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As he walked up to the large gate that blocked off Vastime's base of operations from the outside world Law slid the card through his fingers, much as a magician would. He showed it to the men standing guard, and they promptly allowed him entrance. It wasn't much of walk to reach the designated building, and Law was not one to dawdle. He walked at a quick pace, making his way through all of the irrelevant areas that paved the way to his destination. In a matter of minutes he'd arrived at the building Atlas had told him of the previous day. He could see movement inside, but the entrance was on the other side of the building.
Law casually walked around the building, wondering the whole time what these Vastime soldiers would be like. He hadn't led many teams outside of those that he knew well, which meant he'd need to get some sort of preliminary feel out of them before he made his plans. He wanted to know what all of the men under him were capable of, both physically and mentally. Dossiers would be nice, but if they weren't provided he could do without them. What he didn't want to happen was that one of the men weren't able to complete the task assigned to them. That could cause his entire plan to go awry. To counteract that he'd have to plan several fail-safes, most revolving around the most crucial of tasks. It would be nice if he could get started on that now, but it simply wasn't possible. They didn't have the requisite information. Hopefully that problem would be alleviated soon.
By this time he'd reached the entrance, and had his hand on the knob. He wasted no time in entering the building, and looked around as he did so. He noticed four soldiers, all seemed prepared. So this was his new team then?
Law upon entering into the room would be greeted by four men standing around a holographic table, seemingly a projection of their target locations. On a monitor behind them was Atlas sitting in a chair, seemingly typing on a keyboard whilest speaking to various officers. But as for the four men he would see they seemed to all be over six feet tall for the most part, wearing a strange armor which seemed to conceal all energies they emitted. But most importantly was the man without a helmet off who seemed to introduce himself.
He seemed to be uniquely human and a slightly greying hair, most likely the leader of the group. He'd take the moment to introduce his team to Law. "We've been briefed about the mission from Colonel Decter, you're point man. I'm Sandman, those guys are Ghost, Savage, and Mountain." He seemed to point at each of the one men. Ghost was most likely the shortest of the bunch and seemed to be loading what looked to be large caliber sniper rounds into a clip. As for Savage he was currently sharpening a knife on block nodding to the two before resuming his methodical work. And Mountain was the largest of the bunch, holding what looked to be some type of large machine gun.
The man known as Sandman would simply wait for him to speak before turning to the screen where Atlas now seemed to have their attention.
"Mr. Law. It is a pleasure. I heard of your exploits in the capital. Now reveal your plan if you would kindly."
"It's a pleasure to meet you all, I'm reassured by your preparedness and general appearance. I expect this will go smoothly.
Having said this he turned his attention to Atlas, and the map on the table. This would be the first time he was able to examine it in full, but that wasn't of much concern. He was fully confident in his ability to come up with a suitable plan now that he had all of the information at his disposal. The map detailed the fledgling Shadow-Fall base and the area immediately surrounding it. All in all it covered about five square miles. The outpost was still quite small, directly in the center of the map, and actually very well fortified considering the fact that it was still being built. The first thing they'd have to breach was the perimeter wall. At this point in time it was still made up of natural materials, and that was why they needed to act fast. He had no idea when Shadow-Fall agents would begin imbuing it with whatever nonsense it was they had at their disposal. He scanned the map, taking in all of the information as quickly as possible. After only a matter of seconds he'd decided exactly what it was that needed to be done.
"As you can see, this wall is our first obstacle, but it isn't much of one. They're sure to have guards on duty, so we'll have to take their patrols into account. It shouldn't be difficult to observe them for a short time and determine where and when the best time to break through is. We want to get here as quickly as we possibly can once we're inside the perimeter."
He pointed to a specific place on the map as he said this. The base's armory. It was about one hundred feet from the wall. Not the wisest tactical decision on Shadow-Fall's part, but it played directly into his hand.
"I assume they'll have additional guards here, here, and here."
Once more he indicated where he was speaking about as he did so. The places he pointed to were the entrance of the armory, the entrance of the medical bay which lay directly across from the armory, and the small building nestled against the inside of the wall. He assumed this was a guard outpost, as there appeared to be an inner staircase that opened up on top of the wall.
"This will have to be timed very precisely depending on the habits of the guards, but what I want is this. Two men will drop from the wall and infiltrate the guard base, dispatch any guards inside, and attach this to their communications device."
He produced a small device from his pocket. Something he'd whipped up the night before.
