Lockdown Protocol

Yūrei's Introduction
A most difficult assignment...

Yūrei knelt, trying to focus his mind and meditate, but his thoughts were of days long past. He remembered a time, as a boy in the training hall, kneeling, his fists on the bamboo flooring, keeping him from toppling over. His back was crisscrossed with bleeding rivulets, those lines crossing older white scars, a reminder of every failure, misstep or lack of perfection.

In an odd twist, he had simultaneously made his Master proud and made a grievous mistake. He'd struck the Master, it could barely be considered a graze but it was enough to draw a drop of blood from the back of the Master's hand.

He'd not been allowed the luxury of passing out, having been given a concoction to prevent such, but it little to diminish the pain, leaving his mind fuzzy and unfocused. His back had been shredded from the repeated blows of the thin bamboo switch, his lip was bleeding as well, his teeth and pierced it in his attempt to not cry out.

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His eyes opened, flashing back to the present. He was strapped into a shuttle's crash webbing, restrained by shackles using a biometric reader as a lock. Even with the colossal amount of sound dampening in the shuttle, he could still hear the roar of it's engines, their thrust pushing him hard against the webbing as he was lifted out of the cradles of Earth's protection into the void of a high Earth orbit. The noise slowly died down as the air thinned, then was gone completely, leaving just  the vibrations that came with minor course corrections on his way to Tartarus.

Tartarus was the highest security prison ever made. It's where very bad people went to disappear and be forgotten… so long as their stay was paid for by whomever wanted them gone. Some thought death would be easier and far cheaper, but some people you wanted gone, but available if you had a need.

He didn't belong there, not really, his crimes were fairly unnoticed but he'd been given an assignment. His task was to retrieve a Professor Sitomi and return him back down the well alive and intact. Barring that, he was to at least bring the good professor's neuralware processor and any cranial implants. He had seventy two hours once he awoke on the station to find the others he'd been teamed up with and get to a certain airlock, 17-D to meet up with a shuttle for planetfall. After that time, they were trapped there, prisoners part-time no more.

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Mission one: Operation jailbreak!

-—-Auditory receptors online——-

-—-Optic processors responding——-

--Optics online——

-—Restoring motor control functions in 5……4……3……2……1……——-

An electrical shock courses through your now alert body

-—Motor controls restored——-

You come to in a jail cell, cold metal walls, metal floor, metal bunk with only the most basics of furnishings, and a metal door with a single window to look out, cold white light beating down on your from the ceiling.

-—Message downloading, playing——

"Good morning, I'm so glad you've woken up, it was no small task getting you in here, but hey you're the best that money can buy correct? don't answer that, I'm downloading you the information you need for your mission. 

This is Professor Sitomi, at least the last known picture we have of him.

Your job is simple, locate him, jailbreak him and get to the shuttle, you have 72 hours, that's when the shuttle arrives to pick you up, once it is docked you'll only have 20 minutes max to get to it, I suggest you not daudle.

Now you may be wondering where you are, well as you can tell you're in prison, it was necessary, I assure you. You've heard of Ryker's Island, Blackgate, Manhattan, the Pit and the Raft….all super max prisons, all have been broken out of, you, your team and the professor are not on any of them, just be at airlock 17D in 72 hours or the shuttle leaves without you, if for some unforeseeable reason you are unable to obtain the professor, simply return with his memory cortex intact, that does not mean kill him first, that is a last resort mission parameter. I suggest you locate the other members of your crew, before trying to locate the professor, oh and your time starts now."

-—-countdown initiated 71:59:59———-

 

-—-13:00:00 passed——-

-——58:59:59 remaining——-

1 Guard roves the cell block the shadow team has been inserted on, 2 guards rove the Terrarium where the prisoners are allowed 1 hour of rec time every 7 hours.

The guards are outfitted with Kevlar tactical vest, Kevlar combat helmet, sunglasses, a urban camouflage uniform, a balaclava worn around the neck, 1 Stundart pistol with 2 reloads and 1 stun baton. The badge worn on the tactical vest is that of an old KGB unit. Each guard carries 1 key card.

5 prisoners contacted.

Heinrich the german solo captured inside the corporate combat zone

Angelo the American solo from the southwest captured while stealing a Hind attack helicopter.

Yukio the Japanese assassin imprisoned for assassinating the youngest son of Arasaka.

Tiny the obviously Russian borg who's implants have been removed or modified and who's brain seems to have been broken.

and Chicken, the Polok.

There's a 3rd figure in the Terrarium, a KGB operative in a customized suit with mirror shades and a handheld PDA, he enters does a quick head count, notates the number and cell block on the PDA and turns to leave.

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