Originally Posted by Paladin5
Questions which we may or may not know the answers to (in which case further recon is probably needed):
Are there any anti-air defenses in the area that might hinder a quick pickup? Are there any anti-ground defenses in the area that might hinder a getaway if discovered? How about atmospheric and space interdiction after taking off?
Blue Sky is prepared to hold off a Kzinti invasion. So air defences are very good. At the same time, they are not likely to just open fire on a human ship without good cause. Not only is it very bad for PR, but if you are in orbit, you'll crash on the planet and cause a lot of destruction. Spacecraft land regularly at the spaceport, which is about a mile from the target building. You might be able to get away with landing somewhere else, but you would attract a lot of attention.
If Blue Sky wants to take out the Penny, the most likely time for them to do it would be the time between leaving orbit and entering hyperspace.
| How secure are the computer systems? |
So secure that Ambir can't break them from here. Since she's obviously gotten into the systems from numerous worlds to look up your backgrounds, it must be one of the best systems in human space. Her insider has security clearance, which may help get you in once you are there.
| What sort of security process can be expected for entering the building? How about the basement levels? |
1. One electronic checkpoint to enter the building-retina scan.
2. A second electronic checkpoint to access the elevator to the basement levels-another retina scan, but comparing it to a tighter database of allowed access.
3. Human security checkpoint after leaving the elevator.
4. Unknown after that point.
| What are chances that we can slip in undetected? |
To get in without being seen by anyone? Not possible. To get in without being noticed as intruders? That will depend on how well you can compromise the computer system to make it think you have access.
| Where are the security personnel located? |
They are located at checkpoints at sensitive points of the building, as well as further personnel on patrol.
| How well armed/trained are they? |
They are armed with lethal and sublethal weaponry, and have military training.
| How fast can they be expected to react? |
| What is the expected procedure they will follow if they discover a security breach |
| Do we know exactly where Chiron is being held? |
There is a portion of B2 sealed off by a pressure lock. It is identified as 'Critical Laboratory'. Within the critical lab are 8 cells marked 'Live Specimen Confinement'.
| What sort of armaments do we currently have? |
That's up to the individual players to decide what weapons they have to start with, within reason. Handguns or police stunners are probably pretty easy to obtain on the black market. Anything more extreme than that, check with me, although Nathan gets a lot more leeway here because of his military background. Lexi doesn't own any weaponry.
| Is reasonable to expect to be able to bring weapons into the building? |
Yes, if you are in military uniform. It's a military office building on the aboveground levels, so it would be tedious to expect everyone to disarm on the way in. Of course this means that many of the other occupants of the building will be armed as well, even if they are not actually employed as security.
| Do we need to augment our current stockpile? Do we have a source from which we can acquire more? |
Dan can try tapping into the Crashlander black market for traditional weapons. Ambir is providing non-traditional weapons, which I'll detail in the next post.