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Make into VHS tapes that describe the summoning of dead products and companies. The boss of 3462 is referred to as “The Operator” on his destroyed tape. Radio is “The Adversary.” Ritual stuff: Place the host upon a podium of ruin.

Item #: SCP-XXXX l3.png Object Class: Safe
Level 3 Clearance Threat Level: Green

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A still frame of SCP-XXXX-16's content.


Special Containment Procedures:

Description: SCP-XXXX is a collection of VHS tapes in various states of disrepair. These tapes are each individually labeled with the name of the entity corresponding to the tape. The content of these tapes is the instructions to poorly understood rituals with varying complexity and requirements. Despite this, the result of these rituals is always the summoning of a concept in physical form, referred to as SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 will always be the concept of an outdated product or bankrupt business. SCP-XXXX-1 instances will visually represent their concept, while often being humanoid in nature. SCP-XXXX-1 instances will often be deformed, having numerous misshapen limbs that will often impede the entity’s movement. Instances will also have large portions of their body formed of inanimate machinery or material, which can either aid or hinder the instance.

When an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is summoned, it will fulfill a single request of the summoner. If multiple people were utilized to summon the instance, it will fulfill the request that the person who completed the majority of the ritual. SCP-XXXX-1 instances will then attempt to complete the request, regardless of its complexity. Instances have displayed the utilization of several anomalous abilities in fulfilling its task which will operate within the restraints of the entity’s physical form. If a request is given that has previously been or is currently being completed by another SCP-XXXX-1 instance, the entity will refuse to complete the task, then immediately vanish. Once the request is fulfilled, the entity will return to the original summoner and claim that it requires a payment for the completion of the task. The value of this payment will change with the complexity of the task performed and the initial ritual. If the summoner gives SCP-XXXX-1 the requested item, it will spontaneously vanish. If denied its request, SCP-XXXX-1 will lash out, killing the summoner and retrieving what it had originally requested. All attempts to neutralize SCP-XXXX-1 instances during this event have failed, with entities surviving what would be fatal wounds.

Currently, 7 instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are indefinitely held in physical form. This was achieved by giving instances either paradoxical tasks or tasks without a definitive conclusion. These requests include "Exist within Humanoid Cell #██████ for the duration of your summoning" and "Remain within this plane of reality for the length of your continued existence."

Addendum: The following is a partial list of various SCP-XXXX contents and experiments for the purpose of researching SCP-XXXX's methods of summoning SCP-XXXX-1 instances. Recorded instructions have not been transcribed exactly as the appear on SCP-XXXX as to allow ease of understanding.

Tape Description: A standard VHS tape. The cassette has several areas of discolored and warped plastic. Label on the tape reads "The Disgraced."

Ritual Preformer(s): D-4031

Instructions:

  • Lay the corpse of a male human between the ages of 44 and 17 on a solid surface
  • Wrap a spool of uninsulated copper wire around the upper torso of the corpse
  • Create a line of 19 millimeter wide incisions along the neck of the corpse
  • Using the corpse’s blood, draw the Greek letter [REDACTED] around the corpse
  • Wait until the corpse has lost all pigmentation
  • Run an electrical current of any strength through the copper wire

Summoned SCP-XXXX-1: Entity resembled a charred human skeleton approximately 170 centimeters in height. Several large cracks are present on the entity, all of which leak a corrosive compound similar in composition to sodium hydroxide. The left eye socket and surrounding cranium of the skull have been distended, with a large white orb of unknown material placed within the socket. SCP-XXXX-1 is intangible, with all solid objects that pass through it suffering severe acid damage. The entity's form appears to be unstable, showing effects visually similar to scan lines.

Task Completed: SCP-XXXX-1 was tasked with retrieving a green binder from an unused office located 3 rooms away from the testing chamber. SCP-XXXX-1 then passed through the floor of the chamber, causing damage to the floor. Approximately 34 seconds later, the entity re-emerged from the floor, causing additional structural damage. The binder was recovered with minimal damage and given to D-4031.

Requested Payment: D-4031’s hair and nails (Approved).

