Crystal Flu





RPC-705 cultures in containment.

Registered Phenomena Code: 705

Object Class: Beta-Red

Hazard Types: Bio-Hazard, Contact-Hazard, Microscopic Hazard

Containment Protocols: Cultures of RPC-705 are to be stored in an airtight incubator designed for Class-IV biohazards. All incubators containing RPC-705 are to be stored in a reinforced airtight chamber. Should a breach occur, all recovered personnel are to be quarantined and tested for RPC-705. All subjects infected with RPC-705 are to be terminated, with the corpse disposed of through air-tight incinerators modified for Class-IV biohazard disposal.

Currently, 27 living subjects infected with RPC-705 are kept in Site-279 for experiment and preserved in cryogenic tanks. Personnel is to monitor the brain activity of infected subjects via specially designed REM scanners.


A human subject during late-stage infection of RPC-705. The photograph was taken two weeks prior to the termination of the subject.

Description: RPC-705 is a contagious, airborne virus that causes nausea, fever, and increased sensitivity to pain. Those symptoms are present during the two day incubation period of RPC-705.

After the incubation period of RPC-705, Crystals will manifest and grow from below the skin tissue. Said crystal is translucent blue and contains large amounts of RPC-705 viruses inside. While the chemical structures of the crystals at the time of writing are unknown, the chemical bonds appear to be composed of hydrogen and elements which do not align with the typical terrestrial elements. The crystals will rapidly grow under the skin, converting skin and muscle tissues into crystals. This process is described as extremely painful for said subjects.

Notably, the growth of crystals inside the subject will not cause any fatal internal hemorrhaging, as crystals will grow around blood vessels and organs. The rapid growth of crystals in most cases will protrude outwards and break through the skin tissue. Crystals outside the skin tissue will rapidly grow outwards while growing at an increased speed into the muscle and bone tissue. Crystals inside the muscle tissue will attempt to root themselves into the skeletons of subjects.

Within four to six days after infection, subjects will be compelled to seek windy locations or any location where there's an increased flow of air. At this point, the crystals protruding outside the skin tissue will experience chemical changes when specifically exposed to the body heat of humans not infected with RPC-7051. Chemical changes consist of [DATA REDACTED], resulting in the crystal breaking down into oxygen. Breakdown causes the release of RPC-705 inside the crystal, causing infection to nearby humans. Subjects will become completely immobile at this point, as the crystals will specifically penetrate motor neurons and bone tissues, causing paralysis.

Upon the physical incapacitation of the subject, the crystals will rapidly grow inside the mouth, eyes, and ears of subjects. During this, the body of the subject will be slowly covered and cocooned by the rapidly growing crystals. Notably, the brain will be fully alive and conscious even if the body of the subject is destroyed2. Subjects at this stage will be considered biologically immortal, as the brain will continue to function without the body. As long as the brain of the subject remains inside the crystal, the biological need for oxygen and nutrients will be absent. However, if the brain is removed from the crystals, rapid brain death caused by a lack of oxygen will occur, resulting in the death of the subject. The expiration of the subject will result in a cessation of growth in the crystals originating from the subject.

While it's currently uncertain how the brains of infected subjects are kept alive, experiments conducted by Dr. Nicolas have shown that the crystals absorb nearby oxygen and feed them into the brain through unknown means. While it is unknown how the crystal supplies other nutrients into the brain, Dr.Nicolas has theorized that the crystals themselves serve as an alternative nutrient. Further research from Dr. Nicolas suggested the possibility that the crystal uses the subject's brain to grow. However, the exact method is currently unknown at the time of writing.

Discovery: RPC-705 was discovered in ███████ Canada in a GEAR3 laboratory believed to manufacture biological-based anomalies. RPC-705 had infected most of the laboratory before the Authority arrived.

Quarantine was deemed successful after Authority intervention, as all RPC-705 samples and infected subjects were recovered. Data recovered from GEAR has shown that RPC-705 was a mutated strain of ███████████, a viral-based medicine developed by GEAR for [DATA REDACTED].

Experiment Report-705-8160:

CSD-51047 is a 23-year-old Australian male convicted of drug trafficking. CSD-51047 was infected with RPC-705 as a study on RPC-705's effect on the human body. Dr. Matthew was assigned to report the experiment and observation. For the experiment, CSD-51047 was placed in a Class-IV biohazard testing chamber. All interaction made with CSD-51047 is done with specially reinforced biohazard suits.


