An example of a text log

Below is a list of all text logs that can be collected in the 2001 video game Aliens versus Predator 2. There are a total of 68 text logs in the game, some of which appear in more than one campaign.

As well as the various notes and e-mails that can be recovered by the player in-game, there are also introductory logs seen at the beginning of each level; these do not have to be found, but simply appear automatically on-screen at predefined moments and consist chiefly of archived status updates from Major McCain and General Rykov, or transcripts of the subsequent Weyland-Yutani investigation into the game's events. The game's collectible logs are only found in the Marine and Predator campaigns. As well as expanding on the motives of some of the characters in the game, they also shed light on events within the Primary Operations Complex before the USS Verloc arrives, as well as the fateful first expedition to LV-1201, of which Dr. Eisenberg was a member.

Logs are arranged here by campaign in the order in which they are found, and have been split between collectible logs that must be found in-game and introductory logs that appear on-screen at predefined points.

Aliens versus Predator 2 base game[]

Collectible Logs[]

Marine Campaign[]

Unwelcome Guests[]

Note 1

The lockbox code was AX72BY before the P.O.C. was overrun. Thank Blaney for the codes (bg) then get the guns and get back here. We made it this far, so whatever's tripping the sensors isn't all-powerful. Just another set of walls, man. We're nearly out. A few more days and it's rescue time, got it?


Note 2





Note 3
November 28

Gate closes at fifteen to sundown. You're not inside — you're on your own. That's guards and cons — no exceptions. I play fair.

— Blaney

Note 4
Date: November 28, 2230

Time: 10:30

Report: Joss Blaney

I told myself I'd stick to regs, but the chaos gets in the way. What's to say anyway? The P.O.C. is dead. Don't blame the Commander too much — nothing in the outflow should have caused that kind of explosion. Anyway, he died trying to fix it, and bought us time to evacuate the lower crew quarters. A lot of us went down with him, though. With just the handful of security I've got left, it'll be tough to hold the both landing bays until Rykov shows.

— Blaney

Note 5
Date: December 10, 2230

Time: 4:45

Check the generator thoroughly for gas and oil. If we lose this generator, we lose power to the rest of our sentry guns. Once you're certain it's good, initial on the list below and include the date and time. If you miss a rotation, you go half-rations. We have to be disciplined. Since Rykov and Eisenberg haven't sent any help, we have to assume they're in worse straights than us. There's got to be a reason they can't send help.

— Blaney

Note 6
Date: December 15, 2230

Time: 6:20

Since Brown, Miller and Thabideau have vanished, everyone else will have to pull double shifts. When you're at the transmitter, stay alert for regular patterns — anything other than static. We have to let the Pods know we're still alive. They have to come for us.

— Blaney

Note 7
Auditor's Report — Appended notes

I had a heated conversation with Dr. Eisenberg today. He's an arrogant one. His family is powerful — the founders of modern synthetics hold great sway on the WY board. Still, he's overestimating his protection. His father's foray into medical applications leaves the investors cold. Dubious profit and dubious technology. Yes, he's had successes imprinting neural patterns onto synthetic adaptive networks, but costs are insane — a handful might afford such operations. And there are rumors of facility loss — emotional altercations and instability. Of course, given that his subjects are generally terminal beforehand, who's to say it's the procedure.

Note 8
Date: October 3, 2229

To: Administration

From: W. Burns

RE: Admin lounge refrigerator

This morning the refrigerator in the admin lounge seemed to be warming everything inside rather than cooling (the stick of butter on the door is melting). I don't know if the door was ajar or there is a malfunction, but be warned. Even if your perishable food is now cold there may be a health risk.

Note 9
Date: August 21, 2229

To: Administration.

From: A. Eisenberg.

Re: Personnel transfer.

I regret to inform you that I cannot approve Dr. Maurita's transfer back to Gateway. Due to his extremely time-sensitive research, he has elected to press on with his current duties.

Note 10
Date: October 9, 2229.

To: Administration.

From: A. Eisenberg.

Subject: New personnel.

Please prepare transportation for personnel arriving on the next supply ship. We should be receiving an additional biologist, two neurologists, and a physicist. We are all saddened by the loss of Dr. Maurita, but we must move on as a team. As such, I would prefer a minimum of salacious rumors, as they tend to unnecessarily excite or worry new personnel.

Note 11
Date: December 26, 2230

Convict Release Form

Please fill in your reasons for releasing the aforementioned laborer:

I can't believe I am filling this out. Fine. My reason is that Cheever, Kaplan, Pendleton and Murray are missing. No, dead. And it isn't the bugs, either. I keep telling the convicts that it isn't the damned bugs, but they're thick-headed. They know that we're running low on man power — that we'll need them soon. Still, Xavier, their de facto leader knows better. I've shown him the blade marks and the plasma burns. He says he understands what we're up against and why we're going to have to stick together.

— Blaney

Note 12

I'm sorry. If I had heard sooner, you know I would have done something. I wanted to shoot him, but there's so few of us. The cons won't work with us without Xavier. So there it is. I flinched. At least I came when I did — before it got too bad — will you forgive me? Will it help you if I say I can't sleep since then? It'll be okay though. Between Xavier and I, we'll all get through this.

— Blaney

Note 13
Okay, Blaney. Stop ducking me. No more holding out. Mattingly told me that you know the combinations on the gun lockers in remote tunnel 2. We need those — now. We've lost another two cons — and don’t tell me they walked into the bug zone.

You convinced me.

Now back your word up.

Note 14
Weyland-Yutani Security.

Joss Blaney.

Level 4.

Note 15
Date: March 2, 2230

To: Administration.

From: V. Rykov

Re: Dr. Maurita

Dr. Maurita's death will no longer be a subject of gossip. Morale is a security issue, so anyone spreading rumors will be dealt with severely.

Note 16
Keep this area clean. We're not your mothers.

-The Lieutenant.

Note 17
To Security Teams, Sector G.

Slack jaws and glazed eyes may hack it in another man's Sector. Not here. Do not gawk. Do not talk. Do not visit. As guards, you're a sad-sack, sorry-faced, fat-thighed bunch. If I could find one good man in the lot of you, I'd fire the rest.

-The Lieutenant.

Note 18
Section G-

Patrols have a schedule. Read it, or have someone read it for you. Discipline keeps us alive. No discipline - you're bug food.

-The Lieutenant.

Note 19
Date: September 22, 2230

Mark, I wish you could have seen the look on their faces when Appel blew up like that. He's such a passive guy. There must have been a lot brewin' under that skin of his to pop like that. That place was trashed! It was like they let some gorilla loose in there.

Collateral Damage[]

Note 20
Transportation Handling Procedure 1011-C

Live specimens are not allowed within the tunnel network without secure, electrified containment systems. Larval specimens must be transported with a class-4 status field. Convict laborers must be accompanied by passive electronic restraints.

Note 21
From June 16-21st.

The Tunnel Access System will be closed for maintenance.

Note 22
To: Internal Security Protocol Chief

From: Dr. Eisenberg

Although I understand the need to discourage espionage, I think the latest measures go beyond prudent safeguards. By tying the security layer into the node protocol, you do prevent any unauthorized transmissions in the system. However, the data layer is by definition an open layer and vulnerable to attack.

