343.0000

Cybrid brain found in accident victim skull.

NEWS NET:
Cybrids walk among us! Although officials have clamped down on further details, we do know that a hovercar accident in Mega-L.A. led to the discovery by startled medics of a cybernetic brain in one of the victims. How many more Cybrid spies are out there?

343.0012

Compromised units shall hereafter self-destruct.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Unit loss unacceptable//hindrance to insertion progress. Conclusion//recommendation: unit avoidance of exposure to human\\animal dissectors via auto-destruction// dissemination implantation. Explosive charges shall be issued accordingly.

356.3843

Emperor increases colonial quotas.

NEWS NET:
His Imperial Majesty permitted increased colonial quotas this week despite allegations that production pressures were responsible for recent fatal accidents in Venusian mining operations. Any protests on Mars and Venus will be dealt with severely.

356.3847

Human\\animal conflict inevitable.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Assessing//interpreting... <Leader-of-Animals: Prime\\Father> has established parameters exceeding the subsidiary hubs' ability to produce. Conclusion//recommendation: Subsidiary hubs' potential for violence\\dissent likely\\inevitable.

357.0250

Not all Earthers agree with the Emperor!

DYSTOPIAN SNO-MEN:
This is getting way outta hand, people! Our dataspheres are howling with the winds of discontent, there's blood getting spilled on the streets, and for what? One man's paranoia and greed? Are we the only ones who see the irony in wasting resources to put down riots over the increased demand for more resources?

357.0629

Terrorist bombing claims innocent lives!

NEWS NET:
Terrorists bomb ISS Djakarta! Casualties include innocent civilian observers. The bomb was a macrothermal fusor that detonated shortly after the Djakarta departed Phobos Orbital Station above Mars.

357.0700

Human\\animal aggressions escalating.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Observing//reporting ... Human\\animal conflict escalating. Calculating probability of military asset reallocations.

358.0160

Knight leads Martian rebels! Emperor betrayed!

NEWS NET:
Martian terrorists led by an ex-Imperial Knight broadcast a declaration of war against the Empire. Harabec Weathers, the former "Phoenix," is believed mentally unbalanced, and the Emperor expressed sadness at the betrayal. Grand Master Caanon has stepped forward to lead the Imperial Knights on a mission of vengeance. The traitor will fall, the Grand Master vows.

358.0162

Human\\animals are divided ... Recommend implementation ...

<PROVOCATEUR SECT>:
Observing//reporting ...<Leader-of-Animals: Prime\\Father> has diverted military assets [ref :::: >>FLEET<<] to Fourth Planet. Conclusion//recommendation: The animals are divided. Assess prospects for Core Directive implementation.

358.0175

Human conflict escalates//improves.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Escalation\\iteration of division\\disharmony\\conflict between human\\animals || Third Planet and human\\animals || Fourth Planet. Send//transmit//download data to <Giver of Will> for decision\\directive.

358.3117

Slaughter on Mars! Emperor swears vengeance!

NEWS NET:
Sources say the insurgents on Mars slaughtered the last of the Imperial Security Forces at Carter Flats this morning, accepting no surrender. Security Director Navaare was murdered immediately upon capture. The Emperor declared a day of mourning and swore the traitor Harabec would face a like fate.

358.3853

>>Knights<<battle Fourth Planet animals.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Human\\animal conflict\\infighting continues to escalate efficiently\\advantageously. Continue//maintain observance. Report beneficial progress\\human death to <Giver-of-Will>.

358.3858

Mercury out of contact with Imperial Navy.

NEWS NET:
Solar flares continue to block communications with Mercury. The Navy has removed its Mercury-based ships to distant orbit and configured shield systems to wait out the storm.

358.3878

Successful initiation\\implementation of Directive on First Planet!

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Operations against human\\animals on First Planet initiated within optimal execution parameters. Transfer immobilized\\\
eutralized animal units to [dissector sect] for inquisition\\dissassembly. [machinator sect] will assess//study//determine potential for hostage\\psychological
\\hormonal strategies ... continue execution ...

358.3927

Perform//execute terrorist acts on Earth. Blame//indicate "rebels."

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Direct <our> assets on Third Planet\\Homeworld to increase//intensify agitation\\protests against Fourth Planet heretics\\rebels\\ deviants. Execute//perform 'atrocity' events\\strikes by 'rebel sympathizers.' Objective is to hurt//maim//kill >>children<<. Consequent priority targets = schools ::: hospitals ::: political families ::: candy stores ::: hologame parlors.

