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Dr. Terence Bey


Dr. Terence Bey, curator of the Cairo Museum of Antiquities.

With Fez!

The Fez and Doctor Who
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Sekhmet Ceremonial Armor
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After Action Report Part 1 Nardol 3BG “Harceler”
Members of GR1 were ordered to accompany Drs. McKay and Zalenka to the planet Nardol 3BG. Prior recon of the planet indicated that the planet had been recently culled by the Wraith, but that there had not been any activity in the past few months. Unfortunately the gate was not operational so we were to use the next nearest gate and then travel by “puddle jumper” the rest of the way.

Our orders were to provide security while the doctors worked on the non-functioning gate.

When we approached the planet from space we encountered a large amount of structural debris. Using the onboard sensors, Sh’lar was able to identify the remains of multiple Wraith and planetside vessels. Apparently there was a pitched air superiority battle for Nordal 3BG. Sh’lar was also able to find the remains of several space elevators.

Once we arrived on planet, GR1, under the leadership of Major Bodrov, quickly established a perimeter. From there, we expanded the perimeter to secure greater latitude of operational security.

The main architectural design of Nordol 3BG was masonry with an emphasis on permanence and efficiency. We noticed that most of the buildings had rooftop gardens and soft water collection systems. This, along with the sizable space program, indicated a strong centralized governance to Nardol 3BG. The inhabitants put up quite a fight in defending their planet from the Wraith, unfortunately it appears as though it was all for naught as the entire planet appears to have been culled.

My impression is that Nardol is too passive a moniker for the brave people of this planet. They did not build bunkers in which to hide, nor did they use their gate or space program to flee. No -they did “not go quietly into the night,” instead they organized and fought the Wraith head on, tenaciously, for survival. Therefore I will refer to the inhabitants of Nardol 3BG as the “Harceler” (or “badger” in English).

While on patrol we encountered a number of Wraith drones. At the time we were in an urban environment with multi-storied brick buildings on either side. The members of GR1 quickly took cover and directed fire on the drones as directed by the Major. I entered one of the buildings and ascended a couple of stories to gain a better vantage point on the street battle below. My intention was to provide improved situational awareness for my CO as my training dictated. When I was about to report, I changed my mind. Perhaps it was all the time spent with SSgt. Siniang on the firing range or the Major’s fatalistic voice in my head saying, “more lead on target”, but instead of keying the mike, I picked up my P90 and took a bead on the nearest drone. Three quick pulls of the trigger later, I had felled three drones in rapid succession.

Once the street was cleared of drones, we reassembled, debriefed, and searched the area. Dr. Rennet collected enzyme pouches and engaged in a spirited discussion with Major Bodrov about Lt. Ford. I was happy to have the Major thus engaged as it distracted him from scrutinizing my actions in the proceeding firefight. In the future I will have to clarify my roll in combat with the Major to be sure that my skills are best utilized for the team.

Threat Analysis:

The Wraith drones exercise a limited cognitive application to tactics. They basically shoot and move towards anything they identify as “foe.” This my be useful in future engagements to lure them into established “kill zones.”
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After Action Report Part 2 -Nardol 3Bg "Harceler"
After making contact with Lt. Ford, the members of GR1 decided to investigate the downed Wraith vessel. Our intention was to learn what we could and eliminate any threats. Visual inspection of the vessel revealed metallo-organic materials employed in the construction of the fuselage. The only entrance was sealed, however there was an “access panel” just to the left of the heavy doors. It took a bit of tinkering by Sh’lar and myself to figure out that the access panel required an encryption key to open. The two of us had never seen anything like it as the encryption was more than a billion characters. Stumped, I wracked my memory to try and figure out what could possibly be the source of such a long series of characters. Then it came to me –DNA. The encryption used a DNA sequence as a key. I would like to take credit for recognizing the fact that Wraith DNA utilizes six base pairs as opposed to Taree four (or five if you count uracil), but the credit really should go to Captain Rennet. He gave a presentation on genetic xenobiology at the SGC back in January where he pointed out this curious anomaly of Wraith genetics. I must admit that most of the talk was over my head, but I’m pleased that something stuck.

