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NOTICE FROM THE FOUNDATION DEPARTMENT OF MISCOMMUNICATIONS

The following file contains a vital anti-infohazard. Any level 4 or higher personnel that have been the subjects of amnestic treatment are required to read this document in full before returning to their duties.

— Eli Forkley, Director, DoMC






Item#: XXXX
Level1
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
{$secondary-class}
Disruption Class:
NULL
Risk Class:
warning

Special Containment Procedures: This file is to be incorporated into the standard Foundation Employment Pack, and all new Foundation personnel are required to acquaint themselves with the information contained within. Coded narratives describing SCP-XXXX are to be disseminated through all available mediums including film, television and literature, and efforts are to be undertaken to ensure these narratives reach even severely isolated communities so as to reduce the rate of SCP-XXXX attacks as much as possible.

Containment narratives as originally concocted by FP-194 and now disseminated by the Foundation are to contain the following narrative elements:

  • A protagonist or protagonists, ideally a child or anthropomorphized animal, which is associated with innocence within the target culture.
  • A physical description of SCP-XXXX.
  • Mention of at least one attack method known to be used by SCP-XXXX.
  • An attempt by the representation of SCP-XXXX to deceive or otherwise mislead the protagonist/protagonists, so as to illustrate SCP-XXXX’s duplicitous nature.

In events where radical alteration is required to existing containment narratives so as to adjust it to fit anomalous communities or cultures, Covert Task Force Beta-11 (“The Bards”) is authorized to make any changes as needed so long as the purpose of the containment narrative is still achieved.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a hostile metaphysical entity, which normally resides in the collective human psychospace, but is capable of emerging and physically attacking a target once necessary conditions are met.

  • The target must not be aware of SCP-XXXX’s existence.
  • The target must not be aware of SCP-XXXX’s capabilities.
  • The target must have broken a societal norm for their culture.

Once SCP-XXXX has selected a target, it is capable of attacking in a variety of ways. Although these methods are capable of causing significant disruption and destruction, no incidents have been recorded in which any individuals other than valid targets have been harmed or affected during these events. Methods recorded have included physical attacks via use of teeth and claws, localized weather manipulation and limited bodily geokinesis.

In cases where SCP-XXXX does not immediately attack an identified target, it has been known to apply variable conceptual camouflage to itself, causing individuals who observe it to identify it as a specific human being familiar to them despite its physical appearance not actually changing. This camouflage is not impenetrable, however, as specific and focused observation of SCP-XXXX’s non-human bodily configuration can allow an individual to see through it.

SCP-XXXX is believed to have existed primarily within the European psychospace since the early 10th century, preying primarily on farming communities, with attacks gradually lessening as folklore regarding the entity became more widespread - finally all-but stopping in the early 19th century due to the efforts of FP-194.

Addendum-01:

Testing was conducted to attempt to expose a member of D-Class personnel to SCP-XXXX. D-2223, selected for his frequent insubordination and antisocial tendencies, was amnesticized of its prior knowledge of SCP-XXXX, placed in a room with a large amount of foodstuff not usually permitted for D-Class personnel, and ordered not to consume it. Unsurprisingly, D-2223 proceeded to consume the majority of the provided food once Dr. Lesteigh left the room.

Recording began immediately after.

<Begin Log>

D-2223: There. You expect me to just sit there and look at all that shit? You’re a fucking idiot.

Dr. Lesteigh: Oh, yes, yes, of course. You’ve done very well indeed!

D-2223: Fuckin’ creep.

(D-2223 sits down in the provided chair.)

D-2223: Something supposed to happen now or what?

Dr. Lesteigh: Well, we’ll have to wait and see, I suppose, won’t we? Do you mind if I take a seat? A little chair?

D-2223: It’s your chair, man. Do what you want.

Dr. Lesteigh: Yes, yes, of course.

(Dr. Lesteigh sits down and places his paws on the desk.)

Dr. Lesteigh: Ah, it’s good to get a load off.

D-2223: Oh, that’s nasty, man. (gestures at Dr. Lesteigh’s claws) You need to cut those nails, dude. That’s disgusting.

Dr. Lesteigh: (sniffs) Oh, my apologies. I haven’t been able to get much free time lately. Can you help me fix my tie?

(Pause.)

D-2223: You fucking serious, man?

Dr. Lesteigh: Yes! You are under my employment, are you not?

(Pause. D-2223 sighs, gets up, and goes to help Dr. Lesteigh fix his tie. He has difficulty locating it.)

D-2223: Hard to find this shit. You’re, like, really fucking hairy, man. You need a shave.

Dr. Lesteigh: Yes, I do!

D-2223: And you …

(Pause.)

D-2223: And you stink.

Dr. Lesteigh: (grins) Yes, I do.

<End Log>

Closing Notes: Upon the conclusion of the test and the confirmed retreat of SCP-XXXX back into the human psychospace, security personnel entered the interview chamber to recover D-2223’s remains. The test subject was found to have been opened vertically via the application of sharp claws and had large amounts of stone, wool and goat embryos deposited within the available cavities.

Addendum-02:

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