Planet Yamatai Caitel Prefecture 1日 1月 YE 40 0500 Hours Taiyou Hoshi lifted off from her cockpit seat while checking that the pilot had gotten up already with a small turn of her head. The lithe, pink-skinned Nekovalkyrja brought her knees apart and pushed her feet off of the Ke-T8 "Kuma" Multi-role Shuttle's deck and noted the curt bow the pilot gave her with a nod. Hoshi's body moved through the shuttle's narrow passageway between cockpit and cabin, passing the airlock on her way. She was able to move gently while her inborn gravity manipulation ability propelled her away from the shuttle's systems operator station, a position she had once formally held on the First Expeditionary Fleet's flagship until half a decade ago. Now, though, it was a position she held only transiently on the shuttle as she escorted her Special Operations Fire Team made up of mostly personnel from the ship she now captained, the YSS Kaiyō II. Hoshi's deep blue eyes scanned the area in the shuttle where the six members of her squad prepped one another and then moved to the airlock, which the pilot made certain measures as to make sure it was opened quickly and that the lower portion of the outer door of the airlock could act as a step. Hoshi lifted one arm until it was parallel with the floor and swung the other slightly with a pointed index finger. After finishing motioning to the airlock, she stood with her heels together and spoke out to the squad, "Hajime! You may begin!" Surely and in quick succession, the first two Star Army of Yamatai personnel filtered from the shuttle and Taiyou Hoshi was to be the third out of the Kuma. The white ends and middle of her otherwise sky blue hair moved throughout the cabin as she turned on her black pumped heel and then bounced off of the ground to float behind the first two infantry women that had gone out of the airlock. Both of them had taken up positions on either side of the airlock's door and held Type 33 Nekovalkyrja Service Pistols above their torsos with cocked elbows as they scanned the landing zone. Hoshi's diminutive features were struck by the emerging orange of the dawn of Yamatai's star as she looked one way and then the other after exiting the Kuma shuttle. Their landing zone was positioned on a cliff's edge, sequestered away from sight. It was not in the area of the local farmers of the paddies and wet fields which were lower, below the mountain range's Northern edge, but was in a more private setting. The blue and white haired Nekovalkyrja was given a terse salute from the Nitô Juni that stood a half dozen meters away from her. Hoshi replied in kind with her own courtesy by presenting arms. The Nitô Juni began taking the necessary steps towards Hoshi as she began to move away from the shuttle. The two Nekovalkyrja followed the pink-skinned officer, Hoshi, towards the burgundy haired Nitô Juni, to whom Taiyou Hoshi spoke to next. "Nitô Juni Nimoru Sangō, I have need of your team and yourself in the coming operation," the pink and small statured Nekovalkyrja woman said to the taller Nekovalkyrja. She went on to add, "This location has been compromised before, let's take shelter." "Understood," said Nimoru Sangō, "Chusa Taiyou."