Post by Legume on Jan 22, 2019 14:51:29 GMT -5
As Dr. Grey's nanobots, assigned to scouting and hijacking the radio tower in the center of the camp, approached the structure, the Earthling doctor himself, still safely holed up in the spaceship, might notice something... strange happening in the nanobot's video feed and the HUD at the top of the screen.
Once the nanobot started to fly closer to the radio tower, the structure becoming more defined from the point of view of the camera, the battery levels of the bot would suddenly start to rapidly decline, as if something was draining the life out of it. At a glance, however, the bot might have seemed fine - nothing had hit it or latched onto it, it appeared completely operational and continued flying towards the radio tower... it's just that every single computation and every single change in the battery causing significantly more losses in heat and friction than ever anticipated...
until the battery finally gave up and the nanobot fell to the ground, appearing for the civilians below like a fly had suddenly died while flying across the sky, nothing to worry about.
These four arrivals were quite odd, were they not? All of them clearly newcomers and not familiar with the ins and outs of the camp, and yet all clearly not lacking in direction, immediately gunning towards the market and starting to snoop around there, the woman asking simple questions such as who Almus is or how long they have been planning to strike south and take Abbayor. All while they continued muttering something under their breaths, to nobody in particular...
It was enough for Ruz Cavadin, one of the self-dedicated volunteers who patrolled the streets in the case that something somewheer goes poorly, to rouse his suspicion. The Imperial Forces usually did not resort to espionage and infiltration operations, most of the time... and when they do, they're usually more professional at it than that. So it's definitely possible that Ruz was just seeing things. Several previous Imperial attacks, all of which led to many of his friends and comrades dying, do a lot to keep a man on edge all the time.
And as Ruz made his way across the crowds of the market district, he saw that two of the three new arrivals made the mistake of standing right next to each other and having a brief chat, possibly to disguise their team chatter by making it seem like a casual conversation in the middle of a busy plaza. Ruz made the move on that exact moment, sneaking up from behind and pulling Dain and Kuueru in for a "hug", the Saiyan's shoulder held by one hand and the disguised demoness's with the other.
"Welcome to the Black Star, comrades! What are your names? I'm Ruz! Do you perhaps need a tour?"
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