H.E.L.M., The Last City, Earth
The Guardian approaches the holoprojector in the Eliksni Wing, and receives a secure communication from Lakshmi-2 after the sabotage at the Eliksni camp.
Lakshmi-2: Guardian. I regret you had to witness my outburst earlier, with the Fallen leader. I am not a diplomat, and sometimes, I can be… terse. I know terrible things have been done in the name of the City. In the name of the Future War Cult. In my name. You understand, though. The City is a living thing, and it is rejecting the Fallen like a fever burning out an infection. I will speak to the Fallen leader. Tell it that the Future War Cult will personally replenish their supplies when they are ready to move on. I do not wish them to think badly of us. I know they are your associates. What a City we would have if everyone's heart was as big as yours! Have you heard the song of the people echoing through the City? "Rise up as one, march towards the sun…" Hmm. The words of people reaching for dawn in this Endless Night. People who have still not given up hope. Neither have I. And if you were wondering… this was not the conflict I have foreseen. No. That will come later… unless I can stop it.