RPC-180

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Mandau

RPC-180 on initial recovery (note the significant amount of dust present).

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Registered Phenomena Code: 180

Object Class: Alpha-Orange

Hazard Types: Contact Hazard, Ideological Hazard

Containment Protocols: RPC-180 is to be securely contained at all times in a high-value item container marked #002-000971/J in sector J of Site-002. The container holding RPC-180 must be hermetically sealed and equipped with a climate control unit cooling the interiors to a temperature of 24oC with a dry atmosphere.

Maintenance of RPC-180 is to be done biweekly with the prior approval of no less than 3 personnel assigned to RPC-180 with security clearance of Level 3 or higher. Maintaining personnel must equip the prescribed RPC-180 maintenance gear consisting of:

  • 1 full-body surgical suit
  • 1 pair of thick latex gloves
  • 1 pair of safety glasses
  • 1 surgical mask

Under no circumstances should maintaining personnel touch RPC-180's blade without glove protection. Exposed personnel (RPC-180-1) are to be detained immediately and screened for possible cognitohazards.

Access to RPC-180's container requires a security clearance of Level 3 or higher. Personnel that has attempted and/or have successfully accessed RPC-180's container without proper clearance must be detained and taken to holding immediately.

Description: RPC-180 is a Mandau1 with a wooden hilt and equipped with several ornamental engravings and 2 locks of horse manes. The scabbard for RPC-180 consists of the same wood used for the hilt and is equipped with bamboo ropes and an ornamental clamshell for the hip strap.

Mandau2

The rusted blade of RPC-180.

The blade of RPC-180 has been severely rusted due to neglect. Nevertheless, the rusted blade has a significant structural integrity and is still very sharp. The individual atomic analysis of RPC-180's blade shows that it is made from a non-anomalous steel used in other instances of Mandau swords.

The first anomalous property of RPC-180 manifests when a subject unsheathes RPC-180 with malicious intent. The subject's fingers that are holding the scabbard will spontaneously lacerate 2 seconds after RPC-180 has been unsheathed completely. Having glove protection will not prevent lacerations.

The next anomalous property manifests when any subject (be it the wielding subject or the victim) touches the blade of RPC-180 with their exposed body parts. The body part that made contact with the blade will exhibit lacerations in spite of the part of the blade used.

The wounds present on exposed subjects will not naturally seal themselves (given if the subject is healthy prior to exposure), much like an anti-coagulant effect found on leeches and mosquito bites. Regardless, the wounds can be healed with typical laceration treatments.

Mandau3

The blade of RPC-180.

The third anomalous property of RPC-180 manifests when a subject2 is within close proximity of RPC-180 for approximately 20-40 minutes. Instances of RPC-180-1 will be compelled to inspect and touch the blade with their exposed hands; giving them severe lacerations.

Instances of RPC-180-1 will continue to touch the blade until either they expire due to blood loss or removed from the vicinity. If instances of RPC-180-1 are removed from the vicinity of RPC-180 and held for 72 hours, they will state that they have no recollection of the event.

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