"The Volunteer" (In the hidden room in Medical Bay where the PaP part can spawn) - Kazimir Zykov, a mechanic from the 1st Guards Tank Army, is volunteered by Colonel Pavel Lazarev to deactivate the Cyclotron.
Lazarev: Zdravstvuyte. My name is Pavel Lazarev. I was sent to contain this mess, and you are going to help me. Comrade, state your name...
Zykov: Kazimir Zykov. Starshina. 1st Guards Tank Army. I, ah... I am mechanic.
Lazarev: I was told, despite your limited education, you understand German equipment.
Zykov: Well, I... scavenge parts from Panzer tanks to keep our T-34s running. How can I be of service, comrade Lazarev?
Lazarev: There is a machine I need you to deactivate. It is called a "cyclotron." It leaks... strange radiation. You have seen what it does to men.
Zykov: Da, Colonel. What if same thing happens to me?
Lazarev: You will not fail, Zykov. You may not survive, but you will not fail. Understood?
Lazarev: Congratulations, tovarisch. You are going to be a Hero of the Soviet Union.
"For Mother Russia" (In the hidden room in Weapons Lab where the PaP part can spawn) - Sealed inside the Projekt Endstation Facility, Zykov records a final message for his family.
Zykov: My dearest Raisa. It is me -- your Kazimir. I am sorry to break my promise, but I will not be coming home to you.
Zykov: I have orders to turn off a German machine. Diesel engines I understand. Radios I can fix. But this... ?
Zykov: The things down here tried to kill me. Perhaps they already have. But not before I finish my mission. I cut all power, but still the machine runs. And I swear... sometimes... I hear it call my name...
Zykov: I am going to try one more thing... if the dead will let me. I have tools, but not many bullets...
Zykov: That svoloch Colonel who ordered me down here... I do not do this for him. I do this for the world. For Mother Russia. I do this for you, Raisa.
Zykov: My love for you will never die.
"8th Guard's First Contact" (Left of the bunker doors) - The Russian 8th Guards Army arrives a the Projekt Endstation facility, one week after it was abandoned. Privates Alexei Dmitriyev and Vadim Kalashnik record their unit's exploration of the facilty.
Dmitriyev: What in Hell is this place?
Kalashnik: Okay, I am rolling...
Dmitriyev: Looks abandoned...
Dmitriyev: "Enemy horde"...?
Kalashnik: They mean us, Dmitriyev.
Kalashnik: Whatever is down here, Geiger counter does not approve.
Dmitriyev: Kalashnik. Have you ever seen such machinery?
Kalashnik: Only in nightmares, Dmitriyev...
Dmitriyev: You there! By big machine! Surrender! I said surrender!
Dmitriyev: Vadim, get this on camera...
"An Explanation" (Dropped from Megatons) - A letter from Zykov, written to his wife as he attempts to deactivate the cyclotron. He explains that his sacrifice is not in vain, and it will help shape the world for the better.
From Sgt. Kazimir Zykov, 1st Guards Tank Army
To Mrs Raisa Zykova - Baruta Towship, Pskov Oblast
Raisa, I do not know if this letter will ever find you, but you deserve an explanation. I want you to know that I did not abandon you and little Anya to fend for yourselves. I was ordered to do something impossible, and like so many before me, I answered the call of Mother Russia. The details are not important. You would not believe me, anyway. But if my death can prevent many others, maybe even yours and Anya's, how could I refuse? Some things are worth dying for.
Do you remember growing up in our little village? Do you remember the famine of '22? Children like walking skeletons? Rumors of cannibalism? Then came the plague in '29. I remember being chased by packs of starving dogs roaming our streets. But no matter how bad things got, what pulled us through as a people was our endless capacity to endure hardship. This is what sets us above other nations. This is what will sustain me in this final mission. And sustain you and Anya in the years ahead to carry on without me.
Not even Stalin's purges shook our belief in the Soviet Union. Revolution is seldom clean or peaceful, but the workers of the world will unite. The day will come when all men and women are equals and each has their share of the wealth. Surely, we could not suffer so much for nothing. The world will change for the better. Our people will see to it. Knowing Anya will grow up in that bright future is worth any price.
"K Cipher" (Dropped from Megatons) - Recovered Omega Group Cipher. Decryption is required. (Cipher Solved Here)
Initial survey of Ural site verifies it is by far the largest incursion zone yet recorded.
We must assume Requiem will detect it via satellite and deploy fire teams, regardless of sovereign borders.
