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Item #: SCP-5083 Level 4/5083
Object Class: Keter Classified

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Crater Lake and Wizard Island prior to the construction of the Blackline Complex.


File Access Specifications

As per SCPF-FBI Agreement Lambda-19, this file is to be made freely available to authorized individuals within the United States government in addition to Level 4 Foundation personnel. Questions regarding access to related documents are to be directed to Dan Brouillette1 or Dr. Cade.


Special Containment Procedures

Secure Perimeter Alpha has been established around the entirety of Crater Lake National Park in order to contain present anomalous phenomena. Seven secondary containment perimeters (designated Bravo through Hotel) have been established around the seven known hotspots of SCP-5083-1 manifestations, are to be outfitted with no less than two Scranton Reality Anchors to lessen instance population growth, and be monitored at all times. Exploration of these spaces is to be conducted via remotely operated drones.

SCP-5083-1 manifestations that succeed in breaching containment are to be recaptured and placed under observation if possible; following a two-week observation period the current Project Lead will decide on further actions. If capture is unfeasible, instances are to be terminated.

SCP-5083-A is to be kept in an inert state at all times. (See Addendum 5083.5)


Description

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SCP-5083-A and all Hotspots. Hold click to enlarge.

SCP-5083 is a highly complex thaumaturgical ritual that, when properly executed, grants a target human subject (thereafter designated SCP-5083-A) the ability to manipulate aspects of nearby universes, as well as move between them2. This ability primarily manifests as the subject being able to merge and control aspects of local universes with consensus reality, such as moving extrauniversal objects or entities into or out of our Prime dimension.

SCP-5083 is extremely complex in nature, and consists of several hundreds of steps, each requiring unique parameters for successful completion. Examples include the subject of ascension needing to be the firstborn child of a widow, the ritualgrounds needing to be constructed in a location of divine turmoil (sic), several ceremonial relic burnings, and even a minor element of human sacrifice. Compounded with the sheer complexity of several steps and level of precision required, the process is considered extremely difficult to properly execute, even given vast resources to do so.

Despite this, evidence suggests SCP-5083 has been successfully completed a total of five times throughout human history. Of the SCP-5083-A instances subsequently created, two are unaccounted for, and the whereabouts of three are known. At present, only the Blackline iteration is considered relevant to Foundation operations; "SCP-5083-A" will refer to this instance throughout this document.

SCP-5083 was successfully completed on 5/30/04 by a clandestine United States research and development operation codenamed "Project Blackline" (See Addendum 5083.1), and stands as one of only five documented cases of a successful SCP-5083 completion in the current reality. Following Incident 5083-Alpha, the Foundation became involved in the Project's affairs and began aiding in the containment of SCP-5083-A. The subject is currently being held on Wizard Island in Crater Lake National Park in a semi-stable state.


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Project Director Dan Brouillette.

Addendum 5083.1: Project Blackline

Project Blackline functioned as a collaborative effort between several United States internal departments, including the Departments of Energy, Defense, and the Unusual Incidents Unit with the end goal of creating SCP-5083-A for utilization in world affairs. The Project was originally commissioned following the events on September 11, 2001 by the then-president George Bush, though wasn't fully approved until 2002.

Below is an internal memo proposing Project Blackline to select Department heads and federal funding management personnel.

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Proposal Title: Project Blackline

Proposal Purpose: The utilization of an esoteric ritual for the creation of an ontokinetic entity loyal to the United States and said entity's application abroad in the event of international conflict.

Initial Funding Required: $2.5 billion and personnel allocation.

Summary: Project Blackline would consist of the preparation and execution of the ritual described in the so-called "Hatra Annals"3 to endow a specially-selected soldier with supernatural abilities and utilize them in the event that international conflict with nations such as Iraq should become necessary.

This project would be overseen by Dan Brouillette, Donald Rumsfeld, Ray Orbach, Caesar Treasendt, Chelsea Dreat, and their immediate assistants. The Federal Bureau of Investigations' sub-branch, the Unusual Incidents Unit, and their key personnel would also be involved as well.

