Female 1: On that building, [inaudible 00:00:10].
Female 2: Get under and take cover! Watch the edges, don't let them get around us!
Shepherd: They [inaudible 00:01:07] our perimeter. Affirmative.
Female 1: They just won't stop.
Female 2: More enemies ahead. Got it. That door ahead looks like our way out of this mess. What is that!
Female 1: Origin is irrelevant. I'm sure it bleeds. Keep up the pressure! This one has a temper.
Female 2: Understood.
Shepherd: All right, let's get moving before more of them come back.
Female 2: That... thing looked like one of my people.
Female 1: Experience suggests the Reapers turn organics against their own kind. It serves as psychological intimidation.
[inaudible 00:04:30] to organics, and why you feel trapped when you can't wake up.
Female 2: Ahead to the left, sniper [inaudible 00:04:44].
Shepherd: This is Vector [inaudible 00:05:00] . . . was just killed by enemy fire.
Female 2: Wait, Shepherd just arrived.
Shepherd: Watch your head! How long can you hold out?
Female 2: As long as you're here, as long as it takes! Can you really win this war?
Shepherd: We get to that temple and the Reapers are history.
Female 2: [inaudible 00:05:18] . . . and let's do some damage! Nice shot!
Shepherd: I killed some commander.
Female 2: Got one. [inaudible 00:05:42] . . . far from here, I can cover you. Go!
I think we're in the clear, let's get out of here. Toward the Reaper! It's our way out of here.
Female 1: Not exactly the definition of escape.
Female 2: No choice. This nightmare never ends.
Shepherd: The hell it won't. We get to this artifact and we can all wake up.
Female 1: Synthetics included.
Female 2: Watch it!
Shepherd: We're trying to reach Outpost [Techas].
Female 4: You're looking at it!
Shepherd: What about the rest of your squad?
Female 4: They're all dead. We tried patching through to the [Salintas] but, I'm all that's left.
Female 2: What about reinforcements?
Female 4: We had gunship flying support, but things got too hot with that Reaper, they can't chance it.
Shepherd: We need them, we need to be in that temple, casualties are unavoidable.
Female 4: In that case, casualties are about the only thing I can guarantee you. Talon Swarm, this is Outpost Techas, is anybody left on this frequency? We're in need of immediate air support. Commander Shepherd is here.
Talon One: Copy, this is Talon One, I'm on the way.
Talon Five: Talon Five inbound.
Talon One: Ground targets confirmed. Weapons are hot.
Talon Five: Light 'em up! Talon One, watch the jamming!
Talon One: Target acquired. I'm hit! The stabilizer blew out!
Talon Five: This is Talon Five, whatever you're gonna do, you better do it now.
Female 4: Go Commander, I'll cover you from here!
Talon Five: Commander Shepherd, I've got your back.
Shepherd: Keep it up, Talon Five.
Talon Five: That's it for the missiles, switching to the gun.
Female 4: Next time we go to war, maybe the Alliance can spring for air support.