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The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« 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...

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 03:31:50 am »
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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.

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Well, this is going off to a nice start. Heh....

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 04:32:38 am »
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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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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 04:51:21 am »
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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.

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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.

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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....
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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 05:20:17 am »
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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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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 05:26:31 am »
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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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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 03:20:19 pm »
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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.

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 03:27:15 pm »
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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.

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 03:36:06 pm »
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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...

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 03:42:42 pm »
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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.

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 03:50:00 pm »
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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.

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 03:56:44 pm »
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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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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 04:00:17 pm »
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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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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 04:22:51 pm »
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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.

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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.

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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 04:27:23 pm »
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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.

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