The collapse of this layer could result in a cascade failure of the entire node tree — we're talking a cold reboot, fifteen minutes down time. Given the hostility of this world, I would hate to be without protection for one minute, let alone fifteen.

Note 23 - Technically not a log, just a sign, however it's listed with the rest of the game's notes in the cres.dll files; the second paragraph is not visible in the game, it only appears in the game's file.

This plaque is dedicated to the crew of APC 6, lost on routine transport on the main egress road.

We will miss them their warmth and humor. Our condolences go out to their families.

Note 24
To: Head of Transportation and Logistics

From: Cyrus Wright, Energy Division

The fuel rod shipment has been moved forward. We'll need four APCs ready for transport. As usual, please schedule one dropship for air cover. Eisenberg insists that the latest excavations have increased fuel consumption by twenty percent, so we can't afford to store here at the POC.


Note 25
To: All Personnel.

From: Internal Security.

In recent days, we have detected a number of unauthorized transmissions emanating from within the Pods. Let me remind you that internal communication transmitters are the property of Weyland-Yutani. All transmissions must be limited to R.F. space specified by company procedure NL783. Failure to comply with NL783 is grounds for criminal prosecution.

Note 26
To: All Personnel.

From: The Morale Department.

Simple thoughts of comfort: the Ark floated for forty days and forty nights. We've only been cut off for thirty-nine days. Look up and see the dove!

Note 27
In case of specimen contamination, proceed immediately to the nearest class 1 security zone. Failure to evacuate will result in isolation within the contaminated area.

Internal Security.

Note 28
Date October 3, 2230.

To: Weyland-Yutani Forward Pod Security

CC: A. Eisenberg

From: Dr. Michael Bishop

Subject: Convict Rieser

Rieser is to be shipped back to the IO Mining Facility immediately. He has several outstanding warrants. Please have him placed on the next shuttle to Gateway.

Note 29
Date: November 27, 2230

Security Transfer

Subject: Captain Jonas Richter

Transfer notes: Isolate subject on Eisenberg's orders. Maintain constant electronic monitoring. Release only on the doctor's personal authorization.

Note 30
Date: December 3, 2230

Implant victim is very strong. These Predators are hearty animals. Biology appears compatible with Xenomorphology. Gestation moving into final stages. Chestburster already exhibiting unusual physiology. Look forward to seeing it full grown — behind glass of course.

Note 31
Date: October 16, 2230

Weyland-Yutani Physicians Report

Subject: General Vassili Rykov.

The General refused again to undergo a physical exam. I have reported this to Dr. Eisenberg, but he does nothing. I fear the General may be chemically dependent. He becomes jumpy and irritable on a regular cycle, disappearing momentarily to return refreshed. If I am right, his actions may place us all in jeopardy. The Doctor should act. In any event, I have voiced my concern — my hands are clean.

Note 32 — This log is also found in the Predator campaign
Date: December 10, 2230.

Surgery to the forearm device has failed. Hard to explain. Medically, the specimen was very strong. Then, as the device was removed, pulmonary arrest occurred. Considerable evidence of tamper-proofing within the machinery, but what kind of society would prefer its soldiers to die instead of being disarmed?

Note 33
Date: February 16, 2230.

Weyland-Yutani Specimen Collection Report. Sixteen live eggs collected.
Team composition: Six combat synthetics, four A5 models, one unimog.
Collection costs: Two A5, one combat synth.

Note: Material degradation has increased markedly in the last week. Egg collection will likely fall in the near term. Recommend tighter restriction on approved studies.

Note 34
To: Averil Monroe.

From: Dr. Berger.

I tried to talk with Eisenberg about this, but the topic left him quite cold. I guess he doesn't get along with his father, or dislikes his father's work. Sorry I couldn’t help more.

Note 35
From: Averil Monroe.

To: Dr. Berger.

Your mentorship has been great, but the Hive is getting to me. I hear Eisenberg's father runs the Synth research for W-Y and that he's doing interesting stuff with neural imprinting into prosthetic limbs. Sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf — very exciting. Would you mind recommending me to the doctor?

Note 36
To: Dr. Eisenberg.

From: Head of Archaeological Studies.

Although I know that General Rykov has no formal education in Xeno-technology, his insight into the Zeta site have been quite profound. Indeed, as Rykov speculated, Relic A1South appears to be an emitter of some sort, whose ultrahigh electrical frequencies are ideal for disabling electronic gear and, more strangely, induce momentary nausea. Whether this is an accidental side effect of some other purpose or whether A1South is a weapon is an issue that may never be answered.

Note 37
Jason's received the latest Holo flick at Gateway. We'll be viewing it here next Thursday at 21:00 for anyone who's interested. (Don't worry, it's not as bad as last week's!)

Note 38
Date: December 12, 2230

If anyone's seen my cat, Mischief, wandering the hallways, please let me know. I know that we are very tense these days, but she means a lot to me. She's been missing for two days now. I'd better not find her in one of those animal cages or there'll be hell to pay!


Note 39
The food's labeled for a reason! If it doesn't have your name on it, don't eat it! Or, I'll start slipping in some delicacies from Deck 14, if you keep it up.

— Edwards

Note 40
Thursday -

Dear Cook,

Thanks for nada. Eight straight days of cheese on bread - which you dare to call pizza? Funny guy. Hope to meet you in the hall soon and tell you what I think of you first hand.

Note 41
January 1, 2231

New Year's Day

Hung over. Shouldn't have admitted I've got doubts to D. She's touchy. Come on. Marriage is big, right? I should be scared. I'm making a big promise, I say. From her face, you'd think I said I wanted to have an affair or hire a hooker or something. Just nervous. I'll write her another note. She loves notes.

Note 42
Priority W-Y Email.

Date: November 24, 2230.

To: Dr. Steven Fowler.

From: Dr. Adrian Elliott.

Your last note has me worried. You're not describing the same man I knew. Eisenberg wasn't calm or methodical — he was arrogant and cocky, took big risks with his father to back him up.

Other things, he was wimpy — got winded taking stairs. From your stories, he's been on serious vitamin regimens or something. Of course, people change when they go through things like Expedition One, but that doesn't mean you should work with them. Just my free advice.

— Steve

Note 43
Dear Alice,

In reply to your question, you know the rules — you may be my sister, but I'm sticking to public info. Safer that way. Rykov used to be U.S.C.M. — a General. Discharged after an incident on Korari — jungle planet. Messy afar, very badly injured, sole survivor. Told crazy stories about invisible killers. Lucky to get a medical discharge. Story is confused here. U.S.C.M. docs say Rykov broke his spine — suffered paralysis — but later, when he pops up in mercenary circles, his back seems fine. As a merc, his record is great but violent. He's pretty free with looting too. Likes jobs where he won't be supervised and can walk away with a bonus. That last part is rumor though. Quit that job and come home. I mean it. Now.

With love,

Your brother,


Note 44
Missing Persons Report.

Archaeological Expedition #425.

Unexpected Xenomorph activity. They aren't usually active during the day.

