Continuation of story from Greetings subforum: http://arkadiaforum.com/threads/my-story.12025/page-2#post-90728 Next morning, after breakfast I was headed to report to major O Riley as ordered. As I was entered his office he was drinking his coffee and reading something in his personal terminal. He didn't paid attention on me in any way, I am not sure was he even aware that someone has entered his office at all. So, I did standard routine. "Sir, corporal Daka reporting to duty by your orders" "Ah, look what carabok has dragged in" - he replied. "Glad to see you finally returned from your vacation. We already prepared nice prison cell for you." "Sir, about that... Why prison cell. What I did?" "Its not about what you did, corporal, its more about what you not did. Your sergeant informed me that from his squad only you didn't answered to message to return to Arkadia immediately." "Message? Sir, I didn't received any message" "What I hearing now is excuses and I don't really have time for that. I am grateful to you that you have shown in last minute. Don't even think that is because I like you, because I don't like you ugly former - colonist - wannabe - soldier face. You must follow same routines as any other IFN personnel. If you didn't received message you should repair your ship long range sensors. Reason of my gratitude to you is with your arrival you spared me from doing imprisonment paperwork. And I really hate to waste my precious time by filling those stupid forms. Now, report to Lt. Knocks. Since you like vacation we have something special for rookies like you. I hope you still have your ten lotion, ha ha ha. Dismissed." While I was leaving his office and northern morning breeze has made my nose cold I had a feeling this day will become really hot soon for me. I entered ready room and there Lt. Knocks with 5 IFN soldiers I never met before. "Ah, corporal, come in, we are waiting for you... Like usual. I don't have time for chat, so I will get straight to point." - same time map of desert was showed above desk with holographic projector. On map was Kestrel digsite with surrounding area. "Here is the drill." - Lt. continue - "Intelligence has lost contact with one of their operatives in Kestrel digsite area. Most of their operatives are in Underground doing more important missions and because we already have plans to send someone in Kestrel area they asked us to do something for them too. So, we are sending you 6 lazy bums to do 2 things. First, Oratan mining activities has increased in that area. We need you to find out exactly what kind of resources they are collecting there, did they retrieve any weapons from that cargo ship that was shot down by Smugglers and their troop positions. Your primary targets would be bandits. Eliminate 100 of them and investigate spoils they have been collected, 100 of them will be enough. Immediately after you completed primary objective send log with your findings to HQ. Secondary mission is to find agent I was talking about few minutes ago. His codename is Hermit. Before contact with him was lost he reported some problems with his communication equipment... What you laughing corporal, something funny here? ... Stop that immediately or I will remove that smile from your face by myself... OK... That's better... Now... Your secondary mission is to find this Hermit character and give him new communication device. His last position was near ruins. That would be all. We except report IN TIME, gentlemen. Don't be late. Dismissed" We left HQ and headed for armory and its trade terminal. Time to buy some ammo, put armor and do some Oratan headhunt.