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SCP-XXXX-A

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The Northeast Greenland National Park (NGNP) has been created as a front for the purposes of research and containment of SCP-XXXX-A and -C. The research team's primary focus is devising strategies to acquire SCP-XXXX-A.

Foundation agents stationed in surrounding towns are to monitor local communications for references to SCP-XXXX manifestations outside this area. Civilians who witness a SCP-XXXX manifestation should be interviewed and administered Class A amnestics.

Personnel who expect to enter SCP-XXXX-A's effect should wear designated temperature-regulating suits, (referred to by staff as TR-Suits) which are available upon request to personnel of every security clearance level. It is encouraged that all staff wear TR-Suits when conducting field experiments involving SCP-XXXX, but not required.

Description: SCP-XXXX-A is a kerosene lamp of unknown age and origin. No identifying marks have been observed on the object's exterior.

Any area illuminated by SCP-XXXX-A exhibits a perceptual anomaly which allows for the observation of the corresponding area of an unknown location (classified SCP-XXXX-B). While within the illuminated area, subjects are able to observe and interact with objects and structures within both SCP-XXXX-B and their original location. The tangibility of SCP-XXXX-B is inversely proportional to the distance of the subject from SCP-XXXX-A: subjects within approximately 5 meters of SCP-XXXX-A have interacted as if physically present within SCP-XXXX-B, and have described objects within their original location becoming transparent and intangible.

When SCP-XXXX-A is extinguished, it and all subjects within this 5 meter radius will remain in SCP-XXXX-B.

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The Surface of SCP-XXXX-B

Subjects within SCP-XXXX-A's effect have consistently described the landscape of SCP-XXXX-B as flat and cracked, with hard red-brown soil. When coming into contact with organic matter, the soil's temperature will rise until it reaches approximately 65°C and then will sustain this temperature until the organic matter is removed. No mechanism which causes this has yet been discovered. Samples removed from SCP-XXXX-B's surface do not retain this quality.

No flora or fauna have been observed within SCP-XXXX-B, other than SCP-XXXX-C.

SCP-XXXX-C is a species native to SCP-XXXX-B which makes use of SCP-XXXX-A for the purpose of hunting. SCP-XXXX-C instances have a humanoid body structure approximately 120 centimeters in height, but lack feet.1Instances travel on pairs of stilts, estimated to be three meters in height, and bound tightly to the calves by leather strips. The stilts appear to be carved from an unidentified stone, bearing markings consistent with chisel and mallet carving techniques.2

SCP-XXXX-C instances are otherwise clothed in furs and rough cloth, with face coverings preventing observation of their facial features (if any). Hunting groups of SCP-XXXX-C instances have been observed using simple weapons such as spears and nets.

It is theorized that a SCP-XXXX manifestation occurs whenever SCP-XXXX-C begins hunting. The manifestation will appear to travel across the GNGP, and is typically observed appearing near the southern edge of the GNGP, and disappearing elsewhere, when a sufficient amount of prey has been captured.

When SCP-XXXX-C detect a prey species within SCP-XXXX-A's effect they will move to capture it using a variety of hunting techniques. For example, sleeping prey will be approached, placed within 5 meters of SCP-XXXX-A, and captured via simply extinguishing SCP-XXXX-A; whereas fleeing prey may be captured with the use of throwing spears or netting.

SCP-XXXX-C have been observed to capture arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), muskox (Ovibos moschatus), polar bear (Ursus maritimus), and humans (Homo sapiens), but have also been observed wearing feathers from the common loon (Gavia immer) and carved tusks from a walrus (Odobenus rosmarus).

Addendum-XXXX-1: Incident Logs (For a comprehensive list see Document-XXXX-R2.)

