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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. Introduction
    2. "Who reads this junk?"
    3. How To Use This FAQ Like a Pro
    4. Data/Data Stick Locations
    5. Data/Data Stick Transcripts
    6. Frequently Asked Questions
    7. Closure
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    WARNING! MERCILESS SPOILERS AHEAD!
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION
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    Without a doubt, Splinter Cell is one of the most revolutionary titles that the
    videogaming industry has produced. I COULD write a few adulating paragraphs on
    how great and flirtatious it is, but to avoid the title of "fanboy", I'll cut
    to the chase.
    
    Throughout the course of gameplay, you will need to rely on intercepted
    intelligence to proceed on your missions. In the Splinter Cell universe, this
    is most commonly in the form of data text dumps, generally that from data
    sticks. However, not every piece of data you find is necessary to finish the
    game, and some can be particularly difficult to acquire. In addition, people
    playing via stealth methods may not be able to access these trivial collections
    of tidbits, yet still might want to experience the various storyline
    enrichments that they can provide. This FAQ was written with those very people
    in mind. Every source of data is herein outlined, and all have been transcribed
    fully for your reading pleasure. Even better, this FAQ won't give you cancer!
    (See the transcripts for Kalinatek 4, Kola Cell 3, and Kola Cell 10 to get "in"
    on this joke) Enjoy!
    
    NOTE: I strongly suggest you read "How To Use This FAQ Like a Pro" before using
    this FAQ, as there are a few conventions I followed when typing up the
    locations and transcripts.
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    2. "Who reads this junk?"
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    DISCLAIMER:
    YUP, THIS IS THE PART WHERE I WRITE IN ALL CAPS AND THREATEN LAWSUITS UPON ALL
    OF YOU WHO MIGHT TRY TO "BORROW" MY WORK. UNDER U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL
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    *LEGAL ACTION*. LASTLY, YOU MAY NOT USE ANY PORTION OF THIS FAQ ON YOUR WEBSITE
    WITHOUT MY EXPLICIT PERMISSION (SEE "Closure" FOR MORE DETAILS), FOR SPITING
    THIS WILL ALSO RESULT IN (Cheesy timpani music) *LEGAL ACTION*.
    
    Splinter Cell and all related trademarks are copyright 2003 by UbiSoft.
    
    This FAQ is copyright 2004 by Potens.
    
    History:
    2/6/2004 - Version 0.0 - FAQ started
    3/29/2004 - Version 1.0 - All locations finished, first version submitted to
    GameFAQs. No major revisions expected.
    3/29/2004 - Version 1.01 - Minor revision made to Police Station 9.
    3/31/2004 - Version 1.02 - Minor revision made to Introduction (Thanks goes
    to Captain Confuzion for pointing this out)
    
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    3. How To Use This FAQ Like a Pro
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    Keep the following in mind when you use this FAQ:
    - From hereon, I will use the term "data stick" for data that is taken from
    computers or the satchels that guards carry, and simply "data" for data that is
    transmitted directly to your OPSAT.
    - The typos in the transcripts are deliberate, as the original text from the
    game has quite a few spelling and grammatical errors which I want to reflect.
    - I will refer to a specific data/data stick as "[Name of Mission] [X]", where
    X is the Xth data/data stick you can get in the mission. So "Blah 4" would mean
    the fourth data/data stick than can be gotten in the "Blah" mission. With this
    notation it is easy to find both the location and transcript of a specific
    data/data stick using your browser's Find/Search feature (Often CTRL + F). See
    the table below for the names I use for each mission.
    - Most of my locations are based off of environmental features of the area.
    - As warned above, there are many spoilers in this FAQ, especially in the
    transcripts. In the "Data/Data Stick Locations," I have tried to minimize
    spoilers for the rookie scavenger as much as possible.
    
    Naming conventions for the missions:
    Training
    Police Station
    Defense Ministry
    Oil Refinery
    CIA HQ
    Kalinatek
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1)
    Abattoir
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2)
    Presidential Palace
    Kola Cell
    Vselka Infiltration
    Vselka Submarine
    
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    4. Data/Data Stick Locations
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    Training 1: After calibrating your camera, wall jump onto the ledge to
    your right. Enter the room and get the lock pick. Then at the end of the
    assault course, Lambert tells Sam to jump over a gate to get to covert ops
    training. After you do so, use the lock pick to open the nearby door. The data
    stick is on the computer in the following room.
    
    Police Station 1: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Police Station 2: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Police Station 3: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Police Station 4: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Police Station 5: After you sneak into an apartment via the double doors or one
    of the windows, there is a computer against the entrance's wall. Use it for
    this data stick.
    Police Station 6: Slide open the picture on the wall opposite the keypad-locked
    door and use the computer within to get this data stick.
    Police Station 7: Use the computer inside the dead drop to get this data stick.
    Police Station 8: The guard patrolling the entire length of <12>
    (Shatberashvili Street) is carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Police Station 9: After passing the holding cells, go into the room on the left
    and use the computer to get this data stick.
    Police Station 10: Use the computer near the morgue's entrance to get this data
    stick.
    Police Station 11: Use the computer in the lobby (where a civilian tries to
    register a complaint) to get this data stick
    Police Station 12: After reaching the top floor, use the computer running the
    fish screensaver to get this data stick.
    Police Station 13: After reaching the top floor, go through the first door on
    the right and use the computer there to get this data stick.
    Police Station 14: In the surveillance room, a guard is carrying the satchel
    with this data stick.
    
    Defense Ministry 1: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Defense Ministry 2: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Defense Ministry 3: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Defense Ministry 4: After infiltrating the room a few floors below your
    insertion point, use the computer there to get this data stick.
    Defense Ministry 5: After knocking out Hamlet (Grinko's valet), you will be
    transmitted this data.
    Defense Ministry 6: After knocking out Hamlet (Grinko's valet), you will be
    transmitted this data.
    Defense Ministry 7: In the room with two computers, use the nearer computer to
    get this data stick.
    Defense Ministry 8: In the room with two computers, use the farther computer to
    get this data stick.
    Defense Ministry 9: After you laser-mic the glass elevator, three guards will
    come out of the double-doors across from you. The second one to enter the
    courtyard has this data stick.
    Defense Ministry 10: After taking the elevator to the second floor, there is a
    door in the middle of the room with a computer. Use it to get this data stick.
    Defense Ministry 11: After going through the vent to the other side of the
    seventh floor, there is a room with up to four guards (Three if you can get to
    the area before the guard who uses the keypad doors does). There are two
    computers in this room. Using the one on the left of the table will get you
    this data stick.
    Defense Ministry 12: To the right of Defense Ministry 11.
    Defense Ministry 13: After rappelling into Nikoladze's office, use the computer
    in the corner for this data stick.
    Defense Ministry 14: After rappelling into Nikoladze's office, use the computer
    in the center for this data stick.
    
    Oil Refinery 1: After Lambert warns you that "ground troops are imminent", you
    will be transmitted this data
    Oil Refinery 2: After Lambert warns you that "ground troops are imminent", you
    will be transmitted this data
    Oil Refinery 3: After Lambert warns you that "ground troops are imminent", you
    will be transmitted this data
    Oil Refinery 4: When you approach an Auxiliary Petroleum Reservoir, two guards
    will assemble on both sides of a nearby doorway. The one on the left side is
    carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Oil Refinery 5: After Lambert orders you to get the briefcase from the
    technician (Piotr), you will be transmitted this data.
    Oil Refinery 6: After you see the cutscene of a guard shooting at a fence, you
    will be transmitted this data.
    Oil Refinery 7: After passing a water pump, you'll be transmitted this data.
    Oil Refinery 8: After going through the door with the no-smoking sign, open the
    left door and then take a left. Take a right and you'll find an American body
    with a satchel nearby. Pick it up to retrieve this data stick. Alternatively,
    leave the room with the two doors after the explosion occurs and go through the
    now-open gate.
    Oil Refinery 9: The satchel you picked up for Oil Refinery 8 has two data
    sticks, so picking that one up will give you this data stick as well.
    Oil Refinery 10: After knocking out Piotr, pick up the satchel that he drops
    for this data stick.
    
    CIA HQ 1: Transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    CIA HQ 2: The watchman overlooking <3> (Main Hall) is carrying the satchel with
    this data stick.
    CIA HQ 3: In the room between <2> (Maintenance area) and <3> (Main Hall), there
    is a computer that has this data stick.
    CIA HQ 4: After taking the elevator down, the first door to the right has a
    computer with this data stick. Alternatively, get the satchel from the guard
    inside <6> (Security Post).
    CIA HQ 5: The guard patrolling the room overlooking <8> (CIA Main Server) is
    carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    CIA HQ 6: In the Technical Services Room, there is a computer with this data
    stick.
    CIA HQ 7: In the room to the right of the server room, the first cubicle on the
    left has a computer with this data stick.
    CIA HQ 8: The computer to the left of the turret has this data stick
    CIA HQ 9: You are transmitted this data after you go up the second elevator
    CIA HQ 10: You are transmitted this data after you go up the second elevator
    CIA HQ 11: In room 509 (To the right of 508, or Dougherty's Office), there are
    two computers. Use the one closest to the door to get this data stick.
    CIA HQ 12: In room 509 (To the right of 508, or Dougherty's Office), there are
    two computers. Use the one furthest from the door to get this data stick.
    CIA HQ 13: In room 501 (To the left of the second cafeteria), there is computer
    with this data stick.
    CIA HQ 14: Inside the UFO Sightings Office (which is to the left of the Smoking
    Area), there is a computer with this data stick.
    CIA HQ 15: This data is transmitted to you when you enter the Smoking Area
    CIA HQ 16: This data is transmitted to you when you enter the Smoking Area
    
    Kalinatek 1: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Kalinatek 2: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Kalinatek 3: On the second floor of the parking lot, there is guard standing to
    the left of a blue and white van. He's carrying a satchel with this data stick.
    Kalinatek 4: After you infiltrate the lobby (with the blue cushions), a guard
    comes out of the nearby door. He's carrying a satchel with this data stick.
    Kalinatek 5: The guard who sets a wall mine during an in-game cutscene has this
    data stick.
    Kalinatek 6: After you go down the elevator, you'll come across a room with two
    guards trashing its computers. The last one to leave the room is carrying a
    satchel with this data stick.
    Kalinatek 7: There is a guard standing near the fire door circuit-breaker.
    Within his satchel is this data stick.
    Kalinatek 8: After reactivating the fire door's power, there is a guard
    patrolling the top section of the auditorium. Within his satchel is this data
    stick.
    Kalinatek 9: The guard using the computer in the server room (near the
    infirmary) is carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Kalinatek 10: The guard who finds Ivan is carrying the satchel with this data
    stick.
    Kalinatek 11: After heading to the roof, three guards will talk with each
    other. The one closest to you has the satchel with this data stick.
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 1: The guard patrolling <2> (Alley) has the satchel
    with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 2: There is a sequence where two guards patrol side-
    by-side. The one that is closest to you is carrying the satchel with this data
    stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 3: One of the three guard in the sewers has the
    satchel with this data stick. He's the one that follows behind the other two
    during his patrol.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 4: There are two guards patrolling near the manhole
    you exit. The one that patrols near the red scaffolding is carrying the satchel
    with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 5: The contact gives you this data
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 6: After rappelling down the billboard, there is a
    guard who patrols in and out of the ruins of a nearby building. He's carrying
    the satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 7: The guard inside the second floor of a vacant
    apartment complex (which you can access by climbing two scaffold ladders) has
    the satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 8: The guard patrolling the dark alley with a head-
    mounted flashlight has the satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 9: The guard inside the <4> (Rear gate) security booth
    has the satchel with this data stick.
    
