Well, well... very nice. Looking forward to the next chapter, Cassie. No real criticism so far other than my inner Grammar **** goose stepping against its restraints in a few places. I have since hit it with a blackjack.
I'm actually a little jealous of your resolve here... I've started a story and I'm working through the character bios to help me along, but I've always had a problem with finishing stories. I've been using this forum to kind of help me along a bit.
Oh, and Cassie stating the Free Knights have completely separated from Mother does make the most sense, Michael. Without confirmation we can't say for sure what they're doing instead, but my guess is Sati is an AI they developed to take over Mother's role. I would be surprised if the archives didn't include knowledge of AI development and maintenance, otherwise Mother wouldn't last very long after giving birth to the first generation.