The N.E.O Program, launched by NASA scientists in 1998 was devoted to finding Near Earth Objects, objects that could enter Earth's atmosphere and possibly wreak havoc on the life below. It is now 2015 and for the past 17 years, scientists have been studying minuscule particles or small meteorites, but never have they dealt with the kind of anomaly that was about to become the most famous N.E.O every recorded.
It is August 15, 2015 one of the largest solar flares ever recorded happened just a few days ago, knocking out power grids, communications, and also- satellites. Though this solar flare did not cause damage or wreak havoc on the economies of the world, it did last for longer than expected, and thus our connection with what was happening around our planet was cut off- though this was not to anyone's concern, how could any NEO strike so fast to seemingly 'appear' in a matter of days? Well, unknowningly to us, it would happen, and when it did, it would cause controversy, panic, and fear worldwide. The next day comes around, and power is finally restored, but it is too late. The scientists of the N.E.O program pick up the anomaly, most wipe it off as the aftermath of the solar flares, 'simply a blemish' said one of the lab technicians. But that night, a disturbance happens, the equivalent of a 6.5 earthquake rocks the Southern Hemisphere, a 3.2 in the Northern. The anomaly struck the Earth's underbelly, a few hundred miles inland from the coast of Antarctica. Because of the failed overlooking, no real measurements were made on the anomaly, but estimates were very large. Satellites beam down color coded images of high radioactivity in the area, but an electromagnetic disturbance cuts off the imagery of the area being sent down.
It is now approximately one week after what is being covered by the media as "The Event" and an international force of researchers is being sent in to investigate the area, along with a UN-based platoon sized force in order to make sure no unwanted intruders attempt to enter the area. Little knowledge has been produced on what the NEO was made of nor even where it came from, all of the information relies on the hands of the world's best researchers, it is their duty to secure samples and examine the NEO and report back at all costs.
So in case you have not figured it out by now and/or you were not in/didn't hear of my last 'Frostbitten Encounters' RP on the NationStates' Forum "Portal to the Multiverse", that is loosely what this is based off of. However, in this RP I will be setting limits as to the firepower that will be brought along. I will only be allowing three UN characters, the rest of you will have to apply as researchers or some other sort of scientist. Any and all nationalities are allowed, though if you are playing as a UN character you have to be playing as a character from a nation who is a member of the UN (duh). Nationalities of the researchers/scientists is flexible, just be reasonable (i.e. Kenya or Nigeria probably don't have the money to fund a research team). Remember, this is a horror RP, so be prepared to get scared and/or have intense action/gore, I will be playing as a sort of narrator/god. Anything that isn't explained in the OP is for the surprise waiting for you in the IC and is meant to be that way.
Now get applying!
UN Forces Character
*UN supplies standard firearms, looking for special gear/items