SCP-XXXX
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Artistic depiction of SCP-XXXX, recovered from Excavation Site-Θ211.

Item №: SCP-XXXX

Containment Class: Neutralized

Special Containment Procedures: A manual providing a description of SCP-XXXX and directions to execute SCP-XXXX-A (as recovered at Excavation Site-Θ211) is to be stored within a small archival containment locker.

Archived Description: SCP-XXXX is an incorporeal penitentiary which can only be accessed through REM sleep.

While the chances of oneirologically accessing SCP-XXXX by normal REM sleep are exceedingly low,1 the chances of said access occurring can be artificially increased to 100% utilizing a thaumaturgic ritual, hereafter denoted as SCP-XXXX-A.2 Using SCP-XXXX-A, any individual subject to the ritual will become unable to dream outside the confines of a designated cell within SCP-XXXX.

To date, no boundaries to SCP-XXXX have been properly established. Accounts from affected witness reveals SCP-XXXX to be constructed in a nonlinear, labyrinthine structure, with numerous, incongruous architectural elements and decisions present in any given portion of SCP-XXXX's architecture. Consistent features throughout SCP-XXXX include drawbridges, portcullises, & retractable ropes, all of which appear to be autonomously operated at random intervals.

In addition, SCP-XXXX is populated by a group of translucent, intangible entities, hereafter referred to as SCP-XXXX-1 instances. These entities assume the roles of enforcing the incarceration system present in SCP-XXXX, and are generally hostile to any attempts to escape SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX-1 instances have been noted to be negatively provoked by the following:

  • Attempting to reach or move outside the boundaries of one's cell.
  • Speaking or thinking about exiting the premises.
  • Trying to enter into another dream.
  • Attempting to manifest an object of any kind through use of lucid dreaming.

At time of writing, no successful attempts have been made to breach a cell within SCP-XXXX, let alone escape the premises.

Addendum 01 | Discovery: The existence of SCP-XXXX, alongside instructions for how to perform SCP-XXXX-A, were discovered via a series of recovery efforts at Excavation Site-Θ2113, previously host to a theocratic settlement dedicated to the Cogwork Orthodox Church. Deserted in the late 19th century for unknown reasons, Site-Θ211 was rediscovered in 1964 and was subject to an extensive archaeological survey of the region, from which the assorted materials of SCP-XXXX were related alongside other theological artifacts.

Attached is an excerpt from Document XXXX-01, a drafted parable, believed to be in reference to SCP-XXXX.

Addendum XXXX-02 | 1971 Memorandum:

Addendum XXXX-03 | Incident XXXX-05:

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