Livonian 665th "Iron Hearts"
His heartbeat. Once. Two times. Three times. He breathed in and out, slowly for a moment, seeming to search his thoughts for a moment. "Stand by, please, if you would. Prepare yourselves for.... Well.... Something." The Kontos Lance was raised up, the lights along it glowing to show that it was more than ready to be used. Something was definitely off, and he felt it poking at his mind like a dull needle. As it turns out, his instincts weren't wrong.
Some of the "asteroids" near the freighter had begun to, well, move. Uncoiling themselves from a camouflaged position, approximately 3 Unganzes raised up, covered in rocky bits and details. The parts that weren't, however, were.... Odd. They showed no divisional markings common amongst Unaff military details, and their color scheme was white, with sky blue highlights, as opposed to the traditional coloration of khaki. No specific communications were established, as the Unganze (roughly arrayed in a formation) began moving in for a better firing position. They honestly thought they weren't spotted.
<Livoniianoi Pilots can respond to this point with a quick action, such as yelling out and/or letting off a weapon shot.>
Cato yelled out to both Hunter and Lara, "There!", in a quick, rapid voice, indicating the Unganze mecha approaching. The Hoplon Shield Drone blasted off from its position near the Kataphraktoi, and put up a position near the CANIS, its field helping to protect the (probably paper thin) armor of the wolf-like mecha.
The Unganze, as they approached, fired off a few shots, but they were not yet within range to use their Volcano cannons effectively.
2x Unganze, Volcano, Thunder
1x Unganze, 2x Thunder, Command Markings.
Command markings one appears to be defending the other two.
Unaff Confederacy, 2nd Wing, 13th Strike Group, Designation SF "Eisenhertze"
"I'd prefer if you would all be patient."
A strong, firm-sounding voice sounded out over the comm channels, one that spoke with an obvious amount of experience. Whether or not they had met this man in the past, they most likely at least had heard about him from numerous videos extolling his triumphs. The famed Black Knight of the Unaff, Adelhart Danzinger, was a hard man to not pick out, the Ungrande mecha even harder yet. It was a knight-shaped mecha, even more graceful in appearance than even the Tallgeese. It almost seemed otherworldly, how it looked, with faint traces, here and there, that even looked, to Genome's eyes, like they almost belonged more to Lazengann's build (The original face, mind you) than to any Unaff mecha.
But regardless, he carried on with his statements, saying, "Affirmative, Lazengann, situation normal. Although laying mines would be prudent, I would recommend against it for the sole reason that we'll be moving. Dropping mines behind us is only going to protect behind us, and unless it moves with the ship, will be a barrier to commerce in this area. Affirmative from the Untorrha, appreciate your recon position. Be careful not to go too far forwards, where you won't be able to be easily covered by both our batteries and the ship's batteries." He seemed almost bored as he rattled off his commentary and suggestions. Although tactically sound, it sounded like he despised this mission. Like it was beneath him. For those who knew who he was, it, in fact, was a major downgrade for what he usually did.
He opened up a specific channel to Genome. "Are you holding up fine? I.... Apologize for your conscription, although I had naught to do with it. Sometimes, we act as little more than pawns to forces driving us."