Dawn Bloom/Investigations/Farside Signals
This page details an investigation in the Dawn Bloom ARG.
Q98A66 became aware of an additional radio signal, emanating from the far (dark) side of the moon. This is the signal that Lphabeta is receiving in Pearl Harbor. Plans were made to utilize teleportation technology reverse-engineered from Triscane Labs (who the Agency encountered in Operation Prestige). A probe was eventually teleported to the far side of the moon.
Notably, Lphabeta was monitoring both the AM and FM spectra in Pearl Harbor, indicating that the Farside signals either span both spectra or there is one signal within each spectrum (similar to how we have a spoken-word and an SSTV signal).
Transmission 3 from False Point as well as transmissions 1 through 4 from the Farside transmissions are obtained by Q98A66. They're slated to be sent to Lexic_Meise on an encrypted drive to be decrypted and disseminated.
Liaison reported that Farside signal 5 was currently being received by our probe on the far side of the moon. In contrast to the False Point signals, we are positive that this signal is emanating from a point near the moon (more precisely, a field orbiting the moon). Unfortunately, we were unable to capture the SSTV signal (or a different 'sister signal') to go with the signal. Without a sister signal to align the random pieces picked up by our equipment, it's impossible to put them in the correct order. The current plan seems to be stealing the sister signal from Lphabeta.
Liaison also stated that the encrypted drive with Farside 1 through 4 would be sent on 2/8.
Control sent the Farside signals that she had stolen from Lphabeta to Lexic_Meise via email, as mailing them via the postal service was taking longer than anticipated. Below they are ordered in the assumed order of transmission.
Randall: Randall Churchill to Faunus 2 Faunus 2: Randall this is Faunus 2 Randall: Ok Randall: I have almost reached the tip of the ship and I still have not found any damage extensive enough to account for the power outage, nothing more than anticipated impact damage. Faunus 2: Affirmative. Randall: Affirmative, I'm going to try digging out the impact apex point and return to the influence zone. Faunus 2: Affirmative. Randall: Faunus 2 I-I-I can see something, it looks as if we have hit water, Faunus 2 do you read? I am at the apex it appears as if the ship is embedded into a lake of some sort. Faunus 2: Affirmative. (Overwhelming static) Faunus 2: Uh, I'm getting static your on the cusp of our point. Randall: Mayday mayday mayday, HELP FAUNUS 2 FAUNUS 2 I'VE FALLEN INTO THE WATER MAYDAY
From here on out the transmissions were not a conversation, but merely Randall's pleas for help
Mayday, this is Service Engineer Churchill of Faunus 2, Faunus 2 do you read? I'm taking shelter in a recycling center just short of 2.3 clicks north west from the original crash site. FAUNUS 2 DO YOU READ!? Time isn't passing very quickly like we did in the (rift?) I have been consuming far less supplies than the nutritionists have planned. I have four sustenance reinforcements, this is helping me hold out time. It has been night for what my chronometer says 6 days. But, based on my own biological means it would seem only 3 days had passed. Based on JRU's rhetoric I was knocked out for 12 hours following my head making impact with some object in the rapids. I have against my better judgement, grown hopeful that the Faunus 2 expedition's sphere of influence will head my way soon enough, I can't imagine I was thrown so far from the landing site. As always I will be on channel 4, over.
Mayday, mayday, mayday, this is Service Engineer Randall Churchill of Faunus 2, Faunus 2 do you read? I-I do not know my location I am injured and separated from the rest of the crew, I need evac and medical assistance I am alone. My JRU suit is intact, I will be tuned to channel 4. Faunus 2 faunus 2 do you read? I will be on channel 4 the agreed upon rendezvous channel at 1600 hours the agreed upon time.
Mayday, Mayday, Mayday Service Engineer Randall Churchill of the Faunus 2 expedition, Faunus 2 do you read? I'm trying to reserve as much power as possible, both the JRU and my own energy reserves, I believe I've sustained severe injuries to my spine and legs, I might have a concussion. The JRU's emergency response system is keeping me functional. I have standard tools and supplies with me. This night is never ending, the moon stays in a fixed location that I probably could've used to direct myself back to the Faunus, could I not become so disoriented. There is something far fluorescent just beyond the treeline observing me, nothing out of here could mimic such a light so I refrain from calling out to it. FAUNUS 2 DO YOU READ! Please... Sol Invictus, placere dimitte nobis. Sol Invictus, placere dimitte nobis. Sol Invictus, placere dimitte nobis. I can't waste my energy on this, but I'll be tuned to channel 4, checking periodically always at 1600 hours as agreed upon in case of emergency.