Alice wanted to show them all what these beings were in reality. The Body that some had seen was not the true life source, but rather a chameleon species that had been invaded and taken over many aeon ago. The Chameleons were able to absorb into the human bodies and co-habitate. The parasite that took over the aliens was just that, more of a worm that could invade through any Orpheus and take control of any other living creature and they could make the chameleons shape shift quite easily. This was the main problem. These things could invade the animals also and control them however, it was the most intelligent species that they mostly invaded and controlled. What made this all strange was that this type of life source existed on this world and many other places in the universe. The one that inhabited the Chameleon species was much more advanced and sinister. It was a highly developed intelligence so to speak Alice looked around and had the shivers thinking what was happening and how this world could become just like the Xzanturs. She had learned the chameleons name through Hava. She levitated up and moved to the center of the battle map. Everyone was a bit surprised at her move, until she spoke. “Gentlemen, I would suggest we invite a few others to this briefing and get the word out about what we are fighting besides the Emperor’s minions. I wish to tell you and show you and hopefully we can gather some other input and solutions as to what we find ourselves in the middle of.”
A small building had been cleared of all partitions and office furniture and set up like a meeting hall. Chairs had been brought in so the room could seat around 70 people. A video screen had been set up in the front and the video machine was set to project the videos that had been taken during the surveillance of the past few months. Alice planed to do holographies of something far more dangerous than the Emperor’s minions. Most of this had been set up prior to the HQ meeting that had taken place a few hours earlier. Alice knew that the other children and the adults of the Haven were going to show groups of patriots and civilians what had invaded around the world while everyone was busy fighting the corruption of their own species such as the Emperors, the dictators, the kings and queens, the governments that controlled the cities and towns and counties, not only in the US but countries all over the planet. It was one thing to be awakened about the corruption that had enslaved the greater populace by other human beings but to be awakened to an alien species within an alien species that was now infiltrating the human species and beginning to take over the planet was going to cause a great shock and it would be up to those that had already grasped this invasion to help the others to see and learn how to identify and expel these beings.
Sergeant Major Jack Bollard walked up to the old computer and plugged the video camera in. On the big monitor a scene came up that showed the Palace and its surrounding grounds. The Chopper pads were sitting to the west of the building and the old capitol building sat to the east. The video panned around taking in the west, south east and north areas. The people could see the choppers and how they were lifting off and landing. As the camera panned around they could see the tanks and heavy artillery setting in strategic locations. The troops were milling around and they could see the inner walls with catwalks and troops standing guard on the walls. “This wall system was the first to be built by the Emperor. You can see the extent of it as this video continues. Now this second outer wall system was built not long after the first inner wall. It is roughly 200 yards outside the first wall system and completely surrounds it. As you can see, there are more tanks, and heavy artillery plus all these hummers. We cannot find any other choppers except those ones in the inner grounds and they only amount to around 16 to 18 and the most interesting thing about them is they are not outfitted with cloaking devices.” One of the men asked the question, “How do you know they do not have the cloak systems Sergeant Major?” “Ah, good question Lieutenant Turner, We have tracked them as they fly around their perimeter and have caught them leaving that perimeter sometimes and they do not cloak when they do. That is a tell tale sign in itself. The one other thing we do have is our own tracking system that can identify their old cloaking systems and those choppers do not show any sign of having one.”
Major Wheeler asked the question this time. Jack, do we have any good figures of how many troops the Emperor has stationed on the three defense lines?” Jack stopped the video for a minute and said “we have a close estimate of how many but there could be more. We have been able to count around 5 thousand troops altogether within the three defense lines. Most of them could be on the outer perimeter. We have counted close to a battalion on the second line and just a few companies at the palace grounds its self. A strange thing happened just recently and two of our agents that had been on the inside tell why. It would seem that the Emperor may have tried or was going to move to the underground base below the old DIA which prompted the SS to clear the palace of all the civilians that worked there. Our people think it was a bad move by the head of the SS and there was some kind of coup that was in the works. Anyway, those civilians have not returned and thank the Divine Creator for that. It also seems that the head SS man and a few others paid the price of death for making their move. We have been able to retrieve our agents safely for now.’ “We recently have had some new men join the patriots and they come from the surrounding area of the Emperor’s palace so let me introduce two men that perhaps have better INTEL than we do.”
