IMI2: The Blood Angel Cult

Location: North America and Parts of Europe.

Status: Active.

Description and Behavior: The Blood Angel Cult is an anti-theistic cult with a strong paramilitary and counterculture tradition, comprised of at least forty-nine cells varying in size. They revere a being known as the “Blood Angel”. This Blood Angel is, according to the cult’s literature, a fallen angel that remains loyal to God and desperately desires readmittance into Heaven. He seeks this by means of radical penance, apparently having removed most of his own skin through self-flagellation. The Blood Angel is said to kind, generous, and protective of the weak. We here at PRAE have yet to be able to verify his existence.

It is the desire of the Blood Angel Cult to convince the Blood Angel that continued unrequited loyalty to God is “folly” by using arguments developed by cult members. Depending on the cell or individual, they wish either to be led by the Blood Angel or otherwise bring him into their organization. In addition to this, the various cells often pursue the acquisition of anomalous objects and often interfere with our researchers, sometimes leading to death.

This cult carries out most of its activities on the outskirts of various cities and towns, preferring municipalities with a high rate of property abandonment. Most members are recruited from various local anarchist, communist, and other counterculture groups. They usually have an emblem resembling a bleeding angel either on their clothing or as a tattoo, their decentralized nature means the aesthetic of this emblem can vary wildly. Their paramilitary and often radical nature often make them a danger for the communities they inhabit.

Recommended actions: It is best to deal with the Blood Angel Cult as a community effort. Establish neighborhood watches and contact police whenever possible against possible cult activity, or the activity of the counterculture movements they recruit from. It highly likely that cult members will claim that PRAE kidnaps, tortures, experiment with, and kill their members. We assure you that this is false.

OLC1: The Bust of the Goddess

Location: Unknown.

Status: Unknown, presumed active.

Description and Behavior: The Bust of the Goddess is an approximately two-foot (0.6 meter) tall bust depicting the head and shoulders of a woman of unknown ethnicity. Surviving descriptions of the Bust describe the woman in question as having deep gashes across the front off her face and three empty eye-sockets that seep a black fluid with the consistency of molasses but the smell of blood. Instead of hair, the head is said have five horns with ornamental carvings; though some claim there are up to twenty horns. It is said to change the expression on its face when not observed, and apparently can be heard breathing if carefully listened to.

The Bust was last known be in the possession of the now defunct Chained Gods Temple; a cult that believed the Bust to be both a depiction and conduit of their chief deity, the Chained Goddess. It was their belief that collecting the Bust and its missing eyes would allow the Chained Goddess and her allies to escape their captivity in their full forms to claim the earth as theirs. It is presumed that one of the various splinter groups formed from the surviving members of the Temple currently possess the Bust.

Persons known to have spent a significant amount of time in proximity to the Bust claim to develop the ability to hear it speak. Whether this is due to a degraded mental state or a genuine anomalous trait cannot be determined. What can be determined is the fact that the groups interested in this anomalous entity are willing and able to pursue it to radical lengths, presenting a danger whenever there is a rumor of its presence.

Recommended Actions: This anomalous entity is not, itself, dangerous if the records on it are to be regarded as accurate. At most, the Bust may cause some mental deterioration after prolonged exposure. The groups pursuing it are the real threat to your person. Therefore, it is recommended to ignore this entity and at most try to remain away from anywhere rumors indicate it may be. Instead, please report any rumors to us at PRAE so that we may investigate and learn more about this entity.