Partial Audio Transcript of Dialogue between Dr. ███ ████ ██ and UE-112015-001, Incident Brackish-Lake
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Subject: Dr. ███ ████ ██, Unknown Entity 112015-001, Brackish-Lake
Involvement: Division of Research, Unknown Entity
Clearance Level: Alpha-I
Priority Level: Ochre
Possible connections: Engagement B9-Teal/SEPIA-023-2015

Location: Site of Brackish-Lake Incident, Zone-55-Noram
Witness: Shade-HZ1 (Codename: Hemlock)


Unknown Entity:
I took out your wunderkind at Base Nine yesterday. A simple lobotomy did the trick. Little Abe forgot everything about his training on top of losing control over his powers. My Q predicts it'll be three months until that young dipshit rediscovers pyrokinesis. I've implanted an aggressor chip in his brain for that exact moment… You'll probably want to be off-site when the Human Volcano erupts.

███ ████ ██:
Abraham is just a small child. I'll have plenty of freedom to rewire them all into ticking time-bombs once I receive my payment. Soon, there'll be a Human Anthrax Bomb and a Human Spatial Displacement Device to wreak havoc in their bases. Presently, you need to focus on the older ones. Did you know that the cupcake girl had received her one-hundredth assignment today? She blew up a delivery truck at the marriage of a Yakuza warlord sympathetic to the Foundation presence here. If you wish to gain favor with the Cripple's Hand, kill the adolescents. Once they fall, there will be few Teal Division operatives here left. We are, after all, a new addition to the organization.

Unknown Entity:
The security protocols to their containment cells will take time to crack. I'll also need support from within, to take care of everything I can't… You understand that our business here is mutually extra-curricular, yes?

███ ████ ██:
Indeed. Aside from the fact that only your organization will benefit from the collapse of the Chaos Insurgency's presence in this region, my consolation is that from the ashes, the Cripple's Hand will arise to return all captured yokai into service of our emperor. With the supernatural under our control, this nation shall fall into darkness, and the emperor shall return to his nighttime throne.

Unknown Entity:
As you may already know, my agency does not condone the proliferation of preternatural beings. They will kill every yokai that they encounter with ease. The Cripple's Hand will need to expand to other, mundane types of assets. Like humans, which I will be glad to provide in exchange for information on the Site's automated security system. You must think of other benefits to gain aside from the liberation of your demon creatures. My boss will generously compensate you if you turn the demons against each other. That way, we will only have to exterminate the stragglers.

███ ████ ██:
I have friends who are not human. You expect me to let them be killed in exchange for your favors?

Unknown Entity:
It is your choice, but if I were you, I would let my friends die by my own hands rather than by the hands of my enemies. Whichever decision you make, the demons will not survive. Their demise will be either of your design, or ours.

███ ████ ██:
How much are you offering me?

Unknown Entity:
A hundred million yen per yokai. We'll pay an addition fifty million if you can verify that the yokai is your friend. As I tell you, we can be very generous.

███ ████ ██:
Once you begin the killings, you will not stop until you have carved a path of corpses towards the emperor's throne. Each yokai is a vassal of the demon king. They will unite to protect their liege. It is in their blood to obey…

The emperor is this era's incarnation of the demon king. Will you attempt to kill him, too?

Unknown Entity:
We will plunge this archipelago into a sea of demonic blood. Such loss of magical energy will devastate the Coalition's thaumaturges here. Like the Hand, Sepia will take advantage of the chaos to decimate the warlocks and witches that permeate the United Nations' greatest armed force. We shall be a step closer towards fulfilling the vision of a human dominion, populated totally by humans, at last.

The demon king is a relic of a forgotten age. He may have been a king, but soon you will see him quantified as lesser than the most sordid peasant. Our technology will bring him low.

███ ████ ██:
Without the emperor, the Cripple's Hand has no cause. Our soldiers need faith to commit sacrifices. I cannot alter the brotherhood's philosophy without causing unrest within the ranks. There are too many fundamentalists that we had accumulated, and they field some of our strongest warriors.

