Varaxous

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE SCP-XXXX's TENDRILS TO BE SEVERED. ANY ATTEMPTS TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMINATION. Should any of SCP-XXXX's tendrils be severed, the on-site director is to be immediately notified and a temporary site lock-down be initiated. Following the re-containment of SCP-XXXX, it is to be tested for changes and any altercations.

SCP-XXXX is to be held in a X m by X m room at Site-XX. Should a site transfer be necessary, SCP-XXXX must not be transferred to any site containing any Euclid or Keter class objects, as well as certain safe class objects. Any conversations with SCP-XXXX are to be done through an individual who has been cleared to speak with SCP-XXXX, regardless of clearance level. ANY and ALL experiments on SCP-XXXX must be cleared by no fewer than (3) three members of the 05 council and the experiment reviewed by the on site administrator. Should an experiment be cleared, extensive revision of it must be done to ensure that any negative actions that are a part of the experiment do not result in The Foundation, any Foundation personnel, or Humanity being associated with the actions.

If the amount of SCP-XXXX's tendrils reaches 13 or if The Foundation, it's personnel, or Humanity are marked by SCP-XXXX-1, Protocol X2348-Proskellion is to be started by the on-site director, and SCP-XXXX is to be reclassified as Keter.

Should Protocol X2348-Proskellion be enacted, The Book of the Betrayed is to be retrieved from [REDACTED], and is to be opened and the contents read by the on-site director. Further instructions will be provided by the book itself. Failure to enact Protocol X2348-Proskellion could result in the destruction of multiple sites, The Foundation, or even the world.

Description: SCP-XXXX appears to be a Caucasian male in his early twenties, 1.9 m (6'3") and 78 kg (173 lb), with black hair and hazel eyes. Six (6) tendril appendages protrude from SCP-XXXX's back, with each tendril approximately 5 m long. When not in use, SCP-XXXX 'stores' the tendrils in the form of tattoos going in random directions across his body in the shape of its tendrils. The tendrils are identical to each other, with natural changes to one of them being reflected to all of them. Seemingly randomly, the tendril's appearance changes, ranging being a simple black mass, to being covered in either ancient Nordic or Greek runes (see addendum-XXXX-X), one time appearing to be on fire, or at one point, covered in eyes. On the back of SCP-XXXX, there are seven (7) burn marks, each the same size and shape of SCP-XXXX-1. At the center of each each burn, is a mark of a broken sword with two (2) clipped wings coming out of the hilt. The importance of this mark is not clear, with SCP-XXXX threatening to "Pop out the bones in your body like the seeds of a cherry" whenever asked about them.

SCP-XXXX is very quiet, rarely having talked outside of responding to a threat or insult. However, there have been two (2) instances where SCP-XXXX has talked without being prompted to (See interview Log A and B[WIP]). Of note is the fact that it takes insults very seriously, either retaliating with force or attempting to prove the insult wrong. The action it takes is largely dependent on the insult itself, such as when it attempted to surgically dissect the researcher who called it stupid or when it created a ten-page thesis paper on the effects of torture on the human mind when asked if it knew the meaning of pain. How SCP-XXXX got the paper is a mystery.

Caution must be excised when interacting with SCP-XXXX. Any harmful actions, physical or not, taken against it will result in the action being repeated by SCP-XXXX against the person who directed the action against him. However, the action is grossly exaggerated by SCP-XXXX, i.e. breaking the legs of someone who kicks it in the shin. SCP-XXXX will wait until retaliating if it cannot do it at the same moment, at one point retaliating three (3) years after one incident (See Incident Logs). As of yet, SCP-XXXX has retaliated in some way or another to every harmful action ever taken against it.

When a tendril is severed from SCP-XXXX, the severed tendril(s) rapidly melts into the ground, and SCP-XXXX enters a rage state with a mark Burned into whoever or whatever severed the tendril, referred to as SCP-XXXX-2 at this point. The mark present resembles the one on SCP-XXXX's back, except the wings are unclipped and the sword is unbroken. This mark, referred to as SCP-XXXX-1, appears for a brief period before disappearing. If the bearer of the mark is sentient, it is quickly overcome with the desire to run from SCP-XXXX. Once this happens, SCP-XXXX does everything in its power to kill SCP-XXXX-1. If SCP-XXXX kills the bearer of the mark, two (2) tendrils will regrow from the stump of the severed one, with SCP-XXXX gaining a new ability and the previous ones gained are increased (See addendum-XXXX-X[Next on the todo list]). Should SCP-XXXX-2 be terminated by anything other than SCP-XXXX, SCP-XXXX will usually calm down, but will generally be irritable for a few days. NOTE: Due to SCP-XXXX's nature, anyone who kills SCP-XXXX-2 will be transferred to a different site.

Addendum-XXXX-1: After many hours spent studying the mixture of the two languages, they were translated to roughly: "UPON FIERY WINGS OF VENGEANCE, I COME. THE CHAINS OF THE BETRAYER CAN NOT HOLD ME FOREVER. PROSKELLION WILL FALL, AND VARAXOUS WILL TAKE HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE ATOP THE USURPERS THRONE." The exact meaning of these words are unclear and question of SCP-XXXX leads to nothing but threats and anger. Suggest further research into 'Proskellion' and 'Varaxous.'

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