After his suspension from WhirledRON_Energy six years ago, Power Services supervisor Krieg-G-EAR-3 utilized illegal connections in CPU to establish a secure black market server where clones dissatisfied with their current assignments could requisition new placements, and supervisors could seek out new employees, all outside the normal channels. This service quickly gained a sizable underground following among disaffected clones eager for alternatives to their proper places in the social order.
While KriegsList always retained its primary function as an illegal employment requisition board, it expanded into a forum for the exchange of all sorts of goods and services. Everything from lightly scuffed PenBots to ingots of Uri-Glutonium332 were bought and sold every daycycle. Unlike the free exchanges on the illegal file-sharing Zapster network or the bidding system on the auction site C-Bay, KriegsList policy held all sales to a fixed price, generally in terms of unlicensed credits and Mercantile Enterprises Troubleshooter Travelers Cheques (METro_Cheques)1. Early infiltration of the KriegsList core servers allowed Internal Security to monitor all transactions on the board, transforming it into a useful asset for tracking treasonous activity in Alpha Complex.
Halle-B-RTN-4s connection with Krieg-G is unclear, but we believe that she obtained some sort of leverage against him, most likely evidence of treason, that gave her power over him. Within a year, Halle-B gained control of the largest single chunk of KriegsList black market stock, giving her authority over the KriegsList server.
Under Halle-Bs management, KriegsList took a sharp turn for the worse. The site became a hotbed for the fraudulent exchange of lost and stolen METro_Cheques and for the laundering of credits from a variety of secret societies, most notably Free Enterprise. Worse, all credits funneled through the server came attached with Questionable_Credit_Licenses, many of which have not yet been fully dissected by R&D. In addition, the broad reach and effectiveness of the corrosive Viral_Thought_Patterns employed by the sites viral marketing techniques led to an Alpha Complex-wide work efficiency reduction of 1.07%, and the increased visibility that viral marketing brought to KriegsList made it difficult to maintain the fiction that the site was free of infiltration by IntSec. But it wasnt until a routine IntSec probe discovered the presence of ULTRAVIOLET-rated security software on the board, capable of screening specific transactions even from IntSec scrutiny, that it became necessary to liquidate KriegsList and its traitorous clientele.
Analysis of KriegsList records has been slow due to heavy encryption and the loss of much of the relevant IntSec analysis in the ULTRAVIOLET_Massacre. As a result, there may be a wealth of critical information still buried in their databases; but for now, weve found a few tidbits of information that seem germane to this committees lines of inquiry:
An unnamed VIOLET Supervisor in LEG sector apparently purchased samples of Dentagrip, Mollusc, and Toothpasty Supplement #6 from a shell account / drop point located in TTH sector. 2 All of these were experimental dentifrices at the time that should not have been brought out of quarantine. Who sold them, who bought them, and to what treasonous use were they to be put?
A blank, pre-approved F334.97A/40+/zRG7_(Mass_Termination_(T#>40)_Request_Form) appeared on KriegsList just before the ToothpasteRebellion. Data regarding the transaction seems to have been deliberately corrupted, but Armed Forces records indicate that the form was invoked in BBY sector during the Rebellion, resulting in the deployment of Vulture_Squadron_Bravo_9. Was this part of a cover-up, designed to silence a conspirator then active in BBY sector? 3
A long record of transactions exists between Project_Infinite_Hole and Project_Finite_Hole. Apparently mid-level supervisors on both projects regularly exchanged equipment, data and personnel via KriegsList in defiance of Directive #107/4-LOQ and operational R&D firewalling protocols. Secret society infiltration of both projects was thereby cross-pollinated, to the ultimate detriment of both ventures. Initial research shows an uncomfortably strong FCCCP presence in Project_Infinite_Hole, and heavy PURGE, Death Leopard and Sierra Club infiltration of Project_Finite_Hole. A full analysis of transaction data may yield new insight into the Secret_Societies_Involved_In_the_Toothpaste_Disaster.
Tom-I-TUT-14, an INDIGO-clearance executive in the Tech Services Service Firm OmniPipeTechServ, used KriegsList to FART in additional personnel via the Group_Assignment_Services_Exchange_Scheme_(GASES). By obtaining a package deal from the PLC Service Firm Vermilion_Developments5, he obtained the necessary personnel. Unfortunately, they were completely untrained for their new Tech Services positions. This led to the Bile_Suppressant incident with which we are all too familiar.
In addition to Loose-I-FER-1s use of KriegsList, there are over six hundred documented transactions that have been traced directly to the Supervisory Autonomous Tele-Authority Node (see GOD_Complex), including the purchase of several hundred Remote_Surveillance_Drones and a full shipment of CyberChomp_4000s. Curiously, some of these transactions have been dated as taking place even after Loose-Is incarceration! Perhaps the SATAN is more autonomous than wed previously believed? If so, this bodes ill; the SATAN has access to a great deal of authority for something that is basically a jumped-up bot brain, and even after the repair to its defective Asimov Circuits, it may well be capable of further independent antics.
