Item #: SCP-2088

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: A 4km2 area of land centered around SCP-2088 has been established as Provisional Site 2088, and is fenced off from the general public under the guise of a nature preserve for endangered species. The perimeter is to be patrolled by guards, and any civilians who enter are to be evicted. Any civilians who witness a Bardagi Event should be amnesticized and released.

Ten motion-sensor video cameras are to be placed around the perimeter of SCP-2088 to capture footage of Bardagi Events. All recorded footage of Bardagi Events is to be labelled and stored for archival purposes, and notable examples may be used in the training of field agents.

Notice: As of 2/12/2011, all footage of Bardagi Events is to be entered into the face-recognition algorithm, and the results cataloged as according to Document-2088-A.

Description: SCP-2088 is a small area of land located near Karasjok, Norway. It is marked by a stone ring 20m in radius. The area's sole anomalous property is the occasional manifestation of incorporeal entities.

Such manifestations are referred to as Bardagi Events, and always appear as follows:
At random intervals1, two to four entities will manifest inside SCP-2088. These entities are visible but intangible, and do not emit sound or heat.

One of these entities (designated SCP-2088-1) will appear as a soldier from seemingly any era in history2, and will be dressed and armed appropriately. All other entities (designated SCP-2088-2) will appear as decaying corpses, and are equipped with heavily damaged armor and weapons typical of the Vikings. SCP-2088-2 are stronger and more durable than a human of similar size and build would be. Their equipment also seems to be unusually durable. After all entities manifest, SCP-2088-1 will proceed to engage in battle with all instances of SCP-2088-2 until either SCP-2088-1 or all instances of SCP-2088-2 appear to be fatally wounded. All entities present will then disappear, leaving no trace of any activity.

Addendum 1: Face-recognition technology has been utilized on the entities dressed as modern-day soldiers. Current results indicate that each entity strongly resembles a real soldier who has been killed in the line of duty.

Addendum 2: On 12/3/2010, an instance of SCP-2088-1 matching Agent William Jackson's appearance manifested in SCP-2088. Agent Jackson had been killed two weeks prior in the line of duty.

Addendum 3: Facial-recognition technology was employed to catalog each entity that appeared, and the subsequent results were studied in hopes of finding a pattern. See Addendum 4 for further details.

Addendum 4:

Addendum 5: On 7/15/2011, an engineer sent to inspect the cameras noticed an inscription one of the stones in the ring around SCP-2088. Further investigation revealed that the inscription was in Old Norse, and that each stone in the circle has been similarly inscribed. When all the inscriptions are read together, they translate to the following message:

The final day of Ragnarok approaches
And the warriors stand strong in Valhalla
Let us pray that they are ready

The significance of this message in relation to SCP-2088 is currently unknown.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the harmless nature of SCP-XXXX, the low probability of its discovery, and the difficulty in capturing and containing it, wild instances of SCP-XXXX do not require containment. Any civilians who become aware of SCP-XXXX's existence may be amnesticized as necessary.

One instance of SCP-XXXX is to be contained for research purposes at Site-66, in a 50m X 50m X 5m room designed to emulate atmospheric conditions at 900m above sea level. Air in this room must be constantly circulated to ensure an adequate concentration of CO2, and artificially created clouds are to be released as a source of water once per day.

Description: Each instance of SCP-XXXX is a collection of microorganisms that is virtually indistinguishable from a cumulus cloud, except under close microscopic observation. Instances of SCP-XXXX typically range from 5m to 8m in length, though the largest recorded instance is 11.7m long. They attach themselves to fully-formed cumulus clouds, typically on the top or the sides. SCP-XXXX will detatch itself from the cloud when the cloud's length becomes less than approximately 25m. It is currently unknown how SCP-XXXX determines the size of the cloud.

The microorganisms that make up SCP-XXXX are referred to as SCP-XXXX-1, and resemble cyanobacteria in their structure. SCP-XXXX-1 produce energy via photosynthesis, collecting CO2 from the surrounding air and water from the attached cloud. SCP-XXXX-1 do not use chlorophyll for photosynthesis; instead, they use a previously unknown compound that absorbs light from the ultraviolet spectrum rather than the visible spectrum, and therefore appears white in colour.

SCP-XXXX-1 achieve flotation with large vacuoles filled with hydrogen gas, which is synthesized from water in the cloud. They are capable of expelling the hydrogen gas as a method of propulsion, though this behaviour is only seen when SCP-XXXX is migrating towards a new cloud. SCP-XXXX-1 also have multiple flagella, which they use to hold on to other SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 reproduce very slowly, with a total growth rate of only about 5% per year.

SCP-XXXX's most notable feature is its hive mind. All SCP-XXXX-1 in an instance of SCP-XXXX are able to communicate to one another in order to coordinate their movements and maintain the appearance of a cloud. SCP-XXXX-1 do not have to be in contact with each other for this to take place, and an effective range of about 15m has been established during testing. If an instance of SCP-XXXX is split into two, and the two halves are separated past the effective range of the hive mind, each half will move towards a different cloud and form separate instances of SCP-XXXX. Conversely, if two instances of SCP-XXXX are brought within range of each other, they will join into a new, larger instance of SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX was discovered during a study conducted by a team of NASA scientists. The unique characteristics of SCP-XXXX were noted by an undercover Foundation agent, who alerted the Foundation. All researchers involved were amnesticized without incident, and all related data was confiscated.

Addendum: From an evolutionary perspective, there isn't much of a chance that something like this could have developed. Yet from a human perspective, this is exactly the kind of thing that would benefit us the most. It really makes you wonder where this thing came from… -Dr. ██████