New Jericho missions
- 1 The Dreamers Awaken
- 2 Inside Scoop
- 3 Phase One
- 4 The Gift
- 5 Phase Two
- 6 Union
- 7 Launch Codes
- 8 The interogation
- 9 Common Cause
- 10 City upon a hill
- 11 The Plan
The Dreamers Awaken
Stop a group of rampaging soldiers. Triggers when you first encounter New Jericho Haven.
[HavenName] is a haven run by New Jericho, which means that normally things are quiet and under control, but right now there is an emergency. A group of soldiers is on a killing spree.
"It began with strange dreams, voices heard in the night," a local doctor tells our operatives. "I could not detect any physiological changes, and there were certainly no signs of infection, but their behaviour simply cannot be explained by PTSD or similar conditions, which we at New Jericho are sadly quite familiar with. It's like something has... driven them mad." If we stop these soldiers, New Jericho will undoubtedly be grateful to us.
Stop a group of rampaging soldiers.
Tobias West: I had always assumed the Phoenix Project would return one day, even after Symes disappeared. It seems to be the defining pattern of your history: fall, then rise again. I wonder if this points to an underlying weakness or an underlying strength. I suppose time will have to tell. Time and the choices you make; after all, you are not necessarily defined by what has come before. You can be whatever your will allows you to be - that is the essence of the human experience. Player reply: What happened to those soldiers was disturbing.
Tobias West: That is why I did not intervene. We could have stopped those soldiers ourselves easily enough, but I needed you to see, to understand that far more is at stake here than just our ecosystem or our genetic purity. We are being robbed of what makes us human: our will. I fear neither the utopians at Synedrion nor those Anu fanatics really understand that. If you can recognize the real nature of the threat, perhaps we can work together on stopping it.
Anyway. Here's the inside scoop on New Jericho. Tobias West? Probably a genius. Might be a bit crazy. But he has a plan. And a real plan is a heck of a lot better than all that touchy-feely crap at Synedrion, or whatever the hell those squid-worshipping Disciples are up to. So stick with us and... maybe we'll die, or maybe we'll win, but either way, it'll be fun.
Abongameli Smith: Welcome to the team. Good to be working with you. If we're going to save the world, we'll need all the help we can get. At this stage, we've granted you low-level access to our network and set up a liaison office to work with your people.
But, as I'm sure you can understand, we need to take things slow at first. Your organization has a ... reputation. It's hard to know which side you'll take, and we need to know that you share our values.
At the moment, we're setting up a mission to recapture an old satellite control base. What for: Well, there's a saying in New Jericho: Tobias West always has a plan. And he has a plan for the equipment and the data we can get from that base. You'll find out more when the time is right.
So, are you up for it? We'd really appreciate your help. Site added to geoscape: Phase One. A new diplomatic mission has been received from New Jericho.
Tobias West's plan to save humanity involves gaining control of this old satellite control base. A small, surgical strike team should be able to eliminate the alien presence before the New Jericho scientists and engineers move in.
Tobias West: I just wanted to pass on my personal thanks and congratulations to your operatives for their work at the base. Fortuna eruditis favet, as they say - fortune favors the prepared mind!
The intelligence we've retrieved is going to prove extremely helpful with all the projects we're working on, and the satellite control tech may one day help turn the tide of this war.
This operation may have seemed like a small thing, but the devil's in the details, and so is God.
Speaking of details, we'll now have to actually make all of this work with our hardware and software. We have limited resources, so we need our brightest and best focused on the job. It'll take time, but it'll be worth it in the end. You'll see.
Abongameli Smith: The Phoenix Project has done a lot of good for New Jericho, protecting our havens and assisting us with our plans. So, in the spirit of mutual friendship and cooperation, I would like to offer you this gift.
Player choice 1:Accept gift. Player choice 2:Reject gift.
Abongameli Smith: If you do not wish to be seen accepting gifts from us, perhaps you should reconsider some of your strategic choices. Only New Jericho offers a way forward based on reason and logic.
