The Scrin harvesting operations were underway, and construction of the relay node and Threshold assemblies were in progress. However the Mothership AI detected premature levels of Tiberium deposits, with only 20% of the planet completely covered by the crystal and ready to be harvested. Furthermore the Scrin found an indigenous population that was supposedly dying and near-extinction to be heavily militarised, and the harvesting force was not equipped to withstand such prolonged resistance. The Mothership AI advised another mission abort but the Supervisor overrided the command, stating that human resistance was not wholly united, thus ordered Foreman 371 to continue diversionary tactics. The AI accepted and located another major population center in Europe - Munich.
Two Scrin scout ships carrying important data had been shot down over Munich by GDI. A Mastermind was sent to infiltrate the city and disable the defense grid, which it did successfully with the help of two Devourer Tanks by mind-controlling a Barracks, training an Engineer, and using it to capture and disable the control center.
The destruction of Munich forced GDI to evacuate the FutureTech scientists from the area. However resistance was stiffening up and the Scrin's diversionary tactics were beginning to cotton on to GDI. The Scrin in turn suspected that they were set up, and started to investigate the source of the Liquid-T explosion...