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Registered Phenomena Code: 865

Object Class: Alpha-Orange

Hazards: Transmutation Hazard

Containment Protocols: The waters surrounding OL-Site-865 must be blocked from public access at all times. RPC-865 is to be fed 2 liters of nutritional material every 12 hours. Under no circumstances are personnel to directly approach RPC-865.

Collection of RPC-865 is permitted for research purposes. Instances of RPC-865-1 are to remain under intravenous administration of vital nutrients.

Description: RPC-865 is an approximately 540 meter long mass of biological material that resembles a member of the genus Holothuria1. RPC-865 possesses several notable deviations from the anatomy of a non-anomalous Holothurian. RPC-865 ingests material and expels waste through a large orifice present on the front of its body. RPC-865 uses a set of eight appendages to ensnare and consume prey. RPC-865 will discard any non-biological material after consumption. RPC-865 does not consume prey for sustenance, and derives nutrients from symbiotic zooxanthellae.

RPC-865 is terrestrial, and displays a general aversion to water. Tests conducted with instance of RPC-865-1 indicate it is unable to respirate underwater.

Biological material ingested by RPC-865 will remain alive upon digestion. RPC-865 utilizes a variety of chemical and physical processes to modify the physical appearance of consumed organisms.

RPC-865 has shown a preference towards consuming weak or injured prey. On several occasions, RPC-865 has also extensively mutilated its prey before consumption, consisting primarily of evisceration. In response to perceived threats and/or predators, RPC-865 will self-eviscerate in a manner consistent with other Holothurians.

RPC-865 will repeatedly ingest and regurgitate consumed biological material until the organisms superficially resemble non-anomalous instances of Holothuria Scabra2.
This process is primarily utilized by RPC-865 as a means of reproduction, however, a fully functioning instance of RPC-865-1 has yet to be recovered.

Organisms consumed by RPC-865 upon complete transformation are now designated RPC-865-1. The process was first observed upon discovery of RPC-865.

RPC-865 will act towards RPC-865-1 in a protective manner, assuming the role of providing nutrition to the instances facilitated through regurgitation. Instances of RPC-865-1 display limited biological function, and are incapable of functioning independently from RPC-865. Instances of RPC-865-1 will typically expire due to malnutrition within 48 hours of creation. RPC-865 will provide sustenance for instances of RPC-865-1 that remain within the vicinity, however RPC-865 will eventually consume the RPC-865-1 due to its inability to distinguish them from prey. RPC-865 is sentient, and is capable of basic problem solving despite the absence of complex sensory functions.

RPC-865 was discovered on a small island in the Pacific Ocean following the disappearance of a cruise liner in the area. RPC-865 has since been contained at the location of discovery with the establishment of OL-Site-865.

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