[Audio Datalog — Recorded 5 Minutes Ago]
[Pallad City Police Department]

VICTOR HARDIMAN: Have you been able to reach officers Wynter and Saffron yet?

CHERIE ALGRAVE: Negative, chief. No matter what I try, I can’t get a steady signal from either communicator. The frequency scrambling tech on Volkan Island is top-tier.

VICTOR HARDIMAN: Are we at least sure Wynter and Saffron’s I.DACs are still functional?

CHERIE ALGRAVE: I picked up a faint blip from Officer Saffron’s I.DAC, but the signal’s too weak to establish communication. Madison’s on the other hand—I’m not getting anything.

VICTOR HARDIMAN: What does that mean?

CHERIE ALGRAVE: Two possibilities—either she’s in an area with major disruption or the I.DAC itself was destroyed.

VICTOR HARDIMAN: I don’t like this, not one bit. I’ll have officers Gripps and Sev on standby. If we can’t establish any communication within a half-hour, I’ll send them to the island by helicopter.

Danger Zone One. Story by Midnight. Art by Salaiix.