Distress call received at 3:15 P.M. Dropship security arrived eight minutes later. Two synthetics recovered.

Alison Waljer, Technician Class 1, Peter Graves, Technician Class 2, and Dr. Post, Research Lead, were not found.

Note 45
Dearest Dunya,

My buttercup, sweetest of sweets, I missed you last night on patrol. At night, it is so hard to be without my angel. The thought of you arouses me. I shiver for you, yearn for you. My other half. My devil. My mistress, and soon, my wife. Remember me when I am away, and think of what we'll have when I return.



Note 46
Date: November 28, 2230

I tried to contact my brother at the Odobenus Station last night. No luck. I'm not buying this bit about the weather scrambling all comms. Something's wrong at the P.O.C. — they're just not telling us yet.

Note 47
Internal Memo, July 24, 2230.

To: Dr. Martin Sharpe, Head of Exobiological Research.

From: Dr. Eisenberg.

Your recommendation of Dr. Clements intrigues me. Her work shows dramatic insight for such a young woman. However, it has a distinctly idealistic tone. Choose for your team carefully. I understand that you have worked with her in the past. A pleasant experience, I imagine. She is quite beautiful, at least on her book jacket photo.

The decision lies with you. Make it wisely.

Note 48
August 3, 2230

Dear Martin,

Thank you so much for getting me a post at the Pods. I think Eisenberg's work on genetic synthesis matches my expertise very well. I've said this before, but you're a wonderful mentor. Your career advice and help has been wonderful.

Your student always,

Betheny Clements

Note 49
September 3, 2230

I've been here three weeks. Inside the Pods, I feel like I'm in a research vessel in orbit around Earth. Nice and safe.
Sharpe has been kind since I arrived. Some things bother me though. I thought this place was strictly medical, but I wonder.
I've met a physicist, Adam Post. He said he was studying the relics of Zeta site, which I first took to mean the Pilot ruins that run everywhere beneath the surface.
He corrected me though — it's a younger species, he said. Certainly not indigenous with powerful energy technologies. He added that the tech was much more powerful than what he'd been building for the "old WD".
Then he blushed and shut up. I'm sure he meant Weapons Division. I think he wanted to impress me and then realized I wasn't supposed to know.
Still, he was cute — so maybe I'll forgive his warlike tendencies.

Note 50
Date: October 2, 2230.

To: Dr. Martin Sharpe

From: Dr. Betheny Clements

Dear Martin,

I had to write you immediately. I think something is very wrong. My friend Adam Post was accused of misplacing, possibly stealing artifacts from his lab. I know he couldn't have been because he was with me at the time, but his I.D. card shows him authorizing their removal. He thinks Rykov must be involved. I feel uncomfortable going to Dr. Eisenberg about this, but I'm sure he'd want to know. I think this is a serious security breach. Can you help?

Note 51
Date: October 2, 2230.

To: Dr. Martin Sharpe.

From: Dr. Eisenberg.

Your friend, Dr. Clements, wrote me today. She misunderstands Rykov's importance and cost. A policeman makes a fine bodyguard, unless you plan to rob a bank — and good bodyguards must be paid with one currency or the other. Control your team, or I will.

Note 52 — This log is also found in the Predator campaign
Implant Accident Investigation 542.

Dr. Sharpe Presiding.

On the morning of October 4th, Dr. Betheny Clements failed to properly initialize the safeguard override system. As a result, a Stage 1 Xenomorph escaped into the general implantation area.

Dr. Clements reacted to the warning klaxon too slowly. She is currently in cold sleep — however we cannot fully arrest the Xenomorph lifecycle.

Her family has been notified.

Note 53
Date: October 3, 2230

To: General Rykov

From: Dr. Eisenberg

I understand that we have lost relics from the Zeta site. It is one thing for us to - misplace - artifacts. These are valuable of caourse, but they are outside of my focus.

I hope you understand that this does not apply to our specimen containment. Our arrangements will become very strained if I discover specimens have gone missing as well.

Note 54 - Secret Note
Date: November 21, 2230

My boss is such an ass. I swear he couldn't manage himself out of a paper bag. If I hear, "Why doesn't our stuff look like this?" - one more time - something's gonna happen.

Half my compadres have already transferred over to Pod 3. They say it's a cakewalk over there. I'm not sure what's keeping me here. I keep telling myself I'm seeing the project through its completion, but...

A Long Detour[]

Note 55
July 12, 2230.

Schaefer is all hands and no brains. I don't know why I followed him here. 'Course, no one mentioned the one-way transfer policy. I've got a better chance of meeting Prince Charming inside the Hive than I do getting paperwork signed to get me outta here.

Note 56
Date: October 8, 2230

Dear Rick,

My friend at W-Y saw your name come through the auditor list. I wanted to tell her — yeah, Rick's okay — except you're not. The creditors are still calling, so don't say you're looking to clean up. If I never see your sorry ass again, it's too soon.

Price of Admission[]

Note 57
Date: January 5, 2231.

Synthetic Maintenance Office

Forward Pods

Monthly status report: I'm seeing continued deterioration in our A5 units, far in excess of their expected stability. One A5 pushed a human down the stairs yesterday. The unit claimed that it sensed Stage 1 Xenomorphy — but I found find no evidence. I can only speculate that the intense ionic activity here has created instability in its patterning. Unless of course, it just wanted to push him. God forbid.

Note 58
October 6, 2230

Human Resources Briefing

Re: mechanical, biomechanical and cloned

Please distribute

The court prohibitions stemming from Rosenblatt vs. Tyson apply solely to Colonial Authority Space. While the XOF operates as a Licensed Venture, the laws apply only within designated colonization zones. For these reasons, please limit Type 4 experimentation to the Forward Pods.

Note 59
Report Log

Date: January 6, 2231.

Sentry guns #5 and #6 failed again.

If we weren't in the middle of an Alien infestation, I'd say someone snuck in here and took the guns down. But that's nuts. We're lucky we found the problem guns before the bugs did.

Sgt. Porter

Note 60
U.S.C.M. Encoded Transmissions

Received: January 6, 2231.

Re: Potential Medevac

Message confirmed from Doctor Eisenberg. Operation Savior has commenced. Bubak and Dropship #1 relocating to the Forward Pods in preparation for possible casualties.

Loose Ends[]

Note 61
Date: October 9, 2230.

To: A. Zagor.

From: C. Salsman.

What's a guy got to do to get some T.L.C. around here? Richter said he and Elgyn thought Archturia was absolute heaven. Time for you and me to put in for some time off and check Richter's story.

Damn, I wish they'd fix the environmental controls. This heat is driving me crazy.

Predator Campaign[]


Note 1
October 15, 2221

We have arrived. From now on, I'll refer to Earth-dated notation for these logs although days here run short, while nights feel interminable. The air is thin. Just walking around causes people to strain.

We've set up base camp in the broken lands south of the Hive. The synthetics have cleared the foliage and are currently adding a minefield and sentry gun emplacements. As I argued so often to the funding committee, human ingenuity conquers all.