Unknown Entity:
Kill them all systematically before you begin the destruction of the Insurgency. Make use of the assassins loyal to you. In turn, I will feed my agency with any information you give me so that we can eliminate some of your enemies ourselves. The Cripple's Hand unchained shall be the perfect conspirator of the Sepia Front, and we shall be your greatest allies. I have to make mention, the lack of enhancements within your faction is unusual. You obviously support anomalous warfare yet you don't have anomalous weapons with which to wage it. Why is this so?

███ ████ ██:
The Cripple's Hand believe that while the connection of the mundane to the preternatural must be nourished and utilized for our progress, the human organism must remain pure and unaided by the call of anomalous augmentation. We believe in the divinity of the Form of Man and that our form must be preserved throughout the ages, changing only in response to the natural environment along with the pace of the rest of the evolving world. To become one with the supernatural is to subvert the legacy of the Gods. We are the greatest children of Creation, and rather than improving ourselves through unnatural means, we must strive to become exemplary individuals that embody the best of Man's abilities. It is why there are no cyborgs nor Teal agents in our ranks. Our juggernauts and nullists are more of a match for them, respectively.

Unknown Entity:
That is… very intriguing. In fact, its sentiment on the purity and magnificence of humanity echoes the philosophy of Sepia. It is mankind's destiny to find his own way towards conquering the unknown. There is no darkness in the presence of brilliant light. There are no anomalies in the presence of a strong reality.

We may have more in common between our two organizations than you think.

███ ████ ██:
A dangerous avenue of discussion, but one that admittedly shows merit.

Our agencies are extreme counterparts to each other, are they not? The fundamental ideology of the Chaos Insurgency is to plunge the world into chaos, so that a new global empire can arise from it. Your Sepia Front likewise wishes to take the head off the United Nations' dragon, the Coalition, and in doing so you would usurp its throne to become the foremost protectors of the world. Either cause ends with the creation of a new world order.

You exemplify stronger with our leader Haos than I'd expect.

Unknown Entity:
Likewise. We are both opportunists. You will bring the Chaos Insurgency back to its true calling, of a humanity in dominion over the supernatural world. We will replace the Coalition to protect mankind from all anomalous threats.

Perhaps our goals are not mutually exclusive.

███ ████ ██:
Indeed… Now, first. We must further discuss the neutralization of twelve more Teal Division assets within the base before the Cripple's Hand can prepare for its mutiny. There are many neophytes barely past their indoctrination stage. Only a few have passed their APT1 course. I have only four targets that may pose a threat to an agent of your skill and experience. The most potent of them is the Electronic Samurai. Kill-Grade Three.

Unknown Entity:
Supply me all of the pertinent data and I'll adjust my loadout accordingly.

Concerning the children, are there any communal living quarters for a batch of subjects, or are they all individually separated into their own cells?

███ ████ ██:
We have a few exceptions where siblings or close friends are allowed to stay in the same room together. None of the child anomalies have self-healing or self-protecting properties, and if you devise a kill-method executable in less than three seconds, the casters won't have time to project their barriers. Explosives may be difficult to sneak past the defenses, but I have agents with access to the containment chambers' air vents. Infiltrate with your most insidious concoction and over half of Teal in the region will be snuffed out.

Unknown Entity:
Excellent. The funds will be wired to your personal account in a minute.

███ ████ ██:
Be careful with divulging information about Sepia. The Insurgency isn't loathe to spy on its own members. Especially those in research such as I. You will maintain protection for me throughout our agreement, right?

Unknown Entity:
I will have Aetherguards covering your position in and out of the field starting tomorrow. Consider them a most generous favor from the Front. It isn't often that they will risk their lives to save an Insurgent. Just watch out for your shade teams. Aetherguards have limited VERITAS support in their ocular sensors; they won't see cloaking on Shades' level.

███ ████ ██:
I sense that we are being eavesdropped upon. You must vacate quickly. Do not make an attempt at contact before the Hand gives you the verification. Go, now.

Unknown Entity:
Stay safe. Don't let the Hand be destroyed.

Agent Hemlock had not received the order to kill Dr. ███ ████ ██ and the unknown entity. They leave the premises and decloak at Internal Operations at the eighth hour of Incident Brackish-Lake.

Central Command had not received updates from the site of the incident for twenty-four hours. Dr. ███ ████ ██ is nowhere to be found. The capture of the individuals present in the transcript is high-priority. A Teal unit has been mobilized.

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