The peace cannot last long, even in a civilized station like Vo Nyugen. The Firewall team finds itself under attack from a mysterious and impossibly skilled assassin just as they are making a deal with an informant for intel on Manjappa. Meanwhile, Augustine sits there in the server room…apparently normal, but can the Firewall team trust a seed AI? Even after they deal with the sniper, the team has little time to act in order to keep the investigation going. Given the number of Firewall rules the team has broken, how long can they keep their own organization from turning against them? Find out how the team manages to deal with the chaos Manjappa inflicts on them in this episode of Know Evil!
The Firewall team survived Hotel California, but only by the skin of their cloned teeth. They need time to recover and pursue new leads into the Know Evil investigation. They travel to the Vo Nyugen station in Earth orbit and encounter something they never anticipated . . . relative peace and quiet. The station is peaceful and no one seems to be gunning for them, at least for now. So what do these battered and scarred agents do when no one’s trying to kill them? Some stay focused on the case, while others try to find some personal peace in their own lives. Some make questionable decisions regarding seed AIs. Find out how the team handles this calm before the storm!
The Earth Tier begins with a bang! The Firewall team moves in to finally meet with agents of Manjappa, the mastermind behind Know Evil, at the Hotel California, one of the most dangerous and chaotic habitats in the system. The agents pick up a new agent, Quoth, a Xeno expert, as they head in, but they quickly find out Quoth may be in over his head. Will his help be enough for this delicate operation? They must bring the unique artifact stolen from the Lunar bank to lure Manjappa’s agents in but then ambush them to get a lead on Manjappa himself. This balancing act will push the team to their limits and it’s possible the entire operation ends in this mission.
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Synopsis: When I was out of the country on vacation in China, Know Evil continued on without me. In this special one shot, a group of individuals touched by the agents investigating the Know Evil Conspiracy have all been recruited by Firewall. Proxy Blind has a found a lead but doesn’t want to send the primary team to investigate it. Instead, the proxy takes a motley crew of damaged people and sends them into the fray to a distant habitat. What secrets will they encounter and more importantly can disparate new agents like an eccentric German research scientist and a Martian bounty hunter down on his luck even work together as a team? Find out in this special annual one shot of Know Evil!
In this episode of Know Evil, the Firewall team draws close to an end of its time on the scum swarm but there is much work yet to be done. Existential threats, war criminals, and the swarm’s leaders all threaten the team’s operation. Furthermore, each member of the team is personally challenged by their own choices. How much more can they compromise to make sure their mission is a success? As they face the monsters that lurk in the shadows, can these isolated Firewall agents be sure that they haven’t been corrupted as well? Perhaps by taking down a threat to all of transhumanity, they can redeem themselves. Or not. Find out what the threat is and if it is stopped in this episode!