The Anomaly Containment Foundation [Overview]

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The Anomaly Containment Foundation [Overview]

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Image The Anomaly Containment Foundation: Overview
The Anomaly Containment Foundation (abbreviated A.C.F., or simply called “The Foundation”) exists to prevent anomalous objects from either harming the public or being harmed by the public. The Foundation is funded by a man known as "The Benefactor", believed to be a relative of the founder and first Leviathan councilman [DATA EXPUNGED]. The organization is largely secretive, with several fronts, including security company "Containment," as excuses to investigate and respond to the appearances of anomalous objects, and other fronts, such as restaurant chain "Big City Burgers," as locations to contain such objects.

The Foundation exists in the form of several Locations, designated L-0 through L-500. (Note: while there were once 500 such locations, the series of events in 2018 has reduced the total number, though numerical designation remains the same.) The Foundation is overseen by a five-member Security Council, designated the SV Council, and its members are designated SV-1 through SV-5. The ACF consists of two main branches, the Agency Branch, assigned with the obtainment and containment of anomalous objects (popularly labeled "ACFs" by staff members), and the Research Branch, assigned with the study and exploration of the abilities of contained anomalous objects, each with two sub-branches.

ACF identifies itself as a research-oriented foundation with the goal of security and understanding of the anomalies it contains and studies. The to Agency sub-branches are devoted to security and collection; the research sub-branches, to exploration and maintenance. Each plays a crucial part in the Foundation's day-to-day function. Without any one of these branches, the Foundation would be subject to a great deal of difficulty.

History
The Anomaly Containment Foundation was founded in [REDACTED] by three individuals, [DATA EXPUNGED], for the purpose of locating, securing, and containing anomalous objects, creatures, and persons. The reason for the founders’ interest in such objects is unrecorded and unknown, but the Foundation's objective ultimately grew to the prevention of harm to humanity by anomalies most could not comprehend; the means of doing so would be by studying those objects as well as a contained environment would allow. One Mr. [REDACTED] acted as the first SV-1 “Leviathan’ of the ACF Security Council, alongside [DATA EXPUNGED]. Upon the death of Leviathan, [REDACTED] was elected by the surviving Council members, as well as the heads of the Agency and Research departments, which would later be added as the remaining two SV members. No members of the original council are, to the knowledge of any member of the Foundation, still alive, although one did disappear by anomalous causes, presumably while handling ACF-[REDACTED]. The considerable fortune of the original founding members is believed to be currently held by the Foundation's Benefactor.

Originally, the Foundation only handled what are today classified as Risky-class anomalies. After the events of [REDACTED], 1943, the Security Council, which by now included the heads of the agency and research departments, deemed it necessary to begin locating and retaining Household-class anomalies. When Mr. [REDACTED] became the chief benefactor to the Foundation, he donated locations L-1 through L-5 to be used for the location and containment of Leviathan-class ACFs. After the significant emergence of metahuman activity, and later the rise in magical capabilities and use, objects and persons who fell under these two branches of classification would be removed from any ACF locations and databases.
The current Security Council and heads of department have been in power since [REDACTED], 2018, the last member "Hack" having been elected immediately after the conclusion of the event known as "The Breach".

"The Breach" (2018)
The exact beginning of the mass event known as "The Breach" is unclear, but it is generally agreed that the series of events leading to the date of the breach itself began on April 14, 2018. The inciting incident was one involvinga Leviathan-class entity calling itself "Plaguefather," the containment of which was deemed of [REDACTED]-level priority. Former ACF-408 was approved for use by the council for the containment operation. SV-1 "Leviathan" also requested permission for the use of asset ACF-404 "Pollux" in the operation, a request that was denied by the SV-Council on the grounds that the anomaly was too volatile for use in such a situation. SV-1 released Pollux anyway.

