RPC-250
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Item #: RPC-250

Object Class: Alpha

Containment Protocols: RPC-250 is to be stored in a standard size soundproof (See Incident Log RPC-250-1 for details) reinforced concrete cell in Site 57. Weapons, as well as items resembling weapons, are forbidden in RPC-250's containment cell unless used for tests approved by Level 3 staff. Sealed metal crates that are capable of being locked/unlocked remotely are to be used when transporting RPC-250 for both testing and relocation. Armed personnel are to be kept away from RPC-250 at all times during relocation.

In the event of a containment breach, unarmed site security are to approach RPC-250 and carry it back to its containment. Armed personnel are advised to avoid confronting RPC-250 under normal circumstances unless neutralization has been authorized.

Description: RPC-250 is a cube-shaped automaton composed of reinforced steel and aluminum, measuring at about 1m x 1m x 1m. 24 concave speakers of various sizes are built into its main body. The dust caps of these speakers house camera lenses, some of which have been shattered or damaged, that track movement within an estimated range of 25m.

Its chassis shows visible signs of damage, including those created from gunshots. The presumed front of RPC-250 has rectangular holes built into the sides of its body (2 centered vertical slits and 4 circular holes found on its base) that house its limbs when deactivated. The top of RPC-250 contains a compartment that opens when RPC-250 is ready to deposit an item. This compartment can be opened manually while RPC-250 is deactivated, revealing a pool of black liquid. All attempts to detect a bottom to this pool have failed thus far. On the bottom of RPC-250 is a set of imprinted numbers and letters arranged as “CU-378” and the words “Only through our careful hands will the diseased be disarmed of their tools of transmission. Only when all obscenity has been excised will this world know peace”.

Under normal circumstances, RPC-250 will remain deactivated, laying stationary with its limbs hidden, and is safe to approach, touch and carry, provided none of its prerequisites are met. While active, RPC-250 will extend its mechanical limbs from the sides of its body; 2 arms and 4 mechanical, arachnid-like legs, standing at approximately 1.5m. Its right arm is equipped with a fully articulated metal hand comprising of four fingers, while its left arm is equipped with a pair of visibly worn out and lightly rusted shears. These shears have shown to be adept at cutting through most materials despite their wear.

RPC-250 will activate when firearms, violence, blood/visible injuries and/or nudity are within its visual range. Upon spotting one or more of these requisites, RPC-250 will begin to move towards the offending target to censor/confiscate it. When approaching firearms, explosives, and objects recently used for violence, RPC-250 will pick the item up and open its compartment to deposit the object. Objects too large to fit into this space will first be cut into evenly spaced pieces by RPC-250's left arm before they’re deposited individually.

If an individual is wielding something perceived as a weapon within RPC-250's vision, RPC-250 will approach the subject and attempt to disarm them. Heavy resistance towards RPC-250's attempt to confiscate the weapon will result in an attempt to amputate the subject's limb, typically towards the arms that is wielding the offending weapon. Further resistance will result in another amputation towards the remaining limb, continuing until the subject is incapacitated and unable to provide resistance. When assaulted either physically or fired at with firearms, RPC-250 will give chase to its attacker in an attempt to sever the offending limb, not stopping until it has either severed the desired limb off or if the subject is brought far enough away from RPC-250's detection range to deactivate. Severed limbs and extremities are then deposited into its compartment. Limbs too large to fit will be cut into smaller segments before they're deposited.

When in the visual vicinity of blood, visible injuries and nudity, RPC-250 will face towards its target and begin spewing a thick, black substance at the offender from its rectangular opening. The composition of this substance appears to be made up from a combination of tar, rubber, a variety of cyanoacrylate adhesives and various materials currently not found in the Authority's expanded periodic tables. This substance will absorb liquids while it is fresh, before hardening over the span of one minute. When completely dried over flat surfaces, this substance can be peeled off with relative ease.

However, observations on those who have made skin contact with this substance have shown that the substance will fill into the skin pores, settling down on the deepest layers of the dermis. It is not recommended to peel the substance when treating subjects who have made skin contact as this typically leads to the coated skin being torn off as well. Treating victims who have been coated by this substance has proven to be extremely difficult due to its impenetrable nature when completely hardened, and as such, there are currently no known methods to safely remove this substance from living beings.

It has been observed that RPC-250 appears to put priority in confiscating weaponry over chasing attackers, censoring nudity, and censoring blood/injuries. Once all offensive material in the area has been removed, RPC-250 will retract its limbs and deactivate.

Additionally, RPC-250 will censor spoken expletives via a "bleep" sound effect the moment an expletive is spoken inside of its radius of detection, estimated to be 15.2m. This effect is achieved with most languages, with the exceptions being German, French and all Asian languages. The sound effect varies in volume depending on the volume of the spoken word, the distance between RPC-250 and the sound, and any obstructions in the way. Whether or not the sound can actually be heard by RPC-250 does not seem to affect its reaction, which can be provoked whether RPC-250 is active or not and has no effect on triggering its activation.

Discovery: RPC-250 was brought to the Authority's attention when police dispatch in Newark, New Jersey reported a mechanical anomaly running between the crossfire of local SWAT police and drug traffickers in Port-Newark. Seven casualties were inflicted between both parties before RPC-250 deactivated inside of a nearby warehouse. Eyewitness reports state that the anomaly had emerged from an opened cargo shipping container. When questioned, all personnel on board the cargo ship had denied any knowledge of the anomaly's presence on board. All witnesses and survivors were administered Class-A amnestics shortly after retrieval was completed. All causalities inflicted were covered up as fatalities inflicted during the initial crossfire.

EXPERIMENT LOGS


Incident log RPC-250-1: On ██/██/████, security cameras captured Dr. ████ and Dr. ███████ walking side to side in the hallway outside of RPC-250's containment, having a discussion together.

Dr.████: So I walk in, right? Hell of a day, got my supervisor clawing for my neck over the malfunction earlier, and all I can think about is having a good lunch before I see him. So I walk in the lounge, and what the hell do I see? Him, eating my lunch, again! And he’s looking right at me while doing it too, with that dumb, smug greasy look on his face!

Dr. ███████: I’ve told you at least three different times now; tell your supervisor about it! You’re letting him get to you when you can easily just get him reprimanded or even transferred somewhere else, but instead, you’re just letting it happen because you can’t swallow your pride for just a minute.

Dr.████: Pride? I haven’t done anything about this because I have too much pride! I haven’t done anything about this because I had faith in my fellow co-workers that they’d, oh I don’t know, act like grown adults instead of petty children! But no! Everyone here but us wants to act like we're attending a public school, no better than common idiots. I swear, after dinner today I'm going to wait for him to hit the bathroom, follow him in and kick his lard (Censored)

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One such warning, located in Site 57s isolated containment wing.

RPC-250 then emitted a sound similar to that of a computer "bleep" sound effect measuring at approximately 148Db, circumventing its soundproofed containment. Glass and ceramic objects, particularly in the Sites right wing, were shattered. Forty-six Site members were treated for ear injuries afterward. Dr.████ and Dr. ███████ were rendered permanently deaf from the incident. RPC-250 containment has been changed into the Sites isolated containment wing following Dr. Gehrens request. Soundproofed walls are to be replaced with standard reinforced concrete.

Additionally, several signs prohibiting profanity are to be set up in the hallways leading to RPC-250's containment to avoid future, similar incidents from occurring.

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