|“|| Mutants have stolen the Tacitus from me. I require its return. Recover the Tacitus from the mutants! I will NOT be denied! Retrieval of the Tacitus is paramount to me, and to the survival of the Brotherhood! You must use all means at your disposal to recover the device!|
- CABAL's briefing.
The mutant vermin have once again made themselves known to us. They have stolen the Tacitus that I...we have worked so hard to obtain. If Kane's vision is to be fulfilled, we must find the mutant encampment and recover the Tacitus. Once it is safely removed, terminate any mutants who decide to remain in the area. Perhaps this will teach them not to interfere with us ever again.
DATA LINK CLOSED.
- First Objective: Locate the mutant encampment.
- Second Objective: Recover the Tacitus and return it to the drop zone.
- Third Objective: Destroy all remaining mutant forces.
During a heated meeting between the Inner Circle members, Marzaq accused Slavik of ordering the reactivation of CABAL and the assassination of Tratos without the Inner Circle's consent. While Slavik admitted to reactivating the Nod AI, he denied giving the order to kill Tratos. Tired of the bickering CABAL revealed that it gave the order to remove the mutant leader. Slavik demanded why and berated CABAL to stay in line with Nod. Transmission was then cut off with the Inner Circle, the AI blaming ion storm interference. He then briefed Slavik's subordinate to recover the Tacitus stolen from CABAL by what remained of the organised Forgotten.
The Tacitus was recovered but the device turned out to be a fake. CABAL was furious at Nod's inability to recover the real Tacitus, while the Inner Circle decided to have CABAL shut down for its independence. What happened next would nearly bring down the Brotherhood as a global military force...