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Item: SCP-4068

Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures:

First layer of containment is simply spatial. Security perimeter. Drone overflight. Monitoring ingress attempts and escape attempts. Stationary drone observation (peraheloid). Necessary involvement with resurgent Taliban and Northern warlords and regional government. Special dispensation. ISAF and AFGOV liaison to ensure a surveillance / overflight exclusion zone.

Second layer is informational. Public dissemination - Conservation area? Something boring? Govt dissemination, filtered through assets in DOD (DIA / USSOCOM), ISAF - UXO, cluster munitions / depleted uranium

Third layer is (where the dragons are, dreaming slow and dark and liquid). Enact Procedure 4068-GREEN.

TF Rho-39 (“Dirge Callers”) responsible for enacting and maintaining containment protocols. Surveillance, tracking and acquisition of SCP-####-1 instances. In event of breach / contamination / exposure, incendiary firing solutions. TF Rho-39 elements to maintain embeds in DOD and USAF org structure, to prevent further research and / or weaponeering attempts.

Fourth layer is (where we will be, where we have been, again and again). Enact Procedure 4068-YELLOW. (Restricted, 4/4068 and above)

Description:

A fort complex in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, containing a graveyard, a shrine and a madrassa. Empty complex. A prison. A place of experiments. A place of connection. A place of contact. A place where prisoners were remade. A place where the dead are numbered, and rise up slowly to commune with the changed world.

The madrassa itself is built on the exact long/lat coords marked UXO. At time of discovery, there were 25-30 students, 9 teachers, 4 support staff. Present strength varies from 0 to 1 soul, depending on event cycle.

Ghosts rise and go wandering when event criteria are met. Event criteria determined so far: 3 - 5 stillbirths in the preceding spring. Caves full of wolves dead from starvation.

Beneath the bones and hiding out of sight is an idiot machine, Ctrl V ing everything it comes across. The processes are broken, somehow. It should move, but it does not. It shouldn't eat everything, only copying, but it does.

But storage space isn't infinite. And so, there are - eruptions. Overflow. Cascading errors. Overrides to localhosts (sapient, or not). Wolves that are much smarter than they should be. Barely cogent humans. Flocks of corvids, operating as a distributed / swarm intelligence.

This was a prison, once and many times over. Rejected for use as black site, or temporary internment. Rejected for use as forward outpost.

Addendum 4.4068.1: Discovery

Pilgrims / supplicants to the altar. Site of bombing activity. Flagged by DOD (ISA) assets under UXO circa soviet occupation.

Conversion event dated --.

Green lights and distant conversations, humming and creaking. Three separate instances of activity have led to identification and enactment of containment protocols. The first observed event is actually the third recorded event. During research, two previous events uncovered.

Addendum 4.4068.2: Recovered Documents [Filter: USGOV]

Recovered from embedded sources

Initial Exploration: BLACK RIVER [DOD/ISA]
Access: After Action Report / BLACK RIVER
/Note: Collapsible

Tasked Assets: ISA ["Tarfly", 4 operator squad], USAF ["Bellweather", drone overflight & fire support], JSOC ["Command"]
Objectives: Infiltration of fort complex, data recovery

Test Logs: SAGE THUNDER [USAF/AFOTEC]
Access: Project Expansion Proposal / SAGE THUNDER
/Note: Collapsible

Proposal: Esoteric Weaponeering Opportunities
Hypothesis:
Test Logs:

Addendum 4.4068.3: Recovered Documents, [Filter: AFGOV]

Chronicles of the Lesser Courts, Usman Gulbuddin Saleh c1730
Access: Selected Excerpts, 1735 - 1741
/Note: Collapsible - handwriting, translated from farsi

On The Interpretation of Dreams, Ikhteyar Shefayet Kerim c1800
Access: Selected Exceprt, "On the matter of the rejection of empty caves and the dwellers beneath our hearts"
/NOte: Collapsible - handwriting, translated from farsi

The Sea Burns, and The Land Must Swallow It Whole, or variations thereof. Scripture, on parchment. Flayed leather. Torment hours.

It is not the place which is haunted; the earth is rich with marrow and the bones they grow so fine.

Addendum 4.4068.4: Recovered Documents, [Filter: Other]

Report on the Occupation, Haji Amanatullah c2005
Access: Selected Exceprt, "The men who came back"
/Note: Collapsible - handwriting, recent

Addendum 4.4068.5: Procedures Listing

Procedure 4068-GREEN
Access Restriction: 3/4068
Decrypt: Procedure 4068-GREEN
/Note: Collapsible

Procedure 4068-YELLOW
Access Restriction: 4/4068
Decrypt: Procedure 4068-GREEN
/Note: Collapsible

Procedure 4068-RED
Access Restriction: 05
Decrypt: Procedure 4068-RED
/Note: Collapsible