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The Lynx Unit is not among the most celebrated SWORDFOR unit; in fact it’s practically unknown. You won’t find it listed on the Bureau Aegis’ site, nor does it appear among this organisation’s job opportunities. There once was a reporter who wanted to write a feature article about the unit for the news agency BIBLIOTEK, and shortly after having disclosed his intentions was advised to desist and then sent to Svalarheima to cover economic news. This does not mean that the Lynx Unit is a secret unit in any way, rather that neither SWORDFOR nor its members like to draw attention to it because of its peculiar operational role.
To serve in this unit, a specific psychological profile is required; applicants must be among that statistical two percent of the global population who have a true murderous instinct and have no qualms about killing. Put this way, it may sound too harsh, but we must understand that every organisation needs to have both its heroes and its monsters. The heroes are the ones who operate in the open and represent the values of the organisation.
The monsters are the ones ready to do whatever is necessary, usually covertly, so that the heroes can do their duty. The Lynx are Bureau Aegis’ particular monster and one of its few units with a license to kill. As it is a law enforcement agency, when SWORDFOR engages in police operations its priorities are always stopping the offenders and making arrests. However, this is not the case with the Lynx, who are always authorised to use lethal force, because if they are deployed it means that their commanders have already considered that such a course of action is necessary. They are a common sight in hostage situations, where they will act as elite shooters, either in the physical plane or in a data environment, where the choice of intervening and killing someone to save innocent lives must be made in a fraction of a second.
The Lynx are also usually deployed in operations for which a termination with extreme prejudice has been requested, or in which the regular SWORDFOR forces may require a special and undetectable cover, both on the front line and in diplomatic situations. In any case, the kind of work the Lynx do, albeit necessary, is not good for public relations, so their presence in the area of operations tends to be kept totally invisible, especially when a situation attracts media coverage. This does not mean that the members of this unit or their commanders feel ashamed of their tactical role. On the contrary, this unit’s precision and efficiency has earned them the codename Lynx, and being part of this elite group is a source of pride for any of them, even if they can’t publicly brag about it. As the Aegis agents like to say, “You may not have heard of them, and you may not be able to see them, but that doesn’t mean that the Lynx aren’t there and—by the time you notice their presence—it will already be too late.”
To protect the Human Sphere, intelligence is a necessity: namely, what is cooking and who is cooking it. Hence the need for O-12 to have an intelligence service. And hence the existence of the Psi Unit, the intelligence branch of Bureau Aegis, an agency dedicated to collecting data for both prosecutors and judges of Section Statera and for SWORDFOR agents. Hundreds of analysts and intelligence trackers collect and classify all kinds of data that may be vital for fighting crime and preserving the political-economic balance of the Sphere.
However even today, in a quantronic society where everything can be found in the datasphere, it’s necessary to have ground agents searching recycling dumpsters, the secret compartments of desk drawers, or inside a safe. Of course, these tasks are better done discreetly, as they are usually illegal. But even if evidence obtained unlawfully isn’t admissible in court, it can still lead to gathering lawful evidence that puts a criminal in jail or placing a surveillance alert on any person or organisation that may be dangerous to the balance of the Sphere.
These are the kind of delicate tasks that cannot be entrusted to just anyone and for which the Psi Unit has agents whose codename is simply COps, an acronym for Covert Operatives, a generic term for direct-action, low-profile assets used in intelligence operations. This is the kind of highly versatile operative who is capable of many things, even killing if necessary, and always gets the job done. They’re the kind of agents who never question their orders because they trust the ideals of the Psi Unit, the epitome of such, since being a branch of Bureau Aegis its task is to act on behalf of the common good, of all the citizens of the Sphere, which includes their enemies. Hence their unofficial motto: “For your own good,” even if some of them cannot help but sound a little sarcastic when quoting it.
The members of the Razor Reconnaissance Units are the kind of guys who you never hear coming until suddenly there they are, standing next to you, scaring you to death. But don’t worry, if they wanted you dead you wouldn’t even have noticed their presence. So it’s actually your lucky day, for two good reasons. On the one hand, you are still alive, congratulations! On the other hand, you got to see a Razor in action, something that few people can brag about. The only problem is that you won’t get to tell anyone.
The Razors are commissioned to carry out operations of a secret and expeditious nature, sometimes so secret and expeditious that they fall within the definition of clandestine. Their training has been perfected for manhunt missions, nocturnal abductions, and the elimination of predesignated targets. As they are tasked with black ops, illegal and deniable, many Razors are “deceased” agents who work for Bureau Noir without badges or identification, in order to not compromise O-12 officially. In their less hostile aspect, these agents also engage in espionage operations and information gathering for the intelligence service and the prosecutors of Section Statera at Bureau Aegis. The Razors can boast being able to infiltrate and compromise any security detail with absolute ease.
This is largely due to their outstanding skill with stealth, but also thanks to their advanced technological equipment. Their battle suits are made of a mimetic fabric with adaptive properties, and are capable of inhibiting thermal and biometric signals. However, although secrecy and discretion are the main modus operandi of this unit, they are still ruthless and implacable when necessary. In those scenarios, the Razors strike hard and vanish into the shadows without a trace, as if they had never been there. Of course, that’s precisely what happened: they were never there; Bureau Aegis will never admit that they may have been there. And if anything went wrong, the only thing the enemy would have is the body of an agent who was actually officially already long dead. And of course, dead guys cannot work for anybody, much less for O-12.
O-12 Booster Pack Alpha Contents:
- Lynx (MULTI Sniper Rifle)
- Razor (Boarding Shotgun)
- Psi-cop Hacker
Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted. Contents may vary from those pictured. Corvus Belli recommends their miniatures for ages 14 and over.