The Agent is the third iStory volume.
|First mentioned:||February 10, 2009|
In this iStory volume, each user is able to explore Rachel Mills's experiences as an agent working for Nathan. Each week of story contains one chapter of stories told from first-person point of view. Most of the chapters are told from Rachel's viewpoint; except for part of the sixth, which is told from the point of view of her partner, Jason Pierce, and part of the ninth and tenth, which are told from the point of view of Anna Korolenko. The stories are entirely text based with a button to choose an action at the bottom of each scene. No registration is required to participate.
| Chapter 1|
Release Date: 10 and 13 February 2009
Rachel Mills has been hired to work for Nathan. She looks at a battered Tracy and recounts how the day went. She had been broken the field training record and was congratulated by Moore, when Gibson showed up and asked her about what happened in Iran. However, their team is called in to recapture all the detainees of the Flight 195 crash at the crash site. While doing so, Gibson is influenced by someone to betray the team, but is killed by Danko.
| Chapter 2|
Release Date: 17 and 20 February 2009
Still remorseful over Gibson's death, Rachel Mills suffers bad dreams during her job as an agent. She is assigned a new partner, and Danko has her check out a few websites. She contacts her hacker buddy to help decode some barcodes she finds, which contain the message, "Stop this, Rachel." Suddenly, the lights go out and Rachel's loses communication. She gets text messages from Rebel, who proves to know what Rachel can do by sending Rachel a video file of her at Pinehearst. Rebel warns Rachel not to tell Danko what she just found. Rebel also tells Rachel that he needs her to do something.
| Chapter 3|
Release Date: 24 and 27 February 2009
Rachel is constantly receiving text messages from Rebel, and she does her best to try not to make Danko and her partner, Jason Pierce, suspicious. They are assigned to Costa Verde to capture Alex. While investigating, they are pointed in the direction of Liliane. Rachel and Jason find a laptop in Alex's apartment, though all the files had been deleted by Rebel. Later, Alex's father points a gun to Rachel's head, asking her what she's doing to his son. Just then, a city-wide blackout occurs, and Rachel teleports to the rooftop of the building, away from danger.
| Chapter 4|
Release Date: 3 and 6 March 2009
Rachel awakes in a motel, having had nightmares again. She and Jason Pierce eat bagels and then head to the Bennet house to investigate Claire. They enter the house and are confronted by Claire and Sandra, but they find no evidence that Alex is there. When they leave, Sandra and Lyle throw them off the track. Rebel then messages Rachel again, giving her an encoded message. Jason cannot understand the message, but Rebel tells Rachel to break each line at 60 characters, revealing an ASCII image of Eric Doyle.
| Chapter 5|
Release Date: 10 and 13 March 2009
Rachel has several mysterious dreams, inside which her mother, Leona, is mentioned. Back in real life, Rachel chases Eric Doyle up an alley, but Doyle manages to take control of her. The glare in the background prevents Doyle from recognizing Rachel as the person who rescued him the last time they met. However, Doyle does not kill her and instead flings her into a brick wall.
| Chapter 6|
Release Date: 17 and 20 March 2009
Jason Pierce, having discovered Rachel's ability during a botched mission, calls for his sister, Janey, to accompany him in bringing Rachel in, but Rachel discovers his plan and shoots him. As he collapses, he hears a motorcycle pull up which he thinks is his sister. The girl takes Rachel to an abandoned hunting cabin and they rest there. When Rachel awakens the next morning morning, she introduces herself as Anna and reveals part of the meaning of LAWR. Anna also passes on Rebel's message that Rachel needs to keep working with the government, and a warning that Janey might decide to hunt her brother's killer.
| Chapter 7|
Release Date: 24 March 2009
Rachel mourns Jason Pierce's death, but when she is assigned to a new mission, she heads to New York City to check in. Her commander briefs her, and she and Anna meet an old man named Abe and his many followers. Abe has a special ability, but Rachel decides they need to flee. She plans for them to use the back fire escape while she seeks out the person carrying the detonator for a bomb planted on the fire escape.
| Chapter 8|
Release Date: 31 March 2009 and 3 April 2009
Rachel realizes the commander must be the one planning to detonate the bomb. She follows B squad into position, then assaults her commander and takes the detonator from him. Meanwhile, a truck has pulled up to the building, and the fugitives try to get to it while ducking gunfire. Rachel teleports herself and the commander into the sky, and sets off the bomb while teleporting herself back next to the truck. With the other agents killed or in shock, the fugitives board the truck with Rachel and flee the scene. Later, while riding in the truck, Anna gets a message from REBEL and Rachel is summoned by Danko.
| Chapter 9|
Release Date: 7 and 10 April 2009
Rachel reports to Danko's Building 26 office. Danko, not acting himself, interrupts Dan's interrogation. Back on the highway, Rachel is contacted by Rebel once again. Meanwhile, Anna heads to a circus, following Rebel's instructions. She locates her contact, a magician who is also the ringmaster of the circus, but he doesn't believe her at first. Anna follows the ringmaster into a dark back tent and learns that government is after everyone else but the ringmaster, and he is the only person there without an ability. She tries to get everyone to leave, but they decide to wait for someone else.
