UNIT ID: 00.010.20
***ACCESS RESTRICTED TO PERSONNEL OF RANK ALPHA-4 AND HIGHER***
CODENAME: SANGUINE is an anomalous being of unknown origin, known to be extremely hostile in temperament. Visual observation of the being within the containment chamber has not been permitted since INCIDENT SANGUINE-5, and as thus, the current state of CODENAME: SANGUINE is unknown. However, due to containment breaches (as detailed in in INCIDENT LOG- SANGUINE-5, SANGUINE-6, and SANGUINE-7), it is clear that the most recent form that CODENAME: SANGUINE has taken is that of a preadolescent child of indeterminate age, gender, with few defining physical features visible. Previous forms include that of a flaming skeleton, Researcher Holloway (Status: [DATA EXPUNGED]), a rotting cadaver with physical features identical to that of Operative Collins (Operative suffered from a great deal of distress when learning of this, and requested the use of Category Beta amnesiacs. The request was granted by Alpha Council). While these are the forms visible to Operatives, the sensors placed within the containment chamber to record motion through the use of echolocation, have found that when unobserved by Operatives and Researchers of the Institute, CODENAME: SANGUINE adopts what has now been nicknamed by Researcher Jameson as the “True Form”. Said True Form, appears to fluctuate rapidly in form, but has been confirmed to have the following properties:
-A seemingly amorphous, gelatinous mass for the central body. Weight, size, and shape have all been known to change rapidly in response to various stimuli.
-The spontaneous generation of tentacles. Upper or lower limits to size and number have not been determined. Said tentacles are easily capable of rending through 10 metres of [DATA REDACTED].
-An unknown number of exceptionally sharp talons, primarily used for REDACTED]ing prey organisms.
-Approximately 19 appendages of unknown purpose, theorised to be used for [DATA REMOVED BY ORDER OF COUNCIL]
-2-3 appendages, assumed to be used as sensory organs. Details are unknown on their exact function and purpose.
-The creature is also capable of short-range teleportation, with a range of no more than Three (3) metres. The creature uses this to eliminate select individuals by rematerialising within them, causing massive organ damage, blood loss, and emotional trauma. Said individual expires not of the aforementioned damage, but rather by the fragmentation effect afterwards.
-No requirement whatsoever for food, water, oxygen, or any other basic necessities of life. As of this writing, no researcher can identify the seemingly infinite source of energy that this being enjoys.
CODENAME: SANGUINE is considered to highly dangerous, and has thus been assigned CATAPHRACTII status. CODENAME: SANGUINE is believed to be personally responsible for anywhere from 87 to 91,238 deaths. Regrettably, an accurate count cannot be determined, due to the nature of CODENAME: SANGUINE’s method of attack. When assaulting, the creature [DATA EXPUNGED] then [REDACTED]s it’s target, leaving little more than several scraps of Flesh and miscellaneous Biological Material . As a result, identifying individual bodies, as well as the number of bodies is considered impossible, or at the very least, highly difficult.
CODENAME: SANGUINE has been confirmed to be highly intelligent, and sapient, and is highly capable of manipulating individuals. As a result of INCIDENT: SANGUINE-2, NO LIVE INTERVIEWS WITH CODENAME: SANGUINE ARE TO BE INITIATED.
[Containment Procedures][Containment Procedures]
Containment procedures for CODENAME: SANGUINE have been tested, and developed to ensure that an absolute minimum of life is lost. The containment chamber consists of a 3×3 metre chamber, with concrete walls and ceilings a minimum of 4 metres thick. Said chamber is to be suspended at the centre of a latticework of titanium bars, with at maximum, a gap 20 centimetres between each bar and the next. This is to prevent the use of short-range teleportation. This chamber should only be accessible through the single, hermetically sealed airlock.
NO HUMAN RESEARCHER OR OPERATIVE IS TO ENTER CHAMBER UNLESS PROTOCOL: CHARLIE MAGMA HAS BEEN ENACTED.