Tape Description: A standard VHS tape. The interior of the tape appears to contain an unknown black liquid. The guard panel of the cassette is caked in a dried adhesive. Despite this, the tape still functions as normal. Label on the tape reads “The Fallen.”

Ritual Preformer(s): D-10942, D-05288

Instructions:

  • Create the silhouette of a humanoid figure using shattered glass
  • Completely fill the silhouette with various brands of black [REDACTED]
  • Set fire to the arms, legs, and head of the figure
  • Wait approximately 20 minutes for the fire to completely surround the silhouette
  • Once the figure is completely outlined, drop a minimum of 3 mL of blood into the [REDACTED]

Summoned SCP-XXXX-1: Entity resembled a dark humanoid figure composed of an unknown liquid. The lower portion of its body lacks a solid structure, with the lower torso extending into a shapeless mass. Several secondary limbs extend from the upper torso of the entity, retracting and forming at seemingly random intervals. Attempts to collect samples of this liquid have proven unsuccessful due to its secondary anomalous properties. Matter that make contact with SCP-XXXX-1 will become immediately imperceptible by humans. This effect only occurs when the object has less mass than SCP-XXXX-1. If the object has more mass than SCP-XXXX, only the section of the object touched by SCP-XXXX will become imperceptible. All attempts to locate affected objects has failed, including tracking devices, thermal readings, and physical contact..

Task Completed: SCP-XXXX-1 was tasked with terminating D-05288 by D-10942. D-05288 then began to assault D-10942 while shouting expletives, causing only minimal injury. During this altercation, SCP-XXXX-1 approached D-05288 and enveloped him within its mass. D-05288 was only observed for a few seconds before SCP-XXXX-1’s anomalous effects took hold, but the entity was observed expanding its body to accommodate the added mass. Once D-10942 was fully within SCP-XXXX-1, the mass of the entity slowly decreased before returning to its original size.

Requested Payment: Various organic matter, including a spinal cord, left arm, 14 assorted teeth, and several gallons of blood (Approved).

Tape Description: A VHS tape constructed of aluminum. Interior components of the tape are also aluminum, with the exception of the inserted film. Despite modifications, tape still functions as expected. Label on the tape reads “The Abandoned.”

Ritual Preformer(s): D-04529

Instructions:

Summoned Entity:

Task Completed:

Requested Payment: 15 kg of various metals and D-04529’s digestive system (Approved).

Tape Description:

Ritual Preformer(s):

Instructions:

Summoned Entity:

Task Completed:

Requested Payment:

Addendum: SCP-XXXX was discovered on 04/23/19 in the basement of a severely burnt house following a large fire that affected 14 neighboring houses. Upon recovery, three separate SCP-XXXX instances were located on the floor of the basement in severe disrepair. These tapes are currently being analyzed by the Foundation’s Technical Service Department in hopes of restoring or recovering information from the tapes. As of 09/08/20, only one of the tapes has been salvaged, although some information has been lost.

Tape Description: A damaged VHS tape. Signs of blunt force are present on the cassette where the guard panel has been removed. The tape’s interiors have been similarly removed. While the interior components were recovered, only small ripped sections of the film within the tape were present. A label on the tape reads “The Lost.”

Tape Description: A severely damaged VHS tape. Signs of corrosion and extreme heat are present on the cassette. A large hole has been melted on the front of the cassette. The tape’s interior mechanisms have been similarly destroyed, while the tape’s film reel was not present. A melted label on the tape reads “The Operator.”

Tape Description: Portions of a destroyed VHS tape. The cassette of the tape has been completely liquified through unknown means, casing severe damage to its interior components. Only 46% of the film reel contained within the tape was considered salvageable. A label found in the liquified remains read “The Adversary.”

