Lexicon Auctoritas

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| ROBERT EDWARD HOSS |


« Medium Priority Document »

Volume Five: Digitized, Revival Copy





Front Matter


Table of Contents




Section: A

AA

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Accounts and Adits: The Department of the Office of Financial Affairs (OFA) tasked with managing the financial records of the Authority.

Abacus

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The Abacus Fold: A Fraternity that manages the Office of Financial Affairs (OFA) comprised of Senior Accounts and Audits (AA) Personnel. The group oversees all Authority business investments, validating all incoming financial data directly or indirectly related to Authority capital.

AC

Division: Administration


Definitions:

  • Anomalous Commerce: The Department of the Office of Financial Affairs (OFA) tasked with providing revenue to the Authority via the commercialization of (relatively) benign anomalies.

"The Academy"

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The Academy of True Art: A group of interest (GoI) and classical art school specializing in producing anomalous art. (Often shortened to "the Academy").
  • L'Academia della vera arte: The original Italian spelling and title for the Academy.

ACC

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Authority Compact Commission: The Committee/Department of the Office of Ethics and Review (OEaR/Ear), which both continually writes/expands upon and maintains the Authority's Compact of Ethics.

ACI

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Authority Central Intelligence: The Protection Sector and acting information, espionage, and spy network of the Authority.

Acquisitions

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The Department of Acquisitions: The Department of the Office of Financial Affairs (OFA) tasked with managing the financial record-keeping of the Authority.

ACS

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Anderson Coherency Scale: A mathematical measure for the relative "Coherency" or "realness" of an area of space.

AE

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Anomalous Event: Any abnormal occurrence which was verifiably recorded by the Authority.

AECR

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Anderson-Eckhardt Coherency Reader: A tool that allows the quick approximation of the Coherency of an area.

AECT

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Anderson-Eckhardt Coherency Test: A tool that allows the quick approximation of the Coherency of an area.

AEDF

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force: The Containment Sector responsible for maintaining and operating all Authority space assets.

AEDFS

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force Ship: A ship prefix for any Authority space vessel.

AEGIS

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Authority Enhanced Generalized Intelligence System (Version 8.3.1): The operational AI, created in 1953 and operational until 1998 deactivated following the creation of the Authority communication network.

AEP

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Association for Ecclesiastical Primacy: A group of interest (GoI), multinational fringe organization, and intelligence/espionage community with substantial religious ties.
  • "The Association": The alternate, more modern title given to AEP.

AET

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Anomaly Experimentation Team: The Research Sector tasked with performing direct testing upon anomalous items.

AFRICOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • African Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within Africa.

AIP

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Authority Induction Program: The program/curricula by which new Authority military recruits are trained.

The "Alpha Trigger"

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The term used to describe the event(s) that caused the collapse of both society and reality in the Remnants Timeline.

ALRS

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Authority Lunar Return Shuttle: The designation for any AEDF operations involving moving cargo from the Moon to any other location in the Solar System.

Amazing! Co.

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • A group of interest (GoI) that creates, distributes, and sells dangerously-unpredictable, anomalous, (often bootleg) consumer products.

Amnestic

Division: Research


Definition:

  • A drug or chemical substance that alters or erases human memory.

AMP

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Anomalous Manufacturing Process: A system for the creation of a material that involves the safe use of an anomaly.

ANDSoft

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Anomalous Numerology Detection Software: A standard suite of security software installed on all Authority computers that detect anomalous patterns or minor info hazards.

ANF

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Authority Nautical Fleet: The totality of the Authority's maritime vessels.

Anomalia Supernaturalis

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The precursor of and equivalent to the modern Registered Phenomena Code (RPC) as used by the Auctoritas Impertus.

ANTARCOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Antarctic Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within Antarctica, and are also responsible for the trans-dimensional and space forces of the Authority.

"Anti-Papal Reform"

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • A movement within the Authority, set by the Board (Global Directorate), which served as one of many efforts by the Directorate to erase Papal influence within the Authority.

ANV

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Authority Nautical Vessel: A ship prefix for any Authority naval vehicle.

