Lieutenant Shivani Singh is eager to defend the Dominion on the front lines. But after she's posted on the faraway planet of Cavir, she realizes that it will take more than good grades and confidence to survive on the edge of zerg space.
Years after the End War, Second Lieutenant Shivani Singh graduated from officer training in Augustgrad at the top of her class, Korhal. She is congratulated by her former professor Colonel Perkins, and meets her old friend Ravi, who in spite of his seedy background wished her luck and gave her his contact information. When Perkins talked to Singh in his office, she refused any office posting, rather wanting to be on the frontlines where she could do good. In spite of its difficulty, Basch sent her to the world of Cavir along the demilitarized zone, a planet filled with zerg.
Singh was assigned to Camp Pitcairn, where the base's commanding officer, Colonel Basch, told her that her that her academy grades did not matter, only her results on Cavir. She obtained her immunizations, and went on patrol with her squad, containing Sergent Tiller, Corporal Park, Private Ikande, and Private Sofia Nantes. They encountered two feral hydralisks, and an illegal miner named John Rosenberg. While the squad was hesitant to arrest the miner, as they knew him before and seemed to have an agreement with the local illegal miners, Singh ordered her squad to arrest him. However as they did so a lurker attacked, biting off Nantes's leg. Tiller ordered the squad to open fire on the zerg, as hydralisks were now bearing down on them. The marines were able to overcome the zerg, but not before the lurker shot a spike into Nantes, finishing her off. The squad seemed to blame Singh, but she ordered they still arrest Rosenberg.
Back at camp, Singh was checked up by Doctor Kazan, who showed her the colonists he was taken care of. When she stated they needed to be evicted, they reacted with anger. She then met with Colonel Basch, who called her operation a disaster, and told her that the miners were find and helped supply the base. Undeterred in her mission to remove the miners, Singh contacted Colonel Perkins, who gave her orders to remove the civilians. Basch was infuriated, and put her in charge of the operation. Singh attempted to evict the mining camp of Kelso, but the miners reacted by throwing junk at the marines, and Singh left.
Over the next few days, Singh continued scouting the zerg, noticing they acted with some intelligence. She tried to get resources from Perkins, who refused. On the way to her patrol, Tiller and Singh tried to board their APC, but it exploded. An investigation was launched, forcing the camp into lockdown. Soon though, Singh and Tiller recovered from their injuries, and were cleared for active duty. Singh apologized to her squad for not trusting them, and though they were skeptical of her sincerity and their intentions, the squad began to operate more efficiently. However, Singh was worried of Basch's investigation of the bombing, and contacted Ravi and his mercenaries to aid her in bringing order to Cavir. He said that she could not afford the cost, but that he would owe her a favor.
While investigating missing miners, Singh and her squad encountered a cave of zerglings, but they didn't engage the marines and sped past her. Singh then reported her findings, that zerg attacks increased when the miners came to the planet, and that she suspected that there was a nearby hive. Ikande reported this to Basch, and he admitted she was working better with the squad. He asked Park to come in, and he got the private to admit he was behind the bombings as revenge for Nantes's death. Basch locked him in the brig.
Meanwhile, Singh discovered a wave of zerglings descending on the terran settlements. She tried to warn a group of miners, but they ignored her, and were overrun by the zerg. She tried to contact Kelso and his settlement, and but he suspected that she was lying. Even so, his miners were evacuated to Camp Pitcairn. Basch rallied a defense, but was killed by a volley of zerg spikes. The defenders threw off the first wave of zerg, and Ravi and his mercenaries arrived at the base. Tensions rose as Singh, now in command of the base, told Kelso he and his miners would be forced off, and the miners prepared for a fight. However, this was broken up when Tiller revealed a larger zerg wave was descending on their base.
- Terran Dominion
- Miners and Colonists
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