When a group of magic users accidentally slipped through one of the BDL's dimensional doorways, they decided to assist the rebels in their plight. At first, BDL machines were completely unaccustomed to these new attacks and fell victim to them. However, Dr. Sterling soon remedied that. She and a group of her finest scientists created weapons and shielding especially designed as countermeasures to magical attacks. The Marauder was the first completed vehicle to utilize the technology. She loaned it to a well-known group of mercenaries as a test run against the mages. However, after the mages had been killed, a somewhat unwilling hero named Rune happened across the rampaging machine as it destroyed the town. Angered at the loss of so much life, Rune, Wolf and Mack destroyed the machine. Dr. Sterling still has the plans, but hasn't decided what to do.