AoI

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Agency of Interest: A blanket term for any governmental agency which is aware of the anomalous world and works against or alongside the Authority. Note: This term applies to neither disbanded/terminated anomalous agencies nor those from alternate timelines nor dimensions.

APDPWCT

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Authority Protection Division Provisional War Crimes Tribunal: The statutory body formed by the Authority and the UNAAC in the early 1950s to investigate the Authority's misuse or unethical application of anomalies in the first half of the 20th century.

APRE

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Authority Para-Agricultural Research Establishment: A major Area in Saskatchewan specializing in research into anomalous farming and food production.

AR

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Area Director: The governing, administrative official of an Area that reports directly to their respective Regional Director (RD).

ARDP

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Authority Research Division Press: The Office of Analysis and Science (OAS) Research Unit tasked with producing scholarly publications and reference material.

Area

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • A large-scale Authority facility with a specific, specialized purpose.

"The Array"

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • A Group of Interest (GoI) and collective of artificial intelligences that have come together to prevent the extinction of humanity.

ASF

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Authority Security Force: The Protection Sector and acting military defense wing for the Authority.

ASIACOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Asia Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within West/Central Asia.

Auctoritas Impertus

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The name of the group predating the modern Authority (before 1834).

"Auctoritas Research Review" (Journal)

Division: Research


Definition:

  • An official, peer-reviewed scientific publication of the Research Division.

Authority Press

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The Office of Information, Records, and Security (OIRS) Administration Unit tasked with publishing information relevant to the entire Authority and its personnel.

"Authority Standard" (Journal)

Division: Research


Definition:

  • A peer-reviewed scientific publication of the Research Division with a focus on experimental technologies and engineering.

AV

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Authority Vessel: A legacy ship prefix for any Authority space vessel employed before the founding of the AEDF in 1955.

AW

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Atomwaffen: A term for a series of primitive atomic devices developed by the Authority in the 1930s and 40s.

AWP

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Authority War Plan: An operational scheme that involves mobilizing the entirety of the Authority's assets against a particularly dangerous Entity of Interest (EoI) or anomaly.

Section: B

BARO

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Bureau of Anomalous Research Operations: the investigative commission of the British Government, and the predecessor to Military Intelligence Section XIII (MI13).

BB

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Project Blue Book: An Agency of Interest (AoI) and International government agency formed by the UN security council to resist against incursion and assault by non-human entities.

BIOFAC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Biological Facility: A type of Area used in the containment of either viral, bacterial, and/or fungi-related diseases along with other inconsistent biohazardous materials.

BoA

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Bureau of Acquisition: The Research Sector which studies esoteric and exotic science and concepts.

The Board/Directorate

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The Board of [Global] Directors: The Administration Sector and executive managing body of the Authority, composed of 13 Global Directors. "The Board" referring to their official title.
  • The [Global] Directorate: The more formal title for "the Board."

Bodmer Mk.II Proximity Suits

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Protective body armor that permits a human being to survive in extreme temperatures.

Section: C

"CASE TRUE"

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • An Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force (AEDF) operational scenario which posits the active invasion of Earth by a hostile alien force.

CDI

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Coherency Disjunction Injury: A form of traumatic injury caused by the failure of body parts to align or reattach properly after passing through low-Coherency space.

CIC

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Coherency Isolation Chamber: A structure or device capable of maintaining a static area of low or high-Coherency space.

CIO

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Complex Inhuman Organism: A term used to refer to any animal that is not a human being.

CLO

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Contractor Liaison Office: The Containment Sector responsible for recruiting civilian workers to build Authority infrastructure.

COPD

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Commissioned Officer Development Program: The program/curricula by which Authority soldiers and security personnel are prepared for strategic and tactical leadership positions.

Coherency

Division: Research


Definition:

  • The degree of "reality" of a volume of spacetime. (Lower Coherencies tend to be "dreamlike" or "nightmarish," while higher Coherencies tend to be "dazzling" or "hyper-real.")

CoM

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Church of Malthus: A group of interest (GoI) seeking to enact large-scale population controls through anomalous, often forceful, or violent means.

CoN

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Church of Nihil: A group of interest (GoI) that worships a primeval flood cult.