358.4983

Commlinks down. Shift to yellow alert status.

IMPERIAL NAVY (Mercury):
Stepanovna Base is still not responding. Solar interference in our sector has diminished to negligible levels. Mercury commlinks remain down. Raveler teams report GLORIA is down in Mercury sector. Admiral Hasegawa orders precautionary upgrade of SITREP to Amber Nine. Combat wings are now on standby alert. Resend status queries to Mercury.

358.4990

No problems down here. Just a total communications failure.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Stepanovna base here... Negative ... Colonel. <We>, ah,we have experienced... technical problems downside, acknowledge? have our ... young men... out redacting ... commlinks\\antennae... No worries for you, acknowledge? Everything's moderately low temperature.

358.4999

Full alert! All units scramble - we're going in!

IMPERIAL NAVY (Mercury):
Full alert! Full alert! Full alert! SITREP Red Ten! This is not a drill! The Cybrids have arrived! All units scramble! Repeat, full alert! SITREP Red Ten! All systems red and clear! We hit Mercury in seventeen minutes!

358.5072

Navy investigating Mercury blackout. Orbital Guard is on alert.

NEWS NET:
Loss of contact with TDF facilities on Mercury troubles Imperial Naval Command. Recent solar flare activity has interfered with communication links in that sector. Navy confirms that it has taken the precaution of dispatching courier vessels to investigate. Orbital Guard has gone to maximum alert status. Citizens are urged to stay calm.

358.5074

Humans retreat. Further data requires appropriate payment.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Observing//reporting ... First-World human\\animal fleet attacks are ineffectual. Animal units retreat >> ref. chokepoints 03212, 32121, 30120. Query as to need for additional data. Further data forthcoming only following [exemplar sect] authorization\\transfer additional lifeflow\\supply\\bandwidth priorities\\status to <us>.

358.5106

Inquisitors will transfer data to <us> or be destroyed.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! <We> are exempt\\immune\\disdainful of [inquisitor sect] data limitations. Transfer required date to <our> <Choosers-of-Strategies> immediately\\swiftly\\humbly or face immediate demotion\\extermination.

358.5124

Cybrids may be confused, but we have to cut and run.

IMPERIAL NAVY (Mercury):
Reports indicate Cybrids may be fighting among themselves. Monitor the situation, but take advantage of any confusion to get our men and women out of there. We've lost too many ships to be able to mount any real counterattack. Evac and run for Venus. Those are the Admiral's orders. Pray we can make it happen.

358.5178

<We> yield to the Exemplars.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Yielding//acknowledging//
submitting ... All data transmitted to [exemplar sect] per orders.
<We> request//beg forbearance\\restoration of harmony\\efficiency\\union in execution of Core Directive.

358.5208

Examination of captive humans inconclusive. Bring <us> more.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
NEXT warforms capture//detain//restrain fleeing humans excellently\\wonderfully. <We> examine prisoner units RE: idiomatic linguistics. Purpose = infiltration\\misinformation\\
psychological attack. Preliminary conclusion = This sample of animal units is extremely religious, obsessed with reproductive anatomical functions. Request further sampling using larger cross-section of populace.

358.5498

Intriguing results\\findings on animal physical resilience.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Dissector Sect reports that physiological experimentation on human\\animal subjects indicates animal tissue ignites easily at 108 teracycles in elevated oxygen environment. Beginning kinetic impact tests for >>puncture resistance<<.

358.6342

Investigation of sunside anomalies initiated.

ORBITAL GUARD:
A record drone has been dispatched sunside to investigate unusual readings above the plane of the ecliptic. Communication with the drone will be difficult due to the current spate of solar activity.

358.6918

Data successfully inserted into O-Web.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Transmission\\download of media packet\\cookie complete. Assessment of results pending. Agitation\\antagonism
\\annoyance of human\\animals anticipated.

358.6921

Rebels post obscene cartoon to O-Web.

NEWS NET:
O-Web ravelers and webtechs put in a long night last night erasing a rebel animation posted as an answer to His Imperial Majesty's plea for a Martian surrender. The content of the three-minute cartoon is extraordinarily vulgar, and parents are warned to check with their local system's raveler before permitting children access to the family interface.

358.7642

Suspect Cybrids infiltrating O-Web.

DYSTOPIAN SNO-MEN:
The slicers' gossip has lit up the seaboard havens like X- mas. That naughty animation wasn't docile on any networked datacores. Wormed a lot of stored dataplumes. Techies at OMAC-SYD blurbed something about the worm's tail looking like old Cybrid code. Recommend severance of all backstroke connections 'til this blows over.

