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Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 36: FS GDI 01: Recover the Tacitus

FS GDI 01: Recover the Tacitus
Recover the Tacitus

The year is 2034, little time has passed since the Brotherhood of NOD was defeated once more. Despite this, GDI forces are scattered thin once more, and the ever-increasing presence of Tiberium, dwindling funds, and worsening weather is seriously hampering GDI's ability to maintain a cohesive force. Ion Storms are getting worse, with contact between the USS Philadelphia and forces on Earth being cut. To make matters worse, Commander McNeil, as well as the entire crew on board the Kodiak, perished when their ship was struck by Ionized Lightning and crashed near Alexandria.

Based on the map brought up in the cutscene, assuming its our deployment zone, we're landing in the area of Alexandria, Egypt.

Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Objective: Find the Kodiak and retrieve the Tacitus.

Briefing: The Kodiak was lost en route to the Philadelphia. We believe it has crashed somewhere in the area. The Kodiak was carrying the recently recovered Tacitus when it went down. Take a small team and locate the crash site and determine if the Kodiak can be repaired. Recover the Tacitus at all costs. Be advised, there are reports that NOD forces and hostile Tiberian life forms have been sighted in the area. The ion storm is still in full force, so advanced units cannot be used.

Author's note: I'll be honest, I expected more from the first mission. I was sad that the AI didn't build a refinery, although as seen at the end of the mission, there's nothing really to discover.

Name: Lieutenant-General Cortez
Aliases: None
Affiliation: GDI
Occupation: GDI Commander
Voiced/Played by: Efrain Figueroa

De Facto leader following GDI's inability to maintain contact with the USS Philadelphia.

Name: Dr. Boudreau
Aliases: None
Affiliation: GDI
Occupation: GDI Scientist
Voiced/Played by: Linnea Pyne

Head Scientist within GDI, she heads the recovery and translation efforts of the Tacitus.

Name: Tratos
Aliases: None
Affiliation: The Forgotten
Occupation: Leader of the Forgotten
Voiced/Played by: Patrick Bauchau

Leader of the Forgotten, he helps GDI re-locate the Tacitus, and is expected to help with its translation as well.

Name: Umagon
Aliases: None
Affiliation: The Forgotten
Occupation: Unknown
Voiced/Played by: Veronica Becerra

Umagon is but a shell of her former self; the Anti-Tiberium drug only worsening her condition and turning her into a raving lunatic.

Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Game
Name: 1st Lt. Chandra
Aliases: None
Affiliation: GDI
Occupation: Kodiak Co-pilot and 2IC [DECEASED]
Voiced/Played by: Kris Iyer

Killed in the crash of the Kodiak while it was attempting to transport the Tacitus.


There's a few background characters, though none have any characterization as far as I am aware. I may attempt to try to name them if I can.