#14 – Retreat (Part 3)
[os/ui.exe]*Battleplate cannot cope with new power.
[ReticentMystery]*We can’t keep this up. The battleplate is being physically damaged by the sustained power from Eternal Refuge.
[ResplendentLegacy]*But we have no other option but to try. The Todash Gate is just there, and will be charged in a moment. What other options do we have?!
[ReticentMystery]*We could make a stand. If we disregarded the battleplate we could boost his shields to 1000% for up to five hours.
[ResplendentLegacy]*That would be suicide. At that rate of power consumption we would barely be able to operate because of all the interference. And the power regulator would have to shut us down just to concentrate on preventing the shields from imploding.
[ResplendentLegacy]*Calm down. We can retreat and live to win another day.
[ReticentMystery]*No, I will not calm down! This useless little soldier of your does not have – will never have – enough firepower to kill these enemies if you insist on preserving an outdated [class 3] [combat skin].
[ResplendentLegacy]*It’s the best we have. And I still think that this [combat skin] is cutting edge for this civilisation. Perhaps it has abilities higher than we anticipated. Now, excuse me. I need to talk to him.
[ResplendentLegacy]:Your armour can only endure a little more abuse.
[ResplendentLegacy]Cmd:link(Eternal Refuge – 009IO/P34b)
/// TODASH PROTOCOL ACTIVATED… AUTHENTICATION MANHATTAN ///
[Todash.sys]*Type 6 Todash Jump achieved.
[os/ui.exe]*WARNING – MALIGNANT ATTACK ON SYSTEMS DETECTED
INTRUDER IN DATA-89
[os/ui.exe]*State target. Target bloodhounds?
[ReticentMystery]Alpha squad through Omega Squad! Full emergency cold starts!
THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
[os/ui.exe]*State lockdown type and authorisation.
[ResplendentLegacy]*Full emergency lockdown! One-way access only!
[os/ui.exe]*INTRUDER IS RESISTING DELETION
[ReticentMystery]*Bloodhounds, confirm deploy? Confirm deployment!
[ReticentMystery]*Status search and destroy!
[PALSY.sys]*Initiating emergency physical circuit breakers.
[ResplendentLegacy]*Secure and destroy all datalinks to Data-89!
[speech_recog.sys]*Confirmed. Destroying datalinks.
[os/ui.exe]*SYSTEMWIDE ALERT! INTRUDER HAS ESCAPED LOCKDOWN!
[PALSY.sys]*Full system lockdown could not be achieved.
[Firebreak.sys]CPU unit and surrounding datasets and RAM are clean. Lockdown to central core … incomplete. Lockdown could not be completed.