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SCP-4403 demanifesting after an operation by The Silent Crusade (GoI-4403)

Item #: SCP-4403

Object Class: Keter Safe1

Date Accessed: 04/09/1983

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4403-1 is to be kept in a maximum security vault at Site-11. Due an ongoing attempt by members of Silent Crusade (Assigned GoI-4403) to recover SCP-4403-1, SCP-4403’s containment vault is built to specifications that are compliant with requirements for a class IX shelter.2 Following several espionage attempts on Foundation personnel with access to SCP-4403-1’s containment information by members of GoI-4403, Protocol Iron Sheaf3and Protocol Blank Check4 has been enacted for all documents/personnel related to SCP-4403-1's containment. MTF Mu-32 (Janissaries)5 have been assigned to Site-11 to safeguard and repel any attempts from armed members of The Silent Crusade to reclaim SCP-4403-1

Description: SCP-4403 is an anomalous vehicle which usually manifests as a passenger train. In rare circumstances however, SCP-4403 has shown to take the appearance of other rail-bound modes of transportation6. In general, SCP-4403’s appearance and length will change to best fit the geographic location and the point in time it manifests in.

Regardless of its displayed exterior length, SCP-4403’s interior remains constant. Investigation of SCP-4403 reveals it possibly could have been a non-anomalous Civil-War era military troop transport that has undergone heavy modification. Foundation personnel report cars serving as kitchens, hydroponic farms, armories, research labs, and an air lock7.

SCP-4403 is capable of manifesting on any set of rails/railway, regardless of its condition or intended use. More importantly, however, SCP-4403 is capable of manifesting at any point in time as long as a place it can physically manifest exists during that time. It is currently not known if SCP-4403 can manifest on different physical locations simultaneously within the same time-frame.

SCP-4403 is currently being utilized by The Silent Crusade (GoI-4403) as their base of operation and their primary mode of transportation.

The Silent Crusade utilizes SCP-4403's anomalous properties to engage in various acts of inconspicuous warfare and subterfuge to fight against events that they deem as ‘unjust’ in order to dramatically alter the events of standard time-line. For more details regarding The Silent Crusade, refer to the addenda below.

It is hypothesized that SCP-4403 is subject to a light antimemetic field that cloaks it from most casual observers. This effect extends to those that exit from SCP-4403 for an indeterminate amount of time. According to claims made by members of The Silent Crusade, SCP-4403 and people hidden in this way are visible to those with 'a heart that yearns for justice'. Further testing is ongoing to test the validity of this claim.8

It is theorized that SCP-4403 has some mechanism (Henceforth referred to as SCP-4403-1) that enables its operators to select the location and time of its manifestation. Should an object that fits the criteria of being SCP-4403-1 exist, it is to be obtained and secured under Foundation custody in order to render SCP-4403-1 inert. For more details, see addendum 1.

Discovery: SCP-4403, and by extension, The Silent Crusade as a group of interest was discovered by coincidence in 1982 when Doctor Lyn Marness noticed a pair of men in U.S. Union standard uniform and gear chatting in the middle of a local market in Kisuru, Kenya. At the time, Dr. Marness was under the influence of Class-X Mnestics, as he was returning from an assignment for the Antimemetics Division. Dr. Marness suspected anomalous activity related to antimemetics when he noticed that while the pair were present in a crowded Kenyan Marketplace, the local population did not react to the presence of the men. Doctor Marness approached the men, and the following exchange occurred:

Several Documents were given to Dr. Marness during his time inside SCP-4403. A scanning mechanism built into a pair of contact lenses were able to record the documents prior to Dr. Marness's amnesticization and release by The Silent Crusade. Summary of other vital information regarding The Silent Crusade is also given below.

Soon after Dr. Marness submitted his report, an emergency meeting was held by the upper echelon of The Foundation12.

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MTF Mu-32 (Janissaries) was rapidly formed for the express purpose of disabling SCP-4403 and/or neutralizing GoI-4403. Two days after Dr. Marness's return from SCP-4403, MTF Mu-32 supported by personnel from MTF Tau-5 (Samsara) and MTF Nu-7 (Hammer Down)13 entered SCP-4403. Despite heavy resistance from Silent Crusade operatives and the availability of technologically advanced weaponry to GoI-4403 members, Foundation MTFs were able to fight to the end of the locomotive where a control room was located. Inside the control room, agents discovered a mechanism allowing GoI-4403 members to control the time and location for SCP-4403 to manifest in. Said mechanism was designated SCP-4403-1 and safely detached and brought into Foundation custody. SCP-4403 was rendered inert through this process.

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