Recommend continuing operations while monitoring Requiem communications.
With your support I will ensure any new gains remain in soviet hands.
"G Cipher" (Dropped from Megatons) - Recovered Omega Group Cipher. Decryption is required. (Cipher Solved Here)
P confirms viability of deployment. Opportunity identified in previous communique.
Selected site is approved for trial run of Operatsiya inversiya.
The nature of warfare is about to transform. Any mission, anytime, anyplace.
"Before the Devil Arrives" (Dropped from Megatons) - A second letter from Zykov, written to his wife. He fears his sanity is slowly slipping.
From Sgt. Kazimir Zykov, 1st Guards Tank Army
To Mrs Raisa Zykova - Baruta Township, Pskov Oblast
How long have I been down here? One day? Two? It has not been easy, my love. When I wrote that first letter to you, I had no idea how hard this would be. All I have is a tool kit, a gas mask, a flashlight, and too few bullets.
Here is the situation: German scientists built a machine here. I have no idea why, or how it works, but I think it opened a door to Hell. Yes, Raisa, Hell. I know we were taught religion is the "opiate of the masses," but I have spent the last few hours fighting demons and dead men. So, apologies to comrade Marx, but Hell is real and it is my job to slam the door shut before the Devil arrives.
I cut every cable I could find, but the machine seems to have some internal power source. Or perhaps it is powered from the "other side." I tried corrupting its fuel, like pouring sugar in a gas tank. I tried grounding and short-circuiting the machine. And still it functions. The whole time, I am attacked and hunted by walking nightmares. And when I hide to bind my wounds, I swear I can hear the darkness calling.
Am I losing my mind? It is a good question. Better question: what if I fail? I fear this evil will spread and one day be upon your doorstep. This I cannot allow. My final idea to close the Hellgate will most certainly kill me. At this point, I think I will welcome it.
"Orlov Family Photo" (Acquired in the final step of the EE before the lockdown at the Particle Accelerator) - A photograph of Omega Group Lieutenant Orlov's family.
"Turning Point" (On table in front of chalkboard near Stamin-Up) - Doctor Aleksandra Valentina, Lead Scientist of Omega Group's Psychotronics Research, reports that she has given the order to reactivate the Projekt Endstation cyclotron.
Valentina: This is Dr. Aleksandra Valentina, Psychotronics Research Lead for Omega Group. It is the 1st of November, 1983.
Valentina: I have just given the order to reactivate the Projekt Endstation particle accelerator. It is a monumental moment in Soviet history. Some, including myself, might even call it a turning point.
Valentina: Two officers have volunteered for the task. Their courage and sacrifice represent the pinnacle of Soviet strength. Their names will be echoed through Lubyanka's halls. They will be remembered as heroes.
Valentina: It has all happened so quickly. Four months of research, testing, planning and staging. I must thank Chairman Chebrikov, Chairman Andropov and the rest of the Politburo. Without their support, Operation Undertaker would not have been possible.
Valentina: With the cyclotron's reactivation, not only will we reopen the dimensional gate first discovered by the Germans forty years ago... but also additional dimensional gates around the globe.
Valentina: With these new gateways opened, we will proceed to Phase 2 and begin the real work: research of this new dimension, and the development of new technologies.
Valentina: These technologies will be critical to our future. It is the turning point that will put us well ahead of our enemies in the West.
Valentina: We were the first. We are the last.
"Next Phase" (At crash site in very back corner against sandbags) - Doctor William Peck, Lead Scientist of Omega Group's Exoscientific Phenomena Research, reports that Operation Undertaker was a success, paving the way for the next phase of Omega Group's plan.
Peck: Personal Log. Dr. William Peck, November 3rd, 1983.
Peck: Operation Undertaker has been declared a... "resounding" success. Intel has reported in from around the globe. We have confirmed the existence of multiple dimensional gates.
Peck: To the surprise of many, including myself, it appears Dr. Valentina's hypothesis was correct. In fact, her results have surpassed expectations.
Peck: Credit where credit is due.
Peck: But now we're on to Phase 2, where my expertise comes into play. I've received a report that a live specimen has already been acquired and transported to my facility for analysis.
Peck: The organisms of this other world are unlike anything I've seen. There is so much we can learn from them. It's not just the creatures, it's these crystalline growths.
Peck: The Colonel wants weapons? Why stop there? We can do so much more.
