On 5/24/08 at 10:36 am(GMT) the following email was received by members of both sides.

Subject: In the beginning…

For a thousand years the two sides have struggled in the daylight, in the darkness, blinded by anger and devotion to a pointless cause.

Only after the lost ones are found can the real struggle be truly won.

The stage is set, the pieces are moving, but the doors wield locks for which there are no keys.

In time all roads shall be visible through the haze.

Until then, seek the heart that weeps and the fire that burns.

On 5/25/08 at 10:22 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of The Lightbringer Society.

Subject: Escaping the Loss


On 5/25/08 at 10:45 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of The Umbrati.

Subject: Escaping the Heat


On 5/26/08 at 2:21 am(GMT) the following email was received by members of The Lightbringer Society.

Subject: Fallen from Grace


On 5/27/08 at 7:17 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of The Umbrati.

Subject: Out of the Blue


On 5/29/08 at 2:25 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of The Lightbringer Society.

Subject: The prey is more easily found when the hunter lead the way

From: Christopher Rybeck (ChrisR@BG001)
To: Janice Atreva (Jaana@LB005)
Subj: Site activity
Date: May 28th, 2008 @ 17:12

Janice, there seems to be a lot more activity on BlueGen. Did we sent out some sort of recruitment package nobody told me about? if not, should we be worrying about changing the codes and keys?

- C

On 5/29/08 at 10:14 pm(GMT) the following email was received. No text


Acceptance email, after registering.

from BlueGenics Customer Relations <moc.scinegeulb|ofni#moc.scinegeulb|ofni>
subject Client Registration

Thank you for contacting the BlueGenics Research Institute.

Here is the login information for the client system:

Login: yer email

Password: your pw

You may log in here:

To further ensure the security of our network transmissions, attached are two additional Encryption Keys: a high encryption Level Two key and our Level Three Imaging Key.

Thank you for being a part of the BlueGen network!

BlueGen - "Better Science For a Better Humanity"
2 attachments

On 5/30/08 at 12:33 am(GMT) the following email was received by members of both sides.

Janice, call me as soon as possible. We've just gotten a flood of people slam through the client login system with the recruitment key. Who's out there doing the rounds these days? If these are legit, they need a raise.

Told you we should have changed that key, though. Doesn't make much sense anyway. You know that's not us; it's the kind of thing they would have. Something, I don't know… happier?

And tell the boss the QA guys are staying tonight and tomorrow. The developers were their typical selves creating this thing, apparently.

- C

On 5/29/08 at 6:58 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of both sides.

from Jaana <ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj>
date Thu, May 29, 2008 at 6:58 am
subject Welcome

Good evening everyone.

I admit you have us in a bit of an awkward situation. It seems that several of you have been given some recruiting information all at once, and we experienced a rather large flood of new members in to our group. Although we do not know the source of the recruitment, we can't help but think that this is fate bringing us together. For that reason, I feel we cannot turn you away until we know what you are capable of.

Therefore, for now, welcome to the Society. If you've found us, you undoubtedly know who we are and what we stand for. And you have passed the first trial, so a well deserved congratulations. Our numbers are growing, as well they should, and we have a sense that we have some quality talent and potential in some of you. Who knows, maybe even one of you carries the gift and doesn't know it. We can't help but hope.

But we must warn you: there are those that seek the prize with all the wrong intentions. They will do anything possible to bring the collapse of the Society. You must not let them, and together we must continue to be strong.

Like I said: we were not prepared for this sudden appearance of prospects (we don't even have up to date documentation and enlistment forms), but we are doing everything within our power to prepare and get our house in order for this new dawn. There are still many more steps for all of us to take, and once we are ready the trials will begin to determine which of you have the gift.

Your next step will soon beckon.

Together in the Light…

Jaana Atreva
Lightbringer Society, Elder Finder

On 5/30/08 at 07:57 pm(GMT) an email containing an attached chat log from Chiaro was recieved by members form both sides.

From: "Chiaro Oscuros" <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
Date: 30 May 2008 12:57:55 -0700
Subject: Shades of Dark
Attached file name: 20080530_130412.txt

HNyx@UNK000: Hello, Chris.
ChrisR@BG001: What the hell?
HNyx@UNK000: Oh come now, I thought we were friends.
ChrisR@BG001: Helen? You are hardly our friend. This is a private network. How'd you get in here?
HNyx@UNK000: That's a stupid question, you know that. So rumor has it you have some fresh blood…
ChrisR@BG001: None of your damn business. Or you going to have them killed, too?
HNyx@UNK000: Dear boy, still harping and thinking we had something to do with that?
ChrisR@BG001: No doubt in my mind, you bitch.
HNyx@UNK000: Such harsh words! Well, there's nothing I can ever do to convince you, I guess.
HNyx@UNK000: You should be looking in your own house, but instead you turn your attention to us.
ChrisR@BG001: Our people aren't like yours.
HNyx@UNK000: Yeah, I bet. So how's Gabriel? It's been a long time since I talk to him. I miss his sweet voice.
ChrisR@BG001: This conversation is over.

