What is it good for?
This Interest represents effort being put towards civilian and military intelligence which can determine the specifics of an enemy attack, provide insight before the Council approves Direct Military Action or discover and undermine the groups of civilian populations being turned against us.
Who among the resistance might support this?
Intelligence is a critical factor in nearly all operations and without it progress is often made inefficiently. There is a strong advantage to knowing when or where your enemy may attack you, or what methods they use to recruit volunteers against you. One method often used is espionage, and many former spies and federal investigators found themselves drawn to the resistance for this very purpose. Of course, those with knowledge of the law, computer science, or the conspiracies surrounding our government also found kinship in this Interest.
What are their Occurrences like / What are their goals during a Seasonal Event?
First, remember that Occurrences are goals that all contributors to an Interest share. Only contributors to an Interest are aware of these shared goals, though any participant may guess them- and they are worth bonus points when achieved. For more information on Occurrences, please click here
Character's that contribute their effort to Reconnaissance will benefit during Seasonal events when all Official Records from the resistance remain secure, Major Interrogation of Infiltrator(s) were performed before their execution, and of course a Recon Special.
Recon Special; An Occurrence this season chosen, at random, from among all other Interests. If achieved, the value of the Occurrence is gained by Reconnaissance. Double the value of the Occurrence is gained by the original Interest.
Being Influential has its Perks
Influential contributors to Reconnaissance receive high quality, but unconfirmed, intelligence before the Seasonal event. This may include the number of Infiltrators, A "major value" goal is an unknown Infiltrator, or a unique blood code which may belong to an Infiltrator.
Who might oppose this Interest?
Those who believe time is of the essence are often opposed to the prudence of waiting for more information. Those who have given their support to this Interest often support torture of prisoners and enemies- which is something heavily opposed by those valuing the Liberty passion.