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Registered Phenomena Code: 715

Object Class: Gamma-Orange

Hazard Types:Additional Properties: h-grouped.png Grouped h-biohazard.png Bio-Hazard h-corrosive.png Corrosive h-extreme-temperature.png Extreme Temperature h-auditory.png Auditory h-emotional.png Emotional h-ideological.png Ideological h-mind-control.png Mind-Control h-visual.png Visual

Containment Protocols: RPC-715 is currently contained in a standard humanoid containment cell at Site-002. RPC-715-1, RPC-715-2, and RPC-715-3 are to be removed from RPC-715's containment cell for testing purposes only. RPC-715 is not permitted to have any stationery, pencils, paintbrushes, or any other forms of writing utensils unless used for testing purposes.

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RPC-715-1 recreated by CSD personnel after testing. Recreations of the paintings show no anomalous effects.

Updated Containment Protocols following the creation of RPC-715-7: All personnel assigned to RPC-715 are to undergo weekly psychological evaluations to check for any long-lasting memetic effects associated with RPC-715. RPC-715's body is to remain in an unfurnished modified humanoid containment cell at Site-002. The cell floor is to be covered in an exposed copper grid able to be electrified over 200mA. It is to remain under constant surveillance, and ASF teams are to be prepared for a containment breach if RPC-715 reanimates.

RPC-715-1, RPC-715-2, RPC-715-4, and RPC-715-5 are to be contained in standard anomalous object containment units unless used for testing. RPC-715-1's containment unit is to be equipped with a low hertz audio recording device, and recordings are to be checked daily. Research teams are to be notified if audio tones reach over 9 hertz.

RPC-715-3 is to be contained in a fire-proof cell equipped with a Halon fire suppression system and standard video surveillance. Personnel with a history of violence are forbidden to enter RPC-715-3's containment cell for any reason. ASF teams are not permitted to enter RPC-715-3's containment cell under any circumstance.

RPC-715-6 must be contained in a Class 4 bio-hazard containment cell. Access to the cell is to be regulated by an outer decontamination chamber and hermetically sealed layered steel doors. The cell is to be negatively pressurized and continuously monitored for variations of any nature. CSD teams are to be sent in weekly to incinerate any fungal or organic build-up in the containment cell. CSDs used for testing and cleaning RPC-715-6 are to remain in the decontamination chamber for 12 hours 24 hours 48 hours after subsequent exposure. Subjects showing signs or symptoms of RPC-███ RPC-███ or RPC-████ are to be immediately incinerated. All testing of RPC-715-6 is currently postponed pending Site Director's approval.

RPC-715-7 is to be contained in a modified Class 4 destructive anomalous item containment cell measuring 10m x 30m x 6m. The containment cell is to be environmentally controlled, and it is to be inspected daily for signs of corrosion. No personnel are permitted within 5 meters of the anterior side of RPC-715-7. Personnel with Class 3 clearance and above are not permitted to enter RPC-715-7's containment cell for any reason.

Description: RPC-715 is the body of German-American painter Friedrich Tillich and its series of anomalous paintings designated as RPC-715-1 through -7. RPC-715 was born in ██████, Germany circa 1903 and moved to ██████ █████████████ in 1971, five years before its anomalous abilities are believed to have manifested. RPC-715 stands 193 centimeters tall, is approximately 85 years of age, and weighed 34.5 kg at the time of its acquisition by the Authority on July ██, ████. During its acquisition, RPC-715 appeared extremely emaciated, completely devoid of body hair, and was pallor in skin tone. An initial medical evaluation revealed its cardiovascular system to have been inactive for several years, and its body was completely devoid of blood. Despite RPC-715's several apparent physical frailties, it shows no signs of being affected by its disabilities. It is able to maintain moderate levels of strength and mobility. RPC-715's vision is severely impaired, with a visual acuity of 20/200 and a field of view of only 13°. This, however, does not affect RPC-715's ability to perceive objects at a distance or objects outside of its field of view. At this time, it is currently unknown how it achieves these feats.

