DRex: Alright, just so we are on the record, the reason I am muting you is that she thinks that this is some kind of Ultrahuman only secret chat. I want her perspective on the whole thing with Fourth Fist but she only speaks frankly around other Ultras, and I don’t have time to wait for the usual Ultra to Ultra gossip.
DRex has removed Roy from the channel.
DRex has added Dragon to the channel
DRex: Hey, you receiving this alright?
Dragon: Yes, but I don’t know how that can be. I thought we didn’t have point to point in realtime.
DRex: This is a special relay, I’ve rigged it up just for us. The humans don’t know about, and they won’t.
Dragon: So what’s up?
DRex: A Fist washed up on Crete, it is your favorite people.
Dragon: 4th Fist? U r joking.
DRex: Nope, and they say they wanna negotiate.
DRex: Haha, yeah, so what am I in for?
Dragon: I am on my way.
DRex: NO!! Don’t get yourself in trouble.
DRex: Don’t throw away your career for these fuckers.
DRex: Don’t let them win.
Dragon: Ok. I’ll stay put.
Dragon: They are ice cold killers though. I know you aren’t as powerful as I am, so you better be really careful.
DRex: I’ve got Autumn and Reshi’s squads.
Dragon: I had people, it didn’t matter. We got their main guy, Indulger, off of the ground. Didn’t help. They are animals. Whatever assurances they give you, it just a trick to drop your guard.
DRex: The ambassador is Meghan, do you know her?
Dragon: I know a Megan, but I think it is a different one.
DRex: Ok, well, what I’m asking is what I should tell her? The recordings on your sesesion cut out when you guys took off. Did they have a tell or something before they jumped you? Any warning at all?
Dragon: Nothing I can think of. They said they wanted to give us information, but when the humans were asking them things they got all squirmy, like they didn’t want to cooperate. I can almost respect that, it is hard sometimes to let the daggers boss me around.
Dragon: Hey, you are the one who said they wouldn’t be seeing this.
DRex: Yeah, sorry, just not used to being able to be open about things.
Dragon: We should have had something like this years ago. It is so dumb how we can only talk through them.
DRex: Glad to oblige you. But nothing more about Fourth Fist? I am cube up in a few hours.
Dragon: We been through ‘don’t trust em’, and ‘they are scum’ right? I think that’s it.
DRex: Thanks a bunch.
Dragon: Save me a slice, haha.
Dragon has left the channel.
DRex has added Roy to the channel.
Roy: Anything useful?
DRex: Well, by her description they are basically another First Fist. Murderers and such. But, I’m not sure I believe her.
Roy: You don’t think she is a credible witness?
DRex: I’m not sure. She gives off a very Pantheon/Regime vibe. If there isn’t already a forest of red flags on her file somebody has been slacking off.
Roy: Her sympathies have been noted, but she remains a potent military asset, and you know how lax the disciplinary boards are with folks like that.
DRex: Yeah, not my business. I’ll take her warning to heart, but I’m not going to be guided by it. I know there have been a number of more generous descriptions of this team.
Roy: Meghan has polled her contacts separately, and most of what she has heard has been good. Consensus is presently that this is a genuine outreach.
DRex: Well, ‘Consensus’ won’t be in the room with them, but I guess I’ll take what comfort I can get.
4 thoughts on “Chatter”
Does DRex know that Fidel was ambushing them? I guess if he knows they took off that implies yes?
No, he has incomplete information. He knows violence broke out, but presumes the Regime is at fault.
What’s day to day between Ultras and daggers actually like in the Union?
Like any dynamic between two big groups of people anything I say will be a simplification, and there are always exceptions, but broadly…
Humans see Ultrahumans like the most ‘support the troops’ possible Americans see veterans. They undertook this huge sacrifice their countries behalf, they defend our liberties, etc. There are a lot of other dynamics underneath, but the broad current is hero worship.