Note 2
November 07, 2221

The Hive appears dormant. The remote rover has found Xenomorph traces, but no active specimens. The synths have begun explorations. Many signs of the carrier species. We call them Pilots. Unexplained structures jut from the earth, and mysterious shafts vanish underground, all exhibiting the distinctive architecture of the ship from LV-426. Although these archaeological remnants come as little surprise — we followed the ship's flight telemetry here, after all — I find it all a bit unnerving.

Note 3
November 15, 2221

The synths have caught glimpses of Aliens smaller than those observed on LV-426. I have named them Runners. They stray great distances from the Hive, especially at night. We are careful to return to the observation posts as a precaution, but they appear uninterested in us. They seem to be looking for something.

The Hive itself remains dormant. I believe this dormancy may be tied to the severe climatic conditions. Our initial analysis of the flora seems to corroborate this theory. But what are they waiting for? Cooler temperatures? Increased humidity? Or is it something else?

Note 4
November 25, 2221

The Runners remain a cipher. Yesterday afternoon, they abruptly attacked Weller, but have since returned to their prior disinterest in us. The attack may have been prompted by his proximity to the Hive. In any case, his death is a grim reminder not to let down our guard.

Note 5
November 27, 2221

Our remote probes show that Runner activity is linked to increased pheromone discharge from the Hive walls along with extremely high-frequency sound waves. Perhaps the covered cranium of the Alien operates as a resonance chamber: boosting, receiving and transmitting their ultrasonic communications. If so, the Runners must stay close to the Hive to maintain contact. With study, one might learn to duplicate their language, perhaps even replace their orders with some of my own. An entertaining theory, at least.

Note 6
December 12, 2221

The rockweeds bloomed today. If my theories are correct, this means an end to dormancy. McCulloch, our security chief, insists that we must withdraw to a safer vantage. Nonsense, I say. We are here to observe and collect data. We must witness the transformation.

Note 7
December 14, 2221

McCulloch is having fits. He has found a device, very advanced technology, yet stylized with a tribal flair. It does not match the Pilot species. In fact, McCulloch thinks it is recent, less than a decade old. It appears to be a weapon.

Of course, he's now terrified. I've tried to convince him what a tremendous opportunity this is. After all, we came to learn.

Still, we will limit our risks. Radio traffic is being kept to a minimum and we shall camouflage as best we can. Better we spot them than they spot us.

Note 8
January 01, 2222

Happy New Year. The Hive is awake.

We are stranded. Last night, our perimeter defenses were interrupted by the most severe storm we've seen thus far. It was as if they knew, for within minutes, their drones swept through our encampment, slaughtering everyone in their path and crippling our dropship.

McCullogh is gone. For what it's worth, he was brave at the end. Brave and dead.

Note 9
January 04, 2222

We're trying to adjust. It's hard. Seventeen of us left, holed up inside Observation Post 2. If we stretch our rations, particularly the water, the supplies should last four or five days. By then, we'll have to break for OP3, toward the Hive. I estimate its remaining stores will buy us about a week. OP4 should hold us for an additional month.

That means two months without food before the next supply ship is due. If we can reach all of the observation posts, we might survive.

Note 10
January 05, 2222

We had to give up on OP3 today. Adams slipped and Green stopped to help her. We all feel guilty, but what could we have done except die with them? Besides, although no one has said it, there's now more food for the rest of us.

I've told them that if we can hold out eight weeks, we'll probably be saved. It's a lie, but at least it keeps them together. The last thing we need is to start turning on each other.

We'll try for OP3 again tomorrow.

Note 11
January 10, 2222

End of the line. We made the run without a single casualty, but we're all as good as dead. We have nowhere else to go. Not enough food, but more importantly, not enough water. Observation Post 4 has been overrun.

The camera link shows it awash with Aliens. They swarm around the place, right up and over the emergency food stores. They seem to be taunting us. Is it that? Do they know we can see them?

They don't understand how resourceful we humans can be. Or at least how resourceful I can be. I will not starve.

Unexpected Allies[]

Note 12 — This log is also found in the Marine campaign
Date: December 10, 2230.

Surgery to the forearm device has failed. Hard to explain. Medically, the specimen was very strong. Then, as the device was removed, pulmonary arrest occurred. Considerable evidence of tamper-proofing within the machinery, but what kind of society would prefer its soldiers to die instead of being disarmed?

Note 13 — This log is also found in the Marine campaign
Implant Accident Investigation 542.

Dr. Sharpe Presiding.

On the morning of October 4th, Dr. Betheny Clements failed to properly initialize the safeguard override system. As a result, a Stage 1 Xenomorph escaped into the general implantation area. Dr. Clements reacted to the warning klaxon too slowly. She is currently in cold sleep — however we cannot fully arrest the Xenomorph lifecycle. Her family has been notified.

Note 14
Date: December 3, 2230

Research Log

I don't know how this race could have missed our S.E.T.I. transmissions. They're so obviously advanced. Maybe they ignored them for a reason. Rykov thinks they're hunting us. God, I hope he is as paranoid as he seems. If these things want to kill us, all Rykov's soldiers won't be able to help us. That is certain.

Note 15
Subject: Hunter's Mask

Notes: Extremely advanced. Compact refractive lens for adjustable field of focus. Real-time optical filtering and amplification. Directional microphone. Carvings on the helm match artifacts from the Zeta site.

Note 16
Subject: Hunter Spear

Notes: Remarkable. Closer examination of the blade's edge reveals an unknown method of craftsmanship. A magnetically suspended monofilament was my first choice, but it looks like something more. Whatever it is, it can cut through steel.

Note 17
Date: December 15, 2230

Dear Paul,

Here's what I could find. Looks like our General was a Marine at some point. I pulled some news net files on him. He was honorably discharged after a search-and-rescue mission gone bad on Korari. Everyone else died. He suffered multiple fractures along his spinal cord. The pictures show him in a wheelchair and talk about his paralysis.

Something doesn't match though. He walks fine now. Why do you ask?



Note 18
Date: December 16, 2230


What's with the dear? You think I'm your granny? Listen, your data matches my suspicions. Rykov shattered his spine — my guess is on that expedition. He's walking now though — which can mean just one thing: Synthetic nerve adaptation.

I dabbled in the field at W-Y about ten years ago. Long term results were pretty sour, though. The host usually rejected the adapted ganglia without constant medication. Infections, swelling. Very painful. Even in the best case, the adapted nerves generated false memory, false stimulation.

If Rykov played the guinea pig to this experiment, he's in a world of hurt. He'll be taking serious pain meds too — hardcore black market stuff. I'm not sure I want a guy in charge who’s addicted to opiates.

Just Paul

Note 19
LBTK46: So, I hear you're dating that Russian merc.

FEMTK8: So? What's wrong with him?

LBTK46: Oh, come on, you know better than that.

FEMTK8: What's that supposed to mean?

LBTK46: You saw what they did to Thomas.

FEMTK8: Well, Thomas has a big mouth.

LBTK46: Oh, so it's his fault? Sure, he shouldn't have mouthed off, but they could've just knocked him on his ass and walked away.

FEMTK8: All right, maybe they overreacted.

LBTK46: Overreacted? They broke his arms and legs in multiple places. :( TIFU-IMHO can't believe you're dating a psycho.