    Abattoir 1: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Abattoir 2: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the mission.
    Abattoir 3: The first guard (patrolling on both sides of the first fence) has
    the satchel with this data stick.
    Abattoir 4: There is a computer inside the small, shack-like building with this
    data stick.
    Abattoir 5: Padri, the guard who informs a colonel that the landmines have been
    planted, has the satchel with this data stick.
    Abattoir 6: After entering a locked door, you can either go down a set of
    stairs, or to the right door. Do the former to find a computer with this data
    stick. (Note: There's a wall mine next to the computer, so you may want to
    disable it.)
    Abattoir 7: After infiltrating the bathroom, there is a computer on a nearby
    table, on which is this data stick.
    Abattoir 8: Shortly after Nikoladze tells Grinko to continue the executions as
    planned, you'll find a guard sitting at a desk. On the table to his right is a
    computer, on which is this data stick.
    Abattoir 9: When you're walking on top of the wooden ceiling, you'll come
    across three guards below you. One of them (the one without a hat) has the
    satchel with this data stick.
    Abattoir 10: The second room in the freezer has three guards patrolling it. The
    who stands in between two lockers in the center of the room has the satchel
    with this data stick.
    Abattoir 11: When you get to the stables with the turret at the end, a guard
    will enter the area. He is carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Abattoir 12: Down the second hallway of stables, there are two guards talking
    to each other. The one wearing a hat has the satchel with this data stick.
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 1: Inside Spicy Stiks, there are two guards at a
    table. The one sitting closet to the whitish portrait of a woman has the
    satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 2: There is a sequence where two guards are purging
    the embassy's computers. One wipes the hard drive, and the other shoots the
    wiped hard drive. The wiper has the satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 3: There is a guard standing with his back to a
    doorway. He's carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 4: After passing the first keypad door, there's guard
    to right. He's carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 5: Two guards will walk near your position if you get
    behind one of the turrets on the retinal scanner room's upper floor. The one to
    the right has the satchel with this data stick.
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 6: After passing the retinal scanner-locked door, use
    the computer on the nearby desk to get this data stick.
    
    Presidential Palace 1: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the
    mission.
    Presidential Palace 2: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the
    mission.
    Presidential Palace 3: After climbing up the pipe, there are three guards: One
    patrolling the hedge maze, and two others with dogs in the central field. They
    all are carrying a satchel with this data stick.
    Presidential Palace 4: After you enter the room with the first pair of Georgian
    elite, there will be an elite patrolling the second floor. He's carrying the
    satchel with this data stick.
    Presidential Palace 5: After you enter the room with the first pair of Georgian
    elite, there will be an elite patrolling the third floor. He's carrying the
    satchel with this data stick.
    Presidential Palace 6: After passing the room mentioned above, there will be an
    area with four guards: Two normal palace guard, and two elites. The elite to
    your right is carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Presidential Palace 7: After entering the room guarded by many lasers in a row,
    a guard will hear you and assume you're Cristavi. He's carrying the satchel
    with this data stick.
    Presidential Palace 8: After using the computer with the interrogation file,
    you will be transmitted this data.
    Presidential Palace 9: After using the computer with the interrogation file,
    you will receive this data stick.
    Presidential Palace 10: During the library shootout, the first guard who runs
    on top of the stairs is carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Alternatively, if you bypass the shootout by running into the caverns, you can
    take the satchel off of his body when you return to the library.
    Presidential Palace 11: In the cavern with Nikoladze, there is a computer with
    this data stick on it.
    Presidential Palace 12: The guard who tries to get the Ark activation key from
    you is carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    
    Kola Cell 1: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the mission
    Kola Cell 2: This data is transmitted to you at the start of the mission
    Kola Cell 3: The first guard in the level (Who receives the call that
    Alekseevich is coming) is carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Kola Cell 4: After passing the first laser, go right to find a door that is
    jammed. Remember where it is, for later on a guard will open (and thus unjam)
    the door. You can provoke the guard into leaving by tripping one of the lasers
    near Kola Cell 5, or you can return to the door after killing Philip Masse.
    Either way, use the computer in the room to get this data stick.
    Kola Cell 5: Use the computer after the three arrays of lasers to get this data
    stick.
    Kola Cell 6: The guard who patrols the area with the stairs has the satchel
    with this data stick
    Kola Cell 7: In the server room, there are two adjacent servers you can use.
    The one on the left has this data stick.
    Kola Cell 8: In the server room, there are two adjacent servers you can use.
    After using the one on the right, you will be transmitted this data.
    Kola Cell 9: In the server room, there are two adjacent servers you can use.
    After using the one on the right, you will be transmitted this data.
    Kola Cell 10: In the server room, there are two adjacent servers you can use.
    After using the one on the right, you will receive this data stick.
    Kola Cell 11: After reaching Philip Masse, use the server that he types on to
    get this data stick.
    
    Vselka Infiltration 1: After passing the room with the two turrets, go into the
    first room on your left and use the computer there to get this data stick.
    Vselka Infiltration 2: Inside the cafeteria, there are three guards. All carry
    a satchel with this data stick.
    Vselka Infiltration 3: On the fourth (top) floor, the guard who you see using
    the keypad door has the satchel with this data stick. You can also let him go
    unhindered, because later on you'll find him sitting at a desk to the right of
    the colonel with Vselka Infiltration 4.
    Vselka Infiltration 4: To the right of the first keypad door on the fourth
    (top) floor, a lone guard patrols a sleeping quarters. He's carrying the
    satchel with this data stick.
    Vselka Infiltration 5: After going through the vent in the sleeping quarters,
    go left, past the retinal scanner, and into the doorway on the right to find
    one (or possibly two, see Vselka Infiltration 3) guard(s) sitting at desk(s).
    The one sitting at the left desk has the satchel with this data stick.
    
    Vselka Submarine 1: In the room to your initial right, there are three
    computers. Use the closest one for this data stick.
    Vselka Submarine 2: In the room to your initial right, there are three
    computers. Use the second-closest one for this data stick.
    Vselka Submarine 3: In the room to your initial right, there are three
    computers. Use the furthest one for this data stick.
    Vselka Submarine 4: After passing through the multi-floor, yellow-tinted room a
    second time, proceed forward into a room with a few rooms lining the left wall.
    The last room has a guard carrying the satchel with this data stick.
    Vselka Submarine 5: After passing through the multi-floor, yellow-tinted room a
    second time, proceed forward into a room with a few rooms lining the left wall.
    The last room has a computer with this data stick on it.
    Vselka Submarine 6: After going down a ladder and into a pitch-black room, one
    of the only sources of light will be a computer to your right. Use it for this
    data stick.
    Vselka Submarine 7: The room after the "Torpedoe Control Room" sign has a
    computer with this data stick.
    Vselka Submarine 8: The room after the "Electronics Room" sign has a computer
    with this data stick.
    
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    5. Data/Data Stick Transcripts
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    Training 1:
    From: Anna Grimsdottir
    To: Col. Irving Lambert
    Sent: 17/04/2004  12:26
    Subject: RE: Not likely.
    
    Lambert
    
    I'm anxious to see what this super-spy of yours can do, so I'll be watching him
    from the observation platform over the assault course. I've temporarily changed
    the door code to 5656 to keep anybody from wandering in. If he's as capable as
    you say, I'm sure we'll do fine in the field.
    
    Just don't get too optimistic old man. just because the brass gave us the okay
    to recruit him doesn't mean we're in the clear. We've still got a lot to prove
    here, and while Fisher may turn out to be the best thing since Audie Murphy,
    he's still just one man. A single slip up and the folks upstairs will shut us
    down faster than a leaking reactor. And as far as your claim that there is no
    such thing as a secret when Sam Fisher is looking for something.well.I'll
    believe it when I see it.
    
    -Grim
    
    Police Station 1:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:16/10/04
    SOURCE:Grismdottir
    NAME: Thomas G Gurgenidze
    AKA: None
    DOB:08/11/60
    CITIZENSHIP:Georgian
    AO:T'Bilisi, Georgia
    ASSOCIATIONS: CIA Informant
    OCCUPATION: 4th T'Bilisi Precinct Police Booking Clerk
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    05/12/96
    Recruited by Special Agent Tanahill
    
    23/02/97
    Secures clerical employment in T'Bilisi Police Force
    
    14/03/97
    First Contact with Sergeant Lortkipanidze
    
    02/11/97
    Promotion
    
    23/04/98
    Promotion, gains access to Lortkipanidze's PC through server
    
    24/04/98
    Agent Tanahill request GRANTED: Increased funding for Gergenidze's salary.
    
    25/04/98
    Weekly transmission of Sgt. Lortkipanidze files.
    
    08/10/04
    Negative report on CIA Agent Alice Madison
    
    NOTES-none
    
    Police Station 2:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:16/10/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    NAME:William R Blaustein
    AKA: None
    DOB:04/08/62
    CITIZENSHIP:American
    AO:T'Bilisi, Georgia
    ASSOCIATIONS: CIA
    OCCUPATION: Special Agent
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    07/10/04
    Arrives in T'Bilisi to begin investigation of Agent Madison's disappearance.
    
    08/10/04
    First contact with Thomas Gergenidze.
    
    10/10/04
    Reports harassment from local police and near-incarceration. [Ref: Sgt.
    Lortkipanidze]
    
    10/10/04
    Report of possible security breach at Blaustein's base of operations.
    
    11/10/04
    Missed daily report to Langley.
    
    11/10/04
    CIA-implanted tracking subdermal motion is reduced to less than 10 meters per
    day.
    
    12/10/04
    Missed daily report to Langley.
    
    13/10/04
    Missed daily report to Langley.
    
    14/10/04
    CIA-implanted tracking subdermal microchips go offline.
    
    NOTES:
    A real cowboy, a good example of the old guard at Langley. [Author:
    Grimsdottir]
    
    Police Station 3:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:16/10/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    FULL NAME: Alice McCarthy Madison
    AKA: None
    DOB:29/08/68
    CITIZENSHIP:American
    AO:T'Bilisi, Georgia
    ASSOCIATIONS: CIA
    OCCUPATION: Special Agent
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    24/05/02 Transferred to Georgia
    
    07/07/02
    Secures administrative position in Georgian Secretary of Defense Chokheli's
    office.
    
    03/05/04
    "Donation" to Nikoladze's campaign secures employment in T'Bilisi statehouse.
    
    28/09/04
    Report of "suspicious data traffic" between Nikoladze's deputies.
    
    29/09/04
    Paperwork submitted for the transferal of Nikoladze's encrypted files to NSA
    analysts. [Request as yet unprocessed]
    
    03/10/04
    Missed daily report to Langley.
    
    04/10/04
    Missed daily report to Langley.
    
    04/10/04
    CIA-implanted tracking subdermal motion is reduced to less than 20 meters per
    day.
    
    05/10/04
    Subdermal microchips go offline.
    
    07/10/04
    Status request made of contact Thomas Gurgenidze [ref: S.A. Tanahill]
    
    08/10/04
    Negative report from Gurgenidze
    
    NOTES:
    She's sharp but timid. She's worked herself deep into Nikoladze's government in
    a short time; quickly enough to make me wonder at her methods. [Author:
    Grimsdottir.]
    
    Police Station 4:
    Tbilisi Map
    <1> Insertion
    <2> The Hotel Begurebi
    <3> Pushkin Street
    <4> Ak Tendeba Inc.
    <5> Shroshi Street
    <6> Apartments Orpeosis
    <7> Morevi Square
    <8> Gamis Svelka Music
    <9> Bazaleti Lane
    <10> Kutateladze Street
    <11> Kobuleti Lane
    <12> Shatberashvili Street
    <13> Shatberashvili Alley
    <14> Chavchavadze Avenue
    <15> 4th T'Bilisi Precinct
    
    Police Station 5:
    From: David Tanahill
    To: William Robert Blaustein
    Sent: 15/10/2004 17:22
    Subject: FW: drop dead
    
    B.B.,
    
    Got the following from our man Gurgenidze:
    
    'I got the envelope thank you very much. I'll have the police station
    information in our dead drop behind the bushes in Morevi Square.'
    
    I'm sure it'll be there, Tom's a trustworthy type. If I can safely make the
    drop, I may leave you a toy or two. Walk softly.
    
    - David T.
    
    Police Station 6:
    From: William Robert Blaustein
    To: Jonathan Sutton
    Sent: 14/10/2004  05:32
    Subject: RE: Madison
    
    Mr. Sutton,
    
    I think we can stop dancing around the words 'Agent Madison is dead.' Our only
    real question now is why, or more importantly why Nikoladze thought he could
    hide it from us.
    
    Your theory about her disappearance as a way to keep secret the connections
    between Georgian politics and the Russian Mafia works, but it's too easy. It
    wouldn't justify murdering a U.S. agent. And Nikoladze knows we know how dirty
    he is.
    
