Now stationed about the NEG Victory, the four new pilots immediately started acclimating to their new surroundings. Taking care of their mecha, finding the bar and rec room, bull sessions in the mess. Within a day they had met with their new CO, Colonel Veraad, and learned they’d be doing recon deep into enemy territory in the Asian theater. During the week they spent en route, Dova hit it off with a pleasant young doctor, connecting over their shared engineering knowledge. By the end of the week, they found that Specialist Melissa Saunders would be accompanying them on their first official mission: To retrieve (or, as a last resort, destroy) mecha DCS codes lost when the small village of Dali was wiped out by cultist forces.