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    Cycle of Shadows

    This story line revolves around life inside the Black Orchestrat Bunker. It also features the mission led by Fabien and his team-mates targeting various Consortium projects.
    • Fireworks

      Tuesday, June 18, 1996: Krugger is looking to deploy his great project, but naturally, Coltrane, Fabien, Jason and Liane try to stop him.

    • So Close…

      Tuesday, January 23, 1996: Coltrane, Fabien, Jason and Liane get a new mission. It’s so simple… but a few slip-ups create complications.

    • Altercation

      Friday, September 29, 1995: Coltrane, Fabien, Jason, Hicham and Liane team up together for the first time, when Akbar comes back on the scene.

    • A Giant among men

      Wednesday, September 20, 1995: Fabien and Hicham team up together, while Jason and Fox work together: two teams, two missions.

    • The Great Game – Part II

      Sunday, September 17, 1995: After defeating Votan, Valasquez continues to reorganize his team—with particular consequences for Benson.

    • The Great Game – Part I

      Saturday, September 16, 1995: Votan and Valasquez know their next confrontation is coming soon, and each one is preparing in his own way.

    • Showdown in the Sun

      Friday, September 8, 1995: Valasquez and his men mount an assault on Cesar’s lair, resulting in a direct confrontation with Votan.

    • Clarity

      Tuesday, August 22, 1995: Valasquez plots his revenge. Meanwhile, Benson and Eva want to leave the Black Orchestra.

    • Psychological Warfare

      Tuesday, August 22, 1995: Gypsie takes action that will realign alliances within the Black Orchestra.

    • Counteroffensive

      Monday, August 21, 1995: Akbar is now the Consortium’s head of internal security and he fully intends to undo the recent damage.

    • Repercussions

      Sunday, August 20, 1995: Benson returns to the Bunker to find his world turned upside down. Meanwhile, the Consortium is wasting no time regrouping.

    • Conflagration

      Sunday, August 20, 1995, Fabien, Benson, Jason, Cassius and allies are in pursuit of Mogul.

    • Showdown

      Sunday, August 20, 1995. Months of skirmishes and weeks of preparation have led up to the Black Orchestra’s large-scale operation. Fabien, Benson, Jason, Cassius and their allies lead the charge against Krugger’s Arctic fortress and against the Mogul.

    • Convergence

      Thursday, June 8, 1995: The Black Orchestra is preparing its troops for a great battle in the Arctic. At the same time, the Mogul, increasingly annoyed by the Krugger family’s behaviour, is making his own plans.

    • The Chasm

      Tuesday, May 9, 1995: Fabien, Jason and Cassius go to the source of what could be a dangerous biological weapon. They have their first encounter with the Malthusians.

    • Alliances

      Wednesday, April 5, 1995: Valasquez begins to lay the foundations of his large-scale manoeuvres to attack the Consortium plant and to ensure his re-election as head of the Black Orchestra.

    • Freaks

      Sunday, April 2, 1995: Fabien, Jason and Cassius face off against one of Volcanne’s creatures. Out of nowhere, a past ally arrives to rebalance the odds, but will it be enough?

    • Heaven on Earth

      Sunday, April 2, 1995: Fabien, Jason and Cassius find “Paradise,” which turns out to be something of an obstacle course for the team.

    • The Kidnapping

      Friday, March 31, 1995: While Benson is away, Fabien, Jason and Cassius are sent to rescue a kidnapped child, a simple operation that will have many repercussions.

    • Shell Game

      Friday, September 30, 1994: The Black Orchestra believes it may have identified a top secret Consortium project, but there is still more to do to confirm it. A volunteer must be appointed, and Wood knows exactly who he wants to send.

    • Tracking

      Saturday August 13, 1994: Fabien, Benson, Jason and Cassius are trying to intercept the Consortium leadership’s helicopter. But will their trap backfire?

    • Battle of the Titans

      Wednesday, June 7, 1994: Fabien, Benson, Jason and Cassius intercept a weapons shipment in Kosovo. Safran, who is in charge of the convoy, plans to offer fierce resistance. A battle between the titans ensues.

    • The Transaction

      Monday, May 2, 1994: Fabien, Benson, Jason and their new teammate, Cassius, intervene in a Consortium transaction. The operation leads to an unexpected pas-de-deux.

    • Virus – Part III

      Wenesday, March 9, 1994: Hamburg is the scene of the final confrontation between Volcanne and Fabien and the team, a battle that will have terrible consequences for one of the crew.

