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Registered Phenomena Code: 577

Item Type: Object 

Lethality Rating: White

Hazard Types: Regenerative


A sample of RPC-577

Abstract: Possessing both fungal and celantur traits, the species offers unique properties and research opportunities. After significant testing it has proven the potential to be an excellent renewable food source under the correct conditions. As the anomaly poses little to no hazard under almost all conditions, continued research on RPC-577 has shown great promise.

Safe Handling and Usage: Researchers should be familiarized with Transcendental Breakfast Anomalies before interaction with RPC-577. Fume hoods are mandatory for sample experimentation. Researchers are to wear fitted masks, gloves and protective eye-wear. Caution must be taken to not allow inhalation of any resulting fumes. A respirator is suggested. Samples are to be stored in airtight containers within ventilated cabinets. 

Description: RPC-577 instances first resemble commonplace mist and fog particles congregating together within gusts of wind. Manifestations appear completely natural and non-anomalous in appearance, to touch and in chemical makeup when examined under ordinary circumstances.1 RPC-577 instances will form in any environment where either mist or fog is created; instances will be formed within fog regardless of the presence of liquid or ice particle fog.2

Combinations of Videric Class medications allow for the proper perception of RPC-577. By blocking the conversion of Cantopticin to Anopticin3 and promoting the catabolism of both neurotransmitters Viderics are found to be successful.4 When properly perceived, RPC-577 instances appear as opaque nebulous formations with a distinct fluffed, creamy texture. Individual instances range in appearance from light yellow to cream yellow in color, and have been observed to form within the proper environment in sizes from approximately 20cm³ up to 200m³. RPC-577 instances typically form and drift within small transient eddies5 within mist and fog; however, instances may also form without wind in low pressure atmospheres. Instances of RPC-577 will combine with each other if they are directed together by currents. 

When properly perceived, RPC-577 instances are tangible to the observer. The anomaly is often reported as having a slick or oleaginous feel when touched. The density of instances is mainly dependent upon the temperature, wind speed, air pressure and the density of the surrounding fog or mist. When palpated the instances can range from barely perceptible to dense and sponge-like. Higher wind speed, air pressure and water vapor presence correlates with denser and larger instances, while the inverse remains true for smaller instances. RPC-577 instances can range from 1.309 kg/m3 up to values of 2.374 kg/m3 under 1.225 kg/m36 and 15°C. 

Samples examined under the influence of Viderics yield significantly different results than those examined without. While a majority of the chemical makeup of the instances is formed from water, the samples notably include significant volumes of denatured ovalbumin, conalbumin, and ovomucin proteins, as well as the fatty acids oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid. Varying amounts of lutein, zeaxanthin and hydrogen sulfide can be found in all samples as well.7 Masses of spores are found within the outer components of RPC-577 instances. When germinated in acceptable conditions the spores will begin to grow mycelium,8 which will continue on to grow the main visible components of RPC-577, thus creating an RPC-577 instance. This is generally believed to be a form of fruiting body. The spores are most similar in form to the Pilobolus crystallinus,9 however the two are not directly related. 

The hyphae10 formed by RPC-577 are approximately 35μm in diameter,11 leaving it undetectable to human vision. The range of various mycelium formations are thought to be potentially massive. Researchers estimate that the individual organisms could reach up to 10km² in area and form multiple fruiting bodies. The fruiting bodies of RPC-577 instances are readily edible, though subjects must be under mild influence of viderics for this to be made possible. Per each 100 grams RPC-577 contains 148 calories, and are composed of 11g of fat, 1.6g of carbohydrates, and 10g of protein. One serving of RPC-577 contains 203% of the recommended daily dosage of Cholesterol. Routine consumption of RPC-577 is not recommended. 


Aerial view of the site chosen for OL-Site-Mars-577

Exploration Log: An investigatory research operation began on October 6th, 2019 in which Senior Researcher Sander Esmeijer joined the AEDFS Tarkas as part of a routine Site-Mars-01 crew rotation. The purpose of the excursion was to determine the presence and behavior of RPC-577 on Mars. After arrival an exploration crew accompanied Researcher Esmeijer south to the Noctis Fossae. The area had been identified as a common location on the planet for thick fog to form. OL-Site-Mars-577, a pressurized inflatable testing station, was established at the northernmost point of the canyon. Researcher Esmeijer selected Leptosiderine and Neo-Opticin and administered them to himself at 04:45-MR. At 05:00-MR the exploration crew departed. The crew included Senior Researcher Sander Esmeijer, expert mountaineer Levell Phillips, and MST Whiskey-7 Personnel Maldwyn Barker and Iveta Slováčková. 

10/01/2020 Note: The partial excavation of RPC-577-S has revealed the following various artifacts:

  • A rudimentary skillet carved from orthopyroxene, chromite, maskelynite, and iron-rich carbonate, dated 34 million years old.
  • What appears to be a spatula formed from unknown metals, dated 25 million years old.
  • Forty-two empty glass jam jars with checkered lids.
  • One fossilized orange slice.
  • A large shrine carved into a cave wall. The pillars are carved in imitation of bacon strips, supporting a pancake-shaped altar. Upon the altar sits a dense formation of RPC-577 mycelium and a single cracked egg shell.

It is worth noting that teams approaching the altar within RPC-577-S generally experience an increased level of hunger. Tests are currently underway to determine if this shared experience is indeed an anomalous effect or simply the known natural response to being surrounded by food imagery.

Notable Researchers: 
Sander Esmeijer - Viderics Department, RPC-577 Senior Researcher. Background in Viderics and Mycology. 
Grady Mccaffrey - Anomaly Experimentation Team Senior Researcher. Background in culinary and gustatory anomalies. 

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