Black Lagoon 78
The Wired Red Wild Card PT.2
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Title: #78 The Wired Red Wild Card PT.2
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Feng: A blind scan patrol.
Feng: ...Completely by the book.
Feng: Telenet, "Door 23".
Feng: ...I'm shocked.
Feng: Even for a research institute, security shouldn't be this light.
Feng: It was set to the default port and there weren't any counter-measures.
Feng: They are really underestimating me. This will only take me half a day...
Someone: Put on the coupler.
Someone: The "Owner" wants to talk with you directly. When you're ready, call back on extension 9971.
Feng: This is "Hong Qiang", Shang Xiao-dono.
[TN: Shang Xiao is a Chinese military rank meaning Senior Field Officer.]
Shang Xiao: It's me. It's been a while.
Shang Xiao: How has the plan progressed since we last talked.
Feng: My infiltration has gone perfectly well.
Shang Xiao: It was right to choose you from the third group of the ruling three. I'm proud.
Feng: I'm not too happy about how much it stinks.
Shang Xiao: Stinks?
Shang Xiao: What are you talking about?
Text: 9 hours earlier
Rock: there's something I want to say before we start this discussion.
Rock: Doesn't this room...
Jane: ...I was actually thinking the same thing.
Feng: ...Yes, boss. So was I.
Jane: No one was saying anything, so I assumed there was just something wrong with my nose.
Benny: Oh, listen up for a second.
Benny: I noticed it too of course, but I had a reason for not mentioning it.
Benny: And it's that...
Rock: Waah! Calm down!
Benny: Honey, calm down! She's just here for work!
Rock: Benny, take that chair from her!!
Jane: I remember you! I remember you, you pervert!!
Benny: Honey, I'm the one who called her here!
Jane: Who hired you!? Don't tell me it was Girolamo's men again!
Benny: Her primary occupation is cleaning.
Benny: When, for whatever reason, there are bodies or people who are arranged to be bodies...
Benny: she TAKES CARE of them.
Jane: Sweety, are you crazy?
Jane: You have to be kidding. She tried to kill me!
Benny: Well, you just got a bad first impression of her.
Jane: No matter how much you underplay that impression, it wasn't just bad.
Jane: You have to be kidding me!!
Jane: If you called that woman here to have a nice tea party with her, you're either a saint or on the level of Mother Teresa!
Rock: What is it?
Rock: Oh, letters.
Rock: Let's see... "I didn't bring my voice with me today...I'll speak like this."
Rock: "I came back to deal with something I forgot to take care of."
Rock: "I've sterilized everything else...
Rock: so you should be able to use the room."
Jane: Wait just a second.
Jane: What is she talking about?
Benny: I'll explain it.
Benny: After we heard your story, sweety, we looked around for a room for a bit.
Benny: But we couldn't seem to find one.
Benny: This seasonal motel meant for the sex service was full of guests staying for a long period.
Benny: That said, even if we prepared a place around the outskirts of the market, getting to and from it would be a pain.
Benny: And luckily this room opened up.
Benny: That happened just yesterday.
Jane: That's enough of an introduction!
Jane: How does that relate to her...?
Feng: I understand.
Feng: In other words, you could say that...
Feng: the person living here ended up in a state in which they needed to be dealt with by this woman.
Rock: "That forehead glasses woman.
Feng: Forehead glasses...!?
Rock: "A group of 4 small-time punks were shot to death here...
Rock: and that was 14 days ago."
Rock: "It was quite a job carrying them out of here.
Rock: The body bags weren't going to get the job done, so I called a number of people and we carried them out in buckets."
Rock: I don't want to say that...
Rock: They were left alone for 14 days without air conditioning here in the tropics.
Rock: They had swollen up due to decay and exploded. They had turned to broth, so it was necessary to...
Jane: I don't want to hear about those kinds of details!!
Benny: The burrito I had for lunch is coming up.
Rock: The thing you forgot to take care of is what smells so bad.
Rock: Oh, looks like it's that mattress.
Rock: "Oh, you want to help?"
Rock: It has something like oil on it.
Rock: What is it?
Feng: I understand.
Feng: I don't want to, but I do.
Feng: That mattress is the bread...
Feng: and the butter is the peoples'...
SFX right of arrow in bubble: Gh.
Top Text: Oehhhhhh!
Bottom Text: Splatter splatter splatter
Shang Xiao: What a messed up group.
Shang Xiao: What a disaster, Wu Ji Shi Guan Li.
[TN: Wu Ji Shi Guan is a Chinese military rank meaning Non Commissioned Officer (Class 5).]
Feng: Don't worry about it.
Feng: Anyway, if I can finish what I'm working on now...
Feng: I will be able to advance to the next level as a member of the internet group she is connected to.
Shang Xiao: So ignoring the environment, things have started off well.
Shang Xiao: The communications officer will be reporting to me at regular intervals...
Shang Xiao: but tell me what the job you've been given is.
Feng: Yes, Shang Xiao Ma-dono.
Feng: Unfortunately it isn't a job for the "Counterfeit Club", but...
Jane: It isn't a very difficult task.
Jane: I'm just seeing if you have the minimum amount of understanding needed for this job.
