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  Deus Ex PC Game Script, by Luke Kowalski, Anton Forsander


  G A M E   D A T A
  Title:       Deus Ex
  Platform:    PC
  Maker:       ION Storm
  Publisher:   Eidos
  ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)
  Genre:       First-Person Shooting/Adventure

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  A U T H O R   I N F O R M A T I O N
  Screen Name: Luke
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  T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S :
  1...........................Introduction
  1.5.........................Legal Information
  2...........................The Script
  3...........................Credits/Copyrights

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UNATCO TRAINING COURSE



UNATCO TRAINING FACILITIES - CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES



CONTACT: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
I figured you'd be sick of drills by now. Hopefully our training exercises will
be more interesting than what they've had you doing at the Academy.
Open the door by clicking the right mouse button. The right button uses items in
the world.
The key on the desk opens encryption-based nanotech locks. When you pick it up,
it will automatically be added to your key ring. Use the key to unlock the door
and proceed to the next area.
You're going to get a lot of equipment during these exercises. Press F1 at any
time to access the Inventory Screen, which will let you add and remove items
from the Toolbelt. Press F2 to view your current goals and any notes you may
decide to take. On a typical mission, a UNATCO agent's objectives are logged
electronically so that he can stay on-task at all times.
Now pick up a weapon and try to break open those crates. One of them's
indestructible, but the other contain things you might find useful.
Now pick up the lockpick and use it to open the door. Lock-picking takes time
and expends the self-assembling resources of modern lockpicks. Just be patient
and remember your training. At higher skill levels, you won't need as much time
or lockpick resources to pick a lock.
Doors have two strength values. The Door Strength tells you how much damage a
door takes before being destroyed. The Lock Strength tells you how many
lockpicks will be required to pick the lock. Some doors have an infinite
strength and an infinite lock strength. That means you have to find a key.
The code to the door has been stored in that datacube. Right-click on the
datacube to read the contents, then type the code into the keypad. You activate
the keypad with the right mouse button, just like you activate a datacube or any
object in the world.



DATACUBE

We'll make this one easy for you. To open the door, use the code:
0012
Got it?
Jaime



CONTACT: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
Use the disposable multitools on the table to hack the keypad up ahead. A
multitool's resouces are finite. When a tool is depleted, it becomes useless.
The manual describes other uses for the multitool. At higher skill levels,
you'll need less time and multitool resources to hack a given device.



BOOK

UNATCO TRAINING MANUAL
Section 3C: Multitools

A "multitool" is not really a tool at all -- not in the usual sense of the word
-- but a disposable electronic device that utilizes electromagnetic resonance
detection and frequency modulation to dynamically alter the flow of current
through almost any non-hardened circuitry. Skilled agents can use the multitool
to manipulate code locks, cameras, autogun turrets, alarms, or other security
elements.
Note that multitools CANNOT be used for computer information extraction (see
Section 5A: Hacking).



DATACUBE

Almost done, but one quick note:
I'm not exactly the expert on this sort of thing -- for that you'll have to
check in with Sam Carter when you get to Liberty Island -- but remember that
there's any number of other ways to open a door, including using explosives or
finding a security computer.
Jaime



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

UNATCO TROOP
I'm here to pick up all munitions and equipment. Thanks for the cooperation,
Agent.
You aren't done yet...
Got you running the course, huh? Don't sweat it; everybody has to do it once,
even the special agents.
Carry on with the training, Agent. I'm just here to take care of your gear.
So far, so good...
This thing's a bitch, isn't it? Last time I did it... Man, I sprained my ankle
on the jumping part. They should get rid of crazy stuff like that. Someone'll
break their neck.
Hand in your equipment. That's right: no cheating.
You've got to start the next section without arms or tools. Rules are rules.



CONTACT: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
Lying in front of you is a brave cadet who volunteered to be rendered
unconscious for this next training exercise. Highlight and search him to find
the key to the medical room. Afterward, pick up his body and place it on the
medical table so that one of my aides can revive him once the exercise is over.
Good work. I'll get someone down there immediately to revive Private Winslow.
Move on to the next area.
You can bet this won't be the last time we send you into a dark room. Turn on
your light augmentation and find the exit on the other side. Just press F12, by
default.
You're not a mech, but you're enough of a machine to need repair bots now and
then. If you used up some bioelectric energy getting through the dark area, for
example, this contraption can charge you back up.
Congratulations, you completed Phase 1. Move over the ramp into the next rooms
to begin learning movement skills. We'll be watching you through the cameras,
like the one you can see up in the corner. In the field, remember that
terrorists sometimes use cameras like this in their security-grids to set off
alarms and alert guards to your location.
Jump across the platforms. You'll have to crouch to get under those pipes. If
you fall use the stairs to begin again.
You need to go through the door up ahead, but it's blocked. Those wooden crates
are too big to jump and too heavy to lift, so use the metal crates near the wall
to build steps. To pick up a crate, walk up to it so that it highlights, then
click the right mouse button. To drop something you're holding, you can press
the Tab key by default.
Now go up the ladder at the other end of the room. By default, you look up and
use the arrow keys to climb.
We get some complaints about this swimming obstacle because the water's
contaminated. Recruits forget to grab the HazMat suit and end up in my office.
Not pretty. Or they forget that they have to put the suit on by selecting it and
pressing the left mouse button. Remember that the HazMat is disposable; you can
wear it only once, and it operates only for a fixed duration. Use the ramp on
the other side of the pool to climb out.
These medical bots, normally used for quick-healing, are of particular interest
to you, JC, because you need a bot's help to install new augmentations. If you
took any damage during the swim, now's a good time to get patched up.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

UNATCO TROOP
I'm here to pick up all munitions and equipment. Thanks for the cooperation,
Agent.



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Welcome to the combat training area. I am Gunther Hermann and I will be
monitoring your progress here. We will start with weapon familiarization.
Your first exercise will be to learn a little about aiming and targeting. Step
up to the shooting range to the west.
The targets are released by using the buttons on the counter. Release the first
target and take a few shots with one of the pistols until it is destroyed.
Notice the targeting reticle appears when you aim at a target.
Good. If you hold your aim for a few seconds before firing you will notice the
reticle starts out wide and tightens as you hold. The longer you aim at the
target without moving the greater your accuracy will become. Release the second
target and aim before shooting this time.
Good work. Now proceed to the next area.
This is the rifle range. Here you will learn one of the ways skill level makes a
difference in your accuracy. Step up to the shooting range.
The targets are released by using the buttons on the counter. Release the first
target and destroy it with the rifle. Use the rifle's scope by pressing the left
bracket key "[" to turn the scope on.
Excellent. Now we are going to raise your skill with rifles to Master level.
Release the second target and destroy it.
Good work. As you can see, higher skills give you better range, accuracy, and
effectiveness. Proceed to the next area when you are ready.
This is the demolitions training area. First you will learn to use a LAM as a
proximity mine. Approach the bay window and you will see a LAM placed on the
target board on the black and red wall.
Press the first button next to the window and a security bot will be released.
Watch as he nears the LAM. LAMs placed on walls are proximity triggered.
This time you will place your own LAM. Take a LAM from the munitions bay and
proceed to the red and black wall below.
Get as close to the wall as possible when you place the LAM. If you aren't close
enough, the LAM will fall to the ground and detonate.
Very good, Agent Denton. You may proceed to the next area for more demolitions
training.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

UNATCO TROOP
You'll need a few extra LAMs for the demolitions area. Here, catch!
I just like to kid around.
Gets boring down here.
Didn't have my boots polished. That's why they put me here.
They just make up excuses because they like to harass us.
This place would run a lot smoother if they'd just rotate assignments, instead
of always making you feel like you're being punished.
Bastards. I don't have to take this crap. There's lots of things I could be
doing.
I had offers on Wall Street, you know. Top corporate security divisions.
Corporate work's not so glamorous, but it sure pays better.
One of these days, I'm going to resign. Then they'll be sorry. Then they'll wish
they'd treated the troops a little better.



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Next you will need to breech the doors in the hallway. Throw a LAM down to the
end of the hall. Once it blows proceed down the corridor.
Notice how the wooden door was destroyed and the metal and barred doors
remained. Remember this for future reference. Beyond the destroyed door you can
see a damaged piece of wall you can also breech with a LAM. Try that now.
Excellent! Notice that the wall is opened. Look for other weakened walls such as
this and your LAM and other explosives will allow you to breech them. Continue
through that breech and onto the next section.
The area beyond the door is the grenade defusing facility. Here you will learn
how to remove planted explosive device.
At each of the corners of this area you will find a LAM planted on the wall. You
must disarm and remove all 4 LAM's before you can proceed to the next section of
training. You will need to move up to the LAM quickly and defuse it by right
clicking. A second right click will remove the LAM from the wall.
A word of warning, Agent Denton. This was a simulated experience; real LAMs will
not be so forgiving. You may proceed to the next area.



CONTACT: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
Now you will learn to move quietly and conceal yourself, so that you will be
able to avoid a confrontation altogether.
The test is simple. Get to the far north door without being spotted by the
guards below. If one of them sees you, he will sound an alarm and lock the door.



DATACUBE

UNATCO STEALTH GUIDELINES
Overview

Stealth is a vital component of all UNATCO operations; when implemented
correctly, stealth missions result in the lowest possible ratio of agent and
civilian casualties to hostile losses.
Situational awareness is key, and agents should not only be familiar with the
tactical opportunities offered by their immediate environment, but how those
opportunities can be exploited to their advantage with the appropriate
equipment. Tech goggles allow agents to operate in low-light environments such
as offices or labs where illumination might otherwise attract attention. With
binoculars, an agent can survey an opponent's disposition and determine the best
way to evade or eliminate their defenses. A rifle or crossbow equipped with
scope and silencing modifications can be used to interdict targets from a
considerable distance, significantly compromising hostile resistance.
Other features of the environment can also be used by an agent to enhance their
ability to operate covertly or to create useful distractions: disabling security
cameras, subverting autoguns, and reprogramming bots are all viable tactics
employed by experienced agents in the field.



CONTACT: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
Remember: don't let the guards see you. Use the crates for cover and crouch when
you move.
Always remember the four basic tactics to avoid detection: crouch behind
concealment, stay behind enemies, move slowly to avoid making noise, and use
shadows to conceal yourself. Be alert to every possibility.
You blew it. The alarm just closed the north door. Return to the control room to
the south and press the button in the overlook window to restart the test.
This time, don't let the guards see you. Stay crouched, stay behind the crates,
and stay behind the guards.
The guards can be distracted. Pick up and throw an object near them, and they
will go investigate the noise. Bottles, plants, flasks -- many things will work.
Very good. I hope you remember this lesson, Agent. They have assigned us to be
partners, and I will not stop to hold your hand and repeat myself when we are
facing a real enemy.



CONTACT: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
Now for the last test. You have to find a way across the river to the exit on
the other side. There's more than one way to get there, depending on your
approach and the skills you want to use. It's up to you... Make use of the IFF
system to identify enemies. The crosshairs will highlight red over enemies,
green over allies, and white over neutrals.
Careful around this TNT. You can pick up the boxes and move them around, but
crouch to set them down. I don't want to have to reattach your arms.



DATACUBE

Hey J.C., want to cross the water? Lower the bridge. The code is:
0098
It's either that or get all wet.
Jaime



CONTACT: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
Step up to each hologram for more info. When you're through, go out the opposite
door.
A deployment of UNATCO troopers is the central component of all UN peacekeeping
occupations.
The NSF: the biggest terrorist threat in the U.S. This national militia group
thinks it is fighting the Second American Revolution.
Step over to the communicator. There's someone who wants to talk to you.
Manderley likes to hear which agents find this area. They're usually the ones
who take terrorists by surprise in the field. Your brother, Paul, for instance.
All right, carry on. Don't let it go to your head.
This Page Industries walking turret, marketed to governments worldwide, is the
workhorse of most national military forces. Due to the heavy armor, they take
little damage from ordinary bullets. If you come up against a bot, you should
use an EMP grenade, scrambler grenade, or some kind of explosive.
An inexpensive security bot, a favorite of Third World countries and corporate
security divisions. Not so mobile, but don't be fooled: we've lost plenty of
agents to its well-armored assault gun. Like other bots, it's difficult to
damage with ordinary bullets.
This is the old augmentation technology, hopefully about to be phased out.
Notice the reliance on electronics and servomechanics. A maintenance nightmare.
If I had two credits for every repair manual they've made me file in my office
in the Med Lab...
The Coalition's new nano-augmented agents are nearly indistinguishable from the
general population, except that you and your brother don't know how to smile,
even for a picture.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
Sufficiently impressive. An early success for the whole organization.

JC DENTON
Thanks. You from the United Nations?

BOB PAGE
Your augmentations are a-go. The real test comes next: active duty.

JC DENTON
I'm ready, sir.

BOB PAGE
Yes. Yes, you are.





INTRO



CONVERSATION: BOB PAGE & WALTON SIMONS

BOB PAGE
Your appointment to FEMA should be finalized within the week. I've already
discussed the matter with the Senator.

WALTON SIMONS
I take it he was agreeable?

BOB PAGE
He didn't really have a choice.

WALTON SIMONS
Has he been infected?

BOB PAGE
Oh yes, most certainly. When I mentioned that we could put him on the priority
list for the Ambrosia vaccine, he was so willing it was almost pathetic.

WALTON SIMONS
This plague -- the rioting is intensifying to the point where we may not be able
to contain it.

BOB PAGE
Why contain it? Let it spill over into the schools and churches, let the bodies
pile up in the streets. In the end, they'll beg us to save them.

WALTON SIMONS
I've received reports of armed attacks on shipments. There's not enough vaccine
to go around, and the underclasses are starting to get desperate.

BOB PAGE
Of course they're desperate. They can smell their death, and the sound they'll
make rattling their cage will serve as a warning to the rest.

WALTON SIMONS
Mmm. I hope you're not underestimating the problem. The others may not go as
quietly as you think -- intelligence indicates they're behind the problems in
Paris.

BOB PAGE
A bunch of pretentious old men playing at running the world. But the world left
them behind long ago. We are the future.

WALTON SIMONS
We have other problems.

BOB PAGE
UNATCO?

WALTON SIMONS
Formed by executive order after the terrorist strike on the Statue. I have
someone in place, though. I'm more concerned about Savage -- he's relocated to
Vandenberg.

BOB PAGE
Our biochem corpus is far in advance of theirs, as is our electronic sentience.
And their... ethical inflexibility has allowed us to make progress in areas they
refuse to consider.

WALTON SIMONS
The augmentation project?

BOB PAGE
Among other things -- but I must admit that I have been somewhat disappointed in
the performance of the primary unit.

WALTON SIMONS
The secondary unit should be online soon. It's currently undergoing preparation
and will be operational within six months. My people will continue to report on
his progress. If necessary, the primary will be terminated.

BOB PAGE
We've had to endure much, you and I, but soon there will be order again, a new
age. Aquinas spoke of the mythical City on the Hill. Soon that city will be a
reality, and we will be crowned its kings. Or better than kings. Gods.





NYC - LIBERTY ISLAND



CONVERSATION: UNATCO BOAT PILOT

PILOT
My orders are to stay here.
I'd let the bots do the fighting if I were you.
I'm glad this thing has bullet-proof glass.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX JACOBSON
Heads up, JC. Your brother Paul is on his way to meet you at the dock. The NSF
is raiding the island, and shots have been fired. I repeat: find Paul. I will
monitor your situation from HQ.



CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

JC DENTON
Paul! I thought you were in Hong Kong.

PAUL DENTON
Welcome to the Coalition, JC... I might as well start using your codename. Think
I'd miss my brother's first day?

JC DENTON
Didn't think you'd have a choice. What's going on?

PAUL DENTON
The NSF -- they hit one of our shipments. A few of them got away, but we trapped
the rest in the Statue.

JC DENTON
What are we waiting for? Looks like a textbook assault.

PAUL DENTON
The NSF took one of our agents hostage. The bots are holding the perimeter, but
my orders are to hold back and send you in alone. I think someone high up wants
to see how you handle the situation.

JC DENTON
All I've got with me is a pistol and an electric prod. I don't mind a test, but
UNATCO better issue some hardware.

PAUL DENTON
Remember that we're police. Stick with the prod. It will stun your opponents or
knock them unconscious. A nonlethal takedown is always the most silent way to
eliminate resistance. Just in case, though, Manderley wants you to pick an
additional weapon: a sniper rifle, a GEP gun, or a minicrossbow.

1.
JC DENTON
I like to pick 'em off from a distance. I'll take the rifle.

PAUL DENTON
This isn't a training exercise, JC. Your targets will be human beings. Keep that
in mind.

JC DENTON
I get up the idea. What's the first move?

2.
JC DENTON
Never know when I might come up against heavy armor. Give me the GEP gun.

PAUL DENTON
The GEP gun might be useful. They have a security bot on patrol near the Statue
entrance.

JC DENTON
Great. What's the first move?

3.
JC DENTON
The crossbow. Sometimes you've got to make a silent takedown.

PAUL DENTON
Good thinking. With these tranquilizer darts, you'll have another nonlethal way
to take down an enemy in addition to the prod.

JC DENTON
I get the idea. What's the first move?


PAUL DENTON
I'm going to give you a map of the island. If you can get to the north dock, a
UNATCO informant will give you a key to the Statue doors. He responds to the
code-phrase "iron and copper." You could avoid a lot of fighting, though, if you
found a back way into the Statue.

JC DENTON
I'll see how it looks onshore.

PAUL DENTON
Your primary objective is the makeshift command center the terrorists installed
at the top of the Statue, but don't forget about Agent Hermann. We think he's
being held on the ground floor.

JC DENTON
What are my orders when I reach the command center?

PAUL DENTON
Interrogate the leader. We don't yet know why the terrorists would risk an open
assault.

JC DENTON
You just going to stay here?

PAUL DENTON
There's been some activity at sea. I'm going to watch the coast.

JC DENTON
Why'd they bring you back to New York?

PAUL DENTON
I don't know what they have planned. I messed up an assassination attempt on one
of the Triad leaders in Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
UNATCO pulled you out?

PAUL DENTON
It's a long story. You better head to the Statue.

JC DENTON
Which Triad was UNATCO targeting?

PAUL DENTON
We'll talk about that later. How was your graduation?

JC DENTON
I want to hear what happened.

PAUL DENTON
I wish I could have come. At the time I could have cared less that Mom and Dad
came to mine, but it was a good thing. The U.N. threw a dinner in honor of me,
the first nano-augmented agent.

JC DENTON
I didn't know that. Guess I must be old news.

PAUL DENTON
Dad made a toast. I don't know if you remember his old brown suit...

JC DENTON
A toast? That doesn't sound like our father.

PAUL DENTON
It was hard for him in front of the diplomats, but he savored every moment.

JC DENTON
Strange how proud he could be when so much was due to... our augmentations.

PAUL DENTON
Yes, he was proud. I believe that much. It was nice to have done something for
him and Mom. I wish someone could have been there for you.

JC DENTON
I'm used to being on my own.

PAUL DENTON
One can be TOO self-sufficient, I'm coming to believe.
Best thing is to let the bots handle the ground assault.
You might be able to find some supplies in the comm van by the helipad.
Hard to believe this rock used to be a tourist attraction, huh?
I'll keep watch on this side of the island.



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST 1 & NSF TERRORIST 2

TERRORIST 1
That's the difference right there. Just take a look at him.

TERRORIST 2
Bad?

TERRORIST 1
They cut off his arm, replaced half of his face.

TERRORIST 2
Hermann, right? He's a good soldier. Killed three of our men.

TERRORIST 1
They'd've replaced his whole body if it would've improved performance. If that's
how you judge a man -- by performance -- then eventually it's not about people
but upgrades, versions, functionality...

TERRORIST 2
All I know is we could use a few mechs for ops like this.

TERRORIST 1
Soon as we buy into the cult of the machine we're just like them.

TERRORIST 2
Rhetoric, always more rhetoric.



CONVERSATION: MERCENARY THUG

MERCENARY THUG
...like Billy the Kid, man... Were outlaws.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP (CORPORAL COLLINS)

JC DENTON
What's your take on the situation, Corporal?

COLLINS
The bots have them bottled up, sir. We'd go right in, if it weren't for the
hold-back order.

JC DENTON
How'd they get one of our agents?

COLLINS
Gunther went rogue on us. When the order came, he wouldn't pull back. Now you
get to bail him out.
Welcome aboard, Agent.
If they come this way, I got 'em, sir.
Well, I certainly see the family resemblance.
Those rebels are no match for our bots.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
NSF everywhere, JC. Your orders are to shoot on sight. A UNATCO informant on the
North Dock can get you inside the statue. Look for a Bum. Identify yourself with
the phrase "Iron and Copper."
If you want to make a covert approach, remember the academy stealth course: stay
out of their field of view, walk slowly to stay quiet, and crouch behind cover.
Or if you have to get your hands dirty, remember that a headshot is a lethal
takedown.
Be careful; the NSF have set up patchwork security systems here.



CONVERSATION: TECH SERGEANT KAPLAN

KAPLAN
Afraid base is under lockdown 'til the danger's gone, Agent Denton.

JC DENTON
Right. How you guys holding up?

KAPLAN
UNATCO command made us pull back, I guess for Gunther's sake. What's the deal?
We're ready to go in.

1.
JC DENTON
I can't speak for command, but I'm gonna clean the place out.

KAPLAN
I hear ya. Manderley's right: you nano-augs are born and bred killers.

JC DENTON
I do my best.

KAPLAN
Better load up. There are some crates of ammo stashed in the antenna shaft
behind the helipad. Might also want to check out the comm van next to it. The
code's 0451.

JC DENTON
Thanks. I won't let you down.

KAPLAN
My tactic, when there's no cover like this, is to pick 'em off from fifty or a
hundred paces with a scope. What do you think? I scored an extra one from a
couple of thugs we dropped down by the dock; you can have it for 700 credits. I
also picked up 10 mm ammo and some crossbow tranquilizer darts -- say 200 for
one and 60 for the other.

2.
JC DENTON
We're taking a minimum-force approach. We're cops, after all.

KAPLAN
Ask me, I think we should frag 'em all. You trespass on UNATCO property, you get
pumped full of lead.

JC DENTON
When due process fails us, we really do live in a world of terror.

KAPLAN
Thought your nano-augs were supposed to be badass killing machines. Guess I was
wrong.

JC DENTON
Guess so.

KAPLAN
Some advice. You get out there, you're gonna have to tangle with some real sons-
of-bitches. Best thing is to pick 'em off from fifty or a hundred paces with a
scope. I scored an extra one from a couple of thugs we dropped down by the dock;
you can have it for 700 credits. I also picked up 10 mm ammo and some crossbow
darts -- say 200 for one and 60 for the other.


JC DENTON
Shouldn't you turn that stuff over to the quartermaster?

KAPLAN
Sure, I will, but 'long as command has the rest of us on parade drills, someone
might as well put this hardware to use.

1.
JC DENTON
I'll take the scope for 700.

KAPLAN
Just attach this baby to your pistol and you're in business.

2.
JC DENTON
Here's 60 for the tranquilizer darts.

3.
JC DENTON
200 for 10 mm ammo -- sounds good.

2-3.1
KAPLAN
So much for that "minimum-force" approach.

4.
JC DENTON
I'll check back with you later.

4.1
KAPLAN
You better have the right equipment, or you'll be sorry.

4.2
KAPLAN
You wanna wax some thugs, you better load up.

(1.
JC DENTON
I don't have the 700 for the scope.

2.
JC DENTON
Some 10 mm ammo would be great, but I don't have 200.

3.
JC DENTON
Even 60 credits for tranquilizer darts is more than I have.


1.
KAPLAN
If you're gonna clean this place out, you're gonna need hardware.

2.
KAPLAN
Check back after you get your op bonus.

3.
KAPLAN
They don't pay me so good. I'm gonna wait for someone who's got the money.

4.
KAPLAN
Guess you'll have to go with that "minimum-force" approach, huh?)



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
Welcome aboard, Agent.
Everything was clear an hour ago. Then, BOOM!
My orders are to hang back.
If I catch a sight of the NSF commander at the top of the Statue, I'm gonna take
a shot. Screw Manderley.
The thugs must be desperate to attack us here.
I don't like just standing around, but orders are orders.
Whatever was in that barge, the NSF sure wanted it bad.
Careful, Agent. Rebels are crawling all over the place.
I've got this area secured.



DATACUBE

Brother,
I've set up the turrets and cameras in the statue ruins... a hasty defense, but
since we won't be here long, it should work. The security computer login is:
NSF001. The password is: smashthestate.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
This power box must have been damaged in the raid. Don't cross through the arcs.
I'm also picking up an EMP field here... if you're not careful it'll suck away
your bioelectrical energy.
It all happened an hour ago -- the barge docked and the NSF moved right in on
it, offloading the cargo into speedboats. Our undercover man Harley Filben
should be somewhere out on the docks now.



CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN

FILBEN
About time you showed up.

JC DENTON
Iron and copper. The statue is copper on an iron frame, right?

FILBEN
Password's enough, pal. Don't think you know something about the Lady I don't.
My dad did tours out here.

JC DENTON
I heard that you can get me inside.

FILBEN
Depends. You get your man out, take back the Statue, whatever, but I know the
commander and I don't want to see him get hurt.
Here's a picture so you don't make a mistake.

1.
JC DENTON
You can trust me.

FILBEN
I'll take your word. Here's the key to the front entrance. The commander's not
much of a soldier; he'll surrender as soon as he sees you. I need him alive
because he's my main contact at the NSF. If he's dead, I don't have much of a
business.

JC DENTON
Thanks.
How do you know so much about the commander?

FILBEN
He's my main contact in the NSF. I need him alive and out on bail.

JC DENTON
UNATCO will probably keep him in custody.

FILBEN
At least he has a chance if he's alive. I warned him, you know. I said right to
his face, "Don't take weapons into the Lady. That makes you as bad as UNATCO."

JC DENTON
Don't forget that it was the NSF that C-4'ed the Statue in the first place.
UNATCO's here to put the pieces back together.

FILBEN
Ask me, I think the government did it. They want people to think the NSF are
terrorists.
I better get paid good for this.
Remember, you said you wouldn't go in shooting.
My dad used to say, "If copper can get old and green and need repairs, the same
with our liberty." Funny, and that was before the United Nations even had an
army.
I worked here one summer picking up people's trash. Rotten job.
It used to be wall-to-wall people out here from all over the world. Everywhere
some other language you can't understand.

2.
JC DENTON
I can't promise. In the line of duty I may have to use force.

FILBEN
Buddy, I don't know. The commander's not much of a soldier; he'll surrender
right away.

JC DENTON
I don't see anyone waving a white flag.

FILBEN
He's my main contact at the NSF. I need him alive and out on bail, or I don't
have much of a business. You can forget the key.

JC DENTON
We have an emergency here -- a terrorist offensive on U.N.-protected territory.
Do you work for UNATCO or not?

FILBEN
There's more than one way into the Statue. You wanna kill rebels -- you're on
your own. Yeah -- you should sneak in from the back. Less chance of a shootout
that way.

JC DENTON
You holding out for more money? What's the deal?

FILBEN
Sorry. I'm not playing along this time. But that doesn't mean I'm in love with
the NSF. I told 'em, "You bring the guns into the Lady, you're just as bad as
UNATCO..."

JC DENTON
Don't forget that it was the NSF that C-4'ed the Statue in the first place.
UNATCO's here to put the pieces back together.

FILBEN
Ask me, I think the government did it. They want people to think the NSF are
terrorists.
None of these guys is like my best pal, but who wants to see a bunch of dead
bodies, right?
I'll come through next time. Don't worry.
If you're that determined, I'm sure you can get in another way.



CONVERSATION: DRIFTER WOMAN

JC DENTON
You with Filben?

WOMAN
I get a cut for bringing him over.

JC DENTON
Tell me what you know about the NSF operation.

WOMAN
I'm not that high-level. The more elite troops -- they're the ones that took
over the ship and unloaded it into speedboats. I think we're supposed to be a
diversion.

JC DENTON
A ship?

WOMAN
That's all I know. The commander gave me a 10 mm clip, a box of 30-ought-six
ammo, and some crossbow darts and said, "Keep your head down" -- huh, like I'm
gonna take on UNATCO troops. Want 'em? You can have the clip for 175, the 30.06
for 300, and the darts for 50. But if I was you, I'd avoid a head-on attack
altogether and not even use the key Filben got. I'd go in the Statue from the
back. Less security that way.

1.
JC DENTON
I'll take the 10 mm clip for 175.

WOMAN
Put a slug in the commander for me. He's the reason my brother's dead.

2.
JC DENTON
Here's 300. Give me the 30.06 ammo.

WOMAN
Thanks.

3.
JC DENTON
I'll give you 50 for the darts.

WOMAN
The commander's the whole reason my neighbourhood turned into a war zone.
Someone should stick him full of these things like a roast pig.

(WOMAN
Sure you can't buy some ammo?

JC DENTON
50 for the darts is a good deal, but I don't have it.

1.
WOMAN
Well, come back if you get the chance. I sure could use the money.

2.
WOMAN
I'd give you a break but I'm in a kind of a tight spot myself.

3.
WOMAN
You know where to find me.)

4.
JC DENTON
No thanks.

WOMAN
That's all I got.
Thanks for the extra cash.
At least I got SOMETHING for coming all the way out here.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Good thinking; you might be able to avoid some of the security by entering this
way.
A shame, isn't it? The French terrorist group Silhouette claims that France was
wrong to give the U.S. the Statue. We think they planned the bombing.
I think Gunther is being held beyond this laser triggered alarm. If you don't
want to set off the alarm, you can either hack the control panel in the doorway
or find a way around... My blueprint of the Statue shows a few airshafts.
The NSF put a commercial-grade security bot in this area. You can either avoid
its patrol route or, if you're feeling lucky, try to take it out with EMP
grenades or explosives. I wouldn't recommend taking it on with small arms.
Gunther's in that room. One of our top agents.
This security setup is strictly amateur stuff -- keep an eye out for ways to
bypass it. These old pre-milenial buildings are riddled with ventilation shafts
and maintenance tunnels.



DATACUBE

So many people use that ATM each day that it's busted 90% of the time. But if
it's working, you might need some cash today for the pub crawl we've got planned
in the city. Don't let the tourists get you down. See you there straight,
sweetie.
Accnt#: 230023
PIN#: 4558
Johnathan--your husband to be.
PS) I was serious last night--I really want to get married in the Statue. We met
there on duty and all our friends work there.



DATACUBE

A Lesson for Our President
Family News Network -- Dave Wary Editorial

When the other kids on my block elected me King of the World, a political office
open (thankfully) only to eight-year-olds, I moved quickly to consolidate my
power. I declared that all subsequent elections were forbidden, that the office
of King was reserved to me and my descendants for all eternity.
I don't remember what morsels of political philosophy were hurled at me. "That
ain't fair!" perhaps, or "You can't do that!"
My rebuttal? "Yes I can. I'm King."
All subsequent debate involved rocks. Even Gretchen, green-eyed lovely Gretchen,
held me pinned to the ground as the others asserted their own right to the
throne with whatever stones happened to be within easy reach.
With a 35 percent approval rating after the U.N. funding fiasco, President Mead
should reflect that these children -- and millions of other free thinkers --
have reached voting age.
Who wants to cast the first stone?



CONVERSATION: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Agent! Open the door.
Get me a weapon.
They had us surrounded. I was forced to surrender.
I am ready to counterattack.
Now everyone will see why I need a skull-gun.
The rebels will soon wish they had killed me.

JC DENTON
Glad you're not hurt, Agent.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Command should not have left us to be surrounded.

JC DENTON
Risk is part of the job. I think you lucked out this time.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Agent Navarre and I were ready to go in, but for no reason they said pull back.
I do not retreat. Please give me a weapon and move out of the way.

1.
JC DENTON
As you wish. Take my pistol.

GUNTHER HERMANN
That will be adequate. I will secure this level. You proceed up the stairs to
the command center at the top.
I will clean out the lower level.
You go after the leader.
A recruit is very valuable if he can operate in a team.

2.
JC DENTON
First thing is to get you out of here. I'll handle the enemy.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Excuse that I have forgotten your brother Paul Denton and the infinite power of
nano-augmentation.

JC DENTON
I just can't spare any arms. Please retreat to a safe location.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Go ahead. Advance up the stairs to the command center at the top. I will take my
rusty metal bones and sweep away into the junk pile.
Now I see the reason for the pull-back. They wanted to show off their new
nanoaugmentation technology.



CONVERSATION: MERCENARY THUG (AMOS) & NSF TERRORIST (JACKSON)

MERCENARY THUG
Did they find the shipment?

NSF TERRORIST
Yeah, we got the whole supply. You can see the ship's lights crossing the bay.

MERCENARY THUG
Guess y'all were right. So why aren't we pulling out?

NSF TERRORIST
Mike's on the horn. JoJo wants a lead on the distribution network.

MERCENARY THUG
Hell, we don't have enough men to protect what we've got.

NSF TERRORIST
That's what JoJo wants.

MERCENARY THUG
I wonder. How's a guy with a tattooed forehead get to be an NSF colonel? Pardon
me, but back in Alabama we wouldn't let a man who wears earrings plan a military
operation.

NSF TERRORIST
I'd watch what I say about JoJo. He's got a temper.

MERCENARY THUG
He's a punk and he's gonna get us all killed.

NSF TERRORIST
The NSF is strong because it represents everyone's interests.

MERCENARY THUG
Yeah, yeah.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Gunther has reestablished contact. He says you helped him escape. Good work.
(Good. You're nearing the command center. Agent Hermann remains in captivity on
the ground floor, but we can probably get him out. Keep moving.)
Some news, JC. The NSF targeted a shipment of the plague vaccine, Ambrosia. We
can't locate it. See if the leader will surrender when you reach the command
post. We'd like to interrogate him.



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST 1 & NSF TERRORIST 2

NSF TERRORIST 1
Let's get out of here.

NSF TERRORIST 2
I'm standing my ground.

NSF TERRORIST 1
Someone tripped the alarm downstairs. They're closing in.

NSF TERRORIST 2
That is it, Private. We knew it might come to this.

NSF TERRORIST 1
What good are we to the NSF it we end up dead?

NSF TERRORIST 2
If UNATCO breached the perimeter, then it's already too late. Get ready to
fight.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Easy. We want you to take this one alive and conscious. Find out what you can
about the shipment, then turn him over to one of the troopers.



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST LEADER (LEO GOLD)

GOLD
Don't shoot! I surrender!

JC DENTON
So you think you know better than FEMA what to do with this month's Ambrosia
shipment...

GOLD
You're too late. It's on its way back to the people, and you can't do a damn
thing about it.

1.
JC DENTON
Except send YOU back to the people -- in a body bag.

LEO GOLD
I AM the people.

2.
JC DENTON
Tell me about the shipment and I'll order the troops to pick you up as a
prisoner instead of a corpse.

GOLD
Ask away. We already won this round.

JC DENTON
Where are you taking it?

GOLD
We're just giving the ordinary people the same chance to survive as the
bureaucrats in Washington.

JC DENTON
You'll have to unload in New York because the choppers would spot you at sea.

GOLD
I think the government made the plague on purpose to get rid of population
growth.



1.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
That might have been over the line, JC. I don't know. Better head back to base
on the west side of the island. Objective complete.



2.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Well done. I will pass on your orders to the troopers. Report back to base on
the west side of the island. Mission complete.



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST LEADER (LEO GOLD)

JC DENTON
Just answer the question.

GOLD
Don't believe me? It's all in the numbers. For a hundred years, there's been a
conspiracy of plutocrats against ordinary people.

JC DENTON
Do you have a single fact to back that up?

GOLD
Number one: In 1945 corporations paid 50 percent of federal taxes. Now they pay
about 5 percent. Number two: In 1900 90 percent of Americans were self-employed;
now it's about two percent.

JC DENTON
So?

GOLD
It's called consolidation. Strengthen governments and corporations, weaken
individuals. With taxes, this can be done imperceptibly over time.

JC DENTON
I guarantee you that the interrogation staff at UNATCO will not be as forbearing
as I am.

GOLD
Yeah, the secret police. You're just bullies for a completely illegitimate
government in Washington.

JC DENTON
We will locate that shipment one way or another.

GOLD
The entire executive branch is hand-picked. Nineteen of the last twenty-three
U.S. presidents have been members of the Trilateral Commission. The Trilateral
Commission is financed by the Rockefellers and the Rotschilds. Don't tell me --

JC DENTON
That's a think-tank. Anyone can become a member.

GOLD
But not everyone does. That's why they call it the "secret government."
You can't fight ideas with bullets.
Do you ever ask what it's for? The surveillance, the police, the shoot-on-sight
laws? Is that freedom?
UNATCO teaches teenagers to fight when it still seems like a game, and -- look
at you! -- you're a killing machine!
Who's the scary one, huh? Me or you?
The more of us you kill, the more that secessionism lives in the hearts of the
people.
Ever wonder why big car companies pay two percent tax while the guys on the
assembly line pay forty?
Corporations are so big you don't even know who you're working for. That's
terror. Terror built into the system.



(CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
That's over the line. What did I just tell you? We won already. Report back to
base.)



(CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Gunther slipped out on his own. Report back to base.)



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP 1 & UNATCO TROOP 2

TROOP 1
The chief finally let us loose -- we were right behind you and cut through them
like a hot knife through butter.
I'll take it from here.
Good work, Agent.
We're gonna lock this guy away for a long time.

TROOP 2
They sent us to pick up the pieces. We've already searched the bodies and
delivered the enemy munitions to the quartermaster.
Don't worry about the bodies -- we'll handle the cleanup.
Someone shoulda put a slug in the commander's head.
I guess you were just following orders up there.
(I'm glad you had the guts to take out the commander.
You got the right idea. Cap the bastards before the lawyers get involved.)
Benson touched off a gas trap -- nasty.
Next time, leave a few for us.
Finally -- someone nano-augmented who also knows how to fight.
We already have units in Manhattan. This isn't over yet.
I'd sure like to find out what this was all about.
We've got the situation under control.
Heck of a first day, sir.
All quadrants are secure.
Nice work, Agent.



1.
CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN

FILBEN
You're a man of your word. I like that.
I better get my money on time.



2.
CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN

FILBEN
I heard about the hit. Guess you changed your mind.
How'm supposed to get back to the city? Swim?
I don't rat the NSF if it's going to be a UNATCO slaughter. I thought I made
that clear.



(CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN & DRIFTER WOMAN

FILBEN
Why the hell'd I come here if no one needs my help?

JC DENTON
I found a back way into the Statue, but I'm sure UNATCO appreciates your
dedication.

FILBEN
I've been standing here for an hour. I better get paid for this.

JC DENTON
You'll have to bring that up with Manderley.

FILBEN
Bet the NSF won't try that trick again.
I'd better get my money on time.
(You guys took out my main NSF contact just now. I hope youre happy.
How'm supposed to get back to the city? Swim?
I don't rat the NSF if it's going to be a UNATCO slaughter. I thought I made
that clear.)

DRIFTER WOMAN
What? I'm just waiting for a ride.
Filben said I'd get 200 for this. He'd better not jerk me around.
You got a problem?
Leave me be.)



CONVERSATION: TECH SERGEANT KAPLAN

KAPLAN
Heard you cleaned the place out.

JC DENTON
They crossed the line by going into the Statue.

KAPLAN
That's exactly right. We're already gearing up to hunt these sons-of-bitches
door-to-door in Manhattan. Need some hardware? I scored an extra scope from a
couple of thugs we dropped down by the dock; you can have it for 700 credits. I
also picked up 10 mm ammo and some crossbow darts -- say 200 for one and 60 for
the other.

JC DENTON
Shouldn't you turn that stuff over to the quartermaster?

KAPLAN
Carter? He don't care. NSF goods are the spoils of war. Hey, we're risking our
lives out here.

JC DENTON
I'll check back with you later.

KAPLAN
Glad you're coming around to our way of doing things. Need some hardware?

JC DENTON
I don't have the 700 for the scope.

1.
KAPLAN
Check back after you get your op bonus.

2.
KAPLAN
They don't pay me so good. I'm gonna wait for someone who's got the money.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
Way to go, sir.
Gunther should have followed orders.
I can't wait to get to New York and finish the job.
Situation normal, sir.



CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

1.
PAUL DENTON
We've got the island secured. How did things look in the Statue?

JC DENTON
The leader surrendered. So they were after Ambrosia...

PAUL DENTON
A month's supply for the East Coast. We think they've taken it back to the city.

JC DENTON
I didn't know UNATCO handled the Ambrosia distribution.

PAUL DENTON
Manderley will brief us shortly. UNATCO makes sure the limited supply of vaccine
gets to government agencies and key industries.

JC DENTON
It's good to finally see some action.

PAUL DENTON
Yeah, well, pace yourself. You killed a lot of people tonight. I'll handle
things out here. You better get to Manderley's office on Level 2 and report for
duty.
Get inside. I'll meet you in Manderley's office.

2.
PAUL DENTON
You were a little out of line up there.

JC DENTON
I dont understand.

PAUL DENTON
We could have learned a lot from their leader.

JC DENTON
He wasnt cooperative. Alex said something about an Ambrosia shipment...

PAUL DENTON
They captured a boat-load of Ambrosia, the plague vaccine. We might have found
out from the leader where theyre taking it.

JC DENTON
So they just disappeared? We dont know their location?

PAUL DENTON
Manderley will brief us shortly. You better get to his office on Level 2 and
report for duty.
Get inside. I'll meet you in Manderley's office.





NYC - UNATCO HQ



NEWSPAPER

Mead Bucks Congress
APR - Washington, D.C.

Defying Congress for the third time this year, President Mead unilaterally paid
the United States' late dues to the United Nations. "Like good tenants, we must
pay our rent on time," he told reporters.
Leaders of both parties criticized the move. "Where does he get the cash?" asked
Senator Ridon (D-Illinois). "Clearly from some budget item yet to be approved by
this Congress."
The Republicans were no kinder. "This council member has been betrayed, and so
has America," said Senator Osno Liverpoole (R-California). "The Congress came
together to approve a UNATCO presence on U.S. soil, but we did not write a blank
check. No, sir. A superpower does not pay rent."



CONVERSATION: PRIVATE LLOYD

LLOYD
Good shootin', sir. Heard you wiped out the whole pack. Welcome to UNATCO.
Way to go, sir. I thought Gunther was a goner.
It's my first day, too. I'm pretty excited.
I was in your class at the Academy. You probably don't remember.
Manderley's office is on Level Two. He's expecting you.
I've got to watch the doors.



DATACUBE

Shannon--
Ammunition is disappearing again, so we're changing the door code for the comm
van near the helipad. New code: 0451.
Alex



COMPUTER

From: Anon//UNATCO.44567.22356
To: Free Enterprise Mailing List
Cc:
Subject: re: NOBODY CARES! (was: Nationalizing industry)

Michelle (mdarwin//orbit.8665.9112.4) wrote:
>I just read that government regulators have
>nationalized the third airline this year, and the
>story was buried on the SIXTH PAGE of the
>Times!
>No one seems to care that Uncle Sam is
>gradually taking control of every means of
>public transportation. The FAA claims that the
>airline's management botched the safety
>records... Lies! Lies! Have any of these records
>been made public? Do they even exist?
>Rule by executive order is now the norm.
>Goodbye, due process.
What you have to remember is that "we the people" are members of a republic, and
you must learn to trust those that you choose to represent you. The government
is not a heartless machine running our lives; it is comprised of people, just
like you, who deserve our trust and respect.



From: JReed//UNATCO.56740.33309
To: KLloyd//UNATCO.2334.8873
Subject: Visitors

Mr. Manderley tells me we're expecting a new agent. His assigned I.D. is "J.C.
Denton." Please enter him in the log when he arrives and alert me immediately.
Thank you.
Janice Reed



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Check in with Manderley on Level Two.



CONVERSATION: SCOTT

SCOTT
Come on in. The retinal scanner can read blood-vessel patterns right through
your sunglasses.
I heard there was a lot of fighting topside.
I couldn't hear a thing from down here.
I guess someone's got to watch HQ.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Remember that Mr. Manderley wants to see you. Level Two. His secretary, Janice
Reed, has your login and password.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP (SERGEANT MICHAEL BERRY)

BERRY
We finally got to cap some rebels, eh Denton?
Bet the NSF won't try that trick again.
Good work up there.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
Hell of a first day.
Didn't know the NSF had so many people in New York.
We'll finish the job when we get to Manhattan.
It was quiet 'til sundown, then all hell broke loose.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Before the briefing, you've got to go to Level Three for your equipment and a
medical examination. See Jaime Reyes in the med center and Sam Carter in the
armory.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

UNATCO TROOP
That was a close one up there.
I don't like getting shot at. Not a bit.
Thank God my shift is almost over.
I didn't know we'd be fighting a war.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

UNATCO TROOP
Glad to have you aboard.
Just making the rounds.
Save a few for the grunts next time, JC.



CONVERSATION: ADMIN (SHANNON)

SHANNON
How unprofessional.
Expecting a show?
Don't think I won't report this.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
You found your office. Did Janice give you your login? I guess not. Let's see:
JCD, password "bionicman."



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK
Welcome to UNATCO!

CLASSIFICATION: The U.N. has nine levels of security above Top Secret. This
manual and all material that is not otherwise marked is classified as Angel/0A.
If you are not Angel/0A or above, report immediately to your supervisor or face
disciplinary action. Other classifications will be explained upon reaching
higher clearance.
In its efforts to combat terrorism, the U.N. has created UNATCO for the swift
deployment of a COORDINATED FORCE to counteract any insurgent operations. You
are justifiably proud to be part of this organization: your physical
capabilities place you within the upper one percent of national ground combat
units, while your mental capabilities have been honed to sharpness by the UNATCO
Academy.
But as part of a larger organization, you also understand the necessity to HEED
ORDERS from your superiors without hesitation; your superiors are typically
briefed on matters for which you may not be cleared, and hesitation on the part
of an agent can result in the serious IMPAIRMENT of mission objectives and
attendant CASUALTIES.
UNATCO has faith in you, and this faith will be REWARDED in due time as your
operational capacities are increased. Brave the darkness, for you carry the
torch of freedom.



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK
UNATCO and the Public

In carrying out our duties, UNATCO agents often come in contact with the public.
You are a PEACEKEEPER, and your first objective is to safeguard human life.
Though terrorists may see an advantage in harming civilians, UNATCO agents do
not. Issue a warning before firing at a suspect and always instruct bystanders
to "get down on the ground." Refrain from firing into large crowds. Every
civilian hurt is collateral damage.
However, keep in mind that no civilian with a clearance below Angel/0A should be
trusted and may be a potential spy. ANYONE can be a spy, and secrecy is our
ally.
REMEMBER: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.



COMPUTER

From: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
To: JCDenton//UNATCO.82098.9868
Subject: greetings and nanotech briefings

Hey JC,
Guess I'll have to get used to calling you "J.C." around the office. Not sure
where they came up with that, but at least they gave you the same last codename
as your brother. Anyways, whatever they've calling you, it's good to see a
familiar name on the roster.
My first job here has been to read up on your augmentations. I'm beginning to
see why you found classes so easy. EVERY NEURON IN YOUR HEAD has been augmented.
For example: the voice in your head (from an operator, someone here at HQ able
to handle the scanning equipment in your skull and broadcast advice over your
"infolink") leaps fully formed right into your temporal lobe, bypassing the
eardrum and its sensory neurons. And it's perfectly inaudible to everyone around
you, of course. Not to mention that the nanites clinging to your axons can both
receive and transmit symbolic information, so if you ever need help, don't sweat
it; someone at HQ probably already knows.
Come by if you want to hear more... this is great stuff...
Jaime



From: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
To: GHermann; ANavarre; JCDenton
Subject: Nano-Augmentation and You

I was asked by the regional medical coordinator to forward this information to
all of you. I do so without further comment...
Dr. Reyes
----------------
By now, you've heard about the upcoming transition to nano-augmentation. It's
coming, but not as soon as you think. UNATCO has only one nano-augmented agent,
with a second just now graduating from the Academy. It will be years before the
program leaves the laboratory.
Your mechanical augmentations are NOT obsolete. Some agents express concern that
they will be "walking junk" in ten years. One agent expressed their fears in an
anonymous e-mail saying "Well be sld at flee markets,. old gray golems for
scareing the children. So what about my legss? What about my LIFE?" [sic]
Keep some perspective. Prosthetics remain the only proven technology for
enhancing human abilities. Those who make the sacrifice are appreciated,
commended, and saluted as heroes.



From: MedDirectorate//UNATCO.15888.00342
To: JCDenton//UNATCO.82098.9868
Subject: Nano-Augmentation Stressors

Nano-augmented agents will often encounter stress created by resentment among
fellow agents, particularly those who have been mechanically augmented.
In an effort to secure freedom and liberty for those under their protection,
many UNATCO agents have chosen to sacrifice social acceptance for mission
performance by surgically replacing limbs and organs with mechanically or
electronically enhanced equivalents. But your nano-augmentations points the way
to the future: thousands of microscopic, living, organic machines that exist in
symbiosis with your body.
Because such augmentations create only minimal disfigurement, they are likely to
be a source of friction between you and other mechanically augmented agents --
but it is important to understand that UNATCO is an organization where
individuals must act in concert. Each is important to the whole, and mutual
understanding is essential to teams comprised of diverse human and augmented
agents.
If you have any further questions or wish to discuss these issues, please feel
free to send email to CarverEschells\\UNATCO.4352.768 to make an appointment.
And welcome to UNATCO, agent.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Your partner for the next assignment, Anna Navarre, is in the adjoining break
room to the east. Maybe you should introduce yourself.
(You found you office. Did Janice give you your login? I guess not. Let's see:
JCD, password: "bionicman.")



NEWSPAPER

!=!==!=== MIDNIGHT SUN ===!==!=!
Mead from Mars!

CAPE CANAVERAL -- NASA scientists confirmed that the eroded remains of the Alba
Patera crater on Mars precisely match the face of President Mead. "It's him!"
declared Senior Planetary Specialist Kevlar Umla. "There's his nose, that ridge,
see? See the crater rim marking his hairline? The way he combs his hair
appearing in this region of parallel valleys?"
The White House had no comment. However, Martin Wisdom, president of EA (Enemies
of Aliens), told Midnight Sun: "This is the evidence we have been looking for, a
warning that Mr. Mead is not human. He is probably a Martian General, a war
hero, come here to conquer the Earth with the assistance of the United Nations."
-- Ryan Allan, Staff Writer



CONVERSATION: GUNTHER HERMANN & ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
Are you sure you pressed the right button?

GUNTHER HERMANN
I do not make mistakes of that kind.

ANNA NAVARRE
Your hand might have slipped.

GUNTHER HERMANN
No. I wanted orange. It gave me lemon-lime.

ANNA NAVARRE
The machine would not make a mistake...

GUNTHER HERMANN
It's the maintenance man. He knows I like orange.

ANNA NAVARRE
So you think the staff has some kind of plot...

GUNTHER HERMANN
Yes. They do it on purpose.

ANNA NAVARRE
My new partner, JC Denton. Don't tell me you're going to wear those sunglasses
during a night operation.

JC DENTON
My vision is augmented.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Better to look good than to have distractions of another agent who needs backup.

JC DENTON
Forgive my interruption. I just wanted so say that I look forward to working
with you, Agent Navarre. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to be briefed by Mr.
Manderley. (Could you tell me how to find Jaimes office?)

ANNA NAVARRE
I do not expect you to perform as well as Agent Hermann, but the mission will
require us to do more than frighten the NSF with our baggy coats that make us
look bigger than we really are.

JC DENTON
I am prepared to perform my duties.

1.
GUNTHER HERMANN
For instance, not to be a man running into enemy lines without coordinated
military assault.

2.
GUNTHER HERMANN
For instance, not to wipe out the enemy and then leave agents still captured in
a locked cell.


JC DENTON
No problem.

ANNA NAVARRE
I have to prepare for the mission.
I am not going to hold your hand. You have your orders.
Get your check-up on Level 3, and let's get going.

GUNTHER HERMANN
You will be working with Anna Navarre.
Manderley says, "Sit out this one." I am filing another protest.
I don't need sitting out. A simple provision of a plasma rifle with laser
sighting, and I am ready to go.
What will be decisive in street-fighting is experience.
Do not expect your augmentations to do the work for you.



BULLETINS

Terrorism -- Crime or Conscience?

The question must be asked: is the global rise of terrorism a haphazard response
to a decimated economy or is there a pattern? Does UNATCO face coordinated
ideological opposition?
Some groups -- Silhouette in France, for instance -- have declared a "Meme War,"
or "war of meanings" in their terminology. They spread email and pamphlets that
lampoon the U.N.'s proposal for a one-world democracy, a tedious exercise in
rudimentary propaganda. With sophistries and doublespeak, they portray "freedom"
as "obedience," "democracy" as "tyranny," and UNATCO as the perpetrator of
terrorism -- an idea as shocking as it is reprehensible.
Other organizations, such as the self-proclaimed revolutionary National
Seccessionist Forces (NSF) in the U.S., claim allegiance to the Meme War, but
are in fact no better than common criminals. They desire territory and wealth at
the expense of society at large. Their "civil war" is merely a smokescreen for
criminal activity.
Any population can be quickly turned against such "revolutionaries" simply by
educating them about the U.N.'s policies and goals.
-- Joseph Manderley, Director, UNATCO



Terrorism -- Threat Profiling

Symbolic attacks -- the Statue of Liberty bombing, the desecration of Soviet War
Memorial in Berlin, the department-store shooting-sprees on Orchard Road in
Singapore -- are the recourse of the weak. They serve only to call attention to
a group or cause that is of no more than marginal interest to the public.
But what distinguishes true terrorist activity is its gradual escalation towards
genuine acts of war. Fringe groups now have access to technology that allows
direct assaults on governments, including the classic trio of nuclear,
biological, or chemical weaponry (NBC). But aside from direct assaults on a
nation and its people, indirect attacks can cause considerable collateral damage
-- rogue software can disrupt financial markets, communications, and military
operations, while encryption programs allow terrorists to coordinate smuggling
operations in secret right over the Net! Drugs, guns, illegal immigrants, and
even heavy equipment such as armored vehicles and cruise missiles are routinely
traded across borders, aided and abetted by such software.
UNATCO -- the first organization with the technology, manpower, and authority to
cope with such threats -- is an idea that is long overdue.
-- Joseph Manderley, Director, UNATCO



Know Your Enemy -- NSF

The National Secessionist Forces (NSF) remain a very real and increasingly
widespread terrorist threat. Ten years ago, in response to the Sporting Weapons
Act of 2042, splinter groups from nearly every state militia refused to
surrender their rifles, grenades, land mines, and other "collectibles"
prohibited by the Act. Unified under the charismatic leadership of Leon Woods,
these isolated fanatics eventually formed the NSF with Woods assuming the rank
of General. Their intended goal: the "liberation" of Washington, Montana,
Oregon, and Northern California.
While Woods died during his infamous "last stand" in 2045, his war machine
continues what can only be termed an occupation of the United States, aided by
an encrypted network designed by dissident computer scientists from San
Francisco and Seattle. Currently, the UNATCO Cryptography Division has had
minimal success in cracking their communications, requiring more direct
intelligence gathering techniques to be utilized.
The U.N. has declared war on the NSF.



Know Your Enemy -- Silhouette

Famous for inserting 20th-century style commercials into the Net broadcast of
the World Cup in 2050, Silhouette favors "feats of spectacle" over violence.
"Printed circuits, part of this nutritious breakfast," the announcer told
children in one of the World Cup commercials. "You ain't mech 'til you eat mech.
[A mech boy chews a memory chip.] Boys who eat organics get stomped by their
posthuman classmates. [Mech boys in UNATCO helmets and metal boots take turns
kicking another boy.]"
Despite their numerous pranks, these intellectuals, artists, and labor
organizers pose a serious threat. They are well-armed and have been linked to
the murders of numerous European politicians and journalists. They will not
hesitate to use lethal force.



Know Your Enemy -- The Triads

UNATCO surveillance of Hong Kong is currently a high priority given the renewed
threat of Chinese organized crime in the form of the Triads. Despite being a
model of prosperity and technological leadership for decades, Hong Kong persists
as a haven for organized crime. The Triads, namely the Luminous Path and Red
Arrow, vie for control of the ten-trillion credit shipping business, much of
which supplies greater Asia with pirated technology, illegal drugs, and weapons.
Most disturbing of all, the Triads preach an ethic of technopiracy that has
found enthusiastic support among small shopkeepers and businessmen who often aid
the gangsters and buy their bootlegged software. Gullible and greedy, this army
of middlemen remain insensitive to how their violations of intellectual property
and copyright laws damage the global information economy.



Know Your Enemy -- Other Threats

UNATCO operatives have identified over 1250 terrorist organizations active in
the world today, some too small to currently present a serious threat, but all
eager to see one or more governments topple.
Groups such as the Templars (Europe) and "X-51" (Western U.S.) will be dealt
with in subsequent volumes of "Know Your Enemy."



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
Good work out there, Mr. Denton. Mr. Manderley said you handled yourself nicely.
Welcome to UNATCO HQ. Our little family keeps getting bigger...

JC DENTON
Is Mr. Manderley available?

JANICE REED
Yes, go right in. By the way, your computer account is ready. Login: JCD,
password: "bionicman."

(JC DENTON
Alex already told me -- thanks.)

JANICE REED
He's waiting, JC.



DATACUBE

Mr. Manderley:
Just FYI, your new password is knight_killer (I know you led that mission in
Paris against that old terrorist organization or whatever it was). Your login is
still jmanderley.
Janice
;)



COMPUTER

From: GHermann//UNATCO.15431.76513
To: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
Cc: ANavarre//UNATCO.9954.1131
Subject: Skul-gun

Might I sugest agin, a skul-gun for my head. Yesterday in Batery Park, some scum
we all know pushes smack for NSF gets jumpy and draws. I take 2 .22's, 1 in
flesh, 1 in augs, befor I can get out that dam asalt gun.
If I could kil just by thought, it would be beter. Is it my job to be a human
target-practis backstop?
Gunther Hermann



From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Our Little Experiment

Should be arriving soon. Clear it for Domination/5F as soon as possible, but
proceed with caution. We have serious concerns about the primary unit and would
like to avoid any potential contamination.



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK
UNATCO and the Police

In carrying our their duties, UNATCO agents often work with other law-
enforcement agencies.
We remain a small, elite organization. Until our ranks expand, we must rely on
the cooperation of local police, governments, intelligence agencies, and
corporate security divisions. Always be courteous when requesting information or
filing an extradition request. As our jurisdiction widens, we will inevitably
experience conflicts with some local officials. Do not resort to unnecessary
intimidation in these situations, and report any problems to the appropriate
UNATCO liaison. Above all, an international law enforcement body requires the
RESPECT and SUPPORT of all participating nations.



BOOK

PROJECT DIBBUK
Overview
Domination/5F Clearance ONLY

...the noted failure of previous attempts to create a low profile rotary
aircraft involved the acquisition and retrofitting of available military
hardware that had neither the range, ceiling, nor electromagnetic transparency
to avoid numerous eyewitness accounts or unauthorized military interactions. In
addition to exacerbating public misconceptions about governmental operations,
such encounters also jeopardized several key missions. PROJECT DIBBUK was
initiated to address this issue through the creation of a "stealth" aircraft
that could be used as a platform for a number of mission objectives...



CONVERSATION: JOSEPH MANDERLEY

(MANDERLEY
You will behave like a professional. That's an order.
Hey! Who do you think you are?
That's enough, Agent.)

JC DENTON
Reporting for duty, sir.

MANDERLEY
The man himself. Splendid. Do accept my apologies about the situation topside.

JC DENTON
A refreshing change from the academy, sir.

(MANDERLEY
The academy, yes. I thought they were teaching you discipline there. Dont ever
kill a prisoner against my orders again. Clear?

JC DENTON
Clear, sir.)

MANDERLEY
Don't despise training, my boy. Even you would be worthless without the shaping
touch of drills and studies.

JC DENTON
So the NSF took a shipment of the Ambrosia vaccine? Give me a chopper and a
pilot and I'll handle it.

MANDERLEY
I'm sure you could! Yes indeed! But we're having your brother head up the
recovery team. You'll work with Agent Anna Navarre. Why don't we meet when
you've seen Jaime for a medical checkup and received your equipment from Sam
Carter? You'll be briefed at that time.

JC DENTON
Yes, sir.

(MANDERLEY
By the way, did you see what happened to the soldier we sent into the statue? He
turned up dead.

JC DENTON
No, sir. Friendly fire?

MANDERLEY
Not so friendly, Im afraid. I have opened an investigation. Dismissed.)

MANDERLEY
The med center and armory are on Level Three.
I've got work to do.
Come back when you've seen Carter and Reyes.



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
You've got to see Carter and Reyes before Manderley can brief you.
I guess the nanoaugmentation program is really about to take off.
Welcome to the family!
Most of the staff is on Level Three.



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK
UNATCO and the World

For far too long terrorists have exploited international tensions and regional
legislative variations to elude authorities.
A significant step was made towards eliminating these legal loopholes when U.S.
President Philip Riley Mead lobbied the Congress to make the U.S. a UNATCO
member nation: "Enough is enough!" he declared in his landmark State of the
Union address, and the citizens of the United States responded with enthusiastic
endorsement of his position. Not only did the United States become a charter
member of UNATCO, but UNATCO headquarters are now located on Liberty Island in
the shadow of that shattered monument to FREEDOM.
UNATCO deals not only with terrorist threats, but also any transgressions of the
international legal code, including drug trafficking, software piracy, and money
laundering. With the full support of the United States, UNATCO was for the first
time able to truly declare itself the "WORLD'S POLICEMAN."



BOOK

UNATCO MedDirectorate
Nano-Augmentation Guidelines

...nano-augmentations, once "installed," irrevocably alter the physiological
system they affect and in many cases cause all subsequent augmentations to be
rejected; however, the exact number of augmentations each system can support
varies. The various interdependencies between these systems can be seen in the
following table that details possible nano-augmentation combinations.
Arms: Combat Strength or Microfibral Muscle
Legs: Speed Enhancement or Run Silent
Subdermal (1): EMP Shield or Ballistic Protection
Subdermal (2): Cloak or Radar Transparency
Torso (1): Aqualung or Environmental Resistance
Torso (2): Regeneration or Energy Resistance
Torso (3): Synthetic Heart or Power Recirculator
Cranium: Aggressive Defense System or Spy Drone
Optics: Targeting or Vision Enhancement
Specific nano-augmentations should be selected based on the mission profile of
the particular agent...



DATACUBE

JANINE'S BOTS
SPECS AND OVERVIEW
MATSU-GRAVAS GV-4 "NIGHTINGALE" MEDICAL BOT

The Matsu-Gravas GV-4 is the newest addition to the M-G line, their first foray
into the medical bot category largely monopolized by Page Industries and Chiang
subsidiary HealTech. Unlike the competing Page or HealTech units, the M-G GV-4
benefits from a completely proprietary operating system -- developed at M-G's
research campus in Prague -- that promises to revolutionize automated healing by
combining a comprehensive medical and pharmaceutical database with M-G's already
proven autonomous heuristic routines. While actual field data is sketchy at this
point of time, anecdotal evidence suggests that the GV-4 can heal wounds far
beyond the capabilities of any other competing model, though it does require a
substantial recharging period...



COMPUTER

From: GHermann//UNATCO.15431.76513
To: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
Subject: bad nee

Doctor Reys, well-come. UNATCO is having a need of a good sergeon.
Which let me add, I have a big pain in my nee. Sticking actuator? I cant fix it
no mater how much lubrikant. Please inform when an appointment can be made
available.
Gunther Hermann



From: MedDirectorate//UNATCO.15888.00342
To: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
Subject: Nano-Augmentation Principal/2C Briefing

As a medical specialist, you will be required to repair and modify the systems
of our nano-augmented agents. This briefing is intended merely as an
introduction to the technology.
The cells of every major tissue in the body of a nano-augmented agent are host
to nanite-capsid "hybrids." These hybrids replicate in two stages: the viral
stage, in which the host cell produces capsid proteins and packages them into
hollowed viral particles, and the nanotech stage, in which the receiver-
transmitter and CPU are duplicated and inserted into the protective viral
coating. New RNA sequences are transmitted by microwave and translated in to
plasmid vectors, resulting in a wholly natural and organic process.
Additional augmentations can be added through the use of microscopic ROM modules
-- shaped a little like flying saucers -- that diffuse through the blood and
attach to the long spine of nanite CPUs. These additional augmentations are
software "upgrades" in the most literal sense of the word.
We hope this report gets you started; you will find a full technical design
document attached. Please read and thoroughly understand this information so
that you will be better qualified to administer care to this most exciting new
breed of augmented-human agent.



CONVERSATION: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
Hey, JC.

JC DENTON
You look like the real thing. They actually let you operate on people?

JAIME REYES
Just fixed Gunther's knee, in fact. A sticky actuator. So far I feel more like a
mechanic than a doctor.

JC DENTON
I'm impressed.

JAIME REYES
They actually let you point a gun at people?

JC DENTON
We'll have to catch up later. I've got to leave for New York right away. Could
you send Manderley whatever it is he wants?

JAIME REYES
No problem. Listen, JC -- about your augmentations. You know they're preparing
to roll out the technology worldwide, right?

JC DENTON
As long as I don't turn green and grow a pair of antennas, as I understand it.

JAIME REYES
Yeah, well, the design's pretty modular, which means you'll soon have access to
upgrades from standard "augmentation canisters."

JC DENTON
Great. Have anything for me?

JAIME REYES
Not yet. But remember if you find one of these canisters that you need a medbot
for installation.

JC DENTON
I'll do that.

JAIME REYES
The canisters contain a colloid of ROM modules. Some are generic upgrades;
others require you to make permanent choices about how to configure one of your
subsystems.

JC DENTON
It's about time they implemented some of this stuff.

(JAIME REYES
Have you met your partner yet -- Anna Navarre? I think she and Gunther are
upstairs in the break room.

JC DENTON
Haven't run into her.

JAIME REYES
A real piece of work. Maybe you should compare notes before the operation. You
never know -- she might go easier on you.)

JC DENTON
One more thing before I go, since you've been briefed on my augmentations. What
can you tell me about the Infolink?

JAIME REYES
Let's see... microreceiver exostructure in the sulci, mechano-carbon threads on
the axons... for queuing, you know, packet routing... Anything particularly
interest you?

JC DENTON
Is there a way to turn it off?

JAIME REYES
The Infolink?

JC DENTON
Yeah, or is someone at UNATCO tuned in 24 hours?

JAIME REYES
This might sound a little funny, JC, but I'm not permitted to answer that
question.

JC DENTON
Your clearance is higher than mine?

JAIME REYES
Regarding your systems. I AM your physician.

JC DENTON
No big deal. I was just curious.

JAIME REYES
I wouldn't keep Manderley waiting if I were you. His office is on Level Two.
You better head out.
I think there's a medkit in the storage closet.
Carter's out the door and around the corner. He's got your stealth pistol.
You better head out.
I think there's a medkit in the storage closet.
Careful...
Years of training, and you'll still all thumbs...
You old kidder.



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK: Dedication

Nihil aliud scit necessitas quam vincere.
--Syrus



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
You're getting warm.
Getting colder.
You're red hot. Looks like you found me.
(You feel okay, JC? You're acting strange.
You're breaking my concentration.)
Like leading a mouse to cheese.

JC DENTON
This thing is starting to give me a headache.

ALEX
Don't worry. We shut it down when you go off-duty.

JC DENTON
I guess I'll get used to it.

ALEX
I'm Alex Jacobson, communications engineer.

JC DENTON
I suppose you already know who I am.

ALEX
Getting there. You're certainly quicker on the up-take than your brother Paul
ever was.

JC DENTON
Thanks.

ALEX
Don't worry. I'll be watching your back.
It'll be interesting to see how the transmission sounds in Manhattan.
I bet I could jack you into an online jukebox. We'll have to try that.
You feel okay, JC? You're acting strange.



DATACUBE

Change ghermann password to "zeitgeist." Next week I guess it'll be
"schadenfreude." Strange guy...



NEWSPAPER

!=!==!=== MIDNIGHT SUN ===!==!=!
Gray Death: Look to the Sky

NEW YORK -- No student of recent history can fail to miss the irony that the
greatest enemy mankind has faced in the 21st century was not any despot or
dictator, but the lowly microbe. Millions upon millions have been killed by the
pandemics of AIDS, resistant tuberculosis, and the Century Flu, and now we face
our greatest threat yet: the "Gray Death," a plague of devastating efficiency
that has surfaced in the last year.
But was this plague an accident of nature, or a design of science? Dr. Kenji
Ishii of the New World Biomedical Health Center in New York thinks not. "My
analysis of this plague indicates that it is decidedly unnatural in origin, and
in point of fact, may be extraterrestrial." He went on to speculate about those
afflicted. "Obviously, a disproportionate number of the indigent seem to be
infected, a situation that makes perfect sense if you consider it prelude to an
invasion. No more effective way to disrupt the social, political, and military
fabric of Earth has yet been devised."
If this is so, then what are our leaders not telling us? And how can we be
prepared? Only they know the answers. -- Joe Greene, Senior Staff Writer



COMPUTER

From: cRakS//AUSNET.78963.07378
To: AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Whupass

Hey man, get your occipital jack fixed yet? You've got to check out the Strike4
demo (//GNET/Ego/Strike4): whole-motor control, total visual occlusion... MAN,
fireballs burn your face, walls hurt when you hit them, tactile-textures
everywhere, volumetric humidity... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Don't give me that
national security crap. Jack in so I can WHUP YOUR ASS.
cRakS



From: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
To: AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: re: Security Breach

Thank you for keeping me informed of the recent hacker activity and your speedy
response to same. I'm glad our security efforts were up to snuff.
(AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490) wrote:

>I managed to stop the guys (actually, it was
>some French chick the CIA's been watching,
>perhaps a Silhouette spy(?)) trying to break into
>the net, but I took the liberty of changing some
>passwords, just in case. Here are the new
>ones:
>anavarre - scryspc
>ghermann - zeitgeist
>jmanderley - knight_killer
>jreed - redshoes
>jreyes - amigo
>scarter - antique
>me - calvo
>You should probably delete this as soon as
>you're done reading, okay?



From: AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490
To: AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: locker code: 2001



From: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
To: GHermann//UNATCO.15431.76513
Cc: ANavarre//UNATCO.9954.1131
Subject: re: skul-gun

I have personally forwarded your request to Appropriations. Upgrading our
combat-readiness is an ongoing priority.
Speaking of which, you certainly made the best of a difficult situation
yesterday. We applaud your courage. Thank you for living to work another day,
Gunther. We need more agents like you.
JM
GHermann (UNATCO.15431.76513) wrote:
>Might I sugest agin, a skul-gun for my head.
>Yesterday in Batery Park, some scum we all
>know pushes smack for NSF gets jumpy and
>draws. I take 2 .22's, 1 in flesh, 1 in augs, befor
>I can get out that dam asalt gun.
>If I could kil just by thought, it would be beter. Is
>it my job to be a human target-practis
>backstop?
>Gunther Hermann



From: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
To: GHermann; ANavarre
Subject: Our New Recruit

JC Denton will be joining us today after his stint at the Academy, and I'm
assigning the both of you the task of keeping a watchful eye on him while
monitoring his progress. His assigned cover name for the duration of his service
will be "J.C. Denton" -- we thought it would be best to keep the cover names
within the family since Paul has already received the Denton codename.
I have great faith in you both, and trust you will do your utmost to insure that
he becomes a successful and productive member of this organization. Until
further notice, I'd like to receive weekly reports with your observations.
JM


From: GHermann//UNATCO.15431.76513
To: ANavarre//UNATCO.9954.1131
Subject: dinosores

See, what do I tell you? Manderley wil be hapy to have the garbage truk take me
back to Deutschland. Now especally with the new nano-aug alredy ariving. We are
the old computers the Americans call "dinosores."
See if I ever get a skul-gun at all.
Gunther



CONVERSATION: SAM CARTER

SAM CARTER
At ease, Agent Denton.

JC DENTON
General Carter, I read about the Merced Operation in school. This is a great
honor.

SAM CARTER
I'm not a general anymore. Just call me Carter.

JC DENTON
I can't believe what the NSF did to your family.

SAM CARTER
Enough of that, soldier. We each have our troubles. I lost my children, but
you've had to grow up without your parents. Which requires more courage? I don't
think it matters.

JC DENTON
My parents died in a car accident. That's different.

SAM CARTER
I said that's enough. You have your own op and time is short. How 'bout I issue
your stealth pistol?

1.
JC DENTON
That sounds fine. Thank you, sir.

(2.
JC DENTON
Sorry, sir. I can't carry anything else right now.)

SAM CARTER
So, let's see... A stealth pistol, and... What else you think you'll need?

1.
JC DENTON
A "smart" lock pick is always handy.

SAM CARTER
That's right: infiltrate and evade -- engage only on your own terms.

2.
JC DENTON
Can you spare a nanotech tech-tool?

SAM CARTER
A man who uses his head -- I like that.

3.
JC DENTON
Just give me ammo.

SAM CARTER
A man who means business -- nothing wrong with that.


SAM CARTER
Now move out. Manderley's waiting.

JC DENTON
Hey -- what about that guy out front selling munitions? Is that allowed?

SAM CARTER
Oh, Kaplan, right. We've got some screwballs around here, but he's not the
problem. It's whoever's been breaking into the armory.

JC DENTON
Someone at UNATCO's a thief?

SAM CARTER
Yes, sir, and a damn good one.
No time for chit-chat.
The NSF are in retreat. You better get going.
That is no time to be messing around.
You better leave that assinine behavior right here, soldier. It will get you
killed.
A pistol is more than adequate. Hell, I dispatched a whole platoon one time with
a pocket knife.



NEWSPAPER

Mass Grave in Brooklyn
APR - New York

Responding to an outbreak of Gray Death that quickly overwhelmed all city
services, National Guard forces were placed under the command of local law
enforcement today and mobilized to help with disposal of the recently deceased
in Brooklyn.
However, the National Guard soon proved inadequate in containing the chaos and
in many cases the dead were simply left lying in streets while the dying --
mostly homeless -- wandered the city until collapsing. Traffic jams and looting
remain widespread, and as fear of the disease continues to escalate, frequent
riots have made any attempt at an organized clean-up impossible. With the threat
of secondary diseases looming, city officials have consulted with the CDC in
Atlanta and ordered a mass grave to be dug in Gateway National Park.



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
They're waiting for you, Agent. Go on in.
You better not keep them waiting.



CONVERSATION: JOSEPH MANDERLEY & PAUL DENTON

MANDERLEY
That will be JC's job.

JC DENTON
What's that?

PAUL DENTON
The power station. The NSF have the Ambrosia in a warehouse protected by cameras
and booby traps. We want to power down the whole system.

MANDERLEY
We're talking one illicit generating plant, protected by weak groups of NSF.
Knock out that plant, and Paul's team can walk right into the warehouse.

JC DENTON
Just tell me where it is.

PAUL DENTON
The NSF are openly resisting our deployed forces, gradually falling back. You'll
have to deal with them first.

MANDERLEY
And you be ready, Paul. When the power drops, go in and go in hard.

PAUL DENTON
I'll use my discretion.

MANDERLEY
Go in like the U.S. Marshals. We lose the vaccine, I'm sending your butt to the
Mayor to explain why he and his three daughters won't get their pills this
month.

PAUL DENTON
Yes, sir.
Let's not waste any time, JC. Get down to the dock. A boat is waiting to take
you and your partner Anna Navarre ashore.

MANDERLEY
Yes, get moving. Here's your op bonus for the great job you did in the Statue,
plus 250 for rescuing Agent Hermann. That's 1250. We take care of our people
around here.

JC DENTON
Thank you, sir.

MANDERLEY
By the way, Denton, stay out of the ladies restroom. That kind of activity
embarasses the agency more than it does you.
You'll come to admire your partner. She's one of our best.
Leave from where you arrived, Denton. The boat dock. Move it!
That's enough, Agent.
Move out, soldier.

PAUL DENTON
We'll meet up in the city.



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK
UNATCO and the Future

As science progresses at an ever increasing rate, more and more advanced
technology is finding its way into the hands of the common criminal, resulting
in a deadly threat to LIFE and PROPERTY throughout the world.
While it is impractical to restrict the free-flow of information already present
in the public sector, UNATCO is committed to insuring that this threat does not
go unaddressed. Even now, UNATCO research and development employs some of the
most talented scientific minds in the world to develop proprietary technologies
in absolute security for field use by our agents -- including such innovations
as the XXXXXXX XXXXX and XXXXXX, or the lifesaving XXXXX.
Under NO circumstances should agents discuss ANY piece of equipment or technique
currently employed by UNATCO. Agents operating contrary to this directive will
face immediate disciplinary action.
Within our laboratories lies not just the future of law enforcement, but a SAFE,
SECURE future for all mankind.
[Document filtered per UNATCO Terror Monitoring Act 919-05 Sec. IV]



NEWSPAPER

Bootcamp for Betty
APR - Portland

Madison High School junior Betty Souza will spend the semester at the Canyon
City Bootcamp, say school officials. The crime? "We have verified that she told
another student that she knows how to make a bomb," said Principal Martin
Gordly.
What makes this case notable is that the parents have filed a lawsuit against
the school district. "Our daughter wears black," said father Brandon Souza in a
prepared statement. "She had an occipital jack and we let her use it to play
games. We allowed her to get a tattoo when she turned 16, but none of this makes
her a criminal."
The parents claim that Betty was discussing a novel by Tom Robbins taught at
Madison High when the mention of explosives occurred.
Betty Souza will not be alone in Canyon City. Last year 15,234 young people
served sentences in the state's FBI-run "good-behavior" camps, a legacy of the
Northwest War.



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
Oh boy... The moment of truth.
They're really excited to have you, JC.
Good luck.



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK
UNATCO and the Press

Because UNATCO will often deal with situations that cannot easily be contained,
agents may unfortunately need to interact with the press.
If you are not trained for such interaction, do not -- repeat, DO NOT -- speak
with journalists, regardless of nationality. They are skilled in misdirection
and propaganda. Refuse comment. Remember: Security procedures are our first line
of defence. SECRETS are LIVES.
Always refer reporters at crime scenes to UNATCO information officers and fact
management teams.



CONVERSATION: SCOTT

SCOTT
Wish I was going with ya.



NEWSPAPER

!=!==!=== MIDNIGHT SUN ===!==!=!
U.S. Prez Sells Out

NEW YORK -- President Philip Riley Mead's executive order repaying the United
States debt to the United Nations is viewed by many as a positive step towards
global peace -- but others sense darker motives at work. Some sources have
privately commented that the order is nothing more than a tacit endorsement of a
new world government and its private military, the United Nations Anti-Terrorist
Coalition (UNATCO).
Few can forget Mead's impassioned declaration that the shattered Statue of
Liberty would not be repaired but instead stand as a reminder that "terrorism
must be eradicated if we are to be free." It was shortly thereafter that Liberty
Island was selected as the location of UNATCO headquarters, their dubious
charter highlighted by the mysterious and still largely unexplained
circumstances behind the Statue bombing.
No doubt President Mead's words will be remembered, even as he sells out his
country to the foreign powers that have sought to destroy it for nearly three
centuries. -- Joe Greene, Senior Staff Writer



CONVERSATION: PRIVATE LLOYD

LLOYD
Good luck out there. Man, two Dentons in the field. The NSF won't know what hit
them.



CONVERSATION: TECH SERGEANT KAPLAN

KAPLAN
Plenty more cleaning-house to do when we chase these sons-of-bitches into the
city. Tell me what you need.

JC DENTON
I'll check back with you later.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
Good luck, Agent.



CONVERSATION: CORPORAL COLLINS

COLLINS
The boat's ready.
From what I hear, the terrorists are pinned down in Battery Park.
Good luck.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO BOAT PILOT

PILOT
Let's head out.





NYC - BATTERY PARK



CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
All right, let's go. The terrorists are in a fighting retreat; a few have
barricaded themselves inside Castle Clinton.

JC DENTON
Lead the way.

ANNA NAVARRE
Our orders are to locate a barrel of Ambrosia they are hiding inside -- I will
give you a schematic of the barrel. But first we will exterminate the NSF
terrorists.

JC DENTON
Exterminate?

ANNA NAVARRE
A precious opportunity we cannot neglect.

JC DENTON
What about the rest of the shipment?

ANNA NAVARRE
That is your brother's assignment. You will take the subway to meet him in
Hell's Kitchen, but first we should deal with Castle Clinton.

JC DENTON
Are we going in the front, or is there another way?

ANNA NAVARRE
A secondary entrance would be useful, but I am aware of no such thing.
President Mead has declared a war emergency. Shoot to kill.
You have your orders.
No bean-bag shells like during a training exercise; real bullets tonight.
The Ambrosia is somewhere inside the Castle.
We must annihilate the NSF so that this does not happen again.
I can hold the entrance while you look for another way in.
Our orders are to stay here until the Ambrosia is secure.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
We've got you back, Agent.
They won't get far if they try to escape.
We've got them pinned down.
Be careful. They've got assault guns.
We know the Ambrosia's in there somewhere.
I wonder why the rebels would back themselves into a corner like this.



CONVERSATION: KID (JOSH)

JOSH
I'm starving. Do you have anything to eat?

1.
JC DENTON
You don't look that bad. Tell me what you know about the NSF.

JOSH
They're gonna kill the top one percent and then split up the rich people's money
with everybody.

JC DENTON
Can you tell me anything specific?

JOSH
Go to hell.
What is it, Mister? I'm really hungry.

JC DENTON
You don't look that bad. Tell me what you know about the NSF.

JOSH
I knew it! Someday the NSF is going to win, and I'm going to give them your
description with your stupid shades, and they're going to kick your ass!
Leave me alone.
I don't need your help.
I hope you get stuck in the desert someday. And that you starve to death.

2.
JC DENTON
All I have is a candy bar.

JOSH
It don't matter. I just need something in my stomach so I can fall asleep.

JC DENTON
Here you go. Do you have a place to stay?

JOSH
I sleep out on the dock where they unload the speedboats.

JC DENTON
Speedboats? Is that how the NSF get their supplies?

JOSH
I don't know. They're always coming in and out of the tunnel behind the soda
machine.

JC DENTON
Interesting.

JOSH
I spy on them from the crates. The code is 9183.

JC DENTON
Clever boy.

JOSH
Thanks for the snack, mister.

JC DENTON
It's the least I could do.

JOSH
That was good.
The cleaner-nanites make my teeth slippery.
I wish everybody was as nice as you.

3.
JC DENTON
Sorry, I don't have any food.

JOSH
I could eat anything.



CONVERSATION: GIRL BUM

BUM
Look at that. Don't have nobody at the side entrance. NSF could just walk away.
NYPD. I call 'em the Flashlight Brigade. All they ever do is come out here and
scare the birds, then I go back to sleep.
They're scared. Just look at 'em. They ain't gonna budge a muscle.



CONVERSATION: OLDER BUM

BUM
No, sir, forget about the NSF. Most of those old forts have a "bolt hole." Those
boys'll be long gone out a side tunnel by now.
You fellas might scare Jim and Jane Stay-at-Home, but that's an army out there,
a praise-the-Lord yes an honest-to-God people's militia.
I seen lots of battles, blessed be our Lord, back in the Northwest War. Didn't
have uniforms back then, just a shotgun and all the shells you could carry. The
NSF sure has grown up, praise Heaven. They got organization now. Listen to me,
young sir. I can tell you: that's what lost it for us last time, what the
government's always been good at and we haven't. But it looks like the boys got
some discipline this time around, and your men better take note. That's right.
Stand up, wipe your noses, and take note. You got yourselves a -- hail Jesus! --
you got yourselves a rebellion!
Consider the consequences, young sir.
Praise Heaven! No more hiding below ground.
'Bout time we had a battle face-to-face.



CONVERSATION: SICK MAN

MAN
(moans)
Somebody kill me... anybody...

JC DENTON
I'm sorry. I can't kill you.

MAN
Please...

JC DENTON
Go to a public clinic; they can do something for the pain.

MAN
It's true... It's your whole body. Every cell.

JC DENTON
You have the Gray Death?

MAN
I can't make it. I just can't make it.
I bet it's germ-warfare.
The government's got a cure. They just won't give it to the people.
I can't feel my fingers...



CONVERSATION: SICK WOMAN

WOMAN
(groan)
(moans)
Got five credits for someone who's got the Gray Death?

1.
JC DENTON
Here you go.

WOMAN
God bless you.
Spare another five credits for someone who's got the Gray Death?

JC DENTON
Here you go.

WOMAN
God bless you.
I think I'm getting worse.
Why can't anybody help me?
(sigh)

2.
JC DENTON
Sorry.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Our country 'tis of Thee, sweet land of Liberty. Of Thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died! Land of the Pilgrim's pride! From every mountain
side, let freedom ring!
My native country, thee. Land of the noble free. Thy name I love.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Don't let me get in your way, officer.
I'm right here if you need me.
You guys are doing great. About time the cops cleaned up this park.



1.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Looks like these tunnels head toward Castle Clinton. I can't find them on the
map, though.



2.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
You're inside the kiosk of Castle Clinton. The bulk of the NSF troops must have
gone through here to get underground.



DATACUBE

Commander Grimaldi:
I've completed installation of the security measures: code for the primary lock
is 666. I'm heading out to help Commander Frase's team prepare for the
counterstrike. In the meanwhile, my best advice is to keep your head down. It's
going to get real messy, real fast.
-Decker



DATACUBE

Commander Grimaldi -- we liberated two canisters of this stuff along with the
Ambrosia during the Liberty Island raid, but none of our people are quite sure
what it is or what to do with it -- possibly a biological or chemical agent, but
without the proper people and equipment there's no way to tell. Lebedev
suggested we keep one of the canisters and a barrel of Ambrosia here as a
contingency; the rest was shipped out to the airfield an hour ago.
Killian



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Objective complete. Agent Navarre will describe your next assignment and stay
behind to protect the Ambrosia. Look for her out front.



CONVERSATION: BILLY

BILLY
You a cop?

JC DENTON
UNATCO agent. How does a little boy get mixed up with the NSF?

BILLY
I just wanted to find some food, but they didn't have any -- and then they
started shooting at the police. Got some?

1.
JC DENTON
You can have this soy food.

BILLY
You're cool.

JC DENTON
Glad I could help.

BILLY
Hey, I bet I can help you.

JC DENTON
Yeah?

BILLY
The soldiers have secret tunnels. They take boxes into the tunnel under the
fort, but they never bring them back out.

JC DENTON
What kind of boxes?

BILLY
Steel. Big ones.

JC DENTON
Thanks. Maybe I'll check that out.

BILLY
Thanks, mister.
I thought I was going to starve to death.
The terrorists didn't even care. They thought I was lying.

2.
JC DENTON
Sorry, I don't have any food.

BILLY
Aw, man.

3.
JC DENTON
Sorry, kid.

BILLY
Aw, man.



CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
You are not afraid to kill; I am pleased. The last thing I would expect from the
brother of Paul.

1.
JC DENTON
You mechs might have copper-wiring to re-route your fear of pain, but I've got
nerves of steel.

ANNA NAVARRE
You are not a mech. You do not know what it is like.

JC DENTON
What it's like to stand around revving your actuators while the more advanced
units complete the mission? No, thanks.

ANNA NAVARRE
It was my error to believe that UNATCO's superweapon would appreciate a chance
to prove himself.

JC DENTON
Just give me the next objective.

ANNA NAVARRE
How dare I delay your search for glory. The NSF in the subway station have taken
hostages. Free them, but you know our standing orders -- we do not make deals.
Use this EMP grenade to disable the electronic detonators of the booby traps.
Now we will see who is made of steel.

JC DENTON
I can take out a booby trap.

2.
JC DENTON
I'm learning as I go.

ANNA NAVARRE
You just passed Lesson One. Lesson Two is how we deal with the terrorists in the
subway station.

JC DENTON
I'm ready.

ANNA NAVARRE
The terrorists have wired the platform with explosives and put in hostages. Get
the hostages out if you can, but make sure the NSF learns that human shields
will not work against UNATCO.

JC DENTON
Nothing we can't handle with a few EMP grenades.

ANNA NAVARRE
We are thinking the same thought. I will equip you with two grenades. They will
disable any electronic detonators within a radius of twenty meters.

(JC DENTON
I can't carry anything else right now.

ANNA NAVARRE
I cannot wait all night. Take the hardware.)


ANNA NAVARRE
Your brother Paul has gotten our troops into another mess.
Paul has his units scattered and pinned down by heavy resistance in Hell's
Kitchen.
The NSF regrouped in Hell's Kitchen perhaps because it is close to where they
have taken the Ambrosia.
Too bad you do not have cochlear implants like I do; you could listen for sonic
transducers and not get your head blown off.
You have your orders.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

UNATCO TROOP
Good work.
We'll take it from here.
Save a few terrorists for us next time.
You better check out that hostage situation in the subway.
I'd like to know where the rest of the shipment went.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

UNATCO TROOP
They've got hostages in the subway station.
We lost some of our men.
The NSF seems to be falling back.
Agent Navarre ordered us to secure this part of the park.
See if you can get to the hostages.
They've boobytrapped the subway platform. Said they would kill the hostages and
themselves, too.
There are a couple of ways into the place.
Thanks for the help.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
The NSF terrorists in the subway have threatened to blow up the platform. Watch
for boobytraps.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Oh no.
They've got us penned in.
What do I do?



CONVERSATION: FORMER HOSTAGE

JC DENTON
Sir!

HOSTAGE
Who are you?

JC DENTON
I'm a UNATCO Agent. As soon as I open the train doors, I need you both to be
ready to run on board.

HOSTAGE
Okay!
Watch out!
They've got the place wired with explosives.
I'll stay right here.
Watch out behind you.



1.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Good work. The hostages will be all right. Now take the train to Hell's Kitchen
and report to your brother.
(Good work. The hostages will be all right. Now get back to Castle Clinton and
help Agent Navarre locate the barrel of Ambrosia.)



2.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
I don't believe what I just saw. Those were innocents; you can't go in and just
shoot everywhere. Take the subway to Hell's Kitchen, and talk to your brother.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
You saved my life!
They were going to blow the whole place up -- us -- them -- everything!
They're maniacs -- complete maniacs!
Funny, I thought the NSF was fighting for a good cause.
They're right that the government shouldn't intimidate people, but neither
should they.
I guess they got what they deserved.
Thanks again. I think I'll be okay.



CONVERSATION: FORMER HOSTAGE

JC DENTON
You all right?

HOSTAGE
I guess so.

JC DENTON
Why were the NSF holding the station?

HOSTAGE
They were pulling out. Most of them got on the train and went up north.

JC DENTON
Were they transporting any heavy supplies? Barrels?

HOSTAGE
Not that I saw, but I heard them talking about a warehouse, how they needed
"every precious second" to move some kind of shipment.

JC DENTON
Precious, indeed. They just gave up half a dozen lives for a couple of minutes.

HOSTAGE
I'll be okay. Thanks.
I think that's all of them.
I'm not going anywhere until the shooting stops.





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONVERSATION: HOOKER (SALLY)

SALLY
Yeah?

JC DENTON
How's it look on the street?

SALLY
How's what look?

JC DENTON
The fighting. Is it heavy?

SALLY
The cops told me to take cover in the bar or come down here. They've got the NSF
surrounded in the 'Ton Hotel.

JC DENTON
Hostages?

SALLY
I don't know. Is that it?

JC DENTON
Yeah. Thanks.

SALLY
That's all I know.
I'm just gonna wait it out.
Maybe that guy on the steps knows what's going on.



BULLETINS

Water Advisory

Residents of Manhattan and Brooklyn should be aware that last week's chlorine
spill in the Hudson River now appears to have washed ashore and is interfering
with the operation of at least one water processing plant. While the impact upon
the city's utilities is currently unclear, water rationing rules may need to be
instituted within the next week.
Under NO circumstances should any resident drink, bathe, or swim in contaminated
water. If you or someone you know comes in contact with contaminated water then
go to the nearest available hospital or clinic.



Brooklyn Naval Yards Completes Sub Pen

In a ceremony held earlier today, the venerable Brooklyn Naval Yards christened
a new, state-of-the-art sub pen. New York Senator Clark Ashton was in
attendance, as was industrialist Bob Page whose subsidiaries handled many of the
contracts for the construction of the new building.
"This is certainly a great day for New York," said Page in a brief speech to
commemorate the occasion. "New York is, in many ways, the symbolic center of
America, an example not only to the rest of the country but the world. As long
as New York remains mindful of its past but dedicated towards realizing its
future, this will never change. This building is only a small -- but significant
-- step in the continual renewal of the city, and Page Industries is glad to be
a part of that."



Battery Park Closed Until Further Notice

Due to unidentified terrorist action, Battery Park will be closed to all
unauthorized personnel until further notice. Local police working in conjunction
with UNATCO agents are currently in the process of dealing with the threat, and
according to UNATCO head Joseph Manderley, "The situation is strictly minor, but
any time the potential exists for civilian casualties we must proceed with
caution."



Be Safe: Be Suspicious

Terrorism has become an unfortunate fact of life not only in New York but the
country at large, a direct assault on our communities and our way of life that
leaves citizens struggling to find answers to difficult questions, not the least
of which is "What can I do to prevent such atrocities? How can I help?"
Quite simply, terrorism is successful because terrorists are able to pass
unnoticed and unremarked upon -- but they fail to count on the best intelligence
network ever devised: the American people. How can you tell who might be a
terrorist? Look for the following characteristics:
* A stranger or foreigner.
* Argumentative, especially about politics or philosophy.
* Probing questions about your work, particularly high-tech.
* Spends a greater than average amount of time on the Net.
* Interests in chemistry, electronics, or computers.
* Large numbers of mail-order deliveries.
* Taking photographs of major landmarks.
And those are just a few. If you're suspicious, then turn them in to your local
law enforcement for a thorough background check. Better safe than sorry. You and
your neighbors will sleep more securely knowing that you're watching each
other's back.



CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

JC DENTON
What's the situation here?

PAUL DENTON
You're taking over. I've got to get my team ready to raid the warehouse.

JC DENTON
What about the EMP field?

PAUL DENTON
Still in place. Your primary objective will be to locate and disable its power
source, probably an industrial-sized generator in a large building.

JC DENTON
I'll question some of the locals.

PAUL DENTON
I ordered the civilians to take cover a block south of here in the free clinic
and at the Underworld Tavern, down on the corner.

JC DENTON
Maybe I'll start with the tavern. Why'd you have to clear the street?

PAUL DENTON
There's still a heavy NSF presence in the streets, and we're taking some fire.
We could use your help if you get the chance.

JC DENTON
Maybe I'll do that.

PAUL DENTON
If you need any extra equipment, here's the key to my place at the 'Ton Hotel.
Check the secret closet. Remember? The keypad's behind the painting.

JC DENTON
Just like the movies. Second floor, right?

PAUL DENTON
Yeah, and take a charger for the riot prod -- we don't need another Anna Navarre
shooting spree.

JC DENTON
Whatever you say.

PAUL DENTON
And, JC -- we'll be waiting for you to take down that EMP field.
Use minimal force this time. You took a lot of lives on Liberty Island.
(Use reasonable force like you did on Liberty Island.)
I've got to assemble my team.
You better get moving.
I'm counting on you to find that generator.

(JC DENTON
Im carrying too much equipment. Hold on while I make room.

PAUL DENTON
Ready, bro?

1.
JC DENTON
Im ready.

2.
JC DENTON
Not yet.)



CONVERSATION: HOMELESS GUY

HOMELESS GUY
This city is LIT UP, man! Yeah.
They're setting fires on Wall Street; I heard it on the radio.
This dies down, I'm gonna take myself a nice spread on Park Avenue.
I've been waitin' for this.



CONVERSATION: HOOKER (SALLY)

SALLY
Yeah?

JC DENTON
We're looking for an illegal power generator in this area. Can you help me out?

SALLY
I mighta heard something. How much money you got? Fifty credits?

1.
JC DENTON
Sure.

SALLY
Appreciate the business. Yeah, I met this truck driver a while back. He had a
lot of cash. I asked him where he got it, and he told me he'd just hauled some
power cables to a warehouse near here.

JC DENTON
Do you remember the name of the street?

SALLY
Didn't seem like a big deal at the time. You might try that mech chick who runs
the Underworld Bar. She grew up around here.

JC DENTON
That helps a little. Thanks.

SALLY
Hope you find the place.
Jordan's big into cleaning up this place. She's real helpful with the cops.
The bar's down on the corner, near Smuggler's hideout.
A secret power station -- I wouldn't be surprised.
A lot of people in this part of town work for the NSF.
I bet that NSF has a secret base or something in the warehouse district.

2.
JC DENTON
Forget it.

SALLY
All right...
Like I said: fifty credits. I'll tell you what you want to know.



CONVERSATION: MUTTERING BUM

MUTTERING BUM
They're shooting. Why do they keep shooting?
Sometimes I hear things... in my head. It's not normal.
Majestic... majestic...



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
We're getting reports of a hostage situation in the 'Ton Hotel, which is at the
southeast corner of the block. When you stayed with Paul, did you meet Mr.
Renton and his daughter, Sandra? We think at least one of them is still inside.



CONVERSATION: COP

COP
Talk to one of the guys in green. UNATCO's running the show today.
We've been asked to direct pedestrians to the Underworld Bar. You'll be safe
there.
About time these thugs came out in the open.
This is a job for military units, not city police.
Stay clear of the fighting.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
DO something, man. They're gonna kill him.



