RPC-132 in its container. NOTE: If you do not see a coffee tin, you are under the effects of "Tea Leaves" this is not a cause for concern.

Registered Phenomena Code: 132

Object Class: Alpha Beta-Orange

Hazard Types: Anti-Physical Hazard, Emotional Hazard, Ontological Hazard

Containment Protocols: Media propaganda initiative “Tea Leaves” is to be iterated and deployed by embedded agents in all major media networks in the United Kingdom. Agents must deploy at least four daily Addams-Meywether Subliminal Memetic Payloads. For information on the “Tea Leaves” initiative, see Secure Document #132. Due to the overwhelming success of the “Tea Leaves” initiative, this RPC has been designated Alpha class. (See Addendum 132-4.)

Manifestation sites of RPC-132 have only been confirmed in the United Kingdom, however all Authority staff are to immediately report to their superiors if they find any instances of RPC-132 outside of the United Kingdom. Due to Authority efforts, every other country around the globe recognises RPC-132 as contraband and will seize and incinerate any instances found in their respective jurisdictions. Media propaganda initiatives based on the “Tea Leaves” initiative are ready to deploy in each current world language.

Authority agents must engage and terminate any instances of RPC-132-1s on sight. Corpses must be incinerated immediately. All instances of RPC-132-1 must be pursued and terminated no matter the cost. Authority personnel are not authorised to pursue RPC-132-1 instances into any kind of tunnel system. This includes, but is not limited to: sewers, storm drains, subways, and metro networks. (See Addendum 132-1.)

Any non-Authority witnesses to any instance of RPC-132-1 are to be detained at Site 14 until amnestics can be administered.

Description: RPC-132 is a brand of instant coffee powder contained within a 32.7 x 24.3 x 19.7 cm rectangular red tin container holding almost exactly 200 grams of RPC-132 powder and is topped by a yellow tin lid that provides an air-tight seal. The container is emblazoned with a distinctive logo of a large cartoon rodent that makes it easily recognisable.1

The first known instance of RPC-132 was secured by Authority agents on the 8th of August 189█, from the family-run convenience store located on the corner of ███████ street in Finsbury, London.

RPC-132 anomalously materialises onto the shelves of supermarkets and convenience stores all over the United Kingdom. Manifestation events happen every 8 hours, however, the exact store and shelf RPC-132 materialises at has been determined to be entirely random. Between 3 to ██ instances of RPC-132 will materialise each time, and will neatly fit onto a shelf as if put there by hand.

CCTV footage from before and after materialisation, shows that other products on the shelves are moved to make room for RPC-132 instances, however, the other products are left neatly arranged with their labels facing forward as normal.
Materialisation is instantaneous, and all CCTV footage has been unable to give any useful data. Footage shows a few frames with RPC-132 not being present, then the next frame RPC-132 is present. Attempts to capture a materialisation event with a high-speed camera are ongoing.

When questioned, no member of staff from any store has any memory of ordering, receiving, or placing RPC-132 on their shelves. Testing performed on staff, recording equipment, and the buildings themselves, at multiple manifestation sites has found no other anomalous properties or activity of any kind. Exactly where RPC-132 manifests from is completely unknown.

The anomalous properties of RPC-132 appear after an organic entity consumes the powder in some way. RPC-132 can be ingested in its powdered form, or mixed with liquid. The effects remain the same. Any organic entity that ingests any amount2 of RPC-132 is immediately and irrecoverably considered a Stage 1 RPC-132-1 instance.

Upon ingestion, subjects (henceforth Stage 1 RPC-132-1s) will exhibit no abnormal properties or behaviour for the first 24 hours. However after the first 24 hours have passed Stage 1 RPC-132-1s will enter Stage 2, where they become photosensitive, skittish, and more rodent-like in their mannerisms and behaviour. The speed of this change is dependent on the total amount of RPC-132 consumed by the Stage 1 RPC-132-1 in the first 24 hours, although all Stage 1 RPC-132-1s will aggressively refuse to consume any more RPC-132 after exactly 24 hours from first consumption.3

48 hours after initial consumption all RPC-132-1s will enter the 3rd and final Stage. In this Stage, RPC-132-1’s become violent, frantic, and aggressive. Stage 3 instances will attempt to reach the nearest secluded underground tunnel system such as sewer systems or subways. Stage 3 instances will do this to the exclusion of any other goal including self-preservation actions such as eating, drinking, or sleeping, and will violently attack any living or non-living obstacles in its path. Stage 3 instances are extremely hazardous as they show signs of reduced cognitive functions, increased physical strength, increased speed, and increased resistance to all forms of physical trauma.

All attempts to communicate with Stage 3 instances have been unsuccessful. Either Stage 3 RPC-132-1's lose the ability to understand, or they chose to ignore communication attempts.

All attempts to halt or reverse the progression of any RPC-132-1 Stage has met with failure, however testing is ongoing. Long term containment and testing is currently impossible due to Stage 3 instances violent refusal to eat or drink to sustain themselves. Stage 3 instances will survive on average for 7 days before succumbing to dehydration and dying. (See Addendum 132-3)

Post-mortem autopsies report no changes to any biological structures or systems of infected individuals regardless of Stage.
It is currently unknown how RPC-132 affects the behaviour and mannerisms of subjects at Stages 2 and 3, or how it increases the physical abilities of subjects at Stage 3.

Addendum 132-1: Due to the events of Incident 132-62, the containment procedures of RPC-132 have been updated. For more information, see Incident Report 132-62.

Addendum 132-2: Analysis of Squad 2's RPC-132-1 tracking beacon pulses towards the final 3.5 minutes of Incident 132-62 have concluded that the beacon was not malfunctioning, and was actually transmitting a message in Morse Code. Upon deciphering the patterns research staff found that the beacon had repeated the following message 6 and a half times before abruptly ceasing:

Addendum 132-3: Based on events of Incident 132-183, all further testing and experiments with RPC-132 on organic subjects are immediately placed on hold pending Level 4 review.

Addendum 132-4: RPC-132 has been reclassified as a Beta by the Global Directors, due to events and possible outcomes of Incident 132-241.

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