    I think I'm being followed, though it's hard to separate paranoia from reason
    in this part of the world. I suggest we start swapping digital signatures more
    often, maybe twice a week.
    
    Forward Gurgenidze this keypad code for the back door: 091772. I'll expect the
    pick-up by 10AM.
    
    Say happy birthday to Kaye for me. Hopefully I'll be back in VA for the next
    one.
    
    - B.B. Blaustein
    
    Police Station 7:
    From: Thomas Gurgenidze
    To: David Tanahill
    Sent: 16/10/2004  03:09
    Subject: Precinct back door
    
    You can be getting into the police station with the keypad combination of 5929.
    This way goes by the back into the holding cells. You are best for go at night
    when the drunks are all passed out.
    
    Police Station 8:
    From: Philip Masse
    To: Tristan Gogoberidze
    Sent: 15/10/2004  12:14
    Subject: RE: RE: cut rate third world flophouse
    
    Go go Gadget Beridze,
    
    it's a pain in my ass to leave my work for a week to have some hush-hush pow-
    wow with Nick and V.G., but it's an INSULT to have to deal with morons like the
    concierge at this dump you guys put my up in. I'm serious, I don't want to see
    his face again.
    
    I need to get back out to the rig and back to my work, especially in the middle
    of our you-know-what out in you-know where. Idle hands are the Great Satan's
    playground.
    
    - pHilip MasSE
    
    Police Station 9:
    From: Officer Beso Cheishvili
    To: Officer Givi Kavsadze
    Sent: 11/10/2004  10:34
    Subject: RE: Evidence????
    
    Givi, I know you're new here so I'm not going to have your thumbs broken. Don't
    question Lortkipanidze, not it you want to keep your and your breathing
    privileges. Let's have a drink tonight, I'll explain some things to you.
    
    -Beso-
    
    Police Station 10:
    From: Dr. Slava Konipodze
    To: Sgt Ramaz Lortkipanidze
    Sent: 12/10/2004  09:13
    Subject: Morgue Security Cameras
    
    Sergeant,
    
    While I appreciate your newfound zeal in securing the station, I wonder at the
    need for a surveillance camera in the morgue. In my near forty years as a
    medical examiner, I have never once seen a cadaver commit a crime.
    
    I am certain that there are other places in this very building where security
    cameras might do a much better job of spotting criminals. I am not speaking of
    the holding cells either.
    
    Why, just last week I tagged some poor soul whose skull had been caved in by
    object distinctly similar to the batons issued by our officers. Had there been
    security cameras in the research lab instead of the morgue itself, we might
    have caught the party responsible for destroying the evidence in that case.
    
    Dr S. Konipodze,
    
    M.E. PhD.
    
    Police Station 11:
    From: Kakhi Berikashvili
    To: Office Beso Cheishvili
    Sent: 16/10/2004  17:56
    Subject: Crowd Control
    
    Gentlemen,
    
    You'll all be heading crowd control teams at next Friday's political rally in
    Morevi Square. Nikoladze's people have warned me that the President plans to
    make some extremely inflammatory statements. He's getting the people riled up.
    Get ready for some big news in the next couple weeks.
    
    Chkhilkvade, let's not be so free and easy with the teargas. We want the people
    angry, not revolutionary. Keep it to batons.
    
    Captain Berikashvili
    
    Police Station 12:
    From: Sgt Ramaz Lortkipanidze
    To: Officer Gizo Giorgobiani
    Sent: 15/10/2004  04:36
    Subject: Resisting Arrest
    
    Gizo,
    
    I need you to stop by and pick up the concierge at the Hotel Begurebi for
    questioning. Make up whatever charges you see fit, something he won't be
    inclined to talk about. Once you get him back to the station have him resist
    arrest and break something painful.
    
    It's a favor for a very influential friend. Do it well and we'll both be a
    little richer for it.
    
    R. Lortkipanidze
    
    Police Station 13:
    From: Officer Beso Cheishvili
    To: Sgt Ramaz Lortkipanidze
    Sent: 15/10/2004  23:53
    Subject: Three in traction
    
    Lortkipanidze Sir,
    
    I just returned from the hospital, where about two and three-quarters men
    remain in critical condition. The beat cop taking statements from the doctors
    had a picture-perfect description of the men's attackers: your friend Grinko
    and some ogre named Nikolai.
    
    You may want to put in a call to the commissioner over at the Eastern Precinct
    if you want to keep your friends from drawing more attention than they need
    right now.
    
    -Beso-
    
    Police Station 14:
    From: Sgt Ramaz Lortkipanidze
    To: Officer Gizo Giorgobiani
    Sent: 14/10/2004  11:58
    Subject: RE: Givi?
    
    Gizo,
    
    I don't trust Kavsadze, I don't care who he's related to. I don't want him
    within throwing distance of our horse.
    
    R. Lortkipanidze
    
    Defense Ministry 1:
    Ministry Map
    <1> Elevator
    <2> Extraction
    
    Defense Ministry 2:
    Grinko Picture
    
    Defense Ministry 3:
    SUBJECT:Case File
    UPLOADED:16/10/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    FULL NAME:Vyacheslav Grinko
    AKA:Numerous
    DOB:10/30/59
    CITIZENSHIP:Russian
    AO:Georgia, Russia, Eastern Europe
    ASSOCIATIONS: Ex-Spetsnaz
    OCCUPATION: Mercenary
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    27/09/87
    Assassination of Bkhtiyer Farokh, Afghanistan [conjecture].
    
    19/01/90
    Sniper in Operation UDAR, Azerbaijan. Seven confirmed kills.
    
    16/12/91
    All funds liquidated, converted to U.S. currency.
    
    01/02/00
    First traceable payment from Nikoladze to the bank account of Albert Wentworth
    [alias Grinko]  Monthly payments continue until 01/11/01, at which point he
    assumes new alias.
    
    10/09/00
    Denis Gaitsev [alias Grinko] receives 200 shares of Nikoladze's GFO Inc.
    
    30/04/04
    Armen Trofimov [alias Grinko] deposits $150,000 [U.S.] in a Swiss account.
    
    NOTES:
    Sorry about all the guess-work, but Grinko's slippery as an eel. It's been hard
    to track his connections, but we're confident that he's been in Nikoladze's
    employment for at least four years. We've also got rumours of Grinko committing
    the kind of war crimes that would make Milosevic blush. Scary guy, be careful.
    [author: Grimsdottir]
    
    Defense Ministry 4:
    From: Georgi Katin-Yartsev
    To: Col. Murman Kobulia
    Sent: 15/10/2004  14:32
    Subject: RE: Laser Grid Concern
    
    Murman,
    
    The solution to not tripping the laser grid is staying out of the damn
    courtyard. Period. But, just for the sake of argument, I guess the correctly
    calibrated thermal optics would enable one to see lasers. But please, don't try
    anything that's going to get us in trouble.
    
    - GKY
    Defense Ministry 5:
    Masse Picture
    
    Defense Ministry 6:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:16/10/24
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    FULL NAME: Philip Frankel Masse
    AKA: crYSTaL*NinJA, Cerbere, Marvin Kurzweil
    DOB:21/08/72
    CITIZENSHIP:Canadian
    AO:Georgia
    ASSOCIATIONS: GFO Inc. [owned by Kombayn Nikoladze]
    OCCUPATION: Lead Programmer
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    27/05/94
    Flees Canada after RCMP close credit card scam.
    
    31/12/97
    Breach of CIA internal network, successful for 114 seconds.
    
    02/06/99
    Employed by Saudi royal family in digital security / industrial espionage for
    several oil-based corporations.
    
    14/11/99
    Flees to Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to avoid prosecution for "crimes
    against nature."
    
    21/09/01
    2nd attempted breach of CIA internal network.
    
    09/12/02
    First paycheck from Nikoladze's GFO Inc., continuing bi-weekly.
    
    28/03/03
    Release of the "U.S. gAy" virus. [conjecture.]
    
    30/04/04
    Marvin Kurzweil [alias Masse] deposits USD 80,000 in a bank account off the
    Cayman Islands.
    
    NOTES:
    I first heard of Masse back in 98, right after his first CIA hack. It was
    legendary for a while, he even got a mention in Wired. Our shrinks at Fort
    Meade have a psych profile on him that boils down to: insecure, immature,
    amoral, brilliant geek. [Author: Grimsdottir]
    
    Defense Ministry 7:
    From: Col. Murman Kobiashvili
    To: Col. Guram Jinoria; Col. Tengiz Pirtskhalava; Col. Guram Shengelaya; Col.
    Ramaz Lortkipanidze
    Sent: 15/10/2004  08:03
    Subject:
    
    Gentleman,
    
    President Nikoladze has personally requested that I impress on you the
    importance of our guests, the Canadian Philip Masse and Vyacheslav Grinko, who
    many of you are already familiar with on less than pleasant terms.
    
    Since Grinko has come under President Nikoladze's official employment, his many
    crimes in Georgia have been pardoned, and he is to be treated with the utmost
    respect.
    
    I likewise ask for your patience with Mr. Masse.
    
    They are both key figures in the President's current operations, and security
    should be at its highest state. Please impress this on the men in your charge.
    
    Respectfully,
    Colonel Murman Kobiashvili
    
    Defense Ministry 8:
    From: Georgi Katin-Yartsev
    To: Pavel Druzhnikov
    Sent: 15/10/2004  14:32
    Subject: Courtyard grid
    
    Pavel,
    
    Let all your men know that the laser grid in the courtyard is active. I don't
    want any false alarms caused by this grid, it triggers simultaneous alarms at
    five separate police and military stations nearby. Explaining a false alarm is
    a headache neither of us need.
    
    If you absolutely need to go in the courtyard, you can disable the grid from
    the security terminal in the Main Hall of the South Wing. But you better have a
    good reason.
    
    - GKY
    
    Defense Ministry 9:
    From: Col. Ramaz Lortkipanidze
    To: Clive Alimov
    Sent: 14/10/2004  21:02
    Subject: Not a gazebo
    
    Mr. Alimov,
    
    This is my second request that you tear down the ornamental latticework lining
    the courtyard. The wisteria has become thick enough that I'm afraid it could
    support the weight of a human being, and so represent a very real security
    threat to the ministry. Please respond, letting me know when those lattice will
    come down! Thank you.
    
    Colonel Lortkinpanidze
    
    Defense Ministry 10:
    From: Vyacheslav Grinko
    To: Philip Masse
    Sent: 15/10/2004  11:46
    Subject: RE: some covenant?
    
    Philip,
    
    I cannot believe, considering your position relative to both Nikoladze and the
    CIA, that you have no knowledge of anything called The Ark. You don't want to
    know what it would take to convince me of your honesty. We are playing a
    dangerous game of chess, and cannot afford to have any gray pieces on the
    board. I have sneaking suspicion that this 'Ark' is our queen piece. Nikoladze
    will tell me about it sooner or later; God help you if he tells me you knew
    about it and didn't inform me. I need to know more than Nikoladze thinks I do,
    so that I may protect him from even his own ambitions.
    
    VG
    
    Defense Ministry 11:
    From: Kombayn Nikoladze
    To: Philip Masse; Vyacheslav Grinko
    Sent: 13/10/2004  18:45
    Subject: Acceleration
    
    I laud you both for how efficiently you have uncovered and solved our CIA
    situation. This incident is a great cause for concern; I hate to think what the
    outcome could have been without our 'little birdie' in Langley.
    
    I am concerned beyond a shadow of doubt that we must move our Azeri operation
    forward. The disappearance of two American agents will certainly raise some
    eyebrows. We must begin actions before coming under the attention of our
    neighbors. Our potential oil relationship with the Americans will keep them
    from interfering, but only if the scale is already too far tilted in our favor.
    
    Both of you should begin preliminary steps towards out initials countermeasures
    in case the Americans discover us. Let us keep our 'glass dagger' sharp.
    
    We'll meet this Saturday [the 16th] in my office at dawn. Make it 4:30. Masse,
    I'll arrange for a helicopter to pick you up from the rig.
    
