Concord Entity Classification System

Preface

In recent years, there has been increasing concern over the lack of consistent terminology used in the study of endemic lifeforms found within the Backrooms (known variously as 'Creatures', 'Xenoforms', and, most commonly, 'Entities').

Most importantly, the issue has posed an obstacle to collaborative work. Unfamiliar or conflicting terminology has resulted in difficulties with cross-cultural communication, hampering research work and requiring laborious efforts at clarification.

Furthermore, across many accessible public platforms, such as the unregulated General Public Database or various Backrooms Internet Forums, the lack of consistent terminology has often confused and endangered lay wanderers, which in turn has caused problems for major groups. Take, for example, the following case study:

These abominations are of serpentine breed, that is, they are a scourge upon the earth, deserving of nothing but utter wrath and destruction.

— Excerpt taken from #57: The Dragon-kind, published by The Eyes of Argos

These majestic serpentine specimens live in the fields of Level 10, grazing on grass and dandelions.

— Excerpt taken from Experiment 90: Broccans, published by The Backrooms Robotics


Fig. 1: The definition of "serpentine" was inconsistent across these two documents. A party of seven Argos-affiliated wanderers (calling themselves the "Dwarf-Lords") misread the Backrooms Robotics document, interpreting it with the EoA definition of "serpentine". As a result, they exterminated the Broccan Synthlings, which were legal BR property as well as the result of years of BR research and engineering. The accident resulted in the death of the perpetrators and several months of open warfare between the two factions, settled only after the misunderstanding came to light.

This document is intended to act as a solution to this problem. With a common goal, various factions from across the Backrooms have put aside their differences, coming together to publish what you are currently reading.

From 1 January 2022 and onwards, all official scientific documents published by involved parties are to use the General Entity Classification System by default. Public documents which do not adhere to this system must include clear indication that it does not do so, or must be deleted. Documents published before the stipulated time may retroactively be reworked under the system, though this remains entirely optional.

Additionally, lay wanderers are strongly encouraged to adhere to the GECS. Nevertheless, they may continue to submit posts on the General Public Database with looser definitions, since the database remains impossible to regulate.

Further documents to define consistent terminology for Extranormal Physics, Level Classification and Object Classification, remain in discussion.

This document was brought to you by:

  • Amor Incrementum
  • The Alpha Science Initiative
  • The Backrooms National Trade Group
  • The Backrooms Physicians Cooperative
  • The Backrooms Robotics
  • The Eyes of Argos
  • The Overwatch
  • The Kalag Institute
  • The Lost1
  • The Major Explorer Group
  • The Slam City Research and Exploratory Division
  • The Visionaries of Berry

And various others.

KAI NOTE IF ANYONE WANTS THEIR GOI REMOVED FROM HERE JUST SAY SO AND I WILL DO IT :D

Definitions

The term 'Entity':

The term 'Entity' is exclusively applied to lifeforms which exist only within the confines of the Liminal Plane known as The Backrooms.

Appropriate synonyms include:

  • Alien
  • Creature
  • Cryptid
  • Denitaxon
  • Lim-species
  • Specimen
  • Unterran
  • Xenoform

Any of the above terms may be used to describe endemic lifeforms, according to any group’s sociocultural preference. However, for the sake of clarity and consistency, the basic term 'Entity' shall be used exclusively in the remainder of this document.

CECS Bar Demo

The following is a demonstration of the CECS Bar Component. Entity pages on the General Public Database, as well as databases of participating communities, may use this bar.

CONCORD ENTITY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
ENTITY ID: 193
HABITAT(S): N/A
IETS:
0B
CLASS:
Anthropoid
PROPERTIES:
HVM
VRL-A
VRL-B
NCR
MCH
CBR
SYN
DMN
SSV
CVL
RAD
NRO
TXC
PYR
RLA
UNQ
AGR
BNV
{$custom-name}

[[include :backrooms-sandbox-2:component:cecs
|number=193
|habitat=N/A
|danger=0
|intel=B
|class=Anthropoid
|properties=BNV UNQ MCH
]]

Core Entity Classes:

Itemic – Predominantly non-biological object(s) exhibiting life-like qualities and/or behavior

Spectral – Predominantly non-matter manifestation exhibiting life-like qualities and/or behavior, despite lacking clearly defined physical form

Bactal – Endemic lifeforms of single-cellular nature

Floral – Endemic lifeform possessing predominantly plant-like or fungal qualities

Zoophoid – Endemic lifeform possessing predominantly animalistic qualities

Chimeric – Endemic lifeform possessing a significant mixture of both animalistic and humanoid qualities (or, rarely, a significant mixture of floral and humanoid qualities)

Anthropoid – endemic lifeform possessing predominantly humanoid qualities

Enigmatic – apex lifeforms with immeasurable cataclysmic/invigorative power, often with true form transcending human understanding. May fall into above categories; classification as Enigmatic requires case-by-case analysis.

Additional Sub-Classes:

Acronym Icon Name Definition
HVM Bee? Hive-mind Exhibiting hive-mind behavior
VRL-A Virus particle with human skull Viral A Infectious; uses human bodies as hosts
VRL-B Virus particle with cow skull? Viral B Infectious; cannot infect human hosts
NCR Skull Necrotic Lifeform originating from or requiring a dead organism
MCH Gear Mechanized Partially or fully mechanical in form
CBR Computer screen with scary face? Cyber Existing fully within electronic systems
SYN 🔧 Synthesized The result of artificial human engineering
DMN Crown? Or maybe Jerry? Or Jerry crowned? Dominant Exists as a higher-order entity, having significant power or leadership over other entities, human people, or minions of some form
SSV Ball & chain Subservient Exhibiting or having the ability to exhibit independent thinking, but often subservient to humans or other entities
CVL Hut with caveman carrying spear? Civilized Forming distinct, complex societies or civilizations (excludes hive-minds)
RAD ☢️ Radiological Presents significant radiological hazards
NRO Man clutching head with lightning bolts? Neurological Presents significant psychological or neurological hazards
TXC Conical flask with skull Toxic Presents significant chemical hazard, including venom/poison.
PYR 🔥 Pyrric Presents significant fire hazard
RLA Penrose square? Reality-Altering Possesses significant reality-altering powers which are poorly understood, or which clearly violate the known laws of Physics
UNQ 1️⃣ Unique Singular instance of this entity recorded, with existence of additional instances unlikely.
AGR 😡 Aggressive Generally hostile to humanity. Excludes grudges to specific people or specific human groups.
BNV ☺️ Benevolent Generally passive or even friendly to humanity. Does not account for specific allegiances to human factions.
? N/A Uncertain Tag added to the end of any above sub-class to indicate lack of certainty
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