Ke’Ga glanced along the hall for a moment before knocking on the door to his side and waiting he knew if he or anyone else who was meant to be here tonight were caught that answering the questions that would inevitably be asked would be signing his own death sentence. The door slid open and he saw a shadowed figure beyond as a light was snapped onto his face and then off and he was pulled inside through a blue field that made his skin tingle and he had to nod to himself as he recognised the jamming field, someone at least had taken precautions. The room he now stood in contained a hologrid in the middle and four other people, Ca’En, El’Ro, Ra’Or and Ul’Ba they along with Ke’Ga where all members of the first ‘hundred’ as the Unity called the original batch of warriors all of them looked up to and all of them meant to be advisors to Ker’An however in recent times that had seemed to change all of them could sense it. Ca’En stepped forwards into the light cast by the hologrid, he was perhaps a fitting image of what most warriors pushed themselves to be, fit, intelligent and ruthless his Nep’he squad was one of the most brutal and efficient but even they had suffered a severe defeat recently.
“We all know why we are here, Ker’An is talking of turning his back on the makers, we do not agree.”
His voice was low almost a rumble in the room with a slight rasp to it at the same time none of them truly pictured him in the roll he was playing at the moment, that of the ring leader in a movement to do what? Break the Unity… El’Ro pushed a strand of hair slowly from her face as pale green eyes studied Ca’En before she sighed and nodded almost to herself.
“No we don’t, but before we proceed with what we have planned Ca’En have you truly thought through the consequences? If we do this a large number of those who we lead will follow yes, but at the same time we will be breaking everything we know” her eyes swept across them all cold and serious “We will no longer be united.”
The others nodded though their eyes remained on Ca’En who himself was nodding slightly only to place his hands on the table he looked for all the world like he was shouldering the weight of a thousand worlds in that moment, and many of them understood why as well this was not an easy step to be making.
“No we will not, not as we have been in that you are right.” He closed his eyes and took a breath for pause.
“However Ker’An no longer listens to me, or any of you we are all highly aware of it, he blames us for the death of Ab’El, he blames ME for the death of Ab’El and we all know in that he’s correct my actions in withdrawing what we left of our forces rather than allowing Ab to continue to throw them away meant that he died, and Yes he had command but we ALL know every one of us that had I not we would have lost far more that day than just my brother.”
He opened his eyes and growled for a moment before he slammed his hand onto the table in frustration, a frustration that they all felt for his words where true. The battle of Orion had been one of the most costly of the entire war, close to a thousand ships lost and five hundred thousand warriors and yet Ab’El had refused to see that the situation had been unattainable, the Angel forces had at the time the advantage, so Ca’En had ordered the Nodaen Fleet he commanded to retreat, and those in this room had willingly followed that order. In doing so he saved perhaps a hundred thousand, but he had left the Jeriko unprotected and it, Ab’El and all who had served on the vessel where blown into little pieces that now spread across the nebula. Ker’An had been livid at the time, as had many others within the Unity Ca’En had refused an order he had withdrawn despite it being the obvious tactical thing to do, it coupled with the loss of their Father he had become a scape goat for the problems, especially given he refused to join the main body of the unity and side against the Watcher’s.
“So what is the plan than?” Ra’Or spoke slowly as though unpractised and the truth of the matter was mainly that, he rarely spoke and when he did normally it was from the front of a battle line.
“To be able to tell you that Ra I need to know the answer to the question Ke was sent to ask”
Ke gave a small chuckle as all eyes turned to him again and he bowed his head to Ca’En to signal that he had won a point in their little games, even as he took a small cube from his pocket and pushed it into the table watching as a star system came into view.
“This should be the answer Ca’En needs, but for those of you who have never seen this before; this is Haven our best chance at a fresh start, and the Watchers are willing to give us the technology we need to do it.”
Ca actually smiled for the first time since anyone had entered the room as he leant staring at the hologram, then over it.
“This my friends is our key, we will take those who will follow and here we will start again our way, free from Ker’An and his beliefs, we will continue to do what we have been born to do we will fight the Angels and try and recover our father, but at the same time this system is currently ignored back water. But I won’t do it alone, all of us must agree no more infighting never again, Ul’Ba has continued with Fathers work and made great progress and believes that he can create a device an implant that will strengthen our telepathic ability, It will mean that we will not be able to hide what we believe from each other. I want us to become what Father wanted the Unity to be, a group that is truly able to understand and act in Accord with each other and where ALL of us are equal.”