SCP-XXXX: Son
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Edge of SCP-XXXX Exclusion Zone.


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Graham Island, BC, CA.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is contained at its original location of discovery. While attempts to move SCP-XXXX to a more secure location have to date invariably failed, Foundation engineers assigned to the entity are to continue to research means by which this may be accomplished.

Under Foundation Protocol FALCON-22, an exclusionary zone has been created surrounding SCP-XXXX. During SCP-XXXX activation cycles, no personnel are permitted to enter this exclusionary zone for any reason. Entering this exclusionary zone during one of these cycles is almost immediately fatal, and personnel who do not pass through the established barrier before the beginning of a cycle are to be considered lost.

Foundation Protocol FALCON-22 also dictates means by which SCP-XXXX activation cycles can be detected. A series of concentric rings of bird cages, each containing a single canary1 has been set-up surrounding SCP-XXXX. This system consists of ten rings, each spaced roughly 72m from each other, with twelve cages in each ring. Basic mechanical pressure switches in the floors of these cages are to monitor for SCP-XXXX’s activation’s effects on the birds inside the cages. These switches are attached to small bells, which will sound continuously if the bird inside hits the floor of the cage with enough force to trigger the mechanism.

A single D-Class subject is to remain seated next to SCP-XXXX’s terminal at all times. These subjects are instructed to quickly describe on paper what they see on the terminal during the activation cycle whenever it occurs. After the conclusion of an activation cycle, these papers are to be collected and remanded to Site-77 for inspection and research, to determine any kind of commonality between the cycles. The remains of these subjects, as well as the remains of the birds used to detect activation cycles, are to also be moved to Site-77 for incineration. Attempts to replace the D-Class subject with a series of long-range photographic devices has been unsuccessful due to heavy interference created by the activation of these cycles.

Currently, activation cycles are expected once every 47 days, with a variance of 5 days. It has been [29 DAYS] since an SCP-XXXX activation cycle.

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Animal remains at the edge of SCP-XXXX Exclusion Zone.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a machine located on Graham Island, British Columbia, Canada. SCP-XXXX was built by PoI-1115 “Vincent Anderson”, supposedly at the request of a unnamed client. SCP-XXXX consists of two primary functions.

SCP-XXXX-A is a series of massive, tungsten plates seated 1.2m the ground under SCP-XXXX-B. Together the entire structure constitutes a circular plate roughly 800m in diameter. Parts of the plate appear to be coated in thin layers of various rare metals, as well as carbon, palladium, and iridium. Beneath the plates is a network of small copper tubes that run from various points on the underside of SCP-XXXX-A up to an access port beneath SCP-XXXX-B. During an activation cycle it is believed that these tubes move some sort of gas from the underside of the plates back towards the center of the structure.

SCP-XXXX-B is a naked humanoid entity seated on a steel chair in the center of the SCP-XXXX-A array. This being is completely hairless, and has no eyes, ears, nose, mouth, anus, or other open orifices anywhere on its body. In the place of eyes, SCP-XXXX-B has two metal ports over each of its eye sockets, attached to which are two metallic cables running from SCP-XXXX-B to a small television on a metal stand nearby. Despite not ever consuming food or excreting waste, or having any apparent means by which to take in air, SCP-XXXX-B’s chest still rises and falls as if it was breathing and will occasionally react to stimuli2. Aside from this SCP-XXXX-B is otherwise completely featureless, and though it has been described as being vaguely feminine in appearance it has no discernible gendered characteristics.

SCP-XXXX-A and -B are part of a system that is believed to have originally been intended to allow for remote viewing. In records of SCP-XXXX’s creation, Vincent Anderson notes that the entity is capable of perceiving human voices and taking commands, which would in turn trigger an activation cycle and display the intended target on the screen attached to SCP-XXXX-B. The entity no longer appears to respond to commands or the human voice at all, but can still be triggered manually by touching SCP-XXXX-B or the cables attached to its eye sockets in any way. During activation cycles, SCP-XXXX-B will twitch and move slightly more than usual, and an image will appear on the screen next to it. In all instances of SCP-XXXX-B’s activation, the entity will appear on the screen alongside the intended subjects of the viewing3. The entity typically appears motionless in these events, but has been observed interacting with the subjects involved, with various results (See Addendum XXXX.X for more information).