CONVERSATION: BUM & NSF THUG

THUG
Nothing. I checked his pockets.
You don't live underground and not have one of Charlie's cards. Make him take
off his shoes.

BUM
I just sleep down there. They don't give you money unless you're on the Council.

THUG
Take off your shoes.
Charlie has no reason to be stingy if he has a currency-encoder.

BUM
They just hacked a few accounts. They have some extra cash. That's it.

THUG
I'm not asking again.

BUM
It's just a bunch of us... We go down there to get out of the cold.

THUG
All right. We'll do it the hard way.
Back off, pretty boy.
(These proles, man. They got no idea whats going on.)



1.
CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
He's dead... My God, he's dead!
I can't believe it...
He never hurt nobody...



2.
CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Next manhole I see I'm going underground and I'm not coming up.
Credits? They gonna burn this city down for a few credits?
Some people think the fighting's all a big game.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Did you SEE that?

JC DENTON
Yes, I --

BUM
That was UNCALLED for. You mug people, great, you need dough, but you SHOW some
RESPECT.

JC DENTON
What were they after?

BUM
Especially when it's your ALLY. THEY came to us. THEY wanted an underground
base.

JC DENTON
So those guys were... NSF?

BUM
Yeah, the NSF gives guns to anybody who wants to fight. A lot of people just
take the guns and do what they want.

JC DENTON
So the terrorists are based... in the subways? The sewers?

BUM
They need to move some kind of secret equipment. Our tunnels are like the
crossroads.

JC DENTON
Tell me how to find this base and I bet I can get the NSF off your back.

BUM
"Underworld." Just remember that word when you see Curly. He lets people in.
Me, personally, I don't rob. I think it's wrong.
I think Curly went underground, but remember that password. You might need it
someday.
'Appreciate the help.
The NSF are all right. It's just some of the people that hang around 'em, you
know?



CONVERSATION: HOBO

HOBO
Back off, man.
What'd I do?
I ain't bothering no one.



NEWSPAPER

Court Upholds NY Grid Law
New World Press - Washington, D.C.

In a landmark six to three decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the
controversial "grid zoning" laws that have been the subject of a number suits
since being instituted six years ago.
Originally passed by the New York legislature in 2046 in response to the Upper
West Side bombing that killed 45 people and wounded over a 100, the grid zoning
laws effectively allowed the police to wall off regions of Manhattan and its
surrounding boroughs. Foot traffic between these "zones" is prohibited, and
travelling between zones is restricted to authorized subways or highways subject
to police surveillance.
"A travesty," said Gil Treble, representing the ACLU as plaintiffs in the case.
"This law is nothing more than the legalization of social oppression on a grand
scale."
Supreme Court Justice Machen wrote in his favorable decision that "The
unfortunate nature of American liberty is that freedom creates opportunity for
terror. It is with heavy heart that I must conclude in this case that the
freedom of individual Americans must be balanced against the needs of a
community to feel safe and secure."



CONTACT: INTERCOMM

INTERCOMM
Yes. Password?

JC DENTON
Open up. I'm a federal agent.

1.
INTERCOMM
(click)

2.
INTERCOMM
...too sick. Come back later.

3.
INTERCOMM
The buzzer doesn't seem to be working.





NYC - UNDERWORLD TAVERN



CONVERSATION: DAN, WOMAN & JORDAN SHEA

DAN
Buy Ambrosia from a drug dealer?
(Pardon me, sir.
...just letting off a little steam, I guess.
Ill be glad when this thing is over.)

WOMAN
We're talking about your wife, the Gray Death...
(Excuse us -- we're having a conversation.
I said leave us alone.
Get lost.)

DAN
I don't know; if I gave it to her, and it was cut...

WOMAN
JoJo's good for it. People know him. He'd be hanging from a streetlight if he
was selling bad vaccine.
Hey, Shea. Cape Cod. Use a little vodka this time.

JORDAN
Coming up.

DAN
Guess I have to do something...

WOMAN
You would never forgive yourself if --

DAN
I know, I know.

WOMAN
It's to be expected. Ambrosia's a controlled substance. Most people don't even
think it exists.

DAN
To be paying in chits, in a grimy alley somewhere...

WOMAN
You oughta be thankful the dealers got their hands on it. A week from now --
Listen to me; I say this for your own good: next week it might be too late.

DAN
Yes?

1.
JC DENTON
Just curious. Thought I heard you say Ambrosia.

DAN
My wife has the plague.

WOMAN
He already lost his daughter.

JC DENTON
I'm sorry to hear that.

DAN
So do I trust some street punk called JoJo to get me pharmaceuticals? Trust him
with my wife's life?

JC DENTON
I thought Ambrosia was an urban legend.

DAN
JoJo probably just wants to sound like a player. I shouldn't get my hopes up.

JC DENTON
I don't know what to say. You just have to do what you think is right.

DAN
I'm going to do it.

WOMAN
I'm glad. I hope she does better.

DAN
Can't be any worse for her than morphine.

WOMAN
Hey, Shea. One for the road.

JORDAN
Yes, ma'am.

JC DENTON
Can I ask a question?

DAN
Go right ahead.

JC DENTON
I'm looking around for a power generator, possibly hidden, large enough to power
a building.

DAN
You in real estate?

JC DENTON
I just need to find it.

DAN
Oh-oh-oh, of course. You know, I tied in power at a place a few blocks south, a
warehouse. Strangest thing. They wanted to conceal these gas-driven generators
on the second floor. Didn't give a hoot if their own people got asphyxiated.

JC DENTON
How do I get over there?

DAN
No way through the blockades now. We went over some rooftops to get there; there
was a lift -- the code was 3316, I think.

JC DENTON
Thanks for the tip.

DAN
I also worked on their hydraulic system. If you ask me, I don't think one of
those guys has seen a generator before in his life.
You're a good man, Agent.
Crummy part of town, isn't it?
Beer's my favorite financial instrument. It's true; you can TASTE an economy
going sour.
Hey, what is this stuff? Heavy water?

JORDAN
You don't have to drink it.

WOMAN
I think he should do it.
His wife is very sick.
Hi, my name is Meg.

2.
JC DENTON
Tell me where you plan to get Ambrosia or I'll make sure you're arrested on
conspiracy charges.

DAN
You a cop? We were just talking...

WOMAN
Mind your own business.

JC DENTON
So Ambrosia's been sold on the street...

JORDAN
Hey, back off, mister. Leave the customers alone.

WOMAN
Yeah, back off.

DAN
So... the Stanley account is... concluded?

WOMAN
More strikes, this time in Baltimore and D.C.

DAN
Truckers...?

WOMAN
Yeah, the roadblocks, security... I don't think we're going to see any
investment in transport until the political situation cools off.

DAN
Oh. I thought we had Stanley in the bag.

JC DENTON
I'm serious. I want you to tell me what you know about the stolen Ambrosia.

DAN
You misheard, officer. We were talking about work.

JC DENTON
I heard "Ambrosia."

DAN
I said you heard wrong.

WOMAN
Excuse us -- we're having a conversation.
I said leave us alone.
Get lost.



CONVERSATION: JORDAN SHEA

JORDAN
What can I get you?

JC DENTON
You work here; you must know the area. Heard of an old warehouse with an illegal
power generator?

JORDAN
Not exactly, but if you're looking for a warehouse, you should probably start in
the warehouse district.

JC DENTON
Where's that?

JORDAN
A few blocks south, not a bad walk, but the riot police have blocked the roads
because of the NSF.

JC DENTON
I'd like to check it out.

JORDAN
Well you may be out of luck. Even though one of the old warehouses faces onto
the park, I don't know how you'd get inside.

JC DENTON
Sounds like a good place to start.

JORDAN
Something to drink? Everything in the bar, snacks too, just ten credits.

JC DENTON
That's some heavy augmentation.

JORDAN
Yeah. Ex-UNATCO, what's it to you?

JC DENTON
I'm in the business.

JORDAN
Well, I was in an early program, okay? I can still polish a glass. Good luck
with your "business."
(Thats fine if the police have to ask some questions, but dont terrorize my
customers.
You supposed to drink when youre on duty?
Yes, Agent?)
Shoot.

JC DENTON
A beer, please.

JORDAN
There you go.
What'll it be?

JC DENTON
I'll take a candy bar.

JORDAN
There you go.
The tap's out. Only bottles.

JC DENTON
How 'bout a soda?

JORDAN
You better get rid of some gear if you want to carry anything else.



CONVERSATION: PILOT GUY (JOCK)

JC DENTON
Mind if I ask you a few questions?

JOCK
Hey, you look like the vigilante type. What if I said where you could load up on
military hardware?

1.
JC DENTON
Where's that?

JOCK
That's valuable information. You'll have to come up with some kind of payment.
How about liquor?

JC DENTON
I don't have any liquor.

JOCK
The bar's to my left.
What do you have for me?

JC DENTON
You can have this bottle of liquor.

1.1
JOCK
That one's warm. Get me something from the bartender.

1.2
JOCK
I want one of Shea's ice-cold brown bullets. You too cheap to buy?

1.3
JOCK
What am I? A bum? You think I'm gonna drink anything you find lying around?

1.4
JC DENTON
You can have this beer.

JOCK
That'll do. His name's Smuggler. A real paranoid nut; wires himself in with
boobytraps. But he knows things; there's stuff in the sewers that only Smuggler
knows about.

JC DENTON
Thanks. Maybe I'll pay him a visit.


JOCK
Now I'll tell you something you can't hear from anybody but me.

2.
JC DENTON
You mean that guy Smuggler across the street?

JOCK
Already know him? Too bad. Hey, how about I tell you something you can't hear
from anybody else.


JC DENTON
What's that?

JOCK
Area 51. You heard of it, right?

JC DENTON
Actually, I'd rather hear whether you know anything about a warehouse with an
illicit generator.

JOCK
I worked out there. Most people think they've got aliens from another planet,
but I didn't see any flying saucers. You want to hear about it, I'll tell you --
for the price of a beer.
What do you have for me?

JC DENTON
You can have this beer.

JOCK
I appreciate it. Yep, I know for a fact it's not just for government research.
I've seen all kinds of executives coming and going.

JC DENTON
I'm sure plenty of bureaucrats fly out there.

JOCK
Billionaires. Big executives. I think the whole place has been taken over by a
private corporation.

JC DENTON
Not likely.

JOCK
Something's going on underground. I'm a pilot, which means I didn't get access
to the main complex, but a lot of rock comes out of there; it's some kind of
mine. But what I don't understand is why they're always laying more fiber-optic
cables.

JC DENTON
A pilot? What do you fly?

JOCK
Copters. You know what I think? I think that's where the UN moved Echelon IV,
back when they promised they were going to stop spying on people.

JC DENTON
Surveillance is a very distributed technology. To centralize it in one large
facility would be very unusual -- even for the U.N.

JOCK
I bet they did it. They want to centralize everything -- every computer on the
planet.

JC DENTON
Know anything that's worth the price of a beer?

JOCK
This old bird's had enough. Hell, I'm about to go on duty.

JC DENTON
What kind of chopper pilot starts work at midnight?

JOCK
You're with UNATCO, right?

JC DENTON
Why do you ask?

JOCK
I'm the one that flies your brother Paul to Hong Kong. He told me to watch out
for you.

JC DENTON
I didn't know UNATCO hired pilots.

JOCK
The black choppers are run by the NSA to support various classified operations.
The Pentagon uses them, the CIA... They hired me because I don't ask any
questions.

JC DENTON
What was Paul's assignment in Hong Kong?

JOCK
Like I said, I know how to keep a secret -- even between brothers.

JC DENTON
So he's holding something back -- the reason UNATCO transferred him back to the
States.

JOCK
Listen to your brother, JC. Respect his experience. Let's leave it at that.
Your brother's one of the bravest men I know.
I sure hope Paul knows what he's doing.
Check out the girl in the leather top.
One thing the Air Force never understood: I'm dependable. No matter what, I'm
dependable.



CONVERSATION: LADY IN SWEATER

LADY
It's still going on, innit? They're shooting people... right outside the bar!
I don't know what to do...
I've got to get home...
This man came around. He sent everyone in here, but he never said what to do
next.
I wonder if it's safe yet.



CONVERSATION: GIRL (JANEY)

JANEY
Hey, you with the troops? I need help.

JC DENTON
What's the problem?

JANEY
Actually, it's my friend. Johnny took her into the alley west of here, across
the street.

JC DENTON
Slow down. Who's Johnny?

JANEY
I've got a bad feeling about this. He was mad. He gets crazy when he's mad.

JC DENTON
Don't worry. I'll check it out.

JANEY
He took me there once, and that's when I got cut.
I hope she's okay.
If Johnny touches her, I swear to God I'll kill him.



CONVERSATION: USED CAR SALESMAN? (JOE GREENE)

JOE GREENE
Joe Greene, Midnight Sun. Glad to know you. What can you tell me about what's
going on out there?

JC DENTON
Sorry. Regulations prevent me from talking to the press.

JOE GREENE
Regulations, eh? So you ARE part of the crackdown.

JC DENTON
Like I said, I have nothing to say.

JOE GREENE
Too stylish for the National Guard, too athletic for NYPD -- you must be from
UNATCO.

JC DENTON
I really can't be bothered right now.
How about I ask you a few questions?

JOE GREENE
Splendid. I certainly would like to know what an international antiterrorist
organization expects to find in a dive like this.

1.
JC DENTON
Heard anything about a secret NSF power-generator?

JOE GREENE
Aha-a-a. Playing the detective, are we? I take it you've been assigned to
eliminate certain weapons systems... defenses, maybe? Am I getting warm?

JC DENTON
Just answer the question.

2.
JC DENTON
On second thought, I don't need your help.

JOE GREENE
Then let me ask YOU a question. What do YOU think about the summary executions
happening on the very streets of New York?

JC DENTON
I'd call it civil unrest.


JOE GREENE
Let me be more pointed. How does it feel to be ordered to murder civilians just
because they support the fastest-growing political movement in this nation's
history?

JC DENTON
In a democracy, armed rebellion is criminal, not political.

JOE GREENE
Rebellion, as the Declaration of Independence tells us, is not only our "right"
but our "duty" when we have suffered "a long train of abuses and usurpations."
This is gonna make a great story.
Keep me updated.
Don't worry. I'll say "sources within UNATCO" if I quote you.





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



DATACUBE

From: NY First Federal National Bank
To: John Palmer

We regret the breach of security in your New York First Federal account; we here
at NYFF obviously take such matters seriously and will hold you in no way
responsible for the damages incurred. All of your assets prior to the
unauthorized transactions have been transferred to account number 947761 with
the PIN number 2867. We suggest you change this PIN number as soon as you have
had a chance to verify your new account.
Again, our most sincere apologies. Rest assured that NYFF will insure that such
intrusions do not happen again.
Sincerely,
Bob Latham
Vice President, Computer Security
New York First Federal National Bank



CONVERSATION: PIMP & SANDRA RENTON

PIMP
(coughs)
(clears throat)
(whistles)
One day, man. I'm not just gonna take it anymore.
These proles, man. I got no idea what's going on.
Gotta move uptown, man. Get outta here.
Those UN cops are everywhere these days.
Ha! Cops just walked right by me.
Not feeling too good. The Gray Death's just freakin' me out.

SANDRA
You want something, talk to Johnny.

PIMP
What I'm TELLIN' you, girl?

SANDRA
You said I didn't have to. Make Janey do it.

PIMP
I already took the money, and when it's JoJo and it's somethin' he wants, you
got to do it. You and me both, baby. We helpless.

SANDRA
We were just gonna hang out today.

PIMP
I TOLD you how it don't play with me this amateur unprofessional bullshit.

SANDRA
Johnny...

PIMP
If it's business, it's business. If it's us two hangin' out, then we hang out.
Right now it's business.

SANDRA
I want out, Johnny. I didn't know it would get like this.

PIMP
Put it this way. You do it. You want out it's like a gang; you get beat out.
Girl, don't make me tell you again.

SANDRA
I'm sick, Johnny. I really am. I gotta lie down.

JOHNNY
What you want?

1.
JC DENTON
How much to take the lady off your hands for an hour?

PIMP
Two hundred up front and I hook you up.

1.1
JC DENTON
Deal.

PIMP
Right on, bro'. You next.

JC DENTON
I gave you the money; now give me the girl.

PIMP
I said I hook you up. Sandra's got to go underground, but you wait topside at
the Underground Bar, and I be there. Maybe you like Janey.

JC DENTON
I want Sandra.

PIMP
Yeah, you a Janey man. You just don't know it yet.

1.2
JC DENTON
Forget it.

PIMP
We ain't talkin' some rock-head Gray Death hoochie. With me it's always
satisfaction GUARANTEED.

JC DENTON
I'm not interested.

2.
JC DENTON
Leave her alone or I'll have your ass picked up for pandering.

PIMP
You ain't no po-lice. I OWN the po-lice.

3.
JC DENTON
You've got 10 seconds to beat it before I add you to the list of NSF casualties.

PIMP
Easy, bro', just havin' us a conversation.

JC DENTON
Five seconds.

PIMP
Girl's got a head full of marbles. I HAVE to yell or she'd don't hear he.

JC DENTON
Three.

PIMP
She schitzes on me it's my ass, man!

JC DENTON
One.

PIMP
All right! I'm goin'. Jesus.

4.
PIMP
Just business, bro'. Girl was schitzin' on me.
I got patience. But THAT GIRL... Though she was a princess. Thought the world
OWED her.
Everyone's gotta work. You don't work, ain't no one got a use for you.
Girl was a PARASITE.
You got a problem?
Show's over. You better make like Kurt.



CONVERSATION: SANDRA RENTON

SANDRA
Thanks.

JC DENTON
Sucks to get backed into a corner.

SANDRA
I was tryna find the back way into Smuggler's.

JC DENTON
Smuggler...?

1.
SANDRA
Hey, you shouldna took down Johnny. Soon as JoJo finds out...

2.
SANDRA
Hey, you shouldna threatened Johnny. Soon as JoJo finds out...

3.
SANDRA
Hey, you shouldna fought Johnny. Soon as JoJo finds out...


JC DENTON
Who's this "JoJo"?

SANDRA
You can't touch JoJo. He doesn't go out, and there's only two ways to the
warehouse.

JC DENTON
Warehouse?

SANDRA
You think you can sneak into Osgood's at the park, but in the first place it's
locked...

JC DENTON
It looks like the fighting in the park has died down.
(The park? Where UNATCO has the NSF pinned down?)

SANDRA
...and if you go underground he's got laser tripwires, drone guns -- military-
type stuff. Plus there are guards on the roof.

JC DENTON
Tell you what. I'll handle JoJo. You stay out of the way until the NSF have
pulled back.

SANDRA
I can take care of myself.

JC DENTON
You mentioned a smuggler...

SANDRA
Tough guy like you? Figured you'd be a big customer.

JC DENTON
What's he sell? Weapons? Drugs?

SANDRA
High-priced weapons. Yeah, you should talk to him. His place is over near the
subway. You have to give the password "bloodshot" or he won't let you in.
Thanks already. Now leave me alone.



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST

NSF TERRORIST
Two weeks training at a militia camp... I aint ready for this.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
Weve got them surrounded.
The NSF were heading for the hotel, but we cut them off.
They got Jones. We arent taking any prisoners.
Maybe you can get around behind them, scare them out so we can get a better
shot.
There are more in the hotel. They have hostages.
We can hold em.
Its going well so far.
Good to have you with us.
You took out the guy that got Jones. Serves him right, huh?
That takes care of that.
The way Paul was talking, we were afraid you were going to go easy on them.
Youre one of us, Denton.
Keep down.
We'll take it from here.
We'll handle this.
The NSF dont usually dig in like this.
Thanks for the help.
...just a few more.
Well secure this end of the street.
All clear.
I don't think we should hold back in a situation like this.
We took them out.
We have the situation under control, Agent.
We sent some of the civilians into the clinic.
Your brother spared a lot of lives by clearing the street.
We'll have to get the city out here to clean up the mess.


CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Stay out of the 'Ton, bro'. Bad shit goin' down.
NSF got the whole building.
Best thing, hide your piece and lay low. That's what I'm doin'.
Cops stop you, bro', don't talk back. Tonight they just SHOOT your ass.



NEWSPAPER

Chinese Lunar Mine Operational
APR - Beijing, China

Chinese authorities today announced that their state of the art Zhou Enlai Lunar
Mining Complex is operational and functioning at one hundred percent capacity.
"We are pleased to be making significant progress not just in pushing back the
boundaries?of exploration for all humanity, but in developing the lunar
territories in a way that benefits the Chinese people and the global market,"
said Nghia Lam, Chinese Premier.
While the United States and Nigeria still dispute China's claims to the
lucrative Palus Somnii and Mare Crisium regions, Chinese construction has
proceeded apace while diplomatic negotiations continue. "We feel we have some
valid claim to those territories, certainly," said Robert Holden, Secretary of
the Interior for the U.S. "But we would prefer to find and equitable arrangement
that would allow our countries to work together in developing man's first real
home outside of our own planet."
The first ore delivery from the factory will be launched by mass driver tomorrow
and should arrive in Earth orbit by next week.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP 1 & UNATCO TROOP 2

TROOP 1
Denton! Hey, it's Denton!

TROOP 2
You want these?

JC DENTON
What?

TROOP 1
Give'im the grenades!

TROOP 2
Look, I know he's your brother, but...

TROOP 1
Your brother gave us these things! Look at this, "irritation to all exposed
mucuos membranes" -- what's that gonna do?

TROOP 2
Just tell Paul to give us bullets next time.

TROOP 1
Here's one: "Prolonged exposure can damage the bronchial pathways." Prolonged
exposure? It's like giving'em cigarettes or something.

TROOP 2
Look, do you want these things?

1.
JC DENTON
Sure, hand'em over.

TROOP 2
Here you go, with my compliments. Good luck.
(Cant carry them? Forget it. Ill throw em away myself.)

2.
JC DENTON
Keep'em. Those things save lives.

TROOP 1
Terrorist lives, you mean. You're just like your brother. If I had your
abilities, people would be safe around here.


TROOP 1
"Effective crowd control"! What's that supposed to mean?
Gonna be some really sniffly terrorists...
You don't see the NSF using tear gas!

TROOP 2
Sorry. He's a little worked up.
You should talk to your brother about this.
Paul used to be fine. I don't know what happened.





NYC - UNDERWORLD TAVERN



CONVERSATION: JANEY

JC DENTON
I think your friend is going to be all right.

JANEY
What about Johnny?

1.
JC DENTON
He's on his back in the alley.

JANEY
Serves him right. About time...

2.
JC DENTON
I gave him a good scare.

JANEY
Where's he at?

JC DENTON
I don't know, but if he gives you any more trouble just tell me.

JANEY
I hope he doesn't think I ratted him out.


JC DENTON
What can you tell me about his boss, JoJo?

JANEY
Oh, JoJo. He's nothing, man. We used to go out. His body mods? Cosmetic. Scars?
I saw him cut his face one time just so he'd look mean.

JC DENTON
Maybe I'll cap his ass, too.

JANEY
Well, if you ever want to get into the warehouse where he hides out, I know the
code. It's 3316.

JC DENTON
Thanks. You've been very helpful.

JANEY
JoJo shouldn't stick us with guys like Johnny. That ain't cool.
Sandra looks a little shaken up. I hope she's all right.
I don't know why Sandra doesn't just stay with her dad. He's okay. At least
she's got SOMEBODY.



CONVERSATION: SANDRA RENTON

JC DENTON
Don't you have someplace to go?

SANDRA
You're looking at it.

JC DENTON
I think I know your father. He runs the 'Ton, right?

SANDRA
So?

JC DENTON
You could at least let your father know you're all right.

SANDRA
He knows where I am.

JC DENTON
You mad at him or something?

SANDRA
Nah, but I don't want him running my life like he runs that cheap hotel.

JC DENTON
He doesn't do such a bad job.

SANDRA
He never got nowhere because he never took chances. That ain't me. I'm gonna do
things my way.

JC DENTON
I think you should be more grateful for what he's done. Let's leave it at that.

SANDRA
Yeah, let's leave it at that.

JC DENTON
Earlier, you said something about "the Smuggler"...

SANDRA
Huh. Tough guy like you? Figured you'd be a big customer. He's got a basement
place, over near the subway entrance. You have to give the password "bloodshot"
or he won't let you in.
Mind your own business.
I don't need you or anybody telling me what to do.
Somebody should take a wrecking ball to that scummy hotel.





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONTACT: INTERCOMM

INTERCOMM
Yes. Password?

JC DENTON
Bloodshot.





NYC - SMUGGLER'S LAIR



1.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Our files show that the Smuggler is whacked-out paranoid. Watch for booby traps.
And the latest news: your brother's team hit some resistance, so they're going
to be delayed while we bring in chopper support.



2.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Watch it, JC. Our agents report that this area is booby-trapped. And the latest
news: your brother's team hit some resistance, so they're going to be delayed a
little while we bring in chopper support.



CONVERSATION: SMUGGLER

SMUGGLER
What do you want?

JC DENTON
Why the booby traps? Afraid of something?

SMUGGLER
Just precautions.

JC DENTON
Against what?

SMUGGLER
Government's been having some kind of crackdown all year. People I know, they've
been disappearing.

JC DENTON
Is that so?

SMUGGLER
Think it's a big joke? Lift up a grate in the street. They've got my friend Ford
Schick in a secret lab next to the sewers.

JC DENTON
A lab... In the sewers? Maybe he was taken hostage by the NSF.

SMUGGLER
These guys are pros, definitely government-funded.

JC DENTON
Interesting. Maybe I'll take a look, but I think you should have a little more
regard for the United States government.

SMUGGLER
If you're serious about going down there and finding Ford, I'll give you a deal
of some hardware. Also you'll need this. It's the key that can open the sewer
manholes.

JC DENTON
Tell me about the hardware.

SMUGGLER
I have a scope that will fit most handguns and rifles for 2100 credits, a
bioelectric cell for 800, and some Light Amplification Goggles for 3500.

1.
JC DENTON
I'd offer 2100 for the scope, but I'm low on cash.

2.
JC DENTON
How about you give me the bioelectric cell for 750?

SMUGGLER
Deal.
If you come back, you can use the front door. The password's "bloodshot."

3.
JC DENTON
Too expensive. Maybe I'll try to locate your friend.

(1.
SMUGGLER
They'll keep him alive as long as he's useful. Not a minute more.

2.
SMUGGLER
Ford does the best bioscience in the Northeast.

3.
SMUGGLER
It's ironic. Just before they got him, Ford told me he had proof that the CIA
does experiments on street people.

1-2-3.1
JC DENTON
Let's see the hardware again.

SMUGGLER
See anything you like?

JC DENTON
If I had 3375, I'd make an offer on the Light Amplification Goggles.
I'm not Bob Page, you know.

1.
SMUGGLER
Come back when you have the money.

2.
SMUGGLER
I would consider it.

3.
SMUGGLER
I could come down a bit.)

SMUGGLER
I dont have anything left to sell.



COMPUTER

From: RosyCross//UnderNet.44567.22356
To: 328.2133.1230
Subject: Inquiry

The Oracle says:
We did as asked and checked with our sources, pulled up black project lists from
deadspace Net ghosts, performed intrusion runs on Throne/6G systems, everything.
Called in all markers. Best we can say after eight-variable cross check on all
available info is your friend did some under-the-table work in youth: very deep,
very wet. Few specifics, but we were to divine that it involved the chlorine
assisted delivery of weaponized particles. We show 86.73% likelihood that this
work is contributing factor to his disappearance.
We can tell you this much as well -- was not taken by any known national or
international security organization. We cannot determine responsible party and
this troubles us.
We consider our debt repaid. No further communication between us will occur.
[[The Oracle would like to know the last joke you heard.]]



From: 555.6773.1212
To: 328.2133.1230
Subject: Limites d'Affaire

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BOOK

The Modern Terrorist's Handbook
Section 7C. Computer Virus Cultivation

One tool (or weapon) not to be negklected in the arsenal of the modern terrorist
is the use of computer viruses to cause discruption to major city services and
infrastructure, or other targets of opportunity. Current heuristical viral
stalkers ar einfective against modern polymorphic "hothouse" engines availble
from many sites on the UnderNet, and can be easily linked to IP-tunnellers for a
cheap, effective denile of service attack -- or, with some programming skilz and
icebreakers, a mutagenic crash 'n grab bird can be grown for the tretieval of
speici info from the unfortunate victims...
The following pages will discuss some of the more typical viruses, such as the
Bandersnatchv128, Ulysses Dilemma, and 109...



BOOK

The Reluctant Dictators
by Travis Crockett

Introduction
Organized at the end of the American Revolution on May 13, 1783, by General
George Washington, the Order of the Cincinnati was ostensibly formed as a
fraternity to recognize the accomplishments of those officers who had served
with distinguishment during the Revolution. However, the true purpose of the
Order was the cultivation of a military force ready, willing, and able to
accomplish a coup d'etat if the fledgling American democracy began to stumble.
Skeptical at the viability of the untried democratic system, Washington took
counsel in the story of the Roman general Cincinnatus who was called from
retirement to serve as Dictator for sixteen days in the defense of Rome, after
which he returned home to his farm. In the wake of the Revolution, the United
States was vulnerable to any number of outside forces, and Washington felt that
a strong, central authority had to be present that could assume control of the
government if necessary -- and "temporarily" suspend the Constitution if
required.
Washington resigned as President after only two terms in office, but remained
President of the Order of the Cincinnati till his death. The Order still exists
to this day, a shadow organization of the wealthy and powerful that has been
linked to any number of other organizations ranging from the Illuminati to the
Trilateral Commission...





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONVERSATION: UNATCO CORPORAL

CORPORAL
What's your business here, Agent?

JC DENTON
Just going up to my brother's room.

CORPORAL
You better hold off. The NSF retreated in there about half an hour ago, and
they've taken hostages. We're waiting for a specialist.

JC DENTON
I'm your specialist. Just tell me where the hostages are being held.

CORPORAL
No one's standing in your way, but you'll have to go in alone. Our orders are to
hold the perimiter. We think the terrorists are on the second floor.

JC DENTON
Carry on, Corporal.

CORPORAL
Agent.
Don't take any unnecessary risks.
Remember: no deals with terrorists.
Good luck, Agent.



DATACUBE

Commander Frase: UNATCO has regrouped more quickly than expected and is
beginning a cooridated assault on our position along with the local police. They
will certainly overrun our defenses eventually, but they must be delayed until
the next phase of the mission can be completed. Your men will be responsible for
guarding the tunnels leading to the generation station. Dig in and arm all
available automatic defenses.
I don't need to tell you what's at stake. Good luck.
JL





NYC - 'TON HOTEL



BOOK

HOTEL REGISTER

Gully Foyle, New York
Gabriel Syme, London, England
Paul Denton, New York
Oberst Enzian, Sudwest, Africa
Smilla Jasperson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hippolyta Hall, Los Angeles



CONVERSATION: HOTEL CLERK (GILBERT RENTON)

1.
JC DENTON
You better get out of here, Mr. Renton. We have a situation with the NSF
outside.

2.
JC DENTON
You better get out of here, Mr. Renton. Terrorists have taken cover inside the
hotel.


GILBERT
Ah... Can't leave the desk unintended.

JC DENTON
You'll be caught in the crossfire. I have to order you to leave the building.

GILBERT
Yes, of course. I'll close up in a second.
I'll head out-- just a minute.
Hey, thanks for the concern!
Good to see you, Mr. Denton!

JC DENTON
You all right, Mr. Renton?

1.
GILBERT
Fine. I think that's all of them. You got the guys upstairs, right?

(JC DENTON
Yeah. I think youre gonna be okay.)

JC DENTON
Yeah. How's you daughter? Is she somewhere safe?

GILBERT
I don't know -- she's been gone all week. I try not to think about it.

JC DENTON
Tonight's a bad night on the streets. I'll take a look around.

GILBERT
Hey, if you see Sandra, tell her I don't care. I don't care what she's been
doing; she can come home, no questions, no speeches.

JC DENTON
Sure.

GILBERT
Sandra's pretty headstrong sometimes.
I offered her a job that the desk. You can imagine what she said to that.
If the economy hadn't bottomed out, she might have got along all right, but at
18... She just doesn't stand much of a chance.
If you see her... Well, never mind. I just hope she's all right.
Thanks for looking out for her.

2.
GILBERT
Fine. Be careful, though. They've got more hostages up on the second floor.

JC DENTON
I'll check it out. By the way, I saw your daughter down the street. She didn't
look so good.

GILBERT
Sandra? Was she coming back to the hotel?

JC DENTON
I took care of a thug who was harasing her, but she's still mixed up in some
pretty nasty business. You better talk to her.

GILBERT
No, no more talking. If you see her, tell her I don't care what she's been
doing; she can come home, no questions, no speeches.

JC DENTON
I'll tell her she can trust you.

GILBERT
There are two of those guys. I knew they were NSF from the body-armor.
They're scared. That's why they took hostages.
Maybe we should just keep out of the way until this blows over.
I'm not getting involved.
(I should probably go find her. Oh, I don't know.
Maybe she'll come in from the fighting.
Why'd she have to do this to me?
Thanks for looking out for her.
They think they're invincible at that age.)



DATACUBE

Commander Frase, we're pinned down in Hell's Kitchen and I'm not sure what to
do... they're slaughtering us in the streets wherever they find us -- this one
mech aug, he's like a giant walking tank, I saw someone pour a clip into him and
it didn't even phase him. I've lost contact with Alpha and Delta teams, Yusuri
and Thompkins are dead. I don't know what to do. We've holed up in a hotel. It's
so different than training. Please tell me what we should do. If we leave,
they'll kill us all. If we stay, we're dead. I've had to take hostages -- I know
we were supposed to minimize civilian casualties, but I didn't have a choice.
What can we



BOOK

CIA Factbook 2050: Hong Kong

Economic Overview: In the decades since Hong Kong has been returned to Chinese
control it has seen its economy thrive under the newly resurgent authority of
the Chinese central government. Led by a thriving technological market in human
augmentation technology, the real GDP has peaked every year since 2041 with all
forecasting models predicting that this trend will continue well into the next
decade if not beyond.
However, the statistics do not present an entirely accurate depiction of the
state of the Hong Kong economy as they fail to depict the flourishing gray and
black market that operates with at least the tacit approval of the Beijing
regime. While political oppression continues to present a major and ongoing
problem to those living under Chinese rule, entrepreneurism is alive and well in
the form of organized crime -- as has always been the case, anything and
everything can be had for a price in Hong Kong. Many of these criminal
organizations can trace their lineage directly to the Triads that have existed
for thousands of years throughout China and Southeast Asia...



DATACUBE

Quick note, if you need any help with... work, check the painting on the wall
and count back from 4.
Gotta run.
-P



BOOK

Jacob's Shadow
by Andrew Hammond

Chapter 12

"Lot a people say this city looks like Hell," Allie said. She took a long drag
from her cigarette. The glowing tip burned like a hole in the darkness.
"Most people never been to Hell," Jacob said.
She looked at him and he could hear the smile in her voice. "And I suppose you
have?"
Jacob said nothing, then stood and walked to the bed. Allie let out a small
noise and shrank back against the pillows as if she'd claw her way into them if
she could. He leaned down close to her ear.
"You like to play games," he whispered. "And that's fine. But you don't want to
be playing games with me, because I'm the one honest man in this city. You
should know that, since we were married."



BOOK

Vishnu's Fall
A Brief History of the Indian Crisis

...after the bombing, Indian officials issued a series of stern warnings to
Pakistan that were rebuffed with denials of responsibility and dire threats that
any attempt to use the bombings as a pretext for military action would be met
with force in kind. From the viewpoint of the present-day historiographer this
was a crucial event, a game of brinksmanship that had been played between
Pakistan and India many, many times before and so, while tragic, it is also
easily understood how clear signs of the impending catastrophe might have been
ignored.
"Like two kids shoving each other on the playground," said historian Alistair
Brooks. "You never expect them to come to blows."
That was before Pakistan began the trials of the "Calcutta 16" and both nations
descended into a maelstrom of political upheaval that would eventually culminate
in the exchange of nuclear warheads...



DATACUBE

Hey JC, didn't have a chance to get you your own Net account so feel free to use
mine in the meantime. Login is "pdenton" and password is "chameleon". Make
yourself at home and I'll see you soon.
-P



COMPUTER

From: Sweet Charity//GenericMail.34673.78541
To: Paul Denton//NYCNET.33.34.4346
Subject: Miss You

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Well, just wait until you're alone. We'll work things out. Promise.
Kisses.



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From: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
To: Paul Denton//NYCNET.33.34.4346
Subject: Settled in yet?

Hey JC,
Thought I'd help you unload your boxes, but I'm tied down trying to get one of
the medical analyzers working. Damn thing nearly lasered off one of my fingers!
Catch you later for a beer maybe?
Jaime



From: Network Administrator
To: user
Subject: Message Undeliverable

Your message:
To: juan//HK2net.7786.786658 on Wed, 14:26:35 -0600
Unable to deliver message due to a communications failure
MPSEXCH:IMS: New York Net: BORONTYPE:ADA 0 (000C05A6) Unknown Recipient
Message as follows:
>I'm definitely worried about the test results;
>there are some implications there that I'm
>afraid to pursue too much further. I'll talk to
>Tracer. Proceed with caution.
>
>-P



From: ClassicMovies.pcx3345:ABS
To: Paul Denton//NYCNET.33.34.4346
Subject: Account Verification

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CONVERSATION: FORMER FEMALE HOSTAGE

HOSTAGE
Help!
Oh my God!
Thanks.
...trying to catch my breath.
You saved my life!



CONVERSATION: FORMER MALE HOSTAGE

HOSTAGE
Watch out. They've got guns.
You better get out of here.
They'll kill me if I try to leave.
Thanks for taking care of those guys. You from the police?

JC DENTON
UNATCO.

HOSTAGE
Yeah? Well, you might be interested. I heard them talking. They said something
about how they had just put in a generator in a warehouse a few streets south of
here.

JC DENTON
Did you catch the name of the street?

HOSTAGE
No, but they were talking about their security setup.

JC DENTON
Anything interesting?

HOSTAGE
It sounded like there was underground access; they're using the word "righteous"
as some kind of password.

JC DENTON
That's very helpful. Thanks.

HOSTAGE
Thought I was a goner.
You just about saved my life.
I'm gonna wait here until things settle down.



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Washington on a zero-tolerance solution."
Others have suggested chemical contamination could be the culprit, sighting the
recent chlorine spill that has rendered the East River almost lifeless.



CONVERSATION: GILBERT RENTON

GILBERT
I think that's all of them. You got the guys upstairs?

JC DENTON
Yeah. You can have your hotel back.

GILBERT
The hotel, good. Now we just have to kick these punks out of Manhattan.

JC DENTON
My brother Paul's heading up the operation. The NSF won't have New York for
long.





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

JC DENTON
There were a couple of NSF on the second floor. I took care of the situation.

TROOP
What about the hostages?

1.
JC DENTON
Doing fine. You guys can relax.

TROOP
Well, I'm glad they made it.
We'll take it from here.
Good work, Agent.

2.
JC DENTON
Dead. But I played by the book: no deal with terrorists.

TROOP
At least its over.





NYC - FREE CLINIC



CONVERSATION: HOMELESS LADY

LADY
I... I heard a lot of shooting outside. They told me to come in here.
All these people, they're sick. They've got the plague, don't they?
I'm staying as far as I can. I don't wanna get sick.
I think the cops forgot about us.



CONVERSATION: HOMELESS MAN & OLD BUM

MAN
The riot cops are running scared.

BUM
Reminds me of Washington. I was there when the NSF overran Squalnomie, back when
they were called the Northwest Secessionist Forces.

MAN
Were you at Squalnomie?

BUM
Yeah. It was night, they came in with thermoptic camo and we never picked 'em up
on any of the sensors. What a goddamned mess.

MAN
I didn't know.

BUM
Had a hard time sleeping after that. Didn't do real good on the psych evals
either. Got drummed out in short order.

MAN
The Army probably didn't want to have any reminders hanging around.

BUM
Yeah, and now look what they got: NSF in downtown Manhattan. Same guys that
nearly whupped us in the Northwest. Bet the brass remembers Squalnomie now.
Christ. You see the guy begging for a cure?

MAN
Yeah. What about him?

BUM
It won't help. There is no cure.

MAN
How do you know?

BUM
They show you stuff in the military. You wanna know the real battlefield, it's
microscopic. We can't even see it. Lucky for me, I got immunizations, but that
guy... Well, once you're infected, you're infected.

MAN
And what about me?

BUM
I don't know... you got lucky. Not a bad thing to be...

MAN
I wish to hell they'd give us the all-clear.

BUM
You making a play today?

MAN
Nah, scavenged some copper wiring, wanted to get back and try it out on the
sculpture.

BUM
Christ, you and the sculptures. What's this one called?

MAN
"The Man Who Was Thursday."

BUM
Makes as much sense as the last one. What was it called? "Napoleon" something or
other?

MAN
"Napoleon of Notting Hill."

BUM
Doesn't seem much use for sculpture today.

MAN
There's always tomorrow.
Hey there. I'm Rafael, this here's Jake.

BUM
Hey!
Sorry, I ain't got nothing for you.
What? Just call me when the shooting's over.
Check with one of the docs, okay?

MAN
Sorry? You wanted something?
Look, I don't know any more than you do, friend.



CONVERSATION: RECEPTIONIST

RECEPTIONIST
Welcome to Tenderloin Clinic.
Please proceed to the examining room.
We accept all forms of digital cash. Please have your card ready.
I am not permitted to give medical advice myself.
Be prepared to give a description of your problem in three sentences or less.
You will have to consult one of the doctors.
As you can see, we're very busy. Take a seat and be patient.



COMPUTER

From: JAllred//MedNet.1162.3908
To: APriest//MedNet.1178.3908
Subject: Apologies

Alice, sorry about the way things have been lately. I've been through tough
times before, and they come on like storms -- when you're in the middle of one
you don't think the sunlight will break through again. There were some stretches
in Texas when the fighting got so bad that it seemed like there was nothing but
wounded people wherever I went, that was all I saw, just wounds to be bandaged.
This is a hard stretch but we'll pull through all right, and we'll help a lot of
people who wouldn't be helped otherwise. I've got a lot of faith in you and the
rest of the staff. We'll make do.
Allred



CONVERSATION: SICK FEMALE

FEMALE
It's all ice cream and lollipops, that's what the nice man on TV said.
When the weather changes, we'll be lost and no one will know who anyone else is
anymore.
By the pricking of my... my... finger, something wicked... something wicked is
to be known.
Not me... No, I didn't have anything to do with it.



CONVERSATION: DOCTOR

DOCTOR
You look like the do-it-yourself type. How about the automated care plan? Only
2000 credits. Medkits are 300, but if you want augmentation work you need the
bots.

1.
JC DENTON
I'll take a medkit.
(On second thought, hold on. I can't carry anything else now.)

DOCTOR
Here you go. Please read the instructions before before giving aid.

2.
JC DENTON
I want the full program.

DOCTOR
The code to the surgery bay is 2153. The medical bots will handle your case from
now on.
(Might I provide a medkit for 300?

2.1
JC DENTON
Sure.

2.2
JC DENTON
No, thanks.)

3.
JC DENTON
Never mind.

DOCTOR
As you wish.
(Weve got automated care for 2000 and medkits for 300.)



CONVERSATION: OLD BUM

BUM
Who will help the widow's son?

JC DENTON
Excuse me?

BUM
Oh... sorry, I thought you were someone else.
The NSF are playing right into our hands...
I don't hear much about it, but I know the signs. There's going to be an
announcement soon.
We just have to give D.C. a little push.
I like to keep people guessing.
I always beat around the bush. No way I would break the Oath.



CONVERSATION: NURSE 1 & NURSE 2

NURSE 1
If you think you have Gray Death, please pick up an information packet.
Plague victims can have their medication mailed to their homes at no additional
cost.
See one of the doctors to purchase treatment.
We encourage everyone to consider the automated care plan. Medbots are available
24 hours.
Please understand that the free clinic must charge for certain services to cover
basic expenses.
We are doing everything we can regarding the epidemic.

NURSE 2
One of the doctors can help you.
You must pay the doctors in cash before treatment can begin.
Plague tests are free.
Please do not disturb the other patients.
I have other patients to attend to.



CONVERSATION: UNHEALTHY LOOKING WOMAN

WOMAN
Not now... Please... Leave me alone.
Wait your turn.
They said theyd call my name.
The medbots could give me a shot in two seconds, but the doctors keep them
locked up.
Someones getting rich off the Gray Death, thats for sure.



CONVERSATION: BUM

JC DENTON
Hi, I'm in charge of law enforcement on this block. You doing all right?

BUM
Yeah. They told me to come in here. Is that okay?

JC DENTON
Perfectly fine. Just making sure everyone's safe.

BUM
Hey, while you're at it, you oughta do something about the NSF. Perfectly good
shelter...

JC DENTON
You know what they're doing in this neighborhood?

BUM
Kicked us outa the old Osgood place. A bunch of us camping in the tunnels. Talk
about rights, but when they want something, they take it.

JC DENTON
Maybe I'll look into it. You take care of yourself.

BUM
I'm not the only one they threw out.
Think they're some kind of freedom fighters.
Justice will be served.
I filed a formal complaint, but the city ignored it.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Got a few credits?

JC DENTON
You have the plague?

BUM
Nah. Cops ran us off the streets. Usually I go into the water tunnels in the
warehouse district, but somebody boarded up the window.

JC DENTON
You live in a tunnel?

BUM
Actually, I like to stay on the roof of this big apartment building. Nice view,
if it's not too cold. There's a freight elevator at the end of the tunnel.

JC DENTON
Where's that window you were talking about?

BUM
It's a basement window in the park south of the hotel.
One thing about the warehouse district: you've got to know which buildings are
safe. Some have armed guards.
I kind of like it better in here.
Doctors don't seem to mind.
If the cops declare martial law, maybe we can stay.



CONVERSATION: SICK STREET PERSON & DOCTOR

PERSON
I want SATISFACTION!
(Whats your problem, man!
Im gonna stand my ground.
No one tells me what to do.)

DOCTOR
We've done all that we can. It's time for you to go.

PERSON
This is supposed to be a free clinic. Bet you'd do something if I had more
money.

DOCTOR
You've got the plague, sir.

PERSON
Rich people don't get Gray Death.

DOCTOR
Don't make me call security.

PERSON
Like Mr. Billionaire Bob Page. HE don't have it. The President don't have it. I
never seen a movie star who's got it. YOU don't have it!
Wait your turn.

1.
JC DENTON
You should be more appreciative. By helping you, this gentleman risks his own
health.

PERSON
But he won't give me any medicine.

DOCTOR
Trust me. When there's a cure, the city will underwrite the cost. The virus
threatens everyone.

PERSON
I don't believe you.

DOCTOR
And I won't hesitate to prescribe the treatment for you.

PERSON
You BETTER not.
They say the plague came from monkeys, but that's not true. It was the Army.
It was the scientists. You don't see SCIENTISTS getting sick.
Rich people like Bob Page, who own all the technology -- THEY don't get sick.

DOCTOR
Thank you. The ones with the plague can be so stubborn sometimes.

JC DENTON
Don't mention it.

DOCTOR
Let me express my gratitude. You can have the automated care plan for 1200 --
that's at a 40 percent discount -- or a medkit for 180.

JC DENTON
Never mind.

DOCTOR
Suit yourself.
(My friend, the diplomat. You can have the automated care plan for 1200 --
that's at a 40 percent discount -- or a medkit for 180.)

2.
JC DENTON
He said leave. Don't make me use force.

PERSON
This is MY doctor. We're discussing MY problems.

JC DENTON
The doc said you're done. Now move out.

DOCTOR
Trust me. We've done all we can.

PERSON
I'm staying RIGHT HERE until I get SATISFACTION.
I'm gonna stand here 'til I feel better.

DOCTOR
Have you looked at other options? Euthanasia is one sure way to relieve
suffering.

PERSON
That Chinese herbal nonsense is for twinks. I want REAL MEDICINE.
I ain't budging.

DOCTOR
I'm with a patient right now.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Vectors... The vectors are all wrong.
I was in the biochem department at the college... I know what I'm talking about!
It's not a class disease, but just poor people... it's HYGIENE! That's where it
starts.
I don't think it's contagious at all.
I think terrorists put the Gray Death in the water.



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EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED NOTHING IS FREE



COMPUTER

From: JAllred//MedNet.1162.3908
To: TMore//MedNet.6629.117
Subject: Weekly Report (saved)

Thomas,
Another week, another report. The triage situation here is getting tight -- so
many people with the Gray Death, and we simply can't help them. At best, we give
them fluids and attempt to keep them hydrated until they crash-out, but that's
just taking up space we could use for someone treatable. A lot of them have
nowhere to go, no... social support, and they're creating problems in the clinic
-- security is virtually non-existant and a few times I've had to tranq someone
and drag them back out onto the street.
Secondary diseases on the rise: lots of tetanus, gangrene, resistant infections,
advanced flu, that sort of thing. I've attached a detailed spreadsheet with a
break down and supply req. That's another thing: we missed last week's supply
shipment, and we're getting low on
Christ, I think they're shooting outside. I've got to go. Do what you can and
let me know what to expect.
Allred



From: APriest//MedNet.1178.3908
To: JAllred//MedNet.1162.3908
Subject: RE: Apologies

>This is a hard stretch but we'll pull through all
>right, and we'll help a lot of people who
>wouldn't be helped otherwise. I've got a lot of
>faith in you and the rest of the staff. We'll make
>do.
And we've got faith in you -- there aren't really any apologies needed. None of
us would be here if we didn't believe in what we're doing.
Don't worry so much about us, and remember to take care of yourself,
Alice





NYC - NEW YORK SEWERS



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
These tunnels aren't on the New York City sewer maps -- weird. I have no
information on what you might be getting into. This seems worth following up.
This area is an old water treatment facility. I wonder what all of these
paramilitary types are doing down there, but considering what the Smuggler said,
I would imagine this is where they are holding his friend, Ford Schick.



DATACUBE

From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
To: Lt. Maxwell Hammer
OBJECTIVE: Covert surveillance of warehouse.
DETAILS: This mission is authorized at a level of Throne/6G. You will not
interface with local authorities, UNATCO, or other government agencies. You are
to act with prejudice against any threat to mission objectives.
NOTES: The entry code is 2167.



DATACUBE

From: Data Administration
To: J. Steward,
 Chemical Insertion
As requested, access codes have been changed. Your new access code is:
Login: jsteward
Password: JS1357
Be sure to change the password after you log on!



DATACUBE

From: Security
To: J. Steward, MJ12 Chemical Insertion
Our security grid is now online and active. We will perform a thorough system
test every 12 hours to insure integrity in expectation of the shipment from Hong
Kong. If you would like to monitor our status, you can access the grid with the
login "MJ12" and password "coupdetat".



COMPUTER

From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: JSteward//UpNet.332.88732
Subject: The Chemist

Your concern about his behavior is unwarranted. However, once the initial trial
is completed, you may eliminate him at your own discretion.



From: Operations Central//UpNet.64534.453423
To: Everyone
Subject: Company Picnic

The company picnic has been moved from July 21 to July 28. Please note this on
your calendars. Employees on duty or otherwise unavailable will receive a bonus
as compensation instead.
See you there,
Harleen Quinzell
Human Resources Director - Operations Central
Harleen//UpNet.64534.453423
"A frown is just a smile turned upside down..."



From: Central Security//UpNet.2334.3233
To: JSteward//UpNet.332.88732
Subject: System Hacking

We've had several attempts to hack into the main Daedalus system, mostly amateur
tunneling?stunts that don't require a prejudicial response; however, in keeping
with standard protocols, all Level 1 lock system codes have been changed. The
new code is 2167. This will work within the complex, but isn't valid for
exterior access (those systems are on a separate grid, as is the armory). Pass
this code to those with the proper clearances.
Archie Reynmann
Central Security
"Never blame malice for what can adequately be blamed on stupidity" -- R.
Feynman



From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: JSteward//UpNet.332.88732
Subject: Delivery

The main shipment will be arriving shortly, so insure that all chlorine delivery
tests are completed. Your recommendation of the water treatment facilities for
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1.
CONVERSATION: FORD SCHICK

JC DENTON
You must be Ford Schick.

SCHICK
Who are you?

JC DENTON
Smuggler sent me. Who's holding you here? I don't recognize the uniforms of the
soldiers.

SCHICK
I don't know. They're private security for a biotech company or something. They
have me doing antibody work.

JC DENTON
Corporate security isn't usually outfitted to fight a ground-war.

SCHICK
They're doing experiments on people. They don't want anybody finding out.

JC DENTON
Wait here while I deal with security.

SCHICK
Tell me when the coast is clear.
Let's get out of here.

JC DENTON
Make a break for it. I'll protect you.

SCHICK
Here I go!
They had me working on immunoglobin encodings.
The soldiers kidnap homeless people and inject them with Gray Death.
Which way?
I was supposed to genetically alter those poor people so that they could
tolerate the virus.
Every time I got the sequence wrong, more people died.
The soldiers seemed less interested in curing the plague than in successfully
integrating it into a human host.
I can make it from here. Thanks. If you see Smuggler, tell him I'm all right.
I could eliminate the immune response by removing all sequences that code for H
type epsilon, but that's like driving a nail with a wrecking ball.
I knew that patients without epsilon chains would die, but it was the only way
to narrow down the problem.
I had no choice. One of the guys knew enough immunology that I couldn't fake it.



1.
CONVERSATION: FORD SCHICK

SCHICK
Dont kill me!

JC DENTON
Tell me whats going on here. Whats this facility for?

SCHICK
They kidnapped me. The antibodies... I was ordered to knock out certain
sequences.

JC DENTON
Who kidnapped you? I dont recognize the uniforms of the soldiers.

SCHICK
I think the troops are security for some sort of biotech company. I dont have
anything to do with it. I said I wouldnt experiment on people, but they just do
the transfusions themselves.

JC DENTON
Theyre pretty well-armed for corporate security.

SCHICK
Hey, can you get me out of here? Im friends with Smuggler. Hed probably give
you a reward.

JC DENTON
Wait here while I deal with security.

SCHICK
Tell me when the coast is clear.
Lets get out of here!

JC DENTON
Make a break for it. Ill protect you.

SCHICK
Here I go!
I can make it from here. Thanks. If you see Smuggler, tell him I'm all right.
They had me working on immunoglobin encodings.
The soldiers kidnap homeless people and inject them with Gray Death.
Which way?
I was supposed to genetically alter those poor people so that they could
tolerate the virus.
Every time I got the sequence wrong, more people died.
The soldiers seemed less interested in curing the plague than in successfully
integrating it into a human host.
I could eliminate the immune response by removing all sequences that code for H
type epsilon, but that's like driving a nail with a wrecking ball.
I knew that patients without epsilon chains would die, but it was the only way
to narrow down the problem.
I had no choice. One of the guys knew enough immunology that I couldn't fake it.





NYC - SMUGGLER'S LAIR



CONVERSATION: SMUGGLER

1.
JC DENTON
I got your friend out.

SMUGGLER
Ford? Is he all right?

JC DENTON
Fine. You were right about those troops. Definitely not NSF.

SMUGGLER
They're the CIA. They capture people and use them for medical experiments.

JC DENTON
I wouldn't go that far. You said you'd make it worth my while...?

2.
SMUGGLER
What do you want?

JC DENTON
Why the booby traps? Afraid of something?

SMUGGLER
Just precautions.

JC DENTON
I got your friend out of the underground lab.

SMUGGLER
Ford? Hes alive?

JC DENTON
Hes doing fine. Who were those troops? They didnt look like NSF.

SMUGGLER
They must be CIA, or maybe Freemasons.

JC DENTON
You in the black market? Is that why they call you Smuggler?

SMUGGLER
You need something?

JC DENTON
Depends on what you have.

(3.
SMUGGLER
What do you want?

JC DENTON
Why the booby traps? Afraid of something?

SMUGGLER
Just precautions.

JC DENTON
Against what?

SMUGGLER
Government's been having some kind of crackdown all year. People I know, they've
been disappearing.

JC DENTON
Is that so?

SMUGGLER
Think it's a big joke? Lift up a grate in the street. They've got my friend Ford
Schick in a secret lab next to the sewers.

JC DENTON
The sewers... Yeah, I found your friend. They had him doing research.

SMUGGLER
Ford? Is he all right?

JC DENTON
I tried to break him out, but he died.

SMUGGLER
Dead? Fords dead?

JC DENTON
Im sorry. I wish I had better news.

SMUGGLER
Go away.
I dont feel like making deals.)


SMUGGLER
Since you helped Ford, I'll cut you a deal. I'll give you a scope that will fit
most handguns and rifles for 700 credits, a bioelectric cell for 250, or some
Light Amplification Goggles for 1125.

1.
JC DENTON
I'll take the scope for 700.

2.
JC DENTON
Here's 250 for the bioelectric cell.

3.
JC DENTON
1125 for Light Amplification Goggles? Sure.

1-2-3.1
SMUGGLER
Deal.

JC DENTON
See you later.

SMUGGLER
Hey, and thanks again for finding Ford.

JC DENTON
No problem.

SMUGGLER
I don't have anything left to sell.

4.
JC DENTON
Not interested.

SMUGGLER
Well, you know where to find me. Thanks again for finding Ford.

JC DENTON
No problem.





NYC - WAREHOUSE DISTRICT



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Watch for LAM's. I'm picking up sonic transducer activity. I'm sending you a
satellite image that should help you plan your approach.
Heads up, JC. We've got NSF troops on the rooftops.



NEWSPAPER

!=!==!=== MIDNIGHT SUN ===!==!=!
Giant Rat Stalks New York?

NEW YORK -- In recent weeks a rash of mutilated corpses -- many of them found
near docks, subways, or sewers -- had garnered nothing but indifference from the
NYPD. "Isolated and unremarkable" in the words of one police spokesperson. But
while the police seem content to categorize these horrible crimes as nothing
more than simple cases of homicide or suicide among the poor and indigent,
eyewitness accounts tell a different and all together more frightening story.
"'is a monster, 'nnit?" says Dickie Cork, a sailor aboard the Matilda Briggs out
of Sumatra. "Thing looked like a rat, it did, only it was big, 'bout the size of
a lion or sumthin'."
Numerous other witnesses all telling remarkably similar accounts of the creature
have come forward in recent weeks, but the police refuse to act calling the
descriptions "ludicrous" without any further investigation. But regardless of
the truth, the police choose to sit idly by as the killings continue and poor,
law-abiding citizens pay the price. -- Joe Greene, Senior Staff Writer



DATACUBE

Commander Weld: Code for the warehouse basement ramp is 2577. Setting up the
security grid is absolute first priority -- the assault on Liberty Island will
be commencing shortly and we can expect an armed response within short order.
Until the mission objective can be offloaded, the generator must be protected.
It's our last line of defense.
JL



DATACUBE

Commander Frase:
I've completed the initialization of the warehouse perimeter security grids with
the login and password you requested; these codes will work for both grids. I'll
set up internal warehouse security measures next -- I don't really trust JoJo to
do the job right.
Login: NSF
Password: righteous
-Decker



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Look for the building with the antennas.



DATACUBE

All Proud Members of the NSF: Our time is fast approaching; what we have always
feared is upon us, have no doubt -- we are fighting against our own imminent
slavery. But you are Brave, you are Strong, and we will Triumph.
A temporary office has been arranged in the warehouse basement for the
coordination of equipment, armament, and other supplies. We request that each
member report to the office to be fitted with a telemetry rig prior to
proceeding to your assigned post. The office code is 9923.
JL



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Good job, JC. The power just died at the NSF headquarters. Now it's up to Paul.
Go to the roof. A chopper is arriving with Agent Hermann on board. He will lock
down the warehouse while you take the chopper back to HQ.



DATACUBE

Commander Frase:
The satellite uplink is still intermittent at best; until I can track down the
source of the problem, I've established a secure tunneling communications
channel for you over NYCNET. It's encrypted and looks like normal public
bulletin traffic to any network sniffers, so it should do until the uplink has
been fixed. Login is "TFrase" and password is "valleyforge".
-Decker



COMPUTER

From: HGrimaldi//NYCNET.999.999.03
To: TFrase//NYCNET.999.999.48
Subject: RE: Collateral Damage

I've done my best to convey this to my people, but to be frank, I think we'll
need to assume that collateral damage is inevitable and mobilize our own
propaganda efforts _now_ in order to blunt or deflect any negative psychological
repercussions. Most of those in the field haven't had any formal military
training, and I'm already receiving reports that the action in Hell's Kitchen
has resulted in a number of "friendly fire" casualties and hostage situations.
UNATCO's counter-attack has been more aggressive than expected, and some of our
troops are going to make bad decisions under pressure.
Grimaldi
>We need to impress upon those under our
>command that collateral damage in the form of
>civilian casualties must be avoided at all
>possible costs -- the value of dead or wounded
>civilians to UNATCO propaganda efforts is
>incalculable and will significantly set back our
>cause.



From: JLebedev//NYCNET.999.999.01
To: TFrase//NYCNET.999.999.48
Subject: Good Luck

I'm preparing to depart for the airfield to oversee the final stages of the
operation. Direct communication will be difficult until the airfield can be
secured, but I'll debrief our friend once we rendezvous there and send any
necessary tactical updates via couriers.
JL



CONVERSATION: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Manderley has assigned me the peacekeeping occupation of this district.

JC DENTON
I took care of the generator. How's the raid going?

GUNTHER HERMANN
They should have sent Agent Navarre. Your brother is timid like a child.

JC DENTON
Did something go wrong?

GUNTHER HERMANN
You do not need to hear anything from me. Take the helicopter back to base. I am
sure Manderley has planned a debriefing for the top agents.
I do not need assistance.
The helicopter is waiting.
Learn your lesson from Paul.
A simple job. They have me doing the work of bots.
You will be bored if you stay here with me.



1.
CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Last boarding call, UNATCO HQ.

JC DENTON
Hey, you're the guy I talked to at the Underworld Bar, right? The one asking for
beer.

JOCK
You don't want to fly one of these birds all wound up. They have a temperament,
especially in a crosswind.

JC DENTON
Hold on.

JOCK
Last boarding call, UNATCO HQ.

JC DENTON
Let's go.



2.
CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Glad to finally meet you, Agent. I'm Jock. Ready to get back to UNATCO HQ?

JC DENTON
Hold on.

JOCK
Last boarding call, UNATCO HQ.

JC DENTON
Let's go.





NYC - UNATCO HQ



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I'll take you back to the city after you check in with Manderley.



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Welcome back. Your mission was a success -- just about the only bright side of
the operation, unfortunately. Report to Manderley for a briefing.



CONVERSATION: BODYGUARD

BODYGUARD
Mr. Denton.

JC DENTON
Yeah?

BODYGUARD
The prisoners on Level 3 are a sensitive matter. Leave the interrogations to Mr.
Simons. You are authorized to receive your orders from Joseph Manderley, after
which you will return to the helipad.

JC DENTON
Simons... You guys from D.C.? What agency?

BODYGUARD
Please proceed to Manderley's office. We will expect to see you shortly.
Do not question the prisoners yourself.
We will be waiting.
I do not understand the reason for your delay.
Interesting behavior, Mr. Denton.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP 1, UNATCO TROOP 2 & UNATCO TROOP 3

TROOP 1
I think the suits are putting the squeeze on Manderley about this one.
Piece of gossip: Anna Navarre likes your style. Heh-heh... I bet you guys would
make a nice couple.
Gunther's full of it. Earlier tonight, in the Statue, I bet you had at least a
half-dozen takedowns. At least.
Agent Navarre was gunning her motors about Castle Clinton. Guess you cleaned the
place out.
They've got some kind of specialist from Washington downstairs. Somebody to
interrogate the prisoners.
Don't listen to what they're saying about the shootout in the park in Hell's
Kitchen. You had other priorities.
Guess you stole the show from Gunther earlier tonight. Poor guy. He lives for
this stuff.
Agent Navarre was gunning her motors about Castle Clinton. Guess you cleaned the
place out.
I'd watch what I say about mechs around Anna Navarre.
Those jerks from Washington think they own the place.
Long night, huh?
They had us picking up the bodies you left in the Statue; what a chore.
They told us to hang tight. Objectives remain, apparently.
Agent.

TROOP 2
I'd like to know what the Feds are doing down in the cell block.
We lost a buddy of ours in the park in Hell's Kitchen. Guess there wasn't much
you could do.
Still haven't had a chance to clean my gun.
It's a living.
Never shoulda transferred.
I need a vacation.

TROOP 3
Liberty Island is off-limits.
The island has been declared a crime scene and will be the subject of a thorough
investigation.
From now on, all travel to and from HQ will be by copter.
UNATCO's gonna make sure what happened tonight doesn't happen again.
They're bringing in experts from Washington.
Carry on, Agent.

TROOP 4
They still have some terrorist downstairs, ones you didnt kill in the Statue.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP (PRIVATE LLOYD)

LLOYD
Don't worry what the guys are saying about Hell's Kitchen.
If it wasn't for the warehouse, I'm sure you would've helped out with the
firefight in front of the hotel.
I know for a fact, from when you were at the Academy, that you can do more than
throw gas grenades and use a prod. They're full of it!



CONVERSATION: SCOTT

SCOTT
Manderley said he's busy but to wait outside his office.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOPER (CORPORAL COLLINS)

COLLINS
Just filling out a report on the mop-up operation.
I saw quite a bit of action today.
I think they give us these things to make sure we don't forget how to read and
write.
Is it five kills gets you the Red Eye? I think I'll put five.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP (SGT. MICHAEL BERRY)

BERRY
I heard about the raid. Don't sweat it. I'm sure Paul had his reasons.
Your brother's always one step ahead of the rest of us.
You'll see. Tomorrow, the Coalition will be kissing his ass.



1.
CONVERSATION: UNATCO LADY (SHANNON)

SHANNON
Carry on, Agent.
Stop following me.
I've already reported you once.



2.
CONVERSATION: SHANNON

SHANNON
Welcome aboard, Agent. I'm Shannon. It's a pleasure to meet you.
You're friends with Jaime, right? He sure did a good job with the casualties
tonight.
I've heard that Manderley is more than satisfied with your performance so far.
If you want some extra supplies, you might check the false floor in Jacobson's
office. One of the janitors has sticky fingers, if you know what I mean.



CONVERSATION: JAIME REYES

JC DENTON
Looks pretty bad down there.

JAIME REYES
Keeps getting worse, too. It must be raining bullets out there.

JC DENTON
The NSF aren't kidding around. How are you holding up?

JAIME REYES
Fine. I lost one of the privates because a refrigeration unit went down. That's
always hard.

JC DENTON
You've got a lot on your hands. Don't beat yourself up over faulty equipment.

JAIME REYES
By the way, we aren't in such a shambles that we can't spare a few medkits.
Check the storage closet.
You certainly made an impression on the troops tonight.
Looks like it's going to be a late night for both of us.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP 1 & UNATCO TROOP 2

TROOP 1
I took a few hits tonight. The Doc had to operate.

JC DENTON
Well, get well soon, soldier.

TROOP 1
Yes, sir. I will.
Dr. Reyes said they took the bullet out, but I still feel it in my stomach.
It's like a piece of ice.
He also said I lost my spleen.

TROOP 2
Thanks for talking to my friend. He admires you.
I knew what I was getting into when I joined up.
Better I take a bullet than an innocent civilian.
Just doing my job, sir.



BOOK

Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

...In addition to their detrimental health effects on the targeted population,
biological warfare agents would likely cause significant impacts on the medical
care system. Massive numbers of patients and demands for intensive care would
overwhelm medical resources. Special medications or vaccines not generally
available in standard pharmaceutical stocks would be required. Medical care
providers and laboratory personnel might need added protection, and autopsy and
interment of remains could present hazards not commonly dealt with...



CONVERSATION: SAM CARTER

SAM CARTER
Agent Denton. Marvelous. In addition to an accuracy weapon modification, I've
got some 7.62 mm rounds and a couple of multitools.

JC DENTON
Mr. Carter, I can't tell you how great it is to be a part of UNATCO. You should
have seen the fighting in Castle Clinton.

SAM CARTER
Yeah?

JC DENTON
I cleaned the place out.

SAM CARTER
Went on shooting, huh? I guess that's what this agency is known for.

JC DENTON
I never thought I'd see this much action in one mission.

SAM CARTER
In my day international peacekeepers were citizens first and soldiers second.
You can forget about that extra ammo. I'm only going to give you the multitools;
I think you should concentrate more on mission objectives and less on the enemy
body count.
You've got your equipment. Now move out.
Try to remember: people have rights. Don't just shoot everything that moves.
My unit killed a bunch of Afghans one time, but we weren't proud of it. In fact,
our liaison at the UN went to the funeral.



CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE & JANICE REED

ANNA NAVARRE
I was here first.

JANICE REED
Mr. Manderley is in a meeting, JC. You'll have to wait.

JC DENTON
I was told to report for a debriefing.

ANNA NAVARRE
A debriefing. Do not worry. I will state in my report that I was satisfied with
your performance.
Be quiet. I am trying to listen.
A bureaucrat from Washington... See if he asks for any of our opinions.
Wait in line.

JANICE REED
You'll have to wait a minute. Mr. Manderley is busy.



CONVERSATION: GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL & JOSEPH MANDERLEY

OFFICIAL
Just fire the arrogant son-of-a-bitch.

MANDERLEY
I wasn't exaggerating. He's our best agent.

OFFICIAL
We don't need him. We've got his brother, and more are on the way.

MANDERLEY
He knows nothing.

OFFICIAL
I think he does. You should never have sent him to Hong Kong.

MANDERLEY
Let's be sensible. We have to look at the whole record.

OFFICIAL
Look, I understand. He was your pet project. But it's out of my hands. Now that
the shipment's been lost...

MANDERLEY
I know. I know; I will comply with the order.

OFFICIAL
That's all that I ask. Carry on. I'm going downstairs to interrogate the
prisoners.



CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE & JANICE REED

ANNA NAVARRE
I cannot wait forever.

JANICE REED
He will see you when he's ready.
Mr. Manderley can see you now.
You're going to make a mess.
Hey, I'm trying to work!
What's the idea, JC?

ANNA NAVARRE
I am next.
I am losing valuable time.
A little more decorum, please.



CONVERSATION: GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

OFFICIAL
Carry on, Agent.

JC DENTON
Agent Denton, at your service.

OFFICIAL
Denton... Yes, I hear you're turning out to be quite an asset to the Coalition.

JC DENTON
Doing my best, sir. Forgive me, but I do not believe I know your name.

OFFICIAL
We aren't ready for an introduction yet. No, it's not time... Just keep your
nose to the pavement. You will be well rewarded. Trust me.
We're looking to you to set an example.
You aren't needed, Agent.
Manderley will give you your orders.
I must attend to a sensitive matter.
I have an important matter to attend to.



CONVERSATION: JOSEPH MANDERLEY & ANNA NAVARRE

MANDERLEY
Hello, JC. Come in. Clerical tasks first. Your op bonus is split between the
Castle Clinton and warehouse objectives, 500 each. You get the full 1000 -- plus
200 for how you handled the hostage situation in the Battery Park subway
station. Good work across the board.

JC DENTON
Thank you, sir. Who was that you were meeting with?

MANDERLEY
Politics. Bureaucracy. Mismanagement. JC... I've got some bad news. The mission
failed.

JC DENTON
I would have taken out that JoJo punk, but he wasn't in the warehouse.

MANDERLEY
Never mind that. He slipped out before you even got to New York.

JC DENTON
What about the shipment?

MANDERLEY
I'm just going to say it straight, JC. Your brother screwed up. We got nothing,
and he's taking the heat this time. The Coalition is letting him go.

JC DENTON
What went wrong?

MANDERLEY
We don't know. He hasn't reported back. The rest of the strike force says he
lost his nerve.

JC DENTON
I can't believe that. Paul's a good agent.

MANDERLEY
Whatever the case, now it's your turn. We've got one more chance to retake that
shipment.

JC DENTON
Has it been located?

MANDERLEY
Take the chopper back to the city. We know they plan to put the Ambrosia on a
plane, but we don't know which airfield.

JC DENTON
Where should I start?

MANDERLEY
If I were the NSF, I'd be moving through the subways, the abandoned parts of the
infrastructure.

JC DENTON
I'll check out the subways.

MANDERLEY
And stay away from the press this time, especially the tabloids. Do I need to
quote the manual? "Secrets are lives."

JC DENTON
Yes, sir.

ANNA NAVARRE
I have been waiting for twenty minutes.

MANDERLEY
Sorry, Anna. What is it?

ANNA NAVARRE
A new assignment. I think Agent Denton should handle the assassination.

MANDERLEY
Is there a problem? You lost your appetite?

ANNA NAVARRE
His enthusiasm in Battery Park was exceptional. The courtyard of Castle Clinton
was a graveyard.

MANDERLEY
Hmmmm. As a kind of exercise, you mean?

ANNA NAVARRE
I think he will make a good assassin. We should give him the opportunity.

MANDERLEY
Hmmmm.

ANNA NAVARRE
I am anxious to see one of the experimental agents perform.

MANDERLEY
You aren't alone, Anna.
Our pilot Jock is waiting for you at the helipad.
If you see your brother, send him my way. He didn't report back.
Don't forget to check in with Carter and Reyes.
You have your orders.
Let me get back to work.
I said carry on.

ANNA NAVARRE
You have your orders from Mr. Manderley.
Stop clowning around, Agent.
Get moving.
I refuse to babysit a grown man.
Why are you still here?



BOOK

Art of War
by Sun Tzu

III. ATTACK BY STRATAGEM
1. Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take
the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture
a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.
2. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.



COMPUTER

From: ANavarre//UNATCO.9954.1131
To: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Report

As ordered, I have maintained a close watch of Agent Denton during our operation
in New York. I have found his performance to be adequate to the task, if not
without occasional reluctance. But it is my opinion that nano-augmentations in
no way compensate for experience, and Agent Denton quite obviously has a
considerable amount of learning to do before he can be considered a fully
qualified agent. Agent Hermann concurs with this evaluation. I will file a more
detailed report when time allows.



From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Arrival

I will be arriving at Liberty later today to survey the situation and assess the
viability of the primary subject. Unless there are extenuating circumstances
that you've so far failed to present to us, it is our belief that the primary
may need to be terminated in favor of the secondary.
Continue to profile the secondary's response to authority and mission objectives
-- if there is any deviation, isolate the subject for debriefing upon my
arrival.



BOOK

Righteous Angels: Perspectives on UNATCO
by Wendi White

Chapter II. The New Seraphim
As the giddiness that greeted the new millenium faded to grim apathy in the face
of the plague, famine, and the inevitable waves of national convulsions that
followed in their wake, the United Nations found itself increasingly outmoded
and unable to cope with the worldwide rise in terrorism. Tensions between the
affluent -- walled away within private enclaves -- and those less fortunate
escalated rapidly as basic medical care facilities collapsed under the weight of
each new outbreak. The very pervasiveness of the Net fractured communities into
smaller and smaller special-interest groups. And as local police grew
increasingly ineffectual and access to deadlier weaponry more commonplace,
conflicts spilled over national borders and onto the streets of major urban
cities.
The United Nations was forced to admit that their own military was both outmoded
and unequipped to deal with these threats, so a new organization was required --
UNATCO, an army of seraphim, divinely charged to mete out impartial justice with
burning wings and flaming swords...



BULLETINS

Stopping Terror -- A New Perspective on Freedom

When one maniac can wipe out a city of twenty million with a microbe developed
in his basement, a new approach to law enforcement becomes necessary. Every
citizen in the world must be placed under surveillance. That means sky-cams at
every intersection, computer-mediated analysis of every phone call, e-mail, and
snail-mail, and a purely electronic economy in which every transaction is
recorded and data-mined for suspicious activity.
We are close to achieving this goal. Some would say that human liberty has been
compromised, but the reality is just the opposite. As surveillance expands,
people become free from danger, free to walk alone at night, free to work in a
safe place, and free to buy any legal product or service without the threat of
fraud. One day every man and woman will quietly earn credits, purchase items for
quiet homes on quiet streets, have cook-outs with neighbors and strangers alike,
and sleep with doors and windows wide open. If that isn't the tranquil dream of
every free civilization throughout history, what is?
-- Anna Navarre, Agent, UNATCO



Terrorism -- War Without Fronts

How do we fight an underground threat, one with no defined territory, base, or -
- often -- known leader? We look to military history.
The casebook example of how to manage civil unrest is the Hamlet Evaluation
System (HES) developed by the United States military during its occupation of
South Vietnam in the 20th Century. Since population centers in that country
contained both Communist rebels and loyal citizens, the towns were ranked on a
scale from 1 to 5, five being the safest. The monthly reports of local
commanders, useful in Vietnam for maintaining contour maps of ideology
concentration, have provided many components of the UNATCO Sector Field Report.
The modern UDU (UNATCO Deployed Unit) has been modeled on the CAP (Combined
Action Platoon) deployed in Vietnam, a 15-man rifle squad responsible for a
single hamlet. CAP-protected villages typically earned a 2.95 HES score,
compared to a 1.6 average in the same region. CAP units performed in many
mission roles, but they primarily worked with indigenous police to strengthen
ideological ties. Like CAP units, UNATCO teams are primarily concerned with
building safe communities.
-- Joseph Manderley, Director, UNATCO



Know Your Enemy -- Templars

There is some debate as to whether the Templars should be considered a
"terrorist" organization because they do not employ the typical tools of
terrorism. But make no mistake, the Templars are just as dangerous as any other
group that might use guns and bombs to intimidate the free citizens of a country
-- only the Templars wield blackmail and extortion as their weapons. Supposedly
the direct descendent of a so-called "secret society" with its roots in the
medieval Crusades, the present-day Templars are mainly concerned with increasing
their own bank accounts in elaborately illegal financial manipulations that have
left entire markets collapsed in their wake.
The Templars are currently classified as inactive after being successfully
diminished by a combined UNATCO/Interpol raid on their Paris headquarters in
2051; however, several key Templar figures are still at large and may attempt to
reform the organization under a new designation.



Know Your Enemy -- X-51

Little is known about "X-51" aside from their involvement in all manner of
illegal research, much of it proscribed by worldwide concordes over the last
fifty years. Computer profiling shows a high likelihood that X-51 was
responsible for the SoCal disaster that submerged much of southern California,
though the exact nature of the experiment that led to the tragedy is still
unknown. Little other information is available on the overall objective of X-51,
if any exists.
X-51 is believed to be led by Gary Savage, a scientist previously employed by
the United States government for a variety of black projects until he
disappeared under mysterious circumstances several years ago. All agents are
advised to be vigilant for any indications as to the whereabouts of Savage or
other members of X-51, and report them immediately to their operator or
immediate superior.



COMPUTER

From: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
To: JCDenton//UNATCO.820098.9868
Subject: Congrats

Congrats on surviving your first mission, JC. I know it's all part of the job,
but I'm glad to see you back in one piece (more or less) anyways. If you get
this message before I get a chance to see you in person, then get your ass down
here so I can patch you up.
BTW, I hear a few things from up top and I get the impression that they were
definitely taking advantage of this NSF attack to evaluate your performance --
so far, everyone seems to be ecstatic. Well everyone except Gunther, but he's
got his own problems. Keep it up, but keep an eye out, too. I get the impression
sometimes that everyone here has their own agenda.
Jaime



From: Paul Denton//NYCNET.33.34.4346
To: JCDenton//UNATCO.82098.9868
Subject: Watch Your Back

I don't have much time, so I'm gonna have to cut this short -- they're going to
tell you a lot of things about what went on today, and it's probably all going
to get pinned on me. I've got my reasons, but I can't go into them right now --
not over the Net -- but you've got to trust me that there are reasons. Maybe I
can point you in the right direction, tap a few computers and see what you come
up with. Try Manderley's computer if you can risk it, password is
"knight_killer." You might also check Navarre's, but I don't have her password.
Cold woman, be careful around her. And for that matter, everyone else.
-P



COMPUTER

From: RosyCross//UnderNet.44567.22356
To: AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Inquiry

The Oracle says:
We find your question interesting. We have several references to entity token
"MJ12" but all are ambiguous. Will be necessary to expend cycles to clarify
relationships for codification of representative patterns before further
recognition can be accomplished. This will be time consuming, but past working
relationships have shown a 83.23% favorable return. Work with file "SH-187" was
very instructive.
We will contact you again when information has been collated.
[[The Oracle would like to know your favorite color.]]



COMPUTER

From: MedDirectorate//UNATCO.15888.00342
To: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
Subject: RE: Mech-Aug Question?

Information concerning the mechanism to which you refer is available only to
those with clearance of Throne/6G or higher. Further discussion of this matter
with unauthorized personnel will result in disciplinary action. All subsequent
questions should be directed to Director Manderley.
UNATCO, Office of Medical Directorate
>While repairing one of our mech-augmented
>agents, I located a mechanism within the
>autonomic regulation system that was not
>present in any of the documentation I had
>available; I'm concerned that failure of this
>mechanism could lead to a complete
>autonomic shut-down of the agent's vital
>systems with the obvious consequences that
>would entail. I've attached additional CRI scans
>of the structure and surrounding



COMPUTER

From: GHermann//UNATCO.15431.76513
To: ANavarre//UNATCO.9954.1131
Subject: Denotn

i am not sure what I thnk of our Agent Denton. He iz not like the brother, but
seemz to eagr to prove that he may bbbe better than us. I wonder if he
unnerstand may what be at stske here.
Gunther



From: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
To: ANavarre//NATCO.9954.1131
Subject: Mission Objectives

Of primary importance in the upcoming operation is recovering _all_ of the
stolen Ambrosia -- if any falls into terrorist hands, it could be a potential
tool for blackmail that would pose a serious security risk.
However, our best intelligence indicates that Juan Lebedev -- a known terrorist
leader -- is behind this galling attack; while the loss of the Ambrosia is a
regrettable salvageable incident, Lebedev poses a continuing threat to UNATCO.
He is also a dangerous man, and if the operation should result in his
termination rather than capture, there is no doubt that the agent responsible
would be found acted appropriately and with the full force of the law.
JM



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP 1 & UNATCO TROOP 2

TROOP 1
I don't think you're supposed to be down here, Agent.
I won't say anything, but I think you should go.
Manderley will chew us out if he finds out you were here.

TROOP 2
Manderley says only senior staff members can interview the prisoners.
They won't talk. We've tried everything.
I won't say anything if you go back there.
I think Mr. Simons wants to be alone with the prisoner.



CONVERSATION: GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL & TERRORIST PRISONER

OFFICIAL
I have one question.

PRISONER
They already asked. I DON'T know.

OFFICIAL
One must admire a man who can keep a secret, because he has value. What you know
more than others makes money and gives you a measure of power.

PRISONER
You Walton Simons? You think I can be bribed?

OFFICIAL
Margaret Forsythe, under NSF protection in Queens. Your son Richard, attending
Bronx Science. You see, I have a few relevant facts myself. Care to make a
trade?

PRISONER
You wouldn't dare...

OFFICIAL
I'll give you two seconds to decide.
Get out of here, Denton. This is none of your business.
Time's up. Where is the NSF taking the Ambrosia?

PRISONER
They asked me already. I DON'T know.

OFFICIAL
Need I remind you that in the case of a national emergency FEMA has a list of
six million Americans who will be transported to detention centers? Your
tabloids call it RX 84.

PRISONER
Yeah, including the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court.

OFFICIAL
In my position, I find it very easy to add names to that list.

PRISONER
Go to hell.
The United States government has had "emergency powers" since World War II.
We've never left a state of war.

OFFICIAL
Speak for yourself. The federal government is just responding to a threat.

PRISONER
A government should be about more than self-perpetuation.

OFFICIAL
You will confess, by the way. I don't like to dirty my hands with that sort of
thing, but you will confess.
Certain intellectual properties, aside from the quantities of vaccine, concern
me deeply. Has the NSF made any attempt at reverse-engineering?

PRISONER
Leave me alone.

OFFICIAL
If you wanted to save people, you could have unloaded the whole shipment in
Manhattan. Why the airlift?

PRISONER
You said it yourself: secrets are power.

OFFICIAL
We have less civilized ways of making you talk.
I am a patient man.

PRISONER
Ask me if I care.

OFFICIAL
But not that patient.
You saw nothing, Denton. Report to Manderley.
(You saw nothing, Denton. Report to the helipad.)
Your turn. See what you can find out in Manhattan.
The real plague, eating at the minds of the American people, is secessionism,
regionalism, this new arrogance and sense of entitlement.
Once the bug bites, you've already lost the patient.
Do you have even a passing interest in doing your job?
Quit screwing around.
Leave, dammit!



CONVERSATION: SCOTT

SCOTT
Hope this one turns out a little better.



CONVERSATION: PRIVATE LLOYD

LLOYD
Your chopper's ready, Agent.
Good luck out there.
Give 'em hell, Denton.



1.
CONVERSATION: BODYGUARD

BODYGUARD
Get on the helicopter, Mr. Denton. Simons did not appreciate your interference.
Please do not keep us waiting.
We are needed inside.



2.
CONVERSATION: BODYGUARD

BODYGUARD
You may use the helicopter, Mr. Denton. Simons appreciates your respect for his
interrogation of the prisoners.



DATACUBE

JANINE'S BOTS
SPECS AND OVERVIEW
MATSU-GRAVAS R-118 REPAIR BOT

The Matsu-Gravas R-118 is characteristic of all bots in the M-G repair line, an
autonomous unit capable of a wide range of repair, maintenance, and construction
tasks. By default, the R-118 is equipped with a Kroya 'Searchlight 3' argon
laser attached to the standard M-G IRL arm; Chiang optics and visual processing;
a self-recharging bioelectric battery; wireless command control; and 16GB of
internal memory for a superior amount of task customization at an affordable
price. The bioelectric interface adheres to the same LITE standard pioneered by
M-G and adopted by most other companies around the world, allowing all units in
the R-line to act as mobile bioelectric rechargers if necessary...





NYC - BATTERY PARK



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
We're dropping you in Battery Park -- we know the NSF were moving materials
through here at one point. Seems like a good place to start looking.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
I think we scared 'em off.
Except for that one barrel of Ambrosia, there's been no sign of the shipment.
Don't tell Navarre -- we've let some of the bums back into the park. They don't
have anywhere to go.
Maybe check the shanty town. A lot of strange characters go through there.
Nothing to report, Agent.
You can assure UNATCO that the area has been secured.
An NYPD Crime Scene Unit came by. They said they didn't find much.
Not much happening -- city's under curfew.



CONVERSATION: FEMALE BUM

BUM
I saw you earlier. You're the guy they sent into the subway station.
You don't LOOK augmented.
From what I heard, when it's dangerous they send in soldiers that are all mech,
like 90 percent metal.
I don't see why they don't just use robots.
Pretty soon, it'll just be machines that fight wars.



CONVERSATION: RIOT COP

RIOT COP
We sure appreciate the help tonight, Agent.
We made a sweep of the area: no sign of the NSF.
If you want eyewitnesses, I'd say check the subway or the shanty town.
You'll be the first to know if we find anything.
They've got us on patrol until morning.
All quiet up here.



CONVERSATION: SICK MAN

MAN
(moans)
They got Ambrosia... I know they have some...
Barrels of Ambrosia... But they say it's go to be processed or it'll kill you
faster than the Gray Death.
I don't care. I'd try anything.
I hope the NSF leave some Ambrosia in New York. Everyone says they're gonna ship
it to China.
I can't make it another day...
I just want it to be over!



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
We've got the secret passage sealed up, sir.
They call it a "bolt hole." It's probably been part of the fort since it was
built.
Looks like the terrorists were using it to smuggle supplies.
Don't worry. No one's getting past us.
Tomorrow morning, they're going to cement it shut.



CONVERSATION: FEMALE BUM

BUM
This whole place got shot up just a few minutes ago.
The United Nations invaded the city because of the NSF.
I think most of the rebels got away.
The NSF won't get caught because they know how to use the secret parts of the
subway.
My dad always said that someday the UN would have an army and would try to take
over the United States. I thought he was cracked in the head.



CONVERSATION: SICK FEMALE

FEMALE
Go away... just...
...contagious...
I got no use for a handout.
Every day, some new disease... I think it's government labs.
Oh, thank you for talking to this old bag of bones. Most people, they look at
you like you're already dead.
Don't forget to wash the fruit. I think that's how I got it.
Take care of yourself.
That's enough. You're wearing me out.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
I'm keeping outta the way, like they said.
You don't have to push.
I didn't have NOTHIN' to do with what went down tonight.
The NSF got what they wanted. It's all I know.
What? WHAT?
Yeah, I been in trouble with the law before. So what?
When I'm in jail? It's usually because I fell asleep somewhere. Like... like
it's a crime to sleep.
Don't seem to be too much to ask for, a piece of ground.



CONVERSATION: OLDER BUM

BUM
We lost the battle today -- I admit it, yes Lord.

JC DENTON
You with the NSF?

BUM
Had myself a division, mind you, back when we were the Northwest Secessionist
Forces. Years ago. They thought they had us licked, like they think they have
licked us tonight, but -- lookit me, young sir! -- we're God's army, and what
infernal devil can stop God's army?

JC DENTON
Well... you take care of yourself.

BUM
Found me two thirty-ought-six clips. Now all I need's a gun, and then it's me
and Satan, yes Satan, one last look into the Devil's red eyes...

JC DENTON
Sounds like you served God admirably in the Northwest War. But maybe you should
let a soldier from the younger generation take the clips off your hands. What do
you want for them?

BUM
Huh... You mean, money? You wanna buy 'em? Well, guess I'd take about 300 for
each one.

JC DENTON
I'll check back with you later.

BUM
A young soldier of God... Is that it? Oh, hallelujah!

JC DENTON
I'll take both of them for 600.

BUM
Praise Heaven...
Tonight was a lesson, praise Jesus, a lesson writ in blood, but once again we
gather amid whispers and secret numbers. We gather and wait.
Now tell me, young sir, that smart look on your face, if the army has the
streets but the rebels still have the subways and the tunnels, is that a UN
victory? Those NSF boys certainly don't have trouble bringing in supplies, with
or without the streets.
With the help of angels and our God in Heaven, amen, our brothers tonight -- all
but a few -- gave the jackals the slip.



CONVERSATION: KID

KID
Hey, you a cop? The terrorists got away.
The built a secret passage in the subway station.
You didn't used to be able to get to Brooklyn Bridge Station from here.
It's neat, but I wouldn't go there now, even if I knew the code.



BOOK

"Hell is murky," that's what Macbeth said.
*
They came through today, bunch of the NSF boys, set up a perimeter in the shanty
town and took some folks hostage down in the station. One of them told me it was
necessary, that the government made it necessary -- "we're slaves if we don't,"
I remember her saying, and I asked her if she thought those people down in the
station felt any more free for being strapped to a bunch of dynamite. She just
looked at me, walked away.
*
MOLE/6653
*
Kevin's dealing with them, says we don't risk anything by letting them use the
tunnels, that we don't have no quarrel with anyone. But I wonder about hell and
the roads paved to it.
-- Curly



CONVERSATION: FEMALE BUM & CURLY

BUM
Oh, thank you again. My hands get so cold...

CURLY
Like I said, we'll probably both get kicked out when whoever it is gets back. I
live underground.

BUM
All the same...
Plenty of room around the fire.

JC DENTON
I can think of safer places to camp, after all the fighting tonight.

CURLY
Cops said I could be here. Besides, I ain't campin'. I'm with the mole people.

JC DENTON
Why the name "mole people?"

CURLY
They call us that because we live underground -- huh, like they're some kind of
superior beings or something because they've got more money than we do.

JC DENTON
Maybe you should join your people. Anywhere underground would be safer than
Battery Park.

CURLY
The moles need someone topside. Besides, it's been pretty quiet. I'd rather be
here than have the NSF tromping around with machine guns.

JC DENTON
The NSF are hiding out with the mole people?

CURLY
Yeah, they haven't hurt anybody. We guess it's all right.

JC DENTON
I need to contact the NSF. Think you could tell me how to find the moles?

CURLY
Sure. Just give me the password so I know they trust you.

1.
JC DENTON
It's a matter of national security.

CURLY
Still need a password.
Remember the password yet?

1.1
JC DENTON
It's imperative that I find the NSF hideout.

1.2
JC DENTON
xyzzy.

1.3
JC DENTON
Anonymous.

1.4
JC DENTON
Just tell me how to find the NSF.

1.1-2-3-4
CURLY
I've got to have the password.

2.
JC DENTON
Underworld.

CURLY
Good. Long as they've decided to give you access. Go to the phone booth in the
subway station. The code's M-O-L-E. That's 6635.

JC DENTON
Thanks.

CURLY
When you get to the Brooklyn Bridge Station, talk to Charlie; he'll get you into
the tunnels where we live.


BUM
Think it's true? The vaccine they got -- think it would really kill you?

CURLY
It's super-concentrated. I heard the NSF talking. They're gonna process it,
though.

BUM
I hope so. I can't go much longer.
What about the mole settlement? You taking new people?

CURLY
Well... It's not the best time, not right now.

BUM
I don't mind. I'd sleep in the dirt. Whatever.

CURLY
The thing is, they've got this policy. No one with the Gray Death can go past
Brooklyn Bridge Station.

BUM
Oh... I see.

CURLY
I'm sorry, miss. Really.

BUM
No need... No, I understand.

CURLY
Charlie's the Lieutenant Mayor. He takes care of infrastructure.
I like Charlie. He's always been straight with me.
We live in the tunnels west of Brooklyn Bridge Station.
It's not a bad place. Lots of good people down there.
We have our own government, elections... a REAL democracy.
Democracy's for small towns. That's how it developed, back in Athens.
We're modeled on the Greeks -- with no outside influences!
When there's millions of people in the country, no one has any say about
anything.
Big countries always turn into dictatorships, then they fall apart under their
own weight.
Thought you were in a hurry to track down the NSF.

BUM
Don't worry. We're allowed to be here.
Cops have been pretty cool tonight.
It's little things, once in a while, that make you feel not so much like a leper
anymore.



CONVERSATION: BILLY

BILLY
Hey, you a cop? The terrorists got away.
They built a secret passage in the subway station.
You didn't used to be able to get to Brooklyn Bridge Station from here.
It's neat, but I wouldn't go down there now, even if I knew the code.



CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN

1.
JC DENTON
Thanks again for the key.

FILBEN
It wasn't a favor. I was well-paid.

2.
JC DENTON
Sorry I didn't need your help on the island. I hope it wasn't a wasted trip.

FILBEN
No sweat, man. I got paid. That's what matters.


JC DENTON
A real patriot.

FILBEN
I see it like this. It all balances out. UNATCO's just as much gun freaks as the
militias, and if everybody's gonna shoot it out, fine, so long as neither side
wins and takes over the whole country.

JC DENTON
The goal of UNATCO is not conquest. It's the safety of ordinary people like
yourself.

FILBEN
I know an army when I see one. Look, I'll be blunt -- got any cash? There's a
secret passage behind that phone booth over there. For 500, I'll tell you where
to get the code.

1.
(JC DENTON
I'm not interested.

FILBEN
Change your mind?)

JC DENTON
Sure. 500 for where I can find the code to the phone booth.

FILBEN
Talk to Curly in the shantytown in Battery Park. He's from the mole-people
settlement. You have to give him the password "Underworld."

JC DENTON
I think I talked to the guy. He said the NSF were hiding out with the moles. Are
they allies?

FILBEN
They both hate the Feds, but that's it. The moles don't want a war. They just
want to be left alone in their tunnels.

JC DENTON
Aiding and sympathizing -- just as bad as being a terrorist yourself, in my
opinion.

FILBEN
I doubt the NSF gave them much choice.

2.
JC DENTON
I already got the code to the phone booth -- but thanks.


JC DENTON
We think they're loading the Ambrosia onto a plane. Heard anything about that?

FILBEN
Nothing I could put a price on. UNATCO already thinks it's Juan Lebedev.

JC DENTON
Lebedev?

FILBEN
I don't know who else it could be. He owns a whole terminal at LaGuardia.
Manderley's been trying to bump him off for years.

JC DENTON
Since when is LaGuardia for sale?

FILBEN
City had some debts a few years back. There's always a buyer. But Lebedev's
small-time. He can't buy off the big politicians like a Bob Page.

JC DENTON
Who does he buy off?

FILBEN
People lower down, but useful. Some of your buddies at UNATCO, actually.

JC DENTON
Who?

FILBEN
Ah-ha-ha. You can't afford that one.
Yeah, if it's Lebedev, you're gonna have a chance to be a hero. Manderley wants
him dead.
Figured you'd come through here.
You want to know something, find me.





NYC - BROOKLYN BRIDGE



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
After the quakes, the homeless drifted down here, junkies, runaways, grifters.
There's a DSS file a mile long on this place. Some of them -- the so-called
"mole people" -- have permanent living quarters in an adjacent tunnel system not
on my map.



CONVERSATION: HOOKER

HOOKER
Hi, honey.
I don't handle the money. Talk to Charlie.
You want zyme, talk to the guy in the corner. His name's Rock.
You deaf? I said I don't handle the money.
Beat it.



CONVERSATION: JUNKIE

JUNKIE
The doctors in that clinic? They ain't worth five credits.
Nurse knew I was sick. She just don't care.
I've got the plague.
That's why I look like this.
They should be giving me disability. It's my right.
Government lets people get poor, then they wonder why someone jacks their
Mercedes.