I was able to crack the encryption key by breaking it down into its component base pairs and using a Brute Forte (BF) algorithmic attack.

Once inside the Wraith vessel, we preceded room-to-room eliminating drones and collecting enzymes for Lt. Ford. It should be stated that Lt. Ford did provide some tactical assistance that made our recon of the vessel more effective.

We eventually made our way to the command center of the vessel. It was staffed by several drones and one very surely Wraith. Major Bodrov deployed the team in an effective rapid assault of the command center. SSgt Siniang rushed in with the Major and “softened” the targets. Then Sh’lar, McTavish, Lt. Ford, and myself cleaned up.

This last encounter has impressed upon me the sage advice of Major Bodrov and SSgt. Siniang. The Major insisted that I equip with a semi-auto assault weapon against my protestations that it was not a part of my professional repertoire. Seeing my reluctance, SSgt. Siniang volunteered to provide me firearm and tactical training at SGC. Her training has been immensely valuable to me and has made me a more effective member of GR1.

Threat Analysis:

The Wraith utilize matallo-organic materials in their vessels. Perhaps a biologic weapon could be employed to take advantage of this in future operations.

We encountered an encrypted security protocol when attempting to breech the Wraith vessel. This was successfully overcome by a BF algorithmic attack. I suggest that GR teams in the Pegasus theater be trained on this technique.

Lt. Ford is wary of the SGC. Baby steps may be viewed with less suspicion and gain his trust. Capt. Rennet’s strategy of providing Lt. Ford with Wraith enzyme worked with good success. After several encounters with Lt. Ford, where enzyme and information were exchanged, a breakthrough was reached. Lt. Ford agreed to provide tactical information on Wraith activity in exchange for future “payments” of enzyme. These exchanges will allow the SGC to maintain contact with this volatile field asset and some intel on the Wraith. It also affords the SGC access to Lt. Ford should the need arise to “recall” said asset.
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Return of an old friend
Why are you looking at me like that! I'm fine. Im BETTER than fine! You'll see. I'll show you all!

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Technical Readout - Puddlejumper
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After Action Report -Senescence
The members of GR-1 were traveling onboard the Daedalus to the Pegasus galaxy when we received a distress call from someone whom appeared to be connected to the Tokra. Sh’lar and I were able to track down the signal to a cloaked Goa’uld shuttle orbiting an inhabitable planet. Our records did not indicate that the planet had a gate or a spacefaring civilization. A search of the Goa’uld vessel revealed that the suspected Tokra agent was possibly a free Jaffa with vital information. Evidence indicated that the Jaffa had a maturing symbiot and had escaped to the planet below.

The planet had a pre-industrial civilization based upon the culture of medieval France. This was most fortuitous as it enabled us to deftly navigate the village where we suspected the free Jaffa to be located. In the village were able to secure a medicinal poultice that soothed injuries and promoted healing. From our successful integration in the village we were able to ascertain much useful information: that there was a functional gate near the village, that all inhabitants of the village spoke both a dialect of old French and contemporary Goa’uld, a new Jaffa named “Komell” recently arrived in the village and was currently at the temple of Ra, and that all of the inhabitants were symbiote carrying Jaffa.

This latter revelation was most distressing because we suspected that the free Jaffa was carrying a maturing symbiotic and that we were the only potential hosts on the planet for a mature symbiotic.

The priests of Ra informed us that they had a Goa’uld queen named “Tefnut” whom provided symbiotes for the village’s inhabitants. When we asked what happens when the symbiotes reached maturity they explained that the priests remove the symboites and send them to the “next place” in the backwash of the activated gate.

We made our way to the temple of Ra and found Komell. He was near death as his mature symbiote was removed. Captain Rennet provided him with trutonin and directed us to place the dying Jaffa into the temple sarcophagus. Komell emerged not just healed, but apparently free from trutonin dependence.

It was here that things went downhill fast. Sekhmet appeared on a Goa’uld communication device in the temple. Using it she was able to see that the temple had a queen and quickly ordered the destruction of the temple. Immediately the area within the temple began to ionize as the Asgard weapons onboard the Prometheus were about to fire.

