Donald Caroll has contacted Battle and assigned the team the following:
"Word on the street is that an unidentified faction is head-hunting professionals for a black-bag operations against EUFOR operations in Bosnia. Intel indicates one of these head-hunters is an old contact of Cross, a fixer named Georg Rudek. Your team is to make contact with Rudek and accept this job. EUFOR has not been notified as we do not want to alert this organization we are aware of them. Do what you need to identify this organization, and see how deep the rabbit hole goes. Battle, you are team lead. Cross is your front door to Rudek. Nadya is your black-bag specialist, and Felix is additional fire-power & team medic."
You are to identify the what they are planning on taking, who is ultimately responsible for the attempt, and what are their goals.
Last Edit: Aug 22, 2019 11:29:25 GMT -6 by CommJunkee
Post by CommJunkee on Aug 22, 2019 10:42:56 GMT -6
A fixer well known to, and trusted by, Cross. Rudek isn’t a money man; he puts jobs together for people who pay him for his people skills and for their own anonymity. He has a shadowy background in Balkan intelligence that became a nice sideline in arms dealing during the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Now, he lives a life of low profile leisure in various Mediterranean fleshpots.
Post by Rigil Kent on Aug 27, 2019 12:36:23 GMT -6
Okay, so we've got a name - Danilo Brigovic per my notes, who is part of Naša Stvar or Serbian mafia (per Wiki) - so we need to probably kick that info upstairs to Caroll. Beyond that, I guess ... time to burn some Network? Cross will likely play the "I know a lady in Interpol" (probably not Battle's Solace, though he might know of her) card for additional information, though I'm not sure what we're expecting to discover there.
Likely also need to advise Georg that this op sort of blew up in our faces when the SOB tried to murderize us instead of actually paying what we're owed. He may have some suggestions/recommendations.
We probably will also want to actually dig into the data on the laptop to see what was worth murdering for...
I generally agree: 1. Kick info on Danilo upstairs and see where they lead from that. 2. Investigate data on laptop. I'd prefer not bringing in someone else to do so unless we absolutely have to, given anyone else who learns about this info will become a target at well. This will likely be difficult as none of us are particularly well suited for such as task from my memory.
Between these two things, we should have a boat load of leads. It will take a bit to research everything and begin forming the a plan as to where to go and who to take down, but I don't think we need to bring in anyone else unless we have a very specific issue we need to solve. I'm guessing this is a game with a lot of "down time" where time is spent gathering info and everything which takes (in game time) weeks, etc.
Anyway, without becoming too verbose. In-character we should be concerned about dragging others into this mess as they become targets. Out-character we don't want to blow through our network too fast unless we know what we need and why we need it.
Sorry this will not be as tidy as I would have liked.
1) Owen will want to disappear. Catherine will not return any communications from the PCs or Owen, and Owen suspects she has turned in him due to his infidelity. Likely disregarding any deals made with you all. Also, you suspect she will turn everything she knows of you all over to the Conspiracy.
2) The photo taken of the cage seems much blurrier than it should, particular when one consider the background image seems in focus and clear. What you guys can make out of whatever is in the cage seems human, maybe a child based on size?
3) Iraklidis and his boat are gone.
4) There is a manhunt for individuals very close to your descriptions going on (Heat = 4). Keeping you heads low, and exiting the country using the provided Covers from Iraklidis is advised.
PCs will ditch Owen, keeping his intel and collate the information from his laptop with the Lennart Dossier.
*Immediate information gleamed is there is another research facility somewhere outside of Paris that has been funded by money laundered through AgraWealth.
PCs have jumped countries since the events in the UAE. Where are you holding up (this will be prior to the info regarding France)?
About 3 days will have passed, assuming you have taken the time to cover your tracks (with the help from Iraklidis' covers).
*Please check your PMs for some individual information received during this period. (Not everyone will have something).