Item #: SCP-916
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-916 is to be kept in a locked, soundproofed kennel of appropriate size for a dog of its breed. It is to be fed a species-appropriate meal twice per day and its kennel is to be cleaned regularly. Personnel should attempt to provide stimulation to SCP-916 through the provision of a companion dog in its containment area and/or regular exercise in a larger containment area. While this is not mandatory; insufficient stimulation has previously resulted in physical illness for SCP-916. Personnel in contact with SCP-916 are advised to wear noise-canceling devices to avoid unnecessary contact with SCP-916-1. Should SCP-916 unexpectedly enter its active state, it may be safely transported to and locked in its kennel. Test subjects should be checked for any potential implements of self-harm before testing, and guard personnel are to maintain at least one non-lethal means of subduing test subjects.
Description: SCP-916 is an adult, male golden retriever. It is identical to any other dog of its breed, other than its exceptional longevity1. Researchers and test subjects report its demeanor to be exceptionally friendly.
Anomalous effects occur between 15 minutes and 1 hour after initial contact with a human subject. SCP-916 will begin this active phase by becoming docile and attempting to lay down next to the subject. After several seconds of immobility, SCP-916 will begin to completely suppress any pain felt by individuals in contact with it. Subjects report this effect to decrease with distance, and to cease at twelve (12) meters from the object.
Within three (3) minutes of beginning its active phase, one or more instances of SCP-916-12 will appear. SCP-916-1 manifest as localized human voices which originate approximately two (2) meters away from the subject. These voices may be recorded and interacted with by the subject, but will generally not appear if multiple personnel are present. Universally, SCP-916-1 claim to be individuals who have been "helped to die" by SCP-916. These voices are able to provide names and detailed information which corroborate this claim, of which 91% have been confirmed.3 SCP-916-1 has been shown to use a wide variety of tactics to attempt to persuade the subject to commit suicide in the presence of SCP-916. Generally, these attempts can be broken down into four phases:
SCP-916-1 makes verbal contact with the subject, generally using soft, gentle tones. 916-1 will allay the common fear response to disembodied voices by explaining that they are "invisible". These Voice(s) introduce themselves and attempt to establish rapport with subject.
If not already aware of the effect, 916-1 will point out the reduction/elimination of pain in the subject. Voice(s) often ask the subject to bite his/her own tongue or to pinch him/herself to demonstrate the effect. 916-1 attributes this to SCP-916's "healing powers".
916-1 attempts to persuade the subject that suicide is a better option than their current condition. This often includes vivid descriptions of a heaven-like afterlife, assurance that the subject need not worry about conditions in the physical world, and encouragement to do so immediately in SCP-916's presence to avoid pain during "the short trip home".
916-1 suggests viable options for suicide, depending on the subject's circumstance. Researchers are commonly advised to thrust a writing instrument into their own eye sockets. D-Class subjects are told to make a false escape attempt so as to be shot by security. Records indicate that severing the tongue and bleeding out was once regularly suggested. However, during an early test this was attempted by the subject and medical personnel were able to save the victim. This method has not been suggested by any instance of SCP-916-1 since.
Any phase may be interrupted by sufficiently disturbing SCP-916 itself or simply leaving the room, returning it to an inactive state.
Note: Due to Incident ████-3c4, instances of SCP-916-1 now have in-depth knowledge of Foundation procedures and personnel. Since that event, SCP-916-1-42, -43 and -44 have consistently informed all Class-D test subjects of Foundation termination schedules in an attempt to get the Class-D subject to "end it now, painlessly". Due to the efficacy of this technique, testing on Class-D subjects is currently suspended.
SCP-███ Observation Log
Note: The following are the compiled notes of observations ███-1 through ███-6, written as they were perceived by Dr. ███████. The author attributes the tone of the notes to the phenomenon produced by SCP-███.
Dr. ███████ (spoken): SCP-███ has the appearance of a [DATA EXPUNGED]. Taking it in my hand, I feel the same compulsion reported by D-1589. Memetic precautions are in place, and I will now proceed to write as directed by the object.
