The stars shined bright in the night sky of Korhal IV from the surface a vast fleet could be seen up in space, the ships were billions in number and all had the same marking a black… skeleton… hand. The ships were black as space itself and not a single one of them seemed to resemble something Terran, Protean or Zerg in-fact. They were all new ships colossal and spanned almost several continents of Korhal IV itself… the Dominon forces were shaken, they did not know from where or when did the ships arrived, Valerian panicked almost as he saw the put out the sun and immediately plunge the light sight off the world into darkness then light again as it moved away from the sun. Immediately a hail came from the planet which the commander of the forces was happy to answer “I am Emperor Valerian Mengsk of the Dominion, I order you to cease whatever it is you are planning and leave this planet before we fire upon you intruders!” said the newly appointed Emperor Mengsk a panic was visible on his face. Montross’ emotionless was there as per usual, he stared at the Emperor that appeared on his screen and looked at him directly in the eyes “Emperor Mengsk, first of all I would advise you to remain calm… we have no hostile and/or aggressive intentions towards you. We are a force much larger than any in the universe but we don’t go around and bully the lesser than us, instead we offer a helping hand.” He said with a calm, deep and steady voice “That is for a reasonable fee.” He said with a chuckle as he looked at the Emperor sat in his seat “So you’re all mercenaries? Where in god’s name did you gather such a force? And the design of your ships looks like they came from hell itself.” Said the young emperor now vividly calmed “Mercenaries is a harsh word to use for us and it seems to point to something small, and we are not something very small, we are known by a few names but the main one would be Black Hand Private Military Company.” He said as he continued to look at the Emperor, he seemed surprised and shocked at the same time “How interesting. Well, you don’t seem hostile that is certain… what are you doing here? Do you offer your services or just passing through?” said the Emperor as he placed his hands on his sides looking at Montross “We have heard that the previous Emperor had recently passed away and the forces of the Dominion had been struck quite the blow, so we came to assist the Dominion… for a price.” He said as he stood up holding his hands behind his back looking back at the Emperor “Alright, I think the formidable force you have gathered and the sheer power you wield says that you are genuine, we will enlist your services no matter the price starting immediately.” Said the Emperor “Understood, we will deploy our forces to the plants surface as we get out directives and the first payment, second payment shall be made on the middle of the contract and last payment shall be made at the end of the contract. I shall deploy a handful of soldiers right now to ensure peace and safety to the citizens of the Dominion, I myself will drop down to the surface in order to meet you face to face and if available inspect your Ghost Academy as I heard it had the most successful of Ghost programs.” He said as he gave the Emperor a nod “Looking forward to meeting you… How awkward I didn’t quite catch your name?” said the Emperor to which Montross replied “Commander Montross Wilhelm.” He said and gave the Emperor a nod “To our meeting Emperor, have a good day.” Said Montross and the communication ceased, he turned to his underling and assistant “Drop 3rd platoon scattering them around major key points, their objectives are maintaining security, safety and peace of the citizens, all other orders are to come through high command only. And prepare my armor I am visiting the surface” he said as he began pacing out the command bridge and through the hallways of the ship to an elevator from where he finally reached the armory, in it his armor was already prepared for equipping… he walked in the middle of the room and undressed from his official clothes and down to his underwear, he stepped on the circular floor and the machine began placing the armor on him in a short few minutes it finished and gave him his weapons. With a fast pace and gun in hand he paced to the main hangar where he boarded a drop ship along with 3rd platoon to the surface, the morale of the soldiers was high as usual, they were the finest of the finest and they all had the best of the best gear a soldier could ask for. As the ship shook at entry of the planet’s atmosphere they found themselves landing in the main district of the planet, some soldiers unloaded and with a run they assumed their positions while two others came along with their commander, he placed his gun on his shoulder and then walked inside of the governmental building which slowly lead to the throne room and to Valerian Mengsk himself, as the doors were opened to him Montross stared directly at the Emperor not even batting an eye towards anything else in the room “Ah, Commander Wilhelm… that was fairly quick. Glad to have you.” Said the Emperor as he offered Montross a handshake which he accepted, they shook hands “Mighty impressive equipment you have there. Mighty impressive indeed… now, onto more pressing matters, I would wish your soldiers to position yourself in the major key locations throughout the planet and you’re ships to patrol every sector of this system, I do not want something coming at us without us knowing, now to an even more pressing manner. Come with me.” Said the Emperor and then led him to a secret room behind the throne that seemed much like a war/meeting room. He poured himself a drink and sat down while looking at Montross “We may have an issue with a rogue agent, well two rogue agents but the other is not that relevant. Have you heard of Nova Terra?” said the Emperor and looked at Montross “You mean your top assassin? Are you telling me that you managed to lose your best assassin, just like that? Hmmm… what do you want me to do about it?” said Montross as he looked at the Mengsk “I want you to find her and if by any chance you have capture her, but if she proves to be unwieldy eliminate her. I will leave that decision to your discretion.” Said the Emperor and looked at Montross while leaning in his chair “Indeed, alright… it seems we have a contract Emperor Mengsk.” He said as he pulled out a datapad “Sign there, you will find my signature bellow yours.” He said and watched the Emperor as he signed the document “Outstanding, I shall get to work right away.” He said as he shook the Emperor’s hand again and walked out of the room sending the contract on the datapad to his mothership in the skies. He walked through the throne room again and dismissed his bodyguards telling them to return to their previous objectives while he himself stepped out of the governmental building and headed himself to the streets, his visor still up he took a deep breath to what reminded him of his past and began walking to the Ghost Academy while on the way there asking if anyone had seen Nova themselves, but the answer was the same all the time. He continued his search as he continued to walk to the Ghost Academy.