[This is the In Character (IC) thread for Emerald Sunz. OOC questions should be directed to the OOC chat or presented in brackets like this piece of text here.] Most jobs for the Sunz Detective Agency are a who, what, when, where kind of deal. Comes with the territory of investigating everything from murder, theft, extortion, and fraud. This job though only involves a where. Where are the cubes of a lost Medina University research team that got stuck behind enemy lines during the Second Offensive on Paradiso? There were clues from three different attempts over the span of two years by the university. All hope was considered lost for the research team but now in 67 NC a fourth attempt is being made. From the cozy corridors of Tunguska the team boarded the SDA owned light freighter Sam Spade for a three day journey to the C7 Circular in the Fareedet system. From there it was an uneventful two day trip to the Paradiso system and another five to reach the Tropic Gem (or Emerald Hell depending on who you talked to) the system was named after. From orbit Paradiso didn't look like a planet at war. Everything looked normal. At least normal enough for the one of the most hotly contested planets in the Human Sphere dating back to its discovery. However, large orbital corridors were designated for military use only and military ships had a constant presence. The war effort was even more apparent when the team arrived at the top of the Xiangu orbital elevator. Large amounts of Yu Jing, along with O-12, personnel and supplies were being funneled to the surface. The civilian and commercial traffic still dwarfed that of the military though. It went along like nothing was happening. It was a sharp dichotomy for a planet that had alien invaders on it. The teams mercenary privileges let them breeze right through security. The trip down the elevator took a day and once truly planet side anyone that hadn't been to Paradiso before was greeted by its oppressive summer heat. From what you read Septentria was more moderate so you couldn't imagine how Nostralia would feel once you got there. The same dichotomy was apparent on the surface as well. One wouldn't know a war was being waged close by if they didn't know. Sight seeing would have to wait as the team and their container of gear were loaded up on a high speed train to Vedi. It was a five hour ride. Arriving to sanctuary city of Vedi the war became more apparent with the mass of refugees that had taken refuge in the city and newly constructed defensive structures. Like Xiangu they couldn't take in the sights. They were already aboard the troop transport ship to Strelsau before they knew it. The Combined Army had effectively cut air and orbital transport to Strelsau across the Barrier Sea and Lemuarian Ocean. The only safe way in was by boat. The ship joined up with a long convoy of other transports, container ships, and a PanO military escort to the port of Strelsau. The team would finally get some rest from a day of hectic travel. Now they just had to wait four more days as they took the slow method.