A priceless Chinese artifact is believed to have been stolen by the Black Dragons Crime Syndicate. Your elite task force has traced the Syndicate to a local restaurant. But this operation needs to be kept in the shadows and off the books - with many officials in their pocket, even a search warrant request could tip them off.
Your inside man, under cover as a busboy, has noticed several high profile individuals coming and going through the restaurant lately and believes something is about to go down. However, the mole has seen what the Black Dragons do to those who cross them, so he is about to bail. Tonight is his final shift and after closing heʻll let you through the front door without tripping any alarms - but this covert op has only a sixty minute window before the usual goons arrive for the scheduled night drop.
Your goal: Locate the prized artifact, retrieve the evidence quietly, and finally put an end to the Black Dragon Crime Syndicate by walking out the front doors as local heroes.
Success Rate: ??%
Details are sparse when it comes to the work performed by the team of scientists at C.A.L.D. (Center for Arctic Life Discovery). On the fringe of accepted science, this clandestine organization is typically tight-lipped. But their last transmission was an unusual change of pace - they sounded eager to welcome a new group of researchers to witness an exciting breakthrough. Planning a journey to the remote outpost has taken some time and it looks like the forecast and flight-plan have finally aligned!
As the helicopter approaches the station, you still can't shake an uneasy feeling. Is it nerves concerning the big discovery? Perhaps the thought of unrelenting sub-zero conditions has a you a bit shaken? Or could it be the fact that the communication from C.A.L.D. went from reserved to elated to radio silent? The pilot informs you that once you land, you'll have only an hour to observe and return - a storm is approaching and it's wheels-up in 60.
Success Rate: 20%
Literary legend Maximillian Abre, known by his friends as “Mac” – that is, if someone with such well known outbursts of maniacal ravings had any friends left – has mysteriously resurfaced. After years of churning out blood-curdling bestsellers, the cryptic author withdrew completely and inexplicably from the world he once headlined. He hasn’t been heard from since that black night. That is, until now. Your office has just received a telegram – Mac Abre is back.
Your editor has dispatched you and your team of literary agents to Abre’s remote estate with the hopes of landing an interview from the most elusive author in the world. Weaving through his mad-house of riddles and the supernatural horrors that spring from the decaying walls of his mansion like animate ink from the author’s manuscripts has made this far more than a simple inquiry. However, landing this interview could make your career, or it could break the hinges of your decomposing mind.
Success Rate: 21%