APO HEADQUARTERS - Briefing Room Mission One - The Package... APO Director, Nicole Vickers, Assistant Director, Adler (NPC), Field Agent, Enrique Ortiz, and Op-Tech, Noel Dyson. Vickers had Agent Ortiz called in for a package retrieval mission. It would be the first mission assigned to the new operative, but she counted on his expertise to complete what she considered a simple in and out mission. Assistant Director, Adler was also seating in the room listening to the recording played for the first time to Agent Ortiz. Man’s Voice: “At 1300 U.T.C., Two agents of the central intelligence agency were abducted in Las Vegas. We claim responsibility for this act of aggression against the world’s remaining superpower. Who we are is unimportant. What we represent is unimportant. What we want is to be heard. Within this audio file are coordinates leading to a designated location. Go there. Retrieve the package. Follow our demands.” (recording stops) “The two agents -- Cooper and Jackson -- were working undercover for us at Clonaid.” Vickers said. The profiles of the two agents appeared on the screen behind her. “We believe they were abducted by a group known as Dark 12, a loose affiliation of Religious Extremist comprised of former US Militants and retired scientists. Though we know little about them, D12 seems to function like an organized crime family. The pickup location D12 specified is a theater in the red light districts in Los Angeles. Now, I don’t like the idea of sending someone in alone to pick up the package. However, it’s doubtful they’d betray us at this stage. Breaking their own rules before we even know their demands would result in a loss of negotiating credibility.” “I agree.” Adler said, “I’ll monitor you on fly-by.” “Run the op-tech with Dyson,” Vickers said, “That’s it.” “Break a leg,” Adler added.