Major Phillip Vanstoffer and Sergeant Tom Jorgen introduced their selves as they stood in front of the some 70 men and women of the patriot and civilian militia. Major Vanstoffer was the first to speak. “First of all we are very glad that you have welcomed us. The nightmare that has ensued with the Emperor is on a steady course to destroy this planet. Most of us were in that army to feed our families and make some kind of living in this topsy turvey world.” He stopped for a moment and took a drink of water, wondering if they would be accepted in this patriot world. “As Sergeant Major Bollard has stated, we do have some additional INTEL. We both can confirm that the Emperor is completely taken over by something other than human. Although we all wondered if he was ever human from the start.” That got a laugh from the crowd. As you have seen, the inner guards consist of about 2 companies and those men and women are the best the Emperor could pick to guard him personally. The troops bivouac inside the old capitol building. They have about 5 full battle tanks in there along with those choppers and around 10 maybe 12 hummers all equipped with the .50 cal mini guns. The Emperor is a very paranoid man and most of the time he is stark raving mad. The man should never be underestimated because he is a full blown psychopath and that in itself makes him very dangerous.’ “I suppose this is nothing new for most of you but we have first hand experience with this Used Car Salesman, and lately we have noticed the difference in him. I wonder if the human Emperor is dead and these aliens are just impersonating him.” Tom Jorgen spoke for a moment. We do not know when the Emperor was taken over but he still acts like the old mad man and as for these aliens there might be more within the Palace walls. Now as for the barricades and men guarding the areas we can tell you something about that which may not be on your vids.”
Alice was sitting with Captain Keegan Douglas and Sergeant Bill Souther and thinking about the Aliens. The Major and the Sergeant at the front of the room were explaining about the barricades that had been set up with squads and some places full platoons. The inner wall system was easy to see as well as the outer wall system and where the troops were concentrated. It was the outer line of defense that had not been completely known as of yet. When the Emperor had begun to pull his force inward, there was a huge movement of troops and vehicles that abandoned the out lying areas and even Jack could not keep track of where those troops and vehicles were moving to. Sergeant Jorgen was talking about underground tunnels as well as buildings that had been set up as sniper positions around the rectangle. The underground tunnels connected too many guard barricades that were situated around that big outer rectangle. This was definitely news to Major Wheeler and the two other generals in the room. General Justin Walker had to speak up at this point. “You know this does not surprise me, that the rat would dig tunnels. Can you boys mark the entrances and exits of those things and do they have additional troops in them?” Major Vanstoffer moved to the digital map on another screen and asked if anyone could revise the computer generated map. “We can point some of the entrances and exits out for you and yes they do have additional troops in those damn sewers. I say sewers because that is what they mostly used to build the tunnels in the first place.” Justin had to laugh, “Well, that is truly par for the course then. Rats do like to hang out in the sewers after all.”
Tom Jorgen continued with the INTEL. “The sewers aren’t the only tunnels; the storm drains are bigger and can hold many vehicles. The small scout and troop carriers plus the hummers can travel through those quite easy; the sewers can only be traversed by foot soldiers. So what the Emperor has essentially done is create an underground army along with the ones on the surface. You must know that those troops can exit the storm drains and sewers in many places that are outside the main outer ring, so if you make a push against that outer rectangle you could be pinched from behind.” General Kenneth Andersen asked the next question. “Major Vanstoffer, do you have any Idea where these underground troops and vehicles may be located and where they are planning to exit?” Phillip looked at Tom and back to the General. “We do not know where all of them are and what they have planned other than they will be notified if and when any patriots attack their barricades anywhere along the lines of that outer rectangle.” Kenneth looked at Joseph and Jack and back at the two men up front. “I would suspect that we need to recon on all the exits to daylight that are on a perimeter around that main force of the outer rectangle. Major Vanstoffer, perhaps we can send you and Sergeant Jorgen out with our surveillance choppers and help locate these potential points that the underground army could exit and be behind us if we move to engage the Emperor’s troops on that outer rectangle.”