The cold war. For almost 50 years the world teetered on the brink of destruction as the economic, political and nuclear forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact vied for control of Europe. The war may be over, but its secrets are only beginning to emerge. Secrets such as Project Cassandra, conceived as a remote viewing experiment with the goal of uncovering threats to national security.
A success beyond expectations. Led by Dr Joseph Mercher, a pioneer in his field, Project Cassandra identified and recruited a group of 5 exceptional candidates. Over a period of 18 months, and under the guidance of Dr Marcher, each developed the ability to accurately predict future events. To quote from an early report:
“While each subject possesses a remarkable and unnerving talent to forsee potential outcomes all are limited in the scope, capable only of anticipating incidents closely associated with their own experiences”
A threat from within. On November 2nd of last year the unit housing Project Cassandra was completely destroyed by a fire started from within the main research laboratory. Examination of the surviving reports from that week identified two alarming events, which appear to have been suppressed prior to reaching the offices of the Joint Research Division. Firstly, numerous reports of vague but growing predictions of an impending assassination attempt targeting POTUS (Designation: SHORTSTOP EVENT). Secondly, that each of the subjects was in the process of developing secondary talents, the full extent of which remains UNKNOWN.
Investigations into Project Cassandra and SHORTSTOP have reached the following conclusions:
- SUBJECTS PREDICTED AND REPORTED PREMONITIONS OF ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS AGAINST POTUS.
- FACTIONS WITHIN JOINT RESEARCH DIVISION SUPPRESSED REPORTS AND ATTEMPTED TO DESTROY ALL EVIDENCE OF PROJECT CASSANDRA BY MEANS OF ARSON.
- THROUGH LUCK OR FOREWARNING THE SUBJECT GROUP ESCAPED UNHARMED.
- HAVING ESCAPED, AND WITH KNOWLEDGE OF IMPENDING EVENTS, THE GROUP ATTEMPTED TO INTERVENE IN SHORTSTOP.
- THEIR STATUS AND WHEREABOUTS REMAIN UNKNOWN.