Sophia Villanova: The equipment you helped us recover from that satellite control base has been invaluable, but for the next part of West's plan, we need something a little more exotic: a pre-war AI capable of accessing and rebooting certain military satellites.
The kind of satellites that no-one was supposed to know about. In other words, precisely the kind of thing West pays extra attention to.
We have identified where one of these AI units is located - in an old Scarab vehicle, left to rust somewhere near the following coordinates.
Sophia Villanova: With the help of the Phoenix Project, New Jericho is going to stop the Pandorans forever. Tobias said as much to me, and he doesn't lie. He can be a difficult man to work for, a perfectionist, but he always tells the truth.
Site added to Geoscape: Phase Two.
We have located an old pre-war AI unit that has the capabilities we require. We need to retrieve the AI from its current location inside an abandoned Scarab vehicle. Once this task is complete, the AI should be able to reinitialize the secret satellite network and provide us with access to the old missile systems that are still in orbit.
Abongameli Smith: Good work! The progress we've made with your help has been tremendous. This is really encouraging.
I do wonder sometimes, though... do you think a weapons-based approach is the right solution? I had thought the Phoenix Project was looking for something more subtle.
Do you ever worry that a military solution to the Pandoran plague will leave us living on a dead planet?
Player choice 1: West Knows what he's doing. Player choice 2: Phoenix Project isn't interested
West Knows what he's doing
Abongameli Smith: Well, I hope you're right. And I do think West knows what he's doing. Sometimes it's hard, I guess, not knowing what the plan is. West talks about a reason, but sometimes we also need faith.
Phoenix Project isn't interested in mutually assured destruction
Abongameli Smith: Indeed. Humanity needs to survive but to do that we have to put everything on the line. I don't envy West, or you... the responsibility must be crushing.
I didn't understand how bad things were at Phoenix Point. But without Tobias, I would have died.
People think he's some kind of dictator. And I understand why. He has a vision and the means to realize it. We're not used to that kind of power. But power is exactly what we need in order to win this war.
Player choice 1: New Jericho is the way forward. Player choice 2: We're still skeptical.
New Jericho is the way forward
Sophia Villanova: Then I'm sure you will accept this little contribution, from a former operative.
We're still skeptical.
Tobias West: Consider the individual human being. So much processing capacity, so much knowledge, all wrapped up in flesh and bone. Unique, inviolate, impossible to duplicate. We are remarkable, are we not? That is the source of power, and of my current headache.
I need access to a specific individual. Only this individual has the knowledge and abilities I need. His name is Ravi Chaudri, a former computer technician at Pokhran-III. My records tell me that he used to work with members of your organization, a long time ago. Perhaps you could retrieve him for me?
Player accepts mission: Tobias West: Excellent. I'm transmitting his coordinates as we speak. Site added to Geoscape: Launch Codes.
Ravi Chaudri, a technician from the Pokhran-III nuclear research project is believed to be hiding out at Bellamy. Chaudri is known to have critical information about his country's missile defense program. We need to find him and learn what he knows. Our team needs to deliver Chaudri to a secure New Jericho facility.
Sophia Villanova: Congratulations on the success of this mission. As usual, the Phoenix Project is reliable and effective. Ravi Chaudri has now been safely delivered to our secure facilities and our investigator will begin his debriefing immediately.
Chaudri's knowledge of the Indian nuclear program is essential to the plan. Hopefully, we can convince him to assist us. It would be a matter of deep regret if we had to use force. Reason, as Tobias says, always has to be our first option
Activates after Launch Codes are finished.
Sophia Villanova: We are proceeding with the debriefing of Ravi Chaudri. It's going fine so far, although there are certain issues he remains quite tight-lipped about.
We have a detailed file on his work prior to the last war, but there are several blank areas in the documentation. If you would be happy to provide some details, in the spirit of mutual cooperation, that would be most beneficial to our efforts, and to Chaudri himself. If he understands that the Phoenix Project and New Jericho are working together as allies, he might feel he can trust us more fully.
