First the Shield

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My sources tell me fragments of this transcript were recovered by Agents taking part in GORUCK Spec Op exercises in Seattle this past weekend.

Johnson continues to serve as a voice of almost paranoid concern about the Acolyte and Jahan’s fanatical pursuit of the Obsidian Shield technology.

Here is the transcript of this document:

JAHAN: You know what we’ve learned about Obsidius means, don’t you Hank? Surely you must.

JOHNSON: Your library.

JAHAN: Exactly. You saw the story in my library. And you have processed the implications of the Niantic Project. You know what Calvin was trying to do.

JOHNSON: I don’t think even Calvin knew what he was trying to do. He was chasing… immortality… power… knowledge. I don’t know that he had some selfless motive in all this.

JAHAN: He was chasing an instinct… an idea. He just stumbled on a path that had been traveled before. He was trying to merge the knowledge and methods of both 13MAGNUS and Anti-Magnus. That has been done before.

JOHNSON: By the Vesuvian Magnus. And there did that path take them, Jahan? Look what became of them.

JAHAN: They were sabotaged. They were trying to do something… almost blasphemous.

JOHNSON: Whatever happened, the Shield was never finished. We have no idea whether it would have worked. The Vesuvian Magnus, you are correct, was a rogue operation. It was a Magnus composed of dissident 13MAGNUS and Anti-Magnus members working together.

JAHAN: And that’s why they were being hunted. Their work was being sabotaged by the leadership of 13MAGNUS and Anti-Magnus who saw them as cowards and traitors.

JOHNSON: And for all we know, Vesuvius was triggered by a failed experiment like Epiphany Night.

JAHAN: Or they were destroyed from beyond…WiQWuQyqIwQiYquYqQyqyQyqQuYIqWuPYeEuY

JOHNSON: I’ll believe that when I see the evidence. What I do know is that to pursue the shield is unwise. What happened to the Vesuvian Magnus could happen again.

JAHAN: Our tech is better. Our tools are better. They will create safety.

JOHNSON: And what do you make of Cybella’s Prophecy? First the shield, then the sword…

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