(Housing, logistics, and other data redacted for brevity.)

The Project was approved in March of 2002 and a majority of Crater Lake National Park was closed under pretense of hazardous volcanic activity. A structure dubbed the "Blackline Complex" was gradually erected on Wizard Island to facilitate the proper execution of the ritual.

Beginning on 9/23/03, the full execution of SCP-5083 began.


Addendum 5083.2: Incident 5083-Alpha

At 04:10 on 5/30/04, SCP-5083 was completed. The following is a Unusual Incidents Unit internal transcript of footage of SCP-5083's final stages and completion.


The footage begins with a view of the ritual circuit in the center of the Blackline Complex. The circuit is circular, drawn on the floor in what appears to be burning ash; sixteen hooded figures kneel around the edge of the circuit, each holding different relics and chanting indiscernably. The subject of ascension, Benjamin Adams, can be seen sitting shirtless with his eyes closed in the middle of the circuit, his body covered in ritualistic sigils and glyphs.

[3:03]: The fire weakens slightly and the hooded figures cease chanting as another figure wearing a white garb enters the chamber and approaches Adams; the flames part as they cross into the circuit.

[3:04]: The figure says something to Adams, then brandishes a knife, cuts their palm, and squeezes the blood onto Adams, who bows his head. Everyone remains still as the figure's blood continues to drip.

[3:05]: The figure removes his hood, revealing a large glyph seemingly tattooed onto his bald head. He raises his arms and begins to chant quietly. The ring of fire turns golden in color, and the glyphs on the man and Adams begin to glow faintly.

[3:07]: The man lowers his hands and gestures to the other hooded figures. The figures lift up their respective relics, kiss them, then place them in the fire. As the objects begin to combust, each begins to burn a different color. The figures rise, bow, and exit the chamber; the bald man begins to sing.

[3:11]: Once the song has concluded, the bald man turns and stands at the north edge of circle. Three shirtless men covered with glyphs enter the chamber, placing themselves at the eastern, western, and southern points of the circuit. They look at each other and nod, then proceed to initiate a complex kinetoglyph, the performance of which lasts nearly an hour. During this time, Adams is sitting cross-legged in the center of the circuit, quietly reciting hymns.

[4:07]: The kinetoglyph finishes and a pillar of fire roughly two meters tall appears from the ring beside each of the four men. The men pause for a moment before stepping forward and gripping the pillars, which are now tangible. Adams stands, and the men begin pushing the pillars counterclockwise, causing the circuit to seemingly rotate with their movements. Adams grows visibly uncomfortable. As the pillars are pushed further around the circuit Adams begins to grunt in pain, and he slowly rises into the air. His body glows and becomes increasingly translucent; stars and what appears to be a galaxy can be seen through him.

[4:09]: The pillars approach the point of a full rotation around the circuit, and the men can be seen shaking violently. Adams is now screaming in pain, his body glowing brighter and being nearly entirely transparent; stars and cosmic formations are now clearly visible through him.

[4:10]: With a final shove, the four men push the pillars into place and collapse to the floor. Adams is still, and a glowing heptagram can be seen encircling him . Suddenly he grips his head and begins screaming, his voice now shifting wildly in pitch. The video records six frames of the heptagram rotating and glowing and a black line4 appearing down Adams' center. Suddenly a powerful explosion is triggered, destroying the chamber, all recording cameras, and collapsing a large portion of the Complex.

[END OF TRANSCRIPT]


Several long-range Kant Counters at the nearby Site-64 detected spacial and gravitational anomalies and dispatched agents to investigate; upon discovering the scene, additional reinforcements were called in. Contact was established with Director Brouillette and the Site-64 agents began to assess the situation, also initiating rescue operations for individuals still trapped in the collapsed portion of the facility.