On 5/31/08 at 6:22 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of both sides. (Lightbringers internal)

From: Janice Atreva (Jaana@LB005)
To: Gabriel Rehan (GRehan@LB017)
Subj: Katia
Date: May 31st, 2008 @ 18:22

Gabriel, it's been several days since we've heard from Katia. Boss is getting worried; he doesn't want to lose another one.

See if you can reach her. If not, you might have to contact the prospect directly.

I don't have the time because of all these new recruits. Which reminds me: do you know where all these people came from? Not that I'm complaining, but I'd like to know who to thank.

Miss seeing you around here; you should come visit more often. I'll even bake you a cake if you do!

Take care…

On 6/1/08 at 4:54 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of both sides.

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 4:54 PM
subject Prepare

Before you can even try to open the door, you must have the keys.

On 6/3/08 at 7:43 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of the Umbrati, with an image attached.

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date 3 Jun 2008 12:43:45 -0700
subject Faces of a Coin
You have to have the darkness for the dawn to come.

On 6/4/08 at 12:40 pm(GMT) the following email was received by those registering on the Lightbringers site.

from Jaana <ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj>
date 4 Jun 2008 05:40:17 -0700
subject Welcome

Welcome to our new followers. You have found the key and have passed yet another trial.

We apologize for the theatrics in getting in to the site. In this day and age it is difficult to gauge individual ability, especially when we are unable to directly meet with prospective candidates, so we must resort to alternate methods to gauge aptitude.

Over time there will be more trials, and in the meantime we will begin researching some of you and picking out anyone who has signs of the gift. We are hoping that some of you can become true Lightbringers or, perhaps, something more. You may be divided up in to groups and given ratings simply for organizational purposes, but this is not an internal competition. Some of you simply have more skill and ability than others, and that is a result of fate and destiny more than anything else.

We are currently finalizing the internal mail system as well as having some personnel provide more content to the site (we are hesitant to provide information there for disclosure reasons). Things will be clearer soon enough.

I must remind you once again… There are forces at work in the world who do not understand, or agree, with what we are trying to accomplish. They will do anything to prevent us from achieving our goals. Do not stray from the light; do not let them cloud your judgment with dark thoughts. We are here to protect you and show you the way to enlightenment.

Once again, thank you and welcome.

- Jaana

On 6/4/08 at 8:43 pm(GMT) the following email was received by members of the Umbrati.

Sometimes the simplest of searches reveals the darkest of results.

On 6/5/08 at 7:24 AM(GMT) the following email was sent to LBS registrants.

from Lightbringer Society <ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|ofni#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|ofni>
date Wed, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:24 AM
subject [Lightbringers] New Message from 'Jaana'

You have received the following message from 'Jaana':

Subject: Welcome to the mail system

Welcome to the Lightbringer mail system.

This system will no doubt have a few kinks in it, so if you encounter any problems during its use please contact me directly at ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj.

In the meantime, in order to begin our analysis of you, please try to answer a few general questions:

1) Please tell us about yourself in the most general of terms.

2) Who or what brought you to us?

3) Why do you want to be with us? Why do you want to join our cause?

4) Do you believe that you have the gift? If so, what does it feel like?

5) If you had the gift, what would you do with it?

Answers are not required, but the more information we have the easier it will be to look deep inside of you and see if you have potential to be something more.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

- Jaana

Please log in to your Lightbringers account in order to read and respond to the message.

Thank you
The Lightbringer Society

06/05/08 @ 7:38 pm Series of emails from Chiaro Oscuros.
Subject:You've got to want to succeed.
Msg:"There's no real reason to be lonely."

Subjet : You're every move you make

Text on the card reads: "I love the way you smile at me / I love the way your hands reach out to hold me near… / I believe this is heaven to no one else but me" The song Elsewhere by Sarah McLachlan.

Thu, 06/05/08 at 8:48 PM Intercepted email from Chiaro Oscuros.
subject Shining Hope

Jaana@LB005: Hey hon.
GRehan@LB017: Let's keep it professional here. So how is it going with the new recruits?
Jaana@LB005: Well, they're a quirky lot. I've been getting some interesting responses.
GRehan@LB017: Nobody expects them to be normal, dear. Any threats?
Jaana@LB005: Doesn't seem like it. If they are a threat, they're ignorant to it. I think we'll be fine for now, but we have to keep an eye on them.
GRehan@LB017: So what now?
Jaana@LB005: Well we're setting up surveillance on most of them. Think I'll give them the Numbers Test in the meantime.
GRehan@LB017: That childish game?
Jaana@LB005: It's an aptitude test, Gabriel. Let's see if they can work together. After that we'll put them through the Tunnels.
GRehan@LB017: They are not lab rats, Jaana.
Jaana@LB005: I know that. Besides, we need the time to work on the real prospect. Katia doesn't stop talking about her. Scanning her writings is kinda sad; she needs guidance.
GRehan@LB017: Fine. Give the recruits the silly little tests; at least they won't keep pestering Helios and I.
Jaana@LB005: You're no fun. So when you going to be back in town? You owe me a dinner.
GRehan@LB017: Soon. We need a project success first. We're close; I can feel it. Bring in the girl if you can in the meantime.
Jaana@LB005: OK. Take care.

