Seeds produced by the berries of RPC-113

Registered Phenomena Code: 113

Object Class: Alpha-Yellow

Hazard Types: Organic Hazard, Visual Hazard, Sensory Hazard

Containment Protocols: Seeds of RPC-113 are to be stored within a hermetically sealed and moisture free environment that is kept inside of an aluminum bag1 within a cold storage at Site-███. Additional seeds produced by experimentation and controlled reproduction are to be stored as such, with excess seeds (>500) to be incinerated. An additional stockpile of seeds for the purpose of safekeeping is located at Site-███.

Wild instances of RPC-113 are to be destroyed through the airborne deployment of incendiary agents, with follow-up application of herbicide on the surrounding area. CSD personnel may then be sent in to scout for further instances of RPC-113 if deemed necessary. If further instances are found, more extensive herbicidal measures are to be carried out as per Document ████████.

Testing of RPC-113 may be carried out by a researcher with a Level-2 clearance or higher. All testing of RPC-113 must be done within a controlled environment to prevent instances from leaving containment. Researchers and other Authority personnel must equip blindfolds whilst handling live and obscured instances of RPC-113. Visual feedback of rooms containing live instances of RPC-113 is to be disabled. In the event of accidental exposure to RPC-113, amnestic treatment is to be given to the affected individual, unless exposure is intentional as part of an experiment involving CSDs.

Description: RPC-113 is an anomalous plant species of vine that superficially resembles Parthenocissus quinquefolia2. RPC-113 grows in an unusual fashion, growing down from the location it was planted. RPC-113 tends to grow reliably when planted in a hanging basket3 with a supporting beam of wood underneath to cling to.

The primary anomalous property of RPC-113 is that when observed it inverts an individual's vertical sense of direction and instills a strong belief into the observer that gravity has reversed. It is common for this to result in the observer experiencing:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • A fear of open spaces
  • Panic
  • An unwillingness to move
  • Excessive sweating

Despite these effects, the anomalous properties of RPC-113 are purely psychological and are non-transmissible from person to person. The prompt amnestic application has proven effective at nullifying the effect of RPC-113. It is currently speculated that the effects of RPC-113 is a defense mechanism against organisms which may cause harm to it.

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