The New Millennium

From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:53 AM

Enough pansy-assed pussyfooting, lets do this thing.

SECTION ONE: MAJESTIC-12 in the new millennium.

After the national tragedy on September 11, 2001, the Greys cease contact with the United States Government as represented by Majestic-12. As the technology well dries up, scrutiny of the alien contact black budget begins in earnest. Due to their increasingly frequent contact with and surveillance of Delta Green, security officials of MJ-3 GARNET have become more and more convinced of the existence of preternatural threats and the connection of the overall Mythos to the Greys. It all comes to a head in 2002, as America fights in Afghanistan and prepares for the invasion of Iraq.

A heavily mutated Justin Kroft is marked for termination by the director of MJ-3 GARNET, Gavin Ross. Ross and his right hand Adolph Lepus have seen the horrors of the preternatural at work and have essentially joined Delta Green. When evidence of Kroft's life-extending mutations become too gruesome to disguise, Ross attempts to have NRO DELTA sanction the increasingly corrupt and alien Kroft at Majestic's primary headquarters, known as the COUNTRY CLUB. Unfortunately, due to some very unorthodox conditioning by the OUTLOOK Group and some very clever mind control bioprocessor implants, NRO DELTA is revealed to be violently unreliable. Kroft manages to escape during the internecine firefight.

However, Ross has expected something of the sort, and has infiltrated several key Delta Green agents into the NRO DELTA sanction team. Furthermore, Ross has placed every single Delta Green field agent in strategic locations throughout the Country Club. Due to these contingencies, Kroft is cornered, cowering in a locked and secure MJ-2 PLATO secure communications bunker with Dr. Abner Ringwood. When Delta Green agents led by Adolph Lepus finally break into the communications vault, they find the seemingly unmarred corpses of Ringwood and Kroft. Later, forensic examination reveals that their brains have been surgically removed.

Elsewhere, Ross' plan continues to unfold. A wealth of evidence implicating Lt. General Thomas Deerhausen of a wide spectrum of financial misconduct, corruption, espionage, and a variety of criminal acts including the planned murder of his predecessor comes to light. Delta Green agents within the US Army Criminal Investigation Command attempt to arrest him, but are nearly annihilated by his surprisingly vast arsenal of powerful alien weaponry. The Delta Green agents are saved by the timely arrival of a BLUE FLY team led by their commander, USAF Col. Robert Coffey, Dr. Wayne Harl (Director of MJ-12 DELPHI) and Major General Eustis Bell (Director of MJ-5 MOON DUST). Dr. Harl has anticipated this exact scenario in his simulations and destroys the Shan melded into Deerhausen's brain with a sonic weapon developed by MJ-6 PLUTO Sub-Project GABRIEL. Deerhausen does not survive the deadly sonic resonation.

In an emergency meeting of the surviving members of the Steering Committee, Ross lays out much of the evidence that Delta Green has managed to accumulate over the years. In particular, he focuses on the connections between the Mi-Go and the Greys. The deception is revealed. Ross is almost unanimously voted to replace the missing Justic Kroft as MJ-1. Abstaining is Dr. Friedrich Lounds, director of MJ-4 Project SIGMA. Dr. Lounds calls for an immediate investigation into the reasons behind the Grey's abandonment of Majestic-12, blaming the violent and mentally unstable members of Delta Green conspiracy. Adolph Lepus then presents evidence that Dr. Lounds has been in contact with Dr. Abner Ringwood seven times since his "disappearance" from the COUNTRY CLUB, apparantly communicating with the disembodied brain of Dr. Ringwood through MJ-2 PLATO's equipment. Dr. Lounds is then taken into custody.

The fallout from the fall of Majestic unfolds as follows: Gavin Ross becomes Director of MJ-1 AQUARIUS. Adolph Lepus becomes Director of MJ-3 GARNET. MJ-2 and MJ-4 are reorganized under the former MJ-9 OVERVIEW which becomes a space surveillance program designed to detect alien or preternatural phenomenon. MJ-6 and MJ-7 are quietly folded up and put away, their remaining sub-projects disbursed to various defense contractors. MJ-8 DANCER ceases to experiment with alien biology and becomes a Xenobiological threat database. MJ-10 and MJ-11 continue operations in their usual subtle and clandestine demeanor. Dr. Wayne Harl of MJ-12 Project DELPHI rises in standing.