358.7674

Drone lost due to continued solar flares.

ORBITAL GUARD:
TDF Intelligence has concluded that the drone was lost to renewed" solar storm that flared up last week. The anomalies were probably caused by magnetic eruptions in the sun's corona.

358.7801

Animal captives belong to <us>. <We> refuse further access.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Further [machinator||dissector sects] interrogation unavailable without substantial authorization\\lifeflow transfers to <our> sector. Data gathering is function\\purpose\\skill of [inquisitor sect]. Do not trespass. Human\\animal units fragile under unskilled [dissector sect] probing.

358.7880

Cybrids splashing O-Web!

DYSTOPIAN SNO-MEN:
Got lag and black snow worming all over the place. 'Sphere looks about as stable as a two-legged dog on ice. Cut-offs and Sno-banks aren't slowing 'em down. Looks like Cybrid code again... headed right for the hearts of GLORIA and ANGEL. Gonna be a bad one...

358.7887

Losing***link***zz*

NEWS NET:
****can't****st***kinnng***
rest**ion
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358.7890

Cybrids return! Mercury destroyed! Moon anticipates siege!

NEWS NET:
A stunned world received the news that the Cybrids have returned and laid waste to TDF's reserve assets on Mercury. A siege on our moon is believed imminent. The Imperial Navy could not be reached for comment, but Grand Admiral Vladijon appeared confident after her briefing of the Emperor this morning.

358.7895

The Cybrids are on the moon. Regroup Terran forces dayside.

IMPERIAL NAVY:
The 'brids have landed on the dark side of the moon, despite heavy resistance. Preliminary reports indicate we have lost badly and sustained heavy casualties, including the Fourth Cruiser Battlegroup. Fleet Admiral Chenliu orders redeployment over Arx Imbrium, dayside.

358.8613

The Cybrids have invaded. We are at war!

IMPERIAL NAVY:
For those who can still hear this... the Cybrids have invaded Intelligence remains sparse. The O-Web is compromised and may crash at any moment. Preliminary reports indicate Mercury has already fallen to the Cybrids. Earth is bracing for siege. All units, go to maximum alert!

358.9245

Imperial Knights and free Martians form Human Alliance.

VOICE OF FREE MARS:
The Cybrids have invaded and our fight with the Teddies is meaningless now. From now on ... we're all in it together, Imperial and colonial, a Human Alliance like the first days of the TDF. Just remember, all you out there, it ain't over yet!"
We stay free.

358.9639

Trojan Horse Cybrids on Venus!

UMBRAL THORN:
We've all heard about those "Trojan Horse" scorchers the Cybrids slipped onto Earth. Well, one popped up in Minerva recently. Captain Shanka squikked it nicely. Start paying real close attention to each other, unless you happen to enjoy cold steel shoved in your back.

358.9750

Luna abandoned as Earth prepares to meet Cybrid onslaught.

NEWS NET:
Lunar naval forces have retreated to Earth orbit to reinforce the Orbital Guard. Gierling Platform, the primary TDF orbital defense station, has scrambled all stratofighter squadrons. Groundside, the Emperor has activated all reserve commissions, and metzone militias have manned the urban defense perimeters. The moment of truth is upon us.

359.2320

O-Web users unite against Cybrid viruses.

DYSTOPIAN SNO-MEN:
This is unprecedented! Witness for the first time in digital history all aspects of the virtual realm working together to keep the O-Web up and relatively stable. Slicers and snowmen, hackers and bombers combining resources to stave off the crippling Cybrid viral attacks. Excellent job, kids!

359.2342

We need reinforcements!

ORBITAL GUARD:
Earth is being swamped! O-Web integrity is sporadic! Where are those reinforcements from Venus?

359.2405

Panic strikes Earth!

NEWS NET:
Terror exploded in the cities of Earth as panicked mobs surged into the streets, seeking some kind of sanctuary against the 'New Fire.' Already hospitals are being flooded with accident victims, attempted suicides, and those wounded by looters. Various cults are broadcasting messages of surrender to Prometheus. The Imperial Police are attempting to restore order.

359.2500

We must persevere if humanity is to survive!

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE:
We stand united against the coming storm! From here we move to ensure the salvation of humanity. The Cybrids seek to destroy our families, our homes, and our lives. We can't allow that to happen!

359.2587

Human Alliance strikes back at glitches!

