The silence that hangs in the air following Dovetail's statement makes it seem that none of those gathered around the table have any problems they'd care to share at the moment.
Before the quiet can carry on any further Vivian comes into the conference room, her laptop under her arm. "Hey sweeites!" She says by way of greeting to all of you. "Ethan's right behind me, he was wrapping up a phone call when I last saw."
She no sooner gets that out than does Ethan arrive, giving a nod in greeting to those whose eyes meet his as he makes his way towards his usual spot at the head of the table. With an old familarity he picks up the remote to all of the hidden monitors and with the push of one of it's buttons he brings them all out from their hiding places in the wall behind him and within the center of the table all of you sit around. On them are various images of four metamen commiting different robberies and other crimes.
the Ace of Spades.
the King of Hearts.
the Queen of Clubs.
the Jack of Diamonds.
"This is the Royals. They're a newer group that's come together in the last year or so and have been selling their services to anyone willing to pay for them; supposedly they've done work for VIPER and even low-end work for Mastermind but they also have started pulling robberies on their own to suppliment their income and that's why we're here this morning." Ethan gestures to the files that Vivian has put in front of everyone while he was talking, inside are copies of the pictures as well as information on the abilities so far demonstrated by the four criminals but there isn't much information about their backgrounds as so far it seems that the Royals haven't been arrested.
"The S.T.A.R. Squad has been tracking the Royals as they've been moving across the country hitting different targets and making off with some pretty big offs and they were able to figure out the Royals' pattern." Ethan smiles a knowing smile as he shares this fact. "Detective Taylor has asked that we work with the S.T.A.R.s in apprehending the Royals when they make their move on the Southside Palace."
In the corner of the screen an image of Al Driogano appears. "Yes, that Driogano."
"Now you might understand why Taylor wants us involved. He's worried what Driogano, or his people would do in response since Foreshadow had been tearing the 'family' a new one here lately. It seems that Driogano has been shopping for some metaman muscle to have on his payroll and there's a chance they've got some at the Palace since Driogano and his people aren't stupid and if Taylor and the S.T.A.R.s figured out the Royals' pattern then there's a damn good chance Driogano and his people have too and Taylor wants to be sure the S.T.A.R.s don't get in over their heads because Maddicks is too damn stubborn."
Ethan looks around to all of you sitting around the table. "Questions?"