Roy: Are you online? This is urgent.
DRex: I’m here.
Roy: The Second Intervention Group are refusing sortie orders.
Roy: They have signaled receipt but not compliance, and they aren’t moving. Monitoring enlisted social feeds makes it seem as though the leadership are not passing the orders on.
DRex: A mutiny? By an Intervention Group? That doesn’t make any sense. And why are you asking me about it?
Roy: We are also dealing with a few other things at the same time. The one that relates to you is a message from Ambassador Meghan, offering Fourth Fist’s services in our time of need.
DRex: How did they know about this problem?
DRex: Ok, so you want my read on them? Like, beyond what I’ve put in the reports?
Roy: No. I want your read on our own people. Does the Fist have their girlfriends tied to a railroad track or something? Why didn’t we get any advance warning about this?
DRex: No way. I haven’t seen any hostility here at all. Honestly my squads have been regarding this as basically a soft assignment. This Fist seems practically tame. I know how that sounds, but I swear these people aren’t evil. Or they are AMAZING actors.
Roy: For right now, what I need to know is that they haven’t coerced our staff.
DRex: I can’t rule it out, but I think we’d have known. Protocol gives them several silent alarm variants they could have reached out to us with if the Regime tried to pull anything.
Roy: And the Second Intervention Group, can you think of a way the Fist could have known about this disturbance before it happened?
DRex: Nothing comes to mind.
DRex: No, wait. I think there was an inspection a while back. It should be logged somewhere. That’s a possible connection.
Roy: Ok. Command is shuttering the whole operation. Get our people out of there.
DRex: You want us to deploy to the Intervention Group afterwards, try and get to the bottom of what is going on?
Roy: Negative. Gauntlet is handling that.
DRex: How about their mission?
Roy: Drones will take care of it.