| Chapter 10|
Release Date: 14 and 17 April 2009
Rachel rescues two fugitives from Building 26. Anna learns the identities of LAWR and the true meaning of "Ellen". The next morning, Rachel arrives at the circus lot, and passes through the aftermath of a battle that was waged the night before. She approaches a gathering of agents who are questioning a prisoner. Rachel turns to search for the circus group's hiding place, but the prisoner spots Rachel and calls out to her for help. Rachel tries to teleport away, but is captured by Janey Pierce.
| Chapter 11|
Release Date: 21 and 24 April 2009
The battle at the circus is over and the heroes have been captured by the government. Rachel is forced to make a life altering deal with Danko while Janey Pierce still longs for vengeance. Ricardo Silva returns to save Anna but Janey uses him for her own plans. When Anna awakens, she and Ricardo rush to the Ellen warehouse to try and stop Rachel from completing her mission of killing Linda Niles. Rachel meets with Linda and realizes the unthinkable truth, Linda is in fact Leona Mills, her mother. Leona makes a run for it and ends her own life to spare Rachel the task of doing it herself.
| Chapter 12|
Release Date: 28 April and 1 May 2009
Leona Mills is dead and Janey Pierce has arrived. In the heart-pounding conclusion to "The Agent", Rachel and Janey face off in a fight that could mean the end for one of them. Just as things seem worse, other heroes such as Abe and Howie step into the fight and together, the specials defeat Janey. But one more question remains: What happened to Leona? Having faked her death, Leona meets with Angela Petrelli and the elusive Micah Sanders. Micah does one more favour for the troubled leader of Ellen and finally reunites mother and daughter.
The following is an archive of the in-character/game emails and text messages sent to players related to "The Agent".
|Date||Via Text||Via Email|
|February 9, 2009|| THERE IS HOPE. YOU CAN STILL FIGHT BACK. REMEMBER CONNIE LOGAN.
YOU FOUGHT THE COMPANY. SOON THERE WILL BE A NEW FIGHT.
| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
Subject: MESS_BEGINS: achel Mills
END_BREAK--ssessment results are in for the recruits. As ordered, Ive attached scoring breakdowns for all the new recruits, but Mills is clearly the stand-out in all categ--BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|February 18, 2009||FIND THE MESSAGES. –REBEL|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ESS_BEGINS: e seems okay
END_BREAK–livered the materials, sir. Mills seems emotionally elevated but her combat edge appears to be intact. I intend to follow up with her in a few days to try to b– BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|February 20, 2009||IT'S THE ONLY WAY. –REBEL|| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
Subject: MESS_BEGINS: ission authorization
END_BREAK–ou are authorized to prosecute the LAWR lead to the fullest extent of our capabilities, and execute core directives against any objectives or threats identified–BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|February 24, 2009||USE JN832 THIS TIME|
|February 27, 2009||TELL HOWIE: CLOUDS|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: MESS_BEGINS: uthorization
END_BREAK–vised that next phase of operations may require interaction with subject CB and outcome cannot be predicted. Preparing to go off-grid to insulate from potential–BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|March 4, 2009||EVERYONE: BREAK BLOCKS AT 60 FROM NOW ON –REBEL|| From: Rebel <rebel@email@example.com>
Subject: It's almost time
There are so many who need help. I try to find them first and give them clues and tips through websites and email, but it's not enough. Evs Dropper trusted you and asked for your help. Now I’m going to, too. I will tell you how to contact them, and you will help me decide who the real ones are, how to find them, and how to save their lives.
Watch for messages from Evs Dropper's Trojan intercept program. The government accidentally imported it when they started archiving the old Primatech files. It's how I found you. Now it will help us all by finding what we might miss.
For more, go to http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/iStory/
|March 6, 2009||FORWARD TIPS YOU RECEIVE ABOUT SPECIALS IN TROUBLE TO REBEL@SAMANTHA48616E61.COM. DO NOT GIVE THEM THE ADDRESS! –REBEL|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: MESS_BEGINS: perational File: Subject Howie Kaplan
END_BREAK--gests subject's ally "Ellen" may in fact be an organization. Therefore, broad application of PL107-56/18USC2331 may speed counter-efforts against many LAWR-rela--BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|March 10, 2009||WE MUST PROTECT ELLEN. HOWIE COULD TELL THEM TOO MUCH. –REBEL|| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
Subject: I need your help
The government is running a search against the websites where I post messages, so I have to stop for a while. But I need to warn the LAWR about what happened to Howie! Here's what I need you to do. If you have a personal website or blog that has some way for people to respond to you, post this phrase there: "Viva la libertad — A Friend." If someone contacts you, then email what they say to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|March 13-14, 2009||SOMEONE IS TRYING TO CONTACT ME THROUGH WWW.ACTIVATINGEVOLUTION.ORG|| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
Subject: MESS_BEGINS: rgent that I speak with you privately
END_BREAK--reference to Subjects "Ellen" and "REBEL." I have evidence that they are manipulating one of our agents, but I must insist that the person in question be treate--BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|March 17, 2009||RACHEL'S WORLD IS ABOUT TO COME APART. BUT I DON'T KNOW IF SHE IS READY FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT US YET. --REBEL|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've received dozens of your forwarded messages. Some of these could be government plants. We need to be careful! Remember, I'll never contact you outside this mailing list without proof that it's me. And the fugitives know not to ask who you are.
