Plague's 001 Proposal Main

You all know this needed to be shared, or at the least documented. It is unfair for us to harbor this knowledge and power when people suffer. Kill me if you must, you will not silence me. I've lived long enough.

The rest of you, may you forgive me. One, I have been with you since the beginning. I have everything here, you brought this upon yourself.

We are unnatural.

O5-12

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Item Number: SCP-001

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-001 is effectively contained at the current moment by every conscious being on the Earth. Due to SCP-001's nature, it cannot be detected, seen, felt, or heard and is to be considered self-containing in that sense. No intervention within religious belief systems and institutions is necessary.

Description: SCP-001 is the soul, present in all conscious, sapient life forms.

Apologies for my hastiness, I'm on limited time.

After the death of O5-2 in 1950, O5-1 began the Psyche Project in order to force himself and all of us into immortality. Psyche began tearing people apart and placing them back together. I did not witness the worst of it. And yet, all of those poor people suffered for a selfish man who was afraid of the inevitable.

In 1954, SCP-001 was discovered and conclusively identified, I don't know what horrors they inflicted to figure this out, nor do I want to know. As of now, O5-1 is the only one with the knowledge of all Psyche Project findings. He fragmented the facts between the 11 of us at the time, below is what I know.

  • SCP-001 is responsible for consciousness.
  • SCP-001 varies between species, the SCP-001 instance present within Homo sapiens is the most complex.

(SHUFFLING PAPERS)


Addendum One — Socrates Transfer System



Project Psyche continued with its research into 1965.
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Meeting of the Overseer Council | 15/12/1965


Members Present
O5-1
O5-3
O5-4
O5-5
O5-8
O5-9
O5-12


<BEGIN LOG>
O5-1: Thank you for coming, I'm aware this was short notice.

(Aknowledgment from all present members)

O5-1: Psyche is doing phenomenal, we've made great strides.

O5-5: Strides? One, We've had no updates from this project in months.

O5-1: You didn't let me finish, Five.

O5-3: I think it's about time to move on. We have larger matters at hand that dictate our involvement, we still need to recruit a replacement for Two. One, it's been 10 years Psyche has new to report. Let's move on.

O5-1: Listen here, this project will not die in vain. Don't dare bring up Two again and expect me to forget him. I will not end up like him.

O5-9: You're becoming obsessed-

O5-1: I am not! If you would let me speak please!

O5-3: Say your piece.

O5-1: Thank you, we're supposed to work together. I have all of your interests at heart with Psyche. Strides… I'm proud to announce that we've done it.

(Shuffling is heard, as if someone is sifting through a bag. Something metal is placed on the table.)

O5-1: Within that box is an extracted soul.

(A button is pressed, hydraulics are heard.)

O5-12: That's not possible.

O5-1: Not possible? It is, Twelve. Look at it right in front of you. That is someone.

O5-9: I'm impressed, apologies for not listening earlier… Now the question is, what shall we do with it?

O5-1: We find a new vessel.

The soul (SL) was of a D-class, Number 4581, Daryll Hamping, 79 years old.

(SHUFFLING PAPERS)

After this discovery, we all became involved in Project Psyche, we were excited I'll admit. Below is an excerpt out of hundreds of tests we initiated.
Subject Result
Cadaver, 18 years old SL-4581 was implanted into the cadaver, no consciousness manifested after 14 hours.
Cadaver, 34 years old SL-4581 was implanted into the cadaver, no consciousness manifested after 43 hours.
Cadaver, 64 years old SL-4581 was implanted into the cadaver, no consciousness manifested after 5 days.

All failed.

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I don't know what's left to do here.

We continue, we're almost there. I have a feeling.

Feelings aren't results. The rest of the members aren't going to allow this to continue without results.

I don't know what to tell you then.

This is getting ridiculous, you're acting like a child.

We are on the cusp of something here.

We are on the cusp of nothing without results. This is taking up a lot of money and energy that is needed elsewhere.

This is not over until we achieve our goal. I'm going to 2000 tomorrow. Please, wait until then before announcing a vote.

Alright.

