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|“|| The Soviets have managed to salvage two Topol-M platforms from Gelendzhik and are preparing to deploy them. The Allies are using their still unstable Chronosphere device in a desperate attack to prevent the ICBMs from launching.|
- Mission description
Road to Nowhere is the ninth mission in the Act One Soviet campaign. The last two MIDAS nuclear missiles, which were concealed from the eyes of the Allies by Yuri and survived the destruction of the rest, become the target of a desperate Allied army, chronoshifted from Germany to Kemerovo Oblast, in western Siberia, Russia.
Following the General's success in denying the Pacific Front the use of the American Mercury Satellite, he was recalled to the European front. He knew that the European theater didn't proceed as well as planned – while the Soviets made significant gains with most of Germany under their control, many lives were lost and, what's worse, the Sino-Russian forces are being held down by the Allied defenders right outside SteinsTech's Black Forest lab, stalling the Soviet invasion. Even worse, the Allies have managed to destroy six of the Russian MIDAS ICBMs earlier, denying the Soviets the means to terrorize their enemies until Yuri revealed that he had concealed two MIDAS ICBMs just in case – to make sure no one is aware about it, he mind-wiped anyone involved to prevent any intel leaks.
The General felt strange about this – Yuri said that he will wait until the Hawaii Mercury Uplink's destruction, and the General was only aware about the orbital weapon when American scientists working with him reveals that the Mercury satellite was a retrofitted research system. Yuri also refers to the Allies' covert attacks by using their Chronosphere during the Second World War just as the Soviets received information that the Allies decided to use the unstable, reconstructed Chronosphere in a desperate attempt to destroy the MIDAS. The General was given the order to protect the last two MIDAS ICBMs stationed in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, as they are being prepared for launch at the Black Forest to annihilate the Chronosphere and the SteinsTech lab there.
The General knew that he'd best return to the United States as soon as this is over – he doesn't want to be involved in whatever is being planned by Yuri, or he would end up being taken into the dreaded GULAGs. As a precaution, the General ordered his NKVD subordinates to smuggle their families (including the General's relatives) to America.
The General had to focus on his mission – he received information that the European forces are pouring in through the Chronosphere, and they could be arriving anytime. He gave the order for his soldiers to stay alert and be prepared for anything.
Countdown to destruction
With the desperate European assault repelled and the MIDAS ICBMs successfully launched, it was only a matter of time before the Black Forest along with the Chronosphere and the SteinsTech lab were wiped off the map. Knowing that all is now lost, the Europeans are retreating in full force, and soon enough, the Soviet Union will be able to conquer all Europe... at least that's what the Kremlin are thinking now.
The General, however, was aware that the Allies won't be defeated that easily – his predictions eventually turned out to be true. Later, the General is called for a surprising mission to destroy a Psychic Beacon that has been causing problems for China.
- This mission is loosely based on Chrono Defense, the seventh mission of the Soviet campaign in Red Alert 2.