Shatner Posted June 23, 2010 Report Share Posted June 23, 2010 [b]Operation HARBINGER[/b] The room was quiet and dim, the only light source being the modest fire beneath the marble and oaken mantle. General Ryvern puffed on a stout cigar, facing two officers at attention in dress uniform. One was a Colonel, the other a Captain. The General eyed the two and finally spoke: "Speak freely, Colonel Wolstenholm, what have they told you?" Wolstenholm slightly relaxed, although his nature as a military man meant his relaxed state was still perfect posture, "Next to nothing, general. All that I know is that I will be the commanding officer of Operation HARBINGER and that it will take place on foreign soil." "Correct, as far as they have told you," Ryvern stood at this point, "Operation HARBINGER is a contingency plan in case all else fails. Before I go any further, I need both of you to answer a question: Are you members of the Nationalist Party?" The General looked weathered. He gazed directly at the two men, awaiting their response. "Yes sir, we are." "Good," Ryvern sighed, "Good. Now to brief you." Ryvern beckoned to two more leather arm chairs across from his, which his subordinate officers took for themselves as he reseated himself. Ryvern looked into one of the dark corners and waved. Out of the blackness came a Special Operations soldier with no identifiable rank in full combat attire including baklava and helmet. He handed the Colonel and Captain each identical files of Operation HARBINGER. Ryvern cleared his throat and began, "Operation HARBINGER will set up a fall back point for the Nationalist government should upcoming events take a turn for the worst, as well as serve as the communications and command hub of our two other operations, Operation VANGUARD and Operation SOVEREIGNTY. You will be taking up residence in an old, abandoned, presumably Tahoan military base outside of Kenai, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula south of Anchorage. The purpose: safeguard the continuity of the Nationalist Party. If Operations VANGUARD and SOVEREIGNTY fail, Labrador will be torn apart from the inside and outside at the same time, and we need a contingency. That's where you boys come in. Should they fail, the Prime Minister and Governor-General will be evacuated to your base in Kenai, where the government will plan its next moves in secret exile. As I also mentioned, you will be running the other operations from your base. What we will be doing is routing to Kenai all communications and orders through a proxy command center here in Labrador. If everything goes FUBAR, we cut transmission to Kenai and Operation HARBINGER will enter Phase II, in which the government will be transported to your location. There will be no evidence that the base is Labrador's and there will be no evidence of its connection to us here. The base will be codenamed WHITE FOREST. Officially you will be known as ALCOM, Alaska Command and your call sign will be ALPHA WHISKEY. Any questions?" Wolstenholm spoke up, "Yes General. What is the cause for these operations and why us?" The General rose and turned towards the fireplace contemplating his answer. "Tomorrow, economic hell breaks loose. The domestic markets are going to crash, a fate we brought upon ourselves with our overly-rapid expansion and carelessness in financial sectors. Just as well, the French Separatists and radical Disparuan Loyalists have formed an armed coalition, and our intel believes they will strike soon, sooner once they are made aware of our economic plight. We are going to see a loss of popularity and an angry populace. The other operations are aimed at neutralizing the armed threat and winning back the populace." "And why have you been chosen?" Ryvern turned back to face his two officers, "Colonel Wolstenholm, you have been chosen for your strategic skill, as well as your leadership qualities. If both the Governor-General and Prime Minister are killed or captured, there are provisions in Operation HARBINGER that will establish you as the new head of state. Captain Rockhirst, you have been chosen for your experience in dealing with black ops before, as well as your counter-terrorism effort. However, you have both been issued passports and identification for the Alaskan Territory as citizens of the old Tahoe regime. As far as international databases go, you were both born in Sitka under Tahoan rule and have never even been to Labrador. If you are captured, no one will be able to trace you back, all of your information has been deleted, and we will deny everything. Good luck, gentlemen, your C-130 leaves in an hour." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.