Today the famous Professor F- discovered an underground city near Bad Suderode in Germany. The discovery was made by a painstakingly linked series of events, starting with construction work and ending with one of Professor F-‘s paid informants in the spelunking world passing on a tip off. It is the first subterranean civilisation discovered since the turn of the millennium and will surely enhance the Professor’s already legendary reputation. Hopefully she will finish writing this one up before being distracted by the next discovery.
Clandestine efforts to discover more about the city and its population, culture and technology have begun, under the leadership of Professor F-. Naturally any successful subterranean dwelling civilisation is either far in advance of our own technology, practises horrific acts of cannibalism or, occasionally and most dangerously, both. More exact details will have to wait until a covert contact team can be assembled.
One concerning aspect of this discovery is that the city is almost unreasonably close to the local village considering it has avoided detection for so long. Indeed, the discovery of a subterranean city so close to an established settlement – even a small village like Bad Suderode – is unprecedented for over 40 years. Research is progressing to determine whether the local population may have had some contact, and if so the nature of any relationship. All right-minded people must hope that there is no connection, we certainly don’t want another Goussainville-Vieux Pays situation.
While we can hope for a friendly civilisation, early information from Professor F- suggests that there are large statues of centipedes throughout the city. This is better than arachnid-worshiping cave cults, but surely not much better. Explorers, adventurers, researchers and potential sacrifices to the centipede gods may send their CV to Professor F-.