KaktusKontainerXIII
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Item#: 0000
Level4
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
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Disruption Class:
ekhi
Risk Class:
critical

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SCP-0000.


Assigned Site Site Director Research Head Assigned Task Force
RFNTRY Site-402 Gregory Novosk Ivan Pietrovich N/A

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SCP-0000 on Wrangel Island.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-0000 is contained by the conditions of the 0000/Shepherd Protocol at its original location of discovery. In order to maintain containment of SCP-0000, it is imperative that the 0000/Shepherd Protocol is carried out once daily, and the canisters involved are locked in place exactly 24 hours to the second from the previous iteration of the Protocol. Failure to complete this process within these parameters have resulted in severe stress to the SCP-0000 megastructure, and Wrangel Island as a whole. The breach in the containment core, as well as the vent beneath the containment vessel, are to be monitored routinely with densometers.

0000/Shepherd Protocol: Once every two days, at exactly 0459 hours local time, seventeen metal canisters must be inserted in sequence into SCP-0000's central core. From the moment the first canister is inserted into the core, each additional canister must be inserted within one second of the one before it - they cannot be inserted simultaneously or out of order.

Each canister must be loaded with an approved loading device, as determined by the SCP-0000 research team. The nature of SCP-0000 is such that loading devices may not be the same from day-to-day; personnel are required to confirm the appropriate loading device with the on-site supervisor prior to each iteration of the 0000/Shepherd Protocol. Failure to do so could result in a breakdown in SCP-0000's containment stability.

Occasionally, after the loading and insertion of the canisters is complete, SCP-0000 will reject a canister. In the event a canister is rejected, staff are required to carry on them treasured personal possessions with high sentimental value to be used as replacement loading devices. Staff assigned to SCP-0000 are to be kept on a rotating cycle to determine who will be tasked to provide a personal item if a canister is rejected.

Due to the size of Wrangel Island and the nature of SCP-0000, alternate containment procedures are unlikely to be effective in containing SCP-0000. Regardless, the SCP Foundation North American Engineering Corp has been tasked with developing alternate containment procedures for SCP-0000 and the island, should SCP-0000 breach containment in a significant way.

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Defunct control room of SCP-0000.

Description: SCP-0000 is an anomaly located beneath an earthen mound on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean. The mound itself is part of a dilapidated containment structure of unknown origin - the design of the structure's interior matches the aesthetics of similar structures from the 1970s and 1980s, but the advanced technology within the structure has no modern-day equivalent, and is believed to be well beyond modern mankind's capabilities. Additionally, age testing of materials from within the containment structure has been inconclusive, with many objects seemingly thousands of years old. This coincides with other information gathered from within the containment structure that indicates possible human activity on Wrangel Island for more than 7,500 years prior to discovery of the site.

The exact appearance and makeup of SCP-0000 is unknown; the anomaly is currently locked within a pre-existing containment core located beneath the containment facility. All access ports to the central core have been welded shut, though SCP-0000 is still exposed due to a cracked vent seal on the lower section of the containment hull. As direct observation of SCP-0000 is invariably fatal to biological entities and immediately destructive to machines, the few attempts to observe SCP-0000 through the crack in the vent seal have been unsuccessful, as have attempts to repair the crack.

SCP-0000 emits an unknown but measurable1 energetic waveform that dramatically and uniformly reduces the density of anything it encounters. As such, the wall of the core containment vessel directly opposite of the broken access port has collapsed. Testing of the debris shows that the steel that once composed the wall was reduced in density by up to 98.3%, severely weakening it and creating a critical instability. Additional supports installed in that area by the SCP-0000 research team have also been compromised by the anomaly; as denser materials are typically affected more rapidly by the anomaly than less dense materials, the majority of new support structures have been made from lightweight foams and aerogels. The composition of the interior of the containment core, as well as how it mitigates the effects of SCP-0000 on itself, is unknown.

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Detected waveform from nuclear densometer.

The vessel built to contain SCP-0000, called the “Ferryman-Ralston Ideological Compromisation Accelerator” in recovered documentation, apparently uses an unknown, likely anomalous energized plating on the interior of the containment core to mitigate the effects of SCP-0000. Evidence gathered from within the containment structure indicates that the containment device was originally powered by a conventional energy producing device, likely some kind of nuclear reactor. However, at an unspecified point in SCP-0000’s past the containment structure experienced a nearly catastrophic seismic event that left the containment vessel without power.

In the event of the containment vessel losing power, the containment vessel will lower SCP-0000 out of the bottom of the containment core into a secondary holding chamber, exposing it to a vent beneath the structure. This vent appears to have once directed the radiation coming from SCP-0000 into the ocean, but has since collapsed and now exposes SCP-0000 directly to the foundation of Wrangel Island. Prolonged exposure to SCP-0000 could weaken the bedrock beneath Wrangel Island to a critical degree, potentially causing the entire island to collapse onto itself.

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Technician decontaminating the canister chamber prior to the application of the Shepherd Protocol.

While the immediate danger of seismic and oceanic activity resulting from the destruction of Wrangel Island would no doubt result in a considerable loss of human life, the primary concern raised by the Shepherd Commission is that the loss of the island would invariably result in the loss of the containment vessel, resulting in SCP-0000 becoming exposed directly to the Earth itself. The extent of the devastation this would result in is currently unknown, though current models predict that large sections of eastern Russia and northwestern Alaska would collapse into the sea within weeks.

Information collected from on-site data logs and personnel journals indicate that, following the seismic event that heavily damaged the containment structure, the remaining technicians who were attending to SCP-0000 made significant modifications to the containment vessel and containment core. In doing so, they were able to completely eliminate the vessel’s need for conventional energy sources. However, instead of being powered by electricity, fluid power and steam, the containment vessel now consumes the happy or positive memories and emotions of human beings.

This is accomplished by using a device adjacent to the containment vessel. When fitted with available glass containers, a long, fixed needle will extend out of the face of the device. This needle must be inserted into the brain through the ocular cavity, typically by fitting the needle around the eye and pushing forward into the brain. Then, when the subject thinks of a happy memory, the needle will extract a thin, greyish fluid from within the brain, leaving the subject unable to recall the memory, even if prompted. The makeup of this fluid is unknown, and as it rapidly deteriorates when exposed to any environment outside of the glass containers it has proven impossible to analyze further2. Additionally, treasured items or items with strong sentimental value may be used in place of these “extracted memories”; however, the effect of removing an individual’s ability to remember happy memories about an item can be considerably more widespread, as it appears to affect the individual’s memory of that item throughout their entire combined history.

Proposals have been made to relocate SCP-0000 and its containment vessel, or reintegrate conventional power sources into its construction, but the sensitive technology involved in the vessel’s continued operation has made interacting with it in any way treacherous. Disturbing the containment vessel has resulted in additional canisters being rejected during activation periods. The containment vessel itself is affixed to the bedrock with large tungsten rods, which would create considerable difficult when trying to move the vessel.

In order to maintain containment of SCP-0000, the Foundation Shepherd Commission developed the Shepherd Protocol. The terms of the protocol provide for D-Class personnel to be kept on-site at Site-402, and used to extract the necessary components to fulfill the containment vessel’s requirements.

Addendum 0000.1: Discovery

SCP-0000 was originally discovered by Soviet scientists studying cosmic radiation using high-powered telescopes.

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