Project Jotunheim was a specialized Genetic study to develop “ larger-than-life “ Super-soldiers. The study covertly conducted genetic, psychological and cybernetic experimentation to transform qualified civilians into sleeper assets for the purpose of conducting insurrectionist activities in the event of a national invasion.
Developed during a period of extreme heightened tensions between the Neo-Russian States and the Scandinavian Bloc. This period of tension saw a heightened state of preparation in the Russian military to conduct Military invasions of the Scandinavian Bloc States. High tensions were exasperated by incursions of Military aircraft into sovereign Swedish airspace. It also saw the sinking of two Swedish naval vessels after their navigation systems were hacked by Russian Hackers and forced into Russian territorial waters.
In this environment, Project Jotunheim was conceived.
Using the premise of conducting Genetic research to benefit those affected by the genetic disposition towards Giantism and or Acromegaly, the project began it’s work.
The project developed in three distinct stages.
Stage 1: Eugenics
In the first stage of the study, individuals with this predisposition were encouraged to accept genetic matches for the purpose of studying the transmission of the genes into the subsequent population. This vector was carefully mapped, tested and studied in detail. Participants were monitored for the expected and unexpected side effects of the Genetic conditions associated with their particular deficiency.
Stage 2: Cybernetics
Pursuant to the Eugenics aspect of the study, cybernetic systems and boiler systems were developed, installed, monitored and tested, as a means to limit and in some cases control or reverse some of the most adverse effects of the conditions suffered by the program participants and their offspring. As these technologies were needed to bench across all of the participants age ranges, they were used in every stage of the program, including the original participants as well as their offspring, upgrading and adding new technologies as needed to maintain efficacy throughout the lifetime of the subjects.
Stage 3: Genetic Modifications
After the initial generation was carried to term and studied, genetic treatments for some of the side effects were studied and developed. Some of these were initiated at the fetal stages of development, while others we administered postnatal.
Project Successes and Shortfalls
Throughout the life of the project, several advances were made. Among these was a cybernetic Hormonal regulation system. This system consists of specialized cybernetic implants embedded in the major glands of the body. These implants are regulated by a wetware installation embedded in the hippo-campus of the brain. The result of this system is a more closely controlled growth cycle, and a means by which hormonal regulation can be made to significantly reduce side effects of the conditions of the subjects. This hormone regulator can be, in some cases activated consciously by the subjects to increase the release of specific hormones. These hormones range from Testosterone to Endorphins and Adrenaline. This allows a sudden effective increase in aggression, reduced pain sensitivity and increased short-term strength.
Additional Cybernetics include the installation of two cybernetic hearts to enhance blood flow through the larger physical bodies of the project subjects. This increased flow has reduced the lethargy and reduced healing factors normally experienced by those individuals diagnosed with these conditions. These cybernetic hearts also increase overall survivability during times of injury or stress, especially to the torso.
The Project did suffer several shortfalls. Specifically, the psychological conditioning programs were only marginally successful. In many cases, personality mismatches proved difficult to overcome, and instilling the proper programming proved inconclusive.
In genetics, While largeness was achieved as desired, no effective genetic treatments to enhance some aspects without the unwanted side effects were achieved. The study was successful in preventing the development and expression of these conditions, but inexplicably the side effects were still present despite the lack of enhanced growth. In other cases, extreme levels of growth were achieved, but enhanced genetic deficiencies resulting in short life spans, defects and even early onset death resulted.
The project had been conducted in secret due to the very strict international laws concerning Genetic testing and Eugenics research. In many cases, these laws were broken, or outright ignored. When the discovery of the program was made by Media representatives, the Project was hastily shut down and all program subjects and participants were either relocated, liquidated or erased.
Of the nearly 10,000 project subjects participating in the study, nearly all were liquidated. Only a handful of program subjects have escaped that fate. Many have gone into hiding in other countries in the hopes of avoiding the fate of their fellow project subjects.
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