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Spies Like Us

Posted on Sun May 9th, 2021 @ 3:43pm by Lieutenant Kevin Lance
Edited on on Sun May 9th, 2021 @ 5:14pm

Mission: Splinter Faction And Assisting
Location: Triangular
Timeline: After the Ambush

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jastin Bentlex had completed placing a spyder bot on the main computer system in the Triangular government building that had been the target of his assignment. The bot was designed to insert a malware directly into a computer system and thereby avoiding security systems designed to prevent an external attack. Once inserted, the malware could be used as a backdoor and allow the Independence to directly access the files stored on the system.

Jastin was still using the holoprojector to augment his appearance but he had altered the image to display the clothing of a low-level maintenance worker. It was sentient nature to ignore the working classes and the Triangularians were no different. For a simple in and out, like this mission, remaining unobtrusive was the key to success and no one had questioned him as he went about his work.

The spyder bot in place it was time to exfiltrate the building and activate the retrieval beacon. Jastin quietly exited the computer room and began retracing his steps to the place where he had entered the building. Suddenly, a door from a side room opened right in front of Jastin, causing him to step back a pace, and out walked three Triangularians and an Andorian. He dropped his head in a show of submission, something that he had observed other Triangularians do and the four entering the corridor paid him no notice.

“The test of the sonic emitters was successful,” the lead Triangularian said to the Andorian as the continued walking in front of Bastian, “Lord Tyveris will be pleased.”

“Yes but he will want to test the incense emitters as well,” replied the Andorian, “to be able to compare result to determine the most effective means of deployment.”

“We have reports of a Federation shuttlecraft entering our atmosphere and landing outside the city.”

“Likely a team from the Independence to retrieve their dead,” the Andorian sniffed, “It is standard procedure.”

The small party turned down a guarded corridor before Jastin could hear more. He would have liked to follow but his mission was complete. He needed to exit the building and blend in with the crowd to make good his escape. Once he had done so, he could activate the retrieval beacon and wait for the Independence to beam him up.


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