Operation: April Fools

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Sitting in a meeting room at the Tiberian Order HQ, Chinh Phuong started the Microsoft Teams meeting. Three individuals sitting in what looked to be a basement joined the meeting. The leader of the group spoke first.

“Good evening, my name is Pierre Blanc, we spoke earlier regarding your yearly training”

“Nice to meet you, Mr Blanc. My name is Chinh Phuong, head of the ASIC units at the Tiberian Order. It’s a true honor.”

“Please, call me Pierre. So, what is this training about?”

“Very well, Pierre. It’s a tradition for the Tiberian Order to organize a fun yet informative, yearly April training exercise. Usually themed after April Fools. We’d like to collaborate this year with S.I.S.U.”

“I see, that would be most wonderful. We can use the expertise such a large agency can provide us. And it seems you could learn for our more unorthodox methods.”

“Exactly, Pierre. We’d start the exercise April first and make it into a little competition. For us, we will have all units competing as soon as they’re available. The unit with the fastest time get crowned the winner”

“Most excellent, just keep in mind for our challenge, that we’re only one cell.”

“Of course, let’s hope for a fruitful partnership”

“Likewise Chinh, unit next time”


Greetings, Special Agent K.

For now, Kotova and Schneider are on the back burner, as they’re under active surveillance. The case is under control, meaning your unit has time to participate in our yearly April training exercise.

This year we’ve chosen to partner with the S.I.S.U. group. An elite group of analysts, roughly the size of one of our ASIC cells. They’re skilled and only use their skills for good. This year, they’ve agreed to partner with the Tiberian Order on a training exercise.

We’ve prepared a training event for them, and they’ve done the same for us. Creating a series of intricate puzzles and exercises to get through. Now I’m not saying this is a match, but obviously there will be some inter-agency rivalry involved.

It’s your team’s task to complete the assignment as quickly as possible. Or not, but I know you couldn’t stand the other teams beating you.

As always, Special Agent K. Have fun on this one. And don’t lose, hail the peepeekun!


Chinh Phuong: Pierre, collaborating with your team on this joint intelligence exercise was such a rewarding experience. The results speak for themselves, and your team’s professionalism truly impressed me.

Not only did this exercise serve as excellent training for my analysts, but it also gave me a deeper understanding of how we can more effectively use our intelligence capabilities to support our partners.

Pierre Blanc: I couldn’t agree more, Chinh. Our agents definitely gained invaluable experience while working alongside your team. I’m confident that we can build on this exercise and achieve even greater things in the future.

Chinh Phuong: That’s great to hear. It was a close competition, but in the end, our special agent “Matroyshka62” took the win.

Pierre Blanc: Oh, absolutely. Your agent demonstrated exceptional skills and intelligence throughout the exercise. We were all impressed by how quickly they were able to analyze and assess the situation.

Chinh Phuong: I appreciate that, Pierre. Our agents go through rigorous training in intelligence gathering, analysis, and decision-making. It’s always gratifying to see their hard work pay off like this.

Pierre Blanc: I can relate to that. Our own agents come from diverse backgrounds and receive extensive training as well. Collaborating with other organizations and exchanging knowledge and techniques is always beneficial.

Chinh Phuong: You’re right. Collaboration is crucial in the intelligence world. Working together allows us to accomplish more than we ever could alone. It’s important to remember the value of collaboration in today’s world, especially since some organizations tend to work solo.

Pierre Blanc: I couldn’t agree more. I’m looking forward to future joint exercises and collaborations with your team, Chinh.

Chinh Phuong: Same here, Pierre. It’s been a pleasure working with you and your team.

Materials and Answer Instruction

Steps to complete:

1 – Figure out the answer to the Operation

2 – Construct the password using instruction below to unlock the “flagfile”

3 – Use the “answer code” from “flagfile” to submit your score via the form below

Answer instruction: The final password is a string of random characters

Download the flagfile

Vault file: Use the first word of each what3words location, like so: ball.sky.book

Download the Vault File

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Scoreboard: Operation April Fools

Submission TimeAgent CallsignTiberian Order Unit
Apr 2, 2023 @ 10:30 PMLeRouxRed Team
Apr 2, 2023 @ 10:35 PMMrMidnightRed Team
Apr 2, 2023 @ 11:33 AMWireC47
Apr 2, 2023 @ 4:30 PMMatroyshka62A.S.I.C.
Apr 3, 2023 @ 1:19 AMTungst (OZINT)A.S.I.C.
Apr 3, 2023 @ 1:24 AMvizivodA.S.I.C.
Apr 3, 2023 @ 11:39 PMStrayField OPS
Apr 3, 2023 @ 2:05 PMsouf6xA.S.I.C.
Apr 3, 2023 @ 3:09 PMNemesisAlmRed Team
Apr 4, 2023 @ 7:26 PMboubou40A.S.I.C.
Apr 4, 2023 @ 7:51 PMMrMidnightRed Team
Apr 6, 2023 @ 5:42 PMvizerField OPS
Apr 15, 2023 @ 4:39 AMshozinRed Team
Apr 18, 2023 @ 10:27 AMMercenary Rofell0sB.T.R.U.
Apr 18, 2023 @ 12:04 AMMercenary HackKimchiA.S.I.C.
Apr 18, 2023 @ 12:08 AMMercenary MazeplayField OPS

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