Enter The Takedown

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Part I

The FBI reaches out to you, a talented codebreaker, to aid in an investigation of utmost importance. While Al Capone has gained notoriety, the FBI reveals that another criminal organization, known as La Famiglia, is in fact pulling the strings of the Chicago underground. Moreover, their leader, Vincent Milano, is planning something big. With the help of undercover FBI agent Joseph Morris, you acquire a variety of coded messages and determine that La Famiglia plans to assassinate the Chicago mayor’s upcoming election opponent. With this information, the FBI is able to put the challenger into protective custody, just in time to save his life from a bomb set off at his home.

Part II

After discovering the lengths to which La Famiglia would go to keep the current mayor in office, you surmise that the two must be working together. Agent Morris secretly raids the mayor’s office and returns with several coded messages, similar to others you’ve seen from La Famiglia. You decode the messages and find that William Thompson, the current mayor, has indeed been paid off by La Famiglia. With the evidence you uncover, the FBI is able to both remove Thompson from office and begin pursuing several leads to take down La Famiglia. Chicago is substantially safer thanks to you, but there is still more to be done.

Below is the list of items you should have for each part. If you are missing anything from The Takedown, click here.

To begin with, you should have a 'Read Me First' pamphlet for The Takedown.

The Takedown - Part I

  1. Envelope from Margaret Price with a one page letter
  2. Two pages of notes from Agent Morris
  3. Large diagram of the distilling process
  4. “Raw Supplies Store” sheet
  5. “Practical Italian Recipes” booklet
  6. Sheet titled "Use Sieve to Clarify Solutions"
  7. Sheet titled "indirizzo di consegna" containing colored squares
  8. Envelope titled “Materials Found on Bruno Costa” with several components inside:
    • Three different small cards with holes punched in them
    • Small slip of paper with “Clock” written out and numbers below it
    • Three small pages with a black and white image on each side
    • Sheet of paper with four sieve circles and "degrees clockwise" written out
    • Sheet with "set levers" written at the top
    • Sheet with "Set dials as the last step, using everthing" written at the top

The Takedown - Part II

  1. Envelope from “M. Price” (Margaret Price) with a one page letter
  2. Two pages of notes from Agent Morris
  3. Circular disk cipher
  4. Encoded message sheet with dates
  5. “In case something happens to me” note
  6. Five double-sided magazine sheets
  7. “Open when instructed” envelope with two sheets inside