50 km to the East of Tokyo the forgotten military base of Torashima stands in the middle of the ocean, constructed over an artificial island, filled with old and rusted dockyards and ships of a long ended conflict. Constructed for WWII this base served as nexus to the Pacific Fleet and remained hidden thanks to the intelligent design, which allowed them to hide it during the day through a complicated array of mirrors installed in the walls. Now the island, silent for so long haves people and not ghosts of a forgotten age roaming its ruined streets and buildings, the Amaterasu, a lost vessel during the WWII was recovered not long ago and it was dragged here, they tried to move it to the city, yet the experts underestimated the submarine weight and before getting the cords and cables cut they decided to establish the laboratory in Torashima, the nearest island. Leading the research party is the General Yamato Teppo of the Self Defense Force and the head scientist is Doctor George Takezo, a Japanese/American scholar, specialized in metallic elements, as the main point of this operation is to recuperate the samples of Benkeinium the metal found by the Amaterasu crew almost 70 years ago.
-So Doctor? What do we have here?- The general flanked by his trusted advisors politely asked about the status. General Teppo was 66 years old and was one of the oldest active high ranking officers, he wasn’t physically imposing but he was known for his cunning and wits, not to mention his preference for strategy and intelligence over brute force. Doctor Takezo wasn’t a young man, yet his constantly blackened face and his hairy, puffy from explosions and such made him look much younger; his almost child-like smile also helped. –I’m getting there boss, yet the hull is much more durable that what I thought- The Doctor said while stopping with the blowtorch and lifting his mask. The General sighed at the informality of George’s response and left to check the main communication room so he could connect with the perimeter guards, they boat bringing the mercenaries was about to reach the docks and all the guards were in their proper posts nothing seem to be happening. But in this clear and cold night something was about to happen, as this operation wasn’t as secret as General Teppo thought.
Near the perimeter a small ship was waiting to start the operation. Mangetsu troopers crowding the deck and 4 particular individuals, a buxom woman using only skin tight full body outfit and strategically placed pieces of armor armed with a multitude of small custom handguns. She seems to be leading the operation; she is the former Western Wasp, the 4 Number, now only going by Wasp. Alongside her the new soldier of Mangetsu, Shingetsu, a marvel of technology with a organic core, a very scary core, Masako Hihashi, the Ever Evolving Canibal suited in high tech armor. The Yowamushi siblings armed with their bizarre styles of swordsmanship. –People we need to do this fast and do it right, so let’s move!- Wasp issued the orders as the boat started moving. Standing in the tip of the helm Aoi used her Blade Puppetry to kill silently the crew of the two nearest boats, just after the Mangetsu Intelligence told them the 15 minutes check had passed. Masako was sitting on the roof with his legs hanging down while behind the mask he licked his lips, expecting for a banquet. Zan was standing right next to him using a handkrief to clean his tears –How sad, how sad, this beautiful full moon will see the blood we will spill-
In an abandoned dockyard the Mangetsu troops started building their HQ for the operation, while Wasp coordinated their next move. –Shingetsu you bring their attention, Aoi and Zan will look for their bosses and kill them, I’ll scout the area and report back here so we can have constant control over the area. The troops will establish a beach head here to ensure our escape.- All took their orders and left, starting to move through the ruined base. Masako made more noise than a hundred men, crashing through buildings, in less than a minute the soldier were already establishing defensive position that would serve to no avail against the rampage of Masako, that with the helmet opening like a dented mouth seemed demoniac and even the veteran soldiers start to fear him. The Yowamushi brothers dashed through the city aiming for the enemy HQ to take out everyone and leave the Self Defense without leadership. Meanwhile General Teppo was meeting the mercenaries’ boat. – Welcome to Torashima, it seems you arrived just in time, a unknown group is attacking our forces, so get to work, I’ll give you intel as soon as we get it, grab one of those communicators.- Teppo pointed at a table with earpieces.