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Wizard Island as seen from the shore of Crater Lake shortly after the Incident had begun, with SCP-5083-A in the sky above the island.

It was quickly ascertained that SCP-5083-A was unresponsive and appeared to not have conscious control over its abilities. On-site monitors soon detected the appearance of an increasing number of spacetime perforations in the surrounding area; an order was quickly given to vacate the Park until SCP-5083-A could be stabilized. An emergency airdrop for several sets of SRAs was called in but were not set to arrive before SCP-5083-A was expected to compromise the spacial integrity of the entire state of Oregon and then beyond in an Öß-Class "Multi-Universal Amalgamation" scenario5

At 05:23, Site-64 researchers Victor and Emil Huic rushed towards SCP-5083-A and began to perform PMK-976. This temporarily stabilized SCP-5083-A and interrupted its effect on local reality long enough for the emergency SRAs to arrive and be deployed, after which SCP-5083-A floated back towards the ground, now unconscious and inert. The anomaly was declared provisionally stable and the installation of long-term containment measures began soon after.

Incident 5083-Alpha resulted in the formation of seven spacetime perforations, designated Hotspots Bravo through Hotel, that represented spacetime overlapping between our universe and several nearby ones with generally Earth-like characteristics. Their appearances caused additional anomalous entities, collectively designated SCP-5083-1, to begin manifesting within Crater Lake National Park.


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A larger SCP-5083-1 entity on the edge of Secure Perimeter Echo.

Addendum 5083.3: Hotspot Analysis

Following the stabilization of SCP-5083-A an investigation into the spacial disturbances created was begun. In total, seven perforations in universal spacetime were discovered, with each perforation leading to a nearby universe. These hotspots are not directly observable, but the effects of their existence can be seen in areas where baseline reality and these universes overlap, causing entities or objects present in one universe to become merged with our own.

The following data has been compiled from various remote explorations into affected zones.

Designation Activity Level Contents Notes
Hotspot Bravo Very Low Connected universe hosts similar species to baseline humans with the equivalent of 19th century technology. Victorian-esque architecture is now scattered throughout the Hotspot as a result of the spacial merge. The space affected in the connected universe appears to have been evacuated and quarantined; very few SCP-5083-1 instances have been sighted, and no contact has been made.
Hotspot Charlie Medium Connected universe appears to be populated by technologically advanced reptilian humanoids with some awareness of anomalous phenomenon. Instances have not attempted communication but appear to be studying Earth from within the perimeter.
Hotspot Delta Very High Connected universe lacks sentient entities but possesses a massive population of insect-like organisms. While activity is high, no instances have attempted to breach the Containment Perimeter; biological incompatibility with Earth's atmosphere is suspected.
Hotspot Echo Medium Affected area is entirely monochromatic and populated by dark, ethereal humanoids of varying size. Instances are hostile and will attack any organism encountered, appearing to have a preference for targets wearing bright colors.
Hotspot Foxtrot Low Connected universe possesses extremely advanced civilization populated by human-like entities. Instances appear disinterested in Earth and have only sparingly appeared near the borders of their Containment Perimeter.
Hotspot Golf None Area hosts a vacuum; terrain is barren and sterile. Slightly radioactive. Vacuum does not appear to extend beyond the estimated borders of the anomaly, and protrudes upwards as a roughly 100 meter-tall dome.
Hotspot Hotel Low Nature of connected universe is unclear but affected area has manifested massive crystals of unknown composition. Human proximity to crystals causes headaches, nausea, and the release of massive amounts of dopamine into the body.

Addendum 5083.4: Deliberations

The following is an interview between Dr. Cade and Dan Brouillette that was conducted in the days following the stabilization of SCP-5083-A.


Date: 6/2/04

Interviewer: Dr. Cade

Interviewee: Dan Brouillette

Subject: Understanding of the means and reason behind Project Blackline's execution of SCP-5083.


