I am placing a formal request that site authority now be wholly devolved to my command. Jacob
Hargreave's interference in the crisis has reached intolerable and frankly dangerous proportions.
In particular, I am requesting that you disallow Mr. Hargreave's insertion of Tara Strickland in a
special advisory capacity. I need no special advice on how to handle this crisis, least of all
from a burnt out Navy SEAL served with dishonorable discharge from her unit. I have
sympathy for Ms. Strickland's loss, and knew her father as a fellow officer before his death at
Lingshan; but her record since her father's death speaks for itself. She is not fit for a field posting.
Faithfully, Dominic H. Lockhart (Cmdr)
We have received your request and will give it due consideration. In the meantime, we would
remind you that Jacob Hargreave is a founding officer of and majority shareholder in both
CryNet and CryNet Enforcement and Local Logistics. Both the executive board and the
secretariat value his input highly.
You will continue to liaise with Special Adviser Strickland until further notice.
I have today received word from several of my officers that you are interfering in their
management of the crisis zone; specifically that you are countermanding my orders where shoot-
to-kill policy is concerned.
You will cease to do so immediately.
Dominic H. Lockhart (Cmdr)
May I remind you, sir, that in the case of Subject Prophet and Nanosuit v2, Jacob Hargreave’s
instructions are explicit. Prophet is to be captured alive and the nano-suit is to be damaged
as little as possible in the process. I am merely conveying these instructions to your men where
their comportment does not serve those ends.
Further to this, I submit that since the failure of evacuation and the lockdown, your troops have
grown increasingly unprofessional and trigger- happy in their duties. This is a matter of some
concern to both myself and Mr. Hargreave, and, I would imagine, to the Oversight Secretariat as
Following this morning's Supreme Court emergency session ruling, and pending a formal
announcement by the President, US Marines are to begin deploying in Manhattan midtown area
under Colonel Sherman Barclay. Their mission is described as humanitarian intervention, but they
have been briefed for other combat eventualities as well.
The constitutional outrage of these measures notwithstanding, you are to co-operate with
Colonel Barclay's force and afford him any assistance he may require, so long as it does not
conflict with your existing mandate.
We fully expect this measure to be revoked within a short time.
We reluctantly conclude that your assessment of Jacob Hargreave's mental competence is correct
at this time, and we herewith relieve him of all board-related duties and shareholder privileges.
He is to be contained within the environs of the Prisim building until a medical team can assess his
mental health. Operating mandate is also revoked in the case of Special Adviser Tara Strickland,
pending further investigation. She is to be detained for further questioning.
Your request for overall authority in the Manhattan Crisis zone is herewith granted.
Lieutenant Commander D. Lockhart, Seattle Deployment Team
CryNet Executive Board
I refer you to my previous correspondence regarding CryNet's Nanosuit program, and
specifically the continuance of research and funding under the new N2 protocol (Stage Six).
Hargreave-Rasch's proprietary nanotech has failed so many legal safety requirements now and
so badly that the US military has withdrawn its personnel from all testing in protest.
Sirs, I am an American patriot, and a shareholding supporter of our corporate values. But what this
country needs is a culture of well-trained and well-equipped modern soldiers we can be proud of
- not a Frankenstein parade of psychopaths and dead men walking in tin suits whose technical
systems apparently remain a mystery even to those who build them.
I respectfully re-iterate my request that the N2 program be formally terminated.
Faithfully, Dominic H. Lockhart (Lt. Cmdr)
Lieutenant Commander D. Lockhart, Seattle Deployment Team
We are aware of the deeply personal nature of your grievance against the nano-suit program.
We have no wish to re-open new wounds for you, but must point out that this personal element
forces us to consider the possibility of your having a "vendetta mentality" where the new technology is concerned.
At present, althrough the US military has formally withdrawn from the N2 program, Pentagon
funding for our research continues in force, and forms part of a substantial revenue stream for
the company. Your concerns notwithstanding, the N2 program will therefore advance to Stage
Seven and Eight.
We will inform you if the situation changes. Until then, you will please consider the matter closed.
Well, Nathan - here we are. If you're reading this, then I'm finally dead and the tasks that are
left fall to you.
The nano-suit has reached its full potential. The coding changes necessary for it to modify the
spore are in place. This will prevent the rejection mechanisms we have encountered so far in the
Ceph nanoflow from blocking or limiting replication. The reversal should become total,
the spore in essence becoming a vector against alien tissue instead of human.
It was once my intention to wear the suit myself and deliver this weapon to the heart of the Ceph
systems personally - it seemed only fitting. I stole Promethean nano-tech fire from them at
Tunguska and gifted it to the human race over the following century. I woke them at Lingshan. That
I should be the one to send them back into oblivion had an almost poetic resonance, a fullfillment of
long and heavy responsibility.
But the stage is set, I have done all I can. What remains is up to you and Alcatraz. Good luck,
Nathan - my sincere best wishes go with you.