"Containment" (Journal)

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • An official, peer-reviewed scientific publication of the Containment Division.

Cover Protocol

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A false scenario created by Authority assets to disguise the presence of an anomaly or field operations as something mundane.

"Cownstant"

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • An Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force (AEDF) slang term referring to the tendency to find cows or cow-based patterns near or around extra-terrestrial anomalies.

CSD

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Confined Subject Disposable: Temporary Authority personnel used in human testing.

CTSC

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Coherency Technology Safety Course]: The standard Authority-wide training program which teaches the safe operation and use of machinery or tools that alter Coherency.

Section: D

DASC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Defense Anomalies and Security Committee: The British governmental agency of interest (AoI) which directly manages Military Defense Section XIII.

DEP-010

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • The Intelligence Department: The Department of the Authority Central Intelligence (ACI) tasked with the acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence gathered via various collection disciplines, including human sources, electronic and communications interceptions, satellite or surveillance imagery, and open sources.

DEP-022

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • The Counterintelligence Department: The Department of the Authority Central Intelligence (ACI) tasked with safeguarding and ensuring the integrity of the Authority's intelligence network.

DEP-028

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • The Science and Technology Department: The Department of the Authority Central Intelligence (ACI) tasked with the analysis and documentation of existing technology utilized by the Authority and other organizations of interest.

DEP-036

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • The Operations Department: The Department of the Authority Central Intelligence (ACI) tasked with carrying out the clandestine or covert missions that cannot be overtly handled by the Authority barring high security or information risk.

DEP-039

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • The Support Department: The Department of the Authority Central Intelligence (ACI) tasked with the deployment of assigned personnel to directly assist in field operations of other Authority-based military bodies, most notably ASF and MST.

DHDS

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Department of Higher-Dimensional Studies: The Office of Analysis and Science (OAS) Research Unit tasked with researching multidimensional anomalies.

DHPS

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Directorate of Historical and Pseudohistorical Studies: The Office of Analysis and Science (OAS) Research Unit tasked with researching the Authority's history, as well as the fabrication of false or deliberately misleading historical documents to maintain information security.

DHPSACMP

Division: Research


Definition:

  • DHPS Archival Collections Management Policy: Guidelines for the handling, storage, and classification of anomalous historical documents created by the Directorate of Historical and Pseudohistorical Studies (DHPS).

DHPSP

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Department of Historical and Pseudohistorical Studies Press: The Office of Analysis and Science (OAS) Research Unit tasked with producing scholarly publications and reference material.

"Dipper"

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A Mobilized Specialized Teams Registry (MST) slang term for an area of low Coherency in which horizontal surfaces appear substantially higher than they are.

Disjunction Dactyly

Division: Research


Definition:

  • A specific form of Coherency Disjunction Injury (CDI) involving the fusion of fingers or limbs.

Distraction Protocol

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A false scenario created by Authority assets to redirect public attention away from an anomaly or field operations.

DoC

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Department of Communications: The Containment Sector tasked with information-sharing and messaging between Sites between Authority sites, assets, personnel, and locations.

"Double-A/Battery"

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • "Double-A": A slang term for a member of the Department of Accounts and Audits (AA) based on their department's acronym.
  • "Battery": A slang term for a member of the Department of Accounts and Audits (AA)/partial reference name to the above definition based on their department's acronym.

Section: E

EASTCOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Eastern Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within Eastern Europe.

EC/"Engineering"/"The Component"

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Engineering Component: The Containment Sector and acting infrastructure and construction wing of the Authority.
  • "Engineering": An informal, alternate title given to the Engineering Component.
  • "The Component": A semi-formal, alternate title given to the Engineering Component.

ECF

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The Department of Expendable Candidate Fulfillment: The Department of the Office of Human Resources (OHR/HR) tasked with identifying and recruiting CSD personnel for the Authority.

EDFAC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • ExtraDimensional Facility: A type of Area used in the containment of either phenomenon exhibiting extradimensional properties or phenomena affecting physics in inconsistent behavior.