A document from the Old Reckoning, labeled Tax Code 2003, appears once in the KriegsList transaction database. This appears to be one of the ItemsInQuestion. Given the importance of the ItemsInQuestion, R&D and IntSec have spared to decrypt the transaction data, and they have finally cracked the code. It seems that the document was sold to Halle-B-RTN-4 by Rasp-U-TIN-1 for a sum to be named later. Presumably this is the 2,000,000 credit transfer noted by Drake-U-LAH-1 in his report on Halle-B. This also implies that the 2,500,000 credit transfer to Halle-B resulted to her sale of the document to some unknown party. If we find Halle-B, we find the individual responsible for amassing the ItemsInQuestion. She must be found!
A post-mortem analysis of KriegsList financial databases revealed a credit tap that channeled millions of credits per weekcycle from KriegsList accounts directly to the personal account of Ken-U-RON-6. Charges of embezzlement and fraud against Ken-U resulted in probation and a fine of 20,000 credits.
Dont leave your sector without them! (1)
No connection with citizen Brush-U-TTH has been demonstrated. Yet. (2)
The following citizens, referenced elsewhere in this report, were present in BBY sector at the time: Inigo-R-ANT-2, My-O-PIC-2, and Cap-I-ICE-5. Information regarding the movements of ULTRAVIOLET citizens into or out of BBY sector is not currently available. (3)
Reference: Committee IC48934-Q23-HX45. (4)
I am not, nor have I ever been, affiliated with Vermilion Developments. (5)
Cross Refs: Bile_Suppressant, Committee_IC48934-Q23-HX45, CyberChomp_4000, Defective_Batch_ACA675T09-XXXX, Dentagrip, F334.97A/40+/zRG7_(Mass_Termination_(T#>40)_Request_Form), Group_Assignment_Services_Exchange_Scheme_(GASES), GOD_Complex, Halle-B-RTN-4, ItemsInQuestion, Loose-I-FER-1, Mollusc, OmniPipeTechServ, PenBot, Project_Finite_Hole, Project_Infinite_Hole Rasp-U-TIN-1, Remote_Surveillance_Drones, Secret_Societies_Involved_In_the_Toothpaste_Disaster, ToothpasteRebellion, ULTRAVIOLET_Massacre, Uri-Glutonium332, Vermilion_Developments, VIOLET_Supervisors, Viral_Thought_Patterns, Vulture_Squadron_Bravo_9, WhirledRON_Energy, Zapster
I never know which aspect of KriegsList bothered me the most-- the proliferation of Armed Forces weaponry, the leaking of prototype R&D gear, or the brisk trade in pre-approved paperwork.
I'm intrigued by the re-appearance of the Tax Code 2003 Item. From Hate-U-APR-15 to Rasp-U-TIN (through how many other hands?) to Halle-B-RTN to someone else... Two and a half million credits is a pretty big chunk of change, especially if it was unlicensed. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out where it went with a little more homework.
Most of the Armed Forces weapons trade was on C-Bay anyway, so don't to see much change in that department. But the pre-approved paperwork? We can only hope.
As to the "Tax Code," if I understand the timing correctly, Hate-U was the last one to lay hands on it. Rasp-U sold it to Halle-B, who sold it to someone else, who left it with the rest of the ItemsInQuestion for reasons we have yet to understand. Then Hate-U got hold of it during the analysis phase, and you know the rest.
Random interrogations succeed yet again!
Thanks to the ample supply of traitors my previous clone kept on the rack "just in case", I was quickly able to find one that confessed a connection to the "Tax Code". Shirley-B-IRS was originally a member of PLC service firm Forms Eternal before she was convicted of bad cursive writing and added to Drake's Assembly of Traitors.
She said that her firm, looking for the next breakthrough in form-making, learned of the "Tax Code" form. It was renowned in Old Reckoning Times for driving form-fillers to the brink of madness. (For those not in the know, one of the key scores in rating forms is Frustration Factor. Only the most loyal clones can complete high-Frustration forms without revealing their treason by answering a question wrong or blasting a clerk's head off.)
Hoping to take notes from the "Tax Code" form, the Forms Eternal workers pooled their money together and gave it to the Board, which promptly bought it off of KriegsList. However, the form never arrived. Either someone stole it or it never completed its transit (in which case the other ItemsInQuestion should be listed somewhere on KriegsList). She did mention that even without the "Tax Code", Forms Eternal utilized its basic premise to make forms. The "Ch11" line of forms, which required the form-filler to calculate the payment necessary to fill them out, was so diabolical that the Review Board spontaneously executed the presentators. The forms were later rejected on the basis that they "would corrupt even the most loyal citizens".
She also mentioned that they pooled at least 3,000,000 credits, and was quite peeved to learn that the form only cost 2.5 million. The Board members must have shaved a bit off the top, despicable behavior for high-clearance citizens.
Unfortunately, clearance for the IDs of the Board members requires a couple hundred forms to be filled out and processed. Now, either I can have my Supervisors spend excessive time filling them all out and tack on "Waste of AC Resources" to the list of treasons executed, or I can have the Ultraviolet in charge of the company reveal the IDs themselves.
I have my suspicions... (see Laughing_Fun commentary)
You could just send the forms over to MAN sector. Omega-U's staff is so used to infinite Form Completion Form recursion loops that a mere couple hundred forms would be trivially easy for them.