You all get a few hours of well deserved rest in the Reykjavik airport while waiting for your flight. Around 10 AM UTC, you're collected by a pair of flight attendants who take you through the lower-level security maze to your privately chartered plane. The flight is, thankfully, rather uneventful.
It's midday by the time you touch down in Milano. The landing on the platform was rocky, and the Mumbai team spent it sleeping. Henry gave you all a pretty decent first aid kit in the event of an emergency, Yoshi set up an encrypted network for mission communications, and Tank gave you the contact information for the Submarine set to extract you when the job's done. The charter plane barely stops to refuel before heading back to the runway, and Emily receives a text from Ludo.
The text summons you over to a private section of the airport, where Ludo is waiting in a VIP lounge overlooking the city. The air is filled with a thick, sweetly scented smoke as you enter, and the lights are dimmed with a live jazz band playing in the corner. Ludo rises from between a pair of identical twin blonde boys — the appear significantly younger than he is, and they seem generally disinterested in being cooped up here.
Emily, Ludo smiles wide when he sees you and throws his arms wide open to give you a hug. "Emily! It's been so long! Please! Come! My pilot informs me we shall be airborne within the hour!" He guides you over to a chair, "So what brings you to the Free City, Köstlichkeiten?"
Utseo, Ludo is the head of a major corporation — while he may be a friend of Emily's, he's still not the kind of person you would normally be acquainted with. What did your people turn up about his corporation, and why is it going to be difficult for you to deal with this man?
Alex, I hate to say it, but you recognize Ludo right off the bat. You've stolen something from this man before. What was it?