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Many of you know I hinted at doing a regular conspiracy
theory feature involving video games (I don't want to say series, because that
would suggest some sort of routine or schedule - I'll try to put one out each
month) and have even posted a few already. First there was the one regarding
Master Chief of Halo fame, and how the original Master Chief actually died in
combat, but in order to keep morale up, others have gone on to assume his
identity. Then of course there was the blog that didn't start out as a
conspiracy theory but could be considered one. It revolved around the notion of
DLC really being a weapon employed by video game publishers to combat the used
video game market. Well it has come to my attention there is another case of
deception that merits investigation. I received the following conversation,
supposedly transcribed from an audio recording. Its authenticity hasn't been
verified yet but the investigation is ongoing. Not quite sure what to make of
it yet...but I'll leave it up to you to decide.
Fisher, Mrs. Elena Fisher? You are Mrs. Elena Fisher, aren't you?
Elena Fisher, at your service.
So it is still "Mrs."
then? Mind if I ask you a few questions?
I think I can spare some time, shoot!
So you're an
investigative reporter...is that so? What have you been investigating?
That's right. I'm an investigative reporter/foreign
correspondent. And right now I'm researching about the mystery of Yamashita's
gold. According to my research, Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita stashed war
loot and treasures into caves in the Philippines during WWII. No one's
officially been able to prove or disprove the legend, but I hope to get to the
bottom of it.
very...intriguing...and only slightly ironic United States military forces are
expanding their presence over there in the PI, but I'm sure that's just a
coincidence, huh? Ma'am, are you familiar with a Mr. Nathan Drake?
It is very fascinating... eh...that is a funny
coincidence! Oh, Mr. Drake. Why yes, I know him. My show funded one of his past
expeditions. Just out of curiosity... how have you been acquainted with Nate,
erm, Mr. Drake?
say...funded one of his past expeditions...kind of like the Iran-Contra affair?
Meh, you're probably too young to remember that. Anyway, how careless of me. In
your eagerness to answer my questions I failed to introduce myself. My name is
Edward Valiant, but please...call me Eddie. I'm a fellow journo, working on a piece
for the Virtual Enquirer. I don't know Mr. Drake, never met 'em. Only know what
I've read...charming, handsome young fellow. In the precious gems and ancient
artifacts business. A real modern day Indiana Jones, or so I hear. Also hear
he's pretty handy with the hardware, if you know what I mean. Ever see him use
any of that hardware Miss Fisher? You know, assault rifles, RPGs, grenades...the
kinda stuff you can't just buy from your local pawn shop.
I get ahead of myself sometimes. So what is a fellow
journalist doing around here Eddie? Seems like you've done a lot of research
about Mr. Drake. He definitely is a lucky guy... with a lot of firepower. We've
been through some close calls, that's for sure! And I've definitely had my fair
share of handling hardware too. Virtual Enquirer, you said? What sort of work
are you investigating now?
Actually, I have
information suggesting that Mr. Drake is involved in illegal international arms
dealing. But Drake isn't really the focus of my investigation. So, you admit you've
handled your fair share of weapons too, interesting. Let me jot that down. My
notes also indicate that you are fluent in Tibetan and Arabic. That's
convenient, don't you think, given the amount of time you spend in and around
Illegal arms dealing? Is Drake in some sort of trouble?
Whoa, whoa, wait a second Eddie, don't jot down anything. What's going on, and
how did you know that about me? You can't be implying that *I *am the subject
of your report...
Relax. I'm not
after Drake. He's probably a great guy, but he's a little fish...merely a pawn.
Besides when I expose this story nobody's even going to be looking at Mr.
