Kanonniers

Prologue

Maurice sat in the crowded hotel lobby, trying to blend in with the throngs of tourists and businesspeople milling about. He was a spy for the Order of the Golden Creed, a secret organization dedicated to protecting the world from harm.

As he waited for his informant to arrive, Maurice couldn’t help but feel a sense of nervous excitement. He had been working on this case for weeks, trying to gather information about a group of thieves planning a major bank heist.

Finally, his informant appeared. A small, unassuming man, he slipped into the seat across from Maurice and began to speak in hushed tones.

“I’ve got the inside scoop on the heist,” he said, his eyes darting around the room to make sure they weren’t being overheard. “They’re planning to hit the bank in three days’ time, at exactly 2:00 a.m.”

Maurice listened intently, taking notes as the informant revealed all the details of the plan. When he had finished, Maurice thanked him and slipped a wad of cash into his hand.

“Be careful,” the informant warned as he stood to leave. “These guys are dangerous. They won’t hesitate to kill anyone who gets in their way.”

Maurice nodded, his mind already racing as he tried to figure out how to stop the heist from happening. He knew that he had very little time, but he was determined to succeed. He would do whatever it took to protect the people and the world he loved.


Briefing

Greetings, Special Agent K. We are on the hunt for operatives of a competing organization. We believe them to be the continuation of a rival Order “The Golden Creed”, who we eradicated mid 18th century. Somehow the family running the Order managed to reorganize and fund new endeavors. Flying under the radar for several years, they now have a foothold in many European countries.

Unfortunately for them, they’ve chosen to cross paths with some of our bigger clients in several of these countries. Most recently, the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD, started investigating them after being linked to a human trafficking ring. All beginning with the Syrian refugee crisis a few years back.

What made this Order fly under the radar for many years, is their total aversion for the digital world. Barely dipping their toes in web 1.0, The Golden Creed uses mostly analog means of communication. Making them infinitely harder to track.

Our friends at the AIVD however once observed a member of The Golden Creed insert a package into an opening of a monument. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be instructions for a hit being placed by a client of The Golden Creed.

This leads us to your objective. Last week, an operative of The Golden Creed was arrested by Dutch police. Carrying a picture with him of an old cannon. Given their tendency to hide information in historical objects, we believe this particular cannon is a location of interest. Possibly holding information, or being frequently used to pass information.

Our client has asked us to locate the cannon. Use the image below to find the location of the cannon.

As always. Special Agent K, the contract is yours, if you choose to accept.


Materials and Answer Instruction

Use your findings to generate the password that will unlock the โ€œflagfileโ€, which in turn leads to your Contract Card. For this you will need the service: https://what3words.com/

To unlock the file, use the following format (replace with correct data):

areacode-city-what-three-words

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Write-ups: Kanonniers

Submit your own in our Discord “brand-intel” channel for a reward of 100,000 HC or 200,000 HC for the first write-up of the contract.

nicocrocolashttps://hacktoria.com/wp-content/contracts/writeups/Kanonniers_Write-up.pdf
MrMidnighthttps://github.com/MrMidnight7331/Hacktoria-Writeups/blob/main/Insane/Kanonniers.md
B0neShAd0whttps://github.com/B0neShAd0w/Hacktoria/blob/main/Kanonniers.md