FEMTK8: He's not a psycho. He's sensitive. He's experienced things. Poverty, violence, danger. Stuff we can't even imagine.

LBTK46: What, this place isn't dangerous enough for you? Gotta hook up with a psycho to get your kicks?

FEMTK8: I'm outta here.

LBTK46: So I guess this means you don't wanna go out with me.

FEMTK8: Figure it out, asshole.

Note 20
Incoming Email

From General Rykov

Send dropship #2 to scan along the cliffs. If it reaches the heights, it will try to alert its companions. When we get the signal, kill it.

In the meantime, prepare the rest of the team for evacuation from the auxiliary site. The creature may have escaped the Pods already. Either way, we have little time.

I want no heroes. That is an order. Do not fight the creature alone. Isolate it and radio for aid.

Mission Introductory Logs[]

Marine Campaign[]

Unwelcome Guests[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
Hard landing. Dropship has sustained minor damage. Contact lost with Dropship Two and White Team. We'll need the landing beacon online before I'll feel safe letting Johnson airborne again. That means Hall's team is headed to restore the power core. Blackwell's boys will make for the landing. There's just three of them, but Harrison's been lucky for me in the past. They call him Frosty for a reason. Cool under pressure.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
Situation bad. Getting worse. Blackwell's team tripped some kind of booby trap. Harrison was inside, but I think he's alive. His A/V feeds are down, but his life signs are still coming through. I hope he can still hear me on the radio. Bottom line is we're cut off from the landing now, so it's up to him to get the beacon up and wave us home. He'd better hurry, too. We're getting ghost readings on the trackers. Something's out there — and I think it's hunting us.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
If I survive, I'm recommending Harrison for a medal. He pulled through for us, landing beacon and all. Unfortunately, security is still down. Until we restore security, this dropship feels like a beached whale waiting for the gulls to feed. Good news, if you call it that, the plans show a security station on a sub-level three — ten minutes run. Bad news is that I can't spare the manpower. If we lose this dropship, no one goes home. I hate to send even one soldier, but security isn't coming on by itself. Hope Harrison is a good fast runner.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
The Op is all wrong. Xenomorphs everywhere. Harrison woke them when he activated security. White Team reports the Southern Landing is still pretty clean though, so we're going airborne to meet them. Johnson says the dropship can fly at least that far. That leaves Hall's team, trapped. I told Harrison to come back, but the S.O.B. won't listen. He's gone after them in a corporate A.P.C. If he survives, I'll decide whether I'll write him up for insubordination. Big if.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
Based on Harrison's report, I have declared Sgt. Hall K.I.A. as of eight thirty-two A.M. I will advance her name for a commendation. It feels like empty consolation. Soldiers shouldn't die that way — torn apart from the inside. At least most of her team made it out, thanks to Harrison and his stolen A.P.C. White Team picked them up just beyond the P.O.C. perimeter and brought them back to the Southern Landing. We've dug in here, and the bugs have pulled back for now. So much for saving anyone here.

Collateral Damage[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
Despite casualties, White Team has secured the Southern Landing. Clearly, there are no survivors here. The Forward Pods remain another question. Self-sufficient, if highly isolated, they could have survived. However, our attempts to contact them have failed. Either the landline is dead, or the Pods are. Either way, we'll have to drive there — three hours by A.P.C. Let's hope the famed Dr. Eisenberg gives us a better greeting than our last.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
The good news: We have found survivors. Dr. Eisenberg and his head of security, General Rykov, greeted us on arrival — only they weren't happy. Reportedly, Mother's virus didn't just take down the tunnel security. It also tore a hole in the Pods' defense grid big enough for a herd of bugs to run through. They've had fatalities in the Pod and lost contact with a large archaeological team — two dozen scientists and laborers. I've offered to assist, starting with getting Harrison to restore contact to the Verloc. We may be needing her cold sleep chambers — for emergency evacuation.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix C: Training Manual
Consider using convict labor when planning high-risk planetary developments. Contrary to popular legend, convict escape rates are uniformly low. Frankly, the convicts have nowhere to run, and given their steeply reduced penal terms, escapees are trading a few years of danger for a lifetime of incarceration. Naturally, escapes do occur — but seldomly involving rational men. For this reason, escapees should be considered extremely dangerous. S.O.P. is to terminate with prejudice.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
Rykov assures me that the Pod's security has been restored, yet the personnel remain nervous an edgy. I also heard warning klaxons periodically and reports that Deck 24 has been sealed due to an ongoing contaminant. The floors are evacuated and sealed until chemical treatments can be applied. No guards get hurt that way. Of course, this takes time. I pity the man who fails to get out in time. I can't imagine being trapped in there with one of those things — not after what they did to Hall.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
Harrison is dead. Rykov's Lieutenant Dunya just delivered the news. In the aftermath of the bug attack, a convict laborer jumped a guard. A flamethrower went off — then Harrison's ammo belt. Somehow the convict survived. They are hunting him now. Dunya seemed especially intent on this. Obsessive almost. I shouldn't blame her. From what Rykov has said, she lost her fiance when we took down the defense grid. I hope she finds the escaped S.O.B. and kills him. Maybe that will bring her some peace.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix G: Major McCain's Log
Ten minutes ago, Dr. Eisenberg's teams made limited contact with their espionage team. They are alive, but isolated. Eisenberg's team is drawing plans for their evacuation now; I've put my soldiers at his disposal. Still, I am uneasy. Our communications are limited to our own radio channels. The Pod comms are isolated and encrypted — to deter industrial espionage — says Eisenberg. Apparently they had problems with sabotage as well — as if I don't have enough to worry about already.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
McCain's log is complete through his departure from the Pods and the commencement of Operation Savior. Their exact time of departure is unclear, but painfully evident that a difference of mere minutes would have meant the difference for the team.

A Long Detour[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix H: Comm. Logs
Okay, Harrison, I've got you as close as I can. The P.O.C. is locked up as tight as a drum. Assuming your White Team's still here, you've got two choices. Stand in the courtyard or shout until they hear you, or head down into the outflow system. That should get you past the primary security net and into the Southern Landing. Or get you killed. 'Course, I can say the same for staying here.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix H: Comm. Logs
Half way there. Listen, Harrison. Something's up at the Southern Landing. White Team just went dead — the Verloc called asking our people if we'd taken down the communication link. We haven't, but they're still not answering. I'd hurry if I were you.

Price of Admission[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
Tracking the Marine expedition becomes increasingly difficult with the commencement of Operation Savior, particularly in regards to White Team. From reliable records, it's clear that shortly after the Verloc's second dropship departed for the Forward Pods, White Team broke off contact with the Verloc. From this period onward, we are left only with uncorroborated testimony of a single low-ranking Marine. Given the events he describes, we find it hard to accept his depiction as fact. Simply put, we need not introduce a third species to explain the destruction of the Southern Landing.

