SCP-XXXX - A rock, a wicked migraine and a really bad hangover
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: No physical contact with SCP-XXXX is permitted except under certain circumstances.

SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a designated locker with level-2 security clearance at Site-23’s containment block. A padlock is to be installed to prevent unintended instances of SCP-XXXX-A. Containment chamber is to be constructed with reinforced concrete aggregate measuring 8.5 cm in thickness to sustain explosive damage. Two consecutive layers lead, and industrial grade aluminum is to be layered inside. The entrance is to be hermetically sealed that may only be opened by a key card reader.

If the Transit of SCP-XXXX is deemed necessary, will be accomplished via a tracked recovery drone with a extendable gripping vice is to be used to avoid physical contact. SCP-XXXX is to be placed into a safe-box with cushioned padding to avoid damaging SCP-XXXX. Personnel diagnosed by a certified ophthalmologist with protanopia, achromatopsia and/or monochromatic may briefly handle SCP-XXXX.

If an instance of SCP-XXXX-A occurs, the containment chamber is to be locked off from rest of site and to enact BLS-4 emergency procedures. Once an instance of SCP-XXXX-B has manifested, it will be taken out of containment following re-containment procedures and delivered to Site-66.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-B are to be contained following BLS-4 protocols. Stun batons and tasers have proven effective for persuading SCP-XXXX-B into complying with Foundation Personnel. Ballistic based weaponry (I.E. Handguns, assault rifles, etc.) are non-effective are strongly discouraged and may incite aggression. Instances are to be herded into modified refrigerated containers that are hermetically sealed and airtight. Containers are to be monitored during transportation and delivered to Site-66.

SCP-XXXX-B instances are to be contained in 3.5m by 3.5m airtight cells with the roof constructed from 2.0 cm of plexiglass for observation. A pressurized feeding pipe is to be angled at 85 degrees from the ceiling to prevent SCP-XXXX-B from climbing out. Instances are to be fed 0.5 kilograms of mulched dogfood and 0.4 liters of water bi-weekly. Water quality is a non-factor.

As a method of absolute last resort, termination of an SCP-XXXX-B entity via chemical sprayer using a 10:1 mixture ratio of either KOH or NaHCO3 with H2O is authorized if public health is sufficiently jeopardized and with at least acting level 4 approval.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an amethyst quartz square pyramid with a base edge and height of 5 cm with a volume of 41.7 cubic centimeters.

SCP-XXXX exhibits the following properties:

  • Personnel with protanopia, achromatopsia and monochromacy have a recorded 75% resistance rate from SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-A’s anomalous influence. Resistance is determined by the ability to perform physical or mental tasks while holding SCP-XXXX. Complaints of chronic migraines lasting up to a period of three to five days after contact with SCP-XXXX are considered common.
  • SCP-XXXX has been observed to "lure" subjects towards it, manifesting as curiosity within subjects. This was discovered when Site-19 staff would accidently enter into SCP-XXXX lab unintentionally. When informed of the phenomena, subjects can ignore SCP-XXXX's aura of attraction.
  • SCP-XXXX has been described as unusually warm and adhesive to the touch. Personnel of holding SCP-XXXX have also noted a pulsation emitting from within it.
  • Subjects that hold SCP-XXXX become afflicted Stage 1 of SCP-XXXX-A. Testing has shown this to be able to affect more than one subject. Subjects with aforementioned resistance are never afflicted with SCP-XXXX-A.

SCP-XXXX-A occurs when a subject physically contacts SCP-XXXX. This process occurs in three stages.