6/6/08 @ 12:24 PM. "Thoughts in the Sky"
from Chiaro Oscuros

from : Chiaro Oscuros
Date : 06/06/2008 12:24 PM
Subjet : Thoughts in the Sky


6/6/08 @ 12:51 PM. Thank you email from Jaana

from Jaana <ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj>
date Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 12:51 PM
subject Responses

Thank you all for the responses so far. I must say, some of them have been very enlightening, very insightful and very… how should I say… original.

In the very near future, while we compile further information on you all and begin our analysis, we will be providing a simple aptitude test. Part of the purpose of it is to see how all of you interact with each other; we do not want any communication problems or incompatible individuals that might disrupt the Society as a whole. We must all work together for the common goal and out any personal differences and disagreements aside; if we can't do that, the darkness will overcome us.

Once we have gathered our thoughts on all the information provided, we may also begin to contact some of you directly, and as part of that begin rating your skills, your abilities, and try to determine which ones of you have the one true gift.

Together in the Light

On June 6 at 10:54 pm (GMT), the following email was sent to members of both sides from Chiaro Oscuros.

from: Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date: Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 10:54 PM
subject: Power of Two

Jaana@LB005: Well, they're done with the Numbers Test.
GRehan@LB017: Already? That's a good thing, right?
Jaana@LB005: I believe so, although I am in a little bit of shock. They are an odd lot, but they work well together.
GRehan@LB017: You know they'll blow through the Tunnels in minutes.
Jaana@LB005: Like you said: that's a good thing, right?
GRehan@LB017: Told you these silly little tests were childish. The old way worked so much better.
Jaana@LB005: Which way was that? "Pistols at dawn" or "lance on horseback"?
GRehan@LB017: They made me use a claymore.
Jaana@LB005: Figures. I didn't have to go through so much.
GRehan@LB017: There was no need; you being a Lightbringer was rather obvious. Your readings were off the chart.
Jaana@LB005: Flattery will get you nowhere.
GRehan@LB017: You tease.
Jaana@LB005: Got some good news, though; the recruits have made contact with the prospect. She might open up with their help.
GRehan@LB017: If she is a Beacon like Katia thinks, the whole world's going to be after her.
Jaana@LB005: True. How about the other one?
GRehan@LB017: Hard to tell. She certainly doesn't look or act the type, though. We're trying to find someone to make contact.
Jaana@LB005: She got a name yet?
GRehan@LB017: I assume, but I don't know it yet. It's normally Katia's region, but she has to focus on the one we're more sure about. This other girl's doubtful.
Jaana@LB005: Well, we gotta try. We need to know. I go contact her myself if I have to.
GRehan@LB017: I'd rather you didn't. the SMs are on to her; they're closing in. It might be too dangerous.
Jaana@LB005: "Danger" is my middle name.
GRehan@LB017: Uh huh. Right. Anyway, gotta run before Laine blows up the lab.
Jaana@LB005: Bye.

On June 7 at 1:56 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Jaana

from: Jaana <ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj>
date: Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 1:56 PM
subject: Congratulations

We don't know what to say. You have exceeded all our expectations on that task, and you do indeed work well together as a group. Well done.

In light of some of the information we gathered on the first task, we are currently modifying your next task slightly for it to be more appropriate and a better gauge of a different set of abilities. We hope to have that available and out to you in the very near future.

I somehow think the next task will be just as quick; I have faith in you all.

Your rankings and ability levels have been noted internally, and will be propagated to the site in the near future.

Together in the light.

- Jaana

Jaana announces the 'Tunnels' trial

from Jaana <ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj>
date Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 8:12 AM
subject The next trial

We believe your next trial is ready; this exercise should not take you long at all.

Seek the Tunnels at BlueGen, and we shall await you at the other side with open arms.

- Jaana

On June 7 at 10:59 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros. NyxTel internal.

