(This will be our groups shared narrative, a report on this battle is here: https://thoughtsandswords.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/prelude-to-the-blues-battle-report/ It will serve as our narrative starting point) The damp lights of Novy Bangkonkgs main street painted everything in dirty shades. Sitting on a terrace looking down into the streets Sal could feel the agitation. Something was about to happen and it would not be pleasant. He turned around to see his old friend and comrade Saidsuni emerge from the crowd of visitors. Even here among a brimming Pub like this, she moved gracefully and mostly unnoticed between the people. Lessons of the desert stick with you. “As-salamu alaikum, my friend, what brings you here. Nothing good I guess.” “Alaikumu s-salam. As mostly you are right. I am to deliver this to you.” She gave him a data chip. “Command thought the wireless transmission.” She looked around her. “Unsafe.” “Hmm, did you read it?” She shook her head. “Well, then I´ll take a look.” He opened the file, it was an operational report one week old For Yüzbasi Sanshied al´Fesir ibn Rhayad sal Alev. This file is confidential and to be distributed in a need to know basis. Operational report on operation Dawning Dust. Nostralia, paradiso Prisoner transfer from the Qapu Khalqi internment camp Dune-3. List of Prisoners: 1: ------------- (redacted) 2: Mai Hao Xin, Yu Jing citizen, technician of Huleng Inc., known intelligence liaison to the Imperial service, incarcerated for abduction and arson, possible contact to enemy combatants on Paradiso 3: -------------- (redacted) 4: -------------- (redacted) 5: Bryian Stanek, citizen of the Nomad Nation, sales manager for Highlow buildings CO, known ties to the Midnight Sun, incarcerated for data theft, possible contact to enemy combatants on Paradiso 6: -------------- (redacted) Report from Captain Murakesh ibn Haschid. Our Escort was ready to move out, when enemy combatants appeared in the AO. First a Missile killed our ground Yuan, damaging Transport one in the process. I called in the backup Yuan and she covered our tower team in smoke. Allowing our Djanbazan to engage the enemies on our 9 to 10. He neutralized a Sniper and a Remotes, after being revived in between by our back up doctor. The Janissary heavy took out the other remote on our 10 and neutralized two Holoechos on our 4 and Hafza Alawad, hit the Missile shooter forcing her into cover. A remote on 4 was also taken out by the Djanbazan. New satellite feed showed a TAG on our 8 and I gave the order for a fast go. All transporters moved up. The Missile shooter on our 9 engaged with the Janissary heavy and put him down, but was neutralized by Hafza Alawad. The Iguana shot down Hafza Alawad, Djanbazan Mesül and Hakim Mehsut, and poured excess shots into their bodies to kill them, it also disabled truck III. In addition it traded fire with an enemy yet unidentified HI and wounded it. The TAG remained in threat on our 8. The other attacker repaired the remote and it traded fire with the Iguana, with the TAG being damaged and the remote put out of order once more. The remote also attacked our backup Yuan and she went down. By then we identified a Mowang attacking a combatant in their ranks. Which was an enemy infiltrator and putting it down. I ordered Djanbazan Ahrashur to take the Iguana on and he destroyed the TAG. The Operator landed on our exposed 7. I ordered the Kaplan to take him down and get truck III running again. While our backup doctor revived the Janissary heavy. The Kaplan took down the Pilot and I ordered her to secure the prisoner for interrogation. The trucks drove on and the first one was incapacitated by enemy fire, prisoner (redacted) was wounded by the incident. The guard attacked the bogey on his 3, yet could not remove it. Our Hacker saw an opening to take down the Nomad and took initiative, but was taken out by the neural feedback. The Nomad shot down the guard of the first truck, then they tried to block the area with smoke and White Noise. They lost a trooper to the Yu Jingese during this (Jaguar) and they shot down our last Djanbazan, who was blinded by the White Noise. The Yu Jing soldiers once more repaired their remote on the building and on our 3 a firefight between our attackers ensued, leaving two of the Nomads on the ground (Hulang guns down the Moran and the Bandit). Our heavy engaged the TR remote, twice and was shot downboth times, yet our doctor came around to bring him backup everytime. This was a stalemate, truck II was disabled by enemy fire, both crew and prisoner Mai Hao Xin were wounded. The third truck used the debris as cover to advance. The Nomads hacked into the trucks system in order to slow it down. For a moment this worked. The Nomads and Yu Jingese traded some fire on our 2. Awhile the remote on the roof shot down our Janissary heavy, this time killing him. The Kaplan advanced again and hit the encroaching Mowang with a Blitzen disabling it. While the Nomads consolidated and tried to destroy the enemy skirmisher (Hulang), the Yu Jing Engineer repaired the Mowang. He then proceeded to truck II and took the unconscious prisoner Mai Hao Xie with him, leaving the AO. Our Kaplan was shot down trying to take down the remote on the roof Before that truck III was able to purge its systems and leave the AO, bringing prisoner Bryian Stanke and (redacted) into safety. A Liu Xing landed and shot down our last Janissary. I my remaining men to stand down and let our attackers fight it out until reinforcements arrived, as we lacked any meaningful offensive capabilities. The Nomads made a desperate run for Prisoner (redacted), but were repelled by the Yu Jingese, who left the field as our reserve cam in. Overall we only lost Prisoner Mei Hao Xie, all other remain in our custody. The report ended there, but Sal saw another message for him. Yüzbasi Rhayad sal Alev, we traced Yu Jing activity relating to the freeing of Mei Hao Xie to Humans´ Edge, also Bryian Stanek was transported to our Shahb facility near Novy Bangkok. You are hereby ordered to secure the safety of if possible recapture both prisoners. Utilize all needed resources, coordinate with Intervention unit Shahb for this purpose. First priority is to thwart Nomad activity to free Bryain Stanek. The message came with all the official seals and quantronic markers to be authentic. He looked up, Saidsuni kept a her surroundings well appraised, no one paid them any notice. Her look was quizzical. “Well we should find Junis soon. It is time to become ghosts to hunt ghosts.” She just gave him a nod, she did not seem to care. After all she already was a ghost.