Outside said airlock is WATCH STATION SANGUINE-1, consisting of >6 automated 20mm motion-targeting and heat-seeking autocannon turrets, 12 metres of reinforced armour, and at minimum, 250 armed guards at any given time. Regrettably, in the event of a containment breach, it is highly unlikely that any personnel stationed at WATCH STATION SANGUINE-1 will survive. In the event that personnel survive a containment breach, they are to be terminated with extreme prejudice to prevent spread of contamination. WATCH STATION SANGUINE-2 consists of RESPONSE TEAM 15, colloquially known in recent weeks on Containment Site One as “Team Pineapple Apple Pen”. RESPONSE TEAM 15 has the objective, in the event of a containment breach, of enacting PROTOCOL: CHARLIE MAGMA, whereupon the team is tasked with locating, and eliminating the [DATA REDACTED] followed by violent suppression of CODENAME: SANGUINE once it has been suitably weakened.
Furthermore, all personnel (sans response teams) are to be rotated out and subjected to Category Alpha amnesiacs, followed by the implantation of artificially generated memories by Off-Site Artificial Intelligence HALCYON. Said personnel will then be transferred to Institute facilities no closer than 125 Kilometers from site perimeter. This is to prevent further examples of “cultist” behaviour manifesting.
[INCIDENT SANGUINE-1][INCIDENT SANGUINE-1]
INCIDENT: SANGUINE-1 was the first recorded contact between Humans and CODENAME: SANGUINE. Said instance occurred during a military training exercise with the participation of 19 countries. Initial contact was made by a company of soldiers from the United States Army. According to interviews with CODENAME: SANGUINE, as well as battlefield evidence, the company was slaughtered after one soldier panicked and shot at CODENAME: SANGUINE. The violent response by CODENAME: SANGUINE triggered a massive response from on-site troops, until CODENAME: SANGUINE was weakened and captured due to the sacrifice of S<ergeant Major Ernest Jackman and his entire unit, as well as the use of a [REDACTED]-Class Tactical Nuclear Weapon. This incident triggered the founding of the Institute, for the express purpose of containing CODENAME: SANGUINE, as well as further instances of dangerous anomalous organisms or objects.
[INCIDENT: SANGUINE-2][INCIDENT: SANGUINE-2]
INCIDENT: SANGUINE-2 was the first attempted escape of CODENAME: SANGUINE from Institute custody. While containment was not breached, it highlighted a major issue with containment protocols at the time, as CODENAME: SANGUINE was able to terminate 56 Operatives, as well as subdue and [DATA EXPUNGED] Researcher G<alahad. Researcher Galahad was terminated after INCIDENT: SANGUINE-2 by their own request, due to mortal [DATA REDACTED] inflicted during the incident. Containment was breached when Researcher Galahad alongside OPERATIONS TEAM: REDEYE, in order to conduct basic tests on the entity. The entity was subdued when RESPONSE TEAM 15 engaged the entity and subdued it through the use of PROTOCOL: RED MOON, the previously utilised containment procedure, until INCIDENT: SANGUINE-5, which resulted in the implementation of the current protocol, PROTOCOL: CHARLIE MAGMA.
The incident occurred when Researcher Galahad attempted to conduct an interview with the entity, and unwittingly provoked it into attack.
[OPEN INTERVIEW LOG][CLOSE INTERVIEW LOG]
Researcher Galahad enters containment chamber. CODENAME: SANGUINE is resting in far corner, having assumed the form of a human being of indeterminable age or gender. It has no visible facial features, nor any visible sensory organs, or any identifiable method of communication. The source of its speech is still unknown.
-Researcher Galahad : Initiating interview with CODENAME: SANGUINE.
-CODENAME: SANGUINE: *unintelligible noises*
-Researcher Galahad : Proceeding with Interview.
SKIP UNTIL 00.21.03.04
-Researcher Galahad : Tell me, CODENAME: SANGUINE, why did you initiate INCIDENT: SANGUINE-1? That’s the one where you murdered Sergeant Major Ernest Jackman, by the way.