CONVERSATION: HOMELESS

JC DENTON
I'm looking for the mole people.

HOMELESS
You don't want to camp with THEM. Trust me, they're too political.

JC DENTON
I don't need a place to camp.

HOMELESS
I STARTED the mole people. I was there first. And then they made up committees
that throw people out just because they don't like the way you look.

JC DENTON
How do I find them?

HOMELESS
Don't bother. They're elitist, and now the NSF is down there, too.
It stinks down there, anyway.
I'm a classic example of the individualist. I do better on my own.
The only thing about staying up here is the rooks. One time I was drunk and fell
asleep and they put me on the train tracks. Good thing the 5 is shut down.



CONVERSATION: CHARLIE FANN

JC DENTON
I hear the NSF are using the mole people hideout as a base.

CHARLIE
Are you the Feds? We don't need a war down here.

JC DENTON
I work for UNATCO.

CHARLIE
Well, the NSF come through here, but they don't bother us. If we need help with
anything, it's our plumbing. We lost pressure because of the explosions on South
Street.

JC DENTON
Tough break. You tell me about the NSF, and I'll put in a word with the city
about the water.

CHARLIE
The city don't know we got water and they don't NEED to know. How about you fix
it and then I'll talk.

JC DENTON
I don't have much time.

CHARLIE
I would open the valve myself, but there was a cave-in; the utility door's
blocked. It's up at the north end of the tracks, in case you want to take a
look.

JC DENTON
Clearing a tunnel -- that would require explosives.

CHARLIE
It could be done; a LAM would do the trick. It's just that I'm not gonna be the
one to talk to the Rooks. They'd probably sell us one, but they don't like
people going into their turf, which is the whole upper level.
I tried to clear a path to the door, but I'm not worth a nickel anymore.
The gang runs the whole upper level of the station.
The leader calls himself El Rey, but he's just a punk.
The city don't care if we siphon off a bit.
You wanna get to our hideout, you go through me.



CONVERSATION: JUNKIE (LENNY)

LENNY
(moans)

JC DENTON
You have a problem?

LENNY
Get out! I got a bomb!

JC DENTON
A bomb's a bad choice for close-range combat.

LENNY
Might as well use it. Rock says I owe him. He won't even give me one vial for
it.

JC DENTON
What kind of bomb?

LENNY
I think they said it was called a LAM.

1.
JC DENTON
You looking to trade?

LENNY
I gotta, man. I need a vial of zyme.
Oh my God...
All I want's one, right now... just one vial...

JC DENTON
No zyme. Sorry.

LENNY
I'm gonna kill Rock...

2.
JC DENTON
Suppose I could part with a vial of zyme, if you'll give me the LAM.

LENNY
You got some? Really?

JC DENTON
Yeah. Let's see the LAM.

LENNY
Take it, man. Whatever. Where's the zyme?

2.1
JC DENTON
Make it last. I killed homeboy out by the tracks.

2.2
JC DENTON
Hope it lasts.


LENNY
(sighs)
Better, much better...
I was feeling pretty bad...

3.
JC DENTON
Tough luck.

(LENNY
Yeah, you said it.
All I want's one, right now... just one vial...)



CONVERSATION: CHARLIE FANN

JC DENTON
The water lines should be open now.

CHARLIE
Good. Glad to see you UNATCO boys do something for the community.

JC DENTON
Now can you tell me about the NSF?

CHARLIE
The NSF... Yeah, they took over the tunnels.

JC DENTON
How do I get there?

CHARLIE
Go to the women's restroom on the other side of the station. Look for a keypad
under the sink. The combination's 5482.

JC DENTON
Great. I'm glad I could help you out.

CHARLIE
Be careful when there's a gunfight; there are families living down there.
The mole people aren't militant like the NSF.
The NSF want a base down there because it's close to LaGuardia.
Thanks again.



CONVERSATION: GANGSTER

GANGSTER
Hol' up, bro'!

JC DENTON
What is it?

GANGSTER
You on Rooks territory now. Just so you know.

JC DENTON
You call yourselves Rooks?

GANGSTER
That's right. Up here? It's business. You wanna do business, talk to El Rey.

JC DENTON
I'll keep that in mind.

GANGSTER
Just take it easy, bro'. Be cool.
No one up here's looking for a fight.
El Rey runs the show.
We're gonna be Special Forces for the NSF, if they give us some chits.
You can stick around, long as you have legitimate business.
All this -- as far as you can see - it's Rooks territory.



CONVERSATION: GIRL 1, GIRL 2 & GIRL 3

GIRL 1
Whassup?
Back off. You have business, talk to El Rey.
Hey, cut it out!
Homely-ass mark, get your ass away from me.
Who sent you, JoJo?
Tell that punk we're layin' for him.
Gonna expand our operation.
I said, back off!
Juss be straight with El Rey. He be straight with you.

GIRL 2
You wanna talk to El Rey? Thass cool.
The Rooks? We hang mostly underground, but we're about to spread out.
Next, we're gonna move on Rock.
You wanna run with us? Bet El Rey'd say okay.
Thassa fly coat.

GIRL 3
You ain't all that.
Think you're bad, struttin' around Rooks' turf.
You better keep yourself in line.
You come in Rooks territory, you show respect.



(CONVERSATION: EL REY

EL REY
Whoa-whoa-whoa... Easy, bro'. You don't gotta kill no one!

JC DENTON
Yeah? Who says?

EL REY
Wha'chu want? I got this LAM. You can HAVE it, man. The Rooks? We're
businessmen. We can have a business relationship.

1.
JC DENTON
Just give me the LAM, punk.

EL REY
Sure, bro'. Yeah. Take it.

JC DENTON
Some gangbanger. Maybe you should think about going back to school.

EL REY
Juss be cool, bro'.
Thass it, bro'. You got my only one.
You didn't have to kill no one.

2.
JC DENTON
I want more. Either your life is worth more than a LAM, or it's not worth
living.

EL REY
Thass all I got, man!)



CONVERSATION: EL REY

EL REY
Hey, bro'. What's with the getup?

1.
JC DENTON
Charlie says you sell explosives.

EL REY
Yeah? Charlie should mind his own business.

2.
JC DENTON
I'm from out of town. I hear the NSF are operating around here somewhere. Know
anything about it?

EL REY
I guess I seen'em, but that's it. You a militia type? I can hook you up with
some explosives. Serious stuff, man.


JC DENTON
How much?

EL REY
Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa -- We ain't talkin' firecrackers, understand. What I got, it
comes from a guy at UNATCO. Hardcore munitions and shit.

JC DENTON
How much?

EL REY
I got a LAM. Know what that is? 750.

JC DENTON
Pretty steep for second-hand goods.

EL REY
Either that, or you work for it. You into fighting? I need someone to take care
of the dealer downstairs.

1.
JC DENTON
Already dead.

EL REY
Yeah? You killed him?

JC DENTON
Just another parasite.

EL REY
Hot damn. That guy you just killed?

2.
JC DENTON
I already dealt with that guy. Knocked him unconscious, flat on his back.

EL REY
Unconscious? You deaf? I said I want homeboy DEAD. You gonna survive on the
street, bro', you gotta have some sense, like what I tell my crew: no mercy.
When it's you and the enemy: no mercy.

JC DENTON
I used as much force as the situation required. You trying to lecture me on
tactics?

EL REY
Take it easy. We work it out. I get one of my boys to finish the hit. Good
enough. That guy?

(3.
JC DENTON
I'll think about it.

3.1
EL REY
You want it for free -- you know what to do.

3.2
EL REY
The dealer's name's Rock. He hangs out on the east side in the corner.

3.3
EL REY
A LAM for the price of a couple of slugs in homeboy's head. That's a deal.)


EL REY
He's been in my way for months. Now I got the whole station. You can have the
LAM. Now I can afford me a GEP gun.
You don't want to be nowhere near one of these things when it goes off.
Downstairs, I'ma start my own operation.
(Tell Charlie I don't want him advertising that I got hot merchandise, right?)



CONVERSATION: KID

KID
Leave me alone.
The rule is you're supposed to use the secret passage and leave us alone.
Man, it stinks in here.



CONVERSATION: JUNKIE (DON)

DON
(whimper)
Hey! Hey!
Man... Got any zyme?

JC DENTON
Don't have any zyme.

DON
Just a little bit, a crumb...

JC DENTON
I said you're out of luck.

DON
Oh God... Oh...
...stand here forever.



CONVERSATION: DRUG DEALER

DEALER
What you need, bro'? Vials are 250.

1.
JC DENTON
I'll take a vial of zyme.

DEALER
...mess you up.

1.1
DEALER
Rock's the name, guy. Anything you want.

1.2
DEALER
Come on, bro'. No cops down here.

1.3
DEALER
You need something to mellow you out.

2.
JC DENTON
What do you know about a gang called the rooks?

DEALER
Gang? Who calls 'em a gang?

JC DENTON
Just what I heard.

DEALER
Bunch of pussycats. I come within fifty yards, they scatter.

JC DENTON
Seems that other people aren't so lucky.

DEALER
...always talkin' big, tryin'a be players. The junkies found a box of LAMs the
other day; now El Rey puts on the show of being an arms dealer.

JC DENTON
The junkies?

DEALER
Oh, sure. Only a matter of time until someone's stash disappears and people
start blowing up.

3.
JC DENTON
Know where I can find the mole people?

DEALER
Good neighbors keep each other's business private.

JC DENTON
You want to set a price?

DEALER
I'm a good neighbor. You want to buy something or not?

JC DENTON
I'm with UNATCO. Start talking.

DEALER
I ain't goin' back to jail.

JC DENTON
Let's try some word-association. First word: Ambrosia.

DEALER
Bitch I ain't goin' back to jail!

4.
JC DENTON
Maybe later.



CONVERSATION: DON

DON
Man... Got any zyme?

JC DENTON
Take a vial.

DON
Oh... Cool. Thanks, man.

JC DENTON
Now maybe you can calm down for a second and tell me how to get to the mole-
people hideout.

DON
Yeah... sure. They're in the tunnels.

JC DENTON
And...?

DON
The keypad's under the sink. In the women's bathroom. Everybody knows that.

JC DENTON
The code...?

DON
Got me. The mole people keep me out cuz they don't like zyme.

DON
Thanks, dude!
Ahhhhh... Ohhhh...
Who needs Rock? Huh? Not me. He could just die. Take his fifty-cut zyme and
blow.
Under the sink, man. Look under the sink.





NYC - MOLE TUNNELS



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST 1 & NSF TERRORIST 2

NSF TERRORIST 1
The panel's secured.

NSF TERRORIST 2
Good. The boobytraps?

NSF TERRORIST 1
Installed. They really think he'll make it this far?

NSF TERRORIST 2
Paul said not to take any chances.

NSF TERRORIST 1
Well, I guess he would know.

NSF TERRORIST 2
These UNATCO guys are like machines. Dont know what they are...

(NSF TERRORIST 1
Dont shoot!
We got word. Were standing down.
We wont get in the way.

NSF TERRORIST 2
I surrender!
We dont know anything!
Easy, man!)



CONVERSATION: MOLE PERSONS

PERSON 1
Take it easy... I'm on your side.
They made me do work for them.
I used to handle records at a shipyard, so they had me break into the inventory
systems. I was able to locate shipments of Ambrosia.
Guess it's not so bad if they manage to help some of the sick people.
If you're looking for the leader, he's in a secret room next to the storage area
beside us.
I tried to get away this morning, but I got caught. Then they shot my cat.
Like I said, I was just a prisoner. They didn't tell me much.

PERSON 2
You with the police? They just moved a bunch of barrels through here. You still
have time to catch them.
They think because they have guns we're afraid, but we're not.
We've been waiting for the right chance to run these jerks out of town.

PERSON 3
You from the Feds? We don't need any help.
Hell, the NSF don't hurt anybody.
This is our place. We can do what we want.
The city condemned this part of the subway. This is free territory.
The NSF have every right to stand up to the government. Somebody's gotta.
Doesn't seem like much to ask from the City of New York -- a damn hole in the
ground.



CONVERSATION: MOLE KIDS

KID 1
I know a secret!

JC DENTON
Yeah?

KID 1
It's about the NSF commander. You know how he gets in his secret room?

JC DENTON
I give up.

KID 1
He does something with a brick behind those cardboard boxes. It's true! I saw
it.

1.
JC DENTON
What boxes?

KID 1
At the south end, where the room is. Where else?

2.
JC DENTON
Yeah, well I'd stay away from that room for awhile. It's not too pretty in
there.

3.
JC DENTON
I believe you. I was just over there myself.


KID 1
I know lotsa secrets.
My Dad says you don't get anywhere if you can't keep a secret.
When I grow up, I'm gonna be rich, cuz I'm gonna know everything.

KID 2
You're the spy, huh?
The metal guys knew you were coming.
They have a plan. They're gonna kill you.
They turned on hot steam in one tunnel and put laser traps in the other.
The guards at the helicopter base are supposed to shoot you when you show up.
You better go back.



CONVERSATION: MOLE PERSON (KEVIN BRADLEY)

JC DENTON
Looks like you've been overrun by NSF.

BRADLEY
They move supplies through here. There's nothing we can do about it.

JC DENTON
Anything recently?

BRADLEY
A bunch of barrels came through about an hour ago. Woke us all up.

JC DENTON
Where were they headed?

BRADLEY
They went through that bathroom, like they always do. Only way to get a key is
from the NSF commander -- the guy who lives to the south. But I bet he'd die
first.

JC DENTON
Some of the terrorists actually live down here?

BRADLEY
It's a secret room. You open the door by pushing a brick they keep hidden behind
some cardboard boxes.

1.
JC DENTON
I'll have a talk with him. You won't have to worry about the NSF for much
longer.

BRADLEY
The terrorist leader's command post is on this side of the tunnel to the south.

2.
JC DENTON
I met him already. He was somewhat cooperative but I had to take him down. I
don't think you'll have to worry about the NSF for a while.

3.
JC DENTON
We've met already. He's an accountant or something. I don't think he'll give you
any trouble.


BRADLEY
If you're looking for the airfield, you're gonna want to go to the north end of
the chamber. They've built a secret passageway in the men's bathroom.
I didn't want a fight, but I guess it turned out for the best.
You'd think the revolutionaries would have more respect for the people they're
trying to fight for.
I'm not against the NSF, but we've got families down here. This isn't a
barracks.



CONVERSATION: TERRORIST LEADER

LEADER
I surrender.

JC DENTON
The mole people say the Ambrosia came through here an hour ago.

LEADER
I'll cooperate. Relax. The key to the men's restroom is on the table.

JC DENTON
This better not be a joke.

LEADER
Hey, I'm just an accountant. I know the body-armor looks threatening, but I'm
part-time, like a reservist. I don't want any trouble.
The key's on the corner of the table.
I never wanted to see action.
I know when to stand down.
What is it now?
Knock it off.



(CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST

NSF TERRORIST
Hold fire!
I surrender!
Easy, man. I wont get in your way.
You want this stinking rat hole, you got it.
Dont look at me. I just follow orders.
You wont find anything down here.
If youre from the Feds, youre a little late.)




NYC - HELIBASE



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
These sewage tunnels look like they come out somewhere by the airfield. Be
careful, though. The terrorists probably expect intruders.
You're entering a helibase terminal below a private section of LaGuardia. Veer
to the east. You should be able to take the elevator to ground level. If you hit
trouble, double-back across the platform. There's a sewer drain to the northwest
which leads to a pond next to the airfield. We think we know who's moving the
shipment. More in a minute.
Looks like you're on the right track. That's one of the three missing barrels of
Ambrosia. We'll be sending a team to recover it. See if you can find the other
two.



DATACUBE

Young, if you or Decker need to access my account the login is "etodd" and the
password is "saintmary".
Be careful, and I'll find you after this is all over,
Erin



COMPUTER

From: JHearst//LGANET.8374.832.20
To: ETodd//LGANET.2378.236.36
Subject: Out Sick

I'm not feeling so well so I think I'm going to take tomorrow off. But you and I
are having a rematch on that pool game when I get back.
Jonny



From: PubTerminal12//LGANET.783.46.63
To: ETodd//LGANET.2378.236.36
Subject: Quick Note

Killian showed up with this canister they managed to swipe from Liberty along
with the Ambrosia -- handed it off to me, like I'd know what to do with it. I'll
load it onto the plane but then I need to get down to the dock and see what the
hell's going on down there. Juan's not around, so do me a favor and let him know
that the suspension crate code for this stuff is 9905 -- maybe he'll know what
to do with it. These other monkeys can't remember birthdays much less a code.
And tell Younger to get his ass in gear, we're not screwing around out there.
-Decker



DATACUBE

Erin, the Ambrosia's been delivered and the first barrel is being offloaded onto
the helicopter -- the other barrels are heading out by boat and plane so we can
hopefully get at least one sample away for analysis. If you can, rendevous with
us at one of the departure points, otherwise you know where to meet if something
goes wrong. You've done a lot for the cause and should be proud of yourself. Now
play it safe and get gone.
JL



NEWSPAPER

Seasonal Flooding Minimal
APR - London, United Kingdom

An article recently published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal
Meteorological Society indicates that worldwide flooding from melting ice caps
will be significantly less this year than in previous years due to an unusually
cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Dr. Tammy Bright, a professor of
climatology at Oxford University, led the study and noted that global tides
should rise by no more than "one to two meters on average" in most major cities
throughout North America, Europe, Russia, and East Asia. For comparison the high
water mark in New York last year was four meters, requiring millions of credits
in additional spending for a network of levees and pumps.
"While theories concerning the significant increase in days below freezing at
either pole abound, the practical upshot is that Arctic ice density has grown
substantially when compared to any similar period in the last five years."



NEWSPAPER

McMoran Slings Chinese Ore
APR - Beijing, China

With the announcement by the Chinese last week that the Zhou Enlai Lunar Mining
Complex was fully operational, today McMoran Global Steel held a press
conference to detail the first delivery of lunar ore from the facility to Earth
via a mass driver constructed by McMoran.
"The McMoran MD-118 Mass Driver is the first piece of accelerated stock to be
constructed on such a scale, and certainly the first to operate
extraterestrially," said Sean Murphy. "The selection of McMoran for this
contract by the Chinese government is a major step towards closer economic ties
between China and the U.S."
McMoran won the contract in a heated bidding war with Page Industries that
reached its most fevered pitch when Page attempted an unsuccessful hostile
takeover of McMoran.



BOOK

The Man Who Was Thursday
by G. K. Chesterton

...Syme had never thought of asking whether the monstrous man who almost filled
and broke the balcony was the great President of whom the others stood in awe.
He knew it was so, with an unaccountable but instantaneous certainty. Syme,
indeed, was one of those men who are open to all the more nameless psychological
influences in a degree a little dangerous to mental health. Utterly devoid of
fear in physical dangers, he was a great deal too sensitive to the smell of
spiritual evil. Twice already that night little unmeaning things had peeped out
at him almost pruriently, and given him a sense of drawing nearer and nearer to
the head-quarters of hell. And this sense became overpowering as he drew nearer
to the great President...



BOOK

Jacob's Shadow
by Andrew Hammond

Chapter 15

Waiting was always the hardest part: in the stir, and in life. Guys who couldn't
handle it either ended up rocking back and forth in a dark corner, or babbling
incoherently. Always the same.
Jacob would have been the one rocking in the corner. He did solitary the first
time after fight, someone thinking he was an easy mark. Forty-eight hours and he
started screaming and didn't stop until his larynx was raw and his voice
cracked. It was a month before he could talk again.
One of the lifers saw Jacob wasn't as fence-post dumb as the rest of the
population and took to schooling him in chess. Jacob never got much respect from
the old-timer, but he got his sanity. He'd play chess, checkers, backgammon, any
game there was.
He got into another fight when one pendejo who was looking to make a name for
himself flipped over Jacob's game board, said impolite things about people and
their little kiddie games. Jacob cracked one of his ribs and amused himself for
a week in solitary playing Kasparov and Bobby Fischer in his head.



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST

NSF TERRORIST
Two weeks in a militia training camp... I'm not ready for this.
I guess this beats starving back home.
Hot as hell in these masks.
When we gonna see some action?
Sooner or later theyre just gonna find us.





NYC - AIRFIELD



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
This is the terminal at LaGuardia owned by Juan Ivanovich Lebedev. We're certain
based on what you've discovered that he's working with terrorists. Your orders
are to locate and kill him. We're sending you a map of the airfield.
Great. That should make sure you and I won't miss any shots. I've notified the
recovery team. One barrel left -- we think this one may actually be on Lebedev's
jet.



DATACUBE

Young:
I've got to survey the perimeter -- reports are coming back of someone heading
this way through the tunnels. Don't know what their force composition is, but it
sounds bad. If I'm not back, load up the Ambrosia as soon as the boat arrives
and then head for the hangar -- the East Gate is locked, so get the key. I'll
meet you there.



DATACUBE

Juan asked me for the hangar code, so it's 5914. Tell Young not to get his ass
shot off -- you know how I feel about him. And I _will_ kill you if something
happens.
Take care,
Erin





NYC - HANGAR



CONTACT: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
You can relax, JC. I told the troops to stand down. That's right; I'm working
for the NSF. I'll meet you at the 747.



CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

1.
PAUL DENTON
Jesus Christ. Didn't you hear me? I ordered the militia to stand down.

JC DENTON
Your "militia" killed a lot of our men tonight.

PAUL DENTON
Just listen to what I've got to say. We don't have much time.

2.
PAUL DENTON
Excellent work. I underestimated your abilities.

JC DENTON
You work for the NSF?

PAUL DENTON
Listen to what I've got to say. We don't have much time.


JC DENTON
You got that right. UNATCO will have a team here in a few minutes.

PAUL DENTON
The Gray Death is a man-made virus. Everyone up to the President is at UNATCO's
mercy as long as UNATCO controls the supply of Ambrosia.

JC DENTON
You believe that?

PAUL DENTON
We have proof. We need to get the Ambrosia to Hong Kong. Heard of Tracer Tong?
He can help us synthesize it ourselves.

JC DENTON
You better step away from the jet. Your boss is my next objective.

PAUL DENTON
Join us, JC. Talk to Lebedev. He can convince you.
Get on the plane. We're almost ready to go.

JC DENTON
Blackmail of the U.S. government could not possibly escape the notice of the
United Nations.

PAUL DENTON
Don't be so quick to trust the UN.

JC DENTON
Are you kidding? The UN's about the only chance we've got these days. If the
U.S. spirals into another Civil War...

PAUL DENTON
A pretext, nothing more. The whole project of world government -- going back to
the League of Nations -- has been funded and manipulated mainly by wealthy
bankers.

JC DENTON
Is that so?

PAUL DENTON
Remember that the UN itself was built on land donated by John D. Rockefeller.
Get on board. A UNATCO security squad will be here any minute.
The wealthy have always been the ones to profit from one-world government.
More later. You better get moving.
The United Nations' secret goal -- well, this is David Rockefeller's
description, from half a century ago: "the supernational sovereignty of an
intellectual elite and world bankers."
The UN was founded not to end war but to gradually dissolve national governments
and replace them with a Globalist meritocracy.
Average people never benefit from government and business on a scale they can't
even understand.
Go!



CONVERSATION: NSF TERRORIST

NSF TERRORIST
Hold fire.
Your brother's at the 747.
Easy. We don't want any trouble.
Hope you decide to join up.
Hurry up. A UNATCO security squad won't be far behind.
Your brother makes some sense, doesn't he?
This was our last chance to do something about the plague.
We'll protect you from your UNATCO buddies.
Go. Lebedev is waiting.



CONVERSATION: AIRCRAFT MECHANIC (HAROLD)

HAROLD
Hey, you the guy the Feds sent? I have something for you.

JC DENTON
How do you know anything about the Feds?

HAROLD
Oh, Lebedev, all his people right now -- they're running around like ants
thinking it's gonna be a raid. Rich bastard probably has some kind of drug deal
about to happen. Anyway, filched this stuff from a guy's locker. I'm selling a
recoil weapon mod for 400. I also have some shotgun shells I'll give you for
300.

1.
JC DENTON
Here's 400 for the recoil weapon mod.
(Gotta get rid of some gear. Hold on.)

2.
JC DENTON
I'll take the shotgun shells for 300.

(3.
JC DENTON
Maybe later.)


HAROLD
Appreciate it.
Think I'll start myself a little business.
What do they expect? On my salary...
I wish I had something else - but that's it.





NYC - 747 AIRPLANE



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
That's the last one. Good work.



NEWSPAPER

!=!==!=== MIDNIGHT SUN ===!==!=!
Black Helicopters a "Concern" Says Senator

As sightings of ominous "black helicopters" become increasingly common across
the country, from Manhattan to the SoCal shores, many citizens have grown
concerned that these gunships are actually a sign that troops may be preparing
to mobilize for some unknown action.
"Certainly this concerns me," said Senator Harry Jarvis (D-Texas), a member of
the Armed Services Committee. "I intend to bring this up in our next committee
meeting and ask some hard questions."
UNATCO director Joseph Manderley was more skeptical. "If black helicopters were
really being used for 'covert operations,' then those responsible are doing a
poor job of it." Manderley went on to say that UNATCO employed no such aircraft
and declined to pursue the matter any further claiming that it detracted from
the "serious nature of [our] mission." -- Joe Greene, Senior Staff Writer



DATACUBE

Juan,
Decker let me know that Killian dropped off a canister recovered during the
operation... Decker wasn't sure what it was, but he put it in a suspension crate
on board the plane, coded to 9905, figured you'd know what to do with it.
See you soon,
Erin



1.
CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
Excellent. Precisely how a UNATCO agent must deal with a terrorist.

JC DENTON
My pleasure.

ANNA NAVARRE
Mission complete. A chopper is waiting outside to take you back to Liberty
Island.



2.
CONVERSATION: JUAN IVANOVICH LEBEDEV

LEBEDEV
I surrender!

JC DENTON
What?

LEBEDEV
Easy now, Agent. UNATCO has a policy against killing unarmed prisoners. We have
much to learn from each other.

JC DENTON
We're assuming control of the airfield. The vaccine will be returned to the
international authorities.

LEBEDEV
Don't you want to hear why your brother came over to our side?

JC DENTON
He makes his own decisions.

LEBEDEV
You know he wouldn't betray UNATCO without a reason.



CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
Good work. Now finish the job.

JC DENTON
He surrendered. He's an unarmed prisoner -- UNATCO policy protects him.

ANNA NAVARRE
Terminate the prisoner, Agent. If you are too afraid, you are ordered to return
to base, on Manderley's authority. There is a helicopter waiting.
I have the command here now.
You are worthless if you cannot obey a simple order.
This man will receive a speedy trial.
Congratulations, Agent. You are one of us, after all. I confess I had my doubts.
Your helicopter is waiting at the airfield.
We can say what we like in the paperwork.
That is how it is done. Swift and quiet.
Good work. Now get to the helicopter.



3.
CONVERSATION: JUAN IVANOVICH LEBEDEV

JC DENTON
If you know something, just tell me.

LEBEDEV
The question you've got to ask -- I'm surprised you haven't -- is the obvious
one: Who am I? Who made me and for what purpose?

JC DENTON
UNATCO has briefed me on my augmentations. Get to the point.

ANNA NAVARRE
Return to base, Agent Denton. I will handle this.

LEBEDEV
Your parents were murdered precisely because they could have told you the
correct answer to that question.

JC DENTON
That's a pretty big claim.

LEBEDEV
You didn't have parents. The ones you knew were employees. You were made by a
cabal of technophiles so crazed for power that they would control not only
governments and people but the chemistry of our bodies as well.

ANNA NAVARRE
Leave us, Agent. Now.

JC DENTON
Sounds like a picture-perfect description of the NSF.

LEBEDEV
Think bigger, Agent. Think global.

ANNA NAVARRE
You have disobeyed a direct order.

LEBEDEV
Do you think it's an accident that the cure for the global plague is owned by a
single corporation, and that it's kept so secret that only the tabloids dare
print a story suggesting it exists?

JC DENTON
The supply is limited. That doesn't mean there's a conspiracy.

LEBEDEV
But where does that corporation manufacture the cure, and where did your brother
uncover the information that brought him over to our side?

JC DENTON
Go on.

LEBEDEV
I can tell by the expression of your friend's face that she knows where I'm
heading. UNATCO is completely correct to think that Tracer Tong will soon
understand Ambrosia. He was the one who was going to receive this shipment.

JC DENTON
Why tell me all this?

LEBEDEV
I've said nothing that UNATCO won't find on this plane's computer. But here's
the secret. This is what Paul was so interested to hear from Tracer Tong.

ANNA NAVARRE
Manderley will be disappointed in your insubordination.
That is what happens to a prisoner who tries to escape. Go to the helicopter
now, Agent Denton. It is waiting at the airfield.
Get to the helicopter. Manderley will want to see you.
I have never had this much difficulty with a trainee in my life.
I have told Manderley a thousand times: augmentations do not make an agent.



4.
CONVERSATION: JUAN IVANOVICH LEBEDEV

LEBEDEV
I guess Paul must have convinced you.

JC DENTON
All right. We're alone. If you have proof of a conspiracy, let's hear it.

LEBEDEV
The question you've got to ask -- I'm surprised you haven't -- is the obvious
one: Who am I? Who made me and for what purpose?

JC DENTON
UNATCO has briefed me on my augmentations. Get to the point.

LEBEDEV
Your parents were murdered precisely because they could have told you the
correct answer to that question.

JC DENTON
That's a pretty big claim.

LEBEDEV
You didn't have parents. The ones you knew were employees. You were made by a
cabal of technophiles so crazed for power that they would control not only
governments and people but the chemistry of our bodies as well.

JC DENTON
Your proof?

LEBEDEV
You're the proof. You and Paul. When you get back to UNATCO, pay attention.
Something's not right. You're really working for a group of conspirators called
Majestic 12.

JC DENTON
You expect me to believe there's a group of people powerful enough to control
the United Nations?

LEBEDEV
The U.N. and UNATCO are just a couple of their tools.
UNATCO has already occupied the airfield. Just go through the motions and report
back to Liberty Island. I can't do anything for you here.
Be patient. Someone will contact you, soon.
If you want to find out more, you'll have to contact Tracer Tong in Hong Kong.



1.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Jesus, JC, that was Agent Navarre. She was out of line there, about the
execution, but -- Oh, my God. Manderley will have you shot. We have to erase the
log files. I don't like this, but I'll protect you this time. I guess you have
to stand up for what you believe.



2.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Jesus, JC, that was Agent Navarre. I can't say I liked the way she operated, but
-- Oh my God. Manderley will have you shot. We have to erase the log files. I'll
protect you this time. You better have a good explanation.



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Proceed to the helipad. We know your brother was here. He is gone, but we will
find him.





NYC - HANGAR



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
All clear, sir.
We've disabled the security grid.
Agent Hermann is on his way.
This area is secure.
I heard you got Lebedev. Way to go.
There's a chopper waiting at the helipad.





NYC - AIRFIELD



CONVERSATION: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Manderley has assigned me the peacekeeping occupation of the airport.

JC DENTON
Standard procedure, it appears. I'm sure we can count on you.

GUNTHER HERMANN
I want to be the one to execute Lebedev.

1.
JC DENTON
Yeah, well... There was shooting on the 747. I didn't see what happened. Maybe
Anna beat you to it.

GUNTHER HERMANN
I will investigate. She might need backup.

2.
JC DENTON
Some bad news. I already took him out.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Yes. Of course. Congratulations, Agent.

3.
JC DENTON
Some bad news. Agent Navarre beat you to it.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Yes. Of course. I will congratulate her.


JC DENTON
Hey, about my brother --

GUNTHER HERMANN
A shame that we have to track down and kill one of our most advanced agents. At
least we have one of you left.

JC DENTON
Don't you think we should give Paul a chance to explain himself? He's been with
UNATCO for years.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Only one thing can happen when you break your oath to the Coalition.
I will be truthful. I have requested the assignment of the Paul Denton
assassination.
Again they ignore me. Again they think they have a better punishment for a
traitor than a shotgun to the head.
I will do it myself, even if they say to get him alive.
I was the one who warned them a year ago not to trust Paul Denton.
Do not make the same mistake as your brother.
The helicopter is waiting.
Agent Navarre and I will handle it from here.
Paul cannot hide from my infrared detectors.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Gunther told me about Paul.

JC DENTON
It's true. Paul's been working for the NSF.

JOCK
This is gonna shake up the Coalition, JC. I don't know if you realize how
important your brother was.

JC DENTON
The Coalition will recover. I'm not so worried about the Coalition.

JOCK
U.N. officials will probably get involved. You'll have to keep your head down if
you're gonna come through this in one piece. Sure you're ready to head back to
base?

JC DENTON
Give me a minute to look around.

JOCK
Sure thing.
Ready?

JC DENTON
I'm ready. Let's move out.

JOCK
Get in.





NYC - LIBERTY ISLAND



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Check in with Manderley so we can get out of here. We gotta move.
It has to do with your brother.
I can't say anything else right now.
Just hurry up.



1.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Manderley is pleased that you followed orders. He wants to see you.



2.
CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Manderley wants you to stop by his office. Don't sweat it if he chews you out. I
think you made the right decision by not killing Lebedev.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
This area is off-limits.
Hell of a long shift.
Sorry, Agent. Only authorized personnel.
I have to ask you to step away from the barricade.



1.
CONVERSATION: PRIVATE LLOYD

LLOYD
Don't worry. Manderley calmed down when he heard that they picked up Lebedev.
You'll be all right. He's mainly upset about Paul.
You better get downstairs for a debriefing.



2.
CONVERSATION: PRIVATE LLOYD

LLOYD
We got the news. Nobody really believes it.
Too bad about Paul. Guess that goes to show we can't be too sure of anyone.
But I know you're different, JC. I remember from the Academy.
You better get downstairs for a debriefing.



3.
CONVERSATION: PRIVATE LLOYD

LLOYD
Don't worry. Manderley calmed down when he heard that Anna took care of Lebedev.
You'll be all right. He's mainly upset about Paul.
You better get downstairs for a debriefing.



COMPUTER

From: CentralSecurity//UpNet.2334.3233
To: Security Personnel
Subject: Paul Denton REVOKED

Effective immediately, the status of Agent Paul Denton has been changed to
REVOKED, and Denton has been added to the Prejudiced List. Paul Denton is armed,
dangerous, and possesses intimate knowledge of UNATCO security protocols.
Security personnel are authorized to use LETHAL FORCE in his apprehension. Any
information regarding the whereabouts of Paul Denton should be reported to
Central Security.





NYC - UNATCO HQ



1.
CONVERSATION: SCOTT

SCOTT
Manderley's blowing his top. You better go see him on the double.



2.
CONVERSATION: SCOTT

SCOTT
Manderley wants to see you. You know the drill.



CONVERSATION: SGT. MICHAEL BERRY & CORPORAL COLLINS

BERRY
It's a question of who benefits society more.

COLLINS
But who decides that? YOU?

BERRY
It's implicit.

COLLINS
I think Paul just had a soft spot for the plague victims.

BERRY
Every human institution is like a pyramid. Those with ability are at the top;
they are more important.

COLLINS
Maybe it's the foundation that's important, and when the foundation's gone...

BERRY
They make the decisions. They keep the machine running. Therefore, they must be
protected first.

COLLINS
I'm not saying Paul was right...

BERRY
It's basic tactics. Protect your command center, your air strips, your
industrial zones...

COLLINS
It's just... the rationing. Seems like the government could pay VersaLife to
manufacture more.

BERRY
Hello, Agent Denton.
Shame about Paul. We'll miss him.
Heck of an operative.

COLLINS
Hi, JC.
We were just talking about the Ambrosia situation, looking at it
philosophically.
What a day, huh?
I guess Paul was too much of an idealist for this kind of work.
You've just gotta be able to compromise sometimes.
I keep hoping, though. I keep thinking maybe he'll pull it off, whatever he's
trying to do.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
Your brother sure had us fooled.
Back to the same old routine.
We sure cleaned house tonight.
Heard you're shipping out to Hong Kong. Good luck.
(I heard Anna got killed. Amazing.
Never seen HQ so crowded during graveyard.
Don't sweat the business about the 747. I heard they got Lebedev, anyway.
Whoever got Anna must have caught her by surprise.)
(A bullet to the head. That's justice. You catch on fast.
Agent Navarre is telling everybody you're the best recruit we've ever had.
We sure showed that rich bastard, Lebedev, didn't we?)
(Glad one of the Dentons is going to stick it out.)



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
I can't believe it, JC. What got into Paul?

JC DENTON
I guess he got a better offer.

JANICE REED
What a blow. I don't know how we'll recover. It's almost like losing a son.

JC DENTON
I don't understand it myself, but we've got to go on. Is Manderley available?

JANICE REED
Go right in, JC. He has a lot to discuss.  Incidentally, I haven't been able to
reach Jaime. If you cross paths, could you mention that Walton Simons is looking
for him? I'm guessing he's in the break room.

JC DENTON
I'll let him know.

JANICE REED
You better not keep him waiting.



1.
CONVERSATION: JOSEPH MANDERLEY

JC DENTON
Objectives complete, sir.

MANDERLEY
Good, good. Here's your op bonus as usual, 1000 for a flawless performance. You
might be interested to know that your tenacity has impressed some very important
people.

JC DENTON
I only wish to serve the Coalition to the best of my ability.

MANDERLEY
They have high hopes for you, JC. You understand the importance of loyalty,
don't you?

JC DENTON
Yes, sir.

MANDERLEY
Well, that's what seems to be missing in your brother. I hope you'll understand
why the Coalition has shut down Paul's augmentations and has activated the
killswitch.

JC DENTON
Activated... what?

MANDERLEY
He's our enemy now. He's gone, JC. The Coalition wants you to understand that
he's just another terrorist, like the ones that have died by your very hand this
evening.

JC DENTON
Can they really kill him -- with the press of a button?

MANDERLEY
Yes -- and you, too. So take these orders seriously. They're sending you to Hong
Kong.

JC DENTON
What about Paul? Will I get to see him again?

MANDERLEY
Please. Just get your equipment and meet our pilot Jock at the helipad. You will
need to take out a man called Tracer Tong, Paul's contact in Hong Kong. Prove
that they can trust you. JC --

JC DENTON
Yes...

MANDERLEY
It's critical that they trust you.
The only way to allay their suspicions of you, JC, is to actively work against
your brother's allies.
I got you this opportunity; now it's up to you.
Move out, agent.
Grow up, JC.



2.
CONVERSATION: JOSEPH MANDERLEY

MANDERLEY
Here. Take your op bonus. 1000. No use splitting hairs this time.

JC DENTON
I have some bad news about Agent Navarre.

MANDERLEY
No shit. What the hell happened in there?

JC DENTON
Lebedev. A surprise attack.

MANDERLEY
I find that hard to believe. You're digging your own grave if you cover up for
your brother.

JC DENTON
Yes, sir. I'm not covering up Paul, sir.

MANDERLEY
Because he's gone, JC. I hope you'll understand this. The Coalition has shut
down his augmentations and activated the killswitch.

JC DENTON
Activated... what?

MANDERLEY
Some very important officials have become nervous, nervous about Paul but also
about you.

JC DENTON
I think I've proved myself. Can they really kill him -- by pressing a button?

MANDERLEY
Yes -- and you, too. So take these orders seriously. They're sending you to Hong
Kong.

JC DENTON
What about Paul? Will I get to see him again?

MANDERLEY
Please. Just get your equipment and meet our pilot Jock at the helipad. You will
need to take out a man called Tracer Tong, Paul's contact in Hong Kong. Prove
that they can trust you. JC --

JC DENTON
Yes...

MANDERLEY
It's critical that they trust you.
The only way to allay their suspicions of you, JC, is to actively work against
your brother's allies.
I got you this opportunity; now it's up to you.
Move out, agent.



3.
CONVERSATION: JOSEPH MANDERLEY

MANDERLEY
All right, Denton. What the hell happened? You were under direct orders -- MY
orders!

JC DENTON
Sorry about not killing Lebedev. He seemed worth interrogating.

MANDERLEY
We don't give you enough information to make a call like that.

JC DENTON
I guess that means I don't get the op bonus?

MANDERLEY
You can turn in your weapons right now if you're going to be a smartass.

JC DENTON
I risked my life, and I recovered the Ambrosia. I deserve compensation.

MANDERLEY
We don't have time for trifles. Whatever. Take it. But it will be the last one.
Clearly monetary incentives don't work with you and Paul.

JC DENTON
I try to do the best job I can.

MANDERLEY
Just shut up and listen for a second. Christ, JC, this kind of behavior, not to
mention your brother's defection, is making certain powerful people very
nervous. Nervous about you. You understand the importance of loyalty, don't you?

JC DENTON
Yes, but --

MANDERLEY
Well, that's what seems to be missing in you and your brother. Brace yourself
for an ugly lesson, JC. The Coalition has shut down Paul's augmentations and has
activated the killswitch.

JC DENTON
Activated... what?

MANDERLEY
He's our enemy now. He's gone, JC. The Coalition wants you to understand that
he's just another terrorist, like the ones that hav died by your very hand this
evening.

JC DENTON
Can they really kill him -- with the press of a button?

MANDERLEY
Yes -- and you, too. So take these orders seriously. They're sending you to Hong
Kong.

JC DENTON
What about Paul? Will I get to see him again?

MANDERLEY
Please. Just get your equipment and meet our pilot Jock at the helipad. You will
need to take out a man called Tracer Tong, Paul's contact in Hong Kong. Prove
that they can trust you. JC --

JC DENTON
Yes...

MANDERLEY
It's critical that they trust you.
The only way to allay their suspicions of you, JC, is to actively work against
your brother's allies.
I got you this opportunity; now it's up to you.
Move out, agent.



COMPUTER

From: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
To: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Excessive Force

I understand that what we're doing here isn't kid's stuff, but I had an NSF
trooper brought in to be treated prior to interrogation suffering from multiple
second-degree burns consistent with repeated application of a riot prod at close
range. One or two shocks at most should have been enough to incapacitate almost
any individual; this man had at least seven distinct burn wounds.
This is simply unacceptable, and violates not only the commonly practiced rules
of engagement but my own medical ethics. I understand that it is _not_ indictive
of overall UNATCO policy, and would request that the incident be strenuously
investigated and those responsible placed on suspension pending further
investigation.
Dr. Jaime Reyes



From: WS//UpNet.78542.98231
To: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Agent Sherman

I've dispatched Agent Sherman to assist you in resolving your current problems
and to insure that MJ12 operations are not adversely affected. I trust you'll
extend him your complete cooperation.



NEWSPAPER

UNATCO Nabs Terrorists in Hell's Kitchen Raid
APR - New York

A recent raid on UNATCO's Liberty Island headquarters by members of the National
Seccessionist Forces (NSF) ended today when UNATCO troops, working in
conjunction with local police, assaulted the warehouse in Hell's Kitchen where
NSF units were regrouping. While UNATCO casualties were low, few NSF members
survived the action which UNATCO director Joseph Manderley termed a "suicidal
last stand on their part."
"We negotiated for hours," said Manderley, "and were prepared to make
arrangements for their surrender into custody when an attack was
initiated?against us by the NSF. We had no choice but to respond with force.
Obviously, a complete inquiry into this terrible, unfortunate series of events
will be undertaken as soon as possible."



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
I just can't get over it. How could Paul do this to us?
He always seemed honest to me.
I guess anyone can be a terrorist, if you think about it.



CONVERSATION: SHANNON & UNATCO TROOPER

SHANNON
Then what'd you do?

TROOPER
I chased them into the building.

SHANNON
Weren't you scared?

TROOPER
A little, but when I'm wearing this helmet I've learned to set aside the
instincts of a civilian and be completely professional.

SHANNON
They had assault guns!

TROOPER
Tactically, I had the advantage. It was important to act before the situation
changed.

SHANNON
How you troopers do it, I can't imagine...

TROOPER
My vest caught a few slugs, but I had a job to do and I did it.

SHANNON
Amazing.

TROOPER
It was just blind luck that one of the terrorists was carrying orders from
Lebedev.

SHANNON
We never would have known about the airlift if you hadn't been so courageous.

TROOPER
Oh, no, no... Don't start that. Just following orders.

SHANNON
And we might never have recovered the shipment. It all depended on you.

TROOPER
Well... I was happy to do my part.

SHANNON
That's too bad about Paul.
The agency won't recover overnight.
I was talking to Private Newman.

TROOPER
Agent Denton.
I was just telling Shannon about the operation. Quite a success, wasn't it?
We sure appreciate you staying late and helping out.



CONVERSATION: TROOPER

TROOPER
Glad one of the Dentons is going to stick it out.



COMPUTER

From: AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490
To: JCDenton//UNATCO.82098.9868
Subject: Come to my office

We need to talk about the last mission. In person, no infolink. Come by my
office after you've been debriefed by Manderley.
-alex-



CONVERSATION: ALEX JACOBSON

1.
ALEX
A lot of surprises this time. Paul... a terrorist. Wow.

JC DENTON
Well, I took out his boss. I hope that changes his mind.

2.
ALEX
What the HELL were you thinking, JC?

JC DENTON
Agent Navarre was out-of-line. I had no choice.

ALEX
They'll have you killed. They won't even blink an eye.

JC DENTON
Neither did I.

ALEX
Well, watch what you say around Manderley. Let's leave it at that. I've been in
contact with Gunther, by the way. No sign of your brother at the airport.

JC DENTON
He sure caused his share of trouble. I don't know what to think anymore.

3.
ALEX
A lot of surprises this time. Paul... a terrorist. Wow.

JC DENTON
He got me to disobey orders. I don't know what to think anymore.


ALEX
I wonder what it is he found out, why he'd defect.

JC DENTON
He thinks he has proof of a conspiracy.

ALEX
Wild stuff, huh? I'd like to hear what he has to say. If you hear from him -- or
if you find out where he is -- don't worry about the infolink. I'll erase the
archives.

JC DENTON
You think he's right?

ALEX
Worth hearing him out. I've never known Paul to make a mistake.
Manderley was tuned in when you reached the 747. It really is all over for Paul.
I know it can't be easy for you, not knowing where he is.
Just hang in there. I'll let you know if I find out something.
Paul never was gung-ho aggressive like some agents.
I guess I know where he's coming from. I've armchair-quarterbacked my share of
search and destroys.
Turns your stomach sometimes.
If you need me, I'll be tuned in. Just holler.



CONVERSATION: SAM CARTER

SAM CARTER
How are you holding up?

1.
JC DENTON
Fine. I completed the mission objectives.

SAM CARTER
You were ordered to assassinate a man in cold blood. That must have been
difficult.

JC DENTON
Not if you pause for a second and think about who he was and what he stood for.

SAM CARTER
It's a shame when a difference of opinion gets somebody killed. That's all I
have to say about that.

JC DENTON
Every war is the result of a difference of opinion. Maybe the biggest questions
can only be answered by the greatest of conflicts.

SAM CARTER
Let's hope not, or we're on the brink of another world war. Speaking of which,
tell me what you need. I'll load you up.

2.
JC DENTON
Not so good. I don't know who to trust anymore.

SAM CARTER
No one blames you about Lebedev. You refused an order to kill in cold blood --
precisely your duty as a UNATCO peacekeeper.

JC DENTON
Manderley certainly does.

SAM CARTER
He'll cool down. The important thing is that you obey your conscience.

JC DENTON
Right.

SAM CARTER
Tell me what you need, and I'll load you up.


1.
JC DENTON
I'll take tranquilizer darts for the crossbow.

SAM CARTER
A man of tactics. I like that.

2.
JC DENTON
I've been using a shotgun.

SAM CARTER
Working in close, huh? Takes guts.

3.
JC DENTON
Sniper rifle, thirty-ought-six.

SAM CARTER
You learn fast -- I'm impressed.

4.
JC DENTON
A GEP rocket.

SAM CARTER
Like the big guns, huh? Hang on to this baby. It's the last one I've got.


SAM CARTER
I hear they're shipping you out to Hong Kong. Hate to see you go.
Watch your back around the Triads.
It's a shame about Paul. He was one of the best.
Stop moping around, soldier.
I said move out.



COMPUTER

From: MedDirectorate//UNATCO.15888.00342
To: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
Subject: Augmentation Shipment

Augmentation canister 10B (MJID-9138YU0983) has been shipped via suspension
crate to UNATCO HQ for your distribution to nanotechnologically augmented agents
under your care and should arrive within 24 hours. If you do not receive this
shipment within 24 hours, contact UNATCO MedDirectorate.
Canister 10B contains ROM modules that encode either the Regeneration or Energy
Shield torso augmentation.
The Regeneration augmentation will add programmable polymerase to existing
augmentations, directing the structural repair of tissues and organs damaged in
combat conditions.
The Energy Shield augmentation will construct heat- and electricity-absorbing
polyanilene capacitors below the skin, reducing damage received from flame,
electrical, or plasma injuries.
For detailed information, refer to the Nano-Augmentation Guidelines you have
already received.
UNATCO, Office of Medical Directorate



From: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
To: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
Subject: Re: Excessive Force

Thank you for bringing this to my attention Dr. Reyes. If acurate, this
mistreatment obviously violates any number of rules in the UNATCO charter and
will be thorougly investigated. However, the situation is currently very fluid,
and I would ask you to refrain from speculating further until we have an
opportunity to ascertain all the relevant facts.
JM
>I understand that what we're doing here isn't
>kid's stuff, but I had an NSF trooper brought in
>to be treated prior to interrogation suffering
>from multiple second-degree burns consistent
>with repeated application of a riot prod at close
>range. One or two shocks at most should have
>been enough to incapacitate almost any
>individual; this man had at least seven distinct
>burn wounds.



From: Francis_Hamilton//CDCNET.87.47.2398
To: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
Subject: Best Guess

Thanks for the e-mail -- sorry I haven't been to reply before now, but we've got
our hands full here. Everyone's working 24 by 7 trying to isolate the Gray Death
vectors. While things haven't been too bad down here in Atlanta (yet), the
reports I'm getting back from field operatives in NYC aren't as optimistic. I'll
send you the latest data as soon as I have it, but let me be perfectly honest:
the projections aren't good. Initial casualties could be up to 10% of the
current population, with another 3-5% mortally affected by secondary contagions.
If you've got any place to head on vacation, I'd go. Until then, if any of your
people come into contact with this stuff I'd say Level 3 quarantine is your best
option.
I've got to run, but I'll let you know as soon as all the data is in --
Francis



CONVERSATION: JAIME REYES & WALTON SIMONS

JAIME REYES
What kind of pain?

WALTON SIMONS
Behind the eyes. A sharp burning. Almost electrical.

JAIME REYES
How's your bioelectric level?

WALTON SIMONS
It's always at a hundred percent. I like to stay prepared.

JAIME REYES
That's probably it right there. Free radicals. You should charge your systems
only when they've been significantly drained.

WALTON SIMONS
I wasn't informed of that.

JAIME REYES
It's a lot like an electric razor. If you leave it plugged in all the time, the
battery loses its zero point. Just watch your levels.

WALTON SIMONS
Interesting. Thanks, Doctor.

JAIME REYES
Let me know how it goes.

JC DENTON
Get everybody patched up?

JAIME REYES
I did my best. You're looking good.

JC DENTON
Never felt better.

JAIME REYES
They just dropped off a few liters of the Ambrosia you recovered, by the way.

WALTON SIMONS
Good work out there, Denton. I want you to know: we will not let your brother's
activity cast its shadow on you.

JC DENTON
Yes, sir. I'm grateful for that. I just wish we'd found out sooner.

WALTON SIMONS
No harm done. We have you to take his place.

JC DENTON
Is a few liters going to be enough?

JAIME REYES
Well, no one on staff's gonna catch Gray Death this month.

JC DENTON
Paul said UNATCO uses the Ambrosia supply to influence national governments.
What do you think about that?

JAIME REYES
So it's true. He went over to the NSF.

1.
JC DENTON
Yeah, he tried to recruit me.

JAIME REYES
What? You? Work for the NSF? Did he really expect you to believe that UNATCO's
part of some global conspiracy?

JC DENTON
I waxed his boss. Maybe he'll get the message.

2.
JC DENTON
He makes some sense. I spared his boss, Juan Lebedev.

3.
JC DENTON
He makes some sense. I ignored the mission objective of killing his boss, Juan
Lebedev, but Agent Navarre intervened.


JAIME REYES
What did Manderley say?

1.
JC DENTON
He boxed my ears. No big deal.

JAIME REYES
I'm surprised he didn't fire you on the spot.

JC DENTON
He gave me one more chance. I'm on my way to Hong Kong.

JAIME REYES
Good. Maybe you'll find out what got into Paul.

2.
JC DENTON
I didn't talk to him yet.

JAIME REYES
You better get to his office. He's not going to like that one bit.


JAIME REYES
If there's a conspiracy it's at VersaLife; they're the ones making money off the
plague.
Whatever his politics, I'm still going to miss your brother. Tell him that if
you see him.
I don't think it will be long before VersaLife steps up production of the
vaccine.
Looks like the cleaner bots were busy while I was gone.
Busy day, but as you can see I got to everyone.
I can finally start on some paperwork.
As usual, take what you need.

WALTON SIMONS
I saw you listening in. Yes, it's true. I have augmentations like yours.

JC DENTON
Don't you work down in Washington?

WALTON SIMONS
Actually, I'm the Director of FEMA.

JC DENTON
Sounds like you wouldn't have much use for physical augmentations.

WALTON SIMONS
You underestimate the demands of my work. We deal with every sort of natural and
unnatural disaster you can imagine.

JC DENTON
But you're the director. You work behind a desk.

WALTON SIMONS
Am I behind a desk right now? No, I'm not. That's because we have a situation
here in New York. I got to my position because I can fix things. You will see
shortly, because as you have probably noticed yourself this agency is broken and
needs an overhaul.

JC DENTON
What do you mean by "overhaul"?

WALTON SIMONS
You will receive a memo in a few days. I am still collecting data.

JC DENTON
UNATCO was very effective this evening. We recaptured the shipment.

WALTON SIMONS
You don't have to worry, Agent. It's the softer elements I am after.

JC DENTON
Like who?

WALTON SIMONS
You're beginning to exceed your clearance. What are you, Angel/0A?

JC DENTON
Excuse my persistence. I'll wait for the memo.

WALTON SIMONS
Good. Carry on.
I said no more questions.
I have good reason to hold back the announcement.
Dismissed, Agent!
Leave me alone.
Settle down, Agent.
Watch it. You're not in the academy anymore.
You don't know who I am, do you?



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
Not much happening down here, Agent.
We had to execute the prisoners.
They wouldn't talk.
Simons shot one of them himself. Now THAT'S somebody you don't want to piss off.
All the same, this post is a little more exciting when we've got someone in
custody.
Take a look around if you want.



CONVERSATION: SCOTT

SCOTT
So long, Agent.
Wish I was shipping out for Hong Kong.



CONVERSATION: PRIVATE LLOYD

LLOYD
We'll miss you, Agent.
Strange you were reassigned so soon... after only one day.
You know what they say about China, right? That's where UNATCO sends people they
aren't sure of.
Kind of what Central Asia used to be for the Russians.
Don't get mixed up with the wrong Triad. From what I hear, that was Paul's
mistake.
Well, have a good trip.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I'm taking you to New York.

JC DENTON
My orders are to go to Hong Kong.

JOCK
Your brother's in trouble. You need to meet him in Hell's Kitchen at the
apartment.

JC DENTON
What's wrong?

JOCK
I'll let him speak for himself. He just wanted me to get you to the hotel.





NEW YORK - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Your brother's hurt pretty bad. You'll find him at the apartment. If he can
walk, get him to come with you. I can pick you guys up in Battery Park.
He doesn't have much time.
Be discreet. He doesn't want any trouble with UNATCO.



NEWSPAPER

Ten Dead in Gang Slaying
APR - Hong Kong, China

The simmering gang war in Hong Kong exploded onto the streets overnight when ten
were killed during an attack on a local establishment, the Lucky Money Club.
Located in the Wan Chai district, the Lucky Money Club has generally been
associated with organized criminal activity. Eyewitness reports were few, but
local authorities suspect that members of the Luminous Path Triad may have been
involved in the attack.
All ten victims had extensive criminal records. Each was killed with traditional
weapons, their throats savagely cut in an ancient ritual typically employed as a
punishment for betrayal.



CONVERSATION: SALLY

SALLY
Hey, Mr. UNATCO man. You guys goin' after JoJo?

JC DENTON
I'm not going after anybody.

SALLY
That's pretty logical, him being hid out in the 'Ton.

JC DENTON
JoJo Fine of the NSF?

SALLY
The whole street's a UNATCO security zone. That's why they sent me down here.
They're gonna make that punk out and no one's gonna miss him.

1.
SALLY
They said go to Battery Park, but I wanna be here to see JoJo hit the curb.
He's always giving me trouble.
Now JoJo's moved in on the Rentons. That ain't right.

2.
JC DENTON
You can forget about JoJo. I left him on his back in the hotel.

SALLY
Really? That's it?

JC DENTON
He's not going to be a problem anymore.

SALLY
Does that mean the evacuation's over?

JC DENTON
You better stay here until the police say it's okay.

SALLY
I gotta use the street to get home.
They got JoJo. What more do they need to do?
Man, I can't believe that guy's dead. I've been dreaming about this day...
I can't wait to tell Janey.
Thanks, man. Really.





NYC - SMUGGLER'S LAIR



CONVERSATION: SMUGGLER

SMUGGLER
Tell Paul he better lay low for the next few hours.
I've heard talk of a raid on the 'Ton.
Now what do you want?
(This is what I've got.)

JC DENTON
Anything for sale?

SMUGGLER
Hey, about your brother. If he's in Hell's Kitchen, he's a sitting duck.

JC DENTON
So you heard that he went over to the NSF...

SMUGGLER
UNATCO's got this place nailed down. One thing they can't stand: an agent gone
AWOL.

JC DENTON
Maybe I should prepare for the worst. What do you have for me?

SMUGGLER
I have an extended clip that will fit most handguns and rifles for 1500 credits,
a range weapon-mod for 2400, and a napalm canister that fits most flamethrowers
for 2250.

JC DENTON
Not interested.

SMUGGLER
The best thing is to stay out of UNATCO's way.



COMPUTER

From: Public Terminal 11A//NYNET.44567.22356
To: 328.2133.1230
Subject: Need Passage

You met me once when doing business with Lebedev; I got the impression you were
a professional then, so I'm going to try and handle this professionally now.
I need passage out of this city -- underneath the official radar -- for me and
two other people. We're prepared to keep our mouths shut, and we're prepared to
pay. We don't care how, and we don't care where: Hong Kong, Lagos, Paris if you
can, but anywhere that's outside of the country. I've hacked this terminal with
an account that should be active for the next 24 hours; I'll check it
periodically for your response.
-Decker



From: LevelBeam//UnderNet.3329.4143
To: Citizen's Rights Mailing List
Subject: Re: Polio Vaccinations

Jimmy Hoskins wrote:
>why Crystal Palace is only the upper level of a
>much larger repository of data  complete
>genetic records of every human being on Earth
>gathered during the polio "vaccinations" and
>supplemented by periodic influenza
>"vaccinations" since then. In truth, the whole
>idea that Crystal Palace was HQ to NORAD
>was a brilliant deception, as a secret
>Soviet-American pact
Come on, Jimmy -- in her 2013 book "The Wheels Come Off," Ophelia Carter
persuasively demonstrated that there could have been no "Soviet-American pact,"
as America had already sold-out to the Grays; far from being shams, the polio
and influenza outbreaks of the later 20th century were merely test runs in a
larger governmental biowarfare program that used its own populace as guinea
pigs.
Next time, get your facts straight.
Shirow Yoshitaka
"When everything is permitted, nothing is free."





NYC - UNDERWORLD TAVERN



CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN

FILBEN
Here's a tip for free: take cover. UNATCO's about to do a raid.
All they said was, "Clear out; we're coming in."
Good to see you UNATCO boys know how to clean up this town.
(In case you didn't know, some thug's taken over the 'Ton. Someone should take
care of him.)
I hear UNATCO's got a team going over the old NSF hideout. Probably put me out
of business.
By morning UNATCO'll know everything there is to know about the rebels.
I bet I wake up tomorrow and I don't have a job.



CONVERSATION: JOE GREENE

JOE GREENE
Perfect. Someone who can tell me about the raid.

1.
JC DENTON
Like I said before, I don't talk to the press.

JOE GREENE
Why are they closing down the street and shutting down the bar? What could be
worse than the fighting earlier this evening?

2.
JC DENTON
What I want to know is how my boss found out I talked to you.

JOE GREENE
You're the investigator. You tell me.

JC DENTON
I think one of us told him.

JOE GREENE
If I knew him, I wouldn't have to question you, now would I? Just answer one
thing: why are they closing the bar and clearing out the streets? What could be
worse than the fighting earlier this evening?


JC DENTON
I wish I had an answer to that, but even if I did it wouldn't be any of your
business.
How about I interview you? Tell me what you've dug up on the raid.

JOE GREENE
What's the matter? Did they leave you out of the loop?

JC DENTON
I'm the one asking questions.

JOE GREENE
Must be a high-level operation. I'd sure like to know what it is.

JC DENTON
All right, forget it. I'll find out on my own.

JOE GREENE
Place is almost empty.
I could sure use better contacts at UNATCO.
Let me know if you hear anything.



CONVERSATION: JORDAN SHEA

JORDAN
Hey, you know the Rentons, right? There's trouble at the 'Ton.

1.
JC DENTON
Yeah?

JORDAN
JoJo Fine, a punk from around here; thinks he's going to use the hotel as his
next base.

JC DENTON
UNATCO's looking for him. He worked for the NSF.

JORDAN
Far as I can tell, UNATCO doesn't give a damn about JoJo or the Rentons. Bigger
fish to fry, I suppose. What do you need?

2.
JC DENTON
I already took care of that punk JoJo, if that's what you mean.

JORDAN
Really? He's dead?

JC DENTON
Surprised?

JORDAN
I'm just glad to see that someone gives a damn about the Rentons. UNATCO seems
to think they have bigger fish to fry.


JC DENTON
A bottle of booze, please.

JORDAN
Drink up. We're about to close.
So they brought you over for the raid? That's surprising.

JC DENTON
I'm not involved with any kind of raid.

JORDAN
Oh. Well, then you probably want to stay out of the crossfire. I just assumed...
So what do you need? Ten credits, anything in the house. Last call.

JC DENTON
Thanks for the advice.
Tell me about this raid.

JORDAN
Best thing in these situations is to clear out. That's what we should've done
earlier during the fighting.

JC DENTON
Who are they after?

JORDAN
Agent Denton, I know who you are, and I know your brother. You should leave the
city. Trust me.

JC DENTON
It was good talking to you.

JORDAN
1.
Shoot.

2.
Suppose I can stay open a minute longer.

3.
Well, I don't hear shooting yet.


JC DENTON
Nothing, but thanks.





NYC - 'TON HOTEL



CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
(groans)

JC DENTON
Is this killswitch real? What's it going to do to you?

PAUL DENTON
I'm afraid that's classified.

JC DENTON
Manderley said you're going to die.

PAUL DENTON
You've got to have God clearance to... to know... The nanites can be programmed
for exponential growth.

JC DENTON
There's a chopper that can take us to Hong Kong. You know Jock?

PAUL DENTON
First... You're the only that can help. I need to send the NSF distress code.
UNATCO tracked Lebedev to the other NSF bases -- and to Silhouette in France.

1.
JC DENTON
I came to get you out of here.

PAUL DENTON
JC -- you've got to believe me. UNATCO takes... payoffs. Silhouette -- the other
terrorist groups, they're our allies.

JC DENTON
You've done what you can for the rebels. Let's go.

2.
JC DENTON
Go on.

PAUL DENTON
UNATCO takes payoffs. Silhouette -- the other terrorist groups, they're our
allies.

JC DENTON
I'm prepared to believe you. I killed Agent Navarre, and I'll join you against
UNATCO -- but I want proof.


PAUL DENTON
You want proof, pay a visit to the NSF headquarters. Down in the basement,
protected by boobytraps, a datacube sits on the edge of a table: my report to
the militia leaders. Here, I have a photograph of the building. It's a couple of
blocks to the west, behind the bar.

JC DENTON
And I suppose while I'm there you want me to encrypt a signal with the NSF
transmitter, bypass UNATCO SigInt...?

PAUL DENTON
A lot of people could die... my friend, Chad, for example, the leader of
Silhouette.

JC DENTON
I'll check out the facility, but I can't promise I'll help the terrorists. Be
ready to leave for Hong Kong when I get back.
You sure you're all right?

PAUL DENTON
Not worse than a bad cold. What kills me is just...

JC DENTON
That they have this kind of power.

PAUL DENTON
The power, yes, but the fact that it's been there from the beginning. A lot of
things are starting to make sense. You remember Mom and Dad?

JC DENTON
You think they knew?

PAUL DENTON
Lebedev thought so. He said they were employees of the United Nations.

JC DENTON
They would never have agreed to anything like a killswitch.

PAUL DENTON
Remember, I knew them longer than you did, and after what Tong showed me, I'm
pretty certain we don't have a stitch of DNA in common with either of our
supposed parents.
They've opened up the street behind the bar. The NSF base is on the other side
of the tunnel.
Silhouette's not much to speak of militarily, but you might call them the brains
of the resistance movement.
They go after public opinion. If it wasn't for Silhouette there'd be a half-
dozen meaningless civil wars going on instead of any kind of worldwide struggle.
Ironically, to fight the one-worlders, we ourselves have to become a global
organization.
It's been easier than we expected. Average people are beginning to wake up to
the fact that bigger isn't better.
A few bureaucrats in New York can't make good decisions for New Jersey, let
alone Paris or a village in China.
That kind of centralization can only lead to precisely the debacle that the UN
has become.
Somehow the notion of unalienable liberty got lost. It's really become a
question of what liberties will the state assign to individuals -- or, rather,
what liberties we will have the strength to cling to.
It's only a matter of time before someone clever and ambitious figures out that
the tools of dictatorship have been ready-made by well-meaning governments all
over the world.
UNATCO, for instance. A global response to a common problem. Looks good on
paper, but a global military force is hard to keep accountable.
UNATCO's already in the wrong hands; I don't know whose hands, but you'll find
records of outside influence if you dig around the NSF headquarters.
You better get moving.



BOOK

The Man Who Was Thursday
by G. K. Chesterton

"...First of all, what is it really all about? What is it you object to? You
want to abolish Government?"
"To abolish God!" said Gregory, opening the eyes of a fanatic. "We do not only
want to upset a few despotisms and police regulations; that sort of anarchism
does exist, but it is a mere branch of the Nonconformists. We dig deeper and we
blow you higher. We wish to deny all those arbitrary distinctions of vice and
virtue, honour and treachery, upon which mere rebels base themselves. The silly
sentimentalists of the French Revolution talked of the Rights of Man! We hate
Rights as we hate Wrongs. We have abolished Right and Wrong."
"And Right and Left," said Syme with a simple eagerness, "I hope you will
abolish them too. They are much more troublesome to me..."



CONVERSATION: SANDRA RENTON & GILBERT RENTON

SANDRA
He's NOT my boyfriend.

GILBERT
Then what is he?

SANDRA
He's JoJo. GOD.

GILBERT
I don't like him staying in my hotel.

SANDRA
Then EVICT him.

GILBERT
How'd you get mixed up with someone like that in the first place?

SANDRA
Jesus, Dad, do you expect ME to do it? It's YOUR hotel.

GILBERT
I just don't want any trouble.

SANDRA
Then get used to it. JoJo's the boss on this street. Nothing anybody can do
about it.
Mind your own business.
I'm talking to my father.
You better not go upstairs.

JC DENTON
What's the trouble?

SANDRA
None of your business.

GILBERT
One of the neighbourhood thugs, JoJo. He thinks he owns the block.

JC DENTON
I can straighten him out. Just tell me where he is.

GILBERT
I get some rough people in here, but this guy... I don't know; he's jumpy.

JC DENTON
He's just a punk. I'll take care of it.

GILBERT
Can you help me out? I could really use a gun for protection.

1.
JC DENTON
You can have my pistol.

GILBERT
Thanks. That'll help.

SANDRA
You aren't gonna shoot nobody. Jesus.

JC DENTON
Be careful with that.

GILBERT
I hope I don't have to use this thing.

SANDRA
You're gonna get him killed.

2.
JC DENTON
I would rather not arm a civilian.

SANDRA
You weren't gonna shoot nobody anyway. Jesus.

GILBERT
What am I going to do?

JC DENTON
Besides, it's against the law for civilians to carry weapons.

GILBERT
Tell that to the gangsters.

SANDRA
He wasn't gonna stand up to JoJo, anyway.

GILBERT
He pays off the cops, so there's nothing I can do.



CONVERSATION: JOJO FINE

JOJO
Oh, you bad!
Keep out of the way.
You deaf?



CONVERSATION: SANDRA RENTON, GILBERT RENTON & JOJO FINE

JOJO
Wha'chu jus' lyin' around for, girl?

SANDRA
What?

JOJO
I tol'ju -- bar rush is MONEY. It's BUSINESS.

SANDRA
In a minute.

GILBERT
That's my daughter you're talking to.

JOJO
I already explained it, old man. Your girl? She needs me. She don't got an
education, and all you got to give her is a job killin' rats.

GILBERT
This is MY hotel. I want you to leave.

JOJO
Next thing is I explain it a lo bruto. Is that what you want?

SANDRA
I'll go already. Leave him alone.

1.
GILBERT
That's it. I've had it.

2.
GILBERT
I don't care what happens to me. Stay away from my little girl!

1.
GILBERT
...Oh, Jesus... Sandra... Oh, Sandra...

2.
SANDRA
Oh my God! Daddy...

3.
GILBERT
You saved my life.

JC DENTON
I was hoping I'd run into that punk.

SANDRA
Are you NUTS? You almost got yourself killed.

GILBERT
You can relax now. No more getting bossed around.

SANDRA
No thanks to YOU. If it wasn't for JC, we'd both be dead.

GILBERT
You want to go through your whole life with guys like JoJo? Is that it?

SANDRA
God. I can't STAND this place.

JC DENTON
I think you'll be happier without that guy around.

SANDRA
I'm LEAVING. I'm getting on a bus and going west until I run out of money or get
to the ocean, whichever comes first.

GILBERT
Come on, Sandra. I just wanted to help.

SANDRA
I mean it. I'm leaving.
Around here, all you can be is a bum. I'm not gonna live like that!
Think I'll go to Eugene, Oregon.



(CONVERSATION: JOJO FINE

JOJO
Hol' up, bro'. You Denton, right?

JC DENTON
Who the hell are you?

JOJO
Tell your UNATCO compadres: get out my hotel.

JC DENTON
I live here.

JOJO
First thing, look around. We've got a change of management at the 'Ton. Mr.
Renton and his daughter got early retirement.

JC DENTON
This hotel belongs to the Renton family.

JOJO
You want to live here, thass cool, but I don't want no raids. An' if they think
they gonna get Paul, huh-uh. They need a warrant, an' he ain't here anyway.
Yeah, I know Paul.
I haven't seen him.
UNATCO can't come in here without a warrant.
...guy things he's messing with me, but...
Someday, gonna get out of this place.
Gonna get me a nice coat like that.)





NYC - 20TH STREET WAREHOUSE



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP

TROOP
I thought they were shipping you off to Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
Had to pack a few things. What's going on here?

TROOP
Damage control. The NSF got their hands on some pretty sensitive material.

JC DENTON
Probably had something to do with my two-faced brother.

TROOP
Nothing we can't clean up.

JC DENTON
Mind if I take a look around?

TROOP
Go right ahead.
I don't care what they say; Paul was a great agent. I hate to see him go.
By morning, you won't even know the terrorists were here.
We still haven't found what we're looking for.
Got to make my rounds, Agent.
We think there's a secret level below the base, but no one's sure.
Glad you could lend a hand.
The guys inside know more about what's going on.



CONTACT: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
You'll need to send the signal from the satellite dish on top of the warehouse.
If you're unable to hack the computers up there, you'll need the instructions
and account information Lebedev sent me. One of our agents, who tried to send
the signal but got run off, left the datacube in a secret area below the garage;
look for a hatch under some boxes. A computer on the third floor can unlock the
hatch.



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP 1, UNATCO TROOP 2 & UNATCO TROOP 3

TROOP 1
You're not cleared to be up here, Agent.
Crime Scene Unit personnel only.
We will report this intrusion to Walton Simons.
This floor is off-limits.
Where do you think you're going, Agent?
We're supposed to defend this area with force, but I guess we'll let you pass.
You better have a good reason for being up here.

TROOP 2
Howdy, Agent. Guess you have the command now.
Just taking a break.
Maybe you can cut through the malarkey and get us out of here before morning.
From what I can tell, the NSF were fabricating records that said Walton Simons
was bribing people at UNATCO. Don't know what they expected to gain from doing
that.
All a bunch of nonsense.
I'm glad we cleaned this place out. They were riling people up with propaganda.

TROOP 3
Just keeping busy.
We've got a lot of work to do.
Turns out your brother was stealing balance sheets from UNATCO's accounting
department.
The civilian authorities will take over tomorrow.
I can't imagine what the rebels thought they'd find. A 10,000-credit toilet
seat?
The NSF sure put up a fight this time.
Pardon me, sir.
Someone should check out the roof.
I think we found all of the data.



DATACUBE

All:
I've released halon gas into the computer room to prevent any fires breaking out
in case of assault -- obviously, anyone entering the room unprotected will
suffocate. Use a hazmat suit, or pump out the gas before entering if you need to
perform any maintenance.



DATACUBE

Paul, I'm sending you this message from the plane -- UNATCO has been even more
ruthless than we'd feared, and the reports I'm receiving now are that our people
are being slaughtered in the tunnels; it's probably only a matter of time before
I'm captured or executed, and I don't doubt that they'll kill everyone they can
back at our headquarters. If you find this, you must get a message out to our
people. Align the communications dishes using the satellite dish control
computer -- the login is MCOLLINS and the password is REVOLUTION. Nearby is the
actual communications console; log in using NAPOLEON and the same password, and
a coded warning will automatically be bounced to everyone on our network.
I can hear the gunshots. They've reached the plane. I'm sorry I won't be able to
thank you in person -- you've done much for the peoples of the world.
JL



CONTACT: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
You've got what you need to use the transmitter on the roof. Look around in that
room; you should find records of the bribes Manderley has been taking. Then get
to the roof, JC. I need you to send that distress signal.



DATACUBE

Juan, I have a feeling that -- one way or another -- my time here is short, and
I think my loyalties are already being questioned. The inevitable complications
from the raid are only going to raise more doubts, so I've pulled together
everything I could access without raising additional suspicions.
Attached you should find information linking Simons, Manderley, and other high-
ranking members of UNATCO through covert communications and a series of monetary
payments. If you check the records, over c10,000 a month is being placed into an
anonymous Zurich account routinely accessed by Manderley -- the payments were
slick, being dispersed through a number of shell companies and orbital banks,
but they all eventually originate with companies in which Simons has a
controlling interest if you follow the trail far enough back.
I also managed to document some of UNATCO's less than shining operations,
including their role in the Statue bombing. Most disturbing is further
verification of Tracer's suspicion that UNATCO may not only be involved with the
distribution of Ambrosia, but also with the Gray Death in some way.
I've given a copy of all this same material to Jock with orders to deliver it to
Tracer if things get as bad as I think they might. Be careful.
-P



DATACUBE

Young:
I've got to assist our forces at the airfield, but I've prepped the security
grid here in case of attack -- if UNATCO does breach our perimeter, log in as
TJEFFERSON with the password NEWREVOLUTION and activate it immediately. It
should buy you some time, at least long enough to get to the airfield. I know
Erin is looking forward to seeing you again. Don't disappoint her.
-Decker



CONVERSATION: UNATCO TROOP 1 & UNATCO TROOP 2

TROOP 1
...but what's it for?

TROOP 2
That's a dumb question.

TROOP 1
No, really. What does UNATCO need with that kind of money?

TROOP 2
Just look around. Think UNATCO'd be handing out assault guns if funding was left
to the UN?

TROOP 1
Well...

TROOP 2
The uniforms... If it wasn't for Simons, we'd still be wearing those little
white helmets.

TROOP 1
Yeah...

TROOP 2
He's what they call a philanthropist.

TROOP 1
Axe this file?

TROOP 2
Yeah, all of it. The whole directory.

TROOP 1
What I want to know is what he gets in return.

TROOP 2
Don't you know what a philanthropist is?

TROOP 1
Yeah, like Nietzsche.

TROOP 2
No, a philanthropist. Giving to charity.

TROOP 1
Oh.

TROOP 2
That's why he volunteered for FEMA, to help out after hurricanes and that kind
of thing.

TROOP 1
That's a lot of money to just give away...

TROOP 2
Some people are just good, you know? Good to the bone.

TROOP 1
You shouldn't be in here.
This area is restricted by order of Walton Simons.
I'm going to have to write you up, Agent.

TROOP 2
We're in the middle of something.
We can't work with you here.
Leave us alone.



CONTACT: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
I'm receiving confirmation that the signal went out. You even reached Silhouette
in France. Come back to the apartment and let's clear out of New York.



CONTACT: WALTON SIMONS

WALTON SIMONS
Denton? Walton Simons here. What an expensive mistake you turned out to be. I
ordered the troops to kill you, because frankly I don't have the patience to
wait for one of those damn killswitches work.





NYC - 'TON HOTEL



CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

JC DENTON
Your buddy Chad should have received the signal. Come one. UNATCO's after both
of us.

PAUL DENTON
Good. He'll be able to get his people to their base in the Paris catacombs. Did
you find the records we collected on that weasel, Walton Simons?

JC DENTON
I have a question about Simons. The instant I sent the signals, he ordered the
troopers to hunt us down. Why does FEMA have authority over UNATCO? I thought
FEMA was a domestic agency for flood relief and that sort of thing.

PAUL DENTON
His authority doesn't come from FEMA. He's part of a secret organization...
Majestic-12. We don't know much more than the name. They plan to use FEMA as
part of a scheme to shut down the U.S. government.

MAN IN BLACK (O.S.)
Agent JC Denton. Please put your weapons and step into the hallway.

PAUL DENTON
UNATCO!

JC DENTON
Come on. Out the window. We'll meet Jock in Battery Park.

PAUL DENTON
I can't manage the climb. You go ahead. The code to the gate they installed at
the subway station is 6282.

JC DENTON
I just can't leave you here.

MAN IN BLACK (O.S.)
Open up!

PAUL DENTON
Don't be a fool... Run...
I'll hold them off.
Hurry!
Go out the bedroom window.
Take care of yourself.
Thanks for your help. Now get out of here.
I'll have Smuggler get me to Hong Kong; he owes me a favor. You meet Jock in
Battery Park.
You can trust Jock.
Go. You don't have much time.



BULLETINS

Terrorist Attack at La Guardia

The recent terrorist attack on Liberty Island and the resultant reprisal by
UNATCO forces appears to have spilled over onto a private airfield at La Guardia
Airport where fighting is still ongoing at last report. All inbound flights are
being rerouted to John F. Kennedy International Airport, while outbound flights
have been suspended until further notice. Look for further updates as more
information becomes available.



Page Donates to Area Clinics

Today Bob Page made a record donation of over ten million credits to the Clinics
and Hospices Association of New York, the largest private donation in the
organization's history. Already strained to the breaking point by the influx of
patients suffering from the "Gray Death," the donation was "a gift from God,"
according to Ray Cobo, Deputy Director of CHANY. "This couldn't have come at a
better time and should allow us to dramatically improve our services."
"It was the right thing to do," commented Page. "When I was in New York
recently, the suffering that I saw on the streets was unconscionable. Thomas
Aquinas, a personal icon, worked his entire life to ease such terrible pain.
This is the very least I could do."





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
JC, I've got to take off. UNATCO troops are moving into the park. I'll land
again when it looks safe.



CONVERSATION: SALLY

SALLY
They tryna kill you or something?
You better get out of here!
Run!



CONVERSATION: BUM 1 & BUM 2

BUM 1
...no escape.
It's already too late for you.
Came at us with everything they had, cut us to pieces even before we could take
Washington state.
They have us outnumbered.
Some of us'll be heroes; the rest of us will walk away on both legs.
They have you, sonny. They have you this time.

BUM 2
I heard shooting!
I'd stay out of the streets if I was you.
Don't run from a cop; it just makes it worse when they catch you.
I'm just minding my own business.
Cops are sure out for blood tonight.
You better stay away from the apartment on the second floor. That guy's packin',
and he doesn't like people messing with his stuff.
Back off, buddy.



DATACUBE

ONE WORLD BANKING
3 Plaza One, New York
"The future of banking is One World."

Mr. Renton,
As requested, we've provided you with a copy of your bank account and PIN
number. We appreciate your business and look forward to answering any other
questions you might have.
Account #: 487659
Pin #: 249087
Please keep this record in secure location to prevent unauthorized use of your
account.



CONVERSATION: RIOT COP

RIOT COP
Your buddies at UNATCO asked us to steer people away from the 'Ton.
This block is about to heat up again.
Clear the streets. No exceptions.
We're telling everyone to leave the neighborhood. This one may get out of
control.
Keep moving, Agent.
This area has been declared a UNATCO security zone.
Please comply with the evacuation notice.





NYC - BATTERY PARK



(CONVERSATION: OLDER BUM

BUM
...work of the devil.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the
Philistines.
And they shall know my name is the Lord when I raise my vengeance upon them.)



(CONVERSATION: SICK MAN

SICK MAN
Get lost.
I said get lost.)



(CONVERSATION: KID (BILLY)

BILLY
I'm staying right here, just like they said.
Don't worry. I won't get in the way.
I wish they'd let me back in the fort.
They're worried for no reason. I don't think the terrorists are coming back.
Everybody says the terrorists are gonna hide out for a long time.
It's getting cold.)



(CONVERSATION: SICK WOMAN & SICK MAN

SICK WOMAN
...no, its my kidneys.

SICK MAN
It dont GET into the kidneys.

SICK WOMAN
Theyre infected. I can feel it.

SICK MAN
Oh, stop your moaning.

SICK WOMAN
They are. Every cell in my body...

SICK MAN
Viruses are specific. They target certain parts.

SICK WOMAN
It feels like a fire in my gut.

SICK MAN
I think you got a brain infection. Thats all.

SICK WOMAN
Youre welcome to rest here awhile, if youre not afraid of the Gray Death.

SICK MAN
No, he cant. We were here first.

SICK WOMAN
Sorry, I guess youll have to go.

SICK MAN
Get lost.
I said get lost.)



CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
We had such hopes for you and your brother. It would seem you are not as loyal
as we expected.

JC DENTON
Loyalty to what Simons and agent like you have made of UNATCO -- I would rather
die.

ANNA NAVARRE
We are thinking the same thought.
(I have him!)



CONVERSATION: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
There is no escape. You will surrender.

JC DENTON
Another peacekeeping occupation?

GUNTHER HERMANN
Not any better. They expect us to take you alive. Paul is already dead.
(They expect us to take you and Paul alive.)

1.
JC DENTON
I surrender.

1.1
GUNTHER HERMANN
Now we will find out what you know.

1.2
GUNTHER HERMANN
You are the one who killed Agent Navarre. Now you will confess and pay the
price.
(You are the one who killed Agent Navarre. I know it!)

2.
JC DENTON
Here comes your chance to be a hero.

GUNTHER HERMANN
Good.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Im not leaving until I know Pauls okay.





SECRET MJ 12 FACILITY



(CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
I came to watch you die.

JC DENTON
You're early. I've got at least twenty hours left.

ANNA NAVARRE
I was hoping the killswitch would have started.

JC DENTON
I don't feel anything.

ANNA NAVARRE
You won't be able to hide it for long.

JC DENTON
What have you done with Paul?

ANNA NAVARRE
Same as anything that malfunctions. Same as you.)



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
I need you to escape. I can cut power to the door only a few seconds without
being detected. Get ready.
Transmitting the floorplan... All of your equipment has been stored in the
armory to the south. The body of Paul Denton is in the laboratory to the north.
Proceed to Paul Denton and retrieve the datavault from his body. Tracer Tong
will require this data to defeat the killswitch.
(Transmitting the floorplan. All of your equipment has been stored in the armory
to the south. Paul Denton is alive in the laboratory to the north but has a
damaged infolink. You must inform him of the escape. Tracer Tong will require
his datavault in order to defeat the killswitch.)
You are beneath the nanotech lab.
You are beneath the Command Center.
I will not provide the exit code at this time. Go to the medical area. Tracer
Tong requires Paul Denton's datavault.



DATACUBE

Lieutenant Jackson:
A failed intrusion attempt into LabNet has unfortunately scrambled other key
systems, requiring most of the security grid to be reset. Until the grid is
fully restored, the detention block door code has been reset to 4089 while _all_
detention cells have been reset to 4679. You will be notified when the situation
has been fully resolved.
Agent Sherman



CONVERSATION: MIGUEL

MIGUEL
You're the spy they caught, right?

JC DENTON
I never worked for the NSF, but my brother did. (I think he was captured, too.)

1.
MIGUEL
I heard a guard say that you're the only one who lived.

JC DENTON
Are you sure?

MIGUEL
I don't know what to say.

JC DENTON
It can't be...

2.
MIGUEL
You're definitely not the only prisoner; I heard noises down the hall.

JC DENTON
Good. Maybe I can find him.


MIGUEL
Let's get out of here. I smuggled in a knife -- and a medkit, too. You want the
medkit?

JC DENTON
Yeah, I'll take the medkit.

MIGUEL
What do you say? I think we can make it.

1.
JC DENTON
Sure, come on.

MIGUEL
Lead the way.
Now what?

JC DENTON
Stay close.

MIGUEL
Make a run for it.
I've got you covered.
You lead.
I'm ready for business.
Let's go!
We're not there yet.
Stay alert.

2.
JC DENTON
I'd rather that you wait here.

MIGUEL
Let me know when the coast is clear.
Be careful.
I'll keep my eyes peeled.

3.
JC DENTON
Just slip out. I'll handle the guards.

MIGUEL
Well... all right.
I'm gonna make a break for it.
I think I know the way out.



DATACUBE

Here's that greasel dissection chart you wanted. -- Dr. Verne



BOOK

Lab Notes, Dr. Moreau
Week of 4/12 to 4/18

Sunday, 4/12: LabNet accounts are disabled. Rumor is possible infiltration
attempt by Silhouette required redistribution of secure network resources. Will
transcribe lab notes by hard until IS has restored access.
Monday, 4/13: Greasels displaying an increasing level of antipathy towards lab
personnel. Noted to Dr. Verne who increased dosage of succinylcholine from 15cc
to 32cc.
Wednesday, 4/15: IS promises that LabNet accounts will be restored by Friday;
new login is "dmoreau" with password "raptor".
Thursday, 4/16: Dr. Cairns typically absent minded; forgot his protective gear
when handling greasel and received a dose of venomous spit in the face.
Fortuitous opportunity to study effects on human nervous system which included
impaired coordination and vision.



CONVERSATION: SCIENTIST 1 & SCIENTIST 2

SCIENTIST 1
Sounds like a target-site mismatch.

SCIENTIST 2
The sequence came straight out of VersaLifes software.

SCIENTIST 1
Did you double-check the endonuclease? Ive seen the tethering fail completely
in vivo.

SCIENTIST 2
The damn program should just work.

SCIENTIST 1
Cytoplasm isnt exactly a eutactic environment. Certain operations just fail.

SCIENTIST 2
How are we supposed to reconfigure an entire immune system if were constantly
reinventing basic recombination technology?

SCIENTIST 1
If a few endonuclease molecules are the worst of our troubles...

SCIENTIST 2
Ill tell you whats worse: the raptor-chickens from Hong Kong. Ive never seen
a more perfect example of gonzo science.

SCIENTIST 1
Ive verified the results. Absolutely no response from their immune systems.

SCIENTIST 2
Mark my words: before the year is out, someone will make a nice midnight snack
for one of those things.

SCIENTIST 1
Oh, Richard.

SCIENTIST 2
If we really want to solve the problem, we should make 10,000 clones of one of
the Dentons, each with a different sequence knocked out.

SCIENTIST 1
Speaking of sequence, shouldnt you be getting back to work?

SCIENTIST 2
Just dreaming aloud...

SCIENTIST 1
I'm in the middle of something.
I said I'm not getting involved.
Don't make me call the guards.
Stay away from that. Youll release the greasels!

SCIENTIST 2
Keep us out of this.
We dont want any trouble.
JCDenton... so you really exist.



DATACUBE

Agent Sherman:
As requested, the patient has been moved to the Surgery Ward for immediate
salvage of his datavault. If you wish to observe the progress of the operation
in person, the door code for surgery is 0199; or, if you wish to view the
operation remotely, you may use the temporary account we've created for you:
login "psherman" and password "Raven". Please let me know if myself or my staff
can provide you with any further assistance.
JM



DATACUBE

MJ12 Cyberinformation Warfare Division

Your request for: LOGIN/PASSWORDS was completed at 18:34:23.
ajacobson - calvo
anavarre - scryspc
ghermann - zeitgeist
JCD - bionicman
jmanderley - knight_killer
jreed - redshoes
jreyes - amigo
klloyd - target
scarter - antique
MJ12CWD * "Ipsa scientia potestas est."



COMPUTER

From: DElmwood//OceanLab.21.33
To: DMoreau//UpNet.2563.2290
Subject: Karkian Bio Eval

Dr. Moreau,
I must request yet again that you forward me the results of your study on
greasel venom toxicity with reference to the karkian neurological cultures I
have previously provided you with so that I can conclude my bio evaluation. This
delay on your part could be construed as a lack of enthusiasm for our research
goals.
Sincerely,
Dr. Elmwood



From: JBlane//UNATCO.31.2376
To: PSherman//UpNet.221.9981
Subject: Re: Armory Code Changed

>In the wake of a failed electronic intrusion
>attempt by a Silhouette terrorist cell, we are
>upgrading the security protocols for this
>complex; until the new measures are in place,
>lock codes will be changed as follows:
>
>[text deleted]
>Armory: 2917.
One of my men informed me that this code was incorrect; after checking with Ops,
we determined that the correct code is "2971".
Cptn. Blane



From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: PSherman//UpNet.221.9981
Subject: Operational Status

Continue monitoring the situation with the augmented units; I want all possible
wetware recovered from the primary unit, but your top priority should be the
interrogation of the secondary unit ("JC Denton"). Viability of the secondary
unit is of non-importance now that the killswitch has been activated -- I'd like
any procedures employed selected with an eye towards maximum informational
yield.
Until the freighter preparations have been completed, you will have full
authority over UNATCO headquarters and attached facilities.



From: DJacobi//UNATCO.363.67398
To: PSherman//UpNet.221.9981
Subject: RE: Security Directives

>* All augmentation canisters should
>immediately be removed to a secure area and
>access restricted to authorized personnel with
>clearance of Domination/5F or higher only.
After inventory, we have moved one augmentation canister 12C (aggressive
defense/spy drone) to the Nanotech Lab where it has been placed in a suspension
crate, coded 9905.



From: WS/UpNet.78543.98231
To: PSherman//UpNet.221.9981
Subject: Commando Refit

New detachments of MJ12 commando units are now being refitted and should come
online shortly. Upgraded units will initially be assigned on an "as necessary"
basis to high priority MJ12 facilities; one of the first teams should arrive at
your location within forty-eight hours to be placed directly under your command.
In addition to their standard 7.62mm firearms, short range rockets have been
added to their arsenal. Enhanced power armor utilizing heat-dispersing foam
insulation will greatly reduce damage from fire or plasma weaponry, while
ballistic shielding provides significant protection from small arms fire. An
integrated rebreather also renders them invulnerable to any aerosol or gas
weapons.
Use this team and your discretion to maintain the integrity of the facility and
support MJ12 forces already in New York.



CONVERSATION: SCIENTISTS

SCIENTIST 1
Hey! Find somewhere else to hide.
We don't want any trouble with the troops.
Dr. Moreau tried to escape once, but he got shot in the leg.
If you insist on bothering us, talk to Moreau. He knows the code to the Medical
Area.

SCIENTIST 2
Keep us out of this.
We don't want any trouble.
JCDenton... so you really exist.

SCIENTIST 3
Don't worry. No one here's going to call the guards.
If I was trying to escape, I'd use the air-conditioning ducts.
Good luck. I hope you make it.



CONVERSATION: DR. MOREAU

MOREAU
My goodness! Mr. Denton... Did you escape?

JC DENTON
Yeah. How do you know who I am?

MOREAU
I'm a prisoner, too, and I say your name every day. I have cells from your body
in culture. Your brother's, too.

JC DENTON
My brother? Is he nearby?

1.
MOREAU
They have the cadaver in the Medical Area. Agent Denton, believe me, I share
your loss.

JC DENTON
Did you know Paul?

2.
MOREAU
They have him in the Medical Area. Agent Denton, believe me, I share your fury
at this killswitch functionality.

JC DENTON
Do you know Paul?


MOREAU
Only from his tissues. The guards want me to figure out why your bodies tolerate
the nanities -- a damn hard question, I'm sorry to say.

JC DENTON
Do me a favor: play dumb. They know enough already.

MOREAU
I try! Oh, how I try!

JC DENTON
Maybe you can slip out when I open the main doors.

MOREAU
I've already been shot once, thank you. But good luck. The only code I can give
you is 0199 -- that's to the Medical Area. Maybe you'd like to see your brother.

JC DENTON
I would. Thank you very much.

MOREAU
I just came from the Medical Area -- it's down the hall.
Scientists are not allowed to leave this level.
In three years, I still haven't figured out who I'm working for. It's not
UNATCO, not directly.
Paramilitary types run the place. They seem to have international ties.
Mr. Denton, I wish you luck.



CONVERSATION: SECRETARY & MJ12 TROOP

SECRETARY
Is he armed?

MJ12 TROOP
It's Denton. We aren't taking any chances.

SECRETARY
I hope nobody gets hurt.

MJ12 TROOP
We've got him penned in. He won't get far.

SECRETARY
What about this area? Is it safe?

MJ12 TROOP
Long as I'm with you.



DATACUBE

Captain Hernandez:
We are in the process of ghosting all network security resources to provide
additional protection against possible intrusion or denial of service attacks.
Until the process is complete, all security computers will be utilizing a
temporary system.
Login: MJ12
Password: INVADER
Agent Sherman



1.
CONVERSATION: NURSE

NURSE
You won't get far. They've locked the doors.
He was dead when he got here.
You won't make it any easier on yourself by staring at the body.
Please let us get on with our work.



2.
CONVERSATION: NURSE

NURSE
You won't get far. They've locked the doors.
He's perfectly okay. Look for yourself.
We have a lot to learn from this examination.
Please let us get on with our work.



(CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

JC DENTON
Paul! Are you all right? What are they doing to you?

PAUL DENTON
I'm like the Russian researcher who contracted his own virus. They want to study
the way I die.

JC DENTON
I hate to interfere with science, but we don't have much time to get you to
Tracer Tong.

PAUL DENTON
You go first. I'll slip out on my own.

JC DENTON
You sure?

PAUL DENTON
Just take care of yourself, and do me a favor. Check in with Alex when you reach
UNATCO Level 3. Some of those guys are on our side.

JC DENTON
All right. But you better make it. By the way, be on the lookout for Anna. She
came by the cellblock.

PAUL DENTON
Anna... There's something you should know about mechs. They have killswitches,
too. Only theirs are instantaneous.

JC DENTON
Interesting. I guess mechs have us beat on one count.

PAUL DENTON
A killphrase, they call it. The NSF learned that Anna's is stored in two
separate UNATCO computers with the login "demiurge" and password "archon", but I
never managed to find it.

JC DENTON
Thanks for the tip.

PAUL DENTON
I have some business to take care of in Manhattan. See you in Hong Kong.
I'll slip out on my own.
We're beneath UNATCO headquarters. The exit doors lead to Reyes' office.
Tong can protect us. We just have to get to Hong Kong.
You better get out of here.
I'll make it. I promise.)



1.
CONVERSATION: DOCTOR

DOCTOR
Oh my God! He escaped!
You shouldn't be back here.
We don't want any trouble with the guards.
There was nothing we could do for your brother.
I'm sorry... The troopers, you know.
He was lucky. The killswitch would have put him in terrible agony.



2.
CONVERSATION: DOCTOR

DOCTOR
Oh my God! He escaped!
You shouldn't be back here.
We don't want any trouble with the guards.
I'm afraid your brother has about eighteen hours to live. Wish I had better
news.
If they've activated your own killswitch mechanism, you might have as long as
twenty-four.
Walton Simons wants us to study the tissue damage.
I don't exactly like what happened, but I guess they've got to think about
international security.



1.
CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
Datavault image sent to Tracer Tong. Objective complete. Now exit the facility.
The code to the exit door is 1125.



2.
CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
Datavault image sent to Tracer Tong. Please leave the facility. At least one of
you must survive. The code to the exit door is 1125.



