FILE 001: Case of the Billhook Brandishing Gopniks
1st of January 1997.
I’ve spent two nights here since getting off of the flight I’m still feeling a bit woozy. This base is cramped and claustrophobic.
Two days ago I was given the position of “Director of the Unexplained Phenomenon Investigation Commission.” Or for short Director of X-COM. (Unx
mission). Basically it boils down to being the head of this joint. In charge of signing people’s checks and micromanagement.
Our organization was founded when the world powers were confronted with undeniable evidence of the paranormal. You know, the stuff you see in tabloids and on the shadier parts of the web?
Ritual murder, flying saucers, ritual murder summoning flying saucers, flying saucers committing ritual murder. The whole 9 yards.
Our headquarters are made to be very self sufficient. Our staff eat, sleep and if it comes to it, will be buried in the base. This is to maintain total secrecy.
We’re based somewhere near Lyon, France.
I hire four more agents and purchase some more equipment.
I introduce myself to the Chief staff in the base.
I have our analysts working on Basic Operations and Non-Standard Weapons deals.
I’ve separated our 6 agents into two field teams with two agents in reserve.
Bronislav Vlcek and Demeke Alemu are assigned to Alpha Team.
Imre Szemere and Ognjen Pavlicic are assigned to Bravo Team.
Jose Mota and Ximena Esquivel have been assigned to reserve.
I’m woken up at 4 in the morning. We’ve received reports of mutilated cattle at a farm in Oregon.
We’re informed of possible cultist activity in Odessa, Ukraine a few hours later.
Bravo Team arrives at the scene.
Szmere and Pavlicic are both equipped with Glock 18s, a stun baton, a stun gun and a trauma kit.
Pavlicic and Szmere spot a suspect who appears to be brandishing a billhook.
Szemere moves closer to the suspect to get a better look. The suspect charges forward.
Pavlicic moves in and attempts to subdue the target with his stun gun. It lands but the suspect is still very much concious.
Szemere fires and lands another shot on the suspect.
He charges at Pavlicic and attempts to slice him with his billhook. Pavlicic dodges the attack and subdues the target using his shock baton.
Szemere and Pavlicic are promoted to Senior Agents.