I was away from the rest of GR-1 examining the temple carvings when Captain Rennet gave the order to evacuate. Knowing that I wouldn’t have enough time to escape from the temple with the rest of GR-1 I looked for some sort of shelter from the energy weapons that were about to destroy the temple. Fortunately the sarcophagus was nearby and I was able to enter and activate it prior to the destruction of the temple. When I emerged, the temple was a smoldering pile of masonry, but I felt great --better than I have in years.

Sekhmet’s Jaffa were now beaming down en masse to the village to kill the priests of Ra and GR-1. Captain Rennet skillfully lead a firing retreat towards the gate, but the Jaffa were too numerous and the fire too great to effectively escape. He bravely positioned himself between Komell and Sekhmet’s Jaffa to safeguard the Jaffa’s life and in the process endured several energy weapons to his torso. It didn’t look like the captain and Komell were going to make to the gate before one or both of them were killed. Inspired by the captain’s bravery, I positioned myself between the members of GR-1 and Sekhmet’s Jaffa. Not wanting to get killed, I decided a different course of action was called for. Utilizing cultural knowledge of the Jaffa that I learned from the tutelage of Sh’lar and my command of the Goa’uld language, I impersonated Sekhmet and gave her Jaffa conflicting orders. The brutes were confused long enough for the captain and Komell to escape and for SSgt. Siniang to set up a smoke screen. With the smoke screen in place, we were able to successfully extract the priests of Ra, Komell, and the entire GR-1 team.

Threat analysis:

Bonded Jaffa are reasonably intelligent, but their strict hierarchy impedes individual initiative. This was demonstrated when I was able to impersonate Sekhmet and gave the Jaffa conflicting orders. They were not able problem solve for themselves and instead waited for clarification from superiors before commencing the attack. This strategy may be successfully employed in future actions involving bonded Jaffa.
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Safeword
All GR-1 members are to provide command staff of the U.S.S. Daedalus a safeword to be used for emergency beam out.
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One of you found this back at the SGC
Found on the floor of the SGC somewhere between Col. Carter's Lab and Dr. Daniel Jackson's research room

Bound by Gleipnir
By the Gods’ own fear,
Destined to break free
As it is prophesized to be.

Great wolf, hear my words,
Great wolf, give strength to me.
Great wolf, lend me your power,
Great wolf, I call to thee.

Son of Loki,
Father of Hati,
Slayer of the High One,
As it is prophesized to be done.

Great wolf, hear my words,
Great wolf, give strength to me.
Great wolf, lend me your power,
Great wolf, I call to thee.

Angrboda’s child
Who’s trust has been defiled.
Father of Skoll
As fate foretold.

Great wolf, hear my words,
Great wolf, give strength to me.
Great wolf, lend me your power,
Great wolf, I call to thee.

Betrayed by your friends,
Bringer of the ends.
Breaker of bonds,
Of whom I am so fond.

Great wolf, hear my words,
Great wolf, give strength to me.
Great wolf, lend me your power,
Great wolf, I call to thee!
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GR-1 Officially Recognized Unit of the SGC and the IOA
Internal Memo: To all SGC and IOA, IOA FOD members

Due to outstanding performance in field trials and significant contributions to Earth, the Gate Reconnaissance branch of the joint SGC and IOA Field Operations Division is officially recognized as the newest asset of Earth Nations in the greater intergalactic theatre of our day.

Congratulations GR-1 on a job well done.

Signed: Gen. H Landry

Note: all forms, reports, patches etc. will use the new logo as the only Official logo of GR teams as of 02122014.
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After Action Report -12/20/2013 "Temple of the Moon" P3X-463
Key Words: P3X-463, Goa’uld Sentry Drone, Nearti, Apophis, Apep

At 0700 Dr. Lee and General Landry briefed us on P3X-463. It's a boreal planet with much longer seasons than earth. Dr. Lee said that it has been summer in the gate area of the planet for the last two years. He also mentioned that the MALP detected the faint presence of naquida. A UAV had been sent through the gate that detected the presence of a small village inhabited by humanoids before it unexpectantly crashed. General Landry ordered GR-1 to investigate the planet, confirm the presence of naquida, and establish contact with its inhabitants and initiate trade discussions involving naquida. We were to get the job done within 72 hours and to check in every 24 hours using channel 31. Dr. Rennet and Airman McTavish could not depart with us, but would join us as soon as they were cleared by medical.

