- Dominant AI
- Causal Discontinuity
- Causal Discontinuity Two
- The Danteum
- Sleep Vector
- Altruism Plague
- Drunkard's Walk
SCP-XXX was built in 2008 under the Thaumiel Initiative in an effort to achieve more reliable containment of otherwise intractable Keter-class acquisitions.
Originally designed as an application of recent theoretical advances in non-Standard Model physics, SCP-XXX is a toroidal machine with a height of 7m and diameter of 25m designed to create a region of causal discontinuity that is in principle disconnected from rest of the universe. Once activated, the affected area is unbreachable from either inside or out.
Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is to be monitored by armed guards. Redundant sensors must monitor the machine while it is active to ensure that the gravimetrically balanced event horizon remains stable.
Description: SCP-XXX is a machine outfitted with a torus shaped chamber measuring 30m across and 5m high, equipped with gravimetric generators and graviscalar containment fields. When activated, the machine produces a singularity and attendant event horizon whose gravitational field is exactly balanced, producing a net force of zero. While running, the interior of the machine is effectively cut off from the rest of the universe.
Experiments have demonstrated that traversable closed time-like curves are produced while the machine is in operation, permitting travel backwards in time, but only within the confines of the torus and only back to when the machine is activated. Due to the causal discontinuity affected by the surrounding event horizon, resulting paradoxes are perforce confined to its interior.
Recovery Log: SCP-XXX was recovered in 2011 from a laboratory at the University of XXXXXXXX in XXXXXXX,XXXXXX. Unbeknownst to the researchers involved, the grant funding was being provided by the Foundation, permitting progress to be monitored. Class A amnesiacs were administered to the team involved in building and testing the machine once it was completed. The machine was transported and re-assembled and is now located in a bunker under Foundation custody.
Note: Expendable D-class subjects were used for experimentation. As the machine is effectively cut off from outside observation while in operation, findings were only obtainable from subsequent interviews.
Subject told to slowly circle the chamber and make observations. Subject enters chamber and machine activated for a predetermined period of 1 minute.
After circling once, the subject reported meeting his double who reported being from the future. At this point, the subject suddenly found himself having
traded places with his double, effectively having become his future-self. Although the intervening time seemed to have been excised the subject was
none the less in possession of memories of his actions during the period.
The subject had just finished explaining this to his now past-self which agreed with his recollection of the interchange that had previously occurred when
their roles were reversed. The machine deactivated at this point and his past-self disappeared. The subject was given a medical and psychological
evaluation which revealed no untoward effects. Subject terminated on schedule.
Subject told to continuously circle and under no circumstances communicate in any way with any version of himself that he encounters. Subject enters
chamber and machine activated for a predetermined period of 1 minute. Subject unexpectedly does not encounter an alternate self. Machine deactivates
as normal. Once again, no untoward effects were reported or apparent from examination. Subject terminated on schedule.
Subject given no instructions and told to proceed at his discretion. Subject enters chamber and machine activated for a predetermined period of 10 minutes.
The subject elected to remain stationary. After 5 minutes, the subject was approached by a version of himself. During the ensuing conversation they could
not establish which one was from further in the future. Machine deactivated as normal, leaving both versions present. During the debriefing, it appeared that
enough time had elapsed during the experiment to permit random fluctuation to play a part, resulting in their differing decisions. Both subjects terminated
Item #: SCP-XXX
Special Containment Procedures:
the nine circles
hell's first guest. I am grateful for your custom'
an hour a day a thousand years, like memories of a dream upon awakening
sigul in parchment
|The Nine Circles|
|The First||sorrow without torment, peaceful, sad. rational. the agnostic a brightly lit maze
Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief's abysmal valley. You are in Limbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven-walled castle, and within those walls you find rolling fresh meadows illuminated by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad.
|The Second||incessant wind, hurricane, cyclone, gyre. bellows. the lustful a windmill
You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate.
|The Third||cold heavy rain and hail. a water tank. the glutonous
In the third circle, you find yourself amidst eternal rain, maledict, cold, and heavy. The gluttons are punished here, lying in the filthy mixture of shadows and of putrid water. Because you consumed in excess, you meet your fate beneath the cold, dirty rain, amidst the other souls that there lay unhappily in the stinking mud. Cerebus, a canine monster cruel and uncouth with his three heads and red eyes, dwells in this level. He growls and tears at the damned with his teeth and claws.
|The Fourth||those who squandered and hoarded. a wheel forever turning and crushing. the prodigal and avaricious.