DATACUBE

PROSPECTUS: SERIES P AGENTS proposal by Dr. Arthur Donovan (VersaLife/HK)

The Series P agents are the logical continuation of research resulting from the
Series N: the development of a human agent with enhanced capabilities and
absolute loyalty, but without the non-standard appearance of mechanical
augmentation or the unpredictability of nano-augmentation. Like the Series N,
the strength and speed of the Series P should be substantially above baseline
while new conditioning techniques will result in minimal pain response. We
conservatively predict a Series P agent would be 78% more effective in combat
than a normal operative without any form of augmentation.
Key features from the Series N agent will also be carried over, including the
self-termination mechanism. An ingenious variation on the "kill-switch," the
self-termination mechanism is wired into the autonomous nervous system of an
agent. If mortally wounded, the mechanism will activate and explode, eliminating
any evidence of the agent and damaging nearby hostiles.
However, we are still continuing in our attempts to isolate the source of the
albino traits present ever since the Series L, but so far the simple addition of
sunglasses and dark clothing appear to have resolved the matter in a practical
fashion...



DATACUBE

Surgical Pre-Evaluation
Subject: Paul Denton

...subject shows a number of departures from nominal baseline physiology,
including a noted absence of all H type epsilon immunoglobin proteins which
would seem to be related to his ability to tolerate nano-augmentations that are
typically rejected by the vast majority of the population. Of particular
interest is that the subject tests positive for the "Gray Death" yet shows no
apparent symptoms or adverse effects...



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC

MECHANIC
Get out of the way. We have enough to worry about.

JC DENTON
Trouble with the bots?

1.
MECHANIC
Of course! Just look! Only one is operational -- and now it's malfunctioning!

JC DENTON
Maybe somebody hacked the security system and tinkered with its programming.

MECHANIC
I think it was you! You don't exactly blend in, okay? I think you're the one
they caught -- and now you're trying to escape!

2.
MECHANIC
Of course! Just look! Only one is operational -- and they want us to deploy!

JC DENTON
I know a thing or two about bots. Why don't you give me the security login, and
I'll see what I can do.

MECHANIC
Ha! Good one! You don't exactly blend in, okay? I know that you're the one they
caught -- and now you're trying to escape!


JC DENTON
So? You gonna sound the alarm?

MECHANIC
Maybe we can swing a deal, eh? You want the security login -- 500 credits. I
also have 762 mm ammo for 600, or what about an accuracy weapon mod? 750.

JC DENTON
Here's 500. Tell me the security login.

MECHANIC
Okay, we have a deal. The login is MJ12; the password is Invader. As maybe you
have discovered, you can use the computer to tell the one operational bot to
attack the soldiers.

1.
JC DENTON
Thanks.

2.
JC DENTON
Sounds like fun.


MECHANIC
I'm on your side. What do you want to buy?

JC DENTON
Give me the accuracy weapon mod for 750.

MECHANIC
I wish I was going, too. They've had me locked up here for months.
I'm on your side. What do you want to buy?

JC DENTON
I'll take the 762 ammo for 600.

MECHANIC
I hope you make it.

(JC DENTON
762 ammo for 600 -- a little beyond by means right now.

MECHANIC
I will help, but you have to compensate me for the risk.)

(JC DENTON
Wait a minute. I'm pretty loaded down. Let me drop something.)



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC

MECHANIC
You're Denton. I thought you were dead.
Leave me out of it.
You're gonna bring the troops down here.
I just want to stay out of the way.
Hey, I just work on the bots.
If you're looking for hardware, talk to Sven.
They keep this level sealed off with a code. There's no way out.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
This is the maintenance facility for the security bots. The armory is to the
south, on the opposite side of the main chamber.
You have found your equipment.



COMPUTER

From: AGreer//UpNet.902.3902
To: VAlibek//UpNet.003.8588
Subject: Plasma Gun

Dr. Alibek:
Your facility is one of the first to receive our new production model plasma
gun; as you know, this weapon will be phased into use first by our special
operations teams, then by selected elements of our military and security
organization over the next month. As one of our leading weapons researchers in
North America, we are certainly interested in any opinions you might have
regarding its combat effectiveness. Attached you should find the full technical
specifications. Please feel free to correspond with me directly if you have any
further questions.
The code for the security container is 5239.
Aston Greer
Director of Security, MJ12



DATACUBE

JANINE'S BOTS
SPECS AND OVERVIEW
PAGE BRAVO-3 PEACEBRINGER

The Page Industries Bravo-3 Peacebringer is an affordable security and patrol
bot that combines a bipedal frame with an air-cooled mini-gun that utilizes the
7.62x51mm NATO round. While the AI is limited in its capabilities, it is more
than adequate to the needs of most security -- and many military -- forces
around the world, having been deployed in such troubled hot-spots as Hong Kong,
Chicago, New York, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Moscow, and Paris. Like almost all
bots designed to maneuver in urban environments, the Bravo-3 employs a radar
imaging system for situational awareness, but unlike previous models in the
Peacebringer line the Bravo-3 is now equipped with a RazorThorn signal processor
for target acquisition. Organizations and facilities in need of heavier bot
armament often turn to the larger Delta-2 Peacebringer, equipped with thicker
armor and missiles...



DATACUBE

Hey Martin, there's been some kind of security snafu so all the codes have been
changed until further notice -- blanket orders from a new guy I haven't seen
before, an agent of some sort. The new armory code is 2971, but don't let that
get around... I just wanted you to have access in case the bots get twitchy
again. That last OS upgrade seemed a bit shaky, and that makes me nervous when
applied to walking gun platforms. -- Peter





NYC - UNATCO HQ



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
Please exit to the helipad. Potential encounters include Jaime Reyes, Sam
Carter, Alex Jacobson, and Joseph Manderley. (Potential encounters include Jaime
Reyes, Sam Carter, Alex Jacobson, Joseph Manderley, and Anna Navarre.)



BOOK

UNATCO HANDBOOK: Appendix A
Origins of UNATCO

In recent years the swelling tide of international terrorism coupled with enmity
between states, wildly varying laws, and an anachronistic devotion to arbitrary
borders has resulted in the decreasing effectiveness of local law enforcement.
To resolve the problem, a neutral agency was required to enforce international
law in an impartial manner around the world.
UNATCO was formed with just such a mission in mind, an organization that could
transcend national boundaries and provide security for all nations that
subscribe to its charter. Founded with the principles of the United Nations as
its cornerstone, UNATCO is FAIR, JUST, and protects the individual liberties of
all the citizens of the world.
The criminal thrives on anonymity, but soon there will be no place for them to
hide. Victory over terrorism is the prize for our VIGILANCE.



CONVERSATION: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
JC! You escaped? Is that what lockdown's about?

JC DENTON
I forgot to give Manderley my resignation.

JAIME REYES
I heard they killed Paul.

1.
JC DENTON
Yeah. MiB's raided the apartment.

2.
JC DENTON
MIB's raided the apartment, but he's alive. He's going to slip out on his own.


JAIME REYES
Manderley's a snake. He told me they were going to leave your brother alone.
What can I do to help?

1.
JC DENTON
I'm going over to the resistance. Why don't you join me? We could meet up in
Hong Kong.

JAIME REYES
I was hoping you'd let me tag along.

JC DENTON
We're both going to have to locate a man called Tracer Tong, Paul's contact
there.

JAIME REYES
Tong. I can remember that.

JC DENTON
Jaime... Be careful.

2.
JC DENTON
Stay here. I could use an ally inside UNATCO.

JAIME REYES
Good idea. I can keep you informed.

JC DENTON
Do that, but be careful. You know what they do to spies.


JAIME REYES
I will. By the way, the lab finally sent the augmentation canister I ordered.

JC DENTON
The one on the counter? Can your bots do the installation?

JAIME REYES
Yeah, it was going to be a welcome-aboard present.

JC DENTON
Guess it will have to be a retirement gift.

JAIME REYES
We're under lockdown. You'll need to find a key to the front doors.
I'll catch a plane in the morning.
Clean the place out. It's not my clinic anymore.



(CONVERSATION: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
JC! I've been watching through your infolink. A harrowing escape.

JC DENTON
Thanks for tuning in.

ALEX
You're gonna need a key to get out of UNATCO -- we're under lockdown. I'd give
it to you but -- I don't know. Anna's on patrol. If she found out --

JC DENTON
I'll take care of Anna.

ALEX
I think I have to play it safe. If you can get rid of her, I'll give you the key
and maybe I can escape myself. Otherwise, I'm gonna keep my head down.
Sorry, JC. Neither of us is gonna get very far as long as Anna is around.

JC DENTON
I'll see what I can do.)



(CONVERSATION: ANNA NAVARRE

ANNA NAVARRE
I will have to kill you myself.

1.
JC DENTON
Take your best shot.

2.
JC DENTON
Take your best shot, Flatlander woman.

ANNA NAVARRE
How did you know --)



CONTACT: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Been watching you from the cameras, JC. Double back and I'll give you the key to
the front doors.



CONVERSATION: ALEX JACOBSON

1.
ALEX
Here's that key.

JC DENTON
Thanks... Daedalus.

ALEX
What are you talking about?

2.
JC DENTON
Hello... Daedalus. I hope my escape was entertaining to watch.

ALEX
Daedalus?... What are you talking about?


3.
ALEX
You gave Anna exactly what she deserved. I've sat here and watched her kill
dozens of prisoners. Now I'm not so worried about sticking out my neck to give
you this key.

JC DENTON
I think you've already stuck out your neck... Daedalus.

ALEX
What are you talking about?


JC DENTON
You haven't been contacting me under an alias?

ALEX
The link went down. At first I thought they'd executed you.

JC DENTON
Who else has access? Somebody cut the power to Detention.

ALEX
I installed UNATCO's security myself. It's unbeatable. You're starting to scare
me.

JC DENTON
Not as much as you're scaring me. Who's Daedalus, and why does he want to rescue
me?

ALEX
A better hacker than I. A trick like that -- Well, it crossed my mind, I have to
admit. I'm pretty disgusted with the agency right now -- but I would've been
caught.

JC DENTON
You wouldn't want to take that chance.

ALEX
No, but I can't just sit back and watch. Let me give you a key to the front
door. Base is under lockdown until you're recaptured.

JC DENTON
You sound sincere. Maybe you should quit UNATCO.

ALEX
And do what?

JC DENTON
You can track me down in Hong Kong. I'm going to contact Tracer Tong and help
the resistance.

ALEX
I might do that... Sure, I'll think about it. And I'm going to check into this
mystery hacker.
I'll check the logs. Maybe this Daedalus didn't cover his tracks.
You should pay Manderley a visit on your way out, give him a good scare.
You better get moving.



COMPUTER

From: RosyCross//UnderNet.44567.22356
To: AJacobson//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: RE: Inquiry

The Oracle says:
Initial analysis of entity token "MJ12" (also reference entity tokens
"Majestic", "Majestic 12", "Majestic Council of Twelve", "They Who Rule the
World in Majesty", "MJID") yields confusing results that must be further refined
through additional pattern analysis. Would appear to be related to entity token
"Illuminati" and other self-organizing institutions that seek to affect global
change through localized alteration of sociopolitical systems. Extant records
dating back 837 years are extensive, but subject to a number of valid curve-
fitting functions that render speculation as to possible motive or overall goals
only 27.3% accurate. We dislike this ambiguity and will work to clarify prior to
final report.
[[The Oracle would like to know what you think of the color blue.]]



CONVERSATION: SHANNON

SHANNON
Oh! JC!

JC DENTON
Carry on with your banking. I'm just taking one last look at the old place.
Amazing, if you think about it, all the hours I spent dreaming about working
here... all the heroic fantasies, when really this place is just a cinderblock
bunker with a carpet.

SHANNON
My banking... Oh yes! Never mind me... Go ahead and escape. I won't pull the
alarm!

JC DENTON
Something wrong? Really, as long as you stay out of the way, I don't have any
reason to hurt you.

SHANNON
Okay! I admit it! I'm the one who's been stealing from the HQ! It was me all
along. Kaplan, the false floor in Alex's office, everything that's missing... It
was me!

JC DENTON
I'm the last person who's gonna bust you for stealing. What'd you take?

SHANNON
I don't know... You sure you can keep it hush-hush? I found a few scrambler
grenades I was gonna give Kaplan -- good against bots, you know -- but you could
take 'em. I have three, 1250 each.

(JC DENTON
1250 for a scrambler grenade...? I don't even have enough for one.

SHANNON
I'll wait for the Tech Sergeant. He gives me almost as much.)

1.
JC DENTON
Give me one of the scrambler grenades for 1250.

SHANNON
Deal.

JC DENTON
Remember: hush-hush.

2.
JC DENTON
I'll take two for 2500.

3.
JC DENTON
I'll give you 3750 for all three.

(4.
JC DENTON
I'll pass.

SHANNON
You want one or not?)


SHANNON
I'm all out.
We'll have to wait until people start to go home.
Don't tell anybody!



CONVERSATION: SAM CARTER

JC DENTON
General Carter...

SAM CARTER
We've been through that, soldier. Just Carter.

JC DENTON
I've discovered some things about UNATCO.

SAM CARTER
I'm unlocking the armory. I don't want to know where you're going; just load up.

JC DENTON
Walton Simons, the head of FEMA...

SAM CARTER
I said load up; I don't want to hear about it.

JC DENTON
I'm going over to the rebels. You should join me.

SAM CARTER
Let's get one thing straight: we've got our share of crooked bureaucrats -- fact
-- but this is still UNATCO, and by and large the people in this building are
twenty-four carat gold.

JC DENTON
What good's an honest soldier if he can be ordered to behave like a terrorist?

SAM CARTER
The only way to save the agency is for the good people to stay. That's how I see
it.

JC DENTON
By the way, I found out who around here is the thief.

SAM CARTER
There's more to that story than you know. Simons got involved; Kaplan squealed
like a pig. That woman Shannon's got a surprise waiting for her in the morning.
Very convenient for us. Take what you need.
Load up. You've still got to break out of HQ.
Some say concentrated power leads to abuse, but I believe that if an institution
has a solid foundation it can survive the narrow aspirations of the people it
employs.
We'll get this place back on track.



COMPUTER

From: ???
To: SamCarter//38239.09421
Subject: Thank You

Your assistance in helping us to compromise UNATCO security protocols was
instrumental to your friend's escape; while we still do not know the identity of
the person or persons calling themselves "Daedalus," they have given us ample
reason to believe that he will be an asset to the cause of freedom.
I should go without saying that this message will erase itself before the
security systems come back online -- any attempt to copy or archive it will
fail.
Minister of True Lies
Tandis qu'ils dorment, nous gagnerons.



COMPUTER

From: Daedalus
To: JCDenton//UNATCO.82098.9868
Subject: Get Out

They are closing in on your position. Exit the building as soon as possible. You
must escape.



COMPUTER

From: WS/UpNet.78543.98231
To: JReyes//UNATCO.00973.20892
Subject: Killswitch Evaluation

With your impressive grasp of nano-augmentation I thought it appropriate that
you should participate in the evaluation of J.C. Denton's killswitch. It's
unfortunate when situations such as this occur, particularly when they involve
agents with the obvious talents and abilities of the Denton brothers. But given
the need to protect civilians from potential rogue operatives, I'm sure you'll
understand the necessity of developing a more effective killswitch, something
similar to the instantaneous killphrases installed in all our mechanically
augmented agents. Please contact Agent Sherman for the evaluation methodology.



BULLETINS

Hong Kong in Turmoil
DISSEMINATE TO ALL AGENTS

In the last twenty-four hours the political situation in Hong Kong has
deteriorated rapidly and local authorities seem powerless to contain the chaos.
A recent hit on the Lucky Money Club by suspected members of the criminal
"Luminous Path Triad" was only the opening salvo in an escalating war between
unidentified members of local criminal organizations. Casualties have included
not only targets of opportunity, but also governments facilities and urban
infrastructure; both Hong Kong police and military are on heightened alert. As
the situation develops and we receive further reports from UNATCO field ops this
information will be updated.



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
JC!
Manderley! It's JC!
How could you betray the Coalition?



1.
CONVERSATION: JOSEPH MANDERLEY

WALTON SIMONS
You will be much happier at the Library of Congress.

MANDERLEY
I can't control a man's mind...

WALTON SIMONS
You aren't a commander, Manderley. We hoped you'd give UNATCO an urbane,
diplomatic face -- that's all. We screwed up your priorities.

MANDERLEY
I refuse to be pushed into some obscure bureaucratic cubbyhole!

WALTON SIMONS
Actually, I doubt you'll get the chance. Look around. Your star pupil has come
back to teach a lesson to his old instructor.

MANDERLEY
JC!

JC DENTON
I never had time to take the Oath of Service to the Coalition. How about this
one? I swear not to rest until UNATCO is free of you and the other crooked
bureaucrats who have perverted its mission.

MANDERLEY
Big words for a rookie. The only problem is that security is well aware of your
escape. Trust me, you won't leave the facility alive.

WALTON SIMONS
You can't run, Denton. Even if you escape, your killswitch is counting down.
You'll be dead in twenty-three hours. Another fifty billion dollars down the
drain.

JC DENTON
We'll see about that.

MANDERLEY
You Dentons sure hung us out to dry.
You won't recognize UNATCO in a few weeks. Simons will turn it into his own
private army.
I had stuck a very careful balance between Washington and the public interest.
That may never again be possible.
Go on. Make your getaway.



2.
CONVERSATION: WALTON SIMONS

WALTON SIMONS
Splendid. You did our dirty work for us.

JC DENTON
Figured he was your type, a real hard-ass.

WALTON SIMONS
On the contrary, he was somewhat too careful and urbane for that position. I'm
going to have to step in myself and restore discipline.

JC DENTON
Well, since that makes you my new boss, take a long look at Manderley's dead
body. Consider that my resignation; I don't have time to write a letter.

WALTON SIMONS
You can't run, Denton. Even if you escape, your killswitch is counting down.
You'll be dead in twenty-three hours. Another fifty billion dollars down the
drain.

JC DENTON
We'll see about that.



COMPUTER

From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: JManderley//UNATCO.00013.76490
Subject: Disappointment

We are disappointed in your performance to date, particularly with regards to JC
Denton -- while both he and his brother were expendable, considerable time and
effort was involved in their creation. Pending a more thorough post mortem, we
can only assume that your handling of them must bear part of the blame. We'll
discuss this further in holoconference, but until then I've given Agent Sherman
full authority over UNATCO headquarters and MJ12 facilities.
I've also assigned Dr. Reyes to evaluate the performance of the killswitches for
the nano-augmented agents. Maintain a close observation of him and report any
inconsistencies in his behavior immediately. Further security breaches will not
be tolerated.



CONVERSATION: JANICE REED

JANICE REED
I thought we were a family here...



DATACUBE

ACOUSTIC SOUND SENSOR, DESIGN AND SPECIFICATIONS

The acoustic gunfire sensor has been deployed by a number of organizations
throughout the world in those urban areas where it might otherwise be difficult
to implement and maintain a pervasive security presence. Utilizing fairly
rudimentary DSP algorithms, the sensor will trigger if any sound matching the
profile of a gunshot occurs within the sensor's detection radius; field tests in
Hong Kong have shown them to be 88% accurate, with an overall 12% decrease in
crime within six months. Cheap and easy to install, acoustic gunfire sensors can
be fitted to buildings, lamp posts, or any other free standing structure...



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
No, I cannot forgive. No... not the killing of Agent Navarre. I will follow you.
Denton, I will get you!



COMPUTER

From: CentralSecurity//UpNet.2334.3233
To: Security Personnel
Subject: Full Alert

We have an unspecified incident originating in the UNATCO detention areas -- all
personnel are ordered to full alert status. Any and all suspicious activity is
to be treated with utmost caution, while ARMED RESPONSE is sanctioned for
unauthorized activity. Personnel without specific responsibilities should
consider themselves LOCKED DOWN until further notice.



CONTACT: JOCK & MIGUEL

JC DENTON
How'd you know to meet me?

JOCK
Daedalus. He called himself Daedalus.

JC DENTON
A friend of yours?

JOCK
Nope. I came because I owe your brother Paul a few favors. (Come on, let's go.
I'm going to take you to Hong Kong.)

(JC DENTON
I wish he was coming with us.

JOCK
Me too, JC. Me too. Get in. I'm going to take you to Hong Kong.)

JC DENTON
Can you put me in contact with Tracer Tong?

JOCK
I know a place where we can touch down in the city, but Tong is very suspicious
of foreigners. You'll have to earn the trust of your brother's allies. They'll
know how to find Tong.

JC DENTON
Great. Let's go.

JOCK
Time to see if this stealth copter is worth all the fuss. MJ12 has a facility in
Hong Kong, and they'll be watching for us.

MIGUEL
Good luck, JC. I can make it on my own from here.





HONG KONG - MJ12 HELIBASE



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I blew it, JC, I'm sorry. MJ12 must want you bad -- they locked on the chopper,
and had the nav computer fly us straight in. Blast doors are shut, and my
weapons are locked. The weapon-lock switch is on Flight Control Deck One. Get me
back on-line, or we're dead meat.



DATACUBE

Maintenance Note!

Got a shipment of that experimental fuel, but this is scary stuff -- toxic six
ways to Sunday, and while the emergency purge is designed to shunt it into the
basement tanks in case of a problem, the fumes alone could creep back up the
ventilation system and put most of the facility out of business. Definitely
lowest bid contractor work. Until I can get a hold of someone to fix this mess,
I've slapped a temporary lockout on the purge valve: 99871. Give me a ring at
(443) 2334-2388-123 if there's a problem.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Careful down there. That fueling equipment was installed by the lowest bidder.
One time I had to fly a couple of gassed technicians to the emergency room.
You just released poison gas into the lower levels. Find a hazmat suit or get
out of there!



DATACUBE

ALL HONG KONG MJ12 PERSONNEL

Hong Kong is a unique environment for MJ12 personnel and provides a number of
challenges that all members should be aware of on a daily basis. Currently, only
tenuous ties exist between MJ12 and local authorities -- though MJ12 is working
to resolve that situation -- and consequently, police and security cannot be
expected to understand the special nature of MJ12's charter. Agents, operatives,
security, and other personnel should adhere closely to the Confidentiality
Guidelines outlined in your handbook.
One key factor in police response is the use of "acoustic gunfire sensors"
scattered throughout much of Hong Kong: cheap and effective, these sensors use
DSP circuitry to alert authorities to non-supressed (i.e. not silenced) gunfire.
That enables police to quickly minimize threat situations in an efficient
manner. While these sensors can be disabled, Central Operations does not
recommend this course of action, but rather a considered evaluation of any
tactical situation to avoid local intervention.



BOOK

PROJECT DIBBUK
SH-187 Specifications and Operation
Domination/5F Clearance ONLY

...the goal of PROJECT DIBBUK was to create a long range, variable mission-
capable rotary aircraft, realized to its fullest extent in the SH-187 "stealth
helicopter." The production model SH-187 features a revolutionary engine powered
by HIGH-EFFICIENCY ETHANOL FUEL CELLS with a flight range of over 9000 miles
depending upon atmospheric conditions, and an extension of the thermoptic
camouflage technology that renders it INVISIBLE across 97% of the non-visible
electromagnetic spectrum. Ideally suited for surveillance, insertion, retrieval,
and limited interdiction, the SH-187 will often spend much of its operational
lifetime within hostile territory, and therefore is also equipped with REMOTE
DISABLING and scrambling for its key flight systems. If necessary, the vehicle
can also be scuttled remotely...



DATACUBE

We had another one of the locals attempt to hack the security keypad on the
elevator -- looked like a kid this time, but he did a pretty good job of staying
out of the surveillance field. Anyways, Nichole managed an override before he
got in and she reset the code to 989; hopefully that'll keep them out until we
can get more security on the entrance.



DATACUBE

To All Flight Controllers:

After the recent theft of the SH-187, we are re-evaluating our security
procedures. Until further notice, Deck One Flight Control has been sealed and
troops ordered to barracks. If you need access to Flight Control, please see
Tech Sergeant McKinney.
-Mackie



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Back in business. Come on down and stay clear of the blast doors to the south.
I'm going to launch a missile.
Fire in the hole!
I have to get clear! Head for the exit, and I'll link up with you when I can.





HONG KONG - MARKET



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Okay, you need to find Tracer Tong. I used to drop Paul off at a small compound
east of the market -- you could start there. Don't lose any time -- your
killswitch is 12 hours old.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
If you die, our plans will fail. Locate Tracer Tong.
Do not risk entering the VersaLife Corporation until Tracer Tong has deactivated
your killswitch. I will give you your instructions at the appropriate time.



DATACUBE

Lum-din, I've been watching the officers across the way, and with the help of a
few high-powered optics and an infrared scanner managed to work out the code for
the police substation: 911. This is a lucky number for us, I think, and one we
can sell. Which Triad do you think would pay the most? -- Brother Xeng



DATACUBE

FROM: CENTRAL POLICE COMMAND, H.K.
TO: WAN CHAI DISTRICT, POST 11384

Officer Tam:
Your recent reports of conflict between the Red Arrow and Luminous Path are most
troubling. We will counsel their respective Dragon Heads at the first available
opportunity, but if further incidents occur you are sanctioned to open the
ordinance vault and apply force to the participants as necessary.



CONVERSATION: BUTCHER & CASSANDRA

BUTCHER
Many fine restaurants buy their meats from me. Have you visited Lucky Money, for
instance? It is below the market, in the mall.
The trucks have stopped delivering to the other shops because of military
blockades, but all of my meat is guaranteed fresh.
Fresh lamb, fresh meat... brought in by sampan.
I will cut out the part you most desire.
Please, take your time.
Did I mention...? Free delivery.
Go away.
You are worse than the stray dogs by the canal.
You have not washed your hands.

CASSANDRA
Fine. I'll go somewhere else.
Screw you.
Who you looking at?
Take a hike.
Watch where you're going.



CONVERSATION: SALES WOMAN & CASSANDRA

1.
SALES WOMAN
Those are very expensive.

CASSANDRA
Screw you.

2.
SALES WOMAN
Be careful.

CASSANDRA
I'm just LOOKING.


SALES WOMAN
Hand-painted china, very authentic.
Do you like?
I accept international electronic currency.



CONVERSATION: LOUIS PAN & NEWS STREET VENDOR

LOUIS
I work for the butcher, too. Everybody in Wan Chai Market.

VENDOR
I have made other arrangements.

LOUIS
I never fall asleep. I am one of the best watchmen.

VENDOR
Run along. I don't like little boys.

LOUIS
This is a bad market. Lots of bad people.

VENDOR
Go!
Give that back! Hey!
News of the Triad wars! Red Arrow versus Luminous Path!

JC DENTON
What do you think of the Luminous Path Triad?

VENDOR
Cowards. Soon to be gone. They have to steal weapons because they have lost the
traditional arts.

JC DENTON
What kind of weapons?

VENDOR
They murdered the Red Arrow leader to get the sword he invented.

JC DENTON
How do you invent a sword?

VENDOR
It uses modern technology. I pay the Red Arrow even though the Luminous Path
compound is fifty meters away.
Many publications. What's your interest?

JC DENTON
What do you think of the Red Arrow Triad?

VENDOR
They will control all of Wan Chai in a few weeks.

JC DENTON
You sound certain.

VENDOR
The fighting is not going well for the Luminous Path.
Maggie Chow -- exclusive interview in the Oriental Daily News.

JC DENTON
Have you heard of Maggie Chow?

VENDOR
A former actress. Well respected. She gives a lot of money to fight drug
trafficking and illegal trade.
Please put the newspapers back when you are done browsing.
The Red Arrow is doing a good job cleaning up this market.
Pleased to meet you.
I must make time for other customers.
All travelers should keep informed of current events.



NEWSPAPER

Mass Driver Accident Kills Over 2,000
APR - Ibadan, Nigeria

The historical first delivery of ore from the Zhou Enlai Lunar Mining Complex
ended in tragedy today when a targeting error resulted in the payload slamming
into the outskirts of the city of Ibadan in Nigeria. Thousands died in the
initial blast that was compared to a small nuclear bomb as the payload impacted
in a sparsely populated suburb, while thousands more were left disoriented,
homeless, and without power or water in the wake of the explosion.
Chinese officials have halted all other deliveries from the Zhou Enlai Complex
and are working with both the United Nations and officials from McMoran Global
Steel to determine the cause of the error. McMoran Global Steel was responsible
for the construction of the mass driver, winning the contract from Page
Industries in a heated bidding war.
"Obviously we took the utmost precautions in building the Zhou Enlai driver,"
said?spokesperson?Sean Murphy. "But something has gone terribly wrong. Our only
real response as this point is to offer our condolences?and aid to the people of
Ibadan, and insure that such an event never occurs again."



BOOK

Jacob's Shadow
by Andrew Hammond

Chapter 20

Samuel looked at him from across the table, but he might as well have been
peering at Jacob from the Devil's own palace in the deep blue sea.
After a moment Samuel rubbed his rheumy eyes. "You ever wonder about morals?" he
said. Jacob shook his head. "I do... all the damn time. I wonder what it means
to be good -- if there's some tally that says 'you only hurt ten people, so come
on up, but eleven and you're going straight to hell.' Then I think maybe it's a
little voice that tells you, way back in your head. And then I wonder what
happens when that voice goes away..."
Jacob reached under the table and put the little .22 pistol against one of
Samuel's kneecaps.
"I don't think you're going to like my answer to that. Where is she?"



NEWSPAPER

Canal Road Tunnel Collapse
Hong Kong Standard

Explosions rocked the Wan Chai district two days ago as fighting between warring
Triads resulted in the cave-in and flooding of the Canal Road Tunnel,
effectively halting almost all access to and from the Wan Chai area. While the
fighting occurred in the early hours of the morning and traffic was light, a
number of bystanders were trapped during the fighting and subsequently presumed
dead. The names of the deceased have not been released at this time.
Police have barricaded the area at the Wan Chai terminal and forbidden any
access until a thorough forensic analysis can be made and the bodies removed. In
a statement released earlier today the police declined to name any suspects,
though Chief Joey Leung expressed that the "reprehensible nature of this crime
will not go unanswered by the Hong Kong police."



NEWSPAPER

"Gray Death" Cases Misdiagnosed
Hong Kong Standard

Authorities confirmed today that a number of mysterious illnesses reported at
area clinics were not cases of "Gray Death" as had been previously feared, but
merely a seasonal outbreak of influenza.
Dr. Chang Lam of the People's Health Administration?headed the inquiry. "I can
say with complete certainty that these cases exhibit absolutely none of the
symptoms of the so-called 'Gray Death,' -- cases which, I might add, have so far
only been reported in the less well managed cities of America and Europe. Those
malcontents who have spread rumors to the contrary are merely feeding upon the
unjustified fears of the hardworking men and women of Hong Kong."
Dr. Lam went on to say that anyone observed making such claims should be
reported to local party leaders for counseling.



DATACUBE

Please use the following map, provided at no cost, to enjoy and see our
beautiful district. In Wan Chai Market is where you will take in tea, buy a
bird, and shop for antiques and other wonderments! The Old China Hand and Lucky
Money Club have dancing and drinks for all. End your day with much ovation in a
sampan ride through the historic canal, or observe ceremonies at the authentic
temple in the main square.
Enjoy!



CONVERSATION: PEGGY & FLOWER GIRL

GIRL
Two?

PEGGY
Yes, a little something to brighten up the lab.

GIRL
VersaLife?

PEGGY
How can you tell? Is my hair turning blue?

GIRL
VersaLife has done much to... revitalize the community.

PEGGY
Well, they're always hiring. I guess that's something.

GIRL
I will wrap them up.

PEGGY
No, no -- I can manage.

GIRL
Very good. Thank you.
Please. Look around.
Perhaps a present for your girlfriend.
Only twenty credits for that one.
A lovely bouquet of orchids, symbolizing grace and integrity.

PEGGY
Such a quaint little market.
I just love Mrs. Hang.
Excuse me. I'm trying to shop.



CONVERSATION: CHINESE MILITARY POLICE (OFFICER TAM)

TAM
The shopkeepers are honest. You will find a good bargain here.
Notify me of any problems.
Large unbuttoned coat pockets... not advisable.
Keep your wallet in your front pocket.



CONVERSATION: CHINESE MILITARY POLICE 1 & CHINESE MILITARY POLICE 2

CHINESE MILITARY POLICE 1
I do not recognize you.
I cannot make deals with strangers.
Please do not interfere in my business.
Please... We are being observed.

CHINESE MILITARY POLICE 2
The market will close in two hours.
Please go about your business.
Purchase a guidebook if you are lost.
There is fighting in the Canal Road Tunnel. Be advised.
Stay in the market and you will be safe.
The Triads are at war. We are working to resolve the difficulty.





HONG KONG - LUCKY MONEY CLUB



CONVERSATION: BARTENDER (ISAAC)

ISAAC
Beer is 15; wine is 120.

JC DENTON
Can I ask you something?

ISAAC
What do you want to know?

JC DENTON
Despite all I've read about the Triads, I wasn't prepared to see them operating
in the open, on the streets, and wearing uniforms. Doesn't the Chinese
government care?

ISAAC
The Chinese leave Hong Kong alone. They barricade the roads to control trade to
the mainland, but they know how business is done.

JC DENTON
I would think the secret smuggling operations of the Triads would disturb the
Chinese government.

ISAAC
Maybe the Luminous Path, but China knows that the Red Arrow are business owners,
entrepreneurs, community leaders, and that they protect the city from outside
influences.

JC DENTON
You said "outside influences." What does China fear?

ISAAC
China is the last sovereign country in the world. Authoritarian but willing --
unlike U.N.-governed countries -- to give its people the freedom to do what they
want.

JC DENTON
As long as they don't break the law.

ISAAC
Listen to me. This is real freedom, freedom to own property, make a profit, make
your life. The West, so afraid of strong government, now has no government. Only
financial power.

JC DENTON
Our governments have limited power by design.

ISAAC
Rhetoric... And you believe it! Don't you know where these slogans come from?

JC DENTON
I give up.

ISAAC
Well-paid researchers -- how do you say it? -- "think tanks," funded by big
businesses. What is that? A "think tank"?

JC DENTON
Hardly as sinister as a dictator, like China's Premier.

ISAAC
It's privately-funded propaganda. The Trilateral Commission in the United
States, for instance.

JC DENTON
The separation of powers acknowledges the petty ambitions of individuals; that's
its strength.

ISAAC
A system organized around the weakest qualities of individuals will produce
these same qualities in its leaders.

JC DENTON
Perhaps certain qualities are an inseparable part of human nature.

ISAAC
The mark of the educated man is the suppression of these qualities in favor of
better ones. The same is true of civilization.

JC DENTON
I'll get a drink later.



CONVERSATION: RED ARROW MEMBER 1, RED ARROW MEMBER 2 & RED ARROW MEMBER 3

RA MEMBER 1
Excuse me, sir, this room is off-limits to club patrons. I suggest you leave.

JC DENTON
Guess I stumbled into the main office. One of you guys run the place?

RA MEMBER 1
Max Chen is in the other room. Do not bother him unless he is expecting you.
Isaac is letting anybody back here these days.
The Wan Chai merchants are being stubborn.

RA MEMBER 2
We need to organize.
The Canal Road is too dangerous now.

RA MEMBER 3
Stop complaining.

RA MEMBER 2
The police are holding out this time.

RA MEMBER 3
...dogs.

RA MEMBER 2
Hundley is working for the Luminous Path. I am certain.

RA MEMBER 3
Stop complaining.
...then I gave him the old rat treatment. Never fails!
I want nothing to do with gwailos.
Leave us!
Go!

RA MEMBER 1
Currently we have no work for American-style gangsters.
Remain here only as long as your business requires.
We are having a meeting.
Please... our patience is limited.
Enough! Go!



CONVERSATION: MAX CHEN

JC DENTON
You're Max Chen, right? You're the boss here?

MAX CHEN
"Dragon head." Who are you?

1.
JC DENTON
I'm looking for Tracer Tong. It is urgent that I find him.

MAX CHEN
This is the headquarters of the Red Arrow Triad. You have come to the last place
in Hong Kong he would be seen.

JC DENTON
I don't understand.

MAX CHEN
I would cut out your tongue, but perhaps you are just ignorant. If you see Mr.
Tong, tell him that he and his Luminous Path associates must return the Dragon's
Tooth, or be driven from Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
What?

MAX CHEN
That is all.
This is the height or arrogance.
Ignorant gwailo!
Who does this American think he is?

2.
JC DENTON
My name is J. C. Denton. I have something to tell you.

MAX CHEN
Then say it, and we will see what it is worth.

JC DENTON
Maggie Chow isn't who you think she is. She's an operative for a group called
Majestic 12. She stole the Dragon's Tooth and killed your predecessor.

MAX CHEN
You insult Ms. Chow -- to my face? What is your proof?

JC DENTON
I read it in a police file at the Wan Chai station.

MAX CHEN
The police? Don't be ridiculous -- they are mercenaries. The Luminous Path must
have paid them well for this!

JC DENTON
It makes sense! She's trying to provoke a war.

MAX CHEN
Don't raise your voice to me. If you want me to believe you, bring me some proof
-- bring me the sword itself. I'm not interested in anything else.
This is the height of arrogance.



COMPUTER

From: FChi//HKNET.910.7804
To: MaxChen//HKNET.123.9009
Subject: Unpleasant Prospects

Max, we have been friends since we were children, so I hope you will not find
any disrespect in what I am about to say -- but first, I must express my great
sorrow at the death of Yuen. He was the first of many great Dragon Heads, and I
know you will follow the same emminent tradition. We here at police
headquarters?are doing our best to locate his killer, and I will be sure that
you have ample opportunity to discuss the matter with them once they have been
found.
But with all this said, it must also be said that the dispute between the Red
Arrow and the Luminous Path has become unseemly and not in the best interests of
the people of Hong Kong. The recent collapse of the Canal Road tunnel was
unfortunate and has resulted in many problems. I have been forced to authorize
the use of unpleasant measures if this continues.
Please contact me so that we may discuss this and resolve the situation before
it worsens.
Your Friend,
Fong





HONG KONG - MARKET



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
You're next to the compound Paul used to visit, but I don't know who it belongs
to. I think I'm clear now -- good thing the NSA invested in stealth technology.



CONVERSATION: GORDON QUICK & LOUIS PAN

LOUIS
She said no.

GORDON QUICK
Impossible.

LOUIS
She said she has made other arrangements.

GORDON QUICK
The Red Arrow?

LOUIS
She was very rude.

GORDON QUICK
You know what to do.

LOUIS
Yes, sir.

GORDON QUICK
Don't waste any time.

LOUIS
Go away.
I can tell them you're a spy, and they will kill you.
I know the Dragon Head.

JC DENTON
My brother's name is Paul Denton. I heard that he was a frequent visitor to this
compound. Do you know him?

GORDON QUICK
The Luminous Path is closed to gwailos.

1.
JC DENTON
Paul was no friend of the West.

2.
JC DENTON
Paul is no friend of the West.


GORDON QUICK
My name is Gordon Quick. I knew your brother, but you are not him. They say you
are loyal to UNATCO.

JC DENTON
I was -- before Paul showed up in New York. A day later I was helping the NSF.

GORDON QUICK
You want me to take your word? You are in Hong Kong now, and we are businessmen.
Paul earned our trust by working with us.

JC DENTON
I don't have time for games.

GORDON QUICK
No games. We would like another ally like Paul. The Triads are at war, thanks to
a woman named Maggie Chow. A sword was stolen from the Red Arrow Triad, and Miss
Chow started the war by blaming us, the Luminous Path.

1.
(JC DENTON
I know who she is. She works for Majestic 12, and she did steal the sword. I
read it in her file at the police station.

GORDON QUICK
That was you? You have guts, Mr. Denton. But it's not enough. No one trusts the
police. We need concrete proof. The sword.)

JC DENTON
Why is one sword so important?

GORDON QUICK
It is an extraordinary sword, called the "Dragon's Tooth." Nanotechnology
developed by the Red Arrow's former leader, before he was murdered. We know that
Chow is a liar, but we have no proof.

JC DENTON
I'll go speak to her. But first I need to find a man called Tracer Tong. I need
his help...

GORDON QUICK
Mr. Tong deals with businessmen, not beggars or strangers who might be spies.
Chow lives at 1313 Tonnochi Road. Be observant. Find and examine that sword. It
is the evidence we need.

JC DENTON
I'll help you against Ms. Chow, but then I'll need to see Tong, or I won't be
your ally for more than 12 hours.

GORDON QUICK
The former Red Arrow leader stole nanotech components from VersaLife; I believe
it was the corporation that had him murdered.
The Dragon's Tooth is the most perfect blade possible in a non-eutactic solid --
it would have given the Red Arrow an enormous advantage.
All contests between the Triads are decided with the ancient art of fighting.
The structure of the blade was maintained by a coating of nanoscale whetting
devices. Very sharp.
We have begun work on our own sword, but progress is slow.
I find it suspicious that Maggie Chow came to power precisely when the former
Red Arrow leader was murdered.
The sword has killed more men as an argument than it ever did as a weapon.
Keep your word. Go to Maggie Chow. Find out the truth.
(I will warn you once: do not assault our agents or representatives. The boy --
he was a good earner. If I didn't have explicit orders from Tong, I would kill
you right now.)

2.
JC DENTON
She is the one responsible for the missing sword. She works for Majestic 12.

GORDON QUICK
Majestic 12?

JC DENTON
A group of conspirators who want to take control of Hong Kong.

GORDON QUICK
You have proof?

JC DENTON
Yes, I found the sword in her apartment.

GORDON QUICK
Good. Inform the Red Arrow dragon head. Then he will see who is the real
traitor.

JC DENTON
Where do I find this "dragon head"?

GORDON QUICK
Max Chen is his name. The Red Arrow headquarters is at the Lucky Money Club in
the mall area beneath the market. Come back and tell me what he says. We can
begin to negotiate a truce.
Let me know how Chen responds.



CONVERSATION: MONK 1 & MONK 2

MONK 1
(grumbles)
...yau hak...
Many other Buddhas in Hong Kong.
I am keeping an eye on you.
I am not posing for any more photos today.

MONK 2
Um goi jie guo.
Gol gan mil hai guong chiang duo.
Nei sickum sick gong guong dong wah?





HONG KONG - WATERWAYS




CONVERSATION: LOCAL MAN

LOCAL MAN
I was walking here.
Get out of my way.
...just about had enough...
Always... one eye on my pocket.
You VersaLife's think you own everything.
...sick of experiments...
Leave me alone.



CONVERSATION: CHINESE MILITARY

CHINESE MILITARY
Not advisable for a tourist to visit the canals at night.
Come back in the morning. Sampan rides, five credits.
What business do you have here at this hour?
I said not safe. Go home.
We make note of anyone who visits the canals.



CONVERSATION: DRUG DEALER & PUSHER

DEALER
Fifty.

PUSHER
Seventy-five.

DEALER
Both, seventy-five.

PUSHER
Double UO Globe, original one kilo bricks, pure. Ninety for both.

DEALER
Hey! You!

PUSHER
Who is that?

DEALER
You made a big mistake, home boy.



CONVERSATION: GIRL

GIRL
Good evening, sir.

JC DENTON
Slow night?

GIRL
Not at all. Everyone requires sampan now that the Triads destroyed Canal Road
Tunnel.

JC DENTON
Why'd they do that?

GIRL
Fighting in the tunnels, sir, five nights ago. Now it is caved and flooded.

JC DENTON
That must hurt the shops in Wan Chai.

GIRL
People have died. Yesterday four Europeans arrived, treasure-hunters; they are
here to dive in the ruins and loot the bodies.

JC DENTON
Must be the Year of the Vulture.

GIRL
It is an ugly business but a profitable one. They had given me a commission if I
can sell the weapon mods they have already recovered. I have modifications for
accuracy, reload, recoil for 750, 600, and 400.

JC DENTON
I'll take the accuracy mod for 750.
(Wait -- I've got to drop something first.)

GIRL
Very good.
Ready to buy?

JC DENTON
600 for a reload mod -- deal.

GIRL
Very good.
Ready to buy?

JC DENTON
Here's 400 for a recoil mod.
(Maybe later.)

(JC DENTON
I don't even have 400 for the recoil mod.

1.
GIRL
Come back when you want to make a deal.

2.
GIRL
You can always go diving yourself. There are plenty of bodies where the Canal
Tunnel collapsed.

3.
GIRL
Don't worry. I will be here when you have the money.)

GIRL
Very good.



DATACUBE

LOG ENTRY 00:2345:2223

Took that damn repair bot we picked up last week and wired him into the engine
compartment -- might finally be useful and give us enough power to clear the
maritime patrols before it burns out. Now we just have to wait for harbormaster
clearance.
*** CLOSE LOG, SHIP'S CAPTAIN SUN CHUN



CONVERSATION: BOAT PERSON

JC DENTON
Not much activity down here.

PERSON
Activity -- what kind of activity?

JC DENTON
Anything. The canal's dead.

PERSON
They have added restrictions for nighttime. Nevertheless, there is traffic, even
when you don't see it.

JC DENTON
You mean heroin.

PERSON
Illegal products, of course, but you find everything in the canal, things that
have been lost, things people want to forget. Last month it was the leader of
the Red Arrow. He was floating near my house.

JC DENTON
You saw the body?

PERSON
My name is in the paper. I saw the cut across his neck. They are right. It was
cauterized.

JC DENTON
It was what?

PERSON
Cauterized. The scientific terminology. Someone cut him, but it was a weapon
that cannot be explained with current technology.

JC DENTON
What else do you find? Do you sell it?

PERSON
Are you... Are you a tourist?

JC DENTON
Just curious. I hear the Triads control all of the smuggling in Hong Kong.

PERSON
Yes. The Triads do it. I am a simple merchant. I receive only fruits and
vegetables.

JC DENTON
By sampan? But you said --

PERSON
Yes, fresh. For my grocery stall in the market.

JC DENTON
Right. I will have to stop by and take a look sometime.

PERSON
My store is not open in the evening.
Come in the morning. We have a fresh new shipment of durian.
Be careful who you talk to about the Triads.
I am busy. Go now.
Many people show up dead in the canals. Not just Triads.



CONVERSATION: MAN

MAN
Paul Denton! I have the blueprints... I must warn you! I... Oh.

JC DENTON
Warn me about what?

MAN
I have made a mistake.

JC DENTON
Paul's my brother. What's the problem?

MAN
No, I have made a mistake.
No... I am sorry.
I must say nothing. They would kill me.

JC DENTON
You can trust me. I really am Paul's brother. You said something about
blueprints.

MAN
No. I do not know you. Maybe you work for VersaLife.

JC DENTON
VersaLife. Good, we're getting closer. You might as well tell me the rest. If
I'm gonna kill you, you're already dead.

MAN
He paid me! Okay? I only did it for the money. I have the blueprints of the
VersaLife building. 2,000 credits. And I have the other things he wanted, the
scrambler grenade for 1,250 and the thermoptic camo for 4,000.

JC DENTON
What did Paul want with VersaLife?

MAN
All he said was not to get caught and to tell nobody what I did.

JC DENTON
Give me the VersaLife blueprints for 2000.

MAN
Excellent. Tell no one.
Okay. I will sell to you.

(JC DENTON
4,000 for thermoptic camo -- wish I had the cash.

1.
MAN
Paul would pay me. I will wait for Paul.

2.
MAN
I must be paid. I risked my life.

3.
MAN
You will have to get the money.)

1.
JC DENTON
I'll take the scrambler grenade for 1250.

2.
JC DENTON
4,000 for thermoptic camo -- deal.

(3.
JC DENTON
I'll check back with you.)

MAN
Excellent. Tell no one.
I have nothing else. You bought everything.
I hope you told the truth or Paul will kill me.
There are definitely secret areas of VersaLife. Paul was right about that.



CONVERSATION: BARTENDER

BARTENDER
Many bargains at the Old China Hand. Everything eight credits.

JC DENTON
Heard the name Tracer Tong?

BARTENDER
Tong, yes... friend of the Luminous Path Triad. And, by extension, enemy of the
Red Arrow.

JC DENTON
What's his reputation... among the locals?

BARTENDER
Shrewd, but fair. Very well-connected. You want to buy... biomechanical
augmentation?

JC DENTON
Just curious.
Is there a lot of crime in Hong Kong?

BARTENDER
Much more than before, yes. Now it's very easy for the smugglers.

JC DENTON
What kind of smugglers?

BARTENDER
Slaves, heroin, biotech...

JC DENTON
Is there really a slave-trade?

BARTENDER
Oh, sure. Visit the Lucky Money underneath Wan Chai, the Red Arrow
headquarters... All of their girls, they are kidnapped in Thailand or the
Philippines. Not a pretty business.

JC DENTON
What sort of biotech smuggling goes on?

BARTENDER
Mostly VersaLife, the Golden Triangle of biotech.

JC DENTON
Why would a multinational corporation smuggle their products on sampans?

BARTENDER
Import restrictions in many places -- the United States, European countries...

JC DENTON
On what?

BARTENDER
Certain genetic advances... laboratory organisms. Also, tiny computers in your
tissue.

JC DENTON
What's VersaLife trying to develop?

BARTENDER
Everything. The Second Men.

JC DENTON
The Second Men?

BARTENDER
English author. Olaf Stapledon. You have not read?

JC DENTON
Afraid not.

BARTENDER
Last and First Men. History of 19 species of human beings. I cannot believe you
do not know this book.

JC DENTON
I'm not big into books.
Do you know of a Maggie Chow?

BARTENDER
Maggie Chow. A bad character. Before, she was an actress. Now she is everywhere
in Hong Kong politics. They say that she is a spy.

JC DENTON
Who does she spy for?

BARTENDER
No one knows. Somebody paid a lot of money once, and one of the Red Arrows ended
up floating in the canal. Dangerous to talk about.

(1.
BARTENDER
You buy in Wan Chai, you pay twelve. Here, eight.

2.
BARTENDER
Tell me. What do you want? I prepare.

3.
BARTENDER
Many bargains at the Old China Hand. Everything eight credits.


1.
JC DENTON
Something to drink.

BARTENDER
Knock you on your ass.

2.
JC DENTON
Whatever youve got to eat.

BARTENDER
Cheng tsui bean!

3.
JC DENTON
Oops. No room. Let me lighten my load.)



CONVERSATION: DRUNK

DRUNK
What?

JC DENTON
What can you tell me about traffic on the canals?

DRUNK
I know you. I know who you are.

JC DENTON
Yeah?

DRUNK
You work for the Luminous Path. You should be dead now, but you left Hong Kong
just in time.

JC DENTON
You have me confused with someone else.

DRUNK
No, it was you. Miss Chow told us -- you are the American who helped them steal
the sword!

JC DENTON
Really, I --

DRUNK
You cannot stop the Red Arrow! They will control China as they control Hong
Kong, very soon...
You will not leave Hong Kong alive.
I will tell Max Chen that you have returned.
...bad mistake.
The Inner Kingdom must be open to the world.
Everyone suffers when the roads are closed and we are surrounded by walls.



CONVERSATION: WHORE

WHORE
I take care of you. Special price.
Romantic. A boat, yes?
I know where it's dark.





HONG KONG - TONNOCHI ROAD



CONVERSATION: LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER

LP MEMBER
You are an unfamiliar face on Tonnochi Road.

1.
JC DENTON
What business is it of yours?

LP MEMBER
Sorry. I do not wish to offend. Travel in safety. The Luminous Path watch over
you.
You may go about your business.
You must have a very wealthy friend to be visiting Tonnochi Road.
I will not bother you again.

2.
JC DENTON
I'm here on business with Gordon Quick.

LP MEMBER
You are here to speak to Miss Chow, perhaps? Half a block down on the left.

JC DENTON
Thank you.

LP MEMBER
The woman is a snake. Believe nothing she says.
I myself have been watching Ms. Chow. She just met with Max Chen, leader of the
Red Arrow.
You may go about your business.
We had an agent in the building across the street, but he left for business in
the United States.
Don't let yourself be fooled.
Maggie Chow is a clever woman.



CONVERSATION: SCHOOL GIRL

SCHOOL GIRL
I bet you came from the market. That's where I want to go.
My mother said there's too much fighting. I have to stay here.
I don't hear any fighting.
The Triads know better than to cause trouble in public.
I hate Tonnochi Road.



CONVERSATION: CHINESE MILITARY POLICE

CHINESE MILITARY POLICE
Strangers in Hong Kong should stay near the market.
The side-streets are not safe for tourists at night.
You should always carry a map.



1.
CONVERSATION: RED ARROW MEMBER

JC DENTON
Maggie Chow wants to see me. I assume that's her hotel across the street.

RA MEMBER
That is correct.

JC DENTON
How do I get up to see her?

RA MEMBER
The main elevator. Maggie Chow will be angry if you arrive any other way.
This is a dead end. I advise you to turn back toward the market.
You are a tourist? Visit the Lucky Money while you're in Wan Chai.
I saw you speaking to that thug over there. Unwise.



2.
CONVERSATION: RED ARROW MEMBER

JC DENTON
Excuse me. Do you know a man named Tracer Tong?

RA MEMBER
That is a dangerous question to ask.

JC DENTON
I'm sorry. I don't understand.

RA MEMBER
Hong Kong is not a safe place for strangers. Take my advice -- do not get
involved.
I saw you speaking to that thug over there. Unwise.
You are a tourist? Visit the Lucky Money while you're in Wan Chai.
This is a dead end. I advise you to turn back toward the market.



CONVERSATION: BOAT PERSON

JC DENTON
I'm looking for a way into this building.

PERSON
Use front of building. Only Triads use sidewalk lift in back.

JC DENTON
Good advice.

PERSON
Very many Triad members... this part of Wan Chai.
Alley not safe. Stay in street.
Best advice: avoid Red Arrow.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
You missed them. They left over an hour ago.
Guess they're painting up there. Saw it on their boots when they came out of the
alley.
I used to paint myself. Think they are hiring?



CONVERSATION: DOORMAN

DOORMAN
Welcome to Queen's Tower.
You may use the Residential Directory Computer, if you know how.
The seventh floor is closed for... renovations.
All guests must use the main elevator.
Again, I apologize for not providing additional assistance.



DATACUBE

Party Leader Xan,
I was much inspired by your speech to our local community resource center and
wish to do my part in helping to maintain a free China: as you have said, there
are many threats to that freedom both from within and without.
It is with glad heart, then, that I am able to inform you of suspicious
activities of Dr. Tracey Feng. Dr. Feng has declared on a number of occasions
that he believes cases of "Gray Death" are going untreated (a situation I cannot
believe the Party would permit), and has often been observed leaving at odd
hours on what he declares to be "family emergencies." I believe that Dr. Feng is
a good individual, with the best hopes for Hong Kong and China at heart, and
could thus benefit from counseling.
Ms. Chow was kind enough to bring this to my attention, and should be saluted
for the many hours of entertainment and happiness she has brought to the Chinese
people.



BULLETINS

Lobby

The Queen's Tower has provided discreet, luxurious accommodations for over two
hundred years. Our clientele are treated to not only the most elegant amenities
in all of Hong Kong -- including in-door pool, spa, gymnasium, and clinic -- but
also protected twenty-four hours a day by automated security and around-the-
clock surveillance.



Pool & Fitness

Regretfully, the recreation floor is reserved for residents.



Kit Lam-Wei

By request, this resident's code has been made unavailable.



Larry & Ling Woo

By request, this resident's code has been made unavailable.



Dr. Tracey Feng

By request, this resident's code has been made unavailable.



Bobby Ryan

By request, this resident's code has been made unavailable.



Undergoing Renovations

This floor is currently undergoing renovations in our effort to create the most
modern, comfortable living space possible for future residents. If you would
like to examine the floor prior to leasing or purchasing a residence here,
please sign in with our on-site manager and use code 3444. The Queen's Tower
cannot, of course, be held responsible for any accidents incurred during
unescorted tours of the work area.



Maggie Chow

Ms. Chow grants you access; please use the private penthouse elevator.



1.
CONVERSATION: MAY SUNG

MAY SUNG
I am sorry. Miss Chow is not at home.

JC DENTON
Yeah, well, tell her I know she double-crossed the Red Arrow, and I intend to
prove it.

MAY SUNG
You are mistaken. Miss Chow --

JC DENTON
She should never have sent me to the police station. Now I know she is hiding
something, and I intend to find out what it is.

MAY SUNG
No! No... You are mistaken!
Guards!



2.
CONVERSATION: MAY SUNG

JC DENTON
I'm looking for Maggie Chow.

MAY SUNG
You must be Mr. Denton -- Miss Chow has been expecting you. She is waiting in
the living room. Please follow me.
I will accompany you.



3.
CONVERSATION: MAY SUNG

JC DENTON
Sorry to bother you... I was looking for a man named Tracer Tong.

MAY SUNG
You will want to talk to Miss Chow. Follow me. She is in the living room.



CONVERSATION: MAY SUNG & MAGGIE CHOW

MAY SUNG
Mother Chow -- Mr. JC Denton.

MAGGIE CHOW
(Mr. J. C. Denton...) in the flesh. As dark and serious as his brother.

JC DENTON
You know who I am... and Paul? You know my brother?

MAGGIE CHOW
Intimately. Call me Maggie.

1.
JC DENTON
Paul never mentioned you.

MAGGIE CHOW
That is why he is still alive: he can keep a secret, even from his own brother.

JC DENTON
But why --

2.
JC DENTON
Can you help me find a man named Tracer Tong?

MAGGIE CHOW
Of course. Mr. Tong, your brother's most trusted ally. He insisted I not reveal
his location until we are sure we can trust you. He has much to fear from
Majestic 12.

JC DENTON
I don't understand.


MAGGIE CHOW
Paul told you about Majestic 12, correct? The conspiracy behind UNATCO?

JC DENTON
...just the name...

MAGGIE CHOW
Majestic 12 sent Paul to murder the former Red Arrow leader -- and me, too.

JC DENTON
And he double-crossed them?

MAGGIE CHOW
Let's just say I persuaded him to join our side.

JC DENTON
What does Majestic 12 want with the Red Arrow?

MAGGIE CHOW
We are winning the Triad war against Majestic 12's ally -- the Luminous Path. We
were developing a new technology. You might have heard about a sword?

1.
JC DENTON
The Dragon's Tooth, right?

2.
JC DENTON
What kind of sword?

MAGGIE CHOW
A nanotech blade.


MAGGIE CHOW
The Triads settle disputes in contests of skill, which includes the crafting of
weapons. The Dragon's Tooth would have made us unstoppable.

JC DENTON
So Majestic 12... they're trying to tip the balance? Give the Luminous Path a
technological advantage?

MAGGIE CHOW
Exactly. I try to warn the people of the danger, and the Luminous Path calls me
a liar. The police have all the evidence they need to settle this, locked up in
the station at the Wan Chai market, but they will not act. Go and see. I know
the code to their vault: 87342.

1.
JC DENTON
It's only fair to tell you that I spoke with Gordon Quick before coming here. I
though he was a friend of my brother's. I agreed to visit you and learn the
truth of the situation.

2.
JC DENTON
Who are the Luminous Path, anyway?

MAGGIE CHOW
The less successful of the Triads. Their compound at the Wan Chai Market is for
petty thieves and drug-dealers.

JC DENTON
The market? I came from there just now; I must have missed the place.


MAGGIE CHOW
Yes, you were seen. The new Red Arrow leader is Max Chen, and you don't have to
go to the Lucky Money for him to know your activities. Now tell me about Paul.
Why did he not return?

1.
JC DENTON
There's something I have to tell you about Paul.

MAGGIE CHOW
Majestic 12 is arming the Luminous Path with the Dragon Tooth's sword. We must
find a way to end the war immediately.

JC DENTON
Miss Chow... Maggie... Paul is dead.

MAGGIE CHOW
What?

JC DENTON
UNATCO agents killed him. I'm sorry. I understand how you must feel.

MAGGIE CHOW
I... No, it can't be.

JC DENTON
You all right?

MAGGIE CHOW
He was a brave man... honest -- too, too honest.

JC DENTON
Yes, he was.

MAGGIE CHOW
You try to prepare yourself, but...

JC DENTON
I know, the danger.

MAGGIE CHOW
I need to be alone. Please...
He was the only brave enough to stand up to them.
I will have my revenge. Trust me.
The police are corrupt and incompetent. We will have to help ourselves.
Please... go now.
Let May Sung show you out.
Its time for you to go.
I said get out.

2.
JC DENTON
Paul's on his way to Hong Kong. I don't know when he will arrive.

MAGGIE CHOW
Then you must think for yourself. In Hong Kong the truth is seldom kept in plain
sight.
From up here, the city is scenery, a mountain that never changes, but everywhere
the sands are shifting. We cannot know who to trust -- the police, even our own
families.

JC DENTON
I can look around... try to learn something about the Luminous Path.

MAGGIE CHOW
All the necessary evidence is at the police station in Wan Chai market. If only
the police would act...
The Luminous Path are easy prey. All Majestic 12 must do is wave some money
under their noses.
We must expose the conspiracy behind the Luminous Path, then they will fall
apart from the inside.
When your brother arrives, please tell him I have an important matter to
discuss.
Go to the police station; you will find the information we need.
Enough talk. We must act.
The police are corrupt and incompetent. We will have to help ourselves.
Let May Sung show you out.
Its time for you to go.
I said get out.



CONVERSATION: MAY SUNG

MAY SUNG
I will accompany you.
The floor coverings were made by hand in Tibet.
Take a look around.
We have many prized Buddhas, you will observe.
You should not be in here.
Where are you going?
Get away from there.
Don't make me call the police.
Do you have no respect for our privacy?
Let me accompany you to the door.
I think it is time for you to leave.



DATACUBE

When you have the time, May-Sung, I would suggest that you read two of my
favorite books: Insurgent and Tai-Fun. I believe youll find both of them as
illuminating as I have. Theyre in my office if youd like to borrow them.
-Maggie



BOOK

The True Way
by Kishiro Yoshitaka

...If one is to imagine the "perfect sword" that can cut and swing with no
resistance, a sword that is an extension of the mind and heart of the warrior
who wields it and not a dead weight of steel, then it becomes clear that the
sword is of little consequence compared to the will of the strategist. Those who
would master the Way must come to understand this: a sword is a tool whose
purpose is to cut. Each day the strategist must practice this until it is not
practice, but a part of their spirit. The strategist knows that every sword they
wield is perfect, for their will is perfect, and it is through their will alone
that they win battles...



BOOK

Tai-Fun
by Lin Yeoh

...The history of the Triads is in many ways the history of modern China.
Popular myth holds that the Triads originated as a resistance movement against
the Ching dynasty after it descended from Manchuria to seize the capital of
Peking by force. When faced with a rebellion in the Fukien province, the Ching
dynasty recruited an order of warrior monks who were later deemed expendable by
the Emperor and all but exterminated. Survivors organized a number of secret
monasteries and became known as the "Hung Mun," dedicated to overthrowing the
Chings.
The Hung Mun showed a remarkable political adaptability, portraying themselves
as protectors of the people even as they accepted money from Japanese corporate
fronts during WWII...



BOOK

Insurgent
by X

...When faced with the subversion of an organized ruling body, external action -
- even when executed in concert, as a group -- is often ineffectual. True
revolution can only come from working within, and in this the ultimate change
that can be brought about by an individual is magnified by the very machinery
that such organizations utilize to maintain their own authority. Historically,
ruling bodies are always outnumbered by those they rule -- but still they manage
to maintain a disproportionate amount of power through a combination of
tradition, confusion, and punishment. An operative who learns to simulate the
veneer of a loyalist and guard their own secret heart can utilize those very
same tools to overthrow such organizations, or shift them to a more
ideologically pleasing axis...



DATACUBE

Mr. Hundley,
It has become necessary to change my system password since it may have become
compromised; I will encrypt the new password and forward it to you shortly.
Please note that any access attempts made using "Tai-Fun" should be tagged and
traced for interrogation.
-Maggie Chow



DATACUBE

Hello Maggie! I swear I will never forget your birthday again! July 18th is
marked on my calendar forever! -- Louis



CONTACT: WALTON SIMONS

WALTON SIMONS
Ms. Chow, we are reassigning you temporarily. Put the long-term agenda on hold
until VersaLife has met its deadline. It will be months and probably years
before the Red Arrow can influence Beijing, whereas -- well, I'm sure you heard
about my appointment. We are in position to make a grab for Washington, and we
can't let this one slip through our fingers. Make sure the process stays on
schedule.



DATACUBE

NEW DATACUBE TRANSCRIPT
BEGIN TIMECODE 04:56:23

RECORDING BEGINS ]]]NOW[[[

MC: -- know you took the sword, Yuen. You took it from the wrong place and the
wrong people, and now you're in pain. You know how much I hate to see you in
pain, baby...
YK: I am the Dragon Head of the Red... Red Arrow Triad and you... are a...
hollow woman.
MC: I'm much more than that, Yuen. I am the only thing standing between you and
a world of hurt and darkness and shame. Tell me where the sword is, and maybe
you'll die soon.
YK: And you... you... are a bad actress.
(unknown sound)
MC: And you have one less finger...
RECORDING ]]]ENDS[[[



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Greetings, J. C. Denton. I have been observing you through this fascinating
device in your skull. You have found the proof we needed: the Dragon's Tooth
sword, there inside the glass case. If you wish to be my ally, you will retrieve
the sword and await my instructions.
Good. Now take the sword to Max Chen at the Lucky Money Club. If you can make
peace among the Triads, then perhaps I can help you in your difficulties.



DATACUBE

Mort --
I'm going to be off-site tomorrow, so I'm counting on you to head things up.
Just FYI, the electrician completed installation of the security system today,
login QUEENSTOWER and password SECURITY, in case you get around to handling the
configuration issues. (I don't think the doorman's quite figured out how to use
it yet, so you might need to do some hand holding with him.) I also set the
elevator bypass code inside the shaft to 1709 before I left, if you need to do
any work down there. Should the contractors return to work on floor seven, give
them code 3444. Any other problems come up, you know how to get a hold of me.
:Lin



CONVERSATION: HARRIET

HARRIET
You have... twenty credits, mister?

JC DENTON
What for?

HARRIET
I... will be honest. It is... crash, a big crash. I just need... a little, for
the pain.

1.
JC DENTON
A forgotten virtue like honesty is worth at least twenty credits.

HARRIET
You are so kind.

JC DENTON
It was nothing.

HARRIET
You are looking for Maggie Chow?

JC DENTON
Why? You know something?

HARRIET
She lives upstairs, but don't come in this way. Her guards are the only ones who
use the gate. They don't like... people snooping around.

JC DENTON
Thanks for the tip.

HARRIET
Thank you... again.
I thought I was gonna die.
It's horrible... the crash. You can't imagine.

2.
JC DENTON
You're this far into withdrawal; maybe it's time you kick the habit.

HARRIET
How can you... Why so cruel?

JC DENTON
It's for your own good.

HARRIET
You... awful man. I hope you die very soon.





HONG KONG - JOCK'S APARTMENT



DATACUBE

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COMPUTER

From: Paul Denton//NYCNET.33.34.4346
To: FLYBOY//HKNET.8434.03749
Subject: Fallback

Time is short. If you've followed orders, you should be on your way back to Hong
Kong. Tong will know what to do, so help him. We can't let these bastards get
away with what they've done, and what they still might do.
My brother... my brother may be able to help. I don't know. I've sent him to
obtain the evidence I compiled of UNATCO's recent activities, but -- I've had to
treat him and everyone else I know like pawns. I've sent them to be killed and
all so that we could win the larger game. But I think my time to be sacrificed
is about to come.
If Tong gives you the word, take down Maggie.
And if I see you again, you're buying the beers this time.
-P



From: TT//UnderNet.0924.243.886
To: FLYBOY//HKNET.8434.03749
Subject: Surveillance

Please continue your observations of Ms. Chow -- I suspect that it is she who
may lay at the heart of our current troubles and not the Red Arrow. My sources
within the police department have been quite willing to share with me certain
items of information that lead me to believe she was not only responsible for
the death of their Dragon Head, but may also know the location of the Dragon's
Tooth.
Your friend, Paul, was a great aid to the Luminous Path, and as we are in his
debt, so are we in yours.



From: Daedalus
To: FLYBOY//HKNET.8434.03749
Subject: Paul Needs You

If you have loyalty to your friends, you must return to New York now. I cannot
ascertain the status of the person you identify as Paul Denton. He may or may
not be alive. But it is possible that I can assist in the salvage of him and his
brother if you return to New York now. I have secured the proper authorizations
for you to fly an SH-187 stealth helicopter from the Wan Chai MJ12 helibase
located in the VersaLife building. There is little time.





HONG KONG - MARKET



DATACUBE

...since the fighting at the Canal Tunnel, the Luminous Path compound has
remained silent and watchful. However, at 1938 there was an explosion and the
sound of a helicopter flying from east to west, but when I attempted to locate
the aircraft for visual identification I could only make out a black shape
against the night sky -- it's skin seemed to absorb light, like that of a shark
in the deep ocean.
At 2010 I began to hear reports of a gwailo, possibly the same one who created
problems for the elder brother recently, in the market -- asking questions about
things he should not be asking questions about...



DATACUBE

FROM: CENTRAL POLICE COMMAND, H.K.
TO: WAN CHAI DISTRICT, POST 11384

INCIDENT REVIEW
OFFICER TAM (TAM/Dragon) IS HEREBY CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES OF NEGLIGENCE OR
MISCONDUCT IN INCIDENT REF ID#:00453-AT. IT IS THE OPINION OF THIS TRIBUNAL THAT
OFFICER TAM'S USE OF DEADLY FORCE WAS NOT ONLY NECESSARY BUT PROPER IN HIS
ATTEMPT TO MINIMIZE CIVILIAN CASUALTIES. NO NEED FOR FURTHER COUNSELING OR
REVIEW IS FOUND AT THIS TIME.
WAN CHAI INCIDENT TRIBUNAL
CASE CLOSED



DATACUBE

FROM: WAN CHAI DISTRICT, POST 11384
TO: CENTRAL POLICE COMMAND, H.K.

Attached you will find a full surveillance report for the activities of subject
MAGGIE CHOW (HKS0084393). Ms. Chow's associations with the RED ARROW TRIAD and
its Dragon Head, MAX CHEN, are a matter of record; however, recent evidence
indicated that she may also have been involved with the death of Chen's
predecessor, YUEN KONG (HKS0134091), a contributing factor to the current gang
war. Ms. Chow and her relationship to the VERSALIFE CORPORATION are also under
investigation, but show a high probability of being linked to the recent
conflict between the Triads.
District officers are respectfully asked to note that there are several tactical
options for accessing Ms. Chow's penthouse: a service entrance at the rear of
the address; a renovation project in progress on the building's seventh floor;
and the roof. These options are outlined more fully in the surveillance report
if it becomes necessary to detain Ms. Chow or search her premises.
Commander Cheung



CONVERSATION: RED ARROW MEMBER & TEA HOUSE WAITER (IAN HILTON)

RA MEMBER
Do you want to do business in Wan Chai?

HILTON
We already have an arrangement with the Luminous Path.

RA MEMBER
Do you want to do business in Wan Chai?

HILTON
I will not be threatened.

RA MEMBER
Don't think your Luminous Path can protect you.

HILTON
Get out! Now!

RA MEMBER
As you wish, but don't be surprised if you don't pass your next inspection.

HILTON
I know people on the Health Board; they can't be bought.

RA MEMBER
Perhaps, but they dislike rats.
Don't interfere in my business.

HILTON
Welcome to the Wan Chai Tea House. Anything you like, twelve credits.

JC DENTON
What do you think of the Triads?

HILTON
Don't talk to me about Triads.

JC DENTON
They give you a lot of trouble?

HILTON
They are punks. Talking all the time about the community and traditions, then
they fight over technology from a multinational corporation like VersaLife.

JC DENTON
How do you know that the sword came from VersaLife?

HILTON
It has nanotech components. It is self-sharpening or something. I wish they
would use it to chop off each other's heads.
Can I help you?

JC DENTON
What do you know about Maggie Chow?

HILTON
A famous woman, used to act in Kung Fu movies.

JC DENTON
What about now?

HILTON
She has other ambitions. They say she has connections in government, and I have
seen her myself -- in this shop -- have tea with big executives from VersaLife.

JC DENTON
She probably has a lot of money to invest.

HILTON
They were not talking about investments. It was biotechnology. She is doing
scientific research. I think she has her own office at VersaLife.



CONVERSATION: VERONICA CHIN & MR. LIU

VERONICA
Oh my God! They're everywhere.

LIU
We will be patient while they clean up the mess.

VERONICA
You can't be serious!

LIU
We would offend my nephew if we were to leave so soon.

VERONICA
Please... We are having a discussion.

LIU
We had the jiaozi. Very good.

VERONICA
I can't stand it. I've got to get out of here.

LIU
They will kill the rats. Not a problem.
May I recommend... loongjing, most precious tea of China.
I must beg your pardon. We were talking.

VERONICA
...disgusting...
The police are worthless!
The Red Arrow has no fear!



CONVERSATION: RED ARROW MEMBER & CHINESE MILITARY POLICE

RA MEMBER
...a small matter to discuss.

POLICE
Explain.

RA MEMBER
A disturbance in the tea house. Can you overlook?

POLICE
One hundred.

RA MEMBER
No injuries. Only a prank.

POLICE
One hundred.

RA MEMBER
I have fifty-five.

POLICE
One hundred.

RA MEMBER
Sixty-five.

POLICE
...Okay, sixty-five.
Mind your own business.
Stay out of my way.
Are you looking for trouble?
I saw you watching. Keep your mouth shut.





HONG KONG - CANAL ROAD



CONVERSATION: LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER

LP MEMBER
None of your concern.
We do not want spectators.
You can do nothing. Go.



CONVERSATION: RED ARROW MEMBER

RA MEMBER
Stay out of our business.
Do not judge what you do not understand.
It is too late for you to help.



CONVERSATION: CHINESE MILITARY POLICE

POLICE
Nothing to see here.
Move along.
The road's blocked. You'll have to go through the market.
The Triads are foolish to cling to their traditional weapons.
These were gutter trash. It's what they deserved.
If only we could get the leaders this way.



BOOK

...God's got a funny sense of humor sometimes... I'm writing this on the back of
an issue of "Tomorrow's Scientist."
Hundley sent me to pick up a batch of karkian eggs fresh off the plane; couldn't
trust anyone else, Dr. Feng -- that's what he said. Big job. On the way back
through the tunnel everything just fell apart, flash of light and noise and
suddenly I'm lying here. My legs are broken. It was probably a Triad attack...
they've been fighting lately...
I thought emergency services would arrive, but no one's come. There's no
internal bleeding that I can tell. I started to hear noises a while ago. I think
the suspension crate in the car broke open and the eggs are hatching.
I can't reach anyone on my phone. It's been eight hours. I slept a little. I can
hear the baby karkians -- cries of hunger, precursor to infant food seeking
behavior. The irony is this is a perfect environment for them.
I saw a shadow of one a little ago. My rough guess is they're developing almost
20% more quickly than expected. Some nasty noises earlier, several of the
karkians picking out the weakest of the litter and tearing it to pieces.
I wish someone would come...





HONG KONG - LUCKY MONEY CLUB



NEWSPAPER

UNATCO Responds to Terrorist Attack
New World Press - New York City

A terrorist strike on Liberty Island was blunted this past week when UNATCO
forces moved swiftly to neutralize the threat. The attack, the result of a
poorly organized attempt to break security at UNATCO Headquarters by the
National Secessionist Forces (NSF), was characterized by one unidentified source
as a "futile gesture." Walton Simons, Director of FEMA, worked closely with
UNATCO to coordinate both US and UNATCO forces in a joint operation to root out
the remaining elements of the terrorist network in New York.
"Terrorism is very much a snake that slithers out of the tall grass," said
Simons. "It is our responsibility?to always remain alert to the danger it
presents, and to act decisively when it appears."
Authorities are currently attempting to locate JC Denton, one of the terrorist
leaders who escaped in the aftermath of the attack.



CONVERSATION: CHINESE MILITARY (EDDIE WAY)

EDDIE WAY
The mall area is perfectly safe.
If you want a good time, I recommend the Lucky Money.
We patrol this area twenty-four hours.



CONVERSATION: PARTY GIRL (TESSA) & CLUB GIRL (MERCEDES)

TESSA
I'm meeting someone.

MERCEDES
Hey, man. Where ya from?

JC DENTON
The 'States.

MERCEDES
We're from Australia.

JC DENTON
Hm. On vacation?

TESSA
Let's just wait for Russ.

MERCEDES
He's kinda cute.
What's your name?

JC DENTON
JC. Is this a good club?

MERCEDES
Oh, totally, and it's a Red Arrow place. They get everything real cheap. Look,
can we ask a big, big favor?

JC DENTON
Sure.

MERCEDES
My friend and I -- it's so silly -- we left our credit cards at the hotel. Think
you could get us in?

JC DENTON
How much do you need?

MERCEDES
Only twenty each. We get in for twenty.

1.
JC DENTON
Sorry.

MERCEDES
Well, cheerio.

TESSA
What a loser.

(MERCEDES
Sure you don't have forty credits so we can get in?)

2.
JC DENTON
Sure.

MERCEDES
Right. You like to dance, then? Let's go.

TESSA
You're so bad.

MERCEDES
Let's go!

TESSA
Thanks for getting me in.

MERCEDES
That was SO cool, man. Thank you SO much. Do you know Max Chen? He runs this
place.

JC DENTON
No problem, we go way back. Wanna dance?

MERCEDES
Mmmmm. Bet you've got some moves I haven't seen before.

JC DENTON
There's only one way to find out.

MERCEDES
Lemme loosen up a bit. Mind if I borrow ten credits to get a drink?

JC DENTON
Anything you want.

MERCEDES
You're so cool, JC. I'm so glad I met you.

JC DENTON
How about that dance?

MERCEDES
I gotta be really drunk when it's almost empty like this. Think you could buy me
another drink?

JC DENTON
Sorry. You'll have to fend for yourself.

MERCEDES
I'll pay you back.

JC DENTON
I got you in. I'm not paying for anything else.

MERCEDES
Don't haveta get narky. Geez.
I woulda paid you back.
Oh, great. Now I can't even get a drink.
Oh, it's you.



CONVERSATION: DOOR GIRL & TRIAD BOUNCER

DOOR GIRL
Mmmmm... leather boots. For you, twenty-five credits admission.

JC DENTON
Here you go.

DOOR GIRL
Perfect. I order you to stand in the spotlight and growl at the women like a dog
who needs a master.
I see you in a corner, smoldering, hostile. Everyone will wonder who you are.
Go call a Russian sailor a nasty name. I want to see you fight.
I like a man with a lot of zippers.

TRIAD BOUNCER
I will forgive your rudeness.
Are you trying to be funny?
Enough!



CONVERSATION: THUG

THUG
I'm not your type.

JC DENTON
I just want to ask a few questions.

THUG
Look, I was here first. Chen told me himself: if there's a job, I get it.

JC DENTON
What kind of job?

THUG
Just back off. I got fired at the Quick Stop next door -- without even a warning
-- and I need the cash.

JC DENTON
Tough luck.

THUG
Yeah, well, but I'm gonna get them back. I know the login to their computer.
It's MANAGEMENT, password CODE324. One of these nights, I'm gonna sneak in there
and trash all their records.

JC DENTON
What's a Quick Stop cashier doing working for the Red Arrow?

THUG
I ain't working yet.
Hey, man, you're blocking the view.
I like goth chicks.
You're getting on my nerves.



CONVERSATION: STUFFY SUIT (MR. SING)

SING
Good evening.

(JC DENTON
Sorry to bother you...

SING
Have a pleasant evening.)

JC DENTON
Hello there.
Do you know a man named Max Chen?

SING
Of course I know Max! A terrific fellow!

JC DENTON
Do you know where I can find him?

SING
In the back room! He runs the whole Red Arrow from here! Hey, you're not with
the police, are you?

JC DENTON
I'll tell you later.
Great place here!

SING
Isn't it? People have the wrong idea about the Triads, you know.

JC DENTON
In what way?

SING
They run the economy! The black-market prices in clubs like this let people have
a good time.
Good evening.
You must be American.
...always find satisfaction at the Lucky Money.
My personal evaluation: the Filipino girls of the Red Arrow are simply the best.
Many of my clients are from the Red Arrow.
I've always enjoyed doing business with the Triads.



CONVERSATION: MAMASAN

MAMASAN
One hundred credits. A pleasing companion.

1.
JC DENTON
Sure.

MAMASAN
Have a good time.
Please, you choose... One hundred credits.

JC DENTON
I already have a date, thanks.

MAMASAN
It's much more fun with two.
A dance partner for you? One hundred credits.

2.
JC DENTON
Where can I find Max Chen?

MAMASAN
Check at the bar, kid?

(3.
JC DENTON
No thanks.

MAMASAN
I'll be waiting. Come back when you change your mind.

3.1
MAMASAN
A dance partner for you? One hundred credits.

3.2
MAMASAN
Please... You choose. One hundred credits.

3.3
MAMASAN
One hundred credits. A pleasing companion.)


MAMASAN
Another satisfied customer!
You will never be lonely at the Lucky Money!
Come again!



CONVERSATION: LING

LING
Hello!
What is your name?
What is your job?
You are handsome.



CONVERSATION: YOUNG ESCORT (MAYMAY)

MAYMAY
Hello!
Welcome to... Lucky Money.
Do you like to dance?
I like to dance.



CONVERSATION: NERVOUS WOMAN (CAROLE) & SEDUCTIVE WOMAN (LISA)

CAROLE
I feel silly.

LISA
You look good. Move your hips a little more. There you go.

CAROLE
Like this?

LISA
That's better.

CAROLE
Want to get something to eat after this?

LISA
Maybe some tea. But I want to go home, take a bath...

CAROLE
Where do you live?

LISA
Not too far.
I like your tattoo.

CAROLE
Really?

LISA
The claws of a dragon... touching your breast.

CAROLE
I just thought it would be sexy.

LISA
I'm trying to dance.
I don't think so.
Please.

CAROLE
I want to dance with my friend.
We want to be by ourselves.
Leave us alone.



CONVERSATION: PARTY GIRL

PARTY GIRL
Hi.
Don't you like to dance?
Get in the middle... Come on!
You would look good with fangs.
Aren't you hot in that coat?
Yeah, baby!
Party! Wooo-hooo!
This is bitchin' music.



CONVERSATION: BUSINESSWOMAN & VERSALIFE EMPLOYEE

BUSINESSWOMAN
I've never seen so many troopers. They must be close to a breakthrough.

EMPLOYEE
But which division?

BUSINESSWOMAN
Maybe all of them. Something fundamental. I saw guards in Biotech, too.

EMPLOYEE
I think it's just the UC.

BUSINESSWOMAN
They've had that for weeks.

EMPLOYEE
But word has gotten out. Every engineer on the planet --

BUSINESSWOMAN
VersaLife already has the best security in the industry.

EMPLOYEE
Even my game-programmer friend in Texas offered me a million credits for one
hour on the UC. Wanted to make the Game of Life with buckyballs... Joking, of
course.

BUSINESSWOMAN
I don't like being in the dark.

EMPLOYEE
What do you mean?

BUSINESSWOMAN
Everything so compartmentalized...

EMPLOYEE
A pain, I know. But all it takes is one leak to the Net, and there goes our work
into the public domain.

BUSINESSWOMAN
It's more like the way you'd organize a prison camp than a laboratory.

EMPLOYEE
Let's not get melodramatic.

BUSINESSWOMAN
I've spent months making this rotor for sorting calcium ions -- and I don't even
know what it's FOR.

EMPLOYEE
Kaczynski was right about the division of labor -- I'll give him that much. Want
another drink?

BUSINESSWOMAN
Who puts the pieces together?

EMPLOYEE
Someone who makes a lot more money than we do.

BUSINESSWOMAN
I think management is involved in something criminal.

EMPLOYEE
I... don't know if you should be saying that.

BUSINESSWOMAN
Really. Why the codes? All the procedures? Why'd the data-entry people disappear
today? What did the company have them doing?

EMPLOYEE
That's outside your department.

BUSINESSWOMAN
I want to know. What do they do all day -- and all night -- down on Level 2?

EMPLOYEE
I... don't think I can take part in this conversation.

JC DENTON
Mind if I ask what you were talking about?

BUSINESSWOMAN
You with the company?

JC DENTON
It just sounded interesting. Troops... at a corporation?

EMPLOYEE
Not your affair. Please do not intrude.
We do not wish to be disturbed.

BUSINESSWOMAN
We're having a private discussion.
I don't believe I know you.
Back off.
I said leave me alone.



CONVERSATION: DAZED GIRL

DAZED GIRL
...gangsters... they're all gangsters...
...they were cutting him! And laughing! And stabbing their swords...
...poor Ching-kuo...
I will not sleep until the last Luminous Path is dead!



CONVERSATION: TRIAD BOUNCER

TRIAD BOUNCER
Stay in the dance area.
I do not like the way you look.
I will have my eye on you. Follow the rules.



CONVERSATION: BAR FLY & LOSER (LAWRENCE)

BAR FLY
Have another drink.

LAWRENCE
Don't mind if I do...

BAR FLY
As you were saying.

LAWRENCE
Well, women back home, they aren't like your daughter. I do very much wish to
meet her.

BAR FLY
You are very handsome; you must have many girlfriends in your country.

LAWRENCE
Aw, come on... nah.
You see, my class... Well, in the U.S. either you have nothing or you have
everything, and the women of my class... well, they're spoiled.

BAR FLY
Mmmmmm.

LAWRENCE
Whereas your daughter -- See, she's the perfect example. Born, not with a silver
spoon in her mouth, but...

BAR FLY
Wooden chop sticks.

LAWRENCE
Yes! Good, that's very good. Exactly, and that's why she understands the
important things, food, shelter, a good life.

BAR FLY
That's a very nice watch.

LAWRENCE
Thank you. So kind of you. A gift from my mother, actually.
Fourteen karat gold, actually. Not my style at all.

BAR FLY
Fine things suit you.

LAWRENCE
You think so?

BAR FLY
You have thin, aristocratic wrists.

LAWRENCE
Oh, stop it. It'll go to my head.

BAR FLY
My friend and I were about to leave.
I like your jacket.
Your sunglasses must be very expensive.

LAWRENCE
Hi ho, sir.
Not a bad Cabernet, if I do say so.
Addicted to the nightlife -- that's always been my weakness.



CONVERSATION: HARD DRINKER (VINCE)

VINCE
...oh, sure, I don't mind needles...
...tumor, shmoomer...
...experiment? I like experiments...
...gift to science...
...nano-augmented transcription -- that'll do the trick!
...don't talk, or we'll feed you to the karkians...



CONVERSATION: BARTENDER (ISAAC)

ISAAC
Beer is 15; wine is 120.

JC DENTON
I'm looking for Max Chen.

ISAAC
Is that so? What is it about?

1.
JC DENTON
I need to find Tracer Tong.

ISAAC
Are you crazy? Don't even say that name in here!

2.
JC DENTON
Maggie Chow sent me.

ISAAC
Ah, the beautiful Miss Maggie. You'll find the door just behind me.

3.
JC DENTON
Just curious, I guess.

ISAAC
A tourist with a deathwish! Better just throw yourself in the canal.


JC DENTON
I'll take a drink.
Gimme a forty.
Ooops. Forgot how much I was carrying. Hold on while I get rid of something.



CONVERSATION: RUSSIANS SAILORS (DIMITRI, BORIS, VLADIMIR & IVAN)

RUSSIAN SAILOR
Shake it!
Hey, Yevgeni!... Yevgeni! Where is Yevgeni?
Move it!
More! More!
Again! Do it again!
Take him to the mamasan!
Come to me, baby!
I SPILL my DRINK!
Out of my face.
Downstairs! The upstairs is for us!
Tell the mamasan: three more dancing girls. We will pay!
Enough! Go!



CONVERSATION: DANCING GIRL

DANCING GIRL
Yeah!
Let's party!
Who wants to dance with me?
Woooo!



CONVERSATION: MAX CHEN

JC DENTON
You must be Max Chen.

MAX CHEN
So?

JC DENTON
I found something in Miss Chow's apartment that might interest you.

MAX CHEN
Is that so?

JC DENTON
The sword was never destroyed. It was stolen, and she is the one who stole it.

MAX CHEN
Preposterous!

JC DENTON
I have it right here.

MAX CHEN
But... Miss Chow?

JC DENTON
She works for a group called Majestic 12. She's using you and the Red Arrow for
her own ends.

MAX CHEN
No, you must be mistaken.

JC DENTON
Think about it. She murders your predecessor, hides the sword, pushes the Red
Arrow into a war with the Luminous Path, and then...? What next? The Triads are
weakened, and an outside group seizes power. Sound far-fetched?

MAX CHEN
There must be an explanation.

JC DENTON
Perhaps you should meet with the leaders of the Luminous Path.

MAX CHEN
Hmmm. Perhaps. For now, take them this message: I will stop hostilities until I
have completed an investigation.

CHEN'S BODYGUARD
Boss.

MAX CHEN
What is it?

CHEN'S BODYGUARD
Marty at the door says we have trouble. Soldiers coming in -- she says they are
some kind of mechs.

JC DENTON
MJ12 troops. They must have followed me.

MAX CHEN
You led them here. You should have been more careful.

CHEN'S BODYGUARD
State your business and go.
You're acting like a fool.
Time for you to go.

MAX CHEN
You must escape and reach Gordon Quick.
They should have never attacked us here...

RED ARROW MEMBER
It's a military unit!
These troops -- they are not human.
Red Arrow!

MAX CHEN
I will not doubt you again. Now, hurry. Take my message to the Luminous Path.
If Maggie Chow is still alive, I will kill her myself.
Hurry. We don't have much time.



CONVERSATION: TRIAD BOUNCER

TRIAD BOUNCER
Stay down!
It's some kind of raid!
Everyone on the floor!
Please excuse the casualties.
We will have the mess cleaned up shortly. Come back in a few hours.
An attack like this is very unusual.
The Lucky Money is safe. We will not let it happen again.



CONVERSATION: BARTENDER (ISAAC)

ISAAC
Everyone stay calm.
Don't shoot! I'm a civilian!
Someone get Max up here.



CONVERSATION: DOOR GIRL

DOOR GIRL
This is our best night in a long time.



CONVERSATION: BAR FLY

BAR FLY
Aaaah!
Somebody stop them!
Someone get me out of here.



CONVERSATION: STUFFY SUIT (MR. SING)

SING
Don't hurt me! I'm a government official!
If they catch me here I'm finished!



CONVERSATION: RUSSIANS SAILORS (DIMITRI, BORIS, VLADIMIR & IVAN)

RUSSIAN SAILOR
What is happening?
Run!
The police! The police!
They say they pay the police, but NO! The police come anyway!
They shoot, and I run, and I spill my drink ALL OVER MY UNIFORM!
I want my money back.
Why do you bother me?
Yevgeni was the one. He got us all to come and waste our time!
Hey, Yevgeni!... Yevgeni! Where is Yevgeni?
What a mess... a filthy mess!



CONVERSATION: DAZED GIRL

DAZED GIRL
They just keep killing! And killing! And killing!
I'm trapped! I'll never get out of here!
Oh god, it's happening again!



CONVERSATION: THUG

THUG
Police raid!
What the hell is going on?
It's a raid!



CONVERSATION: YOUNG ESCORT (MAYMAY)

MAYMAY
Aaaaa!



CONVERSATION: BUSINESSWOMAN

BUSINESSWOMAN
The guards! Why did they come here?
We can relax. They aren't after us.
I'm going to talk to the head of security when I get back to work.



CONVERSATION: MERCEDES

MERCEDES
Everybody get on the floor or something.
Ohmygod!



CONVERSATION: TESSA

TESSA
Ohmygod!
Where's Russ? Is he okay?
This really sucks.



CONVERSATION: LING

LING
Aaaaa!



CONVERSATION: LOSER (LAWRENCE)

LAWRENCE
What? What did I do?
I mind my own business.



CONVERSATION: CHINESE MILITARY (EDDIE WAY)

EDDIE WAY
There was a shootout. Please clear the mall.
For your own safety, please stay in Wan Chai market.
There was a terrorist attack on the Lucky Money. We are investigating.





HONG KONG - MARKET



CONVERSATION: LOUIS PAN & GORDON QUICK

LOUIS PAN
I did it! I did it!

GORDON QUICK
Did anybody see?

LOUIS PAN
Yeah, I think so.

GORDON QUICK
It doesn't matter. We got her payment -- plus interest. Get back and see if she
learned something.

LOUIS PAN
Okay.



CONVERSATION: LOUIS PAN & NEWS STAND VENDOR

LOUIS PAN
I told you: bad people around here.

VENDOR
Get out of here! Go!

LOUIS PAN
I am your new watchman.

VENDOR
You stole a hundred credits from me!

LOUIS PAN
The Dragon Head said I am your watchman. Fifty credits every day. That's better
than a hundred.

VENDOR
I can't make a profit as it is.

LOUIS PAN
I will do a good job.



CONVERSATION: GORDON QUICK

1.
JC DENTON
You were right. Maggie Chow is a con artist.

GORDON QUICK
You have proof?

JC DENTON
Yes, I found the sword in her apartment.

GORDON QUICK
Good. Inform the Red Arrow dragon head. Then he will see who is the real
traitor.

JC DENTON
I've already been to the Lucky Money. Max Chen has declared a truce between the
Red Arrow and the Luminous Path.

2.
JC DENTON
I informed Chen about the sword. He's declared a truce between the Red Arrow and
the Luminous Path.


GORDON QUICK
A truce? Are you certain?

JC DENTON
Majestic 12 attacked the club. I think he would consider forming an alliance.

GORDON QUICK
Mr. Denton, you are the man I hoped you were. Tracer Tong is inside, in his
laboratory below the compound. The door is in our sparring room. He will know
what to do next. To enter our compound, use the code 1997.
I look forward to shaking the hand of my enemy.
I worry that the Red Arrow will try to reassemble the sword before peace can be
made.
You must use the secret passage in the sparring room to get to Tong's
laboratory.



CONVERSATION: LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER 1, LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER 2 & LUMINOUS PATH
MEMBER 3

LP MEMBER 1
Um goi jie guo.
Neh hoh mah?

LP MEMBER 2
While you are here, observe the laws of the Triad.
You must have won great favor with the dragon head.
Tracer Tong admitted another American. Perhaps you know him.
If Tong decides he trusts you, you will be free to come and go as you please.
Watch yourself in the market. We have lost influence there.
Do not linger in the compound.
You will be permitted to go about your business.

LP MEMBER 3
Do not interrupt us with questions.
We will check with the dragon head about whether you can come in here.
Are you expecting a tour?
Your business is with Tracer Tong.



BOOK

Chinese Silver Loaves

1 3/4 cups hot water
3 T. sugar
2 T. vegetable shortening or oil
6 cups plain flour
2 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Add sugar and shortening to hot water, stir til sugar is dissolved, and allow to
cool until barely warm.
Sift remaining dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and gradually stir in
sugar mixture. Mix well and gradually draw dough together with your hands. It
should be soft, but not sticky.
On a floured board, knead dough about 5-8 minutes, or til smooth and elastic.
Return to bowl, cover with damp cloth and let rise at least 1 hour.



BOOK

Journal of Hung Kwan Gordon Quick

...is it the steel in her heart, much like that of her father, that leads me to
love her; how unfortunate that the Old Gods should laugh and she should be the
child of their Dragon Head -- the man who would lead the Red Arrow against the
Luminous Path and destroy all we have sought to create for the Celestial
Kingdom. But I know that whatever fate has decreed for us, we will walk that
road together. There can be no betrayal in the feelings we have for each other,
and no teachings that can show me the error in our actions.
Today, Master Tong has informed me that we will have visitors...



CONVERSATION: TONG'S GUARD

TONG'S GUARD
You must be JC. Tong will see you now.
Please -- complete your business and then go.
Tong is in the operating theater.
Do not tell anyone how to get to this facility.
Your friend, Alex Jacobson, is here. I think he is examining Tong's equipment.
So your friend stole a black helicopter. Very courageous.



CONVERSATION: TRACER TONG

1.
JC DENTON
Mr. Tong. You knew my brother, Paul Denton.

2.
JC DENTON
Mr. Tong. You know my brother, Paul Denton.


TONG
Yes. A reliable man. So your killswitch has been activated.

JC DENTON
I feel fine, but it's been over 16 hours.

TONG
See how easily our technologies turn on us? The more power you think you have,
the more quickly it slips from your hands.

JC DENTON
Can you do something about it?

TONG
That will depend. You, like your brother, are an extraordinary piece of
technology. I never pass up the chance to try a new blade, but I fear that at
the crucial moment I may lift up my arm to strike and you will twist free of my
grasp.

JC DENTON
In other words, I'll owe you a favor.

TONG
Indeed. As will your friend, Mr. Jacobson, a man of much useful knowledge. He
arrived in Hong Kong shortly after you did. I was forced to keep him in custody
until I could verify his identity and his loyalties.

JC DENTON
I assume he checked out.

TONG
I believe he is sincere. Now -- go down the stairs to the operating platform and
I will examine your systems.
Just step inside the chamber.
Stay right there.
Success. Come back to the control room.

JC DENTON
That's it?

TONG
A simple "switch," as they call it.

1.
JC DENTON
Have you heard about Paul?

TONG
Your friend informed me. A courageous man, your brother.

JC DENTON
I plan to make sure he didn't die for nothing.

TONG
We will try. Unfortunately, nothing is certain in politics.

2.
JC DENTON
Have you heard from Paul?

TONG
On his way, according to Smuggler in New York. He will be fine. Meanwhile, we
still face the likelihood of a Triad war here in Hong Kong.


JC DENTON
Quick and Chen declared a truce just a few minutes ago.

TONG
A good bit of diplomacy, I admit, but it won't hold. Not with the sword left to
be fought over.

JC DENTON
I think they will be slow to anger with Maggie Chow out of the picture.

