Crowborn's Crackhouse

Item #: SCP-XXXX (Byron's Soul)

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored on a Standard Secure Locker Unit. SCP-XXXX-1 and the majority of SCP-XXXX-2's volume are not to be separated one from the other without appropriate supervision.
In the event that SCP-XXXX-1 is damaged or lost, tests with SCP-XXXX-2 are to be suspended until further notice.

Description: SCP-XXXX-1 is a 2 liter beveled glass bottle, bearing no visible markings and currently containing 1.1 liters of a liquid designated as SCP-XXXX-2.

SCP-XXXX-2 is a perfume, non-anomalous in composition. Although the exact formula of SCP-XXXX-2 has been uncovered via chemical analysis, attempts to replicate its effects have yielded no results.
SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects, listed below, occur when one human inhales a significant amount of its fragance1 while 100 meters or closer to the ocean. The inhaling of any SCP-XXXX-2 on any other environment produces no effects.

Stage 1: Regardless of an observer's position, apparently unconnected natural elements will begin to shift in order to seemingly "frame" the affected subject. Weather and lighting conditions on the affected individual's proximity will shift towards a condition described as "awe-inducing" from the affected individual's position: Frequently described changes include an apparent increase in contrast; the gathering of heavy clouds over the test area; sun rays appearing unusually lineate in cloud openings, as well as shadows appearing to grow darker; distant thunder being heard2; and an increase in wind speed. Notably, the wind always appears to blow sideways in relation to the affected subject's face. On some cases, trees were reported to bend slightly towards the subject.

Stage 2: Nearby birds will flock towards the affected individual's vicinity, flying in a vortex pattern around it. Initial behavioral changes can be observed in the subject, whose movements will appear slow and deliberate. At this point, any orders or inquiries emitted by surrounding observers will be ignored. Regardless of previous emotional state, subjects will display signs of awe or somberness towards the surrounding landscape, flora and fauna. Subjects will develop alterations in accent and voice record. The resulting speech pattern has proven itself to be consistent between all iterations of affected individuals, regardless of gender and age.

Stage 3: Subjects will begin vocalizing a monologue. Wording, spelling and stilistic in said speeches is consistent with that of the second-generation romanticist writing customs3. Speeches produced in this state appear very similar in style one to each other, regardless of the subject's previous knowledge of the mentioned literary movement. Notably, all speeches make references to a figure known only as "Man by the rocks". For a full list of registered monologues, see Document XXXX-B.

After the monologue is delivered, subjects will remain still, observing their surroundings in an apatethic state. After 4-6 hours, the anomalous effects will end, and the subject's behaviour will return to normal.

Attempts to record or remotely observe affected areas during SCP-XXXX events have failed. Cameras pointed towards these areas display mute recordings of paper sheets containing handwritten snippets of poetry, identified as belonging to the 6th Baron of Byron, George Gordon Byron; popularily known as Lord Byron. Microphones placed in testing areas later revealed only recordings of what appear to be storms, agitated waves, and bell tolls.

Test excerpts

Foreword: D-XXXX-3 was presented with a sample of SCP-XXXX-2, with instructions to inhale its fumes. As the subject appeared unresponsive towards surrounding researchers, in all performed tests, inquiries and orders have been redacted for irrelevance. The following is a transcript of the speech produced during SCP-XXX's third phase, with the first excerpt showing typical behaviour and the second displaying the anomaly's altered behaviour, shortly after Incident XXXX-A.

Excerpt from Test Log XXXX-12


Excerpt from Test Log XXXX-17

[Several moments of silence, followed by whispering] …What have i done? All the virtues of the quill i wished for, and i received them. The jammiest bits of jam i requested, nay, demanded of thee, and i received them. But at what cost? A room of beveled space indeed gets boring faster than i hoped for, and after all these years, you tell me there are tenfold more to come? Please, don't send me back! It's not worth it!

Critique credits: weryllium and another dude whose name i forgot to write down. My bad!