Ritual Performer(s): N/A

Recovered Instructions:

  • Introduce a… (t)his moral plane
  • Consult the Industry for the first of… hosts
  • Br… ood of the bonded mam…
  • Light the mind with the fire of obscurity
  • Mark the old with a s… ality, for they will soon join us in the Static.
  • Accept the oblivion of your inner being

Description: SCP-XXXX is an extradimensional space similar in appearance to a single story shopping mall. The only known entrance and exit to SCP-XXXX is the main doorway of an abandoned cinema located in Dallas, Texas. SCP-XXXX can only be entered by individuals who are relatively unknown within the general population, making civilian entry into SCP-XXXX highly unlikely. If an individual attempts to enter SCP-XXXX that does not meet these requirements, they will enter the nonanomalous interior of the building. Traits that have been found to increase a person’s likelihood of successfully entering SCP-XXXX include:

  • Not carrying any officially licensed form of identification
  • Having not publicly interacted with more than 3 people for a minimum of 3 months
  • Having experienced any form of amnestic treatment within the past 2 weeks
  • Having all of the individual’s identifying government documents completely purged
  • Currently being employed by the Foundation or other secretive Group of Interest.

Within SCP-XXXX are 84 retail stores, most of which are obstructed by large metal shutters. Attempts at damaging these shutters or the surrounding walls of SCP-XXXX have failed. The main hallway connecting these stores is sparsely furnished, showing signs of neglect and disuse. Open stores within SCP-XXXX are inhabited by humanoid entities displaying various anomalous properties, referred to as SCP-XXXX-1A through SCP-XXXX-1D. The properties and appearances of these entities appear to correspond with products and themes associated with the store they inhabit. Stores that SCP-XXXX-1 instances inhabit all claim to be owned by an outdated business or equipment associated with the entertainment industry. Included below is a brief description of known SCP-XXXX-1 instances.

Instance Store Name Appearance Anomalous Properties Products Sold
SCP-XXXX-1A The Inkwell Entity is physically identical to Max Fleischer, head of Fleischer Studios prior to their bankruptcy. Still images drawn by SCP-XXXX-1A will spontaneously animate and act out short scenes that repeat indefinitely. Custom animations created by SCP-XXXX-1A upon the buyer’s request.
SCP-XXXX-1B TV City Entity appears to be a crude mechanical automaton of unknown origin. Communicates using spliced together audio of numerous television shows and movies. No source of SCP-XXXX-1B’s operation has been found. Several nonanomalous CRT televisions and videocassette recorders.
SCP-XXXX-1C Betamax Tape Transfer Entity appears to be a Japanese female between the ages of 20 and 25. Low-level transfiguration abilities. SCP-XXXX-1C will convert any medium of digital storage into a standard Betamax tape.
SCP-XXXX-1D Keystone Productions Entity is physically identical to Charles Spencer Chaplin’s film character, the Tramp. Instance is completely devoid of pigmentation. All objects that enter SCP-XXXX-1D’s store lose all color. Color can be restored upon exiting the store. Unknown. SCP-XXXX-1D either refuses or is unable to speak, making communication difficult.

These instances occupy 4 of the 6 open stores within SCP-XXXX. After conversing extensively with Foundation operatives, SCP-XXXX-1 have agreed to allow the construction of a research site within an unused store. Upon the agent’s return, the entrance to a store within SCP-XXXX was found open, with a stylized sign above the room reading “Foundation Hardware.” All SCP-XXXX-1 instances claimed to have not constructed the sign or opened the metal shutter.

SCP-XXXX-2 is an open store within SCP-XXXX that has fallen into severe disrepair, located a significant distance from the other open stores within SCP-XXXX. No sign is present on the exterior of the store. The interior of the store is covered in blood of unknown origin, along with the remains of various destroyed electronics. In the center of the store is the corpse of an Macropus rufus.1The cause of death is unknown, although several symbols of thaumaturgic origin have been found carved onto the abdominal region of the corpse. The back wall of the store has been destroyed through unknown means, revealing a wall of material behind it visually similar to television static. This wall of material constantly emits the noise of radio static at an average volume of 70 decibels. All objects that touch this material become immediately unrecognizable by humans. Testing has found that these objects do not physically change, but are unable to be identified through any visual or auditory means. Due to this effect, all attempts to collect a sample of this material has failed. When asked, all SCP-XXXX-1 instances will refuse to talk about SCP-XXXX-2, demanding the exit of interviewers if pressed on the subject.

The following is a partial list of SCP-XXXX-1 interviews. Selected transcripts have been included for the purpose of psychological analysis of SCP-XXXX-1 instances and possible information as to the origin of SCP-XXXX.


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