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Title: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 09, 2019, 10:50:18 pm
Hello, gentlemen. I am back to the written playthroughs, and I thought of going with a different idea. I thought of going with using the news format, this time with multiple real world news broadcasters, and in addition, this playthrough will also be formatted as AARs of X-COM operations, research reports, personal journals, etc. In other words, yes, I am playing "The X-COM Files", and as we begin our journey, I want to you to believe. Here is the Untold Story of the First Alien War.

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Letter of Activation for X-COM: General Investigation Bureau

Konstantin Volikov,

If you are reading this message, it is because the UN Security Council has convened to approve the creation of the X-COM: General Investigation Bureau (GIB), effective on 1 January, 1997 and the letter of recommendation given to UN Secretary General-elect Kofi Annan on your qualifications to lead this new organisation have been accepted. As a result, a Council of Funding Nations has been established to provide the Bureau funding based on your monthly performance. While the UN may yet take the recent reports of monsters and criminal cultist elements seriously, I have every hope that you and the rest of the X-COM: GIB can change their minds.

Good luck...Commander. If these reports are true, you and your organisation may now be Earth's only remaining hope...

Sincerely,
Mikho Mayestewan

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Enjoy! Oh and...I will be updating this as the game progresses in multiple forms, so...
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 03:31:50 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 3, January, 1997
Subject: Case 001 After Action Report

It is with confidence that I can safely say that our first investigation into what was reportedly a series of crop circles seems to have revealed some...insights into the nature of these crop circles that were, for years, dismissed as mere urban legends. When we arrived to interrogate an eyewitness who was present at the scene of the event, the witness responded by attacking our agents. Though Agent Lowie Leclercq has sustained minor injuries in the attempt to subdue our uncooperative eyewitness, we may have our intelligence offer begin the interrogation of this reportedly abducted farmer. Within a day after this After Action Report is sent to the Council, Agent Leclercq should be ready to return to combat duty from serving time in the hospital.

The X-COM: GIB currently recommends investigating these supposed "alien fuel traces" and interrogating our still uncooperative eyewitness.

End Report

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Well, this is going off to a nice start. Heh....
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:32:38 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 January, 1997
Subject: Budapest UFO Incident After Action Report

As you can perhaps tell by the subject of this After Action Report, there was an attempt by Agent Leclercq and Agent Thierry Bilenga to respond to a reported UFO sighting during a nighttime landing in the Budapest suburban area. During the engagement, Agent Bilenga had sustained significant injuries from alien energy weapons fire, and Leclercq has been acting differently from his usual self after the incident. Although the operation was a success in regards to securing the UFO, we suspect that Agent Leclercq may have been reportedly traumatised as a result of the aliens having some sort of telepathic ability; enough to induce panic on our agents. Agent Bilenga will currently be temporarily out of action for at least two to three weeks as a result of the incident, though the sheer fact that this incident even happened is clear evidence that we are not alone and that these aliens are hostile.

Extreme caution is advised against these extraterrestrials, as well as any other potential creatures we run into.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:51:21 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 January, 1997
Subject: Case 002 After Action Report

Our two agents managed to locate and eliminate what was reported by local Australian civilians to be some kind of giant spider. We still have another case to respond to, but based on our current situation, we would likely be unable to do much with the Mudranger practically being limited in use. As a result, I would recommend further expansion of X-COM HQ to allow for additional vehicles to be stationed at the base, as well as the expansion of the research team in order to study anything useful.

End Report

***

Kevlar Vest Acquisition Request - X-COM: GIB

To whom it may concern,

In light of recent encounters with both extraterrestrial lifeforms and unknown creatures, it is currently being requested that the organisation be provided with the necessary equipment to protect its agents in the field. As a result, I am making this request to acquire kevlar vests for use by X-COM agents.

Sincerely,
Cdr. Konstantin Volikov.

***

BBC News
8 January, 1997
Firefighters Continue Efforts to Fight Suburban Fires in Budapest

The fires that have been raging throughout an industrial park just outside of Budapest earlier today continue to rage across the area. Despite eyewitness claims about some kind of firefight between what was reported by eyewitnesses to be "two secret agent-looking gunmen" against what was reported by some eyewitnesses as "alien creatures", the Hungarian government has dismissed these allegations as "pure conspiratorial ramblings". As the industrial park continue to burn, the local fire departments have been working tirelessly throughout the night attempting to keep the fires under control. Stay tuned for further updates...

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Well, this is getting interesting....
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 05:20:17 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 January, 1997
Subject: Case 003 After Action Report

After some rather intense fighting against what were reportedly some kind of large, cannibalistic bats, it would be safe to say that the mission, although successful, has resulted in the loss of Agent Kato Jacobs after being reportedly brutally scratched and stricken to death by multiple bats. Despite this loss, Agent Leclerqc has chosen to successfully finish the mission himself, even in the face of great adversity against these alien bats. It would appear that these may be related to the previous case regarding reports of a giant spider from two days earlier. This sort of creature would be quite interesting for autopsy, and would be awaiting that in the labs.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 05:26:31 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 January, 1997
Subject: Case 004 After Action Report

We managed to capture another abducted farmer, who was reportedly an eyewitness to some sort of cattle mutilation incident in Greece and as a result, we were forced to subdue the witness. As of the time of this writing, the interrogation team has yet to begin interrogating neither the farmer from the crop circle incident in Bolivia nor this one. We should begin interrogation of both subjects as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 03:20:19 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 17 January, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 001 After Action Report

After a brief chase in Wellington, New Zealand to capture the first of many suspects of what the X-COM: GIB believes to be some sort of cultist movement, we have been able to capture and apprehend said suspect with minimal bloodshed, though we can safely say that the suspect was armed and extremely dangerous. Regardless, no agents have been injured and the suspect is in X-COM: GIB custody. There are currently cases of similar suspects elsewhere on the planet that we will attempt our best to deal with. The best we can do is obtain some kind of useful information from our suspect, unlike the two farmers.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 03:27:15 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 19 January, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 002 After Action Report

In another apprehension attempt, this time in Saratov, Russia, we have been able to once again apprehend a possible suspected cultist, though on this particular case, Agent Baile Hashemi had been knocked unconscious by the suspect before Agent Leclercq was able to apprehend him. He should be back in action within approximately a week - around the same time Agent Bilenga should recover. We should be able to interrogate both this suspect and the suspect we had apprehended two days ago. We are still attempting to get something useful out of our other abducted farmer, but so far, still nothing.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 03:36:06 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 19 January, 1997
Subject: Abducted Farmer Interrogation Report

We've finally gotten something useful out of our Greek farmer. The farmer was identified as "Basil Angelopolos" decided to finally start cooperating with us. As far as we've managed to gather, we can confirm that he and the other farmer may have been abducted by the same aliens from the Budapest Incident two weeks ago. Due to the two farmers' hostility towards us when we attempted to apprehend him and during the early stages of the interrogation, we can certainly confirm that something seems to be controlling the farmers' actions at the time of their abductions, which could indicate this was very recent.

However, what is even more unsettling is what the farmer described as "dangerous experiments" on him and his own cattle. Whatever it is these aliens want, it is probably at the detriment of all mankind...

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 03:42:42 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 January, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 003 After Action Report

A third suspect was apprehended by our agents, this time in Lusaka, Zambia. The suspect was attempting to engage both of our agents in close combat with his light pistol before Agent Leclercq was able to knock him unconscious. Admittedly, this suspect could be connected to our other two suspects, one of which is being interrogated at this time. At this moment, we can expect that these suspects may all be linked in some way or the other, but we have no way to confirm that until they are all interrogated by our teams.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 03:50:00 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 January, 1997
Subject: Case 005 After Action Report

This report may sound somewhat unprofessional, but our agents in the field have managed to capture another farmer...only this time, there appeared to be some kind of "zombie" this time around, along with a previously unidentified organism. We suspect that these creatures are likely either some kind of reanimated corpses or parasitic lifeform. At the present, we cannot confirm either of these reports, but we can confirm that our farmer is now in X-COM: GIB custody. The state of the subject appears to be still hostile, but we can attempt to gain some information from him.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 03:56:44 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 January, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 005 After Action Report

Another suspect was just recently captured in Salvador by our X-COM agents, whom are currently bringing him in to X-COM HQ. So far, we can't say for certain whether these cultists are related to the aliens in some form, but what we do know is that our first suspect is has mentioned something about an organisation called the "Black Lotus". We will attempt to gain the whereabouts of this cultist group, and we should attempt to interrogate the others. They could be involved in similar groups.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:00:17 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 27 January, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Follower Interrogation Report

As we had mentioned in our earlier report, the suspect is related to an organisation known as the Black Lotus, though we have not yet been able to gain all that many insights into them, I believe our intelligence officer can attempt to do exactly that. And at this time, there is a possibility of looking into the Black Lotus network before beginning the interrogation of our other suspects. As of the time of this report, I have already prepared the interrogation team to do exactly that.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:22:51 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 27 January, 1997
Subject: Case 006 After Action Report

X-COM agents have been able to respond to the developments regarding a "zombie" outbreak somewhere in the Siberian countryside, where we have managed to capture a live zombie specimen for study. However, it is possible that we can attempt to autopsy the zombie corpses, but first, we have to deal with some basic issues first. X-COM is still waiting on the request for Kevlar body armour and this will take time, admittedly, but making the process faster would be nice as well.

End Report

***

Channel One Russia
27 January, 1997
Military Training Exercises in Siberia Continue

The Ministry of Defence has just announced that recent military exercises were conducted in Siberia earlier today, demonstrating the capabilities and might of Russian military forces for the purposes of training our forces for future conflicts. The reports of a so-called "zombie outbreak" have been dismissed by government officials as "conspiracy theories with no basis in reality", though in light of several reports of UFO activity in Western and Central Europe last month, and reports of missing individuals around the globe, the possibility that these conspiracy theories could spread is becoming increasingly likely.

Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:27:23 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 31 January, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Network Report

After our intelligence officer was able to do some digging, it would appear that the Black Lotus Network is highly organised, and as such, we expect this group to be some kind of terrorist organisation operating across East Asia and other parts of the Asian continent. It is likely that the Black Lotus group is connected to the aliens at this point, but we cannot confirm until more suspects are interrogated, preferably of some higher rank. Our objective now is to ensure that the other suspects are learned of, but X-COM would like to accelerate the process of the paperwork on Kevlar body armour, which would take time.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:36:11 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 February, 1997
Subject: Case 007 After Action Report

X-COM agents recently managed to respond to a case of large ape-like creatures in Peru, who had reportedly butchered some hikers in the area. Even though it could be said that these creatures were eliminated, they required a significant amount of ammunition just to kill one of them. It could be said that their size alone would make it difficult to kill them with conventional weapons, though the X-COM: GIB would recommend beginning an autopsy of these creatures immediately.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:47:02 pm
Re: Kevlar Vest Acquisition Request - X-COM: GIB

Commander Volikov,

We have formally received your request to upgrade your organisation's protective gear to something more appropriate, and in light of your reports, the Council has granted you the authorisation to use Kevlar Vests for your use. We expect you to continue performing as best as possible, given the recent chain of events that have happened over the past month.

The Council hopes that you are met with...continued success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 04:52:40 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 8 February, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 005 After Action Report

Another suspect was apprehended by X-COM agents, who was wearing a mask similar to the suspect apprehended in Salvador, which based on our current findings, all suspects captured so far may be part of entirely different, yet also related organisations in some form or the other. We have yet to confirm this, but we can say with confidence that these organisations may be related in some way to the Black Lotus organisation we learned about last month.

End Report

Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 05:08:05 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 9 February, 1997
Subject: Brainwashed Farmer Interrogation Report

Although we have been able to be aware of alien abduction reports due to Basil's interrogation from last month, we have been unable to identify this individual's name, likely on account of being implanted with information of some sort, written in a language we have no understanding of. Based on our findings, we believe that the information contained in the subject's brain is a catalogue of Earth features such as flora, fauna, geology, energy balance, etc. We have no idea as to the exact purpose of why the aliens would use implant these into human brains, but we do suspect that once located, they could be used by the aliens to understand more about our planet.

If this is the case, X-COM: GIB suspects the recent events around the world to be a prelude for something far, far worse, likely an extraterrestrial invasion and conquest of Earth. If this is true, then we are likely in a race against time to prepare for war.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 06:32:45 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 February, 1997
Subject: Case 008 After Action Report

As of the time of this writing, I could never believe it myself, but...it appears that our agents have managed to locate and kill ten creatures that have appear to match the description of what some in the Americas would call a "Chupacabra", or if the reader would prefer "Goat sucker", which is what the name would translate to. While reports of these creatures have been heard of before and dismissed as urban legends, today, it can be clearly seen that these creatures are not only real, but can also be killed. We will conduct an autopsy of these creatures when possible, though it would be advised that X-COM's facilities should be expanded in the future, as to aid in further development of our research and to have bases from which agents from across the world can respond to cases of monsters, deal with cultists and overall, fight the alien threat when the time comes.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 06:51:32 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 February, 1997
Subject: Case 009 After Action Report

In what was a very brutal slaughter of any and all witnesses in the area by a strange creature, despite X-COM agents' best efforts, an unidentified four-legged creature was killed by X-COM agents after a very brutal slaughter of the civilians in the area. It was a very difficult creature to kill, with Agent Lecleqrc having to complain about expending so many clips just to kill one creature when he returned to X-COM HQ. Agent Bilenga had observed similar complaints after he reported that his shotgun had only "given that thing a scratch" during the engagement. Considering this thing is still alive, we will begin study of the lifeform that our agents have very appropriately nicknamed the "Reaper" for the purposes of R&D.

End Report

***

CNN
14 February, 1997
Three people found butchered in Idaho

After a phone call was reported to local authorities by a concerned family who has chosen to remain anonymous, police have managed to locate what appear to be three dead bodies, who appear to have been butchered. The exact nature of whatever caused their deaths remains unknown, though investigators suspect it was some kind of wild animal. With reports of strange creatures, UFO sightings and disappearing individuals, some are starting to believe that "Bigfoot" had butchered these individuals, though local authorities have dismissed those claims.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 08:01:12 pm
Re: Request for Additional Vehicles

Commander,

The Council has decided to accept your request for additional vehicles to be ordered when needed. Due to the secretive nature of your organisation, the only available option at the moment is the use of a van, which can carry up to four X-COM agents. Although slower, it can be able to do whatever you require of us. If you need any additional vehicles for your future operations, you will be provided as such at the discretion of the Council.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 08:43:21 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 18 February, 1997
Subject: Case 010 After Action Report

X-COM Agents had reportedly encountered what Agent Leclerqc described as "megascorpions" on account of their larger size compared to nromal scorpions. However, despite having successfully eliminated all the megascorpions, the local civilians were also reportedly murdered, though considering that the incident occurred in the Egyptian-Israeli border, we have reason to believe the major media outlets will not even bother reporting the incident this time. As of this report being written, the recommendation has been given to begin an autopsy on these megascorpions. Perhaps their biology could serve some use to our medical researchers around the world.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 08:49:12 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 February, 1997
Subject: Case 011 After Action Report

A recent sighting of another ape-like creature, which we will call the "Mongorn" for our purposes was reported in the Northern Provinces in Canada, which our agents had responded to. The creature was quickly located and eliminated, while its remains were given to our salvage teams for the purposes of independent research and development. On that note, we also had a report of strange creatures further north which we are currently sending a team to investigate. It is likely to be a creature of similar nature, but for now, that remains to be seen.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 09:02:20 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 February, 1997
Subject: Case 012 After Action Report

As predicted, Mongrons had been noticed by the locals, though as of this time, X-COM agents have managed to locate and eliminate them. It was a field test for some of our new recruits, whom we currently have managed to ensure their status as proper agents. As of the time of this report, this should be considered as somewhat of an extension to our previous case.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 10, 2019, 09:07:11 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 February, 1997
Subject: Unconventional Medical Technologies Report

While conducting research into ways to better treat our soldiers, Chief Medical Officer Gudrun von Diose has recommended that the X-COM: GIB begin work on contacting several notable individuals and pharmaceutical companies with access to experimental stem cell treatments, and she claims to have some of said contacts. At this moment, we are gathering a list, which will be available to you as soon as it is ready. In addition, the Chief Medical Officer has also recommended that we begin research on other, unconventional medical technologies for the purposes of better healing our wounded agents.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:05:32 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 February, 1997
Subject: Case 013 After Action Report

At the time of this report, we can safely say that we have managed to accomplish two things:

1. We managed to capture our usual farmer, likely brainwashed.
2. X-COM has managed to secure a live zombie specimen for study.

In regards to the live zombie specimen, we should begin the already recommended autopsy as soon as possible and study of the live zombie specimen in a suitable location to keep it from escaping. However, it should also be noted that further research into this live specimen should provide further insights into the nature of the alien threat as a whole.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:14:08 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 23 February, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 006 After Action Report

Another suspect belonging to a cultist group was arrested in Athens by X-COM agents earlier today with relative ease, although it should be noted that Agent Hashemi was injured again, and will be in the hospital for at least a week before he can recover and return to combat duty. However, it should be noted that with multiple other suspects, we should begin interrogating him and his friends as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:18:56 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 1 March, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 007 After Action Report

Cultists were reportedly operating somewhere in Crete, and as of the time of this report, our agents just managed to apprehend one of the suspects of a possible cult. Once again, I would recommend we interrogate him and the other captured cultists to learn more about the nature of the alien threat and its potential to aid in these cultist actions across the world.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:24:09 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 March, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 008 After Action Report

A cultist suspect was just recently apprehended in Nigeria by X-COM agents, as per the usual batch of arrests of cultists. Very little of note to report besides what has already been previously mentioned.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:31:28 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 March, 1997
Subject: Non-Standard Weapons Acquisition Report

Per the namesake of this report, the Quartermaster has managed to obtain access to some contacts and weapons suppliers that could provide X-COM with some extra weapons for use in the field when needed. However, it can be safe to say that some of these maybe...unconventional, but they should work regardless. Either way, we hope to make good use of these weapons when possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:36:40 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 5 March, 1997
Subject: Case 014 After Action Report

After being able to locate a large creature of some kind in Bolivia, X-COM agents were able to terminate the creature, although the body was unable to be recovered by said agents, and as such, we would not be able to study the remains of the creature at this time. However, we suspect that by the time any news outlets are able to notice something strange, the corpse will have already decayed to a point where it cannot be easily recognised.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:51:01 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 6 March, 1997
Case 015 After Action Report

In today's encounter, X-COM agents had been reportedly encountering giant beetles near the Mexican-American border, and as such, our agents were ordered to investigate the area, clear out the giant beetle infestation. Two eyewitnesses survived the encounter, though one of the survivors was fatally injured and has been taken to a nearby hospital for emergency medical attention. The other survivor appears to be traumatised by what had occurred, and as such, we have him under surveillance at this time. The giant beetle remains should be studied as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:53:56 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 March, 1997
Subject: Basic Operations Report

At the recommendation of our intelligence officer, we have begun investigating possible options for expanding X-COM's range of possible covert operations across the world. As a result, we expect to begin looking into a few ideas, such as the use of domestic dogs, and possible covers for our agents to avoid diplomatic incidents between Council member-states and non-Council member states. We are currently looking at the prospect of investigating further.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:58:45 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 March, 1997
Subject: Case 016 After Action Report

Crop circles were reported in Argentina, so X-COM agents were sent in to investigate. When they arrived, a zombie and another brainwashed farmer were already waiting for them, and we suspect that we may have to interrogate another farmer for the purposes of further insights into the alien threat. As such, I suggest we begin once the other interrogations are complete.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 05:24:52 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 17 March, 1997
Subject: Brainwashed Farmer Interrogation Report

Once again, we were unable to obtain much information as a result of the uncooperative farmer. At one point, he had attempted to escape, and as such, Agent Leclercq was forced to execute him to prevent his escape. As such, we have decided to begin the report of another interrogation we just completed at the time of writing, due to there being little of note from this report.

End Report

***

TOP SECRET
Date: 17 March, 1997
Subject: Church of Dagon Follower Interrogation

After much frustration and some rather tense periods, we've finally managed to learn of the whereabouts of one of the suspects we had managed to capture. He claims to have been a "follower" of a cult known as the Church of Dagon, which has reportedly some connections to an underwater dark god, based on what we could gather from the suspect. We should attempt to investigate further into the whereabouts of this band of religious extremists before they become a serious threat.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 05:36:26 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 19 March, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 009 After Action Report

As before, X-COM agents managed to respond to surveillance reports of a suspect being identified in a suburban area in Berlin, where the Mudranger was deployed to capture the suspect, as all other X-COM vehicles were unavailable at that time. As a result, the Mudranger, in spite of its somewhat questionable usefulness, has proven to be a decent vehicle for these kinds of short-range emergencies. Let's hope that this vehicle proves its worth in a similar emergency use only manner.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 06:36:02 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 March, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Ganger Interrogation Report

After several attempts to get our suspect to cooperate, we have managed to learn more about his whereabouts, especially those regarding a terrorist group called the Red Dawn, which is suspected to have affiliations to former Soviet-era leaders whom are suspected to have infiltrated the Russian Federation to a certain extent. At what extent this is done is not known, but what is known is that the suspect seems to have seen some form of biological enhancement provided by the Red Dawn group. As such, I recommend further investigation into the Red Dawn Network and their bioenhancement programs.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 06:51:52 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 March, 1997
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 001 After Action Report

The first-ever full-on zombie outbreak has been reported in South Africa's border with Mozambique, which X-COM agents responded to and began the process of eliminating the zombies. In the meantime, however, I also expect to notify the Council that a live subject of a previously unknown zombie was captured in the field. As of this time, I recommend studying it for further analysis.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 03:30:33 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 March, 1997
Subject: Case 017 After Action Report

X-COM had responded to a report of some kind of giant frog, which was eliminated by X-COM agents in the field in the swamps of the US state of Virginia. We were, again, unable to recover the creature's corpse for study and as such, we are unable to gain anything useful from it at the moment.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 03:33:12 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 March, 1997
Subject: Supporter of Dagon Interrogation Report

Once again, much like the farmers, we were unable to gain anything useful from this particular prisoner, though we should attempt to interrogate the other prisoners. However, I have already ordered the research team to begin an autopsy of the zombie remains for the purposes of R&D at the time of writing this report.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:34:20 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 March, 1997
Subject: Case 018 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to reports of a small settlement in the Northern Provinces getting destroyed, as local survivors told our agents. It would appear that a minor zombie outbreak had ensued in the town and the next thing we knew, X-COM agents managed to eliminate the threat, albeit expending a significant portion of their available ammunition in the process. We should allow X-COM agents to bring in additional ammunition for these kinds of situations as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:37:19 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 March, 1997
Subject: Church of Dagon Network Report

As of today, we've managed to gain some additional insights into the Church of Dagon's operations. It would appear that the Dagonists likely choose to remain in isolated settlements, hidden from the view of the rest of the world, and as such, it could be possible to attempt to locate and clear out said settlements. This would require a significant effort, however, though it is our best shot at securing any information about the high-ranking elements of this terrorist group.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:42:40 pm
Top Secret
Date: 25 March, 1997
Subject: EXALT Infiltrator Report

After a rather tense period of interrogation, we have managed to get something useful out one of our suspects, whom is reportedly working for an organisation known as EXALT. They appear to be operating in the Americas, and are likely connected to several criminal organisations for the purposes of the distribution of an illegal drug of likely alien origin known as Psiclone. As we can perhaps understand, this criminal/terrorist organisation would likely be affiliated in some form with the aliens and as such, need to be eliminated entirely.

It could be extremely likely at this point that the other cultists and terrorist groups are likely affiliated in some form with the aliens, and if so, they are a serious existential risk to human civilisation as we know it.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:47:03 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 March, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Ivan Vaslov Report

An interesting note for our interrogation teams was the mention of a former East German KGB agent who is currently working with EXALT by our infiltrator who was interrogated earlier today. Here is what is known about the rogue agent so far:

He is known to have ties within the SVR and GRU, and is specialised in intelligence gathering, notably from human sources and from electronic systems. Interpol has already been notified as to his actions and criminal affiliations.

At this point, we suspect that if we are going to find Mr. Vaslov, we are going to have to start with some of his contacts.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:51:31 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 April, 1997
Subject: Zombie Corpse Research Report

As we had expected, the zombie appears to have been human at one point before being infected with the same parasite we encountered when we captured our third farmer. It would appear that this parasitic organism is likely the source behind the zombie outbreaks and as such, should be studied further. It also seems to make the host difficult to kill, by some mechanism of overriding its basic metabolism, though the decaying effects on the infected host are somewhat notable as well.

As for the nature of the parasite's origin, we may have to conduct further study into that, but for now, we can clearly say that the parasite's origin is not known to be of any Earth organism and is likely extraterrestrial in origin.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 04:55:25 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 April, 1997
Subject: Case 019 After Action Report

Megascorpion encountered by X-COM agents in Afghanistan today, while help from local Taliban forces may have been minimal, as the sole creature was located and killed by said agents in the field. Very little of note to report.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 05:00:06 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 April, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Bioenhancement Report

As of this time, it would appear that the Red Dawn Bioenhancement program seems to be applicable to all Red Dawn members, and one thing that our Chief Medical Officer has noted is the use of retroviral agents that are somehow capable of modifying a person's metabolism to create artificial proteins which not only promote muscle growth, but also changes muscle tissue to increase the efficiency of their members in the field.

This is extremely troubling and we fear that this is a confirmation of the alien origin of many technologies that both Red Dawn and EXALT seem to have derived so far from the aliens. We should begin to look into this as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 06:39:28 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 April, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 001 After Action Report

In a what was a reportedly fierce engagement, X-COM forces were able to locate and eliminate a compound of the Church of Dagon in the Libyan-Tunisian border, and so far, we have captured a high-ranking Dagonist and several well-equipped Dagonist renegades, which we believe to be their main form of security in the compound. However, Agents Hashemi, Mwatha and Mbanefo were injured in the clearing operation and as such, they should be returning to service on varying schedules, depending on the severity of their injuries. As for the captured suspects should interrogate these individuals when possible, and in addition, gain some insights into other Dagonist outposts across the globe, as well as their operations.

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Al-Jazeera
4 April, 1997
Libyan Army Raids Mysterious Compound

Libyan state media has just recently announced that a compound found to be harbouring an illegal cult was raided by Libyan Army troops earlier today after the residents of said compound had attempted to resist capture by the detachment sent to the compound. In the ensuing firefight, state media reports that only two soldiers were injured and that the residents of the compound had been killed in the ensuing firefight. Leader Gaddafi could not be reached for comment on the issue, but has announced that he will address the nation by next week.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 07:04:21 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 9 April, 1997
Subject: Case 020 After Action Report

In a report coming from the Nigerian coastline, we were able to locate and eliminate a group of giant spiders that X-COM agents had been told about by local villagers who survived an attack on where their village used to be. After a pitched fight, X-COM agents were able to both eliminate the giant spiders and capture a live specimen for study. However, it should be noted that our agents nearly ran out of ammunition during the fight and as such, we may need to order additional packages of ammunition for them. As for the spiders, I recommend beginning R&D on them when we are ready.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 07:15:17 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 April, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 002 After Action Report

Another outpost assault had been initiated by our forces, this time just outside of Xi'an, in which Black Lotus forces were engaged and decisively defeated, although Agent Janik and Agent Agbaria were injured in the engagement, with Agent Janik having lost a significant amount of blood and being put under emergency medical attention once back in X-COM HQ. At this time, we have managed to capture a seemingly high-ranking Black Lotus member, and we will begin interrogation of him when ready.

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CCTV
10 April, 1997
Illegal Compound Raided by People's Armed Police

PAP (People's Armed Police) officials have just announced that a compound in Shaanxi Province belonging to an illegal organisation known as the "Black Lotus" has been raided earlier today, with only two officers injured in the operation. All suspects were apprehended and arrested for further questioning and interrogation for the purposes of state security and to help learn more about the terrorist group's whereabouts. Claims by insane individuals of unknown gunmen have been dismissed as falsehoods by officials involved in the raid, though foreign media has begun to (falsely) speculate that this could be related to the raid in Libya six days ago.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 07:42:48 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 April, 1997
Subject: Trauma Pack Research Report

As per my Chief Medical Officer's recommendations, we have begun researching into possible means of better healing our wounded agents, and these trauma packs have been tested as one viable option for future treatment of X-COM agents in the field. As a result, we will begin to request that individual Council member-states can manufacture these, due to X-COM's limited resources in regards to local manufacturing. We will requisition these trauma packs as needed.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 07:50:23 pm
Re: Request for Blueprints for Suitable Intelligence Facility

Commander Volikov,

Your request for the Council to provide your organisation with the blueprints to construct a suitable intelligence-gathering facility has been granted, though some Council member-states have insisted on aiding in X-COM operations to hunt down the cultists you have identified so far. As a result, I already contacted Mikho and asked him to help keep the interference of each member-state to only when necessary.

Hopefully, this will aid your endeavours.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 07:53:52 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 16 April, 1997
Subject: Case 021 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to capture another farmer in Brazil, who attempted to resist capture, as with the other farmers, but has been subdued by X-COM agents. Very little of note can be said in this report.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 10:12:25 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 17 April, 1997
Subject: Operation: Klendathu After Action Report

X-COM forces originally sent to capture a suspect in Sri Lanka were forced to be diverted to help Lublin police aid with Operation: Klendathu, named after the Arachnid homeworld depicted in Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers. The agents had reportedly aided the police in locating and eliminating giant beetles that were in the area, and as such, we have been able to successfully clear the infestation. However, this particular case, due to the involvement of local authorities, it could attract media attention, so we should be careful as to what the local authorities will tell the reporters.

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BBC News
17 April, 1997
Lublin Police Dismiss Reports of "Giant Beetles" in city outskirts

Reports of "giant beetles" having been cleared earlier today by Lublin police have been dismissed as"dubious at best", according to an anonymous local officer, and he has insisted that the investigation into supposed "monster activity" was "inconclusive so far" in the city and its surrounding area, despite reports of missing individuals and claimed monster sightings from around the world. With the ever-growing reports, and a growing belief that the raids in China and Libya were conducted by what conspiracy theorists claim to be a sort of secretive organisation of unknown purpose and origin, though these claims have been dismissed by government officials.

Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 10:24:11 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 18 April, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 010 After Action Report

A Red Dawn ganger was just captured by X-COM agents after having avoided them for nearly an hour before ambushing Agent Leclercq, who would then be able to subdue the suspect himself. There is very little of note besides that in this operation.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 10:29:15 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 19 April, 1997
Subject: Suspect Apprehension 011 After Action Report

Once again, X-COM agents responded to a Brazilian government request to subdue an EXALT infiltrator for the purposes of interrogation. Very little of note is to be reported from this mission.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 10:31:42 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 April, 1997
Subject: Supporter of Dagon Interrogation Report

Once again, nothing of use to be obtained from the low-ranking supporters, and the Chief Accountant has already filed a complaint about the price tag of flashlights. That should be a relatively minor concern, though, as for the moment, very little of note is to be gained from this interrogation.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 10:35:36 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 April, 1997
Subject: Zombie Live Specimen Study Report

As described on the autopsy report, these zombies were once human beings, albeit with short lifespans due to increased metabolism. However, it would appear that the parasite has consumed most of the subject's brain and has even completely removed the host's cognitive abilities. They also seem to have poor motor skills and stimuli reaction, and unless handed an object, the zombies will never use them. It's probably for the best that these creatures are kept in cages rather than prison cells like the cultists, and not just to prevent infection, but keep it from escaping.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 10:41:40 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 28 April, 1997
Subject: Chupacabra Autopsy Report

The Chupacabras are clearly of alien origin, as it possesses many features unknown on Earth. It has an invertebrate-like exoskeleton, but also seems to have cardiovascular and neural structures similar to Earth mammals. They have very simple eyes, but their morphology and chemistry suggest that this creature serves as a fast-moving predator in whatever native ecosystem it evolved in. The sharp claws and whip-like tail do not help disprove this assumption and in fact, its external shell makes it difficult to easily incapacitate, as it can resist physical attacks from our agents.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 11, 2019, 10:46:25 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 30 April, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Network Investigation Report

After I ordered our intelligence officer to investigate the Red Dawn organisation's whereabouts and network, it appears that a surprising number of military and business contacts, both big and small businesses appear to be affiliated in some form to Red Dawn's activities, with anything from combat training, to R&D, to military briefings and operations, this terrorist group has likely infiltrated a significant portion of Eastern Europe's military and financial circles, and it is recommended that they be placed under surveillance, unless their intelligence agencies also happen to have been compromised. If that proves to be the case, then it is recommended by the Council that immediate and drastic measures must be taken to stop Red Dawn from becoming a problem, without exception.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 01:31:28 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 1 May, 1997
Subject: League Apprehension 001 After Action Report

As of today, it would appear that X-COM is likely at risk of being exposed, as two individuals were found to have likely learned about the existence of the organisation and were planning to go public with their discovery on Russian state media. Thankfully for our agents, the two individuals were subdued and the secret of X-COM's existence has been preserved, for now. However, I fear similar leaks could be possible in the very near future as the X-COM: GIB continues to expand. As a result, I have decided to release them back into the wider world, under the condition that should they attempt any future efforts at leaking out our existence, they will be terminated.

I just hope that my decision was not unfounded.

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Radio Moscow
1 May, 1997
Two individuals go missing in St. Petersburg

Two individuals in St. Petersburg were reported as missing earlier today, as their family members had reported them as missing. Local police have just begun an investigation into the nature of the disappearance, which they suspect may have been a kidnapping. Although this cannot be confirmed, the families refused to comment on the matter. We will update you live as this story unfolds...
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 01:56:44 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 May, 1997
Subject: Case 022 After Action Report

Giant beetles were reportedly seen by local Arab villagers whose village was wiped out. While X-COM was able to clear out the infestation, the survivors from the village were killed in the process, although it should be noted that we managed to capture a live giant beetle for study. It should be done as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 02:05:37 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 May, 1997
Subject: Megascorpion Autopsy Report

Other than perhaps its size, we found very little difference between megascorpions and regular scorpions, except for its somewhat bizarre chemistry, which seems to have been made to compensate for its simple respiratory system. There is very little of this creature to note, considering that everything about the megascorptions, other than size and body chemistry is akin to normal scorpions.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 3 May, 1997
Subject: Abducted Farmer Interrogation Report - Alien Harvest

After a bit of interrogation, our farmer able to cooperate with the interrogators, though he refused to be named in this document and for our purposes, we will simply name him "F". F appeared to be initially hostile, as with our other interrogated farmers, but he seems to have given us some rather...grim descriptions of what had happened with his cattle after the crop circles were reported. It would appear that the aliens are somehow harvesting those cattle for their organs, as well as other lifeforms on this planet, which likely explains the purpose of the mutilated cattle. At this point, it has become increasingly clear that the aliens' harvesting of these animals seem to imply that at some point in the past, they seeded Earth with life and now...well, we fear they are returning to reap the harvest they have sown.

As of this point, we should make stopping the alien menace our top priority.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 02:55:24 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 May, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 003 After Action Report

The operation to clear out a cultist outpost has seen...mixed results. While the outpost was able to be cleared of Black Lotus terrorists and we even captured what we believe to be a high-ranking officer, Agents Bale Hashemi and Jan Vermeulen were killed during the operation, while Agent Mbanefo had sustained significant injuries. However, this means that the significant number of injuries he sustained will put him out of action for the next two months. In the meantime, he will have to be temporarily replaced, alongside Agents Hashemi and Vermeulen, the remains of both agents are to be cremated for proper burial. However, Agent Ruiz has been able to ensure the capture of a high-ranking Black Lotus asset, and as such, in addition to the two followers, she is currently under X-COM custody.

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ABC News
3 May, 1997
South Korean raid on compound ends in bloodbath

South Korean authorities have reportedly raided an unknown compound south of Seoul, likely related to the terrorist group known as Black Lotus. The terrorists had been eliminated while two officers were killed in the ensuing fight. One officer is reportedly in critical condition, and is expected to be given high-priority emergency medical treatment. The terrorists were also killed by the force raiding the compound, which has been criticised by members of the South Korean National Assembly as "a disgrace on the record of our nation's law enforcement agencies", as all the suspects that were apprehended had taken severe injuries and could not be treated medically on time. This comes in following the initial raids on two separate compounds in Libya and China, which could likely be related to similar terrorist organisations. Local police officials refused to comment on the other two raids.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 03:55:56 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 May, 1997
Subject: Case 023 After Action Report

We managed to respond to a zombie outbreak near the Mexican-American border and have cleared out the zombie infestation. One civilian was reportedly killed by the zombies, though our agents had been low on ammunition across a majority of the mission. I am currently making orders to have X-COM restock on ammunition.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 04:18:48 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 6 May, 1997
Subject: Disciple of Dagon Interrogation Report

This is an interesting case, to say the very least. The interrogation went as well as planned, and it seems that we managed to gain more insights into the Church of Dagon. They claim to be in the service of a supernatural entity by the namesake of the Church, which appears to be associated with some kind of underwater deity. They appear to be affected by what we will call "Dagon Syndrome", which makes their skin seem grayish and wet, which also causes some developmental abnormalities. It should also be noted that the Disciples can also be resistant to shock and pain, in addition to being able to see better in low-light conditions, but at the expense of their intellectual capacity.

We should look further into this "Dagon" deity they are referring to, if and when possible.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 6 May, 1997
Subject: Case 024 After Action Report

Our agents responded to a case of giant rats in Louisiana, which was an entirely new sort of encounter, but was of similar nature to our first encounter with the Chupacabras. However, it should be noted that these giant rats had injured Agent Bilenga for the remainder of the month, and as such, will be in intensive medical care for the the duration of the month of May. We should begin to autopsy these creatures as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 04:21:47 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 8 May, 1997
Subject: Case 025 After Action Report

One giant beetle encountered and killed by our agents in the Sahara Desert. Very little of note happened on this case.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Solarius Scorch on January 12, 2019, 04:30:48 pm
Date: 7 May, 1997
Subject: Solarius Scorch's 17th birthday


Happy birthday to me!
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 05:24:33 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 9 May, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 004 After Action Report

X-COM agents just managed to clear out a Black Lotus safehouse in the island of Kyushu, Japan, with minimal casualties, unlike the previous raids, which had resulted in dead or injured X-COM agents. It should be noted that we had managed to capture two Black Lotus followers, while the rest were all killed. Other than this, very little of note is to be mentioned in this raid.

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CNN
9 May, 1997
Special Assault Teams Raid Black Lotus Safehouse

A special assault team in Kyushu, Japan had just announced that it had raided a Black Lotus safehouse earlier today, while sustaining no losses in contrast to two apprehended suspects and other personnel at the compound killed in the ensuing firefight. As similar raids continue around the world, the Japanese government has decided to officially designate the Black Lotus organisation as a terrorist group, the first nation to do so. Experts are saying that this could be setting a precedent for other nations to follow suit, in light of an increasing number of monster and alien-related reports, which conspiracy theorists claim the Black Lotus organisation may be related to.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 06:12:25 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 May, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 005 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to raid an EXALT safehouse outside of Bogotá, and X-COM was able to subdue two seemingly high-ranking EXALT personnel. The rest were killed in the engagement, while our agents sustained minimal injuries. We should interrogate these suspects as soon as possible.

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CBS News
10 May, 1997
Bogotá Police Raids Unknown Compound

Colombian authorities in Bogotá just announced that they had raided an unknown compound related to a previously unidentified criminal organisation. Local officers were quoted as having taken "minimal losses" compared to the deaths of most of the compound's personnel. Two suspects had been arrested and are currently being questioned at an undisclosed location. With this, it is suspected that this may be related to the raid by Japanese Special Assault Teams yesterday in Japan.

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Xinhua News Agency
10 May, 1997
Black Lotus Designated Terrorist Group by Ministry of State Security

Following Japan's recognition of Black Lotus as a terrorist organisation, likely the first reasonable move China has witnessed coming from Japan, the Ministry of State Security has announced to all citizens that Black Lotus is now officially recognised as a terrorist group, and will be treated as such. Anyone suspected of affiliations with the Black Lotus organisation is expected to see severe penalties for collaboration with this terrorist group. If you happen to suspect that anyone is collaborating with the Black Lotus organisation, please contact the local authorities immediately.

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NBC News
10 May, 1997
South Korea Joins China and Japan in combating Black Lotus

After Chinese state media and the Ministry of State Security have proclaimed that the Black Lotus organisation has been designated as a terrorist group, South Korea has joined in the fight against Black Lotus, which has up to this point, only been designated by Japan as a terrorist group. Protesters across East Asia have already begun to demand more and more action from their governments to combat this terrorist group and provide increased security measures to stop the threat of Black Lotus.

Wait...hold on.

I've just received word that North Korea, Vietnam and Laos may be scheduling to make announcement regarding Black Lotus later this week. We will keep you updated as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 06:17:48 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 11 May, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Footman Interrogation Report

Our interrogation team has successfully managed to interrogate a Black Lotus Footman we had captured back in our first attack against the group in China, and it seems that they these footmen happen to go through rigorous military training and are adequately equipped for combat. On that note, it should be noted that their greatest advantage is in camouflage and stealth, meaning that we should be careful about telling the difference between regular villagers in Asia and Black Lotus footmen, as well as being especially careful in night time missions like the raid in South Korea. We learned a hard lesson in that raid and we should keep it in mind for future operations against Black Lotus.

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KCTV
11 May, 1997
Great Leader Kim Jong-Il Vows to Defeat Black Lotus terrorists

Great Leader Kim Jong-Il has made it clear that North Korea will not bow before the threat that Black Lotus has posed to not only the people of North Korea but the world beyond our great nation. We must make it very clear that terrorists like them will be dealt with accordingly. Anyone suspected of collaboration with Black Lotus at this time faces severe consequences. If you are suspicious of possible collaborators, please contact the authorities immediately!

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ABC News
11 May, 1997
Vietnam and Laos Call for "immediate international action" Against Black Lotus

The governments of Vietnam and Laos have begun to make calls for "immediate international action", according to state-run media, and this just came in mere hours after North Korean officials joined China, Japan and its southern neighbour in designating Black Lotus as a terrorist group. UN Secretary General Koffi Annan has been asked by reporters on the issue, and at this time, has yet to comment on the matter. However, experts believe that some sort of regional alliance could be established to jointly cooperate in destroying Black Lotus, should the UN fail to act. With ever-growing skepticism towards government officials in light of an increase in sightings of supposed monsters and alien organisms, the UN Secretary General is scheduled to make an announcement by the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 06:40:49 pm
TOP SECRET
12 May, 1997
Subject: Disciple of Dagon Interrogation Report

Where do I start? Well, the Disciple could not provide anything useful to us, and to make matters worse, I had discovered that the Chief Intelligence Officer had been having an affair with von Diese, both of whom have been allowed to continue the relationship in private. I had to warn the two that if this interfered in their professional work again, that there will be serious consequences.

On that note, the previous interrogation meant the Chief Accountant had to once again file a complaint, which this could easily explain. We have to maintain discipline in this organisation and if it breaks down, I will be forced to take drastic measures.

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FOX News
12 May, 1997
"Drug Law Enforcement is a priority" - Colombian authorities say

With the raid on the safehouse two days ago, the Colombian authorities in Bogotá have announced that law enforcement agencies will priorities enforcing local drug laws, especially with the reports of a previously unknown drug known to its users as "Psiclone" being spread around the city. Local authorities suspect that they could be linked to the raid on the unknown safehouse two days ago.

Wait...Hold on.

I am receiving an update that one of the suspects apprehended two days ago has begun to cooperate with the local police, claiming to identify his affiliations with a group called "EXALT". We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 06:57:48 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 13 May, 1997
Subject: Case 26 After Action Report

X-COM agents responded to a report of a Megascorpion infestation in Bolivia, which has resulted in the infestation being eliminated. However, Agent Leclerqc had accidentally injured Agent Janik during the operation and as such, he will be on medical attention for three weeks at most before he can recover. He should be fine by early June, though.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 07:01:31 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 May, 1997
Subject: EXALT Network Investigation Report
 
After some thorough investigation, it is believed that EXALT holds a vast monopoly on Psiclone and has connections to various government officials in both North and South America. In fact, I suspect that even the political elites in the US could be involved, with members of both the Democratic and Republican Parties having connections to EXALT. This is an extremely dangerous organisation and if the political elites all over the continent have any connection to EXALT, then even with the news media having exposed some of their operations two days ago, they have no idea of the true extent of EXALT's influence and control...yet.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 07:05:52 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 May, 1997
Subject: Alien Fuel Trace Research Report

X-COM scientists have managed to determine that the fuel traces we've recovered in every operation revolving around those crop circle reports and cattle mutilation events are, indeed of extraterrestrial origin and could be traces of the alien's fuel source, as per the title of this report. However, we have not been able to fully understand the nature of this alien fuel, so we will need to find a means to study the aliens in further detail.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 15 May, 1997
Subject: Giant Spider Autopsy

We were able to determine from the autopsy of the dead remains of the giant spiders that this is not technically a spider other than appearance. It appears to have been genetically engineered, given the modified organs to account for size, and although its venom sacs are NOT poisonous, contrary to initial misconceptions by our agents in the field with our first encounter, the fangs may cause deep wounds. It also has a rather thin shell that is somehow capable of sustaining explosives.

I have begun to notice a pattern with the autopsied creatures so far; that whatever we encountered in Budapest four months ago could possibly be genetically engineering these creatures and introducing previously unknown creatures into our planet's biosphere. We should investigate the nature of these creatures' origins as soon as possible.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 07:51:24 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 May, 1997
Subject: Case 027 After Action Report

This was a rather interesting case for X-COM: GIB to report. The overall situation was that we had encountered at least 20 Mongorns, which were ferociously attacking our agents in the field. However, it should be noted that as the engagement progressed, X-COM agents had expended all of their Glock 18 ammunition and were nearing the point that they would also expend their shotgun ammunition. As a result, I am going to make a request for additional supplies of ammunition as soon as possible.

In a related note, the Mongrons were not completely killed; X-COM had managed to capture a live specimen for future study. We should begin as soon as possible.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 08:00:25 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 16 May, 1997
Subject: Case 028 After Action Report

X-COM agents have been able to respond to a case of previously unidentified lifeforms, who appear to engage at long range when compared to other creatures we have encountered in the past. These things were easily eliminated, although by then, a dog and its two owners were killed by the creatures by the time we defeated them. We should begin studying this creature as soon as possible.

End Report

***

BBC News
16 May, 1997
Irish Authorities Find Dead Couple's Remains

Irish authorities just discovered the dead corpses of young adults, likely a couple, whose names have yet to be disclosed at this time. Police officials have dismissed reports of unknown creatures roaming around Western Ireland as "wild conspiracy mumbo-jumbo", though this has yet to dissuade fears that unidentified creatures of unknown origin may have killed them. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 08:05:56 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 May, 1997
Subject: EXALT Goon Interrogation Report

What we have interrogated is not exactly a high-ranking officer, but just a slightly higher-ranking EXALT goon. These goons are likely highly trained, and determined in both physical and mental ability. Unfortunately, we could not obtain anything useful other than that, due to the uncooperative nature of the suspect. We will see if his friend can be more cooperative.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 08:31:06 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 May, 1997
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 002

As of the time of this report, we had received word of another zombie outbreak from the Russian military after a patrol went missing in Siberia. We had begun to investigate the area when X-COM forces had engaged the zombies, and then we had encountered some kind of exploding zombie. However, once it had exploded, we were unable to recover what remained of it, and shortly after clearing a batch of zombies that survived the ensuing explosion, Agent Obacom Kabala was butchered alive by a charging zombie, who was subsequently killed by Agent Lyudmilov, who is currently injured for at least a month due to a friendly fire incident. Thankfully, the zombie infestation was cleared and X-COM has been able to recover a live fat zombie specimen for study.

However, I should be noted that the loss of Agent Kabala has prompted me to recruit a replacement to deal with any subsequent operations.

End Report

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Channel One Russia
21 May, 1997
Friendly fire incident occurs during military exercise

A friendly fire incident was reported by the Russian military earlier today as the military exercises that began four months ago, and are still ongoing at this time. None of the soldiers in the incident were killed, but there two soldiers in critical condition who are currently under intensive medical care. With the reports of "zombies" still ongoing since January, officials have, again dismissed the reports.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 08:40:54 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 May, 1997
Subject: Priest of Dagon Interrogation Report

One of the robed men we encountered during the anti-Dagonist raid in Libya was interrogated by the interrogation team and it is clear that these men are the leaders of the Church of Dagon; priests if you will call them. On the outside, they seem to be less affected by Dagon Syndrome, which makes them the sole means of communication between the Church and the outside world. However, it would appear that they are still exceptionally tough for human beings and their minds seem to work on a far different level from our own, likely due to either alien indoctrination or perhaps a variation of Dagon Syndrome. Either way, these men should be apprehended without delay. We also managed to gain something useful out of man, which we will cover in a separate report.

End Report

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TOP SECRET
Date: 24 May, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Thomas Erikson Report

As of this report, we have managed to gain the insights into a man by the name of Thomas Erickson from the Priest. He is the captain of the fishing boat Reef Ranger, though in recent years, he has become infatuated with the Church of Dagon. They say that his crewmen are either pressured to join the faith or meet one of many horrible deaths, either being thrown overboard, being crushed by falling debris or falling into running equipment. He tends to attribute these to the "wrath of Dagon" and seemingly any survivors of his crew become members of the Church.

We need to be able to locate the whereabouts of the Reef Ranger, and fast, although the Captain is already under surveillance by X-COM: GIB. Hopefully, we will be able to keep an eye on him long enough to launch an operation to apprehend him.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 08:48:02 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 May, 1997
Subject: Case 029 After Action Report

X-COM agents arrived in the Andes Mountains in Chile, near the border with Argentina in response to reports of a zombie outbreak in the area. The result is that X-COM had been able to easily clear out the zombies from the area. Otherwise, very little of note can be said from this case.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 08:53:41 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 29 May, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Witch Interrogation Report

The Black Lotus female we had captured in the raid in China, now identified as a "witch"  has been noted to be the local commanders and the group's representatives in high society. They also possess unique mental abilities that allow them to use special devices that are built according to plans received by their "goddess", as well as the ability to project a telekinetic shield to protect them from small arms fire. They are well informed about the group's actions, and responsible for many of its crimes and activities. This means that, much like the Priests are a high-priority target to apprehend, the Witches are the same thing for Black Lotus.

In fact, her information can allow us to gain some insights into the Black Lotus group's operations, which we should dig into as soon as possible.

End Report

***

BBC News
29 May, 1997
UN Designates Black Lotus as a terrorist group

UN Secretary General Koffi Annan has announced that Black Lotus, as of this time has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the UN, claiming that this organisation is "an extremely dangerous group whose very existence threatens the stability of the international order". With the UN having designated Black Lotus as a terrorist organisation, it is likely that other nations from around the world will begin the development of a cohesive anti-terrorist plan to deal with Black Lotus and end their terrorist actions, and already an emergency session of the United Nations is scheduled for early July.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 09:01:49 pm
Re: Letter of Request for Experimental Healing Acids

To whom it may concern,

Our company has considered your request for testing our experimental healing acids and has officially granted you exclusive access to test these healing acids for the purposes of medical scientific study. We thank you for ensuing the safety of Dr. von Diose, whom has been very helpful in testing our products in the past. We hope that this fruitful relationship will continue into the future of our company and that we can trust you to test any future products we could make.

Sincerely,
Dr. Anna Range
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 09:08:28 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 June, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Operations Investigation Report

After a period of searching the Internet for various suspected high-ranking Black Lotus members' accounts, we have managed to infiltrate the organisation and obtain some insights into their operations. The access to these accounts, both real and proxy accounts is a great boon to X-COM's efforts to defeat the Black Lotus group.

End Report

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TOP SECRET
Date: 2 June, 1997
Subject: Re: Black Lotus Operations Investigation Report

Commander,

We have acknowledged that your organisation was able to locate the various online accounts of suspected Black Lotus terrorists, and as a result, the Council would like to notify you that your organisation will no longer be tasked with clearing out Black Lotus safehouses; you will be asked to deal with more important missions regarding the fight against Black Lotus, effectively leaving safehouse raids to local authorities effective immediately.

Good luck, Commander. The Council is counting on you.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 09:36:30 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 June, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 006 After Action Report

In what was a very long engagement between X-COM agents and EXALT, we were able to apprehend another EXALT Infiltrator and EXALT Goon, whom we hope will provide X-COM with some useful information. However, it should be noted that Agent Leclercq had sustained minor injuries and should be back in action within two weeks. We also need to consider that we have already found a package's worth of Psiclone, which EXALT has reportedly begun distributing in Colombia and according to recent news media reports, they have also been spotted elsewhere in the Americas, which includes México, the US and Canada, the last of which was where the raid occurred.

We should begin digging into studying Psiclone and its effects immediately.

End Report

***

CBC News
2 June, 1997
Canadian Border Services Agency Announces Raid on EXALT Safehouse near the US border

Earlier today, a safehouse belonging to the criminal organisation known as EXALT was raided by Border Services Officers after being tipped off about a package of Psiclone being delivered to the safehouse by an anonymous source within the organisation. Although officers refuse to comment on the informant's actions for security reasons, the raid was said to be successful, according to a CBSA spokesperson. The firefight only resulted on one injured officer and the apprehension of all suspects in the safehouse.

With EXALT having been reported in Canada, local authorities and other law enforcement agencies across the Americas have begun to report that the extent of EXALT's operations could range all across both North and South America, which could also explain the ever-worsening psiclone epidemic in the Americas. With lawmakers in Ottawa already advocating to formalise the ban on Psiclone, it is likely that the rest of the Americas would follow suit in such a ban.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 09:43:44 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 June, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Shane Barton

After a period of interrogation with the second EXALT goon from our first anti-EXALT raid in Colombia, we were able to gain some valuable information as to the insights of a man who has been identified as Shane Barton. He is known for capturing, farming and mutilating some of the mutated wildlife in the Miskatonic Valley, in the US state of Massachussets, and using said mutated wildlife's remains for new "exotic" meats made for his food company. Health problems were reported after consumption. Preliminary lab tests indicated the presence of some unearthly components, which means that this farmer had managed to come into contact with the alien ecosystem and somehow casually adapt to it. How it was possible that these people managed to consume his products is a mystery, though the good news is, he is under FDA audit at this time. 

Hopefully, that will prevent a local health crisis.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 09:58:58 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 June, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Raid 007 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to engage Dagonist renegades in a farm somewhere in Crimea, during which our forces had killed all suspects in the area. During the operation, however, Agent Janik was killed, and as such Agent Ruiz has taken up his rank of "Senior Agent" at this time. We have very little of note to report other than this incident.

End Report

BBC News
3 June, 1997
Ukrainian Police Raid Unknown Safehouse in Crimea; Raid Results in Bloodbath

Following a fierce engagement today between unknown suspects and local police in Crimea, the authorities have reported that the attempted raid has resulted in one dead officer and the deaths of all suspects in the area. However, the authorities suspect that they could be the same illegal cult that the Libyan military had attempted to raid two months earlier, whom had identified themselves as the Church of Dagon, according to one officer who was involved in the raid. The Ukrainain government has begun to designate the Church of Dagon as a terrorist group following the incident. Experts predict that this could result in a "Black Lotus Effect" similar to the one experienced in East Asia, though that remains to be seen.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 10:03:42 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 June, 1997
Subject: Case 030 After Action Report

Another farmer was apprehended today in the Franco-Spanish border, and although we have been able to apprehend him, we can no longer learn anything useful from the abducted farmer. As such, we have very little of note for this operation to be worthy of.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 10:10:17 pm
Re: Request for Blueprints for a Suitable Biolab

Commander,

Your request to the Council to be provided with the blueprints for a suitable biology lab has been accepted, and as such, you will be authorised to conduct research and development on any aliens or monsters that your organisation may encounter. However, there are certain Council members who have recommended the support of several biotechnology companies and national research teams to aid in your efforts.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that your efforts are met with...continued success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 12, 2019, 10:43:01 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 June, 1997
Subject: Cover: Sportsmen

In order to avoid international diplomatic incidents, we've decided to extend our covers for X-COM operations in more sensitive, covert missions. However, the problem is, limited weapons access to maintain the cover of X-COM agents. Hopefully, this should be sufficient for some very sensitive covert operations for our agents to be in, as previously mentioned.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 03:38:34 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 June, 1997
Subject: Case 031 After Action Report

X-COM agents were deployed into the Tanzanian interior to deal with reports of giant frogs roaming around the area the agents were deployed to. During the engagement, most of our agents managed to sustain minor injuries, but were knocked unconscious by what Agent Mwatha calls "Bullfrogs", due to their difficulty to penetrate with conventional weapons. This being our first encounter with these creatures, X-COM scientists should begin studying the remains of these Bullfrogs as soon as possible.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:14:10 am
Re: Dog Acquisition Request - X-COM: GIB

Commander,

After a period of consideration, the Council has accepted your request for the use of trained dogs in future X-COM operations across the world. We hope that you are met with further success across the board. In the meantime, good luck, Commander.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby

***

TOP SECRET
Date: 10 June, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 007 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to raid a Church of Dagon compound in Mali, and the Dagonists attempted to put up fierce resistance against our agents. During the fight, Agent Bilenga was injured trying to subdue a Priest, and once the priest was subdued, the remaining Dagonists simply surrendered. Other than this, there is very little of note in this operation.

End Report

***

CNN
10 June, 1997
Dagonist Compound Raided by Mali National Guard Forces

Local authorities in Mali had reportedly announced via state media that a Dagonist compound was raided by elements of the Mali National Guard, with only one guardsman sustaining minor injuries, and a total of eight suspects being apprehended for questioning by the government, with nine others being killed in a brief firefight. With the designation of the Church of Dagon as a terrorist group Ukraine, it is expected that Mali and Libya would follow suit quickly after today's raid.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:17:31 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 June, 1997
Subject: EXALT Infiltrator Interrogation Report

Nothing of note to be mentioned from the interrogation of our EXALT infiltrator, and the Chief Accountant is filing complaints again.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:20:52 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 June, 1997
Subject: Case 032 After Action Report

Another abducted farmer captured, likely not having anything useful to be gained. Very little of note to be mentioned.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:39:41 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 16 June, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 008 After Action Report

Black Lotus safehouse was raided in Hoshu, Japan earlier as X-COM agents were deployed to deal with the matter, on account of a failed Council salvage team attempt to clear it out. However, while the operation was successful, Agent Yonas was killed due to sustaining significant injuries all over his body. A replacement will be found for Agent Yonas, and as usual, we will order any replacement equipment as needed.

End Report

***

ABC News
16 June, 1997
Special Assault Teams Raid Another Black Lotus Safehouse

Japanese officials have announced that they have recently raided a Black Lotus safehouse earlier today, with only one officer reportedly killed in the raid and another suspect still being injured. The Japanese government has already demonstrated this as the first of many more crackdowns on the Black Lotus terrorist group. With the UN emergency session fast-approaching, the international community is holding their breath as to their response to the threat that both Black Lotus and now the Church of Dagon pose to international stability.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:45:37 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 19 June, 1997
Subject: X-COM Summary Report #1

Our investigation into anomalous reports around the world has allowed us to confirm that these incidents are indeed caused by factors which cannot be explained using conventional scientific knowledge. The most striking examples include biological organisms (see attachment no.2), but we believe that the greatest concern to the UN is the emergence of clandestine terrorist organisations that seem to be somehow connected to this paranormal activity. We strongly urge the United Nations Committee takes additional steps regarding more intelligence regarding these groups.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:49:39 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 June, 1997
Subject: Alien Language Investigation Report

As noted by my Intelligence Officer, the information uploaded into the abducted or brainwashed farmers' brains does, indeed appear to be a language of extraterrestrial origin. However, it is my recommendation that we look deeper into the language as our investigations and operations continue, starting with basic grammar structure, as we have no single expert on Earth who could even attempt to decipher it at this time.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:51:27 am
Re: Crowbar Acquisition Request

Commander,

Although our staff is confused as to the nature of why you would request the acquisition of crowbars, we have already begun granting you the authorisation to acquire said tools.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that you are met with further success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 04:53:44 am
Re: Request for Magnum Pistol Acquisition - X-COM: GIB

Commander,

Your request for the acquisition of the Magnum Pistol has been granted by the Council, and as such, we expect you to make good use of it. Farewell, Commander. We hope that you are met with...continued success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 05:11:32 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 June, 1997
Subject: Case 033 After Action Report

A zombie outbreak was wiped out by X-COM agents in Saudi Arabia, with great success. However, three civilians and Agent Nkitabugi were killed in the operation, and as such, we will have to begin searching for a new replacement for him. Otherwise, very little of note has occurred during this operation.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 05:13:36 am
Re: Request for Smith & Weson 610 pistol Acquisition

Commander, 

The Council has considered your request and has accepted it. Your agents will be handed the requested pistols as available for acquisition.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that you are met with...continued success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 05:20:20 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 June, 1997
Subject: Case 034 After Action Report

Killed a lone Megascorpion on this operation. So far, only one dead civilian has been noted. Otherwise, very little of note or use.

End Report

***

Re: Request for Uzi Acquisition

Commander,

Your request to be provided with Uzi submachine guns has been accepted and we are preparing to deliver those at any time. We expect you to use them wisely, and I trust you will.

Good luck, Commander. The Council is watching with great anticipation.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 05:22:04 am
Re: Request for Shotgun Acquisition

Commander,

Your request for acquisition of better shotguns than those originally available to X-COM has been accepted and as such, the Council has provided the necessary assets accordingly.

Good luck, Commander. We are expecting great success coming from you.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 07:22:11 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 27 June, 1997
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 003 After Action Report

It can be safely said that although this operation was a success, X-COM has lost Agent Awani, who will be replaced as soon as possible. The outbreak will likely concern the Canadian authorities, who already have to worry about EXALT and the spread of Psiclone across the Americas.

End Report

***

CBC News
27 June, 1997
Reports of Destroyed Towns in Northern Territories Cause Fear

Destroyed towns are reportedly being mentioned by civilian bypassers earlier today, as fears mount over what is believed by some to be a case of "monsters" and other alien creatures being reported as attacking small towns across the world, most notably reports of so-called "zombies" earlier today in the Northern Territories have caused other small towns in the Northern Territories to become more and more distrustful of outsiders. The government of Canada has decided to begin an investigation into the reports to see if these reports are accurate.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 07:24:16 pm
Re: Request for Agricultural Flamers

Commander,

We have decided to consider your request for agricultural flamers and as of today, the Council has accepted your request. In the event of future zombie outbreaks, we expect them to be quite useful.

Good luck, Commander. We hope your future operations will be fruitful.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 07:26:59 pm
Re: Request for Acquisition of the Kludge

Commander,

Although we are once again, rather confused by the nature of your request, it has been granted to you per the discretion of the Council. We hope that this firearm will be useful to you.

Good luck, Commander. Do not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 07:30:29 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 1 July, 1997
Subject: Cover: Surfers Investigation Report

As you can perhaps tell by this report, beaches are surprisingly attractive criminal operations zones, and as such, X-COM has taken the liberty of possibly using surfers as a cover for possible X-COM operations in these areas. If possible, X-COM agents will be allowed to carry only what they can handle for these kinds of missions and as such, they will be in some very dangerous and hostile conditions. Yet it should be worth the risk.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 07:36:42 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 July, 1997
Subject: Case 035 After Action Report

Killed another giant beetle in the US state of Idaho, with very little else of note to be reported.

End Report

***

TOP SECRET
Date: 4 July, 1997
Subject: Contact: Cult Arms Dealer

As noted by my Intelligence Officer, we've managed to locate a contact within the Cultists who can provide us with heavier weapons and other systems not available in the States, and as such, it is under my prerogative to use this contact to the best of our ability. If we can obtain these heavier weapons, then it is very likely we can secure more of these systems for future use.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 11:06:48 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 July, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 009 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to clear out an EXALT safehouse in just outside of México City, and during the fight, we managed to encounter another stash of Psiclone, though by then, both of our agents were injured. At the same time, an EXALT goon has been taken into custody, and will be interrogated as soon as possible.

End Report

***

FOX News
4 July, 1997
EXALT Safehouse Raided by Méxican Police

Local authorities in México City earlier today had just announced that an EXALT safehouse was reportedly raided by a small group of officers. Two of said officers were injured during the engagement, while one likely high-ranking suspect was apprehended for further questioning. President Ernesto Zedillo is scheduled to make an announcement regarding the recent EXALT crackdown tomorrow morning, just one day short of the scheduled UN emergency session.

***

Re: QBU-88 Acquisition Request - X-COM: GIB

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and has accepted the request for your acquisition of the QBU-88 designated marksman rifle. Norinco has already begun shipment to official UN motor pools for future acquisition at the request of the Chinese government. We expect your agents to become accustomed to this rifle.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that you are met with...continued success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby

***

CNN
5 July, 1997
President Zedillo Announces Further Measures Against EXALT

President Zedillo announced earlier today that law enforcement agencies have been ordered to crack down on EXALT and their Psiclone distribution network and make it their top priority. With this announcement, it is likely that the government will make further drug use, particularly the use of psiclone, a top priority as the days pass by, especially with the emergency session of the UN General Assembly scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 11:12:01 pm
BBC News
6 July, 1997
UN Resolution Against Terrorism Passes

The UN General Assembly has just passed a resolution calling for the "cooperation of all nations to crack down on terrorism across the world", with some members of the General Assembly even calling for the creation of a "UN-led task force to crack down on global terrorism". As more and more reports of supposed alien and monster-related activity plague the world, there is a growing public sentiment that alien forces could be at play, despite attempts by governments to disprove these conspiracy theories.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 11:18:02 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 July, 1997
Subject: Psiclone Investigation Report

It would appear that the drug known as psiclone appears to have an extremely potent psychoactive effect, with users reporting heightened reflexes and morale. However, it also severely alters the victim's mind, making them experience some...rather complex hallucinations. The interrogated EXALT members claim that the hallucinations are genuinely psychic activity, since it heightens one's mental abilities, and enables humans to "tune in" to alien telepathic signals like the ones we witnessed in Budapest, albeit erratically.

We should take every measure necessary to crack down on the distribution, sales and production of this drug, as it may be related to the alien threat Earth could face.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 11:38:48 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 July, 1997
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 004

X-COM agents managed to intervene in a zombie outbreak in Spain, and managed to clear the area of hostiles. One civilian was killed in the operation, while another has been allowed by our agents to leave. On that note, we should point out that we managed to capture a zombie boomer corpse, which at this point, should be studied further to gain insights into the zombie threat.

We also managed to test our recently supplied QBU-88 rifles, and they have proven to be, though difficult to use for aiming, quite deadly.

End Report

***

BBC News
7 July, 1997
Reports of "Zombie Outbreak" in Catalonia denied by Spanish government; EU Begins Investigation into Reports

Reports of a zombie outbreak near Barcelona earlier today were denied by the Spanish government as "conspiratorial ramblings" despite claims by a supposed eyewitness that a zombie outbreak has occurred near her home town, and subsequent claims that unidentified "secret agent-looking gunmen" had cleared the outbreak. However, the European Union has decided to conduct an independent investigation of the reports to verify their validity, citing the "increased" frequency of the so-called "zombie outbreak" reports and will have results ready by early next year.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 13, 2019, 11:47:43 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 9 July, 1997
Subject: Giant Spider Research Report

Giant spiders tend to be very solitary hunters, but are easily capable of being social creatures during mating season. They are as fast and deadly as regular hunting spiders, and are clever enough to prey on common animals like pigs, large snakes or tapirs. They seem to have fire as a weak point and the same would apply to smoke due to their energy requirements. 

On that note, we should begin to acquire additional agricultural flamers specifically to deal with these kinds of creatures. Perhaps that would make it faster to kill them.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 12:05:09 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 9 July, 1997
Subject: Industrial Investigation 001

X-COM agents managed to investigate an industrial complex in Houston, where a Dagonist cell was eliminated by our agents. At this time, there are no survivors of the cell in Houston remaining; all suspects are dead. Other than this, very little of note can be said.

End Report

***

CBS News
9 July, 1997
Shootout Reported in Houston Industrial Park

Police reports have just arrived detailing what appears to be a brutal firefight between unidentified gunmen disguised as workers, as well as what appeared to be several mysterious individuals. One of the bodies was identified as being consistent with a member of the Church of Dagon, which has been designated a terrorist group by various European and African states, such as Ukraine and Mali. Police officials can confirm that one of the suspects had been planning a bombing in the city according to plans recovered from one of the bodies. As a result, the state government has called for a "War on Terrorism" against the Church of Dagon and the criminal group known as EXALT, with both parties having mixed opinions on the issue. President Clinton is expected to address the nation by the end of the month in light of recent events from around the world and the rise in the popularity of conspiracy theories regarding "alien" involvement.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 12:09:05 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 11 July, 1997
Subject: Chosen of Dagon Interrogation Report

We've just finished interrogation a so-called "Chosen of Dagon", as the suspect proclaims himself to be, and although similar in appearance to the Priests and Disciples of Dagon, they appear to have no special role other than as examples of the faith. In captivity, the suspect seemed to be in a meditative trace of some kind, which causes small changes in the body, such as finger-webbing or scale-like growths. These changes recede after the trace is broken, which means that we should begin investigating what this "Dagon" entity is, as mentioned in an earlier report.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 11 July, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Antonio Bianchi Investigation Report

The Chosen of Dagon seems to have mentioned an individual known as Antonio Bianchi, during the interrogation. Here are the details on his dossier so far:

He is a cybercriminal who does not shy away from people, but rather uses them as his own tools. He is an expert in finding unsuspecting victims, most notably impressionable women. He is also rumoured to regularly offer human sacrifices to Dagon, which is a cause for concern. Interpol has already been notified as to his activities, as it is likely that the women the dossier has mentioned were likely the human sacrifices to Dagon he offered.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 03:00:11 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 July, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 010 After Action Report

In a rather surprising turn of events for our agents, X-COM had been notified by a joint Russo-American recon team of a Red Dawn outpost in the Arctic. Our agents were deployed as quickly as possible into the area, managing to subdue three (possibly) high-ranking Red Dawn members of various types, though it should be noted that Agent Ilieva was killed in the engagement trying to provide shotgun cover for the remaining three agents, all of which are already significantly injured. They could be injured for at least anywhere from a week to a month, depending on the severity of their injuries.

As for the captured suspects, we should interrogate them as soon as possible to learn more about Red Dawn; we haven't seen their faces in a while...

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CNN
12 July, 1997
Joint SEALs-Spetsnaz Raid Against Unknown Compound Turns Bloody

The US Department of Defense has just announced that a joint US Navy SEALs-Spetsnaz operation into the Arctic had just been conducted against an unknown compound in the Arctic Circle. According to US Secretary of Defense William Cohen, the operation had been "mostly successful", mentioning that although three terrorists were apprehended, a Russian Spetsnaz soldier was killed in the engagement, while three US Navy SEALs were injured in the ensuing firefight. The Russian government has already sent their condolences to the soldier's family. With the international community facing a rising threat in global terrorist activity, coupled with reports of supposed alien and monster sightings, experts beli-.

Wait. Hold on.

This just in. We've just received word of a bombing in St. Petersburg. We will update you live as this story unfolds.

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BBC News
12 July, 1997
Bombing in St. Petersburg Kills 12; "Red Dawn" claims responsibility

An organisation calling itself "Red Dawn" has just claimed responsibility for a bombing in St. Petersburg just five hours ago, following an announcement by the US and Russian governments of a joint operation against a compound in the Arctic. This just comes to light as a result of recent events ongoing around the world regarding increasing terrorist activity and reports of "alien" and "monster" sightings. President Boris Yeltsin will have an announcement due at the end of the month.

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Red Dawn International Broadcast
12 July, 1997
A Victory for the Worker's Revolution in Leningrad!

To the capitalist oppressors of the Earth, to those who would stand behind the cover of deceit and lies, we have news for you! Today, a victory for the proletariat has been achieved in the city you call St. Petersburg. Many of you remember back when this was known as Leningrad; the birthplace of the Worker's Revolution and now the birthplace of a new Red Dawn! Do not believe the lies and deceit the capitalist powers of the Earth and the revisionist traitors tell you! We are the voice of the worker and we speak the truth! WE WILL NOT BOW TO CAPITALISM!!

Workers of the World, Unite!
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 03:23:50 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 13 July, 1997
Subject: Giant Beetle Autopsy Report

This creature is far bigger than anything that is theoretically possible on Earth, just like the other creatures. It seems that it is protected by a tough carapace that can sustain pistol rounds and even grenade blasts. Extreme caution against this creature is advised in the field, though that would seem obvious by now.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 13 July, 1997
Subject: Case 036 After Action Report

We managed to locate a Reaper in the Tanzanian interior, who managed to butcher a civilian before we were able to eliminate it with explosives; it would appear that we would need heavier weapons to carry for the agents in this mission, considering the Reaper managed to sustain a significant amount of rounds. Although a live specimen is currently being studied at X-COM HQ, I should note that an autopsy would also be an option for the dead Reaper we currently have.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 03:27:51 am
PRIORITY MESSAGE: X-COM: Paranormal Activity Unit

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your summary report from last month and has granted you additional authority. You will henceforth no longer be known as X-COM: General Investigation Bureau, but as X-COM: Paranormal Activity Unit. We expect you to perform as dutifully as you have done throughout the past 6 months.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that your future efforts bring you further success.

Sincerely,
Mikho Mayestewan
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 04:39:02 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 July, 1997
Subject: Ski Resort Investigation 001 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a report that Red Dawn suspects were preparing to meet in Switzerland and were attempting to gather information about the whereabouts of X-COM HQ. Thankfully for us, our agents arrived just in time to stop them from meeting a contact that could have easily provided them with information about our operations and as a result, could have easily resulted in an attack on X-COM HQ. After a fierce fight, X-COM agents were able to defeat the Red Dawn terrorists (although Agent Dahonen is injured for the next two weeks) before the Swiss authorities could arrive on the scene. It should be noted that X-COM will be taking a very keen interest in stopping future Red Dawn operations.

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Deutsche Welle
14 July, 1997
Shootout in Swiss Ski Resort; Likely Red Dawn Terrorist Attack Foiled

A shootout had been reported earlier today by ski resort guests between unidentified armed gunmen and what were reported to be Red Dawn terrorists in what police claim was likely a planned meeting to deal with a future terror attack in Geneva. The shootout came just two days after the bombing in St. Petersburg, during which 12 people were killed, and 130 were injured. With an ever-increasing terrorist threat, the local authorities have ordered the closure of the resort to conduct a thorough investigation as to the affiliations and whereabouts of the unidentified gunmen.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 04:45:02 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 18 July, 1997
Subject: Church of Dagon Operations Investigation Report

My intelligence officer has formulated a plan to capture a Church of Dagon leader, likely while conducting any of their religious rites or rituals. The X-COM: PAU should be attempting to subdue a leader of the Cult as soon as possible. On the note of any plans, she has not yet mentioned any specifics, but we will update the Council once the specifics are mentioned.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 18 July, 1997
Subject: Re: Church of Dagon Operations Investigation Report

Commander,

With this information and your plan being known to the Council, we have decided that you will no longer be dealing with Church of Dagon safehouses; those will be delegated to Council Salvage Teams and local authorities for the purposes of allowing X-COM to focus on larger threats.

Good luck, Commander. We hope your future endeavours continue to bring success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 04:53:08 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 18 July, 1997
Subject: Kiryu-Kai Final Report

As we have determined by our final report to the Diet, we have some alarming news. As a result of the program's termination, we are submitting our final report with any and all available information on the alien threat. We may not know their intentions, but what we do know is that the Invasion will begin on the 1st of January, 1999 at 12:00 GMT. The situation is dire, and time is on the essence - Earth will fall should a more global version of our program fail.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 18 July, 1997
Subject: Kiryu-Kai Knowledge Acquisition Report

Following the (unfortunate) termination of Kiryu-Kai, X-COM has managed to obtain what little they had learned about the aliens. If what the defunct Japanese organisation is say is accurate, then we may be in for a bad time in two years unless we accelerate our investigation into the activities of these organisations and the aforementioned aliens. It is safe to say that the Budapest Incident was only the beginning and it is only going to get worse from here. However, we are aware that prior to the termination of Kiryu-Kai, they were developing some sort of algorithm that can be considered a very basic form of artificial intelligence; the kind close enough to be considered a form of artificial general intelligence. With the approval of the Council, X-COM will finish what Kiryu-Kai started - we NEED to be ready before it is too late.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 04:59:14 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 July, 1997
Subject: Fat Zombie Study Report

These things are abnormal zombies that prey on their regular bretheren. Since all the zombies contain parasites that use hyperenergetic chemicals, a freshly fed version of one of these things could easily have twice as much energy as a regular zombie. This excess energy enables a number of physiological changes, such as better metabolic efficiency and a longer lifespan. Its greatest noticeable change is the grayish skin that they posses; at this point, they not only barely resemble humans - their biochemistry is no longer human at all. We should be extremely careful with these creatures in the field; they could pose a threat to our agents.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 05:09:17 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 July, 1997
Subject: Case 037 After Action Report

X-COM agents responded to a report of Mongorns being seen in Northern Greenland, where X-COM agents managed to eliminate all of the creatures in the area. Very little of note to be mentioned.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 05:11:00 am
Re: HKMP5 Acquisition Request - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request for access to the HKMP5 for the purposes of use in the field and accepted the request. We expect your agents to find these weapons very useful.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that you are met with further success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 05:43:43 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 July, 1997
Subject: Case 038 After Action Report

X-COM agents responded to a report of giant spiders in Northern Sudan, during which three civilians and Agent Abel were killed in by those creatures. The engagement had gotten to the point where X-COM agents had nearly depleted their ammuntiion reserves, and had to resort to looting the bodies of the dead civilians. As of today, we also have Agents Wanjiru and Lyudminov injured, alongside most of our agents. The situation is starting to reach a point where X-COM is short on agents, and we will have to request additional agents and equipment for reserve use.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 05:45:39 am
Re: Request for L85 Acquisition - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and accepted the proposal to acquire L85 assault rifles for use by X-COM: PAU. As a result, we are beginning shipments effective immediately.

Good luck, Commander. We await your next operations with anticipation for the future.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 05:48:41 am
Re: Request for Private Transporation - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

Your request to be allowed private transportation has been authorised by the Council and we expect deliveries of private vehicles to be granted to your organisation.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that you are met with...continued success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 06:05:49 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 23 July, 1997
Subject: Terrorist Attack Prevention 001 After Action Report

An SAS soldier who had gone AWOL was just now apprehended by X-COM in Aberdeen, with help from local authorities. It would appear that he may have learned some valuable intelligence into the secret conflict ongoing at this time, and as such, we were able to apprehend him. However, we should note that even if no civilians were hurt (or local police), they had heard the gunshots and as such, X-COM may have unintentionally attracted media attention. We should be able to attempt to keep the existence of X-COM away from prying eyes, but it should be noted that there is no guarantee it will work.

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BBC News
23 July, 1997
Rogue SAS soldier apprehended by Unknown Secret Agents

Earlier today, an SAS soldier was apprehended by unknown secret agents after attempting to initiate a shootout in an industrial complex in Aberdeen. Local authorities aided in the effort to apprehend the rogue soldier. The agents refused to speak to reporters on the ground or have their pictures taken for undisclosed reasons. However, there is raw footage of the event being provided to our reporters now.

Begin Footage

"Hey, let me go! I demand to see a bloody lawyer!"

"Move along, citizens. Nothing to see here, people."

"DON'T YOU WANKERS GET IT! THEY'RE...THEY'RE WORKING FOR THEM! THEY ARE WORKING FOR THOSE ALIEN BASTARDS! WE'VE BEEN LIED TO! WE'VE BEEN LIED TO THE ENTIRE TIME! WE'VE GOT TO STOP THEM BEFORE THEY KILL US ALL!"

"Yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah. Just get in the car!"

*X-COM Agent shoves the suspect into the car, slams the door shut and locks it*

End Footage
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 06:41:43 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 July, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 011 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to raid a Red Dawn safehouse in the middle of the Egyptian-Israeli Border, and successfully cleared it out. One suspect was apprehended by our agents at the conclusion of the operation, though it should be noted that Agent Bilenga had sustained minor injuries; he should be back in action by the end of the week. Otherwise, very little of note is worth mentioning.

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Al-Jazeera
24 July, 1997
Egyptian military raids Red Dawn safehouse near border with Israel

Egyptian military personnel have raided a Red Dawn safehouse, according to Egyptian media outlets earlier today, with the engagement having resulted in one soldier sustaining minor injuries. A suspect was apprehended for questioning by the Egyptian government, though it is believed that the suspect is in critical condition due to severe injuries. Experts fear that the Red Dawn group, initially believed to be operating mostly out of Eastern Europe, may have initiated expansion of its operations some time in recent days. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 08:48:27 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 July, 1997
Subject: Cult Base Assault 001 After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to clear out a Black Lotus base of operations in the outskirts of Wuhan, China's Hubei province, losing Agents Mwatha and Nakajima in the process. At this point, we only have one active agent left that is still able to take action; the rest are currently injured for some time. However, it should be noted that we manage to capture three suspects, some of which could possibly give us additional insights into Black Lotus' operations. We should interrogate them as soon as possible.

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CCTV
25 July, 1997
People's Armed Police Raids Major Black Lotus Base

Earlier today, the People's Armed Police just raided a Black Lotus base earlier today, arresting at least three suspects and killing all other suspects. Only two officers were killed during the operation, alongside two injured officers. The terrorists will now be brought in by our government for questioning and for interrogation as to other Black Lotus bases across the Asian continent, in the hopes of aiding other nations in their anti-terrorist efforts. We will continue to provide constant updates, and remember to contact local authorities should you suspect any Black Lotus collaborators to be in your general area.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 08:50:43 am
Re: Request for Private Transportation - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has considered your request and granted it. You are now authorised to use private vehicles to aid in your operations. We expect your agents to make great use of them once they recover.

Good luck, Commander. Do not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 08:55:37 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 27 July, 1997
Subject: Case 039 After Action Report

Another abducted farmer was captured by our agents today; though we almost lost them after a long chase. Otherwise, very little of note to report on.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 06:27:22 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 27 July, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 012 After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to clear out a Dagonist safehouse in Italy, during which, Agent Kim was badly injured. He should be fine in two weeks, though at this point, we are facing a severe shortage of agents, and as such, we should begin searching for options to recruit more agents as soon as possible. A Dagonist also surrendered to Agent Torres, who had managed to kill at least a decent majority of the Dagonists in the area.

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BBC News
27 July, 1997
Italian Police Raid Dagonist Safehouse; Vatican Terror Attack Foiled

Police officers in Italy had raided a Dagonist safehouse earlier today after reports came in of a planned Dagonist terror attack against Pope John Paul II being leaked to the authorities by an anonymous source One officer was reportedly injured during the engagement, with one suspect being apprehended by local authorities for the purposes of questioning and investigating the foiled terror attack against the Vatican. We will update you as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 06:33:50 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 30 July, 1997
Subject: Homicidal Soldier Interrogation Report

Our homicidal soldier seems to have learned something regarding a sort of "Werecat", which are, based on his descriptions of the creature, semi-intelligent beings who are naturally calm and collected most of the time. They tend to live in the jungles and deserts of the world, preying on any large animals they encounter, including humans. According to his description of the creature, they seem to have feline and human features, which implies that some kind of genetic engineering may be involved. This is likely what caused him to go insane and begin to murder innocents back in Aberdeen...or at least attempt to.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 06:48:20 pm
TOP SECRET
30 July, 1997
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 005

Zombies were reported by the Saudi government in the area near the Persian Gulf, which X-COM agents responded to. The zombie outbreak, although contained with great success, has resulted in Agent Wanjiru being injured for the next two weeks. We expect he will recover by then. Otherwise, very little of note.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 10:34:03 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 30 July, 1997
Subject: Terrorist Attack Prevention 002 After Action Report

We've managed to apprehend a suspect in Saratov, with Agent Torres taking minor injuries during the attempt to apprehend a former police officer who somehow learned about the ongoing secret war across the world. The suspect is currently under X-COM custody, though once again, the media will having a field day at this point.

We suspect that at this point, X-COM has been exposed, though we cannot say for certain.

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Channel One Russia
30 July, 1997
Terrorist Attack Prevented in Saratov; Unknown Secret Agents Reported by Eyewitnesses

A terror attack was foiled by what eyewitnesses reported were "unknown secret agents" of some kind; with one eyewitness claiming that he's "seen them somewhere before". Speculation has arisen that these unknown agents are likely similar to the ones seen in the United Kingdom the week before. The agents had offered no comment, and refused to have any images taken for the purposes of anonymity. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 10:36:49 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 31 July, 1997
Subject: Storm Research Report

This substance appears to have been labelled as some kind of muscle development serum, effectively making it unsafe for human consumption. It does seem to rely on some rather...outlandish science, based on its chemical composition. We should definitely look into the substance's origins and what its purpose is.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 14, 2019, 11:01:00 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 31 July, 1997
Subject: Terrorist Attack Prevention 003 After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to a report of a planned terrorist attack in Houston, and although the terrorist was successfully apprehended, four civilians were gunned down by the suspect. X-COM Agent Bilenga had also sustained some minor injuries attempting to subdue the terrorist. This is going to be a media debacle, and I fear this will leave a great stain on X-COM's record.

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CBS News
31 July, 1997
Armed Vigilante Kills Four in Houston Shootout; Apprehended by Unknown Agents

A major terrorist attack had just hit Houston earlier today, as four people were gunned down in a railroad junction. Local police have already notified the affected families, and identifying the bodies, though eyewitnesses reported that unknown "secret agent-looking" gunmen, likely the same ones reported in Russia and the UK, had apprehended the suspect. He was reportedly unconscious and in critical condition as the agents left the scene of the attack. This comes in just ahead of President Clinton's address to the nation tomorrow morning, and as further attacks like these, possibly motivated by the events in Aberdeen last week, become increasingly common, local police are taking additional security measures to prevent further attacks like these.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 15, 2019, 12:43:51 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 1 August, 1997
Subject: Giant Beetle Study Report

This creature is a relentless, but primitive hunter. It possesses a keen sense of smell, allowing it to chase after large animals. This creature could never survive on modern-day Earth without bizarre, highly efficient blood cells, which allow it to maintain its unusually large body. Its main weakness appears to be fire, though it does seem quite susceptible to chemicals, such as traditional bug spray. It should be noted that these creatures are extremely dangerous and should be approached with caution.

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CNN
1 August, 1997
"America will not be blackmailed by terrorism" - President Clinton says in Televised Address

President Clinton has announced to the world that "America will not be blackmailed by terrorism" and that "in light of recent events, we can no longer sit by and watch while the stability of the world lies in shambles." The President has also announced that "terrorist groups like Black Lotus, Red Dawn and the Church of Dagon won't be taken lightly", and that "any and all necessary measures will be taken to stop their campaigns of terror around the world". With the address to the nation, the President has decided to call for the creation of several new departments to deal with the rising threat of terrorism in America and around the world, some of the details of which are currently undisclosed. With the reports of unidentified secret agent-like gunmen, monsters and aliens rising around the world, the President's address to the nation has already come under fire for not addressing the reports. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 15, 2019, 07:00:46 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 August, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Lad Interrogation Report

A Lad or "Molodets" as they refer to themselves, is a common name for a Red Dawn soldier. These individuals have solid military training and excellent physical characteristics thanks to their bioenhancement process. These individuals are also highly competent and widely used in protecting Red Dawn infrastructure despite not being particularly well-informed. It should be noted that they are also used in mercenary work and terror missions; all of which, alongside protection of their infrastructure, involve the use of military-grade weapons and munitions, likely acquired from connections across Eastern Europe.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 4 August, 1997
Subject: Operation: Nile King After Action Report

We had gotten word of reports of a criminal organisation of previously unknown nature attempting to distribute some previously unknown substances, and as such, the X-COM: PAU had decided to investigate. After a fierce fight, Agent Wendimu was killed during the operation, and the other agents were all injured during the fight. We've also managed to capture one of the suspects, and even some previously unknown materials. We should interrogate the suspect and investigate these new materials as soon as possible.

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Al-Jazeera
4 August, 1997
Criminal undertaking stopped along the Nile River Delta

The Egyptian authorities just managed to apprehend a suspect related to criminal activity in the Nile River that was attempting to undertake the sale and distribution of new, experimental technologies stolen from corporate researchers around the world. The authorities confirmed only one of their officers, disguised as civilians at the time, was killed in the ensuing shootout, while the rest of the criminals were killed in the engagement. The local authorities believe that this mysterious group could be connected to the other terrorist organisations, but due to the criminal nature of the activity, this seems unlikely.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 15, 2019, 07:09:47 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 5 August, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Krazy Hassan Report

We've been able to identify a suspect by the name of Krazy Hassan due to the interrogation we've gotten from our homicidal crazed maniac; the same one that we had captured in Saratov. We should be able to obtain some additional contacts now. Otherwise, very little of note can be said from this interrogation.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 6 August, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Pioneer Interrogation Report

Red Dawn pioneers are not exactly officers, but they are officers in training. They are well-trained and determined and in addition, as we are already aware of, they tend to operate as envoys, bodyguards and assistants. Hopefully, they could bring at least...something useful that could lead us to their bosses.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 7 August, 1997
Subject: Zombie Parasite Study Report

Other than the zombie parasite likely being of alien origin, we have likely seen enough from their effects on humans and how they spawn zombies once infected with the parasites. Very little of note can be gained from this study at this point.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 15, 2019, 07:12:53 am
Re: Request for Advanced Healing Spray - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

Our corporate offices have just received your request for aiding in the testing of our new advanced healing spray and the board of directors has granted that option, effective immediately. You may find our products to be quite useful.

Sincerely,
Dr. Anna Range
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 15, 2019, 07:44:48 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 9th August, 1997
Subject: Osiron Goon After Action Report

The suspect was practically questioned for days, and after a while, all it could tell us about was that it was working for Osiron, which appears to be some kind of criminal organisation similar to EXALT, albeit more covert. They also seem to specialise in the sale of alien artifacts of any kind, hence why they are likely angry that X-COM just disrupted one of their operations.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 9 August, 1997
Subject: Dossier: CHAD Report

The AI system known as CHAD, which Kiryu-Kai attempted to deactivate at the time of its termination, was likely tampered by unknown agents, hence the events that followed in the research facility CHAD had originated from. It should be noted that in the months since Kiryu-Kai's termination, CHAD has been in hiding, attempting to modify his body and software at a rate Kiryu-Kai may not have anticipated. As a result, X-COM has decided to begin tracking Kiryu-Kai's rogue AI system to stop it just in case.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 10 August, 1997
Subject: Giant Rat Autopsy Report

Aside from its size, there is no distinction between the giant rats and regular rats, though its organs show signs of chronic inflammation and the hormone levels are uncommonly high. Other than this, very little of note is to be reported.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 16, 2019, 05:15:19 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 August, 1997
Subject: Cult Base Assault 002 After Action Report

X-COM agents had been inserted into a Dagonist base in Catalonia, and were met with fierce resistance from the occupants of the base to the point that X-COM agents were forced to use high explosives and most of the available grenades to kill a significant number of the occupants. The base or rather what was left of it, was cleared out by Agents Torres and Enuma; both of whom have taken significant injuries during the battle. Agents Mbanefo and Meoroa were both killed during the engagement, and on top of that, three previously unknown lifeforms were identified by our agents; two of which were captured alive. One of them will be studied by our scientists, while the latter is intelligent enough to be worthy of interrogating by our teams. As a result, we should begin R&D into the first of these unknown lifeforms; both the dead corpse and live specimen respectively, and interrogate the second one, which is likely not even a human being and if it ever was, it certainly does not resemble one anymore.

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BBC News
10 August, 1997
Raid on Dagonist Base Results in Bloodbath; Burning Reported by Nearby Areas

Earlier today, Spanish Civil Guard officers raided a Dagonist base that was uncovered by an anonymous source, resulting the deaths of most occupants and two officers. Two other officers were also injured during the fight, though there are reports of burning flames being seen in the surrounding area, with a Spanish family of four having told reporters that they "heard barely audible explosions" and saw smoke and flames as they were driving past the base. Officials have yet to comment on the nature of the explosions, but it is likely that one side was resorting to explosives during the engagement. With the rising threat of terrorism around the world and growing reports of "zombies", "äliens" and "monsters", many are beginning to wonder if these are all related in some form. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 03:26:27 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 August, 1997
Subject: Dossier: David Vincent

As we are likely about to tell you via this report, we were told by the Houston Vigilante of the identity of a man named Johnathan Smith, whom we believe is likely a pseudonym for David Vincent. Here is what we have on Mr. Vincent:

During the 1960s, Vincent saw a UFO landing near LA, which seems to have shocked him into a personal crusade to expose the aliens' activities on Earth. In fact, his persistence was so great that alien infiltrators in the US at the time labelled him as a KGB spy, which as you are likely aware, I was in the years before the creation of X-COM. This resulted in Mr. Vincent disappearing without a trace. All the evidence he had found was reportedly vapourised by a red light, which we believe to have been some form of laser weapon similar to the energy weapons we encountered in Budapest.

