Steam emanates from the head of the frame as its piercing red eye raises to meet yours.
"Ah, Guardian. The Exalted One anticipated your cooperation in his grand design. With his infinite wisdom, he requests your assistance in furthering his machinations. His Excellency intended to use the weapon to eliminate Red Legionnaires. It seems you share a mutual goal."
Benedict's body turns and resets.
"Unfortunately, the Shadow you seek has been disposed of. Calus's insubordinate daughter, Caiatl, dispatched a countermeasure—much to the Glorious One's displeasure. The weapon is lost. I can compile the data you've brought me of the deceased Shadow's log, but it is heavily encrypted. Encryption signals point toward the EDZ. Perhaps you can perform some… unscrambling?"