“We set sail today. No, not metaphorically, we literally boarded a boat and sailed to the island that this competition of ours was to take place on. Why we couldn’t just fly there is beyond me, but it’s a tradition so I accepted it. Besides, it gave us ample time to conduct some recon on our opposition.
There are 3 other teams participating. It took the entire day to travel so we decided to mingle amongst the other teams. By ‘we’ I mean Richthofen and Jade. Brehus and I spent some time on target practice, but mostly we spent our time at the bar and casino. Made a fair bit of coin but nothing like our friend the Baron Richthofen! He played that casino for fools and walked away with heavier pockets. Now if only his mercantile skills can live up to his gambling skills.
Tapox spent most of his time buried away in research and retired early. I hear Bwaps have low stamina, but I think Tapox may put others to shame. Perhaps cybernetic research is more tiring than it leads to believe.
It also seems as though the vargr was scoping out the competition. Not the kind of recon I’d undergo, but whatever works for him I guess.
Now, onto the games tomorrow. I have a strange feeling about this Tien woman though. I think she’ll be the toughest opponent.”
Lt. Emanuel Cross