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SOGABE: Can you read this?
SOGABE: It took a while but I think I’ve managed to access with a secure connection
SOGABE: Usually I’d sit and offer you some tea like adults do but frankly I don’t have much time
SOGABE: I’ll get right to it
SOGABE: I need to know what your rule is
SOGABE: I’m on a tight schedule here
????: You more than anyone should know I’m not one to reveal my hand before I’m certain of my victory.
SOGABE: Spare me your pedantic ways
SOGABE: This isn’t just about me anymore
SOGABE: If it was I would’ve given up a long time ago
SOGABE: I know I’ve dug up something bigger and I know you’re involved
????: You’re referring to
[REDACTED], aren’t you?
????: I can tell you where to locate their database.
????: While my own knowledge of their inner workings is limited at best, I know they have operated for a decent amount of time.
????: At least before the days of the Net, that is.
????: That woman,
[REDACTED]. She’s one of them.
SOGABE: Yeah? The CEO?
????: I’ve known for some time now.
????: When you exist in both worlds like I do, everything is apparent, but all is hidden.
SOGABE: Why do you insist on saying lines like that
SOGABE: This isn’t some sort of game
SOGABE: I mean, sure, a game is sort of tied up in all this
SOGABE: But that’s besides the point
SOGABE: I have been searching far too long and putting too many people at risk
SOGABE: I have heard too many of these types of cryptic lines
SOGABE: It does me no good. It’s like when you buy a new pair of scissors but you need some scissors to open the package
SOGABE: What’s up with that? I end up going around in circles
SOGABE: What am I left with? A pile of scissors
SOGABE: It’s like an infinite ouroboros of scissors
SOGABE: Just tell me straight up what you mean! Life is too short for mysteries
SOGABE: Even if I am a fan of detective Manabu Yukawa
SOGABE: Those sorts of twisting plots are only fun in fiction, wouldn’t you agree?
SOGABE: I only want to know the truth. Even if it’s a lie, just tell me something coherent
????: Jun Bansyoya.
????: He has three mementos.
SOGABE: I see
????: The first: Tarvos.
????: The second: a hard drive containing a database of
????: This was archived shortly before his “disappearance.”
????: Perhaps he got too close to the sun.
SOGABE: I’ll allow that one
SOGABE: Go on
????: The database has a strict login, however. The credentials of any of
[REDACTED]operates everywhere and nowhere. You are on a path to end up like Bansyoya.
SOGABE: I get that
SOGABE: I’ve understood that from the very beginning
SOGABE: And the third?
????: The 13th Bansyoya File.
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SOGABE: I don’t think this is secure anymore
SOGABE: To whoever’s here now, you just missed it!
SOGABE: The party’s over. We’re done talking about our favourite cabbage stew recipes
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