Ubelmann the Unknown


-- Culex(Virtue)

Basic Info

  • Levels: 25 - 30
  • Factions: 5th Column
  • Contacts: Ashwin Lannister (independent port), Laurie Pennington (independence port)
  • Reward: Letter from Requiem(souvenir)

1) Stop that 5th Column raid

Mission: Defeat all soldiers in office

Selection Text: I got a tip this morning about a 5th Column raid on a government office. I haven't been able to find out any details, even the function of this particular office. [HERO], I have the feeling something big is going down. I need you to stop that 5th Column raid. Try to find out what the 5th Column's after, won't you?
Type: Indoor: office
Sub-goals: 4 archivists to save, Investigate raid
Notable mobs: --
Clues: The archivist's story
Old documents
Commentary: Werewolves in an office setting are not healthy for your blasters. One of the archivists is a Mek Man... this is a reported game bug.

2) Rescue those historians from the 5th Column

Mission: Save kidnapped WWII historians

Type: Indoor: abandoned office
Sub-goals: 5 historians to rescue
Notable mobs: --
Clues: The historian's story
Commentary: You only have to defeat the enemies guarding the historians to complete the mission.

3) Stop the 5th Column from getting the files

Mission: Defeat all 5th Column soldiers

Type: Indoor: abandoned warehouse
Sub-goals: Find clue to 5th Column's plan
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Hero files
Commentary: Absolutely full of patrols. Makes it easy to snipe them out without getting overrun, if you can be perfectly stealthy.

4) Rescue Jim 'Thunderhead' Bartlett from the 5th Column

Mission: Rescue Jim 'Thunderhead' Bartlett

Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Thunderhead's story
Commentary: Once again, defeat the enemies guarding Jim and the mission will complete.

5) Stop the 5th Column raid

Mission: Defeat all 5th Column in lab

Type: Indoor: tech
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Signed orders
Commentary: I really, really hate kill-all missions.

6) Investigate the base

Mission: Investigate 5th Column base

Type: Indoor: 5th Column base
Sub-goals: Locate Ubelmann, Learn about Ubelmann
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Zeitspielraumexperimente
Anonymous e-mail
Commentary: Just a glowy-clicky mission. No need to defeat anything. Some glowies here give XP, even when they're not clue-glowies.

7) Stop the construction of the device

Mission: Stop building of time machine

Type: Indoor: warehouse
Sub-goals: 5 parts to secure
Notable mobs: --
Clues: 5th Column orders
Commentary: Another glowie hunt mission.

8) Stop Wolfgang Ubelmann

Mission: Defeat Ubelmann and his guards

Type: Indoor: tech
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: Lt. Wolfgang Ublemann (Oberst)
Clues: --
Commentary: You only have to defeat Ubelmann and those within a medium-sized radius around him to complete the mission. There are Portal Corp. researchers you can rescue for XP, but they aren't necessary. And yes, Ubelmann's name is misspelled on the enemy.

Souvenir: Letter from Requiem

{$Hero}:

It was fortune alone that began this, a twist of fate that allowed you to be the one to intervene. But that is the nature of fortune, to test those who would be greater than those around them. When you disrupted the strike against the document warehouse, I thought perhaps that fortune was coming into alignment. I did not yet take steps to force fortune's hand, however.

Your further tenacity was overwhelming to me, as you rescued all of the kidnapped historians. It is also, I would guess, at this point that you first head the name of Wolfgang Ubelmann from the men you rescued.

Now having seen a measure of your quality I decided it would be time to employ your ability. A tip was sent to you anonymously on my order, and enabled you to prevent the theft of more documents to be used in Ubelmann's plans.

You needed no help from me to learn of the kidnap of James Bartlett, known to you no doubt by the more colorful name 'Thunderhead.' However, I sent aid to you in the form of his location. From him too, you no doubt heard the name Wolfgang Ubelmann.

Once again, I gave you aid to stop Ubelmann from securing the devices and data he sought. You performed admirably, a true credit to your kind.

Time was growing short, and fortune turned against both of us in ways you did not know. It was a sacrifice, but I revealed Ubelmann's location to you at great cost. Fate is often cruel, however, and Ubelmann escaped. But the clues I left for you were enough to reveal his true nature.

Now that you understood Ubelmann's true point of origin, I am sure his motives were clear to you. A time traveler, he sought to glean knowledge and technology from our present to return to the past and change his future. Using my information, you were able to disrupt his plans by capturing the equipment he depended on.

And so the final stage was set. Upon it you played your part, capturing Ubelmann and ending his threat.

But you may wonder what were my reasons for betraying a man I knew so long ago, for helping you to stop a victory by the Axis powers whom I once served. It is no great surprise. Take but a moment and consider the course of history from my point of view. If the Axis had won, if their rule had extended across the Earth in a thousand year Reich, then consider what place I would have held within it. Perhaps a mere princeling of some minor state, perhaps forced to the periphery by those with more voice in the halls of influence. My 5th Column, my power, would never have existed. Ubelmann's presence was good for morale, but his victory would have destroyed us, destroyed all of us utterly.

I cannot say that you have gained my respect, but I will acknowledge that you fought well. Drink deeply of your success. Bask in the adulation of your peers. Savor this victory. Know that you have saved your world and this moment from the shadow of history. But you have only saved it for now. Do not think that you have saved this world for your future. Know that you have saved this world for my coming Dominion.

- Requiem


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