-CODENAME: SANGUINE: *unintelligible*
-Researcher G<alahad : Operative, please move the microphone closer to the subject.
-Operative F<ranklin :Acknowledged. Moving closer.
-Researcher Galahad : Now, then, SANGUINE, I know you understand what I am saying. Why did you murder so many?
-CODENAME: SANGUINE: *unintelligible*
-Researcher G<alahad : Oh for fucks sake! Move the d<amn mic closer!
-Operative Franklin : Here we go again. The mic has only so much gain sir, and I doubt we’ll be able to pick up anything. The damn thing doesn’t even have a mouth!
At this point, significant amounts of cracking and shattering noises are heard, as well as wet ripping noises. It is believed that it was at this point Operative Franklin was [DATA EXPUNGED]
-Researcher Galahad : Holy shit!
-CODENAME: SANGUINE: *whispering* because… it… would… be… wrong… not… to.
At this point Researcher Galahad started to scream. This would continue until the recording device was destroyed during the implementation of PROTOCOL: RED MOON.
This incident to increased containment protocols resulting in the total cessation of face-to-face interviews with the entity. From this instance onwards, all interviews would be conducted through the use of reinforced windows, and a mobile speaker system.
[INCIDENT: SANGUINE-3][INCIDENT: SANGUINE-3]
INCIDENT: SANGUINE-3 was the second attempted escape of CODENAME: SANGUINE. Unlike the previous attempt to escape from custody, CODENAME: SANGUINE chose to alter its method of escape. Due to the implementation of changes in containment protocols, CODENAME: SANGUINE was unable to capture and[REDACTED] hostages (see INCIDENT: SANGUINE-2), thus forcing a change in methods. During the year of 0000, Research Assistant M<axim became highly interested in the entity, and through unknown methods, managed to stay on the active research roster, despite the mandatory rotation of researchers and research assistants. This would only be noticed post-incident. The source of this excessive interest, if not infatuation, in the entity is believed to be [DATA REDACTED].
On the date of 01,12,1993, Research Assistant Maxim entered the containment zone. When confronted by Junior Research Assistant Jericho, due to Research Assistant Maxim’s unscheduled and unauthorised entry, Research Assistant M<axim, according to CCTV footage proceeded to converse with Junior Research Assistant Jericho, seemingly attempting to convince Junior Research Assistant Jericho that they were authorised to enter. Seemingly unconvinced, Junior Research Assistant Jericho, appeared to reach for the hidden alarm button. Noticing this, Research Assistant Maxim then proceeded to stab Junior Research Assistant Jericho in the thorax approximately 15 times, before proceeding to [REDACTED] the deceased Junior Research Assistant. Following this incident, Research Assistant M<axim proceeded to unlock the central chamber, reaching the entity, which had taken the form of a skeleton garbed in a flaming robe and crown. Bowing before the entity, Research Assistant Maxim proceeded to chant in an as-yet unknown language, before proceeding to [REDACTED]and <[DATA EXPUNGED] in what appeared to be a form of supplication to CODENAME: SANGUINE. Research Assistant Maxim then expired from massive amounts of blood loss due to the aforementioned supplication.
The incident triggered yet another change in containment procedures. The mandatory rotation period, which occurred once every two years, was hastened, to occur once every six months. As an additional change, all researchers, upon leaving their posting at Containment Site One, would be required to record all information pertaining to the entity, and then be exposed to Category Alpha Amnesiacs. The missing memories would be replaced by artificially generated memories created by the Institute-Approved Off-Site Artificial Intelligence, HALCYON. All further information pertaining to HALCYON has been [REDACTED] for the safety of the Institute, and for it’s own safety. All personnel will be relocated to different facilities, with continued observation to ensure that further “cultist: behaviour does not manifest.
