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Dr. Terence Bey

Dr. Terence Bey, curator of the Cairo Museum of Antiquities.

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After Action Report Part 1 Nardol 3BG “Harceler”
Members of GR1 were ordered to accompany Drs. McKay and Zalenka to the planet Nardol 3BG. Prior recon of the planet indicated that the planet had been recently culled by the Wraith, but that there had not been any activity in the past few months. Unfortunately the gate was not operational so we were to use the next nearest gate and then travel by “puddle jumper” the rest of the way.

Our orders were to provide security while the doctors worked on the non-functioning gate.

When we approached the planet from space we encountered a large amount of structural debris. Using the onboard sensors, Sh’lar was able to identify the remains of multiple Wraith and planetside vessels. Apparently there was a pitched air superiority battle for Nordal 3BG. Sh’lar was also able to find the remains of several space elevators.

Once we arrived on planet, GR1, under the leadership of Major Bodrov, quickly established a perimeter. From there, we expanded the perimeter to secure greater latitude of operational security.

The main architectural design of Nordol 3BG was masonry with an emphasis on permanence and efficiency. We noticed that most of the buildings had rooftop gardens and soft water collection systems. This, along with the sizable space program, indicated a strong centralized governance to Nardol 3BG. The inhabitants put up quite a fight in defending their planet from the Wraith, unfortunately it appears as though it was all for naught as the entire planet appears to have been culled.

My impression is that Nardol is too passive a moniker for the brave people of this planet. They did not build bunkers in which to hide, nor did they use their gate or space program to flee. No -they did “not go quietly into the night,” instead they organized and fought the Wraith head on, tenaciously, for survival. Therefore I will refer to the inhabitants of Nardol 3BG as the “Harceler” (or “badger” in English).

While on patrol we encountered a number of Wraith drones. At the time we were in an urban environment with multi-storied brick buildings on either side. The members of GR1 quickly took cover and directed fire on the drones as directed by the Major. I entered one of the buildings and ascended a couple of stories to gain a better vantage point on the street battle below. My intention was to provide improved situational awareness for my CO as my training dictated. When I was about to report, I changed my mind. Perhaps it was all the time spent with SSgt. Siniang on the firing range or the Major’s fatalistic voice in my head saying, “more lead on target”, but instead of keying the mike, I picked up my P90 and took a bead on the nearest drone. Three quick pulls of the trigger later, I had felled three drones in rapid succession.

Once the street was cleared of drones, we reassembled, debriefed, and searched the area. Dr. Rennet collected enzyme pouches and engaged in a spirited discussion with Major Bodrov about Lt. Ford. I was happy to have the Major thus engaged as it distracted him from scrutinizing my actions in the proceeding firefight. In the future I will have to clarify my roll in combat with the Major to be sure that my skills are best utilized for the team.

Threat Analysis:

The Wraith drones exercise a limited cognitive application to tactics. They basically shoot and move towards anything they identify as “foe.” This my be useful in future engagements to lure them into established “kill zones.”
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After Action Report Part 2 -Nardol 3Bg "Harceler"
After making contact with Lt. Ford, the members of GR1 decided to investigate the downed Wraith vessel. Our intention was to learn what we could and eliminate any threats. Visual inspection of the vessel revealed metallo-organic materials employed in the construction of the fuselage. The only entrance was sealed, however there was an “access panel” just to the left of the heavy doors. It took a bit of tinkering by Sh’lar and myself to figure out that the access panel required an encryption key to open. The two of us had never seen anything like it as the encryption was more than a billion characters. Stumped, I wracked my memory to try and figure out what could possibly be the source of such a long series of characters. Then it came to me –DNA. The encryption used a DNA sequence as a key. I would like to take credit for recognizing the fact that Wraith DNA utilizes six base pairs as opposed to Taree four (or five if you count uracil), but the credit really should go to Captain Rennet. He gave a presentation on genetic xenobiology at the SGC back in January where he pointed out this curious anomaly of Wraith genetics. I must admit that most of the talk was over my head, but I’m pleased that something stuck.

I was able to crack the encryption key by breaking it down into its component base pairs and using a Brute Forte (BF) algorithmic attack.

Once inside the Wraith vessel, we preceded room-to-room eliminating drones and collecting enzymes for Lt. Ford. It should be stated that Lt. Ford did provide some tactical assistance that made our recon of the vessel more effective.

We eventually made our way to the command center of the vessel. It was staffed by several drones and one very surely Wraith. Major Bodrov deployed the team in an effective rapid assault of the command center. SSgt Siniang rushed in with the Major and “softened” the targets. Then Sh’lar, McTavish, Lt. Ford, and myself cleaned up.

This last encounter has impressed upon me the sage advice of Major Bodrov and SSgt. Siniang. The Major insisted that I equip with a semi-auto assault weapon against my protestations that it was not a part of my professional repertoire. Seeing my reluctance, SSgt. Siniang volunteered to provide me firearm and tactical training at SGC. Her training has been immensely valuable to me and has made me a more effective member of GR1.

Threat Analysis:

The Wraith utilize matallo-organic materials in their vessels. Perhaps a biologic weapon could be employed to take advantage of this in future operations.

We encountered an encrypted security protocol when attempting to breech the Wraith vessel. This was successfully overcome by a BF algorithmic attack. I suggest that GR teams in the Pegasus theater be trained on this technique.

Lt. Ford is wary of the SGC. Baby steps may be viewed with less suspicion and gain his trust. Capt. Rennet’s strategy of providing Lt. Ford with Wraith enzyme worked with good success. After several encounters with Lt. Ford, where enzyme and information were exchanged, a breakthrough was reached. Lt. Ford agreed to provide tactical information on Wraith activity in exchange for future “payments” of enzyme. These exchanges will allow the SGC to maintain contact with this volatile field asset and some intel on the Wraith. It also affords the SGC access to Lt. Ford should the need arise to “recall” said asset.
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Return of an old friend
Why are you looking at me like that! I'm fine. Im BETTER than fine! You'll see. I'll show you all!

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