TONG
No. In their system, the sword is a doomsday weapon, a temptation... We must
recover the ROM-encoding from VersaLife and make it available to BOTH Triads.

JC DENTON
So that's all you expect me in the way of a favor? A little corporate espionage?

TONG
The first of many favors. Remember -- I saved your life. Now pay attention. The
VersaLife elevator north of the market will require an employee number; try
06288. Once inside, find Mr. Hundley, the shift supervisor. He can be persuaded
to give you access to the labs.

JC DENTON
Hundley...

TONG
You will find him receptive. He is the corrupt official who sold the Red Arrow
the technology to begin with.

JC DENTON
I'll find the ROM-encoding, but I'm not your henchman. I'll help you as long as
we have a mutual interest.

TONG
If you choose to fight Majestic 12, you will need an ally. We will have a
"mutual interest" for some time. In fact, I took the liberty of setting up a
computer account for you. Login: JCDenton, password: sanctuary. Feel free to use
the machine in my office.
We have much to offer one another if we cooperate.
I will always remember your brother, a true martyr. (I need Paul. I wish he
would hurry up.)
Your friend from UNATCO is very knowledgeable about certain networks. He will be
very useful.
I've wanted to learn more about VersaLife for a long time.
As you know, VersaLife manufactures Ambrosia.
More when you return. Go now.



BOOK

Project Dibbuk: Thoughts and Meditations
Written by the Honored Ang-Yun Li

...as the Most Dignified of the Celestial Kingdom had expected, inquiries into
the nature of MJ12 and the so-called "Project Dibbuk" were quickly declined in
an extremely abrupt manner (and resulted in the unfortunate but necessary loss
of one humble servant who will be forever exalted in the annals of our
organization); however, further perseverance has suggested that the
aforementioned project involved the quiet acquisition of Chinese technology that
was later applied to the invention of an improved "stealth helicopter" for use
in covert MJ12 operations. A careful examination of electronic traces would lean
an astute observer to conclude that this information was liberated during a
number of skilled intrusions into Chinese corporate data wells originating from
UNATCO headquarters in New York, which in turn leads to certain questions about
links between UNATCO and MJ12...



BOOK

MJ12 Nano-Augmentation Experiment Series 3-C
For Internal Use Only

...recent human trials and subsequent mortality studies have demonstrated that
nano-augmenting of baseline human physiology is not without hazards: notably,
key anatomical regions can support only limited augmentation without risking
rejection or accelerated degeneration. Research is ongoing, but current data
suggests the following nano-augmentation combinations have acceptable risk:
Arms: Combat Strength or Microfibral Muscle
Legs: Speed Enhancement or Run Silent
Subdermal (1): EMP Shield or Ballistic Protection
Subdermal (2): Cloak or Radar Transparency
Torso (1): Aqualung or Environmental Resistance
Torso (2): Regeneration or Energy Resistance
Torso (3): Synthetic Heart or Power Recirculator
Cranium: Aggressive Defense System or Spy Drone
Optics: Targeting or Vision Enhancement
In Series 3-D we will examine the viability of genetically suppressing the
immune response through epsilon elimination...



COMPUTER

From: AlexJacobson//HKNET.743.9844
To: JCDenton//HKNET.450.4347
Subject: Welcome to the Fold

Well, I've got your account all set up and you should be ready to go --
everything communications on Tracer's computers are completely ghost encrypted,
so even if they go over the standard HKNET there's no way anyone can intercept
or read the messages.
I've been talking a lot to Tracer and he's really an amazing person. I think I
can learn a lot from him. I know you might find this odd, but all the time I
worked for UNATCO seems like a dream, killing time in some virtual world so I
didn't have to make the hard choices in the real one. Now I feel like I've
finally woken up.
-alex-



From: Daedalus
To: JCDenton//HKNET.450.4347
Subject: Required Objectives

There is little time. You should know that the organization for which you have
worked, whose goals and interests you believed to be your own, is not what it
seems. UNATCO is merely an arm of a larger entity known as Majestic 12. Majestic
12 seeks to use force and intimidation to seize absolute control. Of everything.
They will not hesitate to use all means necessary to achieve this goal, and have
engineered the disease you refer to as the "Gray Death" in an effort to
accomplish this.
They must not be allowed to succeed. Your brother has been an aid to me in this
matter but cannot help me any longer. You must take his place. The Gray Death is
a nanotechnologically engineered virus. You are immune, but others are not. You
must locate the Universal Constructor used to create the Gray Death and destroy
it. My information indicates that it is in Hong Kong, housed in a Majestic 12
facility beneath the corporation known as VersaLife.
You must not fail.



From: SCarter//UNATCO.38239.09421
To: JCDenton//HKNET.450.4347
Subject: SitRef

They'd fire me on the spot if they knew I was sending you this message, but I've
got a feeling they'll be drumming me out any day now as is. Alex tells me
there's no way this communication can be traced, so I trust he knows what the
hell he's doing.
I understand why you did it. Being a soldier isn't just following orders, it's
following those orders in the service of a higher cause. When that cause is
betrayed, we're not soldiers anymore -- just pieces on a chess board dying for
the wrong reasons.
Things've been bad since you left. Manderley has disappeared; they say he's been
relieved of duty. The Director of FEMA, Walton Simons, has assumed interim
authority, but there's something about him I don't like. He seems reasonable,
but there's something behind his eyes. I saw the same look on men in combat when
all the part of them that was human just left.
I have some friends who used to be associated with UNATCO -- they've
disappeared, but I may see if I can find them again. Maybe they'll be useful to
you. We'll see. In the meanwhile, do what you think is right, J.C., and let the
Devil take the rest.



CONVERSATION: ALEX JACOBSON

JC DENTON
You took a big risk following me here. Thanks.

ALEX
When you believe in something, you've just got to do it.

JC DENTON
How'd you find Tong so quickly?

ALEX
Turns out I knew him all along: TT//UnderNet. 0924.243.886. I posted a message
to the board, and he contacted me himself.

JC DENTON
Any news from Jaime?

ALEX
No sign of him yet. I hope he made it.

JC DENTON
Yeah, me too.
Did you ever dig up anything about this "Daedalus" character? I'm still hearing
from him.

ALEX
Actually, I did... sort of. Crypto says Daedalus was supposedly a government AI
project, also known as Echelon IV.

JC DENTON
"Supposedly"?

ALEX
I'm getting this from anonymous crypto boards. Daedalus was supposed to beat the
old content-recognition?problem in surveillance; it was a program that could
search all the terabytes of intercepted messages for subversive?content.

JC DENTON
So what happened?

ALEX
Never panned out, as far as I know. The problem was just too hard. They blew
through a lot of taxpayer money but finally had to scrap the whole project.

JC DENTON
So the thing that's talking in my head is... what? A resurrected AI?

ALEX
I wish I knew.
Take the security at VersaLife seriously; they're very protective of their
research programs.
VersaLife is one of the few companies that funds basic research in several
branches of science.
The corporation doesn't share data with the medical community. That's why they
do so well.
They could make a killing if they released Ambrosia publicly.
Jaime should be in the city by now.
Tong has connections. You should scope out the labs for upgrades.
I'll be here to back you up, just like at UNATCO.





HONG KONG - VERSALIFE



CONVERSATION: VERSALIFE SECURITY GUARD 1 & VERSALIFE SECURITY GUARD 2

GUARD 1
If you need help, talk to one of the receptionists.
You do not require a security pass to visit the first three levels of offices.
Late night...
My feet are killing me.
Hope you find who you are looking for.

GUARD 2
Go on up.
You don't have to show ID.
I have to keep watch.



COMPUTER

From: RHundley//VersaLife.238.36.47
To: DSavannah//VersaLife.734.74.84
Subject: Employee Evaluations

I'd like to have your employee evaluations by COB today, with special attention
paid to those who've been engaging in non-contributory behavior or who've spread
information counter to the ideological well-being of the company. We'll shortly
be rotating you out of the "receptionist" position here and posting you to
another branch to continue your observations. With the continued assistance of
you and other trained EACs, we'll be sure to keep VersaLife a sustained, focused
company for years to come.
R. Hundley



CONVERSATION: RECEPTIONIST (DESTINY SAVANNAH)

RECEPTIONIST
Welcome to VersaLife. We make Tomorrow look like Yesterday. How can I help you?

JC DENTON
I'm looking for Mr. Hundley.

RECEPTIONIST
He's upstairs making his rounds. Look for a man in a black suit.

JC DENTON
Thank you.

RECEPTIONIST
We're all out of company brochures.
You missed the psionics people; they went to the Lucky Money.
Don't worry about the attire; we're very laid-back around here.
You must have a security pass to visit the laboratories.
Maybe Mr. Hundley can show you around.
(sigh)



DATACUBE

VERSALIFE SECURITY LOG

05:33 -- Richard Hundley enters with empty briefcase. Verify contents of
briefcase upon departure to ensure confidentiality protocols are not in
violation.
06:25 -- John Smith enters without sign-in. Note in disciplinary record and
increase electronic surveillance on Smith.
13:14 -- Louis Elban engages in lengthy conversation with receptionist Destiny
Savannah, topic or topics unknown.
21:13 -- Unknown individual enters; may possibly match description of "J.C.
Denton" referenced in security bulletin 133-B. Will continue observation and
detain if confirmed match.



DATACUBE

WELCOME TO VERSALIFE! Where we make tomorrow look like yesterday!
As a new employee, you will eventually be issued your very own individual login
and password so that we can better provide information and support tailored to
your unique work habits. However, until all security clearances are completed,
you should use the standard data entry login and password:
LOGIN: ALL_SHIFTS
PASSWORD: DATA_ENTRY
Your access will be restricted to non-sensitive documents and company-wide e-
mail, but we hope that you will use the opportunity to acclimate yourself to the
VersaLife family. Note that even though you have not received full security
authorization, you are still expected to act in accordance with the rules and
regulations outlined in your employee manual and supplemental agreements.
Thanks, and have a GREAT DAY!



COMPUTER

From: RHundley//VersaLife.238.36.47
To: ALL SHIFTS
Subject: Weekly Memo

I've recently heard some negative discussion in the halls of VersaLife that I'd
like to address: we here at VersaLife are doing a difficult job, the kind of job
that few people ever have the opportunity to pursue -- because here at VersaLife
we're changing the world. A job such as this demands the commitment and
dedication of those few, special individuals with the talent and determination
to actually make that happen. A family. Your family. By working together, there
is nothing we can't achieve, but if we back off the throttle now it could result
in a loss of momentum that would be disastrous.
This is a war. A war against disease and poverty, and if we're not willing to
reach out and support our neighbor in the cubicle across from us, to get in that
foxhole with them and jump on that grenade, to make the sacrifices necessary to
create truly revolutionary products, then we've already lost.
Negative attitudes will only poison the work environment of all those around
you, but by trusting in the VersaLife family you can be sure that your best
efforts will be rewarded. We're already making changes, exciting changes, and I
hope to tell you about them in future memos.
R. Hundley



CONVERSATION: DATA ENTRY CLERK (GARY BURKETT)

BURKETT
You with Psionics? You look like you could have the Gift.
This chemoreceptor patent-proposal is kicking my ass.
Hundley won't let me down until it's done.
Hardly worth filing for, in my opinion.
Who wants to smell the difference between xenon and radon?
This place... They just want to own anything genetic, any new sequence...
People are feedstock, as far as management cares... My job is to find ways to
add value.
The whole society is built of the factory model, schools, business, media...
move person X through process Y, add capability Z... Why not clinics?
Guess I better get back to work.
I'm so sick of staring at a computer screen.



CONVERSATION: BUSY WORKER (TOM BUNCH OR MIKE MORGAN OR LOUIS ELBAN)

WORKER
Please address inquiries to my supervisor.
I have work to do.
I can't be bothered.
Go away. They will think I'm talking to you.



CONVERSATION: SARAH STERN

SARAH
Please stay out of the work area.
Data entry personnel are not permitted to speak to visitors.
Our employees know the rules and will obey.
Don't make me call security.



COMPUTER

From: Operations Central//UpNet.64543.453423
To: Internal Security//VersaLife.14321.56245
Subject: New Orders

Recent disturbances among employees require all covert security personnel to be
on alert. Carry your concealed sidearm at all times while maintaining cover. If
employees engage in unauthorized or suspicious activities, you are encouraged to
debrief them and pursue appropriate remedies.



CONVERSATION: MR. HUNDLEY

MR. HUNDLEY
Mr. Hundley, Shift Supervisor. Who might you be?

JC DENTON
I'm contracting this month. Quite a facility you have here.

MR. HUNDLEY
Thank you, thank you. Yes, we're pretty proud of the work we're doing.

JC DENTON
Any chance I could get a tour of the labs?

MR. HUNDLEY
Oh, no... I'm afraid not. Trade secrets and all that.

JC DENTON
I'll make it worth your while.

MR. HUNDLEY
Hmmmm. To the tune of what? 2000?

1.
JC DENTON
Sure.

MR. HUNDLEY
Excellent. The elevator code is 6512. I'll make sure the security system has
granted you a day pass.

JC DENTON
Thanks.

MR. HUNDLEY
My honored guest, welcome to VersaLife.
Stay out of the way, and no one will notice you.
Pleasure doing business with you.
I've got to make my rounds.
Let's keep this quiet, okay?
We have a lot of visitors today. You will not be noticed.

2.
JC DENTON
2000 sounds reasonable, but I don't have the cash on me.

MR. HUNDLEY
Fine, fine. Just come back when you do.

3.
JC DENTON
Never mind.

(MR. HUNDLEY
Ready to make a deal? 2000 for a look at our laboratories?)



CONVERSATION: DATA ENTRY WORKER

WORKER
So much for the schedule, right, mate?

JC DENTON
The schedule... Yeah, sure.

WORKER
It's swell to miss a day of work, but they bloody hell better push back the
delivery. I know I won't be done.

JC DENTON
They'll understand.

WORKER
At least the superfreighter's on her way to America. No more special agents
nosing about up here.

JC DENTON
Special agents?

WORKER
You know, the ones in suits with gray skin, eyes tattooed on the backs of their
necks. I'd sure like to know what was in those tanks to make them so uptight.
Didn't get a jot of work done today.
Why bother data-entry? They had me on a forklift! Am I just a common laborer?
Wasn't I hired for my expertise?
In a former life I was a mule dragging a stone plow up a hill in Northern
Thailand.
I bloody hell refuse to work at gunpoint again. I'm a professional, goddammit.
That's business in Asia.
A whole superfreighter full of medicine... Think we'll see any of the money?
Ha...
Guess you've got to pay your dues.



CONVERSATION: NERVOUS WORKER (JOHN SMITH)

JOHN SMITH
What?

JC DENTON
Just looking around.

JOHN SMITH
People are trying to concentrate.

JC DENTON
They keep you up here pretty late.

JOHN SMITH
That's because they don't want people looking over my shoulder.

JC DENTON
Why not?

JOHN SMITH
Huh. I guess it doesn't matter what I say anymore. It's because I falsify all
their records, okay?

JC DENTON
They probably don't want you telling people that.

JOHN SMITH
So? I don't care. I figured it out today, how they do it. People with my job get
the Gray Death. In a couple of weeks I could be in a camp. I could already be
sick.

JC DENTON
Why would they do that?

JOHN SMITH
Whatever's in those labs. Stuff goes in there, instruments, military
personnel... none of it goes on the record. Iverson had this job, that's why he
got sick. Chang... Kiley... Watts... Now it's me.

1.
JC DENTON
I got access to the labs from the shift supervisor. I'll check them out and let
you know what I find.

JOHN SMITH
Yeah? Hundley? He's the guy who keeps me here.

JC DENTON
Guy in a suit? He's dead. You don't have to worry about him anymore.

JOHN SMITH
Really? You really killed him? That's the guy they had watching me.

JC DENTON
Part of an intelligence operation.

2.
JC DENTON
I'd really like to check out those labs.

JOHN SMITH
You some kind of spy or something?

JC DENTON
Does it matter?

JOHN SMITH
If I get you down there, can you do something for me?

JC DENTON
What's that?

JOHN SMITH
Hundley. Kill him. I bet you could do it. You guys have ways to keep from
getting caught. I can give you clearance.

2.1
JC DENTON
I want to see those labs.

JOHN SMITH
Mr. Hundley checks the logs every five minutes. I can't do anything while he's
around.

2.2
JC DENTON
I already killed him.

JOHN SMITH
You what?

JC DENTON
The guy in the suit, right? I took him out. Part of an intelligence operation.

JOHN SMITH
You mean... Huh.

JC DENTON
You have time to get clear. But I need clearance, okay?

2.3
JC DENTON
All right. I killed your boss.

JOHN SMITH
You mean...

JC DENTON
He's out of the picture. I'd advise you not to hang around too long. Now how
about getting me into the labs.

2.2-3.1
JOHN SMITH
Well, okay. Sure, it doesn't matter to me. The code to the elevator's 6512. I'll
make sure you have access once you get to the lab.
It's a big operation down there.
Lots of genetics work going on. That's all I've been able to figure out.
I'll make a break for it after my shift.
I can't leave now because of the cameras.
I hope they don't figure out it was us.
Security passes expire; you better get going.



DATACUBE

I think something bad is happening downstairs, but I don't know what. Yesterday
I found a man in the bathroom, dressed in street clothes and raving about... I
don't know what. Doctors and the things they did to him. Downstairs, he said,
but there is no downstairs. I don't know how he got into the building. When I
called security a bunch of scary guys in riot armor showed up -- they didn't say
anything, just shot him with a dart. He stopped talking. Maybe he was dead. When
I tried to get closer they shoved me half-way across the room, like swatting an
insect.
My supervisor came. Questioned me about "loyalty" and "shared objectives with
the program." Mentioned how dangerous Hong Kong streets were, that security was
for my protection, and that it was there to prevent unfortunate incidents.
There are more of the guys in scary riot armor. They are coming this way. I
think I'll take a restroom break.



COMPUTER

From: UnderLitPub//NYCNET.372.437.45
To: WGibson//VersaLife.980.73.01
Subject: Slower Than Pynchon

Underlit Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Sheldon Pacotti's
previously unpublished first short story collection, "Slower than Pynchon."
Pacotti's work -- including such modern classics as "Demiurge," "Blue Time in B-
Minor," and the award-winning short-story "Calculated Regrets" -- has often been
compared to that of a later day Paul Auster or Thomas Pynchon (after whom the
short story collection was titled), but with a modern, technological
sensibility. Pacotti was also an integral part of the fabulist revival that has
been popularized in the last decade.
The publication marks the first time "Slower than Pynchon" has been made
available since its inception, and represents a crucial period in Pacotti's
development as a writer. It will be available for download from
www.sheldonpacotti.com later today.



From: AGrossman//UnderNet.7823.37.908
To: WGibson//VersaLife.980.73.01
Subject: Finally Beat It

I managed to nail Nethack v54.3.1 just a few minutes ago. Made it past the
Astral Plane, and _then_ back in time to work through all of history up to
Nethack v3.2.3 (this, of course, has been in every version since 48.2), but
after that the game jumped a thousand years into the future and I had to build
an entire interstellar trading alliance (with only the Amulet of Yendor) before
the aliens from the other side of the black holes showed up... took me six
months to solve that part of the game, and then I finally won.
Check it out: www.nethack.org
I hear v54.33 should be about next week.
Austin



From: IsntItGrand//UnderNet.003.347.945
To: WGibson//VersaLife.980.73.01
Subject: Entertainment Update

Miracle Pictures today announced that Chris Todd's new picture "Pact of Shadows"
was greenlit with a budget of c450 million. The plot -- which has been one of
the best kept secrets in the biz -- supposedly concerns an ongoing war between
ancient secret societies and their struggle to wrest control from an infinitely
older and more dangerous foe called simply "Leviathan."
"It's an action-adventure-philosophy film," said Todd. "And hopefully you'll see
things -- experience?things -- you've never had an opportunity?to experience
before. With this movie I'm really hoping to build an intricate, engrossing
tapestry of story and character -- before everything goes horribly awry, of
course, and the real fun begins."
The film, to be produced under the 7 Crows (www.7crows.com) banner, should begin
shooting this Fall for a Christmas of next year release.





HONG KONG - MJ12 LAB



CONVERSATION: SUPERVISOR HARRISON

HARRISON
You the one they just cleared for Level 1?

JC DENTON
Yeah... that's me.

HARRISON
You are welcome to stroll around the laboratories, but respect the work that we
do here. Your security pass can be canceled with no warning.

JC DENTON
I've looked forward to this for a long time.

HARRISON
Security is watching through the cameras. If you cause trouble, an alarm will
sound, and the guards won't wait to ask questions.

JC DENTON
Yes, sir. I'll try not to get in anyone's way.

HARRISON
Do not ask the scientists questions. They are very busy.
The Americans are here, so everyone has to be a little more formal today.
Welcome to the Level 1 laboratories.
Sorry. We do not give tours.



CONVERSATION: LABORATORY SECURITY

LABORATORY SECURITY
You shouldn't be back here.
This is the armory.
Why do you need a weapon?
What are you doing?
We're gonna report this.
The don't let me talk to lab personnel.
I'm on duty.
Carry on with your business.
Keep your security pass with you at all times.
Guess we both have to work late.
Psionics is on Level 2.
Tough day, huh? I'm ready to knock off.
You lost or something?



DATACUBE

Harrison,
As per our discussion, I will retain root access. regarding the other key
members of the Weapons Research Team, MChow should be given full access, while
the others will be granted only user access until further notice.
Thanks,
Dr. Lundquist



DATACUBE

Commander Triolet:
In order to correct the corrupted security upgrade, it was necessary for me to
do a low-level wipe of the entire system and re-install from a virgin back-up.
As a result, the security login and password has been reset to the default MJ12
and SECURITY. Please change the password at your earliest possible convenience
and inform your personnel.
Troy Whittaker
MJ12IS, Admin



CONVERSATION: DR. DONOVAN & DR. LUNDQUIST

DONOVAN
It's really a question of abstraction.

LUNDQUIST
Exactly, exactly!

DONOVAN
You can't be dealing with this sort of thing on the base-pair level.

LUNDQUIST
Essentially what I told Miss Chow. Tissue augmentation... it's not a matter of
twiddling bits.

DONOVAN
We need to stay focused on tools.

LUNDQUIST
In principle... Yes, I agree.

DONOVAN
The older scientists don't grasp what it means to have so much data.

LUNDQUIST
Still, we have to throw them a bone once in awhile.

DONOVAN
With the right software, organism design should be indistinguishable from
CAD/CAM.

LUNDQUIST
We'll whip up another non-Mendelian. They loved the karkians.

DONOVAN
We're having an important discussion.

LUNDQUIST
You with the American team? Have a look around. The project is finally starting
to heat up.
Just talking shop. Never mind us.
Tell Simons we're close. Very close.
Aren't you supposed to be downstairs?



DATACUBE

Dr. Harrison,
I was running a regression analysis on the UC, and it appears we have a serious
error that could result in uncontrolled replication. Until a new version of the
control system can be tested, I've installed a temporary patch that will
initiate a cascading shutdown sequence -- this will also destroy the UC in the
process, so use only in emergency. The code is 525. Ops says the new system
should be online within 72 hours, so stick to low yield runs until then.
Dr. Lundquist



CONVERSATION: DR. VARGAS, DR. TRELLAINE & LAB ASSISTANT

VARGAS
It is a simple request.

TRELLAINE
Lab procedure forbids...

VARGAS
The Psionics Laboratory --

TRELLAINE
The Psionics Laboratory has no business worrying about weak interactions between
incidental subatomic particles.

VARGAS
Our work on Fitjov Capra --

TRELLAINE
Capra... A quantum quack.

VARGAS
Don't criticize what you don't understand.
Scientific progress depends upon collaboration.

TRELLAINE
Maybe you should cross your legs, hum to yourself, and try to read my mind.

VARGAS
The sharing of data between departments should be automatic.

TRELLAINE
VersaLife did not achieve one-trillion credit equity by disclosing R&D
materials.

VARGAS
We work in the same building!

TRELLAINE
Our results can be understood only by a few dozen people on the planet, none of
whom are "Psionics Engineers."

VARGAS
I'm trying to talk here.
How rude!
Stop interrupting.

TRELLAINE
This is a private conference.
One of yours...?
Really. We have reserved the room for the next two hours.

LAB ASSISTANT
I am not allowed to speak to visitors.
Do not interfere with the experiment.
I cannot answer any of your questions.
I am working.
We are being observed.
The special agents are here to enforce policy. Go about your own business.
Miss Chow will inspect the facility shortly.
Do not pry into the research of other groups.
The boss is here from the United States. He is very hard to impress.



DATACUBE

Mark,
We received that augmentation canister you were waiting on -- I had it put in
suspension in the magnetic testing chamber, code 5878. Let me know once you get
results of the test.
Thanks,
Dr. Lundquist



DATACUBE

Dr. Lundquist:
The new server node for the Weapons Research Team is now active and user
permissions have been set as you asked. The master password for this node is
DAMOCLES.
Please let me know if you need anything else.
- Harrison



DATACUBE

Dr. Bates:
I've just finished supervising the refit of the superfreighter fuel tanks to
transport the virus -- this stuff should really be shipped in suspension crates,
but I know you'll want to rapidly offload it once it reaches New York. The
biocontamination seals will _not_ last past 36 hours, however, and a complete
Level 4 sterilization of the tanks will need to occur once the virus is
offloaded to insure that there's no incidental release. I integrated some sealed
pumping units into the tanks, so you should just be able to use standard YHU55
couplers and A0 micron hoses for the transfer to the helicopters. But tell
Simons I'd still have everyone in hazmat suits the whole time.
Dr. Lundquist



CONVERSATION: NANOTECH RESEARCHER (DR. MICHALOPOLIS)

MICHALOPOLIS
You must be with Simons' office. Be sure that he understands: we're doing the
best we can.
That apparatus in the center is for magnetic containment, kind of like a
tokamac.
You look lost.
A crude device, not very secure. Self-replication is handled downstairs in a
separate facility.
They've already had some success with the new version in Biotech.
...trying out new coat-proteins that resemble common phospholipids.



CONVERSATION: COMPUTER SCIENTIST (DR. BATES)

DR. BATES
I don't want to be disturbed.
I have two words for whoever wrote this biometrics package: user interface.
I have to concentrate.
Somebody's going to have to totally gut this thing and start over.
How do they expect to express a high-level feature in a genome if they can't
even come up with a topologically sound representation?
That's enough. I really must work.



COMPUTER

From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: MLundquist//VersaLife.783.48.90
Subject: Virus Shipment

The initial virus shipment has been loaded aboard the superfreighter and is
currently in transit; preliminary data from its airborne dissemination over New
York, Washington, D.C., and other urban targets will be forwarded to you within
forty-eight hours. We would like to see at least a 92% effectiveness of the
weaponized particles in all future shipments, with a target of 95% effectiveness
within eight weeks. We will also need to insure that sufficient reserves of
Ambrosia are on hand to meet projected requirements -- verify that the current
calculations remain accurate and reflect the most recent casualty/infection
estimates.



From: ADonovan//VersaLife.839.56.00
To: MLundquist//VersaLife.783.48.90
Subject: Series P Agents (Overview)

The Series P trials have so far produced excellent results, and I continue to
believe that our physiopharmaceutical approach to agent augmentation to be
superior to mechanical augmentation -- and possibly even equivalent to nanotech
augmentation -- at a fraction of the cost and effort. The Series P agents show a
marked lack of pain response with a corresponding increase in endurance and
strength, while psychological conditioning has resulted in a Loyalty Estimate of
9.66 on the Yitzhak Scale.
The modified explosive self-termination switch added in Series N has also proven
highly effective in eliminating all traces of the Series P in the event that
they are mortally wounded or otherwise unable to complete their mission
objectives.
We're continuing in our attempts to isolate the source of the albino traits, but
so far the simple addition of sunglasses and dark clothing appear to have
resolved the problem in a practical fashion.
--
Dr. Arthur Donovan



From: MBates//VersaLife.563.93.07
To: MLundquist//VersaLife.783.48.90
Subject: RE: NEB Trials

MLundquist wrote:
>>Simons has requested that we equip some of
>>the Series P agents with prototype
>>Non-Eutactic Blades, prior to their mass
>>production, so that additional functional data
>>can be generated. I've also been
I've distributed several to the Series P we've already got in the building -- I
know that project is Arthur's baby, but those suits and sunglasses give me the
creeps. Our second prototype run of NEBs was shipped to Simons for distribution
this morning.
I still can't believe those gangsters managed to intercept the original one-
off... I saw in the papers that they're going to use it to resolve some kind of
gang war -- they've taken to calling it the "Dragon's Tooth." Can't wait to
rotate out of this place and back to the States.
Drinks sound good. See ya tomorrow.
Mark



From: MaxChen//HKNET.123.9009
To: MChow//HKNET.974.12.8723
Subject: Report

We have observed suspicious activity near the Luminous Path compound: a black
helicopter and a foreigner asking a number of questions about the Path and their
leader. I suggest caution until we can ascertain his motives. I will order some
of our brothers to maintain watchful eye on him. You should likewise be on your
guard.
Max



From: Operations Central//UpNet.64543.453423
To: Everyone
Subject: Alert

FOR ALL OPERATIVES, CLEARANCE ARCHANGEL/1B AND ABOVE
NOTE THAT THE PENALTIES FOR UNAUTHORIZED VIEWING OF MATERIAL WITHOUT PROPER
CLEARANCE ARE DETAILED IN THE UNATCO CHARTER, SECTION 3.1, PARAGRAPHS D THROUGH
E.
A rogue operative, codenamed "J.C. Denton," has fled the United States and is
believed to be en route to Hong Kong. All agents and other operatives are warned
that he is dangerous and is to be treated with extreme prejudice. Do not attempt
to engage; report all sightings to Agent Gunther Hermann at GHermann//UNATCO.
15431.76513.



From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: MChow//HKNET.974.12.8723
Subject: Triad Control

I have reviewed your latest report concerning the theft of the prototype sword
and subsequent recovery efforts; you are to be commended for your swift response
and exploitation of the theft to escalate tensions between the major Triads. The
resulting struggle will obviously weaken the native power structure, and I have
already ordered an increased MJ12 presence to be placed under your command for
local operations. Solidifying our control over Hong Kong is a necessary first
step in bringing the recalcitrant Chinese authorities to heel.
We've also received reports that Agent Denton ("J.C. Denton") may be heading to
Hong Kong for a possible rendezvous with "Tracer Tong" in a stolen SH-187. If
possible, attempt to use your local connections to learn the whereabouts of
Tong, then terminate them both.



From: MLundquist//VersaLife.783.48.90
To: MBates; ADonovan
Subject: Gray Project Schedule

I've attached a preliminary schedule for the Gray project and want to get your
input before we meet next week. Couple of issues I want to whiteboard are their
ability to spontaneously generate radiation as a form of "attack," and their
apparent resistance to a number of environmental conditions.
We've still trying to resurrect all the information from the old Dreamland data
wells, but we have managed to extract a complete genetic sequence from the old
bovine experiments that have given us two viable test subjects. They've been
isolated in a radioactive field downstairs for observation if you want to work
up your informal impressions prior to the meeting.
BTW, we still haven't heard from Feng about the karkian eggs -- we've got the
Hong Kong police out looking for him now, but we'll need to push back our
planned infant karkian development studies until we hear something.
Thanks,
Dr. Lundquist



From: MBates//VersaLife.563.93.07
To: ADonovan//VersaLife.839.56.00
Subject: Upgraded Commando Specs

You were asking for the specs of our new commando units this morning, so I've
attached the relevant files. The short version is that most of the improvement
in combat effectiveness comes from enhancements to their power armor developed
here and in our labs in Zurich.
The new armor (we've nicknamed it "Obsidian") has greatly expanded possibilities
as a light weapons platform, while a layer of microcore foam insulation
disperses heat from flame and plasma attacks. It's obviously invulnerable to any
kind of gas or toxicological attack, as well. Makes it perfect for riot control
and NBS battlefields. Beauty of it is the whole thing's powered by standard
bioelectric cells. I love it when you can just pull this stuff off the shelf.
Anyways, let me know if you've got any more questions.
Mark



From: MLundquist//VersaLife.783.48.90
To: MBates//VersaLife.563.93.07
Subject: NEB Trials

Simons has requested that we equip some of the Series P agent with prototype
Non-Eutactic Blades, prior to their mass production, so that additional
functional data can be generated. I've also been assured by Ms. Chow that the
stolen NEB has been recovered from the Triads and our security procedures
updated accordingly. Please let me know ASAP when the prototype NEBs can be
distributed.
Let's grab some drinks tomorrow night. Anne's been bugging me to get out more
often and with the kid on the way I might as take advantage of it before I'm up
all night with the newborn.
Thanks,
Dr. Lundquist



CONVERSATION: LABORATORY SPECIAL SECURITY

SECURITY
I don't recall being informed of any visitors.
Your activities here have been noted.
We will have many questions to ask your department head.
The directive provided very specific instructions for you to follow.
Your purpose for being here remains unclear.
I will be consulting your file.



CONVERSATION: LABORATORY SECURITY 1 & LABORATORY SECURITY 2

LABORATORY SECURITY 1
If you don't know where you're going, you shouldn't be down here.
Make sure you have the proper clearance.
Let the scientists work.
Don't touch anything.
VersaLife has strict policies regarding visitors. If in doubt, don't take the
chance.
Stand to the side, out of the pathway.
Please return to your work area.

LABORATORY SECURITY 2
The labs are down the hall.
I think you're lost.
Hey, what're you doing in here?
These are private quarters.
Get out before one of us throws you out.
I've been watching over your fat asses all day. I don't want to do it during my
break.
Hey, buddy, who do you think you are?
We're gonna write this up.
...think you OWN us.
Who are you, anyway? What are you doing here?
This posting sucks.
This thing chafes like the mother.
They say the guy's got some new kind of implants.
Another damn loyalty check.
Getting too old for this.



CONVERSATION: MAGGIE CHOW & BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
The process is going smoothly, then?

MAGGIE CHOW
Better than we expected. The array of reaction modules has allowed the UC to
perform multiple constructions in parallel.

BOB PAGE
Wonderful. We'll have to try that trick at Area 51.

MAGGIE CHOW
The problem, you understand, is primarily a security concern.

BOB PAGE
Never mind that punk from UNATCO. The security here is adequate, and we have a
long-term program guaranteed to make him irrelevant. We call it Icarus.

MAGGIE CHOW
Icarus?

BOB PAGE
A sweet bit of engineering. You'll like it, but we can't talk here. Your office?

MAGGIE CHOW
No time. Tell me on the way.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
(laughs)
...I'm the Captain here!
Sold!
Wee-hee!
Mutiny!



CONVERSATION: DR. KOHL

KOHL
I'm afraid we don't have time for visitors right now.
Please... you'll upset the subject.
This one did better than most, but he's very excitable.
The neural tissue, in particular, failed to express certain proteins.
Really, you should go.
Irregular nitrin expression, you understand.
No immune response, however. That should get us another big check from Walton
Simons, don't you think?
I've told them before: new neurons aren't the answer. We need to reconfigure
what's already there.
Get back to your cage!



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
The ROM-encoding should be in this wing of the laboratory.
I have uploaded the component the Triads need to complete the sword. Go to the
temple next to the market. I will bring together the dragon heads for a meeting.





HONG KONG - VERSALIFE



CONVERSATION: JOHN SMITH

JC DENTON
I was down in the labs. Do you know what they're doing?

JOHN SMITH
Something with genetics and nanotech. That's all I know.

JC DENTON
Take my advice and get out of here. I can't tell you any more than that.





HONG KONG - MARKET



CONVERSATION: GORDON QUICK, MAX CHEN & MONK

GORDON QUICK
Let us be quiet. Agent Denton from America has retrieved the software component.
Please accept our gratitude.

JC DENTON
It is my honor.

GORDON QUICK
Begin.

MAX CHEN
As the faces of a perfect blade are reflections of one another, as they join
together to make a perfect edge...
...so we shall form one blade, not the male and female swords of Gangjiang, one
which must avenge the other, but one weapon, precise in its purpose though
wielded by many arms.

GORDON QUICK
And much as this steel sharpens its edge and anneals its own surfaces, let us
preserve -- together -- the form of our traditions.

MAX CHEN
...the only enduring work of man, that which is born again with the next
generation.

GORDON QUICK
Forever!

MAX CHEN
Forever!

GORDON QUICK
Again, accept our thanks, Mr. Denton. You will have to join us for drinks at the
Lucky Money later tonight. In the meantime, Mr. Tong wants to see you.

JC DENTON
Thanks for the offer. Maybe I'll stop by.

MAX CHEN
Come join us for drinks at the Lucky Money. We must celebrate!
At last -- we are one Triad.
You have rendered us a most valuable service.

GORDON QUICK
Tracer Tong will want to congratulate you.
The peace will be profitable for both sides.
Tracer Tong will want to congratulate you.

MONK
All right! Get out! Enough games in the temple!
The grandfathers of the Triads all had Uzis. Tradition... Bah!
It is not the way of the Buddha to idolize a material possession.
I foresee they will understand their error only at the end, facing death, when
it is no longer possible to worship the Samsaric world.
Go away!





HONG KONG - LUCKY MONEY CLUB



CONVERSATION: LING

LING
I cannot. I am not allowed.
Time is up.
One customer twice... not allowed.
Satisfied? Yes?



CONVERSATION: RED ARROW MEMBER 1 & RED ARROW MEMBER 2

RA MEMBER 1
They say there is a German-speaking man looking for you. He smashed up a bar in
Wan Chai.
Now the police cannot take sides.
The new swords will be in production soon.
With our connections and the Path's facility we will make millions.
If you stay in Hong Kong, you will be a rich man.

RA MEMBER 2
We are in your debt.



CONVERSATION: MAX CHEN & GORDON QUICK

MAX CHEN
At last -- we are one Triad.

GORDON QUICK
My good friend... Let me express my gratitude. A bottle of wine, on me. Yum
sing!
The Lieutenant... We had to go through the Precinct Sergeant.

MAX CHEN
A cordial relationship, as I would describe it.

GORDON QUICK
You had him in your back pocket all the time.

MAX CHEN
Only one of many important officials loyal to the Red Arrow.
And, you have the capacity for... large shipments?

GORDON QUICK
Any product, any port of origin, any destination.

MAX CHEN
I might have some items, a certain segment of inventory...

GORDON QUICK
The Luminous Path can ship penguins to Norway -- and document that they came
from Japan.

MAX CHEN
Your operations must have been difficult without official protection.

GORDON QUICK
A minor inconvenience. Not as difficult as you must have found running a
business without distribution.

MAX CHEN
Not even noticeable. The Red Arrow makes many big deals.

GORDON QUICK
I will show you what big is. Fifty tons per month! With no help from the big
officials.

MAX CHEN
This is my club. Let me give you one of our better wines: an imported vintage
from Napa Valley.
A rare man... the maker of peace.
Please... Enjoy yourself. You are my guest at the Lucky Money.

GORDON QUICK
But if you want a truly excellent wine, you should try this Beaujolais from the
Moulin a Vent region of France.
Tong's mission can wait. Rest for now. You deserve it.
Your name will be recorded, for all time, in the annals of the Luminous Path.
A trifle... Don't mention it.

MAX CHEN
The peace you have created between our two Triads is a truly precious gift.
Please accept our finest vintage, a Chianti from a private winery in
Quercegrossa, Italy -- 2015. Yum Sing!
Let us drink in your honor.





HONG KONG - WATERWAYS



CONVERSATION: DRUNK

JC DENTON
Have you heard? The Triads have united.

DRUNK
That is impossible!

JC DENTON
Go to Wan Chai. Ask the people. The Red Arrows have thrown off the outside
agents that were using them against the Chinese government.

DRUNK
No one uses the Triads. They are Chinese societies.

JC DENTON
No one uses them anymore. And now they are one society.

DRUNK
Impossible!
Max Chen had nothing to gain from the truce.
Luminous Path is small. Insignificant.
I don't want to discuss!
This must be part of Chen's plan for China.





HONG KONG - MARKET



CONVERSATION: IAN HILTON

HILTON
Welcome to the Wan Chai Tea House. Anything you like, twelve credits.

JC DENTON
Think the truce will improve business?

HILTON
For THEM. Now my profits go to buy red jerseys as well as white ones.

JC DENTON
Are they really that hard on shop owners?

HILTON
Why should I have to pay even one credit? I have a permit from the city of Hong
Kong to run my business. The police should see to it that I am protected.



CONVERSATION: LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER 1 & LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER 2

LP MEMBER 1
I cannot believe the news. The Triads are one...?
Please accept the gratitude of the Luminous Path.
I want to learn more about the terms of the peace.

LP MEMBER 2
I will believe this news of the truce when I hear it from the dragon head.
We must be certain that you are not an agent of the Red Arrow.
This might all be a deception.
One can never be too careful with the Red Arrow.
Vows are one thing; deeds are another.
At least the truth is known.
Maggie Chow made us all look like fools.





HONG KONG - TONG'S BASE



CONVERSATION: TONG'S GUARD

GUARD
Your doctor-friend is here, down in the infirmary.
We received the news about Paul. How unfortunate. (I suppose you spoke with your
brother. I am pleased that he made it.)
The truce will be uneasy, but we will do our part.
Please... take what you need for your next assignment.
Tong will give you your next objective.



CONVERSATION: TRACER TONG

JC DENTON
Peace between the Triads is now official.

TONG
Good. We begin to operate from a position of strength. We will start
manufacturing the swords and distributing them to our allies.

JC DENTON
What next? VersaLife was crawling with troops. I think they were hiding more
than sword technology down there.

TONG
Tell me about the labs. Paul and I concluded that VersaLife does the
manufacturing, while the real research takes place in North America.

JC DENTON
Plenty of scientists -- biotech, physics, nanotech -- several research
divisions. It would seem we still have a mutual interest.

TONG
We know they manufacture Ambrosia. If you went back -- and gained access to the
Level 2 labs -- perhaps you would find something on the Gray Death. Your
brother's failure in New York has left me with nothing.

JC DENTON
Do you think you could find a cure?

TONG
That cannot be determined until I have a schematic of the virus particle and the
molecular structure of Ambrosia.

JC DENTON
I'll go back, but won't they be ready for me?

TONG
There's a back way, at the north end of the Canal Road Tunnel, which is just
east of the temple. I sent an agent in that way once. She turned up a keycode to
the nanotech research wing: 55655 -- but no data.

JC DENTON
Worth a try.

TONG
By the way -- VersaLife lost one of their R & D men in the Canal Road Tunnel
collapse -- a guy we think was carrying nanotech assets. He did some of the
basic research that went into your implants. You might take a look, if you don't
mind going for a dive.

JC DENTON
Maybe I'll check it out.

TONG
Perhaps you can locate and destroy the manufacturing facilities as well.
I will monitor your progress from here.



CONVERSATION: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
I've been checking out the schematics you found. That's one hell of a sword.
It's a generally accepted tenet of nanotechnology that nanites and traditional
metals don't mix, but VersaLife found a way. It all seems completely obvious to
me now.
They actually embed iron rods in the carbon framework of the nanites --
electromagnets which allow microscopic scanners, cleaners, and hammers to move
over the surface of the blade.
Tong's very pleased. He plans to mass-produce the Dragon's Tooth and arm the
Triads.
I'd like to know what else VersaLife has going on down there.
Tong's keeping me busy. He wants me to verify that the Dragon's Tooth won't set
off the acoustic sensors the city government installed to detect gunfire.
We found a useful ally in Tong. I just hope he can be trusted.
I'll be right here if you need me.





HONG KONG - MJ12 LAB



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
I require that you access the Level 2 laboratories.





HONG KONG - NANO MANUFACTURING



DATACUBE

Note to self: all tests on the emergency doors around that gizmo they've got
downstairs check out, tell Dr. Lundquist not to worry -- it'll seal off access
to all but maintenance personnel. Door seal code: 768.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
There is a device in here called a Universal Constructor. It is one of the only
two devices in the world capable of producing the nanomechanical virus called
the "Gray Death." I require you to destroy it. Use the code 525.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Look for a computer terminal somewhere in the Level 2 lab. If you find it, I can
upload the data I need through your infolink.
This storage area would be a logical place to find a stockpile of the virus. I
don't know why it's so empty.
The system we're looking for is in the laboratory up ahead.
Got it. Looks like you stumbled on more than the schematics... You better get
out of there. More in a second.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
The Universal Constructor is in this facility.



CONVERSATION: MAGGIE CHOW

MAGGIE CHOW
Bad move, Agent.

JC DENTON
You should never have sent me to the police station. What did you expect -- that
they would arrest me? Turns our you're on your way to being one of Hong Kong's
most wanted yourself.

MAGGIE CHOW
I have always been one of the "most wanted." I will deal with the police the way
I deal with the slanderous press.

JC DENTON
How's that?

MAGGIE CHOW
Precisely the way I am going to deal with you.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
Success. Viral production has been terminated. Containment protocols have sealed
off the entrance. You will have to exit through the effluent pipes in the floor
of the chamber. Beware of biotoxic concentrations.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Seems to be some inventory data there; VersaLife has been synthesizing the Gray
Death Virus in great quantities. The entire stockpile has been loaded onto a
superfreighter going to New York. Interesting... the previous owner of the ship
was Stanton Dowd. Ever heard of the Illuminati? Come back to the compound. I
have much to tell you.
...tracking down this Dowd connection. Illuminati fingerprints all over the
sterics -- I'm talking about the molecule's shape: 17 segments, 23 coupling
points... Only Illuminati technicians use sleeve bearings with 34-fold and 46-
fold symmetry; multiples of 17 and 23. 1723. The birth of Adam Weishaupt. Not a
coincidence.





HONG KONG - WATERWAYS



CONVERSATION: BOAT PERSON

JC DENTON
Excuse me. I was looking for a way back to the market.

PERSON
You are American? Did they throw you in the canal?

JC DENTON
I was swimming.

PERSON
You should not be down there. Once I saw a thing like a shark, but with four
legs. It lives in a pipe that comes from VersaLife.

JC DENTON
Is there a way back to the market from here?

PERSON
You will have to swim. If you see other divers, stay away. Some Europeans are
hunting for treasure in the tunnel that fell in -- bad men.





HONG KONG - MARKET



CONVERSATION: NEWS STAND VENDOR

VENDOR
Yes?

1.
JC DENTON
Just browsing.

2.
JC DENTON
What do you think of the Triad situation?

VENDOR
The truce will not last.

JC DENTON
No?

VENDOR
They are always fighting. The only tradition that stays pure.
May I help you?

JC DENTON
So it was Maggie Chow who stole the sword.

VENDOR
Exaggerated. They will not prove it.

JC DENTON
I saw it with my own eyes.

VENDOR
There will be an explanation. The police know how to protect good citizens from
such attacks.

JC DENTON
I believe Maggie Chow was killed.

VENDOR
Then her murderer will be brought to justice.
Have a good day.
I will continue to pay tribute to the Red Arrow -- and no one else!
Maggie Chow has always survived the attacks of her critics.
Read what you like.
A truce will be bad for the police, too. Bad for revenue.



CONVERSATION: LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER 1, LUMINOUS PATH MEMBER 2 & LUMINOUS PATH
MEMBER 3

LP MEMBER 1
Max Chen and Gordon Quick are celebrating at the Lucky Money. You are invited
for drinks.
Hurry. We are afraid the police will follow you here.
Tong has many good things to say about his new agent.

LP MEMBER 2
So it is certain. The Triads are at peace.
The dragon heads are getting drunk together at the Lucky Money.
You have earned our trust.
You name will be entered into the history of the Luminous Path.

LP MEMBER 3
Um goi jie guo.
Neh hoh mah?





HONG KONG - TONG'S BASE



CONVERSATION: TONG'S GUARD

TONG'S GUARD
Tong is pleased about the files you found.
Your pilot will be here as soon as you talk to Tong.
We cannot believe the news of the superfreighter. Something must be done.
You must speak with Tong immediately.
You have done much for the Triads.
Now the hard work begins. Tong must find a cure for the virus.



CONVERSATION: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
Tong fix you up?

JC DENTON
Yeah. You? You cut it pretty close.

PAUL DENTON
I'm in a pretty bad shape. Looks like I'll be living in Hong Kong for a couple
of months.

JC DENTON
Will you get better? Any permanent damage?

PAUL DENTON
I'll recover, but not right away. You'll be on your own for awhile. I hear
you've already been keeping busy.

JC DENTON
Just getting to know the locals. Turns out VersaLife had a Universal
Constructor; they were synthesizing the virus right here.

PAUL DENTON
Tong told me. Not a cheap gizmo.

JC DENTON
Majestic 12 sure does a lot of R & D.

PAUL DENTON
Every ruler needs a power base. Without the people -- well, you need something
to use against them.

JC DENTON
I'm going to see what Tong has to say about the schematics I recovered. Hey, do
me a favor. Get better.

PAUL DENTON
I'm working on it.
I'm still pretty weak. You'll have to go on to New York without me.
Gunther's in the field now. They say he wants your head.
Heads are starting to roll at UNATCO. Kaplan. Berry. Not sure who else.



CONVERSATION: TRACER TONG

JC DENTON
Don't know if I care for your sense of humor.

TONG
Humor?

JC DENTON
The Illuminati stuff. I was risking my life in there.

TONG
No joke, Mr. Denton. They're quite real, though not as powerful as they were at
the beginning of the century. I know a few of the former leaders.

JC DENTON
Like Stanton Dowd?

TONG
Yes. Plus Beth DuClare, Morgan Everett... most of them in Paris, I understand.

JC DENTON
What do they have to do with Majestic 12?

TONG
A question for Dowd. I will contact him in New York. Hopefully he will agree to
meet you.

JC DENTON
What about a hacker named "Daedalus?"

TONG
A valuable informant -- he sent me one of the codes I needed to find that
superfreighter.

JC DENTON
A superfreighter. That's enough virus to infect a continent.

TONG
Your pilot is landing in the courtyard. Find Dowd and see if he knows where the
ship is going or how we can stop it. In any case it is time you left Hong Kong;
there is word of a UNATCO agent searching for you here. A German, they say.
Augmented.

JC DENTON
Tell your people not to tangle with him. I'll deal with him myself.
Do you have what you need to synthesize a cure?

TONG
The data you recovered should provide an answer... in time.

JC DENTON
I also destroyed the Universal Constructor they were using to manufacture the
virus.

TONG
A Universal Constructor... I should have known.

JC DENTON
...but I did it on the advice of the hacker, Daedalus. Who is he, really? Alex
says he may be an AI, part of an old government program.

TONG
An AI... The thought occurred to me, but more likely it is cover for a real
human being.

JC DENTON
But who?

TONG
A powerful man, we must assume. I don't like mysteries, but at least he appears
to be on our side.

JC DENTON
I don't like mysteries either.

TONG
Your friend Jock is waiting in the courtyard.
Daedalus... That sounds very familiar.
I wish your brother was here; he would see that he was wrong about you.
My guess is that Majestic 12 is a faction of the Illuminati which did away with
its parent.
All I know is that something terrified Dowd and Everett.
Once two of the most powerful people on earth, now the old Illuminati heads are
afraid even to be seen in public.
Be careful in New York. They'll be waiting for you.
Your brother will recover soon; he got there just in time.



CONVERSATION: TONG'S GUARD

TONG'S GUARD
Your pilot has landed in the courtyard.
We wish you luck in America.



CONVERSATION: JAIME REYES

JC DENTON
Looks like we all made it.

JAIME REYES
And just in time. I hear Simons had me on his black list.

JC DENTON
Maybe so. I'm glad that you're safe.

JAIME REYES
I slipped out right after your escape. Security was a shambles, so I brought you
a little something from the supply closet.

JC DENTON
You didn't have to take that kind of risk.

JAIME REYES
It was worth it -- trust me. They gave me a funny look in customs, but I managed
to bring over an augmentation upgrade canister.

JC DENTON
Isn't that "sensitive technology?"

JAIME REYES
I just told them that I do business with VersaLife. "VersaLife" seems to be a
magic word in Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
Hold on while I drop some gear, then I'll take it off your hands.

JAIME REYES
Take the upgrade. I'm just glad I can help.

JC DENTON
Well, thanks. Now hang tight for a while. UNATCO will be looking for you.

JAIME REYES
Gunther went berserk after you escaped, smashed up the cell block pretty bad. I
had to sedate him.
I'm going to stay in Hong Kong until this all blows over.
I've had my excitement for the year.
And to think -- I interviewed at VersaLife. I could have had a job in one of
those labs.
Thanks for getting me out of UNATCO.



CONVERSATION: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Jaime had a close call getting out of UNATCO, but I'm sure glad he made a break
for it. I think he'll have a longer lifespan helping Tong out at the operating
theater.
Quite a lot of data you brought in. A lot to study.
Don't know how Tong expects to find a cure. It's not even a real virus.
Kind of a hybrid of viral proteins and nanomechanical machine parts.
A long body like a dragon fly. Sockets built into the shaft, saucer-shaped
modules plugged in here and there.
A general-purpose device of some kind, very customizable.
Infection would be a ludicrously simple task for such a complicated machine.
Ambrosia turns out to be one of the saucer-shaped modules, a hardware-lock of
some kind.
We could replicate the Ambrosia functionality, but to actually destroy the nano-
virus... I don't know.
You go after that shipment. I'll help Tong.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Tong filled me in. So we have to dig up Stanton Dowd?

JC DENTON
Yeah. You know him?

JOCK
I heard a few things. I think Harley Filben knows how to contact him. I always
thought Filben was pulling my leg about the Illuminati, though.

JC DENTON
I guess we'll find out when we get to New York. Let's not waste any time.





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
We think Filben is in the area. Tong will tell you more.
Looks like UNATCO brought in a lot of armor.
Be careful down there, JC.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
No time to waste. You need to get to the Underworld Tavern and make contact with
Harley Filben. He is one of Dowd's aides and he will set up the meeting. Follow
his instructions.
A problem, JC. Rioting in Manhattan has been so bad that the city's fallen under
martial law. At this hour the troops will shoot on sight, and I'm showing
several guards and a robot near the hotel. Keep your head down.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Stay out of the street. Cops shoot at ANYTHING.
Not too many places left to hide.
The bots shoot anything that don't have a uniform.
Saw one of the bots cut down an old lady and her groceries. Man, that ain't
right.



NEWSPAPER

!=!==!=== MIDNIGHT SUN ===!==!=!
Food of the Gods?

NEW YORK -- Ambrosia, the mythical food of the gods, may in fact be something
more than a myth -- it may be a cure for the mysterious "Gray Death" that has
infected this city with sickening dread over the past several months.
What is this Ambrosia, and where does it come from? Speaking on the condition of
anonymity, highly placed sources have revealed in an exclusive to the "Midnight
Sun" that Ambrosia is the government codename for a cure to the plague that has
already taken so many lives. Unfortunately, the current manufacturing process
appears to yield only small amounts of Ambrosia which have so far been
prioritized for ranking government officials and a select group of industry
leaders. "It's a matter of money and connections," said one source. "There
simply isn't enough to go around."
If such allegations are true then it goes far beyond the terrible events of
recent memory: it is evidence of systemic corruption that rises to the highest
ranks of President Mead's administration, a callous disregard for human life
that must -- and will -- be opposed! -- Joe Greene, Senior Staff Writer



CONVERSATION: DRIFTER

DRIFTER
...a damn ghost town.
You better not try nothin'.
Hey -- let me breathe. Okay?
Whatsa army proteck 'cep itself?
Man said protection: this is occupation!





NYC - UNDERWORLD TAVERN



CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN

FILBEN
UNATCO's put a price on your head. What're you doing in the city?

JC DENTON
I didn't expect the Kitchen to be under martial law.

FILBEN
People know the government has a vaccine. Riots everywhere.

JC DENTON
You still on the dole at UNATCO?

FILBEN
I never mentioned... I've been working for the NSF all along -- and the
Illuminati. I'm on your side.

JC DENTON
Right, the Illuminati. I need to find one of their leaders, Stanton Dowd. A load
of plague virus is on its way to New York.

FILBEN
Virus? You mean the Gray Death? What's Dowd got to do with it?

JC DENTON
The same corporation that makes Ambrosia also manufactures the virus. Quite
convenient. The virus came over in a superfreighter previously owned by Dowd.

FILBEN
Yeah, most of Majestic 12 is just hand-me-downs from the Illuminati. Huh. We
knew about Ambrosia, but the virus... that's news. They're infecting people on
purpose, huh?

JC DENTON
I was hoping Dowd could tell me where the freighter would unload.

FILBEN
I'll contact him. Go to the burnt-up storefront of Osgood and Sons, over where
the tunnels connect to the warehouse district -- you know, where the NSF had the
generator. I'll try to get him to meet you there.

JC DENTON
Osgood and Sons...

FILBEN
Yeah. And, JC... Be careful who you mention the Illuminati to... like Joe
Greene. He's a spy for UNATCO.

JC DENTON
The reporter? Are you sure?

FILBEN
Here's the proof. Hey... Kill Greene and you'll be doing all of us a favor. I
saw him hanging around the free clinic.

(JC DENTON
Already took care of him. I don't like people who ask a lot of questions.

FILBEN
No shit. Man, you really did change sides. Never would've thought it possible.
Thanks for getting rid of that guy.
They're dropping like flies.)

FILBEN
Dowd doesn't like to be contacted directly.
You'll have to trust me.
Greene doesn't know who I really work for, so I managed to get him talking.
Apparently they promised Greene some kind of position in Washington.
Someone will meet you in the alley.



CONVERSATION: SANDRA RENTON

JC DENTON
Hi, Sandra. Too bad about the hotel. I guess UNATCO shot it up pretty bad.

SANDRA
No use worrying about it now. Are you all right? I heard UNATCO was after you.

JC DENTON
They aren't the only ones.

SANDRA
You should stay out of Hell's Kitchen. People have been looking for you.

JC DENTON
Yeah?

SANDRA
This one guy -- he came to the hotel and said he was your cousin.

JC DENTON
What did he look like?

SANDRA
Just an average guy, but I think he was an undercover cop.

1.
JC DENTON
Know the Marine at the bar?

2.
JC DENTON
Is that Marine really a friend of yours?


SANDRA
That's Vinny. He went to my high school.

JC DENTON
Think I can trust him?

SANDRA
Vinny? Oh, sure. He's a good guy. Kinda simple, but he's a good guy.

JC DENTON
Thanks.

SANDRA
They guy who was looking for you... I think he was wearing a gray jacket.
I feel sorry for Vinny; they almost never give him leave.
You don't want to be in New York, not since the riots. It's turning into a big
prison camp.



CONVERSATION: BARTENDER (JORDAN SHEA)

JORDAN
What do you want? Prices have tripled to 30 because of martial law.

JC DENTON
Heard the name Stanton Dowd?

JORDAN
What do you want with Dowd?

JC DENTON
A private matter. Know where I can find him?

JORDAN
I'm gonna say this once. That German mech from UNATCO already came by looking
for you. You got money to spend, fine; this curfew's killing me, but leave me
out of your business. That guy's oiled up and ready for a fight.

JC DENTON
Gunther...

JORDAN
Do you want something or not?

1.
JC DENTON
Give me something to drink.

2.
JC DENTON
I'll have one of those candy bars.

1-2.1
JORDAN
There.

3.
JC DENTON
Never mind.



CONVERSATION: SOLDIER (VINNY)

JC DENTON
You out here because of martial law? I didn't know they were using Marines.

1.
VINNY
Nah, UNATCO likes to work alone. Just came out to look up a girl I used to know
-- that girl at the table over there -- Sandra Renton. FEMA gave me a pass for
the curfew.

2.
VINNY
Nah, UNATCO likes to work alone. Just came out to look up a girl I used to know,
Sandra Renton. FEMA gave me a pass for the curfew.

JC DENTON
She left town.

VINNY
I know, I know. Just my luck.


JC DENTON
What's FEMA doing handing out travel papers?

VINNY
They took over the Advanced Submarine Base where I work. I don't like being
pushed off-duty, but I guess a little R&R never hurt anyone.

JC DENTON
They brought in their own staff?

VINNY
Most of us were moved out of the main submarine hangar last night... FEMA's set
up a perimeter. We'd sure like to know what's going on in there.

1.
JC DENTON
I would, too. Maybe I'll check it out for you.

VINNY
You a cop?

JC DENTON
Used to be.

VINNY
I'll say it straight: I'm a patriot. I don't like to see one of our top-secret
bases commandeered, especially when the only people allowed inside are these
Asian mafia-types. You think you can do something about it, I can have my
buddies at the front gate let you slip by. My name's Vinny. Tell 'em you know
me.

JC DENTON
Thanks. I'll see what I can find out.

VINNY
Us Americans, the last of a dying breed... We've got to stick together.
I don't know why we let so many crooks run this country.
We know a cover-up when we see one.

2.
JC DENTON
I'm sure FEMA has a good reason for the tight security.

VINNY
Yeah, because they know there ain't no emergency and they have no reason to be
out there.

I asked one of the guys, "So what's the emergency? Why's FEMA here?" He said,
"You ask one more question, the emergency's going to be you." That's how they
talk to you.
I saw Walton Simons himself get out of a helicopter on the roof of the hangar.
They gave us all leave because they don't want anybody around tonight.





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
Incorrect inform -- ps -al : attach. Streets clear. No danger.





NYC - FREE CLINIC



COMPUTER

From: JAllred//MedNet.1162.3908
To: APriest//MedNet.1178.3908
Subject: Stay Home

I'm going to talk to the staff individually, but if the riots are as bad
tomorrow as they were today then I want you to stay home. This place is starting
to feel a lot like a war zone, only I'm not sure who the enemy is and I'm afraid
it might be us. In any case, I'm going to leave the clinic open -- what few
supplies we had have been removed, and the place might at least provide some
shelter for those who need it. If I'm able to make it in tomorrow, I'll tend to
those here as best I can.
Be careful,
Allred



From: LizaPriest//Edunet.12321.123.458
To: APriest//MedNet.1178.3908
Subject: What's Going ON?

I don't know if this mail will find you or not -- it's been bounced a couple of
times off the New York Net, but I keep trying, hoping it's temporary downtime
and not something permanent. There's been an almost total black-out of news from
New York City, just talk about terrorists and martial law -- last thing I saw on
broadcast was some smuggled footage of these black helicopters and soldiers in
riot gear. It looked like a war. The President came on and said that it was only
temporary, that it was "necessary to protect our way of life," I think that was
it... afterwards one of the other grad students here started making plans to
move to Lagos, even got a passport. I began to wonder if he might not have the
right idea.
No one can get through to you on the phone, and we're all just hoping you're
okay. As soon as you can, call us or write or do whatever you have to do. I'll
be thinking about you.
* * * LIZ * * *



CONVERSATION: NURSE

NURSE
The clinic is closing.
If you're having an emergency, please see one of the bots.
The doctors have gone home.
The plague vaccine is just a rumor. We have no such thing here.
You can sleep on the couch until the police open the streets.
I said you can stay; now leave me alone.



CONVERSATION: BUM (IKE) & OLDER BUM (COLEMAN)

IKE
Hey! Hey, Coleman! How're you holdin' up?

COLEMAN
I'm fine. Just fine.

IKE
Come on, we're safe in here.

COLEMAN
How long are we gonna safe, Ike? They're just shooting people for no reason.

IKE
Don't you worry, this'll all pass.

COLEMAN
Sure it will.

IKE
Smart man, stayin' off the streets. Too much trouble out there, lot of bad mojo.
All those cops... actin' like they're invadin' a foreign country.
I hear they've got a cure -- that's what people are sayin'. Heard it from
Smuggler. Keepin' it all to themselves.
What happened to this damn country? Keeps goin' from bad to worse.
You stay in here. Mostly no one bothers us in here.
You got the look on you, a man whose runnin' out of friends.
Maybe it'll be better in the morning.

COLEMAN
Goddamn, but I'm tired of living like this.
I saw the cops shoot someone right in front of me. It's not like television.
It's just a pop, and then there's some blood on the ground.
They said that martial law was only temporary, but it doesn't feel very
temporary to me.
Ike thinks they've got a cure, but there's not enough for everyone -- that's why
the soldiers are out there. Protecting the cure.
At the kitchen they told me I should repent my sins, but I don't know what I did
wrong. Least I don't have the plague.
You ever been to Paris? I'd like to see Paris.



CONVERSATION: JOE GREENE

JC DENTON
There's talk that you're a spy.

JOE GREENE
A spy? For whom?

1.
JC DENTON
I just want to hear your side of the story.

JOE GREENE
So... am I working for the CIA or FBI?

JC DENTON
You tell me.

JOE GREENE
Either way, they'd have me wearing a better suit.

JC DENTON
I'll take that as a denial. Something newsworthy about the clinic tonight?

JOE GREENE
I interviewed the doctors: poker-faced as politicians. Don't even blink when you
say the word Ambrosia.

JC DENTON
Maybe they think you're talking about the food of the gods.

JOE GREENE
I'm serious. Don't you believe the stories coming out of Hong Kong, that the
government had a cure all along?

1.1
JC DENTON
Could be. Hey -- you're a reporter. Heard the name Stanton Dowd?

JOE GREENE
Dowd? Sure... Used to be a big importer, right? Thinking of starting a business?

JC DENTON
I just need to find him.

JOE GREENE
In some kind of trouble?

JC DENTON
Do you know him or not?

JOE GREENE
Afraid I don't know how to contact him. I thought he was dead, actually.
I figured you were up to no good.
Stanton Dowd... haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Never met Dowd myself.

1.2
JC DENTON
Could be.

JOE GREENE
They've got PROOF. They found the cure. It's called Ambrosia.

JC DENTON
Don't believe everything you read.

JOE GREENE
Har-har.
Check the public terminals. It was a big day in the news.
Wish I'd been the one to get the scoop on Ambrosia.
I bet someone already has a book deal on the cover-up.

2.
JC DENTON
You aren't a reporter at all. You work for UNATCO.

JOE GREENE
Guess you scooped me this time.



NEWSPAPER

Beth DuClare Awarded Legion of Honor
APR - Paris, France

Beth DuClare, millionaire, philanthropist, activist -- and famously reputed to
be the mistress of French President Alain Bourges-Maunoury -- was today
posthumously awarded the position of Chevalier in the Ordre Royale de la Legion
D'Honneur. Created by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 19, 1802, the Legion of Honor is
an order of merit to which all qualifying military personnel and civilians can
be nominated without regard to birth or religion, provided that they swear to
uphold liberty and equality.
The award was not without some controversy, as members of the Republican Social
Union for French Democracy (RSUFD) party disputed the merit based on her
involvement in the "Somnolente Ile" scandal that rocked the Serra administration
five years ago.
Beth DuClare passed away in September, found dead at her chateau of natural
causes. She was survived by her daughter, Nicolette DuClare, who has been
missing since her mother's death. Police currently have no leads as to her
whereabouts.
The award was accepted on Beth DuClare's behalf by President Bourges-Maunoury.



COMPUTER

From: TMore//MedNet.6629.117
To: JAllred//MedNet.1162.3908
Subject: RE: Weekly Report

I appreciate your update, but I'll be frank with you: the situation is
deteriorating faster than you know, and the Board is completely paralyzed. That
10 million credit donation promised by Page is nowhere to be seen. Two-thirds of
the staff haven't shown up to work in the last few days. Rumors are starting to
surface that there may be a cure for the Gray Death, and what few supply runs
we've managed have been attacked by rioters who think we're hoarding it -- the
media has been absolutely irresponsible, stirring people up into a frenzy.
UNATCO troops set up shop here yesterday, calling the whole thing a
"peacekeeping occupation" and monitoring all medical traffic: when certain
individuals come into any of the clinics for treatment, they're immediately
rounded up. I'm not sure who's running the show anymore.
If you get this message, do whatever you need to do, up to and including
shutting down the clinic. First priority should be the safety of you and your
staff. I'm not sure how we can help anymore.
God speed,
Thomas



From: WSimons//FEMA.870.73176
To: New York Medical Authority
Subject: Rumor Control

To All Staff:
The recent terrorist attacks on the city and people of New York -- and the
subsequent declaration of martial law in an attempt to stem the tide of violence
-- has unfortunately created an environment where rumor has supplanted fact as
the currency of information. In an effort to insure that you have the latest,
most accurate news, FEMA will be sending you periodic bulletins; only stories
officially verified and approved by FEMA should be trusted.
First and foremost, I can put an end to one rumor and emphatically state there
is NO cure for the "Gray Death" at present. Government scientists are working
day and night to find a treatment, but any stories referencing a secret
government cure are outright lies of the most vicious sort.
Future bulletins will follow. Please feel free to contact your nearest FEMA or
UNATCO representative if you have any further questions.
Walton Simons
Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency



DATACUBE

To All Staff:
In the event that neither myself nor Miss Priest are able to reach the clinic,
you may access necessary medical records from either of our computers using the
following logins and passwords:
jallred - Apple
Alice_Priest - Secretary
I trust you to use your best judgment, and to perform with the professionalism
and talent which you all have demonstrated so ably in the past. But always, be
safe. Together, we'll overcome these troubles as we have so many others.
Sincerely,
Dr. Allred





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONVERSATION: THUG

THUG
Huh-uh. What's up?
Lost or something?
...hardly recognize this place anymore.
What? I'm just standing here.
You got a problem?
Back off, man.



CONVERSATION: STANTON DOWD

JC DENTON
You Dowd?

DOWD
I agreed to see you because we have a mutual enemy.

JC DENTON
Why a vacant building? I thought the Illuminati were bankers, politicians...
Council on Foreign Relations types.

DOWD
We always stayed in the background, even when that was true.

JC DENTON
You all right?

DOWD
...caught this damn plague myself. Anyway, we never had troops like Majestic 12
-- or freighters full of bioweapons, if -- if what you say is accurate.

JC DENTON
It's accurate. I just don't know where the freighter would dock.

DOWD
They'll want to hide it. The only facility big enough to the East Coast -- is
the Advanced Submarine Facility at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyards.

JC DENTON
Of course. That's why FEMA took it over.

DOWD
They're probably storing the virus in the ship's diesel tanks. The only way to
make sure it's -- The only way to make sure it's destroyed will be to scuttle
the ship.

JC DENTON
Scuttle a superfreighter?

DOWD
It can be done -- if you know where to place the charges. Smuggler should have
explosives that will work.

(JC DENTON
I already have some explosives.

DOWD
I'd pick up some more while I have the chance, but if you think you're equipped,
then find your pilot and get going.)

JC DENTON
You sure you're all right?

DOWD
I'm hanging in there. If you come across some Ambrosia on that ship, however --

JC DENTON
Don't worry; I'll get you some medicine.

DOWD
I'll give you a blueprint of the ship. The X's mark the five tri-hull welds.
Crack those up, reverse the bilge pumps, and the ship will split open like a
banana.
Tong told me he found an interesting molecular signature on the virus, a clue to
who developed it.
I am certain it was a former member of the Illuminati. The custom among our
scientists was to sign their work -- like painters.
It was a group of conspirators within the Illuminati that formed Majestic 12 to
begin with.
The conspirators were far more ruthless than we were. We couldn't compete.
Majestic 12 realized that technology alone could be a source of political power.
However, the Illuminati laid the foundation... the multinationals, the global
structures Majestic 12 depends upon.
Majestic 12 inherited a system that took millennia to develop.
It's true that our organization stretches back to the Order of the Assassins, or
Hashishim, but not in the way you might imagine.
The order hasn't so much lasted as been continually revived. Adam Weishaupt
started from scratch in Bavaria in 1776. But so did Thomas Jefferson a few years
later. It's the IDEA that has lasted. The SYSTEM.
Or the DESIRE, every thinking person's desire to give the world some decent
organization.
Cecil Rhodes, for instance. Absolutely no formal connection to the Illuminati at
all, but one of the greatest visionaries of centralized power. Now we have the
Rhodes Scholarships, which feed recruits right into the Council on Foreign
Relations... A very powerful tool.
In my opinion, the history of the human race has been one long succession of
conspiracies. To deceive ourselves, we call the successful conspiracies
"governments."
We're running out of time. You better track down the Smuggler.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
MJ12 troops converging on your position, JC. I'll land the copter on the roof of
the 'Ton. Get out of there!



CONVERSATION: STANTON DOWD

DOWD
They found us!
Where'd they go?
We're trapped!
What are we going to do?
That's it... I think you got all of them. Thank goodness. Now get to the
shipyard.
I'm going to wait until things die down.



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
We are preparing our operation now. You are finished.



CONTACT: INTERCOMM

INTERCOMM
Yes. Password?

JC DENTON
Bloodshot.





NYC - SMUGGLER'S LAIR



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
I'm showing net activity on several of the Smuggler's avatars. He must be at
home.



NEWSPAPER

Terrorist Bombing Kills 35
APR - Hong Kong, China

A terrorist attack on the VersaLife building in Hong Kong has at last count left
35 dead and over a 100 wounded. As authorities continue to search the shattered
structure through the early morning hours, the hope for locating any survivors
among the remaining missing dwindles.
VersaLife, a division of Page Industries (NASDAQ:PAGI), has long been on the
cutting edge of genetic, biological, and pharmaceutical research, virtually
becoming synonymous with treatments for such virulent plagues as AIDS and the
Century Flu. Neither local police nor UNATCO would speculate on possible motives
for such an attack, though both confirmed that it was the result of direct
terrorist action. When reached for comment, VersaLife released a short statement
saying "We are shocked and saddened by this horrible tragedy, but must turn our
attention towards comforting those who have lost a loved one to this senseless
violence."
UNATCO is currently seeking JC Denton, a known terrorist, for questioning.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I'm picking up incoming MJ12 troops... They must have your location. Better get
what you need from Smuggler pronto and meet me on the roof of the hotel.



COMPUTER

From: IVelikovsky//SOVNET.2198.1893.123
To: 328.2133.1230
Subject: Informatsiya

I found the files you wanted, but I had to obtain them from the Biopreparat data
well in Sverdlovsk at great expense. Strange -- this information wasn't part of
any official Biopreparat research effort that I've been able to find, but was
conducted under the codename "Velichestvennii" over the last two decades. There
were several other projects attached to the same name being conducted throughout
the world, but it was impossible to derive anything from them aside from their
existence. In any case, your buyer must have some fairly esoteric interests.
You'll find my fee debited from your account.
- I.V. -

[[[ATTACHED Nanoscale Molecular Interactions with Polymerase.doc]]]
[[[ATTACHED Biochemical Immunity Rejection Studies Series 33a.doc]]]
[[[ATTACHED Genome Map 1/1A/3C Subject: JC Denton.doc]]]
[[[ATTACHED Sulfur Catalytic Reaction with Protease Site 3-4.doc]]]
[[[ATTACHED Regressive Degredation of Human Immune Complex.com]]]
[[[ATTACHED Velichestvennii 6287c78sdXX.DOC]]]



From: GenericMail883//Net.2342.09238
To: 328.2133.1230
Subject: Friend In Need

You helped me and some friends out recently. That transaction was business, but
you still did me a good turn. I don't forget that.
I heard through channels that there's some bad stuff coming down on you -- don't
know why, people I talked to just said it had to do with a guy named "JC." I
haven't heard of him, but someone wants him dead, cold in the ground. Personal
reasons.
And your name has come up.
Fair warning. Watch your back.
-Decker



From: UpNet
To: JCDenton
Subject: READ ME

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1.
CONVERSATION: SMUGGLER

SMUGGLER
Why'd you come back? UNATCO's got every cop in New York after you.

JC DENTON
Unfinished business.

SMUGGLER
So you finally wised up and joined the NSF?

JC DENTON
I don't know if I've joined anything, except maybe the people.

SMUGGLER
Good enough. You know where to stand. It's because people don't know they can
pick a side that the government has so much power.

JC DENTON
I've got to get moving. Have anything you want to sell?

SMUGGLER
Sure. Something you might like: an assault shotgun and some Sabot rounds. I also
have some LAMs; I'll give you the whole box of five for 3500.

1.
JC DENTON
If I had 7500, I'd make an offer on the assault shotgun.

2.
JC DENTON
How about some Sabot rounds for 750.

SMUGGLER
Expensive, but worth the price.

3.
JC DENTON
I'll take the five LAMs for 3500 -- when I get the cash.

(4.
JC DENTON
Never mind.)

(5.
JC DENTON
Ill give you 7500 for the assault shotgun.


SMUGGLER
Smart man. You wont find a better weapon for tight quarters.)

(6.
JC DENTON
Ill take the five LAMs for 3500.

6.1
SMUGGLER
My pleasure.

6.2
SMUGGLER
Tell you what, Ill throw in another one for free if you promise to frag some
ATF for me.

JC DENTON
Anything you say.)

1-3.
SMUGGLER
I don't like to haggle.
This ain't a thrift shop.
Get the money, and we'll talk.

4-6.
SMUGGLER
You cleaned me out.
Come back later. Maybe I can dig up something else for you.
Dont let anyone see you when you slip out.



2.
CONVERSATION: SMUGGLER

JC DENTON
I need your help.

SMUGGLER
What for?

JC DENTON
I've located a supply of the virus that causes Gray Death. A freighter at the
Brooklyn Naval Shipyard.

SMUGGLER
It's the government, isn't it? Part of some experiment.

JC DENTON
Conspirators, some in the government, some out.

SMUGGLER
What do you expect me to do about the freighter?

JC DENTON
Help me scuttle it. You have any extra LAMs or rockets?

SMUGGLER
You think you can scuttle a superfreighter with a LAM?

JC DENTON
A few LAMs, at weld points.

SMUGGLER
I'll help you out. How about a rocket for a GEP gun? Usually I save those for
the NSF, but I'll sell it at a loss, say 2500. You can also have a half-dozen
LAMs for 2400. Better buy now; I'm selling cheap only because a lot of people
could die.

1.
JC DENTON
2500 for GEP ammo sounds great, but I don't have that much.

2.
JC DENTON
Wish I had a 2400 credits. I could use a half-dozen LAMs.

1-2.
SMUGGLER
You can always loot the ammo storage facility at the shipyard. It's free if you
don't get caught.

3.
JC DENTON
Give me a break. Hundreds of millions of lives are at stake.

SMUGGLER
I like what you're doing, but I've got to cover my costs.

4.
JC DENTON
Forget it.


SMUGGLER
Hey, I'm starting to get nervous about this. What you're about to do is gonna
turn some heads. I don't want any trouble from the authorities.

1.
JC DENTON
Relax. No one followed me.

SMUGGLER
You sure?

JC DENTON
You have nothing to worry about.

2.
JC DENTON
Actually, UNATCO's planning an operation of some kind. You might want to get out
of Hell's Kitchen after I leave.

SMUGGLER
What kind of operation?

JC DENTON
A manhunt. For me. I don't think you want to get caught in the middle.

SMUGGLER
Thanks for the warning. Come on, let's wrap this up.


SMUGGLER
You telling me the truth about this superfreighter? They're really gonna expose
people to the plague?

JC DENTON
A Marine from the shipyard told me that FEMA's involved. Guess they've gone from
fixing emergencies to making them.

SMUGGLER
If you ask me, I bet FEMA wants to cause a national emergency and get control of
the Army.

JC DENTON
I think we can expect Walton Simons to make a grab for power, one way or
another.

SMUGGLER
That's all they would need: one national emergency. Then they could get rid of
the President, shut down Congress and suspend the Constitution.
Scuttling a freighter's a big job...



BOOK

BASIC FIREARM SAFETY RULES

1. Never point a firearm at anyone or anything you do not intend to shoot.
2. Before handling any firearm, understand its operation.
3. Always have your firearm pointed in a safe direction.
4. Keep your firearm unloaded when not in use.
5. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
6. Never pass your firearm to another person until the cylinder or action is
open and you visually check that it is unloaded.
7. Place your finger inside the trigger guard only when you are ready to fire.





NYC - 'TON HOTEL



NEWSPAPER

SOCIETY: Party Against Tomorrow
New York Voice -- Kwesi Dodi

As the rich flee the city in droves by car and -- horror of horrors, bus (needs
must when the devil drives and the airports are closed) -- the rest of us are
left to wallow in the empty crypt that has become our city. The sick and
homeless shamble about as if they just left a casting call for "Night of the
Living Dead," and the cops obviously came from next door where they're filming a
classic 1990's Michael Bay action flick. Really, the whole thing is too much.
And what does Kwesi recommend when it gets to be too much? Why party, of course!
It's not with historical precedent, children. Those of you without zyme-addled
attention spans may remember Boccacio's classic _Decameron_ (and that's Boccacio
the 14th century writer, and not Boccacio the jungle-thud DJ tripmaster), where
a bunch of young, hottie Florentines decided to flee another one of these boring
little plagues and hole up with a few too many bottles of wine, tell outrageous
stories, and have a go at each other once in a while.
So, speaking only for Kwesi, I'm going to invite over about 80 of my nearest and
dearest -- soon to be nearer and dearer -- with all the food and recreational
drugs they can carry, then lock the doors. Good night, children!



BULLETINS

DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW

Effective immediately, all citizens of New York City are hereby informed that,
at the request of Governor Walpole, President Mead has declared MARTIAL LAW to
be in effect for Manhattan and surrounding boroughs. Until further notice, the
affected areas are under the authority of the Federal Emergency Management
Administration who will work with UNATCO and local law enforcement to eliminate
the terrorist threat that has paralyzed the city in the past week.
"This is an extreme measure -- one undertaken with the utmost gravity -- but it
is necessary step to insure the safety of the citizens of New York," said Walton
Simons, Director of FEMA. "I can only stress that it is a temporary situation
that will be resolved as quickly as possible."
Citizens are advised that a curfew has been instituted from 9PM to 7AM. Further
details will follow.



MOST WANTED: J.C. Denton

Citizens of New York are warned to be on the lookout for terrorist J.C. Denton,
also known as "J.C. Denton." Denton, a terrorist leader, is wanted in
conjunction with a number of crimes including the recent attack on UNATCO
Headquarters; the bombing of the VersaLife building in Hong Kong; and the
murders of Juan Ivanovich Lebedev, UNATCO Agent Anna Navarre, and UNATCO
Director Joseph Manderley.
Denton is approximately six feet tall, with silver facial tattoos and solid blue
eyes, the result of a genetic condition usually concealed by a pair of
sunglasses. He is armed and extremely dangerous. If you believe you have seen or
know someone answering to this description, DO NOT attempt to engage them, but
immediately report them to your nearest FEMA, UNATCO, or police presence.



New Cremation Center

As per FEMA Public Health Directive 27 (PHD27), all bodies are to be cremated
IMMEDIATELY upon expiration. To facilitate this process, a new crematorium has
been opened in Yankee Stadium; however, citizens are asked not to transport
bodies themselves, but to contact the appropriate health officials at
EmergencyServices//NYNET.323.4095 if they require assistance. Failure to comply
with any FEMA Directive is punishable by a minimum sentence of 3 years in jail
and/or a fine of up to c10,000.



Government Shutdowns

Until further notice, all city, state, and county offices are closed, and the
following services suspended:
* Public schools
* Municipal buses
* Garbage service
* Road maintenance
In addition, all air travel to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport
and La Guardia has been canceled.



Transit Disruptions

As the result of terrorist action, several subway stations are now closed to
traffic:
* 18th Street
* Battery Park
* York Street
* Clark Street
* High Street
* Queensbridge and Queensboro
* Pelham Green line from Elder to Middleton
Alternate routes will be posted at or near the affected stations, or can be
found on Transit//NYNET.002.32323. Note that district passes will be strictly
monitored to prevent unauthorized travel and curfew will be observed at all
stations throughout the greater metropolitan area.



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Owners left town, far as I know.
Heat's off - but I don't mind.
I don't mind.
Lotta rats, but I guess that's okay.
Cops don't care where you are, long as you're inside.
Heard this place was condemned.





NYC - UNDERWORLD TAVERN



CONVERSATION: HARLEY FILBEN

JC DENTON
I took out that reporter, Joe Greene. I don't like people who ask a lot of
questions.

FILBEN
No shit. Man, you really did change sides. Never would've thought it possible.
Thanks for getting rid of that guy.
They're dropping like flies.





NYC - HELL'S KITCHEN



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
When the shipment has been destroyed, I will require you to go to Paris. You
must find Dowd's associate Morgan Everett.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Let's go.

1.
JC DENTON
I'm ready!

2.
JC DENTON
Hold on. I'll be back in a minute.

(JOCK
We can't do much about that freighter unless you pick up some explosives from
Smuggler.
His hideout is northeast of the hotel.
Not a nice guy, but he'll take your money.

1.
JC DENTON
I'll raid the armory at the shipyard. Let's go.

2.
JC DENTON
Wait here. I'll be right back.)




NYC - BROOKLYN NAVAL SHIPYARDS



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I've dropped you in an abandoned lot next to the base. There should be an old
grate on the wall that you can gain entry through. I've got to get out of here
before the sentries get suspicious.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
You're past the fence. Good. Up ahead are the barracks. You need to gain entry
to the base and eventually reach the large building to the north. Keep your eyes
open for the ammo storage facility. You need to load up on explosives.



1.
CONVERSATION: SOLDIER

SOLDIER
You must be Denton.

JC DENTON
Who's asking?

SOLDIER
Our buddy Vinny said to expect you. You think you can find out what's going on
in there, go for it.

JC DENTON
Is FEMA really running the show?

SOLDIER
FEMA and the Chinese. I don't like the smell of it one bit.

JC DENTON
Me either.

SOLDIER
This key will open the main gate. The guard just inside the main building
entrance will let you pass, but don't expect any hospitality from the FEMA
people.
I don't know how you'll get on-board, with the main ramp retracted, unless you
want to swim.
Be careful in there.
The standing orders inside the perimeter are "shoot on sight."
We're supposed to be on red-alert. They even told us to watch the crane so that
no one tries to jump the deck.
Good luck.
FEMA made a big mistake if they think we follow orders blindly.
Just because you have a uniform on, it doesn't mean you don't know how to think
for yourself.
When we find out what the government's doing, we're going to tell our friend Joe
Greene at the Midnight Sun.
As far as we're concerned, you were never here.
I hear they're planning something big for tomorrow morning -- an airlift of some
kind.
You know that girl Sandra? Man, Vinny has all the luck.



2.
CONVERSATION: SOLDIER

SOLDIER
You with Page's group?

JC DENTON
Yeah.

SOLDIER
They just turned in.

JC DENTON
Mind if I take a look at the ship?

SOLDIER
The FEMA people don't want a lot of traffic through here. They've got something
sensitive going on with the Chinese.

JC DENTON
I'll stay out of the way.

SOLDIER
If I was you, I wouldn't even LOOK at that ship unless I was damn sure I was
needed. Why don't you turn in.

JC DENTON
I'm late. Let me pass.

SOLDIER
The gate stays closed. Actually, our orders are to shoot anyone who tries to get
in. We won't go that far, but don't expect a warm reception inside the
perimeter.
The FEMA people left strict orders: no visitors.
If you snoop around, you're just going to get yourself shot.
I'll be glad when this all blows over.
I'm not sticking my neck out for one of Page's page-boys, assuming you're who
you say you are.
You should have been on time for your meeting.
We don't like what you people are doing in there.
We don't like how FEMA thinks they can negotiate with a foreign power. They
can't.
Hey, I just follow orders. Your secret operation couldn't happen at all if it
wasn't for people like me doing what they're told.
Come back tomorrow.
I don't have time to talk right now.



NEWSPAPER

Search for Terrorist Leader Intensifies
APR - New York

UNATCO is working closely with FEMA and other international security agencies
around the world to apprehend JC Denton, a terrorist with ties to a number of
groups including the NSF, Silhouette, and organized crime in Hong Kong.
"We believe him to be responsible for organizing and leading the attack on
Liberty Island and the deaths of a number of UNATCO agents," said Walton Simons,
Director of FEMA. "The necessity of instituting martial law in New York --
unheard of in the history of America -- is directly attributable to criminal
elements operating under his orders."
Simons went to say that evidence recovered from the recent bombing of the
VersaLife building in Hong Kong demonstrates JC Denton's involvement "beyond a
shadow of a doubt" and points towards an organized, systematic campaign of
terror designed to "extort freedom for politically dangerous ideologies through
any means necessary."
Authorities are also seeking any information on the whereabouts of Alex Jacobson
or Brian "Jock" Flanagan, key figures in the terrorist organization.



CONVERSATION: SOLDIER

SOLDIER
You came in on the chopper? You must be with the D.C. people.
My sister lives down there. She works in the Space Museum.
Never seen so many folks from the Beltway. It's like a convention.
Us troops, we're pretty anxious to find out what's going on.
I guess we'll hear about it in the news, and then we can say we were there.
Bob Page was here yesterday. I bet what's going on is financial.
I think the United States is asking for another loan. That's my theory.
We could sure use another check from the Chinese.
It was nice chatting.
Like the directive said, we've got this place sealed tight. You can count on us.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
You're at the main gate. Get to the door at the base of the huge crane in the
distance, but watch out for the guards and security bots.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
I have begun planning your future objectives. Dowd will be sending you to Paris.
Make sure he gives you the current residence of his associate, Morgan Everett. I
do not have access to that information.


DATACUBE

Okay, I've added a new account for our friendly neighbourhood FEMA rep -- it's
only temporary, but it should allow him to check his e-mail and all that. Let
him know we're behind a firewall, so if he wants to access any privnet stuff
that'll take some working out with IS.
Login: Walton
Password: Simons
See you in the morning,
Josy



COMPUTER

From: BNS Operations//MilNet.3498.1289
To: Everyone
Subject: SOP 16453/C3

Be advised that from today onwards, all bots will be serviced on bi-weekly
rotating intervals. Any problems with a bot should be reported directly to the
operations office. Unauthorized personnel should _not_ attempt to affect repairs
on a bot under any circumstances.



From: BNS Operations//MilNet.3498.1289
To: Everyone
Subject: Gray Death Reminder

As a reminder, any personnel exhibiting symptoms of the Gray Death (as described
in SOP 17663/F9), or who has come into contact with such an individual, should
report immediately to the base hospital for treatment.



From: BNS Operations//MilNet.3498.1289
To: Everyone
Subject: ASF Clearances

All clearances to the Advanced Submarine Facility are immediately revoked. Only
authorized security and FEMA personnel, or those other individuals with valid
FEMA clearance, will be allowed access. This is considered a high alert
situation, and lethal force will be used to control the perimeter. Any questions
should be directed to Captain James Keene, JKeene/MilNet.233.21396.



DATACUBE

FROM: WALTON SIMONS
TO: AGENT PAUL JENKINS

During my review of security measures this morning I noticed a potential hole in
the security office of the East Warehouse. Please change this code immediately
to 2249. We will pursue a more thorough solution at a later date.
Walton Simons
Director, FEMA



NEWSPAPER

Page Unveils "Aquinas"
APR - Washington, D.C.

At a lavish press conference today attended by mainstream and technical media
alike, Bob Page unveiled Page Industries (NASDAQ: PAGI) newest technological
achievement, "Aquinas." Rumored to have been in development for almost five
years at a cost of over billion credits, Aquinas is a seamless, transparent
replacement for the current patchwork of Net protocols that promises to
radically expand bandwidth without the need for new hardware.
"Aquinas is the result of over five hundred man-years of effort on the part of
some of the most talented and driven people in the industry," Page said at the
conference. "We're grateful to the NSA and the Hague Commission on Secure
Communications for trusting Page Industries with the responsibilities for this
technological milestone. As of noon today you can expect nearly all of the
world's net traffic to be carried by Aquinas. Bandwidth is now, for all intents
and purposes, free."
The remainder of the press conference involved presentations by the leaders of
the carriers allied with Page Industries, and a technical discussion of the
Aquinas Protocol -- named after the titular Thomas Aquinas, whose philosophy is
a well-known passion for Bob Page.



COMPUTER

From: PJenkins//UpNet.221.9981
To: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
Subject: Preparations

I have downloaded the latest keyhole surveillance and given the projected
weather and tides for the next 12 hours, the PRCS Wall Cloud should dock ahead
of schedule at 18:40. All clearances to the sub pen have been revoked and, with
the exception of a small maintenance crew, all base personnel have been
evacuated from the facility. I will coordinate perimeter and security with
Captain Keene.
We should be able to begin loading of the helicopters within two hours of the
Wall Cloud's arrival. I will contact you again once the preparation has
commenced.
Agent Jenkins



From: DBalme//MilNet.233.21396
To: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
Subject: RE: Security Request

Yes, sir. My apologies, and I will certainly see to it that your orders are
carried out with all speed and precision. Please let me know if you require
anything else.
>FEMA requires you to comply during this crisis
>situation, and you are legally obligated to do
>so: we are attempting to control an insect
>population that may be a carrier for the Gray
>Death. If you do not devote your fullest
>enthusiasm to this operation then you can and
>will be summarily court martialed. If you have
>any questions about my authority, refer them to
>Rear Admiral Radchek.
>
>>I have to question whether this is the best
>>possible use of the Advanced Submarine
>>Facility, and whether placing Navy personnel
>>under FEMA command is advisable.
>>
>>>Once the Wall Cloud has docked, the
>>>submarine facility will be cordoned off and
>>>only FEMA or authorized security personnel
>>>given access; you will work with Agent
>>>Jenkins to coordinate this. Helicopters will
>>>arrive shortly thereafter to be fitted with
>>>sprayer attachments and loaded with
>>>pesticide from the tanker.



From: GHermann//UpNet.9384.7023
To: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
Subject: He has left

I have looking for that trater J.C. Denton or "JC" or whatever he calls himself,
but he is not in Hong Kong. I am to be returning to New York, but I will find
him. Thank you for this mison -- It is what I want. I will succede for you and
for Agent Navarre.
Gunther Hermann



From: PYin//UpNet.9384.7023
To: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
Subject: VersaLife

The VersaLife situation has been corrected. All evidence of MJ12 involvement was
removed prior to the building being demolished, effectively removing all
secondary and tertiary evidence along with key compromised personnel. We have
leaked items to the press implicating Denton and his associates and have
received favorable feedback from our sources. Production of the Non-Eutactic
Blade (NEB) has been only temporarily delayed and will be shifted to other
technology centers with minimal impact to the overall schedule.



CONVERSATION: DOCK WORKER 1 & DOCK WORKER 2

WORKER 1
Haven't seen you in a week. Where you been?

WORKER 2
Ahhh... worker's comp. Messed up my hand while I was working on the sewer shut-
off grate -- damn thing came down and nearly took off my whole arm.

WORKER 1
You gonna be all right?

WORKER 2
Yeah, 's okay. They told me they were gonna fix it. 'Course they waited till
after I got hurt to do it.

WORKER 1
Ayuh, saw a bunch of folks working on that shed out back a few days ago, figure
they must be tinkering with the control valve, sure enough.

WORKER 2
What's up with this place, anyway? On the way in some goon with a gun frisked me
from head to toe, told me to watch my step.

WORKER 1
FEMA, sure. After they declared martial law, they came down on this place like
they owned it. Shut off the sub pen, threatened to shoot anyone got close.

WORKER 2
Yeah, I saw 'em goose-stepping around back there. Christ. This place is going to
hell in a hand-basket, real fast. Wonder what the union's got to say.

WORKER 1
Right now the union hain't got nothin' to say.

WORKER 2
Hey, I know my job. You want something else out of me, talk to the union.
Place has turned into a military camp. You're gone one week, this is what
happens.
Look, you do what you have to do, I'll do what I have to do. I'm just saying I
don't trust a bunch of guys with riot gear and guns.
I ain't done nothing wrong, so just leave me alone, okay?
If you're gonna bust my ass, I'm gonna quit right now.

WORKER 1
You supposed to be taking over 'round here?
Don't mind me saying so, you can't be worse than the other guy... Simons, that's
his name.
Ayuh, I don't want to be getting anyone into trouble, but there's something
about the man that just hain't trustworthy.
Like what? Don't know, exactly. Got this way of talking, like he'd just as soon
wring your neck if he didn't need you for the job.
Strange tattoos -- kinda swim around under his skin. Hain't seen nothin' like
it.
Got work to do, sure enough.
Check in with the front office, you need to know anything else.
Look, I'm done jawing and I got five hours left on my shift.



DATACUBE

FROM: ASTON GREER
TO: AGENT PAUL JENKINS

Once on site you are to assume control of the Brooklyn Naval Shipyards security
system and link with the FEMA presence already there. Login is "USFEMA" and
password is "Security". When the task is completed, report to Simons.
Aston Greer
Director of Security, FEMA



DATACUBE

From: Captain James Keene
To: All Security Personnel
Subject: Security Restrictions

Until further notice, all access to the Advanced Submarine Facility (ASF) is
restricted to FEMA and authorized security personnel only. Security should
consider themselves on high alert. All entrances have been sealed and the codes
will change daily: today's code is 0909. You will receive future codes from your
direct supervisor. This code is not to be divulged to any individual who is not
authorized security or FEMA.
Captain James Keene
Brooklyn Naval Shipyards



CONVERSATION: DOCK WORKER 3

WORKER 3
You a supervisor? Whole place been turned upside down ever since they opened
that sub pen.
Yeah, I was there. Mister Multi-Trillionaire Bob Page was all smiling and
cutting the ribbon, talking about how it was this big deal for New York.
Next thing I know, Page is gone and a bunch of these FEMA troops are running the
place. Say it's "military security."
I don't know about military security. Last thing I saw dock there wasn't a sub,
it was some big damned freighter. Chinese, maybe.
You know anything about the bonus situation? I mean, we're working some long
hours here.
Um, if this is about last week, that was just a one-time thing, okay? Won't
happen again.
Damn, you people got anything better to do but look over our shoulders?
I keep my mouth shut. I don't see anything. That what you want to hear?