[INCIDENT: SANGUINE-4][INCIDENT: SANGUINE-4]
In this incident, CODENAME: SANGUINE attempted to breach containment through the use of what was initially assumed to be high-speed transportation giving the illusion of teleportation. Later analysis revealed that this was not the case, confirming Researcher suspicions that CODENAME: SANGUINE was apparently capable of teleportation. On a related note, the number of on-site operatives and researchers needing treatment due to the onset of tumours has had a dramatic increase post-incident. All personnel will now be required to wear high-density personal protective gear when on-site.
At approximately 4:00 AM, >12, >07, 2003, on-site personnel recorded what was assumed to be a malfunction in audio recordings. Surviving personnel reported that this assumed malfunction was similar to the sound of a backfiring car engine. Post-incident analysis has shown that all recording systems were operating at peak functionality, with no components that were clearly malfunctioning or damage prior to the incident.
Approximately 10 minutes after the aforementioned incident, all contact was lost with all personnel within the main research site. WATCH STATION SANGUINE-1 noted this, and requested reinforcements. Within 15 minutes from request, all communications with WATCH STATION SANGUINE-1 were lost. All contactable personnel proceeded to evacuate, as it became increasingly apparent to on-site operatives that CODENAME: SANGUINE had breached containment. Within several minutes after evacuation had begun, CODENAME: SANGUINE was encountered by RECONNAISSANCE TEAM 4. Due to casualties sustained during encounter, RECONNAISSANCE TEAM 4 were incapable of containing the entity, and resulted in the immediate enactment of PROTOCOL: RED MOON. The implementation of RED MOON resulted in the near-total destruction of the containment site, necessitating transfer of the subdued entity to a temporary holding facility, under constant, armed guard. Operative Collins, who found the entity, was incredibly disturbed due to the physical resemblance the entity had to him, which was clearly visible, despite the physical form of the entity being in the “bloat” phase of decomposition. Operative Collins requested immediate use of Category Beta amnesiacs.
The rebuilding of Containment Site One resulted in the implementation of several updated features, resulting in the containment site as seen today, though at this point, no echolocatory sensors were placed, instead, CCTV cameras were utilised.
[INCIDENT: SANGUINE-5][INCIDENT: SANGUINE-5]
In this incident, barely a week after CODENAME: SANGUINE had been relocated back to the containment facility, occurred almost immediately after the activation of the in-cell CCTV. This event caused the entity to display signs of intense anxiety, gradually developing over the course of 12 minutes into what would become known as the “Rage State”. At this point, CODENAME: SANGUINE, resumed the use of it’s “flaming skeleton” form, and proceeded to fight it’s way through all forms of physical security present at the facility. Evacuation was enacted by order of Council. Further damage due to CODENAME: SANGUINE’s use of [REDACTED] was seemingly halted through the implementation of PROTOCOL: RED MOON. However, unlike previous incidents, PROTOCOL: RED MOON failed to slow the entity down for a significant period of time, resulting in on-site troops being forced to improvise, eventually subduing the entity through the use of a [REDACTED]-Class Tactical Nuclear Weapon, similarly to INCIDENT: SANGUINE-1.
This incident directly led to the creation of modern containment procedures, and the implementation of the currently used echolocatory sensors in place of CCTV cameras. Furthermore, as a result of this incident, on-site security was increased, with an approximate 500% increase in operative numbers, as well as more frequent patrols and scans.
[INCIDENT: SANGUINE-6][INCIDENT: SANGUINE-6]
INCIDENT: SANGUINE-6 occurred after Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs circumvented containment procedures in order to have a face-to-face interview with the entity, in spite of the danger it presented. Due to [REDACTED], all records of these interviews have been lost. Despite protests from staff and visiting personnel, Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs continued with the interviews.
Due to Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs’s position as head of staff at the facility, no member of staff had the authority to challenge Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs’s decision to continue interviews with the entity. Throughout this time, records show that the site became increasingly dilapidated, with numerous disappearances noted. One such disappearance was Researcher Holloway, whose form the entity gradually adopted over the course of 15 weeks. These individuals, as of the time of writing, have yet to be found on-site, or elsewhere. The search is still underway.