Upon arrival on the planet we found ourselves in a temperate rainforest. The trees were tall; moss covered, and provided shade from the sun. Despite the shade, it was quite warm. Within moments of our arrival we encountered a Goa’uld sentry drone. It looked like a metallic jellyfish about 1.5 meters in diameter and about 2 meters in height. The dome was crisscrossed with Goa’uld designs and the “legs” below the dome appeared to be prehensile. SSgt. Siniang, Sh’lare, and the Major rushed forward to engage the threat making several direct hits with their P-90s and staff weapons. The drone employed some sort of force shield that absorbed the energy of the weapons. However, the Major noticed that with each successive hit, the shield became weaker, before regenerating. He ordered us to co-ordinate our attacks so that they followed in rapid succession so as to take down the shields. I moved into some underbrush, aimed, and was able to hit the drone with a well-placed burst of automatic fire that disabled the shields. SSgt. Siniang, Sh’lar and the Major were then able to finish off the drone.

Sh’lar and I investigated the wreckage of the drone while SSgt. Siniang and the Major established a parameter. Sh’lar discovered that the drone had been on autopilot for the last ten years –powering down and up to patrol the gate area. We scrounged up all the wreckage and placed it near the MALP for later gate extraction.

While we were doing this, SSgt. Siniang discovered the downed UAV. It was banged up, but didn’t appear to have been downed by enemy contact. We placed it next to the drone and MALP for later gate extraction.

We then moved on the village, Sh’lar and SSgt. Siniang scouting ahead. They returned to report that the village was populated by about a half dozen Jaffa. Sh’lar volunteered to establish communication with them. I offered to come along and then find a good place in which to cover Sh’lar and provide translation for the rest of the group. The Major liked the idea and let us two go on ahead. I chose a rocky outcrop that overlooked the village and provided concealment.

Sh’lar engaged the Jaffa in conversation. It should be noted that Jaffa are not skilled in interpersonal communication or objective security. No sooner had Sh’lar introduced herself, but she proceeded to declare the Jaffa god Apep a false god that had been killed by the Tauri. I cringed at this faux pas, but there was more to come. She then divulged the size of our party, our base of operations (Earth), our mission objective and so on. Leave it to the Jaffa to be blunt.

Fortunately, the Jaffa in the village didn’t appear to be too bright. They laughed off her blasphemy and didn’t seem to care who we were or where we were from. They were only interested in serving their god Apep (Apophis) by volunteering to mine naquida one week a year -this being the last day of their week of servitude. The Jaffa mentioned that there was a temple to the moon up the path and welcomed us to investigate it.

The temple of the moon had an automated security system that SSgt. Siniang and Sh’lar were kind enough to rouse so that I could elucidate its parameters. It didn’t take long to figure out that it employed a Goa’uld energy weapon that was targeted by an infrared sensor. Using the thermal blankets in our off world packs, SSgt. Siniang and Sh’lar were able to avoid the security system, place charges on the door, and blast their way into the temple.

Once the door was open, the Major ordered me to secure the temple area. I did so without any trouble as C4 tends to impair most security devices.

The temple itself was a ring receptacle for a Goa’uld mother ship. Along the walls were some pictographs and mathematical etchings of unknown meaning. The Major asked Sh’lar and I to try and elucidate their meaning. Meanwhile SSgt. Siniang and the Major searched around for any thing else that may be of interest. Sh’lar and I were able to figure out that the carvings on the walls were instructions on how to use the temple as a time telling device -essentially a large lunar calendar.

SSgt. Siniang found a hidden panel in one of the rooms of the temple and asked that I help her assess how to open it. I inspected it and determined that there weren’t any traps so the SSgt. went ahead and opened it. Inside was a small jar with a Goa’uld communication device. The Goa’uld device was intended to be used by the temple priest to contact representatives of Apep whenever divine intervention was needed.