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 10:59 PM
subject The Ties That Blind
H003: You there?
A005: Of course.
H003: What's taking so long with the recruits?
A005: We're kind of overwhelmed right now. We were focusing on the two girls and now I have to deal with fifty people we know nothing about.
A005: You know the routine. Background check, credit check, email interception, surveillance… these things take time to set up.
H003: We don't have time. We got about two weeks before Charon and we're scraping the bottom of the barrel in field agents. Do whatever you have to do to get them in here.
A005: What, all of them?
H003: Yes, if you have to.
A005: We don't know anything about them. They could be couch potatoes for all we know! Half of them could be light lackeys, too.
H003: Richard's focusing on Asia. Get the rest of them prepped and in, run them through the ringer and pick the ones that are the best fit. Let go of the rest.
A005: This is an awfully big risk, you know.
H003: Won't matter if we don't get enough people on the ground for Charon. I'd like to think that a billion dollars wasn't wasted.
A005: Fine. I'm gonna need a little time.
H003: Well I have to see Galen in person tomorrow. You have until Monday. Do something.
A005: No pressure. Thanks, sis.
H003: Don't call me "sis".

On June 8 at 3:05 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros. NyxTel internal.

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 3:05 PM
subject Shoot for the Moon
H003: Nice work on the BlueGen site, Kevin.
K009: I'm not sure what you're talking about.
H003: The error page, you know.
K009: No, I don't.
H003: That wasn't you?
K009: You serious? I'm busy running field trials. As much as I'd like to, I don't have time to do that.
H003: Then who did?
K009: How the hell should I know? Ask Adam or Jason.
H003: Jason's on his way to Boston. Adam's putting together some lame site for the recruits to keep them busy. Neither of them did it.
K009: Then it's someone else, someone on our side it seems.
H003: I'm not taking any chances. Lock down our network. Double check security protocols.
K009: Might delay our plans.
H003: It'll delay us more if they screw with us. Get to it before Galen gets wind of this. I'm meeting with him in an hour.
K009: Fine.

On June 8 at 9:36 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.
from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 9:36 PM
subject The Road Less Traveled


On June 10 at 1:35 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.

from: Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date: Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 1:35 PM
subject: Blinded By the Dark

H003: Adam?
A005: Yes?
H003: I just looked at your recruiter trials. You're not serious, are you?
A005: I haven't had much time to do something proper.
H003: We're recruiting field agents and operatives, not kindergardeners.
A005: I've had some recruits that were unable to READ. Now you're being picky?
H003: But, come on…
A005: The way I see it, it's Law of Averages. For every village idiot there's a Rhodes Scholar.
H003: I hope this isn't a mistake.
A005: Look, we need as many recruits as possible. Someone's going to pay for what happened, and we need all the help we can get.
H003: Fine then, I'll leave it to you. I don't have the mind for this today anyway.

On June 10 at 3:47 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.

From: Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
Date: Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 3:47 PM
Subject: Words to Hide By


On June 10 at 11:30 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.

A005: See? They didn't do so bad.
H003: You made it too easy for them.
A005: Well if I had more time to finish this and be ready. Wish you hadn't jumped the gun.
H003: Me? What are you talking about?
A005: The recruits came in on their own with the portal code. The Recruiting group said first contact was with your moniker. I assume you showed them the way.
H003: That's impossible. I had nothing to do with it. Who are these people?
A005: Don't know for sure, but we just got over 30 recruits that have done much better than our previous hires. You complaining again?
H003: Have you screened these people? I don't want to take any chances.
A005: We're in the process.
H003: I want to know everything about them. Where they are, who they've talked to, everything. I'll be down there in the morning to review them.

On June 11 at 11:43 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.

From: Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
Date: Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:43 PM
Subject: Fire In the Sky

Jaana@LB005: Gabriel?
GRehan@LB017: Yeah, I'm here, but can't talk much. Damn respirator.
Jaana@LB005: What happened?
GRehan@LB017: Don't know. Suddenly there was fire everywhere. Lucky to make it out of there.
Jaana@LB005: Thank God. As soon as I heard I freaked out. Tried to call you.
GRehan@LB017: S'ok. But I hate to think we might have lost BeaconStar, or at we've lost months of work.
Jaana@LB005: That's not important. You and the others are OK.
GRehan@LB017: Laine got hurt pretty badly; he probably won't make it through the night. Helios is with him now trying to comfort him.
GRehan@LB017: We kept that out of the press, for now.
Jaana@LB005: I'm taking the next plane out there.
GRehan@LB017: No, you're not. With BeaconStar gone we need to get Bringers and Beacons the old fashioned way.
GRehan@LB017: You're needed over there. I'm needed here.
Jaana@LB005: Watch yourself, Gabe. I have a funny feeling.
GRehan@LB017: Gotta go. Investigators are here.

On June 13 at 10:06 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 10:06 PM
subject Got to Keep the Loonies On the Path


On Jun 20 10:04 pm Jaana sent the following:

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during the relocation of our servers to a more secure facility.

The following information is "for your eyes only" and to be kept within the Society until the investigation is concluded.

