The marines survived the blast. The flesh-tearing shards of metal had little effect on power armor. With few others on the bridge left alive, though, they were left to keep the tide of gangsters from taking control of the vessel and attempting to do something rash. Though they had little or no chance of actually doing what they wanted without training and without a navigator, there were plenty of buttons that shouldn’t pressed there, and such disobedience was not to be tolerated.
“Suppress and engage! Eliminate the traitors,” ordered Haemon, prompting his marines to step forward and unleash their punishment on those of little faith.