Lucia and her operator suddenly saw a different navi from the knightly one they had known. This one was roguish, but still charming. His outfit consisted of a loose-fitting, dark colored doublet and a pair of leather breeches over a linen undersuit, topped off with gloves and boots. It all seemed to be made out of medium weight, waterproof materials. The navi's hat, a version of the Tricorn design, sports a few large feathers that droop down behind him like a ponytail. His navi symbol had the same two concentric rings of broken grayish lines of SINNBAD. The symbol appeared once more as a badge on the left side of his chest. Inscribed on his doublet.
His skin was like his operators, a semi-tan, pinkish-white. All that Lucia saw before of SINNBAD was his face when his helmet's visor was up. His face was still the same face she knew, but it was somehow gruffer and less refined. And she could also see parts of his arms and legs. The navi's hair, now visible under the hat, was the same light cloudy-gray as his eyes. A long rifle hung on a strap, diagonally across his back.
The navi and operator listened to her questions before answering. SINN seemed to almost seethe. Destin was the first to answer.
"No. It se-"
SINN interrupted. Destin continued after a moment.
"I don't know the details yet, but any number of things could have happened. We just have to wait until they show up to explain. I'm also going t-"
"You mean I have to."
"Return the V-Eliminators and try a different route. Regardless of how we lost, the viruses will repopulate. Perhaps even decide t-"
"Consume the surrounding Network in their filth."
"Right. So I think we'll need to find somewhere we can use as a base in Netopia to keep an eye on that dark part. Organize and train a fighting force, since it seems to be too much for us at the moment."
"Then go back and finish the job."
SINNBAD stated as he pounded his right fist into his open left palm.