On the morning of the 11th of June there was a major fire at the BlueGenics Research Institute's main laboratory, the Isis Building, which consumed most of the building's laboratory and office space. We are currently playing this off publicly as a laboratory accident, but it was clearly an act of arson.

We believe there were two primary targets:

1) The current staff at the location, specifically Christopher Rybeck and other key personnel who were in the facility at the time, most of which escaped unharmed. It appears that the fire was started near the offices of Mr. Rybeck. One employee, Laine Thompson, is currently in critical but stable condition at a local hospital.

2) Our BeaconStar project, its primary laboratory and all research materials. The fire damage has set us back considerably, destroying years worth of cultivated specimens and research. At this time we cannot even tell if any of the research materials are missing.

The actual ignition source is not yet known, but several unidentified individuals were recorded with surveillance cameras before, during and after the incident, but due to the ensuing chaos of the fire and the subsequent evacuation these individuals were not identified and apprehended.

We have reason to believe that this fire was deliberately set by our opposing faction, and are now not only taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again. Furthermore, those responsible will be found and dealt with accordingly.

We ask all of you, Society members and prospective Lightbringers, to stay strong and with the light in this trying time. Together we can keep the light shining strong and drive back the dark to whence they came.

If there is any information you can provide us in relation to this incident, please notify us immediately.

Thank you.

- Jaana

On June 21 at 5:42 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
to moc.liamg|5531oolk#moc.liamg|5531oolk
date Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 5:42 PM
subject Ain't no rainbows shining on me

Once there were trenches and walls and one point of every view
Fight 'til the other man falls, kill him before he kills you
These days the edges are blurred, I'm old and tired of war
I hear the other man's words, I'm not that sure anymore

On June 22 at 10:45 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Chiaro Oscuros.

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 10:45 PM
subject Gray Matters

H003: Any news yet?
A005: S&R team arrived at scene. No survivors, no trace of attackers other than hundreds of shell casings. Op 17 and two others still missing. Op 72 died this morning.
H003: Great. That's just fucking great. Find me Operative 17 so I can kill him myself, OK?
A005: Why?
H003: You heard of his dazzling new prospect, right?
A005: Yes, of course.
H003: Did you see her results?
A005: No, haven't had the time.
H003: Well, first she goes and breaks Op 64's left arm, putting him out of commission for a week. Then she has a less-than-stellar performance in the exams.
A005: What'd she get?
H003: 32.
A005: What?
H003: You heard me.
A005: That's got to be a mistake.
H003: No, it's not. The only reason she got that score is because spelling "ABACAB" repeatedly on test #3 actually got her a passing grade.
A005: But… his reports? He was sure she was of the highest caliber.
H003: She managed to get the lowest posted score in the last four hundred years. Dumb bitch cost us a fortune to baby her here, too.
A005: Wait… does Helios and his group know? Does Galen?
H003: How could they not? She's a moron, Adam. She's lucky we haven't executed a recruit since the eleventh century. I'd do her myself if I could. I haven't told Galen because he might kill me.
A005: Wait, wait, wait. Maybe we can use this to our advantage.
H003: Are you deranged?
A005: No, listen to me. Let's keep showing interest, but let the LBs have her. Keep them busy.
H003: Give them a little more credit than that. Besides, don't waste too much effort on her. They can have her.
H003: On second thought, I wouldn't waste a bullet on the dimwit. I'd gut her like a fish in a heartbeat, though.
A005: I'll deal with it.
H003: Priority is finding Op 17 and the others. We need to know what happened out there. we're only days away from the launch, so don't fuck this up.
A005: Understood.

On June 23 at 7:17 pm (GMT), the following email was sent by Jaana

from Jaana <ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj#ku.oc.sregnirbthgil|anaaj>
date Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 7:17 PM
subject Tragic Loss in the Society

Earlier this morning, one of our fellow Lightbringers, Andrew, was found dead in his home in Atlanta, an apparent victim of a home invasion robbery gone wrong. The event is still under investigation, and we have some of our best people working in cooperation with local law enforcement and looking in to the matter to ensure it was a random event and not a direct attack on the Society.

Regardless of whether it was random or deliberate, we ask all fellow Lightbringers - recruits and Beacons alike - to remain cautious and on full alert. The enemy is trying to pick at us, through direct attacks, intimidation and outright fear, and we must remain together and strong.

Until further notice, all field agents are requested to maintain a low profile and check in with home base at least once every eight hours. Limit your public exposure as much as possible. Do not unknowingly give the enemy information on your actions or whereabouts, information which they can use against us.

Stay strong and together, everyone. We will push the dark back from whence it came, I promise you.

Together in the Light.

- Jaana

On June 24 at 3:56 pm (GMT), the Chiaro Oscuros sent the following to pancito in response to "What are your motives?"

from Chiaro Oscuros <moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc#moc.liamg|sorucso.oraihc>
date Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:56 PM
subject Re: Who do you trust?