Overall, the Majestic budget shrinks drastically, as technological trinkets from the Greys cease. The Accord is discarded as obsolete, and violated by the Greys, although the legal ramifications of treaty abandonment continue to occupy various legal minds in MJ-1 AQUARIUS. Secrecy increases as the unreliable NRO DELTA agents are reconditioned and more or less replaced by Delta Green agents who become the new custodians of the reorganized Majestic. Many Delta Green friendlies are assigned to MJ-12 DELPHI, which becomes a think-tank of sorts for the new Majestic. The directors of MJ-6 and MJ-7 take early retirement, forced out by Ross. Maj. General Kurtis Schenk bows out gracefully, burdened by the needless deaths caused by Majestic during his tenure. Dr. Edward Penn becomes a bitter, angry man. His dreams of superluminal travel shattered by the ugly tru7h of the Mythos. Project GARNET will be watching him closely in the future.

As his final act as Chair of the Steering Committee, Gavin Ross formally disbands Majestic-12 and reorganizes all projects and sub-projects prior under a familiar old designation: Delta Green. The MAJIC security clearance still applies to anything to do with the Greys, but all matters regarding the preternatural, including the Greys, now fall under the Delta Green classification.

To be continued in SECTION TWO: Delta Green in the new millennium.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:41 AM

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:06 AM, Aplin Alexander T wrote:

Will DG operatives keep their 'day jobs', or will they work for DG full time? If the latter what's the cover story for their former employers and SO's etc - working for an inter-agency task-force?

Delta Green has returned to its roots as a security clearance. A security clearance that grants access to the Intelligence Collective concerning preternatual phenomena. ANYONE can be granted this security clearance after the proper vetting (probably by MJ-1 AQUARIUS).


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:49 AM

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:27 AM, Matthias Hunger wrote:

But seriously, a couple of questions:
1. Can PCs participate in the fun described, or is it to happen behind the scenes?

I don't run your fucking campaign, do whatever catches your fancy. However, you might notice that I did try to arrange for every Delta Green field agent to participate in the raid on the COUNTRY CLUB.

IIRC, the alien technology MJ-12 already has for reverse engineering is enough to keep them busy for years to come,even if the Greys stop supplying new stuff. So that doesn't seem to be a problem for MJ-12 the way the loss of the Report is.

Most of it backfires spectacularly in the way that only alien mad science can.

Also (again IIRC), there are MJ-12 analyses that show that the US/MJ-12 doesn't have a fighting chance if they go against the Greys/Mi-Go, so why come out and start fighting them in the open?

That's based on information provided by the Greys/Mi-Go and is hardly accurate. Also, it was the Greys who ceased contact in sometime in mid 2000 for reasons that remain mysterious.

And how to convince the political movers and shakers to start a war you previously said you can't win?
(OK, scratch that - they would only have to convince G. W. Bush ;-))

Majestic operates without the knowledge of the cabinet. Although it's likely that Bush Jr. was briefed by Bush Sr. and Cheney undoubtedly knows something after he used his shotgun to kill a Shan about to meld into the head of his hunting partner. The upper echelons of the administration remain blissfully unaware of the details. All the shenanigans and hanky-panky going on behind the scenes is too clandestine to attract their notice away from the war.

3. MJ-12 becomes a department of DG - do we want that? What's to stop the campaign from devolving into Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith hunting aliens with alien superscience?

I figure the massive budget cutbacks resulting from the loss of March Technologies and increased scrutiny from the General Accounting Office will keep most of the old guard of Majestic very busy. This will allow Delta Green to continue business as usual behind the scenes. Albeit with more of an eye towards secrecy and tradecraft.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:22 AM

Questions about March Technologies.

The bulk of Majestic's funding comes from the alien technology disbursement firm March Technologies. The majority shareholder was formerly Justin Kroft. With his brain AWOL and his mutated body dead and rotting, he has been declared legally dead by Majestic propaganda and media control operatives. This state of affairs leaves a few questions open.

First, does Kroft have any heirs? If so, how many and to whom did he leave his controlling interest in March Technologies? Second, if Kroft does not have any heirs, who runs his estate? I imagine that MJ-1 Aquarius has extensive legal staff dedicated to finagling and wrangling matters concerning Majestic operations. March Technologies probably has battalions of lawyers of their own. Obtaining controlling interest in March Technologies could be a very disgusting proxy battle, especially if a man named John Gates and his seemingly omniscient brokerage firm decide to make a play for control.

While the financial free-for-all erupts, Majestic will be going bankrupt. Where will the money come from now that Kroft is dead?


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:42 AM

Delta Green

With the shocking death of Agent ADAM in spring of 2000 during a Karotechia ambush and Alphonse's untimely demise at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, A-Cell is reduced to the anonymous cipher of ANDREA. People are taking their orders from someone who's identity is unknown to all. N-Cell conducts an operation to retrieve Alphonse's brain for Agent NANCY, but much of it was burned and destroyed in the Pentagon attack. Nevertheless, Agent NANCY busies herself with recording and organizing what few memories she can digest for the benefit of others.