Dr. ███████ (written):
There were so many against us. So many lies from so many liars. They argued with us, they taunted us, they laughed at us. It never stopped. My family grew smaller and smaller as the years went by. Those of us who remained dedicated were becoming fewer and fewer. Everywhere we looked, the churches were closing and the dear followers of God were abandoning the faith. The endless hordes of putrid scientific "achievers", reveling in their blasphemy, assaulted our very essence. Their existence was an insult to the Almighty. But we are not unreasonable people. While the heathens chanted their propaganda of "progress", we raised no hand in anger. The faithful knew that, in time, it would be His hand raised in anger against them. And this would be all the justice our battered community could hope for. But the Elders knew that time was running out. The Truth was clear to some of us, but it had begun to fade in others. The heathens claimed that "our" God could be explained away, that He was unnecessary for us to exist. They hid from the truth that He is the God of all things. We had evolved they said, as though His great plans and creations could be overturned by the analysis of a pile of rocks.
The strident grew older, and the younger ones were being seduced by the heathen filth. The heathens took credit for the "miracles" of science and technology, and the young ones believed them. It is through Him that all miracles are possible. It was through him that our solution was made possible.
Praise be to Him the Almighty, for granting us reprise from the heathens! Damned are they in their ignorance!
Our numbers faded, and our power in the political sphere waned. Those of us with the financial means to make a difference looked to the Elders for guidance. Surely, they said, there must be a haven for the faithful. Our prayers were many and desperate but our faith held strong. Finally, the Elders were granted a vision of our divine future. A paradise awaited us! Far from the heathens we would find our true place. Our children would finally be free from the barrage of filth the non-believers tried to visit upon them. We would lose no more of our number to doubt and their distorted "reason". The stench of moral decay could not follow us to our new home.
The faithful of means had discovered a place of safety, and with the last of our political power, the arrangements were made. They agreed to leave us alone. They, whose souls were doomed to eternal punishment, would not step foot on our new land. Their lies would never reach our new home. The journey was long and arduous, but we remained faithful. Whatever tribulations awaited us, we knew that God would protect and provide for us. And as we claimed our new land, free of the tyranny of the heathens, we destroyed everything that might remind us of that terrible past. We destroyed everything but this. This Holy record is for you, descendant of our High Elder. May it be passed on to each High Elder in turn, so that our final struggle for paradise might not be forgotten.
All glory be to Him, for ever and ever.
Content in Progress
Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: Due to its immobile nature, Site ██ has been constructed around SCP-XXX.[footnote]Site ██ also functions as an agent facility which operates under the guise of "██████ Security Contracting", a Foundation front corporation.[/footnote] The walls of its containment area are resistant to blast and cutting, and are sunken █ meters into the soil to discourage attempts at unauthorized use. Two (2) armed guards are to be stationed at the door to SCP-XXX's containment area at all times. This door is to require the keycards of two Level 3 personnel to enter. Door security upgraded to require current Site director's retinal scan and keycards of two Level 3 personnel. Three (3) cameras are to be placed in SCP-XXX's containment area and monitored by additional security officers at all times. Attempts at unauthorized access are to be met with lethal force. Suspicious behavior by personnel of any kind is to be reported and thoroughly investigated.
Update: As of 3/27/██, all security personnel assigned to SCP-XXX have been administered class-3 amnestics and reassigned. New security personnel are not to be informed of SCP-XXX's properties. Any personnel below Level 3 clearance who become aware of SCP-XXX's properties are to be administered amnestics and reassigned.
