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Battery
Battery
Prev Hokkaido
Next Seoul
Game Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Location NKA Coastal Battery, North Korea
Date 6th July 2007
Depicts 2007 Information Warfare Attacks/East Asian Crisis
Objective Determine if the North Koreans intentionally launched the missile that sank the USS Walsh.

Battery is the seventh single player level in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, taking place at the NKA (North Korean Army) Coastal Battery in North Korea. Sam Fisher is tasked with finding evidence determining if the North Koreans intentionally launched the missile that destroyed the USS Walsh.

BriefingEdit

With Zherkezhi dead and the world at the brink of war, it must be determined if the North Koreans intentionally launched the missile that sank the USS Walsh, or if the launch was forced by Masse enabled information warfare attack.

Mission Information Edit

Goals Edit

Primary ObjectivesEdit

  • Determine if the Koreans intentionally launched the missile. — Despite North Korean claims, satellite shows conclusively that the missile that sank the Walsh came from this battery. Check the command center to determine if it was intentional.
  • Tap the launcher BIOS for a fingerprint of Dvorak algorithm fragments. — If the launch was forced it's possible that a Dvorak 'fingerprint' can be found on the BIOS of the west battery launcher. Open the casing on the launcher itself to check.
  • Stop the missile launch. — War has broken out, and North Korea has authorized attacks against US targets at sea. Try to prevent a missile launch from the east battery launcher.
  • Acquire the missile abort codes. — The missile is away. Get the abort codes from the launch command beneath the east battery launcher.
  • Abort the missile. — Take the abort codes to the east missile bay and use them to bypass the missile fusing authorization check.
  • Exfiltrate to any available extraction point. — Exfiltrate over the side of the cliff from either launcher.

Opportunity ObjectivesEdit

  • Recover the shipping and repair logs. — Recovering low level intelligence about shipping and repair duties from four unsecured computers will give Echelon's analysts a better picture of NKA capabilities in the region.

Bonus Objectives Edit

  • Prime a missile in each of the missile bays.
  • Determine North Korea's divisional strength down the Kaesong-Musan approach.

Notes Edit

  • The key code for the shipping area door is 1879.
  • Ammunition can be found in the warehouse.
  • Use the crane controls to move the missile and clear the path.
  • The only way into the missile bay is through the missile loading shaft.
  • An elevator connects the command center to the missile control room.
  • The base commander can be found in the command center.
  • You can activate the arming sequence on uncased missiles.
  • War has broken out along the DMZ.
  • Upload the abort codes from the computer under the east launcher.
  • Download the abort codes to the console in the missile control room.

Data Edit

Main article: Data/Battery

Mission OverviewEdit

During the events after the Blackout at New York and Japan the USS Clarence Walsh was unexpectedly by a missile. The ship's crew up till then were enjoying a barbecue as it was broadcast at the World Media News in celebration of independence day. The ship was disabled and without countermeasure or solution it was directly hit, destroying the ship and leaving no survivors. Third Echelon tracked the missile's point of launch and it came from a North Korean military battery which was presumed deactivated until the sudden launch.

Splinter Cell agent Sam Fisher was dispatched to the Battery and find out evidence about Korea's involvement with the attack. He entered via an enclave that reached the main complex and made his way to the main launcher facility. He finds himself at the command point where he listens to a Colonel arguing with his men about the launch. The soldiers were not able to understand the reasons behind the launch and due to the Colonel's frustration he shot one of his men dead. Sam went to the launching facility and was asked to check the missiles launchers for any DVORAK printing. upon forcing the launcher open and patching through it's system, Grim finds the print which indicates that it was forced to launch from another source. A closer analysis it tells that the signal came from Seoul, South Korea. Soon Lambert called that the NKA officially declared war and attempted to launch a missile from the launcher adjacent to recently used one and it about to hit the USS Ronald Reagan that was anchored near the peninsula for overwatch. Sam made his way but he was too late to stop the launch. His only solution was to get the codes for the armed missile and deactivate it via the launching terminal and disarmed the missile which will sink on the bottom of the ocean. Sam then managed to exfiltrate via the launch pad's ladders down to the water.

TriviaEdit

  • Throughout the mission, humorous broadcasts may be heard over the P.A. system in the Battery. An example of this is the phrase, "Attention all personnel: tomorrow is new toothbrush day."
    • The speakers broadcasting the messages can be disabled by shooting them.
  • This is the first time the player will be given timed objectives, although the player has plenty, failing the objective will fail the mission.
    • This is the first mission where the NPCs talk to themselves about random topics.
  • The player may occasionally hear a guard utter the phrase, "Whoo! Glad no-one was around to smell that!" implying a rather vicious case of flatulence.
  • This is the first in any game where an NPC kills another over dispute.
  • A Flashbang grenade is found in the sleeping quarters.
    • Also shells, a smoke and frag grenade are found near the elevator.
  • Upon interrogating him, one guard will be so terrified of Sam that he will try to convince him that he loves America and everything about it, including Britney Spears and the New York Yankees. Sam ultimately decides to abandon the interrogation since the guard is too scared to give him any useful information.
  • After Sam gets the abort codes, Grimm reminds him that the missile is still going full speed towards the USS Ronald Reagan, after which Sam says "Did you just tell me I need to win one for the Gipper?". This is a reference to the 1940 film Knute Rockne, All American, where the Gipper was played by (then famous actor) Ronald Reagan, after which it became one of his many nicknames. The film follows a true story in which Notre Dame college football player George Gipp, on his deathbed in 1920, tells Rockne, his football coach, to some day "win just one for the Gipper".Reagan, of course, went on to become the 40th President of The United States, after whom the USS Ronald Reagan is named after and who sometimes also jokingly referred to himself as "the Gipper" (most famously in 1988 at the Republican National Convention, when his 2nd term was about to end); the implication here is that Grimm was rallying Sam to stop the missile for the USS Ronald Reagan, just like Rockne in 1928 told Gipp's last words to the team, rallying them to "win one for the Gipper" against the US Military Academy team by pulling a 12-6 upset.
  • Sam can interrogate the base commander for extra conversation.
  • One of Grim's dialogues mentions that "Crowbars are for geeky video game characters.", referring to Gordon Freeman, the main protagonist of the Half-Life series.

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