SCP-XXXX following initial acquisition, displaying the bald eagle head manifestation

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held in a standard containment locker at Site-17. SCP-XXXX-1 is to be kept in a standard humanoid holding cell at Site-17, and is not to be allowed contact with SCP-XXXX outside of testing.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a flute composed of cedarwood measuring 66 centimeters in length. SCP-XXXX is believed to have been created by the Dene'gohida1 people between 700 and 300 BCE.

SCP-XXXX’s anomalous properties manifest when it is used to play certain musical pieces. 10 pieces capable of inducing these properties have been discovered (see Addendum XXXX.2), each taking between 20 and 50 seconds to play. Once an individual (hereafter referred to as the subject), completes one of these pieces, a wooden animal head of variable appearance will manifest at the head of SCP-XXXX. The species of the animal head manifested is dependant on which piece is played.

Upon the completion of the musical piece, the subject will temporarily gain certain abilities correlating with the animal head manifested. The subject will not undergo any physical alterations during this process, but will gain abilities that anatomically normal humans would not naturally be capable of. For example, the performance of the musical piece associated with the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) manifestation grants subjects the ability to fly by rapidly waving their arms, despite a lack of wings or feathers. These effects generally last between 20 and 30 minutes, after which the subject will lose their anomalous abilities, and the wooden animal head will dematerialize.

SCP-XXXX-1 is Julian Brooks, an orphaned Native American male of 21 years of age, who is the only known living individual of fully Dene'gohida heritage. SCP-XXXX-1 possesses knowledge of SCP-XXXX’s and its associated musical pieces through what are believed to be anomalous means (see Addendum XXXX.1).

SCP-XXXX was donated to the ████████████ Museum of Natural History by an unknown benefactor on 02/08/1979, where it remained until 05/12/2015 when it was forcefully abducted by SCP-XXXX-1. This was when SCP-XXXX’s anomalous properties were first observed, as SCP-XXXX-1 used the bald eagle manifestation to aerially escape capture. After 4 days of pursuit, SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-1 were successfully apprehended by Foundation personnel.

Addendum XXXX.1: Interview Log 05/17/2015

Forward: The following interview was conducted shortly after SCP-XXXX-1’s apprehension in order to ascertain its relationship to SCP-XXXX, as well as the nature of SCP-XXXX’s anomalous properties. Due to SCP-XXXX-1’s refusal to speak to any researcher not of Native American ancestry, Dr. Locklear2 was assigned to perform this interview and all subsequent testing involving SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-1

Dr. Locklear: Good afternoon, SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX-1: [pauses] You're one of my people?

Dr. Locklear: Not exactly. My ancestors were from the Cherokee nation, and from what I understand you are a descendant of the Dene'gohida people.

SCP-XXXX-1: [shrugs] Agasesdi extends his hand to you regardless. We are all united in our mission.

Dr. Locklear: I see, and who is this Agasesdi?

SCP-XXXX-1: Agasesdi, 'The Watcher'. He is the spirit who protects and embodies my people. [SCP-XXXX-1 gestures to its left]

Dr. Locklear: I see. Does this Agasesdi have anything to do with your attempt to steal this item? [Dr. Locklear shows a photograph of SCP-XXXX]

SCP-XXXX-1: You can't steal what is rightfully yours. I thought a brother such as yourself would understand that. This flute was created by Agasesdi as a gift to my people, in order to bring us closer to him and the other spirits. Taking it back from those soulless collectors was the only way to further our mission.

Dr. Locklear: And what is this mission, exactly?

SCP-XXXX-1: To revive the glory of the Dene'gohida people. Right now, I am Agasesdi's only connection to this world. He is weak, nearly dying, and bound solely to my presence. But by teaching the secrets of the flute to other indigenous people, the Dene'gohida nation will be reborn. We will drive out those who took what was is ours, and Agasesdi's presence will once again cover every corner of our land.

Dr. Locklear: I see. I believe that is all the time we have for today, unfortunatley. Would you be willing to meet with me again at a later date and teach me how to use the flute?

SCP-XXXX-1: Gladly. I will spread all of Agasesdi's knowledge onto you, and you will be the first in a new generation of my people! With you working on the inside, we will dismantle this organization of conquerors, and all other organizations like it, in the name of Agasesdi!


EDIT: Dr. Locklear has stated that he has no intention of working toward SCP-XXXX-1's goals. However, in order to maintain cooperation, Dr. Locklear has been ordered to neither confirm or deny his support of Agasesdi's mission when conversing with SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 will meet with Dr. Locklear on a weekly basis and give instructions on the proper use of SCP-XXXX.

Addendum XXXX.2: SCP-XXXX Experiment Log

The following musical pieces were performed by D-Class personnel using instructions gathered from SCP-XXXX-1 by Dr. Locklear. Each song has been given an alphabetical designation.

