You just finished your post and made it back to your barracks room. Its another rainy night in Estasia. Three more weeks and you will have completed your basic training in the Deliberative Army. You have already received the first set of minor augmentations. You are faster, stronger, smarter, and healthier than you have ever been. Your eyesight is nearly perfect in the low light conditions. You reach your small rack and check your gear out of habit. Everything is in its place. The guards are changing shifts. Everyone near you is either sleeping or are quietly preparing themselves for sleep. You lay in your rack and drift off to sleep.
You aren’t sure if its the flash of green light or the thunderous explosion that awakens you. Something is very wrong. The alarms scream to life and acknowledge your worst fears. The base is being attacked. Here. In the heart of the Deliberative. You are nearly finished strapping on your armor and checking your gear before you are fully conscious. Your weeks of Tiger Warrior Training seem to have paid off. Captain Talos would surely be pleased with your squad’s performance. If only he were here. In the back of your mind you wonder if this could be a drill. A final test. You get your answer as you clear the door to your squad bay and see the bodies scattered around. Hundreds of them. Recruits and even Dragon Blooded officers lay in tatters. Your armor’s visor heightens your senses but you still can’t see what is causing the chaos.
Ten feet away you spot Sergeant Lucian…….