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Title: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 18, 2017, 07:22:37 pm
One feature of X-Com Files are dossiers: information on people that may be relevant to X-Com. Researching dossiers provides points and also aims to provide a bit of collection fun. Dossiers are mostly on members of enemy organizations, but not always. Here are two examples:

(https://i.imgur.com/RIOQ5Yw.png?3)

(https://i.imgur.com/fZ8YyM8.png?1)

Right now (18.01.2017) I have 12 such dossiers. This is woefully little, and I'd rather work on more substantial elements of the mod... So I ask for help! If you want to participate, provide ideas of new dossier. It generally should follow this form:

- Name
- Role: profession, specialization or other most important feature
- Affiliation (optional): membership of an organization
- Details: actual info (make sure to make it brief, or it won't fit!)
- Status: the current situation of the person (normally "Interpol notified" for criminals, but could also be "missing", "retired" or something else)
- Picture - must be vertical, to fit the Ufopedia nicely.

Shout outs, parodies etc. are allowed, as long as they're not too blatant and don't conflict with X-Com canon.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 18, 2017, 10:35:37 pm
Great!.

It could be a dossier about the doc from enforcer?. Professor Able Standard
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 18, 2017, 10:41:07 pm
Great!.

It could be a dossier about the doc from enforcer?. Professor Able Standard

Sure, great idea!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 19, 2017, 01:21:22 am
What's the best way to make a Dossier?

I've been extremely ill and am still convalescing and will be for the next month at least... so I have the time at least...
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 19, 2017, 01:53:08 am
What's the best way to make a Dossier?

I've been extremely ill and am still convalescing and will be for the next month at least... so I have the time at least...

Just write it here. :) Just the text, like in the examples. I can't say what the best way to come up with it is, I have no special method... Oh, you can add a picture too, if you want, though I'd be happy to make it myself.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Warboy1982 on January 19, 2017, 03:12:22 pm
Ilya Dolvich

Role: Specialist

Affiliation: Mercenary

Details: After the collapse of the soviet union, Ilya and his family turned to freelance assignment. Part of a proud military heritage stretching back to the red army, this former soldier is carving a name for himself in mercenary circles as a force to be reckoned with. Classically trained in subterfuge and guerrilla tactics, he is no stranger to the horrors of war.

Status: For Hire

Notes: Не говорит по-английски
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 19, 2017, 04:53:34 pm
- Name: Doctor Able Standard 
- Profession: PhD in Robotics Engineering (and several others)
- Affiliation: Many. Mainly private consultant
- Details: An authority in robotics, Doctor Standard have made a fortune advising about robotics for industrial and military uses around the world. After returning from a IEEE conference, he recluse himself in his mansion laboratory, murmuring something about Optronics, fusion batteries, and AI controlled autonomous powered armor.
- Status: Near retired. In psychological observation.


I did not find a good photo. I hope this can be useful. I guess that it need some language polishing xD
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 19, 2017, 05:16:40 pm
Thanks guys, that's exactly what is needed! Both entries are in.

Suggested pics:

Dolvich:

(https://i.imgur.com/FwPZo8P.gif)

I knew we'll cross over to Jagged Alliance at some point.

Dr. Standard:

(https://i.imgur.com/Z61UaDU.gif)

Yeah, it's game graphics. So what?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 19, 2017, 06:02:39 pm
I have another... it is a kind of parody.

- Name Chris Carter
- Role: Screenwriter
- Details: Screenwriter of a famous science fiction horror drama TV series, it is actually looked for interrogation about his "Muses", because most of the material in the series is suspiciously similar to some of the phenomena this Bureau is investigating...
- Status:  Interpol Notified.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 19, 2017, 06:09:51 pm
- Name Chris Carter
- Role: Screenwriter
- Details: Screenwriter of a famous science fiction horror drama TV series, it is actually looked for interrogation about his "Muses", because most of the material in the series is suspiciously similar to some of the phenomena this Bureau is investigating...
- Status:  Interpol Notified.

I think we've had enough X-Files references already, and it doesn't make much sense when taken seriously... But I admit it is funny. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 19, 2017, 10:14:18 pm
Name: Macguinenss Eliot Cooke

Role: Coup Mercenary / Jungle War Specialist / Trainer

Affiliation: Rouge Operative

Details: Vietnam Veteran and Ex Delta Force mercenary tied to a failed coup attempt of Val Verde and a disappearance of a Cabinet Minister of the same Country which may have involved extraterrestrials.

Status: For Hire
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 19, 2017, 10:54:33 pm
Taken! Many thanks!

Keep'em coming! :D
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 20, 2017, 12:08:52 am
Name: Harley Stone

Role: Unknown

Affiliation: Various Police and Criminal organization

Details: London Met detective who survives on "anxiety, coffee, and chocolate" according to informants. Often implicated but never corroborated in brutal killings which cease after his involvement.

Status: Under Surveillance
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 20, 2017, 12:40:21 am
Looks good! Enlisted.

(https://i.imgur.com/m3Zx9Li.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/PYO0ut7.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/VwMXyyr.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/UsVohzt.png)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 20, 2017, 02:14:37 am
Name: Ivan Vaslov

Role: Spy

Affiliation: EXALT

Details: Former East German KGB with current SVR with GRU ties. Ivan is a specialist in information retrieval both human and electronic. Known alisases include "Gregor Selvig", "Willhelm Vanger" , and "Magnus Engstrom".

Status: Interpol Notified
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 20, 2017, 03:17:42 am
It's a very cool one too, also taken.

I think it'd be better if the photo was less zoomed on the face, though; such zoomed pics don't look very good when converted to Ufopaedia standards. This one is good enough, just in the future I'd like people seen from a bit further.

EDIT: Which version of this picture do you prefer?

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 20, 2017, 07:08:46 am
Ok... can do.

Is there any faction or type etc that you need badly?

and the 2nd one.

--- posts merged - Solarius Scorch ---

Name: Terrence Lockhart

Role: Financial Adviser

Affiliation: Dealer's choice

Details: Lockhart was a financial mogul before being convicted of securities fraud, bribery, tax evasion, and extortion. He was incarcerated 4 days before escaping by helicopter.

Status: Fugitive

Note: Net worth $200+ million
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 20, 2017, 07:34:13 am
Name: Ernie Loyd Sobatka

Role: Smuggler and Cargo Hijacker

Affiliation: Cult of Dagon

Details: Both a careful and violent man. Sobatka specializes in hijacking and smuggling chemicals, machinery, and "exotic" goods sourced from civilian, private, and military ships.

Status: Under Surveillance

Notes: Ties to 60+ Local Unions
 
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 20, 2017, 12:33:58 pm
Thanks, both guys are in, with minor adjustments.

Is there any faction or type etc that you need badly?

No, at this point I'm so starved for dossiers that I'm not rejecting anything on the basis of affiliation. But I'd like to be moving away from common criminals and mercenaries soon, as X-Com would rarely be interested in these.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 20, 2017, 03:42:35 pm
Alright... So, UNCOMMON criminals? ;D

Do they have to be enemy operatives?

what are their research sourcing? only interrogations?

I can totally work with anything but I want to hopefully build out some fun/interesting flavor.

Some of the more unique characters? will they be incorporated into an arc type for rescue or assassination or something? are you going to breathe life into some of these dossiers onto the battlescape?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 20, 2017, 05:22:26 pm
Alright... So, UNCOMMON criminals? ;D

Yes! XD Well, not only these, but these are in short supply.
Your (end everyone else's) entries up until now are cool, no complaints at all. I'm only trying to suggest the general direction - see next paragraph.

Do they have to be enemy operatives?

Not necessarily; they don't even have to be hostile. But they should be people that X-Com would have a reason to be interested with, like for example Dr. Standard.

what are their research sourcing? only interrogations?

Yeah, and in the future also findable documents. Now I don't have enough dossiers to introduce such items.

I can totally work with anything but I want to hopefully build out some fun/interesting flavor.

Yeah, and I realize I'm not being very clear here. The truth is, I want to give you a leeway, that's partially why I asked people to help. Up until now everything went in, except the Carter joke (which I still might use, but as a joke).

Some of the more unique characters? will they be incorporated into an arc type for rescue or assassination or something? are you going to breathe life into some of these dossiers onto the battlescape?

Generally no; there will be one such mission, but it's a special service to someone. But making a mission is a lot of work, and such a mission would only happen once per campaign... So, no, unless someone does most of the work.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: yrizoud on January 20, 2017, 06:10:23 pm
I don't know if you want direct references or more vague ones that leave a little to the reader's imagination, but dossiers could reveal the part of a faction in a criminal / paranormal event, or link to a special place.
For example :

Murders in Imboca
Image: one of
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-27zAKIVFTyQ/T77n0Oy2XZI/AAAAAAAAHtM/FqB6Xef_yCU/s1600/Dagon_GROUP3.jpg
https://nekonekomovielitterbox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/dagon3.jpg?w=1000&h=
https://nekonekomovielitterbox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/dagon9.jpg?w=427&h=239
https://nekonekomovielitterbox.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/dagon-2001-american-lovecraftian-aquatic-horror/#jp-carousel-25184

"X-Com have found evidence that the cult of Dagon is responsible for the murder of tourists in Imboca, Spain. The four friends sailed their boat into the remote fisher town, and vanished without a trace. The place is linked to older rumors of ritualistic murder, but the town's inhabitants are a close-knit community which doesn't cooperate with authorities. We suspect it may be under total control by the cult of Dagon.
Case status : Closed"
^ This is reference to the spanish movie "Dagon"
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 20, 2017, 06:38:26 pm
Are these dossiers for points basically and to give my poor poor overworked researchers some more to do?   ;)

Will the dossiers provide some benefit for ground troops in some capacity either directly or indirectly?

I love the idea of findable documents which based on XYZ (level, faction, WTFE)  and could act as a great element. I mean being able to raid a cult outpost and finding info that blows open the network of ANOTHER cult by pure chance sans interrogations is something I'd giggle about. I mean the cults might keep tabs on each other right?  ;D

Dossiers of persons thought interesting, Weapon sourcing, equipment plans, mission data types, etc etc etc. That sound really cool... I'd also love to see exposed 1 off missions that fall in the realm of "OHH GOD THEY'RE COMING OUT OF THE GODDAMN WALLS!!!"...but you were saying it takes a lot of work to do that.

I can see why you have been wanting to somehow get rescueable civilians too. That's a really great tool for storytelling or for exotic rescue missions.

I have noticed that stunning the Madmen doesn't get me anyone to interrogate. I've tried several times always making sure to have prison and pen room and no luck... feature or bug?

Dossiers could also be a place couldn't they? a place that X-com is interested in. Weather it relates to anything else is whatever...but I bet it could get you some ideas for stuff.

Are you going to also include plot artifact items that spawn on certain maps? To be used as a plot starter, filler, or even a tech boost?

I'd personally love to see more time sensitive missions... but I'm not really all that far in this latest version. so... you know.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 20, 2017, 06:45:46 pm
I don't know if you want direct references or more vague ones that leave a little to the reader's imagination, but dossiers could reveal the part of a faction in a criminal / paranormal event, or link to a special place.
For example :

Murders in Imboca
Image: one of
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-27zAKIVFTyQ/T77n0Oy2XZI/AAAAAAAAHtM/FqB6Xef_yCU/s1600/Dagon_GROUP3.jpg
https://nekonekomovielitterbox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/dagon3.jpg?w=1000&h=
https://nekonekomovielitterbox.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/dagon9.jpg?w=427&h=239
https://nekonekomovielitterbox.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/dagon-2001-american-lovecraftian-aquatic-horror/#jp-carousel-25184

"X-Com have found evidence that the cult of Dagon is responsible for the murder of tourists in Imboca, Spain. The four friends sailed their boat into the remote fisher town, and vanished without a trace. The place is linked to older rumors of ritualistic murder, but the town's inhabitants are a close-knit community which doesn't cooperate with authorities. We suspect it may be under total control by the cult of Dagon.
Case status : Closed"
^ This is reference to the spanish movie "Dagon"


I dig this... dossiers could also reference or be about events.... I mean I did loosely with Macguiness Cooke as he is an obvious amalgamation of Bill Duke's characters  in Commando and Predator which both take place in Val Verde.

This opens up some really interesting  stuff if Sol agrees.

I'll work up some flavor text and a picture to be associated with a place for teh lulz and see if you like it.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 20, 2017, 08:37:08 pm
I will add two. One is an adaptation of a famous Venezuelan terrorist, and the other a fictional biologist. I´m trying to adapt ideas to the mod atmosphere.

---------------------------------------------------------------
- Name: Ilyich Ramírez Sánchez
- Alias: Carlos the Jackal
- Role: Terrorist
- Details: A famous terrorist, been involved in several attacks, became a legend when he raided an OPEC conference in Vienna Austria in 1975. It is believe that the jackal have contact information about important figures in the Black Lotus, Red Dawn, and several criminal syndicates around the world. French authorities are reluctant of giving us permission to interrogate him.
- Status: Life Imprisonment

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- Name: Parvati Anand Foster
- Role: Biologist
- Affiliation: Black Lotus
- Details: With Indian and British heritage, Parvati studied her Phd in Biology in Oxford. She taught around India for several years after mysteriously disappearing after a trip to Indonesia. It is believed that she is the master mind behind the Psi enhanced physical prowess program of some Black Lotus members.
- Status: Interpol Notified.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I attached some photos that maybe can be useful. I´m not totally happy with the Parvati one, but is based in an Indian botanist, so is the most close stuff I found.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 20, 2017, 09:56:23 pm
^ This is reference to the spanish movie "Dagon"

It was the most direct inspiration for the Cult of Dagon faction in the first place. :) I recommend that movie, even to people who don't like horror much.

But what you are describing is something else. It's be cool to have such reports too, but at this point I don't have any. We'll see.

Are these dossiers for points basically and to give my poor poor overworked researchers some more to do?   ;)

Yes! :P To give you points, fluff and science problems.

Will the dossiers provide some benefit for ground troops in some capacity either directly or indirectly?

Unlikely, though it's not completely ruled out. I just don't have a concept yet.

I love the idea of findable documents which based on XYZ (level, faction, WTFE)  and could act as a great element. I mean being able to raid a cult outpost and finding info that blows open the network of ANOTHER cult by pure chance sans interrogations is something I'd giggle about. I mean the cults might keep tabs on each other right?  ;D

That's the general idea, yes.

