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Towin's Pine Street.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All civilians who enter the municipality of Towin are to be monitored by onsite Foundation personnel. Should civilians be exposed to SCP-XXXX, they are to be amnestized, and released with an appropriate cover story.

Only personnel who have been screened for good behavior may be allowed near Towin. Any personnel working on SCP-XXXX who require disciplinary action for poor conduct are to be immediately reassigned. Any attempts to provoke the inhabitants of Towin are prohibited.

Should any individual be the subject of an SCP-XXXX manifestation, they are to be treated by onsite Foundation medical personnel. If the victim is a civilian (and not an inhabitant of Towin) they are to be amnestized upon recovery, and released.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a phenomenon that occurs in the town of Towin, CO, where individuals will be spontaneously injured after causing emotional distress, or act in emotionally abusive patterns toward another individual. The severity of the injury is correlated to the severity of emotional distress caused. This injury will manifest only if the distressed victim perceives a discreet individual to be responsible for their distress.

Towin has a population of roughly 4000, and is located 30 kilometers from the next nearest population center. It is surrounded on all sides by mountains, which hinder any effort to enter or leave. The inhabitants of Towin (who understand the existence of, and are affected by SCP-XXXX) have very little interaction with civilians outside of the municipality, as a consequence of their geographical isolation. However, Towin still has cultivated a reputation for being highly hospitable before containment. It is believed that this reputation is an indirect consequence of SCP-XXXX.

When asked about their views on the anomaly, most inhabitants note that the phenomenon has always been a part of their lives, and have not bothered to question it. When asked about why they stayed in Towin, inhabitants cited their family's history living in the town and the close-knit community.

SCP-XXXX was discovered by the Foundation in 1968 when Agent DuBlon stopped to rest in Towin during a vacation road trip. During his stay, DuBlon experienced a spontaneous concussion. Unable to determine the cause of the injury, DuBlon reported the experience to the Foundation.

Addendum SCP-XXXX-A:

Below is a sample of logged injuries caused by SCP-XXXXX. For the full log please contact the senior researcher in charge of SCP-XXXX.

Year Name of Victim (Age) Injury Cause/Notes
1968 Daniel Hedler (63) Forced removal of two teeth (both molars) Injury occurred after Hedler offended Joshua Chubra by using a racist slur.
1973 Gabriel Ernst (32) Broken femur Injury occurred after Ernst insulted the recently deceased father of Tyler Brown.
1975 Heidi Yent (29) Forced removal of the nails on both index fingers Injury occurred after Yent made repeated comments about the weight of Erica Dutnam. Yent claimed later that this was a joke, and was not intended to offend.
1984 Danica Slentler (37) Hair ripped from the scalp Injury occurred after Slentler turned down Eric Tellur's invitation to join her for a movie date.
1989 Helen Terith (17) Concussion Injury occurred after Terith performed poorly on a test in school. When asked about the injury, Terith blamed herself.

While manifestations during experiments still occur as expected, natural manifestations have decreased since SCP-XXXX's observational period 34 years ago. As of this writing, approximately one manifestation a year needs treatment from Foundation medical personnel1.

Addendum SCP-XXXX-B: On 12/14/1989, Foundation personnel discovered a section of forrest on the outskirts of Towin with slips of paper stapled to some of the trees. Of the slips recovered, only 15% of the slips contained writing in a legible state. Microphones and cameras were hidden throughout the area for future surveillance. Below is a partial list of recovered slips:

I'm Alice Felucia, and I hurt my family after they did not let me go sledding with my friends. I was sick, and they were looking out for me. I apologize to all my friends and family for my wrongdoing.

I am Evan Eldebar, and I hurt my friends while we were playing. I thought they were making fun of me, however it was obvious that they were joking. I am sorry, Jeremy, Tyler and Dave. I hope you can walk again someday. I apologize to all my friends and family for my wrongdoing.

My name is Daniel Shou, and I hurt my teacher after I did poorly on a test. This was the fifth time this month this has happened. I am sorry Mrs. Delilah. I apologize to all my friends and family for my wrongdoing.

I am Winston Shou, and I hurt the entire town. But I did it because they took away my little brother. I cannot forgive them, but maybe they can forgive me. I apologize to all my friends and family for my wrongdoing.

I’m Patricia Sarlo, and I hurt my parents after we got in a fight. They got mad at me, which in turn made me upset with them. So we hurt each other. And we hurt each other. And we hurt each other. And we hurt each other. I apologize to all my friends and family for my wrongdoing.

I am Tristan Dourly, and I've hurt myself every day for the past month. It felt good. I say something mean, and I get cut. I liked it. I did it a lot. I apologize to all my friends and family for my wrongdoing.

Addendum SCP-XXXX-C: On 4/3/1990, Agent Tennison, stationed in Towin, reported a mass manifestation of SCP-XXXX. All students and teachers at the Towin elementary school received lacerations on their bodies at the same time. This occurred during the school’s annual “Field Day” event.

The following night, the cameras planted in the area described in Addendum SCP-XXXX-B saw a group of three Towin inhabitants. The men carried the body of a young child, which they buried next to a tree without a slip of paper. When they finished, the men stapled a slip to the tree. Microphones also picked up the following conversation from the men as they dug the grave:

TI-1: It's such a damn shame.

TI-2: Would you prefer she stick around and break your leg one day?

TI-1: No, I wouldn't. But still. She's so young.

TI-2: They're always young. It's harder to pick out unstable ones when they get older.

TI-1: But have we even tried that?

TI-2: I don't know. This is just what we do. If there wasn't reason for it, don't you think we would've come up with a better idea?

