Jed is feeling overwhelmed by the situation. He doesn't like that we are waiting for them to come to us, since he can't control or easily scout the train as it is coming in. At this point he is not concerning himself with the slaves, mainly because he is hyper focused on bringing Yelena and Arc ( and now Blackbird) out of this. His two main focuses are neutralizing the enemy mage, and watching for a double cross from Nicolai.
In regard to the mage, I'm planning on using my astral sense spell to look into the train as it is pulling in, focusing on identifying awakened, and counting bad guys (based on ugly aura's) in that order of priority. Smiles, the range is Force x Magic, so I'll cast at Force 8 to get about 150 feet of range. The idea being that I'll be holding the sense at its limit down the track, and watching for the train, and then matching the speed coming back to scout the train. The last 150 feet it should be slowing down, I'll let you decide how much time I actually have to scout. I can't project, because it would leave my body vulnerable, and potentially let the enemy mage see me scouting.
I have two F6 spirits of man, and one is bound. The summoned one has two spells: Increase Intuition (which it is sustaining on me) and Heal. The bound spirit has Heal. I don't remember the other spell I chose when I bound it. Smiles, can I choose now, or am I out of luck? The summoned spirit will be given instructions to protect Yelena when the shooting starts. I'll be asking it to interpose itself between Y and the gunfire, since it may be able to shrug on many of the shots. If Yelena is hurt, it is two heal her. My deal with him will be that those two tasks will fulfill all obligation. I realize he may refuse to shield Yelena. I'm hoping to convince it. The other will be standing by with orders to attack anyone awakened on the train (I'll choose to have the bound spirit know lightning bolt or clout if you allow).
I'll set up my micro cameras down the tunnel, and in the entrance behind us and the agent on my commlink monitor them for anyone entering either way. Smiles, I'm posting the text of my commlink to make sure this agent can do that. I know the did an erratta so that this agent can't hack, but I'd like to make sure you agree that they can monitor a video feed for me.
Text of the description of my commlink: "Are you constantly confused and lost? Does your file directory look like your commlink was the sole victim of the Crash 3.0? Worry no more, because the Nixdorf Sekretar has your back. It has a built-in Rating 3 agent that will organize your calendar, your files, your work, and (with the Liebesekretär upgrade) your love life.*"
For this op, I'll return to using my armor jacket. I'll stand behind any cover I can find. If I'm shot at I'll go defensive and give up a pass. This would make my dodge pool 16. I'll have an F1 Health focus active and an F1 weapon focus active (my cane).
When we leave the compound, I'll message the contact from Mike for the coyote. Introducing myself and asking the price to evac the four of us back to Seattle, or at least out of here, which will also let him know where we are currently located.
Spirit Stats: B:7 A: 6 R:8 S:4 W:6 L:6 I:7 C: 6. Materialized it has immunity to normal weapons. The modified damage of normal weapons must exceed 12 to affect it at all. If it affects it at all, resistance test is dice pool of 19, with an additional 6 automatic hits.
In short, I'll accept whatever plan Blackbird and Nicolai agree on. Blackbird should know what I'm capable of.