After a meeting with Vice President of Special Projects Elizabeth Stanton, Agents Alan Green, Dr. Jason Harrington, Hector Castel and Jen DeLhie were dispatched to the Puerto Quijarro dig site. The plane trip to Puerto Suarez and the train ride from there to Puerto Quijarro were fairly uneventful, although they allowed the team to get to know each other and to plan for the mission ahead. When they arrived Dec. 22nd in Puerto Quijarro itself, they were met by a convoy of trucks headed by Luke Lagrange and Paolo Pinage. The supplies were loaded onto the trucks, which returned to the dig site.
En route the convoy was stopped by armed bandits claiming to represent local crime lord Javier Dos Santos, who almost immediately opened fire upon the caravan. Although two lives were lost, the caravan managed not only to escape the ambush but also to prevent the theft of the property it carried and to capture two of its assailants due to the swift actions of Hector Castel. Agents Green and Harrington were injured, Harrington severely.
After reaching the dig site and receiving medical attention, the team was introduced to the dig site personnel by way of the company christmas party. Unfortunately, merriment was cut short due to the shocking death of Luke Lagrange, who suffered injuries at the hands of a wild beast.