Registered Phenomena Code: XXXX

Object Class: Alpha-White

Hazard Types: Animated, grouped, Sentient

Containment Protocols: All RPC-XXXX instances should be contained in a medium-sized alpha-class biosphere located in site-██. Said habitat has to be maintained at a constant temperature of 290 K and 50-70% air humidity. level-1 staff had been tasked to coat all members of RPC-XXXX with non-intrusive varnish on a monthly basis to ensure its preservation. Testing must be carried out and overviewed by at least two (2) level-2 researchers, one (1) of which must be a cryptozoology official; with previous written approval from the on-site Anomaly Experimentation Team (AET).

Description: RPC-XXXX is a complex anomaly made up of two hundred and thirty-six toy-like wooden humanoids (designated RPC-XXX-1 through RPC-XXXX-236) of various designs and finishes with no discernable marking or manufacturer signage, presenting a handmade appearance. All of these humanoid entities show signs of sentience in spite of their lack of measurable animate qualities, and display behavior indicated by the Authority's Cryptozoology Directorate to resemble that of many eusocial species, with the unusual qualities of total docility and a lack of any apparent hierarchy. In addition, RPC-XXXX instances do not seem to have any internal or external power source and have never been observed to respect any day-night cycles or circadian rhythms, appearing wholly spontaneous1.

Addendum XXXX-A: Recovery Log: RPC-XXXX was accidentally discovered on a brandless crate the day of █/█/1950 via reports from the on-site ASF, preceded by the deployment of MST Oscar-1 "Merchant Navy" in response to a pirate-manned cargo ship coming within ██km of Site-██. Protocol 13-Bravo2 was successfully executed resulting in the rescue and treatment of the original crew, who was treated with multi-sensory amnestics3 code-cascade and code-loci, and phantom memories were implanted. Said crew was dropped on a makeshift raft near the coasts of [REDACTED]; the aftermath of the amnestics was treated by mainstream doctors as dehydration and early signs of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Addendum XXXX-B: Behavior: Authority's cryptozoology official ██████ & associates describe RPC-XXXXs social demeanor as "similar to that of Atta sexdens (leafcutter ant) and Polistes dominula (European paper wasp) but with very unsystematic and often contradictory behavior"4. All unusual behavior must be reported to Prof. J████████s secretary with promptitude; notable examples can be found below:

<Incident Log XXXX-01, ██/██/1950, 3:02am>

Overview: RPC-XXXX loosely organized in two groups, designated XXXX-A (two hundred twelve entities) and XXXX-B (twenty-four entities).
Description: Starting at the pre-established time, RPC-XXXX takes thirty-five (35) minutes to divide. It is unclear which group leads the other and if there is any form of leadership, as both groups move at unison keeping a distance of ~1.5m with no general direction, often retracing its steps. Both groups stopped after ten minutes and proceeded to dig a hole each while facing the eastern wall of the habitat. Its noted that even when all instances showed major difficulties performing said task, XXXX-B was more successful, digging a total of ~0.25m bellow relative surface level before all instances stopped without further notice.

Commentary: It appears that RPC-XXXX has a more complicated hierarchy system than originally thought, as its original behavior was believed to be limited to conglomerate in easily divisible groups of twenty or fewer entities. Expanding on RPC-XXXX's sudden cease of activities: is theorized that this is the result of its unstable autotrophic nature; nevertheless, research is ongoing.

<Incident Log XXXX-23, ██/██/1972, 3:02am>

Overview: RPC-XXXX communicates using a language based on dancing patterns.
Description: Starting at the pre-established time, RPC-XXXX takes forty-seven (47) minutes to divide into seven (7) groups of five (5) entities each (designated XXXX-A to XXXX-G), all groups excluding the remaining two hundred and one (201) part ways from each other, as if to scout the area. all groups with the exception of XXXX-C stopped at varios points before the 3-minute mark showing mayor motor dificulties. XXXX-C seemed more succesull in their scouting task, as they advanced towards the southern wall of the habitad and returned to their point of origin; after which XXXX-C shaked and move about the larger group not unlike a swarm of honeybees would. All instances stopped moving after the 98-minute mark and were grouped back together following Prof. J████████s orders.

Commentary: For the first time since recovery RPC-XXXX has shown proper colonial behavior, that is an interest of its surroundings. Considering these scouting missions are superfluous to RPC-XXXX due to its apparent lack of need for outside resources, these are now considered attempts of containment infringement, however, these are not to be tampered with following points made after meeting between the authority's department of cryptozoology (RPC-CZD) and the RSS. Regarding RPC-XXXXs waggle dance: to date the RPC-CZD has not been able to make sense of it, it is often described as "a farrago of motions". It should be noted that on-site sensors did not register chemical release, nor temperature fluctuations nor electromagnetic interference on the nearby area.

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