I have a question re: possible reactions of the CIA/MJ12 in the specific situaion I will describe in detail below.
Game: Music from the Darkened Room with certain additions and adjustments
Time: Summer 2005
Players: all FBI, zero knowledge of DG as an organization (I am still looking for ways to subtly introduce them and therefore some minor adjustments to the plot have so far served this purpose)
Situation: Players have been contacted by a DG agent (posing as a friend of their FBI boss whom they can't get hold of) and asked to remove all items that might compromise late FBI agent Arthur Donelley (again, no knowledge of his DG past, though the background checks they ran on him produced lots of classified operation names) before "CIA officers step in". Mj-12's operatives came on the pretext of a terrorism investigation involving Donnelley. They called the party and pretty much ordered them to report and hand over Donnelley's case. The players split up - 2 played dumb with MJ, while the other 2 destroyed AD's car and container in a single fire. Tell me if you want specific details (it was quite funny, actually). Shortly put, MJ's operatives should be able to piece together several facts and witness testimonies and decide that with, say, 80% probability, the players must have been involved in destruction of evidence. So far they've not been aggressive (instead they pulled strings) and the players will soon realize the "CIA" is not interested in the house in the least, they only want Donnelley stuff.
Whew, that's a pretty long description and I haven't explained the half of it yet.
Question: what do you think their most realistic reaction is going to be (remember that so far they have not been ruthless trigger-happy goons, rather ruthless bitchy bureaucrats) given that most of the stuff is beyond recovery, players have behaved in a suspicious manner (no smoking guns though) and probably deserve some spanking (but spanking is not the same as a shootout)? Let me clarify: what kind of a bureaucratic mechanism will they trigger (after all, this is clearly not the first conflict of the two agencies)?
Thanks in advance