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Tau-44 Timeline

This document outlines a timeline overview from the establishment of Mobile Task Force TAU-44 "Phalanx" to the present day, including notable events and campaigns.

Tau-44 Established

3 January 2000

MTF Tau-44 "Phalanx" is established as a globally ready first recon and fast response force aimed at putting effective initial investigation and surgical strike capabilities into the hands of regional Department Heads, Oversight Councils, and Site Directors on assignment request.

Operation Phoenix Flight (First Phase)

11 November 2001

Tau-44 carries out Operation Pheonix Flight (First Phase) in Afghanistan during the US Military's Operation Enduring Freedom. The MTF was tasked with following up credible evidence of anomalous pathogenic activity in the region of Lythium. During this time the MTF saw close collaboration with the US 10th Mountain division, and carried out missions that led to the documentation of SCP-12062 and the capture of Nikolai Vlasov (son of the pathogen's suspected progenitor, Dmitriy Vlasov).

Operation Phoenix Flight (Second Phase)

3 November 2016

Tau-44 returns to Lythium following reports from US 10th Mountain division of major anomalous weather distrubance Lithium Refinery and Storage the day prior. With additional US forces on the way to contain and investigate, Tau-44 slipped in first, neutralised as many instances of SCP-12062 derivative as possible, then activated a 3-stage thermonuclear device to finish the job. Tau-44 suffered over 60% casualties, with more MIA and others surviving via anomalous means (refer: French Police Report / AAR by OA. Stood).

Operation Peregrine

12 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

Operation Buzzkill

8 October 2017

Tau-44 deployed to investigate, secure, and capture samples of SCP -12062 recovered from Lythium. After pursuing insurgents into Takistan, Hoplite team - with the assistance of Billhook 4.1 of the U.S. Army Rangers - managed to recover seventeen vials of SCP-12062, but reported one missing. Before operation completion, all U.S. forces began withdrawing forces at a rapid pace. On the next day, the Foundation would initiate the Bright Night Contingency.

Bright Night Contingency

9 October 2017 - 26 January 2018

In the midst of the anomalous civilisation-scale genocide carried out on USA soil, the Foundation activated a huge number of resources - including no small number of previously-tasked MTFs such as Tau-44 - to contain the threat posed by the decimated (and now weaponised) population. As a result, and in accordance with the Bright Night Contingency protocol, the O5 Council officially declared a K-Class Lifted Veil Scenario and commissioned the Foundation Public Relations Division (FPRD), an O4-adjacent office with discretionary power over all areas in which the Foundation interacts with the public.

Operation Cold Secret

1 March 2021

Tau-44 is deployed to a rural Russian town under the influence of undetermined anomalous effects. The MTF is depoyed tailing local police and a Russian OREL (Special Police) CBRN team, both of the latter having never returned. All MTF members deployed did return, however, Operations Command concluded that all personnel had been compromised by cognitohazard. All operatives were treated, anesthetized, and recommissioned for duty.

7 March 2021

Tau-44 is redeployed to the same town in Russia, this time with additional manpower to suit the task at hand. However, upon discovering an SUV left near the scene during the previous deployment, MTF personnel became nonresponsive in place around the vehicle and were declared compromised. Multiple reports were collected from MTF personnel with varying indications for concern (refer: Integrity Evaluation: STOOD). Operators were anesthetized and recommissioned for duty (refer: Addendum 12936-B, Expedition Two). MTF Eta-10 "See No Evil" was tasked with further investigation and containment.

Operation Aegean Trouble

12 March 2021

Tau-44 is deployed to Malden to investigate reports of activity by the Group Of Interest (GOI) Serpent's Hand. MTF personnel determined that Chaos Insurgency (CI) had beaten them there, found the facility Serpent's Hand had occupied, wiped them out, and claimed it for their own. Tau-44 cleared CI from the facility and the island. Instances of SCP-12936-2 and SCP-12936-3 were located within the facility, and Tau-44 carried out orders to collapse all entrances to the facility as it was not feasible to relocate the objects off-site.

Operation Percontor

28 March 2021 - 11 July 2021

Tau-44 is deployed to the islands of Taviana in the Baltic Sea following reports of the entire nation cutting off all communication. The islands are discovered to be in complete disarray, with the remaining civilian population forming bandit groups, the local military forces having withdrawn into their scattered fortified bases, and the rest of the nation left uninhabited and decaying. MTF personnel uncovered the presence of two Groups Of Interest; GRU Division "P" and the Chaos Insurgency. CI in particular seemed to be working with, or led by, an entity operatives dubbed "Red Skull" (in homage to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite the entity having red skin but an otherwise completely normal human face).

The Operation concluded with MTF personnel breaching Sector D, a secret large-scale underground military research facility deep beneath Taviana. Recovered helmet footage shows that instances of SCP-12936-2 and SCP-12936-3 were identified within.

Operation Hunter

6 July 2021

Tau-44's secondary detachment, en route to reinforce the primary detachment on Taviana via Nu-7's submarine ("Blackout"), is instead diverted as a quick reaction to suspected terrorist actors threatening to release an anomalous pathogen in rural Russia. MTF personnel investigated and discovered the long lost, unrecovered bodies of 21 members of Tau-44's Legion team. It was revealed that the entire scenario was a delay tactic by an unknown actor referring to themselves as SPEAR BREAKER.

The primary detachment later uncovered evidence of communication between SPEAR BREAKER and CI forces on Taviana, suggesting that SPEAR BREAKER is a CI asset tasked specifically with preventing reinforcement by the second detachment; how CI came to learn of Tau-44's strategic operations is as of yet unknown.

Operation Perditus

19 August 2021 - Present