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You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

== (oOo) ==

Dessen waved the team forward as the Union security team made their way to the  apartment of the well known Tenebrae man Yashimota. The Union team had been alerted to a man known as 'Mr.Birch' as he had been scanned when he had entered the area. Due to new sensors imported from the SSC Mr Birch had been flagged as a potential suspect and tripped a silent alarm. Col-Sec had been notified but the only team in the area was one of the Union security teams posted to Exceion after the sudden attack by the Immortal Empire. The Union had posted these teams to keep itself out of the conflict at that early point but still help its brotherly ally. These teams were small bands of Union soldiers with additional support from other Union elements. As far as Dessen was aware he would be the first team on scene with Col-Sec following shortly after. The team had tracked the man down however strange energy readings that barely registered had been reported and then disappeared in the area.
The Union team made it to the apartment complex and one of the team knelt down to scan the inside. The unknown reading seems to appear yet disappear and strangely Yashimotas AI was not responding.
"Sir, the apartment AI has been disabled and I don't know what to make of these readings..." Dessen looked at the information as it was sent to his HUD. He frowned and called the Col-Sec command.

"This is Dessen, Security team 24 reporting from outside suspect location. AI has been deactivated from the inside and unknown readings are being reported. State of Mr Yashimota is unknown, potential conflict. How shall we proceed?" Dessen asked and in moments a reply came through.
"This is Operator, Team 24 target is a confirmed potential hostile, all contact will be classed as high end dangerous, we recommend using assets in this situation" The response came through quick and precise and Dessen nodded
"Copy Operator, will deploy asset now" Dessen turned to the team and made using sign language the plan. One of the men nodded and pulled out a small device, the man pressed the button on the device and placed it back in the pouch. Immediately Dessens HUD received a communication.
"This is.... Asset... What is requested?" Dessen heard the hissing ethereal voice and began to explain the siatuation.
"Potential terrorist and hostile in the top apartment, AI has been disabled and unknown energy readings have been detected. Get in there and stop any sort of operation that is going on. Force is advised" Dessen replied.
"Asset Acknowledges" Dessen nodded and waited, it would all be over soon and then the team would enter the building with Col-Sec teams.

Mr Birch stood overlooking the grey landscape on the balcony, he stood there a while before finally turning around. However... the door to the apartment was... open. He had disabled the security yes and gotten in but he had been sure to re engage those safeties after he was in... the man known as Yashimota would be boarding his shuttle right now, and so it wouldn't of been him or his aid...  he took some more steps into the room and stared at the briefcase, it was untouched, however he couldn't shrug off the feeling he was not alone. He went to the briefcase just in case he was compromised but before he could get there a spear of pain erupted in his right arm and the next thing he knew he was being pinned to the ground. He was in pain however he went to pull out whatever had pinned him. When his hand touched thin air he turned around to see a large red eye staring at him. He struggled however his arm flared badly when he did.
"Asset confirms disablement. Potential terrorist device located. All teams enter and disable"
By now Dessen had met up with the Col-Sec team and the two teams acknowledged and made quick haste to the apartment to find the Skia had pinned the man in question to the floor while there was something about the unusual briefcase on the tea table.

Carver Motioned his team forward as they Ascended the steps of the Apartment complex. The two teams having assembled after meeting in the lobby not long after receiving the silent alert of the odd properties and IE signature Detected within the briefcase of the As of yet unknown travaler known as Mr. Birch. his team had been notified almost imedietly, But due to their location and Travel time. The union teams had been called in first to secure the situation before their team could arrive, Col-sec HQ not wanting to allow the potential situation to develop any further then it already had. They had held been issued a short briefing on the way of the situation that had been so far uncovered by the Union team.

Now, As they arrived at the level of the Apartment and met up with the union team already in position, he had a chance to get the facts from the union team leader personally. establishing the comm-link through his Suits HUD systems intigrated into his V.E.A. unit.  Receiving the news on the deployment of the teams "Asset" making him shutter slightly for thoughts of what it might have been doing to the Target as it was deployed. The Skia were nasty things... Not as nasty as the continuously evasive Venators, but they could still do damage.

He lingered on that thought for a moment before the teams got the go ahead to engage from the asset within the apartment. his team and the union team moving in without any sort of delay as he issued their directive orders to them as they entered the room, training their ARC weapons at the man that lay on the floor, his arm pinned to the ground, impailed on the blaade-like arm of the skia that stood semi corporal above him. "Team 1 Secure the Target and The IE Tech in his briefcase, Repeat, Arrest target Birch and Secure the briefcase." He said again, Seeing out of the corner of his eye that the orders he had issued were being followed as both union and Col-Sec Guards went about the Business of securing the Briefcase. Going over it with scanners to make sure that the case was secure before carefully Extracting the IE Device that had been housed within and placing it in a mobile stasis unit. before turning and loking down at the Man still pinned on the floor, as a union team member Pulled his hands behind him. Binding them together with a Lock-Strip device. Causing him to Cry out in pain as his wound on his arm Was opened.