    KN
    
    Defense Ministry 12:
    From: Philip Masse
    To: Vyacheslav Grinko
    Sent: 12/10/2004  01:19
    Subject: little bird
    
    Grinko,
    
    You creepy son of a bitch, you're right. We checked our little Langley bird and
    got an ID. That guy is most definitely a CIA spook. His name's William Robert
    Blaustein, and he's a complete hard-on. He's working out of their [not very
    safe LOL] safehouse across from the Griffin.
    
    I say we do the same thing we did to the chick. And I am absolutely positive
    about the subdermals. Soon as we can find a coroner who's willing to work with
    something other than a chainsaw, we need to scalp these spooks and get the
    chips out. They might as well still be alive until we do.
    
    - pHilip MAsSE
    
    Defense Ministry 13:
    From: Vyacheslav Grinko
    To: Kombayn Nikoladze
    Sent: 15/10/2004  10:12
    Subject: Glass Dagger
    
    President Nikoladze,
    
    You can be certain that our glass will shatter as intended if attacked. Our
    army, broken into smaller units, will only become sharper and further
    scattered. My contacts have scouted and secured areas of operation for our
    splintered army to occupy. We will have a free hand in much of Northern Russia,
    the orient, and possibly even the United States.
    
    However, I do not believe that it will come to this. Our plans are too well
    laid, and our enemies asleep at their posts. My only worry is your dependence
    on Masse and his technology. I have trouble trusting so obvious a coward.
    
    But the vision is yours, and I believe in it.
    
    VG
    
    Defense Ministry 14:
    From: Vyacheslav Grinko
    To: Kombayn Nikoladze
    Sent: 12/10/2004  11:21
    Subject: cells
    
    Mr. Nikoladze,
    
    The Azerbaijan operation is moving forward remarkably well. Our cells have
    encountered only the lightest resistance, just enough to 'whet the appetite of
    war's hound.' The men are showing excellent enthusiasm for their work. I
    believe we will be able to converge well on schedule. Thank you for your trust
    in my strategy, I have every confidence we will succeed.
    
    VG
    
    Oil Refinery 1:
    Secondary Crude Oil Circuit Pump
    Manufacturer: InessA Eng.
    Waypoint pump for oil filtration.
    
    CAUTION:
    Oil in red piping is under extreme pressure, and may combust if punctured.
    
    Oil Refinery 2:
    Crude Oil Flow Regulator
    Manufacturer: InessA Eng.
    Regulates oil flow pressure.
    
    Oil Refinery 3:
    CAUTION:
    Oil in red piping is under extreme pressure, and may combust if punctured.
    
    Oil Refinery 4:
    Auxiliary Petroleum Reservoir
    Manufacturer: Weylanda
    Designed as overflow reservoir for offshore drilling rigs.
    
    Oil Refinery 5:
    From: Sergo Shengelaya
    To: Guram Tkeshelashvili
    Sent: 27/10/2004  03:18
    Subject:
    
    Hey Guram,
    
    You at your semi-permanent posting yet? My platoon finally got off the school
    buses two hours ago in Belarus and rendezvous with another platoon that came
    via cargo plane; we're all heading East but we haven't been told were yet. When
    I get there I'll shoot you another mail.
    
    This is so unlike the military we knew when we joined. We're in incredible
    shape, lean, decentralized, efficient. We're acting more like a business than
    an army. Colonel Alekseevich explained to a group of us that we could win this
    by allowing the Americans to 'surrender aggressively.' Any idea what that
    means? I'll write again soon.
    
    Sergo
    
    Oil Refinery 6:
    SUBJECT:USAF SR-71 archived reports
    UPLOADED:27/10/2004
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    DESCRIPTION:
    Following is a transcription of a fragment of a radio message intercepted by an
    SR-71 pilot and an AWACS control aircraft over the Caspian Sea.
    
    
    AWACS:-any entrances to the hub?
    
    SA-71:[static] some kind of automated blast door [static]
    
    AWACS:[static] data hub [static]
    
    SR-71:[static] appears to be one window into the hub [static]
    
    END INTERCEPT
    
    Oil Refinery 7:
    Industrial Water Pump
    Manufacturer: Yutani Systems, Inc.
    
    CAUTION:
    Damage to cylinder shell can cause massive leakage
    
    Oil Refinery 8:
    From: Marvin Watkin
    To: Ian Belew
    Sent: 27/10/2004  03:46
    Subject: RE:C4
    
    Ian,
    
    For all we know, the Raptor III could work beautifully, and 7 times out of 10
    in testing it has. Only problem is those other 3 times, and we've already
    promised FWN live coverage of the 'Raptor III at work.' The PR boys are real
    eager to get this footage on the tube.
    
    The C-4 is just to assure that the explosion comes off nice and juicy. [Even if
    the Raptor drone releases its payload on target, a C-4 juiced explosion is more
    telegenic.]
    
    Besides, the operation should be a cakewalk. We've got intel from the CIA says
    there's not more than a dozen Georgian soldiers on the rig, and not very well
    armed ones at that. Fish in a barrel, man. Huah.
    
    Tim
    
    Oil Refinery 9:
    From: Ian Belew
    To: Stuart Brophy
    Sent: 27/10/2004  05:19
    Subject: RE:C4
    
    Stu:
    
    Can you believe this? I god damn hate this garbage. Not only do we gotta deal
    with the media focusing on unmanned drones like the Raptor, but now we gotta do
    their work for them and still get no credit? When flesh-and-blood men are here
    risking their lives? I god damn hate it. Some P.R. desk flunky realizes civies
    are gonna be happier about a war without American casualties and now we all see
    on the news is remote-control killbots. It's even worse than Afghanistan. I'm
    sick to death of it.
    
    I.B.
    
    Oil Refinery 10:
    From: Piotr Lejava
    To: Philip Masse
    Sent: 26/10/2004  22:49
    Subject: RE:THEN GET ANOTHER JOB
    
    Mr.Masse,
    
    Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly willing to try tapping little bird for Ark
    intelligence, but I don't it'll do any good without the key. I'll get whatever
    I can, but I really think Nikoladze will need inside the Presidential Palace,
    which is obviously impossible considering the current state of affairs. But I
    will do my best, and whatever is possible to retrieve from the oilrig, I'll get
    it.
    
    Piotr
    
    CIA HQ 1:
    Central Intelligence Agency level 1
    <1> CIA Front gate
    <2> Maintenance Area
    <3> Main Hall
    <4> Elevator access
    <5> Elevator
    <6> Security Post
    <7> Battery generator backup
    <8> CIA Main Server
    <9> War Room
    <10> Hall
    <11> Weapons testing department
    
    CIA HQ 2:
    From: Sharon Wentworth
    To: Donald Wentworth
    Sent: 27/10/2004  08:32
    Subject: RE: Virginia is OK
    
    Darling,
    
    I don't know how you can't be frightened. Let's at least wait until next week,
    until we know that nothing else is going to happen. I know this'll make you
    mad, but you being with the agency just make me worried, it makes me worried
    that the kids will be a better target for the terrorists. D.J. asked me this
    morning if the terrorists knew his Aunty Virginia is a police officer. I don't
    know, I can't think straight. Why haven't you called me yet? Call soon.
    
    Sharon.
    
    CIA HQ 3:
    From: David Tanahill
    To: Jonathan Sutton
    Sent: 24/10/2004  20:12
    Subject: RE: Respond and Destroy
    
    Mr. Sutton,
    
    Where the hell did you manage to find those pics? That's the cleanest piece of
    intel I've seen in this corner of the world since forever. Regardless, our
    search for Blaustein and Madison's corpses isn't going anywhere fast. We're
    trying to work with the Georgian police, but it's like working with vampires at
    a blood drive. Sergeant Lortkipanidize can lie faster than we can ask
    questions. I don't think we're ever going to see those bodies.
    
    - David T.
    
    CIA HQ 4:
    From: Reed Allen
    To: Thomas Kyle
    Sent: 31/10/2004  20:04
    Subject: Server Room Code Change
    
    Tom,
    
    Thanks for staying on for the extra shift, we're all gonna have to pull a lot
    more than our weight until this thing blows over. While we're doing
    maintenance, the main server room door will be set to 2019. With the heightened
    security we'll be changing the codes three times daily. I'll get you on the
    mailing list before the next code change. Thanks again.
    
    Reed.
    
    CIA HQ 5:
    From: Daniel Kanemoto
    To: Alphonso Stevenson
    Sent: 30/10/2004  10:12
    Subject: Tech Services Keypad Installation
    
    Fonz,
    
    I'll get that keypad installed on the Technical Services room door before the
    end of the day today. I'll be right outside your winder, let me know if I'm
    bugging you. The default code will be 7687, but you should change it on 8 hour
    shifts until they cut down the level of alert.
    
    If we get any days off this week [right] we should do something. God knows I'm
    gonna need a drink after all this.
    
    Dan
    Staff Technician
    
    CIA HQ 6:
    From: Hilko Blok
    To: Kris Weldin
    Sent: 31/12/2004  19:36
    Subject: Coffee Break
    
    Looks like we're gonna be in for a long one again tonight. If you want to hit
    the cafeteria for a coffee later I'll be in the battery room next door. Let
    yourself in, I might not be able to you for the hum. The door code this shift
    is 110598.
    
    CIA HQ 7:
    From: Maria Tergovich
    To: Leslie Tergovich
    Sent: 31/10/2004  18:17
    Subject: Home for dinner?
    
    Hey Mom,
    
    What time will you be home? Should I wait for dinner? Everything I'm seeing on
    television is scaring me and I'd rather not be alone in the house tonight. Will
    you be home?
    
    Les
    
    CIA HQ 8:
    From: Steve Kerchner
    To: Gail Tauger
    Sent: 28/10/2004  12:43
    Subject: Automated Turret
    
    Agent Tauger,
    
    The turret was retrieved on a westbound road leading out of T'Bilisi two days
    ago, the identity of the drivers is still to be determined.
    
    Apparently you were right, the turret is sensitive to both heat and motion.
    We're having trouble identifying the software, but there is definitely a very
    effective IFF recognition system at work in this thing. Anyone not programmed
    as a friendly will be fired upon if in range. Disabling the IFF system simply
    makes it fire on anyone.friendly or not. A week ago I wouldn't have believed
    anything this advanced would exist anywhere close to that region. A dangerous
    time to be underestimating our enemies.
    
    S.A. S. Kerchner
    
    CIA HQ 9:
    Dougherty Picture
    
    CIA HQ 10:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:31/10/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    NAME:Mitchell D Dougherty
    AKA: None
    DOB:12/05/59
    CITIZENSHIP:American
    AO:Langley, VA
    ASSOCIATIONS: CIA
    OCCUPATION: Information Retrieval Technician
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    04/06/97
    Employment secured with the CIA
    
    05/05/01 - CURRENT
    Involved in the 12-step program "Letting go of the Small Stuff" at the YMCA.
    
    02/10/02
    Ticketed for "Recklessly Slow Driving" in Cheverly, MD.
    
    31/10/04
    Suspicions of treason related to the Georgian information crisis
    
    31/10/04
    ECHELON search initiated, results pending.
    
    NOTES:
    Anal retentive mouth-breather. I'd hate to be stuck in an elevator with him.
    [Author: Grimsdottir.]
    
    CIA HQ 11:
    From: David Tanahill
    To: Jonathan Sutton
    Sent: 27/10/2004  09:00
    Subject: RE:
    
    JONATHAN SUTTON,
    
    ATTACHED YOU WILL FIND TWO IMAGES CAPTURED FROM THE SECURITY SYSTEM AT THE 4TH
    PRECINCT POLICE STATION IN GEORGIA. THESE IMAGES SHOW THE CORPSES OF AGENT
    WILLIAM ROBERT BLAUSTEIN AND AGENT ALICE MADISON, DATED OCTOBER 16TH 2004  USE
    THIS INFORMATION AT YOUR DISCRETION, THEN DESTROY THIS MESSAGE AND DO NOT
    ATTEMPT TO TRACE IT.ATT:
    
    FILE041016047321
    FILE041016047322
    
    CIA HQ 12:
    From: David Tanahill
    To: Jonathan Sutton
    Sent: 25/10/2004  09:56
    Subject: Respond and Destroy 2
    
    Mr. Sutton,
    
    Sorry it took me so long to respond. I'm having some digital signature trouble
    on this end, probably unavoidable with the step-up in encryption protocols.
    
