The briefing room is a 20x20 square with sound-proof padding and a circular table in the middle. The chairs are still ice cold, a curiosity as the rest of the room is always hotter than a desert. The table surface is always somehow irritating to the touch. The whine of the climate control is just loud enough to give you a headache, which is only exacerbated by the bright white of everything in the room. As always, the room smells like a thick layer of dust, despite the impeccable cleanliness. Your employers have gone through a lot of trouble to make you as uncomfortable as possible, but at least they provided bagels and coffee today.
Introduce your characters, intermingle, etc.