When Byeong Lee came aboard, the Prentiss Tigers were a mess. They were scoring hits on the opposition, but they had no real organisational structure, no mission plan, no sense of their long-term objectives. They were everything they appeared to be; a bunch of well-intentioned if wild kids running around and having a hell of a time kicking ass in the name of fighting crime. Byeong whipped them into something resembling a disciplined, organised team, and has been overseeing them ever since, but he can't do it all alone. He needed someone to be there when he couldn't; someone who could understand what he wanted and make sure the kids understood it too; someone tough enough to keep the kids focussed and on-mission when things got rough. Hell, he even needed someone just to keep ahead all the paperwork that came with being one of the new organisations authorised by the City Security Act.
He found all the things he needed in Sergeant Stu Phoenix of the SPPD.
Phoenix came courtesy of August Carter, who realised the uphill struggle his former colleague and sometimes verbal sparring partner faced with the Tigers, and was willing to pay back a few old favours. Phoenix was just about to retire after thirty years in the SPPD, and was considering leaving San Paro for somewhere a whole lot quieter and safer. He had done just about every kind of duty the Department had to offer in those thirty years, including a memorable spell as guard at the Block, the city's infamous penitentiary, where he once almost single-handedly quelled a prison riot by over two hundred of San Paro's most violent criminals. For the last five years of his police career, he had been manning a desk at the Keep, dealing with the mountains of paperwork generated by any large city police department
With Carter's help, Byeong persuaded Phoenix to stay on in San Paro after his retirement. Juggling the Tigers' budget - another task else he looked forward to passing onto someone else - Byeong was able to find a house in Prentiss for Phoenix and his family, something that would previously have been well out of their income range.
Once Phoenix started work, the next vital task was to find a permanent base of operations for the Tigers, somewhere that would serve as a barracks, an armoury, a communications centre and a jailhouse. Scouting around together - and guided by Orlenz's local knowledge - they quickly zeroed in on the old abandoned wartime fortifications around one of the Prentiss beachfronts. Generations of kids had - including plenty of the Tigers - used them as make-out spots and places to get drunk or high away from the eyes of parents, but Byeong and Phoenix blew most of the rest of their budget turning the largest of the bunkers into the Tigers' new headquarters, now nicknamed 'The Beachhouse' by the kids. Adjacent to it is Stu Phoenix's pride and joy; a small jailhouse where captured perps can be kept for interrogation and processing before being handed over to the city authorities. The Tigers just typically call it The Sin Bin.
Solid and dependable, but also moody and taciturn, Phoenix is a difficult man to get to know well. The difference in age and social status between him and the kids in the Tigers doesn't help much. Some of them used to make fun of him, sometimes even when he was around. Orlenz' doesn't, not after Byeong told him exactly how Phoenix quelled that prison riot, how many lives he saved, and how many prisoners he put in hospital doing it. Orlenz' put the word out among the other Tigers. If any of them still make fun of the big sergeant, they very wisely do it in circumstances where he's never going to find out about it.
Subject Heads up on the rules - my rules.
I checked up on that thing I sent you to take care of. Nice clear-up - not too shabby at all. You keep doing things that way, and you and big bad Sergeant Phoenix here are going to get along just fine, I think.
Just one rule Sergeant Phoenix really wants you to remember: paperwork first, beach and frat house parties later. You stick to that one, and you and him might even get along some.
Welcome to Prentiss.
Checked the files youre not from Prentiss, are you? Thats good last thing I need is more nice Prentiss college kids to worry about keeping alive.
Me, I grew up in Montebank. Not sure these kids even know where that is. Near 30 years with the SPPD saw me work just about every dogshit neighborhood and warzone precinct in the city.
Living in Prentiss now. Got myself lawn furniture, and everything. House comes with the job old man Byeong swung that, god bless the old bastard.
Prentiss is a nice place. Now that Im living here, I aim to keep it that way.
Don't forget some things about Violet.