Date: 04/██/20██ 09:42 - 09:43
Personnel Present:
Senior Researcher Dr. J. Davis
Researcher Dr. M. Rainey
Researcher J. Patel
Security Officer F. Krakowski

Summary: Personnel were setting up experimental tracking equipment in the southern part of the NGNP, where SCP-XXXX-A most commonly begins manifestation.
SCP-XXXX-A manifested suddenly, within 15 meters of the group, and approached rapidly. Personnel were unprepared to react.
Researcher J. Patel was brought within 5 meters of SCP-XXXX-A by -C, before SCP-XXXX-A was extinguished. Remaining personnel were uninjured.

Notes:

  • Site command review has dictated that all teams in the NGNP must be accompanied by three or more security officers at all times, and that they must all be on constant alert.
  • This incident has prompted research into the possibility that SCP-XXXX-C are able to sense this dimension without SCP-XXXX-A's effect being visible. Research is ongoing.
  • Dr. M. Rainey has insisted that SCP-XXXX-C were speaking in a language resembling Inuktitut during the incident, and that they were "just as surprised as we were." No recordings were being taken to support these claims.
  • Four days following this incident, Head Researcher for the SCP-XXXX project Alexandra Horvat was approved for retirement. Dr. J. Davis stepped up to fill her place.

Date: 07/██/20██ 15:20 - 16:02
Personnel Present:
Researcher Dr. M. Rainey
Junior Researcher J. Landou
Security Officer F. Krakowski
Security Officer K. Romilly
Security Officer C. Linna
D-78842

Summary: Personnel were gathered in the southeastern corner of the NGNP, preparing for an experiment involving SCP-XXXX-A, -C, and D-78842. The purpose of the experiment would have been to determine whether a deceased animal left in the path of SCP-XXXX-C would be acquired by -C in the same manner as other prey.
At 15:19, a manifestation of SCP-XXXX-A was detected, and D-78842 was told to drive the provided snowmobile towards the route SCP-XXXX-C were predicted to take, and detach the sled on the back, to which was strapped a deceased adult ringed seal (Pusa hispida) before returning to the group.
At 15:20, D-78842 drove within SCP-XXXX-A's light, and was detected by SCP-XXXX-C. D-78842 detached sled, but was pursued by SCP-XXXX-C. D-78842 was told to flee southerly, away from the research team. The snowmobile lost power 2 minutes into incident, due to an internal malfunction, and D-78842 was forced to continue on foot.
At 16:01, D-78842 came into contact with a rock formation from SCP-XXXX-B, and collapsed from exhaustion.
At 16:02, SCP-XXXX-A was brought within 5 meters of D-78842 and extinguished.

Notes:

  • D-78842's body camera recorded the majority of currently available footage of SCP-XXXX-B. Connection to live feed was lost at the moment of SCP-XXXX-A's extinction.
  • The rock formation D-78842 collapsed against had not previously been recorded, being outside of SCP-XXXX-C's "hunting range." Analysis of footage has concluded that the structure is man-made and part of a larger wall. Speculation suggests this was built around SCP-XXXX-C's site of residence.
  • The rock formation was decorated with various murals with an as-of-yet unknown substance. Murals included:
    • Several depictions of members of SCP-XXXX-C reaching upward, their feet being hidden by red flames.
    • A human figure presenting SCP-XXXX-A to a member of SCP-XXXX-B. The landscape behind the -C instance is aflame, while the landscape behind the human is blank. A white sun is prominent, set directly behind SCP-XXXX-A.
  • Following this discovery, research is ongoing into approximately how large the SCP-XXXX-C "colony" is, based on data from size and amount of prey captured, and frequency of manifestations.

Addendum-XXXX-2:

01/17/20██: Dr. M. Rainey's proposal for gradual introduction of SCP-XXXX-C to the Foundation, in order to ensure SCP-XXXX-C's survival and the eventual understanding of SCP-XXXX-A -B and -C, is vetoed by Head Researcher Dr. Joan Davis.

01/23/20██: Dr. J. Davis's proposal for immediate requisition of SCP-XXXX-A, and the construction of a research station within SCP-XXXX-B, is approved by minority vote and is currently under review by the Ethics Committee.