Mas Houlan, Advocacy file #SS3 34643 112, is one of the Empire's most wanted. Described by the Advocacy as male, Banu, tall with an average build. He is a talented hacker wanted in several UEE and Xi'an systems. He has escaped Bremen Militia custody at least twice. Known associate of the Human pilot Alexandria Dougan. The two outlaws are known to operate a Crusader Industries Mercury, the "Belligerent Duck".
Dougan and Houlan are wanted across various systems for crimes including illegal data running, interstellar smuggling of contraband, possession and transportation of banned substances, transport and sale of stolen data, resisting arrest, espionage, digital larceny, assault and battery of law enforcement, impersonating an Advocacy officer, illegal transport of a protected species, insurance fraud, drunk and disorderly, and public indecency. They are even suspected of smuggling contraband in and out of QuarterDeck.
"Dougan and Houlan have reportedly robbed a laboratory facility on Terra owned by well-known weapons manufacturer Behring Applied Technology. They are presumed to be somewhere within Terra, or a connecting system. They should be considered dangerous and should not be engaged under any circumstances."
Mas Houlan has garnered 18 warrants. The target of the robbery was data pertaining to Project Stargazer, under hire by "Mr Grouse". The first meeting took place at a cafe on the outskirts of Prime. Grouse had likely undergone facial reconfiguration. Under instruction to retrieve and delete, Dougan decided to keep copies instead as insurance. During the robbery, Houlan used his expertise to remove and hack the deadswitch alarm on Behring security guard Duane. While Houlan triggered an alarm during the hack, Dougan was able to deal with the resulting turret issue. The two left the premises just as armed guards entered. They used their ship, the Belligerent Duck to escape from a private hangar in the Behring complex. A Behring Security Sabre pursued, hailing with the threat of shooting down the Duck. Dougan is able to distract the Sabre with missiles forcing them to fire flares, buying Houlan enough time to use distortion cannons to disrupt the Sabre's power supply. Maxing out the thrusters for all they were worth, Dougan sped the Duck away from Behring's headquarters. However, rather than angling up to leave the planet, she angled the ship towards the nearby mountainous island range. There, she lowered the ship down into a small alcove cut into the beach beneath a rocky outcropping. Diverting power from the Mercury's shields and thrusters, Houlan booted up their reg-spoof so that they would be able to fly around incognito. Having to scrap the rendezvous with Grouse, they contacted allies via mobiGlas and prepared to go on the run from the Advocacy, heading for Banu space.
"Thanks in part to your assistance, interceptors engaged the culprits and cut off their route to the Hadrian jump point. Unfortunately the Mercury escaped."
UEEA Good Citizen TipLine
"ALERT! The Crusader Mercury designated: Belligerent Duck has been identified by Citizens at Port Olisar, near Crusader in the Stanton System. It is thought to have left the station within the last two hours."
UEEA Good Citizen TipLine