Meanwhile, the active Delta Green Agents with the most "pull" are Agent ERNIE, a policy wonk with the National Security Council; Agent DIRK: aka Vice-Admiral Harley Patton, former Director of Naval Intelligence, then Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (from 2001 to 2004), and Agent BRANDON: aka Robert A. Gerand, Esq.;Counsel for Intelligence Policy, Dept. of Justice. After an initial period of planning and quiet desperation, these men call a general meeting of senior Delta Green Agents and Friendlies shortly after Alphonse's death in 2001. It is there that Agent BUTLER (http://home.hawaii.rr.com/maninblack/butler.html) unveils to the rank and file his plan to recruit as many Majestic personnel into Delta Green as possible.

Needless to say, this outrages many Agents who have covertly opposed the United States Government's collaboration with alien intelligences at the risk of their own lives and those of their loved ones. Nevertheless, BUTLER outlines the need for such drastic measures with razor sharp rhetorical skill, making it sound all but inevitable. He then produces a fait accompli by introducing the Director of MJ-3 GARNET, Gavin Ross to the meeting as the new Agent ADAM.

Ross explains that the Greys have ceased contact with Majestic and elaborates on his plan to end the alien collaboration by ending the human collaborators. This is received rather well by the more aggressive members of Delta Green with a fondness for the cowboy era. Despite, or perhaps due to this ambitious and overreaching plan, trust does not abound. For a time, many Delta Green Agents go to ground and exhibit what seems to be symptoms of extreme paranoia. To the powers that be at Majestic, it appears that Delta Green have packed their bags and went home. This is precisely what Gavin Ross reports to the Majestic Steering Committee.

With Ross on board, he systematically targets likely candidates for recruitment, consulting often with Agent BUTLER and relying on his psychological expertise. Furthermore, he uses his authority to hire Delta Green agents and place them in strategic positions within Majestic. One of his major coups during this infiltration period is assigning Agent BUTLER to take over the remnants of the OUTLOOK Group after Delta Green's Maryland and Puerto Rico raids left the brainwashing think-tank in shambles.

Throughout this harrowing ordeal, the identity of Agent ANDREA remained, as always, a mystery.


From: "Matthias Hunger"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:17 PM

First, does Kroft have any heirs? If so, how many and to whom did he leave his controlling interest in March Technologies?

Given that Kroft never intended to die, using everything at his disposal to find immortality, I see three options:

1. He never bothered with any kind of testament and last will, so legal default rulings come in, and Kroft's wife/kids/nephews/whatevers inherit March Technologies, or at least shares of it.

2. MJ-12/the government had secret options/rulings that have MT revert or transfer to them in case of Kroft's death.

3. Kroft inteded to "pull an Alzis", willing his possesions to a henchman who was then to transfer them back to Kroft Reborn. Depending on who Kroft chose, it might be impossible from DG/MJ-12 to get at the goods, especially if it is some Mythos agency (WWE, NWI or a law firm subsidary of them). Of course, with Kroft gone the way you describe, it might be somewhat tricky for his henchman to return his possesions back to him. But if he's just back in a new Mi-Go cloned body…


From: "Edward Lipsett"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:55 PM

First, does Kroft have any heirs? If so, how many and to whom did he leave his controlling interest in March Technologies?

Why would they have to say he was dead? Just call him a recluse, with a stand-in if needed, and let the board run the company. Forever.


From: "Kemp James"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 3:47 PM

First, does Kroft have any heirs? If so, how many and to whom did he leave his controlling interest in March Technologies?

I reckon that you will find that there is a properly signed and notarised will that has Kroft's signature on it and his fingerprints in all the right places if he's signed it. (DG have his body and ought to be able to manage to do a very good quality forgery of the will with associated signature - they then ought to be able to stick copies of it in the appropriate lawyers filing cabinets before reporting the disappearance/death of Kroft).

It needs a level of preparation and operational security over the takedown op, but I think it is within the limits of plausibility for the DG conspiracy.

The controlling interest in March should probably be broken up across several people who are probably the management board of MJ.


From: "Jay Dugger"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:41 PM

The bulk of Majestic's funding comes from the alien technology disbursement firm March Technologies.

[snip]

Kindly label your assumptions, esp. giant ones of this sort. Remember to search the list before you post.

