High pledges to my Patreon get monthly reports to see what your in-universe agent was up to! Pledge now to join in on the fun next month :3[hr] At the request of Doyen Agilis, Senior Agent Wheaton Adams has been sent to investigate strange sightings in Prior Mar's Cathedral, the oldest church still standing in Australia. Its seven gargoyles have a long tradition of myths and legends, claims of movement and phantom sounds, but several sightings and one blurry video recording reported over the past six months have implied an increase in unusual activity. After several nights of discrete observation and a spike in energy readings, Adams reports that these seven gargoyles indeed seem to animate when unobserved. Their behavior is described as being incredibly animalistic, prowling for food or perhaps mates. Instructions were given to the local wildlife agency to help with any further observation or proof of attacks outside of the church grounds. Shortly before returning to HQ, Adams reports that Doyen Agilis appears to have also disappeared. The investigation is ongoing as to his disappearance and the unexplained appearance of an eighth gargoyle.
The SIU has been tasked with the protection of Martian xenobiologist Doctor Traelia Xephalia. Secret Agent Avia Jiutai led the small team of investigators into apparent threats to the foreign target. Seeking asylum after a plane crash late last year, Doctor Xephalia was claiming to be stalked by what she described as "aggressive geometric anomalies" which began appearing to her shortly after the crash. In keeping a late night watch, Agent Jiutai was the first to spot the aggressors: a multitude of black, reflective shapes which began to close in around the undisclosed safe house which the Martian was being hidden. As the anomalies appeared immune to conventional gunfire, Jiutai quickly relocated the doctor to a different location, but the geometric entities persisted. After an automotive chase in which Doctor Xephalia was seriously injured, Jiutai seems to have destroyed, or dissipated, the entities through a sonic attack when the agent's phone accidentally started blaring music through the car stereo. Xephalia is recovering in a safe location and no further sightings of the entities have been reported.
A man became "unstuck in time", according to the report from Secret Agent Gedat Rakkin. Johnson Alec was found in a shipping container which landed in Lisbon Airport after being redirected from airport to airport for what appears to be over 75 years through an automated, circular route set up with InterShip; if it wasn't for accidental damage to a bar code leading to opening the container, he would not have been stopped at Lisbon. The man claims to be a petty officer enrolled in an American government research program which was officially disbanded in 1955. Facial analysis and pawprints indeed indicate that this person is at least physically identical to a soldier reported MIA in a black-ops operation in 1944. Rakkin began to conduct an interview with Alec, but after several questions, the soldier began to dissipate: growing increasingly pale and translucent, as if fading away. Video evidence confirms that over the course of several minutes, Johnson Alec disappeared from the interrogation room after reporting an increasing feeling of sluggishness and fatigue.
Special Agent Chaz Gates has been following reports of a “rain of animals” in downtown Guangzhou, China. Most reports of animal rains have been in rural or secluded areas, so an occurrence in a populated capital warranted special investigation. Most crucially, among a collection of small fish and frogs, venomous snakes not native to the area rained down on the city at 4am on a Monday night. When analyzed, the dead snakes collected from across the city were revealed to have not only been the exact same species and gender, but the same exact snake: genetic analysis reveals that the over one hundred samples were either clones or came from the same brood. Considering that the usual theory for animal rain is believed to be waterspouts, despite this species of snake not being an aquatic species, Gates set out on an aerial tour of the local rivers and oceans. Photographic evidence taken by Gates's team seems to hint at an exceedingly large "queen" snake spotted in the Pearl River. Local police, however, considered this evidence to be inconclusive, and the investigation is still ongoing.
Special Agent Arukino was sent to Central America to aid in the search for a missing researcher. Though this search proved fruitless, the agent reports the discovery of a heretofore unknown pyramid in the deep jungle. As this area is still protected land, modern discoveries of ancient ruins are not unusual, nor is the somewhat large scale of this apparently undiscovered pyramid. The mystery seems to be that this pyramid is very clearly of pre-Eyptian architecture, including the type of stone and use of specific ancient African stone-cutting techniques. Based on certain markings and the dimensions, remote archivists claim that this pyramid may be the fabled "lost" Pyramid of Oxyrhynchus. Ancient hieroglyphics and papyrus refer to this pyramid despite no physical evidence having ever been discovered. Agent Arukino sent numerous photographs and video clips of the pyramid, proving its physical existence - and yet, seemingly overnight, it disappeared again. Arukino and their team awoke in their camp to find the entire area replaced with natural vegetation for Central America.
Special Agent Kouroth was asked to return to Russia to investigate an explosion in an abandoned military research base. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported, but a local town was reporting several strange side-effects in the months after the explosion: the men of the town were reported as having increasing disinterest in their female partners and an apparent decrease in general intelligence. After investigations locally and a few pulled strings into covert Russian government projects, Agent Kouroth unearthed forgotten classified documents detailing what is best translated as a "gay bomb", a planned chemical warfare weapon which was designed to render an enemy population too homosexual to reproduce, reducing birthrates in preparation for long-term war. The experimental compounds of this forgotten and disavowed weapon were accidentally leaked into this Russian town after the explosion, apparently "converting" much of the male population. Samples have been delivered to the SIU for further research and potential weaponization or medicinal use.
Special Agent Neo was forced to stop in the small Polish town of Westfalenhof due to car engine trouble during a European investigation. After staying the night, he began noticing subtle, odd behavior in the townsfolk including discrete synchronization of steps and movements, the repetition of certain specific phrases among different people, and certain townsfolk seeming to possess impossible personal knowledge regarding other citizens. After a few unorthodox and questionably-legal experiments (for which the agent has been issued a citation from the SIU), Agent Neo established possible evidence of a shared hivemind between most, if not all, of the citizens of Westfalenhof. A letter written from Westfalenhof itself, signed by over 200 of its citizens, confesses to being an entirely sentient town: a gestalt consciousness of the town itself, shared among its population of just over 2000. Research into the origin of this new type of sentience will be ongoing.