All the various rules about 'jack cortexes and security aren't laid out as well as I'd wish so I figure asking here might give the best/fastest result:
Situation: Your mercenary party includes both a field mechanik and a warcaster and you have your starting forager light laborjack. Through cunning stratagem and valiant force you've defeated a small Protectorate group before they could start the boiler to their Crusader. You want this Crusader for yourself. No one in the party speaks Sulese or knows how to get past the security placed on the cortex. How can this be done?
Can the party members switch out the Crusader's cortex with their light laborjack's cortex? Besides the fact that their laborjack's cortex isn't the highest grade, are their any ill-effects of this?
Would it be safe to assume that if we did something like this, if we encountered any more Protectorate forces in the future, they could lawfully demand the return of their military equipment?
Thanks in advance!