Quoted, verbatim, from the last time MJ-12 funding got discussed on 20041212.
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Some interesting speculation here, but (unprovably) not how it works. In one sentence, MAJESTIC divides into projects and sub-projects, and different ones get their funds from different sources.

Some have corporate funding from under-the-table royalties, honest patent fees, or front businesses.

Some sponge out of one black budget or another.

Some make their money through keeping technologies off the market. Care to guess why fusion power has stayed "fifty years away" since the 1950s?

Some make money through selling services like code-breaking/making.

Complex system modelling of financial markets, psychodynamics (not just OUTLOOK), and especially climate modelling have been very lucrative. Barnes's "Mother of Storms" has a scene or two that strikes pretty close to home about the relationship betwen the NOAA and MJ-12's sleepers in NSA.

Some make money by keeping secrets. ECHELON provided lots of blackmail targets.

Different factions work at cross-purposes. For example, ONI got MAJIC clearance for a few people when they found us. They gave the Navy's A-12 got a few choice spin-offs. Then we sabotaged the whole program.

Like the federal governmentor any large organizationMAJESTIC has internal factions. These arise from generational divides, project assignments, staff origins, security levels, and "exposure" (for lack of a better name).


From: "Duran Goodyear"
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:40 PM

If we can assume that everyone left standing, is on the same page, and willing to grant leadership to one person, who seems to have orchistrated the whole deal anyway, then any legal documents relating to the highest level conspiracy probably can be forgotten.

Theres two sides to lawyers. The side that wants to document everything. And the side that wants to document everything with clauses…

I'd be surprised if there was anything REALLY written down that wasn't simply a statement saying "This guy is in charge of what ever he wants, here's some seed money" written in 1947 by Truman.

I would think with all parties on board with the idea to remove Kroft, save humanity, and try to do the right thing even in their own twisted view of whats "right" any thing else can be erased or doctored, or simply ignored at gun point. "no, I don't care about that piece of paper" *click*.

Sure, Kroft probably left sleepers to try and regain power or hold power… but hey… what evil over lord doesn't? and it looks like one of them (that scientist who was claiming to have talked to their souls) was already removed from the picture anyway.

Delta Green was reborn on a handshake… I don't see why MAJIC can't avoid some annoying paperwork issues…


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 2:41 AM

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 3:47 AM, Kemp James wrote:

I reckon that you will find that there is a properly signed and notarised will that has Kroft's signature on it and his fingerprints in all the right places if he's signed it. (DG have his body and ought to be able to manage to do a very good quality forgery of the will with associated signature - they then ought to be able to stick copies of it in the appropriate lawyers filing cabinets before reporting the disappearance/death of Kroft).
It needs a level of preparation and operational security over the takedown op, but I think it is within the limits of plausibility for the DG conspiracy.
The controlling interest in March should probably be broken up across several people who are probably the management board of MJ.

I like this option the best so far. One of my "meta-logistic" goals is to have Majestic's funding drastically shrinking due to the Greys cutting off contact, new technologies drying up and active collaboration ceasing. I also want to give players the option of recruiting John Gates and the fabulously wealthy Gates Brokerage.

Eventually, I hope to replace the Greys/Mi-Go trinkets with Yithian weird science and Elder Thing biotechnology. These new sources of alien technology will come in handy once the Greys/Mi-Go reveal their new human partners…


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 2:42 AM

Meant to add: "Which is why I want Gates to show up out of nowhere suddenly making a big financial play for control of March Technologies. This gives players a chance to investigate and recruit the man into Majestic for the second time in his life.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 5:53 AM

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Jay Dugger wrote:

And you still haven't explained why The Report stopped being useful.

The report stopped being useful because it STOPPED. The Greys stopped responding to Majestic communications and did not initiate any new contacts. I thought this was abundantly clear when I wrote: "After the national tragedy on September 11, 2001, the Greys cease contact with the United States Government as represented by Majestic-12."


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 7:21 AM

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Gregory Muir <moc.liamg|77riumg#moc.liamg|77riumg> wrote:

Why would the Greys stop the updates after 9-11? That's a huge event in the history of this country yadda-yadda but it shouldn't bother the Mi-Go a jot.
I could only see not updating make sense if they were behind it and it served their purposes for us not to know and for the success of it meaning that the pretense of the Accord was no longer necessary. But I see nothing tying them to 9-11 and I can't think of any way to do so that wouldn't be cheesy. Do you have an explanation?

The Greys stopped communication in 2000, well before 9/11. They did not bother to explain themselves. It might have something to do with the Mi-Go experimentation on the human mind and society providing greater insight into the human condition. This greater insight might lead them to conclude that the United States Government was not the highest or most powerful authority in human society, and therefore not the best vehicle with which to conduct their increasingly harrowing experiments.


