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Item #: A-XXXX

Object Class: Alpha

Containment Protocols: All instances of A-XXXX are to be contained in a standard medium size Alpha-class biome containment cell at site-██. Room is to be maintained at a constant temperature of 290 K and 50-70% humidity and be fitted with two (2) 19500 lumens standard authority floodlights. All instances of RPC-XXXX must be coated weekly with type-C non-intrusive authority gel by level-1 personnel to ensure RPC-XXXXs preservation. Testing must be carried out and overviewed by at least two (2) level-2 researchers and one (1) cryptozoology official; with previous written approval from the site's research division1.

Description: RPC-XXXX is a complex anomaly made up of two hundred and thirty-six toy-like wooden humanoids (designated RPC-XXX-1 through RPC-XXXX-236) of various designs and finishes with no discernable marking or manufacturer signage, presenting a handmade appearance. All of these humanoid entities show signs of sapience in spite of their lack of measurable animate qualities, and display behavior indicated by the Authority's Cryptozoology Directorate to resemble that of many eusocial species, with the unusual qualities of total docility and a lack of any apparent hierarchy. In addition, RPC-XXXX instances do not seem to have any internal or external power source and have never been observed to respect any day-night cycles or circadian rhythms, appearing wholly spontaneous2.

Addendum XXXX-A: Recovery Log: RPC-XXXX was accidentally discovered on a brandless crate the day of █/█/1950 via reports from the on-site ASF, preceded by the deployment of MST Oscar-1 "Merchant Navy" in response to a pirate-manned cargo ship coming within ██km of Site-██. Protocol 13-Bravo3 was successfully executed resulting in the rescue and treatment of the original crew, who was treated with multi-sensory amnestics4 code-green and code-yellow; and phantom memories were implanted. Said crew was dropped on a makeshift raft near the coasts of [REDACTED]; the aftermath of the amnestics was treated by mainstream doctors as dehydration and early signs of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Addendum XXXX-B: Behavior: Authority's cryptozoology official ██████ & associates describe RPC-XXXXs social demeanor as "similar to that of Atta sexdens (leafcutter ant) and Polistes dominula (European paper wasp) but with very unsystematic and often contradictory behavior"5. All unusual behavior must be reported to Prof. J████████s secretary with promptitude; notable examples can be found below:

<Incident Log XXXX-01, ██/██/1950, 3:02am>

Overview: RPC-XXXX loosely organized in two groups, designated XXXX-A (two hundred twelve entities) and XXXX-B (twenty-four entities).
Description: Starting at the pre-established time, RPC-XXXX takes thirty-five minutes to divide. It is unclear which group leads the other and if there is any form of leadership, as both groups move at unison keeping a distance of ~1.5m with no general direction, often retracing its steps. Both groups stopped after ten minutes and proceeded to dig a hole each while facing the southern wall of the habitat. Its noted that even when all instances showed major difficulties performing said task, XXXX-B was more successful, digging a total of ~0.5m bellow relative surface level before all instances stopped without further notice.

Commentary: It appears that RPC-XXXX has a more complicated hierarchy system than we thought, as its original behavior was believed to be limited to conglomerate in easily divisible groups of twenty or fewer entities. Expanding on RPC-XXXX's sudden cease of activities: is theorized that this is the result of its unstable autotrophic nature; nevertheless, research is ongoing.

<Incident Log XXXX-23, ██/██/1972, 3:02am>

Overview: RPC-XXXX loosely organized in two groups, designated XXXX-A (two hundred twelve entities) and XXXX-B (twenty-four entities).
Description: Starting at the pre-established time, RPC-XXXX takes thirty-five minutes to divide. It is unclear which group leads the other and if there is any form of leadership, as both groups move at unison keeping a distance of ~1.5m with no general direction, often retracing its steps. Both groups stopped after ten minutes and proceeded to dig a hole each while facing the southern wall of the habitat. Its noted that even when all instances showed major difficulties performing the task, XXXX-B was more successful, digging a total of ~0.5m bellow relative surface level before all instances stopped without further notice.

Commentary: It appears that RPC-XXXX has a more complicated hierarchy system than we thought, as its original behavior was believed to be limited to conglomerate in easily divisible groups of twenty or fewer entities. Expanding on RPC-XXXX's sudden cease of activities: is theorized that this is the result of its unstable autotrophic nature; nevertheless, research is ongoing.

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