(46c) Addendum to (46)
The Misha Campaign (273-1121)
Robert's Analysis of von Hayden's Database
Count Walter von Hayden is part of an organization
called the Imperial Naval Intelligence Special Operations, known simply as
INISO. This database belongs to INISO. The database is heavily
encrypted, and is a compilation of gathered data along with some organizational
INISO is looking to find, secure, and investigate items
and technology of those who used the script. This is their purpose.
The database includes some mission notes. INISO
clearly considers themselves justified in taking any measures necessary to
prevent this technology falling into any hands other than theirs. No-one should
even know about the script, because it would threaten the security of the project.
They don't care who built the black technology or where it came from, they just
want to use it.
It's clear that they're not having a lot of success.
They have a good many artifacts, but they can't work out how they're
powered. They can't get anything to work because they can't get a power
source identified, and they have not managed to hook up external power
to anything. They have also analyzed some weapons.
They've seen signs of black tech being on the losing side
of a battle, and as a result of those they're guessing that if the Imperium
can reach TL17 they might be able to put up a good fight. As a result
they are not too concerned about being hasty -- while black tech will clearly
result in big advances for the Imperium, it is not essential to the Imperium's
survival. The security of this project is more important than rushing
it to completion.
They have found some artifacts intact, and some stuff really
torn up. There appear to be caches -- stuff is left in obscure asteroid
belts to be picked up. They expect there to be ground caches somewhere
but they haven't found one yet.
Some cache locations
are given. The database lists several sites where artifacts have been
found, although there ar clearly others not listed here. They have
found caches and items at Zett, Zaibon, Shionthy, and Regina
. While no other sites are listed specifically, the database does state
that most are scattered around the Spinward Marches and Foreven. There
appears to be no pattern in the locations as far as current information indicates.
In their attempts to analyze black technology and reproduce
it, they provide knowledge and some artifacts to various research units.
Sometimes the knowledge is the result of analysis, and sometimes the
knowledge is merely that a certain technology is possible.
Professor Farol's operation
is one of the research units supported by INISO. The nuclear warheads were passed on to add
to the Kinunir.
INISO is not in a hurry. They're in the business
of accumulating details. Even their own operatives are given as little
information as possible. Those accumulating details are not in a position
to do anything with the information. It's set up in a cell structure
organization, with no-one knowing anything more than they need to -- except
that all the information gets fed back into the central INISO analysis. Count
von Hayden's database is one collection site that is then passed on for further
integration with the results of other cells.
The station at Zett is operated by INISO. That
is their prime station for analyzing black ship technology. There is
another station which performs a similar role in analyzing weapons technology,
but it doesn't say where.
They have samples of the writing, but don't know what
it means. They have seen writing on the ships, on weapons, in caches.
The particular sample here that caught Robert's search criteria is
from a cache, and says, "Personnel weapons, light infantry." There
are others like, "MRE's, 1000 people, 200 days."
Anyone who knows anything about black technology,
even the script associated with it, is a target for INISO. Anyone who
looks into it, or even shows an interest in the script, or starts asking
questions that could be relevant to black tech, is just as big a target.
Standard practice is to apprehend the persons in question and interrogate
INISO has gone to great lengths to encrypt this database,
and in fact obscure all their operations. This is a high level information
depository by their standards, being a collection of disparate information
items, integrated as far as possible. Even so, it is very limited in
scope, and intended to feed into an even higher level database.
The motto of INISO is "We outrank you."