From: "Gregory Muir"
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:56 PM

So are they still keeping up appearances with the Greys or are they abandoning that line of misdirection entirely?

I do like the sense of confusion and humility spread here, the MJ-12 guys thinking they're so high and mighty, they've got access to the secrets of the universe, the kind of stuff everyone else on the planet wants to know, they think they're at the summit of Mt. Conspiracy and then they suddenly find out they don't know shit about shit. Talk about a reality redefinition here.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 11:44 AM

On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 5:56 AM, Gregory Muir <moc.liamg|77riumg#moc.liamg|77riumg> wrote:

So are they still keeping up appearances with the Greys or are they abandoning that line of misdirection entirely?

Yes, they will still use the Greys with their new human partners. However, they will also introduce other artificial aliens to lull the ignorant humans into believing that they can play one group of false aliens off against another. In actuality, all the aliens in contact with the human collaborators are all merely machinations of the Mi-Go.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 5:50 AM

The Karotechia

Bitterich's growing desperation to prolong his wretched hateful life leads him to send Galt and his Bischofes on a quest to obtain as many Mythos Tomes as possible in as short a time as possible. All this international terror and sorcery catches the attention of Delta Green, who have been gradually closing in on the Karotechia for some time. In 1999, one of the Karotechia's Bischofes is killed and "debriefed" by Agent NANCY as a result of Operation: SEE NO EVIL. This disastrous exposure for the Fourth Reich leads to a inconclusive and brutal firefight at the Glendale Necropolis. Delta Green Agents buried and boobytrapped the bodies of the slain Karotechia Bischofe and Ritter at the New Jersey cemetery in order to lure more neo-nazis into an ambush. A-Cell initiates Operation: EMERALD HAMMER, a global effort intended to root out and destroy the Karotechia once and for all.

Later in 1999, a necromantic catastrophe (Operation: DEAD LETTER) at Amalgamated Bio-Carb further exposes the Karotechia. In 2000, ADAM is assassinated by Galt during a horrific clusterfuck involving Agent DARREN's escape from the US Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavensworth. As Delta Green reels from this shocking loss, the Karotechia make their boldest move yet; Reinhard Galt, Otto Skorzeny and Bishofe Paul Geiger rob an important grave at Arlington National Cemetary, that of Commodore Martin Cook. The Bischofe quickly reduces his corpse to essential salts and resurrects the first commanding officer of Delta Green.

As Delta Green agents and their international allies chase Galt around the globe, the Karotechia interrogate Commodore Cook, eventually moving the important prisoner to La Estancia. With the information gleaned from his torture, the neo-nazis begin working their way down the list of Delta Green agents from his era. As many as possible are either kidnapped (if still alive) or resurrected (if their corpses are still viable). This mass graverobbing culminates with their best catch yet; the deceased Agent ADAM. Galt gleefully has the Bischofes resurrect the former FBI Deputy Director and personally transports him to La Estancia.

There, ADAM and Cook conspire in their holding cells. It seems that Commodore Cook has managed to dominate and enthrall some of the Karotechia jailers with forbidden sorcery, and uses the mind controlled thralls to pass messages back and forth to Agent ADAM. The plan concocted by the two is to discover their approximate location, somehow get a message to Delta Green, and break out during the rescue attempt. As this plan is being executed, Commodore Cook manages to convince Dr. Gunter Frank that he can read the Gothic Necronomicon. Eager to be freed of his decaying form, Dr. Frank allows Cook free access to his occult library.

Unfortunately, Bitterich discovers this and orders Reinhard Galt to take Dr. Frank into custody for questioning. Galt, in order to cover up his own complicity in concealing the existence of the Gothic Necronomicon from Bitterich, kills Dr. Frank instead and devours the sickeningly decomposing corpse so that Dr. Frank cannot be resurrected. This unsavory meal gives Galt the worst case of cannibalistic indigestion in Mythos history. As the Nazi Supersoldier recuperates in his sickbed from nightmarishly horrific and disgusting necromantic flatulence, the Delta Green rescue team called in by Agent ADAM arrives and begins blowing things up.

The rescue quickly degenerates into a world-class debacle. Hunting Horrors are summoned and destroy incoming helicopters, Neo-Nazis run amuck, automatic weapons fire, explosions and all the other chaos of the modern battlefield erupt amidst an outpouring of cultist sorcery unrestrained by the need for secrecy. During the battle, Otto Skorzeny turns against the Karotechia and flees with as much portable wealth as he can carry. Finally, Commodore Cook, having had enough Nazi Sorcerers to last him multiple lifetimes, pronounces a familiar doom upon the Karotechia by summoning the daemon sultan AZATHOTH. La Estancia and the surrounding area is completely destroyed in the ensuing manifestation. There are no survivors.

