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Sanctuaries for Burning Men

Item #: XXXX

Class: Euclid

Revision 41 to Dai-Foundation Mission Statement

Throughout the Foundation’s countless years dealing with the profoundly odd occurrences of this Earth and others, it has happened upon many opportunities to expand its abilities, reach, and understanding. This is one such opportunity.
- Site Manager, Samuel J. Richter's 1997 address to the Foundation Projects Committee

Given recent developments regarding the Foundation's relationship with SCP-XXXX-1, an address to the Foundation's intentions within SCP-XXXX is necessary. All changes to Foundation conduct and operations have been approved by O5 Council and all standing SCP-XXXX Executives.The Foundation intends to maintain mutually-beneficial cooperation to the best of its ability.
For a full transcript of all proposed changes, see
Information Chain: AD-3,
Conduct and Operations Manuscript: 41

May the flame burn.

Containment Procedures:
Surrounding each SCP-XXXX instance, provisional sites are maintained to house personnel and facilitate Foundation operations while concealing all such SCP-XXXX from the public eye. At least a five-kilometer buffer shall be kept between the outermost borders of SCP-XXXX and civilian populations. This buffer zone is to be regularly patrolled by security personnel as to prevent the distribution of SCP-XXXX-1 instances beyond their designated sites. Civilians are to be turned away by security personnel upon entering the buffer. Unauthorized observation of SCP-XXXX instances and related phenomena is grounds for immediate arrest and application of class A amnestics. Civilians are to released to the closest, major population center via standard Foundation-run taxi.

Due to the inhospitable heat and atmospheric conditions within SCP-XXXX sites, "Mk. 6 Devil's Jacket" exploratory gear is provided as standard when entering any such SCP-XXXX. Gear includes level 3+ heat-resistant mesh, high-volume (200m2+) air tanks, sulfuric-gas and sulfuric acid resistant finish, and GPS trackers. Special cases for thaumaturgical environmental-protection may be taken up with supervising security officers. Attachable HUD headsets come standard with domestic-communications systems, real-time translation software1, tinted headlamps, and video cameras. Arm pieces contain temperature, suit pressure, and air-tank gauges.

Spearheaded by Samuel J. Richter in 1996, SCP-XXXX act as Foundation-protected "Sanctuaries" for the peoples collectively referred to as SCP-XXXX-1. The project is highly praised for its success in sustaining dense SCP-XXXX-1 populations and for the project's contributions to the Foundation.

SCP-XXXX are a series of 4 communities of SCP-XXXX-1, located in southern Germany. As of March 30, 2018, they encompass 9k2, 5.2k2 , 2.4k2, and unknownk2; the populations of which, excluding Foundation personnel, are estimated to be 41,246 , 23,836 , 10,997, and unknown; correlating to SCP-XXXX-A, -B, -C, and -D respectively. Environmental conditions are kept stable within the sites solely through the use of semi-permeable containment fields, referred to as "containment membranes", and are necessary for the continued survival of all such ecology associated with SCP-XXXX. Air temperatures range from 101°c (214°f) to 206°c (402°f). Atmosphere is high in sulfuric gas. Seasonal changes and weather systems are completely artificial and simulated as per "Weather Man Protocol".

SCP-XXXX-1 is the collective designation given to the plethora of biological vessels inhabited by SCP-XXXX-1A and SCP-XXXX-1B. SCP-XXXX-1A are a race of sapient beings native to the planet Húltir, a dense, rocky planet located approximately 150 million kilometers away from its star within dimension [REDACTED]. The majority of SCP-XXXX-1A are the descendants of SCP-XXXX-1B.

SCP-XXXX-B refers to a subset of the far-reaching, extra-dimensional, and incorporeal race known as Cónsbonun, or Mind lacking Body, by the Mneutrú2. Their incorporeal nature combined with their variably potent reality altering abilities facilitated the use of vessels, such as SCP-XXXX-1, to interact with the Solid-State Plane3. While the practice's origin is ancient, it was only an estimated 6,000 years ago SCP-XXXX-1B began using SCP-XXXX-1 vessels on Húltir; although some accounts tell of the use of SCP-XXXX-1 originating millions of years ago. SCP-XXXX-1B that procreated through the use of SCP-XXXX-1 vessels produced fully corporeal offspring, SCP-XXXX-1A. Though not able to access the incorporeal plane like their predecessors, they continue to use the same "tethers"4 to secure their consciousnesses for transfer between SCP-XXXX-1 vessels.

SCP-XXXX-1A frequent a practice known as "augmentation", the means through which SCP-XXXX-1 biology became so diverse. "Augmentation" is the semi-thaumaturgic manipulation of an individual's genetic information so as to facilitate the growth of new structures or the modification of exiting structures. The practice is almost universally excepted, any given individual being "augmented" dozens if not hundreds of times. It is also common to, when one's SCP-XXXX-1 vessel is compromised, purchase an entirely new body. Individuals are professionally trained to perform the practice, and it is considered a sacred art among some groups.

"Containment membranes" were originally developed by SCP-XXXX-1 to provide large-scale protection from militaristic incursion, and later used as an environmental barrier during the colonization of the "New World". Metallic nodes inscribed with semi-thaumaturgic runes are first placed around an area and then activated by the ritualistic attachment of a thaumaturgic-field generator. Upon activation, a durable, translucent membrane is projected between the nodes, sealing the area off from outside gases, liquids, and most solids. Intermittently between nodes, "gates" are placed that maintain a much thinner and easily penetrable membrane so as to facilitate passage. Analysis of the field and rune technology ultimately led to the development of [REDACTED], a leap in provisional containment technology.

Information Pamphlet XXXX-1-32:

Important information on common SCP-XXXX-1 clades:

Any personnel visiting SCP-XXXX sites with Level 2 clearance or higher are strongly encouraged to read the following material and to contact their supervisors for supplementary dossiers as necessary. Racial distinctions are arbitrary given that most SCP-XXXX-1 vessels are produced independently and uniquely as well as the ease and frequency by which physiological change occurs. Most SCP-XXXX-1 posses a unique body structure. Social movements continue to shape the populous. As certain movements rise and fall, so do the popularity of associated physiological structures. While most SCP-XXXX-1 are unique constructs, certain groups adhere to similar body plans for reasons of practicality, tradition, and common affiliation- such as those described here.

The names provided are recommended for in-field usage and for clarity of communications. Names heard in the field by personnel other than those provided should be assumed to be derogatory and not used until proven otherwise by linguistics personnel. Names are provided in both Mneudaispk and English when applicable.

SCP-XXXX Timeline

  • 3/13/1996: Foundation operatives embedded within German law enforcement received several reports of grotesque-humanoid entities patrolling the forests of ██████, Germany.
  • 3/14/1996: First contact with SCP-XXXX-1 is made by Mobile Task Force Mu-2 ("Sons of Grimm"). A camp of approximately 2,000 individuals is located within a single A temporary perimeter is established for containment and efforts toward establishing a means of communication begins.
  • 3/17/1996: The first translation system is developed1. Construction begins on more permanent means habitation.

Classified Information Regarding SCP-XXXX

Level 3 or Higher Security Clearance Required for Viewing

Information Chain: 66-M

Timeline 3

Release date: January 30, 2018

Interview Log O12

Addendum: Emergency Command Blast

Interview Log P93

Exploration Log: D-6

Information Organizer