If this is true, then it is as we have feared; the aliens' activities on Earth may extend far beyond just simple harvest and abductions...they make likely seek the conquest and occupation of Earth.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 04:47:48 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 August, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Sailor Interrogation Report

"Sailors" are Red Dawn members responsible for logistics, communications and supervision, based on what we have gathered from our suspect. Their name and appearance reflects that they are either current or former members of the Russian Navy, which has been infiltrated by Red Dawn and appears to have been used for "unofficial" objectives. As it stands, it would appear that they have been heavily bioengineered, despite holding a moderate amount of equipment and weapons. On that note, the recommendation to the Council would be to locate and arrest any Russian military official suspected of or known to be, cooperating with Red Dawn, given that this could pose a significant possibility that a few of them may be aware of X-COM from the inside, and these officials would need to be deal with by any means necessary.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 16 August, 1997
Subject: Gilldog Autospy Report

It would appear that our agents in the field were correct about the creature's assessment. It has both gills and lungs, which is strange for any Earth creature. It's scaly hide allows it to protect itself from most forms of damage, especially chemicals and can protect itself from extreme pressures beneath deep environments and also explosives. We should be extremely careful when facing these creatures, as they could be a serious problem.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 16 August, 1997
Subject: Ski Resort Investigation 002 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a Red Dawn money-loundering operation near Trondheim, and our agents disguised as resort guests were able to move in and eliminate all Red Dawn personnel. As of the time of this report, no suspects were captured alive by X-COM; they are all dead. Agents Bilenga and Leclercq were both wounded in the engagement and as such, they will be out until next week. However, it should be noted that the local authorities had not yet arrived when X-COM agents left the area, so it is likely that the resort will be closed due to the prospect of civilians nearby.

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BBC News
16 August, 1997
Red Dawn Shootout With Unknown Gunmen in Trondheim Ski Resort

Red Dawn terrorist forces were reportedly engaged by two unknown gunmen in Trondheim during a money-loundering operation by the terrorists in the resort. All suspects were reportedly killed by these unknown gunmen, who have since left the city. Police are looking for any whereabouts as to the unknown gunmen at this time, with local authorities all over the city on high alert. At the moment, they have been unable to find any. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 04:56:27 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 19 August, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Warrior Interrogation Report

Black Lotus warriors are chosen from the low-ranking members and given additional training to increase their espionage and combat capabilities. It is actually customary for them to stage their own deaths in an attempt to cut themselves off from the outside world and rarely interact with citizens outside their mission. Warriors are used for safehouse guarding, assassinations and espionage. They aren't exactly well armed, but their morale and skills should be a force to be reckoned with, even to X-COM agents.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 19 August, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Kao Tong

The suspect we had captured and just recently interrogated also noted that he was trained by a man named Kao Long. Here is what we know about the infamous Black Lotus instructor:

He is a very cruel man, being proficient in martial arts and mind games. He seems to enjoy breaking his students and having them value performance above anything else. Most people who take his classes are either mentally scarred with PTSD from his violence, mind games and the classes' obsession with him, or they tend to be fanatically obedient to him, much like our friend who no longer seems to be so fanatically obedient thanks to our interrogation teams. His students are flawlessly obedient to him and by proxy, Black Lotus. Interpol has already been notified as to his actions and the local authorities in China have already begun a search. Hopefully this will cripple Black Lotus.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 05:33:31 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 August, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 013 After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to a request by the American government to locate and eliminate an EXALT outpost right smack dab in the middle of the outskirts of Phoenix, and we had managed to capture two suspects alive during the ensuing fight. However, Agent Luydmilov was killed during the engagement, forcing Agent Ruiz to finish the operation herself. The remaining EXALT forces had subsequently surrendered, allowing X-COM to complete the operation.

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FOX News
22 August, 1997
EXALT Outpost Raided; One Officer Dead

Phoenix police had just raided an EXALT outpost outside the city, with SWAT teams having been able to arrest two suspects and eliminate the other occupants. One officer was killed during the fight, with a stash's worth of psiclone and stolen money being recovered by the authorities, alongside some military-grade weapons like missiles, M16s, and even reportedly a list of US Congressmen who have been rumoured to be supplying EXALT. With the revelations of this list, the individuals involved are currently under FBI investigation under direct orders from President Clinton. With the rising threat of terrorism and reports of "monster" and "alien" activity on the rise, one can only wonder at the uncertainty unfolding before our very eyes.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 05:41:31 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 August, 1997
Subject: Case 039 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to kill five giant spiders in Russia. They were all eliminated with minimal loss of life. Otherwise, very little of note to report.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 05:46:24 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 26 August, 1997
Subject: Gilldog Study Report

Gilldogs, as we suspected, can operate both on land and underwater. They are dangerous predators combining mammalian intelligence with ichthyic tenacity. Their primary weakness is smoke, which tends to easily suffocate them. This is still a very dangerous species either way, and we should be careful with it in the field.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:02:54 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 26 August, 1997
Subject: Industrial Investigation 002 After Action Report

X-COM agents had been able to investigate a report about a Dagonist cell operating in New Delhi, and our agents had managed to eliminate all suspects in the cell. However, it should be noted that the local authorities have already moved in to investigate, and the agents were barely able to leave the area by the time the police had arrived. Thankfully, X-COM should still remain a secret, but this is still going to get ever more media attention.

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Asian News International
26 August, 1997
Shootout in New Delhi Industrial Park; One Suspect Likely Previously Seen in Norway

A shootout had just been reported earlier today in New Delhi, as Dagonist forces and two unidentified individuals had reportedly murdered four Dagonist terrorists in an industrial complex. The police have reportedly identified one of the suspects as being one of the gunmen who had reportedly eliminated the Red Dawn terrorist operation in Trondheim just nearly two weeks ago. However, the exact identity of this person is still not known, and whereabouts as to his identity or his connections still remain elusive. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:10:03 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 27 August, 1997
Subject: Case 040 After Action Report

After X-COM agents had received reports a sighting of unknown extraterrestrial lifeforms, X-COM intervened in the area and managed to eliminate two alien lifeforms of previously unknown origin. We are considering beginning an autopsy of the remains of these lifeforms so that we can understand more about these specific aliens.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:14:10 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 29 August, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Operations Investigation Report

My intelligence officer has gathered a list of prominent Red Dawn supporters as of earlier today, and thanks to this list, I am confident that we will have a better understanding of the structure of Red Dawn as an organisation in hopes of crippling it for good. Here is to hoping for the best, I suppose.

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Re: Red Dawn Operations Investigation Report

Commander,

The Council has decided to delegate the safehouse operations to Council salvage teams for the purposes of allowing your organisation to focus on taking down Red Dawn. Your goal at this point is to locate and eliminate these traitors within the Russian government, which President Yeltsin has already told me to ask your organisation to take them down at all costs.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that your future endeavours are as successful as the current ones.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:21:33 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 1 September, 1997
Subject: Case 041 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to kill five giant rats in Nigeria. Otherwise, very little of note.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 1 September, 1997
Subject: EASTCOM Construction Report

As a result of alien, monster and terrorist activity on the rise across the world, I have taken it upon myself to begin construction of a second base of operations in Hainan Island with the permission of the People's Republic of China. At this point in time, construction has already been initiated in Hainan and should take some time before construction gets anywhere near complete.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:35:42 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 September, 1997
Subject: Terrorist Attack Prevention 004 After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to a likely location for a planned terrorist attack by another homicidal soldier who has was part of the Italian Army and somehow learned about the whereabouts of X-COM while attempting to investigate the events that unfolded in that sky resort in southern Switzerland. As of now, he was planning to conduct a terror attack in Milan, but was stopped by X-COM agents before he could do anything.

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BBC News
3 September, 1997
Rogue Italian Army Soldier Apprehended by Unknown Agents

Unknown agents had reportedly managed to prevent another terrorist attack in Milan, after gunshots were reported by Italian citizens in an industrial park. The local authorities had begun investigations into the nature of the attack, while the agents at the scene refused to comment or have their pictures taken. As a result, conspiracy theorists across the world have begun rambling about a "clandestine organisation" of some kind. Though police have denied that such an organisation existed, the unknown agents at the scene have made many skeptical of the validity of these official reports. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 03:16:15 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 September, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 014 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a report from the Kazakh government about the whereabouts of a Red Dawn outpost near the border with Russia, and as such, we were able to intervene and eliminate the Red Dawn outpost. However, Agents Kim, Ahonen and Karahina were all killed during the operation and Agent Savchenko has sustained significant injuries to the point it would be a month before she is back in action. As of now, I am finding replacements for our lost agents at this time.

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Channel One Russia
3 September, 1997
Russian and Kazakh Forces Jointly Raid Red Dawn Base; Heavy Losses Sustained

Spetsnaz Alfa forces have just been reportedly able to raid a Red Dawn base of operations in the middle of the border with Kazakhstan in cooperation with local authorities. Two Spetsnaz soldiers were killed in the fight, alongside on Kazakh soldier during the fight, while one of the Spetsnaz soldiers has been injured during the fight. Two Red Dawn terrorists were apprehended for questioning by the FSB, while President Yeltsin has been rumoured to have a list of possible associates of Red Dawn. However, the validity of these reports remains unclear, with some conspiracy theorists still claiming the existence of a "clandestine organisation" being involved in this battle and other events around the world.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 03:23:21 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 September, 1997
Subject: Case 042 After Action Report

Unidentified agents had reportedly been seen in this area attempting to respond to a report of crop circles. X-COM agents had also reported the event, but by the time they arrived, the unknown agents had already gotten to him. Thankfully, X-COM agents managed to knock out one of the agents for interrogation. The other has been eliminated by our agents attempting to attack us. We should interrogate the sole survivor as soon as possible and find out who sent them.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 03:32:54 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 5 September, 1997
Subject: Sentient Algorithms Research Report

As previously mentioned in an earlier report, the Kiryu-Kai organisation had managed to make a series of breakthroughs in neural networking and evolving algorithms; the same kind that led to CHAD's creation. This has allowed them to create polymorphic software based on self-rearranging nanoparticles, forming a brain-like structure. It is capable of learning and self-programming, and as a result, this could be useful in robots (such as our rogue system CHAD) and intelligent weapon systems.

As a result, I recommend we begin production of these robotic units if and when possible, for we have seen the beginning of a new era.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 04:25:02 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 September, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Avatar Interrogation Report

As it would appear, the Black Lotus "Avatar" is a human being...well at least it used to be one. It is practically a voice of the Goddess, which we believe to be an alien mind of some kind and this host has been the result of its doing. A transformation from a normal human being into a floating woman, with its word being absolute among the cult's members.

In fact, this thing likely gave us some insights into the nature of Black Lotus' HQ, which we still need to locate. It looks like this may be the beginning of the end of Black Lotus. However, there is something more disturbing that that thing just told our teams.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 7 September, 1997
Subject: Alien Infiltration Investigation Report

As of the time of this report, it would appear that we've managed to gain some insights into the activites of the aliens who use these organisations as proxies. They are capable of somehow infiltrating Earth's governments, offering their superior technological knowledge in exchange for cutting our funding and allowing them to operate unopposed. This is characterised by intense UFO activity, which X-COM has yet to witness, but could likely do so in the invasion due by 1999. This is something that cannot be tolerated and the Avatar's knowledge of this only confirms that alien forces are, indeed, using these groups as proxies.

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Re: Request for Acquisition of Nitro Express Rifle

Commander,

The Council has received your request and has accepted it to provide X-COM with additional weapons for you use. I think your agents will find this weapon more useful than the current sporting rifles.

Good luck, Commander. We hope you are met with...continued success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby

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TOP SECRET
Date: 7 September, 1997
Subject: Operation: Jungle Warrior After Action Report

X-COM Agents had managed to locate the likely location of where the so-called "Goddess" came from and the area seems to have been heavily defended. X-COM agents Lecleqrc and Ruiz were sent to investigate, and managed to locate and eliminate the vast majority of the patrols, with the Avatar present in the AO being killed by our agents. However, it should be noted that the survivors had surrendered to our forces, with the interrogations being prepared for when we are ready.

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ABC News
7 September, 1997
Black Lotus Temple Destroyed; Seven Suspects Apprehended
 
A joint PLA-PAVN operation near the Sino-Vietnamese border had just recently announced that a Black Lotus temple was destroyed by the joint force, though some reports suggest that some unknown lifeform had been located and killed in the area. Two PLA soldiers were injured during the fight, according to Chinese state-run media, while seven occupants had surrendered to the joint force and had been apprehended. With the international community already focused on fighting Black Lotus, Red Dawn, the Church of Dagon and EXALT, this news comes in at an opportune time as the Black Lotus organisation seems to be nearing the brink of defeat, with rumours that the search for Black Lotus' headquarters is beginning to see results.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 04:38:14 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 8 September, 1997
Subject: EXALT Enforcer Interrogation Report

Enforcers are EXALT officers who run minor operations for the organisation. They are ruthlessly efficient and should not be taken lightly, as we have seen in the field with the death of Agent Lyiudmilov. However, there is something even more disturbing that our suspect had told our teams.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 8 September, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Elias Seppä

This is the dossier of the individual known as Elias Seppä, whom we believe to have some connections to EXALT. Here is what is known so far on the individual:

He was a former Finnish and nutritionist expert. He moved to the States to work with a vitamin supplements company confirmed by our suspect to have ties with EXALT. When police attempted to search his home, he single-handedly killed twelve agents with a knife and escaped with some kind of briefcase. He is extremely fast, strong and dangerous. Interpol has already been notified, though I would recommend police agencies to take extreme caution to apprehend him. Should that prove to be unviable, he is to be eliminated.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 8 September, 1997
Subject: Scout Drone Research and Development Report

Scout Drones are small, rugged drones meant to be used for reconnaissance and, per their namesake, scouting. Although it lacks in any offensive weaponry or armour, it is fast and allows X-COM agents to scout out ahead without risking our personnel. It also features a projectile weapon to be used against locked door and even enemies. We should have the schematics sent to the Council to begin production as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:13:57 pm
Re: Request for Acquisition of AK-47 Assault Rifle

Commander,

The Council has been notified of your request and has granted you the authorisation to purchase the AK-47 from our motor pools. The Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant has already begun early shipments for your use. We feel you may need these.

Good luck, Commander. We hope your endeavours are met with even more success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:20:13 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 September, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Monica Grummann

Dr. Monica Grummann was just mentioned by one of our recently interrogated suspects. After further questioning here is what we know from the suspect:

Dr. Grummann was a former East German scientist whose research on human metabolism had contributed to the success of East German athletes. Of course, she disappeared from the public eye once Red Dawn decided to offer her the opportunity to work on something more groundbreaking: their bioenhancement program. At this moment, we suspect that she is an extremely important member of the Red Dawn research staff, likely even being the head of said bioenhancement programs we learned about when we first learned of their existence. If any law enforcement agency can bring her in, then we may as well have crippled Red Dawn's bioenhancement program.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 06:40:51 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 September, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 015 After Action Report

X-COM agents had managed to respond to an anonymous tip by the Japanese authorities that a Black Lotus outpost was located just outside of Osaka, and we were able to respond to the call. Agents Hicks and Enuma were both killed in the fight and the remainder of X-COM's agents had been injured. However, the outpost was cleared of hostiles, as usual.

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ABC News
10 September, 1997
Japanese Special Assault Teams Raid Osaka Outpost; Two Officers Killed

Japanese authorities have just announced that a raid against a Black Lotus outpost just outside Osaka had resulted in the deaths of two Special Assault Team officers earlier today, as the Black Lotus organisation begins to become increasingly more desperate after the destruction of the temple in Vietnam just three days ago. Officials say that all the suspects were killed in the engagement, with significant resistance being faced by the Special Assault Teams. As reports of "monster" and "alien" activity continue to skyrocket, one can only wonder if the unusual amount of reports involving these supposed creatures may not seem as far-fetched as we once believed.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 17, 2019, 07:08:38 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 11 September, 1997
Subject: EXALT Operations Investigation Report

Thanks to some digging by my intelligence officer, X-COM has managed to uncover some channels to locate the ruling elite behind EXALT. However, it should be noted that their compounds will be heavily defended and after X-COM had recently been able to crack down significantly on their operations, chances are it only gets even tougher. Their identities are well protected, but we can pinpoint a gathering at some safehouse or when they transmit information to their underlings. Attacking such a locale would be extremely dangerous, but it is our only hope of getting any additional information.

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Re: EXALT Operations Investigation Report

Commander,

The Council has decided to notify you that Council salvage teams and local authorities will now handle EXALT safehouses from this point forward; much like the other organisations. As a result, you will be given the authorisation to focus on the larger EXALT operations at hand.

Good luck, Commander. We hope your success is well-earned.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 18, 2019, 03:37:16 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 11 September, 1997
Subject: Case 043 After Action Report

X-COM forces were responding to a report of some kind of strange, furry creatures in Russia, which X-COM had encountered an estimated five of them. We also managed to kill three of them and capture of these creatures alive. However, it should be noted that it took a significant amount of ammunition to eliminate these things. We should begin an autopsy of these creatures and study of the live specimens as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 18, 2019, 03:41:52 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 September, 1997
Subject: Mongorn Autopsy

This creature, as we have suspected in the past, is likely a product of genetic manipulation. It possesses the genes of humans and other primates, with some patterns unknown to Earth science. Standing out at 3 metres tall, this creature possesses great strength and a tough hide, which may prove to be advantageous in combat, given their flammable fur. Yet it should otherwise be noted that this is a dangerous species and should be treated with carefully.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 18, 2019, 03:51:53 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 September, 1997
Subject: Case 044 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to eliminate a batch of giant spiders in Tunisia. Otherwise, very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:17:10 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 September, 1997
Subject: Cult Base Assault 003 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to clear out another Dagonist base, this time managing to kill a so-called "Sorcerer of Dagon" in the process, alongside all but eight of the base's occupants. However, it should be noted that during the attack, Agents Agbaria and Gutierrez were both killed one way or another by Dagonist forces in the field. Agents Castillo and Wanjiru were both reportedly injured during the fighting, but we have managed to inflict serious damage.

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CNN
15 September, 1997
Congolese forces attack Dagonist Outpost; Battle Results in Bloodbath

Congolese forces have recently been reported by local state media of having carried out an attack on a Dagonist base just outside of Kinshasa earlier today, with at least two soldiers reportedly killed in the engagement. Two other soldiers were reportedly injured. Nine suspects were reportedly captured according to state-run media, with the fight against the Church of Dagon only further escalating across the world.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:23:23 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 September, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Storm Trade Investigation Report

After two months of investigating, X-COM has determined that this mysterious muscle development serum, which we have taken the liberty of calling "Storm", has allowed Red Dawn to create a sort of market...or at least the perception of one. Storm appears to be ridiculously expensive, and in most cases, either completely pointless or harmful. However, it should be noted that there are rumours of rare cases in which superhuman abilities are given to consumers of Storm with minimal side effects, rumours which we believe keep Red Dawn's business operating.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:30:02 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 September, 1997
Subject: Reaper Study Report

The unidentified lifeform we had previously found difficult to kill known as the "Reaper", is a strange, bipedal carnivore with powerful jaws and a voracious appetite. We also noticed that the creature seems to have had some kind of neural implants implanted onto its skull, which are...or were likely used to control its activity, which we believe were damaged at some point prior to our first encounter with this thing. This creature's primitive instincts make it only useful in the hypothetical event of an alien attack against civilians, which is a very likely possibility in the upcoming invasion, given the creature's neural implants.

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Re: Request for Acquisition of M16 Assault Rifle - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has assessed your request for the acquisition of additional weapons and the request has been granted. Your soldiers will find the M16s to be just as useful as the AK-47s in your existing arsenal.

Good luck, Commander. We know you will not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:50:12 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 September, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 016 After Action Report

X-COM agents Leclercq and Bilenga were both able to respond to an anoynmous tip of an EXALT shipment of Psiclone being delivered to a safehouse smack dab outside of Dallas. In the ensuing firefight, Agent Bilenga had sustained signficant injuries and should be back in action in about a month. Otherwise, except for the shipment of Psiclone being intercepted before it could reach the safehouse, there is very little of note.

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NBC News
21 September, 1997
Dallas Police Raid EXALT safehouse; Psiclone Shipment Intercepted

Authorities in Dallas have reportedly been able to raid an EXALT safehouse, which was announced to have been the destination of a shipment of Psiclone that was coming from Juarez near the Mexican border. The police have reportedly also intercepted the shipment, arresting at least three suspects; two of them attempting to intercept the shipment and one at the safehouse. They will all be brought into police custody for further questioning. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:58:29 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 September, 1997
Subject: Terrorist Attack Prevention 005 After Action Report

X-COM agents had managed to apprehended a suspect in Houston again after we got reports from the local authorities that he was planning a terrorist attack. We were able to apprehended the suspect with minimal trouble, and as such, there is very little of note otherwise.

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FOX News
24 September, 1997
Houston Terrorist Apprehended by Unknown Agents

Unidentified agents had been able to apprehend a suspect in Houston earlier today after he attempted to carry out a terror attack in the city's suburbs earlier today. The suspect was apprehended by these agents, who refused to have their pictures taken or comment to out reporters. With rising reports of "monsters", "aliens" and even conspiracy theorist claims of a "clandestine organisation", could this be the organisation they ramble on about? We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 03:15:42 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 September, 1997
Subject: Mongorn Study Report

First discovered in Mongolia, these creatures roam the Eurasian plains in search of food and are very aggressive. Although not exactly intelligent, these things can seem to understand most of what we communicate with them, but always seem to respond with aggression. It is unclear how such a creature can even survive in the wilderness at all, but it is possible they were conditioned to hate and attack us, humans whenever possible. These creatures are troublesome to deal with, as their animal cunning and keen senses can make it difficult to hunt them down from the air.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 26 September, 1997
Subject: Cruise Ship Raid 001 After Action Report

X-COM agents had received word from US Navy ships passing through the Indian Ocean of a ship carrying some unknown cargo, which we responded to. X-COM agents were then able to eliminate most of the occupants onboard, with at least five suspects having been captured by our agents, including their leader. Agents Hendricks and Ferreira were killed during the operation, but we are looking for replacements at this time. We've also managed to recover some significant alien technological assets onboard and even some type of embryo.

As of this point, we believe that Osiron may have likely had some form of direct contact with the aliens and we suspect that we've only seen the beginning.

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BBC News
26 September, 19976
Beauty of the Seas Sunk; Rescue Operations Still Ongoing

We've just received word earlier today that a cruise liner carrying at least several hundred passengers had been reportedly sunk for mysterious reasons. With US Navy ships still operating in the area hunting for Somali pirates, the rescue operations that began just several hours ago are still ongoing. Stay tuned for further updates.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 04:00:00 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 26 September, 1997
Subject: Case 045 After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to a report in Sudan over a minor zombie outbreak and we were able to eliminate the zombies. Otherwise, very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 04:25:06 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 27 September, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 016 After Action Report

X-COM agents had been able to locate a Dagonist outpost somewhere in Botswanan-Namibian border and had eliminated most of the occupants, with four of them having been captured by our agents. However, it should be noted that Agent Leclercq was injured during the fight, but he should be fine by the end of the week. Other than this, very little can be noted from the attack.

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CBS News
27 September, 1997
Dagonist Outpost Attacked by Botswanan and Namibian Forces

The Botswanan and Namibian military have just attacked a Dagonist outpost along the border between the two in what was reportedly a minor outpost of the religious group. However, one Botswanan soldier was injured in the fight, with his injuries already being treated by medic teams. Three suspects were also reportedly captured by the Namibian and Botswanan governments, all three currently in the process of being questioned by both states' military forces. With reports of "monster", "alien" and "zombie" activity seeing new heights, one wonders as to the exact nature of the operations of the Dagonists and other groups across the world.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 04:30:25 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 28 September, 1997
Subject: Case 046 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to capture another farmer, and kill another zombie, containing a minor outbreak of zombies outside of Marseille. Otherwise, very little of note to report.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 04:56:29 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 29 September, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Rationale Investigation Report

After some interrogation of our homicidal maniac; the same one from Houston, we've managed to gain some insights into the nature of Red Dawn's activities. It would appear that this man was once part of Red Dawn until two days before he began planning through Houston, and at this point, he is the first and only Red Dawn member in North America that we are aware of.

As far as we are concerned, it appears that Red Dawn's rationale, other than what had already been broadcast after the St. Petersburg bombings, is based on a mix of Communist ideology and pragmatism. They believe, based on what they recovered from the Soviet archives about the aliens, that the aliens are not only technologically superior, but morally superior as well (though as we've seen with the Budapest Incident and several farmer interrogations, that is a dubious claim at best). Therefore, we believe that Red Dawn's goal is to survive the upcoming invasion and possibly even take advantage of it should Earth fall. They consider the aliens to be no different from us and believe that we should become more like them to fit into their new empire, which is a dubious claim at best. They believe that the aliens likely have some sort of internal discourse, and that classical internal politics could cause them to change both us and them for the better, which again, is likely dubious and possibly even part of Red Dawn's propaganda arm. Much of their efforts are focused on gathering resources for future negotiations with the aliens - after we join them, that is.

As you can perhaps tell by the nature of this report, X-COM will not tolerate this sort of objective, and there is to be no diplomatic negotiations with the aliens, should they indeed be hostile. If we are to EVER negotiate with the aliens, it would be on the terms of an independent humanity rather than as an alien controlled series of puppet states or even a directly administered alien colony if X-COM has anything to say on the subject matter, based on my prior experience as a former KGB officer.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:21:07 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 29 September, 1997
Subject: Case 047 After Action Report

X-COM agents had received a call from a small family of three that had gone missing in Greenland while on vacation in the area. When we arrived, we had found the missing civilians running from some kind of creature; the same kind we had encountered in Russia two weeks ago. Thankfully, it was alone, but by then, it had killed one of the family members. After questioning the survivors, we believe that the civilian killed was likely Agent Hicks' sister. As a family man myself after the collapse of the Soviet Union, I...I know what it's like to lose the things you love most. Returning to my professional tone, nothing of note should otherwise be reported.

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CNN
29 September, 1997
Unknown Agents Kill "Bigfoot", Hicks Family Claims

A family of three had been on vacation in Greenland when "Bigfoot" attacked and killed Sarah Hicks, daughter of Mary Hicks and John Hicks, the family claims. Shortly thereafter, two unknown gunmen who refused to mention their affiliations to the family, other than what they described as "a secret agency of some kind" to our reporters once they were called. Any details regarding the disappearance of their brother, however, were not told to reporters "at the agents' request" and that they and the agents would prefer to keep the details "private". However, although the nature of the claims has been deemed "dubious" by government officials, the family remains insistent at this time.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:30:54 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 October, 1997
Subject: Sorcerer of Dagon Interrogation Report

Based on the title of this report, the Sorcerers have the privilege of contacting "Messengers of Dagon" and claim to travel to their underwater temples. They possess telepathic powers similar to the ones used by the aliens we encountered in Budapest, but these need to be focused through a special device of some kind that has various effects. These...things are very dangerous opponents, and even though they can't speak any auditory human languages very well, they CAN transmit orders to their followers by these same telepathic abilities. On that note, we would like to mention that he told us of someone very important, which we will cover on a separate report.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 2 October, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Tyvarius Steinberg

As per the subject matter, the Sorcerer also mentioned a man by the name of Tyvarius Steinberg. Here is what we have from him so far:

Steinberg was in various legal cases indirectly involved with all four major criminal, terrorist and cultist organisations. In other words, he has been involved in legal cases with EXALT, the Dagonists, the Black Lotus group and Red Dawn. As a man who is highly skilled in manipulating emotions, truth and evidence, he always makes sure the defendant goes free. He is also a financial advisor for many bodies....well, was until just a few hours ago when we placed him under tax audit and surveillance. There are rumours that he has direct contact with the aliens and even has telepathic abilities like the Sorcerer we interrogated earlier and the Budapest alien lifeforms. On that note, we've taken the liberty of calling this new field of science "Psionics" and as such, these telepathic abilities will henceforth be referred to as "Psionic" abilities.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 05:34:14 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 October, 1997
Subject: Osiron Boss Interrogation Report

Osiron bosses are (obviously) high-ranking officers within Osiron. They tend to live on smuggling, selling and stealing alien artifacts like those we found on the Beauty of the Seas last month. However, it should be noted that they are surprisingly well connected for gang members. However, he did mention something about "The Syndicate". We should investigate what this "Syndicate" is as soon as possible.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 07:47:39 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 October, 1997
Subject: Operation: White Bear After Action Report

X-COM agents had been deployed to intervene in a gang war against Red Dawn in a small Russian town, which resulted in at least 11 suspects being captured by our agents. They will be interrogated accordingly when possible, though it should be noted that ten gangsters were killed in the engagement. Agents Leclercq and Wanjiru were also badly wounded, but they should be fine in about a month. The media is already in the area, alongside local police, who should deal with the gangsters.

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Radio Moscow
14 October, 1997
Red Dawn instigates Gang War near Novosibirsk!

Earlier today, authorities outside Novosibirsk intervened in the final stages of a gang war of some kind, where local city gangsters were engaged in a brutal street by street battle with Red Dawn terrorists, 11 of which were apprehended by police earlier today, alongside the local gangsters involved. Two unidentified gunmen were also seen in the scene of the gang war, and managed to escape police custody. If anyone has seen these unidentified suspects, please contact the local authorities.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 08:00:31 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 October, 1997
Subject: Case 048 After Action Report

X-COM agents responded to unusual weather patterns forming up in the southeastern part of Lake Baikal, and have encountered some sort of unknown lifeform which our agents have appropriately named the "Spitter". Four of them managed to kill the civilians who witnessed the event, despite X-COM managing to clear out the area of these lifeforms. We have brought in the bodies for the purposes of studying them.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 08:15:50 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 October, 1997
Subject: X-COM: PAU General Strategy Recommendations

After being operational as X-COM: PAU for the past three months, my intelligence officer has recommended a complete expansion of X-COM's on-site staff at X-COM HQ, in addition to the expansion of EASTCOM. She recommended recruiting a chief researcher with a biochemistry and physics background, a professional xenologist, which would mean someone who is specialised in understanding the aliens, with Dr. Vincent still not being an option due to his assumed identity, and then we have a military envoy and chief engineer to recruit for the purposes of manufacturing any new alien-derived pieces of equipment. It should be noted that they will have to come to us ourselves, so if the Council has any possible candidates that are willing to step up, feel free to notify my intelligence officer.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 22 October, 1997
Subject: MiB Agent Interrogation Report

As per our interrogation with our unidentified agent, we've manage to confirm that the man works for an organisation known as the "Men in Black", which at first seem average, but per our first encounter in the field, are trained and equipped to the highest level possible; possibly more so than our own agents. They are also programmed for maximum efficiency, ruthlessness and tenacity, so we cannot expect to capture one alive without effort. They also seem to have had some kind of "memory wipe" or blockade, so extracting specific information from them will be a serious issue. If this is true, then I can only suspect that some members of the Council may even be funding this organisation, but we will not know for certain until we figure that out, and even then, it is unlikely that my suspicions are correct.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 25 October, 1997
Subject: Alien Embryo Research Report

This report, per our analysis of what was inside this tube, is likely to confirm that this is an alien embryo of some sort, just waiting to be implanted into either an Earth woman's womb or grown in a lab. And by the looks, this particular case seems to indicate the specific embryo was meant for the former before we had secured it. This is deeply disturbing news to say the least, and if this confirms those abduction stories of the past...well, we may have a problem.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 10:06:57 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 26 October, 1997
Subject: Boussé UFO Incident After Action Report

After a sighting of a UFO by radar over the DRC, X-COM agents were able to track the UFO's landing site to a locale just 8.80 km outside of the nearby town of Boussé, hence the name of the report. X-COM agents arrived in the site and managed to eliminate the aliens in the UFO as well as recover the craft with help from local military forces and Council Salvage Teams once the UFO was cleared. Agent Savchenko had sustained some significant injuries from plasma burns, but she should be fine in about two weeks. Yet she proved herself as a valuable asset to X-COM in battle and I have to admit; it takes some serious bravery for someone to get hit by a plasma round, survive and still keep killing the enemy. We can definitely say that she and Agent Agbaria have proven themselves in combat and become comparable to Agents Bilenga and Leclercq after the Budapest Incident earlier in January.

Of course, this being our second encounter with the aliens means that we should have these be useful in providing X-COM with additional specimens for further study, alongside the dismantled equipment recovered from the alien craft.

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BBC News
26 October, 1997
Small Town in Burkina Faso Reports "Battle" Between "Alien" Forces and Unknown Agents

Unidentified agents had reportedly been seen in a battle against what some residents who witnessed the "battle" outside the small town of Boussé described as "grey, human-like creatures" with "plasma weapons". They also described the agents as "well-equipped", with one of them claiming to have seen one of the agents "survive the weapons fire and kill the attacker". Despite official skepticism towards the reports of alien activity, the eyewitness description of this incident has been noted by our reporters as "eerily vivid", and with the local military forces having reportedly been cordoning off the area, one can only wonder if the reports of "alien" activity may be accurate for once, given the claims made during the Budapest Incident earlier this year.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 11:03:24 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 28 October, 1997
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 006 After Action Report

We've managed to respond to a series of reports regarding a "zombie" outbreak near the Egyptian-Israeli border. Although we were able to clear out the zombies and X-COM did manage to even identify and recover the remains of a previously unknown type of "zombie", Agent Mandukhai was killed in the operation. We should begin R&D on the remains of this new type of zombie immediately; it may be a possible means for the zombie parasite to spread.

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Al-Jazeera
28 October, 1997
Unknown Agents Contain "Zombie" Outbreak, Eyewitnesses Say

Earlier today, unknown agents similar to the ones seen over these past few months, have managed to contain a major "zombie" outbreak near the Egyptian-Israeli border according to eyewitnesses. Local government officials announced that an investigation into the so-called "zombie" outbreak will be launched and will have a final report at some point next year, alongside Canada. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 11:16:19 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 November, 1997
Subject: Case 049 After Action Report

X-COM had reported to a sighting of a previously unknown lifeform in Russia, and it was killed by our agents. There is very little of note to report on as a result.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 19, 2019, 11:28:03 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 November, 1997
Subject: Eldritch Language Investigation Report

My intelligence officer just completed some research on the bizarre language used by some of the more interesting "customers" that X-COM has run into. It looks promising, but at this point, we may require an expert for the purposes of R&Ding the alien language. We may be hitting a wall at this point.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 20, 2019, 06:55:05 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 November, 1997
Subject: Cult Base Assault 004 After Action Report

X-COM agents had been attempting to respond to an anonymous tip by the Indian military as to the whereabouts of a Red Dawn base in India; a big surprise given the geographical area they usually operate in. However, X-COM agents were able to clear out the Red Dawn base and even capture a significant portion of the base's occupants, including the base's leader. Yet during the fight, Agents Schroeder and Tsvetanov were killed, meaning another two replacements will be necessary for future operations. X-COM has dealt a crippling blow to Red Dawn and the capture of a significant portion of the base's personnel speaks volumes as to how crippled Red Dawn has become.

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Asian News International
12 November, 1997
Red Dawn Base in India Destroyed by Indian military forces

Indian military forces had managed to locate and destroy a Red Dawn base of operations in India, during which two soldiers were killed during the ensuing battle. Government officials have reported that a significant portion of the base's occupants were captured, including former Russian defence minister Sergey Sokolov, who was reportedly visiting the base for unknown reasons, though he is suspected of having collaborated with Red Dawn. As a result of his arrest, the Russian government has requested his extradition back to Russia, where he is to be tried and imprisoned as a traitor according to Russian state media. With a former Soviet high-ranking officer being reported as working for Red Dawn, there is uncertainty building up in the Kremlin, and the situation seems to only further spiral out of control.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 20, 2019, 06:59:53 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 16 November, 1997
Subject: Sectoid Autopsy Report

The autopsy of the creature we have come to call a "Sectoid" has revealed vestigial organs and a surprisingly simple structure. The brain and the eyes are well developed, sure but...the structure seems to suggest some kind of genetic manipulation or mutation. The small mouth and nose seem to elude function, and on top of that, the webbing between the fingers and flat feet suggest aquatic origins. We also noticed that there seems to be no reproductive organs anywhere and is likely, as we have suspected, a genetically engineered species. Given this information, it is likely these things aren't the ones leading the upcoming invasion of Earth, but rather they are just the first wave.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 20, 2019, 08:09:00 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 17 November, 1997
Subject: Operation: Black Death After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to locate and rescue Dr. Vincent after a fierce fight with MiB forces in the US state of North Dakota, Dr. Vincent is still alive at this time. However, it should be noted that Agents Ruiz, Savchenko and Wanjiru were all killed during the operation. It was also reported by Agent Vazquez that they were also equipped with some kind of energy weapon; likely implying that they could be cooperating with the aliens. As of today, our objective is to study what we can from what MiB forces left behind.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 20, 2019, 11:20:09 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 November, 1997
Operation: Lotus Killer After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to an MSS report that Black Lotus members operating in the Philippines were setting up some kind of meeting in Davao City, and captured at least ten suspects for the purposes of interrogation. They are currently being held at EASTCOM rather than the usual X-COM HQ interrogations, which could soften the pressure here at X-COM HQ for our scientists. We should begin interrogating the highest-ranking of these personnel as soon as possible.

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ABC News
20 November, 1997
Davao City Police Raid Black Lotus Meeting

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte has told reporters that Black Lotus terrorists meeting in the city engaged in a brutal firefight with local authorities that were attempting to arrest them. Ten suspects were apprehended in the fight, with the mayor praising the city's police for "protecting this city and the nation from Black Lotus' dangerous influence". The Philippine government has offered no comment, but it is becoming increasingly likely that the Philippines will join a growing list of Asian states in the fight against Black Lotus. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 20, 2019, 11:26:26 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 20 November, 1997
Subject: Case 050 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a report of crop circles in the southern UK, and managed to subdue a brainwashed farmer. The zombies were also eliminated in the area. Otherwise, there is very little of note to mention in this report.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 20, 2019, 11:46:09 pm
Re: X-COM Recruitment Offer - Military Envoy

Commander,

Even though my old self would say "never trust a goddamn Commie", I got to admit, the evidence you presented about some alien troublemakers is surprisingly convincing. I'll be heading to X-COM HQ on the double. I'll explain more when I get there.

Sincerely,
Lt. Col. Leonardo de Santos

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Re: X-COM Recruitment Offer - Chief Engineer

Commander,

After analysing the evidence you presented and careful consideration, I have accepted the officer to become X-COM's Chief Engineer. I will be able to prepare for construction operations once I arrive.

Sincerely,
Howard Wineberger
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 20, 2019, 11:55:56 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 23 November, 1997
Subject: Reaper Autopsy Report

As we had already known, the Reapers were implanted with some kind of control chips in their skulls, the two subjects having seen the chips malfunction for some unknown reason. However, we noticed that these things not only have one but two brains, alongside two hearts. This explains why it proved to be difficult to kill in both encounters with the creature, which is not good news. Thankfully, though the creature's fur is, like the Mongorn's highly flammable and incendiary weapons can be used to kill this thing.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 23 November, 1997
Subject: Red Ops Soldier Interrogation Report

One of the suspects we had captured during the assault on the Red Dawn base in India is likely what we would refer to as a "Red Ops Soldier". Red Ops is a military formation of Red Dawn; the elite kind. These soldiers have significant combat experience, are well equipped and capable, making them extremely dangerous in the field, which Agents Schroeder and Tstevanov learned the hard way. They are used for special assignments whenever significant combat is expected, but thankfully, there are very few of them according to our suspect and with the base in India destroyed, there are even fewer of these soldiers. Like the other Red Dawn members, they are also biologically enhanced for reasons that should be obvious by now.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 12:13:16 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 November, 1997
Subject: Operation: Marseillaise After Action Report

X-COM agents had reported to a tip by French police forces of an Osiron illegal sales operation just outside of Nice, and we were able to infiltrate the area disgused as beachgoers. Agents Bilenga and Leclercq were both able to clear out the beach and eliminate all Osiron goons in the area. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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France 24
24 November, 1997
Unknown Individuals Disrupt Criminal Undertaking

Unknown individuals had been involved in a shootout in Nice in a beach resort with an organisation that has been identified as Osiron; the same one that was reportedly involved in a similar operation in Egypt just three months earlier. Police have reported that five such criminals were killed in the engagement and there are currently no confirmed survivors. The suspects' whereabouts also remain unknown. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 12:25:04 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 November, 1997
Subject: Case 051 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to clear out a Giant Rat infestation in an abandoned village in Tanzania. Otherwise, very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 01:38:10 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 November, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Avatar Autopsy

The Avatar looks like a completely normal human being based on what we had uncovered so far, and seems to have given us nothing new on her remains....until we cross-checked its DNA. In this particular case, the Avatar was identified as a 41 year old Black Lotus male member from Kagoshima, Japan. Somehow, the so-called "Goddess" managed to transform it into one of the two Avatars we encountered, but so far, we have no knowledge as to how this happened.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 25 November, 1997
Subject: David Vincent Interrogation Report

After a bit of persuasion by our intelligence officer, he told us more about his research. As we already knew, a UFO landed in Los Angeles at some point in the early 1960s, which is when he started gathering evidence about their existence on Earth. The aliens did not take this very kindly and he had to leave his former life to continue his work under a pseudonym. However, as you already know, his pseudonym was eventually found and we were able to rescue him (at great cost). We managed to persuade him not to take any independent actions to divulge this information to the general public and as of today, I am requesting that the Council provide him with a new cover to he may continue his research. It could prove useful in our operations. Speaking of Dr. Vincent's research, we found something of interest that will be mentioned in a separate report.

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Re: David Vincent Interrogation Report

Commander,

I spoke to the US representative to the Council and they've agreed to have the CIA provide a new cover identity for Dr. Vincent to use, and as such, the supposed crimes have been pardoned by the CIA. The rest of the Council hopes we do not regret this decision in the future.

Good luck, Commander. We are expecting great success from you.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby

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TOP SECRET
Date: 25 November, 1997
Subject: Alien Electronics Report

Dr. Vincent had provided our scientists with insights into the aliens' electronics and the discoveries are...surprising to say the very least. It would appear that instead of integrated microprocessors like our computers, alien computers instead use specially grown crystal matrices to create logic machines. While not inherently faster than our own microprocessors, they do allow for multi-threaded communications between nodes, achieving and even surpassing the level of the theoretical quantum computer. Now we have a rough understanding of the electronics work; enough to program them. Sadly, we cannot simply just make them from scratch - the technology is still lacking in this field, effectively forcing us to scavenge what we can from the battlefield. This is a whole new era of computing - a revolution that has jumpstarted our progress by several centuries. One can only wonder what the potential applications are once the technology is available.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 01:41:08 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 November, 1997
Subject: Case 052 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to locate and eliminate another wolf-like creature, this time in Siberia. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 01:52:22 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 26 November, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Kim Harwell

One of the secret files we've managed to recover from the Davao City raid against Black Lotus involved the mention of a Kim Harwell, whom we believe they were planning to assassinate. Here is what we know about her so far.

Harwell has been a prominent journalist in the fringe media investigating paranormal activity reports as part of the World Paranormal News Journal. She has extensively followed leads across the globe on zombie sightings, possibly even aware of X-COM's existence. Recent reports indicated that other forces have taken an interest on her and have placed her under surveillance. With the recovery of these files, we believe that Black Lotus was planning an assassination attempt on her, which X-COM may have prevented by intervening in Davao City.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 30 November, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Lady Lucy

After digging into some of the Top Secret Files recovered from Operation: Lotus Killer, we've managed to identify one particular name: Lady Lucy. Here is what is known about her so far.

She is a Hollywood B-Movie star whom has been in the spotlight for the last decade. It turns out that she was a hybrid, likely grown from an embryo like the one were recovered in the Beauty of the Seas, possibly using her position to sway and perhaps even control her audiences using alien techniques. She conveniently died of a "drug overdose" shortly after we stole the files, unaware of what exactly was in them. Due to the attitudes in Hollywood, we can't investigate further, especially since her body vanished. As of now, Interpol has been notified as to her whereabouts, but we should be extremely careful here. We are talking about a hybrid between a human and likely the Sectoids we faced twice before.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 02:02:50 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 30 November, 1997
Subject: Case 053 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to clear out a giant beetle infestation in the northern side of the island of Honshu, Japan. Agent Alturner was injured, and two civilians were killed. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 02:51:04 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 1 December, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 017 After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to an Chinese government informant's report of a Black Lotus base outside Chengsha in Hunan Province. X-COM agents managed to attack and clear out the base, capturing an assassin in critical condition in the process. However, Agents Neumann and Bakaji were both killed by the same assassin, and as such, we will find replacements as soon as possible.

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Xinhua News Agency
1 December, 1997
People's Armed Police Officers Raid Black Lotus Base in Hunan Province

PAP officers have raided a Black Lotus terrorist outpost outside of Chengsha in Hunan province earlier today as the national government continues its long fight against Black Lotus' terrorist activities. Police officers have managed to capture a suspect for questioning in critical condition, having lost two officers to that same suspect in the process. PAP Commander Yang Guoping has announced that the fight against Black Lotus and other terrorist groups across China will be further intensified as more and more suspects are apprehended by authorities across the country. Remember to contact your nearest police station if you believe that a citizen is suspected of collaborating with Black Lotus for your safety. We will continue to provide further updates.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 02:54:35 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 December, 1997
Subject: Fenrir Wolf Autopsy Report

Fenrir Wolves, as previously specified, are not much different from wolves apart from their unusually large size. Well-developed muscles ensure great strength and agility, in addition to serving as protection from projectiles, as we have seen in the field. Like many other creatures of furry nature, however, this thing is vulnerable to incendiary weapons and flamethrowers. We should be extremely careful with these things; they could be trouble.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 03:01:30 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 6 December, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Anthony Barker

Another batch of additional files that we managed to recover from the Black Lotus meeting we interfered in Davao City also happened to reveal some...rather interesting notes about a man by the name of Anthony Barker. Here is what is known about him so far.

He is suspected of tampering with satellite systems to omit UFO activity from government and military feeds. In many cases, UFO signatures were either unnoticed or easily lost. However, we've noticed upon closer examination that he seems to have been an alien enthusiast for years before any of this became "on radar" (no pun intended), and was eager to help them out on this basis alone. Hopefully, the fact that Interpol has been notified and he is now under arrest should make him regret his actions. If not...well, no longer our concern for the moment.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 03:14:37 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 December, 1997
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 007 After Action Report

X-COM forces had reported to an outbreak of zombies just near the Congo-Brazzaville-DRC border. We've managed to eliminate all the zombies in the area, which means that there is very little of note otherwise.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 03:33:28 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 11 December, 1997
Subject: Industrial Investigation 003 After Action Report

X-COM agents had been able to respond to an anonymous tip about an EXALT cell operating in Tripoli, which had recently been established. Based on that, we could safely assume that EXALT was beginning to expand outside the Americas and establish a presence in Africa. Thanks to our agents, they failed and as of now, an infiltrator has been taken into custody.