Dossiers of persons thought interesting, Weapon sourcing, equipment plans, mission data types, etc etc etc. That sound really cool... I'd also love to see exposed 1 off missions that fall in the realm of "OHH GOD THEY'RE COMING OUT OF THE GODDAMN WALLS!!!"...but you were saying it takes a lot of work to do that.

Well, it doesn't mean it won't happen... Just not very soon. I want to tackle major things first (currently the Syndicate arc).

I can see why you have been wanting to somehow get rescueable civilians too. That's a really great tool for storytelling or for exotic rescue missions.

Yes, I have a few ideas. Mostly rescue missions.

I have noticed that stunning the Madmen doesn't get me anyone to interrogate. I've tried several times always making sure to have prison and pen room and no luck... feature or bug?

Are you saying they aren't recovered at all? Or can't be researched?

Because if you mean research, then yeah, they can't be interrogated. They don't have anything interesting to say.

Dossiers could also be a place couldn't they? a place that X-com is interested in. Weather it relates to anything else is whatever...but I bet it could get you some ideas for stuff.

Perhaps, but for now I want to focus on people. Still, if you have ideas, fire away - I can always save it for later.

Are you going to also include plot artifact items that spawn on certain maps? To be used as a plot starter, filler, or even a tech boost?

Maybe later. For now, too much work, too little gain. I need to keep some discipline here, or we won't get far. :)

I'd personally love to see more time sensitive missions... but I'm not really all that far in this latest version. so... you know.

Oh, I have great plans. :)

I'll work up some flavor text and a picture to be associated with a place for teh lulz and see if you like it.

Sure, give it a try if you want.

I will add two.

I'll skip Jackal, since I know about him, my mum knows about him, people living on Kamchatka probably know him... And so X-Com probably knows about him too. :P

But I'll take Ms. Foster, thanks.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 20, 2017, 10:59:45 pm
Quote
I'll skip Jackal, since I know about him, my mum knows about him, people living on Kamchatka probably know him... And so X-Com probably knows about him too. :P

But I'll take Ms. Foster, thanks.

Great, 2.5 of four :). Well, more fictional people like that. I think technical people are underrepresented. Just a finance guy, Dc Able, and now this biologist...

Oh.... another one xD. A "serious parody" about the dog whisper

Name: Felipe Favela
Role: Dog trainer
Details: Felipe Favela is the most important trainer of service dogs for armies, polices and other organisations around the world. From drug searching, to fugitive hunting, if you want a top notch trained dog, he is the guy. He agreed to provided some fine specimens for our squad, and training for our agents to use the ultrasonic whistle.
Status: Active.



Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 20, 2017, 11:18:47 pm
Haha... But X-Com knew about him before, no? :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 20, 2017, 11:52:04 pm
Haha... But X-Com knew about him before, no? :)

Mmmm, true.

Well well, let me cook some "Xcom did not know about him/her before".
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: yrizoud on January 21, 2017, 03:32:43 am
It was the most direct inspiration for the Cult of Dagon faction in the first place. :) I recommend that movie, even to people who don't like horror much.
Cool, I did find the film memorable and surprisingly poetic, something like John Carpenter meets Tim Burton (or Edgar Poe).
But it's *very* graphic at times, not for the weak stomachs.

What about a discreet inside jokes, in one of the early Dagon topics ?
"We don't know what's really taking place there, but it's definitely fishy."
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 21, 2017, 04:36:56 am
Cool, I did find the film memorable and surprisingly poetic, something like John Carpenter meets Tim Burton (or Edgar Poe).
But it's *very* graphic at times, not for the weak stomachs.

I've seen worse, but, well, it is a horror movie after all. :)

What about a discreet inside jokes, in one of the early Dagon topics ?
"We don't know what's really taking place there, but it's definitely fishy."

Totally using this!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 21, 2017, 07:45:06 pm
Ha!

I thought the cult of Dagon was based off of the two Lovecraft stories of Shadow over Innsmouth and Dagon So an adaptation of a story to a movie to a video game.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 21, 2017, 09:21:56 pm
Ha!

I thought the cult of Dagon was based off of the two Lovecraft stories of Shadow over Innsmouth and Dagon So an adaptation of a story to a movie to a video game.

Exactly! I mean I read these stories before I saw the movie, but I think the movie was more directly influential - that's why Dagon is active in western Europe, for instance.

I think I'll release an update now... Everyone should see the new dossiers! And then let's make even more!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 23, 2017, 06:25:36 am
One more:

- Name: Carlos Tanaka
- Role:  illegal arms dealer
- Details: Once a world famous expert in ancient firearms, this Peruvian-Japanese professor of history suddenly disappear from public life, only to be associated later as one of the most important figures in weapon trafficking networks around the world, providing suspiciously advanced weapons to some criminals groups and oppressive governments. 
- Status: Interpol Notified.

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 23, 2017, 03:16:20 pm
Thanks I'll try to fit him in. I'll just need to find a picture and hopefully tweak it a little to find a reason why X-Com would be interested in him... Oh wait, I think I have it already.

EDIT: How about this?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 23, 2017, 05:51:31 pm
Thanks I'll try to fit him in. I'll just need to find a picture and hopefully tweak it a little to find a reason why X-Com would be interested in him... Oh wait, I think I have it already.

EDIT: How about this?

I thought that the "suspiciously advanced weapons" could make it. Your photo is definitively better.

I have some others.

- Name: Elias Seppä
- Role: Nutritionist
- Affiliation: Exalt
- Details: A former finnish strongman champion and a nutritionist expert, He went to the USA to work with a vitamin supplements company, believed to have ties with exalt operations. When a police squad try to search his offices, he single-handed kill twelve agents and get away with a briefcase. He is extremely fast, strong and dangerous.
- Status: Interpol Notified.

- Name: Abeba Tewolde.
- Role: Cult servant.
- Affiliation: Cult of dagon.
- Details: This young Ethiopian girl was rescued by the International red cross after her orphanage catch fire, and was send to Germany where her foster home catch fire too. After that, a family believed to have ties with the cult of dagon adopt her. She have been seen in some high profile cult activities, with victims carbonized. Extreme caution required for her capture.
- Status: Interpol Notified.

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ivandogovich on January 23, 2017, 06:52:33 pm
- Name: Owen Hoffer.
- Role: Physicist.
- Affiliation: SPARTA ENGINEERING.
- Details: Dr. Hoffer has been working with military engineers in developing thermal weapons based on CO2 Laser Technology.  Successful tests destroying explosives and landmines show promise that these technologies may be used in other capacities.  Dr. Hoffer has not been seen since his trip to Berlin in the spring of this year.
- Status: Missing.

(https://www.gentlemansemporium.com/store/media/004477/004477_06.jpg)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Cmndr_Stryker on January 23, 2017, 08:14:57 pm
- Name: Daniel Lancaster
- Role: Special Operator
- Affiliation: *CLASSIFIED*
- Details: After coming into contact with a strange alien artifact, Daniel was captured by the US government and put under observation. The artifact he came into contact with somehow enhanced the abilities of the average human. As a result, Daniel was given military training and will be used against various terrorist organizations.
- Status: Pending Transfer to XCOM
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 24, 2017, 01:19:38 am
Thanks a million, I'll add these great guys to the Pedia.

Ivan, what exactly is Sparta Engineering? Because this guy would work great with M.A.G.M.A.!

Cmdr. Stryker, so... his affiliation is classified? What isn't classified here?! Oh wait... Perhaps the ones sending agents to X-Com are even more classified than the Men in Black, or aliens.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ivandogovich on January 24, 2017, 01:35:52 am

Ivan, what exactly is Sparta Engineering? Because this guy would work great with M.A.G.M.A.!

Sure hook him up with M.A.G.M.A.  Sparta is a real world company  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZEUS-HLONS_(HMMWV_Laser_Ordnance_Neutralization_System)#Development)with a project and scientist that I based this guy on. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hobbes on January 24, 2017, 02:03:36 am
- Name: House of HORUS
- Role: International fraternal organization
- Details: Supposedly founded on the beginning of the XIX century with Europe's fascination with ancient Egyptian culture, the House of HORUS has been claimed to be an elite within the elite who is determined to achieve eternal life through ressurrection of the human body by any means.
- Status: Indetermined

- Name: Omega Conglomerate
- Role: Multinational corporation
- Details: Originally based on Hong Kong before control of the British colony reverted to China, the Omega Conglomerate has extended its operations into the mainland, giving it powerful influence over Chinese leaders who frequentely use its services for 'special services', from money laundry to human trafficking, along with unethical scientific research.
- Status: Under surveillance
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 24, 2017, 02:05:37 am
Thanks a million, I'll add these great guys to the Pedia.

Ivan, what exactly is Sparta Engineering? Because this guy would work great with M.A.G.M.A.!

Cmdr. Stryker, so... his affiliation is classified? What isn't classified here?! Oh wait... Perhaps the ones sending agents to X-Com are even more classified than the Men in Black, or aliens.

In the end, the ones who finance X-com finance MiB too, true?.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 24, 2017, 02:40:15 am
Sure hook him up with M.A.G.M.A.  Sparta is a real world company  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZEUS-HLONS_(HMMWV_Laser_Ordnance_Neutralization_System)#Development)with a project and scientist that I based this guy on. :)

Cool, I'll use him like this, then.

- Name: House of HORUS
(...)

- Name: Omega Conglomerate
(...)

Thanks, I'll use them too, but they'll have to wait a bit until I start adding organizations.

In the end, the ones who finance X-com finance MiB too, true?.

You'll find out yourself... After I write it!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HelmetHair on January 24, 2017, 05:40:04 pm
Can a Dossier be a special report of fringe or weird science, an event, or a place? I guess I'll keep working on stuff to show :)


Name: Ludmilla Trka

Role: Contactee

Details: Verified abduction survivor with multiple strange implants removed over the course of last seven years. She claims to feel the presence of invaders enslaving others at the start of the second millennium.

Status: Hired.

Don't have a picture in mind.... yet.

 


Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 24, 2017, 06:11:12 pm
Can a Dossier be a special report of fringe or weird science, an event, or a place? I guess I'll keep working on stuff to show :)

Sure, share your ideas and I'll do my best to incorporate them. I'm not sure yet how exactly, but it won't go to waste. Maybe I'll try adding "weird news" stuff like Hobbes... Maybe he'll find it useful too. :)

Name: Ludmilla Trka

Role: Contactee

Details: Verified abduction survivor with multiple strange implants removed over the course of last seven years. She claims to feel the presence of invaders enslaving others at the start of the second millennium.

Status: Hired.

Don't have a picture in mind.... yet.

OK, I'll try to fit her somehow. But who is her employer? Certainly not X-Com, or we wouldn't have to raid cultist houses to find out about her.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ivandogovich on January 24, 2017, 06:29:12 pm

Name: Kim Harwell

Role: Paranormal Activity Journalist

Affiliation: World Paranormal News Journal

Details: Harwell has been a prominent figure in the fringe media investigating paranormal activity reports.  She has extensively followed leads around the globe on Zombie sightings.  Recent reports indicate that other forces have taken an interest in her and may have her under surveillance.

Status: Active.

(https://www.zombieworldnews.com/mainlinks/kimharwellcropped.gif)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 24, 2017, 06:41:22 pm
I had to cut it up badly to fit it into the format... And it's still wider than the standard pic, but the text should fit.

Is it acceptable, Ivan?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ivandogovich on January 24, 2017, 06:42:04 pm
sure, no problem!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 24, 2017, 08:47:03 pm
Ajnunezr, I'll use a different pic for Elias Seppä - adding background is just way too much work to make it look good.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: yrizoud on January 25, 2017, 01:16:37 pm

Name: Ludmilla Trka

Role: Contactee

Details: Verified abduction survivor with multiple strange implants removed over the course of last seven years. She claims to feel the presence of invaders enslaving others at the start of the second millennium.

Status: Hired.

Don't have a picture in mind.... yet.

OK, I'll try to fit her somehow. But who is her employer? Certainly not X-Com, or we wouldn't have to raid cultist houses to find out about her.
I think a lot of those 'concerned third parties' are independant and rightfully paranoiac (See the trio of 'Lone gunmen' in X-Files). XCOM arresting their enemies earns their trust, so it could be one of :
Status: Occasional informant
Status: Cooperating
Status: Rescued

I had a related idea to introduce a police officer : The capture of a faction member could reveal he is wanted as a witness by a Los Angeles inspector, Hartigan. He is indebted to us for handing the guy to him, and his influence will make XCOM's job easier in his area. Thanks to this witness, he will hopefully get on the track of this invisible killer, who seems to be hunting down gang members for sport...
(Danny Glover's character from Predator 2)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ajnunezr on January 25, 2017, 05:42:50 pm
Ajnunezr, I'll use a different pic for Elias Seppä - adding background is just way too much work to make it look good.

You´re the boss here. I´m just trying to add my grain of sand :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ivandogovich on January 25, 2017, 06:50:00 pm
Name: Dick Roty

Role: UFO Deception Specialist

Affiliation: US Air Force

Details: Roty has been identified as being a key player in feeding government disinformation to interested parties in the UFO community.  Some percieve this as proof that UFO sightings are fraudulent and further evidence that government "leaks" are disingenous. Others believe that Roty may be using these as deeper cover for actual contact with extra terrestrial forces.

Status: Retired.

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: JeyP on January 26, 2017, 03:00:29 am
Name: John Titor
Role: Unknown
Affiliation: Unknown

Details: He claimed to be a time traveler from 2036. No one believed him because he appeared at the time when strange events started to occure and with them a lots of freaks. Some of the things that he predicted came true others supposed to happen near future like "war out of this world". Many organizations wants access to his knowledge now.

Status: Missing

Picture: Wanted to use Emmett Lathrop Brown picture but he is more suited for "mad scientist" type of a guy but maybe reall photo of Christopher Lloyd will work.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 26, 2017, 11:19:44 am
Thanks for the further ideas. I'll play with them and see what comes up.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ssfsx17 on February 12, 2017, 10:41:51 am
- Name: Zodiac
- Role: Serial Killer
- Affiliation: Numbers Stations
- Details: Only has several confirmed murders, but many possible linked murders. He killed according to a numerological code that remains encrypted to this day.
- Status: Missing
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ssfsx17 on February 12, 2017, 10:53:17 am
- Name: Tamam Shud
- Role: Field Researcher
- Affiliation: MI-16 (Scientific Intelligence)
- Details: Responsible for tracking signals relating to the "Deep Ones" in the Pacific Ocean. Found dead in Australia in 1948. All of his research papers were mysteriously missing.
- Status: Deceased & disavowed
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 12, 2017, 02:25:35 pm
Thank you for your entries! I was actually hoping for something new, before I release 0.6.

