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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: MTF-[i'll work out an identification later] ("Daybreakers") is to be stationed at all entrances into SPC-XXXX at all times. Units are to switch watch duty every three hours and receive psychological screening after each shift. Under no circumstances are any personnel to enter SCP-XXXX outside of direct testing. Entities within SCP-XXXX are not immediately hostile, and should only be engaged if they attempt to leave the perimeter or act with hostility towards foundation personnel. Any civilian that manages to enter SCP-XXXX is not to be pursued and should be considered and instance of SCP-XXXX-1.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a series of caverns and cave systems below [black boxes], [more boxes]. These spaces resemble monasteries and churches with no identifiable links to any known religion. Photons within the interior of SCP-XXXX act differently from anywhere else, in that photonic radiation (I.E. flashlight beams) will not fade out into darkness, but instead abruptly stop. Areas of darkness within SCP-XXXX possess an extremely photophobic form of bacteria that is capable of breaking down organic material (This effect only manifests on living matter. Corpses and clothing spun from cotton remain unaffected) in seconds. These bacteria will also be agitated by sound, and will occupy the closest patch of shadows to any auditory disturbance. [finish]

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are commonly seen wandering around the interior of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-1 instances are humanoid entities wearing a light grey cloak and carrying candles or incense urns. These entities travel in groups of seven to twenty, and will scatter when in groups of less than seven.


Exploration log, 12-04-[][][][]
First expedition into SCP-XXXX
<Begin log>
Camera jolts a little as it is activated. Camera pans up as it is mounted onto Beta's helmet.
Beta: "And mic check. Command, do you read?"
Command: "Copy."
Beta gives a thumbs up to the camera. Alpha signals for squad to move in. Team moves towards entrance. Immediate entrance is typical for a cave system, but lit by kerosene lamps. team moves forward for two minutes without noteworthy events. Team enters into a large monastery-like structure. Dimly lit by candles on the ends of each pew row. Team moves forward towards the altar. Behind the altar is covered in shadows. Alpha activates his headlamp. SCP-XXXX's lighting effect manifests.
Alpha: "Light's a little janky in here, but otherwise seems normal enough. Lock this place down and set up a camp. 'course we had to be deployed in the middle of the frickin' night. Place looks like it goes on beyond here, We'll check that out soon."
Alpha turns around. Camera pans as Beta moves towards the tent being set up in the middle of the location. Beta steps his left leg into the shadows and screams. Camera pans upwards as Beta falls into the shadows. He claws at his face, striking the camera off position, and suddenly ceases movement. Alpha signals for the rest of the response team to get ready.
Alpha: "Something's in here, guns hot! Command, do you copy?!"
Command: "We copy. Can you safely retrieve the camera?"
Alpha: "Negative!"
Three minutes pass, nothing is visible from camera. Suddenly Alpha picks up the camera.
Alpha: "Command, it appears that the shadows kill."
Command: "Copy that. Return to surface and wait for the transports. We'll try something else."
// Alpha mounts the camera to hit helmet. As the team regroups to move out, an a group of eight SCP-XXXX-1 instances block the exit. The instance in lead is holding a silver knife.
SCP-XXXX-1: "Go no further. You enter our sacred shrines uninvited and bring force."
SCP-XXXX-2: "We are the Silent. The Archaic has sent us to handle you. Lay down your weapons and surrender yourselves immediately. If you resist, we will have many more sacrifices this night."
Command: "Alpha, engage."
Alpha: "Roger that. OPEN FIRE!"
All members of the response team fire upon the entities. The lead SCP-XXXX-1 instance appears to melt into the shadows and reforms in front of Alpha and stabs him in the chest (examination revealed it to be a flesh wound, nonlethal). Alpha head-butts the entity and removes the knife from his chest. The entity tries to grab Alpha's arm. Alpha parries and makes a deep gash in SCP-XXXX-1's arm before kicking it in the shin. It staggers, Alpha flips it around and digs the knife into it's nape. The camera pans up and the snapping of bone is heard faintly. Alpha uses the cadaver of SCP-XXXX-1 as a shield to block a sword strike from another XXXX-1 instance. Said instance is shot by another team member. Alpha opens fire on a group of three instances and kills two. The third dives behind a pew. A grunt is heard as Charlie stands up from the same location and discharges three pistol rounds, presumably into the instance. Alpha takes roll call and the team heads back to the surface. Alpha collapses into a stretcher and the camera feed ends.//