|Series: The IT Files|
|Date: Mid-March, 2009|
|Preceded By: Reaping the Rewards|
|Followed By: Maggie's Palace|
Ivan Popov arrives at the ITEA HQ and greets six new recruits: Rurik Chekhol, Tatiana Lebedev, Victor Morozov, Anna Sokolov, Gregory Barnes and Jason Holland. The group helps test some new field equipment including the Stasis Disk, Twilight Pen, a new version of the Immunity Ring and the NI Immobilizer. Meanwhile Anna Federov declines an invitation to a pub in favor of going home to meet up with her secret boyfriend Peter Knight. Peter, actually No Name of Ouroboros, freezes Anna with Type-7 and accesses her personal files, alerting Ouroboros that their master plan can soon begin.
- Several previously unseen characters appear for the first time.
- Six new agents are added to ITEA field teams, giving each one a minimum of four members.
- New items for the ITEA field kits are introduced.