"It can enter your body through any aperture."
- The Naked Nest's entry

The Naked Nest (O-02-74) is a spherical Abnormality, similar to a rock, covered in a strange brownish substance, has multiple holes of different sizes on its surface, and seems attached to the floor. It acts as a hive or nest, and while in work, worms of the same color come out of the holes.

Ability[edit | edit source]

Its ability triggers upon ending a work. When finishing a work, the containment room will be covered by a screen effect similar to the surface of the Abnormality for a few moments. Afterwards, the work will end normally. During that moment, the employee might get infected and present symptoms after getting out. The chance of getting infected is proportional to the employees HPIcon.png HP along with increasing the infection chance the lower the mood is (NormalResult.png Normal=30%, BadResult.png Bad=60%). However, this is not activated if the result of the work is GoodResult.png Good.

At first, the infected employee will have small brown circles present on their face, which is the first sign of the infection. After a while(~9-14 seconds), the infected will begin to show other symptoms, namely a green cloud in its face and only 50% MovementSpeedIcon.png Movement Speed. The infection has a 30% chance to spread to employees near the infected. After presenting symptoms for some time(~30-40 seconds), the infected will transform into a minion of The Naked Nest. This can be prevented by killing the infected or passing the day before they start to transform.

The transformed employee will have a new appearance, similar to a humanoid version of the nest, and 300 HPIcon.png HP. The uncontrollable employee will discard their weapons and attack employees with their bare hands, inflicting (3~5) RedDamageTypeIcon.png Red Damage and having a possibility of infecting additional employees. Infected employees will not be targets of the transformed ones and will not attack the transformed ones, but they will attack the infected ones if they are trying to suppress them. In case the attacking employee is transformed while being attack by other transformed employees, they will continue to attack that target for some time until leaving the area.

The transformed employees are considered 'Out of Control', can still be HPHealing.pngSPHealing.png healed by the Main Rooms and don't make any LOB Point penalty when ending the day with them alive.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Its origin is currently unknown.

Details[edit | edit source]

The Naked Nest responds to the four works in order of best to worst: Instinct.png Instinct; Repression.png Repression; Attachment.png Attachment; Insight.png Insight.

Like all Abnormalities, its energy output is determined by the number of PE Boxes (Positive Enkephalin boxes) at the end of the interaction.

The Naked Nest's emotional state is divided into 3 sections: BadResult.png Bad, NormalResult.png Normal, and GoodResult.png Good. Completing 0-8 E Boxes will cause it to feel BadResult.png Distressed, completing 9-14 will cause it to feel NormalResult.png Normal, and 15-22 will make its mood result GoodResult.png Happy. Its usual waiting time after a task is around 10 seconds.

Unlockable Information/Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Basic Information (Cost: EBoxIcon.png 20 PE Boxes)

Unlocks and shows the name of the Abnormality, subject classification, Risk Level (Risk Waw.png WAW), portrait, Damage Type (RedDamageTypeIcon.png Red 5 - 7), the amount of EBoxIcon.png E-Boxes (22) and their emotional states.

Instinct/Insight/Attachment/Repression Work Favor (Cost: EBoxIcon.png 7 PE Boxes)

Unlocks the percentage level list to the respective work.

Managerial Works 1/2/3/4 (Cost: EBoxIcon.png 8 PE Boxes)

  • "Managerial Tips 1"
    • "An observation has concluded that employees with low HP are more susceptible to The Naked Nest’s special ability. In particular, taking higher damage during work raises the probability of it occurring. However, getting a Good work result prevented its special ability from occurring."
  • "Managerial Tips 2"
    • "Some employees suffering from the phenomenon showed the following symptoms over time:
      1. Green skin and a rash on the body.
      2. Drastically reduced movement speed.
      If either of these symptoms is seen on any employee, handle them immediately"
  • "Managerial Tips 3"
    • "When <name>, who was suffering from the mentioned symptoms, was left alone for a certain time, they changed into a form akin to The Naked Nest. (O-02-74-1)."
  • "Managerial Tips 4"
    • "<Warning> Any employee that has made contact with the infected employee prior to them turning into O-02-74-1 is likely to be infected as well. All employees in the department must be observed for any of the symptoms mentioned prior."

Escape Information (Cost: 20 PE Boxes)

Information if the Abnormality can escape or not: "Non-escaped Object". Even when it doesn't possess defenses by itself, the minions will take defenses of the current suit that they were wearing.

