operative spotted him, but Twenty shot him before he had time to react. Calvin and Twenty-One leapt out threw the now broken windows as the thugs continued firing at the Arachnos soldiers.