Seventh Circle: The DropBartex Territories, Sector Delta-One, Earth
ATAU-C.257-"GLADIATOR" en route to Kelar Territories
Year 2359 -- 127 812 days after Exodus, 2200 hours
"A personal query "
"This place, you lost your squad here, right?"
Nissa's voice was distorted by her helmet yet still very much audible. Sat opposite her was Rutahn, encased in his suit. His TACS was named Palasét after the leader of a now-dead nation, she was told. It was dark red, and the same model as Nissa's the standard Mk.1. The only other difference between Palasét and Virta was the large box fixed to the back of the suit, with a long antenna protruding from the side that scraped against the roof bulkhead of the hold every time the ATAU passed through turbulence. The pack was built to house a number of purposes rather than storage, as the one attached to Nissa's suit did. Printed on the side in white stencil text was 'AP', standing for 'Adaptive Purpose' which further outlined its function