The Zodiac guy is an interesting case in that at first glance, he's not someone X-Com would be interested in, as he is not a supporter of aliens... But then perhaps he is? I'll try to fit him into the lore.

Mr. Shud doesn't really qualify as it is, because he's been dead, and we're not chasing dead people... Unless it turned out that he was only presumed dead, and now he's emerged again after 50 years? That could be interesting!

So would it be OK if I changed these entries slightly?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ssfsx17 on February 12, 2017, 11:21:42 pm
So would it be OK if I changed these entries slightly?

Sure!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 12, 2017, 11:59:47 pm
Sure!

Thanks, I added Taman Shud. I feel a bit unsure about adding a real person, but 1) we know pretty much nothing about him, and 2) it was almost a century ago...
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: zetzet13 on February 13, 2017, 12:07:20 am
Here is a rough draft since I have time on my hands.
Sorry if the style and English is not great but right now I'm having a slight fever  :(

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Name: William Carter
Role: Former Agent/Squad Leader
Affiliation: Former CIA/Rogue Agent
Details:

After serving in the Pacific theater during the Second World War he started working as a field operative for the CIA in 1948.

It is presumed he defected to a rogue association of agents while being on an assignment in the U.S.S.R. 

He then set up a house fire at home killing his entire family to fake psychological trauma
This way he got a post in the CIA's administration, where he went on to gather trust and intel.


He is implicated in several attacks on US military facilities in the 1960s. The first being the destruction of the Groom Range facility and at least participation in the assassination of J. Edgar Hoover.


Reports claim that his group used advanced weapon technology suggesting that it operated on a world wide scale with large amounts of funding from the shadows.


In the following weeks he played a major role in several Kidnappings of scientists, engineers and military personnel as well as bloody raids on civilians.


There were findings that interrogations took place, where he also took part in the torture of abductees.
One report details a long vertical cut in the face of one of his victims.

During a raid on the main hideout of aforementioned association he was wounded.
It is still unclear what happened to him afterwards.

There is a strong possibility that he escaped, taking some of the advanced technologies with him.
If that is the case it could be that our enemies may have access to those.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 13, 2017, 12:27:37 am
Well, it's a tad long... Like ten times too long. ;) But the actual problem is, why would X-Com be interested in this case? It's a job for the CIA, or rather it was a job for CIA half a century ago - he's not linked to the alien stuff. I can't do much with this one, but don't be discouraged and try again! Dossiers are always nice, and it's a way to get something published together.

Also please stick to the template from the first post; while I can adjust it myself, it helps with writing itself, too.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: ssfsx17 on February 13, 2017, 03:42:25 am
Thanks, I added Taman Shud. I feel a bit unsure about adding a real person, but 1) we know pretty much nothing about him, and 2) it was almost a century ago...

Guess it depends on how you feel about Jack the Ripper fiction. But I figure, unsolved mysteries from the 20th century are key to the feel and atmosphere of a conspiracy-themed work.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Dr.Crowley on February 13, 2017, 03:01:00 pm
Hell, somebody should make a dossier of writer who knows too much about Cult of Dagon (because there should be some more Lovecraft references) ;D
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 13, 2017, 04:00:48 pm
Hell, somebody should make a dossier of writer who knows too much about Cult of Dagon (because there should be some more Lovecraft references) ;D

There is already a reference to Erich Zahn. :P
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Dr.Crowley on February 13, 2017, 05:22:35 pm
There is already a reference to Erich Zahn. :P
Um, well... I'll try to make something else then. So... is "no mercs and lowly criminals, plz" rule already working?
Oh, and another thing - mentions of psionics in dossiers seems a bit odd to me, just because we're supposed to discover it much later when we'll have to deal with full-scale alien invasion. I thought that our "special investigations bureau" is somewhat sceptical about supernatural stuff and trying to understand all of this scienifical way so we don't know that psionics exists yet.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 13, 2017, 05:47:20 pm
Um, well... I'll try to make something else then. So... is "no mercs and lowly criminals, plz" rule already working?

It's been working since forever, but the boundary is kinda fuzzy here. And in many cases the text can be tweaked easily, for example by changing allegiance to some hostile organization (like the cults).

Oh, and another thing - mentions of psionics in dossiers seems a bit odd to me, just because we're supposed to discover it much later when we'll have to deal with full-scale alien invasion. I thought that our "special investigations bureau" is somewhat sceptical about supernatural stuff and trying to understand all of this scienifical way so we don't know that psionics exists yet.

Sort of, but the dossiers are something you know about from captured prisoners or documents. Of course X-Com Commander has the right to be sceptical about it, but still, this is what the investigation returned. ;)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: The Think Tank on February 21, 2017, 10:53:50 pm
Name: Gunter Meyer

Affiliation: Insurgency Forces (name it whatever you wish, maybe fit it into an already pre-existing branch)

Role: Strategist and Tactician

Details:
Once one of the highest-ranking members within the Motorisierte Schützen, Colonel Meyer served in the East-German armed forces until 1991 when the Berlin Wall, and East-Germany along with it, dissolved. Following dissolution Gunter Meyer leveraged his influence within the armed forces to formulate a deadly insurgency campaign against the "Capitalist Regime" of the new German government, orchestrating half a dozen bombings and influencing dozens more. It appears that he has been using his connections and wealth to accumulate a vast privatized army, the scope of which is attempting to find new technologies in order to overthrow the German government, no matter where, or who, it comes from.

Status: Interpol Notified
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 22, 2017, 01:39:13 am
Name: Gunter Meyer

Affiliation: Insurgency Forces (name it whatever you wish, maybe fit it into an already pre-existing branch)

(...)

Thanks! Yes, I have a fitting faction for him... But it hasn't been introduced yet, so I'm keeping it a secret. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: The Reaver of Darkness on February 22, 2017, 02:10:50 am
- Name: Piotr Wisniewski
- Role: Scientist - High Energy Physics, Particle Physics
- Affiliation: Former X-Com Scientist
- Details: Worked with X-Com from 1967 to 1984 when he left to work on his own projects. Piotr is a brilliant scientist who often disagreed with his colleagues and on numerous occasions tried to shift the direction of projects. Since his departure, it is unknown what he is working on but he is a suspect for the theft of some alien artifacts and he may be working on his own secret projects.
- Status: Missing, Fugitive



I picture this being some old guy who understands alien technology in a way most scientists cannot grasp. He'd be most interested in alien power technology and probably wants to get his hands on elerium or an elerium power source. Whatever he stole may be from a different alien civilization and it is likely the technology recovered in the First War is unlike anything he has seen before. Perhaps he is a minor threat of theft, but also someone who could be useful for advancing our understanding of the technology if you could coax him to come out of hiding.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 22, 2017, 03:50:09 am
Thanks!

I'll have to play around with this one, since X-Com itself doesn't initially know there was an X-Com before (it is discovered later), but I'll do my best.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: The Reaver of Darkness on February 22, 2017, 01:17:37 pm
Sweet! :D

Perhaps what is known is that he was working for a secret multi-national organization and most of his documentation is classified, but they have revealed he's a suspect in alien artifact theft because they'd like him caught and the stolen goods returned if possible.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 02, 2017, 06:49:47 pm
Hmmm... But why would X-Com be interested in them?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 03, 2017, 02:40:06 pm
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ , I mainly wrote the dossier for my own amusement.

Ah OK, I'll think if I can do something with it. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on March 04, 2017, 05:31:27 pm
Name : Natalia "Crystal" Sernovich

Role : Prostitute / Assassin.

Affiliation : Alien collaborator

Details : Functioning as an agent for the aliens, this woman seems to have a modified version of the zombie parasite within her, which does not cause her any outward changes, but gives her the ability to infect others. Working as a high class prostitute, she uses her role to infiltrate, and take out her targets by infecting them, or those around them, with the "not so innocent" act of sex to accomplish the goal, before disappearing as chaos ensues. She is also incredibly strong despite her delicate looking appearance, is dangerous in a fight, and is rumored to have psionic abilities. It is unclear if she is a normal human before this, was created from scratch, or was able to strike a deal with the aliens for some form of freedom

Status : Interpol notified (approach with EXTREME caution)

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Tyvarius Stienburg

Role : Money launderer(?), Lawyer, Banker

Affiliation : for hire

Details : An expert at law, and all its loop holes, this person has often been present with many cases involving suspicious characters, be them church of Dagon, Exalt, Red Dawn, Black Lotus, or others. He is highly skilled at manipulation, of emotions, law, truth, and evidence, and is always present, in person, or by an employee he sends, in any high stakes court case which end up with the defendant set free. He also is a "financial advisor" for many, and those he grows in contact with this way, end up with plenty of funds, but no real paper trail behind it that proves wrong doing, despite plenty of allegations. Rumors indicate he may have direct contact with aliens at times, or that he has very subtle psionic abilities. Despite all of this, no legal hard evidence has been found yet of breaking any law, but everyone who hires him says he is "A huge asset".

Status : Under surveillance, Tax audit issued, business audit issued, undercover agent dispatched
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 04, 2017, 10:05:24 pm
These two are great! Taken, but I had to heavily edit the texts to make it fit the page.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on March 05, 2017, 12:12:48 am
Its cool, Id like a review of what the edits look like though.

I'll make a few more, cause I like doing this..

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Name : Gertrude Ellison

Role : Human trafficker

Affiliation : Various non profits

Details : A career philanthropist, whom is tied with many disappearances of countless abused women, orphans, and homeless people. UFO sightings are always present when disappearances occur, and it is rumored she is selling orphans, battered women, and anyone "disposable" under her authority as a bartering chip for eternal youth that aliens provide to her, allowing her to look youthful despite being 80+ ((Preferably a before / after picture in the dosier, of an old woman, and a very young pretty woman))

Status : Interpol notified

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Name : Anthony barker

Role : Satellite communications specialist

Affiliation : Alien collaborator

Details : Suspected of tampering with satellite systems to omit UFO activity from government, and military feeds. Countless cases were UFOs simply dropped from viewing when in range, due to his tampering. Upon examination, he was a very big alien fanatic before any of this became "on radar", and was eager to help them on this basis alone.

Status : Arrested, Awaiting psyche eval

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Name : Shane Barton

Role : Farmer

Affiliation : N/A

Details : Know for capturing, farming, and butchering some of the mutated wildlife out there, using them for new "exotic" meats for his food company. health problems have become present after eating, and the suspicion of alien involvement in its creation means consumption of such meat is extremely worrying. Since this man, and his family are able to regularly farm such creatures, its recommended to approach with caution.

Status : Under FDA auditing
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 05, 2017, 12:22:44 am
Its cool, Id like a review of what the edits look like though.

Absolutely:

(https://i.imgur.com/dvVwjCC.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/KGzlpHT.png)

Of course I took some liberties here to only include the most crucial info. And all possible liberties with the portraits. :)

I'll look at the new ones later, thanks!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on March 05, 2017, 12:45:05 am
nice! Though the use of "AN world class" in the 2nd one might need removing. Improper grammar.

Besides that, looks cool  :)

Few more, just because

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Name :  Drako Aldramier

Role : mental warfare agent

Affiliation : Church of Dagon

Details : An absolute progeny of psychological study, he was reluctantly fired from his job of being too aggressive and controlling, using his knowledge to boss around and manipulate colleges, patients, investigators, and others. Church or dagon hired him as an expert brainwasher, and gifted him with psi abilities. Because of this he is extremely dangerous, pairing psychological knowledge, with psi abilities.

Status : Interpol notified.

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Name : Chad

Role : Rogue Robot

Affiliation : Unknown

Details : Right around the time of the Kiryu Kai defeat, a robot in an experimental plant was tampered with by aliens, altering it with an alien processor and logic core. It ranted about how humans were "misguided" and its normal shutdown protocols didn't function. It dismembered the staff at the facility, and left after a few self modifications. Its said to be more intelligent than any man on earth, and much larger than original, due to modifications it has given itself over the years.

Status : Unknown

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Name : Henry Garrison

Role : Mad Scientist

Affiliation : Unknown

Details : A man in the American south whom took it upon himself to experiment upon the zombie species. Was involved with capturing people, zombifying them, to keep the population up in his lab to study. When investigating, there was a violent skirmish at the lab, killing him and 5 agents. Witness accounts attest zombies did not attack henry, and seemed to obey him. Lab notes speak of a revelation of how to control such beings, but the details on how seem to be gibberish.

Status : Deceased.

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 05, 2017, 02:54:06 am
An awesome selection, I'll use most of them. Not Shane Barton, as it's too clear a case to even make a file on him, but I may use him for a staff gossip.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: The Reaver of Darkness on March 05, 2017, 06:09:05 am
That Crystal is one scary lady! <3
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on March 05, 2017, 08:06:47 pm
More, because well, we need more.

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Name : Swamp gas spores

Role : Alien phenomena

Affiliation : Swamp / jungle

Details : Large bubbles of gas do occasionally erupt from swamps, but not all are as benign as people think. Occasionally some will erupt, spewing spores of the parasitic larva into the air, and infecting anyone within 5 miles, or even more downwind. "swamp people", humanoids with fish like features are usually spotted nearby if these occurrences are seen.

Status : Interpol notified

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Name : Thomas Erickson

Role : Sea Captain

Affiliation : Church of Dagon

Details : Captain of the fishing boat Reef Ranger, he in recent year seems to have become infatuated with the church of dagon. Rumors seems to indicate most crew of his ship either fall to pressure of joining him in his faith, or meet a grisly death falling overboard, falling into running equipment, or being crushed by falling debris. He attributes this to "the wrath of Dagon", and seemingly anybody who survives working with him becomes a member of the church.

Status : Interpol notified

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Name : Ding Quadong

Role : Business mogul

Affiliation : Alien associate

Details : A business mogul from china, has been proven to be connected with alien activity, abductions, and alien surveillance, in exchange for alien tech for his factory production, bringing in billions of dollars. Was both using his pull to allow aliens unmonitered areas to work / survey local humans, and storage / bases in some of his property. Committed suicide upon questioning, and had shards of an electronic device in what was left of his head.

