Espionage Network Investigating Global Malicious Agendas
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For those of you who do not know of us, good. That means we're doing our jobs well. My name is Director 355 and we are the Espionage Network Investigating Global Malicious Agendas, or E.N.I.G.M.A. for short.
Here we investigate individuals around the world, preventing incidents threatening small groups to large populations. But before we look to the future, we must examine our past.
Our origins begin in the early years of the Revolutionary War. On the brink of defeat, Washington ordered Major Benjamin Tallmadge to find a way to obtain information on the British's movements.
In a week's time, Tallmadge formed the Culper Spy Ring, all men, tasked with infiltrating British camps and relaying information to the Continental Army. Washington approved of the idea, but didn't believe men were fit for this role.
Culper Spy Ring
Washington believed women were more qualified and would be more successful than men. Recruiting three women, Washington sent each to a different camp.
Each were successful, warning the Continental Army of the British's movements, tactics, and correspondence, but only one proved to be his best agent.
Agent 355 was Washington's most successful agent:
Revealing the British encampments along the Delaware River
Exposed Benedict Arnold
Revealed battle plans and strategies that paved way for victory at the Battle of Saratoga, Kings Mountain, Cowpens and Yorktown.
Post Revolutionary War
The Culper Ring continued to make an impact in American history, and Agent 355's legend continued to grow. After her retirement from the Culper Spy Ring, President John Quincy Adams dictated the title be passed down to the best spy in the organization.
Accumulating accolades and influencing our history, Agent 355 and the Culper Spy Ring assisted in each of America's wars, and after World War II, Harry Truman announced the Culper Spy Ring would be renamed E.N.I.G.M.A., and answer directly to the President of the United States.
As agents, you'll be dispatched to locations around the world to deal with varying crises. Now, proceed to the Briefing Room to receive your assignment. Good luck agents, the fragility of the world and her wellbeing, is in your hands.
Ku the Warrior god
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