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.