RPC-221

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"Happy" circa 1927.

Registered Phenomena Code: 221

Object Class: Beta-Orange

Hazard Types: Ideological Hazard, Grouped Hazard, Sapient Hazard, Meta-Physical Hazard, Info-Hazard, Organic Hazard

Containment Protocols:
RPC-221 is to be kept in a securely locked room in Site-016 (Colloquially known as "The Devil's Toybox") with regular security procedure for a restricted item in effect. Researchers and on-site staff are not to open RPC-221 under any circumstances due to it's memetic and anomalous properties unless first approved by the on-site Director or Class 4 or above personnel.

All D-class personnel used for testing must first pass a background check to see if they have any history of holding or maintaining a position in entertainment, or a criminal record that includes ██████ ██████████████, as this will increase the likelihood of RPC-221's memetic effect.
This memetic effect applies itself to a 10m3 approximate area around RPC-221 that seems to shift, expand, and contract like moving tendrils. When RPC-221 is opened by an individual that has previous knowledge of the contents of RPC-221, it increases the effects' potency to such an extent that even normally excluded people are included.
For these reasons, all use of D-class personnel for testing must be approved by at least one Clearance-3 senior researcher and have one security staff member in attendance.

Description: RPC-221 consists of a blue, black, and red antique trunk with several clown decals on its surface. It was first retrieved from a field in ████████, Wisconsin that was the site of one "Mr.███'s Wonder Show" circa 1953 to 1959.

Its memetic and anomalous effects are only activated when the trunk is opened and anyone who has scored a 40 or lower on the Mental Resistance Scale or has a previous criminal record including █████ ███████████ is within a 5mx5mx5m cube around RPC-221.
Having previous knowledge of the contents of RPC-221 increases the effects' potency on such an individual.
For this reason, the items contained within will be listed as RPC-221-1 to RPC-221-7

Once a subject examines the items, they receive a strong urge to mimic the appearance of one "Happy the Clown" even if they have no previous knowledge of such an entity. Wearing RPC-221 2-8 will cause the subject to change mannerisms and even vocal tone to match a jovial man 30-40 years old. This will happen regardless of the original gender. The individual does magic tricks, makes balloon animals, and comedy matching a 1940s to 50s era clown.
This instance will henceforth be known as 221-1 but refers to himself as “Happy” or “Happy the Clown”.
221-1 will address any subjects present as “children”.

If there is anyone but 221-1 present after this memetic effect, 221-1 will perform for them for an approximation of 30min to 1hr in the fashion of a 50s era variety show. Effects follow in incident Log 221-A through C.
If there is no one but 221-1 present, 221-1 will test items from the trunk that do not normally appear from it. Then 221-1 will remove the costume and return it to the chest. At this point, the memetic effect on the subject will end and RPC-221 should be re-contained for at least ██ hours before testing is resumed to prevent mental resistance to the creation of 221-1. If approved, a new d-class may be used for testing to bypass this limit.

In two recorded instances, 221-1 asked for a “volunteer from the audience” and using previously unseen items from the trunk, caused a varying anomalous effect on the subject.
For experimental purposes, 6 D-class personnel were used as subjects of interacting with and being exposed to RPC-221.
The first two D-class personnel were tested with no effect, but D-8362 told staff he felt the urge to open RPC-221.
After being tested again with no effect, other tested D-class number 9017 was used for additional experimentation.
3 of the 5 were given Class C amnestics after testing and returned to service on site.

D-Class 2380 and 9017 deceased due to testing.

Addendum:

Addendum 221-D:
RPC-221 re-contained after an incident on ██/██/████ led to its containment breach and subsequent retrieval from the location it was originally found.

The mummified body of 221-1 found inside during retrieval. Reclassified as D-9017 and disposed of.

Addendum 221-E:
Re-contained on ██/██/████ after it was found at its initial containment location, but when examined, was found to be empty.

Contents were found to be returned to RPC-221 when it was re-examined in containment.

Addendum 221-F:
All classified information regarding RPC-221 can be found in records room 209 if re-containment is necessary, or accessed via the clearance-4 terminal.

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