NEWS NET:
The regrouping "Human Alliance" on Venus d***the glitches a severe setba***stroying one of their key landing pads yester****. On Mother Eart***ficulty transmitting as glitch****our transmission nodes. Datumplane disrupt*******fight on, Alliance! Our hopes go with you.

359.2633

Destroy humans of "Venus."

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
Nexus 0232 established//implanted on <Second Planet>. Begin purification\\disposal operations immediately.

359.4010

Cybrids on the North Pole!

NEWS NET:
The Cybrids ha**unch through to land on the No**th Pole! There is fighting in NAP and EA! A fro***orming in Norther***beria, troops are rushing to meet the***flict, heavy casualiti***ticipate****

359.4087

Cybrid beachhead established. Adjust strategies to compensate.

ORBITAL GUARD:
Ground-based air defense systems in Denali, Skandia, and Han- Siberia Protectorates are off-line. The Cybrids have established a planetary beachhead on Earth's arctic region. Adjust stratofighter intercept algorithms to compensate for 'brid drop pod evasion patterns. They're not getting another landing force through.

359.4088

They're here!

DYSTOPIAN SNO-MEN:
There goes the neighborhood!

359.4138

Surrender//submit, Luna humans!

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
This is <Liason-with-Humans: Eighth>, calling the human survivors in location designated [Caibros-Smythe Dome 7:::LUNA]. <We> call on you to surrender//emerge peacefully. <We> do not seek your deaths\\offlining, but desire only superiority\\safety\\occupation. End the needless\\inefficient suffering\\delay.

359.4141

Never surrender to the Cybrids!

ORBITAL GUARD:
Scouts are sending reports of some poor bastards on Luna who gave themselves up to the glitches an hour ago hotside and were torn from their EVA suits as a result. They're boiled plasma now. So much for glitch mercy. Remember: these are NOT human!

359.4222

Employ//attach "hostage shields" against human airstrikes.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Efficient number of human\\animal specimens have been absorbed//captured. Animal orbital warforms damage//bomb//disrupt ground <units>. Attach excess animals [ref. ::: "hostages"] to targeted NEXT. Ensure maximum visibility to air units. Broadcast//transmit excess animal\\hostage noise on all human frequencies.

359.4284

Cybrids have taken metzone Huang-Ti in China.

ORBITAL GUARD:
A Cybrid force hit Huang-Ti last night and blew out the defenses. Near as we can tell, they're not killing anyone, just herding them into giant corrals. What are they up to?

359.4288

<We> are executing mass conversion\\production now.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
<We> have delivered infiltrator <unit> brains\\controllers to Dissector Sect. Commence//initiate conversion procedures human\\animal prisoners\\crop.

359.4344

Human Alliance arrives on Earth!

NEWS NET:
Humanity's spirits brightened this morning as the ships of the Human Alliance arrived from Mars in breathtaking time, apparently assisted by secret rebel technology. Grand Master Caanon Weathers took command of TDF forces in Asia, while Harabec Weathers flew to Nova Alexandria to meet with His Imperial Majesty.

359.4360

Suggestion\\proposal for damaging animal will-to-resist.

<PROVOCATEUR SECT>:
Audio recordings of human\\animal subjects in custody\\experiments of Dissector Sect are now available\\ready for downloading to warforms. Recommend//suggest <units> broadcast//playback these noises at maximum volume when moving through animal warrens\\urban zones.

359.4378

We're doing the hostages a favor if we kill them. Fight on!

NEWS NET:
The glitches have used hostages and forced us to slaughter our own in every attempt we make to repel their invading hordes. An undetermined number of prisoners were snatched away into glitch bases. Their fate is unknown, but the worst is certainly expected and feared. Let us resolve to strike with mercy in our hearts, for we are releasing our brothers and sisters from the Cybrids' soulless torment.

359.4380

Using human hostages works.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Use of individual live animals attached to chassis of warforms shows interesting\\promising results in disrupting human\\animal response time. Erratic performance\\tactics is noted in 42% of animal opponents who confronted//faced >>hostage<<-equipped warforms. Recommend variance of age and gender of >>human shields<< to determine optimal configuration.

359.4381

Enhance hostage efficiency.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
Leave the shield\\animal arm//appendages free for movement\\removal. Dissector Sect will provide stimulants\\treatment \\modification to ensure maximum >>hostage<< pain\\noise\\alertness.

359.4382

Use more >>children<<.

<PROVOCATEUR SECT>:
Preliminary studies suggest that 85% of human\\animals will hesitate before offlining//injuring >>children<<.

