139 exploration
eddy

AOI-139.

D-2343 was injected with a tracking chip, equipped with SCP-139 (stored in a padded and locked bag with a separate tracking device), and a simple box containing strips of raw meat and dropped off at the recovered location of SCP-139. A helicopter and rotating staff at Site-72 was on standby in the event D-2343 neared any human settlements.

D-2343 progressed north for 2 weeks, occasionally meandering west or east for short periods of time before progressing onward. He then started travelling east, sticking to the Siberian Plateau. D-2343 circled a large area for approximately three days before ceasing movement and life signs.

Foundation personnel located him on a small island near the northern shores of Lake Baikal, designated as Area of Interest-139. A stone pillar roughly 20 meters tall dominates much of the available space on the island.

D-2343 was found dead near the shore, having been attacked by two SCP-3140 instances residing on the island. As both instances were already awoken, the Foundation was unable to deactivate them. Instead a small drone which the instances appeared to ignore was deployed to investigate the area.

SCP-139 was found next to the base of the stone, although how it reached the spot was unknown. Above it was a carving in Daevic, along with a Proto-Uralic translation that appeared to have been carved more recently.

All who come to this spot face great peril. Below you lies the body of Div-e Sefid, the First and only King of the Daevas, who turned his people from their true faith and devoured them in bloody sacrifices to false gods. His head and his soul have been scattered to the corners of the world to ensure he never rises again.

You will find no riches or glory here. Only death at his hands.

Leave now, and do not let his evil linger in your soul.

eddy

AOI-139.

D-2343 was injected with a tracking chip, equipped with SCP-139 (stored in a padded and locked bag with a separate tracking device), and a simple box containing strips of raw meat and dropped off at the recovered location of SCP-139. A helicopter and rotating staff at Site-72 was on standby in the event D-2343 neared any human settlements.

D-2343 progressed north for 2 weeks, occasionally meandering west or east for short periods of time before progressing onward. He then started travelling east, sticking to the Siberian Plateau. D-2343 circled a large area for approximately three days before ceasing movement and life signs.

The tracking chip located him on a small island near the northern shores of Lake Baikal, designated as Area of Interest-139. A stone pillar roughly 20 meters tall dominates much of the available space on the island. Due to the impractiability of a sea or sky landing, amphibious drone Heqet.aic was deployed to investigate.

Heqet.aic Exploration Log:

Heqet.aic is downloaded onto a amphibious drone and deployed, making its way to AOI-139.

Heqet.aic reaches the shore, switching to terrestrial form as it scuttles onto the shore and approaches a skeleton spread out on the beach.

Heqet.aic: I've located a human skeleton. 99% confirmation. Unless he experienced severe temporal anomalies, I do not believe this is D-2343.

Command: How long has it been there?

Heqet.aic: Unknown. All flesh has decomposed entirely. I am unable to provide a meaningful answer beyond this observation.

Command: Copy that.

Following D-2343's tracking signal, Heqet.aic travels north into the forestry.

Heqet.aic: I'm observing multiple snapped branches off of these trees, consistent with something large forcing its way through the vegetation. There are no animals native to this are large enough to do, and I am not equipped for combat.

Command: Aknowledged. Continue the exploration, please.

Heqet.aic follows the signal into a clearing. Multiple fallen trees ring the clearing, showing signs of heavy fire damage. A burnt corpse is visibile within the center.

A large wooden creature with two legs and multiple barrels protruding from a spherical torso estimated at 18 meters high stands at the western side of the clearing.The creature turns to face Heqet.aic with its central eye.1

Heqet.aic: I believe I have found the entity responsible for D-2343's death. Requesting orders.

Command: …Try moving past it. Be prepared to retreat.

Heqet.aic takes a few experimental steps. The entity does not respond. Moving closer to the entity, it scans the exterior for later analysis and proceeds onward, stopping at a corpse located a short distance away.

Heqet.aic: I believe this is D-2343, as it still posseses his tracking chip. I am not able to ascertain a definite cause of death. The entity encountered earlier appears to posssess a great deal of strength.

Heqet.aic retrieves the tracking chip using its scapel mechanism.
Command: Have you located 139?

Heqet.aic: The container and tracker is here, but the anomaly appears to have been removed. Perhaps the entity destroyed it.

Command: Doubt it. Despite its condition, we can't put a scratch in that thing. Search the rest of the island.

Heqet.aic: Understood.

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Noticng a pathway of regularly tread soil, Heqet.aic follows the trail, leading it to a small hill enveloping the base of the stone pillar on its northeastern side, where an inscription appears.

Heqet.aic: Located an inscription. Sending high definition captures.
Command: Thank you, stand by for translation…huh. This appears to be in Daevic. Hey, can someone go fetch Irkwright? Tell him-sorry? What? I thought you said it was- oh.

Heqet.aic: Is there an issue with the translation?
Command: It appears to be the same message, repeated twice over. Once in Daevic, once in Proto-Uralic. What the hell's daevic and sarkic writing doing in the same place?

Heqet.aic: My historical memory banks inform me that both groups occupied the same area in different eras. Perhaps this locatio continued to be of interest to Sarkics after the slave rebellion?

Command: Maybe. Stand by.

Command: Quality of the etching's not great. As far as we can tell, this was a prison- no, that's present tense. It's a prison….for something the daevites considered "evil". Here's a word signifying royalty, but that's combined with a male pronoun? They're a matriarchal society, that wouldn't make sense.

Huh? Okay, Stevenson's got it. "Here lies… the first King of Adytum, who disgraced the Mother Serpent-sorry, Dragon, with his heresies. We could not defeat him, so we imprisoned him here, scattering his mind to the edges of his empire. Woe to those who free him seeking riches. You will find naught but death here."

Heqet.aic: There appears to be a small hole here

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