SCP-XXXX No You Can't go back to Constantinople



Depiction of Varagian Guard in Chronicle of John Skylitzes. Seen in Backround.

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a standard humanoid containment cell at Site 17. SCP-XXXX is to remain ignorant of the current date. All materials and furnishings provided to SCP-XXXX must be consistent with those accessible to a 15th century Byzantine nobleman. All interviews are to be conducted in Medieval Greek; interviewers are to wear period-appropriate clothing. SCP-XXXX is not permitted to remove SCP-XXXX-1. Additional recreational materials may be provided on request once reviewed by a staff historian specializing in 15th century Byzantium.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a human male (approx. 1.8m) in height and approximately thirty-two years of age. SCP-XXXX claims to have been born in 1421 and it was engaged in the siege of Constantinople (circa 1453) when its anomaly manifested during a bombardment by Ottoman Turkish forces. SCP-XXXX states that the anomaly manifested due to a projectile fired from the Orban Bombard. SCP-XXXX wears armor in the style of the Varangian Guard (the official bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor) This armor designated SCP-XXXX-1.

When not in contact with SCP-XXXX-1, SCP-XXXX's skin will excrete a black viscous substance. Once the excreted substance exceeds half of SCP-XXXX's mass, it will ignite and combust. This occurs regardless of the temperature or availability of oxygen. If SCP-XXXX-1 is returned before ignition it will absorb the material. If SCP-XXXX-1 is returned to SCP-XXXX after ignition the material's combustion will accelerate. Although this combustion causes SCP-XXXX severe pain, it inflicts no visible damage.

If a human touches SCP-XXXX without SCP-XXXX-1 the materials effect will spreading across the subject's body in all cases burning them to death. If the subject is Eastern Orthodox the subject will not be injured by the fire. Wearing SCP-XXXX-1 has no effect on exposed individuals regardless of their religious creed.

SCP-XXXX heals from any wound sustained. If the damage would be fatal to a normal human SCP-XXXX will heal in a time proportional to the level of damaged received. SCP-XXXX-1 shows similar qualities with dents and scratches being repaired in a time relative to the damage. SCP-XXXX does not require food or water but expresses enjoyment of the activity.

SCP-XXXX exhibits extreme emotional distress when recalling the fall of the of Constantinople in addition to psychosis attributed to isolation within the caves it was recovered from. It is aware of its immortality, but due to SCP-XXXX's fragile mental state it is recommended that all interaction with modernity be limited to a minimum until it is stable.

Discovered in [REDACTED] Cave in Istanbul, Turkey SCP-XXXX was contained by resident Foundation personnel investigating rumors of a mad man hiding in the tunnels near the ancient Theodosian sea walls. SCP-XXXX was subdued and transported to Site-17.

Addendum XXXX-1:
Request: To be refereed to as Constantine Keroularios during interviews. (Approved)
Request: To be supplied with normal meals (Approved)
Request: For red meat to be taken out of its meal rotation. (Approved)

Addendum XXXX-2: SCP-XXXX's regular instances of unresponsiveness are not related to its anomaly and may represent a regression into the state it experienced while being inside the cave. All attempts to interact with SCP-XXXX during this state have failed and all interviews are to concluded and their contents to be given to the designated psychologist.

Addendum XXXX-3: Due to SCP-XXXX reference to more entities in REDACTED] Cave it is recommended that further exploration by Foundation task forces take place to confirm or deny their existence.