The leak also confirms what Hulong had revealed in their recent Anomaly Intel: That Jahan may attempt to retrieve the key to Nigel’s research from his pattern within the Ultimate.
JAHAN: I should never have trusted you with this operation.
SMITH: I did what you told me. He was old. Frail. There was risk.
JAHAN: Incompetent fool.
SMITH: You told me to get the key. I did what had to be done.
JAHAN: I never should have trusted you with this. You destroyed my only chance of obtaining it.
SMITH: Perhaps. But perhaps not.
SMITH: You know of Akira Tsukasa?
JAHAN: I know who she is.
SMITH: She built on some work that Schubert did for Visur.
JAHAN: What is it?
SMITH: In theory, those who have been patterned deeply exist in the Ultimate as complete replicas of themselves. Nigel lived his whole life exploring XM and the Portals.
JAHAN: I see, and Tsukasa believes this data can be accessed? Retrieved from the Ultimate?
SMITH: She wrote a paper. Hulong intercepted a copy. It’s never been tried, the XM needs were massive. Beyond anything Hulong would ever have access to.
JAHAN: Send me the paper. I’ll find a way. And disappear your mess.