It took Suzanne and her team two days to complete her work on all their suits, which was to remove the kill devices put in by Astrotech to avert precisely the thing they planned to do, and ensure they could communicate without outside interference. During this time Johannes and a couple other civil engineers put together crude tower shields and cudgels to use as weapons; he melted down reinforcement steel to cast the core, and used ceramics to coat it in an attempt to emulate composite armor. He opted against making a blade, after all, as the quality of the steel they had was not up to the task. A blunt force weapon would have to do.

The whole staff at the site suited up, twenty-two people in total, and they all had a shield and a cudgel. They boarded the open top tracked transport, and started off to the Capital City, just like over a dozen other groups did all over the planet at the same time. No-one spoke, the gravity of what they were about to do too oppressive for small-talk.