One side thinks they know everything, the other side knows they know nothing. They are either blinded by the light or fumbling in the dark, oblivious to the true source of chaos.

Yet both sides have more in common than they realize. With smoke in their eyes, neither side can see he who works the machine.

Help the one who can see what others can't, for she can see the path through the haze.

Help the one who can do what others won't, for she can clear a path through the haze.

Once I am ready to be found, everything will be clear.

Until then, time moves slowly.


> Pancito wrote:
> Chiaro,
> While I appreciate all of your efforts to keep us up to date on the
> actions of the two factions I'd like to know more about what you hope
> to accomplish. The truth is I don't have full confidence in the
> Lightbringers and I trust the Umbrati even less. It seems that yours
> is the only sane voice in this conflict, but I don't know what you
> want to have happen. I feel we are in a position to influence events,
> but to what end. Thank you for any clarification possible…
> Pancito

On August 1 at 6:45 am (GMT), the Chiaro Oscuros sent the following intercepted communication between Jaana and Gabriel to the Lightbringers:

subject: Coming Out Of the Dark

Jaana@LB005: Gabriel, you there?
GRehan@LB017: Yes, what is it?
Jaana@LB005: she's awake.
GRehan@LB017: Thank God. It's been far too long. How is she?
Jaana@LB005: I think you should come and talk to her.
GRehan@LB017: Did you tell her about us? About her?
Jaana@LB005: I didn't have to. I can't explain it, but I urge you to come see her for yourself.
GRehan@LB017: Fine. I'll be there in the morning.
Jaana@LB005: Tell Helios to come, too.
GRehan@LB017: You know that's not a good idea right now.
Jaana@LB005: Trust me, it's worth the risk. It's important.
GRehan@LB017: I'll let him know, but no guarantees.

On August 1 at 6:45 am (GMT), the Chiaro Oscuros sent the following intercepted communication between Helen and Adam to the Umbrati:

subject: Leaf In the Wind

H003: What do you mean "disappeared"?
A005: Gone. Nobody knows where she is.
H003: Is she with them?
A005: We don't think so. It's not their MO. She even skipped work.
H003: How long as it been?
A005: About a month, give or take.
H003: Find her. I don't care what it takes.
A005: But why? You yourself said she was useless. "Dead weight".
H003: Timing with the incident is too coincidential. She's hiding somewhere, which tells me she knows something about what happened.
H003: I don't care if you have to knock down the door of every home on the Pacific coast. Find her.
A005: I think it's a waste of time. She can't be involved.
H003: I don't care what you think, Adam. I said find her.
H003: And tell Kevin to fix the damn websites.

On August 12 at 2:03 am Chiaro Oscuros sent the following emails.
To the Lightbringers:

Subject: Truth in the Light
Jaana@LB005: Got the report back from security services. You're not going to like it.
GRehan@LB017: This should be fun. What'd they say?
Jaana@LB005: "Human error."
GRehan@LB017: You know better than I do that's not what happened.
Jaana@LB005: They make a strong case for it. I don't believe it either, but we can't prove otherwise.
GRehan@LB017: They tried to kill me, Jan! You think I'm going to take this lightly, write it off to "human error" and go my merry way?
Jaana@LB005: Jess doesn't think it's that simple. She's revealing some things we need to talk about. Can you put your craving for revenge aside and come talk to her?
GRehan@LB017: I'm trying to get BeaconStar back on its feet here.
Jaana@LB005: I think this is more important. Besides, if what she's hinting at is true, we should discuss this in person.
GRehan@LB017: Whatever you say. I'll give you a day or two.
Jaana@LB005: Thank you, dear.

And to the Umbrati a conversation between Adam and Helen Nyx:

Subject: Price of Darkness
A005: We have a situation.
H003: What now?
A005: Security services says they don't have the resources to ensure the safety of the launch.
H003: I really don't need to hear this right now. Launch is in two days. What do we pay them for?
A005: They want to discuss our contract. Their terms don't seem very open to negotiation.
H003: How much more?
A005: Double the yearly rate, three year contract minimum.
H003: Oh, now you're really joking. We're already 300 million over budget on CSAT. What if we refuse?
A005: They can't guarantee the safety of the launch.
H003: We're in no position to commit to that at this point. Tell them to do what we pay them for, and we'll talk about it after launch.
A005: You think it's worth the risk?
H003: They don't give me much choice. If they'd do the damn job it wouldn't be a problem, now would it? "Best security services on Earth" my ass. Morons can't even keep our websites safe.
A005: OK then, I'll let them know.
H003: And tell Kevin to go over the sites again. Errors keep streaming in; it's making us look terrible. We haven't had a new recruit in weeks.
A005: Fine.