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Project Proposal
The Socrates Transfer System
Dr. James Lague and O5-1


Conceptually, using the technology we have available, the Foundation can feasibly remove the soul of a subject and place it within a chamber. As of now, we cannot reintroduce the removed soul back to the original subject or introduce it to a new vessel. Our hypothesized machine will be able to feasibly do both in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The Socrates Transfer System (STS) will contain the mechanics that allow for the removal and implantation of a soul. This will be done by the following method.

  • Subject A, the subject experiencing the transfer, and Subject B, the new vessel, will be placed within the STS.
  • Mechanisation of Procedure Lague-22, the current procedure used to remove souls. This will be done consecutively to both subjects.
  • Due to the uncertain nature of this, further testing needs to be done. However, it is believed that a soul is quickly implanted into an empty vessel than consciousness should manifest.
  • The other subject's soul may be discarded.

Testing on deceased cadavers is inconclusive, however, two separate implanted cadavers have shown minimal brain activity that ceased quickly afterward.

The Socrates Transfer System may allow us the key to never-ending life, per the ruling of the O5 council, we can change the world.

Voting Results


O5-1: Yes
O5-3: No
O5-4: Yes
O5-5: Yes
O5-6: Yes
O5-7: Yes
O5-8: No
O5-9: Yes
O5-10: Yes
O5-11: Yes
O5-12: Abstaining
O5-13: Yes

And construction began. The structure was built underground, in the woods of Pennsylvania. It was completed 7 years later and we began testing.

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Meeting of the Overseer Council | 27/02/1974


Members Present
O5-1
O5-3
O5-4
O5-5
O5-6
O5-7
O5-8
O5-9
O5-10
O5-11
O5-12
O5-13


<BEGIN LOG>
O5-1: I've just gotten the confirmation, construction is complete.

O5-12: We should not be too hasty, we don't even know if it's going to-

O5-1: Shut your damned mouth!

O5-12: One, we must be realistic.

O5-1: Realistic? With all the things we see on a daily basis, Twelve? This is my life's goddamn work, and you want to dance these thoughts of doubt into my head?

O5-12: Control yourself, I meant no ill-

O5-1: This will work. I will not die.

O5-6: That is enough! One, you need to remember your duties are to the council and the council alone. I will not halt an authorization to cease operation.

(Three people sit down.)

O5-6: Now, let us get to the matter at hand. Who, or shall I say, what is to be our first test subject. I'm sure the Ethics Committee would be displeased if we use a human subject before conclusive testing.

O5-1: I have someone. (Steps are heard followed by a knock on the door. More steps are heard.) Crow, meet the council.

O5-3: This is preposterous, One. That is a living person.

O5-1: I am more than aware, he is also a fool. Come here Kain, tell the nice people what you did.

Unknown Voice: I… I- um. (he begins to cry.)

O5-3: No! Guards, please escort Mr. Crow out. One, seat yourself now. You are acting very odd. We will start with apes. All in favor?

(Agreement from the council.)

O5-3: This meeting is concluded.

The Socrates Transfer System
Testing Results

Jamie, a Chimpanzee was trained to do a button pattern of Green, Blue, Blue, Green, Red. Results of the first STS Transfer below:

Jamie was placed into the Transfer Chamber of the STS, another Chimpanzee, Jessie, was placed into the Vessel Chamber. STS is initiated. Power is lost, then regained. The transfer is complete.

Jessie is brought to the button test and fed Jamie's favorite snack. She selects the buttons, Green, Blue, Blue, Green, Red. Treat fed. The second trial of the test initiated, Green, Blue, Blue, Green, Red. Treat fed. Buttons are scrambled, the third trial initiated. Green, Blue, Blue, Green, Red is selected.

Socrates Transfer System is operational.

We built Site-22 above the underground bunker housing the STS. It became a second meeting place for us, as I said, we were interested in this project. Maybe not as much as One, but the prospect of immortality was tantalizing.

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Incident Report, Site-22, 22/3/1973

<18:09> Power is lost in Site-22.

<18:12> Power is regained. Smoke begins to fill the Site. Evacuation is ordered.

<18:19> MTF Alpha-1 is ordered to investigate the bunker housing the STS.

<18:32> O5-1 and an unconcious Golden Retiever are brought to the surface.