EoI

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Entity of Interest: A broad, blanket term for any organized group or individual (Groups of Interest (GoIs), Agencies of Interest (AoIs), or Persons of Interest (PoI)) that otherwise are aware of the anomalous world.

EUASICOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Eurasian Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within India, Southwest Asia, and the Greater Middle East.

Section: F

Facilities (Primary/Secondary)

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • A blanket term to describe all installations and worldwide infrastructure maintained by the Authority to ensure the study and containment of anomalies to prevent them from causing breaches and disrupting society's normalcy.
    • Primary Facilities: A blanket term to describe all central Authority installations used for wide-scale containment, research, and housing of anomalies. (Comprised of all designated Sites, Areas, and Regional Facilities.)
    • Secondary Facilities: A blanket term to describe lesser Authority installations used for local-scale containment, research, and housing of anomalies. (Comprised of all designated On-Location Sites (OL-Sites).

FOA/Busoka

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Federal Occult Agency: The agency of interest (AoI) and the branch of the modern German Republic charged with the study of the anomalous during the Second World War.
  • Bundesokkultabteilung: The original German spelling for the FOA.

Section: G

GARD/DAFA

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • German Anomalous Research Division: The group of interest (GoI) and the branch of the Nazi-German government charged with the study of the anomalous during the Second World War.
  • Deutschen Anormal Forschung Abteilung: The original German spelling for GARD.

GD

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • A member of the Board of Global Directors (Global Directorate). An executive administrator and overseer of the entire Authority.

GEAR

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Global Enterprise for Advanced Research: A group of interest (GoI) that conducts independent scientific development of anomalous consumer products for commercial gain.

GOBFAC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Garrisoned Operations Base Facility: A type of Area used by garrison specialists and security personnel from various branches of the Protection Division, such as Authority Security Forces (ASF) and the Mobile Specialized Teams Registry (MST).

GoI

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Group of Interest: A blanket term for any, nongovernmental agency which is aware of the anomalous world and acts upon that information (often to achieve an end goal). Groups of Interest include former agencies of interest that are either inactive or disbanded and governments/groups from alternate timelines.

GSSC

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • General Site Storage and Containment Procedure: A site-wide protocols governing the minimum requirements for storing any item on a Site.

Section: H

HERD

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Hazardous Environment & Risk-Detection: A Mobile Specialized Team Detachment (MSTD) specializing in baseline performing containment for hazardous assets within hazardous environments.

Section: I

IA

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Augmentee: A member of the Authority Security Force (ASF) assigned to a temporary posting with an MST for skills improvement and training.

IAA

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • International Anomalous Accords: The documents which govern the limits and responsibilities of the Authority and other agencies of interest (AoIs).

IB-100

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 100 - “Basic Security Rotation”: The Department of the Authority Security Force (ASF) and low-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with the baseline guarding of Authority Facilities, low-priority persons of interest (PoIs), entities of interest (EoIs), and other personnel.

IB-130

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 130 - “Base Logistics”: The Department of the Authority Security Force (ASF) and low-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with planning and carrying out the movement, supply, and maintenance of ASF assets.

IB-230

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 230 - “Security Hub”: The Department Authority Security Force (ASF) and low-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with baseline surveillance rotation coordination of IB-100, and IB-130.

IB-235

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 235 - “CSD Compliance”: The Department of the Authority Security Force (ASF) and low-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with keeping Confined Subject Disposable (CSD) Personnel in line, enforcing orders upon CSD personnel through forceful means, and short-term disciplinary/termination of CSD personnel.

IB-280

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 280 - “Low-Level Containment”: The Department of the Authority Security Force (ASF) and low-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with enforcing routine low-level containment protocol of anomalies within their designated containment zone.

IB-325

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 325 - “Hazardous Materials”: The Department of the Authority Security Force (ASF) and high-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with handling, removal/abstraction, installation, and transportation of hazardous materials. These may include biological, radiological, chemical, extradimensional, low-Coherency, or explosive2 assets.

IB-400

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 400 - “Intake”: The Department of the Authority Security Force (ASF) and high-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with the safe transportation, transfer, and designation of anomalies to their given areas of containment.