Prior to RPC-715's acquisition by the Authority, three separate instances of RPC-715 had been created. All three instances were found in RPC-715's home in ██████. RPC-715's home was completely unfurnished upon discovery except for the three instances. Paintings created by RPC-715 all exhibit several similar and varied anomalous effects. Each instance has an anti-memetic effect when viewed through a camera, video recording, or reflection of any kind. Paintings viewed in this way are perceived as black or smoky in appearance. As a result, details about what each instance depicts are obscured. Direct visual contact is the only way to perceive an instance of RPC-715. Visual perception of an instance triggers each paintings' varied anomalous effects. The previous statement is currently under review following testing on RPC-715-3, RPC-715-6, and RPC-715-7.

Due to the anti-memetic nature of RPC-715 instances, research teams must rely heavily on test CSD's descriptions of the paintings. All accounts of those who view these instances recall them as "moving" or "feeling alive" with CSD's reports varying slightly or appearing to change in minor ways upon a later viewing. On rare occasions, subjects describe paintings actively changing while being viewed. These accounts go on to claim that the paintings "speak" to them in various voices and phrases. In very rare cases, CSD personnel have claimed to hear a painting before seeing it, most notably with RPC-715-3 and RPC-715-4. Researchers currently believe that instances depictions reflect on the perspective of the individual viewing it to some degree.

RPC-715 claims that each instance "takes" a part of itself. [See Initial Interview 71502-07] Samples collected from RPC-715-3 have shown the paint to be organic in nature with DNA matching RPC-715's as well as [REDACTED]. However, when nothing is physically taken (e.g. RPC-715-4), samples from the paintings match standard acrylic paint. RPC-715 claims to not be cognitive of its actions while actively completing an instance. Which it does with only several strokes of its brush, makeshift brush, or during its later paintings, just by touching a flat surface for an indeterminate amount of time. Current containment protocols have been updated in an attempt to stop RPC-715 from creating any more instances. [See Incident Report 71518-13]


RPC-715-1 "Slain and See" h-visual.png Visual Hazard h-auditory.png Auditory Hazard h-emotional.png Emotional Hazard


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Damage caused to the eardrum by prolonged exposure to RPC-715-1.

The first instance of RPC-715, titled "Slain and See" by test subjects, is believed to have been completed sometime around July 1976. This instance is painted on a standard canvas frame measuring 40.5 x 50 cm. RPC-715-1 was found with RPC-715-2 and RPC-715-3 during initial acquisition.

RPC-715-1 is exclusively described to be a depiction of a completely black background with 4-5 figures in red robes. Various symbols actively manifest above the robed figures in red. Test subjects all claim to hear a deep voice proclaiming "Slain and Come See" followed by hearing a deafening noise that constantly grows in intensity. Any human who directly views RPC-715-1 will immediately begin to express unease and will suffer minor hearing loss. Those with prolonged exposure exceeding 5 minutes, describe the noise coming from RPC-715-1 to be unbearable and begin begging for the test to end. However, they never approach RPC-715-1 directly in an attempt to silence the noise. Test subjects with prolonged exposure begin to experience elevated heart rates often reaching over 200 bpm. Test subjects' eardrums frequently rupture during this time including individuals who report having seen the fifth figure in the painting. Additionally, these individuals have even been shown to go into cardiac arrest. All those who view the painting express a powerful feeling of unease and paranoia even after leaving the viewing area. This paranoia has led several test subjects to commit suicide and amnestics are recommended to anyone who views RPC-715-1.

After continued observation and testing, researchers discovered that RPC-715-1 constantly emits a sound at 6.5 Hz with varying intensity while actively being viewed. RPC-715-1's containment unit is to be fitted with an audio surveillance device. Recordings from RPC-715-1's containment unit are to be checked for variations of any kind daily.


Closing Notes From Dr. Merodak I am under the belief that RPC-715-4 and RPC-715-5 could be of great use to The Authority. I would like to up-channel a request to have their object class changed to Theta.

We still aren't entirely sure how RPC-715 was able to manifest its paintings or how it incorporated itself in them. Each time RPC-715 was observed creating one it took only seconds, but its body suffered irreparable harm. It was functionally a walking mummified corpse before completing RPC-715-7. Our lack of insight into how RPC-715 functions or how it manufacturers its paintings and their anomalous effects makes RPC-715 an extremely dangerous and unpredictable entity.


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