Organic Metal




Beta-Yellow.png Beta-Yellow Registered Phenomena Code: 270

Object Class: Beta-Yellow
Responsible Departments: Anthropology.png Department of
Chemistry.png Department of
Cybernetics2.png Department of
Engineering.png Department of
Psychology.png Department of
Robotics.png Department of

Hazard Types: h-incorporeal.png Incorporeal Hazard h-organic.png Organic Hazard h-regenerative.png Regenerative Hazard h-replicating.png Self-Replicating Hazard h-sentient.png Sentient Hazard h-transmutation.png Transmutation Hazard h-contact.png Contact Hazard h-ontological.png Ontological Hazard h-sensory.png Sensory Hazard

RPC-270-1 temporarily situated in a swimming pool prior to transportation to Site-008. Purple pigmentation shows a replication/healing effect at 47 hours of resting

Containment Protocols: RPC-270-1 is stored in a 44m by 43m airtight containment chamber, with a floor area of 10m2 a 5cm-thick lead-titanium enclosure. An industrial air cooler is to be installed to maintain a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius.

3 guards with standard combat automatic rifles, supplied with cryogenic ammunition and grenades, are to be stationed at all times at the entry point of RPC-270-1's containment chamber. Accompanying them is a crew of 5 members of ASF Rapid Response Team “Dough Builders” with equal equipment, placed on rotation between the prosthesis area and/or engineering ring.

At the entrance of the containment chamber, a timer of approx. of 60 hours must be started at the end of testing/retrieval; during this time period no personnel are allowed to enter the containment area. Once the 60 hour limit has passed, or when RPC 270-1 shows signs of distress, a feeding tube must descend into the pool to dispose of any metallic/electronic/semi-biological materials.1

Once the "feeding" process has concluded, personnel may safely enter the containment chamber with appropriate low-temperature equipment. Currently, RPC-270 and its derivatives are stored in Site-008's research wing for testing, building, research and experimentation purposes.

Description: RPC-270 is a man-made biological anomaly of metallic and adaptive properties, existing in a liquid state at standard room conditions and temperatures. RPC-270 comes in 3 variants: The anomalous bulk of raw material contained in Site-008 believed to be the largest accumulation so far (RPC-270-1), RPC-270-1 that has been refined (RPC-270-2) and prosthetics made from RPC-270-2 (RPC-270-3).

While it is currently believed that RPC-270-1 is the source of all RPC-270 known to the Authority, it is possible that some remnants continue to be utilized by the Church of Malthus as augmentations, as well as privately traded among various Groups of Interest.

The most prominent aspect of RPC-270 is its adaptive symbiosis with the host. Testing performed on RPC-270 variants indicates a level of intelligence corresponding with the refined status of RPC-270: RPC 270-1 exhibits minimal sentience while RPC-270-3 appears capable of integrating itself into the host's biological systems, dependent on where it is grafted to.2

The efficiency of RPC-270-3's symbiotic properties strongly correlate to the severity of injuries/defects that the RPC-270-3 host possesses. The strongest rate of bonding comes from longest-term defects and injuries, such as absence or deformation of an arm. In this case, RPC-270-3 would have a near 100% chance of bonding, whereas a fully developed human who acquired a similar injury later in life would feature a 60% success rate in bonding.

The method of harvesting and utilizing RPC-270 is divided in 3 stages:

RPC-270's symbiotic effect begins once the RPC-270-3 prosthetic is surgically implanted into a subject. After the operation's conclusion, full integration can require a varying amount of time from 2 minutes5 to 8 months.6

In the process of symbiosis, the prosthesis will change to accommodate the skin of the host both externally7 and internally8 to fit with the subject's physical configuration.

A side effect of RPC-270 implantation are modifications towards the host's sanitary habits and health condition. If the host does not adhere to a healthy lifestyle or compromises their body in a reckless manner9, RPC-270-3 will activate pain receptors across the body, creating a painful sensation that can escalate to levels 7-10 on the NSR-11 pain scale.10

RPC-270-3 and host subjects are categorized depending on compatibility/symbiosis based off of the initial pre-implantation status of the subject; should compatibility fail with the host, RPC-270-3 will start a process of safe decomposition, leaving the affected area intact without risk of gangrene or putrefaction of the body and surrounding tissues.

Prosthetic types:

  • Essential: Prostheses that are built and used in parts and organs are vital for a stable and healthy living condition. I.e. Heart, brain hemispheres, cervical cord, etc.
  • Primordial: Prostheses with the purpose to add or rehabilitate external limbs for better quality of life. I.e. arms, legs, sexual organs, eyes, etc.

Cosmetic Prosthesis designation RPC-270-3-5725B (Blue eye reset) after bonding and symbiosis with test subject H.B. 1635.

  • Cosmetic: Prosthesis whose purpose is to change/modify certain external/internal parts of the body for a better physical appearance. I.e. Change of skin color in various parts of the body, change of color in the eyes, appearance of muscle mass in desired body parts, etc.
  • Bonus: Prosthesis that are built for experiments in the addition of more and/or different body parts. I.e. a pair of arms below the standard ones, tentacle arms connected to the brain, etc.
  • Experimental: Prosthesis created in Room 206-TS, are mostly experimental and based around the idea of weaponry/AI-assisted prosthesis. Mostly these types are either approved for further testing or outright considered too dangerous. I.e. night vision eyes, weaponized arms, legs resistant to extreme fall damage, water breathing lungs, etc.

Test Subject types:

  • Handicap Alpha (H.A.): Test subjects with an almost non-existent quality of life; these subjects feature debilitating illnesses or extensive damage and would be normally considered as DIL;NAR11 to most doctors. These test subjects don’t count as the standard CSDs. The bonding between H.A. subjects and configurations of RPC-270-3 have a bonding success of 100% with a symbiotic integration time of 2 minutes, up to half a year in worst cases.
  • Handicap Beta (H.B.): Test subjects that feature high rates of people handicapped at birth as well as several groups of people disabled via heavy working accidents. These can either be recruited from within Authority grounds or outside heavy/industrial jobs. Bonding with H.B. shows a bonding of 99% to 82%, with a symbiosis of approx. 5 months to 1 year.
  • Aged Alpha (A.A.): Test subjects designated A.A. are usually from the geriatrics tree of medicine. These chiefly use essential and primordial prosthetics. They are mostly recruited from civilian shelters and retirement centers, and bonding success of aged people has been demonstrated to be between 87% to 65%, with a symbiotic integration time of between 6 months to 2-and-a-half years.
  • Aged Beta (A.B.): Most people with this designation are CSD subjects with a history of bad hygiene history and excessive drug abuse, bonding rates can range from 62% down to 15%, with a symbiotic integration time of 1 year to 3 years if the test subject presents heavy drug abuse, addiction and/or dependency.
  • Standard (S): The standard class are test subjects who present no disability and/or bad diseases. Bonding rates between the standard class follow a mean average of 60%, regardless of age. Symbiotic integration time is the most random in this group, varying between 3 hours and up to 4 years.


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