    I'd bet a dollar to a dime Thomas Gurgenidze was in the warehouse fire, which
    would mean [surprise surprise] we'll never see that corpse. He could possibly
    have been one of 6 "nameless drunks" arrested October 16, especially
    considering that only 4 were released the next morning, no attempt was made to
    even account for the other two. But my bet is on the warehouse fire.
    
    - D. Tanahill
    
    CIA HQ 13:
    From: Reed Allen
    To: Bruce Flexner
    Sent: 31/10/2004  15:59
    Subject: Door Code Swap
    
    To all Information Retrieval Personnel:
    
    As per upgraded security measures, door codes will be changed on eight-hour
    shifts.  The current code for the west entrance to Information Retrieval is
    0614.  The next code change will occur at 2359 hours.
    
    Commit the current code to memory and destroy this message.  Transferring this
    message to paper or FlashRAM would represent a gross lapse in Agency security.
    Thank you.
    
    - R. Allen
    
    CIA HQ 14:
    From: Ed.B.
    To: F.M.FBI
    Sent: 'Message still not send'
    Subject: Possible Evidence.
    
    Message encoding protocol DF-020781
    
    jhr fghwixn foi po rtnmksd020781 wtyu dswrt lk ipoutr mxcvrety vifg asfsertcvb
    hjcbv dfghdfh yuoogjre020781 sfhfjgje cbfytwe sfrgyuj oi jghjg020781 asfsertcvb
    hjcbv dfghdfh 020781.
    
    CIA HQ 15:
    Baxter Picture
    
    CIA HQ 16:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:31/10/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    NAME:Dr. John E Baxter
    AKA: Jack Baxter
    DOB:13/02/67
    CITIZENSHIP:American
    AO:Langley, VA
    ASSOCIATIONS: NSA
    OCCUPATION: Interrogations Specialist
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    none
    
    NOTES:
    You don't need to know much about this guy. Very creepy guy, basically uses
    pharmaceuticals to get information out of unwilling subjects. I met him at a
    Fort Meade Christmas Party a year ago, he offered to bring me a glass of punch.
    I didn't trust him enough to drink it, I think I gave it to Wilkes. [Author:
    Grimsdottir]
    
    Kalinatek 1:
    SUBJECT:Phone Transcript
    UPLOADED:1/11/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    
    DESCRIPTION:
    Following is a transcription of a telephone call between Anna Grimsdottir and
    an unidentified Georgian mercenary, alias "Ivan."
    
    TEXT:
    
    AG:911 Emergency.
    
    IVAN:What the hell? I've been transferred 3 times. This is an emergency!
    
    AG:Sir, are you in immediate danger?
    
    IVAN:Yes I'm in danger! They're going [static]
    
    AG:Are you still there, sir? Hello?
    
    IVAN:Yes! You've got to help me! I can tell your government things.
    
    AG:What's your location?
    
    IVAN:The Kalinatek Building. You have to hurry. I triggered a fire alarm.
    
    AG:Sir?
    
    IVAN:What I'm saying is that I'm safe for now, they can't get through the fire
    doors, but when figure it out I'm dead!
    
    AG:Can I have your name, sir?
    
    IVAN:What? Um. Call me Ivan. Listen, tell your government that I'm valuable.
    
    AG:Sir?
    
    IVAN:I work for these people. The Georgians. Kombayn Nikoladze. I know things.
    
    AG:If you'd like to tell me
    
    IVAN:Ha! Get me out alive, and I talk. Until then nothing.
    
    END
    
    Kalinatek 2:
    Map Kalinatek
    <1> Parking
    <2> Bridge
    <3> Kalinatek building
    <4> Crane
    <5> Ash Tree Lane
    <6> Chain Bride Road
    
    Kalinatek 3:
    From: Kalinatek
    To: Philip
    Sent: 26/10/2004 23:35
    Subject: FW: Server irregularities
    
    Mr. Masse,
    
    We got this ten minutes ago from a clerk at one of the ISPs subcontracting from
    Kalinatek before we bought them out. We don't think we need to worry about the
    FBI yet, but they might go to the better business bureau. What should we do?
    We're going to need more resources if we're expecting to keep pretending like
    we're an internet startup.
    
    These Russian mafia goons want to go to the clerk's house and slit his throat.
    God, these guys creep me out.
    
    - Sven
    
    ATT: Server irregularities
    
    Kalinatek 4:
    From: Valeriy
    To: Arkasha
    Sent: 31/10/2004 17:18
    Subject: re: metal detector
    
    Timofey,
    
    No, the metal detector cannot give you cancer. Your guard is a safe one. Don't
    let yourself get distracted.
    
    Today's keypad code for the security door next to your post is 97531. Please
    commit this to memory and destroy this message. Thanks.
    
    Edik
    
    Kalinatek 5:
    From: Edik
    To: Rusian
    Sent: 23/10/2002 16:23 PM
    Subject: Wall Mines
    
    Rusian,
    
    Pavel says he briefed you on the wall mines. But I want to make sure you
    understand. They are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. Do not think they are a toy.
    
    The mines detect motion by emitting an infrared pulse every half second. If you
    move too quickly during that pulse, YOU'RE DEAD, Rusian.
    
    When you place the mine on a wall, it will self-activate. It will beep rapidly
    for one second, and then emit a solid tone for a second more. After that, it's
    LIVE and DANGEROUS. So set the mine and move back quickly.
    
    If you need to move a mine, APPROACH IT SLOWLY. And only try to grab it when
    the GREEN LIGHT IS ON. This is important. GRAB THE MINE WHEN THE GREEN LIGHT IS
    ON.
    
    You will know you screwed up if the light starts blinking faster. When that
    happens, RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN
    
    Be careful Rusian, I worry about you.
    
    Edik.
    
    Kalinatek 6:
    From: Timofei
    To: Philip
    Sent: 20/10/2002 02:09
    Subject: Latest Transfer
    
    Mr. Masse,
    
    Just wanted to draw your attention to some of the files in the latest FTP'd
    stuff from Dougherty's PC. Those 'TSA' files stand for Transportation Federal
    Security Administration, we think they're CIA confirmations of digital access
    keys for federal air traffic servers. Is that useful? Just wanted to make sure
    you saw it.
    
    Timofei
    
    Kalinatek 7:
    From: Philip
    To: Timofei
    Sent: 20/10/2002 02:47
    Subject: RE: Latest Transfer
    
    TIMOFEI YOU INCOMPETENT ASS.
    
    WHAT ARE YOU DOING SENDING ME INSECURE MAILS?!?!?
    
    USE PRETTY GOOD PRIVACY OR DONT SEND ME SQUAT!!! IF YOU SEND ME ANY MORE
    UNENCRYPTED MAILS I"LL HAVE GRINKO GET INTIMATE WITH YOUR EYE SOCKETS!!!
    
    - pHilip MAsSE -
    
    post script - of course the air traffic files are useful. ; )
    
    Kalinatek 8:
    From: Edik
    To: Denis
    Sent: 31/10/2004 06:22 PM
    Subject: Door Code
    
    Arkasha,
    
    Had to make a last-minute change. The keypad code for the back door on floor 3
    is 1250.
    
    - Valera
    
    Kalinatek 9:
    From: Valeriy
    To: Timofei
    Sent: 28/10/2004 08:43 PM
    Subject: the ark
    
    Grinko,
    
    I've gone very carefully through all the files we pulled from Dougherty's
    machine and can no mention of this 'Ark.' Your message suggested it would be
    high on the CIA's list of threats to national security, but this does not
    appear to be the case.
    
    We well keep monitoring Dougherty's PC and hope for the best. I feel strongly
    that we should not attempt to insert another 'peep hole' into Langley's data
    stream. I do not think we will be presented with another opportunity as
    advantageous as Dougherty.
    
    Sincerely,
    Averiy
    
    Kalinatek 10:
    From: Valeriy
    To: Slava
    Sent: ERROR 01/11/04 00:48
    Subject: run run run
    
    theyve cut the phone lines I hope to god this get out theyre killing everybody
    THEYRE KILLING EVERYBODY
    DONT TRUST NIKOLADZE OR MASSE OR GRINKO
    run get away from them
    i know you're stuck in some northern tundra of
    russia but it doesn't matter just run
    the mercenaries they hired theyre killing us all
    theyre killing the programmers
    jesus god i dont want to die
    tell the others tell the programmers
    THEYRE KILLING US ALL
    
    Kalinatek 11:
    From: Konstantin
    To: Averiy
    Sent: 28/10/2004 12:16
    Subject: Name
    
    Averiy,
    
    I really feel we are not being cautious enough in our monitoring of Dougherty's
    PC. Unless he is a complete nincompoop or suffering from some nervous
    affliction, he is bound to catch on to our spying.
    
    We would be much safer monitoring bundled files, intermittently transmitted,
    rather tan this steady tapping of the data stream. I've stated these concern
    before without result, and want to be on the record with my point of view.
    
    Thank you
    
    - Konstantin
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 1:
    From: Nonong
    To: Zhongxi
    Sent: 09/11/2004 14:21
    Subject: Note about curfew
    
    Men,
    
    We've reached an agreement with the local police, so you won't be bothered by
    their presence anymore on your nightly patrols. However, we are maintaining our
    close working relationship with the Myanmar police force, and you will all be
    expected to enforce the city-wide curfew along with our own security needs.
    This will not affect the importance of your guard or the severity of our
    intentions. Absolutely nobody has an excuse to be within shouting distance of
    Embassy, and all law is martial.
    
    Colonel Cheung.
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 2:
    From: Guram
    To: Amiran
    Sent: 10/11/2004 04:23
    Subject: RE: Auspicious Hunting Ground
    
    Amir,
    
    Your Burmese is coming along remarkably well, and yes, there is certainly more
    interesting meat stocking our 'Auspicious Hunting Ground.' What is it the
    Fijians call it? Long-pig, I think.
    
    I know there's no glory in guarding men who've already been beaten into
    submission, but just be thankful you're not one of Feirong's fishmongers.
    
    Guram B.
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 3:
    From: Bo
    To: Guifa
    Sent: 11/11/2004 09:58
    Subject: RE: that smell
    
    You think that's bad? I was on patrol two days ago when we were expecting
    Grinko to show up. The General made me wait outside of his office in case that
    psycho came early, to stall him until the General was done. Did I join the army
    to protect perverts from psychos? I could be doing that back home.
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 4:
    From: Ji
    To: Niu
    Sent: 08/11/2004 23:38
    Subject: Spicy Stiks!
    
    Niu Wang,
    
    You've gotta hit the restaurant on the edge of the embassy, it's out of this
    world. I think it's called 'Spicy Stiks,' [no idea who the genius was that came
    up with that.] Best Chinese food I've had since Tianjin. The colonel told me it
    used to cater to the dignitaries and ambassadors in the Embassy. Used to serve
    dragon fish to impress foreign dignitaries. Certainly good enough for the likes
    of us.
    
    Ji Zhao
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 5:
    Chinese embassy map
    <1> Signal Pagoda Road
    <2> Alley
    <3> Warehouse
    <4> Rear gate
    <5> Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Road
    <6> Embassy
    <7> Extraction
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 6:
    From: Amiran Pirtskhal
    To: Nonong Cheung
    Sent: 10/11/2004 14:03
    Subject: My Thanks
    
    Colonel Cheung,
    
    Thanks for the extra rations, I'm glad you could spare the food. Grinko is
    adamant that our cattle look healthy and pretty for their big day on camera.
    
    Colonel Amiran Pirtskhal
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 7:
    From: Xleochun Toa
    To: Kong Feirong; Colonel Wu Tse
    Sent: 08/11/2004 01:39
    Subject: RE: Georgian Inquiry
    
    Sir,
    
    I made some inquiries and Nikoladze's losses seem to be just as severe as we're
    feared. The Georgian information offensive was not nearly as decentralized as
    they claimed. It appears that second most important of the hydra's heads has
    been severed. There are even rumors that Philip Masse has been killed.
    Apparently a troop of American commandos [the estimation runs between 10 and
    80] played hell with the Georgian's men on the Kola Peninsula. In my opinion,
    the Georgian Information Crisis is over.
    