The incident becomes known as the Brazilian Tunguska. The scientific establishment explains the terrifying destruction as a fragment of neutron star that entered the solar system at speeds too high to detect then collided with the Earth. The Brazilian government investigates, but enshrouds the entire event in secrecy, possibly manipulated by Karotechia Bauer within the Brazilian military eager to conceal their ties to drug dealers and the occult cabal of neo-nazis. Cultists worldwide, egged on by the Cult of Transcendance, hail the Amazon Impact as a further sign of the impending ENDTIMES.


From: "Jon Nyx"
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 9:35 AM

On 3/5/2008 10:50 PM, The Man in Black spaketh'd unto us thusly:

The incident becomes known as the Brazilian Tunguska. The scientific establishment explains the terrifying destruction as a fragment of neutron star that entered the solar system at speeds too high to detect then collided with the Earth.

(party pooper)

Wouldn't work. The massively [1] oversimplified reason is that in amounts of less than 1.44 solar masses [2], neutronium reverts back to degenerate matter or normal matter, depending on how much (or little, as the case may be) mass is involved.

Having a small object impact the earth while traveling within a few m/s^2 of c [3] would give you the same effect, though. Especially if the object was composed of antimatter. Something massing a few hundred grams should be more than enough.

Alternately, a slower-moving mini black hole would probably work too. It would be rather "hot" [4] & you'd get some interesting localized tidal effects as it dropped out of the sky and into the earth; same deal when it exited the other side of the planet. [5]

[1] pun intended

[2] IOW, less than 144% the mass of the entire sun

[3] call it 99.99999% the speed of light in a vacuum

[4] ie - spewing a lot of Hawking radiation, as it would be evaporating much more rapidly than a large black hole

[5] A la Varley's "Lollipop and the Tar Baby". The blob of neutronium in Niven's "There is a Tide" would not be stable.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 9:37 AM

Wouldn't work. The massively [1] oversimplified reason is that in amounts of less than 1.44 solar masses [2], neutronium reverts back to degenerate matter or normal matter, depending on how much (or little, as the case may be) mass is involved.

And yet… somehow the neutronium was there… weird huh? SUCK IT, PITIFUL HUMAN SCIENCE~!


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 6:57 AM

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 5:16 AM, Matthias Hunger wrote:

Are there any guidelines on how long it takes to create a gate (I know there are no fixed rules)? If it just takes a few seconds, Bitterich and all his Bischöfe could Gate to someplace nicer as soon as they realize what exactly is coming down,

They totally don't see it coming. I am toying with the idea that they want to try out the formula and think it's a great idea to bring the Black Sun of the Vril-ya down to earth as a source of pure aryan magic. Also, only Bitterich has the Gate spell, and it requires the permanent expenditure of POW. I would say that it takes at least one round per POW expended to make, and the presence of AZATHOTH makes it difficult to gate anywhere other than the center of the universe.


From: "Matthias Hunger"
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 6:10 PM

They totally don't see it coming. I am toying with the idea that they want to try out the formula and think it's a great idea to bring the Black Sun of the Vril-ya down to earth as a source of pure aryan magic. Also, only Bitterich has the Gate spell, and it requires the permanent expenditure of POW. I would say that it takes at least one round per POW expended to make, and the presence of AZATHOTH makes it difficult to gate anywhere other than the center of the universe.

I'm a bit confused - do the Karotechia bigwigs call Azathoth, or does Martin Cook? Both propositions have some difficulties to overcome: it should be pretty clear to the Karotechia that Azathoth can only bring destruction (that was, after all, the point of Aktion Götterdämmerung), so it would be unwise to use him for defense of their HQ. However, for a spiteful "we'll take them with us" action, it might be appropriate. For Cook: why should he even know the spell, and where does he get the magic points to get it going (some Enchanted Cane lying around)? (Also, why keep Cook - and ADAM - prisoner so he just can free himself? Why not just de-resurrect him after every use, storing him in a cupboard?)

Actually, all the Bischöfe have Create Gate. However, I do think the reasoning about Azathoth's averse effects on Gating is sound. It might be the only way to stop them from escaping.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 10:32 AM

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Stumbled across this recently. Can't believe I missed this thing for seven years. This is why American Media sucks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organization
http://www.sectsco.org/

Anyhow, the short version is that it's a far-eastern version of the Warsaw Pact. Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have teamed up to form a power bloc. Of particular interest is their Regional Antiterrorism Structure (RATS), which has conducted joint military exercises in both Kazakhstan and China.

