ECHO TEAM: “Control, target is cornered. We are not getting black body readings though we’ve observed black body adjacent abilities, please advise.”
CONTROLLER: “Echo, hold position. A specialist is on their way.”
ECHO TEAM: “Wilco, Control… Control, we have… WE ARE UNDER ATTACK, UNKNOWN WEAPON, WEAPONS FREE, LIGHT HER UP..”
– Radio transcript, Echo Team, last known contact
“Our new little friends. You feed them a few vampires and they are yours for life.” – Janet Hatcher, New World Order
The rise of the Second Inquisition was initially met with resistance by the Technocracy. Military might combined with the Sleeper’s numinous faith abilities did not sit well with the Union’s staunchly atheistic mindset; and frankly, those were their toys to play with and they were not in the mood to share. But the Technocrats were in the process of rebuilding and the Syndicate and New World Order were struggling for control of the post-Storm resurgence.
To the Traditions knowledge, the Technocratic Union has chosen to keep the Second Inquisition unaware of its existence, as well as suppressing knowledge of the Ascension War and the Awakened. But that has not kept the Traditions from being caught in their crusade’s crossfire. For the most part, the Technocrats seem to monitor SI operations and provide ‘support’ when they encounter Reality Deviants. A symbiotic relationship that the Second Inquisition remains only vaguely aware of.
As for the Second Inquisition’s mission to hunt down vampires – the Technocratic Union has little interest. Species 17 has never been a ‘high priority aberration’, given that its members seem very fixated on remaining hidden and out of the way. But it’s not above throwing the Van Helsing crowd a bone when it’s useful – or if a mage thinks they can make use of the undead against the Union’s plans.