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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #270 on: January 31, 2019, 07:35:45 am »
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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.

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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.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #271 on: April 08, 2019, 06:43:18 pm »
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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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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #272 on: April 18, 2019, 06:36:30 pm »
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Date: 18 March, 1998
Subject: Cult Base Assault 005 After Action Report

X-COM forces managed to respond to reports from the Russian government about a Red Dawn remnant base operating out of the Arctic, and managed to capture at least eight of the base's occupants. However, we lost both of the AI drones known as Enzo and Typhoon in the process and all agents in the field were injured. However, given that none of them were killed and the majority of their injuries were minor, it is safe to say that X-COM's new jumpsuit has proven to be quite a success. However, it's safe to say we should begin searching for suitable replacements to both of our lost AI units as soon as possible.

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Channel One Russia
18 March, 1998
Red Dawn Remnant Base Destroyed in the Arctic

Government officials have just announced that a Red Dawn remnant base was reportedly assaulted and secured by Spetsnaz forces after having gotten word from a patrol in the area. 21 suspects were killed, and eight have been brought in for questioning. Two confirmed losses of experimental drones have also been noted of during this operation, though reports of injuries from the entire team have been dismissed as Red Dawn propaganda. We will continue to provide more information as this story unfolds.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #273 on: April 18, 2019, 07:42:45 pm »
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Date: 20 March, 1998
Subject: Operation Night Beach After Action Report

X-COM agents were sent in top stop an Osiron operation in a village in the west coast of Madagascar, and managed to eliminate all five suspects. While very little of interest had occurred in this operation, it should be noted that an alien communicator of some kind was likely recovered by our agents. We will begin research on this as soon as possible.

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BBC News
Date: 20 March, 1998
Village Firefight Reported in Madagascar

An undefended village was reportedly the site of a firefight between unknown gunmen and Osiron criminals, who had eliminated all five gunmen. Police had gotten word of the incident just half an hour ago, with no clear details as to the exact nature of the unknown gunmen. We will continue to update you as this story unfolds.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #274 on: April 18, 2019, 07:47:49 pm »
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Date: 21 March, 1998
Subject: Dart Rifle Research Report

Based on what we know about the aliens' biology so far, we've managed to develop a new sort of "Dart Rifle", that can deploy non-lethal chemical agents against alien enemies (as well as human ones). It can also be practical for underwater use - something that could help us defend ourselves while we figure out what the Dagonists were all rambling about. It could also help us develop better dart-based weapons for future use.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #275 on: April 19, 2019, 07:19:27 am »
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Date: 22 March, 1998
Subject: Dagon's Staff Research Report

Dagon's Staff is...quite a mystery to say the very least. It would appear that this staff is able to somehow store psionic energy and use it to affect water particles to turn it into a deadly, sizzling chemical missile of some kind. The runes in this staff also speak of some kind of sorecery and perfection according to the best attempts at translation. It was also reported to vibrate under direct contact, but we have not been able to confirm that in our research.

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Date: 22 March, 1998
Subject: Black Lotus Psi Generator Investigation Report

This so-called "Psi Generator" that we've managed to recover from the Avatar statue in the Black Lotus HQ in Japan appears to have been designed with a very specific purpose in mind. What could said purpose be? Well, it would appear that the device is capable of receiving and amplifying psionic signals coming from somewhere in outer space, supposedly allowing for the cult's "goddess" to "possess" humans. As a result, we may have some ideas as to cripple the remnants of the Black Lotus organisation. While we may not know its true working principles for some time, we can be able to theoretically locate some psionic wavefronts coming from the generator, hence why we believe we can use this to finally end Black Lotus as an effective threat once and for all.

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« Reply #276 on: April 19, 2019, 07:58:20 am »
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Date: 22 March, 1998
Subject: Battle of Hilo After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to respond to a series of reports in Hawaii about a Werecat attack on Hilo, in the island of Hawai'i. However, by the time our agents engaged the Werecats, many civilians were already killed and police barely managed to contain the Werecat rampage. While X-COM in its AO was unable to rescue any civilians, it was able to defeat the monsters and save the city overall. This will likely be a situation that X-COM will be hard-pressed to salvage, as media outlets have been reporting the events before we arrived on site.

