Operation Nightfall

Discussion in 'Archived Missions' started by thatangryviking, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. MidDipper

    MidDipper Division-79

    Also, FWIW, I made a google doc that I'm planning on keeping updated as things progress, with things spoilered/hidden as needed if you want to solve the puzzles from the beginning.
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  2. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    Dispatch in the IRC, 20.30 UTC on 9/19/2015

    We are requesting an update on the Operation NIGHTFALL mission. Please submit your briefing reports.

    Ted has said he's leaving his blog
    We shouldn't be hearing more from him

    On the subject of Ted Benwall. SET 6 has informed us that the deception operation was a success.
    Target shows signs they are abandoning their false identity and attempting to flee. We believe that they have sufficient training to be capable of escaping, however we cannot say for certain that they will be safe in the long term due to their deep involvement with the Church.
    We can only hope that target was competent enough to hide their tracks over such a long investigation.

    The encrypted image has been deciphered, appears to be instructions for banishing the Dwellers of the Abyss.

    We have decrypted and sent you the image

    Our strike team is on standby and briefed on the operation to stop the ritual.
    The analysis of the banishment document indicates that it likely requires worldwide action from field agents.
    We will issue detailed banishment deployment instructions to all agents if required after we receive the report from our strike team tonight at 11:30 PM UTC
    All agents should remain on standby until we receive the report from our strike team and issue your next instructions.
  3. glasspuppet

    glasspuppet Gold Member

  4. Vox_noctem

    Vox_noctem Active Agent

    Made my elixir, even if I don't get dispatched I have a nifty little trinket.

    Attached Files:

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  5. Void

    Void Senior Agent

    Looks like a holy mojito. I like it.
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  6. Smillia

    Smillia Senior Agent

    Please throw them like little grenades.
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  7. RezLar

    RezLar Senior Agent

    How do you get chosen to be dispatched?
  8. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    Buy the Devs pizza
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  9. Bach

    Bach Senior Agent

    The Book of Armaments 2:9-21:
    “And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, ‘O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.’
    And the Lord did grin.
    And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats.
    And the Lord spake, saying, ‘First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.'”
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  10. MidDipper

    MidDipper Division-79

    I made potions too! I made a double batch, in case an agent who is local to me can come along. [​IMG]
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  11. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    Seeing as everyone else is preparing for the upcoming mission, I thought I'd get some "potions" of my own.
    This'll do me just fine if I need to be deployed in the field.

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  12. Zekh

    Zekh Dimensionaut

    Who are those people.. *sigh*
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  13. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    Dispatch in the IRC, 11.30UTC, 9/19/2015

    Our strike team has completed their operation, we are awaiting their report.
    We do not have reports of any casualties.
    An email communication will go out to all agents shortly, please indicate here when you have received it.

    Most recent communication from strike team said they have cult members in custody.

    Dispatch, has one of the cult members confirmed to be brother arvhcka? probably misspelled, I'm talking about the one brother that had the vision.

    Strike team has reported that the cult leader is in our custody.

    Dispatch, what word on Ted?

    Target Ted Benwall has disappeared and we cannot determine his current location, he most likely evacuated after posting his last blog post.

    Dispatch, is the email delay something we should be concerned about?
    (aka everyone ok in there)

    We have not seen indication that our strike team has been incapacitated, we are experiencing some technical difficulties with our communication equipment at the moment. We cannot confirm if this is connected to the ritual operation at this time.

    Dispatch, do you have any info about the amount of cultists that were aprehended?

    The last confirmed head count was 75.

    all but one
    75 cultists and one leader

    We believe the leader is among the 75.


    Dispatch in the IRC, 00.22UTC, 9/20/2015

    We have begun receiving portions of the final report, continuing problems with some of our comms. equipment means that email notifications will be delayed. We will share parts of the report as they come in on this channel and send the total report to all agents via email when it is ready.

