Order of the Night Sky,
Those Who Rule in Majesty, the Twelve, have set you to watch over this place and record all that may happen so we may benefit from your observations, as you may benefit from our wisdom.
You are entrusted with a Key to Sidon's Vault: 1942
You are entrusted with a Key to the Fountain of Wisdom: 0022
You are entrusted with a Number and a Secret: 34501, 08711
You will guard all these things with Life and Soul, and do your duty so that the Fourth Secret may find a place in your Heart.
Datacube Text Deus Ex
It is also known under the names Majic 12, Majestic Trust, M12, MJ 12, MJ XII and/or Majority 12. MJ12 was (supposedly) formed in 1947 by US President Harry S. Truman. The name stems from the original 12 member panel, composed of 6 civilian scientists and 6 representatives of the US Military / Intelligence Community.
Names that have been linked with MJ12 include Dr. Vannevar Bush, Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, and Wernher von Braun, and many of the past directors of the CIA.
Game and Story Use
- It is pretty much inevitable that this organization will show up in a modern-day campaign centered on UFO lore or government conspiracies. Delta Green is an early example.
- There could be multiple groups of 12 luminaries (perhaps the PCs being one such group), each thinking they alone were the only 12 people entrusted with the whole truth about UFOs.
- MJ12 could be infiltrated by Aliens in order to direct US response to a future invasion.