Therefore, The Center for Ethical Bionics stridently promotes:
- Cooperative Research. Enhancing the fundamental structure of the human body, particularly at the molecular level, should not be a secretive or solitary endeavor. All bionic research should be a collective effort, with all qualified government and private labs having equal access to the latest research and information. Knowledge belongs to no one nation or organization.
- The Unveiling of Unscrupulous Science. It is important to recognize that otherwise healthy individuals can fall prey to illegitimate organizations seeking out subjects for experimentation. So-called 'Bionic Assessment Tests' (or BAT) often act as recruitment tools for these illicit institutions, and they should be avoided.
- Free Will. Under no circumstances should a human being be forced to participate in bionic experiments against his or her will.
Anonymously given to the Center in 2005, this disturbing biography suggests the secret creation of a biomechanically enhanced female turned killer. By releasing this to the public, The Center hopes to find concrete answers regarding the document's authenticity.
- Bionics as Healing. Nanotechnology allows us to enhance the human body, in some cases far beyond its normal capabilities. The creation and implementation of heightened strength, intelligence, and sensory powers within a human subject is beyond the boundaries of the moral code.
- Peaceful Practices. Bionics should never be exploited under the guise of national security interests. Developing and utilizing bio-machines for the explicit purpose of tactical weaponry is an abomination of all ethical standards.
Sarah Corvus was born in Tacoma Washington to Cynthia and James Corvus. At the time, James Corvus was a captain stationed at Fort Lewis until his death in 1991 in the first Gulf War. His helicopter went down over Southern Iraq, but his body was never recovered. After his death, Cynthia Corvis moved Sarah to Lynn, Washington, a small town two hours outside Olympia. There, she attended Brighton Elementary School and Lincoln High School. At the top of her class, Corvus was a popular girl who headed the varsity cheerleading squad and competed in the winter biathlon. Her skills in marksmanship, a sport her father taught her before his death, won her a scholarship to University of Washington.
At the University of Washington Corvus majored in engineering with a minor in biology. Along with her studies, Corvus continued biathlon training and gained notoriety as a serious contender for 2002 United States Olympic Biathalon Team. During an Olympic qualifying round early in 2001, Corvus tore her ACL, requiring extensive surgery and rendering her Olympic dreams an impossibility.
After recovering from her injury, Corvus was recruited by the Sykes Group, a private military and security firm. Prized for her marksmanship, they trained her in hand-to-hand combat, communications and stealth maneuvers. She served briefly in Sierra Leone, escorting American diamond traders. In early 2003, she went into Iraq ahead of US forces to protect vital private interests. During a mission in Falluja, Corvus intercepted a rebel attack, rescuing Corporal Patrick Shanihan. While driving him back to his base, their jeep hit an IED. Corvus emerged unscathed, however, Corporal Shanihan lost both legs and his right arm.
Shortly after the incident, in October 2003, Corvus requested and was granted a month's furlong home. While there, Jonas Bledsoe, the former Army Colonel and co-founder of the Berkut group contacted Corvus and convinced her to leave the Sykes group. She volunteered for a new procedure meant to enhance the human body beyond its current abilities and endurance.
The experiment went terribly wrong. Corvus went rogue in April of 2004. She was missing until August of that same year when she rampaged through the Berkut Group compound, killing most of its inhabitants, including many of the scientists who had experimented on her. She was killed by her trainer and lover at the end of this rampage, dying of several gunshot wounds on August 12, 2004.