Halloween Special: Exploring the Horrors of Mirny-13


To: Commanding Officer, Colonel N., Head of Intelligence
Subject: Major Emergency in Mirny-13
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I must inform you that a major emergency has occurred in Mirny-13, a small oil-producing town, where numerous anomalies have appeared. Amid growing panic in Mirny-13, it was decided to evacuate the town and completely close it to the outside world. High Command sent us here on a reconnaissance mission, but we had no clear knowledge of what we were going to encounter.

Rumors are spreading amongst our troops that this emergency has something to do with the military testing ground in Arzagir, located just 21 km from Mirny-13. Despite our repeated requests, High Command remains silent and stubbornly denies the occurrence of any anomalies.

After the first reconnaissance mission in Mirny-13, not all of our scouts returned. The level of electromagnetic radiation in that area many times exceeded permissible limits. I’m heading to Mirny-13 again with an intelligence tank platoon to gather the relevant information. I also request you to carefully read my previous report below — it may contain important details we've missed.

Sergeant M., Reconnaissance Scout.


26 October 2020, 06:30 UTC +8 - 9 November 2020, 06:30 UTC +8

Combat Intelligence Surveillance

16 OCT 2020


  • Report By: Sergeant M., Reconnaissance Scout
  • Location: Mirny-13


1. LocationAt the end of September, we sent scouts to the town of Mirny-13, which had recently been evacuated, and where massive but unsystematic anomalies had been registered. Mirny-13 was populated mainly by oil workers and their families. It is located 21 kilometers from the Arzagir military testing ground, to which access is strictly prohibited.

Electrical appliance failures and high levels of radiation were previously noted in the town. After that, the landscape began to change — cracks appeared on the ground, from which an unexplored substance similar to oil poured out. We were able to take some pictures of the new environment with aerial photography.

When radiation levels peaked and stabilized, terrain changes stopped. We headed to Mirny-13 with a new reconnaissance mission.

2. ExecutionImmediately upon arrival in the town, our platoon encountered inexplicable anomalies. The environment around us suddenly began to change right in front of us. It seemed that we were moving sequentially along several time dimensions, each of which was the gateway to the next. Successfully completing tasks in each dimension, we slowly but surely moved towards the final goal.

3. VehiclesWe went to Mirny-13 with a platoon of tanks with enhanced protection against electromagnetic radiation. They were specially upgraded to meet the extreme conditions in which we had to operate. We were also accompanied by a scientist who was carrying out additional environmental measurements.

4. EnemiesThe first scouts to go to Mirny-13 faced supernatural armored entities that they had never met before. Only a few scouts from the entire unit survived. Due to the overwhelming level of radiation, they didn't manage to capture pictures of these hostile vehicles. All that we have at the moment are freehand drawings made by one of the survivors, with brief and indistinct descriptions. Please study these materials carefully in order to be prepared for any eventuality.


5. Command and SignalUnfortunately, this is all the information that I have at my disposal at the moment. Our platoon is heading to the town to gather new intelligence. I’ll provide you with an actual report as soon as I have new information.