IB-430

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Individual Billet 430 - “High-Level Containment”: The Department of the Authority Security Force (ASF) and high-priority assignments of Security Force Personnel, tasked with enforcing routine high-level containment protocol on anomalies within their designated containment zone.

INFLT

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Inner-System Fleet: An Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force (AEDF) faction which operates within the bounds of the asteroid belt.

INFLTEO

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Inner-System Fleet Extended Operations Group: An Inner-System Fleet (INFLT) Unit which conducts long-term analysis and observations of space-based anomalies.

INFLTLNR

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Inner-System Fleet Line Reserve: An Inner-System Fleet (INFLT) Unit which contains mothballed combat spacecraft to be deployed in the event of an emergency.

INFLTMAIN

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Inner-System Fleet Maintenance Squadron: An Inner-System Fleet (INFLT) Unit which provides logistical support to Authority spacecraft.

IOA/Reisoka

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Imperial Occult Agency: The original name for the Federal Occult Agency/Busoka (FOA/Bundesokkultabteilung) before the end of the First World War.
  • Reichsokkultabteilung: The original German spelling for the IOA.

ISC

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Insulated Secure Container: A protected case or strongbox designed for the transportation of small anomalies.

Isolation Block

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • A set of containment cells designed to minimize any form of contact between human guards and an anomaly, and maintain distance between operating personnel and the containment area.

IWP

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Intelligence Warfare Division: A Mobile Specialized Team Detachment (MSTD) specializing in baseline intelligence operations.

Section: J


Section: K

KK

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Kabushiki Kawaii: A group of interest (GoI) and black-market corporation Japan which uses anomalous technology to produce sex slaves and illicit entertainment products.
  • Kawaii Korps: The alternate title for KK.

Section: L

LA/LAL

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Lesser Anomalous Locations: Any physical area of space that demonstrates minor or situational anomalies that do not merit major containment operations.

LaF

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Lost and Found Procedure: A Distraction Protocol that involves fabricating false animal attacks to disguise anomalous areas that attract passers-by.

LPUC

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Lexicon Publishing and Update Code: The publishing guidelines, restriction, and code of conduct used by the Authority to regulate the process of admitting new words into the Lexicon Auctoritas.

LTH

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Literal Hostile Takeovers: The process by which Acquisitions and the ASF gain control of companies or industrial bodies through military force.

Lincos-III

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Lost and Found Procedure: Mathematically constructed language developed by the Bureau of Acquisition (BoA) for communication with anomalies

LO/LAO

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Lesser Anomalous Objects: Any anomalous item or artifact whose effects are so minor or situational as not to merit major containment operations.

LRV

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Lunar Return Vehicle: A ship prefix for any Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force (AEDF) vehicle involved in Authority Lunar Return Shuttle (ALRS) operations.

LTAD

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Long-Term Assessment Dossier: A document covering the results on a human subject or subjects from exposure to an anomaly for more than ten years.

Section: M

"Maintenance"/"The Union"

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • "Maintenance": An informal title for the Maintenance Union: The Containment Sector tasked that representing and regulating all logistical, facilities and support staff of the Authority.
  • "The Union": The semi-formal title for the Maintenance Union.

Memotics

Division: Research


Definition:

  • The scientific study of memory and the manipulation thereof.

MI13

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Military Intelligence Section XIII: The branch and agency of interest (AoI) of the British government charged with the study of the anomalous.
  • Monarch Security: The alternate title given to MI13.

MST

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Mobilized Special Teams: The paramilitary or civilian task force developed with a specific range of skills or operations in mind. Often, these teams assist both the containment, investigation, acquisition, neutralization of certain anomalies, [anomalous] parties, or persons.
  • The Mobilized Special Teams Registry: The Protection Sector tasked with regulating all MST teams.

MSTD

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Mobile Specialized Team Detachment: A unit of a Mobile Specialized Team (MST) tasked with and skilled in performing a specific set of tasks or countering a particular threat.

MTD

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Mobile Threat Detachment: A Mobile Specialized Team Detachment (MSTD) specializing in both offensive and defensive operations.

