"Greetings, citizens of the world."

The nature behind Lowen General's ominous statement now reveals itself. Major news sites and channels are all simultaneously hijacked by a video feed showing a woman - no, not just any woman. The Chimera leader.

"My name is Edel Bernal, an ex-Major in the ESUN military. Currently I am the leader of a small group known as Chimera - but with these very words, that group is no more! No, from now on Chimera becomes an independent, political entity. We are not a country, but something greater than one. A country is determined by territory it holds. We live in an era of information, and this is what Chimera controls - information!"

"Every bit of information available online, every bit that has passed through online networks, is known by us, thanks to the power of the UN Servers. I must say, there is quite a lot of it, including important military secrets and dirty mysteries some corrupt politicians would prefer not to come to light... but bane be to them. We announce a new world order! An order where the corrupt and selfish no longer hold the population in an iron hand, an order that won't repeat mistakes and internal, self-centered politicking of ESUN. An order dedicated to truth, and good of all of mankind."

"We humbly ask you only to recognize Chimera's sovereignity. Even if stuffy officials disagree, you know the truth within your heart. As soon as time comes and nations of the world become ready, we will approach them for closer cooperation. Let us move towards a brighter future, together."

The hijack ends as abruptly as it started.
(This is a reaction/mingle prompt)


"Well. That was awkward."

"I can't believe it! He played us like a fiddle."

Toby and Denzel - or rather, their alternate versions, are angry, beaten up, and their machines are wrecked. But they're alive.

Apologies )
With Lowen leading the way, a small group of Unity Group members made it to the Chimera headquarters. A surprisingly small base hidden in South America, its insides seem to consist mostly of computer rooms housing gigantic servers - but there are hangars as well, as well as some automated facilities.

"This way please. There is someone I would like you to meet. This is Colonel Edel Bernal, our leader."

"The pleasure is all mine." The Chimera leader turns out to be a beautiful and refined woman.
"Through Lowen's efforts our cooperation grew remotely, but I am glad that we can finally talk face to face. Let's work together towards a peaceful world. And in the meantime... I believe you are here for a reason? I will let Schlan Opel explain, he is our specialist in data collection and intelligence gathering."

"Thank you Colonel Bernal. I'll get to the point - my mission was to track down the so called Glory Star, believed to possibly be Lt Toby Watson. This turned out to be easier than I expected because Glory Star contacted the Chimera on his own. However there's strong suspicion he may not be exactly who he seems to be, mainly the elusive Asakim Dowen. So I have hid the fact that you are coming from him."

Schlan presses a button and a screen lights up.
"If you approach the destination point from this vector, you will arrive undetected. Instead of falling into an ambush, you will set one up for him."

Do you have anything to say to any of the Chimera members present? Which by the way seems to be all, or almost all of Chimera members in general?

[2 - mainly for Setsuko]

"What is this? Yes, yes. What a beauty."

A creepy old man in a labcoat is looking at the parked Virgola in Chimera HQ's hangar.

"But it's all wrong! Its potential is unrealized at all. Sad, sad. It needs to soar the skies, like a pretty bird!"

"I really want to get my hands on it. Upgrades. Everything needs upgrades!"