Section 2 - Aftermath
Mikula "Afnasi" Pretcha
Operative Grade 3, Directorate of Operations, Section 2
“Afnasi” Pretcha’s skin has darkened and taken the texture of stone. He is incredibly strong, very resilient, and can meld with the earth and move within it. He can sense the movements of others upon the earth at great distance.
CASE FILE: PRETCHA
Foreign Military/Pre-Acquisition Profile
Name: Mikula Vladilen Pretcha
Rank/Branch: Kursant Senior Sergeant/RKKA Intelligence
Unit: 31st Supremacy Division, 1st Formation (irregular)
Category: 1 (intelligence operative, unique skills)
Force (Air/Air Defense/Ground/Naval/Strategic Rocket): Ground
Date of Birth: 09 February 1967
Home City of Record: Kashin, Tver’ region, USSR
Official Status (in 1989): Killed in Captivity
Date of Loss: 24 November 1988
Country of Loss: Afghanistan
Loss Coordinates: 105444N 1061914E (AB441071)
Directorate of Intelligence Profile
Code Name: AFNASI (“Immortal”)
Designation: Operative Grade 3
Branch Assignment: Directorate of Operations
Unit: Varied assignment
Place of Deployment: Englewood, Ohio, United States of America
Deployment Point Coordinates: 164111N 1064346E (XD844455)
Cover Identity: Cameron Mills
Cover Occupation: Senior volunteer firefighter
Ready Languages: Modern Standard Arabic, American English, Eastern
Farsi, Southern Pashto, Russian
Talent Summary: Cosmetic alteration, physical augmentation, extrasensory ability
Threat Assessment (Low/Middle/High/Very High): Middle
SYNOPSIS: The first manifestation of AFNASI’s Talents occurred during a
helicopter crash in the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan in 1985. It
is unknown if the Mi-24 Hind was shot down by enemy fire or simply
suffered mechanical failure. AFNASI was the only survivor. His
description of these events cannot be independently verified.
AFNASI was assigned to a special Talent division of the Red Army, but
his particular abilities were not well tapped, due to the Soviets’
inefficient management of Talents on the Afghan front. His change in
complexion was exploited by assignment to intelligence and counter
intelligence missions in Eastern Afghanistan.
In 1988 while on maneuvers with his division back in Nangarhar, AFNASI
was “ambushed” and he and the rest of his squad were captured
(supposedly by mujahideen). In truth the incident was produced as a
cover for the defection of nine young Soviet Talents (including
AFNASI) and their commander to the United States. U.S. military
intelligence officers, working in concert with Section 2 operatives,
were responsible for the operation.
After nine years of back-room service for the Department of Defense,
the Nangarhar Nine were deemed to be of no further intelligence value.
AFNASI and four other of his former Soviet compatriots did not at
that time integrate well into service with U.S. military Talent
groups, and were discharged into Section 2’s control.
Psyche assessment indicates that AFNASI’s attitude remains
cooperative. He seeks to excel in every field, and has been called
“over eager” by one team leader. After growing up with the repressive
Soviet regime and the RKKA, and after nine years of being cloistered
at the Department of Defense, AFNASI still displays a quiet wonder at
the freedom he is allowed by Section 2. This has instilled in him
strong feelings of loyalty for the agency and for the U.S.
A conflict was reported in 2001 between AFNASI and another operative
over differing personal loyalties to the agency. AFNASI reported
“reduced levels of trust” for fellow operatives following the event,
and may have been deeply disillusioned by it. He has since
occasionally questioned the loyalty of other operatives.
Due to his dark complexion and linguistic expertise, AFNASI is well
suited to work in North America, Europe, Russia and former Soviet
states, Middle and Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Australia.
His greatest Economy of Deployment is in Russia or in Afghanistan,
Western Pakistan, and the regions immediately surrounding.
Prior to Talent manifestation in the RKKA, AFNASI received military
training and field experience, familiarizing him with Soviet hardware
and tactics. In the Intelligence Division, AFNASI trained to
infiltrate Afghani enemy and civilian institutions for the purpose of
recruiting intelligence assets.