Status : Deceased

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Dr.Crowley on March 05, 2017, 08:21:04 pm
Name : Swamp gas spores

Role : Alien phenomena

Affiliation : Swamp / jungle

Details : Large bubbles of gas do occasionally erupt from swamps, but not all are as benign as people think. Occasionally some will erupt, spewing spores of the parasitic larva into the air, and infecting anyone within 5 miles, or even more downwind. "swamp people", humanoids with fish like features are usually spotted nearby if these occurrences are seen.

Status : Interpol notified

Finally something different from cultists/alien collborators. But I'm not sure if Interpol should deal with alien phenomena.

Name : Ding Quadong

Role : Business mogul

Affiliation : Alien associate

Details : A business mogul from china, has been proven to be connected with alien activity, abductions, and alien surveillance, in exchange for alien tech for his factory production, bringing in billions of dollars. Was both using his pull to allow aliens unmonitered areas to work / survey local humans, and storage / bases in some of his property. Committed suicide upon questioning, and had shards of an electronic device in what was left of his head.

Status : Deceased
Well, he's dead. What the business? 8)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on March 05, 2017, 08:33:08 pm
I suppose, maybe inform local emergency response units??

Just someone who can know its a risk due to the area, and is prepared for the fallout... I would say CDC,  but interpol can communicate with all countries involved, so even if POLICE forces aren't applicable, interpol could inform ALL emergency response units in said areas.



As for the businessman, I was thinking perhaps this was the aftermath OF the investigation, like you interrogate so and so, get info on the guy to get the dosier, they knock on his door, and he blows his head off...no Interpol notified, just kinda an open and shut case.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 05, 2017, 08:34:53 pm
Finally something different from cultists/alien collborators. But I'm not sure if Interpol should deal with alien phenomena.

Oh, I collect these too. Just no place to showcase them yet. I need more! (And a good idea.)

Well, he's dead. What the business? 8)

I'll also keep it for future use. Maybe there will be some sort of secret legends or whatever.

And the captain goes right in! Thanks!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Dr.Crowley on March 05, 2017, 08:43:52 pm
I suppose, maybe inform local emergency response units??

Just someone who can know its a risk due to the area, and is prepared for the fallout...
Oh, I collect these too. Just no place to showcase them yet. I need more! (And a good idea.)

Well, maybe we should say "local authorities notified", just like about zombies?

As for the businessman, I was thinking perhaps this was the aftermath OF the investigation, like you interrogate so and so, get info on the guy to get the dosier, they knock on his door, and he blows his head off...no Interpol notified, just kinda an open and shut case.
Ah, got it. "Failed interrogaton" report, yes?

I'll also keep it for future use. Maybe there will be some sort of secret legends or whatever.

And the captain goes right in! Thanks!
Aye-aye, Cap'n!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on March 06, 2017, 08:13:42 pm
Moar.

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Name : Alfred Wittaker

Role : Farmer

Affiliation : Self employed

Details : Owner or green shire farm company, he has been troubled with a few issues with cattle mutilations and crop circles. However, he used his knowledge of engineering and explosives from his career in the military to make IED's for aliens after a few too many times harassing his farm. He was successful in killing several, but this resistance may end up attracting more alien attacks to the area, particularly when he puts aliens heads on pikes... But he might be a useful soldier?

Status : Wanted for hire

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Name : Lady Lucy

Role : Performer

Affiliation : Alien hybrid

Details : A world class performer reigning from Hollywood, she has been the star of the spotlight for the last decade. But evidence suggests she is actually a hybrid, using her position to subtly sway and control her audiences mind using alien tech and abilities, and even used her power to arrange aliens to operate in areas as part of her "entourage". Conveniently, she "died" from a drug overdose shortly after we found dirt on her, but no body was ever uncovered, and attitudes in Hollywood make it difficult to uncover much.

Status : Unknown

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Name : James Barton

Role : Ex US navy Captain

Affiliation : Alien hybrid

Details : A 20 year veteran in the navy, it turns out after a small leak over forms being filled out for a medical examination he never attended, that he never infact had ANY medical exam of any sort. As questions mounted, he got increasingly hostile, before killing several staff members with an exotic looking firearm which melted through the ships hull. He eventually took off in a minisub, and was never seen again. Blood spatters examined from the few hits he took in the firefight show non-human DNA

Status : Fugitive
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: khade on March 07, 2017, 04:34:16 am
I don't have any specifics, but what about something like this in a dossier:

"We're pretty sure this guy is on our side, but apparently so is the Church of Dagon, the Red Dawn, the Black Lotus, MIB and many other black groups."
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 07, 2017, 03:17:28 pm
Sure, it fits. ☺ But I'd like it even more as some other research.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on March 12, 2017, 01:04:13 am
moar.

Name : Frederick Mcdougal

Role : psychotherapist

Affiliation : Alien hybrid

Details : A talented therapist who works with anyone from schizophrenics, to drug addicts, he had much success in making people functional again till recent cases of his patients going berserk, typically in areas of XCOM interest, killing police and investigators in blackouts where they remember nothing. After a few dozen cases, a search warrant was issued and his office was found with alien artifacts inside. He is wanted for questioning, but is yet to be found.

Status : Interpol notified


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NAME:  Maurice Cortez

Role : Drug lord

Affiliation : Alien hybrid

Details : Top drug lord hailing from mexico, he has been incredibly dangerous, for years, but irrelevant to xcom till recently. Upon routine lab analysis of captured cocaine, some particles were found to contain microscopic electronics more sophisticated than anything in the first world. They are thought to be of alien origin, but due to his power base, its hard to bring him in for questioning. Still, extra funding will be used to intercept drugs more rigorously.

Status : interpol notified

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Name : Telbora Hadeen

Role : Insurgent Leader

Affiliation : Freelance

Details : Insurgent leader of The Arabic Liberation Army, recent efforts have been put into fighting the "sky devils" spotted above. It has taken down a few UFO's with their weapons, but this is a large conflict of interest, a military group getting access to alien technology before we can. On the other hand, having someone keep aliens at bay even slightly, is handy. Telbora has agreed to talks for rules of engagement for aliens, and cooperation with XCOM.

Status : Cooperative

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Name : Emily Allison

Role : Hacker

Affiliation : Alien hybrid

Details : A progeny in programing, she was sought like mad for her talents in various companies, and even a few military contracts. Later, there seemed to be leaks, bugs and there was code that people never thought possible, which seemed to relay information, through the internet into subsystems of radio broadcasting systems, to whoever wanted to listen to it, as well as intelligently sabotaging systems at times by itself. Xcom was unaffected, but much of the public sector was compromised.

Status : Interpol notified

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Name : Kao Tong

Role : Instructor

Affiliation : Black lotus

Details : A really cruel man, this person is an expert at martial arts, and mind games, enjoying breaking his students as they train, and making them value their performance above anything else. Most people who take his class either end up fanatically obedient to their teacher, or mentally damaged, with PTSD from his violence, mind games, and fear of speaking up, due to the classes violent obsession for him. His graduates are flawlessly obedient to him, and by proxy, the black lotus.

Status : Interpol notified

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Name : Brian Sylvester

Role : Videogame Designer

Affiliation : EXALT

Details : A carefully meticulous videogame developer whom was the author of the hit game called "Grimworld", a simulation of several people living on a hellhole of a planet and trying to survive. He eventually released VR equipment for the game which the community loved, but after a few issues of addiction being reported, it turns out the VR headset was a modified version of a psiclone. It is suspected this was not necessarily his fault, but that one of his partners used him as a pawn to spread the influence of EXALT, using him as a scapegoat

Status : Under investigation

(YES, I did make this as a spoof of Tynan Sylvester, developer of rimworld...hope thats ok)

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Name : Terminus.EXE (name changes)

Role : malicious computer program

Affiliation : Alien anomaly

Details : A little program found online, advertised as a game, language tutor, or anything else, this EXE is very dangerous. On download it controls the local computer, and uses the audio system to play very intricate, dis-harmonic music which hypnotizes the listener. It persuades them to go somewhere remote, and pick be picked up by aliens, willingly, before removing all traces of its existence. Labs have yet to make the song something you can listen to without harm, and even the lines on an audio analyzer system seem to make people violently ill, for some reason.

Status : Interpol notified
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 12, 2017, 02:39:01 pm
:D

Many thanks Mumble, I'll continue adding (most of) your stories, I just need to get back to it. For now I'm collecting material for the next batch, so we're always ready for more.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on April 02, 2017, 11:49:14 pm
more...specifically trying to make them for exalt and red dawn, as they lack them

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NAME: Demitri Sernovich

ROLE : Bar franchise owner

AFFILIATION : Red dawn

DETAILS : Owner of countless bars in Russia, he uses them for unrestricted red dawn activity, and negotiating deals on "their terms". Theres also been several red dawn opposing individuals who end up dead, with autopsies indicating alcohol poisoning, but the owner always cites "some customers cannot handle booze", with video footage showing the person had no more than 3 drinks. Theres also a connection with the sex trade as well with his bars, but nothing of which can shut him down.

Status : under surveillance

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NAME : Brezzek Inseltov

ROLE : EXPERIMENT

AFFILIATION : Red dawn

Details : An experiment into the bio enhancement system of red dawn, this man is the size of a small car, with bones the size of peoples limbs, and skin as thick as an elephants. Hes also fairly intelligent, making a deadly combination : a man whom is insanely strong, sturdy, and intelligent enough for tactical combat. Good news is his size means he cannot hide well. Bad news is, hes not dumb enough to hide from easily.

Status : Interpol notified

(might I suggest a picture of oleg from saints row 3??)

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Name : Belko Vandora

Role : Arms dealer

Affiliation : Red dawn & Exalt

Details : A huge arms dealer operating in all major countries, this man is very good at spotting any and all loopholes, gaps, and grey areas in law, and exploiting them to no end. He often uses gun parts as pieces in "art" to sell them unrestricted, so buyers can assemble them without any legal checks. Its this kinda of activity which keeps both exalt and red dawn exceptionally well armed.

Status : Interpol notified

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NAME : Andrew Dawson

Role : Psiclone specialist

Affiliation : Exalt

Details : One of the experts on the inter workings of psiclone, also in charge of recruiting via hooking kids at raves onto psiclone under the guise of "Virtual reality", before pulling them into exalts system to get their fix. Someone needs to keep the fresh blood coming in, and foot soldiers on the ground, and Andrews work on hooking people on it around the globe is a HUGE asset to exalt.

Status : Interpol notified

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Name : Jacob Emmerich

Role : Public utility overseer

Affiliation : Exalt

Details : While his role may look innocent, hes a very key part in exalts hostile takeover which keeps them so well funded : he uses his position to shut off water, power, phone, and internet to targets of exalt hostile takeovers, of companies, residences, or just allowing exalt to assassinate some poor sap without being able to call the police. Though after information was found he went into hiding, it seems activity on his behalf is still occurring.

status : In hiding

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Name : Lo Wo

Role : Assassin

Affiliation : Black lotus

Details : A very frail, and soft looking old man, his training has kept him extremely limber and tough, to the point he can kill people in their prime, 3 times his size, unarmed, without much effort. He may look harmless, but hes one of the top assassins, and teachers for the black lotus. Its also not helpful his age, and friendly demeanor makes it extremely easy to make allies, even out of nowhere : A sweet, charming old man being attacked? kind of hard to not want to help protect him..

Status : Interpol notified

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on April 03, 2017, 06:35:41 pm
Cool, many thanks! I'll add them to the queue for review and (hopefully) addition.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: the_third_curry on April 16, 2017, 02:36:19 am
Are you still accepting more of these? If so, I've got a few without pictures. I'm sadly not too familiar with the lore of the various groups, as I've been away from the boards for quite a while.

Tommy McConnell

Role: Anarchist; Whistleblower

Affiliation: Current ringleader of the McConnell family operations

Details: After the West Virginian family lost multiple members to World War I and strikes against a local coal company, the McConnell name became synonymous with anarchist activities. Declaring themselves "enemies of all hierarchy," the family has spent decades uncovering and leaking secret information on any group they feel is authoritarian. Their extreme cynicism towards forming outside allegiances makes the family hard to track.

Status: Interpol Notified

__________________________________________________________________________________

Arastoo Namdar

Role: Former Government Agent

Affiliation: None

Details: Namdar was a known agent of the Shah of Iran during the final years of the Pahlavi Dynasty. While his early career seems to have been mostly mundane, classified papers reveal that he was sent to investigate reports of strange humanoids appearing in the Dasht-e Kavir (Great Salt Desert) in 1978, though the results of that investigation have never been found.

Status: Missing

Notes: Namdar's last known location was western China, which he fled to following the Iranian Revolution.

__________________________________________________________________________________

Luther Caldwell

Role: Conspiracy Theorist

Affiliation: Caldwell Truth Ministries

Details: Once seen as a promising young televangelist, Caldwell has spent the last two years heavily promoting and publishing conspiracy theories about aliens and supernatural creatures. While many regard him as a fringe lunatic or charlatan, his extensive media outreach and dedicated following could make him troublesome down the road.

Status: Under Surveillance

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Dr. Millicent Weber

Role: Geneticist; Transhumanist

Affiliation: Syndicate

Details: A German-American geneticist and former Biology professor at Stanford University, Dr. Weber is known to harbor borderline misanthropic views, likely as a result of her troubled childhood. She was fired from Stanford following student protests and negative media coverage after giving a speech in which she supported extreme genetic engineering techniques, human hybridization experiments, and the creation of a "New Humanity." She now works for the Syndicate.

Status: Under Surveillance

__________________________________________________________________________________

Molly O'Curry

Role: Spy/Infiltrator

Affiliation: Black Lotus

Details: A young Irish psionic, Molly O'Curry's self-directed attempts to cultivate her powers have resulted in her developing an extreme form of synesthesia, in which all of her senses have been seamlessly blended together and pushed greatly beyond standard human capabilities. The exact extents of such power are incomprehensible, and her ability to collect information remotely makes her highly elusive.

Status: Interpol Notified
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on April 16, 2017, 04:47:58 pm
Yes, I certainly accept dossiers! Not working on them right now, simply because I do other stuff, but I collect entries and will review them when I get back to it. So thanks, and please add more if you like!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on July 25, 2017, 03:03:57 am
More because why the heck not =)

Tory Emmerick

Role : Refugee Program Coordinator

Affiliation : Hybrids

Details : President of "New Hope New Home", a program dedicated to refugees. Very little, if any documents are ever found on people brought in, but there has been dozens of connections to her and refugees who end up showing non human DNA. She is suspected of using her organization to funnel in hybrids in mass numbers to communities across the world.