Even as the site itself showed changes, Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs also showed many similar changes, becoming more disheveled in appearance, seemingly wasting away. These changes were gradual, and were thus unnoticed by on-site personnel. The aforementioned changes were only noticed by an observation unit sent by the Research Council to ascertain the cause for the recent lack in productivity in Containment Site One.
The observation unit, consisting of 12 highly-trained institute operatives, codenamed UNIT: WOMBAT, entered the facility on the morning of 12, 12, 2004, and proceeded to conduct their investigation. Upon conducting interviews with approximately 26 surviving researchers and research assistants, UNIT: WOMBAT proceeded to record findings and suspicions, detailing that they believed Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs had manipulated Institute personnel and hardware for his own purposes. Upon filing this finding, they proceeded to enter Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs’s chambers, finding what Operative Alenko described as “A fucking bloodbath! There were rotting bits everywhere! Jesus Fucking Christ I can still smell that fucking room! There were these weird symbols and shit painted on the walls, with what I can only assume to be… um… human bodily fluids. I swear I saw some intestine there as well!”. Upon recording this for later analysis, UNIT: WOMBAT proceeded further into the complex, finding similar examples to the carnage seen in Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs’s chambers. Upon reaching the containment chamber housing CODENAME: SANGUINE, UNIT: WOMBAT confirmed that the entity had yet to escape. Furthermore, UNIT: WOMBAT also made contact with Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs, who then promptly attacked the unit. Surviving operatives from UNIT: WOMBAT identified many features on Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs that were not physically present on baseline humans, such as a vast array of what appeared to be tentacles sprouting from Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs’s cranium, as well as several visible appendages of unknown purpose, as well as what appeared to be organs of unknown purpose jutting out of Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs’s torso. Similarities to CODENAME: SANGUINE were noted by UNIT: WOMBAT. Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs’’s body was disposed of through the liberal application of several Institute-issued automatic bonesaws, approximately15 kilograms of high-yield thermite, 30 litres of napalm, with the subsequent ashes and biological material being deposited at Lagrange Point L3, attached to multiple instances of CODENAME: BLOODWART (see file 01.23.19), in order to guarantee that resurrection would be impossible.
During termination of Council Researcher Smith-Jacobs, Operatives Jonathan Costello, Robert Smith, Lisa Hernandez, Theodore Martin, and Brian Smith lost their lives, being posthumously awarded the Institute’s highest award for bravery in the field. Regrettably, due to security concerns, their families will not be notified of the circumstances of their deaths. The deaths of the aforementioned Operatives will be reported to their immediate relatives as traffic collisions, or as similarly damaging incidents.
It is clear that this entity represents a clear threat, not only to the safety of the Institute, but also to the world in it’s entirety. I for one, do not wish to live in fear upon a barren wasteland. I would like to request that the Council immediately focus efforts on finding a way to permanently terminate this entity.- Researcher John Marks (Request is pending approval from Council)
[Incident: Sanguine-5][Incident: Sanguine-5]
[IM GROUP CHAT OPENED]
-Researcher Donovan: What the hell, is this thing murderously camera-shy or something?
-Council Researcher Jacobs: Evidently so.
-Researcher Donovan: Oh b*llocks.
-Council Researcher Jacobs: I know, right? We can’t get any recordings or anything now! Research has basically stopped! What the hell!?
-Researcher Smith: Honestly, guys, do you really want to see what it did? There was [REDACTED] everywhere. Hell, there was even some [DATA EXPUNGED]on the walls! It took hours for us to hose all of [NOPE] off. Poor bastard.
-Researcher Donovan: please don’t remind me. I’m feeling ill just thinking of it. At least we get rotated out in a week, right?
-Council Researcher Jacobs: Don’t you dare say “What could possibly go wrong?”. We all know how that ends.