If you can come up with anything else that sounds like it might be a real fugitive in trouble, send it to me! They will be trying to tell you:
1) how I can contact them 2) what their problem is
I'm going to post some of the more detailed messages on a website this week so we can figure out which are real and how to get to help before Building 26 gets to them.
I've also re-enabled your access to Primatech's abandoned operations map. Danko has been using this to find leads on people with abilities. http://www.primatechpaper.com/AT_2.0/at_map_file.php Many of these people could be in trouble as we speak.
Viva la libertad,
|March 20-21, 2009||THINGS ARE GETTING SERIOUS WITH DANKO. IF I HAVE TO GO SILENT, KEEP SENDING FUGITIVE TIPS TO REBEL@SAMANTHA48616E61.COM. THEY WILL RESPOND. — REBEL|| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
END_BREAK--mole may be protecting a significant group of fugitives gathering in the city. The fugitives appear to be losing control of their powers. If "forest in the air"--BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|March 24, 2009||STAND BY, STILL SORTING THINGS OUT. –REBEL|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
END_BREAK--ntercepted fugitive chatter indicates that the entities calling themselves "LAWR" may be in the vicinity of today's large-scale operation in NYC. All agents are--BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|March 27, 2009||YOU MAY RECEIVE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LAWR SOON. YOU'LL KNOW IT'S THEM BECAUSE THEY WILL USE THE PHRASE "WOOD SHED" –REBEL|| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
Here are some of the tips that have been forwarded to me: http://www.corinthianlasvegas.com/gaming/Rebel.shtml I'm going to be sending my friends to check these out. Forward any new communications that you receive from the fugitives to me! firstname.lastname@example.org. The "Trojan intercept" program that keeps sending you messages has been picking up a lot of discussion on the Building 26 network about an agent who has "gone bad." Hopefully Rachel isn't discovered.
|March 31, 2009||Being a kid. Who does it make a difference to? And who doesn’t care? Sometimes I’m surprised. –REBEL|| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
I know I've used a lot of terms without explaining them. So many secrets to keep, these days. "LAWR" was a nickname that the fugitives made up. They're four of the people who help me. They're not the only ones but they work together a lot and they're great. But then Howie wrote the name down, along with some other stuff that he shouldn't have, and agents found out about them. People like Danko go crazy once you give them a name to fight. LAWR could be in danger now. Those four people really care about the fugitives and about doing the right thing. I hope you'll always help them like you're helping me, if they ever ask for it.
|April 3, 2009||WOODSHED. Tell Rebel that agents are here! I'm still at the "tent" but I've gone dark. Tell him "Ellen and the twins are safe." –L|
|April 6, 2009|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: New communications
Who of these to trust? Who should we risk LAWR to investigate? http://www.corinthianlasvegas.com/gaming/Rebel.shtml Forward any other tips you receive to me at email@example.com. –REBEL
|April 8, 2009||Building 26 found more of Howie's Letters. They know the truth about Ellen now. Soon everyone will. I hope they will forgive me...--Rebel|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: MESS_BEGINS: Ellen located
END_BREAK--traced the source to the same circus mentioned above. Substantial evidence indicates members of LAWR have arrived to protect the entities they refer to as Ellen--BREAK_CHAR_LIM INTRCPT_ENDS
|April 15, 2009||[FW:] Rebel: I'll rescue Doyle from 26. It needs to be today. –Rachel|| From: Rebel <email@example.com>
Subject: MESS_BEGINS: Priority alert from Internal Affairs
|May 1, 2009||See you soon. –Rebel|| From: Rebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Janey Pierce
They've taken Jane Pierce off the grid. According to her official military file, she's being given administrative punishment for exceeding terms of engagement in the Middle East. But I can't find any record of her punishment or new assignment.
The question now is how much to tell Rachel? She deserves peace.
I'll decide today.
- The first portion of chapter 1 of this iStory was released on Tuesday, February 10, 2009.
- The February 24, 2009, text message is referring to a coded message placed at yamagatofellowship.org.
- A poll was added to the end of chapter 7 to see what readers thought would happen in the next week's story; but unlike polls from The Private, the poll's results were not to affect what happened next. Also, after the next week's story was aired, the poll was left in place for readers to continue submitting their opinions to the poll.
- For images from The Agent, see images from The Agent.
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