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ACT 1, MISSION 04
Fighter squadron: 170th Fighting Navajas
Description: Laporte is selected for a random in-flight psychological evaluation.
You have been selected to undergo a routine in-flight psychological evaluation from the PsyOps of First Fleet. This evaluation is carried out at random on pilots across the fleet.
As you patrol a series of waypoints near Earth, your sole wingman, Lieutenant Vicmouth, will ask you a few questions and monitor your neural readings from your flight suit.
This mission is a playable cutscene.
When you see the directive to "Depart When Ready", do not do so immediately on your very first run of this mission. Fly straight ahead and scan the nebula ahead of you with your targeting keys until your sensors pick up a number of TAC 1. Try to figure out the two hidden messages concealed within them before returning to base.
Ignore the nearby Shivan Comm Node. The only thing it does is flood your message list with what appears to be a random string of words. It is also invulnerable, so you cannot destroy it.
- Laporte's encounter with Ken is a reference to parts of the unrelated FreeSpace 2 campaign Transcend, where the player meets the main antagonist, the Transcendent, in a similar fashion on a few occasions.
- Coincidentally, Laporte filed a request for a personal report on her own health three days before this mission. The report returned a list of fairly common battle fatigue symptoms experienced by not just her, but by most other regular pilots, such as physical strain, hyperalertness, ethical conflict and fatigue. However, the final symptom that the report returns makes mention of memory loss and "fugue" flight, the latter being a symptom whereby the subject performs actions while conscious, but is unable to remember doing them after recovering from battle fatigue.
- The fifth reading on Laporte's flight suit, NGRI, is explained by Vicmouth as being "a diagnostic". A small number of players who are well-learned on what has been established in Blue Planet canon have interpreted this reading to represent Laporte's Nagari sensitivity.
- Ken's allegiance is ambiguous. While he sounds Vishnan in nature, he appears to exhibit the Shivan philosophy of destruction.
- When viewed from above in FRED2_Open, the containers are arranged to spell "BOZCH".
- The containers that you see spell out two separate hidden messages. If you have problems understanding them, use your normal targeting key to go through each container in the correct sequence. The start of both messages is the container designated the voices in the womb.
- Check the recommendations for this mission's debriefing.
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