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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid


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SCP-XXXX during its 2011 manifestation. Hover to enlarge.

Special Containment Procedures: Remote monitoring of the region of space surrounding Beta Cancri has been assigned to Joint Research Task Force Phi-4 ("Zodiac Hunters"), composed of members of the SCPF Department of Essophysics and the SCPF Extrasolar Activities Division. Extensive research of interstellar Strayer Density Fluctuations between Earth and the constellation of Cancer is to occur annually between the estival solstice and the autumnal equinox, with automated monitoring occurring during the remainder of the year.

Once Strayer Density Fluctuations emitting from Beta Cancri have been detected, JRTF Phi-4 is to project SCP-XXXX's approximate destination on Earth within one mile of accuracy. In order to protect SCP-XXXX, this area must be restricted from civilian access until the essophysical manifestation event terminates.

Physical containment of SCP-XXXX is considered unnecessary at this time. Containment procedures regarding a Lifted Veil Scenario resulting from the mass extinction of crabs are presently being drafted.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an essophysical anomaly embodying all animals of the taxological infraorder Brachyura1. Unlike previously documented essophysical anomalies2, SCP-XXXX exists visibly and tangibly within baseline reality as Beta Cancri, the brightest star in the zodiacal constellation of Cancer. Attempts by the SCPF Extrasolar Activities Division to communicate with SCP-XXXX have been unilaterally unsuccessful.

SCP-XXXX was originally documented after it initiated an Avatara-Class essophysical manifestation event in Navagio Beach, Greece, at which time it presented as an Uca pugnax3. Subsequent manifestations have occurred annually between the estival solstice and the autumnal equinox within beach areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Events have never occurred when the local temperature is below 38°C or during precipitation of any kind.

SCP-XXXX's manifestation in Navagio Beach, Greece was the first occurrence of an Avatara-Class event documented by the SCPF Department of Essophysics, and is tentatively defined as an essophysical entity projecting itself into two distinct locations within baseline reality. For SCP-XXXX, this is Beta Cancri and the crab manifesting on one of Earth's northern beaches. The initiation of such an event can be detected via the presence of Strayer Density Fluctuations between the two objects.

All documented manifestation events have followed a similar process, recorded below.

  1. SCP-XXXX will manifest at a beach in the Northern Hemisphere as an ostensibly non-anomalous crab. It is usually not noticed by beachgoers at this time, excepting one manifestation where it presented as a Birgus latro4.
  2. SCP-XXXX will search for a suitable nesting ground in the surrounding sand where it can bury its body. The criteria for this selection is poorly understood, but is assumed to be related to the warmth of the sand and access to sunlight.
  3. SCP-XXXX will gradually displace the sand and settle into the deposit, using its claws to bury itself.
  4. Once SCP-XXXX is completely buried, it will sleep for a period of time not exceedingly 300 hours.5 If the beach experiences precipitation or falls below 38°C, SCP-XXXX will relocate to a warmer environment.
  5. The Avatara-Class manifestation event will terminate, and SCP-XXXX will return to Cancer.

Addendum.XXXX.1: Communications Update

On 03/08/2019, the SCPF Extrasolar Activities Division detected an interstellar radio message from the vicinity of Beta Cancri. The discovery of this message by the greater scientific community was effectively suppressed, and containment procedures regarding future communications are currently being drafted.
















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**Safe**; in the locked box test, you would sit there and not be much trouble.
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**Euclid**; in the locked box test, you would require some maintenance and specialized containment to keep you inside the box.
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**Keter**; in the locked box test, you would be an active threat of a containment breach.
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Notes


Status: Ready to be written.

Synopsis: The Foundation enters our reality and kills everyone, eventually taking residence in a non-anomalous Earth.

Duration: Long.

Notes:

  • "And in the end, we knew it was worth it. We knew it was over. No more D-Class, no more Ethics Committee. No more Cosmic Starfish, no more living statues, no more magicians and elder gods to be summoned. No more anomalies, just peace, peace in a land not our own. And that was fine."

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