The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 23

The U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS), with relations strained with Britain over both resources and Psycrafter rights, begins covert operations in London. Los Alamos, already remote, is re-purposed for the study of Psycrafters as well as Othersiders and the development of effective weapons against them. Other research revolves around investigation into the properties, effects, and potential uses of the released Ash. The latter is headed by renowned physicist Luis Walter Alvarez who is interested in the study of high altitude particle physics. Many German scientists arriving in the U.S. as the result of the now suspended Operation Paperclip end up at Los Alamos. The Research Foundation of Armour Institute of Technology, originally founded in 1936, and responsible for developing the 1939 Snow Cruiser, a vehicle specifically designed to cope with the harsh environmental and terrain hazards of Antarctica, is charged with development of a similar vehicle as well as personal protection suits for prolonged survival in the Ash Fields. This follows reports of the successful return of a German team from across the Ash Curtain. The group is moved to Los Alamos but remains under U.S. military rather than OSS control. Electro-mechanical encryption methods (such as those based on Enigma and its derivatives) are made redundant using the Psycrafter talents Message, Return-to- Sender, and Telepathic Link. Charles de Gaulle as leader of the Rassemblement du Peuple Fran├žais (Rally of the French People) is elected President. Britain forms the Empire Defense Directorate or EDD which incorporates the Security Service (MI5), Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), and Special Op