Lyra Colony Landing Site
The core members of Clan Vizsla stood huddled around their leader, Declan Roark. While the Special Mission soldiers kept busy in finalizing the quickly establish command post, Declan took the opportunity to provide one last rehash of their part of the mission.
“Play it smart,” Declan started off.
“That might be hard for some of us,” Idris quipped giving a quick glance to Rulvak while slapping Appius Wight on the shoulder. Idris’ continued attempts at friendly banter did little to sway to companions.
“Our scouts are in position. There is Collective activity at the entrance here,” Declan continued. He pointed at a holomap of the area and the only known entrance to the ruins. “It won’t do us, or the other teams any favors if you all die here. Colonel Cortel will keep you updated as needed as this plays out.”
The Colonel remained impossibly still with impeccable posture at the mention of her name.
“There are a lot of moving parts in this plan. I would recommend not messing around there,” she said. One of the Special Missions soldiers pulled her aside for a moment with an update of information from the scouts.
“Mr. Adenn, Mr. Qurroc. I trust the two of you are capable of working well enough together to get this done,” Roark said while Arcia was talking with the soldier. Idris nodded with gusto while Rulvak grinded his teeth for a moment before nodding in the affirmative.
“A team of Collective forces just departed into the ruins. They will have a good lead on you,” Arcia stated as she turned back to the team.
“I could give a good lead on you and do some of that messing around you were talking about,” Idris said. Arcia’s eyes narrowed and she gave a slight smirk.
“Stay on task Adenn,” she said.
Idris decided it was better to shelve that particular train of thought for the time being and slide his crimson helmet on his head. Appius and Kano both let out giggles before suppressing their laughter.
“By the time you reach the entrance we should have more specifics on the Collective forces guarding the ruins. At present, it appears that the Collective has sent most of their forces there into the ruins,” Cortel continued.
“And are you assisting with the asset retrieval? Or at least going to tell us what it is?” Rulvak asked looking at their leader.
“I’ve got… my own things to accomplish here. You will know what it is when the time comes. Get going so we can make a mountain of credits,” Roark responded. “Dismissed.”
The group gave a quick salute before turning away to face the dense darkness of the jungle.
Rulvak, Idris, Appius, and Kano all took a deep breath before gesturing to the Special Mission soldiers to fall in behind them. They moved quickly and with purpose through the trees. There was no talking while they made their way to the ruins, just a focused determination to get there and get the job done.