Corporate Targets

Summary:
January 03, 2015: Mystique reaches out to Nate Grey about the troubles coming for mutants.

M-Town

Phone conversation.


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It took doing, but then Mystique has been a spy longer than Nick Fury has been alive.

A message is dropped off when Nate is out in public by a bike messenger, it has message in it and a number for a burner phone. /Mr. Grey - More news on the Rochester New York Incident from December. More work to be done. Call me. - M/

***

Nate has been around Mutant Town for a variety of reasons. But one of them was to see if Mystique was lurking around. He also needed to know about the mutant politics, and this is the place. Many folks here have interesting stories. Nate? He can do card tricks, always a good conversation opener. Telepathy helps.

He is not terribly surprised to receive the message. For all he knows the messenger was Mystique. Now, getting a cellphone of his own (since Rose's is likely monitored by Stormwatch) involves some stealing. But that is half an hour of work and petty theft is not something that bothers him doing.

And so, Mystique gets a phone call about 90 minutes after Nate gets the message.

***

Mystique will answer the burner, running it through an encrypted device. "Hello again Mr. Grey, I'm happy you felt the need to return my call. You seemed… open to the idea of helping with what we found in Rochester so I wanted to discuss an opportunity and problem with you."

***

"Happy to make you happy," replies Nate nonchalantly, calling from the snow-covered roof of one of New York skyscrapers. It is cold, but he has a huge Styrofoam mug full of hot coffee. "And doubly as happy if I can screw up with the plans of some racist militia group or illegal government operation. Now, though, I am a foreigner here. Very foreigner. Dimensionally displaced kind of foreigner. So I am lurking at Mutant Town finding out the stuff that is not in the Wikipedia. Where, by the way, you are not getting a flattering treatment. I'd like to hear your side of it, though."

***

There is a pause "Fascinating. I always find it interesting the amount of dimensional and time travel that occurs around these parts." there is a sigh next "Of course I don't get good treatment Mr. Grey. I am fighting against the extinction of my people, any any means necessary. This requires me to use and condone actions that scare the humans, so due to that terror they label me a terrorist. I will not apologize for my actions and I will not be stopping my fight to make this world safe for our people and my children though.. just because some weak members of our community would rather try PR despite the fact that this planet can't support two dominant species. Not when one is ruled by fear and mistrust and will strike out against the new." a snort "They commit genocide because of religion and the color of your skin, they will end up doing much worse to us."

***

"Mutants are also quite capable of genocide for the usual stupid reasons," points out Nate. "No better, no worse. But in this case it looks like a gang of human thugs that need a beating. So what do you want to tell me? Or do you want to meet in person?"

***

Mystique sighs "We could meet I suppose but this phone is secured so this works as well. It isn't a bunch of thugs though. I followed down leads on that inhibitor collar, which is what they are calling them, back to a lab underneath the Brookhaven labs, Department of Energy operation. They had more prototypes and were working on a hand held mutant scanner. Well meta-human scanner. This is not good on any front. The collars suppress meta-human and mutant powers. The parts.. well I found evidence of many companies involved. The question is .. are they just parts being procured through government contracts or are they involved and complicit. Queen Consolidated. Wayne Enterprises. van Dyne Industries. Stark Industries. Hammer Technologies. So many parts.. but no idea if they are involved or just.. selling standard equipment to the Government." a frustrated noise "Not sure if it is the Government or a blackops either, just Project Catch-22. Also why was one being sent to Canada Mr. Grey."

***

"Yes? Hhm. Stark?" That is about the only company name that Nate recognizes. Well, he is not from around here. Just in case it is important, he memorizes those names for future research. "If you give me an address, and assuming the operation is still going, I can do some telepathic scanning. But if they do have mutant detection devices, they are going to spot me. I have a rather strong power signature."

***

Mystique mmms "All of the scientists and the research at the Brookhaven lab were neutralized. It would be useful to get a read on those companies R&D groups and see if anyone knows, I could provide you a list of components they are supplying… see if they have secret government projects or are anti-mutant perhaps."

***

"Can't harm to take a look," admits Nate. "But it looks like they keep it compartmentalized by relying into so many providers, right?" He will take note of the addresses, though, and do some snooping. Someone might know, or be a man inside the company.

***

Mystique "Right… I've already taken Queen Consolidated's R&D Files.. I plan to hit the others.. but… then I thought about sharing this burdensome. The real problem is which government organization or task force is behind it.. tracing back the trail of the people ordering the components and where they are going.. I'm not super hacker or technopath."

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"Well, I am not either," comments Nate. "I can work with the people, though. Someone will know who signed the contracts. I can get you some names. Give me a list and three days, alright?"

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Mystique notes "Done, but Mr. Grey.. there is a technopath amongst the X-Men Red Team… the PR Team.. Supposedly not a tactical team but they lie as usual. Perhaps you can make friends, they shouldn't be able to read your mind with your talents."

***

"You can clue them into this, then? I have no contacts with the X-Folks," notes Nate. It is something he is working on, but Mystique doesn't need to know about it yet. "How do I contact you when I got the info?"

***

Mystique notes "Oh come on Mr. Grey, they will eat your story right up .. but you seem like a .. reasonable person willing to do the right thing. Call me on this burner. Maybe make friends. I'll text you a link for the information."


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