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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Every instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is to be contained in a dark room and have its movement restricted so that no light source from outside can reach it. The instance is to be checked on after a minimum of a week spent within containment. If SCP-XXXX is no longer present, the instance may be declared neutralized and released. If the instance is human, it should also be administered Class-C amnestics. However, if the effect of SCP-XXXX is still present at this time, the instance should resume containment and be checked on again after another week has passed. Any time an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 casts a shadow, a new week must pass before it is checked on again.

Any and all individuals involved with SCP-XXXX are to be extremely cautious not to touch a shadow cast by an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 with one's own. If this does occur, the individuals in question are to be treated as new instances of SCP-XXXX-1 immediately.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an extremely contagious anomalous condition. Affected individuals are hereon referred to as instances of SCP-XXXX-1. Both human and non-human individuals are susceptible to infection, though inanimate objects and plant life remain unaffected. SCP-XXXX spreads through shadow contact; overlap between shadows cast by a healthy individual and an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 will immediately spread SCP-XXXX to the formerly unaffected individual. As a result, SCP-XXXX has the potential to spread at alarming rates in large crowds or areas with multiple light sources.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 appear to be entirely unable to detect the effects of SCP-XXXX; even when explicitly made aware of their symptoms, they fail to notice them.
Interestingly, SCP-XXXX disappears completely if SCP-XXXX-1 goes an extended period of time without casting any part of a shadow. The amount of time necessary appears to vary between 72 to 168 hours. This method is currently the only known way of curing SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX causes a distinct scent to constantly eminate from the affected individual's shadow. The type of scent differs per instance of SCP-XXXX-1, and a wide range of possibilities has been observed, with smells resembling anything from slightly caramelized sugar or fully seasoned meals to murine droppings or the scent of rafflesia arnoldii. There is no pattern predicting what type of scent an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 will secrete; the process appears to be entirely randomized.
This scent can be perceived by any organism capable of olfaction (aside from SCP-XXXX-1 itself), and any such organism is able to locate its source as being the affected individual's shadow. If the instance of SCP-XXXX-1 ceases to cast a shadow, the scent will also instantly cease to exist, only reemerging once any part of the instance's body casts a shadow again.

Though otherwise harmless, SCP-XXXX can go undetected for long periods of time. Embarassment or politeness norms may prevent SCP-XXXX-1 instances from ever being made aware of the scent surrounding them, and certain scents may be chalked up to personal health or hygiene issues, or perhaps occupation or hobbies.

It is unknown how many uncontained instances of SCP-XXXX-1 currently exist.

Alright, me: here's what's up. I want some [cheap trick] ass parasite ass demon to cling on to people, and be the actual cause of this. it can be undetectable and all that, and only mildly hint at this shit through some addenda. it'd be allergic to direct sunlight, like, die or burn in it or something, yet need the solar radiation; so they suck it from the victims they're attached to, and secrete some funky smell as waste product. they make eggs too and will stick em on new victims when they can (e.g. when shadows overlap) by shooting them out like a bunch of KIKKERDRIL ass looking eggs, but they die if they touch sunlight so they gotta stay within shadows. SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD TO ME

only unresolved thing now is how the fuck the smells they make are so diverse, but hey, gotta make this shit interesting somehow

  • 'de klankentapper'
  • scented shadow
  • oracle.exe ('you'll die today' virus)
  • snuggie/WTFblanket (-J?)
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