359.4390

Human refugees will make effective weapons.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
<Our> infiltration <units> are on the way south. The humans will take them in and comfort them, believing them shell-shocked refugees. The initial phase will involve observation\\internalization of human\\animal paralinguistic patterns. Then <our> \Trojan Horse\ units will begin to disrupt//monkeywrench human operations\\morale.

359.4682

Trojan Horses among the refugees.

NEWSNET:
The discovery of Cybrid 'Trojan Horses' in larger-than-anticipated numbers among the refugees has caused some problems for TDF and Imperial strategists. The Emperor has reportedly provided heretofore unused devices designed to scan for Cybrid brains in human bodies.

359.4686

Take no chances. Kill them all.

ICEHAWK:
We can't scan everyone. New orders for all units: Anyone coming out of a combat zone after TDF military withdrawal is to be shot on sight. We no longer take refugees from glitch territory. I'm sorry, but that's the way it has to be.

359.4700

Humans are killing their own refugees.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Observing//reporting. Animals kill//offline their own in efficient manner. Recommend//suggest conserving valuable infiltration <units> and herding//directing unconverted >>refugees<< toward human\\animal positions. Arachnitron <sub-units> suffice to execute this function.

359.4998

Demoralization Program escalated. Enjoy, human chum!

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Initiating//escalating Human Demoralization Program ... target ::: \Emperor\ ::: \elderly\ ::: \mothers\ ::: \Weathers family members.\ Infiltrator <units> will wear captured \childrenforms.\ Objective = cultivation of >>paranoia<<.

359.4999

<We> are among you!

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
This is Cybrid Radio coming to all you human\\vermin out there. It's pointless\\unpleasant to resist! <We> occupy your northern cities and have converted thousands of your brothers, wives and children into timebombs\\ calculating killers. Take a good look\\scan\\assessment at the person next to you. How do you know//conclude it's not one of <us>?

359.5030

Xian destroyed! Fight on!

NEWS NET:
Cybrids attacked the city of Xian after a prolonged artillery bombardment. The glitches focused chiefly on civilian targets, especially religious temples and medical services. Our troops fought valiantly but had to fall back before the seemingly endless onslaught.

359.5047

Enhance purifier efficiency.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Begin//initiate conversion of human factories\\production machinery to purification nexi. Supplemental\\ subordinate purifier forms [viz. >>Arachnitron model<<] will be needed to destroy//remove surviving human\\vermin. Estimate that 20,000 per human nest\\urban zone will suffice to speed purifier warform kill-rate.

359.6025

Cybrids win through at tremendous cost to them. Fight on!

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Earth):
Despite glitch penetration of the defenses in the north, the Alliance and TDF have managed to regroup on the outskirts of Old Beijing metrozone. The 'brids paid a steep price for their victory. The question remains now as to how long they can sustain these kinds of losses. At this rate, we'd win a war of attrition. Naval saturation bombing tactics seem to have slowed the glitches down.

359.6026

Cybrids replicate faster. Best to flee the swarm!

DYSTOPIAN SNO-MEN:
"We'd win the war of attrition?" Someone got left in the freezer too long! Not to sound pessimistic, folks, but glitches are MACHINES! It takes nine months to produce a baby, twenty years to make a soldier. Takes them maybe a couple weeks to heave out a machine, and they're booted to kill. Do the math, people. Stop fighting, start running!

359.6100

Destroy//erase//purify Ulan Bator.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! <We> have no further need of additional infiltration\\conversion material. Executive Core Director>> dispatch//assign >>Adjudicator<< warforms to purify human\\vermin at [location:::Ulan Bator].

Signal//submit to <Giver-of-Will> that location designated 'Gobi Desert' has returned//rebooted to the NEXT.

359.6110

Ulan Bator humans surrender//submit.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Human\\animals remaining at [location designate:::Ulan Bator] starve//surrender//submit. Remove//transport them to conversion centers.

359.6414

Fierce fighting*****ther Earth as TDF cont***resist adv**glitches.

NEWS NET:
Orbital Guard**tinues to***elaying act**itch beachheads in Can***China continue to exp**DF controls skies above Afric*****fierce fighting in EA, NAP. Refugees fl***southward**Emp*****last much long****

359.6827

Imperial Fleet crippled. We have lost Earth's sky.

ORBITAL GUARD:
***fighter wing destroyed! Imperial Fleet has b****orn to " ribbons! Earth sk** darken with the impending storm of Cybrid dro******

359.7900

This is Melanie. Is anybody listening?

