Phenomenon 55 - "Godhand"

MAJOR EXPLORATION GROUP
OVERSIGHT COUNCIL NOTICE
08/14/2025

BY THE DECISION OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL AND THE BOARD OF CHIEF DIRECTORS, WITH THE RECENT DECLARATION OF AMADEUS LUDWIG STEELE'S BACKROOMS-WIDE "MASS-ERADICATION PROCESS", WE PROCLAIM WITH ALL THE RIGHTS AND CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO THE OFFICIALIZATION OF OPERATION "SEVERANCE" THAT IT IS HENCEFORWARD EFFECTIVE UNTIL THE OPERATION IS DEEMED COMPLETE. ALL MEMBERS OF THE MAJOR EXPLORATION GROUP WILL BE BRIEFED WITH THE DETAILS OF OPERATION "SEVERANCE" IMMEDIATELY AND BEGIN PHASE ONE ON AUGUST 15, 2025. INFORMATION REGARDING OPERATION "SEVERANCE" WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL M.E.G. PERSONNEL SHORTLY AFTER THIS NOTICE IS PUBLICIZED. MAY ALL BE SAFE IN THE COMING CATACLYSM BROUGHT FORTH BY THE WORSHIPPERS OF GODHAND AND DEVIANT MEMBERS OF THE UNBOUND EXPLORERS COALITION.

"BETTERING HUMANITY, GLIMMER OF HOPE."
































How do we know that "Godhand" is an organization to be feared?

The Overseer sighed, hands clasped together in formality as he answers the questions of incessant reporters.

"If a man is able to negotiate directly with the U.E.C., one of the most pronounced groups in the Backrooms and perhaps the most feared, I believe that is enough reason to understand the powerful influence of the Godhand Vessels, especially Mister Steele. We still do not know how Mister Steele was able to negotiate with the U.E.C. leaders, and we'll likely never know, but we do know this: Amadeus Ludwig Steele is a dangerous man and Godhand is a dangerous organization."

Are the allegations true about the ignorance of the M.E.G. to see Godhand as a threat to the stability of the Backrooms?

Another Overseer replied to that question.

"No, we have always seen Godhand as a potential threat to us and other groups but we did not expect such an exponential growth in merely two years. I mean we're talking about a group whose ideals are violence and brutality, we did not account for the fact that they would be able to form a social system, much less a fully operational government."

The first Overseer to speak stepped in.

"Ahem, we believe that this is likely due to the… formation of the Godhand Vessels, beings that are able to retain their intelligence despite being inflicted with Godhand."

Why is it only the Godhand Vessels that are able to exhibit intelligence that is otherwise unseen from the rest of Godhand-afflicted victims?

"To be straightforward, we do not know why the Godhand Vessels are able to retain their intelligence even with high exposure to Godhand. The phenomenon is too much a mystery for us to be certain."

Indistinct chatter permeates in the background as the flashes of several cameras continue to bombard the three sitting Overseers, one quite obviously annoyed by this.

The conference continued as usual while reporters from different radio stations take turns to ask questions to those responsible for Operation "Severance" enacted just a few days prior.

That was until a loud…





















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…SHATTERED THE ROOM AS CLAWS OF SCARLET AND THE GNARLING OF RED-VEINED DEMONS BEGIN TO FLOOD THE AREA. THE BLOOD SPILL WAS A PERFORMANCE. A GLORIOUS REVELATION IN THE NAME OF GODHAND. A FLOCK OF WELL-PROTECTED BODYGUARDS SWARMED THE OVERSEERS AND DRAGGED THEM TO SAFETY. ANYONE WITH A GUN OPEN-FIRED AT THE WRITHING CROWD OF VIOLENT FLESH. FIST FOR FIST. BLOOD FOR BLOOD. FLESH FOR FLESH. IT WAS A MASSACRE. AND ABOVE THEM ALL WAS ANOTHER VESSEL, UNNAMED AND UNCHAINED. IT WAS NOT STEELE, FOR SHE WAS MORE MALEVOLENT. ONLY THE GAZE OF HER SCARLET EYES WAS SCORCHED DEEP IN THE MINDS OF THOSE THREE ESCAPING LEADERS AS ANOTHER ENCAMPMENT OF THE M.E.G. FELL TO GODHAND AND ITS CHAMPIONS.






NO COST TOO GREAT


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