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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It is great fun to contrast Nathalie's view of things with Dr. Rennet's! Her perspective really comes through, especially in the "threat assessment" parts of her AARs.

Really fun to read Nathalie's perspective! I love the self-reflection, analysis, and use of technical language. The writing makes her a very believable character!