YSS Kōkatsu Power Armor Team "Kitsune" Frozen Coast, Tange IV As the group emerged from the atmospheric storm, Uehashi's black Mindy slowed down on the approach towards the surface. Although her senses were seamlessly merged with the expansive and state-of-the-art sensor suite of the Mindy armor, offering her a fully panoramic and nearly omniscient view of her surroundings, Uehashi still retained her Nekovalkyrja empathy. When Takaki's Sylph dropped out of the range of the proximity sensors, Uehashi had also fallen back from the formation. Uehashi was the last Mindy to come out of the storm, with Takaki's Sylph following closely after. The brown-skinned Neko's body let out an unconscious sigh of relief, although Uehashi herself maintained a conscious integration with the armor. As the Mindy took in it's surroundings, Uehashi thought of New Vicky and it's cold and icy climate. However, the similarly cold and desolate environment around her spoke of industrial decay, on account of the planet's somewhat abandoned state. On the approach towards the cliff face, a set of four NSBs detached themselves from the dorsal hardpoint of the Mindy and floated ahead towards the blast shutter. Soon after, another set of four NSBs detached from the dorsal hardpoint and began to spread out across the cliff face, serving as a rear guard for their host armor, which remained floating just above the bulkheads. "NSBs deploying for rear guard and infiltration duties.", the pilot said cheerfully over the Kitsune channel. "Are we all okay? That storm was really tough!", she said in a concerned-sounding tone. The question was somewhat redundant however, as the armor had already addressed her concerns and communicated them to the pilot.