Mission 2: When Doves Cry
When Doves Cry by Prince
Plot Summary: An exiled Afghan prince has recovered after the
failure of his scheme in league with Octopussy. He hatches a scheme
to use a nuclear device to further his aims in Afghanistan with the
aid of the CIA.
- The three double-ohs break into a building in London
to determine the identity of Mr. Khan -- who turns out to be
Prince Kamal Khan, an exiled Afghan prince who was implicated
in the Octopussy affair. They follow leads to Monte Carlo,
where they all manage to go undercover as criminal specialists
recruited by him for a job.
- The three go under cover to extract a scientist from
a convention in East Berlin, with three criminal cohorts:
Louis Luca (the Italian infiltrator), Eric Klug (the German
knife fighter), and Victoria Savage (the Irish helicoptor
pilot). During the process, though, they find that the
operation was a double-cross in which Prince Kamal was turning
008 (Falstaff) over to the East German authorities in exchange
for turning a blind eye to his operation. Falstaff and Cannon
escape, but the scientist is taken and Hyde remains undercover.
- Hyde is taken prisoner and interrogated at Khan's
chateau in the mountains of Pakistan. Cannon and Falstaff
go in to rescue him. They capture Prince Kamal and CIA
agent Holly Goodhead, while killing the scientist and escaping
with the nuclear material and blowing up the lab.
- Prince Kamal Khan
- Eric Klug: the German knife fighter who was paired with Falstaff
but was killed by Cannon when he tried to stop him from helping
Falstaff escape in the van.
- Victoria Savage: the helicoptor pilot who took the scientist
out of East Berlin. She was shot and downed by Hyde as they
- Louis Luca: the Northern Italian infiltrator who tortured
Hyde. He was incapacitated in one shot by Falstaff while in
a meeting with Prince Kamal.
- Sophie Chaud-au-cul: Prince Kamal's personal assistant, who
slept with Cannon and let slip the plan to trade off Falstaff
as a British agent.
- Helga Olga: the Prince's contact within East Germany.
- Ander Lerenkov: the Russian nuclear scientist who defected to
work for Prince Kamal, though he got more than he bargained
Date: April 1984
Experience: 4000 (three sessions at 1000 each, with the final
one doubled for a successful ending).
Fame Points: +13 for Cannon, +3 for Falstaff, +8 for Hyde.
Real-world Background: This adventure drew on the history
of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Kamal Khan as a villian from
Octopussy had been described as an "exiled Afghan prince",
but here I put it into more real-world context. The king of
Afghanistan Zahir had been overthrown in 1973, but the republic
that followed was itself overthrown in the Saur Revolution of 1978
by marxists backed by the Soviets. Meanwhile, in 1984, Dr. A. Q.
Khan (known as the father of Pakistan's uranium enrichment program)
announced that the Kahuta plant had succeeded in enriching uranium
(although not to weapons-grade); other developments lead to increasing
evidence of Pakistan's nuclear program.
John H. Kim
Last modified: Thu Jun 24 22:44:06 2004