Adam Michaelsen was likewise determined. He was determined to lead his nation, his world, and its people through this latest crisis, and to show the Terrans, once and for all, that Luna was its own world, that Tycho Landing was a sovereign nation, and that absolutely no one was going to kill Tycho's citizens with impunity while he still lived. He called a meeting of the Council and the Colony's defense officials. Local residents had managed to tight-beam transmissions of enemy movements, personnel, and equipment to the Defense Syndicate shortly before they were murdered by the advancing Terran battalion. It was quickly established that the Terrans had been able to mobilize only a single battalion. This single battalion had a primary goal: to conquer or destroy the city-state of Tycho Landing. Secondarily, according to intercepted electronic communications beamed from Terra, the enemy forces were to destroy all medical, agricultural, power-generating, water refining, and other systems essential to human survival on the surface of Luna.