Nodding, she continues. "Now, from the information I've been given, you all seem to have a great deal of experience in dealing with hostile groups of all sort. Given that fact, your group is to have full discretion on this expedition. Now, as the location of the island is known, you could certainly try for the direct approach. However, I understand that you've already decided against this. Therefore, though I am certain you already have your own plans for how to collect the necessary intel, we do have one resource you could follow up on if necessary." She turns back to the screen, as it flips ahead to the image of a smirking man in a casual, yet still dressy, suit; in his 30s, with short, well-coiffed black hair, a mustache, and goatee - an image also reproduced in their dossiers.
"Though most of our attempts have failed, we have managed to place one of our employees in a position to collect information on Synergy: an employee currently using the name Trent Kasden. Unfortunately, due to his deep cover and the lack of regular reports from same, we know little about the exact nature of this information. However, his main duty was to find other employees that may be exploitable for information on their operations. What little he has been able to get to us has proven useful so far - it was one of his reports that led us to discover the nature of the operations on the Isle of Marke in the first place - but you won't be able to use this resource without meeting with him directly. Most of our own employees are known to be such by Synergy, and vice versa, so we have been unable to set up a direct meeting since he went under without risking ruining his assignment. Thankfully, most of you aren't burdened by this. Given that you're new to this world for the most part, they will know nothing of your prior associations, with the exceptions of those that have been here before; thus, if you wished to meet with Mr. Kasden, you would be placing him and D52 at little risk, so long as your association with us was not advertised.
"He is currently on the staff of another of Synergy's Waste-side facilities, and is known to make regular visits to a city on the coast of that continent. Rande von Welt, a small city where the only citizens are scientists studying the continent, their families, and some support staff to keep them together. With a population of barely 200 at the busiest times, you're sure to find him quickly were you to seek him out.
"As said earlier, however, you are at your own discretion, and if you have your own ideas of how to handle this, you are free to pursue them. Given your vast experience, we trust you to be able to handle this. What we presently know of Synergy is at your full disposal, though this is largely merely the public face of the company. We are, frankly...still at something of a loss how they were able to get a hold of any of our or the Empire's files, while preventing us from much of same. Most of the information we have available, beyond that gained by Mr. Kasden, is quite basic. Public filings, governmental tax statements, and the like. Is there any information beyond this that would be necessary for your own plans?"
Just to not give you all the wrong impression: for Rande von Welt, it would probably be closer to think of it as something like McMurdo Base in Antarctica than any real city; it's the closest equivalent to one on the Wastes, but it can only barely be considered one.