We have several choices for our 'prom date' for DAWNBLOOM's upcoming assault on SIGIL's stronghold in the South China Sea. Below are outlined the groups that we must decide between, please vote using the poll above! You may only choose one group, however you should be able to change your vote in this poll. Echo - United States Paramilitary. - Originated in 1997. Former Navy Seals tasked with investigating an aberrant signal on behalf of the NOAA. What happened next is redacted. Since then their unit was converted into the classified Task Force Echo. They have readily engaged in a number of blacklisted global operations on behalf of the United States Government including missions to Ur, Korea, and of all things, Machu Picchu. They specialize in covert infiltration. On the metaphysical end these frogmen claim that they specialize in the adapting to, and ultimately destroying alien entities. Kaidan - East Asian Occultists - Descendants of Onmyoji, they believe they can track their organization back to Abe no Seimeis. Their interests may seem esoteric, but their deeply seated local connections with the east-asian underground grants them access to a vast well of black-market resources as well as having members who are unparalleled in countless forms of anachronistic combat. While modern military tactics may be beyond them, as the potential founders of feng shui, astrology, and just Taoism in general-- their understanding of eastern esotericism is unmatched. Miles - Metaphysical Conspiracy - We're not sure when they came into existence, our best guess is sometime during the late 1970s. Their alias calls back to the Latin "miles”; "soldier". What war they could possibly be fighting is beyond us. Most of their membership is comprised of serial killers, metaphysical psychotics, spree killers, and a grocery list of convicted felons who were thought to have died in captivity or been put to death by the state. The vague metaphysical "war" they wage is all consuming and grants all their members a singular purpose. They are suicidally devoted to their cause, and perform social infiltration and CQB with an acuity that is frankly unprecedented among any paramilitary, let alone civilian, organization. They are a wild card to say the least, but a wild card that we can easily to disavow and do not care about any political red tape. When pressed for their metaphysical experience, they claim they specialize in "seeing the truth". SPARTA - International Peacekeepers - Founded after 1946 by the newly forged United Nations, SPARTA is a blacklisted agency that specializes in matters the global government would rather not discuss in a public forum. They are well funded, well organized, and have access to a vast array of bleeding edge military technology and techniques. The catch is they are a politically problematic. While their political access and resources would be an amazing boon, the exposure that would come with tapping those channels could lead to future complications. They claim that their founding members have dealt with former SS occultists, ancient Sumerian death cults, and even shared a few skirmishes with subsidiaries of Sigil. The Hon Ma - Ex-Warsaw Mercenaries - During the Vietnam War a VC was out on detail when they discovered a tree that they believed could speak. It said all kinds of things. The kinds of things that make men go AWOL and vanish into the bush for 40+ years, amassing an army of trained killers, and taking wet work contracts across 5 different continents. They are cold, ruthless, and pragmatic to a fault. Their spiritualism sets them apart from most Warsaw mercs- carrying a sense of divine providence with them into every cherry-picked contract they claim to be destined to accept. Their leadership claim that they can commune and control the greater spirits that still cling to the dark corners of the forests. General spookiness aside, they take nothing and make it everything. Using Guerilla warfare, old Kalashnikovs, and a few reeds of incense they claim to have stopped hurricanes, overthrown dictators, and lose 20lb in ten days or less. Point is they get it done, but they keep it down to the essentials. Faith, cordite, and patience.