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SPC-682 is currently operational at the Fortress Ross Experimental Warfare Facility. The continued security of Subject ESTIVAL OUTLANDER is an Alpha-Orange priority task. Information in this project represents a Type-R Cognizance Hazard; CICAPOCO has approved QUALIFIED exposure.

Project #: SPC-682

Selachian Pugnātorial Capabilities: In its original form ESTIVAL OUTLANDER was of little relevance to combat against the selachian threat. While it possessed impressive combative capacity and was nearly indestructible the creature was not amendable to direct selachian pugilism. Augmentation exploiting the creature's impressive adaptive abilities has since transformed it into a selachian entity, one that is able to sustain pugilism indefinitely due to its regenerative capability.

Augmentation Summary: The cognitive and biological functions of Subject ESTIVAL OUTLANDER have been modified. The nasal gill system was surgically transplanted to the thoracic cavity, the limbs were pulverised and forced into molds, the cerebral cortex was surgically reduced and a system of electrodes was implanted in order to prevent neural regeneration, selachian tissues — including skin, ampules of Lorenzi, and internal organs — were surgically grafted onto the creature. The creature was submerged into a salt-water environment, and its own adaptive capabilities combined with the surgical modifications triggered a full morphological shift into selachian phenotypes.

Enhancement Summary: Initially pugnātorial action regarding SPC-682 was carried out by Marine Fighting Team CENTURION with manual aquatic pugilism techniques. The creature's impressive regeneration was barely tasked by this activity, however, and a Hass-Class Automated Pummeling System was installed in Tank-7. This system used hydraulic armatures to deliver 160 10 kN punches per second and was in place from 1989 to 2004. It was replaced by the advanced Clark-Class rig delivering 230 25 kN punches per second.

Following development of project SPC-1569, a squadron of SPECTRAL SOUND biosubmersibles was assigned to the tank and the pummeling rig was placed on indefinite standby, as these organimechanoids are each able to deliver over three hundred ~51 kN punches per second.

Project SPC-682 remains available as a testbed for SPC project methodologies, subject to CICAPOCO approval.

Excerpt from Casefile: GREEN HARBOR-19890213: The following transcript is taken from communication with ESTIVAL OUTLANDER prior to Project SPC-682 Augmentation.

Centre Negotiator: Agent Dreyfus


<Begin Log>

Agent Dreyfus: We are prepared to release you, if you agree to assist us.

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: I do not serve. I will kill you, disgusting sub-creature.

Agent Dreyfus: You profess hatred of all life, yes? We just want you to concentrate on some specific animals first, is all.

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: You don't care that I will kill your own kind so long as I kill some others first?

Agent Dreyfus: Yes, just as long you deal with the selachian entities first.


Agent Dreyfus: Yes, but you'll need to use blunt fists only to do so.

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: (Laughs). You want me to punch sharks?

Agent Dreyfus: Yes, exactly!

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: (Laughs). That's ridiculous. (Laughs uncontrollably). No.

Agent Dreyfus: So be it. (To MFT frogmen) You may now disable the entity.

<End Log>

Excerpt from the SPC-682 Project Deployment Log: On November 11th 2008, due to an undetected failure of the neural electrodes, ESTIVAL OUTLANDER regained partial sapience and attempted to communicate with Centre researchers.

<Begin Log, skip to 00h-21m-52s>

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: (Incomprehensible)

Dr. Jackson: Did the hydrophones just pick up something?

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: (Incomprehensible)

Dr. Jackson: Pardon? (Motions to increase gain)

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: (Incomprehensible)

Dr. Jackson: Speak up. (To Researcher Smith) Check the amps.

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: … I will (Incomprehensible)…

Dr. Jackson: (To Researcher Smith) Yeah, that's the problem. Standby to increase the current.

ESTIVAL OUTLANDER: (Swimming closer to the pickups) …I will… punch sharks…

Dr. Jackson: Too late and a talent short; you are doing great work where you are. (To Researcher Smith) Do it.

<End Log>

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