Operation Houdini was a secret Mesan Alignment operation that was in its late planning stage in mid-1922 PD. It involved an extensive list of Alignment personnel meant to "disappear," using aircar accidents and other such events to fake their deaths.
When the Gamma Center was destroyed and Dr. Herlander Simões revealed the existence of the Alignment to the rest of the universe, Houdini had to be accelerated and the lists of participants shortened. A number of "terrorist attacks" blamed on the Audubon Ballroom, including nuclear bombings, were staged on Mesan population centers in order to hide the rapid disappearances of Alignment assets. (HH13, CS3)
- ↑ It was named for Harry Houdini, a noted escape artist and magician in the early 20th Century CE.