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CBS News
Date: 22 March, 1998
BREAKING NEWS: Monster Terror in Hilo, State of Emergency Declared in Hawai'i

Terror rages across the city of Hilo in Hawai'i County earlier today as humanoid cat-like "monsters" began a destructive rampage across the city earlier this morning. After hours of bitter house to house fighting between local police, unknown agents and the creatures, the city was barely able to avoid destruction, with at least hundreds of people having been killed in the rampage. As a result, the Hawai'ian state government has declared a state of emergency across the entire state, hoping to "contain the monster threat" and "protect Hawai'ian citizens from monster attacks". We will update you live as this story unfolds.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #277 on: April 19, 2019, 05:22:36 pm »
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Date: 23 March, 1998
Subject: EXALT Liquidator Interrogation Report

EXALT Liquidators, as we have seen in the field, are elite EXALT operatives, their "special forces" so to speak. They are usually used to spread terror, as we have seen in Venezuela, but we are not sure if they are loyal to EXALT or their supply of Psiclone. Either way, it's definitely bad news for our agents in the field if we get to see any of them again. We should be equipped to deal with them at all times.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #278 on: April 19, 2019, 05:37:32 pm »
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Date: 25 March, 1998
Subject: Operation: Dagger After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to infiltrate an Osiron compound and were able to successfully kill three suspects, and capture another three alive. Otherwise, there is very little of note regarding this operation.

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CBC News
Date: 25 March, 1998
Shootout Reported in Kaujuitoq

A shootout was reported earlier today between criminal elements belonging to Osiron, and several unknown agents, according to eyewitnesses. Three people are believed to have been killed in the shootout and another three have gone missing. With recent events around the world, some are starting to suspect that the events in this town may be connected to the events transpiring in the US state of Hawai'i just three days ago. We will continue to update you live as this story unfolds.

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« Reply #279 on: April 19, 2019, 07:04:21 pm »
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Date: 30 March, 1998
Subject: Operation: Wildbeast After Action Report

X-COM forces managed to respond to reports about a Syndicate warehouse somewhere in Montreal, in which our agents were deployed to locate and capture or eliminate all of its occupants. X-COM was able to completely wipe out the warehouse's occupants and were able to secure several top secret files as well. We will begin researching these files as soon as possible.

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CBC News
Date: 30 March, 1998
Unknown Gunmen Raid Mysterious Warehouse

Gunshots were reported in the streets of Montreal earlier today, as a warehouse was attacked by gunmen with military-grade equipment and were seen carrying around Chinese drones. However, eyewitnesses reported the gunmen of being of no single nation, with special forces-grade equipment and carrying a previously unknown jumpsuit of some kind. Reports abound that some kind of secret inter-governmental agency was involved in the raid. We will continue to provide live updates as this story unfolds.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #280 on: April 20, 2019, 04:50:47 am »
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Date: 1 April, 1998
Subject: Alien Biology Research Report

As the title can be discerned, the following report is detailing what we've managed to uncover about alien biology - and this is not an April Fool's joke. The following is practically preliminary, but here is what we know so far.

The aliens appear to be using DNA-like structures similar to those found on Earth, yet also extremely different from ours. There are traces of Earth DNA as well, possibly resulting from artificial extraction from Earth organisms (which likely explains the crop circles from our earlier years). This seems to help them to adapt to the conditions here on Earth, but it's either short-term or incomplete: the process is dependent on pre-processed nutrients and given their poor immunology, it's safe to say they can't survive on Earth for long. HOWEVER, we do have an idea of how we can capture one alive. We will begin development and construction of a suitable alien containment facility as soon as possible.

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Date: 3 April, 1998
Subject: Operation: Yankee After Action Report

This operation, much like Operation Bolivar was a costly military victory for X-COM, but a serious political disaster. Vice President Al-Gore is dead, alongside his wife, and many other innocent civilians. Although we managed to repel EXALT's attack on the complex, we suspect that the entire attack was a trap. Agents Eugen Dumitru, Mustafa Toprak, and Woo-Jin Tae are all dead, alongside Gudrun and Helisa's drone units. We will begin searching for suitable replacements as soon as possible.