Just before the river Styx is the Fourth Level of Hell. Here, the prodigal and the avaricious suffer their punishment, as they roll weights back and forth against one another. You will share eternal damnation with others who either wasted and lived greedily and insatiably, or who stockpiled their fortunes, hoarding everything and sharing nothing. Plutus, the wolf-like demon of wealth, dwells here.
|The Fifth||a river of excrement, mud, effluence, quicksand the wraitful
The river Styx runs through this level of Hell, and in it are punished the wrathful and the gloomy. The former are forever lashing out at each other in anger, furious and naked, tearing each other piecemeal with their teeth. The latter are gurgling in the black mud, slothful and sullen, withdrawn from the world. Their lamentations bubble to the surface as they try to repeat a doleful hymn, though with unbroken words they cannot say it. Because you lived a cruel, vindictive and hateful life, you meet your fate in the Styx.
|The Sixth||burning tombs. the refinery. the retort. the heretics
You approach Satan's wretched city where you behold a wide plain surrounded by iron walls. Before you are fields full of distress and torment terrible. Burning tombs are littered about the landscape. Inside these flaming sepulchers suffer the heretics, failing to believe in God and the afterlife, who make themselves audible by doleful sighs. You will join the wicked that lie here, and will be offered no respite. The three infernal Furies stained with blood, with limbs of women and hair of serpents, dwell in this circle of Hell.
|The Seventh||cauldron or kettle or crucible of blood. the violent
Guarded by the Minotaur, who snarls in fury, and encircled within the river Phlegethon, filled with boiling blood, is the Seventh Level of Hell. The violent, the assasins, the tyrants, and the war-mongers lament their pitiless mischiefs in the river, while centaurs armed with bows and arrows shoot those who try to escape their punishment. The stench here is overpowering. This level is also home to the wood of the suicides- stunted and gnarled trees with twisting branches and poisoned fruit. At the time of final judgement, their bodies will hang from their branches. In those branches the Harpies, foul birdlike creatures with human faces, make their nests. Beyond the wood is scorching sand where those who committed violence against God and nature are showered with flakes of fire that rain down against their naked bodies. Blasphemers and sodomites writhe in pain, their tongues more loosed to lamentation, and out of their eyes gushes forth their woe. Usurers, who followed neither nature nor art, also share company in the Seventh Level.
|The Eighth||a theater of stone. the fraudulent
Many and varied sinners suffer eternally in the multi-leveled Malebolge, an ampitheatre-shapped pit of despair Wholly of stone and of an iron colour: Those guilty of fraudulence and malice; the seducers and pimps, who are whipped by horned demons; the hypocrites, who struggle to walk in lead-lined cloaks; the barraters, who are ducked in boiling pitch by demons known as the Malebranche. The simonists, wedged into stone holes, and whose feet are licked by flames, kick and writhe desperately. The magicians, diviners, fortune tellers, and panderers are all here, as are the thieves. Some wallow in human excrement. Serpents writhe and wrap around men, sometimes fusing into each other. Bodies are torn apart. When you arrive, you will want to put your hands over your ears because of the lamentations of the sinners here, who are afflicted with scabs like leprosy, and lay sick on the ground, furiously scratching their skin off with their nails. Indeed, justice divine doth smite them with its hammer.
|The Ninth||frozen. entropy. devoid of any warmth. the traitors
This is the deepest level of hell, where the fallen angel Satan himself resides. His wings flap eternally, producing chilling cold winds that freeze the thick ice found in Cocytus. The three faces of Satan, black, red, and yellow, can be seen with mouths gushing bloody foam and eyes forever weeping, as they chew on the three traitors, Judas, Brutus, and Cassius. This place is furthest removed from the source of all light and warmth. Sinners here are frozen deep in the ice, faces out, eyes and mouths frozen shut. Traitors against God, country, family, and benefactors lament their sins in this frigid pit of despair.
Table 295: Miscellaneous universal Symbols(1)
hyperbolic, asymetric geometry
lettres de l'océan atlantique
the recursion infernal
lost like a mosquito in a mosque
tapestry threads are fire-spun
stations of the cross
tree of life sephiroth
road to damascus
pascal his triangle and his wager
pythagoras and his acolytes
mandelbrot and dedekind and cantor
the desert in which christ met his temptation with the Adversary