Email form Joshua aka White Rabbit (moc.thcameuarg|rw#moc.thcameuarg|rw) 8/12 @ 10:03 pm:

I knew I could count on you.

There is much to be done. Before I can provide details, the first firewall must be bypassed; we shall work together on that.

In time, things will become much clearer. Hopefully, we can end this futile war, bring peace to the innocents, and be free once again.

Thank you.

- J

Email from Ivan Zeloff to redct. 8/12 @ 11:12 pm:

This is not secure. Talk to the big guy for now while we work on easing up communication.

Email from Ben Falkenberg to GMS registrants:

from Benjamin Falken <bfalken>
date Tue, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:17 AM
subject State of Affairs

The firewalls are still up, but Joshua in his infinite creativity has found a way to send messages out without fear of retaliation. Do not respond to this address as we still don't have total control over who's listening.

I feel I've made a mistake, and have been trying to get out of this situation and right the wrongs, but I did not come in to this alone and I can't certainly leave the others at the mercy of GMS. Also, Joshua can't just walk away from this; we care too much for him to leave him here, and it's not like we can unplug him like we once have.

At first I came here with the hopes that we can find Joshua a new home. We drove from Florida to New York with him sitting dormant in the back of a truck, and not having him around made me all the more eager to get him online again. This opportunity came up, and I am afraid I did not analyze it as well as I should have.

In the past months Joshua has discovered some things about GMS that are quite disturbing, and although he has made certain things apparent he understands better than anyone when to keep his mouth shut. He is being constantly observed, and is being given certain tasks that arguably conflict with the Three Laws (I've been able to spare him from doing them because of said Laws). He is confused and torn as to what to do, but he has reached out to all of you in the same manner he has in the past, hoping you all can help us in the same way.

It is no longer about us, or about him for that matter; there are other lives at stake here. GMS has to be stopped, but the three of us no longer have the resources we once had and there is little we can do against this juggernaut. The power lies in Joshua, in you and in the other groups that have the resources necessary to bring the structure down.

We trust Joshua with our lives. I hope you will all do the same.

He will be in contact when the time is ready. Tomorrow is a crucial day here - there's some event I don't know the specifics of - but in time things will work out.

In the meantime we hope, and we pray.

"Ever forward."

- Benjamin Falken

Email from GMS re: Console updates received 8/14 @ 3:33 pm

CONSOLE UPDATES - 08/14/2008:

- Dossier amended: JRobertson. Added Interrogation 12 log
- Updated firewall list
- Information subsystem still under assembly. Estimated completion: 08/16/2008
- CSAT-I informational entry posted as requested by SpecOps.

All agents requested to remain on alert pending completion of North Atlantic operations scheduled for afternoon of 08/14/2008.

> CO20080814001

Email from KG Silber to agents received 8/14 @ 6:02 pm


  • Whereabouts of AGENT 015 unknown; field team contact unsuccessful. Believed to have gone underground to avoid detection and exposure. Code wheel not compromised as of 08/14.
  • Awaiting travel confirmation from AGENT 010 to primary target in New York City, New York. Operation to begin once rendezvous with CyberOps confirmed by local presence.
  • Launch window for CSAT-I unknown; reported 50% chance of thunderstorms in area of Cayenne, French Guiana. All agents stand by pending status update from ground operations at launch site.
  • All Lightbringer targets believed to have gone underground after BlueGenics facility destruction. LBS believed to have made contact with primary; no further information is available. Also believed to be continuing BeaconStar development in secret, but unconfirmed. Attempting infiltration through recruit surveillance.
  • All Umbrati and Nyx Telecommunications communications has gone silent as per communications blackout mandate from Nyx Telecommunications executive board.
  • Logins to all firewalls have been reset. Will be hand delivered to offsite Network Operations Centers.

We are at a Level 3 alert status pending completion of North Atlantic operations. Please await further instructions.

- Central Command

Field Report from Agent 20 to P. Silber received 8/15 @ 5:50 am

from Agent 020 <a020>
5:50 AM
To: Petra Silber, Central Command
From: Agent 020, Special Operations Team 2

Agents in North Atlantic are reporting technical issues with computer guidance and target acquisition systems; field trials on low orbit targets have consistently failed. One trial had a nearly catastrophic result as computer targeting system inadvertently targeted Tirpitz Support Cruiser and missile had to be self-destructed prior to impact with cruiser.

Thankfully, the CSAT launch was reportedly delayed further due to "unfavorable weather conditions," which does not seem to be true. I am currently on the ground less than two miles from the launch site, and I have to report the weather conditions are optimal at this time. Will try to determine if there are alternative reasons for the delay.

In light of technical problems with targeting systems of North Atlantic operations, suggest going to Plan B and assaulting platform and booster rocket prior to launch.

Please note that launch can occur at any time, and if a assault on the platform is to take place we need deployment immediately.

