On a remote airstrip where the runway has more grass than dirt, SOCL has been working with a local expedition and safari company. Far away from prying eyes and in a part of the world sometimes referred to as “the place sheep go for vacation,” SOCL has been quietly charting land and looking for something.
“I’m not saying,” said a man working at the TBM pump on the field. “Especially to no reporter.”
The silence is not unusual to SOCL operations, which are often so secretive that the public never finds out. Yet at Veld Expeditions Airstrip, Goodnight (SLVE), airport owner Bunny Foster has an airport that is welcoming. A small bungalow offers free coffee and there is a small vendor selling a bush plane by carollynn85 (link).
We spoke to carollynn85 about her craft which has been seen flying with SOCL teams. “It’s a 100% original and handmade. Even the pinions in the tail are all me.” She is also an airstrip owner, with 23 airports connected by a federation of 34 upstanding airports that refuse to accept disreputable aircraft.
In the end we were not able to find out what SOCL is doing at Veld, but we did meet some interesting people and find out why sheep would be so happy in that area. Beautiful grass.
A sailor took this picture of a Shiva class (Stellar Systems) craft returning to its base, nicknamed “Waterbay” near the former Desdemona Airfield. SOCL, which is often secretive about its functions, has publicly offered assistance in determining the cause of the Desdemona disaster. SOCL watchers are amazed by the photo which shows that SOCL has been able to return from space with the latest tech from Stellar Systems.
“I don’t know what’s more amazing,” said one member of the Secret Society Watch Group, “their tech or what they’ve got hidden underneath that building.”
A swimmer off the beaches of the Spijker’s and Wingtip’s tropical showroom/island caught SOCL 57 in action, retrieving a downed SOCL pilot in the Blake Sea.
SOCL 57, the call sign for the fast response rescue team, has attained a name for itself after a series of difficult rescues. Storms, high altitude medical evacuations, an even a sinking submarine have not stopped SOCL 57 from saving members of the Secret Order of the Crested Lotus.
Some ruins are well preserved in the cold water, where others are overgrown with life.
Secret Order of the Crested Lotus ships have been spotted all over the world, including underwater, cataloguing and exploring. Today SOCL has released photos from some of its underwater finds, located in Elhaddad and Ythmum. Both locations have shipwrecks and the Ythmum site has ruins believed to be an ancient coastal city on the original Nautilus coast.
With the photos they have released the locations:
Elhaddad Shipwreck (link) is believed to be a trade vessel that held a sinister cargo.
Underwater Nautilus Ruins (link) are close enough to the coast of Nautilus that caution is advised for divers.
When a WSDF reconnaissance team landed in Klaw, they found only signs of a struggle from the SOCL rescue team, and the ships had been “washed” of any signs of the Claw.
What this means for SOCL or the team is unknown, but WSDF has said publicly that it will continue to hunt the Claw “in every corner.”
The Secret Order of the Crested Lotus, the new owners of WASA and the Gold Teams in outer space is looking to outfit a new expedition.
‘We’ve been looking at a number of vendors who are known to have excellent and hardy products,” said the spokesperson.
Among the vehicles considered for the expedition is the new Moose LSV, a new heavy transport from Moo Spyker that is modifiable and full of features (link). “Spyker products are known to have a range of defensive and operational features that make them adaptable for this kind of expedition,” the spokesperson said.
Also under consideration as a potential launch vehicle is the Succora space freighter from Greeble (link), which also is modifiable, and comes with Frit’s mark of quality.
“There are a lot of decisions to make with an expedition of this size,” the spokesperson explained, “and Spyker, Greeble, and Quandry Industries are key to our success.”
This photo of the Secret Order of the Crested Lotus Amazon expedition was found in a Second Norway terminal, on the floor with no one around it. The person who found it, a bounty hunter taking a flight from Second Norway to Desdemona saw the photo and picked it up, recognizing what it was. “I followed the news of the expedition like everyone else,” she told us, “but there was never anything in there like this. That statue looks like solid gold.”
A SOCL representative confirmed the photo. “One of our clumsier couriers was traveling through Second Norway, they most likely dropped the photo. It was labelled ‘Temple of the Golden Beast’ by the captain of the Crested Lotus, and yes, it is solid gold.”
The bounty hunter said that they would return the photo right after they catch their quarry – the elusive Michael Steele, former mayor turned fugitive. “The payout is 3000 Lindens, and I’ve got my eye on the Bandit 470 when she comes out,” she told us. “I’m not missing my chance at a reward just for some photo.”