You been to Havalynd yet and met up with turncoat Violet? Shes a real charmer, isnt she?
We pulled her half-dead out the Nantego after her own people set her up to get killed. No prizes for guessing how she felt about that...
Old man Byeong said to stash her out of sight, so I got her on ice down there, and shes been telling us all kinds of good stuff.
Shit Id love to see the looks on those little freaks faces as they wonder how we know so much about their organization all of a sudden.
Reminds me of my uniform days
Old man Byeongs issued new regs on Tigers dress code. Dont matter to me what you guys wear and that Kent broad will shoot it down soon as she hears about it but do me a favor and at least pretend to read it.
Hes a good guy was hell of a cop, in his day so show him the respect hes due. Cant be easy for him, planning Tigers ops and sending these kids (his own grandkid among them) out into harms way every day.
Too old for this shit.
Know what I should be doing right now? Sitting fishing someplace. Or plugged into that big-ass home entertainment system I promised myself I was going to get when I retired.
Know why I aint?
Cause Commissioner August Carter of the SPPD himself told me old man Byeong needed help here, and when Emperor Augustus tells you do something, you damn well do it.
Byeong and the Emperor had their differences at the Department, and Carters always talking down vigilante groups on the TV, but then he goes and sends me here as a favor to the old man?
Greatest man I ever met, the Emperor. But never will figure him out.
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Subject Biography: Somatic A-TAS
Somatic A-TAS (Somatic Advanced Tactical Systems)
Somatic National Laboratories (a National Security facility) is a major weapons research and development laboratory, managed and operated by the Somatic Corporation. Their main secured campus is located on Silverfield Air Force Base. Established in July 1945, and developed during World War II and the Manhattan Project, the primary mission of Somatic Advanced Tactical Systems is to develop, engineer, assemble and test, advanced weapon delivery platforms. Their weaponry is developed in close collaboration with the Government Defence Forces, using joint R&D groups to modify and develop new products through field-testing and active deployment in the theatre of war. Conspiracy theorists argue that testing occurs closer to home, with rumours of a Somatic-equipped covert division within the Praetorians. Wilder tabloid reports even suggest midnight manhunts on the streets of Havalynd. All unconfirmed.
Name Stages Final Stage CHINA BLUES 4 MovingTarget WORKIN' LIKE A DOGGI 3 MovingTarget JUMP THE FENCE 6 MovingTarget SMILE FOR THE CAMERAS 5 Escort GET THE LOOK 5 Delivery BOMBED OUT 4 AntiGraffiti ENEMY AT THE CRATES 3 Delivery GUNS AND ROSES 6 Escort TIGERS ON PARADE 5 TerritoryControl GHOSTS OF THE PAST 4 TerritoryControl SAVING SURVEILLANCE 4 Escort THE FAST AND THE INCARCERATED 3 MovingTarget NOPE 2 DOPE 5 Escort THE DITCHED RICHES 5 Delivery THE TIGER MOLE 5 TerritoryControl NO GUTS, NO GORY 7 MovingTarget GOING ALL THE WAY 3 AntiGraffiti HACK ATTACK 6 Delivery MORTARGATE 4 MovingTarget ALWAYS USE PROTECTION 7 TerritoryControl MR. & MRS. NICE 5 BombDisposal SPRAY GUN FOR HIRE 5 TerritoryControl PIRACY PURGE 7 Delivery BRUSH WITH THE LAW 6 Delivery MY, GRAMMA, HOW YOUNG YOU LOOK 8 Delivery BRIDE AND BOOM 6 Delivery PR PAINTING 4 TerritoryControl TOP COP CHOP-SHOP SHOCK 7 Delivery THE INSIDE MAN 5 BombDisposal
Level Name 10 Make em Count (10 Joker Tickets)
I want you to prove that you're not just tough but quick too. <col: Yellow>Blitzkrieg 2 Criminals.</col> That means kill 2 Criminals in five seconds. You got it in you, champ?
Earn <col: Yellow>1</col> Blitzkrieg medals.