Team Panda consists of Heathmeister, Kanpai!, and myself. We're all new members and are excited to try our skills out on this challenge. We'll be using concept 53 - Base.
During the years after World War 2 the islands of Severnaya Zemlya were studied by a team of geologists from NIIGA (the Scientific Research Institute of Arctic Geology) in St. Petersberg under B. Kh. Egiazarov from 1948 to 1954, who compiled a comprehensive geological map.
During the geological survey a electromagnetic anomaly was detected on the northernmost island of Komsomolets within the the Academy of Sciences Ice Cap, the largest ice cap in Russia. Discovered in the ice cap was a large object of unknown origin,
attempts to obtain samples of the object for further study were unsuccessful as no piece of it could be broken off to bring back to a lab.
Batteries and other electrical devices were drained or became inoperable when brought near the object. Dubbed the Taymyr Anomaly by the Russian scientist, was unable to be moved by several major efforts by the soviet government to relocate it to a more secure location, due to its effects on the electrical systems of heavy machinery.
Deciding that study of the objects effects may result in a decisive strategic advantage over the west, and that the removal of the object would prove too costly and conspicuous, an extensive research facility was constructed on the site. Built over the years with prefabricated parts, with personnel and material moved under the cover of arctic expedition supplies, the facility grew around the enigma.
Over time the soviet scientists learned to shield their equipment from the anomaly's effects. Over time they were able to pry deeper and deeper into its core, unveiling more and more of its secrets. After a scheduled experiment attempting to breach further into the object than ever before all contact with the facility was lost, a quick reaction force was sent to investigate, shortly after arriving all contact was lost with them as well…