Well that was … interesting.
Apparently while I was on the move the rest of the team managed to lock down some leads pertaining to the investigation, just before being ambushed by corpsec. Fortunately for them, I managed to remote-hack the enemy tactical network to provide my team an electronic warfare advantage — hypercorp mesh security remains as laughable as ever.
Personal Note: Look into obtaining updated firewall and stealth software; while easy to hack, recent mesh intrusions have been annoying easy for corpsec to trace. Also, pick up some more disposable ectos.
Despite my tactical advantage, Dr. Silence managed to get his morph completely wrecked — apparently the good doctor theorized that his so-called “fame” would provide better defense than actual ballistic armor; unfortunately for him, corpsec proved his theory to be quite incorrect. Nonetheless, we were able to obtain his cortical stack, along with those of the security feebs, before vacating the scene.
Personal Note: Ballistic armor proved sufficient to block small arms fire. Regardless, look into getting heavier armor to compensate against armor-piercing rounds. Also, look into obtaining intimidation skillsofts — negotiations with a fleeing security officer went ... poorly.
The Titanian seemed surprisingly reticent about retrieving the stacks (despite having stabbed a man to death), but eventually listened to reason. While there seems to be little to gain from interrogating a bunch of know-nothing corpsec goons, the risk of any sort of morph or ego ID being established is already too great to risk their reinstatiation from their stacks.
Personal Note: Sweep sector security spime records for possible security footage and records of recent access. Also, look into spoofing a new fake ego ID.
The current plan seems to be to spoof a kidnapping attempt on the doctor, shifting the blame for the death of the corpsec wageslaves and Silence onto a nebulous group of “terrorists” in order to draw attention to the recent spat of disappearing gatecrashers and draw attention away from us. I have to question the verisimilitude of our cover story, but I support anything that gets people looking away from my direction, so I’ll do what I can to support it.
Personal Note: Dummy up some fake terrorist dossiers, just in case. Criminal records, history, nicknames, the works. See if the Titanian can help with forging credentials from Titan's security networks.
As for the doctor, given that time is current an issue I elected (against my better judgement) to loan him my synth sleeve. Fon 2 is more suited for combat than any menton morph (and honestly, if he requires a brain-boosting morph to be smart enough to do his job, then I have to further question his already-dubious credentials), and her combat skillsofts and heavy armor should compensate for his natural ineptitude. I fully expect him to whine incessantly about having to sleeve a synth, but beggars can’t be choosers. I’m just as unhappy about the situation as he is; Fon 2 exists purely so I don’t have to put myself at risk on gatecrasher missions or when dealing with Exsurgent bullshit. Putting her in the hands of some ego-maniacal blowhard that can barely shoot straight does not particularly sit well with me. Still, I’ll do what I have to. Besides, if worse comes to worse, I can just trigger Fon 2’s puppet sock and jam her myself when push comes to shove. After all, she is essentially made to be disposable.
Personal Note: If and when we get the doc a new morph, be sure to ego-scrub Fon 2's cyberbrain. Twice.