Navere and Alex continued walking, eventually stopping outside the door to Alex's safe house. Alex activated his OMni-Tool, as he placed it against the door. After a few moments, the light on the door turned green, and it opened.
Alex and Navere walked into the safe house, the door closing behind them.
Navere looked at Alex.
Alex pointed to a complex looking workstation in the corner of the room.
Alex: That workstation should allow you to access the Extranet undetected. You should be able to get the necessary information.
Navere: Provided that the information is available. The Shadow Broker has an extensive network...but everything takes time to get.
Alex: Just do your best.
Navere sat down in front of the computer station, as she got to work. Alex, on the other hand, walked over to a communication's relay, and activated it.
Alex: I am going to contact my ship. I won't take the chance of having a Cerberus Dreadnought dock at the citadel. Instead, I am going to arrange to have us picked up by a Kodiak shuttle, which will take us back to my ship.
Navere: Are you sure that won't be a problem? A Turian on a Cerberus ship?
Alex: Contrary to popular belief Navere...Cerberus isn't comprised of a bunch of racists. We are simply Human first.
Navere: The question stands.
Alex: Yes, you will be fine. I give you my personal assurance of that.
Navere nodded. She returned to her work. Alex, on the other hand, had managed to establish contact with his ship, which was sitting just outside the Serpant Nebula.
Alex: SSV Damocles...this is Operative Underhill...authentication code Alpha-Alpha-4-4-5-1-6. Do you copy?
Alex waited a moment, and then received a response.
Greyson: This is Operative Grayson. We read you loud and clear Captain.
Alex: Greyson...I am going to need a Kodiak in very short order...ideally one that is flying a Systems Alliance color scheme. I doubt a Cerberus one will get anywhere close to the Citadel before it raises a red flag.
Greyson: Understood sir. We can get a shuttle ready for you right away. We can dispatch it on your order.
Alex: I want that shuttle dispatched as soon as it is ready. I will activate my transponder beacon, you can home in on that to find me.
Greyson: Very good sir.
Alex: Hopefully, when I return...I will have a lead for us to follow. Underhill out.
Alex closed the comm line, and turned back to face Navere.
Alex: Anything yet Navere?
Navere: Nothing yet. I have a few of out operatives searching for what we need. We should hear back from them in a few minutes.
Alex nodded. He turned to face the window of his safe house. From his window, he had a view of the Citadel tower. Alex waited in silence for Navere to give him an update. It was not long before Navere began tp speak.
Navere: Alex...I may have something.
Alex: What do you have?
Navere: Well, for starters, I cannot say for certain if any of the major players out in the galaxy know about rhe same rumors you, and the rest of Cerberus, do. I cannot find any information which supports to refutes the claim/
Alex: That's not good. I don't like uncertainty.
Navere: However, I was given something else to follow-up on which MAY be just as helpful.
Alex: Do tell.
Navere: I was advised to conduct a search for any information which suggest that a Council-race has dispatched any ships to the Perseus Veil, as per the rumors. That involves checking what the Citadel Council knows.
Alex: Did you find any information on that?
Navere: As a matter of fact...we did. As you may, or may not know, The Shadow Broker went to great lengths to tap Council channels for information which could be useful. Very recently, The Shadow Broker came into possession of information which suggests that The Citadel Council knows as much as Cerberus does. The Turian Councillor recently gave an order to dispatch a ship to wait near the most remote Mass Relay which can lead to The Perseus Veil.
Alex: But they are not going INTO the Perseus veil?
Navere: No. Not according to these orders. As far as I can tell, the Turian Councillor will NOT be passing through the relay he is stationed at.
Alex: That means that Turian Ships could be posted at any number of Relays. There are two ways into the Perseus Veil; The first way is to jump to the Far Rim Relay. The second way would be to jump through the the Relay Network to Pheonix Massing Relay. If The Turians took the first route, and camped near Mass Relays that lead to the Far Rim, that would leave The Shadow Sea and Pylos Nebula Relays. Given the fact that the Pylos Relay is in the Terminus Systems, the Council would not risk starting a war by sending warships into that area of space. The Second way is by traversing the Relay network to get to Pheonix Massing...but that would be highly inefficient, and they would never be able to cover all of the ground necessary. I have a feeling that The Turians are going to the Shadow Sea Relay. Besides...out of all the possible relays that could get anyone close to the Far Rim...the MOST remote of all of the IS the Shadow Sea Relay.
Navere: But Alex...The Shadow Sea Mass Relay is in the Attican Traverse.
Alex: Which is much more accessible to a Turian Warship than a Mass Relay located in The Terminus Systems is. The Shadow Sea is just outside the bounds of Alliance Space...but can also be reached from the Citadel Inner Space border with a bit of time spent in FTL. Trust me...That Turian Councillor, provided he is not an idiot, will be sending that fleet to The Shadow Sea. The Council will not send warships into The Terminus unless they want to start a war.
Navere: Alright. So where does that leave us?
Alex: We are going to hit The Pylos Nebula. It will involve several trips through the Relay Network...but we can bypass the Turian Fleet, and get into The Veil to find that STG Team and our rumored Prothean device.
Navere: Alight. That sounds like a plan. Are we ready to go?
Alex: Yeah. I am ready to leave. I will contact our Kodiak shuttle, and we can get underway.
Alex and Navere left the safe house together, intent on returning to Alex's ship.
(Commence 1 hour time lapse).