Julia Natoli, war correspondent for Paradiso, PanOceanian Sabot! Channel: “Hi, this is the third and unfortunately last part of our famous interview ‘Heroes of Paradiso’, exclusive for PanOceanian Sabot! Channel. Sergeant Pasqual, heroic member of Acontecimento Shock Army, is reconstructing his last advanture following the sabotage of OSS Tálvora. Stay connected and prepare for unbelievable!
So, Pacqual… after you had repelled the Morat strike, what happened next?”
Sgt. Pacqual: “Well, so… first we had to move out of that damned jungle. We were quite afraid of another Combined Army Incursion, so we tried to move lightly and as fast as possible. Despise we managed to salvage some supplies from the ship, our ammo was running low after that brutal shootout with the Morats. We knew that we could probably manage another skirmish… but only one… and the jungle could be full of Morats praying for us.
But we were lucky and we managed to contact local headquarters shortly after the battle. Finally we had some idea where we’re, and we arranged our pickup by rescue force. Unfortunately, we had to move out to the coast, before no dropship would be able to land in the jungle we were. On our journey we had found another capsule from OSS Talvóra. Inside was one survivor from Acontecimento Regulars and a Mulebot full of supplies, which we welcomed a lot. Our reinforced combat party then went to the coast, where we arrived before the sunset. It was a kind of old structures, probably from the time of Neocolonial wars, partly consumed by the beach itself.
But before the rescue team could come for us, we realized that we are not alone in the area. There were some shadows lurking around our positions. We were still aware that the Morats could be upon our heads, so we set the perimeter and wait for the dropship.!
J. Natoli: “I’m sorry, but that sounds like you were scared…”
Sgt. Pacqual: “Of course we were scared, you civilian slot… eeh, pardon me. I’m sorry for that, should better choose my words…”
J.Natoli: “That’s ok, Pacqual. Never mind. I had been in warzone before…”
Sgt. Pacqual: “Then you will understand what was happening there. We were stranded in hostile territory, we barely survived a skirmish with superior Morat forces and we knew that the jungle around us could be swarming with Combined Army operatives. And, most important… what happened next just fueled our paranoia. In fact, we survived just because of one shot.!
J. Natoli: “One shot? That seems crazy.”
Sgt. Pacqual: “It is. Several minutes after we took the positions we saw some silhouettes… silhouettes of humanoids in heavy combat armor. So we changed our position and went into an improvised trenchwork, that survived here from hell-knows time. And then another enemy just jumped out of nowhere and started to shoot at us. It was the time when I though we’re death after that all…”
J. Natoli: “Obviously you’re not. What happened?”
Sgt. Pacqual: “Remember as I told you about that sniper from our team? She who shot few aliens aboard of OSS Talvóra?”
J. Natoli: “Yes.”
Sgt. Pacqual: “She somehow… I don’t really understand how she could saw that… somehow spotted something, draw her sidearm and shot something. Just picoseconds before it shoot at us. She hit it directly between the eyes. I have never seen shot as this.
Only later I realized that it was one of that dreaded Oniwabans from State-Empire Army. One of those Yu Jing government claim do not exists. It was able to kill us all, weren’t this awesome shot…”
J. Natoli: “So she saved you all?”
Sgt. Pacqual: “She did. After that, our enemies faltered, probably not sure if they have to continue or not. We used it for making a swift counterattack – something that Acontecimento forces are known for. Our surviving Naga operative surged forward, while we provided covering fire, and slew half of the enemies in blazing madness of his shotgun, before the disoriented enemies could shot her down. The rest was just sweeping out the remains. Sadly we also had some casualties – not only that mad Naga, but also one man from Akali Commandos, who appeared as a reinforcement send by our rescue forces to help us in defence.
And that is the end of it all. Soon after that, our rescue ship came, and brought us all here. End of story.”
J. Natoli: “It is really the end?”
Sgt. Pacqual: “In fact, this is just the beginning. We came here to rid the island of scum and return it to civilized government. Say it to the Human Sphere, Ms. Natoli. Wherever you are alien, traitor or Nomad terrorist, we are coming for you. We’ll fight you in our cities, we’ll fight you in the jungle, we’ll fight you in the space and we’ll fight you in whatever dirty holes you hide before us, because we are PanOceanian Military Complex, the most effective war machine in human history, and we are here to win!”