The Artist Formerly Known As Tufto
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: A perimeter has been established 5km around SCP-XXXX, using the cover story of a military institution. Any civilians who enter or attempt to enter the perimeter are to be interrogated, amnesticised and released.

Due to the low threat risk, testing of SCP-XXXX is to be limited to surveillance and interviews with the participants of the rituals, in order to preserve its proper functioning.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a former Sufi shrine located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It was constructed in the 16th century CE, as a lodge for the Chisti Order, but surviving chronicles indicate that it was destroyed during the Mughal-Uzbek war of 1646-8. It is not mentioned again in any records until an apparent reappearance in the mid-19th century, when its anomalous characteristics are believed to have begun and when it was brought to the Foundation's attention.

At random moments in daylight hours, a number of different robots will manifest at various points 1km outside SCP-XXXX. These robots (hereafter referred to as SCP-XXXX-1 instances) will head towards SCP-XXXX, and will wait outside it until a signal1 is transmitted from SCP-XXXX. They will then enter SCP-XXXX. Repeated tests have determined that nothing other than SCP-XXXX-1 instances is able to enter SCP-XXXX, and thus what happens to the instances thereafter is unknown. The time between the transmissions of signals is exactly 10 minutes.

SCP-XXXX-1 instances demonstrate variable levels of sapience, and based on their designs and data collected from interviews, originate from several different historical eras. The earliest observed record appears to be a copy of the steam-powered bird "The Pigeon", constructed by the Greek mathematician Archytas of Tarentum and operating within SCP-XXXX's area of effect through an unknown means of propulsion. The latest known model appears to be a sphere of pure glass operating through an unknown means of propulsion and communicated via telepathy.

In order to illustrate the apparent purpose of SCP-XXXX, an interview with an SCP-XXXX-1 instance can be found below. The description of their arrival is typical of all SCP-XXXX-1 instances who are capable of sentient thought and communication.

Addendum: On 24/03/2018, a small camera was successfully attached to an SCP-XXXX-1 instance prior to its entry into SCP-XXXX, in a speculative test. Previous attempts at doing so had met with failure, but the smaller size of the new camera allowed it to pass through unnoticed while attached to the SCP-XXXX-1 instance. A log of its recordings can be found below.