TI-1: I… I guess you're right. But—

TI-3: Jimmy, I know this is your first shift, but you need to stop talking. You're slowing us down. I don't dig these graves because I enjoy it.

TI-2: Right.

TI-1: Sorry.


TI-1: Her parents looked so calm.

TI-3: They always look like that.

The Foundation recovered the body, and the slip:

My name is Judy Grant, and I hurt my classmates and teachers after my class lost during field day. I really wanted to win, but I should not have gotten upset at my teammates. Hopefully, we can win next year. I apologize to all my friends and family for my wrongdoing.

Abandoned Skips

These are my works that I'm proud of, but don't really work on the site. So I'll just put them here.
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Webcrawler Upsilon-5 (“DLC”) will monitor Steam, Microsoft Store, Apple App Store, and any other video game store platforms for SCP-XXXX. Any manifestations of SCP-XXXX are to be removed immediately. Physical video game stores must also be monitored for instances of SCP-XXXX, and manifestations are to be treated in an analogous manner.

Civilians who have acquired copies of SCP-XXXX must be detained, and all evidence of SCP-XXXX confiscated. If they are playing SCP-XXXX upon discovery, they are to be commanded to continue playing SCP-XXXX, as Foundation personnel move the player and their console to a nearby Foundation Site.

MTF Lambda-5 (“White Rabbits”) is to regularly play SCP-XXXX, find all civilians playing SCP-XXXX, and evacuate them. If possible, Lambda-5 should collect personal information of all civilians evacuated to facilitate amnestic administration operations.

If a civilian is safely retrieved from SCP-XXXX, they should be amnestized and returned to society. If not, then their next of kin should be informed of their death using a suitable cover story.

Further attempts by MTF Mu-4 ("Debuggers") to interact with SCP-XXXX's servers are to be suspended indefinitely. Outside attempts to connect to SCP-XXXX's main servers are to be monitored, and stopped when possible.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the massively multiplayer online role-playing game “Open Horizon”, produced by Something About Online Games. First reports of SCP-XXXX appearing in physical and online video game stores date back to 8/10/2017. SCP-XXXX has no original cover art, and instead copies cover art from popular fantasy games. Physical discs of the game work on all systems capable of accepting CDs.

When an individual plays SCP-XXXX, they lapse into a hallucinatory state where their senses are overridden with the sensory input from their in-game character6 Extreme sensory inputs (such as pain and loud noises) are perceived through the hallucination. Hallucinations are hyper-realistic, causing some players to believe they have been transported to a new world. Additionally, the in-game character will echo anything said by player.

Players can still move their own bodies, but generally are disoriented, as movement in the real world does not translate to their character (which is still controlled via the game controller). There is no tutorial for the game, as the controls adapt to what the user believes to be the intuitive way to control their character.

Players continue to hallucinate until they exit the game. The game can only be exited when a player is at a “Save Point”, which are scattered across the game. Attempts to exit the game in other locations result in an error. Attempts to turn off consoles playing SCP-XXXX have failed. Removing the power source from the console does not stop gameplay either.

All attempts to find an employee of Something About Online Games have failed. The servers for SCP-XXXX connect to the internet from an indeterminate location. All attempts to directly access SCP-XXXX's servers have failed.

Attempts to use AICs to interact with SCP-XXXX have failed. These attempts result in the message: “Reality Interaction Error: No CNS Detected".

Experiment SCP-XXXX-1: This is the first authorized experiment to explore the world inside of SCP-XXXX. Gameplay occurred on an Xbox 360 using a conventional Xbox controller.

Incident SCP-XXXX-A: On 09/14/2017, MTF Mu-4 ("Debuggers") established a connection after multiple failed previous attempts to gain access to the servers. MTF Mu-4 first attempted to download files from SCP-XXXX's servers, but the file transfer was denied. Afterwards, MTF Mu-4 attempted to open and read "Reality Control" game files. However, all information retrieved was corrupted and deemed unrecoverable. Immediately following this event, ███ players under Foundation care expired whilst playing SCP-XXXX. Wounds materialized on the player’s bodies. ██ suffered from dismemberment, and ██ died from strokes. These are the first recorded casualties caused by SCP-XXXX. Six hours after the beginning of the incident, a D-Class was secured, and the environment for an experiment was set up.

Given this experiment, it is theorized that injuries accrued by persons playing SCP-XXXX will now manifest on their real-world bodies.

The cause of SCP-XXXX-1 and the resulting change in behavior of SCP-XXXX is unknown.

MTF Lambda-5 Exploration: One day after incident SCP-XXXX-A, MTF Lambda-5 ("White Rabbits") was briefed on SCP-XXXX, and entered the game. Below is the record of their exploration.

Addendum SCP-XXXX-L: Below are the game logs collected by Lambda-5 during their exploration of SCP-XXXX. Only portions deemed relevant are shown for brevity. Annotations9 and footnotes relating the Foundation's actions at the time have been added for increased clarity. Please contact Dr.Teller for full logs.

It was concluded that SCP-XXXX could not close MTF Mu-4's connection because of additional privileges given to NinerSixtyNiner. Due to unforeseen qualities involving the anomalous nature of the server, MTF Mu-4’s attempts to recover information resulted in the mass corruption of critical game files. Evidence suggests that the death of "NinerSixtyNiner" allowed the SCP-XXXX to recover lost data. However, safety measures previously put in place to protect against real life harm appear to be permanently lost.

Due to the Foundation's role in the corruption of SCP-XXXX, containment procedures have been updated to avoid another such incident from occurring in the future.