CHAPTER 09 . TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES
Regional State Building
After Konoko escapes the dangerous ACC, she goes into the city. Looking for her origins, Konoko goes to the Regional State Building, and there must fight off both TCTF and Syndicate forces. She finds a terminal to access her biographical data, but as she is doing it, the elite ninja Mukade swipes the data and saves it onto a disc. Upon tracking him down, he escapes through a window and she pursues. He escapes the roof by zipline, but as a subordinate ninja does the same, Konoko latches onto him and is carried to the next rooftop.
The mystery in this level is why there seem to be two separate groups carrying out an operation in this building in addition to Konoko. The TCTF we can understand; they know Konoko is coming, and by the end of the Chapter, Black Ops has arrived to take or kill Konoko. But why are the ninjas here, and who do they work for? Many players assume that Mukade works for Muro due to Konoko's words in the next Chapter ("You are one of Muro's thugs, nothing more"). If this straightforward interpretation is correct, why wouldn't Muro want her to learn about her father's discoveries? Perhaps he wants the opportunity to feed her lies about what her father wanted to accomplish. Konoko will learn from the disc that her father wanted to save people from the poisoned outside world. Perhaps Muro wants her to believe something else (Cf. "I have accomplished everything our father dreamed of doing." from the last Chapter). Or perhaps Mukade isn't working for Muro at all; the Added value section in the next Chapter will elaborate on other possibilities.