Nathan Drake or his little transgressions. As far as your involvement, I'm not
implying anything, I'm just asking questions. An informant of mine just so
happened to be a patron visiting a drinking establishment of ill repute in
Cairo, Egypt and coincidentally happened to overhear Nate talking with that old
timer buddy of his...what's his name...Scully or Sully...meh whatever...doesn't
matter. This was years ago if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, your good buddy Nate
was, how should I say this, expressing some concern over you and how you always
managed to turn up when he was in a jam. Thought you might be spying on him. Even
went as far as suggesting you were using satellites and UAVs. Sounds
ridiculous, I know. I mean, we're just lowly investigative reporters, right? We
don't have those kinds of assets at our disposal, do we? You weren't, were you?
Spying on him?
*Oh.* Okay then, I jumped the gun a bit before, hah. So
you're saying you know that Nate and Sully are involved in some sort of...
situation in Egypt, and Nate claimed I'm his shadow. Well, I'm sure you
understand as a fellow investigator, how thorough we like to be with our
subjects. That includes who we work with. So I have a few resources at my
disposal, to use as needed. Nothing too fancy. So what exactly is your plan
Eddie? Are you headed to Egypt to meet your associate, or Nate?
You've really got
the "naive damsel in distress" routine down, don't you? Miss Fisher,
Mrs. Fisher...whichever it is, can you explain how or why you seem proficient
in firearms, hand to hand combat, defensive driving and always seem to
miraculously turn up "just in the nick of time"? Coincidence?
You know, you're not what I expected either, Eddie. Not
many people notice that. Call me Elena. I don't usually have heart-to-hearts
with strangers, but you seem like a straight shooter. Trustworthy.
Coincidence? More like experience...and Nate's luck
rubbing off on me I guess hah. Look, I've been through my fair share of close
calls, ever since I began working with Nate. It's part of the job. Back when I
had my TV show, I couldn't hit the side of a barn. I never used a gun before in
my life. Point and click was all there was to it, right? But I've seen things
you could not believe. The investigating I do now isn't as... glamorous as
people think it is. Uncovering the truth, tracking psychopathic war
criminals...you get your hands dirty. I've learned a lot these past few years.
And it usually boils down to this: kill or be killed, as hard as that sounds. I
don't know how far deep you are Eddie, but be careful.
interesting. Very interesting. You ever been to Glynco, GA Miss Fisher...er, I
Glynco, GA...can't say that I have. Why do you ask?
Oh, no reason
really...other than there is a facility there that teaches many of these
"skills" you have learned through "experience". Are there
any Sarah's in your family? Perhaps, mother, sisters...a daughter maybe?
Hmm, you don't say. Interesting. Well, I do have a
younger sister named Sarah.
What about Regan
Burns...does that name ring a bell?
Regan Burns is, well, was my mother. Are you researching
my family tree or something?
Your mother? Hah
Hah, well um okay. No, I'm not researching your family tree. If I were
interested in exploring your family tree I'm sure everything I need is on the
Internet, well...except for your details. Can't seem to find too much on you.
You must keep a very low profile. Does SHADOWNET mean anything to you?
There's nothing too special to know about me. I'm just
one of those white-picket-fence types of people. Hmm, SHADOWNET? Sounds like
some sort of cheesy vigilante name hah. Anyway, don't you have more exciting
things to investigate Eddie?
than national security? So no to SHADOWNET but surely you've heard of the NSA
or maybe the CIA?
Sure, I've heard of them both. I think those are both
really well-known, who wouldn't have heard of them?
Miss Fisher, let
me check my notes and see if I got this right.
