The Queen In Vermillion
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Item #: SCP-1754

Object Class: Euclid

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SCP-1754 mid-extension

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1754 is to be kept in isolation, accessible via a sterilization chamber. Shielded flood lamps capable of emitting no less than 5000 lumens of light must be mounted so as to illuminate entire chamber, incorporating a standard backup generator in the event of power failure. At least two (2) speakers capable of sustaining 90dB of consistent output for extended periods are to be embedded in each surface of the containment chamber, keyed to a separate input which is linked to backup power systems in the event of either electronic or power failure. Speaker output is to be selected from a random sample of white noise, music, and recordings of speech from several languages.
Trace amounts of organic matter gradually accumulate in SCP-1754’s chamber, and growths begin to appear on the walls. Smaller growths can be scraped away with standard tools- more rapid growth has been periodically observed, and masses exceeding 60cm3 in volume are to be incinerated. Cleaning and maintenance of SCP-1754’s chamber are to be carried out by trained D-class personnel on a bi-monthly basis. Sealed environmental suits are to be worn at all times by personnel entering the chamber, and flood lamps and speakers are to be active at full capacity until the chamber is re-sealed after said personnel have left. Under no circumstances are personnel to physically interact with SCP-1754 beyond authorized testing.
Exposed organic matter is not to be introduced into SCP-1754’s chamber in greater than microscopic quantities outside of authorized testing.
For authorization, see Dr. Grant.

Description: When in its contracted state, SCP-1754 outwardly resembles a 2.5m tall humanoid with disproportionately long arms and fingers and a hunched posture. The organism’s body is covered in what appears to be bare muscle tissue. it is unknown at this time whether this is part of its body or some sort of garment.

In its expanded state, the creature’s upper body (terminating at the base of the rib-cage structure) separates from the lower (terminating at the pelvic structure), connected by six (6) cords of connective tissue. The organism is capable of launching its torso forward or of pulling itself back together rapidly on these cords, though they do not appear to be strong enough to suspend either part of its body independently.

The organism’s head is round, smooth and white with an indistinct face partly visible on its surface. Several long protrusions emerge from the top of its head in a ring which resembles a crown. During its capture, agents reported that making direct eye contact with SCP-1754 incurred overwhelming feelings of panic.

SCP-1754 displays a strong aversion to bright light, and will try to retreat from any strong source of illumination, either assuming a defensive posture or attacking the light source if capable. Likewise, loud, irregular noise seems to disorient it for several seconds.

SCP-1754 converts organic matter (including living beings, which it seems to prefer) into masses that are analogous to the internal organs and tissues of animals and incorporates them into the building which it occupies. The organism either gathers or hunts the materials, but the process by which this conversion occurs is unknown- the organism itself does not seem to directly influence the accumulation of mass, but its presence somehow facilitates the growth. When hunting, the organism uses ambush tactics, launching its upper body at prey, seeking to rupture major blood vessels or cripple with its fingers. The segments of its body are capable of moving independently to a degree, and when faced with multiple prey creatures it will attempt to isolate and dispatch them individually, typically targeting the most massive prey first before turning to the next most massive. Once prey is neutralized, SCP-1754 disassembles it, starting with the smaller extremities and eventually separating the organs and bones into fragments no bigger than 10cm3, apparently to facilitate the rapid absorption of matter into proliferating growths.

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Organic mass found at recovery site, functionally similar to a stomach

SCP-1754 was discovered while investigating a derelict house in rural New Hampshire. Foundation contacts received word of numerous disappearances on the property, both animal and human. The organism was secured without public awareness and the building was destroyed. When initially captured, the derelict house which it occupied contained a mass similar to a stomach, fibers resembling tendons strung between walls and organic tissue, and a mound of tumor-like growths. Instruments detected systematic electrical activity consistent with bioelectromagnetism in complex lifeforms (and in the case of the stomach and tumor masses, excretion of hydrochloric acid and an as-yet unidentified amino-acid compound). It is unknown how far this conversion could progress, though it is speculated that a structure with a full set of working organs could become wholly animate, even capable of independent motion.

Despite SCP-1754’s role in creating these masses, it does not appear to be concerned with protecting them- instead of defending the growths, it will continue to hunt and kill creatures in its nesting site as per its normal behavior, and use collected material to repair damaged structures.

It is noteworthy that sound of approximately 60dB or below does not carry in proximity to SCP-1754 or within a structure which it has been converting.

Test 1754 - 01 10/14/1971

Subject: 1 cow (bos primigenius) designated 1754-01-01, 1 sheep (Ovis aries) designated 1754-01-02, both healthy and approximately average weight for their respective species.
Procedure: Subjects were introduced into SCP-1754’s containment unit.
Results: Both subjects resisted entry initially and displayed considerable agitation when SCP-1754 approached. The organism methodically proceeded to butcher the subjects, completing the dissassembly of 1754-01-01 before proceeding to the other subject. Subjects seemed to experience a panic reaction when SCP-1754 focused upon them, freezing and becoming quiet even as it pulled them apart. At 1hr 12min organic material began to grow in the southwest corner of the chamber, beginning to take a shape reminiscent of specimen 1754-04 source. Mass incinerated as per containment procedures.
Analysis: Organism’s ability to neutralize individual subjects has been very effectively demonstrated; SCP-1754 seems to prefer to begin with ‘prey’ of greater mass.

Test 1754 - 02 10/14/1971

Subject: Personnel D-221483 (caucasian male, age 26) designated 1754-02-01, 1 cow (bos primigenius) designated 1754-02-02
Procedure: Subjects were introduced into SCP-1754’s containment unit.
Results: SCP-1754 gravitated immediately toward 1754-02-01 and proceeded to butcher the subject. During this process the other subject attempted to trample past the organism in effort to escape. SCP-1754 extended itself and tore the subject’s throat open before resuming its dismantling of 1754-02-01, proceeding to the second subject when the first was disassembled. Growths appeared at 49min, draping between surfaces and gradually tightening, forming transparent cables approximately 4cm in diameter. Mass incinerated as per containment procedures.
Analysis: SCP-1754 shows noted preference for sapient life, and will choose such ‘prey’ even if its mass is lesser than alternatives.

Addendum 1754-01: Memorandum