Loose Ends[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix I: Scientific Journals
The Praetorian is the warrior of the Hive, tough, massive and ferocious. However, she is born quite humbly. Under the right pheromone conditions, Runners and Drones undergo a molting process extending over several years. During this time, the Xenomorph skin thickens and hardens. As the Praetorian enters a mid-phase, it emits its own behavioral pheromone, which in turn enrages the Hive. Most Praetorians die during this phase. One strong enough to escape will wander the surrounding environs until her shell completes its hardening. Then, with a shell capable of reflecting small arms fire and a temper to match, she will return to assert her presence in the Hive.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix H: Comm. Logs
Listen Harrison. I'm sending you down the old synthetic access system. It dates from the first studies, before the Hive learned to tear the synths to pieces. I'm pretty sure Eisenberg sent his synths down through one of these throughways, so the equipment oughta work. If they're headed down — just hope they're headed up. Once you find them, head up to the surface and I'll coordinate the dropship evac. Good luck.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix V: Scientific Briefing
Once the Xenomorph population reaches a critical level environmental mass — we judged somewhere between a thousand and two thousand base-living-units — the Hive pheromones change. What we call Spreading begins — as Young Queens search out new territories. This is the normal state of affairs. Of course, should the Empress die — or even abdicate if such a thing were possible — one of the Young Queens would have to replace her. One can only imagine the fury and storm generated by such an instinctive and violent urge.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
U.S.C.M. Emegency Dispatch

McCain reporting.

LV-1201 abandoned. Casualties extreme. One dropship still missing. Evacuation failed. Recommend scrubbing further evac by the 6th Batallion. Primary Operations Complex has been overrun. Forward Observation Pods appear unsalvageable. Sensors indicate a massive rupture of the fusion reactor cells in the Pods. Likelihood of finding additional survivors: Negligible. Requesting medical intercept A.S.A.P.

Predator Campaign[]


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
I have seen enough. The Zeta site is not Pilot technology. The scientists have dated the artifacts found there. They are young — hundreds of years old at most. I recognize the carvings. It is my enemy. Returned. I should have anticipated as much. This land is too rich with trophies; it is perfect for their kind. Still, I will not fail this time. Although the scientists do not understand the full technology, they have already begun unraveling the strange gear. Given time, we will find their weakness. Given time.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
The attack has begun. Our modified E.M.P. grenades work. It is fitting that we use their own technologies against them. We have taken two of the creatures — I shall call them Predators. With surprise gone, I have ordered the teams to withdraw. It is one matter to sacrifice a scientific team as bait; it is another to throw my soldiers carelessly into the Predator's path. We must not underestimate the killing power of these beasts.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
The teams have returned. I should say some have returned. We have lost many. What else could I do thought? They would have found us soon — I am certain — just as they may have found the P.O.C. Eisenberg will not hear of this possibility — he insists that the Aliens alone possessed the power to destroy the P.O.C. His imagination is too small. It will be his undoing. I will not make the same mistake; more creatures will come for their brethren. We must be ready.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
I told Dunya to take the first creature to implantation immediately. I wanted it do die slowly. I would happily kill them all for what they have done to me. They should have finished me when they had the chance and not left me broken. I do not make the same errors. Unfortunately, I was not as quick with the second. Eisenberg intervened before I could dispatch it. He wants it alive, for study. Again, he misunderstands what he holds. He doesn't need to understand them. He needs to kill them.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
So, we have not taken them all. One comes for me. On my terms now. We track it through out cameras and sensors. I have studied some of the footage. Something about the mask draws my attention. Under magnification, I can just make out markings. They are difference from the masks on the other two — more ornamental. Different and yet familiar. I feel I am staring into my past — into the face of my would-be killer. Does this mean I have found him — my attacker from so many years ago? Or more likely, his friend, his brother — ha, perhaps it is no more than a brand like a logo on a shoe. No matter. I will think of him as my nemesis — and enjoy his undoing all the more.

Unexpected Allies[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix K: Scientific Records
Holding time: Five weeks, three days. The Predator remains strong with high antibody counts and little fever. I am surprised at its resilience after our... tests. Based on the blood loss alone, it should be weak and sickly. Instead, sustained only by intravenous, the creature's immune system resists all introduced strains. Still, our understanding of its physiology increases day by day. We have time now — to work without fear. Without weapons, the creature is weak — I should say without most of its weapons. Our surgeons are still reluctant to attempt removal of its forearm bands. Eisenberg was not pleased with the death of the last one — no need to repeat that so soon.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
Perhaps I was wrong on Eisenberg. Perhaps the captured Predators can open the door to a final solution. After all, their physiology is not magical — they have hemoglobin — they require oxygen — they can die. One sickness, one contagion, one carrier. If I kill this one, they will return. Perhaps, there are other options.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
Damn Eisenberg. I should have killed the creatures when I could. Betweeen him and the clumsy Marines, I am surrounded by fools. No, that is not fair. I could have fought Eisenberg harder. I gambled that we could learn from the creature. Perhaps we can. With the creature's blood physiology, a good team could fashion a proper solution. I imagine something similar to Anthrax 9. Without the risk of human infection, we could make it much more contagious and longer lasting. If we can just catch it again, I will even have a host to carry home the death of its people.

Old Debts[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
It has escaped the Pods, hijacking a dropship in flight. No human could have survived the crash, but it is hardly human. I pray the Xenomorphs will finish it, but failing that, Dropship 2 could finish it if we detect it trying to reach its mates. Still, I cannot be too sure. I have ordered the team to evacuate — the medical data must survive.

New Target[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
Ivan is dead; the artificial Hive has been breached. The creature has escaped; I have lost my carrier. Enough sadness. I have the report on the third Predator's mask. It is unique — much older and more complex than the others. The scientists speculate the creature was either rich or royal or both. Given its youthfulness, I'd guess, a prince. With no ordinary crown. It is speculation, but I believe that the mask tracks their hunts — a tribal record book. If so, the mask may lead me to their homeland. Let me return the prince's crown draped in a fabric made of death.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
I have the mask. I am certain the creature knows. Fifteen minutes ago, the mask became active — most likely a response to some signal. Excellent. Let the creature come. Dunya and the team have copies of the blood work; they understand our stakes. One of us will survive. This fight will not end with me.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix M: Rykov's Journal
Dunya! Dunya! It is here. I have entered the Hive and it follows. If I kill it, I will head for the surface and the old Access Point #3. If I don't radio again, get out. You have my codes — the funds are yours. They are covered in the blood of the P.O.C., but you can wash away the stain. Create the weapon! Finish my battle.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix C: Training Manual
The Exosuit combines the firepower of a light armor vehicle with the maneuverability of a foot soldier. Against light infantry and insurgent forces, the Exosuit dominates the battlefield. Only a madman would challenge a combat Exosuit — and he would certainly not live to tell about it.

Weyland-Yutani Security Alert
Date: July 12, 2231.

Yesterday morning, our top W-Y biological weapons scientist was abducted from his quarters on Gateway. Thirty minutes later, the wife of our division lead at the New Brazil WD plant reported that husband had not returned from his daily golfing. By the end of the day, W-Y confirmed three abductions and two missing persons reports.

By all accounts, this sudden activity is not a coincidence, but a highly organized operation. Intel experts match the M.O. to that of the Iron Bears — however, it is well known that Vassili Rykov, the Iron Bear leader, died during the incident on LV-1201. Besides, at least one onlooker to the Gateway incidents described the team's leader as a young, dark-haired woman.