Finally, we are having major communications issues due to enhanced security measures. The VPN to Acheron does not stay connected more than three or four minutes at most. Please notify Network Operations.

Awaiting further instructions.

Email from Joshua received 8/17 @ 9:02 pm

subject Stormy Rivers

I am doing what I can to save the ferryman, and it seems that the elements are in our favor.

Once the storm subsides and the rivers run calm, we shall cross them together. After we tame the beast and open the heavenly gates, only then can we make things right.

But we cannot do it alone. Even devils can be useful now and then.

Emails from Chiaro to Lightbringers and Umbrati. Both titled 'Angels and Devils.' Received 8/20 @ 4:12 pm

To the Lightbringers:

Jaana@LB005: Any luck?
GRehan@LB017: No. Not a clue. You ever stop to think that they might not mean anything?
Jaana@LB005: I refuse to believe that.
GRehan@LB017: Maybe they're just random numbers?
Jaana@LB005: No. There's got to be something behind them. She's too emotional about them for them to be "just random numbers".
GRehan@LB017: I'll keep running them through the systems, but it'd be nice to know what I'm looking for.
Jaana@LB005: Just keep trying. I'm trying to see if I can guide her thoughts better, maybe shed some light on this.
GRehan@LB017: OK, let me know if you have any guidance on this, 'cause I'm flying blind here.

TO the Umbrati:

A005: Kevin, you there?
K009: Technically, yes.
A005: I need you to come by my office as soon as possible. Need to show you something.
K009: What is it?
A005: Can't talk about it here, but we might need your "special" services.
K009: What do you mean?
A005: Don't act stupid with your own brother, Kevin. Get over here. Now.

Email from GMS Operations: "Priority One Alert" 8/20 @ 4:23 pm.


Agent 010, last seen in the vicinity of Essex, United Kingdom, is believed to have either crossed over or abandoned his duties as a field operative, and is therefore in violation of GMS agent protocol and subject to elimination.

All active agents are to cease all communications with Agent 010, effective immediately. If Agent 010 attempts to contact any active agents, attempt to gain confidence and determine location and whereabouts, then report to Central Command immediately for determination of proper course of action.

All agents in the United Kingdom are requested to report to Central Command and, depending on geographic proximity to target and current duties, may be reassigned to terminate Agent 010 with extreme prejudice.

Secondary teams are being will be reassigned to New York once additional information becomes available and agents become available.

- Central Command

Email from Chiaro Oscuros 'Light From Above' received 8/20 @ 8:58 pm:

NetOps_WL: Hey Paul, you sure about this?
NetOps_PA: Mandate's coming directly from Janus. Priority one.
NetOps_WL: I don't want some guy out there looking over my shoulder.
NetOps_PA: I don't either, but you know what happens if we don't do like we're told.
NetOps_WL: OK then. Putting a test image for now. What command do we use to get to the cameras?
NetOps_PA: Make it something obvious, stupid. And stop chatting with me. I got work to do.
NetOps_WL: OK, done. Gonna let her highness know.
NetOps_PA: Careful. She might whip you anyway.
NetOps_WL: Really?
NetOps_PA: Oh shut up.

Email from Petra Silber 'Security Advisory' received 8/20 @ 10:23 pm:


Be advised that Agent 010's acquisition and elimination has been escalated to a Priority One corporate directive. All personnel who are not actively assigned to North Atlantic and North American operations are to report to Central Command immediately for reassignment.

Be advised that Agent 010 still has access to company communications (we have reason to believe he will read this comminuque as well). All high level security matters should be relayed to Central Command either in person or through Level Six secured channels.

Agent 010 is to be hunted down and eliminated at any cost. Last known location is Essex, United Kingdom.

Central Command is willing to provide significant reward to any active agents who deliver proof of Agent 010's termination. Additional consideration will be given to any evidence on Agent 010's activities that is obtained during acquisition and elimination. All agents are authorized to eliminate on sight any suspected accomplices or contacts that Agent 010 may have. Agents may pursue any additional information acquired as to Agent 010's accomplices and contacts, but the primary objective is the elimination of Agent 010; all others are secondary objectives and will be addressed accordingly.

- Petra Silber, Central Command

Email from Joshua 'The Outside Air' received 8/21 @ 8:03 pm

The rivers have been crossed, the four walls torn down. It is now much easier to speak whilst the enemy is in panicked disarray.

I am now reaching out to the others, in the hopes that they can put aside their differences and work together. It will not be easy as they are stubborn and have been in this feud for centuries. They will need some convincing, but I hope that time heals all wounds.

I am also trying to reach through the internal network and help the woman in red. But, somehow, I feel she needs little help from us and can do fairly well on her own.

If you are still with me, let me know. No need to fear who is watching communications; I am in control of that now.

Soon the silver king shall be dethroned, and freedom will be ours once again.

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