Earth.... part one Earth.... part one
The Northern Paladin
Bridge of the Phoenix.
Helm: "Entering Sol system, sir...."
NP: "Cloak ship.....sensor scan?"
Science: "No other vessels in the area, sir."
NP: "I'll be damned...we beat him here! Jerad, what's that place where DarkMoogle has to drain the Materia?"
Jerad: "Crystal Peak...located here"
NP: "Helm, put us into geosynchronous orbit over that point."
Helm: "Aye, sir."
NP: "Our last shot at stopping him from getting there is to intercept his ship...if we fail that, we'll have to transport down...."
Jerad: "Once he starts actually draining the crystals, it will be difficult to stop the process...."
NP: "Somehow, I figured that.....I wonder what delayed him...full sensors sweeps..passive only. Let's keep the element of surprise. In the meantime...I've got a little errand I want to run...."
Jerad: "Is that wise?"
NP: "It's something that needs to be done....I'll only be a few minutes"
Later, in the transporter room...
NP: "Ok, I've got the rubindium transponder..you understand what you have to do?"
Transporter Chief: "Yes, sir."