One year after Emergence Day, Audley was well past retirement age, and grieving over his missing brother. He was called to a meeting with ChairmanRichard Prescott, Adam Fenix, Gen. Bardry Salaman, and Col. Victor Hoffman. Prescott asked Audley if he had the legal power to place the Fortification Act in effect by himself, which Audley heistantly answered yes to. After getting a military assessment from Salaman and Hoffman, Prescott told them he intended to use the Hammer of Dawn. With his part in the meeting done, Audley sat quietly listening to Fenix argue against it until Prescott dismissed him, and told him to prepare the legal documents for the Fortification Act and the Hammer of Dawn counterattack. He died sometime after this.