    • Blitzkrieg

      Tuesday, March 7, 1994, Jurgen is the head of security at one of the Consortium’s plants. But this night’s work won’t be like the others. 

    • Virus – Part II

      Tuesday, March 7, 1994: The face-off between Volcanne and Fabien and the crew continues in Germany.

    • Virus—Part I

      Wednesday, March 2, 1994: In Rwanda, Fabien and his colleagues once again have to face Volcanne and her monstrosities to prevent a terrible disaster.

    • Repentant

      Wednesday, December 8, 1993: As a result of Jason’s actions, Fabien has to spend some time at the Bunker—a situation that’s as uncomfortable for him as for the people around him.

    • Tailspin

      Thursday, November 11, 1993: An extreme cycling tour is the scene for a manhunt, in which Fabien must uncover a too-secret agent.

    • The Abyss

      Thursday, October 28, 1993: Fabien, Benson, Jason and Marion come face-to-face with the latest incarnation of the assassins Grant, Lee and Buffalo.

    • Dead Man

      Thursday, September 30, 1993: Jason is sent after Tucker. Months of frustration culminate in a final showdown between the two former colleagues.

    • A Free Man

      Thursday, August 5, 1993: Tucker can finally leave the Black Orchestra and a whole new life seems to open up to him.

    • Night Cargo

      Tuesday, May 11, 1993: On the coast of New Zealand, there’s a confrontation between Benson’s team and the Consortium forces. 

    • The Extortionist

      On Monday, March 8, 1993, Valasquez goes to get money back from an extortionist.

    • Fighting on Two Fronts

      Saturday, February 27, 1993: Valasquez tries to battle an external threat while, internally, a crisis occurs.

    • The Nightmare

      Thursday, February 25, 1993: The Black Orchestra is facing a very real threat and Valasquez decides to handle it in person.

    • Such a Kind Man

      January 23, 1993: Fabien and his team mates are trying to contact Georges Cartier’s secretary. But does one trap conceal another?

    • Takeover – Part III

      Wednesday, November 4, 1992: The operation in Bhutan ends with an important discovery. But will Fabien and the others be able to pass it on?

    • Takeover – Part II

      Wednesday, November 4, 1992: The team has been split up. Fabien, Tucker and Jason find themselves in Bhutan to serve the Consortium—where they make a surprising encounter.

    • Takeover – Part I

      Tuesday, November 3, 1992: Benson and his team are looking for answers about a recent takeover attempt of the Krugger Company, answers that several others would also like to have.

    • The Truce

      On Thursday, September 17, 1992: A mission at the NATO headquarters in Brussels leaves the directors of the Black Orchestra just as confused as those of the Consortium about how to follow-up the assassination attempt.

    • Footing the Bill

      Thursday, May 28, 1992 Back at the Bunker, Fabien is making waves, and this leads Valasquez and Blascovitch to take radical steps to re-establish discipline within the Black Orchestra. Some will have to pay the price.

    • Desert Rats

      Monday, March 4, 1991: An operation in the mountains of Afghanistan doesn’t have a happy ending for everyone.

    • Plunging into Depths

      Wednesday 15, April 1992: After months of confrontations, the latest battleground is Réunion Island, where the Consortium has set a trap for the Black Orchestra.  Fabien rediscovers some long-forgotten friends.

    • Self-Sacrifice

      Wednesday, October 30, 1991: In Texas, Roslo is directly supervising an offensive against Fabien and his colleagues, when a third party gets involved…

    • Spatter

      Tuesday, January 22, 1992: Wood arrives at the Bunker to become the third member of the Black Orchestra’s triumvirate. Valasquez tries to get Jason to come round to his ideas.

    • Embezzlement

      Tuesday, December 31, 1991: Fabien and his colleagues are in St. Martin to capture a senior Consortium officer, but the operation doesn’t quite turn out as planned.

    • Taking the Crown

      Thursday, November 28, 1991: In New York, Valasquez is officially named head of the Black Orchestra, bringing a slight wind of change to the organization.

    • Burning Hatred

      Thursday, October 10, 1991: In Thailand, Fabian, Benson, Tucker and Jason again face off with Christobale, who has the home-field advantage.

    • Burst of Energy

      Tuesday, June 11, 1991: In Frankfurt, Fabien and his new teammates once again come face to face with Christobale, who is out for revenge.

    • Fifth Man

      Monday, September 2, 1991: While in London, everyone ends up facing their demain – real or imagined.

