Mission: Day 2
Weather: Normal for season (chilly); light wind; light snow
Ley Line: No
- Light: Dark (-4)
[Keep writing your interludes. The week came up, so it was time for the next post.]
The light snow continued to fall, and the occasional moon illuminated the Trailblazer’s campsite. The drone overhead was quiet at first, then grew louder. The shape of a SAMAS flew across the moon as it passed over the camp. It circled around and flew over again before veering off toward the southeast.
About ten minutes later, the glow of lights could be seen cresting the low hills as a military transport rolled to a stop. There was some distant shouting, and figures began to disengage from the sides of the transport and jump out from the back. They immediately started forming up into units as a large, armored robot came up behind them. Two of the units swung out in flanking maneuvers to the sides to encircle the camp, one left and one right, with a larger one in the center moving straight for the camp. A fourth unit remained in reserve near the robot, and the SAMAS circled overhead.
Communicating over radio, the Coalition forces were eerily silent in the night, though they weren’t being stealthy as they launched their attack.