[IM GROUP CHAT CLOSED]
[Incident: Sanguine-6][Incident: Sanguine-6]
(excerpts from resignation letter of Operative Alenko :
It’s wrong. All of it. How could we, this Institute, fail on such a fundamental level? How did we fail to have any oversight on the fucking Council Researchers. Because of that, we lost four brave, and loyal Operatives. We cannot commemorate them, we can’t do anything for them. We can’t even tell their families! They, at the very least, deserve to know the truth. Even the CIA tell the families of their dead. I cannot stand by this Institute anymore. I will report in for the mandatory application of amnesiacs tomorrow. It was an honor to serve here, at least in the beginning, anyway.
URGENT ADDITION: PRIORITY 14 UPDATE: CATEGORY: CELERES
[PRIORITY 14 UPDATE-URGENT][PRIORITY 14 UPDATE-URGENT]
As of 03.12.19, post INCIDENT: SANGUINE-7, researcher logs pertaining to the incident at hand were recovered from wreckage of Containment Site One. After analysis by researchers in Containment Site Four, it was concluded that it was in the best interests of the Institute to release the data recovered. Further briefings pertaining to the data recovered, as well as the possible existence of an uncontained anomalous entity will be conducted within the week.
[TRANSCRIPT OF RESEARCH LOG OF JUNIOR RESEARCHER WILLIAM SMITH:][TRANSCRIPT OF RESEARCH LOG OF JUNIOR RESEARCHER WILLIAM SMITH:]
– 03.12.19, Monday
*sigh* …So then, I guess we’re all supposed to make these, huh? Record our findings and stuff? I honestly didn’t expect I’d end up as a vlogger when I signed up for this posting, but y’know. Can’t really say that I did much today. Came in late for work. Traffic was a b*gger so that was fun. Missed half of orientation. I guess I’ll have to catch up on that later. Probably wasn’t too important. “Don’t lick the test tubes” or some other bullsh*t like that. I don’t know. Didn’t get to start doing anything important in the lab. Just got to look around before we were rushed out. Don’t see what all the fuss is about. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow.
– 03.12.19, Wednesday
Forgot to do this yesterday. In my defence, yesterday was… to put it simply, an incredibly busy day. They took us to one of the sub-labs and had us analyse some sort of foul-smelling organic chemical. I’d never seen it’s like before. It… changed. Constantly. We couldn’t identify much of it, simply that it was carbon-based, and that it… didn’t match known features which life on earth had. No DNA, no RNA, but… something that seemingly approximated chromosomes. They wouldn’t tell us where it was from. I’m Rank Alpha-5. I’m authorised to know things even the President wouldn’t be told. Anyway, today they took us back to the sub-lab. Told us to find something. Anything, they said. We didn’t find anything new… just oddities. Things that didn’t seem possible. As far as we could tell, the amino acids that composed it… were not like any amino acid recorded by science. Early start tomorrow, so let’s see what happens.
– 03.12.19, Thursday
We did the exact same thing. Again. I’m damn near certain of it, whatever this stuff is, it didn’t develop here on Earth. I overheard some of the council researchers mentioning “the entity”. Could that be the source of whatever this stuff is? I’ll take a look around later
– 03.12.19, Thursday
I can’t believe I didn’t get caught. I went back out, after the labs were supposed to be locked down. I didn’t even need the key-card. The doors were just unlocked- like they were waiting for me. I couldn’t find anything I already knew in the sub-lab, but I did find the central lab. Or at least, what leads to it. There were a bunch of armed guards, so naturally, I couldn’t get too close.
Something odd though. I’d almost forgotten about it, but I heard… voices. Strange voices. I wonder what they are…
Well, we’ll find out soon enough.
– 03.12.19, Friday
Back to the sub-lab again, nothing new to report. Whispers won’t go away. Didn’t get much sleep at all. Nothing in particular to report.
