Project Heimdall
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FROM: O5-7, on behalf of O5 Council
TO: General William Pendergast (Deputy Director of Foundation Contingency Planning Operations)
RE: Proposed CPO 83910301


Contingency Planning Operation approved. Codename designation "Project Heimdall". Research potential means by which extraterrestrial intelligence displaying vigorous, active hostility to human life and/or civilization might attempt to conquer, enslave, or exterminate humanity. Analyze likely outcomes. Develop countermeasures and contingency plans. Report findings to O5 Council when complete.



Project Executive Summary

Contingency Planning Operation #: 83910301
Codename Designation: Project Heimdall
Project Lead: General William Pendergast
Overseer-in-Charge: O5-7
Date Authorized: ██/██/████
Involved Facilities:

  • Overwatch HQ
  • Research Sector-15
  • Site-11
  • Site-19
  • Armed Research Site-45

Involved Task Forces:

  • Mobile Task Force Gamma-5
  • Mobile Task Force Iota-10
  • Mobile Task Force Kappa-6
  • Mobile Task Force Omega-4

Project Mission: Project Heimdall is a cross-disciplinary High-Impact, Low-Probability contingency analysis with three primary objectives:

  1. Research potential means by which extraterrestrial intelligence displaying vigorous, active hostility to human life and/or civilization might attempt to conquer, enslave, or exterminate humanity.
  2. Analyze likely outcomes.
  3. Develop countermeasures and contingency plans.

Key Assumptions:

  1. Extraterrestrial intelligence will display vigorous, active hostility to human life and/or civilization.
  2. Hostile Extraterrestrials (HEs) will possess no technology forbidden by the laws of physics. (While numerous SCPs exist which operate in manners that are forbidden by the laws of physics, these are less-than-completely-understood exceptions, and have accordingly not supplanted the generally accepted laws of physics, even among Foundation researchers. Speculations of impossible technologies make for entertaining "soft" science fiction, not good analysis grounded in scientific fact.)
  3. Unless their goal is simply to destroy civilization and/or life (human or otherwise) on Earth, any attempt by HEs to attack the planet will necessarily be limited in the level of damage that it will cause to the biosphere.
  4. Attempts by HEs to conquer, enslave, or exterminate humanity can be either overt (exempli gratia armed invasion) or covert (exempli gratia infiltration).
  5. Knowledge of any overt attempt by HEs to conquer, enslave, or exterminate humanity will be impossible to contain from the world at large.
  6. "Simple" solutions to attempts by HEs to conquer, enslave, or exterminate humanity will prove insufficient.


FROM: General William Pendergast (Deputy Director of Foundation Contingency Planning Operations)
TO: O5 Council
RE: CPO 83910301 ("Project Heimdall")


Attached, please find my team's compilation of materials related to Project Heimdall (CPO 83910301). It is my hope that this report will prove sufficient should the high-impact, low-probability event described herein occur.



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Requested Documentation

FROM: General William Pendergast (Deputy Director of Foundation Contingency Planning Operations)
TO: All Staff working on Project Heimdall
RE: Requested Documentation


The O5 Council has requested further documentation related to Project Heimdall (CPO 83910301). All staff should feel free to pursue any of these or other topics of research at their leisure.

This is a list of ideas for tales, reports, etc. that might be drawn up in relation to Project Heimdall. Feel free to add to it if you have ideas you think might be interesting to see someone write on, or to remove topics if you write them up.

Political / Economic / Social

  • International Relations and Extraterrestrial Contact: United We Stand or Every One For Themselves?
  • Selling to the Dead: Economic Ramifications of Extraterrestrial Attack
  • Panic in the Streets or Keeping Calm and Carrying On: Public Reaction to First Contact
  • Applied High School History: Lessons from the Conquest of the New World
  • Public Disclosure Disorder: What Happens When the World's Most Well-kept Secret is Public
  • At What Cost? Defining Ethics During an Alien Incursion
  • Do We Have To? Working Alongside Other Secret Institutions and Agencies
  • #Invasion: Use of Social Media in Damage Assessment, Risk Management and Recovery

Military

  • The Longest Supply Chain Ever Known: Logistics of A Planetary Invasion
  • What Happens If We Can't Nuke Them? Planetary Strategic Defense
  • Earth Needs YOU! Raising an Army in Armageddon
  • Strategic Division of Labor: Keeping the Super Weapons Secret
  • The Concerned Citizen: Taking Necessary Action to Circumvent Civilian Objections

Natural Sciences

  • Our Microscopic Allies, or The Fourth Horseman? Biological Interplanetary Warfare
  • Know Thy Enemy: Xenopsychology and Planetary Defense
  • Playing With Fire: Capability for the Reverse Engineering of Alien Technologies and Potential Risks Involved
  • The Coal and Uranium Would've Lasted Forever: Developing Power Generation Techniques to Empower Future Technologies
  • NOT THE BEES: Impact of Alien Biology on Livestock and Agriculture

Anomalous Activities

  • Liability Liquidation: Is "Destroy Destroy Destroy" a Necessary Step?
  • Asset Mobilization: Identifying and Using Anomalous Artifacts Capable of Assisting in Planetary Defense
  • ████ Physics! Rapid Development in Alternative Sciences
  • Secure Contain Protect? Rethinking Foundation Priorities Under Fire

Further Research on Extraterrestrial SCPs

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