Status : Interpol notified

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David Harris

Role : Doctor

Affiliation : Unknown

Details : An overseas doctor sent to do charity work in areas of impoverished, war torn countries. It seems many of his medicines contained spores of the zombie parasite which then ended up causing more chaos and destroying communities further.  David denies any knowledge of the spores, even under intense "interrogation", though an alien origin device was found within his gut. Possibly just an obvious pawn.

Status : Under psychological evaluation.

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Ellis Dakota

Role : AWOL Army Ranger

Affiliation : US Army

Status : Disappeared when an overseas station was destroyed, and turned up alive a week later with scars all over his body. He acted very different, didn't trust his former comrades, and ended up killing his way out of the base with disturbingly calculated moves which would not be normally used in combat. brain scans showed his brain was operating at 20 times normal levels after the incident. Despite living in the wilderness without support, hes always decimated anyone who looks for him, almost as if he can predict all actions

Status : Fugative

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By the way, chad should probably be listed as "unknown" and tyvarious has his status off the page : could you simply remove the line skips to give 4 extra lines of text? the > tends to denote new information well enough anyway.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on July 25, 2017, 08:39:19 pm
More because why the heck not =)

Thanks!

I reserve the right to change their names, though... Can't have so many English names!

By the way, chad should probably be listed as "unknown" and tyvarious has his status off the page : could you simply remove the line skips to give 4 extra lines of text? the > tends to denote new information well enough anyway.

Maybe, but I'd rather not - I like how it looks now... But I agree something should be done with such texts. I haven't tested it enough...
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Yataka Shimaoka on August 02, 2017, 06:48:23 pm
Cool! Can I be in it? Can Philippines be involved? Because I have plenty of ideas!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on August 02, 2017, 08:30:59 pm
Cool! Can I be in it? Can Philippines be involved? Because I have plenty of ideas!

Sure! I would especially welcome characters who aren't from the US or Europe.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Yataka Shimaoka on August 03, 2017, 07:24:41 am
Okay, here comes the first with pic


Rennielle Diolata

Role: Infiltrator

Affiliation: Armed forces of the Philippines

Details: Former member of the AFP who specialize in stealth and quick attacks. Rennielle is one of the most valuable personnel in the AFP and is going to be a great asset to fight by our side.

Status: For hire
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on August 04, 2017, 08:33:36 pm
Thanks, but I'm not really looking for potential recruits... These are covered by hired mugs. :) Unless maybe it's some VERY special individual, like a scientist who made a truly groundbreaking discovery. But most dossiers are wanted criminals, with some interesting neutrals added.

But I like the pic, it turned out nicely. :) I'll try to use it somehow; I have some bio ideas laying around, with no appropriate pic and *yawn* another American. Unless you have any idea how to modify Mr. Diolata?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Yataka Shimaoka on August 05, 2017, 07:05:44 am
Okay, luckily I always have a backup.


Rennielle Diolata

Role: Infiltrator

Affiliation: Black lotus

Details: Rennielle is one of the top guns of the AFP until the siege of Marawi rebels. After the siege, he found his family dead at their house, and the only found clue is a AFP cap. Out of anger he wiped out the military installation where he once served.

Status: Interpol notified
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on August 05, 2017, 05:46:33 pm
Will work, thanks. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Yataka Shimaoka on October 15, 2017, 01:12:24 pm
Some ufopaedia  pictures contribution.
Hope you'll make some good use for this!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on October 15, 2017, 05:08:07 pm
Thanks, I will add them to potential resources.

(Soldiers are easy though... I'd appreciate interesting farmers, barbers, office ladies etc. even more.)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Yataka Shimaoka on October 15, 2017, 05:16:41 pm
Understood!
More resources on the way!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tkzv on October 29, 2017, 09:10:32 pm
A few pictures I found.

Travis Side shot0025.jpg — Two ufologists working from their attic. Non-free, if anybody cares about that.
league.png — Background for "League Apprehension" mission briefing.

hacker computer-2157100_1920.jpg — A free (CC0) picture Google suggested for "hacker".
hacker-lohalo.png — A dossier picture I made from it.

Snake-oil_salesman_Professor_Thaddeus_Schmidlap_at_Enchanted_Springs_Ranch,_Boerne,_Texas,_USA_28649a.jpg
— A free (public domain) picture Google suggested for "snake oil salesman".
quack-lohalo.png — A dossier picture I made from it.

doctor-1149149_1920.jpg — A free (CC0) picture Google suggested for "modern quack doctor".
doctor-lohalo.png — A dossier picture I made from it.

mafia KvwUzUnnrUo.jpg — A non-free picture Google gave when I described EXALT from EW. (Sorry, no higher resolution.)
exalt.png — Background for early EXALT missions I made from it.

Hacker:
Dossier: Sevastian Kukovlev
ROLE: Hacker
AFFILIATION: Cyberweb(?)
DETAILS: No solid information beside name and Fidonet address 2:5030/53122.18. Possibly a front for a group of hackers. Rumoured to be responsible for recent worldwide pandemia of polymorphic viruses after he created an SDK just for fun. Very convincingly pretends to be computer illiterate.
STATUS: Microsoft notified.

Doctor:
Dossier: Avtandil Saakyan
ROLE: Surgeon
AFFILIATION: Red Dawn or Cyberweb
DETAILS: Studied applications of shilajit in USSR in 1980s, did 6 years after several patients died. Briefly worked as a plastic surgeon for Red Dawn, then moved on to implantation. Got famous for asking no questions and being willing to risk.
STATUS: Interpol notified.

Quack:
Dossier: Zadok Cohen
ROLE: Bagman
AFFILIATION: Hybrid Network
DETAILS: Poses as a travelling agent for various companies. Transports cash between Hybrid agents. Looks exactly like a quack doctor, who operated in Texas in 1900s, and their genetic material matches too.
STATUS: Interpol notified.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Dwarmin on November 12, 2017, 10:01:45 pm
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/08/11/article-2721872-2071AC1800000578-508_634x692.jpg)
Name: Zhan Jian
ROLE: Farmer
AFFILIATION: None
DETAILS: Located in a remote village in coastal China, Zhan Jian was brought to the attention of XCOM after our statisticians determined his rice farm was the focal point for a large amount of local Strange Life Form activity. Surveillance revealed he actively fed and sheltered these Lifeforms from the safety of his land-and even helped them recover from injuries. These creatures, which are mindlessly hostile to all other humans, seem to treat him gently and respectfully-they offer him the protection and solitude he desires. It seems he is not even above directing his 'children' (as he states in audio tapes) to attack locals who grow suspicious of him, or performing the occasional murder to attend to their 'unique dietary needs'. How he manages to communicate with them at all, or befriend these creatures is a complete mystery.
STATUS: Ministry of State Security Notified

(https://cdn.business2community.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/01_226-300x200.jpg)
Name: Kelly LeMerk
ROLE: Human Resources
AFFILIATION: EXALT
DETAILS: Kelly LeMerk is the 'HR woman' of EXALTS business fronts-she coordinates staffing and manpower issues over dozens of EXALT sites around the continental United States. While the vast majority of her underlings are unaware of their indirect participation in EXALT, Kelly LeMerk knows very well-though her position is still too low to be gifted which much more than a crippling personal addiction to PsiClone. Still, she handles many 'ground level' liquidations, removing any workers-by any means-who ask to many questions or dig too deep.
STATUS: Surveillance Ongoing

(https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/nintchdbpict000265391264.jpg?w=960)
Name: Arnold Hammerman
ROLE: Ice Cream Man
AFFILIATION: None
DETAILS: A man extremely dedicated to his craft. Arnold Hammerman was once a highly educated Military Engineer-he suffered a mental breakdown in 1995, and began a new life serving Ice Cream from the back of a truck. He still tinkered, however, turning himself into something of a freelance inventor. By all accounts the extent of the upgrades to his truck, freezers, and mixers were far beyond civilian grade. He might have remained harmless, but Hammerman has recently found a new set of toys to tinker with-black market alien technology. He even professed interest to an undercover XCOM agent in acquiring some 'new flavors' from harvested alien plants and animals. The results of his seemingly good intentions could be catastrophic, if extremely tasty.
STATUS: FBI Notified

(http://heromux.com/mw/images/thumb/9/96/Bruce_Wayne.jpg/223px-Bruce_Wayne.jpg)
Name: Clark Lewis
ROLE: Vigilante
AFFILIATION: None
DETAILS: Clark Lewis, a reclusive multi-billionaire with a pipeline to various illegal groups who could supply him with alien tech. A bad combination, usually, but Mr. Lewis is unusual in that he seeks only thing to gain-Justice. No doubt taking inspiration from various pop culture sources and his own tragic childhood, Mr. Lewis has taken a good deal of alien gadgets and tech to fashion himself into a real life 'superhero'-he uses his wealth and position to wage a war against crime in a suit of powered armor that protects both his body and his anonymity. Thankfully, most of his weapons are entirely non-lethal, and he usually relies on self trained martial arts augmented by his suit to deal with any threats. XCOM has decided he is not a threat, and might even be a potential recruit. We established low level contact with him after our surveillance revealed that (predictably enough) some of the criminals of his city are beginning to obtain their own black market alien tech devices to become 'super villains'.
STATUS: Contact Ongoing
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on November 13, 2017, 08:28:12 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tkzv on May 23, 2018, 01:58:39 am
I think this picture could make a good illustration for something Cyberweb-related: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nightlong_-_Union_City_Conspiracy_Coverart.png
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on May 23, 2018, 11:40:04 am
I think this picture could make a good illustration for something Cyberweb-related: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nightlong_-_Union_City_Conspiracy_Coverart.png

Thanks, and welcome back! :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Bartojan on June 14, 2018, 12:03:44 pm
Do you want our actual prime minister (alternate)?  :D
Name: Andrej Bureš
Role: Opportunistic businessman
Affiliation: None
Details: Merciless Slovak trader who buys and sells (among other things) classified informations and technology from/to anyone. There are clues he trades with Cyberweb, the EXALT, the Red Dawn and The Syndicate. He maintains his criminal record clean at all costs, because of his higher ambitions in politics.
Status: Under active investigations from multiple intelligence agencies and international organizations
(https://i0.cz/s/respekt/TOsj91/2014/01/52593270_5-kom2_992.jpg)(http://img.ceskatelevize.cz/program/porady/1142743803/gallery/74347.jpg?1519048014)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 14, 2018, 01:04:59 pm
If we change the name and portrait, why not :) But the text is definitely too long to fit. Can you make it shorter?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on June 24, 2018, 05:49:30 am
This isn't a dossier, but I had this idea for a staff input for the quartermaster.

Staff input : Light munitions are sometimes better.
there's nothing more frustrating than trying to capture something alive that wants to kill you eh? Well I've got a tip. I always carried an additional, smaller gun specifically for capturing people when I was a cop, smaller rounds won't kill as easily so it might not hurt to carry a smaller caliber too just to wear an enemy down. a wounded target is always a less dangerous / more docile one!

But can't have those cultists bleeding out BEFORE we interrogate em right? So keep a medic ready.

As for "excessive use of force"?... How about you try taking alive a knife wielding tweaker by yourself without them fancy tasers, THEN tell me if its excessive...exactly... most people who say that demand results without ever asking how it will be done. Damn hippies.

EDIT : made a small edit to the text to be more clear, and provide a little character
EDIT2: cut length slightly.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 24, 2018, 03:08:24 pm
Thanks, added to my notes.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on June 25, 2018, 11:33:57 pm
Another staff input... For chief accountant.

Staff input : Human trafficking concerns?
NO, commander, what I'm doing is not...technically, illegal, with our sold captives....how do I get several thousand dollars for a suspect? Look, I'm VERY busy with other things alright, I need to document everything we do to secure next months funding from the counc- "IS IT ETHICAL"? Look, commander, all you need to know is I find buyers for people, and what happens after they are sold is NOT my concern ok? If YOU are so concerned over the morality of it, How about I take the money out of YOUR pension? I can do that you know....

GREAT! Its settled, we won't discuss this anymore. Good day commander.

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And another for chief medical officer.

Staff input : Medical experimentation.
I know you might be slightly concerned about the dead body of the cultist we interrogated, but I assure you, it is entirely legal, and I even got a waiver signed. So it shouldn't really be too alarming. Dismembered? no no see the drug worked, but the muscular tension caused the muscular and skeletal structure to fold in on itself, so that was an unintended side effect. Don't worry I follow the Hippocratic oath, first do no harm, against our agents and coworkers.  But everyone is accountable to any harm they experience once they sign a consent and waiver form. By the way, commander, could you sign this consent form to try a new pill for concentration?... What are you looking at me like that for? Where are you going?

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(and a final one to include as a starter article, from quartermaster)
Bureaucratic loop hole : "lost paperwork".

I've got an idea moving forward you should know about. Technically speaking, we are NOT allowed to bring confiscated cultist guns to a mission if we don't have the right permits, BUT, Actually finding, and using such a weapon in the field if we find it is completely legal, since we are under threat, so, heres my idea. I'm just going to make the paperwork on found weapons very vague. Meanwhile, anything you confiscate in a mission feel free to use on other missions to keep your agents alive. Just make sure they keep their yaps shut about it : loose lips sink ships.

Edited for length
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 26, 2018, 12:14:18 pm
Maybe when the game is 1024x768... ::)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HumanTraitor on June 26, 2018, 11:04:20 pm
Another staff input... For chief accountant.

[...]

That was awesome and it should be in the game. However, try cutting some lines to make it capable of fitting into the limited space Ufopaedia's entries have.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on June 27, 2018, 01:42:01 am
Chopped down the staff input while trying to keep them interesting. Sorry, forgot about how big is the limit...

A few more dossiers, to flesh out a few more groups.

