Emails To and From O1

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PERPLEX CITY, SEASON ONE
The search for the Receda Cube on Earth


General Information

This is a set of conversations discovered in emails bewteeen members of The Third Power on Earth. Further information on this topic can be seen at the article: 3PGroupwareManager.


Checking In

Date: 19 September 2005 2:49pm
From: O2
To: O1
Subject: London here

Checking in.

Date: 23 September 2005 11:18pm
From: O3
To: O1
Subject: On

Toronto online.

Date: 29 September 2005 11:57pm
From: O4
To: O1
Subject: Budapest

Check.

Date: 30 September 2005 4:15pm
From: O5
To: O1
Subject: Checking in

New York has come online.

Date: 5 October 2005 3:34am
From: O6
To: O1
Subject: Moscow ready

Checking and and waiting for orders.

Date: 9 October 2005 2:31pm
From: O7
To: O1
Subject: For real?

Manchester online. Is there anybody out there?

Date: 8 October 2005 8:58am
From: O8
To: O1
Subject: Sydney

I'm ready.


Pesky UEN

Date: 5 October 2005 4:34pm
From: O1
To: V
Subject: Problem

I've received some possibly bad news about our operations - it seems like we have some people trying to intercept our communications. We think they've already found some of our keywords and signs.

Date: 5 October 2005 4:38pm
From: V
To: O1
Subject: Problem

Which keywords?

V

Date: 5 October 2005 4:45pm
From: O1
To: V
Subject: Problem

All of them, starting from the Receda Approach to yesterday's. This wasn't my fault! I followed the agreed plan for activating our people, and I was not informed of any other network that was acting against us.

Date: 5 October 2005 4:55pm
From: V
To: O1
Subject: Problem

Please calm down. I was not aware of them either; however, it is your role to check for such possibilities. You should have detected them earlier. At least we found out now, rather than later. Are they aware that we know about them?

V.

Date: 5 October 2005 5:11pm
From: O1
To: V
Subject: Problem

Judging by traffic analysis and their behaviour, no, they don't know we're on to them. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Date: 5 October 2005 5:16pm
From: V
To: O1
Subject: Problem

Very possibly. This presents us with a useful opportunity. I want you to find out as much about them as possible - who they are, what they know, how they think. They're clearly not stupid, so you should organise something believable. If you can perform this task properly, then it will make up for your earlier mistake. If not, then we will have to have a talk very soon.

V.

Date: 5 October 2005 5:32pm
From: O1
To: V
Subject: Problem

I understand. I'll make sure we find out about these people. I'll be in touch as things develop.


Sting

Date: 8 October 2005 9:15am
From: O1
To: O8
Subject: Sting

I apologise for the change in arrangements for your activation, but our normal route of communications was compromised. We are going to turn this to our advantage. I need your assistance to set up a fake holiday website to coincide with the sixth sign in Manchester.

We're going to perform a double-bluff - the website will pass itself off as being the last in the series of keywords. The enemy network will then crack a puzzle-password we've set there in order to access our 'secret mainframe'; they seem to have a very low opinion of our security and so we're confident they'll believe they've really cracked through. We will use this holiday website to feed them false information.

Date: 8 October 2005 10:02am
From: O8
To: O1
Subject: Sting

Sounds good. I'll help in any way I can.

Date: 8 October 2005 10:31am
From: O1
To: O8
Subject: Sting

Good. I've decided that I want you to meet the members of this network face to face. It's a risk we haven't taken so far, but I have no reason to believe they suspect us.

Date: 8 October 2005 10:46am
From: O8
To: O1
Subject: Sting

Okay. How will you arrange the meeting? Through the holiday website?

Date: 8 October 2005 10:50am
From: O1
To: O8
Subject: Sting

Yes. The idea is that we do know about them, but we don't know that they've broken into our 'secret mainframe'. Using the mainframe, we'll set up a rendezvous for the seventh and final keyword in London on 22nd October. No doubt they'll attempt to disrupt this 'rendezvous' - we're going to encourage them to come along, in fact, with some coded adverts and a fake website of someone who's infiltrated our organisation. When they come, we can watch them.

Date: 8 October 2005 11:12am
From: O8
To: O1
Subject: Sting

I see what you mean by double-bluff now. I'll arrange transport to London to arrive in good time. If you want to know the capabilities of this network, then I recommend that we set them a number of tests preceding the rendezvous; tests of their intelligence, imagination and organisational abilities. After all, we want to make sure that only our agent (me) can get through to the rendezvous! Those fools will just be helping us...

Date: 8 October 2005 11:21am
From: O1
To: O8
Subject: Sting

Wonderful. But will they really believe that *any* organisation would set up such a byzantine series of tasks just to get two agents to meet.

Date: 9 October 2005 8:21am
From: O8
To: O1
Subject: Sting

I've examined the reports on this enemy network, and mainly their unexpected participation in the 'Receda's Revenge' event. They seem extremely unprofessional. I study psychology - I assure you that these people will go along with our tasks. They think it's all some kind of game.

Date: 10 October 2005 9:12am
From: O1
To: O8
Subject: Sting

I read the report you sent over separately - it seems fine. We'll be implementing most of your suggestions. As I mentioned earlier, you'll be pretending that you're a member of the enemy network. On the 22nd, you'll be monitoring their progress in our tasks and reporting back in real time. I'll station people nearby so if there are any upsets, then we'll get you out.

Problem Solved

Date: 10 October 2005 10:25am
From: O1
To: V
Subject: Problem Solved

I've organised an operation to find out about the enemy network, with a little help from O8 in Sydney. We're performing a double-bluff and setting them a series of tasks to test their abilities. O8 will be posing as one of their members and providing us with intelligence.