Designation Song Title Organism Displayed Results
SCP-XXXX-A Wotjou'san Ugisadv Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Subject exhibited the ability of flight, as well as increased incisiveness of the fingers and toes (no anatomical differences to the sharpness of these digits were noted) Subject made vocalizations resembling those of an eagle.
SCP-XXXX-B Muwin Ulanigida Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) Subject displayed increased strength, increased incisiveness of fingers and toes.
SCP-XXXX-C Ayohihv Ayohuhisdi Maxa'xak Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) The subject was asked to bite into a domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), which was inserted into the testing chamber. The goat developed lethal thrombosis and renal failure, and died shortly thereafter3.
SCP-XXXX-D Kamama Gola Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) No traits manifested. Subject experienced debilitating migraines for 27 minutes.
SCP-XXXX-E Tsula Galegv Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Subject displayed increased speed and agility, increased olfactory sensitivity, the ability to climb rough vertical surfaces such as trees.
SCP-XXXX-F Awi Usdi Gatsanula Elk (Cervus canadensis) Subject displayed increased strength, speed, and agility.
SCP-XXXX-G Piasa Asegi Unknown. Appears to be a humanoid with antlers and an enlarged lower jaw. No traits manifested. Subject experienced debilitating migraines for 29 minutes.
SCP-XXXX-H Atalesdi Cipelahq Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Subject exhibited the ability of flight, as well as increased nocturnal vision and increased incisiveness of fingers and toes.
SCP-XXXX-I Gaasyendietha Atsilv Unknown. Appears to be a horned reptilian organism. No traits manifested. Subject experienced debilitating migraines for 26 minutes.
SCP-XXXX-J Agasesdi Dene'gohida Human male (Homo sapiens). head appears to be frowning. Subject Was unresponsive to external stimuli for 28 minutes. Following the event, the subject recalled experiencing the collective memories of several individuals from the Dene'gohida tribe. These memories covered several generations of Dene'gohida history, starting in approximately 2,300 BCE and ending with the birth of SCP-XXXX-1. The subject also displayed detailed knowledge of the Dene'gohida language, as well as certain religious and medicinal practices performed only by the Dene'gohida people.

Addendum XXXX.3: Interview Log 08/23/2015

Forward: The following interview was conducted in order to gain information regarding SCP-XXXX-D, SCP-XXXX-G, and SCP-XXXX-I, all of which caused severe migraines upon their performance and did not induce the development of any abilities.

Dr. Locklear: Hello, SCP-XXXX-1, how are you doing today?

SCP-XXXX-1: I'm alright, but I'm glad you're here. I was hoping to ask you how much longer I will have to stay here. I'm sure you are doing all you can to further our nation, but there is only so much we can do while I am being held captive.

Dr. Locklear: For right now, it is best if you stay where you are and act in accordance with their orders. Do you understand?

SCP-XXXX-1: [sigh] Yes.

Dr. Locklear: Now, I would like to talk to you about some of the songs you taught me, specifically Kamama Gola, Piasa Asegi, and Gaasyendietha Atsilv. Test subjects who performed these pieces didn't gain any abilities, and instead experienced severe headaches. Do you know why that is?

SCP-XXXX-1: What do you mean, test subjects? Have you been teaching others the songs of the spirits? Did you make sure they were one of us?

Dr. Locklear: Please just answer the question.

SCP-XXXX-1: How about you answer my question first? Agasesdi has been growing suspicious of your allegiance. He claims that you have been revealing your findings to the conquerors. I am asking you nicely, Doctor, were these 'test subjects' indigenous people or not?

Dr. Locklear: I am not at liberty to answer that question, and if you continue to speak out of turn I'm afraid I will have no choice but to call security. Am I clear?

SCP-XXXX-1: No, as a matter of fact, you're not. [SCP-XXXX-1 stands aggressively.] I put my trust in you to help revive the glory of Agasesdi! I will not- [SCP-XXXX-1 looks abruptly to its left and is silent for 9 seconds before returning to its seat.] I'm sorry. I'll behave. What was your question?

Dr. Locklear: Why did some of the songs you taught me cause severe migraines in test subjects?

SCP-XXXX-1: As I've said, Doctor, every song is connected to a spirit, and every spirit is connected to an aspect of our world. When the conquerors came to our land, they destroyed many of these connections. With the spirits severed from our world, all the songs summon are the fiery remains of their presence. Agasesdi wanted me to teach you these severed songs [leans forward] as a reminder of what happens when we succumb to the conquerors.

Dr. Locklear: I see. I believe that will be all for today. Thank you for your time.

SCP-XXXX-1: [Looks to its left] Hold on now, Doctor. I have one more song to teach you. It is perhaps the most important song of all, and I would like to teach it to you as soon as possible.

Dr. Locklear: Alright, I'll talk to my supervisors and schedule a meeting at the earliest possible convenience.

SCP-XXXX-1: Excellent.


EDIT: A meeting between Dr. Locklear and SCP-XXXX-1 has been scheduled for 08/26/2015. Due to SCP-XXXX-1's uncooperative and aggressive behavior, additional security personnel will be present at this meeting.

Addendum XXXX.4: Incident Report 08/26/2015

On 08/26/2015, during a meeting between SCP-XXXX-1 and Dr. Locklear, SCP-XXXX-1 performed a musical piece on SCP-XXXX that it claimed to have not yet demonstrated. However, SCP-XXXX-1 instead performed SCP-XXXX-B. Before this discrepancy could be noticed, SCP-XXXX-1 used the resultant abilities to incapacitate the security personnel stationed within the cell. SCP-XXXX-1 then attempted a containment breach, utilizing SCP-XXXX-A, SCP-XXXX-C, and SCP-XXXX-E in the process. After 2 hours and 54 minutes, SCP-XXXX-1 was successfully separated from SCP-XXXX, and was detained by armed security personnel shortly thereafter.

While being escorted back to its containment cell, SCP-XXXX-1 whispered something inaudibly to its left, then reached for the weapon of the nearest armed guard and self-terminated. SCP-XXXX-1's remains were observed to be non-anomalous, and were buried in an undisclosed location. Following this incident, it was discovered that performing the musical piece designated SCP-XXXX-J no longer activated its original effects, instead inducing severe migraines in test subjects for 20-30 minutes.