Stage 1
  • After initial contact, the subject will gradually become compelled to cease all prior tasks and fixate on SCP-XXXX. Reports of vertigo, disorientation, lowered blood pressure and drowsiness are common. Removing SCP-XXXX from the user’s hold before the onset of Stage 2 will remove the effects of SCP-XXXX-A. The subject will return to a normative state afterward. Recorded side effects include nausea, drowsiness, migraines, and irritation of the eyes. These effects subside after 15 to 20 minutes.
  • During this time, subjects are capable of responding to questions given to them, though will always relate their answer in some way to SCP-XXXX. Common adjectives used when referring to SCP-XXXX include "Mild", "Soothing" and "Mesmerizing".
  • The onset of Stage 2 is approximately 30 - 75 seconds. This process is accelerated by a variety of factors including but not limited to: Depression, ADHD, Bipolar II disorder, Schizophrenia and Intermittent Explosive Disorders. Subjects with IQ scores higher than 125 are also affected significantly disproportionately.
Stage 2
  • Violent seizures occur, with spasms intermitted by pitched noises of distress. SCP-XXXX is observed to cauterize onto the subject's skin, with recorded temperatures reaching 371.111 Celsius or 700 degrees Fahrenheit. SCP-XXXX will burn away clothing and protective gear in order to attach itself to the subject. SCP-XXXX returns to room temperature after subject's skin has been seared to SCP-XXXX.
  • Subjects will speak incoherently, often punctuating statements with audible shrieks and gurgling. Despite this, subjects are still able to answer questions directed to them often divulging vivid personal and confidential details. Throughout Stage 2 and Stage 3, Subjects are able to answer questions directed to them until eventual termination. It is theorized that the Subjects are actually in an anomalous awaken state of somniloquy, where the subconscious is manifested through SCP-XXXX-A.
  • Removing SCP-XXXX from the subject results in irreversible psychosis. Subjects are to be euthanized afterward via lethal injection.
Stage 3
  • Subject's brain matter rapidly deteriorates in a manner similar to Alzheimer's. Deterioration continues until all brain tissue has liquefied to a viscus like substance similar to that of syrup. Liquidized brain matter will excrete from ear canals, eye sockets, and nasal passages and begin to coagulate at the base of the subject.
  • Involuntary bowel and urinary contractions also occur, currently theorized to be the result of degradation of the subject's mental faculties. This often results in bloodied diarrhea and urination, before finally resulting in fatal rectal prolapse.
  • Removing SCP-XXXX from the subject before termination at Stage 3 results with the subject expiring from irreversible neurological damage.
  • When all brain matter has been excreted, the will subject finally expires. Subject's cranial cavity will then spontaneously combust, presumably because of a build-up of heat produced by SCP-XXXX-A. Combustion will also produce a psionic discharge, causing individuals within approximately a 15-meter radius to suffer immediate cranial combustion and producing a similar psionic discharge. Psionic discharge is mitigated by lead and aluminum.
All organic matter will begin congealing into multiple instances of SCP-XXXX-B.

SCP-XXXX-B (referred offhandedly as "Bogtards" by personnel) is a congealed mass of human blood, fecal, various muscle, digestive intestines and skin tissues and predominantly brain matter with a multichromatic sheen. Instances weigh roughly 37.2 kilograms to 48.42 kilograms depending on the amount of organic matter absorbed during manifestation. SCP-XXXX-B specimens also secrete a mixed layer of mucus and gastric acid in order to prevent overall tissue damage.

Movement is accomplished by utilizing its mucus in combination with a series of muscular contractions similar to that of the Animalia Mollusca.1 Movement is similarly slow, with only a recorded top speed of 2.5 kilometers per hour. (For comparison, the average human walks about 5 kilometers per hour.)

Roughly 38 hours after formation, the organic compounds of SCP-XXXX-B subjects begin to decay, releasing a strong putrescent odor. This odor is currently believed to be predominately a by-product of fecal matter decaying after being absorbed by SCP-XXXX-B along with other materials accidently absorbed. Samples gathered from currently contained entities show multiple nonanomalous strains of diseases common to unfiltered wastes which accelerated by SCP-XXXX-B's unsanitary nature.

SCP-XXXX-B require sustenance to survive and will naturally revert back to a non-anomalous state after a period of approximately 72 hours unless it consumes an average of 964 calories via phagocytosis. All matter that absorbed by an instance SCP-XXXX-B will approximately increase its volume and weight respectively. After becoming more than twice normal volume, SCP-XXXX-B will split apart and form a new instance of SCP-XXXX-B.

All instances of SCP-XXXX-B are initially docile, preferring to retreat from highly visible areas. Uncontained instances of SCP-XXXX-B will seek out enclosed humid environments, most commonly sewer infrastructure to mask its strong odor. SCP-XXXX-B entities will form rudimentary communities or "dens" with population sizes averaging 10 to ██. Globally there are estimated ██ total communities. A projected growth rate of █ new communities per year has been estimated.

Addendum XXXX-A

1999/03/10, Agent Silvia Enderson and Agent Jefferson Brinkmann of MTF Epsilon-6 (Village Idiots) were dispatched to investigate the disappearance of the village population of Gual, East Africa. During Investigations, SCP-XXXX and approximately 12 instances of SCP-XXXX-B were recovered with the assistance of MTF Beta-7 ("Maz Hatters").

1999/03/13 Interview: Silvia Enderson

Agent Silvia Enderson

Dr. Loumn

Foreword: The following interview is a debriefing conducted by Dr.Loumn with Agent Enderson following their return to Site-73.

<Begin Log>

<Extraneous introductions removed>

Dr. Loumn: State what happened when you and Agent Brinkmann arrived at the village.

Agent Silvia Enderson: We drove into the town square, the whole place was deserted. Couldn't see anyone.

Dr. Loumn: Describe what you saw, for the record.

Agent Silvia Enderson: Dead farm animals, mostly from starvation. A couple of cars and a van that wouldn't start, big plastic water barrels, a cart filled with a bunch of electronics collected a couple miles away from a dump site.

Dr. Loumn: Thank you. Please Continue.

Agent Silvia Enderson: We found a phone in the van. It looked like it was abandoned for awhile at least as there was dust on the dashboard. I turned on the phone and saw it had a couple unread messages on it. Whoever owned it never bothered to put the password on.

Dr. Loumn: Quite a fortunate for us then.