    Which is not at all to say that Kombayn Nikoladze is any less dangerous a man.
    If he is able to use the Ark as he intends, the game could still be his.
    Between the Ark and our own initiatives, I have every confidence that we will
    shake the globe.
    
    Respectfully Yours,
    Colonel Xleochun Toa
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 8:
    From: Vyacheslav Grinko
    To: Nonong Cheung
    Sent: 8/11/2004 23:11
    Subject: RE: RE: Better Back Door
    
    Nonong,
    
    Your work establishing an escape route for Nikoladze in the potential light of
    unforeseeable events is adequate, and appreciated. I will certainly let the
    general know my high opinion of your abilities.
    
    VG
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 1) 9:
    From: Niu Wang
    To: Ji Zhao
    Sent: 9/11/2004 17:08
    Subject: RE: Spicy Stiks!
    
    Ji Zhao,
    
    Thanks for the recommendation. The food was as you say, incredible. However,
    that was not the end of my Spicy Stiks experiences, as you might have heard
    between the laughter and jeers of our comrades.
    
    I spilled a jar of their fish sauce on my pants and it looked like I had shamed
    myself. Not only that, but it turns out that the smell drove the dogs on my
    patrol crazy. Three of them ran at me and I thought they would tear me apart. I
    had to jump in one of the streams to get them off my track. Very embarrassing.
    
    Niu Wang
    
    Abattoir 1:
    Grinko Picture
    
    Abattoir 2:
    SUBJECT:Case File
    UPLOADED:16/10/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    FULL NAME:Vyacheslav Grinko
    AKA:Numerous
    DOB:10/30/59
    CITIZENSHIP:Russian
    AO:Georgia, Russia, Eastern Europe
    ASSOCIATIONS: Ex-Spetsnaz
    OCCUPATION: Mercenary
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    27/09/87
    Assassination of Bkhtiyer Farokh, Afghanistan [conjecture].
    
    19/01/90
    Sniper in Operation UDAR, Azerbaijan. Seven confirmed kills.
    
    16/12/91
    All funds liquidated, converted to U.S. currency.
    
    01/02/00
    First traceable payment from Nikoladze to the bank account of Albert Wentworth
    [alias Grinko]  Monthly payments continue until 01/11/01, at which point he
    assumes new alias.
    
    10/09/00
    Denis Gaitsev [alias Grinko] receives 200 shares of Nikoladze's GFO Inc.
    
    30/04/04
    Armen Trofimov [alias Grinko] deposits $150,000 [U.S.] in a Swiss account.
    
    NOTES:
    Sorry about all the guess-work, but Grinko's slippery as an eel. It's been hard
    to track his connections, but we're confident that he's been in Nikoladze's
    employment for at least four years. We've also got rumours of Grinko committing
    the kind of war crimes that would make Milosevic blush. Scary guy, be careful.
    [author: Grimsdottir]
    
    Abattoir 3:
    From: Amaliya
    To: David
    Sent: 06/11/2004 18:23
    Subject: RE: missing you
    
    Dearest David,
    
    I know you can't give me specifics, but please at least let me know that you're
    not taking part in that awful business with the executions. I've seen some of
    their faces on the news. I know they're Americans and I know they're soldiers.
    I know they would kill you if they had the chance. But killing them for an
    audience is somehow too much. I keep seeing the Willard boy's face on the news.
    He's barely older than my little Pavle.
    
    I miss you, too, but I want to do it with a pure heart. Please let me know
    you're not part of these barbaric executions.
    
    love,
    Amaliya
    
    Abattoir 4:
    From: Pavel
    To: Guram
    Sent: 07/11/2004 09:43
    Subject: Extraction Plans, etc.
    
    Gentlemen,
    
    I've been asked to arrange for Nikoladze's extraction should the need arise.
    This of course will only come into play in the event of the worst possible
    chain of events.
    
    Colonel Chachanidze, you of course will handle all details in relation to the
    coordination of the helicopter and pilot, who is not to be notified of his
    destination until he is in the air. You and Pirtskhal will then spearhead the
    response to whatever threat has instigated the extraction.
    
    Colonel Vonogradova, you will assist Grinko in our 3rd backup plan for the
    execution of the Americans, as well as covering communications to General
    Feirong back at the Embassy, so that he may destroy all evidence of his
    activities.
    
    I have every faith we will not come to this point, but we must be prepared.
    
    Colonel Pavel Archvadze
    
    Abattoir 5:
    From: Vyacheslav
    To: Amiran
    Sent: 08/11/2004 17:32
    Subject: NO EMAIL DOORCODES
    
    The lax security exhibited by you, the men under your commands, and men like
    you has played an unforgivable role in the loss of our assets on the Kola
    Peninsula. We went through drastic and convoluted methods of encryption to
    safeguard our communications from the enemy, but your laziness and lack of
    discipline has subverted this.
    
    NO MORE DOORCODES ARE TO BE TRANSMITTED BY EMAIL
    
    Unencrypted, flash-RAM grabbed emails have created a security catastrophe
    throughout our entire army. This will no longer be tolerated. Anybody sending,
    receiving, or carrying flash-RAM copies of doorcode emails will answer to me
    and a pair of pliers.
    
    Tell your men.
    
    VG
    
    Abattoir 6:
    From: Levan
    To: Kakhi
    Sent: 08/11/2004 19:58
    Subject: RE: Our Difficult Friends
    
    Kakhi,
    
    I agree, and imagine most Georgians would. I wouldn't trust Feirong or any of
    his men for that matter. But think of their value to our cause. Think of the
    weight the Chinese Empire lends our effort. Would the Americans be willing to
    draw the third largest nation in the world into armed conflict? Into nuclear
    conflict? We are approaching the edge, Kakhi. Nikoladze and his Ark may be able
    to push us over. Here's hoping.
    
    Levan.
    
    Abattoir 7:
    From: Pavel
    To: Guram
    Sent: 11/11/2004 09:21
    Subject: Tonight's Event
    
    Guram,
    
    I just finished a conversation with Nikoladze himself. He is very much
    determined that tonight's event should go off precisely. Planning and
    promptness will be the key. I'm sure all of the men know their roles, but I
    would still like to meet in the studio for a walk-through / rehearsal at 1400
    hours.
    
    Colonel Pavel Archvadze
    
    Abattoir 8:
    From: Karlo
    To: Zurab
    Sent: 11/11/2004 12:45
    Subject: RE: Aggressive surrender
    
    Frankly, I'm amazed that your loyalty runs so shallow. I have every faith that
    Nikoladze still has the power to force the Americans to back down. The
    'Information Crisis' was just to get their attention, to throw them off guard
    and make everybody feel vulnerable. Nikoladze's real strength lies in the Ark
    and his plans for it, the threat it will imply. The Ark will be the wound that
    will convince America that there are prices beyond which they are not willing
    to pay for world dominance.
    
    I know, I know, I'm 'preaching' again. But believe in this, Zurab, we can still
    win this thing.
    
    Karlo K.
    
    Abattoir 9:
    From: Leo
    To: Paul
    Sent: 10/11/2004 01:31
    Subject: RE: ???
    
    Paul,
    
    Jesus, I don't know. All of our payments have been directly deposited into the
    accounts they set up for us. I would have said Masse was the person to ask
    about it, but I've heard he's been killed [do you know if this is true?]
    
    Getting out of Kola seems like a more pressing problem at the moment, though.
    Do you have any options? Has the cell dissolved entirely? There's gotta be a
    few others of our men out there. Maybe some of the locals can help. Do any of
    them speak English?
    
    I can wire you some money if you can find a place to have it wired to. Jesus, I
    don't know. Good luck.
    
    Leo
    
    Abattoir 10:
    From: Malkhaz
    To: Dato
    Sent: 08/11/2004 17:02
    Subject:
    
    It's come to my attention that one of you, in the course of your patrol, has
    been shooting at the meat. I cannot imagine why, and will not ask, but only
    request that it stop. Our cell will be in this third world hell-hole for as
    much as two more weeks, and that meat could very well end up on your plates.
    You don't want to get used to the taste of cordite.
    
    Colonel Malkhaz Koberidze
    
    Abattoir 11:
    From: David Sakandelidze
    To: Levan Vonogradova
    Sent: 08/11/2004 04:28
    Subject: Translation
    
    Sir,
    
    The Chinese ambassadors keep talking to each other in Chinese. This probably
    isn't surprising, but it makes me worry since we can't understand them. I'm
    afraid they might be plotting something. Grinko has tried to force Long Dan to
    translate for us, but so far nothing has worked [and he has done some things I
    will not soon forget.]
    
    I was wondering, sir, if we could 'borrow' one of General Feirong's troops for
    the duration of our stay here, to watch over the ambassadors and translate for
    us if needed. Thank you.
    
    Respectfully,
    
    David Sakandelidze
    
    Abattoir 12:
    From: Vyacheslav Grinko
    To: Levan Vonogradova
    Sent: 10/11/2004 23:13
    Subject: Not the Faces
    
    Colonel Vonogradova,
    
    If your men need to beat the Americans, they must confine themselves to body
    blows. We are less than twenty-four hours from their appearance on world media,
    and they need to be pretty for the cameras. Their deaths will be viewed and re-
    viewed for decades to come; it must not be seen at all as an end to their
    suffering. Bloodied and bruised faces do not very well show fear. Let nobody
    mistake what we do for pity. Further damage to the Americans' faces will not be
    tolerated.
    
    VG
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 1:
    From: Jacky
    To: Nonong
    Sent: 11/11/2004 23:08
    Subject: RE: URGENT - WIPE EMAILS
    
    on it now, typing as i walk, commandeered two other squads of men, forcibly
    taking and pulse-wiping all solid state memory. all of us together should be
    able to make a clean sweep of the embassy in half an hour tops, there might be
    a few lingering fragments of information on individual sticks, but nothing
    worth worrying over. we wont leave any personnel out of the search and seizure,
    accepting of course you, sir
    
    J
    
    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 2:
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    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 4:
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    Chinese Embassy (Part 2) 6:
    From: Kuo
    To: Som-Ok
    Sent: 12/11/2004 00:47
    Subject: Laos Passage
    
    Vongsamang,
    
    We're been abandoned by Nikoladze, we're pulling our sooner than I thought.
    We're being forced to move before we're ready, but at least we're going on the
    attack rather than sitting around babysitting these wide-eyed punching bags. We
    have contacts enough to make it through Thailand with relative ease, but Laos
    could be another story. Colonel To-Hoi is coordinating passage points at the
    borders, and needs corruptible contacts inside the Laotian military. I figured
    you were the man to ask. Money won't be a problem, but time is near zero. I've
    got the sat phone, you know the number.
    
    Chen
    
    Presidential Palace 1:
    Cristavi Picture
    
    Presidential Palace 2:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:11/11/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    NAME:Varlam V Cristavi
    AKA: None
    DOB:05/11/48
    CITIZENSHIP:Georgian
    AO:T'Bilisi, Georgia
    ASSOCIATIONS: Executive Branch of Georgia
    OCCUPATION: Chief of State
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    03/01/01
    Cristavi secures a position as Minister on Nikoladze's Cabinet, representing
    the district of Marneulis
    
    12/09/01 - PRESENT
    Cristavi sells information regarding Nikoladze's oil policies to CIA Agent
    Tanahill. Information drops continue irregularly, at a frequency of two-to-ten
    weeks.
    
    20/10/04
    After two days of near-anarchy in the Georgian government, Cristavi assumes
    power, promising to hold elections within a month.
    
    29/10/04
    Seven former Ministers from Nikoladze's Cabinet opposed to Cristavi's rule
    vanish.
    
    NOTES:
    Maybe "CIA Pawn" is too pejorative. So let's call him the CIA's puppet. We can
    assume the CIA had a heavy hand in the disappearance of those 7 Ministers on
    Oct. 29th. [Author: Grimsdottir]
    
    Presidential Palace 3:
    From: Janri
    To: Saul
    Sent: 12/11/2004 21:47
    Subject: RE: garden gate
    
    Lolashvili,
    
    The garden gate doorcode is 2126. Commit this location to memory and then
    destroy the message. This is important, Cristavi has something out of the
    ordinary happening tonight and security must be at its highest.
    
    J.K.
    