As we have yet to receive ransom demands, the motivation for these attacks remains hazy.

Alien Campaign[]


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix C: W-Y Training Manuals
In laboratory conditions, containment fails less than one percent of the time. Most failures, when they occur, result in the escape of the first life-stage of the Xenomorph — the Facehugger. Facehuggers are remarkably quick and cunning, possessing an innate drive to avoid detection and to find an appropriate, isolated host.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix C: W-Y Training Manuals
During the second stage of life, the Xenomorph is at its most vulnerable. Even inexperienced teams can contain and eliminate the Chestburster with minimal loss of life. Unfortunately, during this phase, the Xenomorph displays instinctive caution, avoiding all contact. Worse, if given time, the Chestburster will eat, molt and grow into a full-sized drone.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix C: W-Y Training Manuals
Successful Xenomorph containment depends on a single factor — tracking and locating the offending specimen. This is doubly true when dealing with full-grown drones or larger Xenomorph specimens. During the first twenty minutes of a Xenomorph contamination, mortality rates are twenty to thirty times higher than the later stages of contamination.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix C: W-Y Training Manuals
The LV-1201 Primary Operations Complex was designed with redundancy in mind. However, when dealing with Xenomorphs, no system is foolproof. Sufficient damage to the circulation and waste flow systems could create the conditions for massive Xenomorph infiltration. For this reason, security should flush any contamination upwards — towards the office and living quarters sections — despite the certainty of increased short-term fatality counts.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
Engineering studies of the Primary Operations Complex identified the primary outflow tunnels as the weak link in the P.O.C. defenses. However, these studies also concluded that nothing short of a bomb could breach tunnel walls and expose the P.O.C. to complete contamination. While catastrophic failure in the pumping equipment could have led to an explosion in the flow control system, this should have been small and contained. One can only conclude that either the analysis is wrong, or that someone wanted the P.O.C. to fail.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
Throughout the early morning, all evidence points to an atypically violent, but contained Alien contamination. At eight o'clock however, new security reports appear that refer to a second set of confrontations. Oddly, these reports contain no direct mention of Xenomorph involvement. However, one must assume that these were Xenomorph incidents as well, and not the work of some other hostile species.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix C: Training Manual
The flamethrower provides excellent firepower in all situations — against the Xenomorph this is amplified by the natural shield it places between the security officer and the offending creature. However, officers should not overestimate their protection. If you cannot find your enemy, you cannot fight them.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
On January 6th at approximately ten P.M., the defense system of the Forward Pods collapsed due to a massive software failure. Records indicate some number of Xenomorph drones and runners entered the Pods during the fifteen minutes of downtime. These reports also mention the loss of Archaeological Team Omega, working at Dig Site #12, near the Xenomorph Hive. We believe that the focus on saving these men — code-named Operation Savior — distracted Pod security from a more immediate threat.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
Based on a crude analysis of the events at the Forward Pods, some have linked the loss of the Artificial Hive to Operation Savior. Such attempts to create poetic justice from mere coincidence should be summarily ignored. As if Aliens could have known of the Savior plans or have reacted intelligently to such behavior — clearly such theories stretch the bounds of even Xenomorph ability.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix B: Recovered Email
From: Dr. Eisenberg.

To: All Personnel.

We have long planned for a Large Mass Specimen Extraction (L.M.S.E.) targeted at the rarer Xenomorph species within the Hive. The loss of our archaeological expedition, while unfortunate, forces our hand. I have assured the Colonial Marine Major that the L.M.S.E. is the perfect operation to distract the Hive so that his team can rescue our companions safely. To eliminate confusion on this, forward any Marine questions to me immediately.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix B: Recovered Email
From: Dr. Eisenberg.

To: Auxilary Pod Landing Control

The Large Mass Specimen Extraction is proceeding well. We will not need to evacuate medical casualties. However, I feel that Gateway would provide a better site for further research on the Empress. McCain concurs. A dropship will arrive shortly. Please prep all teams for immediate landing and departure.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix D: Dissenting Analysis
Despite overwhelming evidence, the committee on the Incident continues to ignore reports of a third species participating in the fall of LV-1201. Are we so arrogant as humans to assume that a more technologically advanced species than ours might exist and not wish to reveal themselves to us? They probably see us as bloodthirsty fools intent on killing one another, and wish to stay hidden until we have matured as a race and are ready to embrace their utopian ideals — Dr. Chris Lund

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Summary
The fate of Dr. Eisenberg remains uncertain. Given the disappearance of the Verloc's second dropship, we cannot state with certainty that the Doctor died on LV-1201. The possibility remains that the Doctor and at least some of his research specimens escaped from the final chaos. Company security remains very interested in his potential whereabouts.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix D: Dissenting Analysis
The conduct of this board towards the Eisenberg family borders on reckless. We refuse to ask the most obvious of questions and accept the most ridiculous answers. The medical explanation for Eisenberg's recovery from Expedition One are frankly preposterous. The unburied innocents on LV-1201 deserve better than the whitewash perpetrated by this commission.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident — Appendix A: Conclusion
Our satellites at LV-1201 confirm that the Hive is alive. Nevertheless, the Forward Pods are clearly inoperable without considerable investment. Given our need for expedient progress on Research Project X11, we are recommending immediate reallocation of resources to Site #3.

Final Note
Remote transmission acquired. Boosting for outgoing research. Routing now.

The mule has been acquired. Package is en route.

E.T.A. — Unknown

Mission Complete

Extraction required. Priority status.

Primal Hunt[]

Collectible logs[]

Corporate Campaign[]

Zeta Site[]

Note 1
From: Andrew W.

To: Matthew G.

> ended up all I had to do was select "Open Personal Folders File" from the menu!

Are you serious? Nobody could be dumb enough to leave their .ESP file on the network like that!

I'd be careful about reading Eisenberg's email, though... I don't think he'd take too kindly to do that sort of thing. You might end up at the bottom of a hive somewhere...


Note 2
LV-1201 Forward Pods - Quarterly Research Briefing

Pod 4 Research

Alien / Host Interactions

As noted by Dr. James in his early experiments, drones do not seem to readily attack implanted hosts. There was hope that this might be an exploitable weakness in the Alien psyche. Initial tests appeared promising: Alien specimens did not attack impregnated lab animals. However, later experiments proved less successful. The Aliens appeared to be capable, at least on a rudimentary level, of evaluating the threat posed by any carrier and acting when an undetermined threshold was reached. Any threatening move could provoke an attack, and the act of a host attacking any Alien ensured one.

It is still possible that this data could be of some use, however. We are now concentrating our efforts on synthesizing the pheromones associated with larvae growth. The use of such synthesized pheromones might prove useful as a last resort when confronted with an Alien infestation.

Note 3
To Whom It May Concern

If you're the jerk that keeps leaving half-eaten donuts lying around can you _please_ grow up! Yesterday I found one in maintenance under the roof leak.

