Edward Buck

Piano Man: An Anomalous Melody

It's twelve o'clock on a Saturday
As the researchers shuffle in.
There's woman sitting 'cross from me,
Looking at her clipboard and pen.

She says "You know, I've been thinking.
It's a big mystery.
How does it work? Your quirk.
Your special anomaly."

Oh la la didy daaah,
lala didy daaa da dum.

Oh sing me a song, you piano man.
Tell us the truth and you're free.
You know how it works,
So why not tell me?

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Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Only accessible by Level 4 personnel with advanced training in memetic countermeasures. D-Class personnel are viable for experimentation. No D-Class personnel are to be used for testing of SCP-XXXX post experiment-1 and the resulting incident-1. Before testing, all personnel involved must undergo a full mental exam.

A basic cell with observation window and Level 4 keycard locked door are adequate for containment purposes. The cell must have a Faraday cage that is ten meters wide, ten meters long, and three meters high with SCP-XXXX at the exact center (5, 5, 2). Four cameras are to be mounted in each corner; the wires are to go through the reinforced corners to their observation panels and energy sources. Inside the Faraday cage are to be four battery powered transmitters meant to reveal if the Faraday cage has a breach. Battery replacements are to alternate with two day intervals.

If at any point, a camera or transmitter breaks, SCP-XXXX is to be placed in a two meter cubic, metal container and guarded by two Level 4 agents. Repairs are to be made immediately to the required devices, or in the case of a Faraday cage breach, the refurbishing of the entire cell.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a floating sphere, half a meter in diameter with a grid pattern. Its position (X, Y, and Z coordinates) may be changed at any time when enough pressure is applied, but note that it is solid and cannot move through solid matter.

The exact top is a white round spot with the word Stars written in blue letters written all around the edge. The exact bottom is a black round spot with the word Fallen written in firey red letters all around the edge. In the middle lays the “gray zone,” named so due to the gray scale effect between the top and bottom. In the gray zone are multiple rows and columns with each representing a level of a factor or the factor itself respectively. Each column is marked with black letters going vertically, the column represent by the words consist of the space over the letters (over meaning on the “top” of the letters as read normally). The rows follow the same rule, but horizontally.

When a human (personnel interacting with SCP-XXXX will here on out be referred to as SCP-XXXX-1) is within roughly one meter of SCP-XXXX and mental intent to use SCP-XXXX rather than move it, it unfolds at the top and bottom, revealing a mass of orbs which are roughly one centimeter in diameter. The orbs float about in a sphere formation until SCP-XXXX-1 touches one, at which point SCP-XXXX-2 and 3 are designated, SCP-XXXX-2 is the chosen orb while SCP-XXXX-3 is the person represented by the chosen orb, and then SCP-XXXX-2 exits the sphere and the sphere closes.

At this point, the orb may be moved to any point in a roughly one meter radius of SCP-XXXX. Blue lights appear in the rows and layers of SCP-XXXX and by touching the intended light, SCP-XXXX-1 may change its position on the Y axis, but not the X axis and the X axis, and the light returns to its original position about three seconds after SCP-XXXX-1 stops moving said light. By moving the selected light, SCP-XXXX-1 may change various aspects of SCP-XXXX-3’s personality.

Addendum 1: SCP-XXXX was found during a raid in the office of Professor Nemur at Algernon Polytechnic along with SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX. The full report on the raid may be found: here.

Addendum 2: During T-XXXX-1/I-XXXX-1, the subject reported seeing information on SCP-XXXX-3. Full list of possible information found in the L-XXXX-1 document.

Addendum 3: The radius of SCP-XXXX’s effects is roughly one-hundred kilometers. The extent of the effect also tapers off at one percent for every kilometer, with a person ninety-nine kilometers away having only a slight change in social interaction. Though the radius is reduced to one kilometer if SCP-XXXX is placed in a Faraday cage and the effective distance is one percent for every ten meters. The discovery of this is expanded upon in Test Log of T-XXXX-3. This test also revealed that memetic resistance works to dampen SCP-XXXX’s effects.

Addendum 4: The layers seem to represent good and evil, with the top being good and the bottom being evil. The rows represent various ways in which people act, such as Honesty/Dishonesty and Love/Hate. Research is ongoing as to whether these systems are actually represent how morals are truly measured, or if this an effect from how someone thinks morals are measured. Full lists of original moral set and latest version are found in documents L-XXXX-2 and L-XXXX-3.

Addendum 5: After T-XXXX-4, it has been discovered that SCP-XXXX does in fact gain its “moral standards” from those who interact with it, though this only becomes obvious when it is in the presence of those with more complex, and theoretically more accurate, “moral standards;” further details in Test Log of T-XXXX-4.

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