NCC - 77447 - B
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Perfection of Espionage.

Posted on Wed Apr 28th, 2021 @ 5:20pm by Lieutenant Skovik cha Silask

Mission: Guilty By Association
Location: Intelligence Office
Timeline: Backpost- Immediately after briefing.

Making something undetectable was a difficult prospect, but not impossible if one considered the exact circumstances that an object was to be in.

'Only if you can do so undetected' had been the response to his offer of espionage- and while it was the nature of such things to be undetected Skovik knew all things could be improved upon.

The scans of the surface of the planet resulted in a map which he had rendered in holographic format in his office. A fully interactive map, which allowed him to manipulate the view with a twist of his fingers.

In a world ravaged by war, undetectable was more difficult as the population there was more used to looking for anything out of place. Any innocuous little thing could in theory, have his bug found. Ideally the eye would pass over his listening device and pay no heed to it.

Several ways of achieving his goal came to mind. To make the transmitter or recorder so small that the people involved wouldn't see it, and there fore wouldn't notice it. He could theoretically make the internals something that wouldn't display energy readings, or draw from the power grid. It would have to be tiny, self powered and undetectable.

Or the better option in his opinion was to make the transmitter something the people were so accustomed to seeing that the eye would pass right over without a second thought about it's presence.

"Computer, display topographical map of the ceasefire zone." he asked studying his display intently, where a 3 dimensional map obediently filled in between the two holoprojectors on his mapping table.

"Overlay-Ground composition. Flora, fauna and geologic." Skovik's instructions were carried out with the voice of the computer intoning softly in the musical Vulcan tongue.

His eyes flickered over the words and locations on the map, and he walked around it as his mind worked on the problem. It was possible he might have to come at this from multiple directions. If he could program a nano-computer, he could theoretically implant it in the communication system. Thirst prickled at his throat, so he raised the glass of tea to his lips. However upon picking up his glass he was disturbed to see that the glass had left a ring of condensation on his desk.

Wiping the water away with his fingertips, he rubbed the water between his fingers and thumb. An interesting idea bloomed behind his eyes, and he cocked his head to one side.

"Computer, display the weather patterns for the last 30 days over the area of the cease fire. Specifically- list any precipitation and the amounts collected."

Skovik had the beginnings of an idea.


 

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