Betrayal. There's a reason it feels like a knife in the back. It comes from within, and Zion is feeling it right now. Vashuo, a member of the vaunted Novaliss II crew, is dead. An apparent traitor is in their midst. Flood wants us on the case to get more info on this traitor. He provides a transcript of the mission assignments. Vague at best, but I do find some interesting fragments at the mission locations.
Flood contacts me with more information on these fragments. They are remnants of cell phone signals the traitor used to kill Vashuo. Apparently, the traitor intended to kill the entire crew, but the Operator pulled everyone else out before it could happen. These clues lead to a ninth location where the killer must have initiated the kill signal. This is going to take more brains than brawn, so some friends help me plot it out.
Bingo! The center of all eight mission locations leads me to a ninth set of fragments in Rogers Way.
Based on the clues, I send Flood my take on who commited the murder.
WHERE: Gracy Heights (behind Mockingbird)
CRIME: X: -100 Y:1 Z: -640 (Rogers Way)
Rumours are flying that the traitor may be none other than "Veil", a highly-ranked leader in the Cypherite clan. A few minutes later, confirmation comes in that Toorima (aka Tasha Spencer) is indeed the traitor, masquerading as Veil behind closed doors. Her capture is a big deal for Zion. Although I am not the first to report her identity, it feels good to crack the case.
Meanwhile, Enmascarado shows up in Mara strutting his stuff. He's looking for trouble and calling out the Assassin. What a fuckin' idiot. Didn't he see what happened to Morpheus and every other redpill that tried to take him on? He sets off a code bomb to show off and talks trash about Morpheus working for the Cypherites. As if. Niobe arrives a little later to see what's going on.
The Assassin doesn't back down from taunts, so it's no surprise when he shows his porcelain face. All three of 'em are ready to go at it. This is gonna be fun to watch. Niobe doesn't waste any time gettin' into it with the Assassin.
Me and few other Mervs throw some heals on the Assassin. Hey! I'm just doin' my job, but Niobe doesn't like it. Frustrated, she backs out of the fight. I don't think she was gonna win anyway. The Assassin takes the opportunity to put a bullet in Enmascarado's head. Yes! He goes down, but he has a little surprise waitin' for us. Fire Virus!
We eventually all spread out and the virus dies. A chaotic week indeed. I'm ready to get back to the simple life.