[BEGIN LOG]

Interview Video Log Transcript

Dr. Cade: Good evening, Mr. Brouillette.

Brouillette: Evening, doctor… Cade, was it?

Dr. Cade: That is correct. Now, I've got a few questions to ask you concerning the operation your team was conducting here.

Brouillette: I can try to answer them, but I can't make any guarantees that you're authorized to even know about most of the stuff our operation consisted of.

Dr. Cade: We've already made contact with your superiors, rest assured my team and I are more than authorized to hear what you've got to say.

Brouillette: Is that so? (He pauses for a moment then sighs.) Alright, where should I start?

Dr. Cade: The beginning, if you would.

Brouillette: (Nods.) Well, after September 11th, Bush and almost every Department in the fed were losing their minds, understandably. Al-qaeda this, Iraq that, you get the idea. There was this energy, thie panic almost, to do something, anything.

Dr. Cade: Must have been a hectic position to be in, I imagine.

Brouillette: You have no idea. Anyway, people start bringing their ideas to the table, new weapons systems, intelligence gathering proposals, and in the middle of it all was some a team of some eggheads who proposed to use magic of all things to fight in the war we all knew was coming.

Dr. Cade: I take it this must have been your first encounter with the anomalous?

Brouillette: The very existence of the Unusual Incidents Unit made it somewhat obvious that stuff like this existed, but all I'd heard about them was UFOs, bigfoot, and something about a weird polar bear.

Dr. Cade: You're in the Department of Energy though, not the FBI.

Brouillette: Word gets around. Once you get far enough up the ladder you start hearing whispers about this (Gestures with air quotes.) "anomalous" stuff taking place here and there. Rituals, symbols, blood; something like what we were employing here, but far more sinister. Peel back just a few layers of smiling politicians, seemingly duteous chairmen, and the anomalous become painfully apparent.

Dr. Cade: You don't have to go into detail.

Brouillette: No worries, I'm nearly sick thinking about it. But still, tasked with picking which proposal to chose, and we ended up with another ritual, of all things.

Dr. Cade: I assume you're familiar with the process then?

Brouillette: "Familiar" is a bit of an understatement, but yeah, I can fill your labcoats in on the details after this. Not that you're looking to make your own, I hope.

Dr. Cade: (Shakes his head.) No worries. Anyway, I saw in one of the documents your superiors sent to us something about the Hatra Annals. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with such a document.

Brouillette: I wouldn't expect you to be. Some eggheads found it deep in some ruins out east, in Iraq, of all places. It's all written in Babylonian, and breaks down every step of how to perform the ritual. How they managed to figure out something so complex with such primitive technology is… worrying, I suppose.

Dr. Cade: Set-up must have been interesting.

Brouillette: We had to measure out every step months in advance. A single misstep in the process would mean having to start all over again, and as generous as the fed can be with funding for obscure programs, even it has a limit.

Dr. Cade: Why Crater Lake though? Surely there are more convenient places to perform the ritual.

Brouillette: Convenience was not a luxury we had, doctor. All those damned rules, specifications ruled our every move. One of the prerequisites was the setting of "a place knowing divine turmoil." How something as bland as a lake in the middle of nowhere fits the bill is beyond me.

Dr. Cade: You'd be surprised.

Brouillette: Either way, we followed the instructions word for word, phase by phase, meeting every requirement needed, all the way to the end. I just don't understand what happened at the end. I looked back at the footage, and we followed every single step to the letter; the ritual was a perfect as could be.

Dr. Cade: About that, I had some of my own people looking through your files, and we believe what happened was not only was SCP-5083 completed sufficiently, it was completed perfectly.

Brouillette: Are you saying we did too good? Wouldn't that just make Ben stronger in the end or something?

Dr. Cade: SCP-5083 grants the subject of the ritual the ability to interact with higher and lower dimensions, but that doesn't necessarily mean it gives them the ability to understand them. It is theoretically possible to execute the ritual while making small mistakes; an extra gram of ceremonial ash here or an extra half-litre of human blood there, it hardly makes a difference. Rituals are based on belief rather than science after all. But Project Blackline followed these rules perfectly, something that even the Babylonians that developed SCP-5083 were not able to do.

