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June 20, 2037

Emperor Jonathan Rhand.

Rhand and its sister islands are new land along the island chain that Hawaii and Midway island are a part of. They rose out of the sea a little over a decade ago (2025). Rhand got their first (or was already there), claimed them and declared them his personal sovereign territory. His claim was challenged by both Russia and China. Russia tried to challenge his territorial waters and he sank their fleet. He has finally been recognized by the UN even if he is not a member. Rhand is a dictator who, upon his visit to the UN in 2028, was described as looking like a cross between Ironman and Dr Doom.

He set his territorial waters and airspace boundary is set at 12 miles outside of the triangle formed by the exterior edges of his three islands. The greatest distance between islands is about 95 miles, so this is a point of contention. China decided to fly between these two islands and lost their aircraft back in 2029. The aircraft literally disintegrated from around the pilot. The pilot was returned unharmed without fuss or demands, but warned that another violation would be met with severe repercussions.

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In 2020, ISIS began to make a renewed effort to carry out its goals to enforce the Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. As of 2017, ISIS had been pushed back from their initial expansion. But they had also spread to Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. In 2020, 27 terrorist attacks occurred across Europe. The US suffered 3 attacks costing over 700 lives. The US renewed its efforts and once more the War on Terror was a daily buzz phrase.

ISIS again lost ground and became less dominant by 2023. They started up again in 2027 … and were again suppressed by 2030. But in 2034 they re-emerged in force spreading in every nation they had held forces in, breaking the defensive lines of the USA and NATO by 2037. They were starting to resemble the map they had leaked some 25+ years before.

docs.google.com/document/d/1T68S6FZOo…

In late 2036 ISIS launched a major offensive in the USA and Mexico. They started their fronts in Texas, Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington (state). By early 2037 they had taken Laredo, San Antonio, and had turned Dallas - Fort Worth and Houston into war zones.

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Little is known about Emperor Rhand or the nation (kingdom?). What IS known is that technologically he is well ahead of the USA, China, or Russia. He imports nothing. His borders are closed. He does, however, export raw materials, such as rare earths and other extremely hard to come by materials. Militarily he appears to be able to detect stealth threats and remains on a constant high alert status that suggests paranoia. A decade ago he had the technology to make military aircraft simply disintegrate. He was able to create a lush tropical jungle on his main island in the space of three years and build a vast building with no signs of construction technology and maglev rail system. Odds are he is extremely advanced in the area of nanotechnology.

There is no evidence of anyone else living on any of the islands. He has been known to visit other nations - primarily the USA. He speaks English like a native suggesting that he might have been born there. For most of the past year, however, he was notably incommunicado, responding to no messages. His security appears to be automated at times.

A month ago he reopened channels to inquire about the status of the fight against ISIS in the USA. He specifically asked for all intelligence on ISIS. The US finally agreed on the condition that the data be delivered by courrier. The Emperor didn’t respond at first, then asked if they wanted his help or not. The President said yes. But the condition remained the same.

The deal was finally worked out. The US would send their agent by stealth submarine. The agent would be picked up by Rhand - or a sub, ship, whatever at the 12 mile limit. Rhand corrected them and said 10 mile, allowances to be made.

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You are that agent. Your mission. Get his help. He’s made inquiries, so he is at least interested in ISIS’ operations. If possible gain his trust. If he won’t help, obtain technology advantageous to fighting ISIS. There is no reason to believe he has any advantage over ISIS. They simply aren’t that advanced to need his technology to fight them. But about now the world is getting desperate.

Rhand was believed to be a man in his mid 30’s when he visited the UN in 2028. If so that would put him in his mid 40’s now. He stood about 6’9” tall. This could have been his armor making him look tall.

The truth. He was 27 when he first visited the UN. He is now 36, but stopped aging some years ago. He is actually 6’9”. And he was born in America. His Emperor persona is something he created to conceal his identity. The reason for this is that he was a public figure in the USA by age 15, even more so by 16. He suffered a tragedy that turned him against the US and NATO, but far moreso against ISIS. He began to shun his connections to humanity, practically giving up on the rest of the planet.
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