Morning greeted the day shift and this time Hermes got up at an earlier time, to see the sun rise on Landaker.
All there was, was the day getting brighter and then the fuzzy sphere of Beta Halsami, rising into the sky. Despite it being daylight, the brightness felt like a form of twilight.
After the reports and their breakfast, came battlemech patrol duty. This time, it was Hermes' turn to venture out into the wilderness, along with seven other officers, known in ComStar's ranking as either adepts or acolytes.
Anyone who rode and operated a battlemech, was known as a mechwarrior; anyone who operated such a machine that is not designed for combat, got no credit of the sort.
Mechwarriors, were a strange but egotistical breed of human; when they piloted or owned such a machine, many were smug, self-centred and cock-sure. When any lost their machines and could not get a replacement, they were classed as the 'Dispossessed', a derogatory term that went something along the lines of being a va