Name: Murphys Law Macgyver (real name unknown)
Role: Saboteur
Affiliation: Syndicate
Details: An extremely eccentric, and odd man, who seems to have an frighteningly accurate prediction of consequences. He is used as an extremely unorthodox, but effective, means of accomplishing a mission. Due to the secretive nature we know little, but we know he once organized assassinating a target, with a combination of giving PCP to the nearby homeless, which caused a traffic accident to break open a propane trucks tank, and dropping a lit cigarette from a balcony. It was viewed as an absolute freak accident at the time.
Status: Whereabouts unknown

Name: Jitterbones
Role: Advisor, Warrior
Affiliation: Cult of the apocalypse, Zombies
Details: Apparently even in zombie society, there are those who wish to explore (at least as far as sentient ones). Jitterbones is one such case, of a zombie who wanted to explore the surface, despite warnings he wouldn't be accepted. But apparently those in the body mod community don't mind his odd looks, and the cult of the apocalypse doesn't mind him being a flesh eating zombie : they made a pact, offering protection from the modern world in exchange for a little help for themselves : which hes all too happy to provide. He is revered among them for his ability to either make new "temporary" recruits if need be, or "dispose" or unwanted bodies. Both of which he enjoys
Status: Interpol notified

(I was thinking using a picture of someone whos gone through extreme body modding)

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 27, 2018, 03:25:32 pm
Also I forgot to say: lol, the Doctor is high again. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tkzv on October 14, 2018, 10:48:04 am
Still looking for pictures of various professions? How about climbers?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on October 14, 2018, 05:46:44 pm
Well I am, but I can find such photos anytime, anywhere... I'm hoping for something of more artistic value.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HinterDemGlas on December 12, 2018, 11:39:06 pm

- Name: Don Done
- Role: Cage Fighter
- Affiliation: Red Dawn, EXALT
- Details: Unbeaten martial arts genius with a long history of doping offenses; returned from 12 month ban one inch taller, 40 pounds heavier and with the uncanny ability to predict his opponent's movements. Also: nictitating membranes.
- Status: No Contest-- tested positive for cough syrup


- Name: Karl Moleperson
- Role: Recovering Alcoholic
- Affiliation: ready to mingle
- Details: Mistaken for a highly sensitive cryptid and black-bagged on the street. His prisoner transport somehow collided with the house from Alfred Hitchcock's psycho; all agents and the suspect were presumed dead until he turned up at his traffic guard job, distressingly injured.
- Status: Always in pain
- Picture
(https://i.redd.it/vct6z2tl7dz11.png)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on December 13, 2018, 12:40:33 pm
Haha. Thanks, I'll consider these :D
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Carfax on December 17, 2018, 01:10:52 am
- Name: He Jiankui
- Role: Genetecist
- Affiliation: your choice
- Details: A Doctor of Chinese Origin claiming to have genetically enginered the DNA of two Newborn Humans. After beeing outcast by the Scientific Community he went rouge and is assumed to work on creating Human/Animal Hybrids or even worse.
- Status: In hiding
(https://bsmedia.business-standard.com/_media/bs/img/article/2018-11/28/full/1543353275-5848.jpg)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on December 18, 2018, 05:51:45 pm
Heh. Real people issues aside, that would be 20 years too early. ;)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tkzv on December 18, 2018, 10:41:00 pm
Heh. Real people issues aside, that would be 20 years too early. ;)
The cloning technology for frogs was available since 1950s (mammal ova are much smaller). The sheep was cloned in 1996 — same method would work for humans. The recently hyped experiment also involved some genetic modifications — but those were a reality by 2000, probably earlier. The obstacles were purely ethical. So, cloning a human in 1997 is quite realistic. Cloning humans with genetic corrections wouldn't be much of a stretch even for harder SF.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on December 19, 2018, 11:16:06 am
The cloning technology for frogs was available since 1950s (mammal ova are much smaller). The sheep was cloned in 1996 — same method would work for humans. The recently hyped experiment also involved some genetic modifications — but those were a reality by 2000, probably earlier. The obstacles were purely ethical. So, cloning a human in 1997 is quite realistic. Cloning humans with genetic corrections wouldn't be much of a stretch even for harder SF.

Well, if you get to the bottom of this, many factions have advanced cloning already. Some even clone their personnel (not in the game yet). So yes, it's possible in-universe, but at the same time it's completely hidden in the "shadows".
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HinterDemGlas on December 19, 2018, 08:55:45 pm
Inspired by this discussion

- Name: Polly Darton
- Role: Clone Sheep
- Affiliation: ? (clearly Sectoid)
- Details: Supposed miracle of genetic technology. Hidden at Scottish laboratory due to pregnancy problems and unexpected mutations. "Endogenous Viral Element, ye ken?", a drunk researcher asked our investigator, "Now what rough beast slouches towards Bethlehem?"
- Status: Animal
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: The_Funktasm on December 20, 2018, 04:18:14 am
-Name: Erwin Larch
-Role: Person of Interest, Medical Examiner (autopsy tech.)
-Affiliation: (best left to dev)
-Details: Erwin Larch has evaded capture since 1992 and is currently wanted for the following crimes: Impersonation of a state trooper, hijacking, theft of twenty one (21) scientific cadavers, illegal transport of human remains across state borders, murder. Little conventional evidence was left to the intent of this crime, though Larch's home contained a variety of taxidermy equipment and embalming equipment.
-Status: Missing

not a reference to any person living or dead.

Just figured you might want someone who seems like they are responsible for zombies or other such horrors. Perhaps supply or acquisition of material or people for this purpose.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on December 22, 2018, 08:42:50 pm
Okay, thanks - I'll put him in the bank.

And Dolly is a funny idea, but can you translate the drunken researcher's part to English? :D
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: mumble on January 18, 2019, 09:28:20 am
Staff input : laser weapons safety. (done by financial lady)

 I know the laser technology is fun and all, but I need to lay some ground rules.
1. No using lasers to graffiti walls. Stick to "permanent" marker.
2. No using lasers as a "really effective" power point presentation tool.
3. No using lasers as toys for test animals. Its only cute until they CATCH the laser.
4. NO PUTTING PRISMS ON LASERS FOR A DISCO BALL EFFECT. I swear to GOD if I find who did this, I WILL PUT YOU UP FOR EXECUTION.

Obviously, this must happen after laser weapons are unlocked.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 20, 2019, 10:12:54 pm
Good one!
Thanks, added.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Cynus_X on February 17, 2019, 10:40:40 pm
 "Ben & Lewis Save the world" is what got me back to Xcom after all these years and I assume enough people here have watched them, so I thought it would be nice if they would get their own dossier according to their playstyle.

Name: Lewis & Ben

Role: Terrorists

Affiliation: Men in Black

Details: 2 Commanders from MiB who campaign across the globe with no regard for human life, whilst posing as Xcom operatives. They leave a trail of terror & destruction behind wherever they go. Their main purpose is to tarnish the good name of Xcom and create international tensions, thus removing the main obstruction to the alien invasion.

Status: Xcom's most wanted

As for the picture, I was thinking of Lewis & Ben in MiB suits, having a "cool guys dont look at explosions" pose  8) . But before I went ahead with my mediocre photoshop skills, I thought it would be better to wait for your opinion on it.

Maybe even a mission where you have to capture them dead or alive, where they and their crew only use High-Ex, rockets and grenade launchers ;D

PS. Xcom Files is an amazing mod! Thanks alot for creating it.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 18, 2019, 08:22:17 pm
Hmmm... Well if they agree, I'd gladly do something like this. :)
Have fun playing!
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Cynus_X on February 22, 2019, 11:14:05 pm
Name: Mario Idraulico

Role: Base Builder

Affiliation: Cyberweb

Details: CEO of a major plumbing company, which is used as a front to build Cyberweb lairs underneath urban terrain without raising suspicion. Also holds the guinessbook of records for most box jumps in a row.

Status: Interpol notified

Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on February 24, 2019, 02:46:32 pm
Haha, good one... But I think it's too much on the comedy side for a dossier. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Bartojan on March 07, 2019, 01:43:55 pm
Name: Spring Man of Prague
>ROLE: Freedom fighter{NEWLINE}>AFFILIATION: Unknown{NEWLINE}>DETAILS: Mysterious man who fought Nazies in Prague during the Second World War. He was known for his 'springs' that allowed him to jump acros the buildings and for his supernatural strenght and fighting techniques. According to the rumor he was captured by Nazi secret faction as a test subject. Available informations suggest he could be Hybrid with advanced armament. Apparently he was sighted in Czech Republic recently.{NEWLINE}>STATUS: Unknown

Name: Andrej Bureš
>ROLE: Businessman{NEWLINE}>AFFILIATION: Unknown{NEWLINE}>DETAILS: Merciless Slovak trader who buys and sells even classified informations. There are clues he makes business with recently revealed cults, mostly Red Dawn, and Hybrids. He tries to have clean criminal record at all cost, because of his higher ambitions in politics.{NEWLINE}>STATUS: Interpol notified

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The friend of mine gave me the permission to use his picture as Andrej.
There are 2 animated shorts about Springman:
From 2016: www.youtube.com/watch?v=34u4al7qi0c (with english subtitles)
From 1946: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UwsXOv5XXg (Silent film)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 07, 2019, 07:38:23 pm
The spring man of Prague is an interesting concept, I'll think about it.

For Andrej Bureš, it's cool that your friend volunteered and all, but the dossier is bland... There are several others like that already. Maybe you could add something?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Bartojan on March 08, 2019, 10:35:31 am
For Andrej Bureš, it's cool that your friend volunteered and all, but the dossier is bland... There are several others like that already. Maybe you could add something?
It's fan fiction about actual Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš. There is more merciless version:
Name: Andrej Bureš
>ROLE: Businessman{NEWLINE}>AFFILIATION: Unknown{NEWLINE}>DETAILS: Merciless trader and former informant of communist Czechoslovak secret police. He is hoarding useful informations because of his high political ambitions. Acording to the latest informations he started trades with Red Dawn and Hybrids thanks to his contats in intelligence and business comunity. Several of his local competitors mysteriously diseapeared recently and in two cases there are reports of UFO sightings in the area. His previous competitors were usually murdered.{NEWLINE}>STATUS: Interpol notified

Edit: I have changed Czechoslovakia to Czech Republic in Springman text. Czechoslovakia split into the two sovereign states in 1993.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on March 08, 2019, 02:19:30 pm
Aaah, now I get it! I failed to make the connection.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on May 22, 2019, 01:45:07 pm
Name: Tatoo
Role: Russian lesbian pop duo
Affiliation: Church of Dagon
Details: This Duo's latest single "Nas nie DAGONyat" was a great hit with the Rookies. Well, until they went on a concert and noticed the hooded figure at the backstage. The whole affair turned into an ill-concealed Chucrh of Dagon recruitment drive.
Status: Interpol Notified

Name: Mystery Team
Role: Amateur mystery solvers
Affiliation: Concerned citizens
Details: This group frequently show up on mission sites hours after X-Com has cleared the area. They are frequently the target of the Salvage team's cruel practical jokes. The group's dog shows rudimentary intelligence and was once brought to base with its handler (by mistake) for study. No signs of intelligence were found in either.
Status: Annoying
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on May 22, 2019, 02:52:31 pm
Name: Grandmother Donka
Status: Blind mystic, clairvoyant and herbalist
Affiliation: Red Dawn
Details: Baba (grandmother) Donka had foretold the breakup of the Soviet block, the Chernobyl disaster, Stalin's death. She was frequently visited by Soviet and other Eastern European leaders including Brezhnev and Yeltsin. She claimed to contact the dead: “I am for them – GATES IN THIS WORLD”. She was recently kidnapped by Red Dawn.
Status: Unknown

This is inspired by Baba Vanga. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Vanga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Vanga)
She (the real one) died in 1996 so the kidnapping above.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on May 22, 2019, 08:29:16 pm
I like the Baba Donka article, it's just right with the amount of humour. The other two were admittedly pretty good jokes (though the Tatoo was mostly for puns), but a bit too humorous for dossiers; if they could be somehow changed into staff inputs, I'll seriously consider them.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HumanTraitor on May 22, 2019, 10:31:49 pm
I like the Mystery Team, it could be worked into the game if it was a bit more subtle.

Name: Grandmother Donka
[...]
Details: Baba (grandmother) Donka had foretold the breakup of the Soviet block, the Chernobyl disaster and Stalin's death. She was frequently visited by Soviet and other Eastern European leaders including Brezhnev and Yeltsin. She claimed to contact the dead: “I am for them – GATES IN THIS WORLD”. She was recently kidnapped by Red Dawn.
Status: Unknown

This is inspired by Baba Vanga. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Vanga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Vanga)
She (the real one) died in 1996 so the kidnapping above.

Missing a word which I included. Also, is the last sentence "I am for them - Gates in this world" meant to be broken like this (as in, missing words)?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on May 23, 2019, 09:42:28 am
"I am for them - Gates in this world" I copy-pasted this one. It is supposed to be a direct citation. I changed the and to be "and others." Also changed the last sentence.

Name: Grandmother Donka
Status: Blind mystic, clairvoyant and herbalist
Affiliation: Red Dawn
Details: Baba (grandmother) Donka had foretold the breakup of the Soviet block, the Chernobyl disaster, Stalin's death and others. She was frequently visited by Soviet and other Eastern European leaders including Brezhnev and Yeltsin. She claimed to contact the dead: “I am for them – GATES IN THIS WORLD”. Her recent death is suspicious.
Status: Unknown

@Solaris The real Baba Vanga claimed that she contacted the aliens and that they will show up in 2130, so yeah, she would easily fit in the mood. I have ideas for several others like that and one about an event. On a side note a Soothsayer/Prophet/Mystic would fit as a staff member of X-Com.

The Scooby Doo and Tatoo are jokes truly, I would think about making them staff inputs.

The Scooby Doo gave me an idea for a mission.

Mission: Cleanup of Mission Site
Description: The Salvage team is on vacation and we must clean up this place by ourselves. Stay away from civilian investigators, they will not recognize the agents at longer range (more than 9 tiles), and gather %NUMBER%l all artifacts to the extraction zone and leave. The civilians are not to be harmed at all costs.

The level has a few scattered alien artifacts. The opposition is shortsighted (9 tiles vision) civilians with Tasers and completely immune to all kinds of damage. X-Com's job is to gather the artifacts and leave. The artifact points should outweigh the negative points from mission failed. You start with no weapons, only medkits and flares. All MIA agents are arrested and later taken by the MiBs which explains why they cannot be recovered.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on May 23, 2019, 06:26:36 pm
Thanks. I will include babushka Donka, when I have the time to do something lighter.

The mission you suggested sounds fun, I would be interested in adding a purely stealth mission. But I don't like the "immune to bullets" part - I'd rather completely forbid ANY weapons, or just give really painful penalties for killing the "enemies". It's a concept worth developing.

