So it looks like the comments section on the last post I put up exploded or something. Alright. That’s cool.
Since Arkady commented here, I was able to find his blogs easily, and read through it. Although it’s hard for even me to believe the crazy things that happened in it. He was part of a group of four Runners (who, for some stupid reason ended up calling themselves “Operation Wintergreen”) whose accomplishments included killing several dozen proxies, creating magical barriers that actually worked against the Boss, breaking out of a Labyrinth dimension through willpower, temporarily trapping the Boss using summoning rituals, and then to top it off, fought into the Boss’s home and rescued a girl who had been taken by him.
I didn’t even think that last thing was possible. Once the Boss makes someone vanish, they’re supposed to be gone. I guess that’s what Sky meant when she talked about making the Boss lose. But somehow, they got a little girl back from him. Three of the four died doing it, but they did it.
Or at least, were it not for recent events here, you would assume that they had died. Looking at the posts now, the fact that no one ever found the bodies is sending up a ton of red flags in my head.
Of course, we’ve got the bad luck that out of the three missing members of Operation Wintergreen, we got the violence loving psycho. Now I just have to pray that Setoth also doesn’t come back as well, or we’re completely fucked.
In more current events, there haven’t been any sightings of Arkady since his message. But there has been plenty of signs of his activity. We’ve had three proxy safehouses firebombed in the past few days; two were empty at the time, but one had four people living in it. Two of them were killed by the fire, and the other two were found beaten to death in an alley not far from the safehouse. We’re assuming he tortured the information out of the kill team we had sent after him, which is why he knew the location of the safehouses, but didn’t know which ones were being used at the time.
After those attacks, dealing with Arkady has been made our top priority. All our field proxies are out in the city looking for him, and his description has been given to the police. Personally I’d prefer beefing up security, but it seems like Truth wants to take an aggressive policy when dealing with Arkady. Now I just have to sit here and hope it actually works.