Hydrozen Sandbox 2

RPC-343-1 swarm surrounding RPC-343

Registered Phenomena Code: 343

Object Class: Alpha-Red (Pending Beta)

Hazards: Organic, Grouped, Sentient Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-343 is to be kept in a 1 m x 1 m x 2 m stainless steel box with a small rug inside. The containment box must be cleaned on a daily basis and the inner temperature should be kept at -5°C, as RPC-343-1 instances are able to generate heat to warm RPC-343. Outside of the containment box is a 5 m x 5 m x 5 m cage designed to prevent any escaped RPC-343-1 instances from potentially leaving the containment chamber. Personnel entering the containment chamber are required to wear Class-B protective suits.

300-400 bees of Apis spp. are to be introduced to the containment chamber every 3 weeks to replace the deceased RPC-343-1 instances. Should too many bees be introduced, a Level 4 clearance person is to be notified.

Personnel are forbidden from removing RPC-343 from the containment box at any time unless authorized by a Level 4 clearance person. Releasing RPC-343-1 instances is as well strictly forbidden. Should any bees be sighted outside of the containment room, the Site Director is to be notified immediately.

Description: RPC-343 is a 36-week human fetus. The umbilical cord is attached to it, though it is significantly tattered at the end of it, seemingly chewed. It is unknown how RPC-343 was able to escape the womb of the biological mother while remaining alive both during the process and afterwards.

The main anomalous aspect of RPC-343 is how 20-30 thousand bees (RPC-343-1) constantly surround all of RPC-343 while lacking any queen bee and it's capability of complex pheromonal communication. The limit for the amount of bees covering RPC-343 is around 30 thousand bees, as when this amount is reached, no other RPC-343-1 instances will be created by pheromone release (See Addendum: Hexyl ██████). It is unknown how RPC-343 is capable of knowing the amount of bees that currently surround it.



RPC-343-1 instance

RPC-343-1 instances are a previously unidentified species of bee, seemingly belonging to the Melittidae family. They have not been observed in nature. RPC-343-1 bees have been observed attempting to gather edible materials that would not pose any benefit or harm to the average bee. Instead of gathering materials for mainly their own benefit, they have been observed to deliver nourishment directly to RPC-343 by burrowing beyond the outer layer of bees that cover RPC-343 to reach the fetus itself. The 343-1 instance subsequently then attempts to insert the gathered nourishment into the umbilical cord with the assistance of other accompanying instances, similarly to how nutrients are provided to a fetus by the placenta via the umbilical cord. It is unknown how RPC-343 is able to digest the material and absorb nutrients as it lacks a fully developed digestive system.

RPC-343-1 display highly aggressive behavior towards foreign organisms, including humans. They however do not use pheromonal communication, leading to the assumption that they are sentient. When a threat is stung by RPC-343-1, unlike the honey bee, they do not decease. They instead inject batrachotoxin, a highly lethal cardiotoxic and neurotoxic chemical into the predator. It should be noted that batrachotoxin is a highly unusual chemical to be observed in such an insect.

Addendum: Communication between RPC-343 and RPC-343-1 is attained through complex pheromonal communication. Four volatile chemical pheromones produced by RPC-343 that are used in communication between RPC-343 and 343-1, named █-butanol, ██-heptanol, hexyl ██████ and ███pentyl ██████ are of unknown origin and do not otherwise occur naturally.


Lethality Scale: 0 (No Threat)



██-heptanol is a volatile releaser-type pheromone produced by RPC-343 by unknown means. It is used primarily to signal RPC-343-1 instances to provide honey to RPC-343. It bears a highly unusual structure, seemingly defying major laws of chemistry. Typically 130-150 bees will begin to produce honey when the pheromone is absorbed. It is typically released when RPC-343 is in a state of hunger.

It has been able to be isolated from RPC-343 and is currently stored in Site-002 laboratories, though it has proven to be impossible to replicate within Authority labs.



The following file describes an Omega-Purple class Extraterrestrial Hazard, and is guarded by an OWL class memetic agent. Unauthorized access is forbidden.


RPC-970 precipitation viewed from OL-Site-970


Registered Phenomena Code: 970

Object Class: Omega-Black

Hazards: Climatological Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-970 is to be monitored from a safe distance of 3 km at OL-Site-970.

Description: RPC-970 is a rainstorm with extremely heavy rainfall.

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