RPC-727

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Registered Phenomena Code: 727

Object Class: Beta-Red (Utility)

Hazard Types: Ballistic, Visual, Memory Alteration, Climatological (?)


Containment Protocols: OL-Site-727 has been set up within the Falklands region of Port Stanley in conjunction with MI13 personnel. Both agencies are permitted to perform studies on RPC-727, but primary containment is the Authority's responsibility. OL-Site-727 is to be staffed by no less than: two cryptologists from the Bureau Of Acquisition, three ASF personnel, three members of the Engineering Component and two CSD personnel.1

Personnel stationed within OL-Site-727 are to perform research into the manufacturing of synthetic “Extergito Glyphs”,2 as well as their possible utilization by Authority personnel world-wide. Personnel are also to perform EG studies near RPC-727 every time the region of Port Stanley is subject to a lighting storm of sufficient magnitude to trigger the anomalous properties of RPC-727.3


Prototype MFC, circa 1983.

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Personnel performing these tests are to wear visual-protective gear as a safeguard from the memetic effects of RPC-727, as well as being encased within an MFC.4

In addition, and in accordance to C&D’s requests, all tests with CSD personnel are prohibited from using EGs of levels greater than 3. Should testing with EGs of level 4 or 5 be needed, personnel are allowed to utilize artificial simulations of the human brain synapses.5

Approved testing with Extergito Glyphs on CSD personnel is limited to 5 separate iterations, at which point CSD personnel will be cycled out, with the former returning to their Site of origin. Refusal to follow this directive, or cause the death of a CSD personnel as a result of repeated or unauthorized testing will result in punishment and scrutiny of character by SOUTHCOM Command.

Repeated animal testing is allowed, provided that the animals in question are amnesticized and given a period of rest as to prevent psychological cross-contamination.

MI13 personnel, while cooperative, act independently from the Authority. Their base of operations can be found 4km east of OL-Site-727. For the purpose of political safekeeping, MI13 personnel may perform independent studies of RPC-727, although cooperation with the Authority is allowed as long as both parties agree to disclose all findings.

Glyph designs that have been certified and peer-reviewed to function as intended will be sent to Site-074 for mass-manufacturing and deployment to Authority Sites and personnel all over the world.6 Study of glyphs that have been found to be potentially harmful to human health and/or psyche have been thoroughly banned at request from the Board of Global Directors. Personnel found to break this rule may be subject to demotion or varying forms of punishment deemed necessary.


Monolith

Recent picture of RPC-727 in its resting place.

Description: RPC-727 is a monolithic construct in the shape of a square prism, composed entirely by an unidentified type of rock of black coloration, visually and structurally similar to basalt. RPC-727 is located in an isolated area of Port Stanley, in the Falkland Islands.

The formation of electrically charged storms is abnormally frequent near RPC-727, being significantly more common within a 400km radius around the Falkland Islands than they are outside of it.7 It is not certain whether this constitutes an anomalous property of RPC-727 or is an independent anomaly, but both phenomena frequently interact; RPC-727 is highly conductive and is in a permanent state of low electric charge, thus being prone to electrostatic discharge and subsequently lightning strikes.

RPC-727 is engraved with a series of curvilinear glyphs across its entire surface, collectively designated RPC-727-1. These glyphs are abnormally hard to visually perceive while RPC-727 is in an inactive state; subjects observing RPC-727 instead see it as having a “rough” or “wrinkled” surface. RPC-727-1 may instead be perceived via tactile interaction with RPC-727.

When RPC-727 is struck by lightning, RPC-727-1 instances become fully perceivable and begin to glow intensely in a variety of colors. This is designated a "Storm Event." RPC-727-1 instances possess a variety of cognito-hazardous effects while in this state, making RPC-727 a threat to operational secrecy, as its proximity to Port Stanley makes civilians potentially vulnerable to exposure. During Storm Events, RPC-727 will shoot arcs of electricity to any unprotected biological beings that come within a 10m radius of it. Should any entity be terminated by this method, RPC-727 will undergo a surge of intensity in the effects and visibility of the glyphs, with recorded instances being able to surpass memetic protection. The reason behind this defensive mechanism is unknown, but more intense lightning activity has been shown to have a similar effect.

See “Extergito Glyphs: Properties and Levels” in the addenda section for more information.


Discovery: RPC-727 was initially discovered in 1833, following the reassertion of British rule over the Falkland Islands. At this point, the properties of RPC-727-1 proved sufficient to keep knowledge of the anomaly self-contained; inhabitants of the island would seldom approach RPC-727, and if they did, they were likely to be subject to amnestic or lethal cognitive effects.

RPC-727 became better known to the British administration of East Falkland early in the 20th century, becoming the object of research for a number of paranormal investigation societies throughout the first quarter of the century. In the aftermath of World War I, RPC-727 came under the attention of Military Intelligence Section XIII (MI13), who underwent further investigation regarding its anomalous properties.

RPC-727 would come under the control of the Authority in April of 1964, following the reorganization of MI13 into Monarch Security; budgetary constraints provoked by the end of World War II, the overexertion of British assets in the subsequent wave of independence movements throughout the Commonwealth, and organizational unrest linked to the aforementioned reorganization forced Monarch Security to relinquish a limited number of particularly difficult to contain anomalies to the Authority. While both organizations have taken a more collaborative stance since, RPC-727 is still primarily being contained by the Authority.

Monarch Security liaisons have repeatedly demanded that RPC-727 be returned to them in the wake of the Falklands War. Similar demands were briefly received from the Argentinian military junta prior to the conflict. All of them have been and are promptly rejected as soon as they are received on the grounds of unethical use of anomalies.

Knowledge of RPC-727-1 and their properties appears to be largely limited to the Authority; neither the aforementioned paranormal societies of Monarch Security are known to have made significant progress in their own investigations prior to Authority takeover, nor after it.





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