When we returned to the Jaffa village it was as though they had never met us before. They introduced themselves and said that they were working the last day of their one-week of servitude to their god Apep. Further investigation revealed that they have been here for years, mining naquida, thinking that their shift was almost up. Strange. Very strange.

I look forward to having Dr. Rennet do a psych profile on these Jaffa to figure out what’s wrong with them, that is to say, these ones appear to be more befuddled than is usual.

Threat Analysis:

The IOC may want ensure all GR teams are up to date with their operational security training.
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All Staff Briefing on Sekhmet
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After Action Report (AAR) –Operation Brave Bayonet II
Key words: Unas, Lucian Alliance, N’kal, Defneseman Raknajek.

After freeing the enslaved Unas, we had the opportunity to begin dialog with this new (to me) species. My first impression was that the Unas were a bit dim-witted and complacent to the point of self-endangerment. My suspicions were reinforced when the Unas didn’t react positively, or negatively, to their own liberation. They instead appeared to supplicate themselves to their perceived new masters.

It was here that I noticed that one of them had a distinguishing set of manacles and looked me in the eye where the others sat passively, avoiding eye contact. I figured that this one may be different somehow and tried to establish communication. My initial attempts at using Goa’uld with the Unas caused a reaction, but the meaning of which was not clear.

Deciding to go with a hunch, I reached into my backpack and pulled out an energy bar. I opened it, took a small bite, and offered it to the Unas. She accepted it, took a small bite, and smiled at me. She then spoke a few words to the other Unas around us and they then began to pay attention to what was transpiring between us. I gave her the rest of the food from my pack and she redistributed it amongst the Unas. My hunch was correct, the Unas are a social species with a defined hierarchy. This particular Unas must have been the ranking member of group.

I wanted to continue conversing with the Unas, but Maj. Bodrov needed SSgt. Siniang and I to scout ahead to the next kassa field.

The SSgt. and I picked up our gear and headed in the direction of the next field leaving the rest of the group to continue working with the Unas. They were able to determine that the ranking female’s name was N’kal and that she was part of a team of two from the planet Kakan. N’kal was trained as a xenobiologist and her compatriot, defenseman Raknajek, was trained as a soldier. N’kal led GR-1 to a weapons cache where she was able to use a translator device to communicate more effectively with the team. She told them that the Lucian’s had captured her, but that Raknajek had escaped.

SSgt. Siniang and I made our way to the next kassa field (She silently dispatching Lucians along the way.) When we arrived we saw that these Lucians were well aware that they were under attack. They had rounded up all the Unas into one group and were trying to decide what to do with them. The Lucians seemed uncertain as to weather or not they should head for the Gate, kill the Unas, or some combination thereof. In my previous entry, I noted that the Lucians were factionous and lacking in cohesion. Playing off of this, I used a captured radio and impersonating the Lucian sergeant we met at the first kassa field, I contacted the Lucians in this field. I instructed them to gather up the Unas and be ready to move when the Gate was secured. After a few chuckles and a smirk, I picked up the handset and radioed to the Lucians that they should begin moving the Unas to the Gate by way of the road running next to the field. They complied, all to ready to believe what they had been told in the hopes of escaping a miserable death on this god-forsaken rock.

SSgt. Siniang radioed the Major and informed him of our plan; we were setting up the Lucians for a classic Patton piège. The Major quickly deployed GR-1 in positions fore and aft of the column. When the Lucians were in position, the Major grabbed the nose while SSgt. Siniang âne donné un coup de pied (kicked ass).

The plan worked and all the Unas were freed with out injury. We were even able to connect with Defenseman Raknajek before leaving through the Gate.

Threat analysis:

The Unas are a hierarchal species dependent on strict social stratification. It would be advantageous to establish repport with N’kal and Defenseman Raknajek to access higher and higher levels of the Unas hierarchy. Sharing off-world biologic survey results with N’kal may do this. Once we have the confidence of the top echelon, the rest of the Unas will likely follow.
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After Action Report (AAF) –Operation Brave Bayonet.
Key words: Lucian Alliance, Kassa, GR-1.

