SCYLLA was originally the secret sciences arm of the Waffen SS, formed in 1938 to investigate the possibilities of mystic or occult phenomenon which could be harnessed to aid the Reich. The organization made some remarkable discoveries in the North African desert, the Balkans, and Norway, which led to the development of the futuristic “Vengeance Weapons.” But SCYLLA’s leadership grew greedy, breaking with the SS with the goal of world domination. This lust for power proved to be their downfall: while SCYLLA survived the Götterdämmerung in the Berlin bunker, their secretive Alpine base, Jotunheim, was assaulted by Allied troops led by the Freedom Five.
Of course, for each head of the organization slain, two more took their place. SCYLLA continued to fracture and splinter, yet grow, a seething mass of humanity stumbling over itself in a mad quest for control. Today, SCYLLA is labeled a fanatical terrorist organization devoted to the total conquest of Earth—or, rather, a group of organizations, each with their own resources, methods, and end-goals. SCYLLA’s shock troops can be found in every bush war and border conflict across the globe, their arsenals of heavy weaponry brought to bear against any potential threat—perhaps even other SCYLLA factions.
The name is an acronym, standing for “cut off one tentacle and two more will take its place.” The chanted salute of the organization’s fervent footsoldiers echoes its origin: “Sieg SCYLLA!”