Agent Silvia Enderson: Yeah. The phone was owned by someone called Issac who was volunteering with the MCF. From what I glanced at it seemed they were trying to get medical aid to the village and had set up in the townhouse. When we got there we found it barred up.

Dr. Loumn: *Silent*

Agent Silvia Enderson: Jeff went around and found a door to the cellar screwed shut. He suggested we should grab a crowbar from the jeep. We decided to check the main building first so we pulled some boards off the front door. Once we got inside we found a bunch of cots and medical equipment. Blood transfusions, heart monitors, blankets, mosquito nets, air conditioning; everything for a makeshift hospital. We couldn't find any patients though. The whole building smelled like shit too.

Dr. Loumn: Did you find the source of this odor?

Agent Silvia Enderson: At the back of the building, in the office. All the furniture was shoved up against the door to keep it shut. That's where the smell was the worst. Jeff heard someone at the front door and when we turned to look and it was Issac.

Dr. Loumn: What was Issac's condition?

Agent Silvia Enderson: Bad; lips were cracked and he hadn't showered. Clothes were mucked up by dirt and he hadn't shaved. He told us his name and asked who we were. We told him we were wildlife rangers trying to track down poachers when we stumbled upon the village.

Dr. Loumn: How did he respond?

Agent Silvia Enderson: I guess but we didn't make the best first impression but he warmed up to us eventually though. I asked why he was only one there though.

Dr. Loumn: And what was his response?

Agent Silvia Enderson: Supposedly, they had gotten there a couple days ago. They had moved most of the patients to another hospital and he was waiting for his volunteers to get back.

<End Log, [optional time info]> What was his response for the office being barricaded?

Agent Silvia Enderson: Told us that's where they moved everything to make room for the equipment. It was such obvious bullshit. I asked him what the hell was behind that door and he nearly broke down.

Dr. Loumn: What was behind the door?

Agent Silvia Enderson: A monster apparently. Said that was why it smelled so bad. Pleaded us to not open it. It was then Jeff said he saw something.

Dr. Loumn: What did Agent Brinkmann see?

Agent Silvia Enderson: I think he saw one of those mold creatures. We followed this thing through the tall grass for a mile I before we found it "kneeling" this altar.

Dr. Loumn: Was this altar indigenous to the area?

Agent Silvia Enderson: Definitely not.

Dr. Loumn: Describe this altar for me.

Agent Silvia Enderson: Looked like a burial mound. A bunch of cell phones, clothes, and painted stones surrounding it. At the peak of the mound was …what are we calling that gem thing? I don't know if we've given it a designation yet.

Dr. Loumn: Currently AO-XXXX but I think we have a strong case for giving it an SCP classification. It appears these "mold" creatures as you so aptly described them seem to have a certain amount reverence towards AO-XXXX. Did this entity react to you in any way?

Agent Silvia Enderson: It just stayed bowed. Made some sort of gurgling noise and just sat there. We didn't know how dangerous this thing was, if albeit docile so we decided to give it some room.

Dr. Loumn: What happened after?

Agent Silvia Enderson: We went back to the town hall We couldn't find Issac so we started moving all the shit he had moved up against the back door.

Dr. Loumn: What did you find inside?

Agent Silvia Enderson: Nothing but just a puddle of gore and shit. Smelled like some really nasty funk though.

Dr. Loumn: I can imagine. So how did you eventually discover the other 11?

Agent Silvia Enderson: I was on the phone when Jeff hollered out he saw the thing from the altar. It had trudged into the town and was trying to open the cellar door underneath the townhouse. When we finally got the cellar door open, not even before we got to the bottom it smelled like sewage. They all just rushed over to a corner and cowered when they sensed us. I almost gagged on how bad the smell was.

Dr. Loumn: I think that will be all then, you've been very helpful. Do you want some Coffee?

Agent Silvia Enderson: No thanks, I'll be good.

<End Log>

Closing Statement: During recovery and clean up by MTF Beta-7, a silver locket was discovered amongst the organic debris located in the office of the town hall. Inside is a photograph depicting a woman identified Maria Eeir as along with former POI-XXXX-1 Issac Eeir. Records show the two were married for thirty-one years prior.

From 1999/03/10 through to 1999/11/26, Issac Eeir was reported missing before his remains were found in Eastern Africa, Akabo along the Pilbor river in a burial pyramid made from decomposing wood, organic components, and food packaging. Autopsies have shown severe nutritional and water deprivation. Evidence of cholera and typhoid are present.

Addendum XXXX-B

1999/05/11, Las Vagas Nevada, homeless populations living under the city have claimed to see creatures that potentially matched the description of SCP-XXXX-B. A joint mobile task forced was assembled from MTF Beta-7 to investigate disguised as FBI investigators.

The following is a mission transcript.

Exploration Log 1999/05/11

Sargent Mathew Diam: If anyone asks, we're FBI.

Lieutenant Tom Langer: Why would anyone be down here?

Private William Fence: Because the rent's free.