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Starry Night by SCP-4XXX-65

Item #: SCP-4XXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation researchers planted at major observatories are to falsify or destroy evidence of the effects of SCP-4XXX occurrences. Scientific journals are to be reviewed by Foundation bots for keywords related to SCP-4XXX.

Individuals affected by a SCP-4XXX are to be detected by Foundation-operated web-scrawling bot (“GROUNDHOG”) and existing media surveillance systems to locate and contain SCP-XXXX-1 instances. SCP-4XXX-1 instances are to be interviewed and debriefed before receiving Class-E amnestics.

SCP-4XXX is currently uncontainable. An array of satellites to maintain time integrity on Earth by use of an Hourglass-Cornerstone Standardizer is to be effective by 2███.The effect of SCP-xxxx on distant objects are usually undetectable by the naked eye, however noticible change may warrant mass use of A-Class amnestics.

Description: SCP-4XXX is a phenomenon which occurs approximately every 25 years 10 years 3 years where time flow ceases within the Solar System. The duration of the cessation of time varies from several days to 2,500 years. SCP-XXXX occurrences can be detected by the minute jumps of distant nebulae and stars produced from the Solar System’s perspective.

An SCP-XXXX-1 instance is created during an SCP-XXXX event, in which the instance can move and interact with matter. From the instance’s perspective, all movement will cease unless acted upon by the instance, such as raindrops stopping and planes hovering in the sky.

Many biological functions of the instance cease, such as the autonomic nervous system and many routes of metabolism. The central and nervous systems and musculoskeletal systems continues as normal without need of oxygen and nutrients, allowing for thought and movement.

An instance can die during the event by severe brain trauma. Other means such as cardiovascular damage, poisoning, radiation, pre-existing conditions such as cancer, drowning, starvation, sleep deprivation and temperature extremes.

The SCP-XXXX-1 instance will then perform a task of varying levels of complexity in order to restore time flow. Examples of tasks can be found in addendum SCP-xxxx.1. Successful completion of these tasks will extend the interval before the next SCP-xxxx event by 10%. Unsuccessful tasks will shorten this interval by half. The instance can fail a task by accidental or purposeful injury, at which point the instance will no longer be capable of completing the task.

During the event, the instance may cause damage to property or individuals due to their deteriorating mental health or anger. The instance creates a vacuum when moving, by pushing the stationary air molecules with their body.

At the completion of the task, time flow will restore. Any damage sustained to the instance will be effective post-event, leading to the deaths of many instances. Damage to surroundings will also be effective post-event, leading sudden appearance of worldwide vandalization, theft and unexplained deaths.

Addendum 4XXX.1:

Addendum SCP-4XXX.2: