Nimbus: So, going directly after Calus kinda blew up in our faces.

Rohan: We need to be looking at the bigger picture. We wanna protect the Veil, we first and foremost need to protect the CloudArk.

Ghost: Rohan, I think we're still a little fuzzy here. What exactly is the CloudArk?

Rohan: It's our city's network. Our infrastructure, our people, our defenses... everything depends on it.

Nimbus: And what we're doing now is stopping the Vex from siphoning energy from the CloudArk's reactor. We do that—the Veil's safe, the Neomuni are safe. Bing, bang, boom. Star-garitas on Rohan!

Rohan: Make your way to the CloudArk reactor, and we'll head to the central power junction. Once you've cycled the system, we'll be able to return power to the reactor.

Ghost: We're on it.

Ghost: Just so we're clear—if the CloudArk is lost, what does that mean for the Neomuni?

Nimbus: All our citizens have uploaded their consciousness into the CloudArk. No CloudArk means lights out for everyone in Neomuna.

Ghost: Ah, so it's bad. Got it.

Ghost: That's another one of those pockets of Darkness energy. Should we get a closer look?

Ghost: Hey, it worked that time! Why did it work that time? Huh. It's like you're pulling on some kind of invisible ropes… I'm detecting those sources as a concentration of energy coming from a common source. It's got to be the Veil. Like some sort of magnetic field all around Neomuna. Let's keep an eye out for more of those!

Nimbus: Guardian, I'm almost at the central power junction. Ready to blast this power back to the CloudArk once you've cycled the system.

Ghost: Hold on… these Vex are short-circuiting voluntarily. Ah, OK. You'll have to clean up those Vex confluxes before heading to the reactor.

Rohan: We haven't observed this kind of behavior before. Hope you're taking notes, Nimbus.

Nimbus: Of the headless robot dance? Yeah, I've seen it before. It's gotta be a way for them to create a gateway to the CloudArk. Or… express themselves… emotionally? I dunno; who can say, honestly?

Ghost: This station's power output is unbelievable. Earth was decades away from technology like this, even during the Golden Age.

Nimbus: The CloudArk needs a lot of juice. Like we said earlier, it supports all the Neomuni, the city's defenses, and also the Veil's defenses. Once we get that power, we'll have all the backup we need to take back the Veil from Calus!

Ghost: That's good. We're going to need all the help we can get.

Ghost: It's escaping! Wait... why did it leave?

Nimbus: Weird. Something's off. Keep going, but… keep an eye out.

Nimbus: I'm in place, and I can see you're coming up to the reactor. Stop the Vex from siphoning the station, and we're golden!

Ghost: And that does it. How's it looking, Rohan?

Rohan: Hmm. Something's still siphoning power. Look around for any remaining Vex influence.

Nimbus: That's it!

Rohan: Power's cycling. Once it's back on, it'll be running the CloudArk.

Ghost: Something feels off here. That was a little too easy.

Nimbus: Uh… what do you say we expedite that exit, folks? I got Shadow Legion on my tail.

Rohan: What? What are they doing here?

Nimbus: Well, considering I'm getting SHOT at, I'd say it's for us! Get out of there, Guardian! It's a trap!

Rohan: Nimbus, get yourself out of there!

Nimbus: OK, and that's a bomb.

Ghost: Mapping an escape route...

Nimbus: I think I'm in the clear, but man, it's rough out there. Guardian?

Ghost: Still in the rough part!

Ghost: More of those paracausal strands! They're probably the best chance we've got to get out of here.

host: Guardian, I'm detecting bombs... a lot of bombs.

Ghost: The Shadow Legion are trying to lock us in! Remapping the escape route.

Nimbus: They're swarming! Get out of there now!

Ghost: OK, we need to get out of here fast. I found a way out. We're going up!

Ghost: Left!

Ghost: Keep going up! UP!

Ghost: Now right!

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