*At this point, Researcher William SSmith paused in excess of 30 minutes*
Numerous Entries Removed for Brevity
– 03.12.19, Monday
I finally got clearance for the central laboratory. Now, I can finally learn about this… entity. I can still hear whispers… dancing on the edge of my mind. It’s not particularly nice. I start work there tomorrow. I’ll tell you what happens then
– 03.12.19, Tuesday
The whispers are getting louder. Just two words, over and over. I… can’t tell what it’s saying.. It’s… worrying. To say the least. I’ll try and figure this out. I have to…
*At this point, Researcher WWilliam Smith paused in excess of 30 minutes. Unidentified noises were recorded by auditory equipment. Recordings of these noises, when increased in volume to approximately 75 decibels (initial recording volume of noises was approximately 20 decibels), can result in psychosis, paranoia, acute schizophrenia, as well as a minor chance for the violent expulsion of cerebrospinal fluid in the subject through various orifices including, but not limited to: the eyes, nostrils, mouth, ears, and skin pores*
Work on entity proceeded as expected. No further information to report
– 03.12.19, Wednesday
I did something today… I can’t remember what. I can’t hear the whispers anymore. I woke up by one of the main security consoles… I’d logged in to the main configuration panel, but I cannot remember what I did… I ran away, and hid here. I swear I heard someone say something as I left…
– 03.12.19, Thursday
After last night, I feared the worst… Nothing was out of the ordinary, and the voices… they were gone. I can’t help but have the feeling that something worse is coming though. My unease was not aided in the slightest by Council Researcher Smitty, who seemed determined to be as creepy as possible. He seemed… different. I swear I caught him muttering in the corner…
– 03.12.19, Friday
The odd behavior appears to be spreading. No-one has yet to notice what I did a few days ago. I’ve been examining the config logs to see what exactly I did. Apparently I lowered the faraday shielding by 15%. I have yet to see what effect this would have… I can hear whispering again. Again.
*At this point, Researcher William SSmith proceeded to repeat the word “again” for a further 106 times*
– 03.>12.19, Monday
I couldn’t sleep at all for the last two days. The whispering has grown… louder. Stronger. It claws at my mind… endlessly… I fear the worst… that there is something other in my head. I hear whispers… thoughts… that are not my own. As I walk closer to the lab… it subsides. I must be going a bit mad… everyone breaks down from time to time, right? Right?
– 03.12.19, Tuesday
Council Researcher Smitty… has gone mad. I think. I can’t tell, there’s too much noise in my head. It’s not whispering anymore. It’s shouting… over… and over… I must continue. Council Researcher Smitty has begun to conduct experiments… that are wrong. I didn’t see what happened… but he went down into sub-basement 0, and then the screaming started. It lasted for hours.
*at this point faint screaming is heard in the background*
I don’t know what’s going on anymore.
– 03.12.19, Wednesday
I talked to it. Not he, nor she. It. No other word can convey the sheer… otherness of it. It spoke… not with sound, or light… but something other. Words cannot describe it. It had an innate wrongness about it… light bent… differently around it. Sounds were garbled… mangled… and echoed. It told me that I had done good things… I felt… proud to help it. I don’t know why. It told me that it had been imprisoned for decades- for no crime of it’s own. A benevolent creature. I did the right thing to free it. I know I did. I had to.
Further entries devoted to extolling the virtues of the entity removed for brevity
– 03.12.19, Tuesday
I looked through Council Researcher S<mitty’s desk today… I found Report:00.010.20. About the entity. It’s not a benevolent thing at all. It’s a monster. An abomination. It destroys all in it’s wake. Merciless and cruel. It’s all but unstoppable… What have I unleashed? I must do something… I cannot face it. But the institute… The institute faced it before. They contained it before. I can record what is done here. I can show them it’s weaknesses.