Section: N

NCCB

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • NuCorp Coherency Binder: An anomalous tool developed by Nucorp Industries (NI) that alters the Coherency of an area of space to cause objects to adhere together.

NCOIC

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Non-Commissioned Officer Induction Course: The program/curricula by which Authority soldiers who have risen through the ranks receive training and indoctrination.

NG

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Null-Gravity: A piece of anomalous technology that permits the generation and manipulation of gravitational fields.

NI

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Nucorp Industries: A corporate group of interest (GoI), based in the United States that assists the Authority in the production of industrial and scientific anomalies.

Nivaldi

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • A Group of Interest (GoI) and cabal of individuals who have safeguarded the general population against the negative impacts of catastrophic impacts, such as the Great Flood and the Black Death. Nivaldi stands as one of the oldest, Athority-aware GoIs to date

Nootechnology

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Nucorp Industries: Any high-Coherency mechanism or construct that is primarily driven or made of actualized thought.

NORTHCOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Northern Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within North America.

NSRDC

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • New Swabia Rift Defense Command: The Authority Security Force (ASF) Protection Unit tasked with the military oversight of certain areas of Antarctica.

Section: O

O&DFAC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Observations & Data Facility: A type of Area used in maintaining internal data security, facility communications, and monitoring of worldwide communications in regards to anomalies and Groups of Interests (GoIs).

OAA/RMA

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Orphaned by Anomalous Action: A blanket terms referring to a child whose parents were killed by anomalies during Authority operations. Usually, children under this designation are taken to the wards of the Office of Human Resources (OHR).
  • Resistant to Memory Alteration: A blanket term referring to a child whose memories cannot be modified to conceal the Authority's existence. Frequently, children under this designation are taken to the wards of the Office of Human Resources (OHR).

OAS

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Office of Analysis and Science: The Research Sector that studies esoteric and exotic science and concepts.

OCEACOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Oceanic Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within Oceania, East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

ODR

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Office of Diplomatic Relations: The Administration Sector tasked with managing and maintaining relations between the Authority and other governments and extra-governmental groups.

ODI

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Operation Dawn Initiative: The resolution passed by the World Security Council and worldwide counter-insurgency against local and international groups that are involved in illicit anomalous activities.

OEaR/EaR

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • [Office] of Ethics and Review: The Administration Sector tasked with establishing the moral standards by that the Authority must operate.

OFA

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Office of Financial Affairs: The Administration Sector tasked with managing the monetary assets of the Authority.

OHR/HR

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Office of Human Resources: The Administration Sector tasked with handling Authority staffing, discipline, and employee wellness.

OIRS

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Office of Information, Records, and Security: The Administration Sector tasked with managing Authority operational archives and documentation.

OLSD

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • On-Location Site Director: The governing, administrative official of an On-Location SIte (OL-Site), and that usually reports directly to their closest, Primary-Facility: Site Director (SD) and/or Area Director (AR). On occasion, Both OL-Sites and OLSDs may gain enough significance to facilitate independence, in which they would then report directly to their respective Regional Director (RD).

OL-Site

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • On-Location Site: A minor Authority Site built around or on an anomaly that cannot be moved or displaced.

OP

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Observation Post: A small Authority facility designed for the extended surveillance of an anomalous area.

OPA

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Out-of-Place Artifact: Any mundane object discovered to exist during an era when such an object could not have been created or invented.

Operation Lucre

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The plan by which the Authority enriched itself through war profiteering during the First World War.

OUTFLT

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Outer-System Fleet: An Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force (AEDF) faction that operates outside the bounds of the Asteroid Belt.

OUTFLTEO

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Outer-System Fleet Extended Operations Group: An Outer-System Fleet (OUTFLT) Unit that conducts long-term analysis and observations of space-based anomalies.

OUTFLTMAIN

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Outer-System Fleet Maintenance Squadron: An Inner-System Fleet (INFLT) Unit that provides logistical support to Authority spacecraft.

Section: P

Paris Format

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The anomalous-documentation format, created in 1935 by Pierre-Louis Grandjean, which created the modern RPC Authority Anomaly Classification System (RPCAACS).

PCAAO

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • People's Committee for the Acquisition of Anomalous Objects: An agency of interest (AoI) of the Chinese government charged with the study of the anomalous.