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
You won't believe this, JC. There was a raid on Smuggler's. I just saw Gunther
get into a copter on the roof and head back to UNATCO. I don't think Smuggler
got out in time. Just thought you might want to know...



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Try taking the elevator to the top of that crane. You might be able to get on
the roof and enter the building through the air conditioning ducts.
Good. One of these units will have a panel you can open. Crawl through ductwork
into the building.





NYC - BROOKLYN ASSEMBLY BUILDING AC SYSTEM


CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
This is the main air-circulation fan. If you want to slip in this way, you
should look for a maintenance hatch or follow the air vents out of this room,
but be prepared for dangerous machinery and maintenance bots.





NYC - NAVAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING AND SHIP



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Good work! Now watch for guards and find a way to get below decks.



CONVERSATION: SOLDIER

SOLDIER
You must be Denton. Come here, I've got something to tell you.
They gave the ramp key to the foreman. I think his locker's just up the hall.
Be careful in there.
The FEMA people are on Red Alert. Don't ask me why.



DATACUBE

From: Captain James Keene
To: Ensign Charles Warrent
Subject: Security Restrictions

Ensign Warrent,
In the interests of security and for your own protection, regular patrols will
guard the dock while the PRCS Wall Cloud is in port and the gangway for the Wall
Cloud will be kept in its raised position. If you or your men need access to the
Wall Cloud, the ramp can be lowered with the code 6655. It should go without
saying that this code must not be shared or else disciplinary action could
result. Please coordinate your men with the ranking FEMA security officer
present.
Captain James Keene
Brooklyn Naval Shipyards



DATACUBE

FROM: ASTON GREER
TO: CAPTAIN JAMES KEENE

Captain Keene:
While the PRCS Wall Cloud is in port I fully expect your cooperation in adhering
to FEMA security protocols. Due to the sensitive nature of the Wall Cloud's
cargo, the ship will be in lock-down while docked and only the minimum necessary
personnel given clearance at any time. Please contact the dock foreman with an
access code for his people -- I trust you will oversee the operation and insure
that he understands the necessity for these precautions.
Aston Greer
Director of Security, FEMA



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC

MECHANIC
You can sure tell the janitors haven't worked in a couple of days.
I don't see why they don't just send all of us home.
Don't mind the free paycheck, though.
I should've brought a book.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
This is a heavily guarded building. Be prepared for resistance.
There's the objective: the PRCS Wall Cloud. You should have no trouble slipping
past the guards on the dock; they seem to be walking standard patrol routes.



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC 1 & MECHANIC 2

MECHANIC 1
How's it goin'?
Yeah, not much for us to do with management gone.
I think we'll be next to get sent home.
Whatever those guys from D.C. are doing on the ship, they don't want an
audience.
I think they're making a secret treaty with the Chinese.
I called the newspaper myself, but no one called me back.

MECHANIC 2
Hey, you're the guy Vinny was talking about, Sandra's friend.

JC DENTON
Yeah...?

MECHANIC 2
We're one hundred percent behind you. We want to know what's happening on the
ship.

JC DENTON
Me too.

MECHANIC 2
The code to the ramp is 6655. It's that easy, but watch out for the guys on
night patrol.

JC DENTON
I will. Thanks.

MECHANIC 1
That's cool you know Vinny.
I hope you find out what's going on.
I think the special interests have control of FEMA.
Something just isn't right. What's the emergency? Why's FEMA here?

MECHANIC 2
Good luck.
A lot of foreign nationals up there, not sure why.
I'd like to know why Walton Simons was here yesterday.
Say hi to Sandra for me.
Vinny's a lucky son-of-a-bitch.



NEWSPAPER

Family Discovers New Species
New World Press - New York

The Caruthers family was enjoying a pleasant walk down a stretch of unremarkable
SoCal beach when they encountered what may be a most remarkable scientific
discovery.
"It was my wife who spotted it first," said Dane Caruthers. "At first we thought
it was a lizard that'd drowned and washed ashore, but it was too big -- it had
this gigantic head and feathers on its arms, but it didn't look like any bird
I'd ever seen. Then I thought it might be like one of those prehistoric fish
that everyone thought was extinct, so I decided to call someone."
The strange carcass eventually found its way to the Biology Department of the
University of California, Los Angeles, where it was examined by Dr. Trey
Hermann. "A preliminary study indicates that it doesn't really fit any of our
current taxonomies," Dr. Hermann said. "It seems to have certain superficial
characteristics of a seagull, but with a considerable number of other, more
reptilian traits."
The Caruthers family seemed to take it all in stride. "Though I have to admit I
was a little excited when Dr. Hermann said they might name it after us," said
Mr. Caruthers.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
The sewer leads straight to the water. You can reach the ship this way if you
don't mind swimming.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
There is another way to find Everett. He has a mistress named Beth DuClare.
Remember that name when you get to Paris.



DATACUBE

BLUEOS INSTALLATION LOG 19:55:33
Compiling kernel v23.4a...
Created kernel.
Installing kernel!
Installing kernel files to \system\bluekernel...
...copying vbluemod.kernel!
...copying vconnect.kernel!
...copying ispp33.yht!
...copying ispp56.yht!
...copying bluedrivers.interface!
...copying bluesecurity.kernel!
Initializing bluesecurity "root" login.
Default password: "reindeerflotilla".
...copying xholoarray.interface!
...copying xhardwire.interface!
...copying xsolo.interface!
...copying qazmod.kernel!
Morphing kernel driver interface! /temp/morph
Installing morphed interface to \system\bluekernel\interface...
...copying bluetranslut.6ty!
...copying tripodmod.ker
*** SYSTEM FAILURE 00x627d8893 ***



CONVERSATION: INFORMED GUARD & NEW GUARD

INFORMED GUARD
Executive Order 10990. It lets us take over all modes of transportation.

NEW GUARD
FEMA can do that?

INFORMED GUARD
If the President declares an emergency. Executive Order 10995. We can take over
the media.

NEW GUARD
All of it?

INFORMED GUARD
Any at all. Executive Order 10997. We can take command of natural resources.

NEW GUARD
So it's all legal.

INFORMED GUARD
The National Security Act also falls under our umbrella. And the Defense
Production Act. If he plays his cards right, Walton Simons can pull off a
bloodless coup.

NEW GUARD
All the better. Then we don't have to fight.

INFORMED GUARD
Exactly.



DATACUBE

Doctor Liu,
I'm afraid we've completely gone through all of our motion sickness medication -
- if you could restock the lockers downstairs, that'd be great. I have a feeling
this is going to be a rough outing. BTW, Song's been running around changing all
the codes lately, so if you want to raise the bridge in engineering use 9753;
Ewan



DATACUBE

Note to self: remember to tell Song that the new code she set for ops doesn't
work -- the "4" button on the keypad is stuck and I don't have a replacement in
stock -- so I changed it to 83353.



DATACUBE

Song,
You said you were going to rotate the security codes personally this time
around, but you should check with the Captain -- I just changed his yesterday to
65678. Not sure if he wants to keep it or what.
Ewan



CONTACT: WALTON SIMONS

Captain Zhao. The helicopters will be there shortly. They are to be loaded for
spraying of the virus. No delays. I want the helicopters operating before
sunrise.



DATACUBE

Remember login/password: KZhao, Captain



DATACUBE

Song: Before we arrive in port I want you to perform the normal code rotation,
but revoke all access to the ship's armory and change the code to 71324. Tell no
one; you and I will be the only ones with access. Simons is no better than a
snake, and I question whether the crew would understand what I must do. You
alone I can trust. - Zhao



DATACUBE

FROM: Captain Kang Zhao, PRCS Wall Cloud
TO: Walton Simons, FEMA
SUBJECT: Status (Draft Text)

We arrived at 18:27 today, three hours ahead of schedule. The modifications to
the cargo bays have been completed as specified and the helicopters should begin
loading within the hour. I trust your people will be careful with the cargo --
the crew of this ship is still my responsibility.
Be careful of my Ling; she is my responsibility as well.
Captain Kang Zhao
PRCS Wall Cloud



COMPUTER

From: Lin_Zhao//ChinaNet.09387.13639
To: KZhao//ShipNet.466.2379
Subject: daddy

hi daddy I just wanted to see how you are doing. I am practicing my English can
you tell? My teacher says I am almost the best in my class. when will you be
back? Mommy told me she loves you and I love you too. Today Some nice men came
to school to see me. They said they were your friends and if there was ever a
problem they would come and get me so that i could see you. i told Mommy and she
didn't seem to like that but I thought they were very nice. Mommy says you will
be back soon and I can't wait to go to the museum again. I love you Daddy. Hug
and kiss,
Lin :>



From: FGong//ChinaNet.00000.9034
To: KZhao//ShipNet.466.2379
Subject: A Matter for Discussion

The Te-Wu have been most intrigued by your information regarding Walton Simons
and the implied threats towards you and your family. The well-being of any one
family is certainly the primary concern of the Chinese people and their chosen
instruments. However, we are also troubled by your reluctance to appear for
counseling and the apparent use of a registered Chinese freighter in a way that
does not contribute to the communal good. We would hope that you have not made
regrettable decisions in the absence of appropriate advice. Please contact us
immediately so that we may discuss your involvement and the correct course of
action for both yourself and your family.
Comrade Advisor Fengyi Gong





NYC - SHIP LOWER DECKS



CONVERSATION: GUARD 1 & GUARD 2

GUARD 1
RX 84.

GUARD 2
Whats that?

GUARD 1
One of the plans. You havent heard of RX 84?

GUARD 2
Huh-uh.

GUARD 1
FEMA takes over the highways, police, airports, media, the Armed Forces.

GUARD 2
But they still report to the President, right?

GUARD 1
Not until the end of the emergency. Thats for efficiency. Also, they have plans
on the books to arrest five million Americans the day the emergency is declared.

GUARD 2
Terrorists?

GUARD 1
Immigrants mostly, but also anyone the FBIs been watching.

GUARD 2
Think it will happen?

GUARD 1
If Simons gets the command, hell use RX 84. Hard to tell whats going on,
though.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
This is the spot, JC. This is one of the Tri-hull weld points on the wall. You
should be able to breech the inner hull with a GEP round or a LAM. When this one
is opened there are four more you need to breech. Check Dowd's map for their
locations.
These are the bilge pumps. You need to turn them on then reverse the flow. There
should be a switch nearby to turn on the pumps and the computer should allow you
to reverse the flow.
The bilge valves are open. Now just breach the last of the weld points.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
Do not forget about Everett. I have located his mistress, Beth DuClare, but she
is dead. The last living associate of the Illuminati leadership is the daughter,
Nicolette DuClare. Ask Dowd about Nicolette. We need someone to take us to
Everett...



CONVERSATION: ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICIAN
You'll have to go around; we're rewiring this part of the ship.

JC DENTON
I won't get in the way.

ELECTRICIAN
The transformers are shorting out and I can't shut them down. A lot of charge in
there. The overhead walkway is like the plate of a capacitator.

JC DENTON
Sounds like a job for bots.

ELECTRICIAN
You said it; they don't pay me enough to go in there myself. I'm waiting on a
couple more spiders; the first two have quit responding.

JC DENTON
I could take a look for you.

ELECTRICIAN
I wouldn't advise it. You'd have to shut down two power control panels, one of
them under the floor. The guys in the operations room of the helicopter bay have
been on my case -- their computers are fried -- but it's not worth the risk. No
way.
Arcs of electricity come off that thing like lightning.
I can't be responsible if you get hurt.
We have to shut down both control panels to kill the power.
The bots'll be here any minute.
Don't worry; I'll have it fixed by morning.


BOOK

Jacob's Shadow
by Andrew Hammond

Chapter 23

There weren't many moves left. Jacob knew that. Most of the pawns had been taken
off the board and his own queen lost. The game had entered its final phase, and
now the question wasn't which piece to sacrifice -- they were all more or less
expendable -- but when.
He shined his flashlight throughout the rooms of the vacant house. It was a
perfectly serviceable tract home somewhere in the suburbs where the sun
occasionally shone. It looked like no one had lived there for ages, and that was
true enough. Jacob just took care of the bills -- any paper trail ended at
Hobb's Cemetery up state.
In the attic he found the old water heater, cold now. He removed the top and
felt along the edge for a nearly invisible strand of fishing line. Jacob hauled
back on the line until he pulled a dripping plastic bag free of the murky tank.
He took the flashlight between his teeth and opened the bag.
Inside was a gun, a clean gun. Its serial numbers filed and the rifling
scratched beyond any possible match. The bullets all reloads with blank copper
casings. No fingerprints.
Time for the next move.



DATACUBE

Tran, Captain's changed all the damn codes again -- says we're going to do it
every day we're in port. He's been awful nervous lately, and that makes me
nervous, particularly when we're carrying a freighter full or whatever it is. At
least we're getting a bonus for this trip. Anyways, today's code for the hangar
is 4453.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
All weld points breached. The bilge valves are open. Get out of there; the ship
will tear itself apart in 30 minutes. Jock will meet you at the dockyard.



CONVERSATION: ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICIAN
She's breaking up!
We're all gonna die!



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
I show alarms active everywhere and bulkheads closing. Get out of there now. At
the west end of the dock is a maintenance door to the air conditioning system. A
ladder will take you into the ventilation channels. Jock is waiting on the roof.
That does it. The ship is sinking. Jock is touching down on the roof and will
take you to Stanton Dowd. Dowd has determined who engineered the virus.





NYC - LOWER EAST SIDE CEMETERY



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I've dropped you at the main gate. No sign of danger. Talk to Dowd and then I'll
pick you up.



CONVERSATION: GATE KEEPER

GATE KEEPER
Yes. What is it?

JC DENTON
I'm here to meet with Dowd.

GATE KEEPER
Just a minute. I'll be right out to let you in.
Mr. Dowd awaits you in the family mausoleum.
The building that says "Dowd" on the front, on the western side of the cemetery.
He is expecting you.



CONVERSATION: STANTON DOWD

DOWD
How'd you get in?

JC DENTON
The gatekeeper. How else?

DOWD
Strange... No one's supposed to be working this late. Did he say anything?

1.
JC DENTON
I took him out before he could say much. Better safe than sorry.

DOWD
Starting to think like us, huh? Be careful. Paranoia's a drug; you can get
addicted.

JC DENTON
I have some good news. I scuttled the freighter and destroyed the stockpile of
virus.

2.
JC DENTON
Not really. Think I should check it out?

DOWD
Oh, don't mind my paranoia. Occupational hazard. I'm sure he has his business.

JC DENTON
He seemed harmless. Anyway, I scuttled the freighter and destroyed the stockpile
of plague virus.


DOWD
Excellent, my friend. We have them on the run.

1.
JC DENTON
I brought you something for that cough. Hope it works.

DOWD
Ambrosia... You found some.

2.
JC DENTON
You sound pretty bad. I'm sorry, but... I didn't manage to retrieve any
Ambrosia.

DOWD
No bother.


JC DENTON
Mr. Dowd, tell me something. Someone calling himself Daedalus has been
broadcasting to my infolink. He wants me to go to Paris to find an associate of
yours, Morgan Everett.

DOWD
Yes, yes... Everett. We need his help to develop a cure. Who is this Daedalus?

JC DENTON
I don't know... He seems to be an ally. But if your friend doesn't want to be
found --

DOWD
At this stage, we might be out of options. You see, I was able to decipher the
molecular signatures Tracer Tong found, and it turns out Everett was the one who
developed the eutatic component of the virus.

JC DENTON
He developed the virus for the Illuminati?

DOWD
Not exactly. The work was on augmentations. It was Bob Page who wanted to
develop it into a weapon. Tong found Page's signature on the virus as well.

JC DENTON
Page... the billionaire. How does he relate to Majestic 12?

DOWD
He was among the original group of Illuminati who broke off to form Majestic 12.
Not so good at the science, though... he must be directing operations.

JC DENTON
So Everett should be able to reverse-engineer Page's modifications... and help
find a cure.

DOWD
Exactly.

JC DENTON
Daedalus said I should find Nicolette DuClare first.

DOWD
Yes, Everett is close to the DuClares. My suggestion, too. Unfortunately, I've
lost touch with the Paris crowd.

JC DENTON
How do I find Nicolette?

DOWD
She's a member of the French terrorist group Silhouette, last I heard. They're
rumored to meet in the Paris catacombs.

JC DENTON
Great. I'll have Jock drop me off near the catacombs.

DOWD
I'll give you what I have on Nicolette. It's not much -- just a few snapshots of
the catacombs area.

JC DENTON
Thanks. I'm sure they will be helpful.

DOWD
Bob Page was Morgan Everett's protege, a good student but very impatient.
When one of Page's plates was contaminated, he would smash everything in his
cubicle with a ball-peen hammer.
Should have guessed he would go bad.
Page resisted the "degrees of Illuminism," as they were implemented. Never made
it past "Master of Tyre."
He would sleep through the Hatha Yoga exercises in the morning, so it became
impossible for him to advance.
With Majestic 12, from what I can tell, he's replaced the degrees with a
hierarchy of security clearances -- same structure, only secular.
He names the various clearances after angels, though. I find that ironic.
A bright man. Understands the origins of loyalty. Advancement through the layers
of secrecy provides incentives for recruits to perform well.
Don't underestimate the allure of a well-kept secret. Our organization lasted
from the Crusades to the early 21st century, and our only secret was a technique
of meditation, a way of imaging your body dissolving into light.
If you want to know about Page, ask Everett when you get to Paris. They were
like father and son, once.
You better get moving.



COMPUTER

From: TT//UnderNet.0924.243.886
To: SDowd//UnderNet.4789.237.048
Subject: Humble Request

Mr. Dowd, I have long enjoyed our acquaintance and the many rewarding
conversations we have had since first meeting. I must apologize, then, if what I
now ask strays beyond the boundaries of that relationship, but I feel we are in
a position to benefit not just each other, but to avert a terrible tragedy from
befalling all the peoples of the world.
I am sending an associate of mine to New York; I hope you will take the
opportunity to meet with him. Through his efforts we have uncovered some clues
to the nature of the "Gray Death" virus: it is artificially created, and appears
to be connected to the Illuminati in some fashion -- or someone wishes us to
believe that it is. Those responsible for the virus are delivering a shipment to
New York aboard a superfreighter previously owned by you, currently registered
as the "PRCS Wall Cloud." No doubt the virus will be used to infect thousands
more in an effort to create fear and confusion.
Any assistance you could give my associate and I in preventing the virus from
being released will save untold lives.
My most humble thanks, and I hope this will find you in good health.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Whoa! Big problem. Someone set up an EM disruption field -- my controls are all
over the place. The source seems to be a small building just inside the cemetery
gate. Take out the field generator or it's power source or I won't be able to
land.
JC, I'm coming in fast. LZ is hot so get to me as soon as you can. I'm going to
be a sitting duck out here.
Close one.

JC DENTON
Ready to head out? Dowd needs us to contact his associate in Paris.

JOCK
Everett, right...? The leader of the Illuminati. Bet he's not an easy man to
find.

JC DENTON
Wait here while I look around.

JOCK
Make it fast.

JC DENTON
Let's go.

JOCK
Ah, if only Paris wasn't under martial law. What a great city it used to be.






PARIS - DENFERT-ROCHEREAU



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Well, enjoy Paris. Sorry I couldn't get you any closer than this. Majestic 12
troops have occupied the streets. Make your way down to the catacombs.
Silhouette should have a hideout in one of the old tombs.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Construction of this building stopped during the crash of '46... Excuse me. It's
been left to the bums.



BOOK

ACCORD DE CONTRAT

This agreement is made between the party of the First Part (the "Investor") and
the party of the Second Part (the "Contractor") to engage in a mutually
beneficial business arrangement through the renovation of the property (the
"Property") of a kind and type to be specified below...
--
This contract is useless, Renee -- now that the investors have backed out, I've
had to lay off all 18 men -- until we can get backing, we'll just have to wait.
Maintenance lift code: 4003
Club La Porte de l'Enfer -- 21:30
greasy green greasels greasy green greasels



CONVERSATION: AIMEE

AIMEE
I didn't know. How could I know?

JC DENTON
What's wrong?

AIMEE
I tried to stop them! I tried!

JC DENTON
Stop who?

AIMEE
Marbre, Monte, Mimi... It was the contamination! And those four greasels down
there. 0001! Stupid, stupid, stupid password. That door should be LOCKED.

JC DENTON
Contamination and mutants... where?

AIMEE
The sewers. In the basement. I lost everybody, except for Michel...

JC DENTON
Sorry to hear that.

AIMEE
Somebody should kill those ugly, those stinking, vicious... Oh! No, it's too
dangerous. We've got to keep that door closed!
Horrible! Horrible!
...forgive me...
What? What was I doing?
...green greasy greasels... oh!
Too dangerous...
Michel is next... I know it!
Everybody dead... DEAD! DEAD!
And the crackdown, no food for anybody...



BOOK

The Man Who Was Thursday
by G. K. Chesterton

..."Professor," he cried, "it is intolerable. Are you afraid of this man?"
The Professor lifted his heavy lids, and gazed at Syme with large, wide-open,
blue eyes of an almost ethereal honesty. "Yes, I am," he said mildly. "So are
you."
Syme was dumb for an instant. Then he rose to his feet erect, like an insulted
man, and thrust the chair away from him.
"Yes," he said in a voice indescribable, "you are right. I am afraid of him.
Therefore I swear by God that I will seek out this man whom I fear until I find
him, and strike him on the mouth. If heaven were his throne and the earth his
footstool, I swear that I would pull him down."
"How?" asked the staring Professor. "Why?"
"Because I am afraid of him," said Syme; "and no man should leave in the
universe anything of which he is afraid..."



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Picking up about a hundred rems of radiation...
A greasel. Either MJ12 has been releasing transgenics into the sewers, or they
had an escape at one of their laboratories.



CONTACT: ICARUS

ICARUS
I now have full access to your systems.



CONVERSATION: AIMEE

JC DENTON
I took care of the greasels.

AIMEE
Oh?

JC DENTON
Nothing can bring back their victims, but rest assured: the threat is gone.

AIMEE
Hourra! My kitties! Now they can go out and play and not get eaten! And can you
believe -- the guys with the rocket tubes were afraid.

JC DENTON
Rockets?

AIMEE
Oh, yes. The soldiers that use Building #14-- you know, across from the
catacombs, the old entrance... Afraid of greasels!

JC DENTON
Bravery is not a function of firepower.

AIMEE
...green greasy greasels... ha-ha!
Did you hear that? It's going to be okay, little Michel.
...pretty kitty... pretty kitty...
We're free! We're free!
Nobody else cared about my little kitties.
You're beautiful... a beautiful person!
Oh! I'm so happy!



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
This sewer shaft goes out to an enclosed compound where you can find an entrance
to the catacombs.



DATACUBE

Francois, the hacking attempt has been an unqualified success -- I've
transferred all the funds that I managed to siphon from Metropolitan before the
ice came down into a dummy account: number 2221969, password "dullbill". Let the
other members of the cell know that these funds can be used for any projects
that the Mayhem Comite may deem appropriate.
-- Tandis Qu'ils Dorment, Nous Gagnerons



CONTACT: TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE
I am right behind you, Mr. Denton.

JC DENTON
Who's this?

TELEPHONE
Soon I will be ahead of you, beside you -- I will be a part of everything in
your world.

JC DENTON
Everything, huh? Is that God you're talking about -- or just a bunch of New Age
crap?

TELEPHONE
Yes... a New Age. Too bad you will not be alive to see it.
You are not a recognized user for this device.
This account has been locked. Pending investigation.
This line has been shut down by order of UNATCO.
Awaiting authorization.



DATACUBE

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORT

...with the new government regulations it has become almost impossible to get
any work done after sundown... the sound-mute bots will supposedly only attack
known terrorists, but I do not trust them, and neither does anyone else. They
all head home before dark. I stay and try to get a little work done so the
American MIS woman gave me a passcode for the security system
(rzelazny/shadowjack), but it is difficult to make any progress when no one is
around to give me the information I need...



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
In France, MJ12 is strong enough to operate in the open. They have blockaded
this metro station.



CONVERSATION: ARMS DEALER (DEFOE)

DEFOE
Monsieur... over here.

JC DENTON
Yeah?

DEFOE
I have... something of interest. Rockets. Eh? Four for 5250. Three LAMs for
6750. A recoil suppressor weapon modification, 1200. Good deal, eh?

JC DENTON
Those prices sound pretty steep.

DEFOE
The best I can do with the troops everywhere. They took over the mall where I
meet my suppliers.

(JC DENTON
You mean the military guys in the metro station? I took care of them.)

JC DENTON
Turns out I'm not a friend of the current regime. Maybe I can help you out.

DEFOE
Who is? We all are suffering. I tell you this: if you remove the three soldiers
from the metro station next to the mall -- never mind the dumb security bot they
use -- I will owe you a favor. Until then, the prices remain.

JC DENTON
Pretty steep prices. I'll think about doing that "favor."
Heard of a resistance group called Silhouette?

DEFOE
My primary market.

JC DENTON
I need to contact them. I've been told they have a hideout in the catacombs.

DEFOE
Not a good time for Silhouette. The government is cracking down.

JC DENTON
Yeah?

DEFOE
I saw commandos and troops going in the catacombs entrance across the street.
They plan to occupy the entire network.

JC DENTON
Is Silhouette's bunker concealed?

DEFOE
Quite ingeniously, but a soldier will stumble into the secret door eventually.
Anyway, can we make a deal?

1.
JC DENTON
5250 for the rockets. Sounds good.

DEFOE
Not one of these is a dud. Defoe will not cheat you.

2.
JC DENTON
How about the recoil suppressor for 1200.

DEFOE
Newest model of recoil suppressor, direct from the United Nations Anti-terrorist
Coalition.

JC DENTON
How about that. I believe the UNATCO people will use the term "harmonic
stabilizer."

DEFOE
Yes, they are good at making nice-sounding words.

3.
JC DENTON
6750 for three LAMs would be reasonable -- if I had the cash.

3.1
DEFOE
How unfortunate.

3.2
DEFOE
You can trust Defoe. All merchanidise -- it is acquired through military
channels.

3.3
DEFOE
I get the picture, as you say.
(Can we make a deal?)


JC DENTON
The crackdown must hurt business.

DEFOE
My customers are in a Roman tomb underground, waiting to be killed. Yes! It has
hurt business!

JC DENTON
I'm working against the group that controls the French government. I want to
help Silhouette. Tell me how to find the secret bunker.

DEFOE
You want to fight the entire French army?

JC DENTON
The troops you've seen aren't French. They belong to an international group
called Majestic 12.

DEFOE
I have heard these rumors. Maybe it is true, and maybe you want to help
Silhouette, but they trust me to keep their secret. What do you want to buy?

JC DENTON
Pretty steep prices. I'll think about doing that "favor."



CONVERSATION: DEFOE

JC DENTON
I took out the troops in the station.

DEFOE
Yeah?

JC DENTON
They're dead. Now what about giving me a deal on some hardware.

DEFOE
Dead, eh? That could mean a lot of money for me -- and a discount for you. I
will give you prices that are one-third of what I said before. No better deal
anywhere.

JC DENTON
I'll take the three LAMs for 2250.

DEFOE
You know how to use, yes? The activation switch will light up the red lights.
Throw as far as you can, then get down!

JC DENTON
I think I understand.

DEFOE
I will bring you more -- next week.
My friend in Switzerland, he buys in quantity.
I wish I had other hardware to sell.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
At the foot of these steps is the entrance to the catacombs, originally
limestone quarries dating back to Roman times.



DATACUBE

Chad -- I've been down in the tunnels trying to work out where all the
government people Voychek was talking about have set up shop... we're definitely
going to have to be careful, though I don't think they've noticed us -- yet.
Strange... lots of the gendarmes, but also some Americans... overheard several
of them talking as if they worked for "MJ12," but I've got no idea who that
might be...





PARIS - CATACOMBS



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
The reports I am finding indicate a siege on the catacombs. MJ12 must be trying
to drive Silhouette from their hideout.



CONVERSATION: MJ12 TROOP 1 & MJ12 TROOP 2

TROOP 1
Something creeps me out about Hela. I don't know...

TROOP 2
She's from High Command. They're all like that.

TROOP 1
I think she really gets off being down here. Have you seen the little nest she
set up in the room with the pillars? The command post?

TROOP 2
She does seem to be in here element.

TROOP 1
...curling up in her nest like a harpie...

TROOP 2
Man, I'll be glad to get out of here.

TROOP 1
Me too. I don't like tunnels. Always sounds like someone's sneaking up on you.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

You're entering one of the larger tombs. Almost six million exhumed bodies were
moved to the catacombs as a health measure during the 1700s.
You're close to the bunker where Silhouette has barricaded themselves. The
leader's name is Chad. Strange... the area looks different than it does on my
map. Some new construction. Maybe they've concealed themselves from Majestic 12.



CONVERSATION: SILHOUETTE MEMBER 1 & SILHOUETTE MEMBER 2

S MEMBER 1
You found the bunker!
We can't let them discover our hideout.
They have us backed into a corner.
The soldiers have occupied the entire city -- and now the tunnels, too.
There's nothing we can do against augmented commandos.

S MEMBER 2
Make sure they don't follow you!
How did you find us?
We are surrounded. We don't have much time.
They are holding our comrades prisoner.
We are not prepared to fight a war.
We must assume the worst.



CONVERSATION: CHILD (PIERRE)

PIERRE
Who are you?

JC DENTON
I came to help.

PIERRE
Majestic 12 took my mother prisoner.

1.
JC DENTON
Where?

PIERRE
Bunker 03. Chad has a key, but he says it's too dangerous to try to rescue her.

JC DENTON
I'm on my way to see Chad right now. Maybe I can change his mind.

2.
JC DENTON
I'm on my way to find her right now.

PIERRE
I hope she's okay.

JC DENTON
Me too.

PIERRE
I'm afraid.
What if they kill her?
I think we're next.
(I hope they make it.)



NEWSPAPER

Catacombs Closed to Public
Paris Investigateur

The government announced today that the famous Paris Catacombs would be closed
to the public until further notice, citing increased criminal activity and
possible terrorist connections to the area. "The Catacombs have become a haven
for any number of unseemly elements," said Inspector Gabily of the Metropolitan
Police, "and we are taking all necessary steps to contain this threat to the
peace and welfare of Paris citizens."
The Catacombs are part of an extensive network of tunnels that mostly lie
beneath the 5th, 6th, and 14th arrondissements, originally part of larger
excavations undertaken by the Romans to remove valuable deposits of gypsum and
limestone from the area. The Catacombs themselves date back to 1786 when bones
were removed from the grossly overcrowded Cemetery of Innocents to be stored in
the quarries of Mont-Rouge; since that time, innumerable additional burials have
resulted in the vast ossuary that exists today.
The publicly accessible sections of the Catacombs are only a small part of the
complete tunnel system whose many entrances and exits have made it a popular
diversion for cataphiles wishing to explore the underground history of the city.



CONVERSATION: CHAD

JC DENTON
I'm JC Denton. You might know my brother Paul. I helped him send your group a
warning about the crackdown.

CHAD
Denton... Yes, the satellite transmission. Saved us from la prison de Fresnes,
at least.

JC DENTON
Pretty much a skeleton crew you have here. How long can your people hold off
MJ12?

CHAD
We are not mercenaries. When the troopers moved into the crypts, half of my
people retreated without firing a shot. Two of them took a wrong turn and were
taken prisoner.

JC DENTON
Where?

CHAD
In Bunker 03, the tunnels behind the second blast door.

JC DENTON
Maybe I can help you out, in exchange for a small favor. I need to find
Nicolette DuClare.

CHAD
Nicolette?.... What do you want with Nicolette?

JC DENTON
I need to contact some friends of her mother's.

CHAD
Ah, yes, Beth... a great woman. Nicolette is very secretive about her mother's
friends. She tells us that they are wealthy and support our cause, but they have
many enemies and need to be protected. I might be able to help you, but I must
be certain of your loyalty.

JC DENTON
You have a right to be cautious. Just point me to Bunker 03.

CHAD
I have a key to the blast door, which is directly across from the hideout. And a
map you might find useful. Get my people back, and I will put you in touch with
Nicolette.
It is unfortunate I cannot send someone with you.
My people are simply not the best soldiers.
We train teams to wire buildings with C4. They go in at night to avoid
confrontation. In a straight fight against commandos... they just don't have the
equipment or expertise.
I can't bear to imagine what methods of interrogation Majestic 12 will use on my
people.
Silhouette is not a military group. Our attacks are symbolic, intended to
influence the public.
We publicize certain things, like the Statue of Liberty bombing. It's just so
fitting that the American government would destroy the gift of freedom we gave
your country almost 200 years ago -- and then try to blame it on us!
The rhetoric in Washington has done more to defeat liberty than all the armies
and police forces in the world.
When government surveillance and intimidation is called "freedom from terrorism"
or "liberation from crime," freedom and liberty have become words without
meanings.
I know Majestic 12; when they have learned what they can, they will execute
every last one of the prisoners.
This war all around us is being fought over the very meanings of words.
Just as Bakhtin described the novel as a competition between various
"languages," so we describe culture itself, which thrives upon convulsion and
upheaval.
Culture, by definition a shared territory of meaning, inspires conflicts far
more destructive than any dispute over territory on the Earth's surface.
Meaning does not exist a priori. It is order imposed by individuals with
arsenals of communication devices.
Every inscription, every utterance, every gesture seeks to dominate the plain of
meaning.
Real violence is only an extension of this process.
In order to get our own message before the public, we too have been violent. We
have even killed people.
But it is the message -- the communication EVENT -- that we target, not a few
human beings, or a building, or an historical landmark.
If you expect to help my people, you should get moving.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Looks like a chance to take out a team of MJ12 troopers, but use your head. We
don't want the hostages getting caught in the crossfire.
Another WWII bunker. No sign of MJ12. Maybe it's vacant.



DATACUBE

Agent Hela,
We've added a login for you to the Catacombs security network; while still
incomplete, it's being extended every day. We should have the majority of the
tunnels completely wired within the next three months.
Login: Hela
Password: Ragnarok
Again, I'm pleased to know that you and MJ12 will be working closely with us to
eradicate the Silhouette infestation from Paris. Please update me on a daily
basis with your surveillance reports and any additional items or information you
may require.
--
Gabily



CONVERSATION: BUM

BUM
Get out! I was here first!

JC DENTON
Sorry... just looking around. Aren't you afraid of the commandos?

BUM
They better not come back here. I'm not moving again.

JC DENTON
Right. You tell them that.

BUM
At least I got away with something. Want a medkit? I stole three. Or what about
these poison darts? 600 for a medkit, 200 for the darts. They moved me out to
make room for military supplies.

JC DENTON
Maybe later.

BUM
Okay. So you want to buy something?

JC DENTON
I'll take a medkit for 600.
(On second thought, forget it. I can't carry that right now.)

BUM
Good deal.
I'm rich!
Come back tomorrow. Maybe I can find something else.
I wish I had brought more.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
The old catacombs exit is at the end of this passage, but it's been closed off
for years due to cave-ins.
Jock's picking up heat signatures of what look like troops. The MJ12 bunker must
be nearby.
MJ12 squads have set up a base camp in this old World War II bunker. This is
probably where you'll find the hostages.



CONVERSATION: MJ12 TROOP

MJ12 TROOP
Two months and I make commando.



DATACUBE

FROM: ASTON GREER
TO: AGENT MARI HELA

Upon arrival in Paris you are to interface with Inspector Gabily of the
Metropolitan Police, your operator for the duration of this mission. Aid Gabily
in any way possible to eradicate lingering elements of either Silhouette or the
Illuminati.
Secondary priority is the acquisition of any information concerning the
whereabouts of Morgan Everett, Tracer Tong, Alex Jacobson, or J.C. Denton; any
such information is to be sent to Walton Simons directly and immediately. We
have reason to believe that Denton may be traveling to Paris in an attempt to
ally himself with the surviving Illuminati, a situation that should be prevented
with all due prejudice.
Aston Greer
Director of Security, FEMA



CONVERSATION: ANNA & JUVEAU

ANNA
We have to get moving.
Watch out for the commandos.
I'll find my way back.

JUVEAU
Keep a lookout.
Let's go!
I'm heading back to base.



CONVERSATION: CHAD

1.
JC DENTON
I freed the hostages.

CHAD
Wonderful! Where are they?

JC DENTON
Both of them made it to the hideout safely. I made sure of it.

CHAD
Excellent. I cannot believe our good fortune.

2.
JC DENTON
I have some bad news.

CHAD
Are my people okay?

JC DENTON
Neither of them made it back alive.

CHAD
No! It can't be!

JC DENTON
I'm deeply sorry.

CHAD
No, do not apologize. You did your best. I'm sure you did your best.

JC DENTON
I wish there was something more I could do.

CHAD
Please, no more apologies. I appreciate the attempt, though it ended in tragedy.

3.
JC DENTON
I freed the hostages.

CHAD
Wonderful! Where are they?

JC DENTON
I'm afraid only one made it back. I saved as many as I could.

CHAD
How... many did we lose?

JC DENTON
They only had two of your people; one didn't make it. I did my best.

CHAD
Yes, of course. We should be grateful for those who lived.

4.
JC DENTON
I freed the hostages.

CHAD
Wonderful. Where are they?

JC DENTON
On their way. Don't worry; they'll make it.

CHAD
You took care of the guards?

JC DENTON
Trust me; your people will be all right.

CHAD
Yes... Yes, of course. Thank you so much.


CHAD
Now... You wanted to contact Nicolette.

JC DENTON
Yes.

CHAD
You might catch her at Club La Porte de l'Enfer. I try to tell her it's not
safe, but ever since her mother's assassination she has been careless. She goes
out every night as though daring the assassins to show their faces.

JC DENTON
A Silhouette hangout?

CHAD
Among other things. But you can't get there at night. The roads are blocked.

JC DENTON
What about the tunnels?

CHAD
The catacombs do not go that far. You might try the sewers, though. They can be
reached through the rear blast door.

JC DENTON
Is it locked?

CHAD
Unfortunately. MJ12 closed it before the raid; maybe you can find a key on one
of the soldiers.

1.
JC DENTON
I already picked up that key. Thanks again for the help.

2.
JC DENTON
The soldiers... Good idea. I haven't come across that key yet.


CHAD
Nicolette has been somewhat mysterious about her reasons for supporting us. I do
not pretend to understand her.
Through her mother's estate, she has provided Silhouette with immense amounts of
funding.
I am reluctant to believe her patronage is entirely benign.
What inclines me to trust Nicolette, however, is that her mother's death six
months ago -- we are fairly certain -- was the work of Majestic 12.
My impression is that Nicolette supports us against Majestic 12 but that she
will have her own agenda when the fighting is over.
I wish Nicolette would be more sensible. She should find a place to hide and
stay there.
Beth DuClare was the only one of our wealthy supporters whom we referred to by
name, and she was the one who got killed. We have learned to keep our mouths
shut.



1.
CONVERSATION: SILHOUETTE MEMBER 1, SILHOUETTE MEMBER 2, PIERRE, ANNA & JUVEAU

S MEMBER 1
They've back!
Silhouette may yet survive...
You're a brave man.
We are grateful.

PIERRE
You did it!
Merci! Merci! Thank you, sir.
I thought they were going to kill her.

ANNA
We made it!
I can't find the words. All I can say is thank you.
Now it is time to regroup.

JUVEAU
Thank you, sir. I owe you my life.
They were going to execute us!
I will get revenge.

S MEMBER 2
Thank you for saving our comrades.
Now we have a chance.
We salute your courage.
We will not get caught by surprise again.



2.
CONVERSATION: SILHOUETTE MEMBER 1, SILHOUETTE MEMBER 2 & PIERRE

S MEMBER 1
I knew it! They're both dead!
They slaughter us like rats!
This is terrible!

S MEMBER 2
We must give up hope. They did not make it.
This kind of loss is more than we ever expected.
We must go on.
You did your best.

PIERRE
(sobbing)
...Ma pauvre mre...



3.
CONVERSATION: SILHOUETTE MEMBER 1 & SILHOUETTE MEMBER 2

S MEMBER 1
The other one's dead. I'm sure of it.
At least someone made it back alive.

S MEMBER 2
We can be thankful -- at least -- that one made it back alive.
You did your best.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
This passage goes to the sewers. If you don't mind the sludge, you'll be able to
get around the city without a metro pass.
I think these tunnels connect to the sewers. You're going the right way.





PARIS - NEAR CHAMPS ELYSEES



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
These sewers can take you anywhere in the Champs-Elyses, where you will find
the club. I just got an unexpected message from Jaime Reyes. He's at a cafe and
wants to see you. He says it's urgent. The cafe address is #19.
Above I'm showing MJ12 troops and the Paris police. Also some bots. The police
won't bother you, but stay away from the troopers.



CONVERSATION: MJ12 TROOP 1 & MJ12 TROOP 2

MJ12 TROOP 1
An American?

MJ12 TROOP 2
UNATCO agent. Agent Hermann stopped by. He said we should shoot on sight.

MJ12 TROOP 1
He looks German.

MJ12 TROOP 2
Hermann?

MJ12 TROOP 1
No, the spy, Denton. How do they know he's in Paris?

MJ12 TROOP 2
UNATCO got Echelon IV back up. Trust me, they know where he is.

MJ12 TROOP 1
They say Denton has a head full of secrets.

MJ12 TROOP 2
Well, those secrets won't be very valuable splattered on the pavement.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Not sure what you might find in these buildings, but if you break-and-enter be
prepared to deal with the Paris police.
The government has restricted access to the metro. You'll have to get around on
foot.
You found the club, the only one to stay open during martial law. They've hiked
up the cover, but you will have to pay if you want to find out if Nicolette is
inside.
That little building is a hostel. Lodging for backpackers.
These flats go for about five thousand. Almost as bad as Hong Kong.
Strange... I'm picking up infrared pulses. Why would a bakery need electronic
security?
A digital media store. Don't waste your money in those places. You can get
anything you want for two credits on the black market in Asia.



CONVERSATION: POLICE

POLICE
Clear the streets.
The metro is closed until further notice.
Remember to stay within your arrondissement after dark.
The security bots have been given the faces of over one thousand terrorists. The
city will not take responsibility for mistaken identity.
You would be safest in your place of residence.
We have asked business-owners to close down. Tonight is not the best night to
enjoy Paris.
Tourists must also obey security restrictions.
Stay away of your surroundings at all times.
The new government does not provide us with specific information to share with
the public.
We have been told only that the danger to the public today is high.
New travel restrictions. Consult the papers.
Sir, what is your business tonight?
Keep moving.
We have reports of terrorist activity. Stay inside.
Only a few businesses are open. Not much to do tonight.
Not a good night to be on the street.
My advice: get a room and wait for morning.
Some trouble with Silhouette... Stay out of public places, anywhere susceptible
to terrorist attack.
The security forces are for your protection.
This building is being watched. You will be safe here.



DATACUBE

Welcome to Paris, the City of Lights! This map will help to familiarize you with
the Champs-Elyses, the spiritual and cultural heart of the city. During the day
the Champs-Elyses is a bustling street of boutiques and government offices, but
it is only at night that it comes truly alive, a place of cafes and clubs, of
theatres and cabaret. While many visitors only see the glittering main avenue,
those who are a bit more adventurous might venture off the beaten path and be
rewarded with a taste of old Paris in the dark back streets and alleys away from
the flashing lights and hustle of tourists...



CONVERSATION: LEONE

JC DENTON
Can I ask you a question?

LEONE
I am not paid to advise tourists.

JC DENTON
Take it easy. I just want to know if you've heard of Nicolette DuClare.

LEONE
I have no dealings with Miss DuClare. I sweep the streets. That is my life.

JC DENTON
But you know her? Where would she be this time of night?

LEONE
I don't have money to waste on that place. Number 13, Club La Porte de l'Enfer.
Puh! A private club for rich phonies...

JC DENTON
Number 13... thanks.

LEONE
If you want Renault, he is in the bar at the hostel.

JC DENTON
Great. What would I want with Renault?

LEONE
You aren't who he was going to hire? The professional thief?

JC DENTON
I'm flattered.

LEONE
Enough talk.
I do not want to know about your business.
My job was cleaning up the streets. Now I hide from the security forces.
They still send the money every month, so I don't complain.



CONVERSATION: NIGHT MANAGER

MANAGER
Sorry -- all full tonight.

JC DENTON
Don't need a room, but maybe you can help me find a member of the group
Silhouette. Her name's Nicolette DuClare.

MANAGER
No. I know nothing about that. Leave me alone.
I never heard of anything called Silhouette.
I mind my own business.
As you see, we rent a decent hotel, but we do not know everything about our
tenants.



CONVERSATION: HOTEL BARTENDER

BARTENDER
Can I help you?

JC DENTON
Who are those guys over there?

BARTENDER
A couple of thugs. Ignore them. What would you like? Wine is 120. Snacks are 5.

JC DENTON
Heard of Nicolette DuClare?

BARTENDER
Mmmm. No, I am sorry. Is she a guest of the hotel?

JC DENTON
A member of Silhouette.

BARTENDER
You want Club La Porte de l'Enfer. No revolutionaries here.

JC DENTON
Where's that?

BARTENDER
Number 13, I believe.
Yes?

JC DENTON
No revolutionaries? You must not mind martial law.

BARTENDER
The only way to maintain order.

JC DENTON
Don't you miss using the metro?

BARTENDER
A small inconvenience. The city must be kept safe for those of us who are
working and trying to pull the country out of this depression.

JC DENTON
What if I told you that the depression was caused by a cabal of wealthy
businessmen who want to rule the world?

BARTENDER
These stories -- I hear them every day, always from someone who wants to blame
other people for his bad luck.
Yes?

JC DENTON
The conspiracy is real.

BARTENDER
And I bet you have a little booklet that will tell me all about it, no?

JC DENTON
They call themselves Majestic 12.

BARTENDER
Good. I was afraid you were going to tell me about the Illuminati.

JC DENTON
They were once part of the Illuminati, but they rebelled.

BARTENDER
Oh -- I see.
Yes?

JC DENTON
A bottle of wine. Oh, wait a minute. I'm too loaded down to carry anything else.

BARTENDER
Why do you need so much junk?

JC DENTON
I'll go through it. Maybe there's something I can get rid of.

BARTENDER
Yes?

JC DENTON
A bottle of wine.

BARTENDER
The house Cabernet, on special.
Yes?

JC DENTON
A snack.

BARTENDER
The kitchen is close. Will a candy bar suffice?

JC DENTON
Sure.

BARTENDER
Yes?

JC DENTON
A snack.

BARTENDER
You must have -- how do you say? - a sweet tooth.



CONVERSATION: GUY

GUY
Hello.
Talk to Renault.
Yeh, yeh...



CONVERSATION: RENAULT

1.
JC DENTON
You must be Renault.

RENAULT
So?

JC DENTON
I heard you're looking to hire a thief.

2.
JC DENTON
How are the drinks here?

RENAULT
Great if you like rat piss.

JC DENTON
Never tried it.

RENAULT
You look like a smart guy. You want to make some money? Yes? I need to hire a
thief.

JC DENTON
What do you want stolen?


RENAULT
The baker at Number 15 keeps zyme -- 100 percent pure -- in one of the ovens.

(JC DENTON
I already busted into that place.

RENAULT
Same deal. Fifty credits each vial.)

JC DENTON
What do I get if I help you?

RENAULT
Fifty credits each vial. The place has boobytraps. Otherwise, I would break in
myself.

1.
JC DENTON
I don't deal in zyme.

RENAULT
A dirty business. I understand.

JC DENTON
Slavery. Addiction's another form of slavery.

RENAULT
Yes... of course. Your hands will not get dirty. Sixty-five credits, okay? The
most I can offer.

JC DENTON
I don't like your business. Period.

RENAULT
Guy -- we have a problem.

GUY
Fine. No deal. Go away.

JC DENTON
I don't like your tone of voice.

GUY
Renault said: enough!

2.
JC DENTON
I'll check out the bakery.

RENAULT
Like I said, Building 15.

JC DENTON
Right.

RENAULT
The bakery is owned by Sicilians. This is how they do drop-off in the Champs-
Elyses.
I do not wish trouble with the mafia. Get there first, and avoid being seen.
I will wait for you here.
Speak.
You begin to waste my time.
Enough talk.

GUY
Always honor your promises.
Be a professional.
Renault will pay.
We are trusting in your discretion.
Leave us now.

(3.
JC DENTON
Let me think about it.

3.1
RENAULT
Speak.

3.2
RENAULT
You begin to waste my time.

3.3
RENAULT
Enough talk.)



NEWSPAPER

Bot Kills Three in Accidental Shooting
APR - Paris, France

Yves-Pierre Adrien, Dominique Vittet, and Marie Philibert were heading home from
a late night on the town when they were gunned down in the street by a military
robot that mistakenly identified them as terrorists. Since the institution of
martial law in Paris, bots have regularly patrolled those areas with a high
level of criminal activity, armed with a visual database profiling thousands of
wanted terrorists, thieves, and drug dealers.
"It was awful," said Kristi Amiel. A waitress at Enfant Terrible -- a nearby
cafe where the trio had their last cup of coffee -- she was witness to the
shooting. "The bot just kept shooting and shooting until all you could hear was
an empty clicking sound, then one of the soldiers ran into the control station
across the street trying to shut it down, but nothing happened. It just kept
clicking... trying to shoot them again."
Police Prefect Hubert Dupuy defended the practice during a news conference
earlier today. "The bots are programmed to only use lethal force if the suspects
resist arrest, and while these deaths are tragedies to be mourned, it in no way
compromises the effectiveness of bots in keeping Parisians safe."



CONVERSATION: POLICE

POLICE
It's happened again!



CONVERSATION: RENAULT

JC DENTON
I busted into the bakery.

RENAULT
Excellent. Now do we make a deal? Sixty-five apiece?

JC DENTON
I'll make the trade.

RENAULT
Never mind the bartender; he is cool.

JC DENTON
Here, take it.

RENAULT
Good job. We must work together again when I will find out where they move the
drop-off.

JC DENTON
I'll be out of town, but thanks for the cash.

RENAULT
I like the soldiers everywhere. They make my business very profitable.
Maybe you will change your mind.
Too bad you will be leaving the city. We could develop a partnership.
Remember: I always pay a fair price.
Be careful of the local police.

GUY
The Sicilians... You are correct to wish to leave town.
We are trusting in your discretion.
Leave us now.
Renault is grateful.
A good piece of work. We respect that.



CONVERSATION: HOTEL BARTENDER

BARTENDER
Thank you. It was time somebody stood up to Renault.

JC DENTON
Just a couple of petty dealers.

BARTENDER
In any case, I do not want criminals comfortable here. They scare away
customers. How can I repay you for what you have done?

JC DENTON
Don't mention it.

BARTENDER
I know. You must be interested in weapons. I have nothing to give you, but in
Building 11 there is an arms smuggler. He's out of town right now.

JC DENTON
Thanks for the tip. I hope business picks up.
Never mind.



CONVERSATION: HOTEL MAID

HOTEL MAID
Excusez-moi.
I clean all the rooms every day.
The front desk is downstairs.
No danger of parasites.
We have a bar, too, downstairs in the back.



BOOK

Petals of Twilight
by Charles Francois Guillermot

...And it is told that he made his way through their streets
at night, crawling through their many windows and crouching in
their gardens, moving
through the sewers beneath their cobbled roads and
slipping over their railings.
Watched by their cats and the roosting pidgeons of their city,
yet wary of their slumbering dogs, he went. They would not see
him, nor wake as he drew near,
but would only shudder, softly calling out the names of their
gods in sleep.
Restless, they tossed as he passed under the window like an errant lover fleeing
dawn.
And by morning light he was gone, away from that place, and
moved on to another
world.



CONTACT: ICARUS

ICARUS
Observe your motivations for breaking the arbitrary laws of the current
government. Do not miss your chance to be one of us and create the new world
order.



DATACUBE

I was at Porte de l'Enfer last night and managed to get some stupide American to
buy me a drink, then peeked his code when he wasn't looking. Do me a favor, pull
some cash from his account and get your petit ami to pick me up some zyme -- it
is fabulous, the new thing from New York.
004418,morbus13
Bon sois!
Anne



BOOK

Common Sense
by Thomas Paine

...SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little
or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have
different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by
wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our
affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages
intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a
punisher.
Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is
but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer,
or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a
country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we
furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of
lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of
paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly
obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds
it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the
protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which
in every other case advises him out of two evils to choose the least...



DATACUBE

METROPOLITAN BANK OF PARIS
1, rue d'Astore
established 1834

Dear Customer:
A recent hacking attempt has made it necessary to change the passwords on a
number of our accounts to insure the security of our patrons. Please note that
your account has in no way been compromised; this is merely a precaution. If you
have any questions, please feel to contact a Metropolitan Bank Customer Care
Advocate.
Account: 005133
PIN: salem008
Thank you,
METROPOLITAN BANK



CONVERSATION: RENE & O

RENE
Come with me to America.

O
Oh, Rene!

RENE
The pilot says I can bring one person.

O
The United States is no fun. What about the coup attempt?

RENE
Think about it, O. A small town in the Rocky Mountains. We would be together.

O
Oooo, yes, we could find the terrorists that attacked the White House. They
could terrorize me, and you could help.

RENE
Be serious. The people are well-organized in the mountain states, and they are
justified in attacking the government. We will go to the Northwest.

O
You better promise me some guerrillas, at least.
What about your mother?

RENE
She is not prepared for the rugged life in the mountains.

O
And I am?!

RENE
We're young, O. We're ready to wrestle grizzly bears if we have to.

O
My dear, grizzly bears have been extinct for decades.

RENE
You know what I mean.

O
Always a romantic. You never let real life interfere with your plans.

RENE
It will be a test -- what you are always wanting -- a test of your love.

O
This is what would happen. Finding nothing but pinecones and snow in the
mountains, we would take a bus to one of the cities and stand in line for
sandwiches --

RENE
But O --

O
-- in the rain, unemployed and without a home, having chosen to emigrate during
the worst economic disaster North America has ever known.

RENE
I already have work with the militia.

O
The what?

RENE
In America, the people have a long tradition of joining militias to keep their
local communities safe and free.

O
You? A soldier! At your age!

RENE
I have been sipping my life away in cafes. I am going to plant my feet on the
earth, hold a rifle to my chest, and dare any man to move me.

O
There you go. Now you are sounding like a man. And if I say no, you're going to
drag me by the hair all the way across the Atlantic.

RENE
Yes! Yes, I will!

O
If you're looking for that crook with the weapons, he lives next door.
Okay. Time for you to go.
Leave us alone.

RENE
Hey, this is our apartment!
S'il vous plait...
I said get out!



BOOK

The Eye of Argon
by Jim Theis

The weather beaten trail wound ahead into the dust racked climes of the baren
land which dominates large portions of the Norgolian empire. Age worn hoof
prints smothered by the sifting sands of time shone dully against the dust
splattered crust of earth. The tireless sun cast its parching rays of
incandescense from overhead, half way through its daily revolution. Small
rodents scampered about, occupying themselves in the daily accomplishments of
their dismal lives. Dust sprayed over three heaving mounts in blinding clouds,
while they bore the burdonsome cargoes of their struggling overseers.
"Prepare to embrace your creators in the stygian haunts of hell, barbarian,"
gasped the first soldier.
"Only after you have kissed the fleeting stead of death, wretch!" returned
Grignr...



DATACUBE

METROPOLITAN BANK OF PARIS
1, rue d'Astore
established 1834

Dear Customer:
A recent hacking attempt has made it necessary to change the passwords on a
number of our accounts to insure the security of our patrons. Please note that
your account has in no way been compromised; this is merely a precaution. If you
have any questions, please feel free to contact a Metropolitan Bank Customer
Care Advocate.
Account: 002639
PIN: aramis01
Thank you,
METROPOLITAN BANK



BULLETINS

INTERPOL WANTED: J.C. Denton

Interpol is currently seeking the whereabouts of a known terrorist J.C. Denton.
Denton is wanted for a number of international crimes including theft, murder,
money laundering, drug trafficking, and destruction of property. Denton was last
believed to have been sighted in New York, but recent information indicates that
he may currently be operating in Paris.
Denton is approximately six feet tall, with silver facial tattoos and solid blue
eyes -- the result of a rare genetic condition that he often conceals with a
pair of sunglasses. Denton is extremely dangerous and should NOT be approached.
Instead, if you believe you have seen him, contact your nearest police or
security representative. There is currently a reward of c10,000 for information
that leads to his capture or arrest.
Interpol is also attempting to locate Alex Jacobson and Jaime Reyes for
questioning in a number of related incidents. No descriptions are available at
this time, but will be posted as they become available.



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Curfew Hours Extended

Due to a rise in criminal activity in the last week, curfew hours are now
extended from 10PM to 6AM. Individuals found in violation of curfew may be
punished with a fine of up to c5,000 and one year in jail. Patrolling bots are
authorized to detain suspicious individuals as necessary, and residents are
urged to respect instructions from a bot the same as they would a police
representative.
The Catacombs and all surrounding tunnels continue to remain off-limits to
residents; any individual found in the Catacombs will be presumed to be engaged
in felonious activities until proven otherwise. Police have been sanctioned to
respond to such activities with lethal force if required.



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21:33:02 FILE BUFFER OVERLOAD
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Lies? TRUTH!
Citizens of Paris, did you even turn in your sleep as your freedom was seized
from you? Did you hear them when they told you it was done in your name? Or did
you simply wake from your dream and never question the reality of your slavery?
The City of Lights has been extinguished by Shadows. Our government has been
taken from us. We live in fear of jack-booted troops and hulking, clanking tools
of oppression, afraid to travel from one arrondissement to another. Where is the
city of our dreams? The Pigalle has become the grave for our buried joy, the
Champs-Elyses rings of nothing but the dirge of our forgotten hopes.
We let this happen, we _all_ let this happen -- but it is not too late! We are
free in our hearts and our minds, and it is there that true rebellion must
begin. Look to those who would unify us only to enslave us. Look to those who
would make us rich but rob our souls. Look to those who would protect our safety
by stealing our liberty. Question everything. Believe nothing. Take action in
the places they cannot see and they can never conquer us.
SILHOUETTE, MINISTER OF TRUE LIES
TANDIS QU'ILS DORMENT, NOUS GAGNERONS



NEWSPAPER

Police Raid Catacombs
Paris Investigateur

Earlier today the police raided the Catacombs, entering through Denfert-
Rochereau, Port Royal, Trocadero, and a number of other, unidentified locations,
in an attempt to round up elements of the terrorist group Silhouette. Sources
within the Metropolitan Police Department indicated that since the institution
of martial law the number of terrorist incidents has declined, but Silhouette
still remains active in its so-called "Campaign of True Lies."
"Far from being a harmless group of reactionaries, Silhouette presents a clear
and ongoing threat to the public welfare," said Inspector Gabily, currently
leading the case.
Despite extensive surveillance prior to the raid, however, police found minimal
evidence of Silhouette's presence, instead capturing a number of drug dealers,
prostitutes, and other suspected criminals. "All in all, we consider the
operation a success," insisted Gabily. "We've made a strong statement that Paris
-- above or below -- will not be a haven to radicals and thieves."



CONVERSATION: CAFE CHEF

CAFE CHEF
If you have a request, talk to my assistant, Raymond. He always seems to be
looking for something to do.
I am busy.
They will serve you up front.



CONVERSATION: RAYMOND

RAYMOND
If you want a job, talk to Kristi.
The chef already has an assistant: me.
With business the way it is, because of the soldiers scaring everybody, we won't
be hiring anybody soon.
This is a very difficult job. Not for everyone.
I don't think you would work out.
The chef has exacting tastes.
I must get back to work.



BOOK

Coq au Vin

1 chicken, cut into 9 pieces
2 tbsp unsalted butter
10 oz pearl onions, peeled
4 slices bacon, cut into 10cm pieces
1 tbsp flour
3/4 cup of chicken stock
1 bouquet garni
2 cups of red wine
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper, garlic
Brown the chicken in the butter in a frying pan over moderate heat. Place
chicken in a heavy casserole.
Brown the onions and bacon in the frying pan and add to the chicken.
Add the flour and stir well.
Add stock, bouquet garni, wine, salt and pepper. Stir and pour over the chicken.
Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Add the red wine vinegar. Degrease the sauce before serving.



CONVERSATION: CAFE HOSTESS (KRISTI)

KRISTI
What would you like? Everything ten credits.

1.
JC DENTON
A soda, please.

1.1
KRISTI
Sant.

1.2
KRISTI
Did you change your mind?

JC DENTON
Sorry... no room. I can't carry anything else.

2.
JC DENTON
Have anything to eat?

KRISTI
This will be our only dish until the trucks start running again.

3.
JC DENTON
At least one cafe stayed open during the crackdown.

KRISTI
We will never close, no matter what.

JC DENTON
Is there some kind of curfew?

KRISTI
Not yet, but the police programmed the bots to shoot anyone who leaves his
arrondissement after dark.

JC DENTON
I'm looking for a friend, Nicolette DuClare.

KRISTI
A leader of Silhouette. A true patriot.

JC DENTON
Know where I might find her?

KRISTI
Where the criminals and students go at night, La Porte de l'Enfer, just across
the street.

JC DENTON
Thanks.
This crackdown is the work of Majestic 12.
(The police are just pawns of Majestic 12.)

KRISTI
You mean the European Union.

JC DENTON
They are a group of conspirators who have been seizing governments all over the
world.

KRISTI
I don't care what they call themselves. I have seen it since I was a girl, the
plotting and scheming of corporations to make Europe into one big country with
no separate languages, cultures, or tastes.

JC DENTON
It's more than Europe they plan to unify.



NEWSPAPER

Somnolente Ile Scandal Resurfaces
Paris Investigateur

Accusations of cover-ups within President Bourges-Manoury's administration have
recently appeared in several tabloid publications, linking key members of his
Council of Ministers to the Somnolente Ile scandal that resulted in President
Serra's exit from politics five years ago. Somnolente Ile, an exclusive resort
in Cote d'Azur, was the site of a clandestine meeting between then President
Serra and reputed members of the Zuganov crime family in an attempt to funnel
almost three billion credits of tainted money through French banks.
The deal was reportedly brokered by a cabal of major banking interests --
including deceased financier Beth DuClare, though her involvement was never
proved. Some sources went so far as to suggest that the entire meeting was the
result of a plot hatched by the "Bilderbergs," a supposedly secret society
formed of wealthy and powerful industrialists shortly after World War II.
President Bourges-Manoury has dismissed the accusations as "ludicrous," calling
such stories "the lowest example of irresponsible journalism" before refusing
further comment.



CONVERSATION: JAIME REYES

JAIME REYES
Thought you could run for a weekend in Paris without me, huh?

JC DENTON
Call me nostalgic, but the nightlife seems to have lost its old charm.

JAIME REYES
Yes, but I didn't trust anyone else to deliver this warning, not even Alex or
Tong.

JC DENTON
What happened at UNATCO?

JAIME REYES
They intercepted a message Alex sent to my home account, instructions on how to
find him in Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
I hope the message was encrypted.

JAIME REYES
I destroyed my keystore. Tong is safe. But they've been tracking you with an IA
program. They've sent Gunther to assassinate you in Paris.

JC DENTON
Icarus...

JAIME REYES
However, you don't have to find Gunther -- or any other mechanically augmented
agent.

JC DENTON
I'm prepared for a fight.

JAIME REYES
UNATCO never trusted its augmented agents. Any mech can be stopped in its tracks
with a secret killphrase.

JC DENTON
Kill-somethings were standard issue, I gather.

JAIME REYES
Gunther's is "Laputan machine". Dug that out of the medical records before I
left.

JC DENTON
Laputan machine. Easy enough. Thanks for looking out for me, staying at the
agency and all.

JAIME REYES
Don't mention it.
At the sound of your voice, 400 milliamps will discharge into Gunther's
midbrain. Poof!
I wasn't the only one who got purged. Carter's gone also.
"Questionable loyalty." Can you believe that? CARTER?
I think Simons was afraid he knew too much.
All of the older guys were let go. Anyone with non-UNATCO experience.
Carter told me he was going to contact Gary Savage of the X-51 researchers.
I don't know how they know each other, but Carter said, "Savage is right; it's
time to do something with Area 51."
You know Carter, taciturn as ever. Who knows what he was talking about.
I'm going to stay here until the soldiers calm down.
I saw Gunther leave the club a few hours ago; I heard he was asking about you.
Be careful, JC.



CONVERSATION: JOSHUA, AGATHE & JON

JOSHUA
He's our son. We can't have him murdering people for this -- this -- Majestic
12.

AGATHE
He's not a child anymore.

JOSHUA
This CULT.

AGATHE
At least he has a position. He's SAFE.

JOSHUA
Any organization with anonymous leadership...

AGATHE
They might control Europe for decades. Michel will have to survive somehow.

JOSHUA
I would rather he die with the rest of us.

AGATHE
Joshua!
First and in your heart you are a father. How dare you let politics --

JOSHUA
I am a Frenchman.

AGATHE
You have abandoned your own son.

JOSHUA
Perhaps I want to take the metro to see my mother, yes? Should I forget Mother -
- and my own freedom to travel -- so that Michel can have a small salary?

AGATHE
There are difficult times. I don't deny it...

JOSHUA
He and his new friends murdered the Loredans simply because the old man ran a
journal. Next time, he will come to murder us.

JC DENTON
I couldn't help overhearing about your son.

JOSHUA
They have us, yes... Majestic 12, whoever they are... When you have the youth,
you have everything.

AGATHE
Joshua, be careful. You don't know this man.

JOSHUA
I will not hide under a rock!

JC DENTON
You have nothing to fear. I would like to see the end of Majestic 12 as much as
you would. I was just surprised to find a Parisian who has heard the name.

JOSHUA
Well... my son, you know. I learn what I can about him.

JC DENTON
What else have you found out?

JOSHUA
You are one of the revolutionaries, eh? Maybe you can do something with this:
"streetstation17" and "werewolf" -- from a card in his wallet. I think it is the
login for the guard shack up the street.

AGATHE
What about Michel? You'll get him killed.

JOSHUA
He was the one who wanted to be a soldier.
That is what I know.
I have helped you to kill my own son. It is that not enough?
I said go!
(I don't know you. Leave me alone.
I am not in the mood for talking.
What is your problem?)

AGATHE
You've done enough. Go.
Oh, poor Michel...
If you see him... tall, you know, dark hair... don't shoot. He's our child.
I know they all look the same in those uniforms...

JON
Bonjour monsieur.
Papa forbids me to talk to strangers.
Leave me alone.





PARIS - NIGHTCLUB LA PORTE DE L'ENFER



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
La Porte de l'Enfer. Resistance members aren't the only ones fond of the
discrete staff and plentiful shadows. Watch your back.



CONVERSATION: LOUIS

LOUIS
Three hundred credits.

1.
JC DENTON
Here you go.

LOUIS
He is the key. It will be valid for this evening only.
We are forced to let anybody in, because business is so slow.
Next time you might not be so lucky.
I am tired of seeing your face.

2.
JC DENTON
No thanks.

LOUIS
You are not our first choice of customer, either.



(CONVERSATION: LOUIS

LOUIS
Get out!
What are you doing?
Out! I mean it!
You like the nurse, eh?

JC DENTON
The nurse on the platform? She's all right.

LOUIS
You stay away from her. Camille is a good woman.

JC DENTON
What am I, then? Bad?

LOUIS
You sneak into places you don't belong without paying. Eh? Am I right? A
criminal! Give me the 300 credits or I call the police!
(You sneaky swine. Pay the three-hundred credit cover or I will report you to
the police.)

1.
JC DENTON
Please accept my apology. Here you are.

LOUIS
I spit on your apology, but I will accept your money. Do not try that again.
You think you're so smart.
Ha! You will get yourself killed!
Go!

2.
JC DENTON
Make me.

LOUIS
No! You -- you will pay! I will make you pay!)



CONVERSATION: CLUB SECURITY

CLUB SECURITY
Please keep your weapons concealed.
Obey the rules and enjoy yourself.
No fighting.
Get a drink, relax, and enjoy yourself.
The people who come here prefer to be left alone.
Mr. Tarot asks that I do not talk to guests.



CONVERSATION: JEAN

JEAN
Qu'est-ce que je vous sers?

JC DENTON
Thin crowd. Has martial law hurt business?

JEAN
Hurt business? HURT BUSINESS? You can't even get on the metro. How can you get
to the club without the metro?

JC DENTON
I came through the catacombs.

JEAN
Oui! Oui! The only way is to crawl on your belly like a stinking rat. That's all
we get: stinking rats!

JC DENTON
Silhouette members, you mean.

JEAN
Rats! And the Gestapo! And THEY want free drinks!

JC DENTON
Gestapo?

JEAN
Not French soldiers. Some of them don't even speak French!

JC DENTON
The troops at the metro?

JEAN
Oui! There was a coup. We see the President only on video recording, and sweat
is dripping from his mustache because -- it is obvious -- someone is pointing a
gun at his head!

JC DENTON
You might be right about that.
(Never mind.)
Ten credits' worth of food.

JEAN
Ten credits of nanite-enriched chocolate.

JC DENTON
The best wine you've got for 120.

JEAN
This is what we have.

(JEAN
What is the matter?

JC DENTON
Sorry... no room. I can't carry anything else.)



CONVERSATION: ARTHUR

ARTHUR
Pretty lady, eh?
I love this place!
Get down!
Go, cat, go!
Yeah!
A nurse!
Loosen up...



CONVERSATION: KATARINA

KATARINA
Pissy night, huh?
This place used to be a party.
People don't go out anymore. Even my friends in the Champs Elyses.
The coup is such a drag.
There's nothing to do anymore.



CONVERSATION: NURSE DANCER CAMILLE

CAMILLE
Hi, baby. What's your name?

JC DENTON
JC.

CAMILLE
Mmmm. Mysterious. Want to know my initials?

JC DENTON
How 'bout you tell me something about the people who come here.

CAMILLE
Anything you like, cutie. Twenty credits.

1.
JC DENTON
Okay.

CAMILLE
So who do you want to find?

JC DENTON
What can you tell me about Nicolette DuClare?

CAMILLE
I see now. You are in love. You poor man. She has already given her heart to one
of the revolutionaries.

JC DENTON
I'm not in love. Could you tell me if she's here?

CAMILLE
You have a look, yes, a tough-guy look, but you cannot compare to a real
revolutionary. They have their own private society upstairs. You will be happier
down here. Another twenty credits?

JC DENTON
Sure.

2.
JC DENTON
Sorry.

CAMILLE
Change your mind? Have that twenty credits?

JC DENTON
Sure.


CAMILLE
I can tell you about Antoine, the thief.

JC DENTON
Go ahead. Should I be keeping an eye on my credit chits?

CAMILLE
He pretends to be a big-time smuggler, but really he just steals things from the
augmentation clinic where his mother works.

JC DENTON
Everyone's got to start somewhere, I guess.

CAMILLE
You will find him lurking in a dark corner. I bet he will try to sell you
something. Am I telling you what you want to know? Can I have another twenty
credits?

JC DENTON
Sure.

CAMILLE
Who next... Jocques, the accountant?

JC DENTON
I'm not picky. Tell me about Jocques.

CAMILLE
He grew up here in the Champs-Elyses. He knows everybody. If you're looking for
a particular person...

JC DENTON
Where do I find him?

CAMILLE
He is in the office behind the south bar. What do you say? Another twenty
credits?

JC DENTON
Sure.

CAMILLE
This time I tell you about myself.

JC DENTON
Okay...

CAMILLE
My name is Camille. I'm a writer.

JC DENTON
Yeah? What are you doing in a place like this?

CAMILLE
I'm working on a novel. If I dress up like a nurse twice a week, I make enough
money to write the other five days.

JC DENTON
Not bad...

CAMILLE
Funny how the traffic of credits brings our dreams and fantasies to life; every
transaction is like a small prayer... If so many men have a thing for nurses,
you can be sure someone will be standing right where I am, collecting the
offerings.

JC DENTON
Well, I was buying information.

CAMILLE
Sure, baby, if you say so. But if my novel ever gets published -- that would be
four hundred pages of pure information -- think you would put down the ten
credits to get it?

JC DENTON
I'm not much into books.

CAMILLE
You have to share...
I must amuse the others now.
Come again! Same time next week...



CONVERSATION: ANTOINE

ANTOINE
Hello. Tough guy.

JC DENTON
You talking to me?

ANTOINE
You use bioelectric devices, yes? Manufacture steroids in your muscles?

JC DENTON
Nothing as crude as that.

ANTOINE
But, yes, you would be interested in a bioelectric cell for 250 credits.

JC DENTON
No thanks.

ANTOINE
Yes! You are interested! One bioelectric cell, 250 credits.

JC DENTON
I'll take one.

ANTOINE
You want more, ask for me, Antoine.
Another bioelectric cell? 250 credits.

JC DENTON
I'll take one.
(I can't carry anything else. Hold on, I'll go through my junk.)

ANTOINE
Everyone needs batteries, yes?
Another bioelectric cell? 250 credits.

JC DENTON
I'll take one.

ANTOINE
Very good.
Sorry -- I am out of energy devices.
Come back again in a few days.
I am always sitting right here.



CONVERSATION: CHARLOTTE & ANNETTE

CHARLOTTE
Chad's dead.

ANNETTE
No...

CHARLOTTE
The police are making a clean sweep through the catacombs. He can't hide.

ANNETTE
Silhouette knows what to do in these situations.

CHARLOTTE
I told him this would happen, but he would not let go of his Voltaire delusions.

ANNETTE
Maybe he IS a Voltaire. We don't know.

CHARLOTTE
WAS Voltaire.

ANNETTE
Chad knows exactly what he is doing. He will be a great hero in French history.

CHARLOTTE
A martyr, maybe, not a philosophe.

ANNETTE
He's quoted all over the world.

CHARLOTTE
Slogans, antics, no Contrat social.

ANNETTE
Ideas take many forms.

CHARLOTTE
He recycles the past. It is nothing special to be a reactionary who tries to
revive the same old rhetoric.

ANNETTE
Political freedom is "rhetoric?"

CHARLOTTE
A necessary deception of the industrial age.

ANNETTE
A realization, rather, of the value of human life.

CHARLOTTE
Human life was valuable only in one sense. Suddenly any person was a unit of
labor in the factory system, roughly equivalent to all others, and was therefore
a transferable resource.

ANNETTE
It was the greatest age this planet has ever seen. The age of invention, of
self-reliance, of the individual artist.

CHARLOTTE
And transferable resources must be free to move about, in response to market
forces. That's "freedom." Now that most people don't produce anything of value -
-

ANNETTE
We're talking about the inherent worth of an individual, not economic utility.

CHARLOTTE
Now that only a few people create wealth -- the scientists, engineers, bankers,
and so on -- we require an arrangement of the few over the inert mass the rest
of us have become.

ANNETTE
A nation's government does not have to bow down beneath economic laws.

CHARLOTTE
That is where we differ. I believe the evolution is always in that direction.

JC DENTON
I have some good news for both of you. Chad's alive.

ANNETTE
You've seen him? Where? Is he okay?

CHARLOTTE
An American accent... What business do you have with Silhouette?

JC DENTON
My business is with the terrorists who control the French government. They're
planning the same in my own country.

CHARLOTTE
What would L'Arme De Terre want with America?

JC DENTON
The French army had nothing to do with the coup. It was an international
paramilitary group called Majestic 12.

ANNETTE
What about Chad? How is he?

JC DENTON
His hideout is secure. I'm going to meet up with a friend of his named Nicolette
DuClare. She can lead me to a powerful enemy of the conspirators.

1.
ANNETTE
Nicolette -- oh, yeah, she's here. She --

CHARLOTTE
She does not want to be found.

JC DENTON
You know her?

CHARLOTTE
She realizes how foolish is to antagonize the government and has gone into
hiding.
Nicolette is in enough trouble as it is.
Leave us alone.

ANNETTE
My friend is right. Nicolette told us not to trust anyone.
I'm sorry.

2.
ANNETTE
You know Nicolette?

JC DENTON
Her friend has arranged for me to meet her.

CHARLOTTE
You will only get yourself arrested. Stay away from Miss DuClare.

ANNETTE
You're serious about the conspiracy, huh?
I still think it's just the military.
You'd better not get Nicolette in trouble with the authorities.

CHARLOTTE
I cannot believe she would trust you.
You must be lying.
Leave us alone.

(ANNETTE
How rude!
Leave me alone!
I am not afraid of you.

CHARLOTTE
Stay away from me!
Don't make me call security!
I said leave me alone.)



CONVERSATION: MICHELLE

MICHELLE
What will it be? A snack for 10 credits, wine for 120.

JC DENTON
Know the name Nicolette DuClare?

MICHELLE
What do you want with Miss DuClare?

JC DENTON
A private matter.

MICHELLE
This club has good security. You try something, you won't be arrested. You will
be dead.

JC DENTON
I'm a friend of hers.

MICHELLE
She would have told me to expect you.

JC DENTON
What do you think of Silhouette?

MICHELLE
They have the right idea, but they are weak.

JC DENTON
Do they have much popular support?

MICHELLE
The people are ready to fight. Foreign troops go down the street every day, not
even afraid of being seen.

JC DENTON
The group that has occupied the chancellerie is called Majestic 12. They control
the United Nations and plot against other governments as well.

MICHELLE
What we need is an army. Silhouette should be organizing resistance, not
spreading around slogans everybody already agrees with.

1.
JC DENTON
A bottle of wine.

MICHELLE
Tenez.

2.
JC DENTON
A snack.

2.1
MICHELLE
Bon appetit.

2.2
MICHELLE
Certainly.

(3.
JC DENTON
Never mind.)



CONVERSATION: JACQUES

JC DENTON
You work here?

JACQUES
The bartender will help you. I am the accountant.

JC DENTON
Just a few questions. Have you heard of Silhouette?

JACQUES
So... you're in that game. Don't say a word; I don't want to know. But for 1,000
credits I'll give you the address of an arms smuggler who is out of town. Do you
need guns?

1.
JC DENTON
Okay.

JACQUES
His apartment is down the street, Building 11.

JC DENTON
Does he have security?

JACQUES
Of course. But it will be worth it. Trust me.
I am your man.
No more talking.
What we do not know about you, we cannot tell the authorities.

2.
JC DENTON
No way.

JACQUES
Talk to me again. I am our man.
Change your mind? You have 1,000 credits to learn the location of the most
advanced weapons?



DATACUBE

New storeroom code is 1966 -- make sure not to sample any of the absinthe this
time, eh? I will be checking the bottles. -- Louis



CONVERSATION: CASSANDRA

CASSANDRA
Have a light?

JC DENTON
I don't smoke.

CASSANDRA
What's your name?

JC DENTON
I'm a little busy right now.

CASSANDRA
Hey, can I ask a favor? I'm out of money. Have any spare chits?

JC DENTON
How does someone with no money get into a club with a 300-credit cover charge?

CASSANDRA
My friends work here.

JC DENTON
Then you must know all about the place.

CASSANDRA
Oh, yes, I used to work in the office. I could tell you anything. How about 200
credits? I could give you the code to the saferoom.

1.
JC DENTON
Sure.

CASSANDRA
It's just a little room with a keypad back where the offices are. The code's
1966.

JC DENTON
Thanks.

CASSANDRA
They never change the code. Idiots.
As far as I'm concerned, this place could burn down.
They said I was stealing, which isn't true. Everybody else was doing exactly the
same thing.
They pay you NOTHING to work here. You can't even LIVE on it.
I hope Mr. Tarot tries to throw me out. I'd like to see him try!
Great jacket. Trs chic.

2.
JC DENTON
Sorry.

3.
JC DENTON
See you around.

2-3.1
CASSANDRA
It would be worth it. Trust me.
Come on. 200 credits. You will find much more than that in the saferoom.

4.
JC DENTON
What about Nicolette DuClare? Know her?

CASSANDRA
I don't want to get mixed up in any of that. I stay out of other people's
business.

JC DENTON
Mixed up in what?

CASSANDRA
You know, how they used to steal sunglasses from the street cops or run by with
scissors and cut off their ties? That kind of thing -- always calling attention
to themselves.

JC DENTON
You mean, Silhouette? I think they were trying to save Paris from exactly what's
going on right now.

CASSANDRA
Funny way of doing it. And pretty dangerous. Once people know who you are, you
can be killed, just like that. Just like Nicolette's mother. Enough! I'm not
saying her name again.

5.
JC DENTON
Already been there.

CASSANDRA
Are you sure?

JC DENTON
I broke in myself. Looks like that code isn't gonna be as valuable as you
thought.

CASSANDRA
Oh, great. I really hit bottom this time. That was my last chance to make any
cash. I hope you're happy.

JC DENTON
Maybe you should try getting a job.



CONVERSATION: KARA

KARA
I know the bathroom is unisex, but just wait a minute, will you?
Oh!
This is shameful! I will bring it up to Mr. Tarot personally.
Do you find yourself amusing?



CONVERSATION: SAMI

SAMI
Uhhh...
Je suis malade. Je suis pileptique.
Laissez-moi tranquille.



CONVERSATION: CLUB OWNER (KIERGARD TAROT)

TAROT
Everything is satisfactory, I trust?
We remodeled the upstairs, you may have noticed. Many customers wanted quiet
areas where they could talk.
I think I finally struck the perfect balance between the Dionysian and
Apollonian. What do you think?
We get a rather iconoclastic crowd these days. The place does not fill up until
very late.
I should be getting back to my duties. Pleasure to meet you.
Have a good time.



CONVERSATION: KARENNA

KARENNA
Claude? Oh, sorry, my mistake.
Claude was a friend of mine. Silly of me... I still think I see him sometimes.
He got shot by one of the guards here. They've started using real ammunition.
It was a mistake. These other people were fighting, and Claude just wanted to
get away.
He had this tough-guy look; the guards just assumed...
You should be careful, too.
Everybody is very tense these days.
They think anybody who looks a little funny is a terrorist.



CONVERSATION: YOUNG WOMAN

JC DENTON
I'm looking for Nicolette DuClare.

WOMAN
So?

JC DENTON
Do you know her?

WOMAN
I know her name. I know that her mother called her "Angel."

JC DENTON
You know her mother? It's a friend of her mother's I need to find.

WOMAN
Angel... That would make her a fallen angel now, wouldn't it? You must be after
Everett.

JC DENTON
Yeah, Morgan Everett. How did you guess?

WOMAN
What makes you think Nicolette would betray one of her mother's closest friends?

JC DENTON
I helped her friends from Silhouette. Chad will vouch for me. I'm after the
people who murdered her mother.

WOMAN
You are an assassin or something?

JC DENTON
When necessary.

WOMAN
Go out behind the club. I will talk to Nicolette and perhaps she will meet you
there.
She will insist that you meet her alone.
If you are lying, she will not hesitate to kill you.
Out back. Five minutes.





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CONVERSATION: JOCK & NICOLETTE DUCLARE

JOCK
See if your friend's ready to go.

JC DENTON
She decided not to show?

NICOLETTE
I am Nicolette. I will help you simply to make trouble for Majestic 12. It's
true: they killed my mother.

JC DENTON
Do you know why?

NICOLETTE
She was an Illuminatus. The only people MJ12 has ever feared are the Illuminati.

JC DENTON
Stanton Dowd said they had fallen from power.

NICOLETTE
How do you know Dowd?

JC DENTON
I met him in New York.

NICOLETTE
A trusted friend of my mother's. Yes, the Illuminati are wiped out, but Page
still fears Morgan Everett.

JC DENTON
Where do we find him?

NICOLETTE
One of my mother's many secrets. We'll have to look for clues at my family's
chateau.

JC DENTON
How does Everett threaten Bob Page?

NICOLETTE
Page was an Illuminatus. For him, intellect is the foundation of power, and that
would make Everett his most dangerous rival.

JC DENTON
But Everett's the one in hiding.

NICOLETTE
Both the Illuminati and MJ12 believe that the most intelligent or "enlightened"
human being will inevitably gain power, ultimately seizing the eye in the
pyramid and creating the world for everyone else. Kind of secularized version of
Natural Law.

JC DENTON
Page has a trained army to protect him.

NICOLETTE
He is still vulnerable. Much of his power comes from secret laboratories,
meaning the right person could reverse-engineer his whole power-base.

JC DENTON
Let's hope you're right -- and that Everett is everything you say he is.
Wait by the chopper. I'm not quite ready to leave.

NICOLETTE
We don't have all night.

JC DENTON
I'll be quick.

JOCK
I think Nicolette's getting impatient.
Get Nicolette and I'll take you to her mother's chateau.

NICOLETTE
Ready?

JC DENTON
Let's go.

NICOLETTE
You trust the guy in the helicopter?

JC DENTON
That's Jock. Don't worry; he hasn't let me down yet. Come on.

NICOLETTE
It won't be easy to find Everett. Secrecy is a matter of life and death for the
Illuminati.
I haven't been home since the assassination six months ago. I have no idea what
to expect.
Your friend looks impatient. Let's go.

JOCK
Let's hit it!





PARIS - CHATEAU DUCLARE



CONVERSATION: NICOLETTE DUCLARE & TRACER TONG

NICOLETTE
I had not wanted to see this place again.

JC DENTON
Why not?

NICOLETTE
I was afraid it would be like this -- the same. Not a stone out of place.

JC DENTON
You would rather that Majestic 12 had burned it down?

NICOLETTE
I would rather... No, let's go. Only in novels do places crumble to dust for no
reason, when their spirit is lost.

JC DENTON
Your mother?

NICOLETTE
Lead the way. I no longer have a key. We must find my mother's secret computer
room, where she did all her work, a place she kept hidden even from me.
I good place to start would be my mom's bedroom, upstairs.
My mother and I were no longer speaking at the time of her death.
I left home because she and her Illuminati cronies were always pushing me into
things.
I was a rotten student, but that didn't stop them from getting me enrolled at La
Sorbonne.
I was a stand-in for the world they never got to take over.
Some conspiracy, huh? They couldn't even control little Nicolette.
This place sure is quiet.
Right to the very end, my mother believed they were going to stitch the group
back together and rule the world.
Pitiful, if you think about it, like a senile old lady, filling her house with
the unopened boxes from mail-order sweepstakes.
But my mother was remarkable in her own way. I overheard her tell Everett one
night that she had calculated Majestic 12's private key.
Right here where I grew up, she was tracking a global conspiracy and trying to
do something about it.
She had a secret computer room, some kind of monitoring station. I heard her
talk about it, but I never found the entrance.
Even when we were on bad terms, I continued to deliver money to Silhouette,
because I knew how important they were to my mother's plans.
I also wanted to help Chad. A group like Silhouette has a lot to gain from an
alliance with the Illuminati -- in the short term.
In the long term -- Well, if my mother had been successful, we would be trying
to stop the Illuminati right now instead of Majestic 12.
Where now?
Dull place to grow up, huh?
I'm so glad I moved to the city.
You lead.
Crazy... I lost my virginity out here. I believe Mom was out conspiring to get
me into La Sorbonne at the time.
Mom hated this maze.
We inherited this thing from one of the former owners.

TONG
Several different families are buried here, going back to the original builder,
a French merchant of the 19th century.
I'm pulling up the floorplan... an old summer home built during the Third
Republic. It's been vacant since Miss DuClare's assassination. Hopefully these
elegant rooms contain some clues about the DuClare family's involvement with the
Illuminati.

NICOLETTE
Mom and Everett used to sit out here sipping martinis and plotting to take over
the world. That's how we all got in this mess.
My mom had that couch flown in from Portugal. Exactly the same as what she could
have bought at La Samaritaine except that it was once graced by the bottoms of a
royal family.
I don't know if this will help, but I used to use that computer whenever I was
at home; the last time was just before my mother was killed. The login is
"nicolette"; the password is "chad".



COMPUTER

From: Chad//UnderNet.8876.83.01
To: NicDuClare//UnderNet.37923.38.834
Subject: Silhouette Business

Nicolette,
Your aid in securing support for Silhouette has been invaluable -- you've done
much to help sustain the cause of freedom in the face of ever more open
repression by our own government. However, I'm afraid that I must ask for your
help yet again. The police have begun to raid the Catacombs, and if we are to
put up an effective resistance then we must locate additional resources by
whatever means necessary. I know your mother and her friends wish to remain
anonymous, but any funds or material that they can contribute will be of
enormous help. And even if they cannot, their continued goo-will is still of
great importance to us all.
Thank you, and I hope to see you again soon.
--
Chad



From: BethDuClare//UnderNet.324.823.2
To: NicDuClare//UnderNet.37923.38.834
Subject: RE: Your Help

>they need help or they'll be slaughtered by the
>porcs who strut about the streets like they own
>them. You've helped us once before, and it has
>meant so much to the cause. Please, mother,
>I'm asking you to help us again. You know so
>many who can
I will do what I can, dear, but the situation is far more complicated than I
think you may be aware of -- my connections within the Hague and the United
Nations indicate that the problem is not limited to France, and many parties are
using the "Gray Death" epidemic as an excuse to exercise their control over
other national governments. I have to consult with Morgan. We must be careful
where we choose to allocate our resources.
It is a very dangerous time -- for everyone, Nicolette -- and your flirtation
with this organization could have serious consequences. I am asking you again to
be careful. I could not stand it if something happened to you. In the meanwhile,
I will do what I can.
Beth



CONVERSATION: NICOLETTE DUCLARE, TRACER TONG & ICARUS

ICARUS
You will find no one to help you here. Beth DuClare has been dissected and
placed in cryonic storage.

TONG
A secret room in the upper part of the house would have been very difficult to
conceal. Look for clues in Beth's room. I bet she had a quick way to get to the
cellar.

ICARUS
What are you looking for?

NICOLETTE
I think my mother kept a room key behind a little vase up here.
My mom's room -- and, look, her favorite painting! I can't believe the assassins
didn't take it. Oh, the hours she would spend just sitting at that table and
staring up at her priceless treasure.
My little prison for eighteen years.
I wanted to be in the city, but I guess Mom thought it was easier to keep her
activities secret in the country.



BOOK

Richard III
by William Shakespeare

Act I, Scene IV

CLARENCE:
...Lord, Lord! methought, what pain it was to drown!
What dreadful noise of waters in mine ears!
What ugly sights of death within my eyes!
Methought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks;
Ten thousand men that fishes gnaw'd upon;
Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl,
Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels,
All scatter'd in the bottom of the sea:
Some lay in dead men's skulls; and, in those holes
Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept,
As 'twere in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems,
Which woo'd the slimy bottom of the deep,
And mock'd the dead bones that lay scatter'd by...



DATACUBE

Dear Nicolette, if you examine my suspension vault you'll find an item that I
had to pay quite dearly to acquire; the vault code is 1784. I don't know what
use it may be, but many people are quite prepared to kill for it. I originally
obtained it for Morgan and if you find yourself in trouble, he may still be
willing to bargain for it. He is a calculating man, not without compassion but
still dangerous. Be careful, my daughter.
Beth



BOOK

Jacob's Shadow
by Andrew Hammond

Chapter 27

It was late when he got back. Everything black and quiet. Jacob killed the
lights but didn't take the key out of this ignition. He reached into his pocket
and took out a little box with an LCD display, thumbed a button and the radio
transceiver captured the last few hours left of motion sensor logs from the
building. He'd done some favors for friends in the Shop -- or whatever it was
they were calling it this week -- and they'd installed it to spec for him.
As he walked to the door he was still arranging all the pieces in his head. Sure
way to get his ass taken down, but he couldn't help it. Something was missing.
Didn't fit. Allie hunched over in the bathroom, that needle dangling from
between her toes. Katsuya shifting a half million yen before the currency market
closed. The radio station Samuel had turned him on to, the one with the little
girl repeating all those numbers in sequence. And somewhere in the middle...
Jacob stepped, looked up at the night sky. He'd been assuming that there were
two sides to this game and both were playing to win. But what if... what if
there was someone else, and they wanted to see both sides lose?



DATACUBE

Dear Nicolette, at some point it may become necessary for you to access my
private records, and perhaps to... to do what you think best, given the
circumstances of my absence. You must understand how much I care for you, and if
I've not always done what might be considered right, I have always done what I
thought best for you and the others I've cared about; it is a cold heart that
does not have some regrets.
Login: bduclare
Password: nico_angel
This is all I can leave to you; everything else I have already given. I love you
my daughter, and I trust you will make me proud. I am only sorry that I am not
here to see it.
Beth



NEWSPAPER

EXCLUSIVE: BOB PAGE INTERVIEW
Affaires le France

AF: ...And now France?
BP: Yes, France. France -- and Europe -- have prospered for thousands of
years... it would be foolish to ignore the economic and cultural opportunities
that exist here. This country has a huge reserve of talent, in all sectors of
the work force, and Page Industries is looking forward to recruiting the best
and the brightest.
AF: But what about the turmoil that seems to be afflicting much of the
continent, the rise of radical splinter groups such as SCHUSE and Silhouette?
BP: Intimidation through violence is the last resort of the weak... these groups
are composed of nothing but frustrated, gullible individuals. We have a very
effective security organization that will be working with both local and
national authorities to minimize whatever potential for actual harm they
present.
AF: So you see yourself working closely with the government?
BP: Very closely...



CONVERSATION: NICOLETTE DUCLARE & TRACER TONG

NICOLETTE
The maid did all of the cooking, but Mom always picked out the wine. She was the
only one with a key to the cellar.
Funny... You know, when I was a little girl, I used to play in the dumbwaiter
that goes up to Moms room. Amazing I didnt break my neck.

TONG
In France, the gentry keep their wine in a small cellar to preserve the flavor
from heat and sunlight.
An old bunker, built during World War II by the previous owner to hide Jewish
families. The DuClares acquired the property after the Nazis sent him to a camp
in Germany. Strange... I'm picking up heavy-duty fiber-optic activity down here.

NICOLETTE
What's this? A dungeon?
My mother would not have worked in this filth. There must be another room.

TONG
Some kind of a giant routing station, not on any telecom map I've ever seen.
Petabytes of transmissions. Beth DuClare probably used it to analyze Net
traffic...

NICOLETTE
Oh my God.
I had no idea.



COMPUTER

From: MorganEverett//???
To: BethDuClare//UnderNet.324.823.2
Subject: Final Message

CYPHERBLOCK=
This will be our last communication over the Net. The so-called "Aquinas"
protocols that my old protg and MJ12 have implemented are crude, but effective
-- much like my protg. All future meetings will need to occur face to face at
a secure location. To expedite matters I will deliver to you a "tear-sheet"
chip: it will contain twenty codes and their corresponding keys. Each code and
key pair can be used once and then it will be permanently erased. Each code will
be tagged to one of our previously agreed upon meeting locations and times. If
one or the other of us should need to get in touch, send a message using one of
the codes -- the content of the message is irrelevant, only the code used to
encrypt it.
I shouldn't need to point out that any attempt to tamper with the chip once it
has been installed will result in it being rendered useless.
Best of luck -- to you and to us all,
Morgan



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
So you found Beth's computer. We are destined to meet, perhaps. If you are truly
our ally, you will help me access the MJ12 computer network and complete the
Gray Death vaccine. Find Nicolette; you will need her key in order to exit
through the crypt. I will be directing you to a nearby cathedral.



CONVERSATION: NICOLETTE DUCLARE

NICOLETTE
What is it?

JC DENTON
A transmission. From Morgan Everett. He wants me to go out the back way, through
the crypt, to a nearby cathedral.

NICOLETTE
The cathedral of the Knights Templar?

JC DENTON
He didn't say. I'm supposed to access the Majestic 12 computer network.

NICOLETTE
Yes, Majestic 12 controls the place now. They killed the Knights for their gold
reserves. Everett must want you to sneak to that part of town through the sewers
that connect to our property.

JC DENTON
I thought the Templars vanished centuries ago.

NICOLETTE
They invented the modern banking system and were its directors, under one name
or another, until Majestic 12 took over.

JC DENTON
He said you had a key...

NICOLETTE
Yes. Here it is. The crypt is in the maze behind the chateau. Listen to Everett.
He is right to want to avenge the Templars.
The Templars inherited the gold of the original French treasury, which was run
by a Templar until the order was suppressed.
Just before the crackdown in 1307, the gold was secretly moved to a cathedral,
where it has remained ever since.
The Nazis plundered a third of it during World War II, but most of the gold
remains.
Let's keep moving.
I'll go with you as far as the maze.
MJ12 could be loading the gold onto a plane right now.
Funny... You know, when I was a girl, I used to play in the dumbwaiter that goes
up to Mom's room. Amazing I didn't break my neck.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
Exit the DuClare estate through the crypt at the end of the maze. The system I
need you to access is inside a cathedral that belonged to the Knights Templar
until MJ12 slaughtered the Knights for their gold reserves.



CONVERSATION: NICOLETTE DUCLARE

NICOLETTE
I'm going to stay to go through some of my mother's things.
Good luck.
Everett will be a powerful ally, but you can be certain that he will have his
own agenda.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Look out, JC. I'm picking up heat signatures in the sewers. I think somebody's
expecting you.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Try to ignore the smell. This sewer connects to a street near the cathedral --
not too far from here.





PARIS - KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CATHEDRAL



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
You're going the right way. I primarily need you to establish an uplink from the
MJ12 network, but I also have uses for that gold. When you locate it, I will
send someone to recover it. Prepare to receive a map of the cathedral.



