Operation: Noble Aim (Mission) Nov 29, 2018 0:30:52 GMT
Post by Tadayoshi Teppei and Silence on Nov 29, 2018 0:30:52 GMT
For a few moments after every callsign acknowledged, there was nothing but the sound of silence (lowercase S) in everyone's ears. Given that this was a world without crickets on a cool but not cold, windless night, the night was truly quiet save for whatever micro noises the hired mercenaries made. Tadayoshi, however, came back in everyone's ears sounding a little concerned. "Anyone there? I said I wanted verbal acknowledgements. Can you hear me?" Again the boy waited about a minute for someone, anyone to call in. Maybe they did and maybe they didn't, but in either case his next reply was the same: "We're not receiving you. Standby."
A few more minutes would pass during which the group were again left to the quiet. The quiet was probably good, in a way; it meant they weren't stuck in a fight yet. But again, the silence broke, only this time it was Renamon ringing in everyone's ears. "We think the Black Army is using jamming technology to block all frequencies that try to escape the proximity of the village except the one they use. They were still developing it when I lift them, but it may have been finished by now, or perhaps they've deployed some unfinished prototype if you can still hear us, in which case you should also hear each other.. If you can, your only way of communicating with us is through that signal gear, but we'll keep our eyes on you best we can from here. We'll just have to adapt."
"We're turning you all over to your respective commanders and continuing the mission. Sandman, Vandal, and Specter out."
The demolition team didn't get a whole lot to do for a long while. Their journey was an easy one, especially since their destination was visible from quite far away and even in the low light due to the number of light sources on top of the southern wall. Its height was absolutely massive, though in a world like this that was just about standard. Any good wall had to be built for holding a titanic digimon out, and this one was no exception. Heck, the whole group could probably see the immense stone structure in the distance. The color of the light suggested fire.
Even taller than the wall, though, was a giant stone watchtower. It stood sturdy, and while most of its electric searchlights were pointed inward, toward the village, one was shining down and scanning the forest outside of it, occasionally getting threateningly close to shining right on Beta Element.
When they got up close, the wall looked nigh-impenetrable. The gray stone was cut in perfectly uniform blocks, no doubt held together by strong, sturdy adhesive. On top, Troopmon could be seen patrolling and peering over the edge, looking for Ryouta, Valt, and the Resshamon, though the fact that they continued on without incident seemed to indicate Beta wasn't spotted. Still, there was the matter of getting through that thick stone barrier... until Beta could spot a section of the wall that was crumbling just at the bottom.
Some of the stone bricks had fallen away with more threatening to give, and they formed a passage beneath the wall. The problem? It was very, very narrow. Valt and Ilbert would probably be fine in their present forms if Valt stuck to a crawl, but Rryouta was going to have to stay down real low in order to just barely fit. There was also only room for them to pass single file. "Beta, Specter. I have visual contact. You need to stay out of that search light. Be ready for anything on the other side of that wall, too; there's no way of knowing from my position what you could walk into. Out."
The stealth element, Gamma Element, likewise had a fairly quiet journey most of its way. Too bad nobody acknowledged their objections to destroying the hoards. They didn't want to drag out an argument any further. However, once it was just Renamon and Gamma listening, she'd radio in, "Gamma, Vandal. About earlier, I advise you to keep any further dissent to yourselves. I'd hate for anyone to start worrying whether they can trust you. Out." Gamma, too, was likely to see the fire-crowned wall before them, but they wouldn't need to worry about the impassable structure if all went well on their end.
What they did have to worry about was the sound of other, unrecognized voices from some distance away. "We're lost."
"We're not lost! We're just... taking a detour!" Flash lights followed the two male voices. These flashlights were mounted beneath the barrels of rifles carried by Troopmon. This gave away the pair's position and signaled that they were coming closer, straight toward Gamma Element. "Why are we even patrolling this desolate forest? It makes no sense when there's a MetalKoromon hidden watching all the entryways we know about!"
"Not all of 'em," his buddy countered, "The south gate, remember? They went ahead and posted the muscle there, but they'd still want fair warning."
"Well there's still one at each end of the tunnel, not to mention the one right as soon as someone tries to go through the wall, and the gate's guarded. The fact that we're out here is still total Bullmon."
"Will both of you be quiet?" That was a third voice. Perhaps there could still be more?
Nice as it was that these two were stupid enough to spill their guts about security measures, Gamma still had to do something. The forest was certainly full of cover, and they could always attempt to engage the patrol if they thought it could be done quickly and quietly. Maybe there was even another, more creative solution. In any case, it seemed Gamma's trip to its first objective would be delayed.
Cion, like Beta, was not interrupted on her way to the south gate. Of course, it was really like the south hole; the doors that should have been able to swing open and shut were nowhere to be seen, leaving a huge, gaping entryway. Though at almost seemed like a gift, Cion's path would be impeded by a trio of Tankmon standing tall and looking very alert at the gate's entrance, and the both of them took up enough space that discreet entry through it looked very difficult. Once Cion arrived, hopefully hidden well, her contact checked in. "Omega, Sandman. I can see you from here and, well... it doesn't look good. You might be able to win that fight, but I don't want to think about how much noise you'd make. You'll have to get creative to figure out how to slip past them or get rid of them. Otherwise, we might have to think about alternatives like trying to scale the wall. That'd take longer, and I'm not even sure you could do it, but it's your call if you think that's your best option, or try to find some other way. That'd take longer, though, and I'm afraid those Troopmon on the wall might spot you if you try and climb. Sorry we can't come up with a solution together, but this is the best we can do. Out."
Beta: Green, Red
Gamma: Green, Red
Omega: Green, Red
3) Insert into the village
-Status: In progress
3) Insert into the village
-Status: In progress
Post order next round: N/A