For other uses, see Richard.

rkain is the user account of Richard Kain in the Central Intelligence Agency Data system which is accessible from the computer terminal in the interrogation room depicted in the main menu of Call of Duty: Black Ops.


The account uses a non-secure password, SUNWU.


Typing the command MAIL opens Smith's mail account. It then shows a list of messages exactly as follows:

ID From Date Subject
0 Dreamland Admin Wednesday, July 14, 1954 Server Access
1 John McCone Monday, October 21, 1963 Alex Mason
2 Ryan Jackson Wednesday, October 23, 1963 Op Status - Mason
3 Ryan Jackson [REDACTED] Alex Mason Psychological Stablitiy
4 Security Admin Friday, March 1, 1968 Access Approval for Release of Assets
5 Greg Weaver Monday, February 11, 1968 AM
6 Office of Scientific Intelligence Administrator Tuesday, January 30, 1973 MKU Goals
7 Richard Helms Thursday, February 1, 1973 Unsanctioned Ops

Server AccessEdit

From: Dreamland Admin
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 14, 1954
Subject: Server Access
Please note that the dreamland data storage center has been restricted to members of MJ-12


Alex MasonEdit

From: McCone, John
To: Kain, Richard
Date/Time: Monday, October 21, 1963
Subject: Alex Mason
Mr. Kain,

You are to sign off on the approval for the field operational status of Agent Alex Mason. We are all aware of the circumstances surrounding Agent Mason. Regardless, the decision has been made and we expect your support in this decision. We can talk further when I return from Berkley and the Class if '22 Reunion.

I appreciate your cooperation. It will not go unnoticed.


John McCone / DCI

Op Status - MasonEdit

From: Jackson, Ryan
To: Kain, Richard
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 1963
Subject: Op Status - Mason

I wanted to reiterate that my request for a copy of Agent Mason's psych eval has been denied for a third time. As such, I am not able to make an appropriate assessment per your request.

I hold to my original stance in me 1 Nov 63 memorandum regarding Agent Mason's operational status. We cannot guarantee that Mason has not been compromised after such an extended period of incarceration in Vorkuta. He poses a threat to future operations and even National Security as a whole.

I believe his time in the Vorkuta prison camp may have been the catalyst for Mason's apparent off-balance state. I believe it is in the Agency's best interest to reconsider Agent Mason's field operational status for the upcoming Operation Flashpoint.


Ryan Jackson

Chief Analyst/APLAA

Alex Mason Psychological StablitiyEdit

From: Jackson, Ryan
To: Kain, Richard
Date/Time: [REDACTED]
Subject: Alex Mason Psychological Stablitiy

As instructed, I spoke off the record with Dr. Adrienne Smith regarding Agent Mason's most recent psych analysis. Though she refused to go into details. she's a sensetive woman and wears her heart on her sleeve. Her demeanor suggested a less than ideal assessment. Rumor has it that he's suffering from extreme migraines and is on a considerable dosage of painkillers and anti-psychotics. The good doctor did, however, let slip that Mason is taking an extended leave of absence to visit his family in Anchorage, Alaska.

I'll let you know if I hear anything further.

Ryan Jackson.

Access Approval for Release of AssetsEdit

From: Security Admin
To: Kain, Richard
Date/Time: Friday, March 1, 1968
Subject: Access Approval for Release of Assets
Dear Mr. Kain,

Your request for release of Asset Set 3-15-4 file #s 1-15 have been approved.

If you require additional help, please let us know.

Thank you,

Security Admin


From: Weaver, Grigori
To: Kain, Richard
Date/Time: Monday, February 11, 1968
Subject: AM
Let's talk. I have some new information on our two-faced friend. I'm convinced more than ever that he can't be trusted.

I'll be back at Langley following my return from Yamantau.

MKU GoalsEdit

From: Office of Scientific Intelligence Administrator
To: Kain, Richard
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 30, 1973
Subject: MKU Goals
Dear Mr. Kain,

Per your request as cleared by the DDCI,here is a breakdown of the intended goals of Project MKULTRA and studies that resulted from indviduals associated with Operations Paperclip. As follows:

1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where recipients would be discredited in public.

2. Substances which increase efficiency of mentation and perception.

3. Materials which will prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

4. Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases.

6. Materials which will render the induction of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness.

7. Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during the interrogation and so-called "brain-washing".

8. Materials and physical method which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.

9. Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious.

10. Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.

11. Substances which will produce "pure" euphoria with no subsequent let-down.

12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another is enhanced.

13. A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.

14. Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.

15. Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.

16. A knockout pill which can be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, etc. which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on ad hoc basis.

17. A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a person to perform physical activity.

If you need further information, please direct your inquiries to the Deputy Director of OSI.

Thank you.


Unsanctionable OpsEdit

From: Helms, Richard
To: Kain, Richard
Date/Time: Thursday, February 1, 1973
Subject: Unsanctioned Ops

It has come to my attention that you are running unsanctioned operations through the S.A.D. You will immediately cease and desist any and all ops that have not gone through the appropriate approval chain until such a time that they can be reviewed by myself and the N.I.C. In addition, all data you have collected in regards to MKULTRA and its associated programs will be either returned to the OSI or destroyed immediately.

We will discuss further when I return to Langley.

Richard Helms



Typing the command DIR opens Kain's home directory /home/rkain/, which contains 10 files. Each file is viewable by typing the command CAT followed by a filename.


You can fight a war for a long time or you can make your nation strong. You can't do both.

