Project Heimdall

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.



Project Documents



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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

This is simply a list of SCPs tagged "extraterrestrial". If you wish to use them, be sure to contact the author first.

SCP File # SCP-037 Research Contact xthevilecorruptorxthevilecorruptor
SCP File # SCP-1050 Research Contact HornbyHornby
SCP File # SCP-1107 Research Contact Dr_MaddDr_Madd
SCP File # SCP-1121 Research Contact CrayneCrayne
SCP File # SCP-1124 Research Contact (user deleted)
SCP File # SCP-1255 Research Contact Von PincierVon Pincier
SCP File # SCP-1276 Research Contact AelannaAelanna
SCP File # SCP-1281 Research Contact DrEverettMannDrEverettMann
SCP File # SCP-1375 Research Contact AelannaAelanna
SCP File # SCP-1396 Research Contact AelannaAelanna
SCP File # SCP-1411 Research Contact DrEverettMannDrEverettMann
SCP File # SCP-1417-J Research Contact SmaptiSmapti
SCP File # SCP-1426 Research Contact DrLevyDrLevy
SCP File # SCP-144 Research Contact FritzWillieFritzWillie
SCP File # SCP-1445 Research Contact UnivineUnivine
SCP File # SCP-1480 Research Contact EskobarEskobar
SCP File # SCP-1514 Research Contact AnboroughAnborough
SCP File # SCP-1541 Research Contact Vincent_RedgraveVincent_Redgrave
SCP File # SCP-1543-J Research Contact namename
SCP File # SCP-1548 Research Contact Von PincierVon Pincier
SCP File # SCP-1565 Research Contact ObserverSeptemberObserverSeptember
SCP File # SCP-1574 Research Contact RogetRoget
SCP File # SCP-1629 Research Contact AnboroughAnborough
SCP File # SCP-163 Research Contact FlahFlah
SCP File # SCP-1640 Research Contact AccelerandoAccelerando
SCP File # SCP-1682 Research Contact (user deleted)
SCP File # SCP-1683 Research Contact RogetRoget
SCP File # SCP-1685 Research Contact FlameShirtFlameShirt
SCP File # SCP-1694 Research Contact AstronautJoeAstronautJoe
SCP File # SCP-1720 Research Contact AelannaAelanna
SCP File # SCP-1778 Research Contact Dr ReachDr Reach
SCP File # SCP-179 Research Contact Dr ReachDr Reach
SCP File # SCP-1795 Research Contact AstronautJoeAstronautJoe
SCP File # SCP-1812 Research Contact IhpIhp
SCP File # SCP-1815 Research Contact AnboroughAnborough
SCP File # SCP-1843 Research Contact TagliafierroTagliafierro
SCP File # SCP-1923 Research Contact MisterBibsMisterBibs
SCP File # SCP-1935 Research Contact DmatixDmatix
SCP File # SCP-1941 Research Contact RequitefahrenheitRequitefahrenheit
SCP File # SCP-1947 Research Contact ZekkyZekky
SCP File # SCP-1958 Research Contact SmaptiSmapti
SCP File # SCP-1959 Research Contact Dr HendraDr Hendra
SCP File # SCP-1960 Research Contact Tiger66261Tiger66261
SCP File # SCP-1960-J Research Contact dragonnyxxdragonnyxx
SCP File # SCP-1980 Research Contact eric_heric_h
SCP File # SCP-2001 Research Contact BluedanoobBluedanoob
SCP File # SCP-2002 Research Contact CrayneCrayne
SCP File # SCP-2004 Research Contact SnakeoilSageSnakeoilSage
SCP File # SCP-2005 Research Contact SilberescherSilberescher
SCP File # SCP-2020 Research Contact Communism will winCommunism will win
SCP File # SCP-2027 Research Contact DrLucanDrLucan
SCP File # SCP-2033 Research Contact WaterfireWaterfire
SCP File # SCP-2040 Research Contact NighkosNighkos
SCP File # SCP-206 Research Contact Gene RGene R
SCP File # SCP-2063 Research Contact WarpZoneWarpZone