    Presidential Palace 4:
    From: Jonathan
    To: Givi
    Sent: 10/11/2004 17:19
    Subject:
    
    Mr. Olbrychski,
    
    Please let President Cristavi know that he will need to be a little more
    forthcoming in his relationship with Agent Tanahill. We expect Cristavi knows
    how instrumental the Agency was in his 'election' and hope he understands the
    wisdom of remembering his friends.
    
    Unsubtly,
    
    Asst. Dir. Jonathan Sutton
    
    Presidential Palace 5:
    From: Vasiko
    To: Rezo
    Sent: 12/11/2004 22:01
    Subject:
    
    Rez,
    
    Once we get the go-code we're gonna need to move fast if we want to get the
    jump on Nikoladze's men. I'm counting on you to cover my back when this thing
    goes down.
    
    You can take a shortcut through the corridor, the door leading to it is locked
    by the code 70021.
    
    I'm pumped. Tonight's going to be a good fight.
    
    -V
    
    Presidential Palace 6:
    From: Keti
    To: Lado
    Sent: 12/11/2004 09:28
    Subject: RE: Nikoladze returns?
    
    Lado,
    
    We're keeping this quiet, so be careful with this information. Yes, Cristavi
    has arranged to allow Nikoladze into the Presidential Palace. It will happen
    tonight shortly after midnight. Nikoladze is giving Cristavi a sizeable sum of
    money, along with some near-priceless oil drilling data from the Caspian, in
    exchange for Cristavi letting Nikoladze retrieve 'the Ark' from the palace
    unmolested.
    
    Nikoladze claimed that the Ark is a 'dirty bomb,' but Cristavi has learned
    different. I'm betting he won't let Nikoladze walk out of the palace with the
    Ark in hand. Hard to say. My advice: keep you head low around midnight tonight.
    
    Keti.
    
    Presidential Palace 7:
    From: Givi
    To: David
    Sent: 11/11/2004 14:34
    Subject: Report E
    
    Mr. Tanahill,
    
    Here is the fifth report from President Cristavi's office. I hope the updated
    encryption protocols live up to your standards, and the intelligence itself
    meets your expectations.
    
    Some notes:
    -Nikoladze will on Georgian soil, possibly within T'Bilisi between November 17th
    and 18th.
    -Nikoladze is funding his escape with heroin money earned through certain
    corrupt precincts of the T'Bilisi police force, especially nos. 4 and 12.
    -No intelligence available on this 'Ark' you speak of. Cristavi feels, and I
    agree, that the Ark is a rumor.
    
    Please know that we appreciate our relationship with the Agency, and are eager
    to help in any way possible.
    
    Givi Olbrychski
    
    Presidential Palace 8:
    SUBJECT:Ark Interrogation File
    UPLOADED:11/11/04
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    DESCRIPTION:
    Cristavi's men interrogated one of Nikoladze's colonels for information on the
    Ark. The 8-hour ordeal was videotaped and transcribed. I've pulled the most
    relevant bits from the resulting document.
    
    TEXT:
    HOUR 5
    
    
    INTERROGATOR 1:We can't stop until you tell us.
    
    SUBJECT:[scream] blind.
    
    INTERROGATOR 2:Just tell us what it is. What's the Ark? It won't hurt anything
    to talk. They're just words.
    
    SUB:Oh God. Jesus Mary.
    
    INT2:Listen, we only want
    
    SUB:It's a SADM.
    
    INT2:A Sadam?
    
    SUB:Special Atomic Demolitions Munitions.
    
    INT2:Good, that's very good.
    
    HOUR 7
    
    INT1:Where?
    
    SUB: There's a vault [scream] In the library. Just make it stop.
    
    HOUR 8
    
    SUB:I swear! It's not!
    
    INT2:Convince us.
    
    SUB:What can I do? [scream]
    
    INT1:Security only makes sense.
    
    SUB:It's locked! Retinal scanner! [scream] I can't. Locked, but no booby traps.
    I can see my. God. [scream]
    
    INT2:I think we've lost him.
    
    END TRANSCRIPTION
    
    Presidential Palace 9:
    From: Givi
    To: Varlam
    Sent: 12/11/2004 09:07
    Subject: RE: our visitor
    
    President Cristavi.
    
    Of course you know best, and I will never question your orders, but I feel it's
    my duty to offer my advice. Making a play for the Ark is a huge risk,
    especially considering our relationship with the CIA. We will never know how
    closely they are watching us or what they know already. Tanahill asked a less-
    than-subtle question about the Ark. I wouldn't bet that they know what it is,
    but I'm sure it has their interest. It makes me nervous.
    
    I know what you would say: 'It's your job to be nervous.' But please do not
    underestimate our enemies. As an initial security precaution, I'm having some
    of the doorcodes changed. If you want to get into your library, the code is now
    66768. I'm also enforcing our normal palace guards with members of your elite.
    
    In your mail you wrote rather cryptically about giving Nikoladze 'more than his
    bargain.' What did you mean?
    
    Respectfully,
    Givi Olbrychski
    
    Presidential Palace 10:
    From: Guram Chachanidze
    To: Giorgi Gogopashvili
    Sent: 12/11/2004 23:01
    Subject: dirty deal
    
    Giorgi,
    
    You should be touching down soon in the homeland, under the 'invitation' of
    President Cristavi. Even since his election [if you want to call it that.] I
    have been extremely suspicious of Cristavi; he doesn't seem to me like much
    more than an American stooge. I don't trust him. I would advise that you and
    the others arm yourselves as well as possible, and never let down your guard. I
    wish I was there, but trust you and your men to do the job.
    
    Colonel Chachanidze
    
    Presidential Palace 11:
    From: Daniel Dgebuadze
    To: Kombayn Nikoladze
    Sent: 12/11/2004 11:02
    Subject: Final Squirt Transmission from Feirong
    
    President Nikoladze,
    
    I'm having this hand-delivered. A slightly odd method for an email, but I
    believe it offer the safest combination of encryption and human security. This
    is our translation of the final communication from Feirong. I did the best I
    could, but there are strings of words beyond my abilities. As follows:
    
    'Nikoladze, you [Untranslatable], you won't have a Chinese flunky to do your
    work for you anymore you arrogant wish-you-were-European. [<- Questionable
    translation.] I'm already on my way, sleep is coming. We misunderstood
    America's strength. I thought their obesity, their laziness would make them an
    easy target. But being fat and lazy is their strength. My people,
    [Untranslatable]. It's the inertia. They are easy to attack, hard to wound. My
    suicide should guarantee me a place in hell. [Untranslatable] will be waiting
    for you, Nikoladze. Talk to you soon.
    
    General Kong Feirong.'
    
    That's the best I can manage for the time. My deepest condolences for the loss
    of Grinko, he was
    
    Presidential Palace 12:
    From: Lado Vonogradova
    To: Aleqsandre Mkheidze
    Sent: 11/12/2004 18:43
    Subject: Greenlight
    
    I just got the final 'go' for tonight's operation. We are to allow Nikoladze
    and his men complete access to all areas of the palace until we receive the
    radio signal. At that moment all of Nikoladze's guards should be disarmed, all
    of those who refuse should be killed. If possible, we should take Nikoladze
    alive.
    
    L. Vonogradova
    
    Kola Cell 1:
    Masse Picture
    
    Kola Cell 2:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:16/10/24
    SOURCE:Grimsdottir
    FULL NAME: Philip Frankel Masse
    AKA: crYSTaL*NinJA, Cerbere, Marvin Kurzweil
    DOB:21/08/72
    CITIZENSHIP:Canadian
    AO:Georgia
    ASSOCIATIONS: GFO Inc. [owned by Kombayn Nikoladze]
    OCCUPATION: Lead Programmer
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    27/05/94
    Flees Canada after RCMP close credit card scam.
    
    31/12/97
    Breach of CIA internal network, successful for 114 seconds.
    
    02/06/99
    Employed by Saudi royal family in digital security / industrial espionage for
    several oil-based corporations.
    
    14/11/99
    Flees to Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to avoid prosecution for "crimes
    against nature."
    
    21/09/01
    2nd attempted breach of CIA internal network.
    
    09/12/02
    First paycheck from Nikoladze's GFO Inc., continuing bi-weekly.
    
    28/03/03
    Release of the "U.S. gAy" virus. [conjecture.]
    
    30/04/04
    Marvin Kurzweil [alias Masse] deposits USD 80,000 in a bank account off the
    Cayman Islands.
    
    NOTES:
    I first heard of Masse back in 98, right after his first CIA hack. It was
    legendary for a while, he even got a mention in Wired. Our shrinks at Fort
    Meade have a psych profile on him that boils down to: insecure, immature,
    amoral, brilliant geek. [Author: Grimsdottir]
    
    Kola Cell 3:
    From: Max
    To: Makhar
    Sent: 29/11/2004 18:12
    Subject: RE: Cancer of the retina?
    
    Makhar:
    
    No, I don't think our new night vision headsets can give you eyeball cancer.
    Night vision goggles work by applifying the existing levels of light. They
    don't fire rays into your eyeballs as though your retinas are some kind of
    television screen. Once our sycophantic little gimp gets the networks up and
    running I'll sneak onto one of the terminals and get the specifications for
    goggles from the manufacturer and you can see for yourself.
    
    -Max
    
    Kola Cell 4:
    From: Philip Masse
    To: -
    Sent: 29/11/2004 17:31
    Subject: Get a bucket
    
    Listen Pop Tart or whatever your stupid name is.is it that hard to understand
    that SERVERS should not be left sitting in POOLS OF WATER?! Find the goddamn
    valve and shut off the water supply to the leaking sprinklers over the server
    room right now. Then, bring up some of those old freezer boxes [the ones with
    the plastic bags inside] and syphon the pool of water off the server room floor
    into the boxes and carry the water outside
    
    - pHilip MAsSE
    
    Kola Cell 5:
    From: Gavril
    To: Popov
    Sent: 29/11/2004 17:40
    Subject: Conflicting orders
    
    Popov:
    
    Okay, I think I've figured it out.
    
    Masse is getting on my back to move the boxes out of the hallway. At the same
    time, he's screaming at you to bring boxes up there to so you can fill the bags
    inside them with water from the server room. Correct me if I'm wrong, but
    doesn't this mean that matter what we do, one of us is going to get screamed
    at?
    
    The only solution I can think of is to jump him in the bathroom and give him a
    good working over. I've got an extra pair of socks if you can dig up some
    oranges.
    
    -Gavril
    
    Kola Cell 6:
    From: Philip Masse
    To: Gavril
    Sent: 29/11/2004 16:12
    Subject: Box your ears
    
    Gavril,
    
    I'm not sure you're old enough to remember this, but way, way back in the
    nineties your government lost the Cold War and any notion that Communism may
    have been a good idea went away. What this means to you is that when I ask you
    to move the damn boxes, it means to move them now! Don't wait until after your
    coffee break. Don't wait until you get authorization from your ombudsman. Pick
    up the damn boxes and move them. This is not a labour union. You do not control
    the means of production. You do what I tell you or you don't get paid.
    
    Have the boxes out of the hallway leading to the server room within the hour or
    I'll get Nikolai to cut your tongue out with a pair of gardenshears.
    
    - pHilip MAsSE
    
    Kola Cell 7:
    From: Colonel Alekseevich
    To: Philip Masse
    Sent: 29/11/2004 18:03
    Subject: The future
    
    Masse
    
    
    The death of Nikoladze is merely part of a natural process that culls the weak
    to make room for the strong. Do not fear it, for it affirms us and our actions.
    What remains is to understand his failings and purge them from ourselves so
    that we do not succumb with the next great culling.
    
    I will arrive at the Kola installation soon, and you and I will have a long
    talk about Nikoladze and his weaknesses. I hope you know how to drink vodka, my
    friend, because such matters are best not discussed by sober men.
    
    -Colonel Alekseevich
    
    Kola Cell 8:
    Alek Picture
    
    Kola Cell 9:
    SUBJECT:Case file
    UPLOADED:11/09/04
    SOURCE: Grimsdottir
    NAME:Andrei V. Alekseevich
    AKA: Bugor, Greshnik, Wladyslaw Efros
    DOB:07/06/53
    CITIZENSHIP:Russian
    AO:Kola Peninsula / Mobile
    ASSOCIATIONS: Kombayn Nikoladze
    OCCUPATION: Mercenary
    
    
    RELEVANT HISTORY:
    
    02/09/04
    Starting here, weekly deposits to the Swedish bank account of Wladyslaw Efros
    [alias Alekseevich] made from one of Nikoladze's corporate fronts, amount
    undisclosed.
    