Description: SCP-XXX is a limestone well with an internal diameter of 1.2 meters and depth of 37 meters. Its water level remains constant at approximately 2 meters below ground level, far above the water table for the area. Water may be removed from the well, but replenishes quickly through unknown means. Water removed from the well has no anomalous properties, except that upon removal it is 100% pure and devoid of expected microbial life. SCP-XXX activates when an object is fully submerged within the well. At this point the object ceases to exist and a Class-5 reality altering event occurs, affecting everything outside the immediate vicinity of SCP-XXX. This effect alters reality outside a twelve (12) meter radius surrounding SCP-XXX such that the object never existed at all. Researchers within this ineffectual zone are able to engage in testing as normal and maintain documentation on test objects. However, personnel outside this ineffectual zone will have no record of the test object and in some cases no record of the test being scheduled. To date, this has resulted in █ false breaches of security. Cameras located within the ineffectual zone and their video transmitted to Site ██'s security office are unaffected.
Test Log XXX-01(a)
Forward: A number of redundant results have been removed from this log. A full listing of this log's tests and results can be found in Test Log XXX-01
Test Number: 1
Time: July 2nd, 20██, 9:00 AM
Addendum: Security has been greatly enhanced in an effort to avoid a repeat of Incident XXX-1c
Incident Report: XXX-1c
SCP involved: SCP-XXX
Personnel involved: Agent ████ (Head of Agent Training), Dr.███ (Lead Researcher for SCP-XXX), Security Officers Lorn, Book, Rogers, Jacobs and Aaron
Location: Site ██
Description: At 3:37am, cameras located inside SCP-XXX's containment area record Agent ████ entering the room carrying a standard black body bag which appears to contain a corpse. The bodies of Security Officers Lorn and Book are visible on the floor outside the entrance and are motionless. Agent ████ closes the door and proceeds to deposit the body bag into SCP-XXX. He then attempts to remove the cameras from their mounts. At 3:39am, Security Officers Rogers, Jacobs and Aaron arrive at the containment area. Agent ████ is wounded and apprehended after a short exchange of gunfire. He is found to be in possession of Dr. ███'s keycard, which he presumably used along with his own to gain access to SCP-XXX. Though initially uncooperative, Agent ████ responded well to enhanced interrogation techniques, which resulted in Interview Log XXX-1c.
Interview Log XXX-1c
Interviewed: Agent ████
Interviewer: Dr. Wright, Director of Site ██
Dr. Wright: Alright, we'll stop. But you have to tell us what you put into SCP-XXX.
Agent ████: <sobs audibly> You should have let me finish.
Dr. Wright: You know we don't want to keep doing this to you, Sam. Just tell us what you put in the well and why.
Agent ████: It was… It was him!
Dr. Wright: Who? Who did you put in the well.
Agent ████: That bastard… He broke into my house. He raped my wife in front of my daughter. And then he killed them. He choked the life out of my baby girl and you have no [explicative removed] right to stop me from saving them!
Dr. Wright: You're not making a lot of sense here. Who do you think was in that body bag?
Agent ████: I just told you. Jason ████. The man who killed my family. I paid off some [explicative removed] to have him killed in prison. You know me Bill, you KNOW THIS.
Dr. Wright: Look. I know this is a tough time for you, but you need to get your head right and start giving me some straight answers. Nobody killed your family, Sam. We both went to the Parents Picnic at our kids' school last month. Your wife brought that lasagna you love for Christ's sake. Here, we took photos of Alicia and Adam playing on the swings.
Dr. Wright shows Agent ████ pictures stored on his cell phone. Agent ████ weeps intensely for several minutes. Agent ████ restrained upon attempting to call his wife.
Further interrogation exonerates Dr. ███ of any wrongdoing, as Agent ████ admits to having killed him to steal his keycard.
Dr. ███, having been cleared of suspicion, will continue to act as Lead Researcher for SCP-XXX.
Appropriate disciplinary action has been taken against Agent ████ and his wife has been informed that her husband died honorably in combat, defending an American diplomat in Afghanistan. While it may first appear that Agent ████'s rampage resulted in no real harm, we will never know what cascading changes his actions have caused for reality itself.
And I want you all to know, I will personally shoot the next son of a bitch who tries to use this thing to play God.