PCD

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Provisional Containment Document: An unfinished or incomplete draft of the documentation for an anomaly that is made available to staff to assist in research.

PEW

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The Protocol Laboratory: The Department of the Office of Human Resources (OHR/HR) tasked with assisting the retention of experienced Authority staff.

PJCA

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Project JOB Containment Agreement: A concord between the Authority and Military Intelligence Section XIII (MI13) governing the oversight and management of certain historical anomalies.

Plutarco format

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The earliest recorded Anomalia Supernaturalis formal documentation, developed by Sir Plutarco Di Biasio and officiated by Pope Callixtus III, of the Auctoritas Impertus.

PNN

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Post Neutralization Notice: An addendum to a Neutralized object's containment documents explaining the process by which the object became Neutralized, or its current status.

PoI

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • People of Interest: A blanket term for any individual aware of the anomalous acts upon that information (often to achieve an end goal).

PROCSE

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Protocols for the Contact of Sapient Entities: A set of rules and algorithms for opening communications with intelligent anomalies.

Project Aethalides

Division: Research/Containment


Definition:

  • An ongoing, joint Research/Containment project to develop sonic weaponry suitable for combatting RPC-347, and protection against RPC-347-1 at On-Location Site-1010 (OL-Site).

Project Mauna

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • An ongoing Authority operation to suppress certain automotive anomalies in continental India.

Project Tiresias

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The joint project between the United States and the USSR that resulted in the creation of RPC-043.

"ProLab"

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • The Protocol Laboratory: The Containment Sector tasked with designing, testing, and creation of containment protocols and fail-safes for anomalies.

Protocol 058-Sigma

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A distraction protocol intended to convince alien threats that the Authority is a vassal state of a larger intergalactic empire.

Pseudoanomaly

Division: Research


Definition:

  • Any lesser anomalous objects (LO/LAO) that are only anomalous through being perceivable under the influence of viderics.

Punch Card Format

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • The anomalous-documentation format, used primarily from 1896 to as late as 1971 which is known for its use of a morse code designation system.

Section: Q

"QCU"

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Quarantined Containment Unit: A protective chamber designed to isolate its interior and exterior from pathogens and toxins.

Section: R

R&AFAC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Records & Archive Facility: A type of Area used in the storage and archive of the Authority's operational data and information, along with maintaining documents and information on previous investigations of anomalous and Group of Interest (GoI)-related activities.

R&EFAC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Robotics & Engineering Facility: A type of Area used in the scientific advancements of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and/or computer science.

RCC

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Research Commercialization Committee: One of the oversight bodies of Anomalous Commerce (AC) that governs the sale of technologies and scientific knowledge developed by the Research Division.

RCPA

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Righteous Central Protection Authority: A group of interest (GoI) of an alternate, dictatorial version of the Authority from a timeline in that it controls the Earth.

RD

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Regional Director: The Director of a Regional Facility (REFAC) that reports directly to the Board (Global Directorate). An exclusive administrator and overseer of all Sites and Areas within their adjacent regions.

"1935 Reclassification"

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Reclassification and Reformation Order: A movement within the Authority (and the precedent set by the The Board (Global Directorate)) to purge all connection with the modern Authority with the Auctoritas Impertus.

Reality Signature

Division: Research


Definition:

  • The unique combination of energy levels and background radiation that permits the identification of a particular level or iteration of spacetime.

"Recruitment"

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • The Department of Divisional Recruitment: The Department of the Office of Human Resources (OHR/HR) tasked with identifying and recruiting all Divisional personnel (Research, Protection, Containment, Administration) for all of the different Divisions of the Authority while working with said Divisions.

Red Snow

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A Mobilized Specialized Teams Registry (MST) slang term for an area of low-Coherency characterized by swirling patterns of reddish particles.

REGFAC/"Regional"

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Regional Facility: The logistics and administrative hubs for Sites and Areas within a specific geographic region, often an entire continent. Regional facilities coordinate with Sites and Areas within their adjacent regions. (Anomalies are strictly excluded from these facilities.)

