I'm guessing from Gibraltar
's comments that Captain Glover has appeared in your earlier work Cejay
. Not having read it I was unfamiliar with the character, but was able to get a general sense of him even in these few paragraphs. That's very efficient writing.
The situation continues to escalate, leading to a tense, exciting battle the heroes have little chance to win. Diplomacy has bought them some time, but it could still kick off at any moment. As always, I'm left curious as to what comes next.