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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Captured instances of SCP-XXXX are to be contained in separate standard humanoid containment chambers at Site-06-3, and provided a primarily meat-based diet with supplementary vegetables of any kind. SCP-XXXX has shown aversion toward fruit.

All attempts to communicate with instances of SCP-XXXX must be conducted by personnel of level two (2) security clearance or higher from behind a reinforced plexiglass window. Any attempts to communicate with an instance of SCP-XXXX are to be conducted in a calm and concise manner.

If SCP-XXXX breaches containment, non-lethal sedatives are to be used to subdue it. Live ammunition is only to be used if SCP-XXXX either gains access to heavy weapons or begins breaching containment of other SCPs.

Description: SCP-XXXX collectively refers to twenty-six (26) members of a species classified as Homo convallis, after their colloquial name “Valleymen”. Members of H. convallis are characterized as sapient grey-skinned humanoid mammals with relatively flat facial structures and sharpened incisors. The skin and musculature of H. convallis are evidently thicker and more pronounced than that of the average human.

The head and body of H. convallis are almost completely devoid of hair, but its high metabolic rate maintains a standard internal temperature significantly higher than that of a healthy human. This high temperature, coupled with its thick skin, appears to be the species’ adaptations to the low temperatures of its habitat.

Members of H. convallis are carnivorous, and are believed to be apex predators in their natural environment. They have been observed to organize in large groups and communicate with one another using a verbal language. Instances of SCP-XXXX have demonstrated the use of complex tools and weapons, including firearms and explosives.

SCP-XXXX has shown the capacity to learn new languages, allowing communication with Foundation personnel.

Discovery Log: The existence of SCP-XXXX was likely first documented in 1919 by members of the White Army during the Russian Civil War. Battle sites drew nearer to the Tunguska region, and these sites would often contain pieces of abandoned military hardware. Allegedly, large humanoid figures could be seen scavenging from the field. These figures would flee into the dense wilderness if a sizable group of soldiers would enter their vicinity, preventing further investigation.

The next point of contact was in 1927, during an expedition to the site of the Tunguska Event led by the Soviet mineralogist Leonid Kulik. It is unknown how long H. convallis had existed in the region before documentation. The local Evenki population warned Kulik of a threat they dubbed “Valleymen”, but no such threat was documented to have been actually discovered in the 1927 expedition, and the locals’ warnings were dismissed as superstition.

Subsequent expeditions yielded the same result until the 1935 expedition, which brought Kulik’s group into direct contact with SCP-XXXX during a confrontation between a local village and a raiding party consisting of no less than twelve (12) members of Homo convallis. This attack caused considerable loss of life among Kulik’s expedition, the local villagers, and the attacking instances of SCP-XXXX.

The survivors of this expedition then fled westward, spreading news of these events. Kulik was later approached by members of the Fourth Department Abnormal Occurrences Commission (FDAOC) in Novosibirsk, presumably due to his experience as both a scientist and a soldier.

Kulik and a force comprising two (2) motorized infantry companies were deployed to the point of contact. They re-established contact with the Evenki, who informed them that the raids of the “Valleymen” had become more frequent and more deadly, for unknown reasons. The Commission ascertained the positions of campsites belonging to members of SCP-XXXX via reconnaissance planes, and began sweeping the surrounding forests. The force encountered resistance from SCP-XXXX shortly after.

Several camps were neutralized in the ensuing fight, which resulted in an unknown number of H. convallis casualties and the loss of at least one (1) FDAOC squad. Six (6) instances of SCP-XXXX were captured and contained at a Commission facility located about 51 kilometers south of Murmansk.

In September 1939, Foundation Agents ███████, ████, and ███████████ managed to evade FDAOC patrols and capture a live specimen of H. convallis. However, the agents were [REDACTED].

No further attempts were made by the Foundation to procure an instance of SCP-XXXX until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, when the Foundation acquired documentation for the aforementioned expeditions and began to secure members of H. convallis. To date, thirty-two (32) individuals belonging to H. convallis have been recovered for study by the Foundation.

Addendum 1: Transcript of communication session #███

<Begin Log>

Dr. █████: Hello.

SCP-XXXX-26: Hello.

Dr. █████: Do you remember my name?

SCP-XXXX-26: Yes. Doctor █████.

Dr. █████: Now, can you tell me your name again?

