Matthew Davis is an Officer in the Imperial Army, and reflects on his time in the Empire far in preparation for the future war that the Empire intends to wage against the world.
The Empire's weapons program is coming along, a rare surface test is scheduled to see how their new tanks and other armoured vehicles do.
A new batch of Allied Forces Army Captains have completed their training and are undergoing their promotion ceremony. None of them are aware of the new evil that is growing.
Hiker Girl is held in an Imperial base, deep underground, away from any potential help - and in great danger. Davis is assigned to speak with her, neither of them are sure what to expect.