Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: No Foundation employee is to enter or stay within 100km of an instance of SCP-XXXX-A. A unit of Distributed Task Force Etymon-23 ("Trope Deconstructors"), is to be stationed in a location close to each instance of SCP-XXXX-A. At least one special agent is to be embedded within any library nearby SCP-XXXX-A and is to render any discovered descriptions of SCP-XXXX eligible. In the occurrence of a Radix Event, DTF Etymon-23 is to quarantine SCP-XXXX-A to prohibit any external forces to enter SCP-XXXX-A and to prevent any instance of SCP-XXXX-B to leave the affected area. A KINE-Class counterconceptual network1 is to be established to prevent civilians to enter or perceive the affected location at its current state. In cases where a Radix Event resulted in significant damage to any infrastructure within SCP-XXXX-A or the death or serious harm to individuals within the location, Class A amnestics are to be distributed and a cover story is to be disseminated. Hume levels are to be restored with procedures described under Recontainment Policy Brilas-20. One uncensored description of SCP-XXXX including the list of materials is to be stored in a High-Security Record File in Site-44. Acess to the file is limited to Level 4 personnel and higher. No experimentation utilizing SCP-XXXX is allowed.

Update 09/20/20██: If a Ridax Event similar to what occurred in Incident XXXX.1 (See below) or a large-scale containment breach occurs, available DTF Etymon-23 and at least three MTF Omega-12 ("Achilles Heels") members are to jointly carry out Protocol Denaro-9912.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an inscription that randomly appears in non-fiction books in public libraries on the subject of anthropology and sociology with its content distributed among various pages. Each instance of SCP-XXXX is written in the most frequently used language of the area of which the library is located in. The inscription in-question describes a ritual which the forward describes (See Addendum.2) will allow motifs4 from an example, or examples, of myth, legend, fairy tale, fable, or epic poem from the folklore5 of any origin to exist in baseline reality. What is not explained in SCP-XXXX is that the ritual can only conduct the intended effect within certain locations, henceforth classified as an instance of SCP-XXXX-A. If done correctly, the ritual will cause a Ridax Event, a Class-V Ontological Alteration specifically created to allow a number of motifs from the example, or examples, to occur. In a Ridax Event, the area within SCP-XXXX-A will undergo significant alterations to surrounding Hume levels and the behavior of its population. This has included dramatic changes to the geography and climate of the area, a greater acceptance to certain forms of government among human populations, an increase of Elan Vital Energy in living organisms, manifestations of SCP-XXXX-B instances and other anomalous entities, and radical changes to human social structures. Individuals in SCP-XXXX-A who witness the effects of an event will not react with surprise and instead assume these occurrences are normal. The reason why each appearance of SCP-XXXX fails to mention the provision regarding SCP-XXXX-A is unknown.

An instance of SCP-XXXX-B designates an entity which manifests during a Ridax Event to facilitate a motif. For a list of understood instances, see below.

SCP-XXXX-B-1 are humanoid entities measuring at an estimated height of 2.7m and a weight of approximately 250kg with the capability of biting with a force of 17,800 newtons. Instances have also been seen to possess primarily canine teeth, extensive body hair, and one or two horns similar to that of bovids. Besides these characteristics, instances are morphologically similar to Homo heidelbergensis. All instances of SCP-XXXX-B-1 encountered have shown chronically violent behavior and malicious intent towards humans, adolescents in particular, of which are usually used as primary source of food or pressed into enslavement. Instances have, however, shown to possess below average intelligence, little problem-solving skills, and notable gullibility.

All entities inside of the affected instance of SCP-XXXX-A, including SCP-XXXX-B instances, during a Ridax Event, are fully capable to exit the location and interact outside of it. A Ridax Event occurs between a range of twenty-four to thirty hours, after which all ontological changes as a result of the event are reversed and all SCP-XXXX-B instances dematerialize. Individuals who have initiated SCP-XXXX or were located in SCP-XXXX-A when a Ridax event takes place will not recall any memories of the event. Changes brought on by sources besides the Ridax Event shall remain.

Addendum.XXXX.1: SCP-XXXX was discovered on 05/08/19██ when Kant counter test at Site-70 at 05:00 am CST have detected significant Hume background level alterations in Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 and the enclaved cities of Warman and Martensville in Saskatchewan Province, Canada. At the initial response to the alteration, Mobile Task Force Omicron-53 ("Startled Wonderlanders") was dispatched and soon forced into combat with a hostile makeshift army composed of civilians from the town of Dalmeny. The crowd was dispersed but MTF Tau-53 was soon attacked by a large SCP-XXXX-B instance with the appearance of a gargantuan Naja haje9. The encounter resulted in the death of task force commander and the withdrawal of MTF Omicron-53. The area encompassing the municipality was then placed under emergency quarantine until Hume levels returned to normal levels at 01:00 am on the next day. The following investigation led to the discovery of CCTV camera footage from the Walter W Brown High School shown a masked figure conducting the ritual from SCP-XXXX from a book near the school's entrance. A further investigation revealed the individual to be Robert ████, a student of the high school who claimed to have found SCP-XXXX written in the school library's copy of "The Social Construction of Reality" and has done the ritual as part of an elaborate prank on the school faculty and was unaware of its properties. ████ was administered Class-B amnestics and the book in question was confiscated.

Addendum.XXXX.2: Each occurrence of SCP began with the following introduction;

Interesting isn't it? Work, community, the home, and crime have all grown and molded over years of activity. While you might not know it, tales went through the same changes as government or etiquette. The only difference is that many believe these tales have little effect on us. They don't know that stories affect everything from lifestyles to new ideas. A good way to make them realize this is to bring those stories to them. Just get the thing you need and follow the instructions and you will bring a tale's motif, their element and structure if you will, from the world within written and spoken words to the world of colors and forms.

The list of materials need to conduct the ritual is described later in SCP-XXXX as written below;

  • A handful of salt and ash
  • Any number of written pieces of folkloric tales
  • Two pieces of ████
  • One piece of quartz
  • Three █████
  • A tuft of fur from a cat or dog
  • Or five feathers from a bird
  • Or ███████