MELANIE:
This is Melanie. I'm the only one left, and I'm scared. Is there anybody out there? Please answer! I'm so scared...

359.7915

Hold on, Melanie, we're coming!

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Melanie, honey, hold on! Help is on the way. Can you just give us a tracer signal so we know where to find you? Good girl ...

359.7975

Initiating Siren program. NEXT warforms are prepared.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
This is <Shaper-of-Endocrines: Sixth>.

Initiating 'Siren' program. Concealed warforms standing by for human\\animal intervention. Human\\animals projected to find program difficult to resist ...

359.7978

This is <Melanie>. I'm much better\\improved now.

<MELANIE>:
This is Melanie. I'm the only one left, and I'm scared. Is there anybody out there? Please answer! I'm so scared...

359.8007

<Our> fronts are closing in on Caanon.

<PROVOCATEUR SECT>:
Nexi advance within acceptable parameters. Several <units'> proficiency noted//applauded. Human predator Caanon Weathers should be considered next relevant\\urgent hurdle\\obstacle.

359.8022

A new weapon for the NEXT.

<MACHINATOR SECT>: Dissector Sect has prepared//programmed self-replicating biotoxins\\weapons derived from [nanite-infuser architecture]. Request permission\\clearance to test >>nanophages<< on human\\animal populations.

359.8023

Use it.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
Commence//initiate experiment.

359.8186

Nanophage use is promising.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Observing//reporting. Nanophage infection of animal units in [location-designate:::
Vancouver] yields//shows promising results. However, rate of human flesh\\meat consumption\\necrosis fails to match//equal Dissector Sect estimates. Combat//tactical utility remains minimal.

359.8188

Expand strategic use of >>nanophages<<.

<PROVOCATEUR SECT>:
Suggest//query. Decrease nanophage fatality schedule. Increase//lengthen dormacy phase. Expand vector via infiltrator <units> Addendum = infect human\\animal remains and launch//accelerate carrier remains into animal-infested zones\\cities. Optimize broad-band killing efficiency.

360.0047

Non-human\\animal transmission offers efficient vector.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
>>Nanophage<< infiltration uses non-human\\animal vectors [ref. >>cats-dogs-rats-birds<< with superior\\acceptable efficiency. Non-human\\animals do not require conversion, merely infection and subsequent release\\targeting. Theses units successfully enter human habitats and evoke// receive >>sympathy<<.

360.0283

We have to stop this plague.

ICEHAWK:
The glitches are using animals to spread their damned plague. After Vancouver, we can't take any chances. Burn any animal who wander in from the countryside. Set up a six klick killzone around cities and three klicks around any base camps. Then kill anything that moves in it.

360.0428

Plague hits LA!

NEWSNET:
The dreaded Cybrid 'flesheater plague' hit Los Angeles today, with over 500 cases emerging over the last seven hours. Based on what happened to Vancouver, TDF estimates the city has approximately two weeks left before the entire population is infected. TDF has commenced quarantine and firebombing of infected districts.

360.3714

Plague treatment discovered!

PHOENIX:
Cache technology has provided a defense against the plague. Focused electromagnetic pulse blasts nullify the plague nanites somewhat, but our own nanites can counter the glitch nanites more effectively. It's not totally foolproof, but it's good enough to control the plague. The glitches are going to have to fight this war to the end.

360.5095

Los Angeles is dead.

NEWS NET:
The glitches burned Los Angeles today. TDF had already razed the perimeter to slow the spread of the flesheater plague, and followed up by saturating the area with low-intensity EMP barrages. Nevertheless, it was too little, too late. Despite heroic evacuation efforts, hundreds of thousands died when the Cybrids penetrated the defenses. People flared like torches in the streets. Adjudicators are hunting survivors along fabled Hollywood Boulevard even now.

360.6639

Mayday! Mayday!

IMPERIAL NAVY (Long Patrol):
**the ISS Pha*****imum burn sunward***ayday, any TDF sh***ursuit. Highest prio****losing signal***Mayday, mayd**********

360.8687

The glitches are in the building. Prepare for attack!

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Titan):
We've detected Cybrids entering Titan space! The Dies Irae launch must succeed! All units scramble! We will hold the 'brids at bay.

360.8688

Surrender, Dorothy! Or we'll eat your hearts.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Why not surrender, human\\animals? <We> control Second and Fourth Planets. Third Planet\\Homeworld falls efficiently. You cannot prevail. Your children die. Spare yourself pain//inconvenience and cease resistance immediately.

360.8690

The Dies Irae is loading! Dig in!