Remnants

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • A group of interest (GoI) of an alternate timeline in that human society collapsed due to an event known as the "Alpha Trigger."

Research Mandate

Division: Research


Definition:

  • An overarching set of goals or tasks issued to a group or branch of the Research Division.

RPC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Research, Protect[ion], Contain[ment]: An acronym for the mission statement of the three primary divisions for the Authority.
  • Registered, Phenomena, Code: The numerical designation for a major, individual anomaly that the Authority is either in the process of containing or seeking to contain. A backronym created from the acronym above.

RPCATHC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • RPC Authority Threats & Hazards Code: The classification system of symbols used to both determine and determine the possible threats an anomaly with a Registered Phenomena Code (RPC) poses to an individual or the containment protocol.

RV

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Remote Vessel: A ship prefix for a remote-controlled Authority naval vessel.

Section: S

SDS

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Any Authority equipment designed to reduce the dangers of exposure to extradimensional spaces.

SD

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Site Director: The governing, administrative official of a Site that reports directly to their respective Regional Director (RD).

"The Sea"

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • An informal term used when referring to the entirety of the Authority's assets and capital.

Site

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • Any Authority research and containment facility.

Slogger

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A Mobilized Specialized Teams Registry (MST) slang term for an area of low-Coherency in which normal movement and acceleration of objects have become abnormally slowed down.

SoG

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • Sergeant of the Guard: A formal term for an Authority Security Force (ASF) member in charge of a group guarding or patrolling a specific location.

SOUTHCOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Southern Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within South America.

STB

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Suborbital Transfer Bus: Any Authority Vessel (AV), propelled by rockets designed to operate outside of an atmosphere but not enter or leave a planetary orbit.

"Stretchway"

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A Mobilized Specialized Teams Registry (MST) slang term for an area of low-Coherency in which space is "stretched," causing nearby objects to become suddenly out of reach.

Section: T

TERFLT

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Terrestrial Fleet: An Authority Extraterrestrial Defence Force (AEDF) faction that operates within the Earth-Moon system.

TERFLTER

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Terrestrial Fleet Emergency Reserve: A Terrestrial Fleet (TERFLT) Unit that contains spacecraft to be deployed in the event of an emergency.

TERFLTMAIN

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Terrestrial Fleet Line Reserve: A Terrestrial Fleet (TERFLT) Unit that provides logistical support to Authority spacecraft.

INFLTMAIN

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Inner-System Fleet Maintenance Squadron: An Inner-System Fleet (INFLT) Unit that provides logistical support to Authority spacecraft.

TLAC

Division: Research/Administration


Definition:

  • Terms and Lexicon Analysis Commission: The joint Office of Information, Records and Security (OIRS), and Department of Historical and Pseudohistorical Studies (DHPS) half-yearly Committee that reviews all terms and proposed changes to the Lexicon.

Tripup

Division: Protection


Definition:

  • A Mobilized Specialized Teams Registry (MST) slang term for an area of low Coherency in which horizontal surfaces change in height suddenly, causing tripping or falls.

Section: U

U&IIB

Division: Containment


Definition:

  • Unusual & Interstellar Infrastructure Bureau: The Containment Sector responsible for constructing Authority space stations and other facilities outside of Earth's orbit.

UCA

Division: Research


Definition:

  • An anomalous tool or structure that has been artificially produced by the Authority.

UNAAC

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • United Nations Anomalous Activities Committee: An agency of interest (AoI) and an international governmental group that oversees and regulates the operations of the Authority and other AoIs operating within United Nations territory.

UNISAAF/ISA

Division: N/A


Definition:

  • United Nations International Security Anomalous Assistance Force: The documents that govern the limits and responsibilities of the Authority and other agencies of interest (AoIs).
  • International Security Alliance: The alternate nickname title for UNISAAF.

Section: V

Viderics

Division: Research


Definition:

  • A set of psychoactive drugs that expand human senses to allow the perception of certain anomalies.

Section: W

WESTCOM

Division: Administration


Definition:

  • Western Command: The designated command region and Regional Facility (REFAC) administratively responsible for the provisional facilities present within Western Europe.

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