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Book of One IC - In Character - Thread
« on: January 13, 2009, 05:13:59 PM »

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Expedition to Egypt
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 01:02:00 AM »

TUNGSTEN CORPORATION
MEMORANDUM
TO:   Members of the Tungsten Corp. Special Projects Division
   DATE:  January  26, 1937
FROM:   Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.

SUBJECT:   Expedition to Egypt

I am sure all of you looking forward like myself with anticipation to our expedition to Egypt.  There are several things we need to take care of before we go on our expedition.  First, please send me, if you have not already, some basic information about yourself and your professional skills so that we all can benefit from them in our expedition.  Second, please send your requisitions for equipment and supplies to Mr. Tungsten as soon as possible, carbon copy me on these requests as well.  Finally, make sure that all your paperwork is in order so that we will not have any problems with customs.
I know there are a few Members that were at our initial formation meeting which will not be able to be with us due to previous professional or personal obligations, you will be missed.   Specifically, I know we are going to be missing one of our pilots.  We should still have enough airplanes and pilots to cover our flight, at least two maybe three pilots if memory serves me correctly and at least two or more airplanes.  I believe that we have access to at least one person with a ship, please let me know if we can have this transportation on hand as well.  If you have any questions or comments to add please do not hesitate to send out a memorandum.  Thank you.
         Yours truly,
         Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.
            
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Re: Book of One IC - In Character - Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 02:08:05 PM »

TUNGSTEN CORPORATION
MEMORANDUM
TO:   Mr. Tungsten and Members of the Tungsten Corp. Special Projects Division
DATE:  February  5, 1937
FROM:   Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.

SUBJECT:   Supplies for Expedition to Egypt

Since I have seen little to no input from fellow members of the T.C.S.P.D. I have taken it upon myself to put together a list of supplies for our expedition to Egypt. 
-camels and/or trucks, (whichever is better for the terrain involved), food and/or fuel for same
-blocks, tackle and rope (enough to lift up to 5 tons)
-15 picks, 15 shovels, 20 miners helmets with carbide lamps and fuel for same
-300 candles, 30 flashlights, 10 lanterns (with fuel and batteries for same)
-food and water for whole expedition
-tents, sleeping bags, blankets, fire wood for whole expedition
-3 axes, 2 sledge hammers, trowels and brushes
-medical equipment and supplies (both western and eastern “traditions”)
-equipment for “special” scientists needs
-local guide, translator and laborers
-several sets of “Radios” (an “invention” of one of the T.C.S.P.D scientists)
Please feel free to add to this list.
         Yours truly,
         Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.
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Re: Book of One IC - In Character - Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 11:52:18 AM »

Director Cornelius Blackshear,

First, apologies on the lateness of my reply; Oxford has kept me busy with preparations for my departure, but it pleases me to know that the Tungsten Corporation is taking steps forward to ensure our team's success.  I am delighted to be a part of such an historic and multi-cultural occasion.

It seems your list of supplies is quite adequate.  Most parties who venture out for excavation forget the importance of laborers.  Even so, it is important to remember that they require daily rations and water as well as the rest of our project's members.  Two items I do not see on your list, however, Mirrors (for reflecting light down tunnels and corridors), and dynamite (for controlled blasting away of hardened rock).  The use of mirrors would assist in keeping our supply of torches, both electric and oil, keeping our hands free, and reducing the chance of fire to be set to the dried remains of the dig sight.  Dynamite is truly only a last resort to gain entry through blocked passages, and has proven an effective way to remove the marble blocks used to seal up the outer entrances into the pyramids.  Of course, being both a native of Egypt and an Egyptologist, my primary objective is for the preservation of these structures for study.

A final note and possible addition to the list; although what I ask for may seem rather intangible, it is also quite necessary.  With any excavation team, and especially one as large and well-funded as this one is, it would behoove us to procure the proper paperwork before our arrival.  What we are doing is, as I recall, time sensitive, and acquiring the documents upon arrival can, in some cases, set these expeditions back months.  Even a simple telegram to an ambassador would assist in expediting our arrangements.  It may also be wise to ensure that your employees have their travel documents in order as well; it occurs to me that not everyone at the New York convention would have their passports and visas in order for travel, specifically the ones who "don't do anything, but get paid very well for it."  I am a scholar and have a reputation to look after.  It would be quite embarrassing to have a colleague be unable to join us because they have some form of criminal background which kept us from completing the task at hand.  Furthermore, as a global corporation, it would be embarrassing for a company to be found hiring criminals.  I'll write no more on the subject, as I am sure you will be diligent in this operation.


Thank You for the opportunity to join you on the expedition, I am certain my knowledge and experience will serve you well,

Dr. Marcus L Jameson, Oxford Professor of Egyptology and Archeology
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Requisitions
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 12:14:26 PM »

INTERNAL MAIL

From: Horace Finklestein - Supply Department
Subject: Expedition Supplies

Mr. Blackshear, please have a complete and complied list of needed supplies for your party's excursion to Egypt. Itemas such as fuel for your aircraft and port fees have already been addressed.

Please have the list to me no later then 02-13-37 (2/13/09 in real time). We will attempt to fulfill or request and have your items delivered and packed at the London Aerodrome prior to your departure.

