Threats & Hazards

Threats and Hazards Code

The Authority deals with a large variety of dangerous objects, entities, and environments. Listed below are some of the most common hazards that Authority personnel encounter. Database entries on anomalous objects include relevant hazard classifications to inform Authority personnel of the safety risks posed by individual anomalies or anomalous entities.

Aggression Hazard: The anomaly shows hostility towards staff or humans in general.
Ballistic Hazard: The anomaly has the ability to attack or exert itself via the creation or launching of projectiles.
Climatological Hazard: The anomaly poses a threat relating to the manipulation of weather systems.
Geological Hazard: The anomaly poses a threat relating to large or sudden changes in the topology, state and structure of the earth.
Grouped Hazard: The anomaly poses a threat when within a group of similar anomalies or by manifesting a group of hazardous objects and/or entities.
Invisibility Hazard: The anomaly poses a threat due to being impossible to see with the unaided human eye.
Psychotronic Hazard: The anomaly poses a threat through psychic properties including, but not limited to, telekinesis, prescience, telepathy and pyrokinesis.

Sapient Hazard: This anomaly is capable of employing high-level intellect generally in line with or above human capabilities. This may include language, reading and writing (or equivalent), reasoning, mathematics, advanced problem solving, and complex tool usage. Sapient anomalies are by definition also sentient.

Sentient Hazard: The anomaly demonstrates base-level emotions and awareness of its surroundings, but it may not always display complex reasoning and thought. May be roughly compared to primates.
Transmutation Hazard: The anomaly poses a threat through changing in form or the forms of other objects.

The following are general properties that are not inherently hazardous but may be immediately important for personnel to know. They may be included within the Hazard Types section or in an auxiliary Additional Properties section.

Animated: Anomaly shows the ability of free movement. This can only be used if the Anomaly is not alive.
Aquatic: Anomaly affects water, tends to exist in an aquatic environment or is related to water.
Ecological: The anomaly is hazardous to the workings of the biosphere, whether through the destruction of an area's ecology or through the creation of a new and anomalous biosphere.
Extra-Terrestrial: The anomaly originates from beyond Earth's atmosphere or is currently located beyond Earth's atmosphere.
Immeasurable: The anomaly's effects are impossible to quantify with current scientific knowledge.
Incorporeal: The anomaly does not exist in a physical form, or can assume a form intangible to normal matter.
Mechanical: An anomaly that is a machine; this includes both electrical and traditional machines.
Microscopic: The anomaly is of very small size.
Organic: The anomaly is organic in nature.
Regenerative: The anomaly has the ability to reconstruct or repair itself when damaged, whether through mechanical, biological or other means.
Titanic: The anomaly has an extremely great size or mass.
Tychokinetic: The anomaly can actively or passively manipulate probabilities, altering the chances of events occurring.
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