Dr. Benson's Reports
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Item #: SCP-3793

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3793 is to be contained in Area 78. Any personnel entering Area 78 must have a C level security officer accompanying. SCP-3793 can survive on its own and requires no extra steps to keep it alive on the island (Area 78).

Protocol for Area 78 states all members to be vigilant. Breaking away from parties is not permitted due to the high volume of man-made hazards which have been proven fatal. Any encounter with an instance of SCP-3793 is to be documented; all parties must then withdraw immediately and perform a tactical retreat to Subdock 3A, due 56 degrees east of SCP-3793-B-2.

Description: SCP-3793 is a mild cognitohazard; exposure to an agitated and solitary SCP-3793 instance will result in effects such as migraine, shakiness/spasms, loss of control of bowels, and stroke symptoms.

SCP-3793 refers to the humanoid population, numbering roughly around 56, who inhabit the area. Genetic testing has traced SCP-3793 instances to Eastern China, branching off from the early Tang Dynasty. However, cultural deviations are noted, particularly in architecture and sociopolitical behaviors. They have unusual crystalline structures growing out from their skulls in different colors (green/blue/violet), patterns, and formations; each crystal color and pattern differing from person to person with no known ties to any observable phenotypes.

SCP-3793-1 do not speak to one another verbally, the only exception is when they are in groups of higher than 2 or comforting the adolescents. Upon observation, 2 instances maintaining eye contact will make their crystals glow; this could be an indicator of a telepathic link, but it is yet to be irrefutably proven.

SCP-3793 routinely conducts what appears to be a gathering or meeting. The gathering is held at the sunrise of the first day of the week, from partial translations, it can be assumed these gatherings are to discuss food, farming, and predictions of future events.

Each SCP-3793-1 has a unique personality, typically organized into the three main personality traits associated with each crystal (see Addendum 1) and they all serve a particular purpose within the community.
-Those with violet crystals show more strength and confidence, within the clan they take roles as hunters and scavengers.
-Those with green crystals fill clan roles as teachers and help the blue crystal instances with their work.
-The subjects with blue crystals are much more empathetic (perhaps even empathic), showing compassion and care; they help in the healing of injured and sick.

Area 78's land is occupied partly by large stone temples labeled as SCP-3793-B. Within each temple is a different skull with crystals attached. They seem to hold no other purpose than to serve as memorials based on translations in each temple. The skulls are designated SCP-3793-A (see Addendum 1).

Addendum 1: Each skull, with 3 in total, are found on pedestals in the center chamber of each occurrence of SCP-3793-B. Each skull has a different color of crystal, differing from the others. Based on translations in the temples, each color represents a unique trait. Translations below.

Subject: SCP-3793-B-1
Details: The center pedestal has one occurrence of SCP-3793-A with green crystal growths along the left side and nasal bridge of the skull. Translations say that green represents understanding of people and empathy. Certain specimens of SCP-3793, (as described by the Agents observing) were scholars, all dressed in formal tan linens and grey tones. They supposedly go there to pray or pay some sort of homage, further observation required.

Subject: SCP-3793-B-2
Details: The center pedestal has one occurrence of SCP-3793-A with purple crystal growths along both sides of the lower jaw and along the center of the top of the cranium, trailing from the base to the widow's peak end with the widest point at 2cm. Translations say that the violet represents mental fortitude and strength. The Agents watching this place describe the people coming here to be hunters for the people, all are weary and well muscled with green branches and vines woven into clothing to provide camouflage. They all enter the temple carrying spears and meat and come out without either.

Subject: SCP-3793-B-3
Details: The pedestal in this temple seems like it was recently repaired as there is a lack of dust and the occurrence of SCP-3793-A is cracked down the center. The blue crystalline structures along the back are chipped and scratched, but are all otherwise undamaged. Translations state that blue represents inner focus and healing. Researchers who have actually been studying this temple are still trying to figure out how people can go in with broken bones or severely debilitating diseases and leave 16 hours later with no injury or sign of illness at all.

Subject: SCP-3793-B-4
Details: There is no pedestal in this temple. Instead of the usual, one-room layout, this temple has 16 separate rooms. Each room had a strong iron door with a set of different symbols on each one. Of the sixteen, there were three recognized in translation as known SCP entities. In the main entry chamber there is writing indicating that these people worked as some sort of scholars, studying the strange anomalous things found around the island.
The three items recognized were confirmed cognitohazardous, but writing found on the doors says that they were repressed and the hazard neutralized. SCP-3793 may be considered for thaumiel purposes.