After distinguishing ourselves with the rescue of Mr. Wolsey and Dr. McKay, General Landray designated our group “Gate Recon One” or GR-1 for short. Our mission is to seek out new allies and technologies to aid the SG program and to wreak havoc on those that would stand against us.

Our first mission under the new moniker was to a Lucian Alliance controlled planet. Intel had reported that the Lucians’ were using slave labor to grow Kassa, an addictive food product, and selling it to support nefarious activites. The mission orders were three fold. First, we were to teleport to the planet and secure its gate. The Apollo would assist the mission by bombarding planet-side Lucian Alliance strongholds as a diversion. Second, secure the kassa fields so that the engineers could come through the Stargate and burn them. And finally third, free any slaves and bring them back through the Stargate.

We were told to expect heavy resistance and to use extreme prejudice in executing our orders.

I geared up with a tech pack, ballistics vest, flash-bangs, and a frag (just in case). Major Bodrov suggested that since intel indicated heavy resistance from the Lucians I should equip myself with a P-90. I am unaccustomed to carrying an assault weapon, but acquiesced to my commander’s judgment. He has more experience in combat situations whereas my professional goal has always been to avoid a fire-fight. Since avoiding confrontation was out of the question, I was thankful for the Major’s guidance.

After arriving planet-side, the Major gave SSgt. Siniang and Sh’lar orders to recon the nearest field. These two have unquestionable combat skills, so I wasn’t surprised when the Major chose them to scout ahead. Their skills soon came into play as Sh’lar was identified by a Lucian soldier and attacked. SSgt. Siniang had a sight line on the attack (whereas we did not) and engaged the enemy. A firefight soon erupted and we quickly found ourselves relying on our training more than strategy to suppress the guards in the field.

This was my first firefight and things progressed so rapidly that I’m sure that I may have missed a few details. But from what I can remember, after hearing the initial shots being fired, we all moved closer to the field to try and assess the situation. The major lead the way and provided covering fire for the rest of us as we advanced. I was close to him at this point, out of fear or seeking guidance in an unfamiliar situation I’m not certain. Whatever the cause, it was good that I was nearby when his weapon jammed. I quickly exchanged weapons with my commander and then cleared the jammed weapon.

In the meantime, Sh’lar had been hit and Dr. Rennet ran off through the underbrush to lend assistance. The Lucians in the field were now concentrating on SSgt. Siniang. Realizing that she could quickly be outflanked, the Major ordered me to engage the enemy from a second front so as to take some of the pressure off of the SSgt. I moved incrementally up the field towards the Lucians guarding the Stargate, while providing flanking support for SSgt. Siniang.

I was nearing the dialing device when the SSgt. left her position and ran towards the remaining three Lucians guarding the Stargate. She was armed with only her sword, which she used with deadly skill to dispatch two of the guards. Her back was turned away from the third and it appeared that she might not have seen him as he raised his weapon to her back. The Lucian was right behind her and looked like he was going to shoot at any moment.

I leveled the Major’s P-90 at the remaining guard, but I didn’t have a clean shot. He was too close to the SSgt. and the Stargate was in the way. It was then that I decided to rely on what I do best; I impersonated the voice of a Lucian Sgt. and ordered the remaining guard to stand down. The Lucian paused, only for a second, but that was plenty enough time for SSgt. Siniang to wheel around and dispatch the final Lucian guard.

With all the Lucians killed I examined the dialing device and found that it was rigged with explosives. Airman McTavish quickly volunteered to neutralize the explosives saying that he had seen similar configurations in the past. I was all too happy sit behind the Stargate with the rest of GR-1 while he performed this operation.

Once McTavish was done, the Major contacted the Apollo to inform them that phase 1 of our mission was complete. The Apollo then sent engineers through the Stargate to burn the Kassa fields and we were off to the next field.

Threat analysis:

Lucians are reasonably well trained but lack the cohesiveness of a single purpose. This may be because each individual in the Lucian Alliance is either out for themselves or a mercenary. Implementing tactics that pit factions against each other may be a successful way to keep the Lucians from organizing into a cohesive threat.
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Aliens - what I used
Here is the picture I used for the aliens.

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