Melody Larkin: You don't mind if I record?
Hank Madigan: You're captain, Melody. Don't need my permission.
Melody Larkin: Hmph. So, how's it look out there, Hank?
Hank Madigan: Well, I found some more survivors. Started shooting at me the second they saw me, like the rest.
Melody Larkin: Sounds about par for the course. Seems there's not a sane mind south of Mount Blair. Anything else?
Hank Madigan: Ash is piling up faster than we expected. But going by the maps the earlier teams did, it at least doesn't seem to be spreading anymore.
Melody Larkin: So we've only lost Welch, Beckley, Lewisburg and everything around 'em. Little blessings, I suppose.
Hank Madigan: Oh. And actual good news. Garrahan Mining.
Melody Larkin: Been a long time since I've heard "good news" and "Garrahan Mining" said back to back.
Hank Madigan: No kidding. But that Excavator armor they made. Ruined the company? Rumor is it's tough as nails, and they've still got the plans on site. Could you imagine what a patrol would be like if we could figure out how to make those things?
Melody Larkin: Locals would hopefully be a lot less inclined to shoot first.
Hank Madigan: Bingo. You give a day or two, I can head back down there, see what I can-
Melody Larkin: No. Garrahan can wait. You need rest. Head up to Morgantown. That Excavator armor'll still be there. Now go.