They were unearthing something they shouldn’t have. Primal in origin, entombed beneath the ice for a millennia. It was a military operation with no question whether they should break its ancient seal. The excursion had known exactly where to look, but they didn’t know how, or why. That was knowledge only the higher ups had.
Whatever it was, this frozen…specimen, had been severely damaged by the shifting ice. Hopefully one of the other five snow mounds held one more in tact…
November 1972. You’re part of a research and relief team hired by Lancaster United’s U.S. Mining Division as part of a government operation to uncover rare earth metals for military use. At least that was what you were told. You might have heard the rumors in professional circles–They had found something back in the 30’s that was significant enough to get the research classified, some reporters hushed, and the whole expedition’s remnants shipped to some deep, dark subterranean warehouse in the middle of Iowa. But you can hardly tell what’s bullshit and not these days. Moon landing conspiracies, soviet experiments, some stories more outlandish than others.
Anyway, it was a rush gig. Two weeks notice. No details. A salary you couldn’t refuse. Maybe you’re into the adventure of it all, maybe you’re used to this sort of thing, or maybe you made this choice on a whim due to the handsome pay Lancaster offered you to abandon your life to work the winter outside some podunk town in the middle of the Alaskan tundra.
Whatever the case, all you know for certain is that your expertise is required and you’ve been hand selected for the job.
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