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|Vektan Security Agency|
|Killzone: Shadow Fall|
The Vektan Security Agency (VSA) is an intelligence agency embedded within the ISA, that also provides security to the Vektan side of the planet and Vekta City. Its director was Thomas Sinclair. They make their first appearance in Killzone: Shadow Fall.
The Vektan Security Agency formed during the Cold War period to safeguard Vekta and Vekta City against the resettled Helghast through covert means and special operations. Thomas Sinclair, an ISA Shadow Marshal, helped to create the VSA and rose through its ranks to Director in just four years. Some claim he used blackmail to get his position, but proof is unlikely to surface, if true.
On June 6th, Lucas was intentionally captured by New Helghan forces and traded as apart of a prisoner exchange for a half-breed known as Echo. This was apparently done in order to rescue VSA operatives.
On June 21st, VSA Shadow Marshal Lucas Kellan infiltrated Visari Park to retrieve VSA reconnaissance operatives who had fallen out of contact, and the intelligence they had gathered. After locating the operatives and retrieving the intelligence, Lucas placed C4 on anti-aircraft guns that would compromise their exit by dropship. Once this was done, Lucas, and the operatives regrouped at the dropship's location.
Lucas initialized the ship's launch, and stalled for time against a wave of Helghast with the other operatives while another hacked the ship to make it usable for their escape. Once this was completed, Lucas escaped with the others onto the ship, detonating the C4 and successfully completing the mission. The following day on June 22nd, Lucas breached the ISC Cassandra, a research vessel, ordered to scuttle it after the deaths of everyone onboard due to the project that was being conducted.
After changing the ships course to the sun, Lucas turned his attention to restoring the ship's power. Immediately after restoring the power, Lucas would see a live video feed of Dr. Hillary Massar, the project's leader, and an unidentified person entering the ships labs. Lucas makes his way to the labs in order to retrieve Massar to prevent her from defecting to the Helghast.
Upon making his way to the labs, Lucas would be ambushed by Echo. Lucas gave chase to Echo, but was sucked into space. Luckily he would be rescued by the VSA, having completed his initial mission, but failing in securing Massar. On June 29th, Lucas Kellan would finally return to planet Vekta, arriving in Vekta City.
Passing through a security checkpoint, Lucas would make his way towards VSA Headquarters. However, while doing so the building would be hit by a terrorist bombing. Narrowly avoiding the worst of the bombing, Lucas and VSA personnel would engage the terrorists, who had launched an assault after the bombing.
Once the terrorists had been repelled from the area, Lucas would leave on a dropship with Sinclair. Shortly after, a broadcast by Vladko Tyran would reveal the attack was conducted by the Black Hand, a Helghast terrorist organization. After picking up unusual activity on the Fly Rail system, it was deduced the Black Hand had taken over the trains and had intended to weaponise them as makeshift missiles.
Upon clearing the 3rd train, Lucas would discover it was rigged with explosives. Lucas would quickly reboard the dropship and dislodge the train from the rails with a minigun, preventing it from reaching central station. Next, Lucas was tasked with rescuing hostages and taking down Tyran and his men, who had taken over a penthouse apartment.
After rescuing all of the hostages, Lucas would pursue Tyran to the 40th floor of the building. Chasing him through the building, Lucas would follow Tyran's stolen ISA dropship by hanging onto it's fast rope. Unfortunately, despite his efforts, Lucas would be unable to capture Tyran, having been personally kicked off the ship by him, saved only by an inflatable cushion.
On July 1st, Lucas would go undercover as a deported refugee to the Helghast side of Vekta City, in order to make contact with an informant codenamed Zeus, obtain Zeus's information on Tyran, locate Tyran and finally kill him. Sucessfully making it through security, Lucas boarded a train and activated an EMP device in order to escape and move freely within New Helghan with the intent to contact Zeus. Eventually, Lucas would locate Zeus's safehouse and make contact with Zeus.
Zeus would then inform Lucas that he would need to make his way to the bottom of a tower, the lower half being in Containment City. Zeus would ask Lucas to erase him name from a tracking database, but if he did this is not clear. Lucas descended to Containment City in an elevator, and would try to contact Zeus but was unable to reach him.
Having located Tyran's hideout, he would spy on him talking to an unknown man, but was discovered. He engaged in combat with Tyran, but his hideout dislodged, and exploded, seemingly killing Tyran with Lucas once again narrowly avoiding death. Unfortunately, Lucas was recaptured by New Helghan security forces.
After being captured, he was brutally interrogated by Anton Saric. After Saric left for a moment, Echo showed up and asked Lucas who Tyran was working with. Lucas reveals it was Jorhan Stahl, and Echo's mother, Hera Visari, enters the room shortly after.
Echo and her mother argue for a moment, before she slaps her and orders her guards to take Echo away. Visari remarks on how interesting it is that Vektans and Humans were once the same race, and leaves, ordering Saric to keep Lucas alive. Saric continues his torture on Lucas.
On July 6th, Lucas wakes up in a prison cell. Lucas is able to escape this cell with the aid of Echo, who guides him through the prison. Eventually Lucas meets up with Echo in person, and they make their out of the prison together.
After escaping the prison, Echo aids him in escaping towards the border. Lucas makes his way through a firefight between the border, and back to the Vektan side. With the mission from Echo to get Sinclair to stand down, Lucas boards a dropship and travels to his location.
Sinclair is outraged at the suggestion that he should stand down, and is even angrier that Lucas believes there are any innocents on the Helghast side. Sinclair then orders him to infiltrate a mining spire in orbit around planet Helghan and retrieve Massar.
Powers and Control Edit
The VSA has their jurisdiction in Vekta. The VSA gathers intelligence through Shadow Marshals and their Special Forces branch. The VSA also controls the media, transportation (such as the Fly Rail system), Civilian Data (such as bank records, their medical history, etc.) and surveillance system.
|M55 Rumbler||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||Standard issue assault rifle. Chambered for the 6.8x43mm round.|
|LS12 Ripper||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||Semi automatic pistol with a 3 round burst fire mode. Standard VSA sidearm.|
|LS21 Valk||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||24 round submachine gun, high rate of fire. Has a 3 round burst fire mode.|
|LS36 Breacher||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||Fully automatic 12-gauge shotgun. Uses a drum magazine that can hold up to 10 shells.|
|LSR44 Spoor||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||A unique hybrid of a carbine and a sniper rifle. It uses an electronic, rail-based technology to vent built-up plasma to prevent damage to the firing system due to heat. The sniper mode must be charged, and uses 12 rounds per shot.|
|LS70 Fors||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||A single-shot anti-materiel sniper rifle with a bolt-action loading mechanism.|
|VSA Security Forces||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||Highly trained security operatives tasked with safeguarding the Vektan citizens. Provides security for any and all events, safeguards V.I.P's and conducts counter-terrorism operations.|
|VSA Special Forces||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||Highly trained special forces operatives. Their role predominantly consists of conducting covert operations on the Helghan side of the Wall, under great risk.|
|Shadow Marshals||Vekta||Vektan Cold War||Working alongside and from within the Special Forces, the Shadow Marshals are the elite of the VSA. They are tasked with highest risk missions, which includes the following; infiltration, intelligence gathering, reconnaissance and assassinations.|
- It appears that the VSA resembles the real life United States Central Intelligence Agency along with with elements from some of the top Special Forces in the world, such as the US Navy Seals and the British S.A.S.
- The VSA is both ally and enemy in the events of Killzone: Shadow Fall. The player is pitted against VSA forces as Echo.
- The logo of the VSA appears to look very similar to that of the official Norwegian post office.