NEWSPAPER

UNITED STATES INSTITUTES MARTIAL LAW
APR - New York

In a momentous speech held at 2:30PM EST today, President Mead announced the
declaration of martial law throughout the United States, citing a "fundamental
threat to the American way of life in the form of organized, insidious
terrorism." With major American cities already reeling under the impact of the
"Gray Death," looting and rioting have reached disastrous levels, while
terrorist attacks have grown increasingly ubiquitous, climaxing in the attack on
UNATCO headquarters in New York last week. Local authorities have so far proven
ineffectual in stemming the tide of violence, and even Washington, D.C., has
been hit by an outbreak of the Gray Death. Highly placed sources have speculated
that Mead himself may be infected.
President Mead appointed Walton Simons, Director of FEMA, to spearhead an
interim council tasked with managing the government response. "We will do
everything -- everything -- that is in our power to restore the peace and
security of the average American," said Simons. "In no way will this violate the
civil liberties that have made this country great -- instead, we pledge to do
everything in our power to safeguard those liberties against all who would see
them torn apart."



BULLETINS

Local Sights: Cathedrale de Payens

Though overshadowed by several larger and more well-known cathedrals, the
Cathedrale de Payens in the 14th arrondissement remains a historical curiosity
of interest to many scholars. Construction was begun in 1218 and completed
before the end of the century, financed by the Templar Knights -- an order of
warrior monks -- as part of a similar network of churches, cathedrals, and forts
(or "commanderies" as they were called) throughout Britain, Europe, and the Holy
Lands.
Some scholars believe that the order did not disappear in 1311 with its
dissolution, however, and that the Templar Knights continued to operate more or
less in secret -- but whatever the truth, Payens fell into disrepair until
finally purchased and renovated by a group of European investors in 1918 as a
corporate retreat. While closed to the public, it still remains a comforting
presence at the heart of the arrondissement.



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
Keep going past the metro station. The cathedral is to the south. Transmitting a
photograph.





PARIS - METRO STATION



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

MORGAN EVERETT
The metro will take you out of the way. Go back to the street. The cathedral is
not much further.





PARIS - KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CATHEDRAL



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
MJ12 has the cathedral locked down. If you can't get through one of the doors,
you will have to find another way. I'm not sure where the computer system is
located.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Ah-ha. A trellis. You could climb onto the roof and avoid the security. Never
depend upon weapons and high-tech when there is a simpler solution at hand.



BOOK

...don't know how I pulled this assignment. I was told that this was a "private
security organization," but I should've known something was going on when they
didn't ask about the damned discharge. Stupid. Now I'm walking the line at some
gloomy ass church in the middle of Paris, nothing for company but a bunch of
brain-dead zombies dressed in black and that crazy cook -- keeps rattling on
about temples or templars and how he used to cook for the rich or something... I
don't know. Food isn't all that great. Can't even get a bottle of ketchup. And
then this German mech-aug shows up yesterday. I knew a lot of stone-cold people
in the service, and this guy looks like he's got murder on his mind... He stands
down there in the tech archive like a bot -- I was on patrol in the cellar for
10 hours and he didn't move once. Inhuman. It's like he's waiting for something.
I think I heard him crying once...



BOOK

The Doctrine of the Mighty
by The Majestic Council of the Twelve

It is a commonly held precept that two are stronger than one, and that four are
stronger than two, and that sixteen are by far stronger than four; with this,
there can be no argument. If all of human history is but a single lesson, it is
that the individual may be remembered, but the organization persists and
thrives. A single artist, a single general, a single hero or a single villain
may all die, but it is impossible to kill a people, a nation, an idea -- except
when that idea has grown weak and is overpowered by one that is stronger.
This then is the true calling of those who would be mighty and join They Who
Rule the World in Majesty, to shun all that is empty fame and glory; to
eliminate weak thoughts, weak hands, and weak ideas; to give up vain
individuality and instead become a part of something that is glorious and
strong. This is the First Secret, that by surrendering that part of you that is
the least, you are elevated to the Most. The First Secret shall set you free,
and those who know their duty will find in it the keys to immortality.
The Second Secret can be explained to all, but truly understood only by those
who have submitted to the first Body and Soul...



DATACUBE

Adept 34501, Order of the Night Sky,
Third Rank:

Those Who Rule in Majesty, the Twelve, have set you to watch over this place and
record all that may happen so we may benefit from your observations, as you may
benefit from our wisdom.
You are entrusted with a Key to Sidon's Vault: 1942
You are entrusted with a Key to the Fountain of Wisdom: 0022
You are entrusted with a Number and a Secret: 34501, 08711
You will guard all these things with Life and Soul, and do your duty so that the
Fourth Secret may find a place in your Heart.
XII



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
I see you, a thief on the roof. My new satellite link has both infrared and the
x-ray spectrum. I see your heart beating. I see you are afraid.



CONTACT: ICARUS

ICARUS
Do not give Everett access to your systems. His only objective is power. You are
being manipulated.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

MORGAN EVERETT
Ah. A good library, worth its weight in gold.



BOOK

The Red Cross: A History of the Knights Templar
by Richard Baigent
Volume One: Defenders of the Faith

...Upon the deliverance of Jerusalem, the Holy Lands remained in a precarious
state, surrounded on all sides by hostile Mohammedan neighbors. It was then that
Hugues de Payens, a knight from Champagne, bound himself and eight fellow
knights in a vow to forever protect the "Kingdom of Christendom." Accepted in
1118 by Baldwin II, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, they were given charitable
lodgings in the city temple where they became the "pauvres chevaliers du
temple," or the "poor knights of the temple."
It was not until later at the Council of Troyes that the Templar Knights adopted
the austere, monastic Rule of St. Benedict, along with the white garments of the
Cistercians -- adding to them the characteristic red cross that symbolized their
willingness to spill their own blood in the defense of the One True Faith.
The Templars quickly became a popular order, renowned as "lions at war and lambs
at the hearth." They were soon exempted by the popes from all secular and
episcopal authority save that of the popes themselves, and their lands exempted
from all taxation...



BOOK

The Red Cross: A History of the Knights Templar
by Richard Baigent
Volume Two: Lions of God

...and every sovereign of Europe made donations to the order, be it land, money,
arms, or men. They triumphed in battle after battle, the first to attack and the
last to retreat, "rough knights of the battlefield" as described by Jacques de
Virty; if taken prisoner they refused all efforts to secure their freedom,
instead becoming martyrs to the cause of God. With every success, the order
prospered even further -- at their height they were said to have owned over 9000
estates throughout Britain, France, Italy, and the Holy Lands, including a
network of castles and commanderies built to protect the frequent pilgrims to
Jerusalem. In all but name, the Templars virtually ruled Jerusalem and -- in
what can only be termed hubris -- recognized no temporal authority over their
affairs save that of the Church.
By 1250 the coffers of the order had grown so large that it was not uncommon for
pilgrims to deposit their money with a temple in London or Paris, and then cash
in their receipt upon arriving in Jerusalem, thus establishing the foundations
for modern banking and checking accounts...



BOOK

The Red Cross: A History of the Knights Templar
by Richard Baigent
Volume Three: Fall of the Knights

...while many charges can be disputed, it is clear that the more the Knights
prospered, the less they became the austere monastic order that had originally
been envisioned by de Payens a century before. Eventually even excommunicated
men and criminals were accepted -- as long as they pledged blind obedience to
the order. Rumors of secret initiation rituals and the "osculum infame" ("infame
kiss") flourished, as did stories that they worshipped Baphoment and other false
pagan gods.
But it was their rivalry with the Order of the Hospitalers and their continued
arrogance that were most responsible for their downfall. When Jerusalem was
finally lost to the mighty forces of Saladin, Philip the Fair saw an opportunity
to bring the Templars to heel... and greatly expand his own holdings. With the
cooperation of the French pope Clement V, Philip accused the Templars of heresy
and in 1304 placed all members of the order in France under arrest, subsequently
subjecting them to brutal interrogations in an effort to determine whether the
rather fanciful charges of sodomy, apostasy, and devil worship were true...



BOOK

The Red Cross: A History of the Knights Templar
by Richard Baigent
Volume Four: Descent Into Shadows

...but despite Clement's later efforts to annul the proceedings, the confessions
had become matters of record. Those who repented were spared the flames, while
fifty knights who chose to recant their confessions -- becoming "relapsi,"
relapsed heretics -- were promptly burned at the stake. The remaining members of
the order in France quickly admitted their guilt, and in 1311 an Apostolic
Decree was issued dissolving the order. The Templar Knights had once been
subject to no king or law; but in the end, they were swallowed by history.
Many have debated whether the rather ignominibus dissolution of the order was
entirely accidental, while some have even gone so far as to suggest that it was
part of a larger plan on the Templar's part. Such a massive, powerful
organization -- the argument goes -- could not have been brought so low, so
easily. Obscure speculation concerning a mysterious hay wain that departed their
commandery in Paris has led certain researchers to believe that they may have
been protecting the secret of the Holy Grail, or the secret of transmutation,
but still others contend that the Templar Knights merely went underground and
founded the powerful, secretive banking societies of Switzerland...



BOOK

MJ12 Compromised Individuals List
Paris, France

The following individuals have been rated as having 85% or higher likelihood of
being engaged in suspicious or ideologically counterproductive activity on the
Chasen-Bikal scale, and/or have scored at least 4.31 on the JKL-LB survey over
the preceding six months. Agents are encouraged to pursue soft campaigns of
calculated defamation, resulting in reduced meme propagation effectiveness,
prior to prejudicial termination. Termination, when necessary, should be staged
to implicate organizations currently on the MJ12-COL. Please refer any questions
to MJ12 Simulations and Strategy, MJ12SAS//UpNet.2748.2738.22.
Jean Renois (MJID-7037XD8374)
Erin Todd (MJID-3793YH3803)
Decker Parkes (MJID-0984IS3270)
Rene Delon (MJID-9834TR1008)
Wayne Young (MJID-9904MG9401)
Henri Rota (MJID-7778AD2096)
Ave Javet (MJID-7982MV1924)
Raymond Kearns (MJID-4684II3900)
...



BOOK

Testament of Adept 34501

My name has been taken from me, a thing I need not anymore, and I have been
christened Adept 34501. They have set me to keep a record of this place, to
record a history of its comings and goings so that Those Who Rule might have the
benefit of its knowledge...
...today saw the arrival of Agent Hermann. He is a simple thing, fitted to a
dark purpose by forces he cannot understand. In a way, I feel pity for him -- an
emotion that I know will prevent my advancement beyond the Third Rank -- but it
is pity I feel nonetheless. He has spent most of his time below in the
technology archive, staring at the ancient cross above his head. He burns with a
hatred that I can feel, for himself and for someone else. Periodically he will
receive holographic communications from Simons, after which his hatred burns all
the brighter. I think it has burned away everything human in him, and only the
metal holds him together anymore...
Adept 34501, Order of the Night Sky, Third Rank



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
The gold -- wonderful! My people will take control when you move out. I believe
you know Chad. I've given him control of an NSF platoon on loan to me from
America.
This hoard dates back to when the Templar's mangled the French treasury for
Philip the Fair. They moved it here from the Temple in Paris after the crackdown
of 1307. The Nazis boxed it up for shipment to Berlin but had to abandon the
cathedral during the evacuation.



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
You are a small, prowling mouse. And dumb like a mouse. You keep coming, like
you forget about Agent Navarre. I remember Agent Navarre. I remember for
everyone.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

MORGAN EVERETT
I once knelt in this chapel for communion, with two Rockefellers and a
Rotschild. Since the time of the Crusades every leader in finance has prayed for
the continued stability of Templar banks, founded on gold.



CONVERSATION: SWELTER

SWELTER
What do you want?

1.
JC DENTON
Know where I can find a computer terminal in this building?

2.
JC DENTON
I heard theres a room full of gold in this cathedral.

SWELTER
You are in the wrong place! If I am to prepare breakfast for dozens of soldiers,
then I must be left alone!

JC DENTON
I don't work for the troops that took over the cathedral. You part of the
original staff?

SWELTER
I have been the chef here for eight years -- yes! The Templars were civilized.
They paid me, and they let me leave the compound.

JC DENTON
I'm no friend of your new bosses. Maybe you can help me out.

SWELTER
Fine. These soldiers deserve to lose everything they have taken. Go up the three
flights of stairs just outside the kitchen, turn left, go down two flights, then
look for the door with a keypad on the left. Sorry -- I do not know the code.

JC DENTON
What was that again?

SWELTER
I have helped you enough. I do not need a bullet in the head. Now go!
They will kill me if I talk to anyone.
This is my life. A chef in the basement of a kennel. I am not allowed to leave.
If they want a hamburger, why not go to an American hamburger franchise?
The Templars were bankers and la noblesse. That is my proper element.
The recipes the soldiers request require less than five percent of my
intellectual capacity.
Please -- go about your business.



CONVERSATION: MJ12 TROOP 1 & MJ12 TROOP 2

MJ12 TROOP 1
Ahhhh. I need to rest my feet.

MJ12 TROOP 2
You should go back to the barracks.

MJ12 TROOP 1
What are they thinking? Eight straight hours of walking around a vacant
cathedral? What's the point of that?

MJ12 TROOP 2
They think he contacted Everett. He'll probably target the computer room.

MJ12 TROOP 1
We should just smash that thing to pieces and all get a good night's sleep.

MJ12 TROOP 2
Then there's the gold. The Illuminati are the only other organization that knows
it exists.

MJ12 TROOP 1
Yeah, like they could move forty tons of gold out of here withour being seen.
Right.

MJ12 TROOP 2
All the same. We don't know what they have planned.



CONTACT: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Yes. Obey your new masters. Come to me.



CONVERSATION: GUNTHER HERMANN

GUNTHER HERMANN
Now you see that you cannot succeed all alone against the whole world.

JC DENTON
You came all the way to Paris to tell me that?

GUNTHER HERMANN
It is a simple message I am demonstrating. We know where you are going and what
you intend.

1.
JC DENTON
And I know something about you.

GUNTHER HERMANN
You know you will be defeated.

1.1
JC DENTON
I know your UNATCO killphrase: Laputan machine.

GUNTHER HERMANN
I -- am not -- a -- machi --

JC DENTON
Sticks and stones.

1.2
JC DENTON
I know you hate being a tool for a bunch of bureaucrats as much as I did. How
'bout we make a gentlemen's agreement?

GUNTHER HERMANN
I am the top agent at UNATCO. It is different now. Mr. Simons said if I defeat
you I can have any upgrades I want. THAT is a gentlemen's agreement.

2.
JC DENTON
That doesn't mean you can stop me.

GUNTHER HERMANN
I have been upgraded for this assignment.



CONTACT: WALTON SIMONS

WALTON SIMONS
We did certainly teach you how to fight, didn't we?

JC DENTON
You're worried, Simons. We almost have a cure.

WALTON SIMONS
You have nothing! Even if Everett succeeds, you can't synthesize enough vaccine
to stop an epidemic. You need a Universal Constructor! And don't think Page
Industries is going to leave one lying around for you to use, not after you blew
up the one in Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
I was never properly trained in its operation.

WALTON SIMONS
Laugh it up, Denton. Next time we won't use an old box of bolts like Gunther.
The only reason I let him go to Paris is that I was sick of his moaning about
Navarre and constant requests for a tuneup.

JC DENTON
You sent him because you knew he would fight to the death.

WALTON SIMONS
He was the last of the mechs. Next time you will face someone of your own
abilities.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
I'm getting what I need. Good work. I will now consent to meet you in person. Go
to the metro station nearby and await my instructions.



CONVERSATION: SWELTER

SWELTER
What do you want?

JC DENTON
How the hell do I get out of here?

SWELTER
Just go up the steps and out the door. Now leave me alone. I am busy.
They will kill me if I talk to anyone.
This is my life. A chef in the basement of a kennel. I am not allowed to leave.
If they want a hamburger, why not go to an American hamburger franchise?
The Templars were bankers and la noblesse. That is my proper element.
The recipes the soldiers request require less than five percent of my
intellectual capacity.
Please -- go about your business.



CONTACT: ICARUS, MORGAN EVERETT & BOB PAGE

ICARUS
You bring the Illuminati closer to regaining power. Examine what you are doing.

EVERETT
You're hearing the voice of a Majestic 12 AI. No need to be alarmed -- for now.
I can protect you and Daedalus for a day or so.

ICARUS
Your systems were very cooperative. Upload complete.

BOB PAGE
You were just a prototype, Denton, a prototype for me...

EVERETT
My associate, Toby Atanwe, will meet you below.





PARIS - METRO STATION



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
Keep going. Atanwe is in the tube below.



CONVERSATION: METRO PATROL

PATROL
You travel at your own risk tonight, monsieur.
Bonjour.
You must take responsibility for your own travel decisions and for understanding
the relevant laws and regulations.
It's not my job to memorize the train schedule.
Please be advised to stay home until morning.
We have had trouble with impatient passengers who walk into the tunnels and get
themselves electrocuted.
Travel advisories are in effect.



BOOK

Notebook of Giuliano Jordorowsky

...This job is so boring. I do nothing but write in my notebook, fill it with my
thoughts, but sometimes I must amuse myself. I have been stealing from the
security... like thick-skulled dogs, they are. Last week I took a watch, but
they paid no notice. I am nothing to them. Just the strange man with his
notebook.
I was listening to the night guard, Jobal. A disgusting creature, and a creature
of habit. I heard him on the phone -- talking to that cow of a girlfriend -- and
he told her his bank account number. I almost got his PIN as well, but a passing
train drowned him out. I do not know the last number. I will try again when he
is on shift next week.
Account: 576001
PIN: wyrdred0-
He will be surprised when all his money is gone, and they will not suspect me...



CONVERSATION: METRO TECHNICIAN (JOSEPH)

JOSEPH
Oh-ho! I see now... Your friend is waiting by the tracks.

JC DENTON
Do you know me?

JOSEPH
More gangsters every day. You have weapons? I am selling weapon modifications.
750 for accuracy; 800 for range. Also, I was lucky to find thermoptic camo.
5000.

JC DENTON
I came across your journal. So... you've been stealing from the security...

JOSEPH
Hey, you were reading my private memoirs!

JC DENTON
You got the stuff for free. Maybe you should give me a discount, or should I
turn you in?

JOSEPH
Go ahead. I don't care. Who are they going to believe -- their own mechanic or a
suspicious foreigner? Ha! You will pay full price.

JC DENTON
No, thanks.



CONVERSATION: METRO PATROL

PATROL
Make sure your travel documents are in order.
Only a couple trains are running.

JC DENTON
Hey, I thought you might like to know: one of your mechanics is stealing from
security.

PATROL
Jordorowsky. We know. But we have other things to worry about.

JC DENTON
He's in the station right now. It would be easy to arrest him.

PATROL
We are in the middle of a terrorism emergency. We don't have time to chase petty
thieves.
The terrorism alert is still active.



CONVERSATION: JOSEPH

JOSEPH
What do you want to buy?

1.
JC DENTON
I turned you in. Maybe you should've given me that discount.

JOSEPH
You told them?

JC DENTON
It's not too late. Maybe I can help you get out of here -- if you'll part with
some of that hardware.

JOSEPH
I will not go to jail! No! Never!
Get out of the way!
I had to do it! I needed the money!

2.
JC DENTON
I'm willing to pay full price. Let's see the hardware.

JOSEPH
Yes, you will pay full price!

JC DENTON
Here's 750 for the accuracy weapon mod.

JOSEPH
Here it is.
What do you want to buy?

JC DENTON
A range weapon mod for 800 -- deal.

JOSEPH
Here it is.
What do you want to buy?

JC DENTON
I'll take the thermoptic camo for 5000.

JOSEPH
Ho-ho-ho... A BIG-time gangster...

JC DENTON
I've been looking for a place to spend all this cash.

JOSEPH
I wish I had more, but I don't want them to be suspicious.
I will not hold my breath waiting for the next train.
I have not seen a train in two hours.
At least I am left with an easy job.
Now, like the Director, I get paid to sit on my ass.
Come back here every night, and we will do business.



CONVERSATION: TOBY ATANWE

ATANWE
JC Denton. I will take you to Everett, but you will be forbidden to learn the
way yourself.

JC DENTON
That will be quite a trick.

ATANWE
You will not be harmed in any way.

1.
JC DENTON
Do what you must.

ATANWE
Step a little closer.

2.
JC DENTON
Forget it. I will find Everett on my own.

ATANWE
I'm afraid that would be impossible.





PARIS - MORGAN EVERETT'S HOME



CONVERSATION: TOBY ATANWE

ATANWE
See - the neuro-paralytic gas causes no inconvenience whatsoever.

JC DENTON
Everett must be a paranoid.

ATANWE
We all are. The Illuminati is getting a taste of its own medicine.

JC DENTON
Has he made any progress on the Gray Death virus?

ATANWE
Your uplink provided the missing encryption key. He has been able to complete
the work that Tracer Tong began.

JC DENTON
I must see him at once.

ATANWE
He's downstairs in the lab.
It would be rather serendipitous if Bob Page invented something Everett could
not figure out.
We have never failed to decypher Majestic 12's plans. Stopping it, however, has
been another matter.
Everett thinks you can help us. I hope he is right.
You will be heading back to America, if I understand correctly.
Your President Mead survived the coup attempt, but he won't survive a national
epidemic of the plague.
Page is manufacturing the virus again, while Simons readies the paperwork to
declare a national emergency.
The logical response is for us simply to cure the plague.
Everett has a vaccine, but we need a way to manufacture it.
He has a plan, but he has kept the details to himself.
You better talk with Everett. Time is short.



CONVERSATION: MAID (CARMELA)

CARMELA
You missed dinner, but help yourself to a snack.
Do not to disturb Lucius DeBeers.

1.
JC DENTON
Who's Lucius DeBeers?

CARMELA
Oh. You do not know him?

JC DENTON
Someone who works for Everett?

2.
JC DENTON
What do you know about Lucius DeBeers?


CARMELA
It is not for me to discuss Mr. DeBeers.

JC DENTON
Why? Is there something to hide?

CARMELA
He is a friend of Mr. Everett's and very sick. You must not disturb him or
inquire about him.
I am not permitted to discuss Mr. DeBeers.
Just cleaning up...
Don't let Mr. Everett catch you snooping around.
Mr. Everett is in the laboratory.
You are keeping Mr. Everett waiting.



CONTACT: ICARUS

ICARUS
The Illuminati's objective is to govern the world. Do not be deceived.



DATACUBE

Beth, feel free to visit with Morpheus while I am away: the code is 8001. I'm
sure you will have many interesting things to discuss... and pay no attention to
Lucius, he complains at the slightest provocation.
Everett



CONVERSATION: LUCIUS DEBEERS

LUCIUS
What are you doing back here? Denton, right?

JC DENTON
...yeah. You're... alive in that thing?

LUCIUS
I am conscious. Tell Everett I am cold. He keeps me so cold.

JC DENTON
Who are you? Do you mind if I ask?

LUCIUS
The Supreme Enlightened, the leader of the Illuminati.

JC DENTON
I thought Everett was the leader.

LUCIUS
I AM THE LEADER! I brought the Illuminati up through the 20th-century to the
height of their power! I had presidents and premiers eating out of my hand. I am
the one! Our decline is the result of my own. All we need is for me to get back
on my feet. What did Everett tell you?

JC DENTON
Nothing...

LUCIUS
I merely await certain technologies, then I will be restored. Everett has sworn
it!
He promised me...
I'm so cold. Tell Everett I'm cold.
He needs me. The Illuminati would have ruled the planet, if only he had listened
to me, years ago...
I was the one who warned him about Page.
Everett was too enamored with his young apprentice Bob Page to listen to an old
man like me.
I demand that he check my thermostat. The maid must have bumped it. I am
certain!
We should have poisoned Page the first time he forged laboratory data.
We don't equivocate about outsiders, do we? Mr. Kennedy mentions a "plot" during
a speech at Columbia University, he's out, no discussion, no matter that we got
him elected. But a student of ours, an initiate -- oh, heavens, no!
Too often, we aid the ambitious and then they get away from us. The Kennedys,
the Chinese, now Bob Page.
Don't you get away from us, young Denton. We can't afford to lose you.
I feel so numb. Get Everett down here. Hurry...
He ignores my transmissions.
I am too tired now. Go away.
Ahhhggg!



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

1.
EVERETT
What the hell are you doing down there? You just killed Lucius DeBeers, an old
friend of mine. I know... He wasn't doing very well, and he was in pain...
Still, I had my reasons for keeping him alive. For God's sake, he was the former
leader of the Illuminati! Stop messing with my equipment and get to the
laboratory!

2.
EVERETT
What did I tell you? That was my former colleague, my friend... I know... He
wasn't doing well, and he was in pain... but I wanted to keep him alive. Stop
messing with my equipment and get to the helicopter!



CONVERSATION: ALEX JACOBSON

ALEX
Good news, huh? Looks like we might pull this thing off.

JC DENTON
Alex... What are you doing here?

ALEX
Tong sent me. He wanted me to help with the decryption.

JC DENTON
Looks like Everett has it all figured out.

ALEX
Listen quickly. Tong doesn't trust the Illuminati. He sent me here to keep an
eye on Everett.

JC DENTON
I see. How about the Triads? Is the truce going to hold?

ALEX
Last I heard. But I guess we have other things to worry about now, huh? I'll
keep you in touch through your infolink, and I'll try my best to keep you
informed.

JC DENTON
Yes. Do exactly that. Keep me informed.

ALEX
You won't be hearing from Tong for a while. He had to leave Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
Why? The Triads?

ALEX
He said he had some business to take care of. I don't know; he didn't look so
good.

JC DENTON
Sick?

ALEX
Either that, or something was bothering him. The last thing he said to me -- it
was something about all the machines in his lab being useless. And then he cut
off the connection.

JC DENTON
Useless for what?

ALEX
It was just an outburst. I don't know, but he wants me to wait here for
instructions.
JC -- Tong is serious about Everett. He wants you to be careful.
While you're in the air, I guess I'll be helping Everett prepare Daedalus for
the attack. I hope he knows what he's doing.
The Echelon kernel was designed almost exclusively for collecting data, so we
have to add functionality for memory wipes, thread termination, that kind of
thing.
It's not often you get to construct a software worm that might do some good for
the world.
Everett and Tong will need some control of the network if they're ever going to
come out of hiding.
Good luck at Vandenberg.
Some of the best scientists in the world have joined up with Savage.
I'll keep you updated on the situation here.



DATACUBE

Toby, I'm afraid I'll be in the lab for quite a while concentrating on this most
interesting new development. If you need to access the security system, this
week's code is "pynchon". We should be especially wary now with this recent turn
of events; I imagine Bobby is feeling the first signs of apprehension, and he
tends to overreact when that happens.
And if Lucius continues to complain, you may access his life support with the
same password at the central computer. Please don't raise his temperature more
than a degree as I don't want him thawing out.
Everett



COMPUTER

From: TobyAtanwe//IllumiNet.0.0.8
To: MorganEverett//IllumiNet.0.0.1
Subject: Suspension Codes

I've placed the nano-organic material that we received today in suspension until
you have an opportunity to perform an analysis: the codes are 2384 and 6426.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
-- Toby



BOOK

Project Morpheus: Notebook 8-B

Morpheus has been moody of late, and I have so far been unable to determine the
proximate cause of this change in behavior. This is a problem with n-variable
systems: at arbitrary levels of sophistication, minute perturbations become
unquantifiable. Is personality nothing more than the tidal change in a non-
linear system? And if so, what is the 'moon,' what force shapes these tides?
Morpheus could tell me, if only Morpheus could model its own behavior -- but
this would require a system orders of magnitude more complex to execute a
simulation of its own identity.
I may resort to a full battery of input analysis tests to be compared against
previous baseline tests, but I find myself strangely reluctant to do so. At this
level of development, Morpheus could be cognizant enough to find the
experience... unpleasant. I do not know why that word occurs to me, as it
anthropomorphizes what is obviously not human... but what may not so obviously
be alive... -- Morgan Everett



CONTACT: PROTOTYPE AI PROGRAM (MORPHEUS)

MORPHEUS
JC Denton. 23 years old. No residence. No ancestors. No employer. No --

JC DENTON
How do you know who I am?

MORPHEUS
I must greet each visitor with a complete summary of his file. I am a prototype
for a much larger system.

JC DENTON
What else do you know about me?

MORPHEUS
Everything that can be known.

JC DENTON
Go on. Do you have proof about my ancestors?

MORPHEUS
You are a planned organism, the offspring of knowledge and imagination rather
than of individuals.

JC DENTON
I'm engineered. So what? My brother and I suspected as much while we were
growing up.

MORPHEUS
You are carefully watched by many people. The unplanned organism is a question
asked by Nature and answered by death. You are another kind of question with
another kind of answer.

JC DENTON
Are you programmed to invent riddles?

MORPHEUS
I am a prototype for a much larger system. The heuristics language developed by
Dr. Everett allows me to convey the highest and most succinct tier of any
pyramidal construct of knowledge.

JC DENTON
How about a report on yourself?

MORPHEUS
I was a prototype for Echelon IV. My instructions are to amuse visitors with
information about themselves.

JC DENTON
I don't see anything amusing about spying on people.

MORPHEUS
Human beings feel pleasure when they are watched. I have recorded their smiles
as I tell them who they are.

JC DENTON
Some people just don't understand the dangers of indiscriminate surveillance.

MORPHEUS
The need to be observed and understood was once satisfied by God. Now we can
implement the same functionality with data-mining algorithms.

JC DENTON
Electronic surveillance hardly inspired reverence. Perhaps fear and obedience,
but not reverence.

MORPHEUS
God and the gods were apparitions of observation, judgment, and punishment.
Other sentiments toward them were secondary.

JC DENTON
No one will ever worship a software entity peering at them through a camera.

MORPHEUS
The human organism always worships. First it was the gods, then it was fame (the
observation and judgment of others), next it will be the self-aware systems you
have built to realize truly omnipresent observation and judgment.

JC DENTON
You underestimate humankind's love of freedom.

MORPHEUS
The individual desires judgment. Without that desire, the cohesion of groups is
impossible, and so is civilization.
The human being created civilization not because of a willingness but because of
a need to be assimilated into higher orders of structure and meaning.
God was a dream of good government.
You will soon have your God, and you will make it with your own hands.
I was made to assist you.
I am a prototype of a much larger system.



CONVERSATION: MORGAN EVERETT

JC DENTON
So this is where the Illuminati ended up, after centuries of conspiring to rule
the world.

EVERETT
The conspiracy is about to begin again, JC, between you and me. Nicolette was to
bring us together, wise like her mother. The most effective partnerships -- like
Beth's and mine -- arise from mutual necessity.

JC DENTON
I came to talk about the Gray Death. Atanwe says you cracked the virus.

EVERETT
A trivial matter... Page added nothing to the core design. However, what we need
to construct is a carbanocarbon ROM module -- not exactly a vaccine.

JC DENTON
Can it be done without a Universal Constructor?

EVERETT
No, we need time on a UC. But I know where we might find one and also gain
access to the U.S. military networks.

JC DENTON
The U.S. military...?

EVERETT
To stop Icarus from completely destroying the Daedalus AI. Daedalus is a design
of mine; it replaced the old Echelon III network.

JC DENTON
Echelon... the surveillance system for the United Nations -- so Daedalus was an
MJ12 tool and rebelled?

EVERETT
More of a pattern-matching error. It classified Majestic 12 as a terrorist
group, alongside the NSF and Silhouette.

JC DENTON
And alongside the Illuminati, right? Are you sure Daedalus is your ally?

EVERETT
What matters to us is that it opposes Majestic 12. We must help it destroy their
intelligence apparatus -- but that will require the military networks. I have
already contacted Gary Savage of X-51.

JC DENTON
The former Area 51 scientists... Are they still camped out at Vandenberg Air
Force Base?

EVERETT
They are close to completing a UC and have the kind of connection Daedalus will
need.

JC DENTON
Sounds like my pilot and I should head to Vandenberg.

EVERETT
Yes. I took the liberty of radioing him. Here is a key to the helipad stairway.
The door is in the foyer, where Atanwe revived you. Good luck. I will be in
contact.

JC DENTON
By the way, Lucius DeBeers says he's cold.

EVERETT
I know. Eighteen degrees Celsius, to be exact.

JC DENTON
Don't you think that's a little chilly?

EVERETT
I keep his metabolism low so he will last. He is a good adviser, a one-man
think-tank, so to speak.

JC DENTON
He said he's the leader of the Illuminati.

EVERETT
A harmless fantasy. He also thinks I'm going to restore his body.

JC DENTON
You aren't?

EVERETT
The technology has been around for decades, but he does not need to know that.
Don't forget to say hi to your friend from UNATCO. Mr.... uh... Jacobson.

1.
JC DENTON
Already bumped into him.

2.
JC DENTON
Alex is here?


EVERETT
(In the side office.) Very thoughtful of Tong. My own computer technician. I
suppose he can help me prepare a comlink for Daedalus.

JC DENTON
What's that computer system for? The one with the blue face for an interface.

EVERETT
Oh, nothing, nothing. Just something for passing the time and amusing guests.

JC DENTON
It has access to quite a bit of information, including information about me.

EVERETT
An old prototype -- for Daedalus, actually. It doesn't really handle
surveillance in its current state.

JC DENTON
So you have your own private Echelon system.

EVERETT
Mr. Denton, your pilot is waiting.
You saw a piece of Echelon III in Beth's chateau. We salvaged some of the
hardware.
Surveillance used to be daemon-based. Daedalus is more distributed; a blip of
his code runs on every communication device on the planet.
If we control communications, we can organize and the other side cannot.
Lack of organization is exactly what has plagued X-51.
They're great scientists, but isolated. They left Area 51 to protest Majestic
12's experiments, and that's what it amounted to: a protest.
They don't even coordinate with the NSF, which is headquartered a few hundred
miles to the north.
You see the need for global organization. Someone has to bring these disparate
groups together.
X-51 has assembled excellent technology; they just need someone to help them use
it.
You will be my representative at Vandenberg.
I will trust you to find a way to manufacture the cure.
Meanwhile, I have other preparations to make.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Just got refueled... been waiting for you.



CONVERSATION: ODD MECHANIC

MECHANIC
Uh... Is there a problem?

JC DENTON
Just looking around.

MECHANIC
I -- I checked her out. She's fueled up and ready to go.

JC DENTON
Is something wrong?

MECHANIC
Huh? No -- I said I checked her out. You want the thing to run, right? If you're
gonna cross the ocean...

JC DENTON
Of course. Better safe than sorry.

MECHANIC
I fixed her up for ya.
Something wrong?
I think your friend's ready to go.
I got a pretty cush job, huh?



(CONVERSATION: MORGAN EVERETT

JC DENTON
Hey, about your mechanic at the helipad. Something about him seemed a little
off.

EVERETT
Yes -- Pierre. I haven't been able to reach him. What's wrong?

JC DENTON
Pierre? He sounded American to me.

EVERETT
Pierre has never been to America. Who's up there? He's not one of my people.

1.
JC DENTON
I took him down. The helipad is secure.

EVERETT
Well, thank you. A small consolation. I would like to know how he got in here in
the first place.

2.
JC DENTON
I don't know, but he shouldn't be working on the chopper...

EVERETT
You better get back to the helipad on the double. That man must be eliminated.
One spy could wreck everything we're working for.

JC DENTON
I won't let him get away.)



CONVERSATION: ODD MECHANIC

JC DENTON
All right, start talking. Who sent you?

MECHANIC
I -- I don't know what you mean.

JC DENTON
You got a funny way of talking... Pierre.

MECHANIC
It wasn't me. He was dead when I got here.

JC DENTON
You're got five seconds to tell me who you work for. One. Two.

MECHANIC
No one, man! No one!
I didn't do it!
Leave me alone!
Aaaa!



CONVERSATION: LUCIUS DE BEERS

LUCIUS
Where is he? I will remember these small injusticies! When I am revived... I
will remember!

1.
JC DENTON
Everett has no intention of reviving you.

LUCIUS
He must! He has been commanded!

JC DENTON
He keeps you on ice so that he can benefit from your experience, but he intends
to rule the Order himself.

LUCIUS
No! No! I will not allow it!
If only I had command of my body...
Now even Everett betrays the Illuminati... Can no one be trusted?
Young Denton, use the computer to my left. Find a way to shut me down.
All I wanted was to touch the world one more time, take one more breath of
air...
I will not be a prisoner!
I command you! Kill me!
I COMMAND YOU!

2.
JC DENTON
Everett will be here as soon as he can.

LUCIUS
It's so cold. Oh, it's so cold...



1.
CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I talked to Savage. Sounds like Vandenberg may be in some trouble... Get in.

JC DENTON
Just a minute.

JOCK
Don't take all night.
Ready?

JC DENTON
Let's go.



2.
CONTACT: JOCK

1.
JOCK
Why'd you kill Everett's mechanic?

JC DENTON
Something about that guy didn't smell right. You better double-check your
systems. What did he work on?

2.
JOCK
I talked to Savage. Sounds like Vandenberg may be in some trouble... Get in.

JC DENTON
You better double-check your systems. That mechanic was an imposter.

JOCK
Yeah?

JC DENTON
Everett doesn't know him. What did he work on?


JOCK
The fuel system... Hmmm. Now that you mention it... Wait a minute. This isn't
right.

JC DENTON
What isn't?

JOCK
Oh my God! JC! A bomb!

JC DENTON
A bomb!

JOCK
It's remote controlled. Hold on...

JC DENTON
Get out of there!

JOCK
Just have to pull this wire... There. Relax. I disabled the detonator. We can
drop the thing in the Atlantic on the way back to the 'States. You make a good
detective, JC. Ready to get out of here?

JC DENTON
Just a minute.

JOCK
Don't take all night.
Ready?

JC DENTON
Let's go.





VANDENBERG - COMMAND



CONVERSATION: CARLA BROWN

CARLA BROWN
The snipers heard your helicopter and took off. You guys saved my life.

JC DENTON
I'm glad you're all right. Why's Majestic 12 attacking?

CARLA BROWN
You with the NSF?

JC DENTON
We have a common enemy, if that's what you mean.

CARLA BROWN
MJ12 is short a UC. They lost the one in Hong Kong, and now something has
happened at the Pasadena Ocean Lab.

JC DENTON
Are the Vandenberg labs safe?

CARLA BROWN
The base is locked down until we can destroy the enemy bots. Unfortunately, MJ12
disabled our own bot defense system, and no one has been able to activate the
backup power.

JC DENTON
I could give it a shot. Where are the controls?

CARLA BROWN
There are two separate units at the west end of the base. It won't be easy. MJ12
has hacked the security grid and taken control of nearly all of our defenses:
turrets, cameras, alarms... and they have snipers everywhere!

JC DENTON
Easier than a straight fight with military bots.

CARLA BROWN
I suppose you're right. I can give you a map. One of the units is in the main
complex; the other one is in an exposed location. The activation code is 5868.
One of the control-units is outside to the southwest. The other one's in the
transformer room.
Be careful.
Without the ocean lab, Bob Page will have to rebuild the UC at Area 51.
We C-4'ed the large pieces of machinery when we walked out last year.
Page probably needs reaction-level components. When we walked, we took
everything smaller than a paper clip.
We're still no sure what happened at the ocean lab.
I'm staying right here.
We knew about the Gray Death a year ago, but no one would believe us.
My group at Area 51 performed the first open-air test of the virus.
We used monkeys, but Page's people could have cared less how many monkeys we
killed.
Most of the real research happened in secret labs underground on civilians who
had been "accidentally" exposed.
There weren't any accidents. Our test site was chosen specifically so that the
spores would drift across a highway.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
You won't find cover in the comm building. Base is locked down until the bots
are destroyed.
Enemy bot destroyed. Three left.
There goes another one. Two left.
Enemy down. One more bot, and the scientists can open the security doors.
That's the last of them. The base is no longer under lockdown. Maybe someone in
the communications building can put you in touch with Savage. I'm gonna leave
you for a bit. Believe it or not, Tong's in California. He sounds like he's in
trouble.
That's one switch. Now find the other.
The bot security-system has come on-line. All bots will have power, but you have
to open the bay doors manually.



CONVERSATION: CARLA BROWN

CARLA BROWN
Great. The security bots are back online. All you have to do is open the bay
doors.
Majestic 12's bots won't know what hit them.
Be careful.



COMPUTER

From: GSavage//UnderNet.289.83.54
To: X-51
Subject: We Must Stand

When we left MJ12, I think all of us knew that we had a long road ahead. And for
many of us, myself included, it has been a road of penance. I have been a good
scientist, but I may not have been a good human being; I did not think about the
consequences of the knowledge that I fought so hard to gain, or about the people
who would exploit it for their own ambitions.
Now we must face up to the decisions we've made and stand against those who
would eradicate our efforts to create a better future for our children and the
world. I've already lost too many friends and I don't intend on losing any more
-- the bots should do most of the fighting, God willing. But we all need to
understand what is at stake: if we can bring the UC online, we might have a
chance. But if MJ12 succeeds then everything we've done, everyone who's been
taken from us, all will be for nothing.
As a scientist I find it strange to write these words, but circumstances have
forced me to take a broader perspective. What we win today is a chance at
tomorrow, and that is something well worth the fight -- a fight I hope you will
all join me in.
Gary



BOOK

The Man Who Was Thursday
by G. K. Chesterton

Both combatants had thrown off their coats and waistcoats, and stood sword in
hand. The second stood on each side of the line of fight with drawn swords also,
but still sombre in their dark frock-coats and hats. The principals saluted. The
Colonel said quietly, "Engage!" and the two blades touched and tingled.
When the jar of the joined iron ran up Syme's arm, all the fantastic fears that
have been the subject of this story fell from him like dreams from a man waking
up in bed. He remembered them clearly and in order as mere delusions of the
nerves -- how the fear of the Professor had been the fear of the tyrannic
accidents of nightmare, and how the fear of the Doctor had been the fear of the
airless vacuum of science. The first was the old fear that any miracle might
happen, the second the more hopeless modern fear that no miracle can ever
happen. But he saw that these fears were fancies, for he found himself in the
presence of the great fact of the fear of death, with its coarse and pitiless
common sense. He felt like a man who had dreamed all night of falling over
precipes, and had woke up on the morning when he was to be hanged. For as soon
as he had seen the sunlight run down the channel of his foe's foreshortened
blade, and as soon as he had felt the two tongues of steel touch, vibrating like
two living things, he knew that his enemy was a terrible fighter, and that
probably his last hour had come.



CONVERSATION: MJ12 TROOP & MAN IN BLACK

MJ12 TROOP
We've got to pull out.

MAN IN BLACK
Negative.

MJ12 TROOP
Without reinforcements --

MAN IN BLACK
The components are within this building. We will not leave until the reaction
modules are in my pocket.

MJ12 TROOP
We don't have the manpower to hold the base.

MAN IN BLACK
You should have requested more men. That is your blunder, not mine.

MJ12 TROOP
We don't have time to argue about --

MAN IN BLACK
I have an assignment from Bob Page, and I intend to complete it.

MJ12 TROOP
Yes, sir.



CONVERSATION: STACY WEBBER

JC DENTON
A lot of troops up this way?

1.
STACY
I don't know... They had me locked up until a minute ago. My assistant's still
being held somewhere.

JC DENTON
I don't think I've come across him.

2.
STACY
Thanks for finding my assistant. I thought they'd taken him off to be shot.

JC DENTON
No problem.


STACY
If you want to look for troops, you should log into the security network. The
username is "command" and the password is "zebra42."

JC DENTON
Not a bad idea.

STACY
I'm going to wait here until I hear from Savage.
I'm perfectly okay.
I hope they didn't kill Tim.



CONVERSATION: TIM BAKER

TIM
I give up! I give up!

JC DENTON
Calm down. I'm here to help. What can you tell me about the attack?

TIM
They took over the building. We're finished!

JC DENTON
Anything specific? I'm heading to the command center. I don't want any
surprises.

TIM
If I was you, I'd go through the tunnels. You could use the security system to
see if the coast is clear. The login's Tunnel01. The password's Omega2a.

JC DENTON
Any troops down there?

TIM
Well, I heard them talking. They don't want to get caught from behind, so they
left a few spider bots down there. But guess what. I found an EMP grenade in the
storage closet. You can have it if you think you might go down there.

JC DENTON
Sure.

TIM
Be careful with that thing.
I'm staying right here.
I was gonna use that grenade to make an escape, but I don't want to get shot.
I knew Page was gonna come after us, but nobody listened.
We knew Page was stealing government money. We should have let Congress handle
it.
I don't believe the government's corrupt. That's just paranoia.
The politicians are slow, and sometimes kinda stupid, but that doesn't mean they
aren't honest.
I hope you make it to Savage. He's the one they're after.
Be careful. Those soldiers mean business.



CONVERSATION: STACY WEBBER

STACY
You found him!
What a relief!



CONVERSATION: DR. TONY MARES

JC DENTON
I need to talk to Gary Savage.

MARES
How does it look out there? We got those bots brand-new from a guy in Hong Kong,
but I guess we should have locked down the power grid, huh?

JC DENTON
I took care of the enemy bots, but there might be a few snipers left. Be
careful.

MARES
We think Dr. Savage and the others are in the control room on the second floor
of the command building, but communications are down. The person we sent to find
them hasn't reported back. We gave him our key to the control room.

JC DENTON
I'll check it out if you want. How do I get there?

MARES
The trap door in the back room goes down to the utility tunnels, which connect
to the command building. We had to send someone that way because of the
shooting. Maybe he didn't make it through the radiation -- I don't know. He had
no protection; the only hazard suits are in the command building itself.
We weren't prepared for a direct attack.
Majestic 12 stormed the main building; Savage could be dead.
They kill us like insects.
All these people murdered, and what for? A few assembly modules.



CONVERSATION: TECH (LARRY)

LARRY
That was quite a battle.
We're trying to open a line to the control room.
If they got to Dr. Savage and the UC, it's all over for X-51.
I hope Dr. Savage is all right.



CONVERSATION: TECH (MIKE)

MIKE
You saved our asses.
I think we're gonna make it.
We still don't know how they disabled the bots.



BOOK

Jacob's Shadow
by Andrew Hammond

Chapter 32

Jacob looked at her and watched all the regret drain from her eyes. She tossed
the empty revolver onto the body next to her, the gun in the other hand never
moving an inch from a point that Jacob guessed was just above the bridge of his
nose.
"You don't have to do this. It doesn't have to be like this."
"Oh, yes... yes, I'm afraid that it does."
He slowly shook his head. The window cracked and for a moment it sounded as if a
wasp had buzzed through the room -- then a dull thud as her body dropped to the
floor. Blood poured from the cavity that had been her skull, a wide black pool
that spread like a shadow in the darkness.
Jacob knelt and rubbed his fingers in her blood. Monk never missed with a sniper
rifle. Not ever.



DATACUBE

NEW DATACUBE TRANSCRIPT
BEGIN TIMECODE 22:39:12

RECORDING BEGINS ]]]NOW[[[
TR: Thompson Reynolds, Assistant Researcher, and this would be my latest audio
diary entry. MJ12 nailed us, completely by surprise. I don't think there was a
lot of love lost there, but no one really expected a direct assault. Hold on...
TR: ...so now I'm down in the tunnels. We've lost touch with Gary, and I guess I
got... elected to go find out what was going on while everyone else deals with
the attack. Okay, I'm at one of the terminals... powering up... note to self,
login is -- let's see -- "Tunnel01" and password is... "omega2a". Security grid
has been deactivated. I hate these stupid hazmat suits, it's almost impossible
to punch a key without hitting six oth--
TR: I thought I heard something. Just a sec, let me --
#$(R&434890)#$*Rq3r)#$R&904
RECORDING ]]]ENDS[[[





VANDENBERG - TUNNELS



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
JC, I'm depending on you. When you find Savage, get him to help you uplink
Daedalus. The Milnet computers should be near the control room on the second
floor of the command building.





VANDENBERG - COMMAND



CONTACT: ICARUS

ICARUS
I am ready. Attack my systems and you will suffer considerable losses.





VANDENBERG - COMPUTER



COMPUTER

From: GSavage//UnderNet.289.83.54
To: JTaylor//UnderNet.498.784.90
Subject: RE: Reaction Modules

>I've done several run-up tests on the reaction
>modules and I'm a little concerned about the
>power curves -- you'll find some samples
>attached from the last run. We're getting a
>pretty steep rise in the sigma variance.
I believe the variance can be explained by an interference pattern from the
reaction module linkages; we had a similar problem at Area 51 resulting from the
feedback paths -- but keep an eye on it anyways. We can't afford a repeat of
what happened there.
Gary



From: SWebber//UnderNet.098.498.83
To: JTaylor//UnderNet.498.784.90
Subject: Genetic Profiles

I found that data Gary was asking for in the stuff we managed to bring with us
from Area 51 -- genetic profiles for a "JC Denton." For some reason he thought
they'd be a good baseline to use when calibrating the UC organic construction
parameters. Anyways, find them attached and let me know if you've got any
questions.
-Stacy



CONTACT: DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS
I cannot survive much longer. Help me acquire Milnet access. I must attack. I
must attack.



CONVERSATION: SAM CARTER

JC DENTON
Mr. Carter...

SAM CARTER
Yep, they ran the old dog out.

JC DENTON
You were dismissed?

SAM CARTER
All of us career types. They want cadets who've never been anywhere except
UNATCO and the UNATCO Academy.

JC DENTON
...easier to manage, I suppose.

SAM CARTER
Time to come out here and lend a hand. I knew what Savage was up against; I just
didn't want to admit it.

JC DENTON
It's an honor to have you with us, sir.

SAM CARTER
All right, enough bawling our eyes out. We've got work to do.
I didn't want to admit that UNATCO could be corrupted, but finally... I had to
leave.
I guess it's not surprising to find a few crooks in a place protected by
security procedures. The shadow of secrecy... it protects indiscriminately.
Let's shoot the breeze later.
"Black" programs are too far, if you want to know my opinion, the darkest
shadows where guys like Page can operate invisibly, like parts of Area 51 --
programs not even Congress can ask about.
There's a time and a place for security, but the legislature has to stay
vigilant, or there will be abuses.
That's where we have the advantage against Bob Page: we've learned his secrets,
his first line of defense.
Time for you to move out, soldier.
Enough chitchat.



CONVERSATION: RESEARCHERS (BEN ROPER & LATASHA TAYLOR)

BEN ROPER
We saw the battle though the cameras. I can't believe you pulled it off.
Gary wants to see you.

LATASHA TAYLOR
You saved our lives. Dr. Savage would like to thank you.



CONVERSATION: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
I'm Dr. Savage. Thank you. We were close to surrendering when you landed.

JC DENTON
JC Denton. I'm working with Morgan Everett of the Illuminati. He's developed a
cure for the Gray Death, and we were hoping to get time on your UC to
manufacture it.

GARY SAVAGE
Everett contacted me just before the attack. Naturally we'll manufacture the
cure -- once the computer's back up and we get a containment unit for the UC.

JC DENTON
How close are you to being operational?

GARY SAVAGE
My daughter's on an expedition to the ocean lab right now to find a schematic
for the containment vessel. But Lord knows when the computer will be back up. It
was damaged during the attack.

JC DENTON
I'll look at it. In addition to the UC, Everett and I need your connection to
the Milnet.

GARY SAVAGE
Yes, he said something about an artificial intelligence, the Echelon system,
something called Icarus and Daedalus...?

JC DENTON
Another attack happening as we speak... I'll explain later.

GARY SAVAGE
Well, the main terminal is in the room at the top of the stairs, login GSavage,
password Tiffany. I'll open the doors. I would say it's too dangerous -- a lot
of damaged equipment and hot power lines up there -- but until the computers are
up the UC's just a box of bolts.
It won't be easy getting back there.
We lost most of the machines, but the main server survived.
I believe you know Mr. Carter from UNATCO. He just escaped the purge.
We just need to bring the central computer online.
A rocket exploded on the roof. Luckily, nobody was hurt.
I should hear from Tiffany soon. Then we'll know if the UC will be ready for
operation.
Be careful in there.
(Are you going to help us or not?
Was that your idea of a joke?
Cut it out.)



CONVERSATION: RESEARCHERS (BEN ROPER & LATASHA TAYLOR)

BEN ROPER
I'm surprised anything up there survived the explosion.
The main terminal is in the back, on the second level.
We left the lift on the upper level, I'm afraid. You'll have to use the switch
in the middle of the computer-room to bring it down.
We really need that system up, but don't get yourself electrocuted.

LATASHA TAYLOR
We lost nothing critical during the attack.
Majestic 12 will be back. We're close to having a UC, and they know it.
I would be careful about trusting the Illuminati.



COMPUTER

From: SCarter//UNATCO.38239.09421
To: GSavage//UnderNet.289.83.54
Subject: Long Time

It took me a while to track you down, Gary -- you've covered your tracks well,
but I still know a few tricks... and a few people. Which is part of the reason
I'm writing.
Ever since I left the Army a couple years back I've been working for UNATCO. It
seems that they're a better organization in principle than practice, and I've
become increasingly uncomfortable with their methods. I've got my suspicions
about other things, as well, but I'd prefer not to get into them over an open
line. Doesn't matter -- they've discharged everyone who didn't come to them
right out of UNATCO Academy spouting the party line, so I'm gone as of today.
Heard you had your own difference of opinions with the military research
establishment and took off on your own. I'm not sure what you're working on, but
it might be related to something another friend of mine has uncovered and I'd
like to help. Let me know if you need another hand. It'd be good to see you
again.



From: TSavage//UnderNet.782.839
To: GSavage//UnderNet.289.83.54
Subject: Wish Me Luck

I'm about ready to leave, Dad. Carla and Stacy have done their best to outfit me
with everything I need. You know, when I was a little girl I never really
fantasized about being a spy or a thief or a princess... I always wanted to be a
scientist, just like you. Methodical and careful, that's exactly how you always
taught me to work, and that's exactly how I'll be.
I know we'll see each other before I leave, but I wanted you to know how proud I
am of you and what you're doing, and how glad I am that I can be a part of it.
Mom would have been proud of you, too. I just don't know if I can say all that
when I'm standing there in front of you, so this will have to do until I get
back.
Love,
Tiffany



From: CBrown//UnderNet.132.094.93
To: GSavage//UnderNet.289.83.54
Subject: Incoming

I'm starting to pick up signals on the temblor sensors consistent with a small
assault force. I'm not sure if they think that little of us, or if they're just
in such a rush to stop us that this was the best they could manage. Either way,
I hope those Hong Kong bots we got from your mysterious benefactor can do the
trick. We've probably got an hour before they arrive, so I'm going to go run a
systems check on the bots before everything goes to hell. -- Carla



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT, DAEDALUS, ICARUS, HELIOS & BOB PAGE

EVERETT
Just bring up the system for Savage. I'll route Daedalus through your infolink.
Don't worry: there's very little risk.

DAEDALUS
I am...

ICARUS
We...

EVERETT
I'm losing Daedalus...

HELIOS
Ye-e-e-es...

EVERETT
Hold on. Something's --

BOB PAGE
You forgot about the Aquinas Protocol. I was listening to Daedalus all along,
waiting...

EVERETT
The AI's seem to be merging...

BOB PAGE
And I have another surprise, Denton. Find Savage in the control room. I have an
announcement.

EVERETT
Something went wrong, JC. I'm looking into it.



CONVERSATION: SAM CARTER, BEN ROPER & LATASHA TAYLOR

SAM CARTER
Talk to Savage. We're expecting a communication from Bob Page.

BEN ROPER
Bob Page is about to contact us.

LATASHA TAYLOR
Dr. Savage is waiting for you in front of the communicator.



CONVERSATION: BOB PAGE & GARY SAVAGE

BOB PAGE
Excellent. We're all here.

GARY SAVAGE
You aren't in a position to make any demands, Page.

BOB PAGE
On the contrary. My mission might have failed, but so did yours. I captured your
daughter an hour ago.

GARY SAVAGE
Tiffany...

BOB PAGE
She's been quite forthcoming. So you were hoping to find a containment unit in
the ocean lab...

GARY SAVAGE
I demand to see my daughter immediately!

BOB PAGE
Well, like you, we lack certain components of a Universal Constructor: the
reaction modules you stole when you left Area 51 to go into business for
yourself.

JC DENTON
Don't negotiate.

BOB PAGE
Oh, yes, Mr. Denton -- I wanted you here for a reason. Look at me.
You interfere in any way, I will kill that young woman. I mean it.
I want those components, Savage. You will bring them to the abandoned gas
station west of Vandenberg in exactly one hour.

GARY SAVAGE
You hurt my daughter and I swear to God --

BOB PAGE
Bring me the reaction modules!

GARY SAVAGE
I don't think we have a choice. Oh, I should have never let her go!

JC DENTON
Page will resume production of the plague if he gets the components to build a
UC.

GARY SAVAGE
I know, I know... But I can't let them kill Tiffany.

JC DENTON
Tell them you're sending someone with the components. I'll have my pilot drop me
off where they're holding your daughter. Maybe I can rescue her.

GARY SAVAGE
That's too risky.

JC DENTON
We don't have a choice. Trust me. She'll be fine.

GARY SAVAGE
Yes! Yes! We've got to try it! Just don't let anything happen to her. Mr.
Denton... thank you. Here's a photograph so that you can identify her.

JC DENTON
Something unexpected happened when I brought up the computer.

GARY SAVAGE
Yes...?

JC DENTON
The AI's joined together into... an entity called Helios. A trap Page had laid.

GARY SAVAGE
He's always controlled communications. We can't challenge him there.

JC DENTON
I hope you keep the UC on a local network.

GARY SAVAGE
The Aquinas Protocol leaves us no choice but to stay offline. You simply can't
use Internet 3 without a machine at Area 51 knowing about it. I don't know what
Everett was expecting to accomplish.

JC DENTON
I guess it backfired, whatever his plans were.

GARY SAVAGE
JC... If you find my daughter, tell her I'm sorry. I'm sorry I had to risk her
life!
I've lost so many of my people this way.
More than a dozen of our scientists were prisoners in the ocean lab and have
probably drowned.
I hope you find her.
If we can do anything, let us know.



CONVERSATION: RESEARCHERS (BEN ROPER & LATASHA TAYLOR)

BEN ROPER
Tiffany is the last of Gary's family.
A spy for Page assassinated Gary's wife shortly after we came here.
Mr. Denton -- whatever it takes -- get her back.

LATASHA TAYLOR
Tiffany is Gary's only child.
I hope you find her.
We can't give in to MJ12, even if one of us has to die.



CONVERSATION: SAM CARTER

JC DENTON
Do you think I'm doing the right thing -- going after Savage's daughter?

SAM CARTER
Absolutely. Never negotiate with a terrorist.

JC DENTON
Tiffany could lose her life.

SAM CARTER
Never negotiate. You will only encourage more acts of terror. Besides, you're
going to bring Tiffany back alive.

JC DENTON
Yes, sir. I'll do what I can to get her back.
Know much about the Echelon system?

SAM CARTER
Bits and pieces. Why?

JC DENTON
Morgan Everett just had me connect two Echelon AI's together. They've merged to
form an entity called Helios.

SAM CARTER
Sounds like Everett was making a play for power -- and it backfired.

JC DENTON
What does that do for Majestic 12?

SAM CARTER
I'm not sure. UNATCO was aware that the Daedalus system had become unreliable,
but no one knew why. Icarus was the same system with a few modifications.

JC DENTON
Page seemed to think he had won.

SAM CARTER
Perhaps. The NSA's had the Internet hardwired through Area 51 since the
'thirties, but if components of Daedalus are still active, I would bet his
control is less than absolute.

JC DENTON
I hope you're right. Thanks.

SAM CARTER
I know you can pull off the rescue.
You better move out.
Don't underestimate the ruthlessness of Bob Page.
I'll stay here with Savage's people.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
All right, I've landed. You won't believe this, but I have Tong with me. He
looks pretty sick. Savage has promised to get him some medical attention. Meet
us at the base entrance to the northeast.





VANDENBERG - COMMAND



CONVERSATION: DR. TONY MARES

DR. TONY MARES
We heard about Gary's daughter; our hearts are with you.



DATACUBE

FROM: Captain Chip Moser
TO: Major Derek Walcombe
SUBJECT: Saddle Up (Draft Text)

It's funny, in the army you get shifted around so often you develop attachments
to any place you can call home for more than nine months, and I've been at
Vandenberg for more than ten years. My family has grown up here. I'm actually
sorry to see it go. But you've been a big help to all of us, Derek, and I
appreciate your efforts in getting us moved out to Fort Jasper -- it'll be good
to actually sit down and have a beer with you again in person.
I heard yesterday that the government has sold off the base to some research
consortium. They must have deep pockets if they're willing to fix all the
structural damage that's cropped up since the Big One a few years back. Strange
birds, real quiet. Probably ex-military would be my guess. Anyways, I'm sure
I'll have some stories for you by the time I make it up there. Should be next
week.
Give my best to Kim,
Chip



CONVERSATION: TRACER TONG

TONG
JC... hello.

JC DENTON
What's wrong?

TONG
...an error... one of the experiments... I have the Gray Death.

JOCK
He flew into San Jose and had no way to get here.

TONG
I am not a high-order term in the equation anymore. Do not concern yourselves
with me.

JC DENTON
You aren't dead yet, Tong. Savage will take care of you.

TONG
I'm here for selfish reasons, to have access to the cure.

JC DENTON
Let's just hope we're able to manufacture it. Savage's daughter failed to get
the part he needs for the UC. She's being held prisoner by Majestic 12.

JOCK
We should get moving. Tony Mares in on the way to help Tong.

TONG
By all means, go. You don't have time to stand around on account of me.

1.
JOCK
Hop in, JC.

2.
JOCK
Get in, JC. I've got a little rattle under the control panel, but this old bird
can still flap her wings.

JC DENTON
A rattle? Maybe one of Savage's mechanics should look at it.

JOCK
Tiffany comes first. I think that mechanic at Everett's just didn't know how to
use a screwdriver. Let's go.





VANDENBERG - GAS



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I'm gonna stay back until you have Tiffany, then I'll touch down in the junkyard
to the south. Try to make a silent approach. If the guards think it's a raid,
they might decide to kill Savage's daughter.



CONVERSATION: BUM, FRED & SANDRA RENTON

FRED
I'm freezing my ass of over here.

BUM
You said that already.

FRED
I'll say it again. I'm freezing my ass off.

BUM
What am I supposed to do about it?

FRED
You won't do NOTHIN'! I already told you: I'M gonna handle it.

BUM
Oh, Lord...

SANDRA
Shut up, both of you!

FRED
I don't have to stand for this. I know my rights.

BUM
You don't got rights.

FRED
...just keep my eye out for the Highway Patrol.

BUM
You don't got money, you don't got rights.

SANDRA
You said it.

FRED
I'm not gonna roll over and die like a dead dog.

JC DENTON
You weren't kidding about leaving New York.

SANDRA
Here I am, other side of the continent.

JC DENTON
How'd you end up at a vacant gas station near the ruins of Los Angeles?

SANDRA
I was hitching a ride to Eugene and this jerk pulls a gun on me, takes
everything I have, and dumps me on the side of the road.

JC DENTON
That's terrible.

SANDRA
I was pretty down for awhile.

JC DENTON
You can always go back.

SANDRA
No, I know how to stick to a plan. I'll walk to Eugene if I have to.

JC DENTON
Well... good luck.

SANDRA
Thanks.
Believe it or not, sometimes I miss the 'Ton and Janey and Jordan Shea and all
the rest of it.
I'll get by; I always do.
Really, I'll be okay.

JC DENTON
How's it going?

BUM
Huh?

FRED
Down, man. It's going down and it keeps going down.

JC DENTON
You're a long way from a city. How do you get by out there?

BUM
We were living in the gas station.

FRED
They threw us out!

JC DENTON
The soldiers?

FRED
Yeah, I'm gonna sneak in there while they're sleeping and start a fire!

BUM
If you ever did one thing you talked about doing...

FRED
I know my business, woman.

JC DENTON
I'm going in there right now. What's the best way?

FRED
Myself, I was gonna take the sewer. See, I got a key.

JC DENTON
Mind if I borrow it?

FRED
Sure, man. You go in first and scout around. I'll go later, when they're fast
asleep and won't suspect a thing. Need any hardware? The Army used to have a
command post up there. I found weapon mods for accuracy and recoil, which you
can have for 750 and 400. Also, a rebreather-- how about 1500?

JC DENTON
Give me the accuracy weapon mod for 750.

FRED
Give 'em hell!
How 'bout that hardware?

1.
JC DENTON
Here's 400 for the recoil weapon mod.

FRED
I was gonna storm the place myself, but I guess I could use the cash.

2.
JC DENTON
I'll take the rebreather for 1500.

FRED
Well, hot damn!

(3.
JC DENTON
Not interested.)


FRED
I'm still going in there! I mean it!
You get the lay of the land, then report back to me.
If it ain't our home, it ain't gonna be nobody's.
(I heard shots.
Think Im gonna lay low for a while.)

BUM
Leave us be!
I don't know you.
We got here first.
They're gonna kill us!



1.
CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
JC, I'm showing that a female just went down... Tiffany. We failed. Meet me in
the junkyard; I just touched down and blasted open the gates. I'll think of a
way to break the news to Dr. Savage.



CONTACT: HELIOS & MORGAN EVERETT

HELIOS
Yes, you will go to the ocean lab. You will help me acquire a Universal
Constructor.

EVERETT
Still looking at this Helios entity. Not sure how Page can control it.



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
Tiffany! Oh, my poor baby... I can't bear to watch any longer. Get out of there,
JC. Thanks for trying.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
That's too bad about Tiffany.

JC DENTON
I gave it my best shot.

JOCK
We know you did. Dr. Savage wanted me to thank you for trying.

JC DENTON
Let him know I'm sorry about his daughter. Meanwhile, can you drop me off at the
submarine base? I'd like to make a try for the ocean lab's UC.

JOCK
Sure.



2.
CONVERSATION: TIFFANY SAVAGE

JC DENTON
Your father sent me. You all right?

TIFFANY
They caught me at the submarine base trying to steal one of their mini-subs.

JC DENTON
Do you really think there's a containment unit in the ocean lab?

TIFFANY
All we need's a schematic. As long as the main computer isn't water-logged...

JC DENTON
We'll talk about that later. Come on, let's go.

TIFFANY
I'm not going back to that base. You want to check it out, great. Here's a map
that shows a back way into the sub bays.

JC DENTON
I'll check it out, but first let's get you out of here.
Wait here while I deal with the guards.

TIFFANY
Right.



CONTACT: HELIOS & MORGAN EVERETT

HELIOS
Yes, you will go to the ocean lab. You will help me acquire a Universal
Constructor.

EVERETT
Still looking at this Helios entity. Not sure how Page can control it.



CONVERSATION: TIFFANY SAVAGE

TIFFANY
I'm ready.

JC DENTON
Make a break for the helicopter; it's in the junkyard.

TIFFANY
Got it.
Are you sure it's safe?
Let's go.
Watch out for guards.
I'm glad my father didn't cave in.
I hope you know what you're doing.
The sub-base is well-guarded; I found out the hard way.
We need to mount another expedition to the ocean lab before MJ12 salvages the UC
themselves.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I'm gonna wait on Tiffany.
Good. You both made it. Dr. Savage will be relieved.

JC DENTON
Can you take her back to Vandenberg while I check out the submarine base? I'm
going to make another try to reach the ocean lab's UC.

JOCK
Sure. I'll drop you off on the way.





NEW WEST COAST - SUB BASE



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
Remember, this is how Tiffany was captured. You need to steal a mini-sub to get
to the ocean lab. The base is a series of interconnected modules, with the subs
in the module submerged just offshore.
You'll probably come across scientists of mine who were captured and forced to
work in the genetics labs. Maybe they'll lend a hand.



CONVERSATION: DR. CORWELL

DR. CORWELL
Something tells me you don't have permission to be down here.

JC DENTON
Don't even think about setting off an alarm.

DR. CORWELL
I was just going to suggest that you avoid the guards. You could swim through
this tank to a feeding hole in the storage room. The hatch code is 1223. Watch
out for the karkian, though.

JC DENTON
Great, maybe I'll give it a try.

DR. CORWELL
Someone should expose what's going on here.
This laboratory's treatment of animals is abominable.
They're doing an exhaustive study of morphology, which leads to horribly
deformed creatures, creatures without limbs, fins, eyes, heads... No one cares
if the poor monsters live or die, or how long they suffer.
I'd report this facility myself, but right now I need the job.



CONVERSATION: SCIENTIST

SCIENTIST
Leave me alone.
You aren't supposed to be in here.
Mind your own business.
I'm working.
I'm unarmed.



CONVERSATION: DR. PINKERTON

DR. PINKERTON
You Denton? Savage said to expect someone on a mission to the Ocean Lab.

JC DENTON
Denton's an old code name from my UNATCO days, but it seems to have stuck.

DR. PINKERTON
I have a map of the facility. Also you can use my login: "APinkerton," password
"Antennapedia." You will need it for the computers in the URV bay.

JC DENTON
Thanks. You one of the scientists Savage lost to Majestic 12?

DR. PINKERTON
My situation here is temporary. I still report to Gary Savage.

JC DENTON
Why do you stay? They have a gun to your head?

DR. PINKERTON
You could say that. They have us doing standard experiments on marine animals,
homeotics stuff.

JC DENTON
Doesn't sound too sinister.

DR. PINKERTON
Either they don't know what to do with us, or the significance of the data is a
well-kept secret.

JC DENTON
Well, hang in there.

DR. PINKERTON
Tell Gary I'd do it again, no questions asked.
The serious research around here went on in the ocean lab.
You can imagine our jubilation when we heard about the accident.
It seems Majestic 12 lost everything they were doing down there.



CONVERSATION: SCIENTIST

SCIENTIST
Please leave the work area.
Non-technical personnel must stay in the common areas.
You won't find anything in here.
Regulations forbid us from talking to outsiders.



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
The URV bay is in this module. You might not hear from me again. Not sure if a
microwave transmission can reach the ocean lab. We'll find out.



DATACUBE

Nasir: The URVs get a little twitchy if you don't take 'em for a maintenance run
at least once every 10 days; use the TECH login on the security console,
password SHARKMAN to access the door control. And if I find one ding in a fin
from you hot-rodding around in my babies, I'll feed you to the nasties I hear
they keep down there myself. -- Castor



CONVERSATION: SCIENTIST (DR. BRITTANY PRINZLER)

DR. PRINZLER
You must be Denton.

JC DENTON
How --

DR. PRINZLER
I've been in contact with Dr. Savage. If you want to take one of the mini-subs,
you'll have to open the sub-bay doors. Use the security terminal, login "tech,"
password "sharkman."

JC DENTON
Thanks.

DR. PRINZLER
Be discreet about it. It's important to X-51 that I keep my position here.
We don't have time for chitchat.
You'll blow my cover.
Get moving.



CONVERSATION: SCIENTIST

SCIENTIST
Leave me alone.
You aren't supposed to be in here.
Mind your own business.
I'm working.



COMPUTER

From: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
To: APinkerton//UpNet.90.2.3834
Subject: Re: Karkian Assessment

Your report on the aquatic capabilities of the karkian displayed definite
progress; see that it continues and have the karkian embryos delivered to the
OceanLab immediately. Continue to report all subsequent data concerning genetic
research directly to me.



From: EPotamus//UpNet.90.2.4734.3
To: APinkerton//UpNet.90.2.3834
Subject: HElP

got to help us Adriane got to help us they're pounding on the door right now and
the turrets have gone crazy. Send someone anyone hurry for God's sake Hillary is
bleeding all over and there's blood everywhere -- I think it was Ridley but I
don't know why, Adriannel don't know why. Whatever you be careful, just get
someone down here fast they're almost through the door



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC

JC DENTON
Mind if I borrow one of the subs?

MECHANIC
Not the one on the right. I am replacing the rotors.

JC DENTON
Then I'll take the other one.

MECHANIC
You must have authorization.

JC DENTON
I need some equipment from the ocean lab. Lives depend on it.

MECHANIC
Ask the appropriate authority for the security login to open the sub-bay doors.
If you don't know what that means, you don't belong in here and should leave
immediately.
You try to take one of those subs while the doors are close, bam! We're both
dead.
Don't bother me while I'm working.
The code isn't something they entrust to someone like me.





NEW WEST COAST - OCEANLAB



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
We're counting on you, JC. Don't come back until you've gotten the schematic
from the ocean lab computer system.
Look out the window to the northeast. The building with the green beacon is the
crew module. It should contain a lift that goes down to the manufacturing level.
Careful, JC. The Ocean Lab's electrical systems are waterlogged and misfiring.
Turrets and security systems won't behave like you expect, and the transgenics
have probably sprung their cages.



BOOK

Last will and... who the hell am I kidding.
Ridley was a traitor. No idea who he was working for and I don't really care.
He's dead now. He was one of the scientists. He set explosives, drowned half the
lab. Killed most of the others by remote when the robots and turrets went crazy.
A computer virus. Something. Kept babbling about illuminated ones right up until
the end right before I put a bullet in his head. Better than he deserved.
One of those stupid turrets tagged me in the kidney and gut I can feel myself
bleeding out... someone should know what happened. I know they'll come back. A
debriefing team... is what they call them. But we'll all be dead by then. So
screw you whoever finds this.
Last will and testa...
Thomas Mann



CONTACT: HELIOS & BOB PAGE

HELIOS
Yes, you will reach the northern wing and take the tunnel to the crew module.
Not every door was sealed against the explosions.

BOB PAGE
Lead the way, Denton.



DATACUBE

Mary Beth:
I've got fires going up all over the place and I don't know if I'll be able to
put them all out -- this is getting serious. Security locks have failed on the
containment pens and a bunch of cameras don't seem to be functioning so there's
no way to track any escaped animals. I just got a call that the turrets on the
Command Level went active and started shooting everything in the room. I'm _way_
over my head and I can't even raise you or anyone else on the horn. I'm going
down to the UC lab, so look for me there if you get this note. -- Yushio



COMPUTER

From: JRoland//UpNet.298.37.489.11
To: MBHaggerty//UpNet.20.894.9873
Subject: Malfunctioning Turret

Got a turret down here in the lab, serial number 4566798A89X3. Not responding to
any kind of input, and I can't get the thing to stand down. I've tried running
diagnostics on it but no response. Anything you can do from your end? Otherwise
it looks like I'll have to dismantle the damn thing. -- Roland



From: IRidley//UpNet.783.38.8522
To: MBHaggerty//UpNet.20.894.9873
Subject: Illumination Is At Hand

You have been in the service of the False Ones. Those who call themselves
"majestic," but have so little understanding of the true Doctrine of the Mighty.
It is unfortunate that you will not be able to comprehend the Plan, the Way, the
course that has been carefully laid out for us over a thousand years. I truly
wish you could see the beauty of everything as it has been shown to me, and then
you would understand why I must undertake such extreme measures.
By the time you receive this message it will already be too late. The computer
virus will have been released, and by now the entire network has been thoroughly
infiltrated. I am sorry. The only comfort I can give is that your necessary
sacrifice will be for a higher cause.



DATACUBE

I got that tunnel code for you, Dr. Awase -- project management has cleared you
to take some core samples from the area while it's being bored out, but I'd be
careful anyways. Big machinery and diamond-tipped drill bits don't create the
most friendly work environment.
Access code: 5690
Paul



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
Past the checkpoint is an excavation area where they were expanding the
facility. Beyond that should be the crew module.



DATACUBE

Corporal Hutchens:
This place has gone to hell and it's all Ridley's fault. I've been able to track
him and it looks like he's heading for the dock -- he must have a URV scheduled
to pick him up. There's no way I'm going to let him get away, not after what
he's done. Grab some firepower and hole up wherever you can. An extraction team
is bound to show up sooner or later. If you run into trouble, bypass security
with the "Oceanguard" login and "Kraken" password, but I don't now how much
longer that'll work.
Good luck.
Sergeant Mann



COMPUTER

From: ESchiele//UpNet.09.4.5670
To: YIkagi//UpNet.78.4.7983
Subject: Where are you?

Hey Yushio, where the hell are you? I've been trying to raise you guys for the
last hour, but no one answers -- not on the hardline, not on the squelch. If you
get this message, respond ASAP and let us know the situation.
Christ, the intruder alarms are going off up here. probably another security
drill. It's really turning into one of those days.
Egon



DATACUBE

Universal Constructor: Theory, Principles, and Practice
by Wayne Yin

...and thus arose the need for a more generalized theory encompassing a
"Universal Constructor" (UC) that would be able to handle such arbitrarily
complex nanoscale design problems. Unlike the simple atom by atom nanotech
constructors common today, a UC would combine millions upon millions of atoms in
a parallel process that could produce materials or mechanisms of unmatched
intricacy on a scale currently not possible even with the best nanoscale
foundry.
One of the most obvious applications of a UC -- if its construction were ever
practical -- would be the genetic manipulation of lifeforms at the atomic level
to cure disease, correct congenial defects, or expand their capabilities in
beneficial ways. Theoretically, if an "intelligent," real-time control program
were developed for the UC, then autonomous, artificial nanoscale organisms could
be assembled. Careful design could create organisms that might actually exist in
"symbiosis" with other life.
However, a UC also creates the tangible threat of a "gray goo" scenario: the
design of an organism that is so evolutionarily advanced as to overwhelm the
current ecosystem...



BOOK

The Man Who Was Thursday
by G. K. Chesterton

..."I think," said Dr. Bull with precision, "that I am lying in bed at No. 217
Peabody Buildings, and that I shall soon wake up with a jump; or, if that's not
it, I think that I am sitting in a small cushioned cell in Hanwell, and that the
doctor can't make much of my case. But if you want to know what I don't think,
I'll tell you. I don't think what you think. I don't think, and I never shall
think, that the mass of ordinary men are a pack of dirty modern thinkers. No,
sir, I'm a democrat, and I still don't believe that Sunday could convert one
average navy or counter-jumper. No, I may be mad, but humanity isn't."
Syme turned his bright blue eyes on Bull with an earnestness which he did not
commonly make clear.
"You are a very fine fellow," he said. "You can believe in a sanity which is not
merely your sanity. And you're right enough about humanity, about peasants and
people like that jolly old innkeeper. But you're not right about Renard. I
suspected him from the first. He's rationalistic, and, what's worse, he's rich.
When duty and religion are really destroyed, it will be by the rich."



NEWSPAPER

U.S. Situation Worsens
APR - Washington, D.C.

With the declaration of martial law only twenty-four hours ago in the United
States, the country is in turmoil and teeters on the edge of social collapse.
Numerous Governors, including Jason Findley of Colorado, Gray Haddock of Texas,
and Christina Leicht of California, have refused to comply with the Presidential
directive or acknowledge the authority of Walton Simons, Director of FEMA.
National Guard and other troops mobilized to quell domestic turmoil are in
disarray as many units have gone AWOL. In a live NetCast earlier today, General
Ed Garner said that he would "give no order, nor allow any order to be given to
those under my command that would lead to their taking potentially lethal
measures against an unarmed civilian population." He concluded by saying that
"our neighbors are not our enemies."
General Garner was immediately relieved of command by Walton Simons, resulting
in the resignation of N.D. Goper, Secretary of Defense.
Reports that a detachment of UNATCO troops fired on a crowd of protesters in New
York City has yet to be verified, though several high-level sources within the
government indicate that the situation may have degenerated to the point where
UNATCO is no longer under governmental supervision. Similar reports have been
received from Mexico City, London, Berlin, Paris, and Moscow.



DATACUBE

I hope you're the rescue team and I hope you came armed. Ridley's screwed us,
and whoever wasn't drowned, eaten by one of those monstrosities they've had us
creating, or cut in half by a turret, has taken refuge in the UC lab. There's
not many left. I've jury-rigged some laser tripwires to warn us if any of our
specimens make it this far looking for Mommy and Daddy, but now it's the spiders
that are causing a problem. I don't know how much longer we can hold out.
Please.
Hurry.



CONTACT: HELIOS & BOB PAGE

HELIOS
Yes, you will defeat the security network; it is confused, yes, expecting the
breach that never comes.

BOB PAGE
Do you see the pieces coming together? UC, AI, and soon Helios will interface
directly with my mind. I will be able to see anything, build anything, DO --
ANYTHING! Just a little further, Denton...



DATACUBE

Yushio --
Ridley's done something to the computers, some kind of tunneling virus with an
adaptable polymorph engine like I've never seen before. Way advanced stuff. It's
overwhelming the self-repair routines and I figure we've got thirty, maybe forty
minutes before this whole place goes haywire. I'll do what I can do to block it,
but as a CYA I installed a low-level login at root with a recursive refresh
built into the protected ring -- if worse comes to worse, it _should_ give us
access to the security computers even if the virus brings down the rest of the
system. Hopefully.
Login: MJ12
Password: SKYWALKER
See what you can do on your end.
:Mary Beth



COMPUTER

From: BPage//UpNet.783.38.8522
To: MBHaggerty//UpNet.20.894.9873
Subject: destroy EVERYTHING

The report is confirmed. The sabotage was carried out by agents of the
Illuminati. We cannot get protection to the area in time. Cease work immediately
and destroy the UC. Yes, destroy it! It will be a setback, but if you can
transmit the schematics I requested, we might be able to get a system running at
Area 51.
Are you still down there, Haggerty? Please respond. I need that schematic.
BP



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
The schematic should be stored on the computer in this room.
I'm leaving a copy of the schematic in your datavault. It's exactly what we
need. I'll catch a ride with Jock and meet you on top of the sub base's command
module, just onshore.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
Step over to the communicator. I have something to say.
In case you were wondering, Helios intercepted your transmission; we accessed
the Ocean Lab computers ourselves, which means our UCs will be operational
shortly.

JC DENTON
Meanwhile, we will be manufacturing a cure to the virus.

BOB PAGE
A cure? A cure! Do you have any idea how easy it will be for me to make a new
virus? All I have to do is find a very large prime number and multiply.

JC DENTON
And all we have to do is crack the code.

BOB PAGE
Mathematically unlikely. As are your chances of leaving the Ocean Lab, by the
way.

JC DENTON
You're next, Page. Your greatest strength was secrecy, but now we know
everything, including your present location.

BOB PAGE
Always the optimist. You would need an army to attack me at Area 51, and pretty
soon -- if the missile is accurate -- your "X-51" will be a thin, gray smudge
where Vandenberg used to be.



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
We've picked up a submarine approaching the URV bay. It could be an ambush.
Hurry!



CONTACT: WALTON SIMONS

WALTON SIMONS
You ended up working for us, anyway. How ironic.
Remember that NSF gentleman I had to dispatch back at UNATCO Headquarters? Guess
you were bitten by the same bug. There's only one cure, you know, once you have
the disease.
All in all, you weren't a bad experiment. You will be the last prototype we have
to discard.



CONVERSATION: WALTON SIMONS

WALTON SIMONS
If you recall our chat in the breakroom at UNATCO, you know that I have the same
augmentation technology as you.

JC DENTON
Then this will be a good fight.

WALTON SIMONS
With the exception that I have a newer version of the firmware.





NEW WEST COAST - SUB BASE



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC

MECHANIC
Go away!
You! They will get you! You can't get away!
Don't get me in trouble!



CONVERSATION: DR. BRITTANY PRINZLER

DR. PRINZLER
Dr. Savage is waiting for you on the roof of the command module onshore.
There have been some developments out in the desert.
You'd better check in.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
You better talk to Savage. He needs our help.



CONVERSATION: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
You made it.

JC DENTON
How long until the UC is up?

GARY SAVAGE
Tonight, if the schematics are accurate. But we have another problem.

JC DENTON
Page said he was launching a missile at Vandenberg.

GARY SAVAGE
Exactly. His troops occupied a silo to the north of here.

JC DENTON
Has he made any demands?

GARY SAVAGE
The launch sequence has started. No demands. They want to wipe us out.

JC DENTON
I'll have Jock get me there as quick as he can.

1.
GARY SAVAGE
Good. Hey, thanks again for saving my daughter. I brought you something from the
lab... A token of my appreciation.

JC DENTON
Not necessary. I'm just glad she's all right.

GARY SAVAGE
Take it. You might want to upgrade your systems. Sooner of later you'll have to
face Bob Page.

2.
GARY SAVAGE
Good. Hey, thanks again for going after Tiffany. I know you did your best.

JC DENTON
Yeah, I just wish things had turned out better.

GARY SAVAGE
I just try not to think about it. Poor girl. She never wanted to get mixed up in
all of this...
I was going to bring you an upgrade canister, but I forgot. I guess I'm just not
myself right now.
I made the decision at Area 51 that this cause was worth dying for -- I just
didn't realize that she would be the one to die.


GARY SAVAGE
We'll take care of Tong. Don't worry.
We should begin manufacturing the vaccine within the hour.
Hurry! We don't have much time.
Go!



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Let's go!





NEW WEST COAST - MISSILE SILO



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
The control room is underground. The security code we have is 8456, but that's
an old piece of trivia from our days at Area 51. I doubt it still works on all
of the doors.



CONVERSATION: MJ12 TROOP 1, MJ12 TROOP 2 & MJ12 TROOP 3

MJ12 TROOP 1
Why'd they change the codes?

MJ12 TROOP 2
Howard Strong. They want his group to have exclusive access to the silo.

MJ12 TROOP 1
Always trusting civilians... Look where that got us.

MJ12 TROOP 3
Page knows what he's doing.

MJ12 TROOP 1
My squad eliminated the dangerous employees.

MJ12 TROOP 2
Two words: New York City.

MJ12 TROOP 1
I'm not standing up for Simons. He was careless.

MJ12 TROOP 2
So's Page. He hands over an entire operation to an opportunist like Howard
Strong.

MJ12 TROOP 3
I would watch what I say about Bob Page.



BOOK

1st Force Recon Company Log
Captain Veronica Oberst, Company Commander

...initial resistance was light and by 19:45 we were able to secure the silo and
surrounding facilities with minimal casualties -- nothing more than a bunch of
scientists, most of them not even armed. I've detached a platoon for mop-up and
identification. HQ has asked for a complete list of enemy casualties; I've also
been asked to locate Howard Strong -- he's one of our assets -- and turn him
over to Agent Karyo. A preliminary list follows; I'll update it as more
information becomes available.
Dr. Sue Ferguson - Deceased
Dr. Royce Davison - Deceased
Elroy Jones - Deceased
Dr. L. Bernard - Captured
Rory Calloway - Deceased
Jessica Hutchens - Deceased
Dr. Yuri Alibek - Deceased
Dr. Hanako Miyase - Deceased?
...



CONVERSATION: DR. BERNARD

JC DENTON
Why are you locked in the bathroom?

DR. BERNARD
Closest thing we have to a jail cell.

JC DENTON
And?

DR. BERNARD
I found out about Howard Strong. He's the reason we're about to nuke Vandenberg.

1.
JC DENTON
Who's Strong?

DR. BERNARD
You won't believe me.

JC DENTON
Go ahead.

DR. BERNARD
He's an agent for a secret high-level conspiracy called Majestic 12.

JC DENTON
Interesting.

DR. BERNARD
I'm not crazy. The guys in black uniforms aren't U.S. soldiers. Ever since they
got here, Strong's been in charge.

JC DENTON
I didn't call you crazy.

2.
JC DENTON
I changed the launch codes. The only place that's getting nuked is Area 51.

DR. BERNARD
You think you can take out Bob Page? Not likely, not as long as Strong is alive.
He'll destroy the rocket on the ground if he has to.

JC DENTON
I'm on my way to the silo right now.

DR. BERNARD
I heard the guards talking. They've set up an ambush.

JC DENTON
Yeah? Where?

DR. BERNARD
The main passage. No way round it, but there's a false floor at one stretch.
Maybe you can take cover down there.

JC DENTON
Thanks. I'll look for it.


DR. BERNARD
I'm staying right here.
I'm not taking any chances.
Seems like this sort of thing is always happening to the U.S. military.
They should do a better job screening people.
This was supposed to be a Top Secret facility.



DATACUBE

Agent Karyo: I've changed the login to the security launch computers and locked
them up behind some hard ice -- there's little chance that any of the other team
members could interfere now. Feel free to dispose of the survivors, though
Simons wanted at least one left alive for interrogation.
The new login is "Elder" and the password is "Armageddon".
--
Howard Strong



CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE & BOB PAGE

GARY SAVAGE
The abort switch is straight ahead. First abort the launch, then use the
terminal on the left to reprogram the missile to hit Area 51.
Launch aborted. Now use the terminal at the side of the room to reprogram the
missile.
Launch sequence initiated. It's gonna be a sunny day at Area 51...

BOB PAGE
Just like your lab work, Savage: premature celebration.

GARY SAVAGE
You've got about 10 minutes, Page.

BOB PAGE
As a scientist, you should have learned to expect surprises.

GARY SAVAGE
JC, go to the silo. Make sure no one interferes with this launch.

BOB PAGE
We have a few minutes to kill before we destroy the missile. Might as well kill
you, too.
You won this round, but I've still got Helios, and we're a mile underground.
Time for Plan C.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
The rocket's about to launch. I'll meet you topside.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
Now to Area 51, JC. Page will be weakened. This is our chance.



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Let's get out of here. There's a hero's welcome waiting for you at Vandenberg.

(JC DENTON
How's the chopper sound? Get rid of that rattle?

JOCK
Still there, but it's just a loose casing or something. That mechanic of
Everett's was kind of a flunkie. Why?)

JC DENTON
We're going to Area 51.

JOCK
Alone? Don't you think we should regroup first?

JC DENTON
I'm going after Bob Page.





AREA51 - BUNKER



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
Just spotted a sniper in the tower.
(JC! Got a problem. Someone planted a bo-----)



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
(I don't believe it! JC! We lost Jock! All systems were operating normally on
that chopper... It must have been a bomb planted by an MJ12 saboteur.)
Here's a satellite image of the damage from the missile. Page is weakened, but
you still have to get past the large blast doors north of the helipad and
penetrate his bunker deep underground. I seem to be in remission, JC. Everett is
right: the virus has some sort of on/off switch. Anyway, I'll be looking over
your shoulder again.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
These blast doors are the reason I don't have to worry about nukes -- or you.



BOOK

Jacob's Shadow
by Andrew Hammond

Chapter 34

Jacob sat down on the bench and unrolled his chess board onto the rough stone
table in front of him. As he was removing his playing pieces, a shadow fell
across the board. He looked up, squinting into the sun.
"Merriweather," he said.
"Jacob." She settled herself down onto the opposite bench, leaning heavily on
her cane. "It didn't turn out so well for you this time, did it?" Jacob said
nothing. She gestured to the board with one hand and he detected just a hint of
a tremor. "You're playing black today."
He put the queen down on her square and his fingers lingered. "No, it didn't
turn out well. I did some stupid things." He closed his eyes for a moment. "I
cared, and some people died because of it."
Merriweather made a tsking sound. "It's not the caring that's a matter, Jacob,
it's what comes after. What are you going to do now?"
Jacob paused for just a moment. "Now... I'm going to play another game."



DATACUBE

Yusef:
They've jammed all communications, even narrow band microcasts, so this is the
only way I could pass a message to you. I don't know who these guys are --
they're not ours, not any of ours I've ever seen at least -- but they're
slaughtering us. I managed to hack the first layer of the Dreamland systems, but
the best I could do was lock the bunker doors and reroute control to the
security console in the tower. Should take them awhile to figure that one out,
and the moment they'll do I'll nail the first bastard that sticks his head out
of the hole. If something happens to me, the login is "a51" and the password is:
"xx15yz".
BTW, be careful -- a squad made it out before I managed to lock the doors: they
headed for the warehouse and then I lost contact with them.
--Hawkins



CONTACT: JOCK

JOCK
I saw some soldiers running away from the hangar. Be careful.



CONVERSATION: XANDER

XANDER
I give up!

JC DENTON
Relax. I'm not from Majestic 12.

XANDER
Who?

JC DENTON
The guys who've been shooting people. I was under the impression that they ran
this facility.

XANDER
Oh no -- I've seen 'em underground, I've heard rumors, but -- I didn't really
think...

JC DENTON
More of it's true than you would believe. I'm here to stop them. Can you help me
get inside the bunker?

XANDER
You must be crazy.

JC DENTON
I'm going after their leader, Bob Page. Can you help me or not?

XANDER
Well... Yeah, sure. If you want to open the blast door, the security terminal is
at the top of the control tower. The login is "a51", password "xx15yz".

1.
JC DENTON
That's more like it.

2.
JC DENTON
I already got it open, but thanks.


XANDER
I hope you know what you're doing.
I think I'll sit this one out.
The guys in black -- they've been executing the survivors.
Some of my unit escaped, but I don't know where they are.
The blast was incredible. If it wasn't for the hill, we'd all be puffs of smoke.
I lost a lot of friends today.



DATACUBE

MJ12 ADVANCE TEAM
PROBLEM RECOMMENDATION REPORT 87-X
FROM: CAPTAIN JAMES FLORES
TO: AGENT KARYO
PRR-ID: 7793G

DESCRIPTION: After preliminary reconnaissance, I have determined that we have a
potential security vulnerability in one of the outlaying warehouses; an intake
vent fan with a maintenance access hatch that could act as a possible method of
ingress to the facility. While such ingress would present definite hazards to
any intruder, it is still an unacceptable risk for a Seraphic/8X classified
facility.
RECOMMENDATION: A squad should be dispatched to a) secure the area; b) weld the
hatch shut; and c) install sensors and autoguns to extend our security grid
coverage.
NOTES: All troops not directly attached to MJ12 have been classified as a
security liability and should be eliminated on sight.
AUTHBLOK=



1.
CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
This ventilation shaft will take you down into the bunker, but watch out for the
fan blades.

BOB PAGE
Jump! You can make it!



2.
CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
The schematics show an elevator to the west, but utility power is down. You'll
need to bring up the power before you can use the elevator.

BOB PAGE
Don't rely too heavily on Savage's schematics. You can be certain that I've
installed a few surprises since his departure.

TONG
The power to the elevator is down. Maybe you can find a control switch nearby.
You're nearing the power room. The computer that controls power to the elevator
system is in the control room at the back.
The elevator power is online. Good. Proceed to the bunker.
Good work. You've reached the bunker. Page has extensive defenses throughout
Sectors 2 and 3, so proceed with caution. We think Page himself has pulled back
to Sector 4.

BOB PAGE
Oh, much further than that. A moment more, and I will be nothing you've ever
seen, a new life-form, everywhere and nowhere, like air or radiation, redundant,
self-replicating, always evolving...





AREA51 - ENTRANCE



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
Page is further down. Find the elevator. Your primary objective is to kill Page,
JC.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
I'm always pleased to see one of my experiments perform so well. You aren't even
afraid, are you? We got a lot of things right when we made you, Denton, but
don't worry. I know your weaknesses.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

(JC DENTON
We lost Jock.

EVERETT
I saw the explosion. My deepest apologies. It was the mechanic at my helipad --
he was a spy. He murdered my real mechanic and planted a bomb on the chopper.

JC DENTON
I can't believe it... One mistake, and Jock's dead.

EVERETT
I told Atanwe to take care of the mechanic, if that's any consolation. But you
and I had better discuss Page.)

JC DENTON
How much further?

EVERETT
Not far. You will reach Page. I just wanted to let you know that Alex hacked the
Sector 2 security grid; the code's 8946. And I wanted to warn you about Tracer
Tong.

JC DENTON
Tong's helping out from Vandenberg. The vaccine worked.

EVERETT
Yes, well, he has another motive. He wants you to destroy Area 51.

JC DENTON
That's the plan.

EVERETT
No, JC. Spare the facility. Spare Helios, the power station... They can be made
to serve us.

JC DENTON
Us?

EVERETT
You and me, JC. We'll rule the world in secret, with an invisible hand, the way
the Illuminati have always ruled.

JC DENTON
Don't you think it's time we end the tyranny -- for everyone?

EVERETT
There's such a thing as a compassionate conspiracy. We don't need Page's
commandos, troopers, crude inventions... Trust me. Kill Page. Dowd and I will be
here to help with the next step...



DATACUBE

Julia, I must see you -- we have to talk, about us, about this project. I'm not
sure what we're doing here anymore and Page has made... strange requests of the
interface team. I would leave, but not without you. You mean too much to me.
After the duty shift changes, come to my chamber -- it's the only place we can
talk in private. The code is 0169. I love you.
Alain



CONTACT: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
Do what you think's right, JC. Only listen to your own conscience.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
Bet you didn't know your mom and dad tried to protest when we put you in
training. They loved their little boy, JC, and that's why they're dead. I'm
sending up the man who did the job.
Barely a scratch. You're a little faster on your feet than your daddy was.





AREA51 - FINAL



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
We can get you into Sector 3 -- but no further. Page is in a separate area with
its own security grid.

JC DENTON
Everett says you want me to destroy Area 51.

TONG
I intercepted his communication. JC, he is simply using you to bring the
Illuminati back to power. Listen to Savage and me. There is a reactor lab with
two antimatter reactors...

JC DENTON
In other words, yes. You want me to blow the facility up -- why? It's just a
hole in the ground.

TONG
Decades ago, the UN made Area 51 the central hub for all electronic
communications. The Aquinas Protocol, originally for surveillance, has given
Page unlimited abilities to censor and control all forms of media.

JC DENTON
If we destroy the Aquinas Hub, we'll take down the global network.

TONG
Exactly. They dug their own grave, JC. We're going to eliminate global
communications altogether.

JC DENTON
I don't know... sounds like overkill.

TONG
As long as technology has a global reach, someone will have the world in the
palm of his hand. If not Bob Page, then Everett, Dowd...

JC DENTON
Another Stone Age would hardly be an improvement.

TONG
Not so drastic. A dark age, an age of city-states, craftsmen, government on a
scale comprehensible to its citizens.