    <REPORT START> Our strike team successfully stopped the ritual from taking place and all cult members were prevented from harming themselves or others, they remain in our custody now.
    However, investigation of the site shows that the rift they were trying to open is still gaining strength.
    Documents recovered from cult members revealed that the ritual was intended to rapidly bring this rift entity into existence.
    By stopping the ritual, we only delayed its arrival.
    It is continuing to gather strength and we must use the fallback plan we intercepted from the Church to deploy agents for a global banishment ritual.
    We suspect comms are being affected by this entity, will respond when comms are functioning normally <REPORT END>

    We will notify you if we receive additional reports. Along with this brief, we have finished analyzing the banishment ritual instructions.
    Are you prepared to receive the instructions?

    <INSTRUCTIONS START>Prepare a mix of water, lavender and mint
    Recite the prayer in front of your banishment solution:
    O creature of the water, let us stand, behind your welcome protection and grace
    We seek shelter from the evil we face, for they trespass upon our holy land
    Locate the nearest metal idol that is not located in a building, it must face the sky outside. We expect these idols to be bronze statues or similar figures.
    Find an area on the ground close to the statue and pour out the mixture in the form of the Divine Sigil, using a water bottle for a directed spray has proven effective. Size of the Divine Sigil is not set and can vary from small to large.
    Send photo evidence of your Divine Sigil to Dispatch for storage in our database and further analysis.
    If a metal idol is not near you, the ritual can still have an effect by reciting the prayer in front of your prepared solution and drawing the Divine Sigil on paper. Send photos of your banishment water solution and Divine Sigil to Dispatch.
    We estimate that we have until Monday at 8:00 PM UTC to place all the banishment sigils and evaluate the effectiveness of our global banishment ritual.

    We are continuing to work on our comms. and when email is back online you will receive a report with similar information. Until this time, your objectives are as follows:
    (a) Use the banishment ritual instructions provided and perform the necessary ceremony. The more Divine Sigils are placed, the greater chance we have of permanently stopping the rift entity from emerging.
    (b) While drawing your sigil, be discreet and avoid doing anything that would cause a large disturbance.
    (c) Send photos of your Divine Sigil to Dispatch [[email protected]] upon completion by Monday at 8:00 PM UTC and we will store it in our database for further analysis.

    Dispatch, a question if I may. Who are we praying TO?

    Our analysts have seen in their early tests with the ritual that it may be related to the Egyptian God Nun
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  14. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    On a seperate note, would all Agents who are going out into the field to take part in this mission please note the following:

    We're still planning on making a fan-made Season 2 trailer featuring footage from the live events of Season 1.
    If you're taking part, please either record footage or take photos during the event.
    These will be extremely useful when editing the trailer!

    Thanks :)
  15. Steelgramps

    Steelgramps Gold Member

    Any special place you want said footage uploaded?
  16. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

    Dropbox is probably best.
    Post that either here or PM me!
  17. Smillia

    Smillia Senior Agent

    Side note, I apparently missed a few Twitter messages from Ted before he poofed. As follows:
    • I am getting out of this now, I'm waiting for someone to give me a sign that I can finally disappear for good knowing that the ritual will not hurt others. Otherwise, I'll just feel like a coward who couldn't follow things through to the end."

      • I have been given the proof that I needed, I can rest easy knowing now that there are others who have the power to end things for me."

      • "Thank you for helping me come to my senses and warning me of the dangers I was facing. Please do not make my same mistakes and be careful. Goodbye."
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  18. Lang

    Lang Active Agent

    I'll try and do the ritual in the dead of night, (I'd rather not be seen chanting outside a cathedral) using the statue of TENNYSON. He's not looking up though... But his dog is.
    Beggars can't be choosers.
  19. Zekh

    Zekh Dimensionaut

    I'd be funny if some real world investigator or curious passerbys notice the sigils and discover our game this way.
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  20. Steelgramps

    Steelgramps Gold Member

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