Work Level 1 Chance Level 2 Chance Level 3 Chance Level 4 Chance Level 5 Chance
InstinctText.png
Instinct.png
"Common" "Common" "Common" "Common" "Common"
InsightText.png
Insight.png
"Very Low" "Very Low" "Very Low" "Very Low" "Very Low"
AttachmentText.png
Attachment.png
"Very Low" "Very Low" "Common" "Common" "Common"
RepressionText.png
Repression.png
"Common" "Common" "Common" "Common" "Common"

Observation Level [edit | edit source]

Level 1 (1 Section unlocked): WorkSpeedIcon.png Speed Rate +3

Level 2 (2 Sections unlocked): WorkSuccessIcon.png Success Rate +3%

Level 3 (3 Sections unlocked): WorkSpeedIcon.png Speed Rate +3

Level 4 (All details unlocked): WorkSuccessIcon.png Success Rate +3%

Unlocks the E.G.O. Weapon, Suit and Gift 'Exuviae'.

E.G.O. Equipment[edit | edit source]

E.G.O. Weapon Exuviae
EGOWeaponShedSkin.png
Exuviae
Grade: Cost: Max Amount: Damage: Attack Speed: Range: Observation Level:
Risk Waw.png WAW EBoxIcon.png 60 2 RedDamageTypeIcon.png Red
35-50
Very Slow Long 4
Requirements: Agent Level 4
Special Information
Details Special Ability
"The slick sensation when holding this E.G.O may disturb some employees." "Has a 25% chance of dealing increased RED damage to the target"

E.G.O. Suit Exuviae
EGOSuitShedSkin.png
Exuviae
Grade: Cost: Max Amount: RedDamageTypeIcon.png RED Defense: WhiteDamageTypeIcon.png WHITE Defense: BlackDamageTypeIcon.png BLACK Defense: PaleDamageTypeIcon.png PALE Defense:
Risk Waw.png WAW EBoxIcon.png 50 2 0.6
Endured
0.8
Endured
1.2
Weak
1.5
Weak
Observation Level: 4 Requirements: Agent Level 3
Special Information
Details Special Ability
"Its slippery surface may be disturbing to some employees, but its scales are multi-layered, suitable for protection against external threats.

Even if it is torn, its superior regenerative abilities will soon repair the damage."

None

E.G.O. Gift Exuviae
EGOGiftShedSkin.png

Exuviae (Hand 2)

Effects: HPIcon.png HP +5, SPIcon.png SP +2

Drop Chance: 2%

Observation Level: 4

Story[edit | edit source]

The Naked Nest's encyclopedia portrait

  • "※If you spot an employee whose face is turning dark green, please report it to the department’s Sephirah immediately. Be advised to verify that the cause of discoloration is not a simple stomachache. When suggested to visit the medical ward, those who have a stomachache would reluctantly agree, but an infected employee would try too hard to act as though nothing is wrong. 
  • In this situation, try not to alert the employee that anything is out of the ordinary. When the host becomes agitated, the infection will speed up. If the skin begins to change, that means at least 30% of the host's brain has already been consumed. Any conversation at this point is the Abnormality's attempt to mimic the host's behavior, so don't pay it any mind."
  • "The Abnormality resides inside the host's brain, and the host will not be able to feel any physical sensation. You can try stabbing the employee with something sharp, feigning it as a mistake, but this is not recommended. As mentioned before, the host should already be around 30% merged with the Abnormality, so conversing will be impossible."
  • "It can enter your body through any aperture."
  • "This doesn't mean covering up your orifices will impede its entrance."
  • "But it will help ease your mind to cover up as much as possible when you enter the Containment Unit."
  • " ‘The Naked Nest's’ final destination is the frontal lobe."
  • "You will become the serpent's nest, attacking anything in sight."
  • "Please understand that we will be forced to fire on sight and burn your corpse should you become a nest."

Flavour Text[edit | edit source]

  • "The Naked Nest appears to form a wet and sleek sphere. It is not unreasonable that it would mistake <name>’s brain as a nest."
  • "If <name>’s skin becomes a hideously green shade, it is already too late for them."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Its ability is similar to Queen Bee except that possessed employees can infect while attacking and don't need to kill the target. Also possessed employees doesn't count as minions, so they can be killed by Execution Bullets.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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