Director, Site ██
Item #: SCP-304
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: The existence of SCP-304 is currently being masked by the constant transmissions of the ███████ space probe. This masking transmission is coded so as to prevent the deciphering of SCP-304 by any non-Foundation personnel. This transmission is in addition to the probe's publicly known communication with Earth and its conventional scientific operations conducted by NASA. The ███████, as well as its currently inactive replacement are on a course that will permanently keep them between the Earth and the estimated source of SCP-304. Should the original probe fail, its replacement(s) will immediately begin transmitting at the same frequency and assume all public communications as though it were the original probe.
Description: SCP-304 is a radio signal at the ██████ Ghz frequency which has been transmitting a list of names and their associated titles since its discovery in 196█. The data within is a list of world leaders, which appears to be in chronological order. The signal begins in Morse Code with "King William IV" and proceeds down a list of English monarchs, American presidents and other leaders. SCP-304's format changes from Morse Code to ASCII upon reaching "President Lyndon B Johnson". SCP-304 lists a total of 63 persons with the title of "President" as well as [DATA EXPUNGED] title ██ and/or O5. The signal then changes from ASCII to an as-yet undeciphered format, listing an estimated 7 more names. After the 7th undeciphered name, SCP-304 pauses for 12 seconds and repeats. The reason for the abrupt conclusion of the list is unknown.
Note: The data contained in SCP-304 is restricted to O5 personnel and above. Authorized personnel confirm that the list of U.S. Presidents has proven accurate to date. Data which may or may not identify Foundation personnel will not be discussed in this document. SCP-304 has been determined to be coming from the direction of [REDACTED]. However, SCP-304's origin is unknown, as is how long it had existed before discovery.
Item #: SCP-160
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-160 is currently contained within its original wooden box. This is stored in maximum security locker ████ of Armed Reliquary Containment Area-02 Armed Containment Site-██. Environmental conditions conducive to the preservation of its wooden box are to be maintained at all times.
Description: SCP-160 is contained within a small, heart-shaped oak box. The box shows deterioration consistent with its age. It bears a small metal latch on the front and hinges on the rear. Below the latch, the words "NEUROSIS HAZARD" have been carved by hand.
The original entry for SCP-160 listed it as an anomalous object which constituted a minor psychological hazard. It was acquired by the Foundation in 18██, but no location of recovery was listed. Historical test results concluded that its primary effect was mild confusion and aversion to use. X-Ray imaging and analysis of its container indicate that the object is either oval or egg-shaped and constructed of iron or a similar heavy metal. It is 4.2cm long and 2cm across at its widest point. The only test yet performed has determined SCP-160 to be a Keter-level threat and as of Incident-160-01, testing has been discontinued.
SCP involved: SCP-160
Location: Armed Reliquary Containment Area-02 (ARCA-02)
Description: At 13:20 hours on the date listed above, Dr. Horne authorized and observed a test of SCP-160 in order to re-evaluate its status as an anomalous object. Standard anti-memetic procedures were in effect. Dr. Horne and [REDACTED] observed the test chamber remotely while the subject (D-1663) proceeded to open the wooden box containing the object.
The video log of the test chamber indicates that the subject immediately ceased all display of emotion and sat passively in his chair for the next two minutes and twenty six seconds (2:26). Video logs show that all on-site personnel and all sentient SCP objects on-site responded similarly. At the end of this period of inactivity, D-1663 closed the wooden box and all other site personnel began to return to their interrupted activities. Observers of the experiment appeared to initially be confused, but quickly noticed the unexpected variation in the video log time stamp. No personnel report any recollection of the event itself.
Follow-up investigation concluded that the effect of SCP-160 extended to all organisms within ███km of the test location. This was accompanied by the presence of a thick, black shroud over the effected area which manifested at an elevation of approximately ██████. Despite the large population affected by the incident, a sample of civilians reported no memory of the event. Confiscated traffic camera recordings indicate that drivers either stopped in traffic or pulled over to the side of the road during the incident and resumed driving normally afterward. Exterior cameras also show that, from the ground, the black shroud depicted in the satellite photo appeared to be a well illuminated [REDACTED] the sentience of which cannot be determined. Civilian flight ███ was destroyed in the event, but this has been officially attributed to pilot error by the FAA.