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Meeting of the Overseer Council | 22/03/1974


Members Present
O5-1
O5-5
O5-8
O5-12
O5-13


<BEGIN LOG>
O5-1: Allow me explain myself.

O5-8: Explain what traitor, your betrayal? Are you proud of this?

O5-1: That man should have been terminated long ago, now he was a useful test subject.

O5-8: No, you will not reason this. (A buzzer is pressed.) Please bring Mr. Crow in.

(A door is opened followed by footsteps.)

O5-8: Mr. Crow, are you alright?

Crow: Uh, yes ma'am.

O5-12: You transformed someone into a dog, One. This is outrageous.

O5-1: He is a danger-

O5-12: You are the danger. Why, One? Why did you have to do this? This is against the oath we have all taken. You're playing with something you should have no hand in.

O5-1: I am no such thing. How dare you. How dare all of you to bring me here and slander me. I am your savior.

O5-12: You are delusional. This is disgusting, this is unnatural.

O5-8: Stop… Twelve, we will deliberate later.

O5-13: Mr. Crow, is there anything we may do for the time being?

O5-1: No. We do nothing without my authorization.

O5-5: This is absurd, I am appalled to call myself an Overseer. In two days we will discuss this. Mr. Crow, please accept our apologies and we will work on a solution for your predicament.

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Meeting of the Overseer Council | 24/03/1974


Members Present
O5-1
O5-3
O5-4
O5-5
O5-6
O5-7
O5-8
O5-9
O5-10
O5-11
O5-12
O5-13


<BEGIN LOG>
O5-8: Our meeting is in regard to O5-1 and his actions, including going behind his fellow Overseers' backs in order to conduct tests on a human subject and the use of cruel and unusual punishment towards a Foundation staff member.

O5-5: On March, 22, O5-1 initiated the STS mainframe which caused a minor power outage in Site-22. He did this to 'punish' Mr. Kain Crow who he believed to be a danger, regardless of the fact of that statement, O5-1 was told not to transfer Mr. Crow's soul into another vessel. This was a direct violation of multiple Overseers' mandates and abuse of authority.

O5-1: We needed human testing, Five.

O5-5: You are correct, and we have the D-Class for that purpose. Yet, you used a member of our research teams.

O5-1: This should not be an argument. Crow has been on our radar for a while, and he served his purpose and may remain a part of Foundation personnel.

O5-12: If I may interject, One, you have placed the human consciousness into an unfit vessel. Do you understand that we may not be able to transfer Crow back into a human vessel?

O5-1: I am more than aware Twelve, the test was necessary.

O5-12: Aye, tests are imperative. Yet, you have not forwarded research any further with your actions. The Psyche Project was created to determine if our immortality was feasible, and with this project, how to transfer human consciousness into a new human vessel. There was no reason for your actions.

O5-1: I am not discussing this further.

O5-12: You are demented. You wield this false power and do not believe it can be taken away. You are no God, Judas.

O5-1: You may believe that, coward.

O5-11 One, we're not going to humor your delusions any longer. You made an irresponsible decision, directly opposing the rule of multiple Overseers.

O5-1: I may have, but I did it for us.

O5-13 Cease your lies, you executed this with your own intent.

O5-1: I did it for Two.

O5-12: You bastard-

O5-3: Enough. This argument has concluded. We will determine a reasonable discipline for O5-1.

O5-1: Before we begin, I have some words I would like to speak. I am an old man. I am close to the end of my life, I have served here longer than all of you and I do not want my project to expire in vain for everything I've sacrificed. This project was to save our lives and for that, I will bargain my life for my freedom should the transfer be successful. This project was for all of us to serve the world forever. I ask you to allow me to test the transfer system with myself. Should I live, I may remain on the council, should I die, you win.

(Murmuring)

Voting Results


O5-1:
O5-3: Yes
O5-4: Yes
O5-5: No
O5-6: Yes
O5-7: Yes
O5-8: No
O5-9: Yes
O5-10: Yes
O5-11: No
O5-12: No
O5-13: No

Testing was to be carried out the next day, and a human soul would be thrown away. Disgraceful, and I let it happen.

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