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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 first documented in 1919 by members of the White Army during the Russian Civil War. As the Bolsheviks had secured most of European Russia, the bulk of the White movement was pushed into Siberia. White Army command had been notified of the local's tales of monstrous "Valleymen", and though such tales were largely dismissed, some evidence suggests that an order to capture a specimen was given by the Provisional All-Russian Government's supreme ruler Alexander Kolchak, and that an instance of SCP-XXXX was brought to Omsk to be inspected by Kolchak himself.

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: We are dolan bee Dolinbi. Dolinbi attack smallmen for survival, for food. Sometimes take animals, sometimes take humans. We hungry, we curious, sometimes take things too. Things for fight, to fight, what you call "weapons"… Dolinbi need weapons.

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

SCP-XXXX-26: For fighting. Dolinbi need fight humans. Many humans in… What humans call it?

Dr. █████: Tunguska?

SCP-XXXX-26: Yes. Many humans in Tunguska.

Dr. █████: Why do your people need to fight the humans?

SCP-XXXX-26: Humans fight Valleymen. When human sees Valleyman, human yells. Human shoots. Starts fight.

Dr. █████: It sounds like they were just afraid.

SCP-XXXX-26: [Raising voice] Afraid why? Dolinbi not meet humans until Great Thunder. Dolinbi not fight humans!

Dr. █████: It's a survival instinct. We fear the unknown because it may pose a threat-

SCP-XXXX-26: [Stands up] Bah! Doctor try using big words to scare Ra'ig! Doctor not so smart! Humans not so smart!

Dr. █████: Ra'ig, please, wait, I-

SCP-XXXX-26: [Pounding on plexiglass] Humans take Ra'ig! Humans kill family! Dolinbi kill humans! Dolinbi good! Ra'ig eats humans! Ra'ig eats Doctor █████!

[Dr. █████ exits the room]

SCP-XXXX-26: Human time ends! Time of Dolinbi comes!

<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 historical event that merely brought them into contact with human civilization. This does not, however, rule out the hypothesis that they may, in fact, be extraterrestrial in origin. - Dr. █████

Addendum 3: Though their language seems to be totally unrelated to any existing human language, some loanwords from local languages (I.E. Evenki and Russian) are apparent. Their endonym "Dolinbi" appears to both adopt the colloquial meaning of "Valleymen" and be constructed from Russian "dolina" (meaning "valley") and Evenki "bee" (meaning "man".) - Dr. █████

Addendum 4: 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.

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

They began chanting what seemed to be some kind of incantation, using makeshift drums to punctuate each syllable. Once they had ceased vocalization, all but one of them sat in a large circle around the totem, while the one that still stood held a torch to the icon, igniting it. The creature then sat among its kind in total silence as the totem burned.

Three (3) minutes later, security personnel entered 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 stood and charged at the guards. 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.