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Item #: RPC-983 Sometimes I wish we'd never found the end.

Object Class: Beta Gamma Beta Some things are better left unsaid.

Containment Protocol: (see Notice-983-A)

Revised protocol: The entrance to RPC-983 has been sealed. Access to RPC-983 is strictly prohibited. Surveillance personnel are to report any occurrence of sound coming from RPC-983 to a containment specialist immediately upon noticing.The truth is a pale ghost in the chateau.

Description: RPC-983 is a large cave located in a remote mountain range in █████████. RPC-983 emits a loud1, highly sonorous sound from its portal. RPC-983 is comprised mostly of dense granite, as typical with the surrounding geography. A stream of reddish-brown liquid flows from the entrance of RPC-983.2 Upon further examination, the liquid can be confirmed as being of biological origin. The entrance to RPC-983 is extremely dark (<.0001 lx), with light sources of less than 1500 lx being insufficient to illuminate the interior sufficiently to allow for navigation.As if the prisoner sees his executioner without his hood.

The interior of RPC-983 is decorated extensively with murals and markings in an unknown script, language, or origin3. RPC-983 has been charted to be at least 1km long, and 2km deep. RPC-983 primarily consists of one large tunnel portion, with three navigable side tunnels. All side tunnels that are accessible terminate in dead ends, however the main tunnel's end has not yet been located.4 The aforementioned red liquid flows outward from RPC-983, even flowing upwards in sections of sloped incline. Exploratory operations have infrequently reported hearing uncharacteristic rumbling emanating from within RPC-983, sometimes described as resembling laughing. The truth is like a baby to a womb.

RPC-983-1 is a tribe of native peoples located in close proximity to RPC-983. RPC-983-1 are highly resistant to physical trauma, and are able to survive without substantial quantities of food for long periods of time. RPC-983-1 live a lifestyle centered around worship of RPC-983 and a related supreme deity, as detailed in Addendum-1. Once it is pushed out, one can never return to the way prior.

Addendum-1: Information regarding RPC-983-1. How I wish I could return to the womb.
A group of indigenous people have been discovered to participate in ritual worship of RPC-983, which is referred to as "Wegkakik Tukku Auekik" in the tribe's language, translating to "Our Omniscient Judge". The Artelixi follow an organized pantheon, with the chief deity being Tukku-kukik, who resides within the cave. An excerpt from a creation myth is quoted below: The judge weighs the sins only because he sinned first.

Tukku-kukik, sovereign of us all, he dictated everything that was, is, and will be. All of eternity was written down by Tukku-kukik in one single instant, made possible by his great power. In his authorship of the universe, he willed us as his chosen people, as his servants. He willed us with knowledge and faith, so as not to question the unknowable will of him, Tukku-kukik, as what seems wrong is right, and right is right but also wrong. We were given the wisdom not to defy Tukku-kukik, but to understand the plan of his highness is incomprehensible to us, the earth, and all its bounties. The hills speak of Tukku-kukik's just cause, the forests speak of His just cause, the animals, the birds, fish, and deer all speak of his just cause, what place do we, as humble servants, have to question the exalted will of our sovereign?

Truth tantalizes us, as we wander further.

Following the discovery of certain anomalous properties within the tribe, they have been designated RPC-983-1. RPC-983-1 partake in a ritual ceremony involving adolescent male instances, which serves as a coming-of-age ceremony. The individuals are sent into RPC-983, and are told to spend one week without leaving the cave. With the exception of a fermented drink made from the liquid flowing from RPC-983, the participants are given no supplies. Within this time, the individuals are reportedly "judged" by Tukku-kukik, and the individuals who are still alive at the end of the week are accepted into the tribe, while the deceased are thrown deeper into the cave. The inscriptions within the cave consist of messages to Tukku-kukik, written by participants in the ritual begging for the favor of the supreme deity; these are written in the partially deciphered liturgical script of the tribe.5 Never do we truly see its face.

Addendum-2: Bulletin-8976D:Yet as we cross the bridge of Ormen

I would like to extend both congratulations and condolences to the remaining members of the team responsible for carrying out Exploration-F. You did it! While I understand there is an inherent abrasiveness to my comments, it is fully necessary, as this mission was crucial, as we now know. For those of you who haven't heard the news, RPC-983 has finally been fully charted. Unfortunately, we have now come to fully realize RPC-983 in its entirety: how can we effectively contain it? Due to the extremely useful data obtained during Exploration-F, we can now, for the first time in our handling of RPC-983, that we can create procedures adequate enough to fully encompass the potential shortcomings in containment of this anomaly. Of course, this new discovery is a double-edged sword, as it has left also a distinct impact on those who were associated with RPC-983 prior to our attaining of a more complete understanding of it. The specifics regarding previous and future missions regarding RPC-983, will be rescinded from general clearance. I truly believe that minimizing the "unappetizing" nature of RPC-983 is essential to continued containment. With all of this said, I hope we, the Authority, as a whole, can continue to contain what must be contained. Here's to protecting the future,

Director ████████

The vulgar emissary of it stares at us
Addendum-3: As detailed in Bulletin-8976D, containment protocol and information available regarding RPC-983 will be significantly revised. Access to Exploration Logs A-F, and Testing Logs 1-15 will be rescinded from general access, and restricted to only those of Level-3 clearance or higher. A transportation system has been constructed within RPC-983 to better facilitate current containment procedure, as well as onsite living accommodations for D-Class personnel. Auxiliary information will remain available to general access.

Addendum-4: Notice-983-A: Only when our good will is raped by truth, a laugh:

Recent escalations involving RPC-983 have made it increasingly difficult to maintain continued and consistent containment. RPC-983-1 began displaying extreme hostility towards Authority operatives, apparently due to resentment towards the exploration of RPC-983, viewed by RPC-983-1 as an act of vandalism to sacred ground by them. This led to numerous attacks directed towards the onsite facilities, leading to large numbers of fatalities. We had utilized a number of temporary solutions, but a necessity for a permanent solution was soon realized. A combination of RPC-983's increasingly large area of influence and the hostility of RPC-983-1 has led to the decision to seal the entrance to RPC-983, and abandon the site, excepting surveillance equipment, effective immediately.

-Director ████████

"Is this not what you so desired?"

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