The Emerald Witch Education Project (Grüne Hex Ausbildeng Projekt) is a top-secret German military project founded collectively by the village crone and the German government. It ran for about eight years, beginning when Sieglinde Sullivan, its test subject, was three years old. The project is considered a success, since Sieglinde created a new weapon, a toxic gas named SuLIN, for the German military in less than ten years.
The purpose of the Emerald Witch Education Project is to educate the genius Sieglinde Sullivan, who at three years old memorized the whole alphabet and understood the synthesis of mustard gas, to develop the ultimate chemical weapon for the German military to mass-produce. The village crone, Sieglinde's mother and a scientist, believed that in order to nurture a genius scientist, what was essential was an environment where Sieglinde could immerse herself in her research while maintaining her motivation. The village crone isolated Sieglinde from "distractions" such as logic, common sense, amusement, pleasure, and all other "mundane things" by having an entire village built for her. She constructed a world in which Sieglinde would willingly stay, and endowed her with an "exceptional existence" called the "Emerald Witch," and "duties" to protect villagers from the "wolfmen." Thus, "Wolfsschlucht" was established. Sieglinde was told that as the Emerald Witch, she must create a source of miasma for the werewolves, since werewolves live off miasma like it is oxygen, and in return they will protect the Werewolves' Forest, where Wolfsschlucht is at. She eventually completes the Ultimate Spell, which is, in reality, the formula for SuLIN, an extremely toxic gas that is much more lethal than mustard gas.
The villagers are secretly female German military soldiers. The amulets they carry are actually transmitters that show where they currently are. The males disguise themselves in werewolf costumes — the torsos are made of resilient material and the snouts are equipped with gas masks. The soldiers' base of operations is located underneath the Emerald Castle, in the B4 Factory.
In order to keep the project under wraps, the Werewolves' Forest is constantly sprayed with mustard gas to discourage outsiders from entering. The village crone frequently monitors the forest to warn intruders that if they linger in the forest, they will get affected with the Witch's Curse — even though it is really just mustard gas — and that that is the punishment administered by the werewolves, of which are clad in a "miasma" that is harmful to humans. The rumor that the forest is cursed is quite pervasive in Germany and plenty of people believe it.
Parties Involved in the Emerald Witch Education Project
- The village crone (Founder)
- The German government (Sponsor)
- Sieglinde Sullivan (Subject)
- Wolfram Gelzer
- Hilde Dickhaut
- Grete Hilbard
- Anne Drewanz