Registered Phenomena Code: 047

Object Class: Alpha-Yellow

Hazard Types: Aggression Hazard, Contact Hazard, Ideological Hazard, Mind-Control Hazard, Visual Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-047 is to be contained in a sealed wall-mounted display case that is hung no more than 2.62 meters from the ground, and restrained within that display case to prevent unauthorized removal. To access the display case, personnel are to require a special set of keys that is entrusted to the assigned onsite security officer, and must require approval from a Level 4 staff.

When in proximity of RPC-047, onsite personnel are to deter from viewing RPC-047 through eye contact, and are to immediately vacate away from RPC-047's proximity. In addition to this, personnel are to not physically touch RPC-047.

In the event of a containment breach, affected individuals of RPC-047 are to be immediately apprehended and terminated.

Description: RPC-047 is a British royal crown that resembles St. Edward's Crown, which was the original crown used by Charles II in 1661. Measuring 31 centimeters tall and weighing 2.23 kilograms, the crown has four fleurs-de-lis and four crosses pattée, supporting the two dipped arches topped by a monde and cross pattée, the arches and monde signifying an imperial crown.

RPC-047 manifests when subjects make visual or physical contact with RPC-047 for over 18 seconds, which causes the subject (designated as RPC-047-1) to approach, under influence, and to wear RPC-047 on them. RPC-047-1 will immediately act violent and authoritative, and will refer to themselves as a monarch of a non-existent kingdom.

RPC-047-1 will then attempt to affect non-affected subjects through physical contact, which if succeeded, subjects (designated as RPC-047-2) will adhere to RPC-047-1. Affected instances of RPC-047-2 have been observed to behave erratically, both homicidal and suicidal. (See Addendum 047.2)

In addition, personnel will not be affected by RPC-047's anomalous properties when viewing RPC-047 through other means, such as photo or video imagery, and does not appear to provoke any cognitohazard effects.

Addendum 047.1: Acquisition

After the death of King James VI of England and Ireland in 1625, he was succeeded by his son Charles I and crowned as King Charles I in 1663. The coronation, according to historical documents, occurred in St. Giles' Cathedral, Scotland, and was reported that King Charles I acted differently when the crown, presumably the initial manifestation of RPC-047, was placed on him. Many whom attended witnessed King Charles I to act erratically through the remainder of the coronation.

With civil unrest and war increasing under King Charles I's tenure as ruler of the three realms, he enacted many royal laws that enabled King Charles I to rule over the realms under an authoritarian monarchy. Parliament passed an act that established a court without the need of royal assent from King Charles I, and used this established court to indict King Charles I under the charges of treason and other high crimes. As a result of the trial, King Charles I was immediately executed on January 30, 1649.

In February 2, 1649, RPC-047 was taken by English Parliamentarians, and supposedly destroyed RPC-047 to symbolize the end of the divine right of kings.1 This claim that the English Parliamentarians destroyed RPC-047 was false as the crown was secretly taken by royalists and hidden away in a secret hideout controlled by royalist supporters. After the British Civil Wars, King Charles II was invited to rule the three realms by an act of parliament in 1660, and was crowned in 1661. However, it was reported that RPC-047 had vanished during the coronation of King Charles II, and has been lost forever since.

Centuries later, in September 24, 1874, twelve days after the establishment of the Bureau of Anomalous Research Operations, the Bureau uncovered RPC-047 after Bureau Agents found a package that was delivered directly to the Bureau main office. RPC-047 was placed into custody and studied by the Bureau.

As part of an established agreement between the Authority and Military Intelligence Section XIII, possessions of anomalous objects by the British Government that were seen as a security hazard to British facilities were to be transferred under Authority custody. One of these anomalous objects under lease to the Authority was RPC-047.

Addendum 047.02: Experiment Log

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