SCP File # SCP-2069 Research Contact AelannaAelanna
SCP File # SCP-2070 Research Contact SilmerionSilmerion
SCP File # SCP-2088 Research Contact RogetRoget
SCP File # SCP-2092 Research Contact TobiasTheTapirTobiasTheTapir
SCP File # SCP-2100 Research Contact AbettikAbettik
SCP File # SCP-2154 Research Contact Blackbird5154Blackbird5154
SCP File # SCP-2222 Research Contact hamblinghambling
SCP File # SCP-2226 Research Contact LeshLesh
SCP File # SCP-2229 Research Contact UnivineUnivine
SCP File # SCP-2237 Research Contact Agent MacLeodAgent MacLeod
SCP File # SCP-2270 Research Contact djkaktusdjkaktus
SCP File # SCP-2276 Research Contact AJMansfieldAJMansfield
SCP File # SCP-2362 Research Contact LeshLesh
SCP File # SCP-2399 Research Contact djkaktusdjkaktus
SCP File # SCP-240 Research Contact RogetRoget
SCP File # SCP-2404 Research Contact CyclopianCyclopian
SCP File # SCP-2460 Research Contact WrongJohnSilverWrongJohnSilver
SCP File # SCP-2473 Research Contact Agent MacLeodAgent MacLeod
SCP File # SCP-2474 Research Contact KalininKalinin
SCP File # SCP-2477 Research Contact PetrogradPetrograd
SCP File # SCP-2499 Research Contact weizhongweizhong
SCP File # SCP-2525 Research Contact TL333sTL333s
SCP File # SCP-2548 Research Contact TyGentlyTyGently
SCP File # SCP-255 Research Contact (user deleted)
SCP File # SCP-2575 Research Contact Patrick WhelanPatrick Whelan
SCP File # SCP-2578 Research Contact daveyoufooldaveyoufool
SCP File # SCP-2580 Research Contact Zmax15Zmax15
SCP File # SCP-2585 Research Contact AnboroughAnborough
SCP File # SCP-2631 Research Contact sirpuddingsirpudding
SCP File # SCP-2667 Research Contact feathersnakefeathersnake
SCP File # SCP-2670 Research Contact djkaktusdjkaktus
SCP File # SCP-2686 Research Contact WogglebugWogglebug
SCP File # SCP-2713 Research Contact Doctor CimmerianDoctor Cimmerian
SCP File # SCP-2716 Research Contact TagliafierroTagliafierro
SCP File # SCP-2721 Research Contact DolphinSlugchuggerDolphinSlugchugger
SCP File # SCP-2735 Research Contact CyclopianCyclopian
SCP File # SCP-2762 Research Contact AnaxagorasAnaxagoras
SCP File # SCP-2775 Research Contact weizhongweizhong
SCP File # SCP-2777 Research Contact ChubertChubert
SCP File # SCP-2798 Research Contact KalininKalinin
SCP File # SCP-2813 Research Contact Doctor CimmerianDoctor Cimmerian
SCP File # SCP-2824 Research Contact ignorant_geniusignorant_genius
SCP File # SCP-2838 Research Contact minminminmin
SCP File # SCP-2845 Research Contact DjoricDjoric
SCP File # SCP-2886 Research Contact MultiscoopMultiscoop
SCP File # SCP-2894 Research Contact GuillimanGuilliman
SCP File # SCP-2998 Research Contact EskobarEskobar
SCP File # SCP-304 Research Contact Dr_AdamsDr_Adams
SCP File # SCP-364 Research Contact QuikngruvnQuikngruvn
SCP File # SCP-366 Research Contact agatharightsagatharights
SCP File # SCP-435 Research Contact sandrewswannsandrewswann
SCP File # SCP-471 Research Contact DrSevereDrSevere
SCP File # SCP-488 Research Contact AelannaAelanna
SCP File # SCP-515 Research Contact thattallfellowthattallfellow
SCP File # SCP-580 Research Contact Anonymous
SCP File # SCP-736 Research Contact (user deleted)
SCP File # SCP-852 Research Contact MisterFlamesMisterFlames
SCP File # SCP-907 Research Contact DjoricDjoric
SCP File # SCP-923 Research Contact Lat WareLat Ware
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