    • No One Is Innocent

      Wednesday, May 15, 1991: In Montréal, a routine mission turns into an intense confrontation between Fabien and Benson.

    • Good Resolutions

      Sunday, December 9, 1990: Another mission in the Iraqi desert. It should be a routine op of Fabien and his crew, but…

    • Summit Meeting

      Sunday, November 4, 1990: The Black Orchestra team must stop another Consortium plan. Consortium members gather to discuss the number or operations that have failed in a short time and to take the necessary steps

    • Battle at Sea

      Tuesday, October 16, 1990: Tensions in the Persian Gulf are mounting and coalition forces are putting pressure on Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Meanwhile, Fabien, Kirsten, Wally and Benson are on a mission to stop a delivery of weapons from the Consortium.

    • Baptism by Fire

      Tuesday, September 11, 1990: Bordeaux is the location for the Black Orchestra’s first deployment mission. Benson, Fabien, Wally and Kirsten are assigned to put a stop to a Consortium operation. But once they’re on the ground, adapting to the situation may be their greatest challenge.

    • Prologue

      Tuesday, September 11, 1990: Cordo introduces Wally and Kirsten to the latest member of their team.

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      This story line focuses mainly on Benson and Eva's expriences within the Black Orchestra.
      • Archives


        THis story line describes the recruiting and training of young Black Orchestra agents at its two specilized camps.
        • Taken on

          Thursday, October 12, 1995: Markham finally takes Jenny to a training camp.

        • Paying the dues

          Thursday, September 21, 1995: Komusa and his followers are sent to wipe out all traces of Travis’ training camp.

        • Picking up the Pieces

          Tuesday, August 22, 1995: Markham is cleaning some of Gypsie’s mess, when Jenny comes to him with a request.

        • Salt in the Wound

          Monday, August 21, 1995: Blascovitch is back at the Bunker and can’t wait to find Gypsie. But she’s got other plans in mind…

        • More Bad News

          Monday, August 21, 1995: Gypsie’s plans go awry as bad news piles up.

        • Minefield

          Sunday, August 20, 1995: During the Arctic mission, Liane attempts to secure her operations sector, possibly to secure herself.

        • Joy and Pain

          Sunday, August 20, 1995: The Black Orchestra team get intelligence of how the operation is unfolding. For Gypsie, the news is not necessarily good.

        • With Baited Breath

          Sunday, August 20, 1995: There’s anxiety in the air at the Bunker. Everyone is tracking how the operations unfold, as the Black Orchestra mounts an assault on the Consortium facilities. Gypsie is particularly interested in the outcome of that operation. 

        • Murmure

          Thursday, October 29, 1992: Gypsie comes across a former acquaintance at the Bunker.

        • Fill ‘er up

          Friday, May 26, 1995: Markham is at the training camp in the South Pacific. As usual, he has to negotiate with Krieg to get what he wants.

        • Worms in the Apple

          Monday, May 8, 1995: Blascovitch comes to recruit Travis’ top people. Naturally, Travis tries to push his own two agents.

        • The Trigger

          Tuesday, February 21, 1995: Gypsie believes she is advancing her own interests by offering Blascovitch a suggestion.

        • Subtext

          Thursday, August 4, 1994: Travis makes sure hits new recruits are in a good frame of mind.

        • The transfer

          Tuesday, January 18, 1994: Cesar introduces Votan to the two recruits he requested.

        • The Request

          Saturday, December 11, 1993: Votan requests something from Cesar and fully expects him to deliver.

        • Month of the Dead

          Thursday, August 19, 1993: Votan is unleashed against the enemies of Cesar.

        • The Schemers

          Wednesday, July 21, 1993: Gypsie continues to work on their grand scheme.

        • Hiatus

          Wednesday, March 10, 1993: Gypsie has a request for Blascovitch, and no is not answer she’s looking for.

        • Night Watch

          Saturday, October 17, 1992: Blascovitch wants to check that Gypsie is adapting well to her new environment.

        • Packing up

          Sunday, August 16, 1992: Blascovitch returns from Travis’s training camp. Gypsie seizes the opportunity and takes the first steps in her plot with Black Orchestra.

        • Dreams

          Saturday, July 4, 1992: Travis and Gypsie talk about their dreams and prepare the next step of their plan.

        • White Knight

          Sunday, June 21, 1992. With the assistance of Votan, Cesar is establishing his authority over his new association.

        • Boarding Party

          Tuesday, April 7, 1992: Hurtado realizes he can’t hide from Votant, who gets his revenge.

