NemoNemo's Sandbox

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1, -2, and -3 are to be kept together in a standard indoor containment terrarium measuring no less than 80m x 80m in area. Currently, they reside in Containment Site-37. Handling and groundskeeping staff are to keep a moderate distance if possible, and avoid interaction with any of the associated entities. The grazing habits of SCP-XXXX-1 and -2 are to be recorded and observed for any changes in behavior.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a group of three similar humanoid beings. Each is roughly 2.5m tall, gaunt, and genderless with no distinguishing bodily marks. All three possess no nails or hair. Notably, the entities do not seem to possess any sort of digestive or respiratory system; it is currently understood that SCP-XXXX themselves do not need to feed or breathe. X-ray imaging has revealed ordinary, if elongated, bodily systems.

In place of a head, SCP-XXXX-1, -2, and -3 possess a crude representation of a chicken coop, pig pen, and shack, respectively. These each appear generally the same: a four-sided wood model with a slanted roof and hinged door on the front.1 How each is able to perceive their surroundings while lacking any major sensory organs is unknown.

SCP-XXXX have been observed performing a limited number of actions, and their consistent behaviors have been divided into the following phases:

  • Wandering: Within the early hours of each day (between 06:00 and 09:00), each SCP-XXXX instance will traverse its environment in no recognizable pattern.
  • Grazing: At an indeterminate time during the wandering phase, SCP-XXXX-1 and -2 perform grazing behaviors (see below), which persist for the majority of each day. Following this, SCP-XXXX transition to the resting phase.
  • Resting: Following the grazing phase, (between 20:00 and 06:00) each instance will congregate and refrain from extraneous movement. Occasionally, each will intermittently sit and lie down. This is not believed to reflect a sleep state, yet due to the nature of each instance, EEG and MRI testing has been deemed unfeasible.

Detailed Grazing Behaviors of SCP-XXXX Entities: Once per day, SCP-XXXX-1 and -2 will squat, lowering their heads to the ground. Each will then operate the door on their faces, allowing the entities within (hereafter referred to as "livestock") to emerge and begin grazing. At the end of this phase, released livestock return to and enter their respective SCP-XXXX instance. Livestock is unique to each: SCP-XXXX-1 has only ever been observed releasing chickens, and SCP-XXXX-2 has only ever been observed releasing pigs. To date, SCP-XXXX-3 has not been observed reciprocating this behavior.2 It is unknown how livestock materializes from, or returns to the space within each instance.

While similar to their respective species, the livestock released from SCP-XXXX-1 and -2 differ in two major ways. Firstly, all instances lack any facial features: while grazing, they have been observed fruitlessly pecking and nosing at the ground. Secondly, removed specimens exhibit an abundance of tumorous growths and malformations normally harmful to bodily functions. Despite this, when handled by SCP-XXXX, they show no sign of debilitation or impairment. If removed from their care, livestock instances inevitably begin showing signs of illness coinciding with their impairments, before quickly expiring. Testing has revealed no genetic abnormalities present in any removed livestock.

None of SCP-XXXX have shown any signs of aggression when approached or during interaction with their livestock. All other attempts at interaction have failed to elicit responses from SCP-XXXX. However, they have rarely been observed staring directly upwards during a resting phase. Researchers have noted that in each of these occurrences, their formation has formed a perfect right triangle.

Addendum 06/18/197█: At roughly 01:00, attending staff observed SCP-XXXX-3 producing a small parchment from the gap underneath its door. No reaction was offered from -3, and no other change in behavior has occurred since. Immediate analysis revealed the parchment to be ordinary paper; the text was composed of a dried carbon-water solution with no apparent message. This document has been deemed unintelligible, though crude but recognizable letters and shapes have been identified appearing in random overlapping patterns.