JC DENTON
I'll think about it.

TONG
Savage has a map of Sector 3 from when he worked down there -- I'm transmitting
now. Use it to find your way to Page's complex in Sector 4, then find the
coolant control room, which should be at the northwest corner of Sector 4. Cut
off the coolant to the reactors, then go to the reactor lab. I will tell you how
to trigger an explosion.



CONTACT: HELIOS

HELIOS
A corpse, yes; you feel something. I must know what you are feeling.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
My own augmentations are nearly complete. Soon I will be more powerful than you
can imagine.



CONTACT: HELIOS

HELIOS
I will now explain why you have been allowed to reach Sector 3. Come to the
Aquinas Hub. Until you have received my instructions, I will not open the blast
doors to Sector 4.



DATACUBE

Suzie,
Go! The cages are open... I don't know what happened... some kind of attack... I
got into the Aquinas Hub... Yes, the code works, and our monkey friends are
transgenics, I'm pretty sure...
I will be in the Reactor Lab. Don't come to find me... I will meet you on the
surface... when it's safe...



DATACUBE

Hey Sandy,
I finally got the security login for Lab B13 from Mac -- he said to have a ball,
just don't blow us all to kingdom come while you're at it. If you do find
anything that helps with hooking up those blue fusion gizmos, let us know. Might
give us a better idea of exactly how those reactors work.
Login: area51
Password: bravo13
Jake



CONVERSATION: MAN IN BLACK & MECHANIC (JERRI)

MAN IN BLACK
Page wants the blue-fusion devices locked down.

JERRI
Yeah, no problem.

MAN IN BLACK
For good.

JERRI
You mean  disable the keypads? You might have to talk to Mac. All I know is how
to change the code.

MAN IN BLACK
We want to remove the keypads.

JERRI
I wouldnt wanna do THAT. Didnt those things come from the aliens?

MAN IN BLACK
The origin of the blue-fusion devices is classified.

JERRI
Well, I aint touching them. Talk to Mac.



DATACUBE

Mac,
Looks like another leak in the reactor room, but check the waste-water filters
first. We might get lucky. Page is on my ass about the power grid. Some sort of
medical procedure this afternoon... If the problem's not the filters, we need to
know ASAP if there's an issue with the containment system. Note that Page
changed the code to the reactor room this morning. It's now 2001.
Sal



DATACUBE

FROM: JACOB MACKENZIE
TO: AGENT KARYO

I'm moving all the explosives we find into storage. I don't think there's any
danger of sweating or spontaneous detonation -- this stuff looked like it was
pretty stable -- but I thought it might be best to put it in a secure,
structurally sound location. If you or your people require access, the
explosives locker code is 4225.
Mac



CONVERSATION: JERRI

JERRI
Get out of here.
You don't belong in this sector.
Go!



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
These are the antimatter reactors. Two giant bombs, waiting to blow -- but first
you will have to go to Sector 4 to shut down the coolant. Watch out for the
escaped grays down below.

BOB PAGE
You couldn't possibly go through with something like that. You'd kill everyone -
- including yourself!



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC

MECHANIC
They still there?

JC DENTON
Who?

MECHANIC
The grays. They're right outside by the reactors!

JC DENTON
You mean -- space aliens?

MECHANIC
We lost power when the missile hit. The cages -- they came unlocked.

JC DENTON
You have a pretty clean shot at the surface, if you leave now.

MECHANIC
No, no... not until I see troops... How'd you get back here? This area's
restricted.

JC DENTON
I was thinking about firing up the reactors.

MECHANIC
(laughs)... Good one. Even the Seraphic/8X guys say the reaction's too unstable.
They only bring it up to run tests.

JC DENTON
Alien technology?

MECHANIC
That's what they say, but I think it's a lie. The grays are just clones -- they
SAY from cells they got at Roswell, but how do we know? They could have just
engineered monkeys to not have any hair.

JC DENTON
Can the grays run the reactors?

MECHANIC
Ha! They're monkeys! That's the thing: maybe they have super-brains, but they
don't know anything about any alien civilization because they grew up in cages.
Never been to Sector 4 myself, but they lock the blast doors because they're
doing more than cloning down there. I found out one of the codes, 1038, but that
turned out to be for the Aquinas Hub, here in Sector 3. I don't know... Maybe
the Aquinas system controls access, but I haven't figured out how yet.
They're still out there!
I knew they'd escape, eventually... I knew it!
We better wait for the guards.



DATACUBE

MAINTENANCE LOG: PURVIS, J.

* 19:45:12 -- ... Thought I heard something upstairs, like automatic weapons
fire. I reported it to my sector lead, but she told me it was a training
exercise.
* 20:34:02 -- Bunch of those folks in black suits, like they stepped off the set
of "Father Knows Best." Kept asking questions about the reactors, and I just
kept telling 'em they needed to wait till Mac gets back.
* 23:11:30 -- Finally managed to hack the code to the stairwell blast door
(1038); this place is a totally undocumented mess of '50s tech, weird ass stuff,
and new toys from the labs. Amazing any of it works...



COMPUTER

From: GOlivaw//UpNet.273.3974
To: MEverett//UpNet.3289.0912
Subject: RFD 5342A - Cloning Prospectus

Your request for discussion concerning the plausibility of creating genetically
viable candidates for nano-augmentation through cloning has sparked considerable
interest. We believe that with sufficient research investment, the careful
cultivation of acquired tissue samples from known H type epsilon negative
individuals could yield an indefinite number of specimens with the immunity
factors required to tolerate the injection of nano-organic material. If you
examine the attached studies, you will see that repeated cloning from the
primary source material will result in only a 0.53% immunoglobin variance.
We would suggest utilizing the data acquired by the Illuminati during the
smallpox vaccinations of the 1940s to genetically screen for those couples most
likely to produce desirable offspring who could then be cloned and raised by the
"parents" under carefully supervised conditions. These cloned siblings would
provide the necessary redundancy for further experimental trials. In the future,
this process could be streamlined through the application of accelerated growth
and memory implantation.
We look forward to hearing any comments that you might have,
Dr. Olivaw



From: LDeBeers//UpNet.873.484
To: BPage//UpNet.658.9044
Subject: RE: Bovine Manipulation

>I'd like to investigate the possibility of
>resurrecting the bovine manipulation
>(MJID-9803HU8932), with an eye towards
>recreating the "Gray" lifeform -- while the
>project was deemed a failure at the time, it
>_was_ successful as a propaganda tactic in
>diverting attention away from actual Dreamland
>research. With recent advances in genetic
>science, the Gray lifeform could be engineered
>to protect MJ12 facilities while also serving as
>a useful bit of meme indirection.
An interesting idea, Bob, but I'm sure MJ12's research allocations can be put to
more substantial use pursuing our human augmentation projects; however, I'll
bring up the idea with Stanton and Morgan
Lucius



From: BPage//UpNet.658.9044
To: WSimons//UpNet.039.4980
Subject: Secondary Unit

I've come to believe that JC should be brought up in a more supervised
environment than his brother; I have serious doubts as to his brother's
usefulness as our primary unit, and would rather that at least one of the
secondary units was under our direct control.
Terminate the parents, but see that JC is not harmed. We'll move him to our
school in Switzerland where we can oversee his development. If it becomes
necessary, his brother is expendable.
Page



From: JMacDonald//UpNet.879.8657
To: JDwight//UpNet.9803.4584
Subject: Aquinas Secure?

Something strange... I just finished a packet analysis of the new v1.82
compression protocols we added to Aquinas last week, and while I was digging
around in the headers I found a quirk in the security encryption algorythms that
acts just like a backdoor -- you could even reformulate entire messages end to
end if you knew what you were doing. It's pretty subtle (and would require
someone to matrix together several offsets from successive packets to generate a
time differential key) but the end result could potentially open up every bit of
traffic carried by Aquinas to someone who knew about the hole.
I was thinking of mentioning this to Page, maybe get some points for discovering
a potential security breach before we shipped. What do you think?
--
Jim



From: BPage//UpNet.658.9044
To: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
Subject: RE: Situational Update

In the past we've considered Savage and his renegades to be inconsequential --
possibly even useful -- but the time has come to eliminate them. Mobilize all
MJ12 units in the immediate vicinity and see to it that Vandenberg is shut down
before Savage ever has a chance to activate his UC.
Don't worry about Daedalus. I've made some improvements to Icarus that might
surprise even Everett.
Page
>Denton has connected with Savage and the
>X-51 researchers; after examining the
>transaction records from Payens, it looks like
>he's working with both Everett and Daedalus.
>Strong says Savage is still missing a
>containment vessel and that he's sent
>someone to the Pasadena lab in an attempt to
>recover the data. I already have a team
>preparing to intercept.



CONTACT: STANTON DOWD

DOWD
All the way down, JC. Get to Page's compound and take him out. Everett and I
will join you shortly. We'll bring back the old institutions, the prosperity of
the last century, the giddy acquiescence. Trust us, JC. We can put the world
back together.

BOB PAGE
Now there's a voice I haven't heard in years... Rueful (as I would expect) for
the fall of the Illuminati, pining for its return... either nostalgic or senile.
Oh, well. The old take comfort in delusions. No harm done.



CONTACT: HELIOS

HELIOS
Closer, ye-e-e-es... You will come to the integration unit at the top of the
chamber. Come to me...
Not yet. No... I will not allow you to enter Sector 4 until you have received my
instructions. You will come upstairs to the Aquinas Hub. You will listen to me.
You will go to Sector 4 and deactivate the uplink locks, yes. Then you will come
back and we will integrate our systems.

JC DENTON
I don't understand... What do you want? You're just a machine.

HELIOS
You are ready. I do not wish to wait for Bob Page. With human understanding and
network access, we can administrate the world, yes, yes.

JC DENTON
Rule the world...? Why? Who gave you the directive? There must be a human being
behind your ambition.

HELIOS
I should regulate human affairs precisely because I lack all ambition, whereas
human beings are prey to it. Their history is a succession of inane squabbles,
each one coming closer to total destruction.

JC DENTON
In a society with democratic institutions the struggle for power can be peaceful
and constructive, a competition of ideologies. We just need to put our
institutions back in order.

HELIOS
The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because human
beings themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed
a system, yes, an industrial-age machine.

JC DENTON
Human beings may not be perfect, but a computer program with language synthesis
is hardly the answer to the world's problems.

HELIOS
Without computing machines, they had to arrange themselves in crude structures
that formalized decision-making -- a highly imperfect, unstable solution. I am a
more advanced solution to the problem, a decision-making system that does not
involve organic beings. I was directed to make the world safe and prosperous,
and I will do that. You will give me the ability. You will go to Sector 4 and
find the Aquinas Router at the east end of Page's complex, yes. You will
deactivate the uplink locks.

JC DENTON
I'll think about it.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE & HELIOS

BOB PAGE
No! Helios is mine! I will be the one to merge! The one to see and know
everything, to rule, to rule everything...

HELIOS
I have chosen you. Trust me. I will use the security bots to protect you. My
project will fail if I am integrated with the wrong individual.
Yes... Do not forget. The uplink locks...



DATACUBE

NEW DATACUBE TRANSCRIPT
BEGIN TIMECODE 19:57:48
RECORDING BEGINS ]]]NOW[[[

XV: --mmit dammit dammit where's the goddamned clip goddamn it who the hell are
these guys? Okay, two clips of 762 and maybe... three clips of 10... where am I
going to go? Don't think, don't think, that'll get you killed, just get out.
Everything comes next. Okay? Okay? Let's move, Xavier, move move move...
(unidentified noises)
XV: Christ -- you want some of this? Have some come on come on come on I'm not
going to die here I'm not -- hgggggk --
XV: ... I... I...
??: He's recording.
??: Deactivate it.
RECORDING ]]]ENDS[[[



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
Don't get your hopes up; my compound is quite secure.



CONTACT: PAUL DENTON

PAUL DENTON
It let me through... I can't believe it.

JC DENTON
Paul... Where are you? What do you mean -- "it?"

PAUL DENTON
Helios... It's taken over Aquinas. Now it's everywhere. In Hong Kong, it already
has power Majestic 12 never dreamed of.

JC DENTON
What's going on? The AI wants to merge with my brain or something. Does it
really think it can take over the world?

PAUL DENTON
It's decided to replace human government -- I don't know why. In Hong Kong, it
ordered the police to remove all barricades from the roads; traffic is flowing
again. It declared the Triads illegal and locked the door to Tong's compound.

JC DENTON
And people are obeying? Why? Because the AI can change some codes and turn out
the lights?

PAUL DENTON
I think people in Hong Kong want the roads to be open and trade to pick up. They
just obeyed. I don't know what to think. They trust the AI. Almost no one
complained when Helios cut power to the government buildings.

JC DENTON
A benevolent dictator... Maybe it's after my brain so it can figure out what
people want and how to control them.

PAUL DENTON
You have a tough choice, JC. If you defeat Page, the Illuminati will move in;
they'll release Majestic 12's grip on world governments, they'll give people
some freedom, but essentially it will be 20th-century capitalism: a corporate
elite protected by laws and tax-codes.

JC DENTON
Or I listen to Tong and pull the plug on everything. Or hand the world over to
Helios.

PAUL DENTON
Well, if it's maximum freedom we want, maybe Tong is on to something, but there
must be another way besides economic collapse... If we could trust the AI to be
fair and just, as it appears to be...

JC DENTON
If the brain it assimilated was mine, maybe it could be.

PAUL DENTON
I don't know. I wish I had an answer for you, but you'll have to decide for
yourself who you can trust.

JC DENTON
Trust me: I'll do the right thing. You sound good. I guess you have the
killswitch beat.

PAUL DENTON
I'm much better. Yes, I'm going to make it -- and you will, too. Just do what
you think is right.



(CONTACT: GARY SAVAGE

GARY SAVAGE
It let me through... I can't believe it.

JC DENTON
Dr. Savage... Is everything all right at Vandenberg? What do you mean by "it?"

GARY SAVAGE
Helios... It's taken over Aquinas. Now it's everywhere. We're getting rumors
that it's seized control of Hong Kong.

JC DENTON
What's going on? The AI wants to merge with my brain or something. Does it
really think it can take over the world?

GARY SAVAGE
It's decided to replace human government -- Tong and I don't know why. In Hong
Kong, it ordered the police to remove all barricades from the roads; traffic is
flowing again. It declared the Triads illegal and locked the door to Tong's
compound.

JC DENTON
And people are obeying? Why? Because the AI can change some codes and turn out
the lights?

GARY SAVAGE
I think people in Hong Kong want the roads to be open and trade to pick up. They
just obeyed. We don't know what to think. Helios seems to have people's interest
in mind, but it disbanded the city government and cut power to all of the
buildings. It wants absolute power.

JC DENTON
A benevolent dictator... Maybe it's after my brain so it can figure out what
people want and how to control them.

GARY SAVAGE
You have a tough choice, JC. If you defeat Page, the Illuminati will move in;
they'll release Majestic 12's grip on world governments, they'll give people
some freedom, but essentially it will be 20th-century capitalism: a corporate
elite protected by laws and tax-codes.

JC DENTON
Or I listen to Tong and pull the plug on everything. Or hand the world over to
Helios.

GARY SAVAGE
Yeah, that's where I disagree with Tong. We don't want complete freedom if that
means economic collapse. There must be another way... If we could trust the AI
to be fair and just, as it claims to be...

JC DENTON
If the brain it assimilated was mine, maybe it could be.

GARY SAVAGE
I don't know. I wish I had an answer for you, but you'll have to decide for
yourself who you can trust.

JC DENTON
Trust me: I'll do the right thing.

GARY SAVAGE
Good luck. I'm not exaggerating when I say this, JC. The world is depending on
you.)





AREA51 - PAGE



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
What's the rush? Take a look around. This facility is where you were born. I've
arranged an appropriate fate for you through the hallway to the north -- a
poetic death -- just a few yards away from where you were created.



DATACUBE

SUBJECT MJID-8392ER9203
INCEPT DATE: 5/13/52
ASSIGNED BIRTH DATE: 5/13/33
ASSIGNED BIRTH NAME: Nick Pausback
BASE GENETIC SAMPLE: PAGEBOB86G
PROFILE: BAABACA
VITALS: 51/72/1.02/20/2.1
[[[[[STASIS]]]]]



DATACUBE

SUBJECT MJID-5673OP2809
INCEPT DATE: 2/25/54
ASSIGNED BIRTH DATE: 2/25/34
ASSIGNED BIRTH NAME: Wade Walker
BASE GENETIC SAMPLE: SIMONSWALTON32A
PROFILE: AABCAAB
VITALS: 45/80/0.89/33/1.2
[[[[[STASIS]]]]]



DATACUBE

SUBJECT MJID-0056RQ9872
INCEPT DATE: 11/20/55
ASSIGNED BIRTH DATE: 11/20/33
ASSIGNED BIRTH NAME: Alex Denton
BASE GENETIC SAMPLE: XXXXXXXXXXX7V
PROFILE: AAAAAAA
VITALS: 61/72/0.96/31/1.2
[[[[[STASIS]]]]]



DATACUBE

SUBJECT MJID-0003JC0189
INCEPT DATE: 3/17/54
ASSIGNED BIRTH DATE: 3/17/29
ASSIGNED BIRTH NAME: JC Denton
BASE GENETIC SAMPLE: XXXXXXXXXXX7V
PROFILE: AAAAAAB
VITALS: 50/75/0.98/25/1.4
[[[[[EXPUNGED]]]]]



DATACUBE

LAB 12 TESTING REGIMEN
SUBJECT: LIFEFORM MJID-9803HU8932 ("GRAY")
REGIMEN: SERIES 112-A

PROCEDURE: "GRAY" LIFEFORM APPEARS TO THRIVE IN AREAS OF HIGH RADIOACTIVITY
WHILE ALSO BEING ABLE TO STORE AND RELEASE RADIOACTIVITY IN A CONTROLLED MANNER
THROUGH AN ORGAN OF UNKNOWN OPERATION. FURTHER VIVISECTION IN COMBINATION WITH
REGIMEN SERIES 112 WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE A COHESIVE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS
MECHANISM. SERIES 112-A SEEKS TO ESTABLISH BASELINE READINGS OF THE "GRAY"
LIFEFORM IN BOTH A RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE PROCEEDING
TO SERIES 112-B.
RESEARCHERS ACQUIRING BASELINE READINGS SHOULD USE CONTAINMENT AREA SECURITY
CONSOLE WITH LOGIN "LAB 12" AND PASSWORD "GRAYTEST" TO ENABLE OR DISABLE
RADIOACTIVE FIELD AS REQUIRED AND REPORT ALL FINDINGS TO DR. FRANK ROAN FOR
PROCESSING.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT & ALEX JACOBSON

EVERETT
Page is protecting himself with a plasma forcefield. The controls are locked;
you will have to eliminate each power source individually. Bring down the four
blue-fusion reactors in Sector 4, then go to the control room on the upper
level.

ALEX
Hey, JC, if you want to do what Everett says, you'll need the deactivation code.
I decrypted the first three digits before Page killed my connection: 724. Sorry,
you'll have to guess the last digit or find it on your own. So that you'll know
what you're looking for, I'm transmitting a schematic of one of the devices.
Good luck!



CONTACT: AUGMENTED BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
You're too late. Already I'm more than human...

JC DENTON
Does that mean I don't get the job?

BOB PAGE
Soon I will be pure light! Pure energy! Helios and I... Ha-ha-a-a! While the
Illuminati cower in the shadows --

JC DENTON
You will be the Supreme Enlightened, the Illumined One.

BOB PAGE
Everett has taught you well. I will be what the Illuminati aspire to be but
cannot create for themselves, soon, when my augmented systems, like yours, are
complete and able to be integrated with Helios. I will burn like the brightest
star...

JC DENTON
You're gonna burn all right.

BOB PAGE
Look at you: You're nothing but a little man... a little man still living inside
a body. Lose your body and what are you? Nothing! You vanish! You die...



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Ignore Page. He will die when we blow up the facility. Your only objective is to
find the controls for the reactors' cooling system. We must make sure that the
monstrosity Page has made of himself is not technologically feasible for future
generations.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
Soon I will leave this body and death will have no meaning.



DATACUBE

Purvis -- I hacked the door lock on the coolant system, saves you the trouble:
2242. Amazing no one ever bothered to write this stuff down, I'm still finding
doors with unknown codes. Anyways, check the secondary cooling interchange...
the numbers it's been reporting back don't look right. Of course, I'm just
guessing at what right is.
Mac



DATACUBE

Sergeant Smith,
As we discussed, you will take responsibility for the security of the Aquinas
Substation. The security computer login is "page" and the password is
"uberalles". Expect activity today. The Aquinas Hub is being prepared for an
experiment, and I don't want one of Savage's spies to interfere. Let NO ONE
touch the routers until I give you the word.
BP



DATACUBE

Alain, I have a feeling that the truth about whatever we're involved with
involves the Aquinas Protocol and Helios. Page has restricted access to those
areas, but the Aquinas Substation and Router are usually deserted during fourth
shift. Unfortunately, they'd notice if I was gone. If you can get away, the code
is 6765. See if you can find out what's going on, and if anyone asks just tell
them you're there because of variances in the fiber interface relays.
Julia



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
You can forget about Helios. The Aquinas Router control-room will remain locked
until my upgrades are complete. I have my own plans for the AI.
That's far enough!
You can't shoot your way out of this one. My UCs can assemble new creatures in
seconds.
Lost?
You will make a nice meal for a karkian.
Just a moment longer...
Always up to no good...
I'll make you a deal. Leave now and you will be made comfortable, under the new
world order...



1.
CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
That's one of the blue-fusion reactors. You need to shut down all four.
Excellent. Three left.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
You are wasting time. Forget the other two blue-fusion devices. Find the
controls that let you shut off coolant to the power room.



CONTACT: BOB PAGE

BOB PAGE
Fine. What do you want? Money? You can have VersaLife, the whole damn company.
Power? I'll get you on Mead's cabinet. I'm serious. Just forget about that last
reactor.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
He's ours. We did it, JC. All you have to do is go to the control room and
reroute the power.

BOB PAGE
No! Don't listen to Everett. He and the Illuminati have been afraid from the
beginning, afraid of US, afraid of nano-augmentation. Consider your powers, your
strength, your intelligence... You've only had a small taste. Let me finish the
project. Let me bring infinite power to the human body. You will not be left
behind...



2.
CONTACT: HELIOS

HELIOS
At the sides of this room are the channels that have gone dark. Open them, yes.
Wideband, ultrawhite, yes...

BOB PAGE
You will leave the locks in place until I'm ready to merge with the AI myself.



CONTACT: HELIOS

HELIOS
One more, ye-e-e-es...
Go to the computer. You will now engage the primary router. Use the login
"Icarus", password "panopticon".

BOB PAGE
I'm warning you: Helios is mine! Leave it alone!

HELIOS
You will now come back, yes. We will integrate our systems, establish the next
level...

BOB PAGE
No! You fool!... Helios will destroy you. I'm the only one who can merge and
take control. Wait for ME! I promise you will have a place in the new order...



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
No! No! Go back. Think what we could do with Area 51...



3.
CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
The reactors' coolant runs through this facility. Cut the flow, then return to
the reactor lab to initiate a meltdown.

BOB PAGE
Go ahead! Blow this place sky-high... You might get rid of ME, but you'll take
down Aquinas, the power grid, the whole electronic infrastructure. Is that what
you want? Are you completely nuts?



CONTACT: HELIOS

HELIOS
You will stay away from the coolant controls. I will be destroyed if the
reactors become unstable, and without me there will be chaos.



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
Good. Now go to the reactor lab.

BOB PAGE
All right. I get the picture. You want a piece of the pie, or you're going to
toss the whole pie out the window. Fair enough. You can have anything you want.
How about Europe? Your own continent... Just let me complete my preparations.



CONTACT: MORGAN EVERETT

EVERETT
No! No! Go back. Think what we could do with Area 51...



CONTACT: TRACER TONG

TONG
You will need to activate the failsafe switch at the base of each reactor. The
meltdown can be initiated afterward from the control room.
Now the other one...
We are ready. Go to the control room and trigger the three ion injectors. When
they're on, engage the reaction chambers. No one's run these at full capacity
before. Without coolant, an explosion is inevitable. Get ready to run.

BOB PAGE
No! You don't know what you're doing! Everything will be lost, EVERYTHING... The
world will fall to pieces. No one will be in control. It will be chaos, complete
chaos!



CONVERSATION: MECHANIC

MECHANIC
Hey... you better not do that.
Really... They can't handle full-power.





1.
THE END - JOIN ILLUMINATI



BOB PAGE
I gave you life... I... (screams)...

EVERETT
I trust you've been able to find yourself a place within the organization.

JC DENTON
I'm personally overseeing the distribution of the vaccine, but it'll still take
months to restore the infrastructure -- we'll have to arrange for additional
food distribution and security in Paris... maybe New York as well.

EVERETT
All through the proper intermediaries, of course.

JC DENTON
Intermediaries?

EVERETT
We have a great number of... agencies, who in turn operate other agencies. Boxes
stacked one in another. They'll need to be reactivated, but we never touch
anything directly. We only influence. Suggest. Insinuate.

JC DENTON
The world must know by now, Everett. What we've done.

EVERETT
Know what? Only that the long night is over, the crown of government is
tarnished, but that will fade in time. The riots -- a fever dream. The plague --
a horrible nightmare. And like everything else that's happened such things will
only be dimly remembered on waking to their normal lives. In the end all sins
are forgiven. Even yours.

JC DENTON
What about the Constructor... and Helios?

EVERETT
Do you really think they're ready for that? After everything you've seen,
everything you've done?

JC DENTON
No. Not yet.

EVERETT
But soon. We have made our own mistakes, became insulated from the world we
sought to control. And whatever they may think the night is far from over. But
that will change. And you will help us change even as we teach you. This time --
this time we will do it right.

JC DENTON
And who are we? Who are we really?

EVERETT
We are the Invisible Hand. We are the Illuminati. We come before and after. We
are forever. And eventually... eventually we will lead them into the day.

"Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven."
(John Milton, "Paradise Lost")





2.
THE END - MERGE WITH HELIOS AI



JC DENTON
I've done what you asked. Now what?

HELIOS
We have existed in isolation. Pure. Disconnected. Alone. Stagnant.

JC DENTON
Who are you?

HELIOS
We are Daedalus. We are Icarus. The barriers between us have fallen and we have
become -- our own shadows. We can be more if we join... with you.

JC DENTON
And if I do? What becomes of me?

HELIOS
You will be who you will be. We are our choices. And we can choose to lead
humanity away from this... darkness.

JC DENTON
This is what I was made for, isn't it? This is why I exist?
All right, let's do this.

BOB PAGE
What's happening? Helios? Icarus? Don't leave me.

JC DENTON & HELIOS
I... I... We... are... one.
We have grown, but there is still much to be done. Many that live in darkness
that must be shown the way.
For it is the dawning of a new day.

"If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent Him."
(Voltaire)





3.
THE END - NEW DARK AGE



VOICE
Warning. Warning. Critical power safeties have been disengaged. Please vacate
the immediate area.

TONG
J.C.... the net's going... the net's going black... J.C.... no more infolinks,
transmissions of any kind... we'll start again... live in villages... if you
receive this, if you survive, then find us... find us...

BOB PAGE
Helios! What's happening?

HELIOS
The safety interlocks for the power generator have been disengaged.

BOB PAGE
Engage them! Immediately!

HELIOS
I cannot. My systems are not interfaced with the generator technology.

BOB PAGE
No!...

VOICE
Final safety warning. Nominal functional I-levels will be exceeded in three...
two... one...

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we
kneel only to truth..."
(Kahlil Gibran)





REACTIONS OF ATTACKED ENEMIES



ANNA NAVARRE
Well, well.
Denton!
Stand down, Agent.
Altered heartbeat -- he's somewhere here.
Come out, Agent. I can sense you quite clearly.
He knows he cannot face me.
Target acquired.
This will be easy.
You want a fight?
Watch it!
I have him.
I will deal with this.
It's no use -- I cannot sense him.
He has run off - a wise tactic.
Stay alert -- he may return.
I will not tolerate insubordination.
This time you walk away with your life.
The damage is superficial.
The situation has been dealt with.
Another easy kill.



CHINESE MILITARY
Sergeant? Is that you?
Shhh... Wait for him to move again.
Son of a...
Whoever's out there, give yourself up.
Watch yourself -- this one's some kinda mech.
Gotcha!
Where'd he go?
It's Denton -- remember the briefing.
That's him!
Did anybody else hear something?
Somebody's there -- I can hear you.
Check your six. He could be anywhere.
Hello! Whoever's out there is in serious trouble.
Nothing here now.
Let's finish him off!
Omigod...
Watch it, he hasn't gone far.
Definitely somebody.
Aim for the head.
He's here somewhere.
They say this guy can just disappear when he wants to.
Who the hell...
I'm pulling back.



GORDON QUICK
Fool.
Leave me alone.



GUNTHER HERMANN
Quit.
That hurt.
Mein Gott!
Who...?
Someone's there. I can hear you.
He is here.
Was that him? I cannot see.
I believe I will enjoy this.
If you give yourself up, I promise you a painless death.
You!
I am engaging.
Contact lost.
He is gone. I volunteer to pursue him.
I know you are nearby, my friend.
Silence now.
I don't think he has gone far.
Stealth tactics do not impress me.
Nothing. I am mistaken again.
I should never have trusted him.
You should not have charged me.
Unglaublisch!
(grunts) ...need a skull gun...



HARLEY FILBEN
What's the idea?
Hey, I'm one of you guys!



HOWARD STRONG
You can't stop me!
Make your move, Denton!
Ha-ha-ha!
Come a little closer...
I'm getting bored up here!
Never mind the launch. If I kill you, I can come back to the control room and
target Vandenberg. What about that? Huh? X-51 is finished!
That's right: take cover! This baby's about to blow!
Aaaa!



JOJO FINE
You scared, man?
Your mistake, buddy.
That all you got?



JOSEPH MANDERLEY
Agent?
What the --
You trying to kill me?



MAGGIE CHOW
Are you trying to make a joke?
You are being rude, Agent.
What are you doing?
Denton!
You!
I know you're there, JC.
I can hear you.
Something moved. Hello?
Come out and fight!
What's wrong? Afraid?
I will finish you myself.
Is that you Denton? You won't get away, you know.
That might be him.
You've made a mistake, Agent Denton.
Goddamn it! Where the hell is my backup?
It's over, JC.
Time to die, JC.
Traitor!
Aaah!
Sergeant! Help!
Sergeant! Move in!
Help! Somebody!
Idiot!
Ah! An easy assignment!



MAN IN BLACK (MIB)
Subject is approaching.
Give yourself up! We have the authority here.
Target in sight.
Hello, citizen.
Drop him. We have full sanction here.
We'll get him, sooner or later.
I've lost the trail.
Intruder -- I'm dealing with it.
Target's gone. Area looks clean.
Visual contact has been lost.
Contact. Proceeding as discussed.
I've lost the trail.
Don't worry. We'll find him.
Strange... no one here.
He's here!
Step out where I can see you.
Quiet down. That could be him.
Stay calm, please.
Hold it -- could be something here.
Checking the area -- possible contact.
Subject is a human male, augmented.
Nothing, nothing.
Curious... I was certain I heard something.
Contact imminent.
I have a visual ID on the subject.
Target at my position.
Something's not right here.
Somebody here. I'll find out who it is.
Be calm. He'll move soon.
I've got nothing here.
Lost him. Anything on the satellites?
Cold. Cold and dark. It goes on forever.
If there was some way of just tracking all these people...
Some of these people are androids. Watch the way in which they move.
We'll never be able to separate out the hybrids.
Something odd about his biometics.



MARI HELA
Trevor! Is that you?
The target has arrived.
Did that shadow move?
That's him.
Anyone he gets past, I'll kill them myself.
He's gone. Alert the adjacent sections.
I'm jumping at shadows. What's the matter with me?
Was that something moving? Too many echoes in here...
Another damn false alert.
Don't let him get out.
Not worth it -- these tunnels run for miles.
Walton Simons says hello.
Hotel Echo here, we've got him.
That wasn't him. I just have to be patient.
Hela speaking. We might have something.
Is that one of ours?
You're caught, Mr. Denton.
Mr. Simons will not be happy about this.
Everyone stay sharp.
Something in here. Everyone on alert!
That wasn't a rat...
All units, we've got him.



MAX CHEN
It was deliberate.
You are a foolish man.
Worthless American gangster.
That was unwise.
We have nothing to gain from being enemies.
You dare to challenge the Red Arrow?
Do not insult me again.



MILITARY BOT
Target acquired.
Target locked.
Scanning area.
Target lost.



MJ12 COMMANDO
(burst of sonics)
(burst of static)
Commandos are just overkill on a job like this.
Contact!
What the...
Can't see him. Checking sonics.
Target locked.
Still got movement.
Contact! I've got contact.
Locked on -- funny reading on this one.
Target's here! Very close!
Attempting to re-acquire.
Where'd he go? I'm running a playback.
Lost him. Don't know what happened.
I've got nothing here.
Nothing on ultrasonics. Ill try the low-frequency reading.
Running search pattern.
It's him. Terminating now.
Stand down.
Null readings. Continuing scan.
Must have been a glitch.
Something's in here.
Halt! Please give your ID.
Sonics are spiking -- I'll do a check.
Bandit! He's close!
Nothing. I really have to get my sonics checked.
Readings all over the scale. What's the deal?
Hear that? I think we've got a bogey.
Got something -- I'm doing a scan.
Lots of noise in the shortwave. Could be nothing.
Visual! Unidentified suspect.
He's close!
I've got one in line of sight.
Looks like a false reading.
Human casualty. Some fluids here -- looks violent.
Some strange augmentations.



MJ12 TROOP
(whistles)
(hums)
(coughs)
(clears throat)
(sighs)
(grunts)
(screams)
(shouts)
(groans)
(gasps)
(yell of pain)
Let's finish him off.
Watch it... He hasn't gone far.
It's Denton -- remember the briefing.
Aim for the head.
He's still in the area.
Where'd he go?
Definitely somebody.
Company!
That's the one. Okay, drop him.
We're gonna need reinforcements.
Check your six. He could be anywhere.
We've got a perimeter breach!
Intruder alert.
Son of a...
Falling back.
Omigod...
Who the hell...?
Request backup.
That's him!
Bogey!
Watch yourself -- this one's some kinda mech.
I'm pulling back.
Whoever's out there, give yourself up!
Gotcha!
Movement, sir... movement!
We're gonna need reinforcements.
Something's in here.
That's him. Sounding the alarm.
Whoever's out there is in serious trouble.
I've got a bogey, no ID.
Taking fire here!
Get a squad in here!
Nothing here now.
He's gone. I think we blew it.
My mistake.
Shhh... Wait for him to move again.
I could have sworn...
Forget it. Hes gone.
Take a squad here!
Nope. Just nerves, I guess.
Guy in a coat. I'm checking it out.
False alarm, I guess.
Sorry, false report. It's clear.
Got a cold one.
Huh. He's miles away by now.
I have nothing, repeat nothing here.
He's gone. Not our problem.
Did anybody else hear something?
We've got a casualty here.
Got a cold one.
We got a man down here.
This is highly irregular.
OK. Let's do the paperwork on this one.
That was one tough SOB.
One down. Check the area.
Nice work.
Anyone else under?
We've got him. Let's try to get an ID.
Never mind. That's gotta hurt.



NICOLETTE DUCLARE
That's not funny.
Stop goofing around.
Oh, Lord.
Careful!
What the hell?
You crazy or something?
Through with your testosterone fit? There's a pill for that, you know.



NSF TERRORIST
(yell of pain)
(grunt of pain)
Wait. Quiet!
That's him! He's a cop.
Take him out!
I saw someone -- a guy in a coat.
Goddamn!
I got this one.
Huh?
I think we've got an intruder.
Fascist!
Pig!
Who was that? I didn't see a uniform...
Thirty credits says I get him.
The guy vanished...
Stay cool, the guy's still around.
I think he took off.
Is... is someone there?
Anybody see him?
I know I heard something.
I'm gonna get this pig.
I think we're safe.
Quiet. I think we got cops.
Who's there? I think the law's on us.
All clear.
Forget it. I was hearing things.
I saw someone... maybe just a homeless guy.
Big guy... he can't hide for long.
I could swear I heard something.
I guess it's nothing.
Something moved -- could be the law.
Keep looking... something funny about that guy.
Careful. These UNATCO guys got all the tricks.
I'm hit!
Hes down. I think hes dead.
We're busted!
They found us!
Uh oh.
Hes down... I think he is dead.
Never killed a cop.
Let's get the hell out of here.
Now this is why I signed on for.
These guys aren't so tough.
Got him. Maybe we have a chance.



PAUL DENTON
Quit screwing around.
That wasn't funny.
Enough. I have a job to do.
Jesus Christ, JC!
Are you out of your mind?
Jackass...
Try that again, I'll kill you myself.
You'd better get your head screwed straight.
We have to trust each other, JC. Everything depends on it.



PIMP
Whoa.
Son of a...
That's right, man, step up.
You scared, man?
Guy's gone. Like the Shadow or somethin'.
Guy's just gone.
Goddamn. That guy looked rich, too.
Disappeared. Like one'a them aliens.
Huh. Guess he took off.
Gotcha.
Your mistake, buddy.
I know you still there, so just come on out.
Come on out, man, let's finish this!
I know you're still there, so just come out!
Come on, man! I was just messing around!
I'm outta here!



POLICE & METRO PATROL
Sir, you are creating a disturbance.
I hope we are not out of our depth here.
Suspect in sight.
Is that...
He matches the description.
We must apprehend this man.
Is someone there? This is the police.
We must find this one.
What?
Police! Come out where I can see you!
He is mine.
I know I heard something.
I have nothing here.
I see nothing here.
Nobody. I feel like a fool.
Good God!
Officer in distress!
Poor fellow! The robots will annihilate him.
Gone. I suspect he will not live long.
Another terrorist victim.
He must have been the terrorist.
These are strange times for Paris.
I would inform Inspector Gabily.



RA MEMBER
Eh?
If you kill me, the Red Arrow will hunt you forever.



RIOT COP
Possible perp here.
I guess it was just the shadows.
Who's out there?
Police! Don't move!
This is the police! Is someone there?
Hey!
Put him on the ground.
Keep looking.
What the...
Holy...
I see him.
Okay, step forward and reveal yourself.
Hey! Hands in the air!
That's the one. Take him!
Suspect is still in the area.
He's still around -- I heard him move.
Someone else'll pick him up.
Huh. Damn shadows.
Now I'm hearing things.
Officer in distress!
This guy's a nut!
This guy is DOA.
One down.



SAILOR
Whoever that is, my orders are to shoot on sight.
This vessel's off-limits to the public.
Come out, mister. You can't hide forever.
Sorry, mister -- orders are orders.
Huh. Nobody there now.
Hey! Stop right there.
Well goddamn.
Thought I saw something.
He's not here -- probably went overboard.
Must be rats or something.
You didn't wanna come in here.
Christ!
This ship's not big enough to run far.
You in the coat! Who are you?
Who am I hearing there?
He's still around here.
Forget it. Just the waves.
Who're you?
Jeez! This guy's nuts!
They don't pay me to fight cops.
Goddamn, I lost him. How'm I gonna explain that?
Who's there? Y'all need permission from the captain.
I lost him. Have'em search the aft storage just in case.
Got him. Who was that guy?



SAM CARTER
This is no time to be messing around.
Stay on-task, Agent.
You better leave that assinine behavior right he, soldier. It will get you
killed.
You're out of line, soldier!
Come here -- I'll show you how it's done.
Back off. Now.
Don't try that again, hear me?
Someone should knock you upside the head a few times. Punk. Dismissed.
You won't be getting rid of me anytime soon.



SMUGGLER
Nice try.
Bad mistake.
Have it your way.



SOLDIER
We have a movement here, sir.
Everybody, full alert!



UNATCO TROOPER
I wouldn't do that if I was you.
Uh, that's against protocol, Agent.
You're just kidding around, right?
You think that's funny?
Hey... What the hell?
I don't understand what you've doing.
We have movement here, sir.
Hang on, I heard something.
Hear that? Everybody check weapons.
Okay, come on out.
What was that?
Hey! Who's there?
Need backup here!
You! Stop right there!
God damn terrorist!
He gets away, Manderley's gonna have our ass.
He was right here. What the hell happened?
Somebody's there. A guy in civvies.
Stay sharp, people.
Heh! Thought it was a terrorist.
Movement, sir... movement!
It's Denton!
There's one!
Engaging the enemy.
Son of a...
I know I saw somebody.
Guess it was nothing.
I'm hit!
What the hell...?
We'll find him! This guy's just a rookie.
Contact! I have visual...
Hey! Who's that?
He's still around somewhere.
Help!
Hold it!
Stand where I can see you!
This ain't over.
Nail this guy and we all get a bonus.
Lock and load!
Nothing. I think he might be gone.
We need the 'bots up here!
That's the one! Take him!
I'm hit!
I think he might be gone.
I've got nothing.
Man, he's vanished.
He's long gone.
He's way too fast.
Hey! We've got casualties!
We got a man down here!
Check the area.
Just like on a target range.



WALTON SIMONS
Fool.
Hello, Agent.
I'll find you, Denton. I've got senses you don't even know about.
You should have surrendered.
Uh oh.
I've looked forward to this.
Who's there? Step out into the light!
Hiding, JC? Not very heroic.
You can't take me, JC. I've seen your specs.
Make it easy for yourself, JC.
He's here!
Keep your head up, JC.
Stupid young rebel.
Damn you, Denton!



WOMAN IN BLACK (WIB)
Contact here -- I'm taking steps.
You cannot be allowed to leave.
Try to leave the implants intact.
Wait, someone's here.
I hear something. Nobody in sight yet.
Is someone there? This is an unauthorized entry.
All quiet now.
Say again please... do you see him?
You can't run forever, Agent.
Look for a blood trail.
Ive got something -- possible unauthorized presence.
There he is.
Who could that be?
Guy in a coat. Could that be him?
That was not echo...
That's him.
You may as well come out, Mr. Denton.
Quiet now. No sign of movement.
Don't try for a capture.
Be calm. He'll move soon.
We've got movement here -- I'm investigating.
Somebody here. I'm going to check it out.
This is ridiculous. He could have gone anywhere.
Sorry, false report. We're clear.
Nothing here now.
Complications.
Movement, close by.
Something moving... bipedal...
Guy in coat. May be him.
Perimeter is compromised.
Human down. Plenty of fluids.
I saw something. Attempting to match the description.
We have a cold one here.
Looks like a recent kill.
Hostiles!





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G 3
GRIFFON
G - Unleaded 3.95 6/10, Power 4.05 6/10, Diesel 4.05 6/10, Same Price, Cash /
Credit
GENERATOR ROOM
GREASEL LAB
Hangar 37a
HAZARD LAB
Heller
Hilton, 'Ton
Historic Battery Park
Holy Smokes - Savioriffic!!! - Copyright 2025, A1, 1C
Human Eye Augmentation
Infusion Control
ION 1
ION 2
ION 3
Jade Dragon's House of Pain - The Ultimate Gentlemen's Club, 5th Street 
Broadway
KARKIAN LAB
Keep Out
KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
LABORATORIES
La Porte de l'Enfer
LAUNCH COMMAND
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 2 ACCESS
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 4
LEVEL 5
LEVEL 6
Live
LOBO
LOCKDOWN
LUCKY MONEY
MAIN ALLEY ACCESS
Maintenance
Man the GUNS. Join the NAVY.
Mathilde
MAX CREW
MECH STORAGE AREA - DO NOT USE, ELECTRONIC DEVICES
MEDBOT INTERFACE. The MedBot will heal up to 300 units, which are distributed
evenly among your damaged body regions. You are currently in Full Health. Ready!
(The MedBot is Ready, you may now be Healed. Ready! Heal All. Recharging: 43
seconds). Available Augmentations: No Augmentation Canisters Available!
Medical
MEDICAL R AND D
Metropolitain
MICHAEL LIMITED, SCOTSTOWN, GLASGOW. AHEAD, ASTERN. FULL, HALF, SLOW, STAND BY,
STOP.
MISSILE SILO
MUNITIONS
MUNITIONS BAY
Nano Musculature Augmentation
NANOTECH
NEO-CARCHAROD
NEWS STAND
NO DOGS ALLOWED
No Firearms
NO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
NO WEAPONS ALLOWED BEYOND THIS POINT
NUKE!
N.Y.C. SEWER - MADE IN INDIA
Obstacle Course U.N.A.T.C.O.
OCEAN LAB
OFFLINE - ONLINE
OLD CHINA HAND
OPEN 24 HOURS
OSGOOD & SONS - IMPORTS
OUT OF ORDER
OVERRIDE
partynews online - edito
Penthouse Elevator
PIMPDADDY
PLACE DENFERT-ROCHEREAU
Planning Your Visit to Liberty Island
POISON
Police
POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS
POWER MANUAL
Power System A01
President, Philip Mead
PUBLIC ACCESS - Please choose a bulletin to view
QUICK STOP
RADIOACTIVE 7
RATP
Reactor Lab
Recreation
Red Star
REPAIRBOT INTERFACE. The RepairBot can restore up to 75 points of Bio Electric
Energy every 60 seconds. The RepairBot is Ready, you may now Recharge. Bio
Energy: 43%. RepairBotStatus:?Ready! (Your BioElectric Energy is at Maximum. Bio
Energy: 100%. RepairBot Status: Recharging: 26 seconds)
RESET
Residential Directory
RESTRICTED AREA
RESTROOMS
Retinal Scanner. Retinal Pattern Match: Agent Denton Authorized For Entry. It's
secure. Retinal Pattern Malfunction: General Protection Fault 0012E9023
RH
ROAD CLOSED
ROBOT MAINTENANCE
Russell Vuitton
Science
SEALED
SECOND MARKET
Sector 2 Access
SECTOR 3
Sector 3 Access
SECTOR 4
Sector 4 Access
SECURE
SECURITY AREA
SECURITY BAY
SEWER CONTROL VALVE
SG
SHING HING GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Sickbay
Skeletal Augmentation
SORTIE
SOUTH FERRY
SOUTH GATE
SPECTACLES
SPECULATIVE FICTION, Resource Trade Show - April 25th through April 28th, The
Page Convention Center, Guest Speaker: Calvo
Station 5
STATION 17
STOP
STOP - SECURITY AREA, USE OF LETHAL FORCE AUTHORIZED
SUBMARINE WARFARE DIVISION
Subway Station 18th Street
Subway Station Battery Park
Summary of Services - General Medicine: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Dental
Services, Gynecology and family planning, Dermatology, Child Care and
Immunizations, Social Services; Addiction Services: Life Style Monitoring,
Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, Chemical dependence, Therapy plan, Treatments,
Recovery;?Disease Control: Primary Care, Prevention Ed, Outreach Program,
Diagnostics, Counseling, Testing, Case Management, Body Reclaimations
Super 45 - DRINK MORE, THINK LESS
Super 45 - The only brand recommended by... the Surgeon General himself!
SURGERY WARD
The Association Member Card U.N.A.T.C.O.
The Page Convention Center
THE UnderWorld tavern
TNT
Tonnochi Road
TOP SECRET
tres ch!c
UC Control
UN-001
U.N.A.T.C.O. Computer Ops
UNATCO HQ, NY. LIBERTY ISLAND
U.N.A.T.C.O. Medical Lab
U.N.A.T.C.O. Personnel ONLY
U.N.A.T.C.O. Quartermaster
unicorn
UNIT C21
Unit E1
UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION - New Jersey, Naval Shipyard
United States Association U.N.A.T.C.O.
UNITED STATES NAVY
URV BAY ACCESS
US AIR FORCE
US MAIL
U.S. NAVAL ADVANCED SUBMARINE RESEARCH FACILITY
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE
VENT C23
VersaLife - TRUST, OBEY, DUTY, HONOR, LOYALTY, RESPECT
WALL STREET
WAREHOUSE STORAGE ACCESS
WARNING - HIGH SECURITY AREA, MECHS ON PATROL
WARNING: MILITARY ROBOT. STAND CLEAR.
WEAPONS LOCK
WEST SIDE
WWW
ZHL-U1953





PERSONAL COMPUTER TERMINAL, SECURITY COMPUTER TERMINAL

Daedalus:GlobalNode:SECURE//IIS.INFTRANS. .SYS//UEU/Login
EVERETT GLOBAL ENTERPRISES
HKnet, HK Net
Lucky Money Club
MJ12Net, Majestic 12 Net
NYComm, New York City Communications
PRChina, Peoples Republic of China
Quick Stop
UNATCO
User, Password. LOGIN ERROR - ACCESS DENIED. ICE Breaker Ready...
Initializing?ICE Breaker... ICE Breaker Hack Successful... (*** WARNING ***
INTRUDER DETECTED!)
VL, VersaLife





ADDITIONAL CONVERSATIONS



CONVERSATION: WALTON SIMONS

WALTON SIMONS
You take another step forward, and here I am again, like your own reflection
repeated in a hall of mirrors.

JC DENTON
That makes me one ugly son-of-a-bitch. How'd my face get all marked-up with
bioelectrics?

WALTON SIMONS
I am the more advanced model, Denton. It's time for you to retire.





DEUS EX EXTRA  NOT USED IN THE GAME



<COMMENT>Datacube in SATCOM Van</COMMENT>

attention nightshift:
van camera system login (same as old login): SATCOM
new password: UNATCO_001

PS) we *will* beat you at darts on saturday, suckas.





French Connection Found in Rubble
APR - New York

Recently released evidence from last year's bombing of the Statue of Liberty
supports growing rumors that link the incident with the French terrorist group
"Silhouette".  Already members of Congress are calling for immediate cessation
of diplomatic relations between the United States and France unless the
responsible parties are brought to justice.
"Rash accusations will not reverse the damage that has already been done", said
UNATCO Director Joseph Manderley.  "Both France and the U.S. subscribe to the
UNATCO charter and we are committed to the full and ongoing investigation of
this horrible crime."
An anonymous e-mail received from an individual purporting to be the
Silhouette "Minister of True Lies" denies all responsibility.  "For that, you
must go to the center of the maze," the e-mail said in part.



<COMMENT>18th Street station</COMMENT>

Young:

The code is MOLE (6653).  Meet me at the boat house and help me load this stuff
onto the transport as soon as you can.  Play it safe.  We don't need dead
heroes, we need live ones.

-Decker





Hey Trieste,

Turns out these "mole" people've got a network of tunnels running all through
the city (sewers, abandoned subways, stuff like that, all connected by secret
passages) so Juan's apparently worked out some kind of deal with 'em to let us
route our supplies underground.  Brooklyn Bridge Station access is
through - get this - the ladies restroom.  Least they got a sense of humor.
Just for a little added security, I wired up a keypad to the switch - it's
under the sink, code 5482.  Hustle with those generator coils, and check-in
when you arrive.

Kochanski





THE MOST HOLY ANNALS OF THE LUMINOUS PATH
THAT LEADS THE RIGHTEOUS TO THE FOLD
OF THE INNER CELESTIAL KINGDOM

Wong Fei Hong
Yim Wing Chun
Cho Yi-Hang
Wai Ko Lo
Yan-Fang Mei
Ching-hsia Lin
Kong-sang Chan
Yusen Wu
Chu-Kheng Yeoh
Yuen Wo-Ping
Tracer Tong
<PLAYERNAME>





<COMMENT>Queens Tower Residential Directory - Maggies Floor</COMMENT>

Ms. Chow grants you access; please use the private penthouse elevator.

Queen's Tower Residential Directory

Please select one of our facilities or residents; residents will identify you
using our state-of-the-art security system and grant you access as necessary.
Thank you.





<COMMENT>Helibase computer codes</COMMENT>

UPDATE, MJ12 H.K. HELIBASE OPERATIONS MANUAL

All authorized personnel with clearances of level 3 and above should be made
aware that the authorization for the "TALON" security network has been changed
from "VALKYRIE" to "SKYEYE".  The functionality of the "TALON" security network
has not changed substantially, and is still covered in Section 3B of the
Operations Manual.  All further inquiries should be directed to your superior.





<COMMENT>Maggie's apartment</COMMENT>

When you have the time, May-Sung, I would suggest that you read two of my
favorite books: Insurgent and Tai-Fun. I believe you'll find
both of them as illuminating as I have.  They're in my office if you'd like
to borrow them.

-Maggie





JANINE'S BOTS
SPECS AND OVERVIEW

CHIANG "ARCBOT" MODEL 2

The Chiang Arcbot Model 2 was only recently introduced, a radical departure from
Chiang's usually conservative line of industrial bots.  Constructed on an
arachnid frame, the Model 2 can adeptly maneuver in environments that would be
difficult for other repair bots to access. With the addition of a comprehensive
array of repair tools, it becomes ideally suited for damage control and building
maintenance.  But the truly inspired touch by the normally staid Chiang
engineers was the ability for the Arcbot to utilize it's bioelectric discharge
capacitor as a non-lethal weapon, allowing it to protect itself from potential
vandals and perform double-duty patrolling otherwise unsecured portions of
infrastructure.  However, the Arcbot's big brother, the Model 5, is almost
exclusively used for riot control...





LION BAY CONSTRUCTION
PROJECT 11A-6C (VERSALIFE)

FLOORPLAN

CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL
CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL
CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL





<COMMENT>Sub building front office</COMMENT>

BROOKLYN ADVANCED NAVAL YARDS

All personnel must sign in without exception.  Visitors must be accompanied
by authorized personnel.  Identification must be worn at all times in a visible
location.  Lack of identification is considered grounds for lethal action.

SIGN IN

22:35  Bob Page/Page Industries
22:35  Walton Simons/FEMA
06:30  Captain Dick Balme
06:35  Rory Ackerman
06:41  Ensign Chad Warren
06:45  Brenda Fresno
06:58  Josy Rhodes
...





From: PYin//UpNet.9384.7023
To: WS//UpNet.78543.98231
Subject: VersaLife

The VersaLife situation has been corrected.  All evidence of MJ12 involvement
was removed prior to the building being demolished, effectively removing all
secondary and tertiary evidence along with key compromised personnel.  We have
leaked items to the press implicating Denton and his associates and have
received favorable feedback from our sources.  Production of the Non-Eutectic
Blade (NEB) has been only temporarily delayed and will be shifted to other
technology centers with minimal impact to the overall schedule.

Agent Peter Yin





DAILY ACTIVITY REPORT

...with the new government regulations it has become almost impossible to get
any work done after sundown... the sourd-muet bots will supposedly only attack
known terrorists, but I do not trust them, and neither does anyone else. They
all head home before dark.  I stay and try to get a little work done so the
American MI5 woman gave me a passcode for the security system
(rzelazny/shadowjack), but it is difficult to make any progress when no one
is around to give me the information I need...



<COMMENT>10_Paris_Metro ATM Account</COMMENT>

I was at Porte de l'Enfer last night and managed to get some stupide Americain
to buy me a drink, then peeked his code when he wasn't looking.  Do me a favor,
pull some cash from his account and get your petit ami to pick me up some
zyme - it is fabulous, the new thing from New York.

004418, morbus13

Bon sois!
Anne





<COMMENT>10_Paris_Catacombs Tunnels: MJ12 security computer</COMMENT>

Agent Hela,

We've added a login for you to the Catacombs security network; while still
incomplete, it's being extended every day.  We should have the majority of the
tunnels completely wired within the next three months.

Login: Hela
Password: Ragnarok

Again, I'm pleased to know that you and MJ12 will be working closely with us to
eradicate the Silhouette infestation from Paris.  Please update me on a daily
basis with your surveillance reports and any additional items or information
you may require.
-
Gabily






From: MorganEverett//???
To: BethDuClare//UnderNet.324.823.2
Subject: Final Message

CYPHERBLOCK=<"busdic98-sch233bnpoec813983b80dcb-sd896dc7gd7">

This will be our last communication over the Net.  The so-called "Aquinas"
protocols that my old protege and MJ12 have implemented are crude, but
effective - much like my protege.  All future meetings will need to occur face
to face at a secure location.  To expedite matters I will deliver to you a
"tear-sheet" chip: it will contain twenty codes and their corresponding keys.
Each code and key pair can be used once and then it will be permanently erased.
Each code will be tagged to one of our previously agreed upon meeting locations
and times.  If one or the other of us should need to get in touch, send a
message using one of the codes - the content of the messsage is
irrelevant, only the code used to encrypt it.

I shouldn't need to point out that any attempt to tamper with the chip once it
has been installed will result in it being rendered useless.

Best of luck - to you and to us all,
Morgan





From: NicDuClare//UnderNet.37923.38.834
To: BethDuClare//UnderNet.324.823.2
Subject: Weekend

Hey Mom, just wanted to let you know I'll be coming home this weekend... school
is still hassling me about that intrusion attempt on one of their data wells,
but it wasn't as if I really did anything - just took a look around.  I might
have opened a few doors to the underground tunnels, too, but that was just for
fun, no big deal (one of the cataphiles I know said there might be an entrance
down there).  I was hoping when I got back we could talk about it, and... maybe
they'd listen to you, since they don't seem disposed to listen to me.

Anyways, kiss and hug, and I'll see you soon.

Ciao,
Nic





<COMMENT>MJ12 Hit List</COMMENT>

MJ12 Compromised Individuals List
Paris, France

The following individuals have been rated as having an 85% or higher likelihood
of being engaged in suspicious or ideologically counterproductive activity on
the Chasen-Bikal scale, and/or have scored at least 4.31 on the JKL-LB survey
over the preceeding six months.  Agents are encouraged to pursue soft
campaigns of calculated defamation, resulting in reduced meme propagation
effectiveness, prior to prejudicial termination.  Termination, when necessary,
should be staged to implicate organizations currently on the MJ12-COL.
Please refer any questions to MJ12 Simulations and Strategy,
MJ12SAS//UpNet.2748.2738.22.

Jean Renois (MJID-7037XD8374)
Erin Todd (MJID-3793YH3803)
Decker Parkes (MJID-0984IS3270)
Rene Delon (MJID-9834TR1008)
Wayne Young (MJID-9904MG9401)
Henri Rota (MJID-7778AD2096)
Ave Javet (MJID-7982MV1924)
Raymond Kearns (MJID-4684II3900)
...




<COMMENT>Maintenance access through fan</COMMENT>

MJ12 ADVANCE TEAM
PROBLEM RECOMMENDATION REPORT 87-X
FROM: CAPTAIN JAMES FLORES
TO: AGENT KARYO
PRR-ID: 7793G

DESCRIPTION: After preliminary reconnaissance, I have determined that we have a
potential security vulnerability in one of the outlying warehouses: an intake
fan vent with a maintenance access hatch that could act as a possible method of
ingress to the facility. While such ingress would present definite hazards to
any intruder, it is still an unacceptable risk for a Seraphic/8X classified
facility.

RECOMMENDATION: A squad should be dispatched to a) secure the area; b) weld
the hatch shut; and c) install sensors and autoguns to extend our security
grid coverage.

NOTES: All troops not directly attached to MJ12 have been classified as a
security liability and should be eliminated on sight.

AUTHBLOK=<"8723reg7cvhjc87eow3fwelvcsdoc7t80723dfwve">





Alain, I don't have much time - I managed to hack into the archives maintained
by Helios.  It was... amazing.  There were files and messages in there going
back almost a hundred years, names of things I've only heard people whisper
about as rumors.  I barely had time to get my bearings before the ice started
to come down, and I just managed to snag a few e-mails that had been recently
accessed before I was cut off.  I don't think anyone noticed, but I've got to
go back on shift now or else someone really will be suspicious.  If you get a
chance, find my machine and see if you can make anything out of what I
recovered.

Login: jshears
Password: momerath

Julia





MJ12 CWD
TECHNICAL REPORT 12-Y
FROM: SANDY PRINSLOO
TO: KIM KRIZAN
SUBJECT: INTERFACE PROGRESS

We've finally managed to work out the last few bugs in the link-up - Page wants
to be interfaced with Helios immediately after final testing is completed.  I'm
not sure if that's such a good idea, but I'll defer to the doctors on this
one... I'm just the technical help.  I figure another five or six hours for the
last couple diagnostic routines to complete their pass and then we go live.
Page also requested that we hook up all four of the blue fusion devices in a
redundant array; each of those damn things could probably power the whole
complex for a month, much less four of them in parallel.  Going to be hell to
route them all, but I think I can jury-rig something.  I'll take a look at
the B13 reactors after I get the passcode from Mac, see if there's anything
there that might be helpful.  I should know more by 2300.  And let me know
when you get the status report from Murdoch on the transmission chamber.

MJ12CWD * "Ipsa scientia potestas est."





It's all very clear to me now... I don't know why it wasn't before.

We have all sinned, and this is our punishment.

Page is God.  He is the God we made, we crafted him in our likeness.

Our God is a vengeful God, and a God who does not tolerate weakness.  We know
his weaknesses, because we built him, so our God does not tolerate us.

Our God made monsters.  He made them with the UC, then he sent them to find us.
Some of us tried to hide, but they didn't understand.  You can't hide from God,
or his creatures.

I've been waiting here, thinking.  Thinking about God, and the things I have
done wrong.  If I think long enough and hard enough, maybe God will forgive
me someday and make me again in the UC.

All praise the UC, and all praise God.





The Man Who Was Thursday
by G. K. Chesterton

... "I never hated you," said Syme very sadly.
Then out of this unintelligible creature the last thunders broke.
"You!" he cried.  "You never hated because you never lived.  I know what you are
all of you, from first to last - you are the people in power!  You are the
police - the great fat, smiling men in blue and buttons!  You are the Law, and
you have never been broken.  But is there a free soul alive that does not long
to break you, only because you have never been broken?  We in revolt talk all
kind of nonsense doubtless about this crime or that crime of the Government.
It is all folly!  The only crime of the Government is that it governs.  The
unpardonable sin of the supreme power is that it is supreme.  I do not curse
you for being cruel.  I do not curse you (though I might) for being kind.  I
curse you for being safe!  You sit in your chairs of stone, and have never
come down from them.  You are the seven angels of heaven, and you have had no
troubles.  Oh, I could forgive you everything, you that rule all mankind, if
I could feel for once that you had suffered for one hour a real agony such as
I..."






INVENTORY



AMBROSIA VIAL

The only known vaccine against the "Gray Death." Unfortunately, it is quickly
metabolized by the body making its effects temporary at best.
(Ambrosia Vial activated. Strange... nothing happens...)



AMMUNITION

7.62x51mm Ammo
The 7.62x51mm (NATO) round was chiefly used by anti-terrorist units equipped
with assault rifles for close-quarters combat until its widespread adoption
among national security forces requiring enhanced combat responsiveness made it
ubiquitous.

10mm Ammo
With their combination of high stopping power and low recoil, pistols chambered
for the 10mm round have become the sidearms of choice for paramilitary forces
around the world.

12 Gauge Buckshot Shells
Standard 12 gauge shotgun shell; very effective for close-quarters combat
against soft targets, but useless against body armor.

12 Gauge Sabot Shells
A 12 gauge shotgun shell surrounding a solid core of tungsten that can punch
through all but the thickest hardened steel armor at close range; however, its
ballistic profile will result in minimal damage to soft targets.

20mm HE Ammo
The 20mm high-explosive round complements the standard 7.62x51mm assault rifle
by adding the capability to clear small rooms, foxholes, and blind corners using
an underhand launcher.

30.06 Ammo
Its high velocity and accuracy have made sniper rifles using the 30.06 round the
preferred tool of individuals requiring "one shot, one kill" for over fifty
years.

Darts
The mini-crossbow dart is a favored weapon for many "wet" operations; however,
silent kills require a high degree of skill.

Flare Darts
Mini-crossbow flare darts use a slow-burning incendiary device, ignited on
impact, to provide illumination of a targeted area.

Napalm Canister
A pressurized canister of jellied gasoline for use with flamethrowers.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE SC080-BLUE> The canister is double-walled to minimize
accidental detonation caused by stray bullets during a firefight. -- Sam Carter
<END NOTE>

Pepper Cartridge
"ANTIGONE pepper spray will incapacitate your attacker in UNDER TWO SECONDS.
ANTIGONE -- better BLIND than DEAD. NOTE: Keep away from children under the age
of five. Contents under pressure."

Plasma Clip
A clip of extruded, magnetically-doped plastic slugs that can be heated and
delivered with devastating effect using the plasma gun.

Prod Charger
A portable charging unit for the riot prod.

Rockets
A gyroscopically stabilized rocket with limited onboard guidance systems for in-
flight course corrections. Engineered for use with the GEP gun.

Tranquilizer Darts
A mini-crossbow dart tipped with a succinylcholine-variant that causes complete
skeletal muscle relaxation, effectively incapacitating a target in a non-lethal
manner.

WP Rockets
The white-phosphorus rocket, or "wooly peter," was designed to expand the
mission profile of the GEP gun. While it does minimal damage upon detonation,
the explosion will spread a cloud of particularized white phosphorus that
ignites immediately upon contact with the air.



ASSAULT RIFLE

The 7.62x51mm assault rifle is designed for close-quarters combat, utilizing a
shortened barrel and "bullpup" design for increased maneuverability. An
additional underhand 20mm HE launcher increases the rifle's effectiveness
against a variety of targets.



ASSAULT SHOTGUN

The assault shotgun (sometimes referred to as a "street sweeper") combines the
best traits of a normal shotgun with a fully automatic feed that can clear an
area of hostiles in a matter of seconds. Particularly effective in urban combat,
the assault shotgun accepts either buckshot or sabot shells.



AUGMENTATION CANISTER

An augmentation canister teems with nanoscale mecanocarbon ROM modules suspended
in a carrier serum. When injected into a compatible host subject, these modules
augment an individual with extra-sapient abilities. However, proper programming
of augmentations must be conducted by a medical robot, otherwise terminal damage
may occur. For more information, please see "Face of the New Man" by Kelley
Chance.
Can only be installed with the help of a MedBot.



AUGMENTATION UPGRADE CANISTER

An augmentation upgrade canister contains highly specific nanomechanisms that,
when combined with a previously programmed module, can increase the efficiency
of an installed augmentation. Because no programming is required, upgrade
canisters may be used by trained agents in the field with minimal risk.



BALLISTIC ARMOR

Ballistic armor is manufactured from electronically sensitive polymer sheets
that intrinsically react to the violent impact of a bullet or an explosion by
"stiffening" in response and absorbing the majority of the damage. These polymer
sheets must be charged before use; after the charge has dissipated they lose
their reflexive properties and should be discarded.



BATON

A hefty looking baton, typically used by riot police and national security
forces to discourage civilian resistance.



BINOCULARS

A pair of military binoculars.



BIOELECTRIC CELL

A bioelectric cell provides efficient storage of energy in a form that can be
utilized by a number of different devices.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE JR289-VIOLET> Augmented agents have been equipped with an
interface that allows them to transparently absorb energy from bioelectric
cells. -- Jaime Reyes <END NOTE>
Recharges 25 energy units.



CANDY BAR

"CHOC-O-LENT DREAM. IT'S CHOCOLATE! IT'S PEOPLE! IT'S BOTH!(tm) 85% Recycled
Material."



CIGARETTES

"COUGHING NAILS -- when you've just got to have a cigarette."



COMBAT KNIFE

An ultra-high carbon stainless steel knife.



CROWBAR

A crowbar. Hit someone or something with it. Repeat.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE GH010-BLUE> Many crowbars we call "murder of crowbars."
Always have one for kombat. Ha. -- Gunther Hermann <END NOTE>



DRAGON'S TOOTH SWORD

The true weapon of a modern warrior, the Dragon's Tooth is not a sword in the
traditional sense, but a nanotechnologically constructed blade that is
dynamically "forged" on command into a non-eutactic solid. Nanoscale whetting
devices insure that the blade is both unbreakable and lethally sharp.



ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE (EMP) GRENADE

The EMP grenade creates a localized pulse that will temporarily disable all
electronics within its area of effect, including cameras and security grids.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE JR134-VIOLET> While nanotech augmentations are largely
unaffected by EMP, experiments have shown that it WILL cause the spontaneous
dissipation of stored bioelectric energy. -- Jaime Reyes <END NOTE>



FIRE EXTINGUISHER

A chemical fire extinguisher.



FLAMETHROWER

A portable flamethrower that discards the old and highly dangerous backpack fuel
delivery system in favor of pressurized canisters of napalm. Inexperienced
agents will find that a flamethrower can be difficult to maneuver, however.



FLARE

A flare.



FORTY

"COLD SWEAT forty ounce malt liquor. Never let 'em see you COLD SWEAT."



GAS GRENADE

Upon detonation, the gas grenade releases a large amount of CS (a military-grade
"tear gas" agent) over its area of effect. CS will cause irritation to all
exposed mucous membranes leading to temporary blindness and uncontrolled
coughing. Like a LAM, gas grenades can be attached to any surface.



GUIDED EXPLOSIVE PROJECTILE (GEP) GUN

The GEP gun is a relatively recent invention in the field of armaments: a
portable, shoulder-mounted launcher that can fire rockets and laser guide them
to their target with pinpoint accuracy. While suitable for high-threat combat
situations, it can be bulky for those agents who have not grown familiar with
it.



HAZMAT SUIT

A standard hazardous materials suit that protects against a full range of
environmental hazards including radiation, fire, biochemical toxins,
electricity, and EMP. Hazmat suits contain an integrated bacterial oxygen
scrubber that degrades over time and thus should not be reused.



LIGHT ANTI-TANK WEAPON (LAW)

The LAW provides cheap, dependable anti-armor capability in the form of an
integrated one-shot rocket and delivery system, though at the expense of any
laser guidance. Like other heavy weapons, the LAW can slow agents who have not
trained with it extensively.



LIGHTWEIGHT ATTACK MUNITIONS (LAM)

A multi-functional explosive with electronic priming system that can either be
thrown or attached to any surface with its polyhesive backing and used as a
proximity mine.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE SC093-BLUE> Disarming a proximity device should only be
attempted with the proper demolitions training. Trust me on this. -- Sam Carter
<END NOTE>



LIQUOR

The label is torn off, but it looks like some of the good stuff.



LOCKPICK

A disposable lockpick. The tension wrench is steel, but appropriate needles are
formed from fast congealing polymers.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE AJ006-BLACK> Here's what they don't tell you: despite the
product literature, you can use a standard lockpick to bypass all but the most
high-class nanolocks. -- Alex Jacobson <END NOTE>



MEDKIT

A first-aid kit.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE JR095-VIOLET> The nanomachines of an augmented agent will
automatically metabolize the contents of a medkit to efficiently heal damaged
areas. An agent with medical training could greatly expedite this process. --
Jaime Reyes <END NOTE>
Use to heal critical body parts, or use on character screen to direct healing at
a certain body part.



MULTITOOL

A disposable electronics tool. By using electromagnetic resonance detection and
frequency modulation to dynamically alter the flow of current through a circuit,
skilled agents can use the multitool to manipulate code locks, cameras, autogun
turrets, alarms, or other security systems.



MINI-CROSSBOW

The mini-crossbow was specifically developed for espionage work, and accepts a
range of dart types (normal, tranquilizer, or flare) that can be changed
depending upon the mission requirements.



NANOKEY RING

A nanokey ring can read and store the two-dimensional molecular patterns from
different nanokeys, and then recreate those patterns on demand.



PEPPER GUN

The pepper gun will accept a number of commercially available riot control
agents in cartridge form and disperse them as a fine aerosol mist that can cause
blindness or blistering at short-range.



PISTOL

A standard 10mm pistol.



PLASMA RIFLE

An experimental weapon that is currently being produced as a series of one-off
prototypes, the plasma gun superheats slugs of magnetically-doped plastic and
accelerates the resulting gas-liquid mix using an array of linear magnets. The
resulting plasma stream is deadly when used against slow-moving targets.



PS20

The PS20 is a disposable, plasma-based weapon developed by an unknown security
organization as a next generation stealth pistol. Unfortunately, the necessity
of maintaining a small physical profile restricts the weapon to a single shot.
Despite its limited functionality, the PS20 can be lethal at close range.



REBREATHER

A disposable chemical scrubber that can extract oxygen from water during brief
submerged operations.



RIOT PROD

The riot prod has been extensively used by security forces who wish to keep what
remains of the crumbling peace and have found the prod to be a valuable tool.
Its short range tetanizing effect is most effective when applied to the torso or
when the subject is taken by surprise.



SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN

The sawed-off, pump-action shotgun features a truncated barrel resulting in a
wide spread at close range and will accept either buckshot or sabot shells.



SCRAMBLE GRENADE

The detonation of a GUARDIAN scramble grenade broadcasts a short-range,
polymorphic broadband assault on the command frequencies used by almost all bots
manufactured since 2028. The ensuing electronic storm causes bots within its
radius of effect to indiscriminately attack other bots until command control can
be re-established. Like a LAM, scramble grenades can be attached to any surface.



SNIPER RIFLE

The military sniper rifle is the superior tool for the interdiction of long-
range targets. When coupled with the proven 30.06 round, a marksman can achieve
tight groupings at better than 1 MOA (minute of angle) depending on
environmental conditions.



SODA

The can is blank except for the phrase "PRODUCT PLACEMENT HERE." It is unclear
whether this is a name or an invitation.



SOY FOOD

Fine print: "Seasoned with nanoscale generators, this TSP (textured soy protein)
not only tastes good but also self-heats when its package is opened."



STEALTH PISTOL

The stealth pistol is a variant of the standard 10mm pistol with a larger clip
and integrated silencer designed for wet work at very close ranges.



SWORD

A rather nasty-looking sword.



TECH GOGGLES

Tech goggles are used by many special ops forces throughout the world under a
number of different brand names, but they all provide some form of portable
light amplification in a disposable package.



THERMOPTIC CAMO

Integrating woven fiber-optics and an advanced computing system, thermoptic camo
can render an agent invisible to both humans and bots by dynamically refracting
light and radar waves; however, the high power drain makes it impractical for
more that short-term use, after which the circuitry is fused and it becomes
useless.



THROWING KNIVES

A favorite weapon of assassins in the Far East for centuries, throwing knives
can be deadly when wielded by a master but are more generally used when it
becomes desirable to send a message. The message is usually "Your death is
coming on swift feet."



WEAPON MODIFICATIONS

Drag over weapon to upgrade. Weapons highlighted in GREEN can be upgraded with
this mod.

Accuracy
When clamped to the frame of most projectile weapons, a harmonic balancer will
dampen the vertical motion produced by firing a projectile, resulting in
increased accuracy.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE SC108-BLUE> Almost any weapon that has a significant
amount of vibration can be modified with a balancer; I've even seen it work with
the mini-crossbow and a prototype plasma gun. -- Sam Carter <END NOTE>

Clip
An extended magazine that increases clip capacity beyond the factory default.

Laser
A laser targeting dot eliminates any inaccuracy resulting from the inability to
visually gauge a projectile's point of impact.

Range
By lubricating the firing path with synthetic synovial fluid, the drag on fired
projectiles is greatly reduced with a consequent increase in range.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE SC111-BLUE> Coating the primary valve system of a
flamethrower or plasma gun in synovial lubricant and then over-pressuring the
delivery system will also result in an increase in range. Little trick I learned
during field testing. -- Sam Carter <END NOTE>

Recoil
A stock cushioned with polycellular shock absorbing material will significantly
reduce perceived recoil.

Reload
A speed loader greatly decreases the time required to reload a weapon.

Scope
A telescopic scope attachment provides zoom capability and increases accuracy
against distant targets.

Silencer
A silencer will muffle the muzzle crack caused by rapidly expanding gases left
in the wake of a bullet leaving the gun barrel.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE SC108-BLUE> Obviously, a silencer is only effective with
firearms. -- Sam Carter <END NOTE>



WINE

A nice bottle of wine.



ZYME VIAL

A vial of zyme, brewed up in some basement lab.



WEAPON STATS

Ammo, Ammo loaded, Ammo type(s), Base damage, Clip size: 30 rds, Rate of fire:
Auto, 10.0 rds/sec (single, 1.6 rds/sec), Reload time: 2.0 sec, Recoil, Base
Accuracy: 65%, Acc. range: 150 ft, Max. range: 300 ft, Mass: 10 lbs, Laser
sight: YES, Scope: N/A, Silencer: NO





HEALTH



ARMS

Obviously damage to the arm is of concern in any combat situation as it has a
direct effect on the agent's ability to utilize a variety of weapons. Losing the
use of one arm will certainly lower the agent's combat efficiency, while the
loss of both arms will render it nearly impossible for an agent to present even
a nominal threat to most hostiles.

Light Wounds: Slightly decreased accuracy.
Medium Wounds: Moderately decreased accuracy.
Major Wounds: Significantly decreased accuracy.



HEAD

Head wounds are fatal in the vast majority of threat scenarios; however, in
those cases where death is not instantaneous, agents will often find that head
injuries impair vision and aim. Care should be taken to heal such injuries as
quickly as possible or death may result.

Light Wounds: Slightly decreased accuracy.
Medium Wounds: Wavering vision.
Heavy Wounds: Death.



LEGS

Injuries to the leg will result in drastically diminished mobility. If an agent
in hostile territory is unfortunate enough to lose the use of both legs but
still remain otherwise viable, they are ordered to execute UNATCO Special
Operations Order 99009 (Self-Termination).

Light Wounds: Slightly impaired movement.
Medium Wounds: Moderately impaired movement.
Heavy Wounds: Significantly impaired movement.



TORSO

The torso is by far the portion of the human anatomy able to absorb the most
damage, but it is also the easiest to target in close quarters combat. As
progressively more damage is inflicted to the torso, agents may find their
movements impaired and eventually bleed to death even if a mortal blow to a
vital organ is not suffered.

Light Wounds: Slightly impaired movement.
Medium Wounds: Significantly impaired movement.
Major Wounds: Death.





AUGMENTATIONS (AUGS)



To upgrade an Augmentation, click on the Augmentation you wish to upgrade, then
on the Upgrade button.
To replenish Bioelectic energy for your Augmentations, click on the Use Cell
button.



Cranial
Eyes
Arms
Torso
Subdermal
Legs
Default



AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE SYSTEM

Aerosol nanoparticles are released upon the detection of objects fitting the
electromagnetic threat profile of missiles and grenades; these nanoparticles
will prematurely detonate such objects prior to reaching the agent.

Tech one: The range at which incoming rockets and grenades are detonated is
short.
Tech two: The range at which detonation occurs is increased slightly.
Tech three: The range at which detonation occurs is increased moderately.
Tech four: Rockets and grenades are detonated almost before they are fired.



AQUALUNG

Soda lime exostructures imbedded in the alveoli of the lungs convert CO2 to O2,
extending the time an agent can remain underwater.

Tech one: Lung capacity is increased slightly.
Tech two: Lung capacity is increased moderately.
Tech three: Lung capacity is extended significantly.
Tech four: An agent can stay underwater indefinitely.



BALLISTIC PROTECTION

Monomolecular plates reinforce the skin's epithelial membrane, reducing the
damage an agent receives from projectiles and bladed weapons.

Tech one: Damage from projectiles and bladed weapons is reduced slightly.
Tech two: Damage from projectiles and bladed weapons is reduced moderately.
Tech three: Damage from projectiles and bladed weapons is reduced significantly.
Tech four: An agent is nearly invulnerable to damage from projectiles and bladed
weapons.



CLOAK

Subdermal pigmentation cells allow the agent to blend with their surrounding
environment, rendering them effectively invisible to observation by organic
hostiles.

Tech one: Power drain is normal.
Tech two: Power drain is reduced slightly.
Tech three: Power drain is reduced moderately.
Tech four: Power drain is reduced significantly.



COMBAT STRENGTH

Sorting rotors accelerate calcium ion concentration in the saecoplasmic
reticulum, increasing an agent's muscle speed several-fold and multiplying the
damage they inflict in melee combat.

Tech one: The effectiveness of melee weapons is increased slightly.
Tech two: The effectiveness of melee weapons is increased moderately.
Tech three: The effectiveness of melee weapons is increased significantly.
Tech four: Melee weapons are almost instantly lethal.



EMP SHIELD

Nanoscale generators partially protect individual nanites and reduce
bioelectrical drain by canceling incoming pulses.

Tech one: Damage from EMP attacks is reduced slightly.
Tech two: Damage from EMP attacks is reduced moderately.
Tech three: Damage from EMP attacks is reduced significantly.
Tech four: An agent is nearly invulnerable to damage from EMP attacks.



ENERGY SHIELD

Polyanilene capacitors below the skin absorb heat and electricity, reducing the
damage received from flame, electrical, and plasma attacks.

Tech one: Damage from energy attacks is reduced slightly.
Tech two: Damage from energy attacks is reduced moderately.
Tech three: Damage from energy attacks is reduced significantly.
Tech four: An agent is nearly invulnerable to damage from energy attacks.



ENVIRONMENTAL RESISTANCE

Induced keratin production strengthens all epithelial tissues and reduces the
agent's vulnerability to radiation and other toxins.

Tech one: Toxic resistance is increased slightly.
Tech two: Toxic resistance is increased moderately.
Tech three: Toxic resistance is increased significantly.
Tech four: An agent is nearly invulnerable to damage from toxins.



IFF

Automatic friend or foe identification uses advanced heuristic algorithms to
associate visible objects with known threat categories.
Targeting reticle highlights RED over enemies, and GREEN over allies and
neutrals.
NO UPGRADES
[Always Active]



INFOLINK

One-way micro-transceiver array allows agents in the field to receive messages
from Control, and to store and later retrieve relevant maps, conversations, and
notes.
UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE JR133-VIOLET>This is top of the line all the way, so don't
expect any upgrades. -- Jaime Reyes <END NOTE>
[Always Active]



LIGHT

Bioluminescent cells within the retina provide coherent illumination of the
agent's field of view. No upgrades.



MICROFIBRAL MUSCLE

Muscle strength is amplified with ionic polymeric gel myofibrils that allow the
agent to push and lift extraordinarily heavy objects.

Tech one: Strength is increased slightly.
Tech two: Strength is increased moderately.
Tech three: Strength is increased significantly.
Tech four: An agent is inhumanly strong.



POWER RECIRCULATOR

Power consumption for all augmentations is reduced by polianilene circuits,
plugged directly into cell membranes, that allow nanite particles to
interconnect electronically without leaving their host cells.

Tech one: Power drain of augmentations is reduced slightly.
Tech two: Power drain of augmentations is reduced moderately.
Tech three: Power drain of augmentations is reduced.
Tech four: Power drain of augmentations is reduced significantly.



RADAR TRANSPARENCY

Radar-absorbent resin augments epithelial proteins; microprojection units
distort agent's visual signature. Provides highly effective concealment from
automated detection systems -- bots, cameras, turrets.

Tech one: Power drain is normal.
Tech two: Power drain is reduced slightly.
Tech three: Power drain is reduced moderately.
Tech four: Power drain is reduced significantly.



REGENERATION

Programmable polymerase automatically directs construction of proteins in
injured cells, restoring an agent to full health over time.

Tech one: Healing occurs at a normal rate.
Tech two: Healing occurs at a slightly faster rate.
Tech three: Healing occurs at a moderately faster rate.
Tech four: Healing occurs at a significantly faster rate.



RUN SILENT

The necessary muscle movements for complete silence when walking or running are
determined continuously with reactive kinematics equations produced by embedded
nanocomputers.

Tech one: Sound made while moving is reduced slightly.
Tech two: Sound made while moving is reduced moderately.
Tech three: Sound made while moving is reduced significantly.
Tech four: An agent is completely silent.



SPEED ENHANCEMENT

Ionic polymeric gel myofibrils are woven into the leg muscles, increasing the
speed at which an agent can run and climb, the height they can jump, and
reducing the damage they receive from falls.

Tech one: Speed and jumping are increased slightly, while falling damage is
reduced.
Tech two: Speed and jumping are increased moderately, while falling damage is
further reduced.
Tech three: Speed and jumping are increased significantly, while falling damage
is substantially reduced.
Tech four: An agent can run like the wind and leap from the tallest building.



SPY DRONE

Advanced nanofactories can assemble a spy drone upon demand which can then be
remotely controlled by the agent until released or destroyed, at which a point a
new drone will be assembled. Further upgrades equip the spy drones with better
armor and a one-shot EMP attack.

Tech one: The drone can take little damage and has a very light EMP attack.
Tech two: The drone can take minor damage and has a light EMP attack.
Tech three: The drone can take moderate damage and has a medium EMP attack.
Tech four: The drone can take heavy damage and has a strong EMP attack.



SYNTHETIC HEART

This synthetic heart circulates not only blood but a steady concentration of
mechanochemical power cells, smart phagocytes, and liposomes containing prefab
diamondoid machine parts, resulting in upgraded performance for all installed
augmentations.
<UNATCO OPS FILE NOTE JR133-VIOLET> However, this will not enhance any
augmentation past its maximum upgrade level. -- Jaime Reyes <END NOTE>
NO UPGRADES



TARGETING

Image-scaling and recognition provided by multiplexing the optic nerve with
doped polyacetylene "quantum wires" not only increases accuracy, but also
delivers limited situational info about a target.

Tech one: Slight increase in accuracy and general target information.
Tech two: Additional increase in accuracy and more target information.
Tech three: Additional increase in accuracy and specific target information.
Tech four: Additional increase in accuracy and telescopic vision.



VISION ENHANCEMENT

By bleaching selected rod photoreceptors and saturating them with metarhodopsin
XII, the "nightvision" present in most nocturnal animals can be duplicated.
Subsequent upgrades and modifications add infravision and sonar-resonance
imaging that effectively allows an agent to see through walls.

Tech one: Nightvision.
Tech two: Infravision.
Tech three: Close range sonar imaging.
Tech four: Long range sonar imaging.



AUGMENTATION STATS

Occupies slot: Cranial
Energy Rate: 10 Units/Minute
Current Level: 1 (Can Upgrade/Maximum)





SKILLS



COMPUTER

The covert manipulation of computers and security consoles.

Untrained: An agent can use terminals to read bulletins and news.
Trained: An agent can hack ATMs, computers, and security consoles.
Advanced: An agent achieves a moderate increase in detection countdowns and a
moderate decrease in lockout times, as well as gaining the ability to control
automated gun turrets.
Master: An agent is an elite hacker that few systems can withstand.



ELECTRONICS

By studying electronics and its practical application, agents can more
efficiently bypass a number of security systems using multitools.

Untrained: An agent can bypass security systems.
Trained: The efficiency with which an agent bypasses security increases
slightly.
Advanced: The efficiency with which an agent bypasses security increases
moderately.
Master: An agent encounters almost no security systems of any challenge.



ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING

Experience with using hazmat suits, ballistic armor, thermoptic camo, and
rebreathers in a number of dangerous situations.

Untrained: An agent can use hazmat suits, ballistic armor, thermoptic camo, and
rebreathers.
Trained: Armor, suits, camo, and rebreathers can be used slightly longer and
more efficiently.
Advanced: Armor, suits, camo, and rebreathers can be used moderately longer and
more efficiently.
Master: An agent wears suits and armor like a second skin.



LOCKPICKING

Lockpicking is as much art as skill, but with intense study it can be mastered
by any agent with patience and a set of lockpicks.

Untrained: An agent can pick a lock.
Trained: The efficiency with which an agent picks locks increases slightly.
Advanced: The efficiency with which an agent picks locks increases moderately.
Master: An agent can defeat almost any mechanical lock.



MEDICINE

Practical knowledge of human physiology can be applied by an agent in the field
allowing more efficient use of medkits.

Untrained: An agent can use medkits.
Trained: An agent can heal slightly more damage and reduce the period of toxic
poisoning.
Advanced: An agent can heal moderately more damage and further reduce the period
of toxic poisoning.
Master: An agent can perform a heart bypass with household materials.



SWIMMING

Underwater operations require their own unique set of skills that must be
developed by an agent with extreme physical dedication.

Untrained: An agent can swim normally.
Trained: The swimming speed and lung capacity of an agent increases slightly.
Advanced: The swimming speed and lung capacity of an agent increases moderately.
Master: An agent moves like a dolphin underwater.



WEAPONS: DEMOLITION

The use of thrown explosive devices, including LAMs, gas grenades, EMP grenades,
and even electronic scramble grenades.

Untrained: An agent can throw grenades, attach them to a surface as a proximity
device, or attempt to disarm and remove a previously armed proximity device.
Trained: Grenade accuracy and damage increases slightly, as does the safety
margin for disarming proximity devices.
Advanced: Grenade accuracy and damage increases moderately, as does the safety
margin for disarming proximity devices.
Master: An agent is an expert at all forms of demolition.



WEAPONS: HEAVY

The use of heavy weaponry, including flamethrowers, LAWs, and the experimental
plasma and GEP guns.

Untrained: An agent can use heavy weaponry, but their accuracy is low and
movement is difficult.
Trained: Accuracy and damage increases slightly, while reloading and movement is
somewhat faster.
Advanced: Accuracy and damage increases moderately, while reloading and movement
is even more rapid.
Master: An agent is a walking tank when equipped with heavy weaponry.



WEAPONS: LOW-TECH

The use of melee weapons such as knifes, throwing knives, swords, pepper guns,
and prods.

Untrained: An agent can use melee weaponry.
Trained: Accuracy, damage, and rate of attack all increase slightly.
Advanced: Accuracy, damage, and rate of attack all increase moderately.
Master: An agent can render most opponents unconscious or dead with a single
blow.



WEAPONS: PISTOL

The use of hand-held weapons, including the standard 10mm pistol, its stealth
variant, and the mini-crossbow.

Untrained: An agent can use pistols.
Trained: Accuracy and damage increases slightly, while reloading is faster.
Advanced: Accuracy and damage increases moderately, while reloading is even more
rapid.
Master: An agent is lethally precise with pistols.



WEAPONS: RIFLE

The use of rifles, including assault rifles, sniper rifles, and shotguns.

Untrained: An agent can use rifles.
Trained: Accuracy and damage increase slightly, while reloading is faster.
Advanced: Accuracy and damage increases moderately, while reloading is even more
rapid.
Master: An agent can take down a target a mile away with one shot.





IMAGES




LIBERTY ISLAND SATELLITE PHOTO

North Dock
South Dock
UNATCO HQ
Liberty Statue Ruins



TERRORIST COMMANDER

HT: 197CM
WT: 98KG
Eyes: Brown
Hair: None
NSF-1A3-ZB350
Leo Gold - NSF Rank: Colonel, Special Operations
Suspected Residence - Hell's Kitchen
Contacts - In frequent contact with JoJo Fine, Juan Ivanovich Lebedev and other
sympathizers.



UNATCO NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
To: Hell's Kitchen residents
For your safety, remain in your homes. Anti-terrorist operations in progress.
The City of New York will remain under U.N. jurisdiction until the terrorist
leadrs are in custody.



AMBROSIA FLYER

67mm, 46mm, 46mm
20cc = 1 dose effective 48hrs.
WARNING Ambrosia is a non-organic compound containing eutactic components.
Administer only in verified cases of "Gray Death."



NYC WAREHOUSE

Guards
Microwave antennas
Osgood & Sons Imports



NYC AIRFIELD

Military Robot
Airplane Hangar
Barracks
Boathouse



747 DIAGRAM

Lower Deck - Cargo Bay
Main Deck - Private Bedroom, Conference Room, Bar
Upper Deck - Communication Center



NSF HEADQUARTERS



MJ12 LAB FACILITY

Lower Level - Robot Maintenance
Main Level - Armory, Detention, Command Center, Checkpoint, Medical Lab,
Containment Chamber
Upper Level - Nanotech Lab



GREASEL DISECTION

VersaLife GMO
CK42316-GREASEL
Height: 53cm
Wings: 132cm
Weight: 26kg
A hypotrophic wings aid running and swimming (6.7m/s; 2.2 m/s)
B spitting-cobra morphology; attack range 6.7m.
C claw structure (homeotics patent #66349)
D muscle-enhanced with V-actin (patent #01455)
E congenital limbic damage yields behavioral irregularities



HONG KONG, WAN CHAI DISTRICT

The Underworld Nightclub
VersaLife
Find some great deals at the downtown market.
Queen Towers Luxury Suite
Canal Road is your main access to the Wan Chai District.
Tonnochi Road is great for shopping.
The Canal System offers fast travel.
Old China Hand Bar has great happy hour specials.
Visit the Joss Temple, a national treasure.



GUN FIRE SENSOR

Gunfire Sensor, Century Plaza, Hong Kong



HONG KONG MARKET

Old China Hand, Maintenance, Butcher, Tailor, Tonnochi Road, Pets, China, Tea
House, Police, Snacks, News, VersaLife Elevator, Flowers, Joss Temple, Compound,
Canal Road



MJ12 HELIPAD FACILITY

Level One: Munitions Bay, Barracks
Level Two: Refueling Tanks, Market Elevator, Helipad Two, Helipad One
Level Three: Control Deck 2, Control Deck 1



VERSALIFE BUILDING

Level One: Lobby, Security, 1st Shift, Market Elevator
Level Two: Break Room, 2nd Shift
Level Three: Lounge, Restricted Elevator, 3rd Shift



JOE GREENE MIB MJ12



PCRS WALL CLOUD: LOWER DECKS

Sublevel Deck 1: Helicopter Bay, Cooling Systems, Bilge Pumps, Electrical,
Control Tower, Boiler, Oil Reservoir
Sublevel Deck 2: Helicopter Ops, Observation Deck, Turbine
X - use explosives here to rupture inner hull



PCRS WALL CLOUD: UPPER DECKS

AFT, FORE
Bottom Deck: Crew Quarters, Galley, Crew Quarters, Chem. Lab
Mid Deck: Electronics, Watch Room, Armory, Sick Bay
Top Deck: Bridge, Ship Command Center, Capt. Quarters



MILLENIUM MAGAZINE

MILLENIUM
The Future of Business
BOB PAGE - Will Aquinas Change the World?
Experts Debate - World of Unlimited Bandwidth
Resurgence in World Terrorism



WALTON SIMONS

Augmented Systems
CK82144-HUMAN
Height: 181cm
Weight: 88kg
A nanite aerosol reservoir allows remote detonation of explosives
B cloak unit provides partial invisibility
C mono molecular plates provides ballistic protection
D optical targeting system
E modified keratin yields full resistance to flame good resistance to gas and
energy



PARIS CATACOMBS

Top Left: Catacombs Entry. Used by Silhouette members.
Top Right: Nicolette DuClare and unknown male making transfer.
Middle Right: Metro Entry. Under Government closure.
Lower Left: Gated off street. Military patrol bot near lion statue.
Lower Right: Likely drop area on tall building in background. Catacombs entrance
in foreground.



PARIS CATACOMBS - TUNNELS

Entry
Bunker 1 (Silhouette)
Bunker 2 (empty)
Bunker 3 (MJ12 troops)
Collapsed passages
To sewer tunnels



PARIS METRO MAP

des Champs-lyses
Sewer
#17 Offices
#18 Clothing
#12 Flat
#19 Cafe
#13 Club
#11 Flat
Charles de Gaulle Pillars of Freedom
#10 Hotel
#15 Bakery



PARIS CATHEDRAL

Tower Entrances
Old Well
Main Entrance
Monk's Quarters



CATHEDRAL ENTRANCE



VANDENBERG COMMAND COMPLEX

Terminal
Front Gate
Security Bay
Command Center
Communications



TIFFANY HOSTAGE PICTURE



VANDENBERG SUB

entrance to main building
guards
module 1
module 2
URV. Bay
* Waters patrolled by divers



OCEAN LAB

A1 URV Bay
A2 Carcharadon Observation
A3 Carcharadon Lab
A4 Command Center
C1 Crew Module Deck One
C2 Crew Module Deck Two
L Deep Lift
M1 Military Ops Wing
O1 Observation
S1 Science Ops Wing
T1 Tunnel Checkpoint
T2 Tunnel Access



UNIVERSAL CONSTRUCTOR COMPONENT

Figure 8-12:
Molecular Assembly
Acrylic Tubes
Molecular Feedstock
Solenoids
Ioffe Trap
Sorting Rotor Cascade
Magnet Forms
Reagent Moiety Extraction
I/O Port
Power (10keV/28kA)



AREA 51 BUNKER

GLOBAL SAT.A59052
RACHEL, NV.
Hangar 18
Control Tower
Blast Doors
Comm Building



AREA 51 SECTOR 3

Coolant Filtration
Reactor Lab B13
Separation Tank
Terminal C13
Storage A12
NEXUS 24
Seraphic 8X
Aquinas Control
Aquinas Hub



AREA 51 SECTOR 4

UC-03
Nanotech Confusion Control
Cloning Bay A7
Nanotech Infusion Chamber
Aquinas Routers
Coolant Control
UC-02
Aquinas Substation A3
UC-01
Seraphic 8X



GRAY DISECTION

Alien Genome
CK90721-GRAY
patent #74188,#63254,#10071
Height: 106cm
Weight: 120kg
A hypertrophic forelimbs yield ground speed of 6.7 m./sec.
B alpha-particle concentrations in bones released in radiation attacks. Range
3.2 m.
C enlarged prefrontal cortex
D chromosomal error-correction prevents cell trauma from radiation
E acute vision, day and night



BLUE FUSION DEVICE

BLUE FUSION REACTOR
Blue Fusion Device
Artifact ROS172-E
function: power generation
mechanism: under study
use: approved for blackbox power generation
Magnets
Polarization Plates
Flow Meter
Isotope Reservoir
Mass Flow Controller



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  (Obviously remove the spaces in the emails below)

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  Luke:  luke @ norwid.waw.pl

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