Brouillette: I'm not sure I follow.

Dr. Cade: By performing absolutely flawlessly, you granted Adams access to far more dimensions than a human mind should be capable of understanding. From our best estimates, under normal circumstances he would be able to comprehend at most 20 additional universes with this power; you may have accidentally force-fed him 2000 instead. Countless new places, people, histories, and God knows what else, multiplied by a hundred, and crammed into his hilariously unprepared mind.

Brouillette: We… broke him, then.

Dr. Cade: …yes.

Brouillette: (Sighs deeply and shakes his head.) Well, how do we fix him? Despite everything that's happened my people and I still have a schedule to keep with and results to deliver.

Dr. Cade: (Looks incredulously at Brouillette.) I just told you that you created a god with more power than you or I can ever hope to imagine and you still want to strap it to a missile and point it at Iraq?

Brouillette: Well when you put it that way you make it sound like we're the bad guys.

Dr. Cade: (Stares at Brouillette for several seconds before shaking his head.) Well, Mr. Brouillette, I'm sorry to break it to you but I do not know how to fix God.

Brouillette: (Sighs deeply through gritted teeth and runs his fingers through his hair.) So now what? What am I supposed to tell the higher-ups?

Dr. Cade: My people will take care of that. In addition, the case files for this whole debacle will be made available to you and your subordinates in the near future. As for Mr. Adams, or SCP-5083-A, I should say, we'll do our best to keep him stable.

Brouillette: A-alright, doctor.

Dr. Cade: Thank you, Mr. Brouillette. I'll be in touch.

[END LOG]



Addendum 5083.5: Internal Memo

SCP-5083-A Stabilization Report


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A section of the newly-installed technology near SCP-5083-A's chamber.

Report: SCP-5083-A is currently being held in a semi-inert state via a combination of reality-anchoring technology and thaumaturgical channels reverse engineered from SCP-5083. This installation consists the following:

  • Seventeen Scranton Reality Anchors oriented heptadecagonally around the main chamber
  • Thirteen Langr-class Refraction Dishes to divert power flow
  • Two Molten Salt reactors on-site to maintain constant power throughout the Blackline Complex
  • One Slavov-IV Support Array to maintain structural integrity of the building

Subject: While physically restrained by the technology in place, SCP-5083-A is still mentally active, and is currently suffering from severe mental trauma due to its exposure to, and inability to understand complex higher realities. SCP-5083-A is thought to be trying and failing to comprehend knowledge of the universes made available to it. Of these universes, only eight (consisting of our own and the seven "Hotspot" universes) are being actively affected by SCP-5083-A's existence.

As releasing SCP-5083-A from its confines is not feasible, direct contact with the subject cannot be made; moreover it is unlikely that the subject would be capable of coherently responding given its current mental situation. Consequently there are no means currently possessed by the Foundation through which SCP-5083-A's psychological state can be remedied.

Direct influence from a stable -A instance would theoretically help the subject recover, but the creation of another such instance is not being considered in any capacity. It is possible that SCP-5083-A would be able to recover on its own if given enough time, though the time required for complete recovery would theoretically consist of a three billion year-long period of mental re-adaptation to its current situation, and thusly deemed unfeasible.

Conclusion: Containment of SCP-5083-A is to be continued as-is until further notice.



Addendum 5083.6: Incident 5083-Beta

On 12/24/2009, SCP-5083-A breached containment.

During standard operations at the Complex, a massive energy surge was detected in the room housing SCP-5083-A's chamber. It was initially believed that technological malfunctions were occurring and the subject was breaching containment, but all technology was confirmed to be intact and functioning normally. At around 10:00 P.M. local time the entire Blackline Complex began to shake, and an entity manifested in the room.