– 03.12.19, Wednesday
Council Researcher S>mitty appears to have started a new project, in sub-basement 04. Risking everything, I entered sub-basement 07, where his previous project had been conducted. It was terrible. Bodies littered the floor… Heads on pikes… I swear I saw a pile of rotting hearts in the corner. There were these… symbols. Scrawled over every surface in the blood of… I don’t want to think about it. It made my vision swim just to look at it. I’ve uploaded some photographs to the logs…
*Uploaded photographs have been classified as a Category 7 Audiovisual Psychodisruptive Agent, and due to it’s effects (homicidal psychosis, audiovisual hallucinations, and eventual cessation of human thought processes) the images have been redacted for personnel safety*
I’ll try and see what I can find about what else he’s up to…
I’ll update as soon as I find something
– 03.12.19, Monday
It took a while to find out… but here it is… Smitty… He’s working on something worse than what he was. He’s creating… something foul… I couldn’t tell clearly… but whatever it was… it was moving. I couldn’t tell what it was… but… maybe next time…
– 03.12.19, Tuesday
I can’t record for long. They’ll find me if I’m too slow. The thing he’s working on? It’s a body. A new iteration of the entity. Together they’re building… I don’t know how to put it… a mass-produced version. They take a “volunteer”… and they conduct some sort of ritual. I couldn’t tell… but it involved sacrifices… and what I assume was a ritualistic tissue graft. The end result… a creature that is as strong and powerful as the entity… utterly subservient to the entity… and as easily made as a human… a CODENAME: SANGUINE-Mk2, to put it simply. Something needs to be done.
At this point, Researcher William Smith proceeded to risk life and limb to notify central command of the issue. No transcripts of the transmission were recorded. Response team Omega-9 “Ironsides” were deployed to Containment Site One. Contact was lost with Omega-9, and the team was labelled MIA, presumed KIA.
– 03.12.19, Wednesday
There was an attack today. By the institute, thankfully. I’ve locked myself in my chambers. There’s so much screaming. Anyway… There are 4 instances of CODENAME: SANGUINE-2 that are currently functional. 5 more in production. I darent leave my room… They’re taking anyone they can find… either turn them into inhuman monsters… or use them as fuel for the beasts… I must go. I can hear them coming down the corridor.
– 0312.19, Wednesday
I can hear them. The planes. I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die. I don’t want t-
*At this point, all records were terminated as a result of OPERATION: STEEL RAIN*
[Further Information][Further Information]
As of this writing, no records indicating the existence/employment of Researcher William Smith, or of Council Researcher Smitty have been found.
INCIDENT: SANGUINE-7 was ended as a result of OPERATION: STEEL RAIN, conducted by Operation Unit 81 “Carnifex”. The operation resulted in the use of 27 GREEN BEARD class nuclear weapons, resulting in total destruction of Containment Site One, as well as all within it. CODENAME: GENJI, CODENAME: FELONY, and CODENAME: PONYTAIL were terminated as a result of OPERATION: STEEL RAIN. CODENAME: SANGUINE was captured and contained following INCIDENT: SANGUINE-7 and was thus contained at Containment Site Twelve. 6 instances of CODENAME: SANGUINE-2 were discovered at the scene, 4 of which were deceased. The resulting conflict cost the lives of 149 of our best operatives, all of whom were posthumously honored for bravery. As a result of the differing abilities seen during the conflict, it has been agreed that CODENAME: SANGUINE-2 will henceforth be recorded separately from CODENAME: SANGUINE as CODENAME: LUPUS. However, it is believed that there are still 3 separate instances of CODENAME: LUPUS are still active, and at large. Considering that Containment Site One was within 108 kilometers of a major population site, containment is a PRIORITY: 4 objective. All methods of containment have been authorised. Minimisation of collateral damage is not a priority. All instances of CODENAME: LUPUS are to be terminated regardless of civilian or institute loss of life. If necessary, GLASSLANDS PROTOCOL will be initiated. In preparation for GLASSLANDS PROTOCOL, all orbital bombardment satellite orbits will be recalibrated to ensure geosynchronous orbit over the continent of Northern America. All Institute staff are to be on CONDITION: TWO. Repeat, CONDITION: TWO.