Addendum 2: Foundation Researcher, James A███████, worked to determine the crystals' make with his team. Official reports follow.

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A cross section of the green crystal growing from the skull, the imperfect shape was caused by natural salt water erosion.

Researcher A███████

Subject of Matter: Skull Crystal from deceased SCP-3793

Results of Test 1: Test 1 had the skull scanned over by an ultrasound. When the skull was scanned, the crystal started in the absolute center of where the brain-matter would be. It branched out inside of the skull, the branches would connect with the centers for speech, hearing, image processing, and the cerebral lobe. The connection to the cerebral cortex points out that using the crystals may be easy as talking. Another note: the crystal passes through the bone matter without causing any damage.

Results of Test 2: Test 2 focused on the geological structure, seeing what the crystals were made of; we studied the cross-section to find that the molecular structure was very close to that of emerald, however the piezoelectric1 properties had been boosted above natural levels. Some other observations included the presence of rings, like those in a tree, demonstrating the growth over several years and larger gaps between rings accurately line up with puberty in living specimens.

Results of Test 3: Test 3 looked to see what the material in the crystals are. We found that the core center of each crystal was filled with tightly packed neuron bundles. The nucleus of each one also held the gene responsible for the bio-luminescence in deep sea squid. While explaining many things about the crystal, the actual purpose was yet to be discovered.

Addendum 3: Upon further testing with certain subjects of SCP-3793, they showed an adverse resistance to memetic and other cognitohazardous SCP specimens. They were instructed to concentrate on D-level personnel exposed to both sides of SCP-3650. The results were interesting and provided insight into how each crystal color influenced someone under cognitohazardous conditions. All tests were performed on █/██/11.

Purple crystals caused test-subjects to become incredibly aggressive and start yelling, then shortly after passed out. When the test-subjects woke, they had no memory of the event. Thaumiel possibility is slim.

The green crystals caused the test-subject to think aloud about how they could get out of the restraints. They found a way out and started heading for an exit. Amnesiacs were administered upon capture. Thaumiel possibility is nonexistent.

Instances with blue crystals had the most promising effect, simply knocking out the individual under the influence of the cognitohazard. The test-subject remained unconscious for 16 minutes until they awoke with no memory of the event. Thaumiel possibility is most acceptable.

After this we tested an instance of SCP-3793-Vio to see it's reaction to being separated from the main group. The observed reaction was more violent than originally predicted. The instance of SCP-3793-Vio fell into a trance and dispatched ██ out of 20 guards with lethal force before promptly escaping. Experiment was not repeated.

Addendum 4: There are other sites on the island where several instances of SCP-3793-A have been found. The first and most notable was the discovery of, in count, eighteen SCP-3793-A were found with complete skeletons attached. They were found with the construction of sub-dock 2A on the date █/██/06. They were scanned with carbon dating modules and found to be well over 500 thousand years old, no signs of trauma or metal to indicate stab wounds. They are suspected to have died of old age.

Interview: On date █/█/10, Foundation Agents had captured one of the instances of SCP-3793. The subject had green crystals and from the moment of capture had cooperated with them throughout the process of movement to one of the offshore facilities. It spoke something close enough to formal Mandarin to be communicated with using that language, but it was not exact and the following interview may be grammatically incorrect.

Interviewed: An SCP-3793 woman.

Interviewer: Dr ████

Foreword: It wasn't unfriendly from what I observed, but it wasn't warm either. Both sides were equally calculating and observant of each other. -Dr Benson

<Begin Log, ██/██/10 at 1915 hours>

████: Good evening, miss.

3793: Hello.

████: I'd like to ask some questions.

3793: I understand, ahead you may go.

████: Do you know where the island you live on is?

3793: No, I don't and do you know where you are?

(Proper translation given by Dr ████: "No, I don't know, but do you know where you've gone?")

████: We have visited every beach on the island and the temples further into the forest, but that doesn't concern you. What purpose do the crystals serve you? Or perhaps, when did they become important?

(SCP-3793 does not make any attempt to answer, it doesn't seem like she listened. She stands and paces the room, showing clear signs of distress. Dr ████ gets up, begins moving to a spot where he can escape.)

████: [SCP-3793]? Are you alright?

3793: Don't bother me, let me go home. Head is hurting.

████: We will get someone to take you back to the island.

<End Log, 1925 hours>

Closing Statement: SCP-3793 was subsequently returned to the main island of Area 78. After a few minutes (around 1927 hours) Dr ████ started to have severe headaches and spasming in the arms. After a full day of recovery, Dr ████ returned to his regular work schedule.

Report concluded.
-Benson