“If you’re watching this, make sure you’re alone. Everything that I have to say needs to stay as private as possible until the time comes to reveal it all to the public.
My name is Dr. Jayson Marcus Loren. Chief science engineer for the Ceres III project, I want to record this as a documentation of my findings and issues with the Ceres program, and the entity known as the Lifeblood.
As most people know, Lifeblood began as a part of the Yggdrasil Project roughly 15 years ago. The entire project began as an attempt to save a dying planet. Earth.
The human race, through years of dangerous wasteful practices, over population, and heavy industrialization, managed to waste away the planet. Earth was dying, and we needed to find a way to save it, or the entire human race would perish.
At the time, I was working with the Food and Drug Administration, working on a new way to enrich our food supplies to provide more nutrients through genetic manipulation. When the planet began showing signs of decay, I was contacted by the President to lead a project to use our enhancements on a much larger scale. We were to create a substance that would essentially boost the life of our planet. Hence the name “Lifeblood”.
Over the next five years, me and several top scientists from around the world spent every waking moment beta-testing Lifeblood on soil samples, plant life taken from various locations, even on large plots of land purchased in Northern Africa. We spent those years under ground in an African facility, little did we know that back on the surface, our planet was falling to pieces. Society as we know it was dying with Earth.
Mankind reached a breaking point, and people began dying from lack of food. And murderous tendencies. Wars broke out, riots, the Governments collapsed from the strain of trying to hold back an entire planet-wide seige.
It was then that we were told to begin the Yggdrasil Project. We were to begin using the Lifeblood on a much larger scale. We began with large underground trenches, capable of carrying rivers of dammed water containing Lifeblood several hundred miles at a time. The amount of people and resources expended to begin the project baffled almost everyone involved.
Little did we know, that instead of helping the planet. We were making things worse.
The Lifeblood was not a perfected entity, and exposing the world to such large-scale portions of it began to have strange adverse reactions. The food grew, and it grew plentiful, but the test crowds began to get sick. Test subjects died.
Our medical staffs spent all their efforts in figuring out what was causing it. Something in the original beta forms of Lifeblood was causing human cells to begin deteriorating.
We continued to take our findings and alter the Lifeblood from a molecular level, but things remained slow. We weren’t able to create a healthy dose that didn’t seem to contaminate the land.
At that point, it was beyond our control. We had accidentally tainted a large portion of former Europe. The land was dangerous, and we had to keep rebel factions and exiles from eating the contaminated plant life. It was at this point we ordered a mass exodus.
You may know it as the Phoenix Initiative. A way to revitalize the planet by starting anew. This was not the real reason behind the migration and burning. We were doing it to cover up a mistake of such a large scale. The Lifeblood project would be killed if we couldn’t cover our tracks and start over somewhere new. The Government in Central forced our hand, threatening to shut down research entirely if we didn’t completely erase any history of our existance at that time.
It was at this point that the people who owned the rights to the land in Europe, people known now as the “Grounders” began their more radical means. Central was forcing them to burn their land and close down their project. These people believed that the Yggdrasil Project was our only hope. At that time, the name “Grounders” didn’t exist, because Central had yet to create the Ceres project. It was three years later that they began to discuss moving mankind into outer space.
My partner at the time left, taking the Lifeblood project from us. Central bought and sold their way into having the Lifeblood for their own means. They wanted to take it into outer space with them and experiment with using space particles to create Lifeblood. Recycling programs to re-use Lifeblood. Artificial soils and plant life that could be forever re-used in space, to sustain life without a planet. It was not what the Lifeblood was created for, but it was what the future held for it. I had to cut my loses and join the Ceres program.
The first Ceres ship didn’t even make it off the ground. The Grounders, a group I myself am a part of, attacked and sabotaged the ship, ending the flight before it started. I continued my research, afraid I too would be blamed for it. However, I managed to keep a low profile and avoid being associated with the Grounders.
I worked in Central, continuing my research to prevent the Lifeblood from creating problems like it did in Europe. The last thing we needed was to start killing more people. Central refused to listen to my pleas to end the project entirely, so I stayed on to make sure it was done correctly. If I left, there would be no original members from Project Yggdrasil left who knew the negative affects of the Lifeblood.
We thought we had it, but then came the Ceres II flight. Official reports don’t even indicate what happened. The reason the program was shut down after only three weeks in flight. The Lifeblood began to show the negative affects again. They were immediately told to return home, however something happened that caused the ship to crash, killing everyone.
Reports say it was pilot error, but I have a suspicion that it wasn’t. I believe that Central ordered the ship shot down, to prevent exposure much like they did with the Phoenix Initiative. They continued to cover everything up, so that the Lifeblood project could continue.
It was at that point that I volunteered to head up with the Ceres III. I wanted to make sure first hand that the Lifeblood could not kill anymore people. If I was up here, I would be able to keep a watchful eye and shut down the project if it went south again.
Only a few months before the launching of the Ceres III, we created a new Lifeblood prototype. Code name Lifeblood Infinity, the new molecular structure allowed for easier manipulation, and we thought we found salvation in it. We believed with a little more effort, we could remove the negative side effects and even boost the power of the positive.
Little did we know that it would have the opposite effect. At first, it was working fine. The first weeks on the Ceres III showed promise. We began genetically creating powerful new food products with little to no effort. Resources were recycled and reused without issue. However, there were still some odd effects on the food itself. People would get migraines, stomach aches, some of our food test animals in the lab would even go mad.
It didn’t take long for us to re-work the new structure again and remove the elements. But everytime we fixed a problem, another one came up. We were close to giving up completely.
At this point, I am documenting this in case something happens. I want this evidance to be released so that all the cover ups, all the lies, can finally be brought to the surface. If this can’t be fixed, I want the Lifeblood project to finally end. We can’t continue covering this up, it’s not just lives in the balance, it’s the entire human race.
I am documenting this with the help of Dr. Kaitlin Jones, a botanist who believes that the project is a danger not only to the human race, but all life on Earth. She has seperated herself from the rest of the science time, choosing to live in the Atmo-Domes and concentrate on hidden experiments with the Lifeblood. She is working privately to develop an antidote to the negative affects on the plants.
At this time, I’m going to make one last effort. We’re completely overhauling development and re-structuring of the Lifeblood one last time. If it doesn’t work, this will be sent out. I’m afraid that people have gotten wind of the fact that I want to end this project, and I fear that my life may be in danger if I don’t hurry.
I hope that this is never used. I hope the Lifeblood project works this time, and we can save the human race. If not, I want whoever gets this document to take it and reveal the project for what it is: Dangerous. If I cannot, you must shut the whole thing down.
We cannot sacrifice anymore. There will be nothing left to save.”