The year was 2554, two years after the Prophet of Truth had attempted to destroy the galaxy using a Halo ring. Approximately 46 light-years from the Sol System, an autumn-class heavy cruiser orbited the planet of Levosia in the 26 Draconis system. On board in the hangar bay, Commander Thoran paced back and forth in front of his new team. They had all just been briefed about their mission and were geared up, ready to be dropped off. As he paced from left to right, he made mental notes about each team member he passed. Franklin Free, or Felix, the scout. Seems rather cocky and tends to laugh at the wrong times, but still knows how to do his job and is reliable. Preferred weapons are the DMR and Shotgun. Rozari Igantyev, or Roza, the deadeye. Acts like everyone else is beneath her, but still manages to respect authority. Even on the battleground though, she’ll need to learn to listen to her team mates as well as her commander. Preferred weapons are the Sniper Rifle and the M7. Natalia Solvick, or Akula, the vanguard. Isn’t very talkative. She’s not mute, but just decides not to talk. I won’t ask why. Other than that, she’s a good soldier to work with and will follow most orders. Preferred weapons are The SAW and Magnum. Enrique J. Ortiz, or Green Horn, the tracker. Will listen to anything he’s told, which is good, but he seems a little too kiss-ass for my compassion just yet. Preferred weapons are the Battle Rifle and the M7. Jason Valerin, or Icarus, the rogue. Knows how to get through a mission without thinking twice, which is great for his profession. He tends to stick to the mission instead of getting emotionally attached to anything. Preferred weapons are the DMR and Magnum. Felix Gustaf, or Wolf, the engineer. Almost as quiet as Akula, but when he does speak, it’s very proper. He’s capable of lots of things, and is still surprising everyone repeatedly with his various talents. His preferred weapons are the DMR and Magnum. Thoran reached the end of the line and turned back around. “Alright, now that we’re all geared up, here’s what’s going to happen. We’re taking a Pelican down to the main city, however we won’t be landing in it, just in case there is heavy resistance waiting. We’ll land nearby behind a small forest. There, we’ll make our way through and Felix will go on ahead, finding out what we’re up against without being seen.” He enunciated these last three words and stared at Felix sternly. He wasn’t going to allow any stuff ups within the first hour. “Hopefully, all we’ll find is a happy human colony with a broken communication system. But don’t get your hopes up. Let’s move.” He turned around and headed for the open Pelican behind them, walking around to the cockpit and jumping in, waiting for the rest of the team. If the team had any important questions, then they could ask him through the comm system imbedded in their helmets.