Player choice 1: Of course, we're happy to provide you with what records we have. Player choice 2: Data files on Phoenix Project operatives are confidential.
Of course, we're happy to provide you with what records we have
Sophia Villanova: Remarkable... it looks like Chaudri helped your operatives prevent World War III from going nuclear. What an accomplishment! Perhaps I have been too dismissive of the man, treating him as no more than a source of information. How can he trust us if we don't respect him? I'll have to try a different approach.
Data files on Phoenix Project operatives are confidential
Sophia Villanova: Very well. Privacy is, of course, an important individual right and privilege. I hope our species survives, so we can continue to enjoy such privileges.
Tobias West: I thought this alliance would be useful, but I didn't realize that the Phoenix Project would have a better grasp of my philosophy than many people in my own organization. But talk is cheap. Please accept this gift as a more material sign of my gratitude.
TECH +500, MATERIALS +1000, FOOD +375.
City upon a hill
Abongameli Smith: This is an emergency. We have identified a massive force of hostiles converging on the Command Fortress. Your assistance is required. If we are friends, this is the time for you to step up. We have reason to believe the Yuggothian Entity is aware of our work and is seeking to wipe us off the map before we can properly set up our defense grid.
Tobias West is here, and he is ready to fight. He's not going to stand on the sidelines and let others die for his plan. But if we lose him, we lose everything. We need your help. I'm not asking. I'm begging.
Player reply: The Phoenix Project is ready.
Abongameli Smith: I knew we could rely on you. Site added to Geoscape: City upon a hill.
The Command Fortress is under threat. If we lose this location, we lose the war. All forces are requested to mobilize and support the defense. We must protect Tobias West at all costs.
You know, when I was running Vanadium, before the mist, I knew all about the Phoenix Project. A lot of people thought you were just paranoid, a tinfoil hat cult, but I could tell that Randolph Symes was on to something. He, as opposed to most of the government and corporate leaders of the day, understood the scale of the threat, and the amount of dedication that would be necessary to defeat it. He knew we needed a plan.
Thankfully, being wealthy gives you an opportunity to plan for humanity's future. Others chose to splash their cash on massaging their egos, but I've always been single-minded. This isn't about me, its about the survival of our species.
Thanks to your team, we just took a step towards achieving that. I'll let you know when we're ready to strike.
TECH +125, MATERIALS +625, FOOD +250.
Tobias West: Thank you for working with us on this. Today marks the end. We're going in with the courage of our convictions.
Sometimes a disease has to be cut out, and this is the time to make that cut. A surgical strike delivered by the satellite system we've managed to resurrect from nothing. The power of human intellect, driven by human will, against the crude methods of the Yuggothian Entity.
This is a critical moment. My entire strategy hinges on this victory - a gamble, some might say, but I prefer to think of it as a calculated risk.
According to our research, destroying the enemy's central command unit will throw them into disarray. That will be the turning point of this war. With the infrastructure you've helped us build, we will be able to seize the advantage and crush the Pandorans before they can regroup.
It won't be easy, but we will have strength, precision, and determination. Qualities the Phoenix Project has done much to foster in our people. For that, I will always be grateful.
Player reply: Let's end this.
Tobias West: We need to ensure that this attack is precisely delivered. That means a locator beacon, right down there in the middle of it all. Anyone who goes in needs to understand the numbers. If we win, humanity is saved. But there's a strong chance anyone who goes into the Palace isn't coming out.
We need to send our best and be ready for what the Pandorans throw at us. And we need to be ready to sacrifice everything we have to achieve what is necessary. That, in the end, is what makes us human. Site added to Geoscape: The plan.
The final part of West's plan. We must fight our way into a key tactical location in the Palace and place a locator beacon, which will send a signal to our satellites to launch a missile that will annihilate the alien's central command unit.
New Jericho victory