Item #: SCP-1886
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-1886 is to be housed in a climate-controlled, secured containment area on Site ██. SCP-1886 is to be relocated to a site with no nuclear failsafe. Preservation of SCP-1886 should be prioritized in the event of any security or containment breach at its location. Maintenance to ensure maximum longevity of its wood components is to occur bi-monthly and under direct supervision of site security. At no time may anything be placed in or removed from SCP-1886 without authorization from lead researcher without O5 approval.
SCP-1886 is an antique desk in the style commonly produced in the United States during the 1950's. It bears a bronze plaque in the center of its front drawer with several words etched into it in a language similar to advanced Hittite cuneiform. This has, as yet, proven indecipherable. It bears appropriate damage from normal use, as well as a large number of precise cuts where small portions of SCP-1886 were removed, presumably for testing of its composition. Samples of wood and metal from the desk display no anomalous properties.
Contents of the desk have been found to include a number of notable objects including dozens of writing utensils of both standard and unconventional manufacture, one bronze metal sheet bearing confirmed Hittite cuneiform and translated into six (6) other ancient and pre-modern languages (including one unidentified language), one fossilized conch shell, one 9mm handgun manufactured by Beretta, and one Neanderthal skull with golden laurel-leaf crown. A more detailed listing of items can be found in document SCP-1886-1a.
On June 23, 20██ SCP-1886 appeared in the containment area for SCP-███ along with a human male wearing a standard issue D-Class uniform. Video logs indicate that the subject materialized with his hand in one of the desk's drawers holding an unidentified item. Upon seeing SCP-███, subject drops the item into the drawer and attempts to exit through the locked door. Though the individual quickly succumbed to SCP-███'s known effects on organic matter, SCP-1886 remained undamaged until it could be safely removed nearly an hour after its appearance. Limited cross testing of fragments of SCP-1886 with other, more amenable reality-altering SCPs confirmed its unnatural resistance to such effects.
Test Log 1886-01
Forward: Test log amended July 12, 20██. Default or expected instances of objects or personnel will be denoted with the designation (a), replicated or alternate instances of objects or personnel will be denoted with the designation (b).
Test Number: 1
Time: July 2nd, 20██, 9:00 AM
Test: Place one common ink pen into the desk drawer, wait 10 seconds, then retrieve it
Result: No result, pen placed and retrieved as expected Researchers observed nothing unusual.
D-8693-1 reports that once he had placed the pen in the drawer, personnel in the room disappeared. Moments later, same personnel entered the containment area, including D-8693-1(b) himself.
Notes: D-Class indicates that researchers(b) responded to his presence with surprise, indicating that he was visible in both realities/dimensions/timelines, though his perspective had completely shifted to the new one.
Test Number: 2
Time: July 3rd, 20██, 9:00 AM Testing scheduled but not completed
Test: Place one common ink pen into the desk drawer, close desk drawer and step away from the desk
Result: Researchers and D-8692-1(a) enter containment area to find D-8693-1(b) standing near SCP-1886
Notes: In retrospect, researcher believes he was momentarily delayed looking for a pen for testing. Hypothesized that SCP-1886 creates self-correcting time paradoxes Upon debriefing, both instances of D-8693-1 confirm that in yesterday's test, observed researchers(b) were wearing the same clothes that researchers(a) were wearing that day, not the clothing of today's test. Effects presumed to be of dimensional or reality-altering nature. D-8693-1(a) and D-8693-1(b) removed from testing and terminated ahead of schedule.
Test Number: 3
Subject: Agent ██████
Time: July 5th, 20██, 10:00 AM
Test: Researchers purchase and play the board game "Yahtzee" the evening before testing. Agent is to place one die used during the game into the desk, observe changes, then remove die. Agent is to remain in contact with die and desk at all times.
Result: Researchers observe Agent place die into the desk and his side of the ensuing conversation, after which die was removed without incident.