"Omega Group Formation" (Dropped from Megatons) - A Government document from the State Security Chairing Committee, approving the formation of KGB Omega Group.
Marked 30 August of the year 1975
On creation of new Spetsnaz special operations unit: Omega Group per order of Yuri Andropov, Chairman for State Security
Effective 30 August, 1975, KGB Omega Group is established to identify, study, and weaponize the types of psychotronic phenomena -- biocommunication, bioinformation and bioenergetics -- first identified in 1924 by the Soviet Committee for Psychical Research and later confirmed at the University of Leningrad Institute for Brain Research and the Czech Coordination Group for Psychotronic Research.
Omega Group will comprise handpicked specialists from the Spetsgruppa Alpha, Spetsgruppa Vympel and Spetsgruppa Smerch. Tactical support for both foreign and domestic operations will be provided by the First Chief DIrectorate. The commanding officer of Omega Group will report directly to the Chairman for State Security.
While Omega Group operations will be military, key personnel are being requisitioned from experimental research programs to investigate possible weapons applications of any exoscientific phenomena encountered. [Note: the Chairman frowns upon the term "supernatural."]
Funding for Omega group will come from the KGB Discretionary Budget and will be disbursed proportionate to the scope of Omega operations. Experimental ordnance will be made available on an ongoing basis. Area of operations is global, but all missions are strictly covert. Neither the Soviet people nor the outside world can be aware of Omega Group's existence or purpose.
"Operation Undertaker" (Dropped from Megatons) - KGB Spetsnaz report on the status of Omega Group Operation Undertaker. Doctor Valentina confirms they are ready to proceed with cyclotron reactivation.
Marked 30 October of the year 1983
23 March: US president Reagan announces Strategic Defense Initiative. If implemented, SDI constitutes a mortal threat to the Soviet Union.
25 March: KGB Chairman Chebrikov assigns new commanding officer to KGB-Spetsnaz Omega Group with orders to restore unit to full readiness and deliver results capable of offsetting the threat of SDI.
26 March: The Colonel orders Omega Group Research and Development team to scour KGB archives.
15 July: Dr. Aleksandra Valentina discovers two reels of film in an intelligence vault sealed since 1945. The content of these films, taken at a German site in Poland codenamed Endstation, is flagged for review by the Chairman of State Security.
2 August: Chebrikov convenes meeting with Chairman Andropov and top members of Politburo, screening the films and proposing the weaponization of the phenomena recorded at Endstation. Within two weeks approval is given for Operation Undertaker to be carried out by the Special Operations Group Omega.
MISSION STATUS: Endstation site in Morasko Meteorite Preserve secured 28 August. Cover story about unexploded ordnance supports armed perimeter to keep locals away. Dr. Valentina and Dr. William Peck began examination of abandoned German scientific equipment. Two months of study by Peck and Valentina confirm Cyclotron and other experimental devices are restored to operational condition. The Colonel is currently dispatching additional Omega teams to Endstation for particle accelerator re-start. Results will be provided to the Chairman after 2 November.
Dr. Aleksandra Valentina
Psychotronics Research Lead - Omega Group
"Khe Sanh Site" (Dropped from Megatons) - KGB Spetsnaz report detailing the next phase of Omega Group's operation. Construction has begun on a new facility in Vietnam.
Marked 17 November of the year 1983
RE: Operatslya [redacted]
AUTHOR: Dr. William Peck
16 August: Operation Undertaker is given formal approval to be carried out by Special Operations Group Omega.
1 November: Operation Undertaker is completed. Dimensional gateways open around the world, including one near the Huong Hoa district of Quang Tri province, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
8 November: Chairman Chebrikov comes to an agreement with Chairman Pham Van Dong to construct a KGB-Spetsnaz Omega Group facility outside District Capital Khe Sanh.
9 November: Approval is given for Operation [redacted] to be carried out by Special Operations Group Omega.
11 November: Construction begins for Omega Group site near Khe Sanh.
Omega Group Operations site secured near Khe Sanh on 11 November. Cover Story about recently discovered US chemical weapon being accidentally detonated has successfully resonated throughout the community. Site construction has begun, with completion anticipated by 15 February. The Colonel has expressed in using site to begin testing on [redacted]. Additionally, Operation [redacted] will focus on further testing with [redacted text]. Formal request to begin curating volunteers for experimentation has been submitted. Pending approval, expect our first full report before March.
Dr. William Peck
Exoscientific Phenomena Research Lead - Omega Group
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