And by the way, after such a legendary introduction of Baba Donka, and having been kidnapped (since obviously her death was faked), it begs for a special mission... I smell hybrids ;)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on May 24, 2019, 11:32:18 am
I forgot to mention she is Bulgarian :)

In 1991 there was a group of Bulgarian mystics that convinced a group of Bulgarian army officers that the aliens have told them about something buried near Tsarichina (that is a village near Sofia). They diged a weird spiral shaped tunnel until in 1993 the media and the goverment found about it and there was a huge public scandal.The Tsarichina hole was filled with concrete. The target was Tsar Samuil's treasure, the skeleton of the first human, the first human in suspended animation, underground alien golden pyramid, communication device with aliens and what not. There are legends about UFO sightings force fields, etc.

It is a great material for a mission and I will write some dossiers about it when I find some time. I was thinking something in the line of how Red Down found about the aliens.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on May 24, 2019, 08:50:50 pm
Yeah, an awesome idea.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HumanTraitor on May 25, 2019, 11:26:17 pm
I would like to try making a dossier of my own.

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Name: Professor B. Viruso

Role: Scientist

Affiliation: Hybrid Network (pressumed)

Details: Brilliant Spanish scientist who managed to achieve five Doctorates in a row for science-related studies, he was known for his amazing if controversial advances in gene-therapy and his even stranger inventions. Notable amongst the latter is the drug he invented originally as an "intelligence enhancement pill", which he eventually repurposed as a potent sedative used even today.

However, nine months ago he promptly went off the grid with no warning. Our conjecture is that his disappearance is related to his government's latest batch of budget cuts completely stalling his research funds, moment in which he was approached by an unknown party interested in his unorthodox research methods and his amoral approach to science.

His current whereabouts are unknown.

Status: Interpol notified
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Bartojan on May 29, 2019, 12:15:47 pm
One pre-gnome:

Name: Kiras Jelantik
>ROLE: Police officer{NEWLINE}>AFFILIATION: Unknown{NEWLINE}>DETAILS: Kiras is 30 years old. He's the youngest member of very old Balian family, known for their very small frame and similar appearence. Men usually serve as low class civil servants and Kiras is Brigadier of Indonesian National Police. His family is veiled in mystery: there are no official records of any female family members, no records of any birth, death nor burrial in the family. But Indonesian official records are not reliable. No interrogated local citizen has ever seen any female, child or old member nor 2 members of the family together.{NEWLINE}>STATUS: Under surveillance
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on May 31, 2019, 08:28:26 pm
I should come here more often. Thanks for the input, guys!

@Human Traitor: Your entry is... okay, but kinda bland. I mean, this bio lacks any distinctive features - if you change the name and nationality, it could apply to almost any hybrid scientist. It needs some sort of a hook, making him more unique. Do you think you can come up with something? Or if you don't want to do anything further, I can give it some thought myself. The photo is pretty great though!

@Bartojan: It's all very interesting, but I miss the exact reason why X-Com would be interested in this family. Sure, they're supposed to investigate all supernatural stuff, but this little guy looks more like someone from the Council. Which is in fact okay, but do you think we can go full "let's investigate who we work for"? It's a good plot idea, but kinda heavy on the commitment.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HumanTraitor on May 31, 2019, 10:25:11 pm
I should come here more often. Thanks for the input, guys!

@Human Traitor: Your entry is... okay, but kinda bland. I mean, this bio lacks any distinctive features - if you change the name and nationality, it could apply to almost any hybrid scientist. It needs some sort of a hook, making him more unique. Do you think you can come up with something? Or if you don't want to do anything further, I can give it some thought myself. The photo is pretty great though!

Thanks!

The character and the photo of course is a reference to a famous character of Mort & Phil, a famous Spanish comic. I wanted to keep it subtle as an in-game joke, since there are already dossiers that do that. I'll see if I can write out something serious for Bacterio.

More info about the character here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mort_%26_Phil#Professor_Bacterio
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 01, 2019, 12:56:22 pm
The character and the photo of course is a reference to a famous character of Mort & Phil, a famous Spanish comic. I wanted to keep it subtle as an in-game joke, since there are already dossiers that do that. I'll see if I can write out something serious for Bacterio.

More info about the character here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mort_%26_Phil#Professor_Bacterio

Well, I haven't caught this reference. But it's OK, I encourage such ideas.
Still, my point remains: the entry should be a bit more interesting by itself, not only as a reference. Also, a parody shouldn't use the original name, it's just not how things are done - so maybe change the surname to Viruso or something ;)

EDIT: Baba Donka added. (No screenshots, find her in the game!)

EDIT 2: Arastoo Namdar added too.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HumanTraitor on June 02, 2019, 07:11:05 pm
Alright, reworked the sheet. Better now? IS it too obvious? Also, I was thinking of doing another the following months if I can.

Reposting the text here for easier reading.


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Name: Professor B. Viruso

Role: Scientist

Affiliation: Hybrid Network (pressumed)

Details: Brilliant Spanish scientist who managed to achieve five Doctorates in a row for science-related studies, he was known for his amazing if controversial advances in gene-therapy and his even stranger inventions. Notable amongst the latter is the drug he invented originally as an "intelligence enhancement pill", which he eventually repurposed as a potent sedative used even today.

However, nine months ago he promptly went off the grid with no warning. Our conjecture is that his disappearance is related to his government's latest batch of budget cuts completely stalling his research funds, moment in which he was approached by an unknown party interested in his unorthodox research methods and his amoral approach to science.

His current whereabouts are unknown.

Status: Interpol notified
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Martin on June 03, 2019, 02:05:28 pm
Viruso Bacterius

Bacteriophage? ???
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on June 04, 2019, 12:07:41 am
"Dossier: Silent Ghost"
"ROLE: Infiltration/Black Ops
"AFFILIATION: Freelancer"
"Details:
The only surviving subject of the 'Maharlika Project', a brutal and secret super soldier project backed by the far-right New Society Movement located in the Philippines (an enemy of the red dawn) in 1981. His existing records show him being involved in executing Communist officials, Black Lotus members, replaced government officials(Hybrids?) and participation in a Biohazard containment. His current whereabouts after the 1988  Procyon city incident (1998 Raccoon City reference procyon is another name for raccoon) are unknown although there are rumors that he is currently investigating the cause of these incidents on his own."
"STATUS: Unknown"
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 05, 2019, 07:39:32 pm
Alright, reworked the sheet. Better now? IS it too obvious? Also, I was thinking of doing another the following months if I can.

Reposting the text here for easier reading.


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Name: Professor Viruso Bacterius

Role: Scientist

Affiliation: Hybrid Network (pressumed)

Details: Brilliant Spanish scientist who managed to achieve five Doctorates in a row for science-related studies, he was known for his amazing if controversial advances in gene-therapy and his even stranger inventions. Notable amongst the latter is the drug he invented originally as an "intelligence enhancement pill", which he eventually repurposed as a potent sedative used even today.

However, nine months ago he promptly went off the grid and seemingly disappeared from the world. Our conjecture is that his disappearance is related to his government's latest batch of budget cuts completely stalling his research funds, moment in which he was approached by an unknown party interested in his unorthodox research methods and his amoral approach to science.

His current whereabouts are unknown, although there are rumours of a strange bearded fellow sometimes being seen around the university he once worked at.


Status: Interpol notified

Not bad, but maybe "Viruso Bacterius" is a bit far... How about "B. Viruso"?

Also I doubt this much text will fit, but I can try.

"Dossier: Silent Ghost"
"ROLE: Infiltration/Black Ops
"AFFILIATION: Freelancer"
"Details:
The only surviving subject of the 'Maharlika Project', a brutal and secret super soldier project backed by the far-right New Society Movement located in the Philippines (an enemy of the red dawn) in 1981. His existing records show him being involved in executing Communist officials, Black Lotus members, replaced government officials(Hybrids?) and participation in a Biohazard containment. His current whereabouts after the 1988  Procyon city incident (1998 Raccoon City reference procyon is another name for raccoon) are unknown although there are rumors that he is currently investigating the cause of these incidents on his own."
"STATUS: Unknown"

This is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: HumanTraitor on June 05, 2019, 09:26:46 pm
Removed the last two lines and edited the name. Better now, or still too much text?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 05, 2019, 11:06:01 pm
Removed the last two lines and edited the name. Better now, or still too much text?

I don't know yet. It certainly looks better, but I reserve the right to shorten it further, if needed. Also bear in mind I'll make it one paragraph, out of necessity.
Thanks! Added to the base of ideas.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on June 06, 2019, 12:51:54 am
Was about to add Metal gear things like exoskeleton 'nanomachines', 'cyborg ninja' and also SCP foundation but I thought it would be better for another one rather than put them all together in a single person xD. Btw can I also insert places/locations of interest?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 06, 2019, 01:36:44 am
Was about to add Metal gear things like exoskeleton 'nanomachines', 'cyborg ninja' and also SCP foundation but I thought it would be better for another one rather than put them all together in a single person xD. Btw can I also insert places/locations of interest?

I know zilch about either, but I am not against adding some new type of article which is about places or events instead of people.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on June 06, 2019, 01:29:48 pm
https://metalgear.fandom.com/wiki/Metal_Gear_series
it's a game about political fiction,  tactical espionage and stealth, etc.
https://metalgear.fandom.com/wiki/Gray_Fox the cyborg ninja I was talking about.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCP_Foundation They are pretty much like XCOM with some differences.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 16, 2019, 01:11:07 pm
Well I know these exist, I just can't see how they're related to the X-Com setting. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on June 16, 2019, 05:25:15 pm
Well let's say solid snake was actually a hybrid turned rouge and the cyborg ninja a child soldier trained and brainwashed by the syndicate, cyberweb or Black Lotus for their own benefit. And the scp foundation sites or containment facilities would fit well as Locations of interest (like the abandoned base) for the Xcom since they are also dealing with the unknown. :D
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 16, 2019, 05:57:46 pm
Well if you write it, and it's good, of course I'll add it. That's the point of this thread. :)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Bobit on June 16, 2019, 06:13:33 pm
When I was first playing the mod I suspected that some of the Dossiers would allow me to recruit unique soldiers with the same name and very strange stats. It wouldn't take too much work (basically just design their stats and faces and implement a research for it), though it might break the game.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Vangrimar1 on June 20, 2019, 10:09:06 am
It would be nice if the dossier gave access to special items, units, etc. For example, a smuggler's file opened access to a new weapon.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on June 20, 2019, 01:15:40 pm
It would be nice if the dossier gave access to special items, units, etc. For example, a smuggler's file opened access to a new weapon.

Some dossiers lead to missions (Lo Wo at least) and some do give unique stuff.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on June 21, 2019, 11:30:44 am
... and they have goddamn Stark as the chief engineer. :)

Staff input: Chief Engineer.
Prerequisites: Any Alien cool gadget after he is recruited and psiclone is researched.

Hello Commander,
I have come to inform you of the lack of respect that my fellow colleagues show to me. Somebody have drawn wolf ears and back swords on all my Ironman posters and written "WINTER IS CUMING" all over them and my personal workbench. This is a gross violation of my personal space and a mockery both to my surname and my favorite fiction character.

And this is not the worst. I have overheard that vile medical officer saying that she had seen me sneak in the lab and take a psiclone. She called me "STARK RAVING MAD" and also claimed that I have repeatedly used the device and that I roam the corridors at night naked and babbling uncontrollably. That has happened only ONCE, for Christ sake, and I was DRUNK. Drunk, not ... What commander? Where did I get alcohol? I ... uh ... I ... uhm ... I don't remember. No, no, no, no, no, you can't break the still, we need it for the ... um ... helicopter, yes, the helicopter. It has this anti-frost mechanism where pure alcohol is sprayed on the blades to prevent icing. I am not making this up, it is in the manual. Thank you for your time commander.


Staff input: Chief Engineer.
Prerequisites: Researching the flying suit.

With the help of the Chief Researcher I have finished the first prototype of this marvelous technology. Finally we can overcome that silly law of physics called gravity. We will never need to use my catapult or that rocket jump the Rookies are practicing in Hangar 2 again.

I'd like to inform you that the rumors, about me using nothing but scrap and duct tape to do it, are grossly exaggerated. That caresses my ego, but no. That duct tape there is not a structural component, it is only to protect from dust. NO, don't remove it. And we had to make the inliners from the janitor's bucket, but only because the aluminium sheet that we requisitioned from that bitch of an accountant will be here after 3 months. And that light on the chest is vital to the suit's work, we can't just turn it off. Yes, all of them must be red and yellow. No, you cannot put a cape on it. This is a solid serious piece of high-tech equipment not some butaphoric superhero outfit.



Note: I assume that the above described suit is a technology demonstrator so the Chief Engineer has been a bit frivolous with the outlook.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 22, 2019, 06:32:26 pm
When I was first playing the mod I suspected that some of the Dossiers would allow me to recruit unique soldiers with the same name and very strange stats. It wouldn't take too much work (basically just design their stats and faces and implement a research for it), though it might break the game.

It's not exactly impossible, but a lot of work - basically each special character would have to be its own "race" (unless someone has a better idea). So I'm not crazy about this idea, though it's not fundamentally wrong or anything.

It would be nice if the dossier gave access to special items, units, etc. For example, a smuggler's file opened access to a new weapon.

That's more reasonable.
Suggestions welcome.

Some dossiers lead to missions (Lo Wo at least) and some do give unique stuff.

Yeah, there are 3 or 4 such missions now.

Staff input: Chief Engineer.
Prerequisites: Any Alien cool gadget after he is recruited and psiclone is researched.

Hello Commander,
I have come to inform you of the lack of respect that my fellow colleagues show to me. Somebody have drawn wolf ears and back swords on all my Ironman posters and written "WINTER IS CUMING" all over them and my personal workbench. This is a gross violation of my personal space and a mockery both to my surname and my favorite fiction character.

And this is not the worst. I have overheard that vile medical officer saying that she had seen me sneak in the lab and take a psiclone. She called me "STARK RAVING MAD" and also claimed that I have repeatedly used the device and that I roam the corridors at night naked and babbling uncontrollably. That has happened only ONCE, for Christ sake, and I was DRUNK. Drunk, not ... What commander? Where did I get alcohol? I ... uh ... I ... uhm ... I don't remember. No, no, no, no, no, you can't break the still, we need it for the ... um ... helicopter, yes, the helicopter. It has this anti-frost mechanism where pure alcohol is sprayed on the blades to prevent icing. I am not making this up, it is in the manual. Thank you for your time commander.