"Mr. Birch" he said. "You are under arrest for The act of Terrorism and international espionage against the Tenebrean collective, and for the illegal transport of an Immortal empire device into the colony..." he paused as the man was brought to his knees, before bringing up a second comm-link to the col-sec gunships that were patrolling the Halcyon complex elsewhere under heavy Cloaking.
"This is Carver, Col-sec team 88. Gunships, Intercept that shuttle and detain the individuals within. This complex, and that one is under lockdown pending an investigation of the situation." He ordered, waiting for a few moments before he got the response over his HUD. "This is gunship SK-1129 Acknowledged. we are a go to intercept the shuttle, and initiation of the Complex raid."

== (oOo) ==

Yashimota sat comfortably in his seat as the shuttles engines powered up. The A-Grav units combined with short bursts from the maneuvering thrusters bringing the sleek Red luxury craft to a hover above its landing platform. If all went well and The one called Mr. birch went along with his actions correctly. He would be at the docks of the Halcyon freighter and headed out to obcasio within the hour. Taking a moment to look out of the tinted viewport as the small ship began to maneuver itself forward, prepping its systems already to bring them to speed, the mistlike shroud of the falling ash illuminated by the red sun across the parts of the city that he could see reminding him of snowfall at sunset. thinking for a moment on the developing economic situation that he would have to address, when without warning, the small ship lurched violently. Causing him to smack his head suddenly on the glass of the polarized window. making his head reel for a few seconds.

after a few moments he sat upright, looking at his aid, who was also sitting up alertly at the controls of the shuttle. "What was that?" He asked? "I'm not sure" the aid replied. "We're being held by Gravity Teathers sir..." The man replied, clearly startled. "What? From where?" Yashimota asked.  Now clearly Alarmed. "From them, sir." the aid said. Pointing up through the front viewscreen of the ship, as the armored bulk of A Col-Sec Gunship materialized through the ashy haze with an odd pixelized effect that rapidly faded. the Red light of the sun glinting off its hull. Immediately it activated its powerful searchlights, Training them on the small craft. The Comm-link within the Shuttle Crackled for a moment, and,much to his shock, the strip around his wrist, as a Transmission link to the Ship was established.

"Luxury Shuttle 8874, owner Yashimota, this is Col-sec Gunship SK-1129. We have you held under Gravity tethers. Do not attempt to escape. you are under arrest for the crime of aiding of a Terrorist faction." The speaker said over the cabins speakers. "Halcyon Dynamics is now under Government seizure and lock-down pending a Full investigation of the facilities..." It said as it slowly maneuvered the small shuttle back to the roof of the business complex, where smaller Security teams had already arrived and we're making their way inside of the structure, other gunships visible on the roof, while below at the structures base, he could make out the flashing-lights of CPD and Citi-Sec Craft as they pulled up out front. knowing fully well that a full Raid would be in effect in very little time.

Yashimota Only sat in silence as he felt the shuttle touch back down on the landing pad., the shuttles systems being overidden by the Security gunships protocol systems. the door in the side of the cabin sliding up. Prompting him to look up as the security personnel moved up to the craft, Pulling him and the Aid roughly out of it, before shoving the two of them on the ash covered ground. His hands being pulled behind him and being secured with lock-strips, the metal strip being pulled from his wrist as they did.
He winced as he felt his breath brush up ash against his Face. before the Guards pulled both of them to their knees.

He had always hated the dust.


== (oOo) ==

Dessen smiled the terrorist had been detained and was on his way to the slammer though he expected alot of questioning to occur first... The device had been secured and moved by specialists and him and his squad were left keeping the apartment under guard while the forsensics and the other specialists went over every minute detail in the apartment for anything else. While the Tenebrean Raid on the Halcyon Dynamics Complex would most likely uncover other truths to be found.

Dessen stood just outside the apartment door along with the massive black form of the Skia, it stood looking around at seemingly nothing though he realised it wasnt looking into the real world but somewhere else... Strange thoughts crossed his mind thinking about it but he shook them off. Union command would hear of the operation carried out today and they would be proud, though he wasnt technically operating under Union command he respected the Tenebreans. He had been living here for sometime now and couldnt wait until he got some leave back in Mirach. He was glad he could serve both of the empires. For there was nothing better than helping an ally in need.

A Collaborative effort between :iconemperormyric: and myself.
It should be worthy to note that some elements have changed outside of this entry...
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:iconrafael-domination:
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*still holding breath*
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:icondrakenhothrepublik:
DrakenhothRepublik Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*pokes your tummy over and over*
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DrakenhothRepublik Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmm.
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:iconcommodorehorton:
CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013

I applaud the episode, for starters; it's great to have some resistance to the plot.


However, Mr. Yashimota has no awareness or personal connection to Mr. Birch or his plot. As such, that segment may need to be altered.

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TenebraesRising Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Now that is EXACTLY. what i wanted you to tell me...
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CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013

...which is interesting really, in that that means you deliberately and knowingly put innacurate information into a person's inner thoughts. Odd choice really as it could damage the by deliberately muddling the waters. I will though refrain from tsk tsking.

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TenebraesRising Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
well no, you misunderstand.
I never thought that he did, i only required some clarification. And you said what i was hoping would end up being the overall truth. He is after all your character. but i had my overall suspicious on his motivation... I mean, after all. what company would risk destroying or damaging a good portion of its economic income? none, realistically.. that i can think of.

I only wanted to see which puppet he was... no need for tsk tsking..
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