With China's stance on Tibet/Leng and Falun Gong (Cthulhu Cult) and GRU-SV8 participating, we could see some Central Asian Smackdown from the Preternatural angle. Enemies would include Leng Monastics and their Cthulhu Cult, Japanese Black Dragons and their Tsan-Chan Empire to come, and the Windwalker cult of Kotura.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 3:18 AM

The ZERO INTERVAL

Fringe predictions have focused on the year 2012 as a time of fundamental and perhaps catastrophic reality shifting. Among the many preternatural convergences supposedly occurring during this year is a Geomagnetic Pole Shift, an event where fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field result in a flip-flop effect where the north and south magnetic poles trade places. For a short time during this magnetic pole shift, (days, possibly several weeks) the planet Earth will have no magnetic field. This is the ZERO INTERVAL.

Delta Green and Majestic know that Project TELL/WELLS is scheduled to send back a team of operators on a no-return mission to the USS Eldridge in the year 2012. My calculations indicate that the ZERO INTERVAL is the optimum time to push the TELL/WELLS CONCERN Resonator to maximum output, thus opening the stablest possible time conduit through N-Space towards the USS Eldridge.

Unfortunately, the Insects from Shaggai, or Shan, are also planning an event during the ZERO INTERVAL. They plan to teleport their templeship between the Severn Valley and a constellation of satellites that they have managed to covertly place around the planet Uranus. From Uranus, they hope to return to Xiclotl in the Andromeda Galaxy, leaving behind a doomed Earth during the short window of magnetic quiescence.

If the Shan teleport while the time-conduit through N-Space is active, the Severn Valley Templeship will be sucked into N-Space and collide with the USS Eldridge. The Templeship will uncontrollably meld with the Eldridge and create a dimensional rip in the phased matter that will, due to the high energy density of ambient Tillinghast radiation, expand a bubble of N-Space into the material universe that will consume the Earth and all nearby stellar objects, possibly even overwhelming the entire Milky Way Galaxy.

This cannot be allowed to happen.

The Severn Valley Templeship must be destroyed before Project TELLS initiates the final closure of the Philadelphia Experiment.


From: "David Tormsen"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 5:02 AM

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Ross Payton <moc.liamg|notyapr#moc.liamg|notyapr> wrote:

The big question is: how is DG going to learn of this threat in order to have time enough to react?

Stephen Alzis. (He just knows)

Yithians, Empire of Tsan-chan or another time-travelling entity. (From their perspective, the problem has already been fixed. But they need to make sure.)

A recurring delusion among Reverb addicts who have been pawing around the near-future.

A relatively lucky Shan who finds himself stranded in the 1940's after everything goes pear-shaped in 2012.

There are lots of possibilities, though perhaps some of them bear the risk of a mythos hoe-down.


From: "The Man in Black"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 5:11 AM

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 3:32 PM, Joseph Connell wrote:

Two questions immediately come to mind:
1. How does Delta Green and Majestic "know" Project WELLS will reach its finale in 2012? (was John Gates stupid enough to let himself get fingerprinted at some point? If so, wouldn't Majestic have *him* under a close microscope as he has his younger self?)

HAARP experiments with localized EMP to generate blackouts have provided enough data to assure TELL scientists that the ZERO INTERVAL will occur and that it would be the best time for TELL to flip the switch on the CONCERN.

2. What will the be the planetary surface conditions during ZERO INTERVAL? (will anyone be in condition to actually do *anything* while the Earth flips 180 degrees?)

Other than a few freak weather conditions, it should be relatively normal. I haven't researched what the effect solar and cosmic radiation might have during this time.


From: "David Farnell"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 6:13 AM

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:11 PM, The Man in Black wrote:

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 3:32 PM, Joseph Connell wrote:
> 2. What will the be the planetary surface conditions during ZERO INTERVAL? (will anyone be in condition to actually do *anything* while the Earth flips 180 degrees?)
Other than a few freak weather conditions, it should be relatively normal. I haven't researched what the effect solar and cosmic radiation might have during this time.

Yes, it's not the entire Earth flipping. It's the magnetic poles reversing.

There are numerous articles on the web which theorize about what might happen. Most agree that the shift could take thousands of years to complete. Some think the magnetic field would be completely down during most of this, which would result in a catastrophic die-off as cosmic rays bombarded the Earth's surface. Others think that the field never goes all the way down, but could become unstable for long periods, resulting in multiple North and South Poles (again, magnetic poles, not the axis on which the world turns). At the very least, migrating birds would become very confused.

