06:18 AM #
The ex-Cannibal asylum-seekers continue to cooperate. The one with comm experience has provided a list of shortwave frequencies to monitor.
06:21 AM #
Overnight, The Farm Colonies' comm crew up on Rib Mountain took notes on a flurry of discussions that they overheard on those frequencies.
06:24 AM #
Those transcriptions are on their way here so Pete and I can go over them with the asylum-seekers. Hopefully, we can make sense out of them.
01:49 PM #
We've gone over the transcribed Cannibal Gangs' HAM radio conversations. Revealingly, the names of a few places and people kept coming up.
01:52 PM #
The named people are all mid-level commanders. The named places: the border forts and outposts they controlled in the Cannibal territories.
01:55 PM #
The Cannibal transmissions vilify those commanders as traitors. We think the Reapers bribed them to gain safe passage across the Wisconsin.
01:58 PM #
If the transmissions are correct, the Reapers used those defections as part of a huge encirclement strategy executed over the last few weeks
02:02 PM #
Those defections also explain why the Reapers knew all the Cannibals' codes, spoiling the counterattack we saw--and probably others.