05/07/3062 22:48 Location – Warehouse VKT-503, Unity City Wharf, Nashuar
A group of black clad figures gathered in the poorly lit warehouse filled with crates and some vehicles. These figures gathered around a cleared area with a powerfully built man,
“Brothers and Sisters, I know you are eager. I know that our Mistress has grand ambitions for this attack; she wishes to strike fear in the heart of our enemies. I am not the Avatar of Kali like her but I know that tomorrow is our best opportunity to forward her work. The Enemy will not know and gathers nearby; we are already prepared, tomorrow we will strike.”
The Whole Group chants in Unison, “Their next breath will be their last, Death claims all!”
05/08/3062 06:30 Location – Cape Stalwart Military Complex, 42km ENE of Unity City, Nashuar
Sergeant Trev Rowley had only just walked out of his car when PFC Polk ran out to him,
“Sarge, everyone is assembled for the VIPs”
“Thank you Private, I will join you all momentarily”
Sergeant Rowley had spent all night shining his class-A uniforms up for the Nashuar Planetary Assembly and Commonwealth Command Staff. A Commonwealth team came in last night and had kept him up late making sure everything would go smoothly for the meeting tomorrow. Thirty-Two Dignitaries including the entire Planetary Assembly and most of the 7th RCT’s Command Staff were flying in this morning and everything needed to be on point.
He entered his office and noticed it was rather hot, someone must have changed the thermostat overnight. He changed it back and went out to meet the Assembly, the office should have cooled down by the time he was done.
The VIP’s arrived via a Zanadu Airliner at Cape Stalwart with the entire Nashuar Home Guard ready for inspection. Everything went well and the Home Guard went back to their normal duties after a brief rest. Sergeant Rowley returned to his office which was still uncomfortably hot and changed into his BDU, he picked up the phone and rang facilities.
“I understand Sergeant we been having problems with the climate control throughout the Complex, probably a burnt out Thermocouple or something dumb. We have called Unity City Refrigeration for service they should be arriving soon.”
The contractors arrived and Sgt. Rowley escorted them to the maintenance level. The pair got to work and “fixed” the problem attaching several hoses, wires and plugged a diagnostic computer to it. They checked some things and ran a computer program to “debug” the system. After a few moments they unplugged it and faced the Chief..
“You should be good now Sarge”
“What was the problem?”
“Someone reset the settings, we reinitialized them and recharged the system”
“Recharged the system? The whole thing worked fine yesterday, there is no way those canisters could recharge this system. Whats going on?” He reached for his radio
“Judgement Day” The one worker had him from behind with a garrote in an instant
His training kicked in and he shifted his weight throwing the attacker to the ground. The main worker pulled a heavy wrench from his tool kit and everything slowed down. Before he knew it Sgt. Rowley pulled his sidearm put six rounds into the wrenchman and four into the man on the ground.
It wasn’t enough, the wrenchman was mortally wounded but still dangerous and coming. Rowley evaded slamming the man into the wall behind him, bones cracked and pipes burst; before the man recovered Rowley slammed the pistol butt into the man’s skull deforming it.
Still in shock from the unexpected encounter Rowley dropped his sidearm and slumped down against the wall. His shoulder burned, he must have hit something hot; reaching down he felt that his radio had broken during the encounter; that was not helpful.
Snapping back to his senses he stood up and recovered the sidearm, something bad was going down and he needed to tell the others, he reloaded his sidearm and began running to the security office.
Meanwhile at the Security Office
Hwar Nijong had spent years as a sleeper agent, he worked his way up and finally hit the big leagues. Yesterday he got a message through his Handler, “Wait for the signal; do as they say” He received the message a few minutes ago and had killed the security team in the office and initiated a lockdown. He patched the various subnets through the office and opened the port to an external user handing over his username and authorization.