Jane: I'm sure you know about the "Highwaymen".
Jane: We got a request from them to do some work.
Feng: The "Highwaymen"...
Feng: That's the underground forum that specializes in corporate spying, right, boss?
Jane: They're after some data on avionics being developed at...
Jane: the German electronics maker "Rainbach AG".
Benny: Isn't that a bit much to be starting out with, honey?
Jane: Oh, sweety. This is a piece of cake.
Jane: And as for the target to capture...
Jane: There's a Rainbach software branch in Würzburg.
Jane: There's a program related to avionics on the main server there. Retrieve it and...
Jane: Well, how about you bring it all back to me?
Jane: You'll start by searching their DNS server.
Jane: Is that fine?
Jane: There's a trading company called "Annenheim Distribution" in Leiden.
Jane: I borrowed their "chimney" for another case...
Jane: so you can use them as a "stepping stone".
Jane: They've had dealings with Rainbach in the past...
Jane: so it won't hurt to search their access logs while you're at it.
Feng: Are you saying there's already a back door?
Jane: Are you complaining?
Feng: Yes, boss. A little bit.
Feng: I'm not so inexperienced that I would trouble you.
Jane: Y'know what?
Jane: We don't have enough free time to play around with the newcomer.
Jane: So long as I haven't seen that this confidence of yours is warranted...
Jane: I want to make sure you're the only one I see crying because her name was put on the ICPO list.
Jane: But don't worry.
Jane: You'll pass this test if you use your head when you need to and don't make any mistakes when it matters.
Jane: We'll all be happy. You'll be happy. You'll get a warm reception into the club. Do you have a problem with anything?
Feng: That's good enough, boss.
Jane: Oh, good.
Jane: I thought you were going to bite my head off with that look you were giving me.
Jane: Now then,
Jane: Miss Fu Manchu.
Jane: Show me that you're not just...
Jane: a script kiddie.
Shang Xiao: ...I get the gist of it, Wu Ji Shi Guan Li.
Shang Xiao: I guess this is what they call an impudent thief. It's angering.
Feng: It definitely is, Shang Xiao-dono.
Shang Xiao: Wu Ji Shi Guan Li.
Shang Xiao: Our army is beginning to rush towards creating a Wang Jun.
[TN: Wang Jun is Chinese for "online army".]
Shang Xiao: The work you are doing now is for the coming 21st century.
Shang Xiao: We want you to make us the forerunners...
Shang Xiao: in the fight that will be ruled by cyber warfare.
Feng: I'll give us that title, Shang Xiao-dono.
Shang Xiao: The technology and skills we acquire from the work being done at the 2nd group's 1st location...
Shang Xiao: will be compiled together into the drill book that will be the foundation of the Wang Jun.
Shang Xiao: And you all are the honored first troops of the drill commander.
Shang Xiao: The central party and the military committee will gladly accept our requested budget.
Shang Xiao: I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that the future of the People's Liberation Army is counting on your work!
Shang Xiao: Your dedication is...
Shang Xiao: of the level of the pro-Korea anti-America volunteer army during the Korean War.
Feng: I'm honored,
Feng: Shang Xiao Ma-dono.
Shang Xiao: Yes.
Shang Xiao: I hope I will receive even more diligence from you, Wu Ji Shi Guan Li.
Shang Xiao: You are from...the Hubei province, right? Let's see...
Shang Xiao: It was She...um, Shen...
Feng: ...Shennongjia, Shang Xiao-dono.
Shang Xiao: Oh.
Shang Xiao: That's right, that's right. Sorry, sorry.
Shang Xiao: There are a lot of technology officers from central China.
Shang Xiao: But the fact that such excellent officers are born even in the remote areas truly makes me proud of our people's republic!
Shang Xiao: I'm sure that...
Shang Xiao: your family is delighted, too.
Feng: ...Not really.
Feng: Not that I care.
Shang Xiao: ...Um.
Shang Xiao: Did I say something I shouldn't have?
Feng: ...Not at all, Shang Xiao-dono.
Shang Xiao: W-well, good.
Shang Xiao: I'll contact you later. Work towards getting a suitable mission.
Benny: So that's the reason behind the costume parade.
Benny: When did you realize she was an agent, honey?
Jane: Since she came to the forum.
Jane: The trick to attacking the American Department of Justice she brought as a gift...
Jane: was exactly the same as the one used by an unknown hacker that had been seen going through Beijing.
Jane: I did a bit of poking around just to be sure and I found a photo that was clearly her in...
Jane: the student records of the Liberation Army's Xi'an communication academy.
Benny: How unfortunate.
Jane: It's unfortunate for her, but lucky for us.
Jane: Thanks to her coming, the "Highwaymen" guys...
Jane: have tripled the reward for the Rainbach stuff.
Jane: Now then...
Jane: I should be getting some information about now.
Benny: From a partner?
Jane: McGee D in Lyon is observing her work.
Jane: Once her "Dictionary Attack" succeeds and she gets in...
Jane: every one of her actions will be recorded.
Jane: Oh, poor Miss Peking Duck.
Jane: She isn't the one stealing, she's being stolen from!
Right margin: People's Liberation Army Spy Feng vs. Jane. Is she really a sitting duck!?
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