RPC-458

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Registered Phenomena Code: 458


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anteater

A Giant Anteater, which RPC-458 closely resembles.

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Object Class:

Alpha-White Beta-Red

Responsible Departments:

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Biology2.png Department of
Biology
Chemistry.png Department of
Chemistry


Hazard Types:


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Containment Protocols:

Notice From Research Team-458:

As of 20th May 2014, The containment protocols entailed within the current Registered Phenomena document is considered outdated and is awaiting revision. Personnel are advised to see the Incident-S031-357 as a reference point for what is to come.

RPC-458 instances are currently contained within Site-031's Biome Containment Dome-B. The reserve is to be closely monitored by the Biome Management Department Disvison B(BMD-B), and sustenance is to be handled by the assigned Research Team-458. The total population of RPC-458 is to be monitored monthly. Whenever the total population within the natural reserve exceeds 15, BMD-B staff is to locate all RPC-458-1 instances and branches produced by RPC-458 and dispose of them via incinerator.

Research of the anomaly is to be done by Research Team-458 staff at 13:30 and must be kept inside the Research Sector-2 until research is done. As approved by Site-031 Director Gilda Jair, twice a week RPC-458 will be permitted to roam Site-031. While the entity is docile, it must be supervised at all times by at least one member of site staff. It is allowed to walk around the Site-031's common spaces, excluding cafeteria, private rooms, and restrooms. RPC-458 is permitted access to On-Site Personnel Sectors while accompanied by Site Protection personnel.


Description:

RPC-458 are an anomalous species of plant that resembles Myrmecophaga tridactyla2. The biology of RPC-458 instances are arranged in such a way that it mimics the anatomy of organisms found in the kingdom Animalia. In spite of it's already larger body size of 2.38m compared to its non-anomalous counterpart.3 matured instances are capable of achieving larger sizes partly due to their plant biology. RPC-458’s entire body is generally comprised of clusters of rootless stem structures that support each other. Effectively, the stems of RPC-458 instances serve as both a skeletal body and muscle tissue and the entity is capable of locomotion via moving their "limbs" through hydraulic action of pumping sap or water at locations all across the body where a joint would have been, causing it to bend, this property seems to be facilitated by small salt-crystal structures located at each of the "joints".

Physical examinations upon instances of RPC-458 reveal the presence of animal cells and blood cells located within root-like veins throughout the instances as well as muscle tissues in the limbs of the entity.

While the outer layer of RPC-458 instances consists of mainly chloroplast, and the general abundance of leaves throughout their bodies had enabled the process of photosynthesis, the process alone is not enough to provide sufficient energy to the instances and maintain their health. RPC-458’s primary way of gaining sustenance is through the consumption of objects. Matter consumed by RPC-458 are led through a pseudo-digestive track, and into a hollowed cavity which serves as a stomach and objects are then broken down through the conversion of matter by thaumaturgic symbols located all across the stomach. Converted material always comes in the form of edible products which are then excreted out by RPC-458 instances, the biology of objects (designated RPC-458-1) share no common origin but appear to be physically similar to its previous form, with alterations being due to its anomalous effects. The current known alterations presented by RPC-458 are:

  • The objects interior mass is converted into the pericarp4 of a fruit.
  • The objects now features a layer of exocarp or mesocarp5 of a fruit.

RPC-458-1 conversion beyond these 2 parameters has never been observed by personnel.

RPC-458 is capable of reproduction through 2 means. Reproduction is achieved either through seeds(designated RPC-458-2) that are sometimes located within RPC-458-1, of which are created along with the fruit during initial thaumaturgic conversion or branches fallen off of matured instances of RPC-458. If left alone, RPC-458 will bury the RPC-458-1 instances or larger branches within fertile soils. Both instances will initially grow as non-anomalous plants under semi-humid environments and provided sufficient sunlight, water and any other substances that a plant would require for development. Upon maturity, these plants would then begin to converge, losing their roots and forms into their shapes of anteaters. This process would require at least 4 instances to complete. Instances of RPC-458 are capable of reaching lifespans of up to 30 years of age6.


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Area of Discovery

Discovery:

RPC-458 was initially found in one of the wooded areas within the Cardamom Mountains of the Southeast Asia region. Possible Anomalous Activities in regards to “wooded creatures” were reported to the Authority across eastern Thailand and western Cambodia but were not pursued by responsible administrative branches for the regions. These reports eventually culminated in an incident on 07/11/2010, in which a swarm of 30~ instances of RPC-458 stormed a village located in the Pursat Provinces of Cambodia.

Mobile Specialized Team-Foxtrot-4 "Prey" deployed to contain the instances was then met by forces of People's Committee for the Acquisition of Anomalous Objects7 stationed there8. MST-Foxtrot-4 and PCAAO personnel were able to work together to contain RPC-458. MST-Foxtrot-4 was able to secure 12 instances of RPC-458 while the rest of the 30~ instances were either terminated9 during initial containment efforts or are within the custody of PCAAO.

Due to the apparent ties to thaumaturgy and the anomaly’s plant-based nature, Group of Interest “Sons of Yggdrasil” was contacted and questioned for possible connection to RPC-458. While Sons of Yggdrasil denied of having any involvement in the creation of the RPC-458, the group showed interest in the anomaly and had requested to be able to analyze instances of RPC-458. After discussions between the Authority and Sons of Yggdrasil, a research collaboration between the two organizations is then held at Site-031. The aforementioned GOI has already played an important role in the domestication and domiciliation of the entities and helped laid the groundworks for the current article, and are currently helping in the research of the entities.