Activation of SCP-XXXX is fatal to any living thing in the area directly above SCP-XXXX-A. Through means which are currently unknown to Foundation thaumatologists, SCP-XXXX is capable of suddenly and violently drawing energy out of living things, resulting in their deaths. While SCP-XXXX can also drain energy from electrical devices, the effect is substantially more apparent with living creatures. This effect appears to be intended; SCP-XXXX is not capable of creating and maintaining an image on-screen without at least some loss of life. If no creatures are within the boundaries of SCP-XXXX-A at the beginning of an activation cycle, the effect will not spread as far out from SCP-XXXX-B as it would otherwise. The birds used to identify SCP-XXXX activation cycles have thus far not been enough to sustain a full activation cycle.

From the moment SCP-XXXX begins activating, human subjects within SCP-XXXX-A will generally experience no more than fifteen seconds of consciousness before succumbing to the effects of SCP-XXXX. The bodies of creatures affected by SCP-XXXX show a uniform state of decay; subjects generally appear dried and withered, with bones and other hard structures becoming brittle and flesh and meat becoming seized and torn. The results of testing indicate that this process is extremely painful for entities that experience it4. Notably, as a result of this the area directly above SCP-XXXX-A is often devoid of plant life, as organisms planted there rarely have enough time to achieve any substantial growth.

Addendum XXXX.1: Discovery

SCP-XXXX was discovered after the death of hiking enthusiast and internet personality Anders Max, who was reportedly hiking and kayaking in British Columbia. In his final video blog entry, Max described arriving at SCP-XXXX and staying there for the night. In the morning, he awoke and further explored SCP-XXXX, eventually finding SCP-XXXX-B. In an unpublished video, his final moments were captured as he attempted to get SCP-XXXX-B’s attention by touching it, which triggered an activation cycle that resulted in his death.

The transcript of this video is below:

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On-screen is Anders Max. He is wearing a heavy jacket. All around him is the flat dirt circle of SCP-XXXX.

Max: Alright guys, this is what I was talking about. I came out here last night and when I woke up, you can see here where, hang on- (zooms in on the dirt) it’s all dirt in this, like, perfect circle. Look at this. (Pans around).

Max sees SCP-XXXX-B.

Max: What is that? (Approaches SCP-XXXX-B) Holy shit what is that? Is it some sort of puppet? (Camera pans around again) Hello? Is anyone here? (Pauses) This is so weird. It must be some sort of art piece, but I’ve never seen anything like it… Jesus. Fuck, I think it’s breathing.

Camera zooms in on SCP-XXXX-B, which is sitting up and “looking” straight ahead, unmoving.

Max: Hello? Can you hear me? What is this? (Reaches out and touches SCP-XXXX-B’s shoulder. The entity shivers) Hello?

Suddenly, a bird falls out of the sky and lands near Max.

Max: What the- fuck! Holy shit, did that just come from-?

SCP-XXXX-B begins to twitch. The camera’s picture starts to become grainy, and the battery indicator drops suddenly.

Max: Oh, oh- no, what-

The video cuts out completely. Sound continues for a few more seconds, but is heavily distorted.

Max: (?) Mom- mom, momma, I-

Audio cuts out.

[end log]

Addendum XXXX.2: Ongoing Research and Investigation

Shortly after Foundation assets seized the land on which SCP-XXXX is situated and discerned its basic characteristics, an intensive investigation began into the origins of the structure. During this investigation a laboratory was uncovered nearby, one that had been overrun with vegetation and was in a severe state of disrepair. This laboratory, which appeared to have been abandoned suddenly and without warning, contained evidence that the original owner was PoI-1115, Vincent Anderson. According to information collected from the laboratory, the laboratory had been abandoned over thirty years prior.

After collecting the computers from inside the lab and analyzing the discs (many of which had been destroyed over time due to exposure), a small cache of encrypted data was discovered and revealed to be Anderson Robotics project archives. These archives contained detailed schematics of SCP-XXXX-A, a list of testing results, and an exhaustive collective of personal journal entries, correspondences, and database updates, all believed to have been created by Anderson himself.

For more information about these entries, see Addendum XXXX.3 below.

Addendum XXXX.3: Collected Information from PoI-1555’s Lab

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Saedo,

Your assumptions were correct. The individual I spoke to on the phone revealed himself as a mediator for Mr. Obadiah Dark, of Marshall, Carter and Dark. We didn’t talk for too long - he expressed how busy he was but mentioned that they were interested in some of the work we’d done with the Nonell units. I’ll admit I am cautiously optimistic. If we can secure a deal like this, we’ll be able to fund the saker program.

I’ll keep you posted, but this is a good start.

-Vincent
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[log]
Work begins! Today we take our first step into the unknown.

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