RCPA After-Action Report

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RESEARCH CRIMES PREVENTION AGENCY - THE FOLLOWING IS CLASSIFIED MOST-SECRET, to be disseminated to key leadership and NATO liaisons only.

After Action Report 2142-05-22-JPR1

Reporting Officer: Olivia Diaz (Sp.Agent)

On the morning of May 22nd, RCPA Europe Branch Delta Team was dispatched to the vicinity of Juncos, Puerto Rico, to follow up a lead in our investigation of the one hundred missing convicts, detailed in Document TPH303. Our investigation was successful, but with a number of setbacks that may weaken the efficacy of the evidence we found.

At 0530 hours, Hernandez and I were deployed via local transportation from Juncos city center. Our guide, a local trailblazer, drove us along a wooded path to approximately 5 miles past city limits. From there, we hiked a further mile to reach an electric fence, whose perimeter encircled an area roughly 100 square meters. At its center was a small building, of no obvious significance, consisting of one room and one elevator. Delta Team used this elevator to travel an unknown distance underground. From this point, all radio contact with HQ became difficult, if not impossible.

Delta Team found ourselves in a high security lobby with no obvious corporate branding or identification; security was present but ineffectual. No human contact was made at this time, and most security devices had failed for various reasons. Several areas beyond this point were under emergency lighting conditions. Delta fanned out to begin room sweeping; 20 rooms in this wing - evidently a living quarters of some kind - cleared and declared uninhabited. One laptop computer still had enough battery to operate, but with no credentials for it, we were unable to retrieve data from it at this time. Agent Hernandez dismantled the laptop and secured its internal storage, which we believe to be heavily encrypted and potentially capable of suicide-wiping. Data Forensics is advised not to power-on the storage until it can be imaged quickly.

With the first wing cleared, Delta moved on to the second. Immediately, we began to see blood stains, char marks, and general signs of intense violence. We found that we were in a laboratory. Electronic equipment was non-functional at this time, due to lack of power. Agent Hernandez observed that several warning and caution signs on laboratory walls, while lacking any corporate branding, were consistent with style and formatting used by warning signage at the Union Aerospace Corporation's "public-facing" labs in Ireland. Airlock doors, present in more sensitive labs, are also consistent with model 1993 "AirSafe" installations, a model that is registered to the United States Patent and Trade Office to one C. Antkow, known to have been employed at Union Aerospace between 2120 and 2133. Based on these observations, Delta Team believes the Juncos installation to be an operation of the Union Aerospace Corporation. Hernandez can provide photographic evidence of signs and airlocks upon request.

It was at this time that Delta Team were ambushed by three assailants, identities unconfirmed due to circumstances. Combat behavior of these assailants was unpredictable and not consistent with any known military or paramilitary organization. Delta Team were unable to positively identify weapons used, but after neutralizing the threat, we observed damages to walls, floors, and furniture indicating fire-based or electrical weaponry. Outside of obscure historical prototypes or undocumented self-built devices, RCPA's data banks do not contain solid info that matches these weapons.

Delta Team was unable to finish sweeping the compound due to the sudden, unexplained activation of a self-destruct mechanism. Both agents on site evacuated in the interest of personal safety. In so doing, Delta also continued to engage further assailants of the same kind from the previous ambush. The majority of the assailants were dressed in orange jumpsuits, consistent with clothing issued to inmates in various jurisdictions of the United States prison system. The Juncos compound is, unfortunately, destroyed, along with what could have been decisive evidence of Stanford Convention violations by the UAC.

Presiding Agent's Opinion

While RCPA's internal databanks do not contain information regarding the weapons used against Delta Team during our search, RCPA Operator Mercedes Cortes was able to recall a previous case against the TriOptimum Corporation to which there were some similarities, from before RCPA's foundation. The American FBI were able to furnish us a redacted, but still useful, clerical file dating to the early 2070s, in which an organization referred only as "OSA" had commissioned TriOp to produce a handful of "psionic amplifiers" for reasons that had been redacted. This term produced no results in RCPA's databank. However, I, special agent Olivia Diaz, personally believe that what was used against my team in Juncos may have been weaponry of a psionic nature. I will not soon forget the pained screaming of those people, as fire and lightning rained down upon us. While it is not my place to decide, I believe that RCPA should focus investigation on these "psi-amps."

Regarding our assailants, it is only reasonable to conclude that they may be the missing inmates from Document TPH303. After all, it was their disappearance that sparked this investigation to begin with.

RCPA Commanding Officer's Opinion

Reporting Commander: Alejandro Molinero (Director, RCPA Europe Branch)

"Psi-amps"? Do they expect me to believe they were attacked by magic spells? Sure, I saw the burns on my two agents, but there is no evidence that these burns were anything so fantastical as that. Never mind the fact that the Juncos facility was destroyed, preventing us from retrieving anything else of worth. And what did they bring me as evidence? Photos of warning signs in poor lighting, and a solid-state drive that managed to wipe itself as soon as a technician was able to plug it in. All that's left is witness statements, and that's not the kind of evidence they'd accept at the Hague.

UAC gets off scot-free, and we're back to square one.