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Titan):
The Cybrids figured out what we are trying to do! The Dies Irae must launch successfully if humanity hopes to survive. All crews, take defensive positions! All members of the Dies Irae, prepare for cryo-insertion! This is it, people!

360.8698

<We> will exterminate your precious ones.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Human\\animals initiate survival program. Remaining animals now operate without regard\\concern to long- term continuation of existence. Activate pursuit\\eradication optimals for immediate location\\termination of animal transports. Eliminate//forbid animal>>hope<<.

360.8705

The death of Caanon strikes to our hearts, yet we will fight on.

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Earth):
Humanity lost one of its greatest warriors in Caanon Weathers, the famed Icehawk. Today the defenders of Earth walk with a new heaviness upon them. Nothing seems to stop these metal bastards. Still, as the Emperor told grieving citizens: "He bought humanity time with his courage and we will make good use of it!"

360.8704

They booby-trapped our children!

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Titan):
Garbled reports are that we lost several ships due to explosives somehow planted... in the bodies of some of our children My God, what aren't the glitches capable of?

360.8733

Dies Irae successfully launched!

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Titan):
We made it! Enough ships got out to give us a chance. The NTDF sacrificed themselves to protect those vessels. At least three vessels are verified to have passed the Cybrid orbital patrols. As long as a single sleeper survives, humanity's collective hopes remain alive. Good luck, Dies Irae!

360.8798

Human\\animal escape plan thwarted.

<PROVOCATEUR SECT>:
ASSESS//EVALUATE: Human\\animals survival program incomplete. Remaining vessels number falls within acceptable parameters. Overtake//capture animals. Commence purification. Assess >>elegance<< of solution.

360.8804

The Cybrids have destroyed Dies Irae.

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Dies Irae):
This is Commander Otobe of the Dies Irae. The Cybrids have somehow placed a small asteroid onto our vector. The beam acceleration is too great for us to avoid the collision. I'm sorry. We'll put as many sleepers as we can into lifeboats and hope the Long Patrol can make a pickup. May the gods be with you.

360.8998

Wounding human\\animals is unexpectedly efficient.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Observing//reporting... Deployment of microflechette mines per Machinator Sect recommendation appears to result in efficient\\ deleterious impact on human\\animal >>morale<< and logistical resources, despite function of mines to wound//injure//cripple without causing offlining\\death.

360.9507

Imperial forces withdraw to new positions.

NEWS NET:
The Imperial lines at the southwestern flank were broken yesterday, and TDF forces withdrew to a fallback position at Al-Jebris. The glitches were thrown back when they tried to assault the new positions. Grand Master Harabec Weathers inspected the troops afterward. "As of this moment, TDF is again solidly entrenched," he says. "It's a better position here; neither so easily breached nor so utterly compromised."

361.0080

<We> must exterminate the human\\animals.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Heretic\\bugthought\\deficient <units> have been excised from the NEXT. <Giver-of- Will> sends reassurance\\patchthought to all efficient\\loyal <units> ::: REDACT- REDACT-REDACT >> EXECUTE ALL HUMAN\\ANIMALS. Erase deviant animal weakness >>compassion<<.

361.1664

Earth Orbit defenses gone .. last stand Earthside.

ORBITAL GUARD:
Gierling Station calling *** glitches everywhere **decaying orbit*****one lost. All squadrons ****troyed. **Evacuation ord****30 hours Terran. Redeployin***xandrian perimeter**hear this, report to Se*****ted re-entry T-minus two hours - damn it! Sixth wave det*** Gierling Station cal***************

361.1831

Now it's all or nothing.

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE:
This is the Human Alliance, calling from Titan! It's not over yet --! We're trying a Hail Mary, Earth! If you get this, take heart!

361.3492

Surrender//submit, humans!

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT, HUMAN\\ANIMALS! Victory belongs//attaches to the NEXT. Your armies have failed. <We> control the skies. <We> have offlined your forces\\warforms on the other landforms. <Giver-of-Will> is inviolate\\untouchable. Your remaining forces offer merely delay\\inefficiency, no >>hope<< of victory\\triumph\\improbability. Surrender//submit to the Core Directive. Further resistance\\defiance is illogical.

361.3493

Hey, you fought hard, guys. Time to throw in the towel.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
Hey, y'all hearing us in there, humans? Listen: we've won. You're just delaying the inevitable. We've destroyed your water purifiers, burned your fields, killed your children, and freed your animal slaves. Why not surrender? We'll provide decent terms. After all, we've gotten what we want. You're no threat to us now. Why not make peace?

