"Things are escalating far faster than expected. We've stretched our canvas too far, and some critical information has slipped out from underneath of it while our backs were turned.
"Eve Ereitani, one of several smuggling rings on Ko, was entrusted with a parcel of locational info for some new recruits and a few thousand credits, as well as some rare OTC artifacts. All three of these things are now missing. She blames the idiocy of her servants, and offered to have one turned over to our custody for "a lesson in precision." I would have considered that offer had I not had my suspicions.
"Still, I accepted him, just to put her at ease and to save the poor bastard. I figure, if she has the capability to go behind her back, we should leave a few doors open as we move along. The guy was timid, and I don't blame him... "
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"Great Gods above, you eat like you haven't seen food in years. Does she do this to all of her... servitors?"
"Trained you not to speak? It's alright, man. We're not going to hurt you. In fact, not speaking might get you into more trouble than you're in now."
"... Who are you?"
"We're the HURT 311th; Ground Reconnaissance and Infiltration. Here on... shall we say, diplomatic relations assignment."
"So, is there anything you'd like to tell me about Eve? Anything you think I should know?"
"... Nothing that comes to mind."
"You're out of her hands now, she has no power over you. Nobody here will do you harm for being honest. Speak up."
"... Men came to visit. Big men, in powered suits. Marines. Black and orange uniforms. They passed Eve a SecuriTek briefcase and she talked. About you."
"She told them everything, and handed over some datachips containing the locations of your major headquarters... "
<muttered> "How long ago was this?"
"Two days ago."
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