The Earth flips its field about every 200,000 years; last time was over 700,000 years ago, so we're definitely overdue. I think this argues against a total collapse of the field, because mass extinctions occur less often than every 200,000 years.

BTW, the Sun flips its magnetic field every 11 years; the next time is due in 2012. Heh.


From: "Jon Nyx"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 7:28 AM

The earth doesn't flip 180 degrees, it's the earth's magnetic orientation that flips (ie - "north" on your compass now points towards Antarctica). Of course, the protective Van Allen Radiation Belts break down and disappear while the earth is temporarily without a magnetic field. Hard UV and even higher energy particles can now sleet through the atmosphere; aurora-like effects will probably be visible all over the world, not just the higher latitudes.

Outdoor/unshielded electronic equipment will glitch more frequently.

When going outside, bundle up & be sure to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 400 on any exposed skin. Do *not* take off your sungoggles unless you want to go blind. Lots of cancer and mutations in land animals & plants over the following years and decades; many animals also go blind. Turtles, insects and anything living more than ~50cm underwater will be unaffected.


From: "Tom Lynch"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 3:38 PM

Add to that the fact that scientists fear that the lack of a magnetic shield will leave us open for direct hits by multiple meteorites. The current shield deflects many of them, so without it, the movies "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" are very real fears.


From: "Jon Nyx"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 8:22 PM

Er, I don't think so. I could be wrong, but that's one I've never heard before. The earth's magnetic field is fairly weak in the overall scheme of things, and I don't see how it could deflect a basketball-sized object moving at between 5-15 km/sec (about the minimum size you'd need to actually start doing any sort of damage on the ground, assuming it doesn't disintegrate in the atmosphere first), let alone dino-killer/extinction-event sized objects. It has enough trouble just moving your typical lightweight compass needle. Charged subatomic particles, yes; big rocks, don't think so. Feel free to correct/mock me if you've got pointers to sources I've somehow missed.

PS - This should scare the hell out of anyone who hasn't seen it before:

http://szyzyg.arm.ac.uk/~spm/neo_map.html

Have a nice day.

PPS - No VARB = charged particles interact with earth's atmosphere over an entire hemisphere, constantly, instead of being funneled to the poles = non-stop dawn/dusk auroras of varying intensity depending on solar activity. I think. The aurora activity is actually over the entire daylit side of the planet, but naturally you won't see them any more once the sun is above the horizon. Since the interaction would be most intense at local noon, would you still *hear* them? A faint crackle/hiss starting as morning approaches, rising to a maximum volume at noon & then fading again as night falls?

Solar eclipses would be even more spectacular than they already are.

This is gonna play hell with portions of the electromagnetic spectrum; not sure which parts, though. Global telecommunications would definitely be impacted, and a large number of satellites would die.


From: "Leszek Karlik"
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 9:02 PM

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 19:55:24 +0100, Tom Lynch <moc.oohay|999hcnylt#moc.oohay|999hcnylt> wrote:

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Could very well be. I bow to your superior logic. I was quoting the Science channel (should never bring TV into this). There was something comparing the surface of the moon (very low/almost no magnetic field) to the surface of the Earth (fully functional magnetic field), saying that was what protected us from having same pock-marked appearance.

Well, they might have missed the small issue of Earth having an atmosphere and the Moon not having one. An easy oversight to make, in retrospect. It was the TV, after all. ;-)

ObDG: I wonder whether the change in Earth's magnetic field will impact any dark and blasphemous rituals which require painting of occult signs and patterns in relation to Earth's orientation.

On the other hand, in 2012 the deranged cultist may simply use a GPS compass.

On the third hand, the GPS constellation may have troubles working properly without the Van Allen belts to protect the sats against radiation.


From: "James Haughton"
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:35 AM

—- In moc.spuorgoohay|tsilgd#moc.spuorgoohay|tsilgd, "The Man in Black" wrote:

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If the Shan teleport while the time-conduit through N-Space is active, the Severn Valley Templeship will be sucked into N-Space and collide with the USS Eldridge. The Templeship will uncontrollably meld with the Eldridge and create a dimensional rip in the phased matter that will, due to the high energy density of ambient Tillinghast radiation, expand a bubble of N-Space into the material universe that will consume the Earth and all nearby stellar objects, possibly even overwhelming the entire Milky Way Galaxy.

For a bit of a discussion of the physics of all this, see the wikipedia entry on "False Vacuum": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_vacuum

which includes the cheerful thought that we could cause the destruction of the universe with a particle accelerator (don't cross the beams…)

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