The Council's fears were confirmed when ACF-404 breached containment and turned against his fellow asset following the successful containment of the Plaguefather, and stole the artifact the Foundation now believes was related to the anomaly. ACF-404 was recovered during a Leviathan-class collection event, but the location of the artifact is currently unknown.

Following this massive failure to control and contain his assets, SV-1 "Leviathan" was voted into retirement by the remaining members of the Security Council. To the surprise of many, he left a junior research staff member, [CLASSIFIED], in his place as the traditionally hand-picked successor. The Council, in a 3-to-1 vote, accepted the new SV-1 "Leviathan" and bestowed on her all power of the previous Leviathan.

The forced retirement of SV-1 Leviathan caused his senior staff to be spread between the other members, as the new Leviathan would choose her own staff from other branches. [REDACTED], his right-hand man, was given to SV-4 "Other" of the security branch; Dr. [REDACTED], primary handler of ACF-707 "The Butterfly Effect," was transferred to location L-2 at the request of SV-2 "Llama"; [REDACTED] was transferred to the command of SV-5 "Numbuh Five" as the primary medical and psychiatric professional for location L-5; and [REDACTED] and R. Starek, both junior agents despite their A-Class-D authority, was placed under the command of SV-3 "Apex" as the chief collector for her locations.

In May, a thorough investigation of SV-2 "Llama" was begun at the request of senior staff member Dr. [REDACTED], one of the Leviathan-staff researcher transferred to location L-2. The research agent was then elected into his council seat in a 2-2 vote, with the tiebreaker vote cast by the Benefactor.

The beginning of June saw the voluntary retirement of SV-3 "Apex", and her replacement as SV-3 by "Jupiter".

The Breach itself began on June 15, 2018. On this date, Level-1 locations L-0, L-1, L-2, L-3, and L-4 each had a massive, uncontrollable breach of containment that obliterated the sites and killed all on-site staff, including A-Class-E agents D. C'terr and E. Waxx, R-Class-E researcher M. Near, and SV-4 "Other." On the same day, SV-5 "Numbuh Five" disappeared, presumably by anomalous causes; approximately 350 anomalies were destroyed and 45 Leviathan-class anomalies escaped containment. In the following weeks, the Foundation lost nearly 300 more sites, mostly Level-2 Locations with a few Level-3 locations forced into "closing" to provide space for recontained Risky- and Household-class anomalies on-site. It was not until the middle of July that the Foundation was certain enough to elect the two remaining members of the Council, SV-5 "Strings," and SV-4 "Hack," in that order. Since then the primary purpose of the Foundation has been survival and recovery, and even now, their presence is less likely in Risky-class situations that can be otherwise handled.

The Foundation has been active at a large scale again since December 01, 2018. ACF has been on an information lockdown since December 28, 2018, following the activation of the hypercompany known as Deterrence.


Staff



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SV Council
The Security Council consists of five members who make the ultimate decisions for the Foundation. Each member of the Council has a staff of [REDACTED] agents and [REDACTED] researchers, and is responsible for [REDACTED] locations and the ACFs contained inside them. Typically, SV members serve for life unless they retire or are forcibly removed by a vote of the Security Council.

The Benefactor is an honorary Councilman. He has the power to veto Council votes, and has the power of two votes under certain circumstances.

When a staff member is selected for the Security Council, all remaining information on the staff member is expunged from all Foundation databases and, usually, Class-C anmestics are given to other staff members to entirely erase the former existence of the newly-elected council member. In the case of the current council, however, the Foundation has lacked the resources since the Breach to perform such a Foudation-wide memory wipe. As soon as the Foundation has recovered the necessary resources, the standard procedure will be performed.

