Twilight Beckons
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0000
Item#: 0000
Level5
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
{$secondary-class}
Disruption Class:
ekhi
Risk Class:
critical

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-0000's anomalous effects are currently uncontainable. Overwatch Command and the Ethics Committee have ordered mandatory reviews of all missions with a likelhiood of combat. If the mission can instead be completed through the use of drones, long distance weaponry, or alternative methods, the mission is to be revised.1

Embedded informants in various government defence departments worldwide are to obsfucate and/or destroy any information that might reveal SCP-0000.

Description: SCP-0000 is a statistical anomaly surrounding all human soldiers (including foundation task forces) in combat scenarios. After battle hazards are accounted for, personnel are roughly 20 percent more likely to die in combat. These deaths appear to vary in cause but are usually coincidental/unpredictable in nature, such as rebounded bullets, shrapnel, or the arbitary effects of anomalies. SCP-000 does not appear to apply to noncombatant personnel, but rather only those who take part in combat, and has been shown to remain at consistent levels across governments or departments, levels of preparation, and missions.

Addendum 0000.1: Discovery

SCP-0000 was discovered by a Department of Analytics assessment of combat preparedness in 2008, commissioned as part of an Ethics Committee initiative to increase usage of drones and combat-capable artificial intelligences. The study found that despite consistent efforts to decrease battlefield fatalities, the Foundation was consistently unable to account for roughly 20% of all casualties anually, an abnormality that was not present in any other type of deaths, even those of noncombatants in the same scenarios. The Analytics Department was given additional funding to investigate a possible anomaly, and a file was created.

A Foundation wide-analysis of every combat mission taken by the Foundation2 suggested the anomaly had begun to affect personnel around the beginning of April in 2008.

Addendum 0000.2: O5 Council Meeting

<BEGIN LOG>

O5-2: Christ. Who else knows about this?

O5-6: Tejani and Shaw, A few heads in the Analytics Department, the research team, and [REDACTED].3 Cancelled any and all upcoming missions, until we can get a better hold on this.

O5-12: Are we extending that courtesy to the rest of our task forces? Or to the Unusual Incidents Unit?

O5-10: And tell them that an invisible, unknown force has been slowly picking off their friends and colleagues for over 12 years? No, I think this one we should keep close to our chest, at least for the time being.

O5-12: Fair enough. So what's our next move? Transition over to drones and AIC's?

O5-9: That's already being put into place. Obviously, our next move is to find out whatever's been leaching off our forces. The proposed plan is to select a noncombatant or two to join a task force mission, load them up with all the sensory equipment we have, and see if they can detect any abnormalities at the times of death.

O5-12: Sounds like a plan. So why are we sitting around- oh. I see.

O5-4: I'm clearly misssing something here. Care to enlighten me, Twelve?

O5-12: We know about the anomaly now. To study it, we'd deliberately have to send out a task force to get killed. Couldn't we get Samsara on this? Strictly speaking, they're not essential personnel.

O5-9: Not human, either. Whatever this anomaly is, it seems to be only targeting us. So the wquestion remains: how are we deciding this? How do we decide who lives, and who dies?

O5-4: So we're not even pausing to contemplate alternative options?

O5-1: If anyone has an objection to this, please speak now or forever hold your peace.

[The room is silent.]

O5-4: Of course.

Addendum 0000.3: XXXX

Addendum 0000.4: XXXX

Addendum 0000.5: XXXX

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