SCP-XXXX-26: Raw eek Ra'ig. [Revised by Dr. █████]

Dr. █████: So, Ra'ig, can you tell me why your people attack the humans living in Tunguska?

SCP-XXXX-26: Ra'ig's people?

Dr. █████: Yes, the "Valleymen", as you are often called.

SCP-XXXX-26: "Valleymen" as Doctor say, attack human small-men for survival, for food. Sometimes take animals, sometimes take humans. Sometimes take things too. Tools. Things for fighting. Weapons. Valleymen need weapons.

Dr. █████: Why do your people need weapons?

SCP-XXXX-26: For fighting. Valleymen need fight humans. Many humans in new homeland.

Dr. █████: New homeland? Your people came from somewhere else?

SCP-XXXX-26: Yes. There was other home. After Great Thunder, Valleymen go to new place. Make new home.

Dr. █████: What was your old home?

SCP-XXXX-26: Old home was… up. Great Thunder make Valleymen go down.

Dr. █████: Could you elaborate?

SCP-XXXX-26: What?

Dr. █████: Could you… erm… tell more about your old homeland?

SCP-XXXX-26: Old home was cold. No humans.

Dr. █████: Anything else?

SCP-XXXX-26: Not know what else to say.

Dr. █████: Alright, so… you mentioned your people needed to fight humans. Why is that?

SCP-XXXX-26: Humans attack Valleymen. We die if not fight.

Dr. █████: They attacked you?

SCP-XXXX-26: Yes. Just said.

Dr. █████: But why did they attack you?

SCP-XXXX-26: Not know why. When Valleymen go to new home, humans see. Humans get weapons. Humans shoot, start fight. Valleymen kill so Valleymen not die.

Dr. █████: It may be because they were afraid of you, that they thought of you as monsters.

SCP-XXXX-26: Only monster is human. Thought maybe not kill humans, but humans force fighting.
Dr. █████: Humans are diverse. Do you know what that means?

SCP-XXXX-26: No.

Dr. █████: It means we're not all the same. Each one of us is different.

SCP-XXXX-26: See only different outside. Skin and eyes different, but inside is same.

Dr. █████: I assure you, we are not all the same. Some humans are bad, but others are good. Just like your people, I would assume.

SCP-XXXX-26: Humans attack Valleymen. Humans take Valleymen. Humans take Ra'ig and others. Put in cages. You are not different.


Dr. █████: Thank you for your time, Ra'ig.

<End Log>

Addendum 2: It seems this "Great Thunder" mentioned by several of our instances of SCP-XXXX refers to the Tunguska Event. Based on what SCP-XXXX have collectively stated, their perception of this event does not seem to be a creation myth, but rather a recent event that merely brought them into contact with human civilization. SCP-XXXX-26's use of the word "up" to describe their previous home may lend credence to the hypothesis that this species is extraterrestrial in origin, but it may have simply be confused with "north". - Dr. █████

Addendum 3: Experiment involving assembling Site-06-3's population of SCP-XXXX for the purpose of observing cultural and religious customs conducted by the order of Dr. █████. Instances of SCP-XXXX were provided with writing materials, as well as various objects documented to have been found at H. convallis camps.

Video log of experiment:

<Begin Log>

Instances of SCP-XXXX appear to greet each other when released into the test environment. The creatures then begin conversing among themselves, and after a period of nine (9) minutes, several instances of SCP-XXXX begin using the provided materials for an apparently religious purpose. An object resembling a totem pole is erected, and the members of H. convallis begin inscribing unknown symbols into several points across the totem's surface. The pole is topped with the skull of a stag, and the creatures then gather in front of it.

They begin chanting what seems to be some kind of incantation, using makeshift drums to punctuate each syllable. They cease vocalization, and all but one of them sit in a large circle around the totem, while the one that still stood holds a torch to the icon, igniting it. The creature then sits among its kind in total silence as the totem burns.

Three (3) minutes later, security personnel enter the test environment to begin escorting the instances of SCP-XXXX back to their respective cells. Upon sighting the security personnel, all thirty-two (32) instances stand and charge at the guards.

<End Log>

This incident resulted in three (3) security officers killed, seven (7) wounded, and six (6) members of H. convallis killed, with eight (8) more wounded. The rest of the instances were subdued when additional security personnel arrived on the scene.