Reports by Dr. Matthew █████████

CSD-51047 has complained of feeling "feverish" a few minutes after we infected him with RPC-705, as we expected in the early reports. CSD-51047's body temperature was around 35°C to 39°C during the night. CSD-51047 had also reported discomfort when moving. As a result, CSD-51047 became more withdrawn and stayed in his bed for most of the days.

Approximately two days and seven hours later, CSD-51047 reported extreme pain in the shoulder and knees. We discovered that his shoulder and legs were bruised, which became painful when touched slightly. After three hours, we checked up on him and found that the bruising had increased and spread further. At this point, large lumps had shown up on his skin, especially in the parts with the most bruises. CSD-51047 requested to be administered anesthesia. We denied the request. During that time, CSD-51047's body temperature was around 38°C to 42°C, with signs of high fever and difficulty in breathing.

For the remainder of the night, CSD-51047's condition worsened, as bruising spread to more areas of his body. CSD-51047 appeared to be in a state of extreme pain for the remainder of the night. However, CSD-51047 was able to fall asleep at irregular intervals during the night.

CSD-51047 had reported increased pain during the morning, as he became visibly distressed after discovering crystals appearing from his thighs and shoulders.CSD-51047 displayed mild external and internal bleeding from the area around the crystals. At this point, CSD-51047 was in clear emotional distress and displayed symptoms of sleep deprivation such as increased irritability and paranoia.

The crystals appeared on more areas on CSD-51047's body, such as the buttocks, chest, back, and heels. CSD-51047 was extremely agitated, and would often walk around his cell despite the massive pain caused by movement.

At 3:45 AM, CSD-51047 was observed screaming and holding onto his left ankle, where several crystals were protruding outwards. We discovered that the growth of crystal had snapped his ankle bone. For the remainder of the night and morning, the crystal growth had broken several of his bones, such as the right ribs, both arms, and hip bones. CSD-51047 would become unconscious from time to time due to the pain.

At around 4:15 PM, CSD-51047 reported losing the ability to move both his legs, and is considered paraphilic. CSD-51047 remained on his bed. During the night, CSD-51047 had reported not being able to move his left hand and extreme difficulty in moving his right arm. Observation had shown that the crystals are beginning to intersect and damage his motor neurons. A particularly thin crystal had penetrated the nerve system in his lower spine, resulting in the paraphilic symptom displayed in CSD-51047.

At around 2:00 AM, CSD-51047 was unable to move all his limbs, with his motor neurons severely damaged by the crystals. At the same time, the crystals penetrated through his skin and were beginning to spread sideways, covering the body slowly. Crystals had protruded through his ear through the ear drums, rendering CSD-51047 deaf. At this point, CSD-51047 was pleading to be killed. However, we noticed choking sounds coming from CSD-51047 during vocalization. CSD-51047 then fell into unconsciousness.

During the morning when CSD-51047 gained consciousness, CSD-51047 was distressed and reported unable to see. We noticed that the crystals had grown through his eye sockets, and penetrated his eyes. CSD-51047's body was covered in thick layers of crystals, which began to spread towards his neck.

CSD-51047 was discovered to be completely paralyzed, with layers of crystals covering his mouth and nose. Despite this, CSD-51047 showed no signs of asphyxiation and appeared to be fully conscious despite the lack of oxygens received in the brain. Brain activity appeared to be normal, despite the signs of heavy distress shown in the REM scan. The crystal grew around the eyes of CSD-51047, as the head of CSD-51047 was fully covered in crystal along with the body.

We continued to observe CSD-51047's brain activity for two weeks. While the body was severely damaged by the growth of crystals, the brain was intact and fully functioning. Consciousness appeared to remain, with no signs of entering REM sleep. This suggests that the brain of CSD-51047 lacked the biological ability to sleep.

CSD-51047's brain appeared to be in a constant state of distress for two weeks, before CSD-51047's brain was removed after breaking through the crystal. 85% of the body appeared to be missing, with the skull reduced to fragments. Immediately after the removal of the brain, CSD-51047 experienced brain death caused by a lack of blood and oxygen in the brain.

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