Personal Log: Lt. Lance Casey
We all knew this was more serious than it seemed after our first engagement. Now we know this is as bad as our time on Midway. The thing that really confuses me is that if the bugs had gotten so many ships through our defenses why they didn't just hit us from both fronts. We would have folded faster than Zero in poker.

Maybe their hive mentality runs on single tracks. Maybe they can't chew gum and walk at the same time. Something tells me no.

I wish we didn't have to leave Ella like this. I feel we've failed on just about every level here. The prestige level of the Ella system is no doubt going to wreck more than just Cerberus morale when it gets out that the bugs have a good foothold there. However, if we can cut off these bastards by pushing through Talos, then maybe we can undo those mistakes.

Zero took Ella really hard, and Maestro seems to think we're headed for burnout lane. Maybe he's right. I don't want to find out though. Any 'sect in Talos is going to get my full attention.

The Captain says Talos is a key step for us in maneuvering towards the Cygnus system. There are also supposed to be more 'sects here.

Oh, great…I'm thrilled.