Kiwi Things

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The island containing SCP-XXXX has been designated unsafe for habitation, and any non-Foundation attempts to survey it are to be discouraged. In the event of SCP-XXXX erupting, personnel are advised to take the standard precautions for volcanic events, and are not to make visual contact with SCP-XXXX-1.

Due to Incident XXXX-139, a proposal for updated containment procedures is currently under review.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an active shield volcano located on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 3400 km West of New Zealand.

Lava flows released during eruptions of SCP-XXXX, designated SCP-XXXX-1, possess a cognitohazardous effect on any human that makes direct visual contact with them. Upon seeing SCP-XXXX-1, an individual will lose any prior knowledge pertaining to volcanoes, lava, magma, and other related volcanological topics. This effect is not hampered by mnestics, and will last for the duration of a given SCP-XXXX eruption once the subject first views SCP-XXXX-1. Note that this only applies to knowledge learned before coming under SCP-XXXX-1's effects, and that the affected individual will be able to retain any new information relating to volcanology.

Additionally, SCP-XXXX's flows have been observed to direct itself towards the highest concentration of human on the island regardless of topology and wind direction.

SCP-XXXX-1 will cease all anomalous behavior upon cooling.

Addendum-XXXX-A1: As of 4/25/20██, SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties have manifested in an eruption of Mt. ████████, 500 km from the location of SCP-XXXX. This resulted in 55 civilian deaths and has prompted an investigation by the Foundation. The island of █████ has been evacuated until further notice. See Incident Report XXXX-139 for further details.

Excerpt from a pulled broadcast of a ████ News report regarding the eruption of Mt. ████████.

The reporter, ███ Barnes, approaches river of SCP-XXXX-1, speaking to the camera.

Barnes: Three hours ago, the mysterious substance began flowing out of the big hole at the top of the mountain like honey, spreading across the island and engulfing anything in its path. It's obviously a liquid of some kind, but as of yet nobody's been able to identify it.

Barnes: What we do know is that it's incredibly hot, like some sort of fiery molasses. Even now, we're about 20 feet away and I'm sweating. You feel that heat, John?
The cameraman, unseen, nods.

Barnes: Now, just fifteen minutes ago a young man was apparently swallowed whole by the stuff. Based on this heat he isn't likely to survive long, so that's why—

A firefighter, identified as █████ Jackson, walks into frame and takes the microphone from Ms. Barnes.

Jackson: That's why me and the boys from the department are here to intervene. Now, miss, you're gonna wanna step back. And people at home, stay safe. Whatever this stuff is, it's dangerous, and incredibly flammable. Stay indoors, and above ground.

Jackson hands the microphone back to Ms. Barnes, before approaching the flow. Two other firefighters enter frame, and affix a harness with a length of cable attached to Jackson.

Barnes: Zoom in, John, get a good shot of him diving in to save the kid!

The cameraman nods again, then zooms on Jackson.

Jackson: On three, boys! One… two… three!

Jackson attempts to jump into the flow, landing on his front on the surface. He immediately catches fire, and the accompanying firefighters are unable to pull him free. One attempts to enter the flow to rescue him, before catching fire himself. The firefighters, Ms. Barnes, and the cameraman begin to loudly panic before the footage abruptly cuts.