A.T.T. Orbital, Joint Tau Empire and Enclave High Command Centre - the present.***
The command centre was lit in deep blue light from the various holographic displays. Shas'O'T'au'la made his final electronic signature on his adjutant's dataslate.
'Be sure that the commander Shas'O'Shas'anuk'la get this.'
'Yes, sir,' replied the adjutant.
'Your decision is final?' asked Por'ui'Yishi'Meii standing next to the commander.
Commander TauMan turned and looked at her, and with his eyes said, "Yes."
'Commander, I need to inform you that the S.C.S.T. team has checked in, and they're all fine and uninjured. But Bob wants you to know that all of their battlesuits are damaged; and that they have withdrawn from the fight.'
'Thank you por'ui. They've certainly done enough for this engagement already. What about Covert Ops Team 24-c? Did they survive the destruction of the last pillar?'
'Apparently so commander. Communications have been garbled; however Shas'O’Da’Anuk of the 42 Guards cadre, is in contact with them. The last report from O’Da’Anuk was that the team was intact, and engaged in a fire fight with Ar'cea units.'
'I put in an order for their immediate extraction, I don't know how they keep going? That one gue'anda shas, "Gray" I believe? Hiya'te! She went right back to combat, after being healed of very severe wounds! Please make sure O'Shas'anuk'la makes their extraction a priority will you. T'oh one more thing, find out what their military ranks are, whether it be Tau or Gue'anda. We need them for the commendations.'
'Well, that's it then. It was an honour to have worked with you Por'ui'Yishi'Meii,' And with that the commander turned to the headquarters staff and said:
'Thank you all for your hard work, and thank you all for seeing past our differences; and working for the common defense of the A.T.T. Orbital. We are all Tau, and we all follow the Tau'va. Three tau'cyr ago I fought in the corridors and domes of our beloved Orbita, against the Phareon Imotekh and his Necron warriors. Much blood was spilt then, and no one could tell whether it came from a firewarrior of the Empire, or a firewarrior of the Enclaves. The blood was all blue.
I could have never imagined then, that I would one rotaa I would be commanding all the forces of the Orbital, against yet another insidious enemy. It is my honour to have served the community in this capacity, as it was been to serve with all of you. Thank you.'
Shas'O'T'au'la bowed deeply to the command staff.
'May I serve the Tau'va as well in battle, as I have served it in command. Fairwell.'
And with that Commander TauMan left the Joint Command Centre.
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