[OOC: I'm going to assume a Hacking test for Betty's research. Acharon Blockade Research, TN10 FOC0: 4#1d20 13 16 18 5. Well not much joy then, only a single success. Sorry for the delay. I've been getting smashed at work and didn't really have much in the way of brain space.] ... Dios. Tony, is quiet for a moment taking in what Moondriver had relayed. Combat operations were one thing, but this was bizarre and frightening. If what Moondriver said was accurate, and it was a big if, then one of the boogeymen of the sphere was tracking him. Not to mention the news that apparently Svengali was working with the EI or at the very least helping Shasvasti infiltration. This was a conspiracy almost as large as the whole B4CKDOOR crisis. Have you passed this up to Nomad High Command? Tony was feeling overwhelmed and in well over his head: he'd be much happier dealing with a TAG that had a seized ankle acuator and was leaking O2 from a pinhole no-one could find. He could fight a threat that was in front of him, but this -a potential Shasvasti incursion with elements of it gunning for him personally - was hardly creditable let alone something he could affect. He shrugs fatalistically, grabs a bottle and necks it. There's not much he can do about it, and you have to go out some way. Just a pity it's on a backwater planet like Ariada. Betty stays quiet, without any actionable information there's not much she can say and Tony needs some time to get to grips with this revelation.