RPC-193

The Amazing! Co. Kidz-Frendly STAPLOR!™

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Registered Phenomena Code: 193

Object Class: Theta-Yellow (Formerly Theta-White)

Hazard Types: Mechanical, Transmutation, Contact, Destabilization

Current RPC-193 Distribution

Instance Site Location
193-1 014 Machine Shop 3E
193-2 014 Machine Shop 3E
193-3 022 Machine Shop 1A
193-4 040 Advanced Materials Laboratory
193-5 100 Experimental Surgical Facility 6F
193-6 100 Experimental Surgical Facility 7F
193-7 100 Anomalous Equipment Production Laboratory
193-8 019 AEDF Fleet Yard, Tool Bay 5

Containment Protocols: When not in use as part of a NuCorp Coherency Bonder (NCCB), each RPC-193 instance is to be stored within a standard containment locker. Personnel wishing to employ an RPC-193 instance as part of an NCCB must have passed a certified Applied Coherency Technology Safety Course within the previous calendar year, and abide by all posted safety regulations. For further information on safe handling and usage of RPC-193 instances and NCCB machinery, consult the NCCB Procedures and Operation Manual, available in the "Personnel Safety Resources" section of the Containment Intranet.

In the event that an RPC-193 instance must be transported, personnel should employ a standard Insulated Security Container equipped with an automatic data logger.

UPDATE 14/06/2019: Following recent events at Site-014, RPC-193-1 is believed to be destroyed and RPC-193-2 is pending reclassification. The Containment Protocols only apply to RPC-193 instances that were unaffected. For further information, see Addendum 193.2.

Description: RPC-193 is the collective designation for 8 anomalous staplers capable of manipulating the coherency of localized areas in order to form molecular bonds between objects. Pressing down on the stapler arm creates an area of low-coherency space {with an estimated ACS of 2.5) in which matter is capable of rapid structural flux. RPC-193 instances are capable of detecting when the matter within this space happens to exist within a stable bond, at which point the stapler instantly re-stabilizes reality, preserving the bond.

RPC-193 are visually identical to Swingline-brand 747 staplers, but show a noticeably inferior quality of construction and a single-piece upper arm which cannot be opened or reloaded. Upon recovery, each instance was found with a paper tag reading "Amazing! Co. Kidz-Frendly STAPLOR!™", typical branding for products created by the Group of Interest "Amazing! Co.". The anomalous properties and structure of RPC-193 are significantly more stable and functional than is normal for items produced by this group. This has allowed for more advanced applied research than is usually possible with anomalous objects. (See Addendum 193.1)

Discovery: RPC-193 was found on ██/██/198█ during a routine sweep of the docklands of Surabaya, Indonesia, as part of an ongoing investigation of GEAR activities in the area. Unusually for Amazing! Co. products, the crate in which the anomalies were stored bore no markings or branding. A single-piece of dot-matrix printer paper was found at the bottom of the shipping crate, with the following message, in English:

Front face, printed

José, staplor work too good, dumb fuck. How make cheap staple, sell lot if cost too much, huh? Start again!

Rear face, in ballpoint pen ink

Fuck you jim. Hard work go in staplor. Don't care if too safe, too much. I send to distribution department anyway.

Ink, paper, and handwriting analyses of this document have proven inconclusive.

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Testing of an early NCCB prototype, 198█.

Addendum 193.1: During routine multispectral surface analysis of RPC-193, it was discovered that the volume and intensity of RPC-193's anomalous effect could be altered through exposure to high-energy photons. Concentrated and controlled bursts of X-ray and gamma radiation were able to consistently manipulate the anomalous capabilities of RPC-193.

In 198█, NuCorp was contracted with the task to design and construct a device allowing for the safe usage of RPC-193 as an industrial manufacturing tool. The result of this endeavor has been designated as the NuCorp Coherency Binder.

NCCBs have been in active use by a variety of Authority facilities in manufacturing facilities, most prominently machine shops and a variety of exotic material production workshops. NCCBs allow for the rapid assembly of parts into a finished state without the need for welding, solder or adhesives. For further information on the NCCB project, see Building an Anomalous Future: Coherency Binding Systems, NuCorp Internal Publications, 1990.

Addendum 193.2: On 13 June, 2019, an event occurred in which Site-014 was destroyed due to a nuclear blast. RPC-193-1 and RPC-193-2 were both in use at Site-014 during the event. At approximately 04:42, Site-014's external logistical tracking database (located on Site-███) registered the activation of the data logging system in the Insulated Secure Container (ISC) associated with RPC-193-2. This indicated that the anomaly had been removed from its storage locker and was being packed for transport. Subsequent data logs, investigations of Site-014 and the recovery of the body of Junior Machinist B.L. Yaron in ████████, Nevada (Approximately 25km away from Site-014) allow for a rough reconstruction of events leading to the removal of RPC-193-2 from Site-014.

Immediately following the destruction of Site-014, several MSTs were deployed to the location for various operations. MST Echo-82 was tasked with investigating areas with high levels of radiation, including the McDonald's restaurant A transcript of this investigation is available below.

A secondary mission to Investigation 193.1 was approved with the goal of safely entering the building. Members of MSTs Alpha-3 ("Scavengers"), Delta-7 ("No-Eyes"), Echo-8 ("Plague Doctors"), India-13 ("Squirrel on a Stick"), and Uniform-1 ("Through God's Eyes") were assigned to clean-up and containment operations. Personnel from Delta-7, Uniform-1, and India-13 approached the restaurant on foot, while Alpha-3 and the remainder of the response team secured a working perimeter and assisted with civilian evacuation efforts. Uniform-1 members entered the building equipped with coherency-stabilizing and radiation-resistant suiting and equipment.

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