Classified Level 4/991 Document.

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3D modelling of RPC-991. Not to scale.


Registered Phenomena Code: 991

Object Class: Alpha-White

Hazard Types: Mechanical Hazard, Potential Temporal Hazard

Containment Protocols: Moved from Site-001. RPC-991 is kept at Site-016 and must be guarded 24/7 by two ASF personnel, as the Church of Malthus has displayed a high amount of interest in RPC-991. The 6-digit passcode to the gate of the containment chamber of RPC-991 must be reset every week and must have no similarities to the previous passcode. RPC-991 must be disabled at all times to conserve the mass amounts of energy it requires to operate.

Modification of RPC-991 is strictly forbidden and will result in proper reprimands and possible demotion.

Description: RPC-991 is a complex temporal mechanism known as the "Chronovisor", first created by Italian Roman Catholic priest and scientist, Pellegrino Ernetti, who had allegedly held a degree in quantum physics. It stands at a height of 2.7 meters with a width of 1.4 meters.

Believed to have been invented in the early 1960s, the first project of RPC-991 was claimed to have been able to view events that had occurred in the past as far as biblical times. It is unknown if the first version of RPC-991 was indeed able to perform such a task.

Despite the enigma surrounding the original chronovisor, RPC-991 has been confirmed to be able to perform the task of viewing past events that occurred even before Mesopotamian times and as far as the Devonian1 era, and had as well allowed the Authority to observe the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, an alleged ability of the chronovisor.


Alleged image of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ produced by the original chronovisor, reported in the May 2, 1972 La Domenica del Corriere issue.

How exactly RPC-991 achieves the ability to observe past-events is unknown, though it was claimed that it produced images by decoding electromagnetic radiation left behind during past events, though the only plausible form of electromagnetic radiation needed for the viewing of past-events would be gamma rays emitted by GRBs.3

RPC-991 possesses two large capacitors responsible for the analysis of electromagnetic radiation, which is received by a pipe guarded with a valve, located at the top of the mechanism above the world globe. A projector is as well equipped, which is not only able to project images, but has proven to be capable of displaying animated frames of events, which however have a relatively low frame-rate. Images projected can as well be printed onto a piece of printer paper.


RPC-991 diagram.

On the left side of the base of RPC-991 are three rotary switches which are able to control the quality of the image produced. The first switch controls the contrast of the image, the second controlling the definition and the third controlling the frame-rate. The entire machine uses a massive amount of energy, and as such, RPC-991 is to be operated so that as much energy is conserved as possible.

No other functioning replicas of RPC-991 have been found since its containment.

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