    10/10/04
    Evidence shows that Alekseevich was on-sight and instrumental in the
    organization of the raid on Gyumri, Armenia and surrounding villages.
    
    7/11/04
    On-site at the Oktyabr shipyard.
    
    NOTES:
    Sorry our intelligence on this guy is a little light, a lot of it's outside of
    your clearance. Think of him as a Soviet Darth Vader, I don't know if anybody's
    had the guts yet to tell him that the USSR collapsed. [Author: Grimsdottir]
    
    Kola Cell 10:
    From: Philip Masse
    To: Makhar
    Sent: 29/11/2004 17:58
    Subject: Eyes Only
    
    Makhar, how many times do I have to tell you that the retinal scanner is
    configured for Colonel Alekseevich's retina ONLY. DO NOT go sticking your face
    in that thing. Besides, it's dangerous you know. All those rays beaming into
    your eyeballs.it's likely that you'll get retinal cancer. Those scanners are
    even worse that night vision gear for that sort of thing.
    
    - pHilip MAsSE
    
    Kola Cell 11:
    From: AIVG Bank
    To: Mr. Kurzwell
    Sent: 27/11/2004 18:12
    Subject: Accounts Active
    
    Mr. Kurzwell
    
    I am pleased to inform you that your accounts with AIVG Bang are now active and
    fully accessible. I have made myself thoroughly familiar with the protocols you
    have requested for monitoring account activity and can offer you every
    assurance that your personal security requests will be met at every juncture as
    outlined in your document.
    
    If you have any further requests regarding your account or any other business
    with AIVG Bank, please feel free to contact me personally. I am available to
    you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
    
    Yours Very Sincerely,
    Jurgen Meierhoff
    
    Special Accounts Manager
    AIVG Bank, Liechtenstein
    +1+44.1.125.88.16
    
    Vselka Infiltration 1:
    From: Milos
    To: Konstantin
    Sent: 26/01/2005 16:56
    Subject: Arm yourself
    
    Konstantin,The inspectors are not who they seem. The uniforms are stolen. I
    don't know who they are working for, but they are definitely here to take over
    the facility. They've got the docks, and have secured the outer sectors with
    some sort of hobbled together automated weapons on tripods. Stay away from
    those things. One of them cut Yuri to pieces in the blink of an eye. I think
    they are making a push for the Vselka in the main berth. Get a gun. Hide. Kill
    as many as you can. We're in for the fight of our lives and we're probably not
    going to win.
    
    Milos
    
    Vselka Infiltration 2:
    From: Colonel Budanov
    To: -
    Sent: 26/01/2005 17:21
    Subject: Our gracious hosts
    
    Men,
    
    This evening's opening ceremonies did not go exactly as planned. Out single
    remaining host is now critical to our further celebrations. Mister Bobrov has
    been inestimably gracious in providing us with unrestricted access, and I would
    like the three of you to take special care with him. In other words, don't kill
    him. You may beat him within an inch of his life, but no further.
    
    Though I am reluctant to give you this information, the doorcode to the
    cafeteria freezer is 310, and this should provide a good holding cell. Please
    stay out of the vodka. We may need it to bribe our way past checkpoints when we
    leave with our cargo.
    
    Colonel Budanov
    
    Vselka Infiltration 3:
    From: Dmitri
    To: Pavel
    Sent: 26/01/2005 18:18
    Subject: Eyes only
    
    Pavel,
    
    I know the decompressor room is locked with a retinal scanner. This is because
    we aren't allowed in there. Only the Colonels are allowed in there and only
    their eyes will unlock the door.
    
    Dmitri
    
    Vselka Infiltration 4:
    From: Pavel
    To: Grigor
    Sent: 24/01/2005 09:33
    Subject: Cold shoulder
    
    Grigor,
    
    Look, I know you're busy, but the vent beside my bed is throwing freezing air
    on my as I sleep. I spend my entire day on those docks in minus fifty weather,
    I would like to at least be warm in my cot. Can you please, please seal the
    vent. At least for the rest of the winter.
    Thanks.
    
    Pavel
    
    Vselka Infiltration 5:
    From: Yvgeny
    To: Konstantin
    Sent: 26/01/2005 17:36
    Subject: Help me get out of here
    
    Konstantin,
    
    Sorry to bear the bad news, Milos is dead. We made our way to the main berth to
    see if the 'inspectors' were after the Vselka. They definitely are. I think
    they are trying to get into the launch tubes for the nukes and remove the
    warheads. I'm trapped back here now, as they seem to have locked down the
    doors, however I overheard a standing order for them to be prepared to retake
    the decompressor room if anything goes wrong. If you can get to the
    decompressor room, they may have to open the doors to come up after you. Then I
    can get out of here and we can try and call for help.
    
    Yvgeny
    
    Vselka Submarine 1:
    From: Sofron
    To: Jaro
    Sent: 26/01/2005 19:51
    Subject: Subaquatic evac
    
    Jaro,
    
    Regardless of their uniforms, these guys are not Russian soldiers. I'm going
    for help. I'm going to try a subaquatic exit through the forward torpedo tubes.
    I've patched the launch controls with a bit a code that will automate the hatch
    sequencing on a 150 second timer. That should be enough time to make it from
    the launch computer to the hatch. assuming they haven't anticipated an escape
    through the tubes and put a bunch of guards in the torpedo room. Wish me luck.
    
    Sofron
    
    Vselka Submarine 2:
    From: Colonel Alekseevich
    To: -
    Sent: 26/01/2005 14:22
    Subject: Fire control.
    
    Men,
    
    As you may have already deduced, tonight's operation will take us aboard a
    submarine. Due to the nature of the environment, you will not be permitted to
    use long arms or explosives. Colonel Budanov will come around and collect
    magazines from all of you. You will be issued shotguns, and gas grenades in
    places of your rifles and fragmentation grenades. You are not to replace the
    shotgun rounds with slugs, as penetrating rounds could compromise the inner
    hull. You may continue to use short cartridge arms such as pistols and sub-
    machine guns, but be sure of your targets as even these projectiles could cause
    inconvenient collateral damage to the vessel.
    
    Colonel Alekseevich
    
    Vselka Submarine 3:
    From: Sergeant Mikhailov
    To: Gaspar
    Sent: 26/01/2005 20:28
    Subject: I also cook.
    
    Gaspar,
    
    I think you're right. I sent Budanov a mail about Alekseevich and he had a
    completely different tone than usual. Very threatening. I think Alekseevich is
    dead, and that the entire Kola cell might have been hit. If that's the case,
    we're either in big trouble, or we've won the jackpot. If we manage to offload
    these nukes and get out of here, we won't have to split the cash with the other
    cell. More money for us = early retirement. Maybe you and I can pool our shares
    and go in on a little restaurant somewhere warmer? You can handle the business
    end and I'll be the chef. I make a pretty mean borscht.
    
    Sergeant Mikhailov
    
    Vselka Submarine 4:
    From: Sergeant Mikhailov
    To: Colonel Budanov
    Sent: 26/01/2005 19:31
    Subject: Overdue. Low Morale.
    
    Colonel Budanov,
    
    It is my duty to report that Colonel Alekseevich has still not arrived from our
    Kola Base, leaving his helicopter now several hours overdue. The men awaiting
    him have critical duties to perform, and as time passes, their ability to
    achieve these objectives at all falls into doubt. Morale outside on the docks
    is dropping rapidly due to the cold, fatigue, and our delayed commander. I will
    do what I can and continue to stand my post until the arrival of Colonel
    Alekseevich, or until I receive further orders.
    
    Sergeant Mikhailov
    
    Vselka Submarine 5:
    From: Colonel Alekseevich
    To: Budanov
    Sent: 19/01/2004 20:11
    Subject: Vselka weapons locker
    
    Colonel Budanov,
    
    As promised, Mr. Masse has penetrated the security network and discovered the
    door code to the Vselka's armoury. The code is 20387. Unfortunately, given the
    sad state of the bureauocracy of our former fatherland the contents of the
    armoury have not been properly tracked. Please be aware that it may contain
    weapons that should not be fired aboard a submarine. I will send a further
    email to this effect to your men.
    
    Colonel Alekseevich
    
    Vselka Submarine 6:
    From: Colonel Alekseevich
    To: Sergeant Mikhailov
    Sent: 26/01/2005 19:36
    Subject: RE: Overdue. Low Morale.
    
    Sergeant Budanov,
    
    While I appreciate your concern for Colonel Alekseevich, I detect a questioning
    tone in your previous mail. This tone is not appropriate and if I hear it
    again, I will have you removed.
    
    You will maintain the morale of your men, as is your duty. You will await the
    arrival of Alekseevich as ordered and deliver him to the Vselka immediately
    upon his arrival. You will also complete all duties assigned to you, regardless
    of the fact that Colonel is late. You have not been asked to think about your
    orders. Only to execute them. Spend your intellectual efforts coming up with a
    way to perform all duties assigned to your men rather than questioning those
    who have honored you through assigning those duties.
    
    Colonel Budanov
    
    Vselka Submarine 7:
    From: Philip Masse
    To: Alekseevich
    Sent: 11/29/2004 18:29
    Subject: Not my problem
    
    Hey, Big Al
    
    Look, when it comes to giving you the tools you need to penetrate the clunky
    architecture of outdated soviet transistor based computers, I'm your man, but I
    just ain't interested in helping you detonate nukes. Nukes - messy. Computers -
    clean. Get it?
    
    You can come up here to this hell-hole and scream at me all you want about your
    evil master plan, but I wouldn't waste your breath. I'll help you get in. I'll
    help you get them. I'll even figure out how they work and help you sell them,
    but I'm not one of those techno-nihilists you read about on hacker forums, and
    I ain't gonna help you actually detonate a nuke. If you blow up all the world's
    computers, you'll put me out of work. Remember the part where I told you I was
    in this for the money?
    
    - pHilip MAsSE
    
    Vselka Submarine 8:
    From: Jaro
    To: Sofron
    Sent: 26/01/2005 20:22
    Subject: RE: Subaquatic evac
    
    Sofron
    
    You're right. They aren't friendly. Get the hell off this boat. I don't know if
    your torpedo hatch plan worked, but if you ever get this mail, please advise,
    as I am following you. I'm outside the launch control room now, but it's
    heavily guarded, so I don't know if you managed to get your program to work or
    not. I'm going to try going in through a vent over the ceiling. With any luck
    one of us will make it out of here.
    
    Jaro
    
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    6. Frequently Asked Questions
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    Q: I picked up a satchel/used a computer that was supposed to give me a data
    stick, but I didn't get anything. What gives?
    A: Some data sticks in this game exist in more than one place. If they are
    found a second time, then Splinter Cell acts as though there is nothing on the
    computer/in the satchel. Check the locations above to confirm that this is the
    case.
    
    Q: How can I get a satchel off of a guard?
    A: Other than the two usual methods of knocking out/killing him, you can also
    shoot off the satchel with a well-placed shot. This alerts the guard right
    away, so it's not too practical.
    
    Q: What's up with CIA HQ 14?
    A: CIA HQ 14 is encrypted. Unfortunately, it has a keycode that you need to
    enter the next room, which is an optional "ammo room". If you can't figure out
    the trick,
    
    *** SPOILERS ***
    look for the repeating string of numbers "020781". That's the code.
    Congratulations, all you got for your efforts was some sticky cameras and
    sticky shockers. Yay!
    *** END SPOILERS***
    
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    7. Closure
    ===============================================================================
    And so ends this laborious FAQ of mine. If there are any mistakes in this
    document, regardless of how small they might be, contact me at J3123@aol.com,
    or provoke my GameFAQs Message Board account, Potens. I will also answer
    gameplay questions at my AOL address, but I request that your query:
    1. Pertains to data in some way
    2. Does not spam, abuse, extort, intimidate, sodomize, legalize, bribe, murder,
    rape or otherwise threaten/annoy me.
    3. Is well-worded. E-mailing you for clarity back and forth is a tedious job
    both on my part and yours.
    
    Valve!