Authority Asia Command is currently cross-referencing sources for more information on RPC-458's origin.


Experiment Log:

Below is a list of experiments conducted upon RPC-458.


Incident-S031-357:

On 17/05/2014 at 23:44, unexpected weather conditions led to the start of a wildfire at OL-Site-357. The resultant generator failure which led to the shutdown of the perimeter’s electric fence effectively caused a breach in containment of RPC-███. Despite its believed passive nature, all of Mobile Specialized Team-Sierra-15 "The Wild Wranglers"'s 357-assigned personnel dispatched to OL-Site-357 in an attempt to re-establish containment fail to respond. Site-031 was later assaulted by a hostile group of armed individuals11 using both regular and paranormal weaponry. The group were divided into two fronts, those of which was further assisted by the reappearance of RPC-███, with the entity breaching through sector 5 and advancing to sector 4 of Site-031.

Several instances of RPC-458 were kept within Research Sector-2 before the incident for testing. At 00:36, all RPC-458 instances' eyes, thaumaturgic symbols and crystalline structures begin to glow red12. Surviving personnel reported that instances had become extremely aggressive and impossible to communicate or interact with and resulted in the deaths of the majority members of Research Team-458. Staff maintaining Site-031's natural reserve had also reported similar events of change in the rest of RPC-458 instances present. The swarm of RPC-458 had resulted in the death of 2 MST-Sierra-15's 458-assigned personnel as well as the death of 3 anomalous fauna inside. They appear to use the remaining individual staff who had previously eaten RPC-458-1 instances as sort of addicted mindless soldiers, while all instances of RPC-458 started creating biological weapons with their anomalous effects by creating compounds of various chemicals, including but not limited to:

  • Acidic substances oozing out of the thrown instances of RPC-458-1.
  • Explosive substances that oxidized upon breaking the outer layer of RPC-458-1.
  • Sulfur mustard agents that were released upon breaking the outer layer of RPC-458-1.
  • Effect of the addiction seen on previously “soldiers” (Denominated RPC-458-A) on individuals who came in contact with the substance found inside of RPC-458-1 instances.

The following raid may have proven that those responsible for the creation of RPC-458 instances were the unknown assailants.

Mobile Specialized Team-November-7 "Hammer the Gamma" were called in to respond to the incident and arrived 3 hours later after the current Protection Team were defeated by the abundance of enemies and were subjugated to fleeing to sector 4. After reinforcements arrived, 90% of the RPC-458 instances were terminated and had their remains incinerated after post-mortem examinations on their bodies13.

After the occurrence, Site-031 Directors of Anomaly Containment re-evaluated their classification of RPC-458 and the anomaly was subjected to immediate Object Class reclassification and the re-established Research Team-458 was ordered to dispatch all instances of RPC-458-1 instances still contained in the remainings of Site-031 (now designated Site-031-1).

After confirmation of similar hostile nature in RPC-458 instance within PCAAO confinement, all GOI's known to have encountered RPC-458 are alerted of this new development by Authority Asia Command and the topic should be brought up during the next UNAAC summit on "Global Anomalous Activities". It was discovered that 2 of the current 6 seeds (4 of which were destroyed by order) were gone. This discovery leads to the Sons of Yggdrasil being designated as the primary suspect responsible for these actions, however, no current confirmation was given. However, due to precautions, a letter was sent to their current locations for precaution, the following is the written letter given by remaining RPC staff.

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Harrison Jhoulen
May 9th, 2014, 05:34 PM


Good day, night, afternoon, current staff of Sons of Yggdrasil
Recently, as you might know, a raid had taken place within the confines of Site-031-1, causing the destruction of most of the current area beside the breach of almost uncountable RPC entities. Curiously enough, no staff of Sons of Yggdrasil were found in the local area on the day, and all we could find currently is the lack of two of the seeds kept by RPC research team, we are not indicating anything, however, it is quite suspicious the following actions, we will not be asking any further questions, but let it be known that if any relations to Eden’s Garden were to be found, severe actions will be taken. If you are in current hold of any seeds found in the research while working side by side with the RPC Authority, please retrieve them immediately to be exterminated to the utmost security. If any further evidence is given that any of your current personnel has hold of the seeds, we will not be shy to withhold conflict, of which is avoidable if you follow the current request.
Thank you for understanding the situation we are currently going through.
We will be awaiting for a response eagerly.
With all due Respect,


Harrison Jhoulen, Director of Site-031-1, RPC Authority

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While Sons of Yggdrasil indicated their knowledge of RPC-458's current hostile nature as well as Incident-S031-357, they denied all involvements with both events. Authority agents embedded within Sons of Yggdrasil are currently alerted and is tasked with investigating the Sons of Yggdrasil true involvement with the attack on Site-031. In accordance with current findings, Authority personnel are to be in a constant lookout of the current names: "Eden's Tree", "Eden's Garden", "Eden's Forest" or any other derivatives associated with plant-based anomalies or related to the Sons of Yggdrasil.


Footnotes


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