Miss Regan Burns,
I mean...Miss Regan Elena Burns graduated Valedictorian of her high school;
earned a full ride scholarship to pretty much any school of her choosing; she
went on to attend the University of Southern California working on her degree
in journalism; in her senior year while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and at the top of
her class, she was approached by a CIA headhunter and recruited into the
National Clandestine Service as a field agent; she was sent to Glynco, Georgia
for training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; upon graduation
from FLETC...top female in her class I might add...she was transferred to her
first field assignment in Fort Meade, Maryland; while in Fort Meade, she met
fellow field agent Sam Fisher. Although Sam Fisher was much older, there was
obvious chemistry or maybe just lust. Sam Fisher and Regan Elena Burns had a
steamy relationship that lasted for some time, and before you know it, Miss
Burns is pregnant with Sam Fisher's child. The two marry of course, and Miss
Regan Elena Burns is now Mrs. Regan Elena Fisher. Approximately nine months
later, Sarah Fisher is born. Sam Fisher and Regan Fisher are more worried about
their budding careers than settling down and raising a family...they argue and
fight a lot until the inevitable happens and they divorce. Sam Fisher is
disappointed the CIA decides to relocate him instead of his ex-wife, but he
decides to get on with his life and puts in an inter-agency request to transfer
to the NSA and this relatively new initiative code named Third Echelon. Regan
Fisher, trying to escape her past, chooses to go by her middle name and becomes
one...Elena Fisher. Given the perils of her job and the frequent assignments
out of country for extended periods of time, and to protect her daughter of
course, she transfers custody to her mother...and little Sarah Fisher is now
more like a sister than a daughter. With the government's help, Sam Fisher has
his personal files altered to reflect that his wife died of cancer so there is
no link between Elena and him, and nobody is the wiser.
And here we are
years later. We have Sam Fisher employed by Third Echelon off saving the world,
and we have Elena Fisher...a field operative for the CIA. Elena Fisher's
current assignment happens to be investigating an illegal international arms
dealer by the name of Nathan Drake. On the surface she seems to have been
smitten by Nathan Drake's charming personality and rugged good looks, but what
Mr. Drake doesn't know is the whole wedding and marriage is a ruse to embed
Elena Fisher deeper into the operation so she can track it from the inside. The
CIA is orchestrating the entire thing and Drake is none the wiser.
But what you and
Nathan Drake don't know, Elena, is the weapons he's selling are actually being
proliferated by terrorist organizations around the world. And these terrorists
have formed what is being described as a "terror ultimatum called the
Blacklist - a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on US
interests." By the time you have Nathan wrapped around your little finger,
it's going to be too late. The United States will be attacked on its own soil
again...and will have stood by blindly, completely unaware of the looming threat.
Did I miss
You... I...um. Hah. Wow, you're pretty good, I'll give
you that! I think I should go pay Nate a visit now...
It's too late.
When I break this story, the world will...
(Muffled sounds followed by what appears to be two
suppressed gunshots can be heard on the tape and then silence. The tape ends.)
Could it be that Sam Fisher and Elena Fisher are somehow
related and that Nathan Drake is really wanted for felonious activity involving
international arms dealing? Too many coincidences if you ask me.
It's definitely something to consider.
A special thanks to ace13 for playing along and providing
the completely unscripted dialogue for Elena Fisher without any idea where I
was going or why I was asking the questions I did. Hope you all enjoyed this
latest theory. Until next time, watch your six and trust no one.
Wow, that was awesome! Great job Saint and Ace, very entertaining, and quite the conspiracy...
I couldn't quite see where that was going at the beginning but it was great, nothing like a good conspiracy theory. The weirdest thing is that it all made sense. Fantastic work Saint.
Haha, that was a funny twist. Very creative, and well done.
Ha, that was a pretty cool co-blog, never expected to see it done in such a way.
That was awesome lol.
Nice work, guys! As soon as I saw this I thought of Ace...both of you did a great job!
I'm still making my way through the Uncharted games (really gotta start number 2, right after Kingdom Hearts 2...), so I'm sure I didn't catch all the miniscule details. Nevertheless, a very fun read! It really felt scripted (not a criticism) and not ad libbed. Amazing work you two. ^_^
You know, I could actually see some kind of Splinter Cell, Uncharted crossover. Plus then it would actually make being stealthy in an Uncharted game seem appropriate.
Wow, great conspiracy theory! Quite entertaining!
Certainly interesting. I guess we won't be seeing Ace around much more seeing as he took a double tap to the chest and head from those suppressed sounds I heard... ;-)