In addition, please keep any and all receipts and invoices from items picked up in the filed so they can be deducted from your expense account.
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Re: Book of One IC - In Character - Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 05:01:11 PM »

TUNGSTEN CORPORATION
MEMORANDUM
TO:   Horace Finkelstein, Supply Department
DATE:  February  13, 1937
FROM:   Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.
CC:  Mr. Tungsten,
       Dr. Marcus L. Jameson, Lead Archeologist T.C.S.P.D. Egyptian Expedition
SUBJECT:   List of Supplies for Expedition to Egypt

Mr. Finkelstein, listed below are what is needed for our expedition.  The needs are figured on an entire party of 45 people (including local help and new security team), for a four week time period.
Equipment:
-enough motor vehicles (would like trucks) to accommodate 45 people and luggage for same with +1 extra truck for personal equipment of various indivuals, food and fuel for same
-blocks, tackle and rope (enough to lift up to 5 tons)
-20 sticks of dynamite in box with lock (and keys)
-10 large polished metal mirrors for lighting needs, with polishing supplies
-15 picks, 15 shovels, 20 miners helmets with carbide lamps and fuel for same
-300 candles, 30 flashlights, 10 lanterns (with fuel and batteries for same)
-food and water for whole expedition (4 weeks worth)
-Cooking equipment, with appropriate cooking utensils and kitchen ware to feed a group of 45
-enough tents, sleeping bags, blankets, fire wood and toiletries for whole expedition (i.e. 45 people)
-3 axes, 2 sledge hammers
-3 sets of trowels and brushes and assorted archeological equipment
-1 library of archeological reference books
-packing supplies and crates for archeological artifacts found
-3 sets of standard workman’s tools (hammer, screwdrivers, nails etc.)
-1 set of traditional medical equipment and supplies, (including a small supply of gin sing, opium, mandrake root, honey, cocaine, alcohol and morphine)
-shortwave radio
-3 sets of “Radios” (an “invention” of one of the T.C.S.P.D scientists)
-2 30.06 rifles with ammunition (200 rounds)
-1 Thompson Sub-machine gun with ammunition (200 rounds)
-5 .22 rifles (gifts to locals) with small supply of ammunition (50 rounds)
-1 12-gauge shotgun with ammunition (both 00-buckshot and bird shot) (50 shells each)
-10 camels, with food, saddle, tack and harness for each (with the caveat that more may be needed) (to be awaiting us in Egypt)
Personnel:
-1 cook
-1 local guide,
-1 translator (must know English, German, Egyptian, Arabic)
-6 local laborers
-1 camel trainer

         Yours truly,
         Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.
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Re: Book of One IC - In Character - Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 06:05:05 PM »

TUNGSTEN CORPORATION
MEMORANDUM
TO:   Members of the Tungsten Corp. Special Projects Division
   DATE:  February  2, 1938
FROM:   Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.

SUBJECT:  Structure of T.C.S.P.D.

I know this is long in coming, but due to events which occurred in Ireland as well as just the general need for organization, from this point forward each person in the T.C.S.P.D. will officially be part of a Department as well as a Team.

The general categories of Departments are: 

Security
Communications
Transportation
Physical Science
Social Science
Occult

Each Department is going to have a Chairman.  I will send around those designations for Chairman latter in the week.

There will be at least three maybe four Teams, consisting of at least one person from each Department.  Each team will have a designated Team Leader.   Team Leader designations will also be designated latter in the week.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.  My office is always open.  Thank you.

         Yours truly,
         Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.
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Re: Book of One IC - In Character - Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 04:49:10 PM »

TUNGSTEN CORPORATION
MEMORANDUM
TO: Members of the Tungsten Corp. Special Projects Division
DATE: February 11, 1938
FROM: Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.

SUBJECT: Egypt and Ireland

Our past two expeditions with Tungsten Corporation have been fraught with problems.  In Egypt, while ultimately successful in our goal and making sure we had the proper platitudes with the locals, the expedition was tainted by theft.  I believe that after prompting, most of the artifacts and gold were given back into the arms of the Tungsten Corporation. 

Now, with our latest expedition to Ireland, not only has the reputation of the Tungsten Corporation been dragged through the mud, but we find ourselves at odds with the Irish people and the Catholic Church!  Those that took part in the incident with the Priest will be held accountable.  Such heavy handed tactics, even if in self defense, shall not be tolerated by the Tungsten Corporation.  The incident with the Priest then escalated to such a point I am sure none of us will ever be able to step on Irish soil ever again!  The proper authorities have been contacted, when we get back to the United States there will be a full accounting taken of the events and those that are found to be at fault shall suffer the consequences. 

I am partly at fault, my lack of planning and leadership has had some to due with this, and if there are repercussions because of this than so be it.  I hope in the end we can move past this and continue to assist Mr. Tungsten in his quest to find these artifacts.  But in our efforts to do so we must remember to obey the law and put our selves in the most positive light.

Yours truly,
Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.
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Canary Islands Expedition
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 06:18:33 PM »

TUNGSTEN CORPORATION
MEMORANDUM
TO: Members of the Tungsten Corp. Special Projects Division
DATE: April 11, 1939
FROM: Cornelius Blackshear, Director T.C.S.P.D.

SUBJECT: Canary Islands Expedition

Just wanted to let everyone know that our upcoming expedition to the Canary Islands is expected to be fraught with extreme peril.  First off, we will be in a war zone.  The trials we will face and experiences we shall encounter will be far more difficult and extreme than anything we faced in either Egypt, Ireland or New Jersey.  It would be a good idea for every individual to take out a life insurance policy on themselves, if they haven’t already, and insurance policies on all equipment and vehicles of any value.  The Tungsten Corporation will not begrudge the decision of any member that does not wish to volunteer for this expedition.  Please feel free to contact me with any further questions and concerns.

Neil Blackshear
Director, Tungsten Corporation Special Projects Division   

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