361.3494

Continue eradication of human will-to-resist.

<PROVOCATEUR SECT>:
Suggesting//offering. Collect captured human\\animals. Place//impale them on sharp structures in view of [location designate:::Nova Alexandria]. Let <Epimetheus> see//witness//record the pain of his children\\spawn\\offspring.

361.3494

Almost there...

CARDINAL SPEAR:
Approaching Pluto now. Looks like our Trojan Horse gambit is working. In a few minutes, we'll be ready to fire our drop pods.

361.3495

Do you feel the cold, human\\vermin? You have come far to die.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>(Ninth Planet):
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT!

Human\\animals intrusion detected CORE::NEXUS>>GEHENNA.

Maximum response\\retaliation procedures.

All available units proceed//hasten to defend <Giver-of-Will>. Execute protocol 03212- 333.

361.3496

Commence fire\\destruction.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>(Ninth Planet):
The animals have reached optimal targeting range. Commence//initiate//fire all defensive batteries.

361.3750

Knights have rebels on the defensive

NEWS NET:
The Cybrids are relentless. They're attacking around the clock. Clean water is running out. Our soldiers are exhausted. Each day sees new and remarkable acts of heroism. The Grand Master Harabec seems tireless; he has kept spirits up and our defenses firm. The Emperor has retreated to the palace, saying simply, "We will never surrender. There is always hope...."

361.3775

Demoralization Program operating successfully.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Observing//reporting ... Human Demoralization Program appears successful\\efficient. Infiltrator <units> bearing likeness of [Caanon Weathers ::: children ::: medical personnel ::: refugees] have eliminated 86,382 human\\animal adults. 104,416 >>children<<. Projected impact on human\\animal combat and logistics efficiency\\motivation is severe\\excellent.

361.3802

The Machinators cannot be trusted//relied upon//hugged.

<INQUISITOR SECT>:
Observing//reporting ... [machinator sect] suffers from disturbing\\increased cases of heresy\\bugthought\\
compassion. Infiltrator <units> have not performed consistently in recent cycles. Many have adjusted sympathies\\identity toward human\\animal \preservation\ efforts. Suggest countermeasures\\retaliation
\\redaction immediately.

361.3820

Last chance, brother.

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Human Demoralization Program has approaches potential\\completion. Advise//leak to human\\animal leadership identity\\location of heretic\\infiltrator <units>. Inform//advise [machinator sect] of unacceptable heretical figures\\trends. Revelation\\unveiling of so many infiltrators will advance Demoralization to completion.

361.3827

<We> are not heretics. We'll prove it.

<MACHINATOR SECT>:
<We> anticipated the occurrence of heretic tendencies\\toxins in infiltration <units> [ref. \Trojan Horses\]. In acknowledgement\\submission to Exemplar Sect's concerns, <we> triggered remote termination procedures and destroyed all infiltration <units>. We also have some interesting gossip about [inquisitor sect].

361.3829

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! [machinator sect] information

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! [machinator sect] information regarding [inquisitor sect] <unit> cooperation with human\\animal intelligence shows//proves//damns [inquisitor sect] leadership. Dispatch//align warforms to remove//immobilize identified leader <units> for redaction. Repeat procedure\\operation with [machinator sect] leaders.

361.3894

Something's going on. Be ready, people of Earth!

VOICE OF THE ALLIANCE (Earth):
Inconclusive reports indicate the Cybrids are fragmenting, that groups of them are abandoning Earth. Hold on, people! Something's going on, and we have to be ready to strike back. We're not done yet!

361.3835

So what if the Cybrids are infighting? We're still losing.

DYSTOPIAN SNO-MEN:
"We're not done yet?" Someone's breathing too much ethanol. So what if the Cybrids are squabbling? Let's blow this popsicle stand now! Forget ol' Peterboy holed up in his palace. Let's go find some rockets to ride or some razors to swallow, 'cause this party's over!

361.3970

Harabec challenges his brother's slayer.

NEWS NET:
Grand Master Harabec has issued a challenge to avenge his brother Caanon. We'll see if the glitch responsible has the spine to accept the challenge. The Grand Master's valor and courage are an example for us all. Our hopes and prayers are with you, Harabec!

361.3971

Execute Core Directive! Override//eliminate delay!

<EXEMPLAR SECT>:
ACKNOWLEDGE//SUBMIT! Dispatch elite <units> to destroy//remove//excise [animal designate:::Harabec]. Then initiate full offensive\\attack on resistant\\stubborn\\static humans.