And Saw that it was Good.
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Special Containment Procedures: Until a reliable method of dtermining potential SCP-XXXX-1 instances is found, SCP-XXXX is currently uncontained. Foundation webcrawlers are mintoring internet message boards known to discuss SCP-XXXX. The Yale University has agreed to remove SCP-XXXX from public viewing, and foundation assets are stationed there should any break-in attempts be detected.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the Voynich Manuscript, an infamous 15th century codex written in an unknown language or code that depicts plants or animal species not found anywhere on Earth. Currently, scientific consensus is that the book is an elaborate hoax. SCP-XXXX has proven indecipherable by all means available to foundation staff.

The text of SCP-XXXX has a deleterious effect on certain viewers, designated SCP-XXXX-1 instances. Instances will become convinced that SCP-XXXX is a holy text to an unspecified relgious group and become rabidly protective of any writings.

While the exact parameters for SCP-XXXX-1 instances are unknown, background checks into hundreds of known SCP-XXXX-1 instances have revealed some common traits.

  • 53% of instances lived in population centers of less than 100,000 people.
  • 82% of instances have some form of interest in astrology.
  • 46% of instances lived in a matriarchal society.
  • 67% of instances share an interest in conspiracy theories, having been subscribed to internet discussion bords on the topic like 4chan, reddit, or Parawatch.
  • 0% of instances have had any form of connection to Fifthism. Furthermore, 72% of known instances have shown extreme dislike of known fifthists celebrities, even when they possessed no knowledge of the practice.

While SCP-XXXX does not physically present any immediate danger, the various religious groups formed around it (designated SCP-XXXX-2) are typically dterimental to thei health, focusing around human sacrifice, sexual rituals that end in bloodshed, and fasting to the point of starvation, all typically under view of the constellations.

Discovery: While SCP-XXXX had been known to the Foundation for some time (it was considered an example of anomalous cryptography, but ultimately harmless), its anomalous effects only became know upon investigation of GOI-298 "The Spawn of Linesia", a cult focused arround astrolatry that was belived to be a branch of the Fifth Church. Upon discoveries of multiple copies of SCP-XXXX, and studies of captured members, GOI-298 was reclassified as part of SCP-XXXX.

> Interviewed: SCP-XXXX-1-23/D-2343

Interviewer: Dr Hayne

Foreword: Interview took two days after classification of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX was exposed to D-Class personnel until a SCP-XXXX-1 instance was generated.

<Begin Log>

Interviewer: Good morning, D-2343. How are you feeling today?

D-2343: I dont know, good? Head hurts a little. Didn't sleep that great.
Hayn: Alright. Well, I brought you the book again-
D-2343 lunges out of her chair for SCP-XXXX. Guards are told to stand down by Dr Hayn.
Hayn: You seem very attached to it, even though you only saw it for the first time yesterday. Why is that?
D-2343: Yesterday I could not see. Yesterday I was blind. Now I can see the truth the mothers have blessed me with. Can you not see it?
Hayn: Thankfully not. Tell me about the mothers, then.
D-2343: The mothers,the queens, the saintly ones that watch over us. They've watched over us from the beginning, shepherdded us from shambling apes to the still dimwitted creatures we are now.

Hayn: I see. Are they the figures depicted in the drawing, the female ones?
D-2343: Yes. The prophet of the Eye was the first to percieve their heavenly glory, some six hundred years ago. But the treasnous worms fear what her words meant, and silenced her permanently.1
Hayn: Killing, you mean. Okay. What's the purpose of the book? What's this truth these mothers have shown you?
D-2343: That they had had to leave us. But to remmber the sacrifices they have made for us, and that one dey they will return to claim what is there's.
Hayn: And that would be…?
D-2343: Everything. They have given us so much. It is their right to take it back/
Hayn: How impressive. So I wanted to show you something else this time, a book called Star Signals. I want to ask you what you think of it.
Hayn hands D-2343 a copy of SCP-1425, which has had several pages redacted to prevent manifestation of anomalous effects. D-2343 begins skimming throught the text.
D-2343: This feels… this feels weird. This is wrong. What is this?
Hayn: It's a self help book.
D-2343: Huh. I don' think I like this book.
Hayn: I see… Well, thank you for your time.
Closing Statement: D-2343 was allowed to continue reading the edited copy of SCP-1425. D-2343 expressed an extrme dislike of the book. Examination revealed she had defaced every mention of the number 5. When questioned, D-2343 was unsure of the reason.

The Execution of Margery Jourdemayne:

In 1441 Duchess Eleanor Cobham, John Hume, Thoumas Southwell and Roger Bolingbroke, along with Jourdemayne were tried on charges of witchcraft against Henry VI. The case was seen as controversial for a number of reasons, and there were accusations that the affair had been politically motivated, as Cobham's husband Humphrey of Gloucester, would have been next in line for the throne as Lord Protector.

Both Bolingbroke and Jourdemayne were executed, the former by being hanged, drawn and quartered, the latter by burning at the stake. Cobham would escape excution, dying eleven years later still imprisoned at Beaumaris Castle.

While the first four were all members of the Duke's court, Jourdemayne was the wife of a cowherd and a woman of low birth. While no anomalous phenomena to date has been associated or traced to her, surviving 15th century accounts of her life have painted her as an influential figure in the countryside, with a number of nobles seeking out her counsel.

Among which sort of those that bare most blame
There was a Beldame called the wytch of Ey,
Old mother Madge her neyghbours did hir name
Which wrought wonders in countryes by heresaye
Both feendes and fayries her charmyng would obay

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