        • Tete-a-tete

          Sunday, March 8, 1992: Votan visits Cesar to clarify a few matters.

        • Outburst

          Monday, January 20, 1992: Votan gets the meeting he wanted with the Hurtado Clan. Some of them will learn their lesson the hard way.

        • Looking Forward

          Tuesday, April 12, 1994: Markham has to find a replacement for Marion, but suitable recruits are few and far between.

        • Surprise Visit

          Thursday, December 12, 1991: Blascovitch drops in at Travis’ campsite unexpectedly, and does not receive a warm welcome.

        • The Invitation

          Friday, December 1, 1991: Votan tries to contact the people he has been threatening for months.

        • Rise in power

          Sunday, November 12, 1991: Votan continues his offensive. After their return, Travis and Gipsy continue to scheme.

        • A Man to Kill

          Friday, September 24, 1993: Tucker’s past tries to catch up with him.

        • The Grace of God

          Monday, September 23, 1991: Votan launches a new offensive.

        • Setting the Stage

          Sunday, June 30, 1991: Gipsy and Travis play a game that will set the tone for their relationship.

        • The Path

          Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

        • At Large

          Wednesday, September 12, 1990: Jason returns to Vancouver for a test of his abilities.

        • Figuring Things Out

          Wednesday, May 15, 1991: Gipsy questions Travis about his decision to give Tucker a promotion.

        • Close Surveillance

          Monday, April 29, 1991: Tucker and Waldo are on a close surveillance mission.

        • Class Day

          Wednesday, July 12, 1989: The trainees get a day in the classroom. But Jason finds another opportunity to get noticed.

        • The test

          Thursday, June 24, 1987: Jason becomes aware of his new environment and its hidden dangers.

        • The Guide

          On Monday, March 18, 1991: Two recruits face their final test. They meet The Guide, who wants to take them further…

        • The Second Training Camp

          On Saturday, November 26, 1988: During the second training camp, Travis makes a little motivational speech.

        • Dilemma

          On Monday, March 19, 1991: Markham and Krieg are discussing the selection of the latest recruit for the Bunker.

        • The voyage

          Friday, June 12, 1987: Unbeknownst to him, Jason i taken on a trip. Destination : Unknown.

        • Behind Close Doors

          Thursday, November 30, 1989: Kirsten is about to arrive at the Bunker. She,s habd a quiet trip so far, bu then she encounters Blascovitch.

        • The Choice

          Thursday, June 11, 1987: While he’s at the police station, Jason receives the offer of a lifetime.

        • Making Enemies

          Monday, June 8, 1987: Jason only arrived in Vancouver recently, but he’s already managed to attract attention to himself.

        • Such a Good Day to Leave

           Sunday, September 25, 1991: Recruits carry out a first training mission in Thailand. It promise to be easy enough, but they soon learn the hard way that d life is a battle – one that’s often lost in advance.

        • Why Go?

          Monday, May 15, 1987: Jason’s fascinating destiny begins when his father makes a radical decision that affects Jason irrevocably.

        • The Arrival

          Thursday, February 15, 1990: Wally’s arrival at the Bunker is less triumphant than he expected.

        • The Departure

          Monday, January 8, 1990: Markham goes to one of the Black Orchestra training camps to recruit a new member for the team.

        • The Chosen One

          Monday, May 13, 1991: Tucker is chosen for assignment at the Bunker. The decision doesn’t meet with everyone’s approval.

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          The Vultures

          This story line follows Cordo, Valasquez, Markham and Blascovitch as they strive to create the Black Orchestra, and it concerns itself within the relationships between them.
          • The Cure

            Sunday, October 29, 1995: Markham gives Valasquez what he’s looking for: a cure.

          • Fog

            Wednesday, October 25, 1995: Valasquez and Markham are on their way back to the Bunker, but they end up taking a rather roundabout route.

          • Negociations

            Tuesday, October 3, 1995: Valasquez is in Dubai to get resources that will satisfy Wood and Brookbank.

          • Back to Normal

            Monday, August 21, 1995: Valasquez, Markham, Blascovitch and Wood return to the Bunker thinking things will be back to normal.

          • New Terms

            Sunday, August 20, 1995 – The terms of Valasquez, Markham, Blascovitch and Wood are renewed. Brookbank uses the opportunity to make a point.

          • Escalation

            Thursday, February 2, 1989: Markham takes advantage of the circumstances to put Blascovitch on the spot.

          • Stalemate

            Thursday, August 3, 1995: Markham returns to see Colette and Mirko. They have good news for him, but it seems almost too good to be true.

