Authority Government

Information Database



Overview: The Authority must deal with many and varied Entities involved with the anomalous; for the most part these are fringe groups, much like the Authority themselves. However, some Entities operate within the framework of the non-anomalous world, as agencies for nations and international organizations. Dealing with the population-control cult of Malthus is very different form negotiating with the legitimate representatives of China; whether hostile or cooperative, the power dynamics and threat that the latter may pose is radically different. Such Groups are registered within the Authority Global Information Database, colloquially known as the Agencies of Interest. The Database contains entries on these Groups as well as government programs related to the anomalous.

Threat Code

Affiliations
Proxy The Agency is under direct control by the Authority.
Allied The Agency is consistently cooperative with and/or helpful to the Authority.
Neutral The Agency has little or no affiliation with the Authority.
Ambiguous The Agency displays varying or contradictory affiliation with the Authority.
Hostile The Agency is motivated to harm or destroy humanity and/or the Authority.
Unknown The Agency has unknown motives in relation to the Authority.
Attributes
Authority-Aware The Agency is aware of the existence of the Authority.
Veiled The Agency is unaware of the existence of the anomalous.
Unveiled The Agency is aware of the existence of the amomalous.
Seeker The Agency actively collects anomalies.
Sculptor The Agency is capable of creating anomalies.
Multinational The Agency spans multiple nations.
National The Agency exists within a single nation.

People's Committee for the Acquisition of Anomalous Objects (China) - Ambiguous

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Overview: A paramilitary giant in the present day, the PCAAO has its roots in a bureaucratic collection office. Created in the wake of the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War, the People's Committee was tasked with securing objects, locations, and persons inherited from China's long history with the anomalous. Operational use of these anomalies was the responsibility of the powerful People's Liberation Army (PLA) Special Directorate. However, after China's flawed and disappointing use of the anomalous in the Korean War (provoking the most violent and effective response in the history of the typically impotent United Nations Anomalous Activities Committee), the PLA's Special Directorate was castigated, its leader arrested, and its methods shamed. Shortly thereafter the PCAAO rose to prominence and gradually replaced the PLA as China's premier anomalous agency.

Backed by the enormous strength and growing confidence of the People's Republic of China, the PCAAO is a valuable ally and formidable opponent. The rise of China has coincided with the PCAAO's expanded influence in Asia and Africa, bringing the organization into the global anomalous community. And yet, the PCAAO is just as likely to cooperate with the ASF in Nigeria as it is to violently assault an Authority dig team in Mongolia; often, it perpetrates friendly and hostile acts in the same hour. Fundamentally, the PCAAO of the 21st century is torn between opposite impulses; the international agency that works for the good of mankind, and the government force that protects China and her people from the anomalous at all costs, often at others' expense. Authority personnel are warned to treat the PCAAO with significant caution; it's often difficult to predict whether the PCAAO will act with cooperation or violent self-interest.

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Military Intelligence Section XIII (UK) - Allied

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Overview: Military Intelligence Section XIII, or Monarch Security, was formed after the conclusion of a decades-long government investigation; its conclusion was that anomalous occurrences throughout Great Britain might pose a significant threat towards the British government and monarchy. This lead to the establishment of a special department under the Directorate of Military Intelligence, with the designation MI13. Its assigned responsibilities are the security and protection of Great Britain and British Overseas Territories against anomalies of all kind.

MI13 is overseen by a committee based at Westminster, known as the Defense Anomalies and Security Committee. However, the rest of the agency's administrative structure and personnel management are currently unknown, though it is clear that the agency receives significantly greater funding than any other intelligence body in the United Kingdom. Military Intelligence Section XIII is currently a member of the United Nations Anomalous Activities Committee, though the extent of their activities as part of that body is unclear.

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United Nations Anomalous Activities Committee - Ambiguous

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The United Nations Anomalous Activities Committee (UNAAC) is a global regulatory body for "official" anomalous agencies, usually those operating with the backing of a national government (PCAAO, MI13, etc). Established in 1945 with the signing of the International Anomalous Accords, UNAAC's charter directs it to restrict and police the actions of anomalous agencies; actual enforcement of the Accords is weak and mostly left to the collective pressure of UNAAC member organizations during particularly outrageous rule breaking, such as national governments using the anomalous in wartime.

In practical terms, UNAAC is a negotiating table where the Authority carries the most weight. Relatively impotent by itself, UNAAC is valuable as a forum to redress grievances and smooth over competing interests between anomalous agencies in an established, diplomatic setting; conflict between these agencies amounts to fratricide, only benefiting the extreme groups that lurk below. To that end, as well, UNAAC facilitates the coordination of agencies and governments against dangerous anomalous GOIs.

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BundesOkkultAbteilung (FOA) - Neutral

Overview: The FOA is a federal department of the German government with the express purpose of investigating, containing and/or eliminating anomalous organizations, entities, and objects that threaten the German nation or people. The organization has near-complete independence, being able to operate with the full support of the German government, and more importantly, without their supervision.

The FOA originated as a loose coalition of German Catholic inquisitors rooting out heretics in the HRE during the middle ages. With the reformation taking root in many German kingdoms throughout the HRE, the unofficial coalition lost much of its power, however, remnants of inquisitors, along with reformed investigators, remained to investigate anomalous entities after their decline. The FOA first officially came into being by the order of Chancellor Bismark. Their original purpose was to investigate and eliminate anomalous entities that could pose a threat to the newly created German empire. However, under Kaiser Wilhelm II during the first world war, the FOA took on a far more proactive role, and started to research and even create anomalous entities for the war effort. These measures largely failed however, and after Germany's defeat, the FOA was disbanded by the ally powers. The FOA did not come back into existence until 1943, when they splintered from the GOI known as the GARD, Germany's anomalous investigation agency under Hitler. Old supporters of the Kaiser or Wehrmacht Republic saw an opportunity with the failing war effort. These members soon splintered off and joined with the hiding dissenters, thus forming a loose resistance group that would eventually become the FOA.

As the war drew to a close and the GARD waned in power, the FOA grew. The FOA was able to successfully re-contain several anomalous entities that the GARD were unable to due to a loss of funding. During the chaos after the war, the FOA became far more prominent, with funding from the allies to help contain any entities in the occupied German territories. The FOA were unable to operate in Soviet occupied territories, however, resulting in many anomalous instances being left unchecked in the eastern most part of Germany. The FOA officially, albeit secretly, came into being with the reunification of Germany into a single sovereign state.

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