New vehicle concept, just for fun:
First Lord referred to *this* mystery as 'A jester to the Court of
Mars' in a letter to his son, and most of the high command referred to
it as Object C, when they referred to it at all. It was found in the
desert, at some sort of research facility. The documentation was never
good, and both the war and the circumstances of this discovery clouded
things further. It had started life as a heavy cargo tractor of the sort
converted to artillery duty in large numbers some years ago, but had
been fitted with a novel weapon system. The nature of this system has
been a source of discreet research and speculation since the end of the
conflict, but to no productive end.
It would seem to fire some
sort of liquid, though a plasma based system had been theorized at
first. Tantalizingly incomplete, a number of design features and a novel
use of materials suggested that it was based on some sort of
rediscovered Founder technology, though this was impossible to prove.
Indeed, when the base was searched for documentation, not only was none
found but it was discovered to be not just deserted but devoid of all
life (down to the bacterial level) and bereft of all organic matter. A
lengthy investigation yielded nothing, but was the subject on intense
speculation by all involved. Evidence of anything from an as of yet
unclassified apex predator to interdimensional travel was rumored, but
Currently Object C is in storage at Base South, awaiting restoration.