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Al-Jazeera
11 December, 1997
Three EXALT criminals dead in Tripoli shootout

Police in Tripoli earlier today have just confirmed that a shootout had occurred in an industrial park between previously unidentified armed men and a small contingent of EXALT terrorists in what was believed to be an attempt by the Americas-based criminal organisation to expand its reach outside of North and South America. One of the suspects is believed to have been captured by these mysterious individuals, as security camera footage had demonstrated four EXALT suspects in the complex, whereas only three bodies were identified by the police. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 03:35:11 am
Re: Request for Workshop Blueprints - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

We have considered your request and the Council has granted it. You are now authorised to construct specialised workshops for your engineers to use. We hope this will increase the overall effectiveness of X-COM's operations.

Good luck, Commander. We know you won't disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 03:39:04 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 December, 1997
Subject: Case 054 After Action Report

X-COM agents responded to a report of crop circles near Lake Baikal's eastern coast, and we were able to apprehend an abducted farmer. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 04:45:22 am
Re: X-COM Recruitment Offer - Chief Xenologist

Commander,

I have considered the evidence you have presented and your offer to join X-COM and as such, I accept. I would gladly introduce myself once I arrive at X-COM HQ. Don't worry, I am sure neither of us will regret it.

Sincerely,
Dr. William Roberts
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 04:54:57 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 December, 1997
Subject: Nephilim Revelations Report

This is a disturbing report to say the very least. Based on the top secret files recovered from Dr. Vincent's old house where he was rescued from, we've managed to uncover the existence of a species known as the Nephilim. According to Dr. Vincent's files, it would appear that in ancient times, the aliens visited Earth. Like today's Sectoids combining human and Sectoid DNA to create hybrids, this species' origins had a similar story. However, the notable difference according to his files is that, unlike the hybrids we are aware of, this species' DNA tends to originate from a previously unknown species referred to as "Ethereals" in the files. These particular hybrids were intelligent, psionically gifted and on top of that, had unusually long lifespans. In any case, this species had seen the Ethereals suddenly leave for unknown reasons. Were they abandoned? Did they rebel? Either way, they went on to live with ancient humans and become their leaders; most notably those seen in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Mesoamerica, China and Greece. In fact, it could be possible that some of their DNA could now be a possible source of what we believe to be human psionic potential. If this is true, then we've reached a new era of human history and possibly even a new chapter in human evolutionary history.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 04:58:27 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 December, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Mandarin Interrogation Report

Black Lotus Mandarins are wealthy members of Asian business, criminal and political elites; one of which is in the second category with very close ties to Black Lotus. In exchange for their services, Black Lotus provides them with various services, including psionic training. They are also highly skilled in martial arts, and to make matters worse, this report comes in rather disturbingly after the revelations on the Nephilim yesterday. It would appear we may have found a descendant of one of the Nephilim. Speaking of revelations, there is something the suspect had told us, which we will cover in a separate report.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 15 December, 1997
Subject: Dossier: Renielle Diolatta

The suspect mentioned the name of the dossier's subject matter during our interrogation as he was planned to meet in the place where he and the other Black Lotus members were meeting before we intervened. This is what we know about Cpl. Diolatta so far.

He was one of the top guns in the Philippine Armed Forces. One day, he found his family dead at their house and the only clue he found was an AFP cap. Out of anger, he then proceeded to single-handedly wipe out the installation he was stationed in and had been missing ever since for some time. As of now, we've learned that he has been working with Black Lotus as an enforcer and as such, Interpol has been notified of his activities. The Philippine authorities and others around the world will be looking for him now.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 05:10:14 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 December, 1997
Subject: Case 055 After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to a call about some kind of "werewolf" in Siberia who had escaped the local authorities in a nearby town. X-COM agents were then able to locate and kill it. We should begin to autopsy the body immediately.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 05:14:34 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 December, 1997
Subject: Alien Lifeforms Research Report

Based on my Chief Medical Officer's report, it is clear that these things are usually adapted to some form of low-oxygen, low-pressure environments. However, most of them would fare well on Earth without an EVA suit for at least some time. These organisms in most cases are altered via some form of surgery or genetic engineering, which points to these lifeforms having some kind of hive-like structure. In this model, the individual lifeforms each perform a specific function, all being sustained and care for by the whole society. If this is true...then we may be next to join said hive unless we prepare. We have at least 13 months left, and the aliens are only escalating the situation.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 05:23:56 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 December, 1997
Subject: Terrorist Attack Prevention 006 After Action Report

X-COM forces had responded to a call in Inuvik about a Canadian Army soldier going AWOL and planning a terrorist attack. X-COM agents had managed to apprehend him, but three civilians were killed in the process. He is currently in critical condition and will be interrogated once back in EASTCOM.

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CBC News
21 December, 1997
Rogue Soldier Kills Three; Unknown Agents Apprehend Suspect

Earlier today, unknown agents had managed to apprehend a Canadian Army soldier, with three people being killed in the shootout. Local authorities have notified the loved ones of the dead shortly additional police arrived on the scene. The agents refused to have their images taken or speak to reporters. With reports of "alien", "monster" and "zombie" activity across the world rising, one may wonder as to the exact nature of these agents. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 05:28:23 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 December, 1997
Subject: Case 056 After Action Report

X-COM managed to respond to a report of a "Werecat" being seen in a suburban area and we've managed to capture the creature alive, albeit in critical condition. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 06:07:44 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 22 December, 1997
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 018 After Action Report

X-COM forces managed to raid an EXALT outpost in the US state of Montana and had been able to successfully apprehend another EXALT goon; the other occupants were killed in the fighting. However, it should be noted that Agents Savchuk and Mandukhai were both killed in the battle, and as such, we will begin looking for replacements as soon as possible.

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CNN
22 December, 1997
EXALT Outpost Raided by Montana National Guard

Montana National Guard forces were able to raid an EXALT outpost earlier today, losing only two guardsmen in the process. Government officials also reported that a stash of Psiclone was reportedly found during the raid, and one suspect was apprehended. With the recent rise in Psiclone consumption during the Holiday Season, this raid comes at an opportune time, likely crippling part of an EXALT Psiclone distribution operation in the Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest. We will keep you updated as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 06:16:08 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 25 December, 1997
Subject: Black Lotus Assassin Interrogation Report

As we have likely learned from our suspect, Assassins are Black Lotus elites used for the most secret missions; more so than Black Lotus warriors. They reside in Black Lotus estates like the one we raided, training rigorously and participating in mystic rituals. They also possess a unique and mysterious ability to blend in with their surroundings completely, unless seen from up close, as we have witnessed in the field. They themselves cannot explain this other than as an ancient art that takes many years to master, but our tests indicate some kind of mental effect rather than true invisibility. Assassins tend to use silent weapons such as swords or thrown blades.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 26 December, 1997
Subject: Golden Lady Origins Investigation Report

The "urn" used by the Avatar turned out to be some kind of psionic transmitter capable of manifesting the Lady's will on Earth, and use it to organise Black Lotus to help with the construction of a larger device. Good thing we managed to find the damn thing, just in case a backup plan is required. The object originates from deep space, likely from beyond the Solar System (though that should be obvious by now), and periodically emits some previously unknown particles that allow it to function. We should begin investigating the location of Black Lotus' HQ immediately.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 06:18:01 am
Re: Request for Humvee Use - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has assessed your request and has authorised you to order Humvees for your use. We expect you to make good use of them, Commander. In fact, it would be wise if you had some kind of weapon attached for their use.

Good luck, Commander. We know you will not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 06:20:58 am
Re: BlackOps Industries Contract Offer

Commander,

I have noticed you are in need of some better weapons, and as a result, we've agreed to the terms of your contract. Though our weapons are not known to the general public, they should be quite useful in your endeavours, especially with their quality. Enjoy our products!

Sincerely,
Wilhelm Räder; CEO of BlackOps Industries
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 06:23:00 am
Re: SKS Acquisition Request

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and granted you the capacity to buy SKS carbines for your use. You may find them to be quite useful.

Good luck, Commander. We hope that you are met with further success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 06:24:13 am
Re: FAMAS Acquisition Request

Commander,

The Council has once again reviewed your request and accepted it. You may now purchase the FAMAS rifle from our depots once the first shipments arrive.

Good luck, Commander. We are expecting much from you now.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 06:33:52 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 4 January, 1998
Subject: Case 057 After Action Report

X-COM forces were able to respond to reports of a minor zombie outbreak in Siberia and were able to eliminate the threat. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:09:09 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 5 January, 1998
Subject: Operation: Jungle Assassin After Action Report

X-COM agents in EASTCOM had responded to an attempt by Black Lotus to restore control over the temple we had attacked last year and managed to kill most of the occupants and being able to capture at least several other suspects, including a second Avatar. At this point, we should interrogate all of them for the purposes of understanding more about the enemy. However, it should be noted that Agents Hyeon, Kasuku and Batsaikhan were all killed in the fight by the Avatar while attempting to eliminate it. We will find appropriate replacements once they return.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:11:02 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 6 January, 1998
Subject: Electric Prod Development Report

After some time of R&D, we are finally able to make something useful for our forces to capture live alien specimens and other non-human lifeforms: an electric prod that is, per its namesake, capable of delivering electric shocks towards a target. This way, we can secure live alien specimens with reduced risk to our forces.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:16:25 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 January, 1997
Subject: Red Dawn Coordinator Interrogation Report

Red Dawn coordinators are overseers and controllers drawn from the ranks of various post-Soviet formations, including paratroopers, counterterrorist units such as Alfa or Vympel, and the Spetsnaz GRU. They have full access to Red Dawn's resources, including extensive biological enhancement. In fact, with this knowledge, we may have some whereabouts as to Red Dawn's HQ.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:18:38 am
Re: AKSU-74 Acquisition Request - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and accepted it. The first shipments of the AKSU-74 are currently en route to our depots at this time. We will provide you with access to the requested weapon once available.

Good luck, Commander. We hope this following year brings further success; we may not have much time left.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:21:13 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 January, 1998
Subject: Alien Language Research Report

As we have previously noted, the aliens happen to use some kind of written language to communicate with their followers. This alien language uses a series of symbols arranged in accordance to a simple grammar system to form short messages. At this point, we cannot say if the aliens use it to communicate with each other as well, but we can learn more about the language via their relationship to humans.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:45:47 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 13 January, 1998
Subject: Cult Outpost 019 After Action Report

X-COM agents had responded to an anonymous tip about a Cult Outpost located somewhere in Northern Australia, which resulted in X-COM having captured two suspects and eliminating the rest. Unfortunately, Agent Carter was killed during the operation and as a result, we are looking for a suitable replacement. As of now, however, it should be noted that the local authorities have locked down the area.

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ABC News
13 January, 1998
New South Wales Black Lotus Outpost Raided by Police

Police have just raided an outpost in New South Wales earlier today, with at least two suspects being captured so far. The ensuing firefight resulted in the death of one officer. Government officials have currently begun to lock down the site of the outpost for the purposes of identifying the bodies and searching for the locations of other likely Black Lotus locales across Australia. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:49:52 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 13 January, 1997
Subject: Case 058 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a report about crop circles near Kazan, Russia. However, a lone MiB agent got to our suspect first, but could get very little out of him before we arrived and subdued the lone MiB agent. Otherwise, there is very little of note to worry about.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:52:33 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 January, 1998
Subject: Eldritch Language Investigation Report

According to my Chief Xenologist, this is allegedly the oldest language on Earth, spoken by the so-called "Depth Dwellers". While we cannot verify the claim at this time, we can say that the language is VERY real. It is not only complex; it is more complex than any spoken language currently in use and on top of that, it is a very different language from most other languages. Deciphering said language would take a significant amount of time and resources.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 09:59:08 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 January, 1998
Subject: Black Lotus HQ Investigation Report

As of now, we know very clearly that Black Lotus was established by an extraterrestrial intelligence known only as "The Golden Lady" who can manifest physically through psionic possession of its subjects; much like our Avatar. While we do not know the exact nature of this alien intelligence, what we do know is that this thing can use a psionic amplifier to amplify its mental focus in order to possess people.

This amplifier is located deep inside Black Lotus' HQ inside of a statue resembling the Golden Lady. If we can capture it, we should be able to decipher its signal pattern and find a way to disable the damn thing. This should keep the Golden Lady from being able to manifest and control its servants.

At this moment, we should have sufficient data to locate Black Lotus' HQ, and choose the right time to destroy it. However, we should expect significant opposition once we appear, and we should be prepared for any eventuality. Either way, this is the endgame for Black Lotus. If we win here, they will likely be leaderless.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 14 January, 1998
Subject: Werewolf Autopsy Report

Werewolves have both human and canine DNA, combined in ways yet to be known to science. They have greatly developed muscles, teeth and claws. On top of that, they also seem to have very large brains, which is an indicator of intelligence and good senses. We should be very careful with this creature, if we ever encounter it again.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 10:06:45 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 15 January, 1998
Subject: Mutant Physiology Investigation Report

Dr. Von Diese had just reported to me some...rather disturbing, yet interesting things regarding the physiology of these "mutants" based on what we managed to study from the remains of the Werewolf and the knowledge we gained on the Werecat. These things don't show any direct evidence of bioengineering, though they do seem to be designed for a specific purpose. We also managed to identify a previously unknown compound in the creature's bloodstream, which we were unable to cross-reference at all. However, what we do know is that this compound is extremely energetic and may be useful as a type of fuel for the creature. Unfortunately, we can't pursue that path yet due to limited expertise, but it could be useful for improving our existing medical equipment for use in the field.

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Re: Request to Upgrade the Mudranger Vehicles

Commander,

After some consideration, we've reviewed your request and granted you the authorisation to make an airborne variant of the Mudranger vehicles. We hope this may prove more useful than the traditional Mudranger.

Good luck, Commander. We hope further success comes from your future operations...especially Black Lotus HQ's destruction.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 10:11:41 am
Re: Request To Provide Basic Flight Training

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and has immediately accepted in light of recent events around the world. We are sending in a batch of flight trainers to both of your bases now. We hope they will be useful to you.

Good luck, Commander. We expect great success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 10:22:44 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 18 January, 1998
Subject: Homicidal Soldier Interrogation Report

After some questioning of one of our suspects captured earlier last year, we've managed to gain some insights into the Werewolf, which we believed he was personally able to witness. With what we've seen so far, it is not only a humanoid with very wolf-like features, but it also very aggressive, has ape-like intelligence and highly developed predatory instincts. It doesn't follow orders easily, and if anything, it tends to react in a very hostile manner, as our soldier had personally witnessed when his unit captured one of these things. It also seems to be, according to our soldier, likely of artificial design based on an independent analysis on its genetic structure, this being what likely pushed him into doing what he did.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 19 January, 1998
Subject: Parapsychology Investigation Report

As we've already noted, this is a new field of understanding for humanity. Psionics is a new field for us to get into, but we can begin somewhere. Parapsychology is a start to understanding the exact nature of the aliens' psionic powers and that of other lifeforms. To understand this via the scientific method would take centuries; centuries we do not have. As a result, we better begin somewhere, and my Chief Xenologist suggested more...mystical approaches, much to my own skepticism. We will see what we can do as this research goes on.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 11:06:04 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 January, 1998
Subject: Medical Drone Development Report

After a period of R&D, we've decided to begin development of medical drones for use in our existing drone assets. This should be useful in aiding our forces in medical fields that could prove useful in the upcoming invasion.

End Report

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TOP SECRET
Date: 24 January, 1998
Subject: Dabantong Incident After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to locate and intercept an alien UFO near the village of Dabantong, China and managed to secure the alien craft. Unfortunately, Agent Alturner was killed by an alien plasma round during the operation, and as a result, we are searching for a replacement now. Thankfully, the Chinese government has locked down the area and has denied civilian access to the area, preventing this from spilling over into the mainstream media this time.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 11:14:33 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 January, 1998
Subject: Case 059 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a sighting of Chupacabras in Mozambique near the border with Namibia. We've manage to eliminate the infestation, but..one of the local civilians was killed in the fight. Otherwise, there is very little of note to mention.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 07:00:48 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 24 January, 1998
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 008 After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to respond to an outbreak of zombies in the Arctic Circle, and were able to successfully contain the outbreak. However, Agents Dominguez and Saini were both killed in the operation. X-COM should be searching for replacements now. Otherwise, very little of note can be said about this operation.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 21, 2019, 07:06:07 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 26 January, 1998
Subject: Zombie Plot Investigation Report

We've established that the zombie parasites appear in an area with confirmed alien activity. An alien vessel crew abducts a human, brainwashes them into a hypnotic-like state and deploys several zombie parasites to be deployed in a small community. While the hypnosis is temporary, the brainwashed individual is the last batch to be infected by the parasites to maintain secrecy. Unfortunately, right now we can only speculate about their true motives.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 22, 2019, 02:03:21 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 26 January, 1998
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 020 After Action Report

X-COM agents had been able to respond to a report from the Spanish Civil Guard of a Dagonist outpost in Catalonia and managed to capture one of the occupants; killing the rest with aid from our scout drones. However, during the fight, one of the drones was destroyed, alongside the AI unit known as "Tornado". Agents Castilla and Zare were also injured in battle, but they should be fine in about two weeks approximately. The Mudranger should be back soon at this point. Hopefully, it could still be useful.

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BBC News
26 January, 1998
Spanish Civil Guard Raids Dagonist Outpost

Spanish Civil Guard forces had reportedly raided a Dagonist outpost in Catalonia today, with the government having reportedly lost one of two recently announced "prototype autonomous drones" that it had field-tested in the operation. One suspect was reportedly captured by the Civil Guard and is being questioned by the Spanish government at this time. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 22, 2019, 02:06:40 am
Re: Request for AS565 Panther Helicopters - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request for the use of the AS565 Panther helicopters and we've accepted the request. We hope that these helicopters will increase the effectiveness of X-COM operations across the world and will allow for a far wider-reaching range of operations.

Good luck, Commander. We hope you enjoy further success.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 22, 2019, 02:11:03 am
Re: Request for Large Glock 18 Clip

Commander,

The Council has once again reviewed your request and accepted it. We will begin shipments of this larger variant of the Glock 18 machine pistol clip now.

Good luck, Commander. We know you will not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 22, 2019, 02:14:16 am
Re: X-COM Recruitment Offer - Chief Scientist

Commander,

I have reviewed the evidence you have demonstrated regarding the activities of extraterrestrial lifeforms and other previously unknown creatures and have accepted your offer to join X-COM as your organisation's Chief Scientist. I am actually hoping to explain more when I arrive regarding the details.

Sincerely,
Walter Vahlen
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 22, 2019, 02:36:54 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 February, 1998
Subject: Dagon Morph Autopsy Report

This is a...disturbing sight to say the very least. The Dagon Sorcerer's morph is actually a form of genetically engineered human with underwater adaptations of some kind down to the genetic code and biochemistry. Thankfully, it seems to be susceptible to fire and has trouble breathing above water, which should not be an issue. However, the fact this thing used to be human is disturbing and if this is true, we better make sure to use those 11 months remaining wisely.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 3 February, 1998
Subject: Zombie Outbreak 009 After Action Report

X-COM forces responded to a report of a zombie outbreak in Madagascar and managed to contain the outbreak with the first of our new helicopters. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 22, 2019, 05:39:13 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 5 February, 1998
Subject: Messengers of Dagon Investigation Report

It would appear that the so-called "Messengers" the first sorcerer we captured had mentioned are actually quite real; they are likely underwater extraterrestrial lifeforms and as such, they will be dealt with accordingly. Now, we just need to know if we can capture one on land and perhaps learn more about these aquatic aliens and their motives.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 6 February, 1998
Subject: Mutant Metabolism Investigation Report

As of today, it would appear that the same molecules we detected on the werewolf's remains are likely to be the most efficient energy molecules known to man. However, we would need a better lab to replicate the process, and as such, we will extract them from the remains of dead mutants in the meantime.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 07:20:07 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 6 February, 1998
Subject: Operation: Jungle Avatar After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to deploy to an anonymous tip from the Vietnamese military that the Black Lotus temple we had repeatedly blown to smithereens twice had been reoccupied by Black Lotus forces. X-COM, testing its latest helicopter assets, was able to respond to the crisis, but we've lost the AI units known as Igor and Venus, alongside Agents Torres and Minase in the process, most notably trying to fight the Avatar. Regardless, we were eventually able to clear the temple and secure the area.

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ABC News
6 February, 1998
PAVN Forces Clear out Black Lotus Temple Ruins

Vietnamese forces earlier today were reportedly able to clear out the ruins of the Black Lotus temple in Vietnam that had been destroyed just last month. During the operation, two soldiers were killed, and two experimental drones were also wrecked in the fighting. As of now, we are unable to confirm any survivors from Black Lotus' end, meaning that the temple has been cleared for the moment. Whether they will ever return to it remains to be seen...
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 07:49:52 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 February, 1998
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 021 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to an anonymous tip by Chinese authorities in Guangzhou about a possible Black Lotus outpost just outside the city, which X-COM had responded to and dealt with effectively. However, it should be noted that we had lost Agents Kalergi and Kamotho, as well as the drone units known as Gigatron and Hurricane. We've been able to order replacements, but these losses are significant to our organisation even at this stage.

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CCTV
10 February, 1998
Black Lotus Outpost Raided Outside Guangzhou

PAP officers have just raided a Black Lotus terrorist outpost outside of Guangzhou earlier today, with two experimental drone units being damaged in the fight, with two officers reportedly dead. All the suspects were eliminated as per an attempt to avoid capture by our officers. All citizens remain encouraged to report on any signs of collaborations with Black Lotus. If you happen to suspect that someone you know could be working for them, please contact your local police station.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 07:53:19 am
Re: Request for Acquisition of the M1921 Thompson Submachine Gun

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and has granted you the full authorisation to purchase the M1921 Thompson Submachine Gun. Although a very dated weapon, we hope it can be useful in some of your more...covert operations.

Good luck, Commander. We know you will not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 09:34:50 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 11 February, 1998
Subject: Operation: Vulgar After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to respond to a request by the Bulgarian government to participate in Operation: Vulgar, a military operation to clear out a Spikeboar infestation near the border with Yugoslavia and managed to arrive in the area. Almost immediately, however, the local military forces and X-COM began to take some nasty losses, and Agent Juan was killed in the fight, with the AI units known as Hex and Constantine being destroyed in the fighting. However, X-COM forces were able to clear out the area after brutal fighting ensued. However, most of the Bulgarian forces sent to the area, which numbered a total of 22 infantrymen and 2 armoured scout vehicles was able to score a significant number of kills, at the expense of all 22 infantrymen of this force. This, although a successful operation, has been a costly endeavour and we're not exactly certain as to the effects this operation will have on the overall effectiveness of the Bulgarian military once the Invasion begins in 11 months. The fact that an entire platoon was nearly annihilated is...disconcerting.