Current Council:

SV-1, codename: Leviathan. [CLASS-E OR HIGHER CLEARANCE REQUIRED.]
SV-2, codename: Butterfly. [CLASS-E OR HIGHER CLEARANCE REQUIRED.]
SV-3, codename: Jupiter. [CLASS-E OR HIGHER CLEARANCE REQUIRED.]
SV-4, codename: Hack. [CLASS-E OR HIGHER CLEARANCE REQUIRED.]
SV-5, codename: Strings. [CLASS-E OR HIGHER CLEARANCE REQUIRED.]
"The Benefactor". [VIEWER ACCESS DENIED.]

Agency


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The Agency branch is responsible for the investigation, collection, and containment of anomalous objects, creatures, and persons. Agents are classified under five ranks, as follows:

A-Class-A: persons being detained by the Foundation for various reasons, including but not limited to misconduct on the field, maltreatment of ACFs, release of classified or redacted information especially to sources outside the Foundation, and civilian casualties. These are often used for direct interaction with anomalous objects, especially Risky or Leviathan level.

A-Class-B: new personnel, low-ranking personnel, and personnel who have committed infringements not severe enough to be demoted to Class-A. These often perform reconnaissance of areas where a potential ACF is residing, and collection of potential ACFs deemed Household-level.

A-Class-C: most personnel within the agency branch of ACF. Assigned with the collection of Risky and some Leviathan level objects as well as the security detail of level 3 and 2 locations.

A-Class-D: High-ranking and experienced personnel. Assigned with command of Class-C and below details, the collection of most potential Leviathan level anomalies, and security of Level 1 locations.

A-Class-E: Highest ranking personnel, including Leviathan, SV-3, SV-4, and surrounding staffs. Non-SV A-Class-Es still have clearance to nearly all locations and information.

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The Research branch is responsible for study, evaluation, and experimentation of anomalous objects, creatures, and persons. Researchers are classified under five ranks, as follows:

R-Class-A: persons being detained by the Foundation for various reasons, including but not limited to misconduct on the field, maltreatment of ACFs, the release of classified or redacted information especially to sources outside the Foundation, and civilian casualties. Often used in experiments involving ACFs, or as janitorial staff for laboratories at Level 3 locations.

R-Class-B: new personnel, low-ranking personnel, and personnel who have committed infringements not severe enough to be demoted to Class-A. These perform regular physical evaluations of agents and organic anomalies deemed Household -class and work as assistants to higher-level staff members. Laboratories in Level 3 locations.

R-Class-C: most personnel within the research branch of ACF. Assigned with assessment and experimentation on, between, and with anomalies labeled Household and Risky. Sometimes called to assist R-Class-D and above personnel. Laboratories in Level 3, 2, and 1 locations.

R-Class-D: High-ranking and experienced personnel. Assigned with command of Class-C and below laboratories and staffs, and research and experimentation on, with, and between Leviathan level anomalies. Laboratories in Level 2 and 1 locations.

R-Class-E: Highest ranking personnel, including SV-1, SV-2, SV-5, and surrounding staffs. Non-SV R-Class-Es still have clearance to nearly all locations and information.

Specialized Staff

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SPECIALIZED FORCE: "C'THULHU'S CALL"
[VIEWER ACCESS DENIED.]

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Locations are all on the property of the Foundation's Benefactor. Their chief purpose is for the security and containment of anomalies obtained by the Foundation, but they also have living quarters for on-site staff and laboratories for research teams.

L-500 through L-200: Designated Level 3 locations, located within boundaries of civilization. Located underneath "Big City Burgers" chain fast-food restaurants around the world, these contain mostly Household-class ACFs and Risky-class ACFs deemed nonthreatening to humanity or the Foundation if exposed. Most on-site staff is Class-C and below. Access granted to all levels of staff.

L-199 through L-11: Designated Level 2 locations, located beyond the borders of society or beneath "Containment". Located on isolated plots of land owned by Mr. [REDACTED], these house most Risky-class ACFs and select Leviathan-class ACFs. These locations are far enough from society to remain almost entirely secret, and their isolation allows for the easy recontainment of escaped ACFs. They are occupied by Class-A, Class-B, Class-C, and some Class-D staff.