          • Nostalgia

            Friday, June 16, 1995: A phone call rekindles a past Valasquez had thought was behind him.

          • The Shelter

            Saturday, April 8, 1995: Markham is very interested in Mirko’s and Colette’s safety.

          • The Quarrel

            Monday, February 27, 1995: Valasquez, Markham, Blascovitch ask where is Benson.

          • The Fortress

            Thursday, February, 2, 1995: Valasquez, Markham, Blascovitch and Wood try to understand the meaning of Benson’s discovery

          • Good relations

            Sunday, October 1, 1978: Cordo introduces a new ally to Valasquez, who wonders where all this is heading.

          • The Grand Tour

            Sunday, May 14, 1978. Cordo entrusts a delicate mission to Valasquez, who takes it very seriously.

          • The Miracles Can Wait

            Tuesday, November 15, 1994. Markham realizes he can’t stop the inevitable. This gives him a surge of motivation.

          • Heart to Heart

            Monday, September 25, 1989: Cordo has a serious conversation with Markham, one that puts his loyalty to the test.

          • Passing On the Torch

            Saturday, September 23, 1989: Cordo makes an important decision for the Black Orchestra’s long-term success—one that doesn’t make everyone happy.

          • Persuasion

            Saturday, June 10, 1989: In a meeting with Brookbank and Cooper, the team of Cordo, Valasquez, Blascovitch and Markham put out feelings for the upcoming steps. The leadership is at stake.

          • Preparing the Next Steps

            Thursday, February 2, 1989: Cordo is feeling functional again and he fully intends to plan the upcoming operations.

          • In Remission

            Monday, December 5, 1988: Cordo is receiving medical treatments that give him the second chance he was hoping for.

          • Rude Awakening

            Saturday, March 20, 1993: Valasquez needs Blascovitch to confirm some information.

          • Detour

            Monday, March 1st, 1993: An emergency meeting of the Black Orchestra is called. Valasquez and Brookbank have an intense discussion.

          • A Glimmer of hope

            Friday, October 28, 1988: Blascovitch and Valasquez bring Cordo some good news, who now has a glimmer of hope for a longer future.

          • Diagnosis

            Tuesday, August 2, 1988: Cordo gets bad news about his health. Is this going to compromise his plans?

          • The Big Move

            Monday, June 16, 1986: Valasquez and Blascovitch are preparing to move Andraski into the Bunker.

          • Cleaning Up

            Friday, February 4, 1984: Cordo, Markham, Blascovitch and Valasquez come to see how Andraski’s work is coming along.

          • A Call for Help

            Monday, May 17, 1982: An urgent situation means that Cordo has to ask Blascovitch for help.

          • The Visit

            Wednesday, October 3, 1979: Cordo, Markham and Valasquez pay a visit to Blascovitch and Andraski.

          • Prescription

            On Friday, March 17, 1989: Markham tries to send Andraski a personal request.

          • Third Meeting

            Saturday, May 21, 1977: Valasquez finally meets the shadowy people who recently contacted him, and he finds out what they want.

          • The Welcome Address

            Monday, March 17, 1986 : The Black Orchestra’s Bunker is fainlly operational and the staff move in. Naturally, Cordo wants tyo wlcome his new employees.

          • And thus born the Black Orchestra

            Sunday, Jyly 4, 1982: Cordo organize a meeting in New York for a group of people who want to secretly alter the course of History.

          • Extraction

            Saturday, February 4, 1978: Valasquez hepls Jacobs get Blascovitch and Andraski out of East Germany. It’s the king of operation that relly requires improvisation skills…

          • Cold Comfort

            Saturday, June 4, 1977: Valasquez tries to comfort Robert’s wife after her husband’s accident. But sometimes a good deed is simply th cover for a darker purpose.

          • At the Crossroads

            Monday, May 23, 1977: Valasquez sees his old friend Robert – a reunion that is more troubling than Valasquez would have thought. He is face with a decision tha’s critical to his future.

          • Second Meeting

            Wednesday, January 19, 1977: Valasquez is called to a mysterious meeting, where he once again sees the  enigmatic stranger.


          • First Meeting

            Friday, October 29, 1976: A mysterious stranger asks Valasquez for help.

          • Groundwork

            Wednesday, February 8, 1978: After the esacpe of Blascovitch and Andrasky, they are brought to Reykjavik. Markham, Valasquez and Jacobs plan the next stages in Cordo’s great projetc.


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