Mankind in its present state has been around for a quarter of a million years, yet only the last 4,000 have been of any significance.
So, what did we do for nearly 250,000 years? We huddled in caves and around small fires, fearful of the things that we didn't understand. It was more than explaining why the sun came up, it was the mystery of enormous birds with heads of men and rocks that came to life. So we called them 'gods' and 'demons', begged them to spare us, and prayed for salvation.
In time, their numbers dwindled and ours rose. The world began to make more sense when there were fewer things to fear, yet the unexplained can never truly go away, as if the universe demands the absurd and impossible.
Mankind must not go back to hiding in fear. No one else will protect us, and we must stand up for ourselves.While the rest of mankind dwells in the light, we must stand in the darkness to fight it, to comprehend it and to put it to use, so that the German race can raise itself even more.
We secure. We comprehend. We put to use.
— The Inspector General
Operating clandestine and worldwide, the Sonderkommando operates beyond jurisdiction, empowered and entrusted by the government of the Reich with the task of containing paranormalous objects, entities, and phenomena. These paranomalies pose a significant source of knowledge.
The Sonderkommando operates to understand them and make their useful aspects utilizable by technical, mental and scientifically means, so that the worldwide population of whatever race, can benefit therefrom in their daily lives, for a better, higher life, and to maintain human independence from extraterrestrial, extradimensional, and other extranormal influence.
Our mission is three-fold:
The Sonderkommando secures paranomalies with the goal of preventing them from falling into the hands of civilian or unauthorized agencies, through extensive observation and surveillance and by acting to intercept such paranomalies at the earliest opportunity.
The Sonderkommando recovers paranomalies with the goal of understanding their influence or effects. By observation, examination, testing or autopsy, we gain knowledge thereof.
Putting to use
The Sonderkommando helps provide humanity the use of the effects of such paranomalies as well as the paranomalies themselves until such time that they have become normality or new theories of science can be devised based on their properties and behavior. The Sonderkommando may also neutralize or destroy paranomalies as an option of last resort, if they are determined to be impractical to use.
Sonderkommando covert and clandestine operations are undertaken across the globe in pursuit of our primary missions.
Security catalog of Paranormalies
The Sonderkommando maintains an extensive database of information regarding paranomalies the so called security catalog of paranormalies, commonly referred to as "SKPs"1. The primary database contains summaries of such paranomalies and safety instructions, as well as information about results of research and possible uses.
Paranomalies may take many forms, be it an object, an entity, a location, or a free-standing phenomenon. These paranomalies are categorized into one of several Object Classes and are either contained at one of the Sonderkommando's myriad Facilities or contained on-site if relocation is deemed unfeasible.
The Sonderkommando operates with the utmost secrecy. All Sonderkommando personnel must observe the Security Clearance Levels as well as need-to-know and compartmentalization of information. Personnel found in violation of Sonderkommando security protocols will be identified, detained, and subject to disciplinary action.
Rival Agencies and Groups of Interest
The Sonderkommando is not the only organization of the Reich with knowledge of and capability to interact with or utilize paranomalies. While some of these Groups of Interest have similar goals and may cooperate with us on issues of research, many more are opportunistic and selfish, seeking to adapt or use paranomalies to their own ends. Sonderkommando personnel are instructed to treat individuals from such groups with suspicion at all times, and collaboration with such groups without the explicit prior consent of Sonderkommando leadership will be cause for liquidiation or other disciplinary action.