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Special Response Classification
The Special Response Classification is a system used by Basilisk Company to quickly clarify the approximate threat level of a Paranormal entity. Operatives in the field put relatively little stock in an encounter’s SRC due to the prevalence of modifying conditions; the system is mostly used to determine the initial response. The SRC is also in common use by Wendigo Division and the Night Guard of the Crown due to joint operations.
Absolute top-priority threats, SRC I encounters have the potential to significantly impact national or even international affairs. The handful of times SRC I has been assigned, Basilisk Company authorized unlimited resource expenditure.
Typical examples: Exceptionally powerful Infernals such as Ahriman, fully-manifested Outsiders, the Seasonal Monarchs
Extremely dangerous, and the highest classification personnel are ever likely to see. SRC II encounters are typically threats warranting immediate overwhelming force.
Typical examples: Most Infernals and Outsiders, the Seasonal Knights
SRC III encounters can threaten regional stability and often demand immediate mitigating actions while another group works towards final neutralization.
Typical examples: Fae Lords
Scenarios of this magnitude often require platoon-level responses for final intervention. Many soldiers find this classification frustrating due to the widest level of variance.
Typical examples: Fae Knights, reanimate hordes, warlocks, werebeasts
SRC V situations are serious enough to warrant reasonably quick intervention, but are not time-critical.
Typical examples: Hobgoblins, vampires
These situations have the possibility of escalation, but in most cases can be easily handled by a single squad or fireteam.
Typical examples: Echoes, small reanimate groups