Skies over K'rax

Submission-In-Adversity-Brings-Peace Halifax (aka Missy), Praetorian guard, is hovering, cloaked in her power armour, more than a thousand feet overhead, just after setting off the explosives that killed K'rax Naggath. Her heads-up display, previously showing the locations of the entire team, has gone disturbingly blank. Only one other blinking dot, besides her own.

"Base, this is Salvation Team. Primary mission completed. Casualties: Four MIA. Situation: Squidzilla is here. We need backup, now." she says over the radio.

The radio is silent.

"Base, this is Salvation Team. Respond."

Nothing.

"Well, ****."