Know your enemy and know yourself. Your victory will be painless.

Know the weather and the field. Your victory will be complete.

You don't know the local mountains, forests, hills and marshes? Then you cannot march the army. You don't have local guides? You won't get any of the benefits of the terrain.

Doing the right thing at the start of war is like approaching a woman. Your enemy's men must open the door. After that, you should act like a streaking rabbit. The enemy will be unable to catch you.

The best policy is to attack while the enemy is still planning.

When you form your strategy, know the strengths and weaknesses of your plan.

When you execute, know how to manage both action and inaction.

When you take a position, know the deadly and the winning grounds.

When you battle, know when you have too many of too few men...

Seeking armed conflict can be disastrous. Because of this, a detour can be the shortest path. Because of this, problems can become opportunities. Use an indirect route as your highway. Use the search for advantage to guide you. You must know the detour that most directly accomplishes your plan.

Do not let any of your potential enemies know of what you are planning.

Still, you must not hesitate to form alliances.

You must know the lay of the land. You must know where the obstructions are. You must know where the marshes are. If you don't you cannot move the army.

You must use local guides, If you don't you cannot take advantage of the terrain.




BYE 0108-56


1. The Ascension Group is a coalition of former scientists from the German Wunderwaffe program and Group 935. These scientists have been co-opted and organized by Soviet General Dragovich for the purposes of pushing forward Soviet weapons development.

2. The Lead is one Fredric Steiner and his focus was on the NOVA 6 program. He and the remnants of the Wunderwaffe scientists disappeared on 29 Oct 1945 near the Arctic Circle. Around the same time, the Soviet Operation designated "Olympus" consisted of the 3rd Shock Army Special Operations unit led by General Dragovich.

3. British Intelligence records state that MI-6 had a commando unit in the general vicinity but refuse to disclose the details of their presence there










It is proposed to continue research on problems critical to a clarification of the fundamental aspects of the stimulus-response relationship in biological systems. Studies will be conducted utilizing chronic animal preparations with permanent septal electrodes. Investigations will be conducted utilizing chroaic electrode preparations coupled with selected classical types of conditioning. Studies will be conducted on the geography of the brain in selected species of animals to determine the focus in which stimulations will produce specific reactions.

A careful leterative survey, especially of the Russian literature of foreign research in this area, will be conducted.




9 June 1953

SUBJECT: Project MKULTRA, Subproject 8

1. Subproject 8 has been set up as a means to continue current study in the general field of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide 25 through 11 Sep 54

2. This project includes the continuing study of the biochemical, neurophysiological, sociological, and clinical psychiatric aspects of the compound as well as a study of the compound's antagonists and drugs related to the compound A detailed proposal will be forwarded via inter-office mail today.

3. The estimated budget of the project is $40,000.00. Cut-outs and cover for this project will furnish the above funds as a philanthropic grant for medical research. A service charge of $800.00 (2% of the estimated budget) is to be paid for this service.

4. Thus the total charges for this project will not exceed $40,800.00 for period ending 11 September 1954.

5. Key staff members (i.e., Director of the Hospital) are cleared through TOP SECRET LEVEL 2 and are aware of the true purpose of this project.








The following is an excerpt from the document "Hypnotic Suggestion: Experimentation and Research: dated 11 February 1954

"Miss Doe was subsequently instructed (after previous statements that expressed a deep-seated fear of firearms) to use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss Smith (who at this point was in a deep hypnotic sleep), and failing this, she would pick up a revolver on an adjacent table and fire it at Miss Smith. Miss Doe was instructed that her rage would be so intense and all-consuming that she would not hesitate to "kill" Miss Smith for failing to awaken. Miss Doe carried out the suggestion to the tee including firing the [unloaded] weapon at Miss Smith. After which, Miss Doe proceeded to fall into a deep sleep.

"After appropriate suggestions were made during the course of her trance state, both Miss Doe and Miss Smith were awakened and each expressed total amnesia for the entirety of the events that preceeded. Miss Doe was again handed the revolver, which she refused (in this awakened state) to pick up or accept from the research assistants within. She expressed full denial that the preceeding experience had happened."


Mr. Mason—Clarke was intending to hide in Johannesburg. He has a brother there. It's a good place to start.

-- X --




BYE 2367-65


1. Necessary photographic coverage of North Vietnam will be performed by the OXCART vehicle operation out of Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. Preparations for OXCART ops out of Kadena have been ongoing for some time and are fully operational aso of today.

2. OXCART missions will be planned, directed, and controlled by the Central Intelligence Agency Operations Center. 3 OXCART vehicles and requisite support personnel will be deployed from Area 51 to Kadena.

3. Awaiting approval for commencement.







FROM: The White House


July 21, 1961

SUBJECT: Transmission from a suspected numbers station near the [REDACTED] embassy containing alarming and cryptic references.

Research appears to be underway involving variance of Tabun, Sarin, Soman and an unknown gas of possibly far greater potential for devastation. Every member of the S.O.G. team in the field should be briefed. Yesterday, a new transmission involving Plutonium and Uranium was also intercepted but was lost before the transmission was completed. All foreign agents listening to numbers stations should be vigilant to those keywords. Recent chatter has reached a fever pitch

CIA operatives have been assigned to the program, and the additional support is requested. Have all reports forwarded to the White House and present an interim review of the situation no later than July 31, 1961.

/s/ John F. Kennedy



  • AoW stands for Art of War, a book by Sun Tzu, meaning that the whole text file is comprised of several excerpts from said book.
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