Predator Campaign[]

Honor and Death[]

Note 1
From: Dell Walters

To: Jan Simmons

It was actually kind of funny in a sick sort of way. Nelson was kneeling down at the perimeter splicing a split cable when that bhulagh come charging right for him. The dummy didn't even notice until it was right on top of him.

Poor thing hit the fence and went off like fireworks. I felt sorry for it, but damn if Nelson didn't have to change his underwear after that! :)

I guess you just had to be there...


Note 2
Data obtained from the implantation experiments seems to confirm Eisenberg's theory of host genetics affecting Alien larvae development.

The smaller, faster "runners" found on LV-1201 develop only from quadruped hosts, while the larger drones result from the impregnation of bipedal hosts. The DNA sequencing of LV-1201's indigenous creatures bears remarkable similarity to native Earth life - the peculiarity of which is a topic of much debate here - and that may explain why there is not more variation between the larvae spawned from LV-1201 hosts versus those spawned from specimens of Earth origin.

So far, we have only withnessed these two variations, but it is conceivable that a radically divergent host DNA might yield greater developmental divergence in Alien larvae.

Dr. Courie


Note 3
From: Ivan Hushvatov

To: Cmdr. Markinson, Pod Security

> ridiculous accusations

Getting upset about it won't change anything. The General was very clear - artifacts have gone missing with your men on watch and we're going to plug the leak by putting people we can trust in the hole.

Until we're convinced you can lock your people down, Zeta site security will be handled by the people on this list - paired with Iron Bears to decrease any likelihood of foul play:

Martin Xavier

Jason Blair

Stephen Krueger

Kelly Simons

That is all. The General appreciates your cooperation.


Mission introductory logs[]

Corporate Campaign[]

Zeta Site[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix K - Expeditionary Logs
At approximately 12:38am, Survey 12 reported their first significant contact with Aliens from the Zeta hive.

Though resistance had been less than expected during the initial descent, the team was literally within a few dozen feet of Zeta site's central chamber when they were overwhelmed by multiple Praetorians. Such coordinated resistance would seem to indicate that the Zeta hive Aliens possess an uncharacteristic attachment to Zeta site's central chamber.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix L - LV-1201 Database
The Alien hives were able to thrive on LV-1201 for thousands of years by exploiting the planet's indigenous life forms as both carriers and a source of food. The implications of this are subtle, but staggering nonetheless. How is it that the Alien lust for victims hasn't managed to destroy the ecosystem completely? If humans had been the dominant species on LV-1201, it is doubtful the indigenous life would have faired so well.


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix A - Summary
Though the events surrounding Pod 5 certainly cannot be viewed in total isolation from those of the Incident, it is unlikely that they could be directly related to the loss of the POC nine weeks later. The facts only tell us that the start of Pod 5 events occurred shortly after an unexplained loss of relics from Zeta site, and that after control was regained there were no extraordinary happenings on LV-1201 right up until the Incident occurred.

Predator Campaign[]


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix E - Archeological Studies
A specific anomaly is apparent in the archeological data recovered from LV-1201. Of the 13 digs started by the expedition, only one shows any signs of significant divergence. Dig site #6, often referred to as Zeta Site, exhibits unquestionable evidence of habitation by something other than the Pilot race. It's likely that this unkown species was the direct inspiration for some of the advancements made by Dr. Eisenberg's expedition.

Weyland-Youtani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix D - Dissenting Analysis
The data pertaining to Zeta site that has been recovered has been shown to have remarkable similarities to the technology possessed by Rykov's extraordinary "Predator" specimens. Very little of the data concerning these specimens appers to have survived the Incident intact. That which we do have access to, however, only gives rise to more questions. What was this third species' relationship to the Pilot ruins in Zeta site? Why do we find evidence of them at Zeta site rather than one of the more easily accessible, not to mention, defendable, ruins sites on LV-1201? And perhaps most notable to the investigation at hand, why do they appear to act only after the human expedition defiled Zeta site?


Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix M - Rykov's Journals
The markings are unmistakable. Dunya's excursion deeper into Zeta site leaves me with little doubt that Predators once inhabited those ruins. I find myself impressed that they could build anything so far into bug-infested territory. Perhaps the bugs weren't there yet. Or were the Aliens too much even for the Predator's technology to overcome? It's comforting to be reassured that they make mistakes, too. After all, they did leave me alive.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix M - Rykov's Journals
Eisenberg is a fool. He is so obsessed with his Alien studies that he has completely disregarded the relics at Zeta site. There's no question about which is more important. We are hunted. Deciphering the Alien biology will not save us from what is coming. If Eisenberg won't use his resources to research Zeta site, I will find someone who will.

Honor and Death[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix D - Dissenting Analysis
Data recovered from Pod 5, as well as a review of the outpost's communication logs, clearly indicate that an unauthorized message was broadcast over the POC's subspace array on the morning of September 22nd, just hours after Pod 5 was compromised. While the content of the message remains unknown, it was clearly directed towards the Nodus Secundus system - approximately nine weeks travel time from LV-1201.

Predalien Campaign[]

New Hosts[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix M - Rykov's Journals
It's unclear exactly why the Zeta hive has shown so little activity compared to the other hives known to exist on LV-1201. Gagarin has noted that secretion samples collected from the edge of the Zeta hive has seen very little activity over the last several centuries.

Body Bags[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix I - Scientific Journals
Tests have so far seemed to validate Dr. Stalker's quadruped theory of Alien embryo development - that impregnation of a quadruped, wheter an Earth or indigenous species, results in the development of the "runner" type. While the mechanism for this change has yet to be identified, it's likely that some host gene segments are capable of exerting greater inluence over the Alien development process than others. It is likely that a sufficiently divergent genetic code would cause significant variations in development of the Alien embryo. More tests should be conducted.

Free Fall[]

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix J - Security Logs
September 22nd, 8:40 pm: Despite repeated attempts, we've been unable to get Pod 5's failsafe system to respond to any type of query, and we must assume that it was disabled in one of the explosions that occurred after the breach. We have little choice now, teams must be sent in to arm the system manually. If we're lucky, they'll be able to bring some survivors out with them. If anyone's still alive up there.

Weyland-Yutani Debriefing, The Incident, Appendix M - Rykov's Journals
Chekov has taken two teams into Pod 5 in an attempt to locate the Predator and it's prize. They may think they hunt us, but I intend to find them first. Recovering the Artifact is only a secondary concern - it is the long-awaited taste of revenge that the Iron Bears hunt now.

Final Note
Date: October 12, 2230.

Location: Gateway Station, Earth.

Weyland-Yutani Weapons Division, Oversight Committee

Summary of Metting Concerning the Loss of Pod 5

The loss of Pod 5 is a significant setback for operations on LV-1201. Though the pod contained only secondary systems, crew quarters and recreation facilities, its loss serves to justify the concerns some committee members have long felt regarding Dr. Eisenberg's oversight of the project.

Rather than wait for an official explanation from Dr. Eisenberg, the committee has authorized the immediate departure of a class 2 investigative team and auditor for LV-1201 with the intention of conducting an independent investigation into the events leading to the severing of Pod 5. Until more data is avaliable the priority must be stabilizing the situation on LV-1201 before any more mistakes are made.

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