The general nodded to each of the squad members as they arrived. As the final squad member arrived, he looked at his watch.
"Lieutenant Andrews, you are late." Emphasis on 'late'.
"Nevertheless, let us begin." He tapped a button on the monitor in front of him and a 3D image of Terrean became visible in the sphere above him.
"Your mission is to investigate the planet surface and, if possible, restore communications." He looked around at each of them one at a time, checking to see if they were listening.
"We will drop you about 2 clicks away from the main colony" A red dot appeared on the image of the planet.
"Make your way into the city, you will have to open the gates manually, since it appears there is no power inside the city." The image of the planet changed into a rotating image of the city. A red dot was blinking near one of the gates.
"Your second objective is to restore power to the city, the power plant is located here." A blue dot appeared on the city, near the center.
"Your third objective is to restore communications" A yellow dot appeared in the center of the city.
"Fourth objective is to find out what happened to the colonists" He looked up through the window at the planet.
"After you have restored communications, you will receive new orders depending on the situation."
"Captain Wattson is your commanding officer on the planet surface, you will do as he says." He nodded towards Peter.
"Grab what you need from the armoury and meet up in the hangar bay in an hour. Any questions you have is to be directed at Captain Matthews. Dismissed." He waved his hand in a gesture of dismissal and walked away through the back door of the room.
The sphere now displayed the objectives:
1. Reach the city
2. Restore power
3. Restore communications
4. Investigate the colony
Peter rose from his seat and said in a loud voice:
"Grab what you need and meet me in the hangar in an hour. If you need to contact someone before we leave, do so now. As was said, any questions are to be directed at me, you can meet me at the armoury in ten minutes."
He then gave a salute to his subordinates and walked off through the door. He made his way into his cabin to put his things together, moving with speed but not hurrying.
((See OOC for details about choosing your equipment))