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Asset #: A-371

Form-factor: Intimate

Threat Level: Green

Active Protocols: A-371-1 and A-371-2 are to be contained at Site-002 in a 0.2 meter by 0.3 meter by 0.3 meter glass case. Under no circumstances besides testing purposes is A-371-2 to be inserted into A-371-1. Instances of A-371-3 must be neutralized if A-371-1 is active, unless if part of a test. If an instance of A-371-3 is alive when A-371-1 is deactivated, it is to be quarantined. Corpses of deceased instances of A-371-3 are to be retrieved by 2 D-class personnel in full HAZMAT gear.


Replication of the startup screen of A-371-1 when A-371-2 is inserted.

Description: A-371-1 is a SCPH-7501 model Sony Playstation video game console, manufactured in 1998. Any Playstation game inserted into A-371-1, with the exception of A-371-2, will function normally. A-371-2 is a completely black CD-ROM disc, matching those of Playstation game discs, with the exception of a blank front side. If A-371-2 is inserted into a non-anomalous Playstation console, A-371-2 will cause in the immediate corruption of the unit's BIOS, rendering the system inoperable. A-371-1's anomalous properties manifest when A-371-2 is inserted into A-371-1. Upon powering on A-371-1 with A-371-2 inserted will cause a startup sequence near identical to a unreadable disc warning, with the modchip detection warning sound combined.


Replication of the image produced by A-371-2.

A-371-2 loads 1 minute after the startup sequence. A-371-2 contains an ASCII image of an instance of A-371-3 that heavily resembles former Romanian leader, Nicolae Ceausescu. Upon entering this stage, A-371 is to be considered a cognitohazard. Upon 3 minutes of looking at the image produced by A-371-2, the subject will express a strong desire to continue looking at the image. Upon 5 minutes of looking at the image produced by A-371-2, the subject will express extreme feelings of paranoia, fear, and rage. Upon 15 minutes of looking at the image produced by A-371-2, the subject will possess suicidal thoughts, but, they will not act upon them. Upon 30 minutes of looking at the image produced by A-371-2, the subject will begin to mutate. Mutations include: blackened veins, red sclera and black irises in the eyes, sharpening of the subject's teeth and fingernails, and vein-like tendrils appearing inside of the subject's skin. The subject is now to be referred to as A-371-3. Instances of A-371-3 retain human intelligence, and, when A-371-1 is turned off, are oddly non-hostile towards humans unless provoked. It has been revealed that instances of A-371-3 worship the "Box" as a form of deity. Instances of A-371-3 are hostile towards pre-transformation subjects viewing the image produced by A-371-2, and individuals within a 20 meter radius of A-371-1 when active. A-371-3 instances are capable of spreading the mutation by scratching, biting, or releasing tendrils upon human subjects.

Discovery: A-371 was discovered on 12/█/1998 when a mutated, unidentified man attacked and killed his entire family in his household in the small town of █████, Saskatchewan, Canada. The man was later identified as ██████ █████, a 35 year old man who was well liked in his community. A-371-3 later walked into the street before being killed by local law enforcement. The room originally containing A-371-1 was filled with tendrils. The Government of Canada quickly heard of the incident, and informed the Initiative. After A-371-1 and A-371-2 were recovered, The █████ residence was demolished and amnestics were put into the town's water supply.

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