UMBRA Squad Communications
Audio-log from Kahar for his Bestiary files
Recorded by MEA
Note from MEA: The jungle noise has been automatically filtered out of this audio log.
Kahar here. Do I need to say that? I don’t know.
The Cannok is an interesting specimen here on Onderon. We encountered a group of them while making our way to Whisper Base and I had a chance to study their martial instincts. I hope this log will aid Stormtroopers in the future.
We were ambushed by the beasts as they laid waiting in the trees. There was little to no sign about their presence. I would describe their tactics as similar to Forntarchs. One seemed to test our abilities (or perhaps it displayed a lack of intelligence) by attacking one of our men on the ground. Foolish beast, getting in range of my axe.
Kahar makes a grunting laughing(?) noise. Trowa is heard in the background asking Kahar to keep it down.
You keep it down Trowa. Hrm. Anyways, we had the boy with us. Firil was his name. He showed promise in our initial encounter. I could feel his anger as he tried to strike me down. It was decided that he would travel with us as an ‘insurance party.’ No, that’s not right. Hey Vil, what’s the term for a hostage type thing? You know insurance something.
Yeah, that’s it, insurance Policy.
Seriously Kahar, do you want the whole damn jungle to hear you?
Trowa, this is important research stuff for future warriors of the Emperor.
Whatever. Just keep it down.
Anyways, I was beginning to teach the boys some Shii-Cho stances as they were taught to us. He showed great aptitude and he fought against the Cannoks well. But, like I said, similar to Forntarchs. It makes sense for a predator to attack the small and weak, and that’s exactly what the Cannoks did. So yeah, kid died, but we learned a lot about their tactics and that makes us better. He did die with honor holding onto his sword. His family will be proud to learn of his noble sacrifice to the cause.
Dammit Kahar, under no circumstances are you to talk to anyone about the boy’s death. Do you understand me? Can your feeble brain comprehend this?
I’m not an idiot Vil! Fine, I’ll keep my mouth shut. Happy?
Sound of brush crashing. Trowa’s voice interjects: that’s it. I’m turning off this recording.