Last week we met Chalwen ap Gwynodd, Imperial Chief of Security, who's just been woken with the news of the sabotaged starship. She's just entered the cavernous security operations center...
A whisper behind her didn't quite escape her keen hearing: "Essence of Unity, this is going to be rough."
Chalwen paused near the top of the aisle, and turned, ignoring the quaking personnel nearest to her. Vast wall displays stretched in an arc across most of her view. A map of Magentis to the left. To the right spread the inhabited worlds of humanity. In between was a schematic of planetary border security.
Chalwen glared at the livid starburst denoting a security breach. Lips pressed tight and nostrils flaring, she pointed a stylus at the starburst and watched information flow across the face of her notepad.