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CNN
Date: 3 April, 1998
Al-Gore Confirmed Assassinated - Strom Thurmond to Become New Vice President

We've just received word that EXALT had managed to assassinate Vice President Al-Gore, his wife and at least 10 other occupants in an complex near Seattle eaerlier today. With the entire nation currently mourning the loss of a Vice President in these times of crisis, there is an increasingg suspicion about psiclone users and their possible affiliations to EXALT. As a result, just ahead of Al-Gore's funeral, Strom Thurmond is now believed to be his replacement, while Psiclone searches have intensified significantly. We will continue to update you live as this story unfolds.

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Date: 3 April, 1998
Subject: Operation: Trident After Action Report

X-COM agents managed to stop another smuggling operation by Osiron in Alexandria, Egypt. Very little of interest is to note here.

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Al-Jazeera
Date: 3 April, 1998
Unknown Gunmen Attack Criminal Smuggling Operation

Egyptian authorities have just received confirmation that a criminal smuggling operation by Orison has been attacked by unidentified gunmen. Some have begun to speculate that this could have been related to another planned EXALT attack in the US, following the events that transpired earlier this morning. Government officials could not be reached for comment. We will continue to update you live as this story unfolds.

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Re: The Untold Story of the First Alien War
« Reply #281 on: April 20, 2019, 04:55:06 am »
Re: Black Lotus Defeated

Commander,

The Council wishes to congratulate you on your achievements regarding the final destruction of the Black Lotus terrorist group - at this moment, the leaders of the organisation have been taken into custody. You are to continue your operations against the other groups...as well as the aliens. Good luck, Commander. We know you will not disappoint us.

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« Reply #282 on: April 20, 2019, 10:59:19 pm »
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Date: 5 April, 1998
Subject: X-COM History: Xenonauts Archives Investigation Report

After some digging into the archives, we've managed to recover details of a joint NATO-Warsaw Pact precursor to X-COM known as the Xenonaut Defencee Force, which was quite short-lived on account of poor intelligence, unfortunate decision-making and a limited budget. What we do know is that the project was intended to fight against some type of thought control process, which is now known to us as the scientific field of psionics. At this time, however, the whole thing was known "mind enhancement", and as such, they were able to develop a mind enhancement serum, which appears to have earned them the name of the Psychonauts. With the program's closure, however, it should be acknowledged that a lot of scientific endeavours were carried out there and as such, we are to make use of them.

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Date: 7 April, 1998
Subject: Cult Outpost Assault 023 After Action Report

X-COM forces managed to assault an EXALT outpost in the middle of Texas after we were tipped off by FBI informants. X-COM forces were able to wipe out the outpost, but during the assault, we lost Agent Parmesh Verma and the drone unit known as Titania. Both Agent Verma and our drone are currently in the process of being replaced at this time.

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NBC News
7 April, 1998
EXALT Compound Raided in Texas

EXALT terrorists were the target of a police action by FBI agents earlier today, as multiple EXALT suspects were arrested and/or killed. Police also report that they've managed to locate a shipment of psiclone in the complex, which was due to reach the Canadian border later today. Police are also reporting that an experimental drone and an FBI agent were both killed in the raid. We will continue to provide live updates as this story unfolds.

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« Reply #283 on: April 21, 2019, 05:59:28 am »
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Date: 11 April, 1998
Subject: Spitter Autopsy Report

Here is what we know so far about the Spitter's biology. It's torso appears to be able to hold a massive gland that secretes a kind of disrupting enzyme - in large amounts as well. This enzyme is then stored in a chamber at the base of the funnels, in which, presumably, high pressure quickly builds up to ultimately eject the substance onto a target. The enzyme also happens to dissolve almost anything it comes into contact with. However, given its properties as a polymer, we cannot replicate it at this time. It also happens to host an extremely resistant carapace, making it difficult to kill in combat.

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« Reply #284 on: April 21, 2019, 06:07:47 am »
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Date: 13 April, 1998
Subject: Deep One Autopsy Report

This is quite a disturbing creature to say the very least. Genetic analysis indicates that it is related to normal Earth lifeforms - specifically, those around the Cretaceous period of prehistoric Earth. Otherwise, it's a fairly standard humanoid organism - if we could even call it that for a creature that thrives underwater, yet also can breathe air. It also happens to have a small electronic device lodged directly into that thing's skull.

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TOP SECRET
Date: 13 April, 1998
Subject: Case 066 After Action Report

X-COM agents were able to capture a live farmer from the outskirts of Chelyabinsk, Russia. However, despite the farmer being critically injured, there is otherwise very little of note, except for his subsequent capture.

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