"It will relay any communications the base may receive while we're in business inside of it to us, so that we can adjust if necessary. After that's accomplished make your way to the armory without being spotted. One man will be on the wall to take out the guards in front of the medical bay. It should be quite the simple shot, although it will need to be quick so as to take out multiple of them if necessary before there's a reaction. At the same time another of you and myself will skirt the eastern wall of the armory, then eliminate any guards that may be in front of it. Luckily there doesn't seem to be a vantage point from which they'll be able to spot us moving in. After the man on the wall has taken his shots he'll drop down here, and follow the same path."
"At this point, exempting complications, we should all be in the armory within two minutes of each other. Once we're inside we sabotage their weaponry, taking anything that may seem useful, or that necessitates further study. Of course, that won't leave them defenseless. They'll still have tricks up their sleeve."
Law was quite pleased with this bit of the plan, but before he moved on to the next stage he supposed it would be best to see if everyone was on the same page so far, and who would be taking on what job.
"That's step one. Before we move on, does anyone have any questions or comments regarding what I've just laid out? Also, you know your expertise better than I do. Who will be taking on what?"
"Savage and Mountain can handle the guards, Ghost will provide sniper support. I will go with you to maintain tactical presence." Sandman would reply to the man, curt and quick in his response. His men seemed to acknowledge what he said, offering nods as each of their names was said. For the most part they seemed ok with his plan, or at the very least reassured in their own abilities. Sandman himself seemed to take a breath before sighing, nodding his head along as if weighing the pros and cons- an internal argument before ultimately voicing no questions or disagreements.
Law was pleased with the response. He wasn't surprised with the delegation of duties, all of them took the jobs they appeared most capable of. Since there weren't any questions he began to get into the next stage of the plan. He was still making things up as he went, so he was just now getting to this point. From what he could tell, there couldn't be very many ShadowFall agents already occupying the base. There must have been a maximum of around fifty, and a minimum of thirty-five. That meant that they couldn't go full balls to the wall, but they did have a bit of leg room. If they could cause some chaos before they moved through the base it was very likely that their movements would remain undiscovered. To this end, Law began to consider just what sort of distraction he was looking for. Then it hit him. They were already looking to destabilize the base, what better way to do so that to literally weaken its structure, or its infrastructure, for that matter.
He began to scan the map, looking for anything that seemed exceptionally promising in terms of risk versus rewards. A few key points stuck out to him immediately, but in the end the choice was obvious. They would place several explosive on the wall they jumped over on the way in, and in addition to that they would place several more on the drinking well just next to the armory, and on the tall communications tower next to the guard's tower. He quickly pointed these locations out, and explained how they would fit into the grander plan. He had detailed thoroughly when these tasks were to be carried out, and was just getting into what greater purpose they would serve, before he could completely do so, however, he was interrupted.
As they listened to Law, something would occur. The voice of Atlas would break into the conversation. His smooth tenor would hold some urgency but nothing unbecoming of him. Instead he'd let out a heavy sigh as they looked to the monitor to see him. "It appears there has been a development. During the operation, we believe the war will be happening. Gotei, along with Vastime has to deploy their forces. So gentlemen, god speed. But be aware there may be variables of which you cannot account for."
With that being said, the holographic map of the table would shift, displaying the florida coastline and the ocean. A few lines and markers from Law's original plan and landing site would be added. "Once you have secured the location, you shall move to Florida. Law, I will be temporarily breveting you to Captain in the service of His Majesty." He'd remark, essentially giving him a battlefield promotion.
"And you shall help lead Vastimian forces to secure land in florida, and America as a whole. Should to accept this additional task, you will find the service of His Majesty government quite thankful."
It was not as if Law hadn't been expecting outright war for sometime now, even a child could see the signs, but so soon? That surprised him somewhat. He only raised his eyebrows momentarily though, then took this newfound information in stride. What surprised him much more was the fact that he was being given such an integral task, with an actual military force to command. That bit of information actually did give him pause for a moment. After all, it wasn't as if he had a long history of service with Vastime. He did suppose they could know of his ability, and that he'd been doing a good job of showing off his skills in this meeting, but it was still straight out of left field. He definitely wouldn't complain about that, however. This was exactly what he wanted. He quickly recomposed himself, and addressed Atlas as respectfully as he could manage.
"What an unexpected honor, I'll certainly accept it. Florida is already yours."
Having said that Law turned his attention to the map once more, rapidly considering the multitude of options that had just been opened up before him. He was still certain that the best initial course of action would be to carry out the covert operation in exactly the way he'd already described. They would seize the Bahama's, base themselves there, and then look towards the continental United States. He was still intent on keeping this operation under wraps because the element of surprise was something he favored above almost all else. So then, this changed little in regards to his initial plan, it just meant that he'd have more support close by than he originally would have, and that he'd be continuing on after he'd succeeded.