They said this would be difficult. They underestimated our enemy. With Corporal Pedro Skinner back on the active roster we had a good lineup of experience. He rejoined Corporal Nike Deal, Squaddie Judson Judson II, and Rookie Jewel Blame.
The target of our investigation was an Advent blacksite in eastern Asia. The perimiter was well guarded, but we were able to use a wide front line to pick apart any defenses. Judson stepped a bit too close to the automated turrets which we all quickly learned to avoid.
Inside the facility was a vial of unknown substance. An armored mech came crashing through the ceiling along with a contingency of Advent. Once this threat was eliminated, Jewel was able to grab the alien project and we headed for the extraction point.
The alien forces seemed more determined than ever to cut us off. Multiple waves were dispatched. Eventually Judson II was overwhelmed and fell. Pedro was also injured in the late battle but was able to see the rest of his team to the extraction point.
Jewel’s astonishing performance under critical circumstances moved her into a specialist role.