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Deutsche Welle
11 February, 1998
Joint Yugoslav-Bulgarian Military Operation Ends in Bloodbath; Monsters Confirmed to Exist

Earlier today, reports of monster activity across the world have just been confirmed by an investigation committee in Bulgaria investigating the nature of what has now become an increasingly disconcerting number of reports of "unknown lifeforms of some kind". A military operation earlier today that ended in the brutal slaughter of 22 Bulgarian soldiers, a Yugoslav soldier and the destruction of two experimental drones that were purchased from China last week had been able to clear out the unknown lifeforms, which will be "thoroughly studied and researched on by the nation's scientific community", according to government officials. As these reports become increasingly more common, could it be likely that the reports of "aliens" could be true as well? Only time will tell as we begin to experience some interesting times.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 09:44:01 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 February, 1998
Subject: Red Dawn HQ Investigation Report

After a period of investigation we've analysed the structure of Red Dawn to the point where we can confidently locate their headquarters. It would appear that Red Dawn thrives on the military and governmental structures of Eastern Europe and Asia, with one notable example of the latter being the Red Dawn base we found in India just four months ago and destroyed. The vast majority of its higher members have access to classified, top secret data and various resources (possibly even including our own sources). However, this strength can be used against them; any exposed Red Dawn member can be easy to track down and neutralise by their official employer without X-COM interference.

As such, we've managed to track down Red Dawn's HQ to an unknown location somewhere in Siberia, which we plan to raid for the purposes of gathering all the personal data we can find. If we can pull this off, we may be able to not only locate Red Dawn's various members, but possibly even render the organisation defunct. However, as with the upcoming raid on Black Lotus HQ, this will be a very difficult operation as the personnel there WILL be guaranteed to put up a fierce fight. We should be ready when possible.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 09:48:25 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 13 February, 1998
Subject: Church of Dagon HQ Investigation Report

After getting some additional data from the so-called "Sorcerer", we've managed to determine that the Church of Dagon has a network of pyramids in Equatorial Africa, which the Dagonists use as their bases. There is also known to be a "High Temple" of sorts where the Dagoniss keep their most sacred object, a gift from Dagon; a golden statue much like that of the Golden Lady. If we can capture it, we'll be able to cripple the cult once we figure out where the statue is. However, it's location changes between the pyramids, but not often enough to prevent us from tracing it with reasonable accuracy. At this point, it is safe to say that three out of four groups that are dangerous to humanity are currently in the brink of defeat at the time of writing this report.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 09:51:01 am
Re: Flare Gun Acquisition Request - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

We've reviewed your request to the Council and have accepted the opportunity to provide you with shipments of flare guns for your use. They could be very useful in some of your more covert missions.

Good luck, Commander. We expect much from you.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 09:53:03 am
Re: BlackOps Pistol Acquisition Request - X-COM: PAU

Commander,

The Council has once again reviewed your request and granted BlackOps permission to deliver their pistols to any available UN motor pools. We expect that they could be of far superior quality than any of your current weapons.

Good luck, Commander. We hope you are met with continued success on the field.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 09:54:54 am
Re: Request for BlackOps Spypistol Acquisition

Commander,

The Council has once again reviewed your request and has granted BlackOps Industries the authorisation to provide our UN motor pools with the BlackOps Spypistol for X-COM use. We expect your agents to be quite fond of them.

Good luck, Commander. We expect further success from X-COM.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 10:00:49 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 17 February, 1998
Subject: The Syndicate Investigation Report

This is quite...disturbing to say the very least. This is not called the Syndicate for no reason. As far as we can tell, they are a global organisation that is in control of various global corporations, including BlackOps Industries, which has been supplying X-COM with its own weapons and equipment. It's primary objective appears to be monetising the knowledge of the aliens and alien technology at any cost, though they do seem to have a larger purpose for that: global domination. While they do have virtually unlimited assets and enjoy favouritism from some of the terrorist and criminal groups we've encountered we've been able to at least infiltrate BlackOps Industries, so that should be a start. Needless to say, this makes the aforementioned groups less of a threat and more of a nuisance in comparison. These are some interesting times indeed....

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Re: Hunting Rifle Acquisition Request

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and once again accepted it. We hope that your agents would find these to be useful in covert actions against the various groups we're fighting at this time.

Good luck, Commander. We know you will not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 10:03:35 am
Re: Request for Acquisition of BlackOps SMGs

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your request and accepted the request to acquire BlackOps SMGs. Based on your prior experience in the field, we believe that one of your agents is already acquainted with the use of these firearms.

Good luck, Commander. We expect much from you.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 10:13:35 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 19 February, 1998
Subject: EXALT Rationale Investigation Report

Turns out that the Canadian Army soldier we've managed to capture three months ago finally gave us some insights into the rationale behind EXALT. It would appear that based on his encounters with EXALT (he was a Psiclone addict at one point according to his testimony), that EXALT is no monolithic group. If anything, it is more complex than that. Some of their elites see the aliens as a lesser of two evils, believing that Earth's governments have become corrupted by false ideologies and others see them as a source of profit much like any other government on this planet. They don't perceive this pluralism as a threat, though but rather internal discourse between different policies on cooperation with the aliens, and it doesn't affect the organisation's efficiency at all as far as we're concerned. It could be described as a sort of political darwinism - part fringe group, part corporate group, these are willing to serve their alien masters at any cost, which would likely explain his motives for attempting what he did three months ago.

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Re: Request for BlackOps Shotgun Acquisition

Commander,

The Council has once again reviewed your request and granted it. We hope that BlackOps Industries can provide your soldiers with higher-quality weapons than we've ever had to deal with in your future war against the aliens.

Good luck, Commander. We know you will not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 27, 2019, 10:29:10 am
Re: Request for Enfield Revolver Pistol

Commander,

We've received your request for purchase of the Enfield Revolver and the Council has granted it. We hope that you may find this weapon useful.

Good luck, Commander. We hope your success grows as this organisation grows.

Sincerely,
Frank Kirby
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 28, 2019, 03:27:50 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 21 February, 1998
Subject: Operation: Bolivar After Action Report

X-COM forces had been able to respond to an emergency phone call by President Rafael Caldera of Venezuela, during which he himself reported armed gunmen approaching his mansion. By the time we arrived, we were met with significant opposition from EXALT forces and Venezuelan military assets supporting the operation. We lost both of our drones in the process, while Agent Tae and El-Amin had sustained injuries during the fight. However, we were unable to rescue the President, and all the occupants in his mansion were brutally slaughtered during the battle. Shortly thereafter, X-COM manage to clear out the EXALT attackers and Venezuelan military forces in support of the operation. However, we've noticed that the fighting was not limited to Caracas and has since spread to the rest of Venezuela. Maracaibo is currently under rogue military control and considering that this is a period of electoral campaigning, it would appear EXALT has begun to sow the seeds for chaos in this nation...and we may have accidentally fueled it. Either way, the forces loyal to the Venezuelan Congress, which has taken emergency authority with the death of President Caldera have managed to hold onto Caracas, likely thanks to our own efforts. However, with the mansion secured...or what is left of it, we were able to leave before reinforcements from the Venezuelan forces under EXALT arrived.

In a related note, this was the first ever field use of the MiB laser weapons we had acquired during our mission to rescue Dr. Vincent and although we have expended all but one clip, it would appear that this weapon has been...useful to our forces. Now we have to find a way to manufacture our own lasers.

End Report

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Univisión
21 February, 1998
BREAKING NEWS: Civil War Erupts in Venezuela; President Caldera Confirmed Dead

A military coup that has been ongoing for at least several hours at this point has failed to secure the city of Caracas, although it has been confirmed that President Rafael Caldera was killed by what has been revealed to be EXALT forces aided by rogue Venezuelan military officers. The President's security detachment alongside many friends and family are also confirmed to be dead. The Congress of Venezuela has also noted that two experimental drones were destroyed in the fighting, while two soldiers were injured during the engagement. We're still attempting to confirm all these news stories as this situation is deteriorating rapidly. It is now becoming increasingly clear that Venezuela has fallen into a state of civil war. We will update you live as this series of events unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 28, 2019, 05:18:28 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 23 February, 1998
Subject: X-COM Summary Report #2

Our investigation into the matter of recent paranormal activity has given us solid proof that the "cults" are related to some kind of an extraterrestrial force which actively supports these organisations. The same extraterrestrial force seems to be behind unusual biological phenomena encountered on Earth that we were able to examine in detail. We are not yet aware of the aliens' objectives or modus operandi, but their activity appears to be coordinated and global. Considering that this activity seems to promote disorder and danger to human life, we are suggesting that the aliens should be regarded as hostile to humanity for the time being, and that greater means are necessary to gather more information regarding this threat.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 23 February, 1998
Subject: Operation: Golden Death After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to locate Black Lotus HQ 20 km northwest of the city of Kitakami just to the east of Mt. Kuromori and were able to destroy the base after securing the entrance outside the building. X-COM forces also managed to secure the psionic amplifier mentioned in an earlier report. At this time, it is being shipped to EASTCOM for study. It should be noted, however, that while we managed to capture three suspects alive, two of our scout drones and Agents Carvahlo, Landa and Ljoekelsoey were all killed, while the sole survivor, Agent Berhanu, has taken near-fatal injuries. He will return to combat duty in two weeks. With the success of this operation, however, we believe that we've managed to cripple Black Lotus to the point that they could become...disorganised. It is safe to say that Black Lotus at this point is leaderless and we hope it remains that way.

End Report

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ABC News
23 February, 1998
Black Lotus HQ Destroyed, Japanese Government Confirms

Several fires in the near Mount Kuromori have been confirmed by the Japanese government to be what is left of Black Lotus HQ earlier today, claiming that the organisation is now "crippled beyond repair" and that the organisation's leaders have been killed in bitter corridor by corridor fighting. Three Special Assault Team officers were killed in the brutal engagement, and two experimental drones were also destroyed, with one officer still being in critical condition at this time. As a result, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto has proclaimed victory over the Black Lotus terrorist group, though it is possible that actions could still be taken to wipe out the now-disorganised remnants of the terrorist group that a more than a year ago, had terrorised the world. We will continue to update you as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 28, 2019, 05:22:23 am
PRIORITY MESSAGE: X-COM: Paranormal Security Agency

Commander,

The Council has reviewed your summary report from the previous day and have decided that henceforth, you will no longer be referred to as X-COM: Paranormal Activity Unit, but as X-COM: Paranormal Security Agency. We expect you to perform as well as you did these past few months, and although this would normally take longer to authorise, the Council has deemed the destruction of Black Lotus HQ as enough justification to increase your authority.

Good luck, Commander. Time is running out. Do not disappoint us.

Sincerely,
Mikho Mayestewan
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 28, 2019, 06:38:23 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 28 February, 1998
Subject: Duranthread Research Report

The unknown material known as "Duranthread", is a material that is similar to Kevlar in many ways...except that there is a previously unidentified compound enriching it, and thus, making it far stronger than anything currently available in Earth's arsenals. Clothing made out of this material could provide us not only with clothes with the strength of bulletproof vests, but also lighter than our current Kevlar vests. Now, we only need to find out where this material is coming from.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 28 February, 1998
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 022 After Action Report

X-COM forces managed to eliminate a Red Dawn outpost in Siberia, and managed to capture a live Pioneer. However, during the attack, The Castillo brothers were killed, alongside Agent Nowak and two of our Scout Drones. We should be able to replace them as soon as possible, but this is a significant number of losses. Either way, there is otherwise very little of note to report.

End Report

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Channel One Russia
28 February, 1998
Red Dawn terrorist outpost attacked by Russian military forces

An outpost in Siberia earlier today was reportedly attacked by our military forces, with the Red Dawn forces putting up significant resistance to the attack. As such, three soldiers were killed, and two experimental drones were lost in the operation, with a review of the operation currently underway within the ranks of our military. This is the latest in a long-drawn effort to combat terrorism and stop the threat Red Dawn poses to the world. We will update you live as this story unfolds.

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CNN
1 March, 1998
BREAKING NEWS: EXALT Designated a Terrorist Group by UN

General Secretary Kofi Annan has just announced that the Secretariat of the UN has designated the organisation known as EXALT as a terrorist group following the events that unfolded in Venezuela just last week. The situation in the country still appears to be chaotic, but it would appear that the loyalist forces have stabilised the front lines in the region, while thousands of refugees are beginning to flee to nearby states and even here in the US, we are witnessing a flow of refugees. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 29, 2019, 02:24:14 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 2 March, 1998
Subject: Case 060 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a case of a giant rat being spotted in Nigeria, which X-COM managed to kill so far. Otherwise, very little of note can be said.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 2 March, 1998
Subject: Case 061 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to word of a zombie outbreak in the middle of Siberia, during which X-COM agents managed to eliminate the zombies in the area. One civilian was killed, but otherwise, there is very little of note to be mentioned.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 2 March, 1998
Subject: Case 062 After Action Report

X-COM forces have managed to stop a minor outbreak of zombies in the Arctic after reports were received of the outbreak. X-COM managed to eliminate all the zombies in the area, and Agents Wilson, Tapia and Vasquez were all injured, mostly due to friendly fire. Otherwise, there is very little of note to report.

End Report

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Channel One Russia
2 March, 1998
Military Operations Begin Against Zombie Outbreaks in Siberia

President Boris Yeltsin announced earlier today that several zombie outbreaks in Siberia have been contained by Russian military forces, with two patrols having eliminated and contained minor zombie outbreaks in the region. As a result of this, a state of emergency has been declared in the region to minimise the risk of another zombie outbreak. We will continue to provide further updates throughout this crisis.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 29, 2019, 02:28:27 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 3 Mach, 1998
Subject: Case 063 After Action Report

X-COM forces had responded to a call from a family in the US state of Oregon and managed to eliminate a lone giant beetle. There is otherwise very little of note from this specific case.

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Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 29, 2019, 05:21:04 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 5 March, 1998
Subject: Operation: Poseidon After Action Report

X-COM agents were deployed to destroy the Dagonist headquarters located somewhere near the Congo-Brazzaville-DRC border, and just as we had begun to encounter some significant resistance, it got even worse as the drone units known as Cyclops and Icarus were both destroyed in the fighting, while Agent El-Amin was killed, alongside Agent Valaoritis during the fight. Our remaining agents, however, managed to survive and even clear out the base by the time the three remaining suspects had surrendered. We also managed to capture the Golden Statue that the Dagonists had so clearly worshiped and are taking it back to X-COM HQ for study.

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BBC News
5 March, 1998
Dagonist High Temple Destroyed in Joint French-Congolese Military Operation

French military forces have announced that a joint operation with the DRC Land Forces to attack the so-called "Dagonist High Temple" was successful earlier today and three of the Church's members were apprehended, one of which was seemingly among the top ranks of the group. Two experimental drones, alongside two Congolese soldiers were reportedly killed during the fight, and a French soldier was reported to have sustained minor injuries. With the fires still raging through the early morning and smoke being seen as far as Kinshasha. With the conflict still raging and Russia having initiated its anti-zombie operations just two days ago, it is becoming increasingly likely that they are somehow intertwined with one another. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 29, 2019, 08:43:35 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 7 March, 1998
Subject: Case 064 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to an outbreak of zombies in a forest outside of Tiksi and managed to contain the outbreak. However, during the operation, Agent Valvis was killed in a friendly fire incident with Agent Graca. Although we have not decided to reprimand the Agent, it should be known at this sort of behaviour cannot and shall not be rewarded. Otherwise, there is very little of note.

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Channel One Russia
7 March, 1998
Zombie Outbreak near Tiksi Contained by Spetsnaz Alfa Operatives

Spetsnaz Alfa units were able to contain a zombie outbreak near Tiksi earlier today as President Boris Yeltsin begins to order a state of emergency for in the Siberian and Far Eastern Military Districts for the purposes of public safety and to facilitate the anti-zombie operations in the region. One soldier was reportedly killed during the engagement, though at this time, we cannot confirm the validity of that report. Russian citizens are advised to remain indoors and to avoid contact with the infected. They are also advised to contact local authorities in the event of an outbreak at this time. We will continue to provide updates throughout this crisis.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 29, 2019, 08:52:13 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 9 March, 1998
Subject: Bio-Exo Suit Development Report

After a few months of R&D, we can safely say that the B01 Bio-Exo Suit is finally ready for production here at X-COM. It is a suit designed to counter threats from dangerous creatures and environemnts in order to replace the now outdated HazMat suits. It is fitted with a sophisticated set of night vision equipment, and an intergated exoskeleton. This should increase our soldiers' effectiveness on the battlefield when compared to HazMat suits. It could also be used for other applications, and given what we've seen so far, it seems reasonable to believe that.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 29, 2019, 08:56:45 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 10 March, 1998
Subject: Jumpsuit Development Report

X-COM has finally developed a new sort of "jumpsuit" composed of Duranthread to allow for a lighter, but also stronger material for our agents to use than anything previously considered. However, the fact that we still have no idea how to manufacture more Duranthread means that we are going to need to have limited use of these things until we can locate the Duranthread Factory. We are still having our intelligence teams try and find it, but we are making...some progress.

Regardless, this is a new era in the field of materials science, and we should take full advantage of it to protect humanity; ten months before the aliens arrive is also certainly disconcerting.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 29, 2019, 09:57:59 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 12 March, 1998
Subject: Case 065 After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to respond to a report of some kind of "worm-like creature" that "spits acid" along the Franco-Belgian border. As far as we are concerned, we managed to find at least four Spitters by the time we arrived. As a result, X-COM agents managed to locate and eliminate all four spitters. Otherwise, there is very little of note to report.

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CNN
12 March, 1998
We are Not Alone, Controversial Scientific Paper Claims

A research paper titled "On the Activities Undertaken by Hostile Extraterrestrial Lifeforms" was published in the Nature magazine by Dr. Bao Tianzhen earlier today, claiming that reports and claims of alien lifeforms on Earth have skyrocketed since last year, with the event now known as the "Budapest Incident" having been pointed out as an example, alongside the Boussé Incident and the unreported Dabantong Incident, with Chinese state run media denying the event's occurrence, despite an increasing number of claims by Chinese migrants of the incident. This, coupled with other reports and studies of the creatures involved in several other, since confirmed incidents of monsters, has been noted in the paper to be of "extraterrestrial origin". The paper itself concluded that "the aliens' activities on Earth over the past year have been consistent with extremely hostile intentions" as he noted that "the eyewitness accounts, autopsy reports from colleagues in the scientific community and evidence of weapons fire at each reported site indicates some kind of hostile actions undertaken by the aliens".

The scientific community, although still baffled by the autopsy results of various types of monsters, is currently divided as to the validity of the paper, with many expressing skepticism as to whether alien involvement could explain the autopsy result anomalies and rapid rise in conspiracy theories about aliens in popular media. However, others have expressed that the prospect of some type of "alien genetic engineering program" could be "a real possibility". At the moment, there is no clear consensus as to the nature of the origins of these monsters or whether the reports of alien activity are accurate. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 30, 2019, 03:11:20 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 March, 1998
Subject: Operation: Red Dusk After Action Report

X-COM Agents managed to locate Red Dawn HQ and destroy it after a prolonged brutal battle and the surrender of 11 suspects, two of which have been identified as General Georgy Shpak and Fleet Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov of the Russian Navy. This means that at this point, the Russian military has been infiltrated to such an extent that an entire branch of it was under Red Dawn influence in some form or another. However, we've also identified one of the bodies as being that of former Russian Defence Minister Pavel Grachev; the same one that costed Russia the Chechen War. To believe that his sacking prior to the events of the past year eventually led him to join or possibly even create Red Dawn is shocking. The other two are being questioned as to the other high-ranking Russian military officers who provided Red Dawn with the assets they had up to this point.

As for the dead, we lost Agents Alemu and Voulgaris during the operation, alongside the drones known as Poseidon and Pandora. As of now, we are beginning to replace the four losses we've sustained, and we will deal with the captured suspects accordingly.

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Channel One Russia
14 March, 1998
Red Dawn HQ Destroyed; Former Defence Minister Grachev Killed

Earlier today, a Vympel force had managed to strike at Red Dawn's Headquarters, which was found in an undisclosed location in the Arctic Circle. Two experimental drones and two Spetsnaz operatives were killed in the ensuing battle, though eleven suspects have been captured, including Gen. Georgy Shpak and Fleet Admiral Kuroyedov, who were found to be collaborating with the terrorist organisation. During the operation, it has been reported that former Defence Minister Grachev, whom is currently believed to have founded Red Dawn in the days following his removal by President Yeltsin for his role in the disasters in the Armed conflict in the Chechen Republic and on bordering territories of the Russian Federation, was killed during the operation. As of now, an investigation by the government into the prospect of a larger conspiracy within the nation's military is underway to track down suspected members of Red Dawn within the officer corps at this time. We will continue to provide live updates as this crisis unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 31, 2019, 02:23:51 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 14 March, 1998
Subject: Operation: Burning Lotus After Action Report

X-COM forces managed to respond to an anonymous tip over a Black Lotus remnant emergency meeting in the aftermath of the destruction of Black Lotus HQ, and this resulted in the destruction of the drone units known as Arthras and Obrek, alongside the deaths of Agents Iancu and Gagnon. However, six suspects were captured during the whole of the operation and as such, we suspect that the enemy will be even more on the run from this point forward.

End Report

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ABC News
14 March, 1998
Unknown Gunmen Raid Black Lotus Remnant Meeting in Tokyo

Remnant elements of Black Lotus were reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen earlier today according to eyewitnesses. The gunmen appeared to have lost two of their comrades and some experimental drones similar to those provided to police and military forces around the world, and it is believed that six suspects are currently missing. At this moment, we have no idea of the suspects' whereabouts, nor the whereabouts of the unknown gunmen. We will update you live as this story unfolds.
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on January 31, 2019, 07:35:45 am
TOP SECRET
Date: 17 March, 1998
Subject: Anthropod Autopsy Report

Despite the humanoid shape of the so-called "Anthropod", this creature is truly alien in nature. The skeleton is mostly cartilaginous with only a few robust bones composing the framework. The organs also have a very diffuse quality, all of the apparatus is spread throughout the mass of entrails. The brain size is slightly larger than a human's, but it is composed of several ganglions, which result in a lower interconnection density. The respiratory system is also very rudimentary and inefficient with noticeable signs of inflammation in it.

Regardless, this thing, as we have seen in the field, is quite dangerous and should be approached with extreme caution.

End Report

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TOP SECRET
Date: 17 March, 1998
Subject: Duranthread Factory Location

We now know of the exact location of the Duranthread Factory we've recovered from Red Dawn...nowadays, controlled by what little remains of the organisation. Well, not necessarily, but we do have a vague idea. Regardless, if we are able to attack the factory, we can secure more of this "Duranthread" for study. We better hurry, though....the clock is ticking.

End Report
Title: Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
Post by: Ace009 on April 08, 2019, 06:43:18 pm
TOP SECRET
Date: 18 March, 1998
Subject: Martin Jakubko Investigation Report

Based on secret files we were able to recover in Operation: Burning Lotus, we've managed to learn the following about the contact that Black Lotus' remnants were supposed to meet before our agents arrived. As such we have begun to create a Dossier around Martin Jakubko. Here is what is known about him so far:

There is very little known about Mr. Jakubko's earlier whereabouts, but what is known is that he is universally considered a charismatic diplomat, with him showing some level of charity, even among the ranks of Red Dawn...well, what's left of them now. As a result, his former superiors have made him a diplomatic face of Red Dawn - albeit with Operation Red Dusk, it would appear that he among the few who were not present at the base when the operation occurred. We've already notified Interpol as to his current whereabouts, so he should hopefully be apprehended by now.

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