- Nov 16, 2023
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Heratchi looked around at the small outpost, not understanding fully why he was there. A few shuttles, crates and perimeter sensors. That was about it, apart from the empty and possibly more boring interior of the outpost. He was informed that he was second-in-command here, apart from a Captain. He was also told that they were supposed to be guarding several shipments from bandits. To make things worse, the place didn’t have enough guards. He hoped that he would survive, and that alone would be a miracle.
Heratchi waited around for a few more minutes, until an officer came up to him. Once he got closer, he realised it was the Captain.
“You are Sergeant Heratchi der Hannick, am I correct?” The Captain said in a posh accent.
“Yes, sir.” He responded, trying not to chatter in the horrible weather. It was during a blizzard, anyways.
“We are now 34 soldiers, including you and me,” the Captain said sternly. Then he continued. “I expect that you bring expertise, or at least it says so in your portfolio.” He said, this time almost challenging Heratchi.
Heratchi was surprised how quickly such a high ranked officer could change moods so quickly. From that, he could tell this was going to be a long mission