Friday, October 10
The team was quick to find and eliminate the rooftop sniper from the Marine Supplies building, and have been cautious about town in their conversations. They seem suitably suspicious of the Hotel rooms and have taken precautions to not be overheard.
Saturday, October 11
The team woke up to the morning “alarm” klaxon and prepared to fulfill their respective missions.
A recap individual training mission parameters follows.
Hung-Ke Lee was tasked with the following specific information regarding his mission:
There are two missions tasked to you at this time.
The first mission is to find those responsible for the capturing and auctioning of these defectors who have already earned their freedom from the East. Once you have identified them, you are to make sure they remain unopposed in this mission.
The second mission concerns your fellow agents. They are known to be working for the West and will attempt rescue of Ivan Ikatchtakoph and Alexei Petrov. You must prevent this from happening, but must keep your cover intact. While they may suspect you are working for the East, you must not allow them direct evidence that can corroborate that belief.
• Beware a rooftop sniper with a scope!
• The delicatessen serves some of the most unlucky people in town.
Oliver Quinn was tasked with the following specific information regarding his mission:
There are three missions tasked to you at this time.
The first mission is to find those responsible for the capturing and auctioning of these defectors who have already earned their freedom from the East. Once you have identified the culprits, you are to make sure they cease their despicable kidnapping.
The second mission is to locate and disrupt “Paradise Control,” rescue Ikatchtakoph, and get out of town alive.
The final mission is to locate “Amontillado Alley,” rescue Petrov if he’s alive, destroy any tapes he has made if he can talk (if not, take the tapes with you), and discover how captured defectors vanish without a trace.
Note that one of your fellow agents is suspected to be working for the East under deep cover. He must not be allowed to disrupt these missions. Should you confirm this to be true, you are granted full license to “eliminate” him at your discretion, however, your cover should not be compromised.
• If you try to buy a magic carpet, be prepared to fly upon it.
• Ivan Ikatchtakoph and Alexei Petrov have been eliminated.
Dr. Felix DuBois was tasked with the following specific information regarding his mission:
There are two missions tasked to you at this time.
The first mission concerns Alexei Petrov. You must prevent him from escaping Sprechenhaltestelle, but must maintain your cover above all. His work is invaluable to us and must not be allowed to be stolen.
The second mission concerns Ivan Ikatchtakoph and “Paradise Control.” Ivan must be eliminated at all costs, and “Paradise Control” must be destroyed. It is preferable that you maintain cover in this endeavor also, and are encouraged to use your fellow agents towards this end.
Regarding them, they are considered expendable in both missions. You are not permitted to directly eliminate them, but if they fall in the line of duty…
• A well protected and concealed submarine occasionally visits Sprechenhaltestelle at night only.
• A Wizard in the basement of a bar knows you’re here and who you are.
The team reassembled after breakfast and started immediately looking for connections between their accumulated knowledge and the town at hand. Their initial explorations led them to the Carpet Shop, where Quinn’s knowledge of the code phrase “magic carpet,” allowed them access into the basement elevator and thus to the public entry of the “Pair-A-Dice” casino.
The Pair-A-Dice casino:
They successfully passed themselves off as ordinary guests of the establishment and were quick to reconnoiter the underground environs. Quinn was deployed as a distraction on the main casino floor, while DuBois’ clumsy attempts at infiltrating a door (in plain sight), was saved by Lee’s quick actions to disable the guards that were taking DuBois to Paradise Control to be jailed. They were able to bypass the door electronic and physical security, as well as a subsequent guard, and were able to locate and free Ivan Ikatchtakoph. Quinn chose to use the self-destruct system (why do we have this again?) to cover their escape, but in addition to effectively killing everyone in the underground complex, DuBois took advantage of the distraction to eliminate Ikatchtakoph per his mission instructions.
The team fled the complex and proceeded to their next target, choosing to investigate the Deli. They were unable to find any leads there, but moved next door to the wine shop and inquired about a “cask of Amontillado,” thus gaining entry into Amontillado Alley and it’s variety of illegal and underground (literally and figuratively) shops.
They surveilled the shops, and quickly determined where Petrov was being held. Quickly moving against his lone guard, they were able to rescue Alexei and extracted him from the town, ending the simulation run.
DuBois was partially successful in following his mission parameters, but was overtly heavy-handed in his treatment of others in a simulated environment, even going so far as to use extreme force against other agents while in the training. He shows signs of singular dispassion in this work, and is likely to be either an extremely talented wetworker or an antisocial psychopath.
Quinn was able to complete a majority of his mission, but also seemed to rejoice in excessive destruction and seemed at times to be confused or distracted. He is clearly talented in regards to his previous skills as a driver and explosives expert, but it remains to be seen if he can keep it together in the future.
Lee completely failed in his missions, yet was also the one agent who seemed to be most in control during the training. His skills cannot be denied, and he was the only one who seemed to value his current team over his stated mission parameters. He will likely end up being the de facto leader of this team.
While these three seemed to work at opposition to each other, they were still able to mostly function as a team and showed signs of potential. They have tremendous skills and abilities that they can bring to the table, and their previous experience in European agencies would prove to be an asset moving forward.
I am calling for their reassignment to the IMF under UNAD cover, reporting to Christine Lagarde. They will be tasked to me initially before moving back to standard UNAD handlers after further training and evaluation.