Drax leads them north through the Aurora Barrens. Tor and Mouse tail them in the car, staying well back, about 250 metres. After about 15 minutes riding, Drax pulls off into a side road which is choked with old dumpsters and abandoned cars, which eventually leads to the ruined car park of an abandoned and mostly wrecked baseball stadium. Drax accelerates away towards the half-collapsed stadium, expecting the others to follow.
The team’s initial plan is to try to get the other gang members to stop by faking a technical problem with one of the bikes, which Whiskey handles discretely by telling the bike to cut out over its node interface. The gang members are having none of it though, th circle around and tell the others to leave him behind, having failed the test if he can’t keep up. Realising it’s not going to work, Whiskey starts the bike up again and they continue.
By this time, Drax has disappeared inside the stadium and the floodlights have come on, revealing that the main baseball field is now nothing but churned dirt, but on which has been built a stunt track out of random bits of metal and shipping containers, comprising jumps, targets for shooting practice and other tests of riding skill. Drax has ridden up a ramp which leads to a platform above the track, jutting out of the ruins of the spectator stands, and has a megaphone in his hands. As the others ride up and stop at the edge of the pitch, Drax instructs one of the gang members to demonstrate the test, and he rides on to the track towards a modest jump over a few oil barrels.
At this point Tor is driving very quickly to catch up and is almost at the car park. The others decide to shield themselves from Drax (who has a formidable Ares Alpha with under slung grenade launcher) by ducking under the spectator stands and trying to take out the other goons quickly.
They do this, and Lightning and Whiskey both quick-draw and wound the two gang members on the bikes behind them. They draw their Uzis but can’t fire them immediately, instead dropping behind their bikes for cover. At this point Tor and Mouse are screaming into the car park, with Mouse taking over the driving as Tor gets his gun set up for firing. He draws a bead on the biker who is demonstrating the stunts, and wounds him too although it appears that his armour takes most of it. Faceman moves quickly to the biker Whiskey shot at and engages him in unarmed combat, but the goon manages to block his initial blows.
Although they can’t see him at this point, Drax is racing down the slope, enraged.
Another volley from Lightning and Whiskey’s guns take out the two closest bikers, but the third has stopped his bike on the ramp and unloads a burst into Whiskey’s back. It’s a good shot and Whiskey’s unlucky – he goes down. Tor’s second shot at this biker goes wild.
At this point, Drax comes screaming out on his bike and leaps off it at the first person he sees, which is Faceman. Drax doesn’t use his gun, he has a large sword emerging from his right cyberarm and looks like he wants things up close and personal. He barrels into Faceman and is moving crazy fast, getting two attacks in, both of which Faceman just barely deflects with his martial arts. The weight behind Drax’s blows from those 2 cyberarms suggests that if they connect, it’s going to hurt – a lot.
Lightning shoots Drax in the back twice, which leaves him badly wounded although he doesn’t seem to notice as much as he should – the wounds reveal shoulder blades that appear to be titanium laced. Realising lightning has some nasty firepower, Drax turns his attention toward him, but doesn’t connect – those wounds are slowing him down. Faceman gets a disorienting strike on him too, and Mouse also hits him with a Bugs spell which distracts him still further. The combination of his wounds and these effects mean that when Lightning fires again, he hasn’t got a chance. Realising the new giant bullet wound he just received is the end, as he falls Drax reaches for his belt and pulls the pin on a grenade, hoping to take them with him…