L-10: official Foundation Security Staff location. There are a few temporary containment cells for the associated artifacts of SV council members and their surrounding staff, but no anomalies are permanently contained at this location.

L-5 through L-9: Designated Level 1 locations, located far from society where their contents may pose minimal threat to humanity if a breach in containment occurs. Contains only Leviathan-class ACFs. They are mostly under the guise of oil rigs or mines owned by Mr. [REDACTED], and at the locations of [CLASS-E CLEARANCE REQUIRED].

L-0 through L-4: Former Level-1 locations abandoned following the Breach.
Anomalies {ACFs}
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Anomalies held by the Foundation include persons, objects, and creatures of anomalous origin or ability, classified according to the strength of their abilities as well as their threat to humanity.

Containment procedures: Procedures vary based upon the classification and abilities of the anomaly in question. Typically, for objects, containment procedures take the form

Class Household: objectively safe, despite anomalous properties. Cause no immediate threat to humanity yet are contained for research purposes, to prevent individuals from enhancing their properties, or to test their anomalous effects on more dangerous ACFs. Contained within Level 3 locations unless being used in higher-risk experiments.


ACF-011 "Child's Play"
ACF-043 "Movie Time"
ACF-255 "Red Medal"
ACF-441 "Burning Bottle"
ACF-671 "The Ping"
ACF-714 "Heat Filter"
ACF-867 "The Sound Barrier"
ACF-909 "Murder Weapon"
ACF-921 "Perfect Shot"
ACF-935 "Burn Freezer"

Class Risky: dangerous to individuals only rather than large groups/human structures, or possess no ill-will against humanity or human society. Once an object is classed as Risky it cannot be demoted back to Household without express SV permission. Risky objects or organisms are classed on gradient scales that vary from location to location and staff to staff. Low-level risks are contained and experimented on alongside Household-class objects. All other Risky AFCs are contained in Level 2 locations unless requested for experimentation in Level 1 locations.


Low-Gradient:
ACF-365 "Baskerville Hound"
ACF-390 "Venetian Mask"
ACF-417 "Purplepox"
ACF-534 "Glass Panther"
ACF-628 "Ten More Minutes"
ACF-731 "West Wind"
ACF-832 "Steampunk Psion"
ACF-833 "Anchor"
ACF-908 "Anonym"
ACF-992 "Self-Contagion"

High-Gradient:
ACF-063 "Hiccups"
ACF-227 "The Protest"
ACF-315 "Cymbal"
ACF-404 "Pollux"
ACF-408 "Castor"
ACF-524 "Safari Gloves"
ACF-571 "Frostbite"
ACF-612 "Horsing Around"

Class Leviathan: pose a high, immediate, and/or deliberate threat to humanity, earth, or the universe. Again measured on a gradient scale. Considering the limited number of Level 1 locations, low-gradient Leviathan class objects are stored in Level 2 locations. High-risk Leviathan objects cannot be removed from Level 1 locations without express, documented, unanimous SV permission.


ACF-076 "Heart of Darkness"
ACF-139 "The Terminator"
ACF-666 "Behemoth"
ACF-707 "The Butterfly Effect"
ACF-724 "Will Worker"

External files: Groups of Interest

Deterrence

MAVU


{OOC note: I'm going to be filling in the blanks later but this is basically the premise for the Foundation. I'll bump the thread when updates are made.}
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Re: The Anomaly Containment Foundation [Overview]

Post by Containment » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:04 pm

Edited 12/23/2018 with details and history filled in somewhat.
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Re: The Anomaly Containment Foundation [Overview]

Post by Containment » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Updated 2/15/2019 with lists of current staff and anomalies, some more filler in the Breach section, mentions of the Benefactor, and links to Council and staff profiles.
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Re: The Anomaly Containment Foundation [Overview]

Post by Paragon » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:22 am

Awesome stuff here. ^_^

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