Autumn Bay 17

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lirvilas
10th Dec 2015, 10:00 AM

Man, Maerc and Morgan need to wrap their chess game up...

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jamie59
10th Dec 2015, 10:43 AM

That was so simple. All that stoped with a few words.

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lirvilas
10th Dec 2015, 11:13 AM

Sonja's words are like an assassin's blade--swift, sure, and savage.

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sigpig
10th Dec 2015, 11:10 AM

Finding out who your father is, and that he was killed died last summer, AND that your boss has known (and withheld) that information from you for YEARS...

Ya, that might send me into a state of apoplexy too...

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lirvilas
10th Dec 2015, 11:20 AM

In the absence of her biological daddy, guess who was Elektra's stand-in, surrogate father?

Guess who Elektra has seen pull this type of evil stunt before?

Guess who she wants a hug from?

Guess who she wants to kill?

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Rd Ashes
10th Dec 2015, 1:33 PM

Man, that is some complex personal stuff.

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Stever
10th Dec 2015, 11:21 AM

Secrets are definitely a clandestine currency.

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lirvilas
10th Dec 2015, 11:32 AM

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

-Ben Franklin

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ProfEtheric
10th Dec 2015, 12:03 PM

(whiny mocking voice)
"Mr. Alexander hoards secrets..."

Like anyone else in this game doesn't. Let's take a look at "Katya" there, and what the man she's hunting for once did for her.

There's a reason spies call it the "hall of mirrors".

That being said, it looks like MSV may be winning this round... :'(

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lirvilas
10th Dec 2015, 12:34 PM

"MSV may be winning this round..."

Bell hain't rang yet!

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You know, nevermind. My bloviating and monologuing is pretty much done with this page. Stand by for an extremely violent case of road rash courtesy of memory lane...

better get that body double out of the freezer

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Audacity
10th Dec 2015, 12:56 PM

You know, I have to admit that I feel for Elektra there. There's nothing like handing someone a big bucket of pathos concerning surrogate father relationships in Autumn Bay. Those relationships never end well at all. Interesting turn and I look forward to seeing how it plays out.

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lirvilas
10th Dec 2015, 4:29 PM

Thanks! On travel. More response later.

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Rd Ashes
10th Dec 2015, 1:35 PM

Wow, that stirred up a great, big kettle of nasty!

Her expression is perfect. Nice job!

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lirvilas
11th Dec 2015, 11:33 AM

First course served!

Meal's not over yet.

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Centcomm
10th Dec 2015, 1:46 PM

Ok that was really cool how you did that

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lirvilas
11th Dec 2015, 11:34 AM

Because no way was Chuck going to win with fists. Thanks!

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anonymous coward
10th Dec 2015, 5:06 PM

One of the main functions of a formal security background check is to look for skeletons in the closet that could be used to manipulate someone, just like this. It's worth pondering just what was so valuable about Elektra that it was worth using her despite the fact that it took only a few sentences to utterly disarm her. Or perhaps the bright idea was instead that it's a good idea to have a backup control method for handling one's professional thugs and assassins if all else fails?
Either way, it's common wisdom in the IT security field that security through secrecy is unreliable if it works at all, and the worst thing about it is that you usually don't know how badly compromised you are because everything is a secret. If, "Mister Alexander," sets himself up for other people to use secret knowledge against his organization so easily this could be the start of a very steep, long and hard fall for him. I sincerely doubt this is the end of it, but one might wonder just what contingencies and countermeasures there are for this kind of problem.

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MadJak91
10th Dec 2015, 11:33 PM

And how much is Sonja hiding? Hm?
There are a few factors of which some may be subjective but she seems to be more open about this kind of stuff.
How to say it... She is more of a "friend" to her operatives whereas Alex is straight up boss or leader.

Does not matter how well you are trained.
Even top spies succumbed under emotional pressure. That is one weapon which usually always works on every person.

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anonymous coward
11th Dec 2015, 10:17 AM

That is an utterly unreliable weapon though: Different people may cry, swear vengeance or be thankful for the same thing being done to them, depending on who they are and the circumstances.
....And for the gutter confined-perverts out there, my point applies more broadly than just to surprise buttsecks, even to many non-sexual things.

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