An Authoritarian Librarian


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Depiction of RPC-068 in containment.

Registered Phenomena Code: 068

Object Class: Beta-Orange

Hazard Types: Ballistic Hazard, Organic Hazard, Sapient Hazard, Extra-Dimensional Hazard, Info-Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-068 is housed inside Isolation Block 4-7 at Site-009. No written or printed text is to be brought within 50m of RPC-068 outside of testing; to this end, Isolation Block cells 4-6 and 4-8 have been vacated.

All standard operating manuals, emergency guidebooks, etc. are to removed from their regulation locations and replaced by electronic tablets when absolutely necessary. Personnel are to be searched for written material and physical writing implements (pens, pencils, ink, etc.) before entering the 50m perimeter.

Written material may be brought within RPC-068's perimeter with approval from the RPC-068 Head Researcher. All tests, results, and observations are to be recorded and stored in the Site-009 database, available below.

'Guest' standard human containment amenities are to be provided, and RPC-068 may choose a meal from the Site cafeteria menu twice a week, contingent on good behavior. All packaged/labeled foods are to be opened and emptied onto the tray before being brought to RPC-068.

Description: RPC-068 was acquired as a prisoner during a raid on an Authoritarian surveillance post in █████, Guatemala. While the rest of the hostile personnel, anomalous or otherwise, were terminated or successfully fled to their home timeline, RPC-068 was knocked unconscious by a collapsing structure. A standard briefing on the RCPA Group of Interest is provided below.

RPC-068 is apparently an example of a mass-produced 'Protector', the RCPA term for their anomalous enforcers. While otherwise a non-anomalous young woman in terms of endurance or intelligence, RPC-068 exhibits several anomalous abilities in regards to written or printed text.

A basic summary of these abilities is provided below, in an acquired RCPA document detailing the use of "Librarian-class" Protectors to unit commanders of their ASF1.

These anomalous abilities were confirmed by the actions of other "Librarians" during scattered encounters with the Authoritarians; RPC-068 is the first to be captured and interrogated at length. The drawn depiction of RPC-068 is due to the anomalous inability to capture it clearly on a recording device.

Immediately after RPC-068's acquisition, on a █ to █ vote, the Global Directors approved standard humanoid testing over a dissection; RPC-068 has proven to be unexpectedly cooperative during testing.

Testing Logs:

The Authoritarians might be crazy, self-righteous bastards, but they share our general log format. Using RPC-068's RCPA-issued ID, we managed to retrieve some operational logs concerning RPC-068's deployment in her universe.

- Researcher Sharon

First testing phase will be conducted with a word or short phrase, each written into a separate page of a lined notebook. Words will be relatively benign objects, testing the functionality of RPC-068's manifestation abilities.

- Researcher Sharon

Phase two will test RPC-068's manifestation abilities in regards to weapons. Tests will be conducted in an on-site blast chamber, with RPC-068 manipulating a sheet of notebook paper through ballistic glass. Sergeant Halverson (ASF) and I will be present; if 068's utility is more flexible with weaponry, the ASF and my department of Research are interested.

- Researcher Budylin

I don't think that encouraging an attitude towards weapons is the best choice right now. In her own words, they fall apart after a little while. There are far more possibilities with pushing her down other angles, and seeing how an Authoritarian creation responds; it could inform us on any number of traits and habits, useful information as RCPA incursions are apparently rising.

Phase three of testing will, at my initiate, entirely focus on RPC-068's reaction to various books from our world. She will be instructed to avoid using 'pulling' any physical items from the text, instead of using her anomalous sensing abilities.

- Researcher Sharon

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