Secondly, proceeding slowly gave him time to decide what to do regarding the apparent manipulation of the Bureau databases regarding the Lost Valley Reservation. Teague had been quite surprised to learn the reservation had been established near the end of Tenmonth in 2125. This was now Thirdmonth, 2170.
The archives contained less than two terabytes of data...for a period of 45 years! Teague was surprised to see the files had been heavily redacted since BPA records were never to be censored in any manner. While Territorial Agents had broad power, they also had a sacred responsibility to document anything and everything germane to BFA operations.
By tradition and by treaty, agents were expressly prohibited from omitting, concealing or altering any data since anything with the potential to impact the Bureau or the Vamps, was to be a matter of public record. Clearly, such was not what had happened here. The implications of this shook Teague to his core.
This snippet was selected for the weekly Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday Snippet and is from a work in progress, Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent (a paranormal Western) Previous snippets in this series may be viewed here.