That would be totally out of character for the Doctor though... Knowing her, she'd probably join him :)
It's the Accountant who makes people's life miserable because she keeps trying to keep them in check, for the good of the project. (also, she calls them names, because they totally deserve that.)

And that poster vandalism sounds totally like the Intelligence lady!

To sum up: good one, but needs a bit of polish.

Staff input: Chief Engineer.
Prerequisites: Researching the flying suit.

With the help of the Chief Researcher I have finished the first prototype of this marvelous technology. Finally we can overcome that silly law of physics called gravity. We will never need to use my catapult or that rocket jump the Rookies are practicing in Hangar 2 again.

I'd like to inform you that the rumors, about me using nothing but scrap and duct tape to do it, are grossly exaggerated. That caresses my ego, but no. That duct tape there is not a structural component, it is only to protect from dust. NO, don't remove it. And we had to make the inliners from the janitor's bucket, but only because the aluminum sheet that we requisitioned from that bitch of an accountant will be here after 3 months. And that light on the chest is vital to the suit's work, we can't just turn it off. Yes, all of them must be red and yellow. No, you cannot put a cape on it. This is a solid serious piece of high-tech equipment, not some butaphoric superhero outfit.

Very nice. Except Flying Suit is not the first flying armour. I'd relegate it to the Grav Module (jumpsuit with a gravpack). Anyway, taken!

EDIT: Can I remove the reference to the Chief Researcher? It would complicate the tech tree, and also this guy doesn't like giving credits that much.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Bobit on June 23, 2019, 06:26:01 pm
@Solarius it's not possible to make them all the same race with different starting stats?
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on June 23, 2019, 06:41:12 pm
@Solarius it's not possible to make them all the same race with different starting stats?

No, this sentence is contradictory - if it's the same race, then it means the same stats.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on June 26, 2019, 11:48:10 am
....
EDIT: Can I remove the reference to the Chief Researcher? It would complicate the tech tree, and also this guy doesn't like giving credits that much.

Modify them as you see fit.

Quote
Staff input: Chief Engineer.
Prerequisites: Any Alien cool gadget after he is recruited and psiclone is researched.

Hello Commander,
I have come to inform you of the lack of respect that my fellow colleagues show to me. Somebody have drawn wolf ears and back swords on all my Ironman posters and written "WINTER IS CUMING" all over them and my personal workbench. This is a gross violation of my personal space and a mockery both to my surname and my favorite fiction character.

And this is not the worst. I have overheard that vile chief accountant saying that she had seen me sneak in the lab and take a psiclone. She called me "STARK RAVING MAD" and also claimed that I have repeatedly used the device and that I roam the corridors at night naked and babbling uncontrollably. That has happened only ONCE, for Christ sake, and I was DRUNK. Drunk, not ... What commander? Where did I get alcohol? I ... uh ... I ... uhm ... I don't remember. No, no, no, no, no, you can't break the still, we need it for the ... um ... helicopter, yes, the helicopter. It has this anti-frost mechanism where pure alcohol is sprayed on the blades to prevent icing. I am not making this up, it is in the manual.

Thank you for your time commander.

I changed the doctor with the Chief Accountant. What else do you think needs change?

And that poster vandalism sounds totally like the Intelligence lady!

She wouldn't leave any clues to who did that, would she?  ;D
Just some giggling in the distance.

Any flying armor would be fine for the second one.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on July 07, 2019, 11:31:45 am
OK, I like the changes. :) Will keep it for further work.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: TheCurse on August 19, 2019, 08:53:53 pm

Pinky & Brain

Role: Lab rats

Affiliation: unknown

Details:
Pinky and Brain were created in a genetic experiment.
With Pinkys impressive intelligence and suspected psionic abilities
and Brains unusual strength they easily escaped the laboratory.
In their ongoing quest for world domination they currently operate
a cloning center for genetically enhanced rats.

Status: Interpol notified


Well maybe instead of Interpol an exterminator is notified, as interpol may not take you serious on this one ;)
Have not found a fitting image in vertical format of visibly evil rats yet.

Of course would be fitting to have a "Destroy cloning lab" mission involving rats.
(My idea would be having them escape as research result, but leaving behind something that may lead to improve xcom rats, like custom armor or tritanium teeth or genetic enhancement)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on August 25, 2019, 04:11:38 pm
XD
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: tarkalak on September 11, 2019, 03:16:10 pm
Even better, the mission should accept only diquised X-com Rats.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on September 21, 2019, 08:56:46 pm
Well if you write it, and it's good, of course I'll add it. That's the point of this thread. :)
hey scorch been a while xD I did some edits now. Is it ok? If not please tell me how I can improve. Oh and btw I'll be doing  those  places/locations and some metal gear stuff later on like you said :D cheers its me phantom btw.
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"Dossier: Silent Ghost"
"ROLE: Infiltration/Black Ops
"AFFILIATION: Freelancer"
"Details:
The only surviving subject of the 'Maharlika Project', a brutal and secret super soldier project backed by the far-right New Society Movement located in the Philippines (an enemy of the red dawn or historically the communists? I dunno xD) in 1981. His existing records show him being involved in executing Communists, Black Lotus members,  government officials(Hybrids? or the syndicate whatever sways your boat) and participation in a Biohazard containment. His current whereabouts after the 1988  Procyon city incident (1998 Raccoon City reference procyon is another name or a scientific name for raccoon) are unknown or presumed  dead due to the high casualties during the incident. Although there are rumors that he is currently hunting down the ones who betrayed and the main cause of the downfall of his beloved country."
"STATUS: MIA"
"Notes: The death cannot die. I am willing to apply."
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: LytaRyta on September 25, 2019, 12:46:32 am
Name: Tanya *Red Lotus* Lysbeth

Role: many: Assasin, Secret Agent, Silent Sharpshooter Sniper, "Investigations, - Infiltrations, - Espionage´, - Sabotages, - & Hacking"

Affiliation: Many: Red Labyrinth, Republick of Hackers, Various Military, Police, Security, Secret Services, and Criminal organizations and factions

Details: Asian self-made top detective, and super-agent, hacker, who survives on "anxiety, coffee, and chocolate" according to informants. Often implicated but never corroborated in smart, discrete killings of "bad boys" (..and occasionaly, rare womans too..) which cease after his involvement.

Status: Unknown,
(..but (hard-)reachable for hire..)

https://cnc.gamepedia.com/Black_Lotus
https://cnc.fandom.com/wiki/Super_Lotus


Google_Images: 

Tanya, 

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQ-52A41NWSMB6Fryef1kVtQUGOcg:1569360978951&q=tanya+command+and+conquer&tbm=isch&source=hp&sxsrf=ACYBGNQ-52A41NWSMB6Fryef1kVtQUGOcg:1569360978951&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj4zLKdterkAhXp8eAKHYMsD90QsAR6BAgFEAE&biw=1536&bih=733



Black Lotus, Super Lotus  (Command Conquer Generals ~~Zero Hour)

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vF5ZxtpCbi0/hqdefault.jpg
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vF5ZxtpCbi0/hqdefault.jpg)

https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/square_small/1/18802/827892-generals_black_lotus.jpg
(https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/square_small/1/18802/827892-generals_black_lotus.jpg)

https://i.imgur.com/OcMfXjP.jpg
(https://i.imgur.com/OcMfXjP.jpg)

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/cnc/images/2/2f/Generals_Black_Lotus.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100126085848
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/cnc/images/2/2f/Generals_Black_Lotus.jpg)

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQ-52A41NWSMB6Fryef1kVtQUGOcg:1569360978951&q=tanya+command+and+conquer&tbm=isch&source=hp&sxsrf=ACYBGNQ-52A41NWSMB6Fryef1kVtQUGOcg:1569360978951&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj4zLKdterkAhXp8eAKHYMsD90QsAR6BAgFEAE&biw=1536&bih=733
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on September 25, 2019, 08:18:55 pm
hey scorch been a while xD I did some edits now. Is it ok? If not please tell me how I can improve. Oh and btw I'll be doing  those  places/locations and some metal gear stuff later on like you said :D cheers its me phantom btw.

It's definitely too long to fit.
Also, I have no idea why X-Com would care about this guy... :)

Name: Tanya *Red Lotus* Lysbeth

(...)

I'll keep it, will think later.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on September 26, 2019, 05:45:30 am
Quote
"Dossier: Silent Ghost"
"ROLE: Infiltration/Black Ops
"AFFILIATION: AFP (former)/ Freelancer"
"Details:
Also known as "Subject Ajin" the only survivor of a brutal secret project in PH. Possess extreme regenerative abilities and invisible ghostlike entities that trigger upon death or mortal injury. Went missing during a 'biohazard' incident in Procyon before the city got nuked in 1988."
"STATUS: MIA"
"Notes: The death cannot die. I might apply"
about ajin here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajin:_Demi-Human
(addt'l nt: supposed to  be the 1998 raccoon city incident)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on September 26, 2019, 06:50:08 am
Place of Interest: Site [REDACTED]
Role: Containment?
Details:
"A large complex 15 km north of [REDACTED] owned by Class IV Financial Organization "The Foundation". Multiple confirmed sightings of armed personnel with equipment bearing unknown markings patrolling established perimeters. Attempts to probe complex interior have resulted in the loss of Agents Omicron, Psi, Kappa and Mu. Agent Kappa survived 2 hours, forty five minutes and reported multiple instances of inexplicable power failures, messages written on the walls in blood and vocalizations of unknown languages before mental deterioration and then his apparent suicide.
All paraphernalia related to site [REDACTED} classified, Level XXX1V-Rho."
SECURE.CONTAIN.PROTECT.


http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1730







credits to the writer of the SCP 1730 and arctic :D take time to read it
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on October 02, 2019, 10:54:06 pm
Dossier: Michael Fernando  III
Role: Dictator/President of the Philippines
Affiliation: Xenonauts(formerly)/Syndicate
Details:
His regime was infamous for its corruption,  extravagance, and brutality. Involved in a super soldier project and a former supporter of the xenonauts. It was later found that he had secret dealings with the syndicate regarding a secret alien weapon w/c was allegedly never finished due to his ailing condition and the chaos that befall his regime.
Status: Deceased/Retired
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on October 03, 2019, 07:52:00 pm
No real people please. It's bad taste, and rarely actually interesting.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Hashirama015 on October 03, 2019, 08:00:03 pm
oops sorry about that I'll change the name then.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: betatester on October 19, 2019, 04:07:08 pm
Name: Grigori Rasputin
Affiliation: cultist
story: After Rasputin tried to mentally take control of the Tsar an operation was planned. The cultist was taken down by a team of agents including oswald Rayner from the SIS, the Prince Felix Ioussoupov, the Great Duke Dimitri Pavlovich, lieutenant Sergueï Soukhotine, and the doctor Stanislas Lazovert a covert SIS collaborator The plan doesn't go as intended. After resisting huge amounts of poison, Rasputin was shot down then rose again, trying to strangle Ioussoupov. A complete beating and for more security a drowning in the Neva was decided. When the corpse was found we tried to burn the corpse but it was heat resistant. Two preoccupations remain: Rasputin adepts drank the Neva waters possibly contaminating themselves and the rumor that the body was fireproof and that only the coffin burned leaked. The body is still under our guard in a secret Area. The threat of his adepts wanting to recover it shouldn't be underestimated.
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: LytaRyta on October 19, 2019, 05:41:32 pm
...  *Fulcanelli

(...yap, the Magic Realism, Mystery´ies of Cathedrals, Dwellers of Magicians, Empire of Light, etc,  ..& so on.. )
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: LytaRyta on October 19, 2019, 05:44:09 pm
^^ ~~( ..i will write more, later! )
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on October 20, 2019, 02:50:08 pm
Name: Grigori Rasputin
Affiliation: cultist
story: After Rasputin tried to mentally take control of the Tsar an operation was planned. The cultist was taken down by a team of agents including oswald Rayner from the SIS, the Prince Felix Ioussoupov, the Great Duke Dimitri Pavlovich, lieutenant Sergueï Soukhotine, and the doctor Stanislas Lazovert a covert SIS collaborator The plan doesn't go as intended. After resisting huge amounts of poison, Rasputin was shot down then rose again, trying to strangle Ioussoupov. A complete beating and for more security a drowning in the Neva was decided. When the corpse was found we tried to burn the corpse but it was heat resistant. Two preoccupations remain: Rasputin adepts drank the Neva waters possibly contaminating themselves and the rumor that the body was fireproof and that only the coffin burned leaked. The body is still under our guard in a secret Area. The threat of his adepts wanting to recover it shouldn't be underestimated.

It's something, but it's not exactly related to X-Com. There's not enough reason for X-Com to be interested in this. There is no concrete information about Rasputin's allegiance ("cultist" is not informative enough), and how it ties to the X-Com Files setting.

...  *Fulcanelli

(...yap, the Magic Realism, Mystery´ies of Cathedrals, Dwellers of Magicians, Empire of Light, etc,  ..& so on.. )

Okay, but remember to keep it relevant, as mentioned above. ;)
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: betatester on October 20, 2019, 04:48:04 pm
the only entry I have in my UFOPedia for the moment is "secret cults"
and according to wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin
under "religious conversion" he totally qualified under this section

[21]
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By the early 1900s, Rasputin had developed a small circle of acolytes, primarily family members and other local peasants, who prayed with him on Sundays and other holy days when he was in Pokrovskoye. Building a makeshift chapel in Efim's root cellar – Rasputin was still living within his father's household at the time – the group held secret prayer meetings there. These meetings were the subject of some suspicion and hostility from the village priest and other villagers. It was rumored that female followers were ceremonially washing him before each meeting, that the group sang strange songs that the villagers had not heard before, and even that Rasputin had joined the Khlysty, a religious sect whose ecstatic rituals were rumored to include self-flagellation and sexual orgies.[19][20] According to historian Joseph Fuhrmann, however, "repeated investigations failed to establish that Rasputin was ever a member of the sect", and rumors that he was a Khlyst appear to have been unfounded.
on a conspiracy mod of course these allegations are true
and the mind controll- of the tsar via hypnotism is true too
the rumor of his body not burning is a true rumor (I never say a true fact)
and yes the strange assassination and the implication of english secret service is true too

and in history at the same time in the same place there's also this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event that happens between his conversion and his assassination
Title: Re: Dossiers wanted!
Post by: Solarius Scorch on October 20, 2019, 04:50:05 pm
Yeah, I know these facts. All I'm saying is that the concept needs to fit the game better.