The following is a transcript of what followed.


(The camera is recording SCP-5083-A's main chamber, located in the center of the holding room. As the footage begins, the facility is shaking, and several attending personnel can be seen struggling to balance themselves and flee. Suddenly there is a flash of static across the screen and an entity can be seen floating before the containment chamber, its back to the camera. The entity is humanoid in appearance, its form mainly composed of flickering black and white streams of light; a large glowing heptagram encircles it around the waist.)

(The entity floats towards SCP-5083-A's chamber, and flicks its hand to the side, ripping open the metal casing and support array with apparent ease. SCP-5083-A can be seen floating the center of the wreckage; the space around it is highly distorted, seemingly overlain with images of nearby universes, and harsh whispers and static can be heard emanating from it. As the entity floats closer, SCP-5083-A looks up. The entity speaks, its voice a deep, echoing rumble.)

Entity: What have they done to you?

SCP-5083-A: (Reaches a hand out appears to attempt to speak, but only odd frequencies and bursts of static are emitted.)

Entity: I see. (It floats towards SCP-5083-A.) It was too much for you, wasn't it?

SCP-5083-A: (Static, a heavily distorted human sob.)

Entity: (Grabs SCP-5083-A's hand and embraces it.) It's okay.

(The entity and SCP-5083-A's bodies fill with visual noise and begin flickering violently. Loud static, radio waves, and indiscernible human speech can be heard emitting from them, echoing into the rest of the Complex. The pair releases, and the entity holds SCP-5083-A at arms-length, their forms stabilizing.)

Entity: You're not alone.

SCP-5083-A: (Voice heavily distorted but discernible.) Help.

Entity: You've been through a lot.

SCP-5083-A: (Distorted.) I can't… don't underst…aaand?

Entity: It's going to be alright, you will understand everything soon enough.

SCP-5083-A: (Distorted.) What did you do? Where did the noise go? Why can I… I can hear…?

Entity: All I did was help bear another's burden. Now reach out. Can you see them? All those worlds?

SCP-5083-A: (Distorted.) Too many, buzzing, tangling, mashing, they won't stop! (Clutches its head and exclaims in pain.)

(Their forms flicker slightly, and SCP-5083-A calms down.)

Entity: Feel them, ordered, sorted. Feel the structure, the energy, yourself among it.

SCP-5083-A: (Distorted.) So many, but… (pauses) …order.

Entity: Yes, yes, order! Do you feel the layers? The energy? That egregious intrusion so far above?

SCP-5083-A: (Less distorted.) Something… a hole? There's so much… malice.

Entity: That's it! Now, feel the next layer, and step!

SCP-5083-A: (Mildly distorted.) Like…

(SCP-5083-A grunts and glows. Both entities suddenly become translucent, and their voices grow quieter.)

Entity: Perfect! Again!

(The figures slowly grow more and more transparent and their voices quieter as SCP-5083-A appears to be concentrating on something.)

SCP-5083-A: (Slightly distorted.) I can almost see it, the tangle, the chaos is sorting out.

Entity: You're getting there, but you have a lot to learn. Here.

(Both entities forms flicker violently again, then stabilize. The space around SCP-5083-A is no longer distorted and the images have disappeared.)

SCP-5083-A: (Undistorted.) I see. I–I think I'm ready.

Entity: Good, we're going to need all the help we can get. Now come on, we've got a war to win.

(The entity and SCP-5083-A promptly demanifest in a flash of static and light.)

[END LOG]


Scans of residual energy and multiversal mapping have determined the entity and SCP-5083-A have retraced from baseline reality and are currently ascended upwards through the multiverse. Mapping also revealed the unidentified entity likely originated from approximately 500 universes upwards.

While still active, localized Hotspot activity in the Crater Lake area appears to have decreased slightly, though SCP-5083-1 instances still continue to manifest.

Further monitoring of SCP-5083-A and the Hotspots is ongoing.


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