Agent reports placing the die in the desk and immediately seeing confusion on researchers'(b) faces. Researchers(b) claim Agent was given the "top hat" player token from the Monopoly board game for testing. Continued discussion indicates that researchers(b) had intended to play Yahtzee in preparation for testing, but were missing one die and opted to play Monopoly instead.
Notes: SCP-1886 appears to alter reality based on the user's actions. Placing an item in the desk causes that item to have never existed. Removing an item from the desk reverses the effect, causing the item to have always existed as normal. User and desk are present in both realities, though hold the perspective of reality(b).
Test Number: 4
Subject: Agent ██████
Time: July 15th, 20██, 10:00 AM
Test: Remove fossilized conch shell from desk, replace after 10 seconds.
Result: Researchers observe Agent removing shell and immediately displaying intense fear. Agent slams shell into drawer before falling backward and retreating to a corner of the room. Agent did not leave contact with SCP-1886 until shell was replaced.
Agent reports being transported with the desk to a lightly forested area populated by [REDACTED] used as livestock would indicate it to be the dominant species.
Notes: Currently, it cannot be determined whether SCP-1886 transports the user to an alternate reality or changes our reality based on the user's actions. However, as the latter poses a serious CK end of the world risk, it must be assumed to be the case going forward.
SCP involved: SCP-███
Personnel involved: Foundation Attack Submarine ████
Date: ██/██/████, ████ hrs
Location: Containment Site ██
On the date and time listed above, sonar observation buoys detected a containment breech consisting of 3 instances of SCP-███. FAS ████ responded to the detection and fired one Mark 48 torpedo. Two instances of SCP-███ were killed and the third retreated into the cave hosting the hive. FAS ████ and the Destroyer ███ maintained observation until permanent containment systems could be restored. Post-incident investigation concluded that power had temporarily been lost on the electrified net covering entrance to the hive. ROV operations have since installed further redundancy measures. Both carcasses were later recovered and autopsied. These showed signs of mutated appendages which may allow future generations of SCP-███ to tunnel out of Containment Site ██.
Audio logs from the FAS ████ have been approved for inclusion in this report.
Like so many other things in the news, I knew this was a lie. The differences here were that I didn’t know the truth, and no one knew the body count. What was clear was that 50 years of uneasy peace on the Korean peninsula had been shattered in an instant, along with millions of lives, in nuclear fire. If you’ve survived to read this, I think you deserve some of the facts. Our efforts to protect the world seem to have failed, so it’s the least I can do by way of an apology.
Three years ago I was assigned to Armed Containment Site-64 in South Korea. When I first arrived it seemed like paradise. Safe and Euclid objects were easy to handle, and I loved my job. Sentient and semi-sentient SCPs required direct communication for testing and, after a couple of D-Class tested the waters, I was the man for it. Even better, I was working my way up the “survival ladder”… researchers were assigned less and less dangerous tasks as we gained experience and became more valuable to the Foundation.
The promotion to Level 3 Researcher was the proudest moment of my life, a moment shared only with my coworkers. With it came a pay raise, vacation time, access to more SCPs and a recalculated life expectancy of 12 years. And then I was read into Heavy Burden, the codename of the SCP which Site-64 was built on top of. It… well, the North invaded in 1950 to try to secure it, and the largest military buildup on Earth was put in place to guard it.
3 Pyramids 1.2m height, obelisks embedded into the ground, dimensional portal, electromagnetic fluctuations, cult guardians, light seals it
I always liked the special codes we use to innocuously define everything from the pleasantly mundane to the unspeakably horrific. The simple text message that abruptly ended my first vacation in three years was certainly closer to the latter, and I knew it by heart.
“All personnel on temporary leave, as well as those on assignments of class 6 or lower, must immediately return to his or her designated facility for briefing and active duty.” Technically, it wasn’t the worst condition code I could receive… but then I always thought the ones regarding imminent “end of the world scenarios” were pretty pointless.
Agent Operations - Class-A Amnesiacs - 1956
Note: Document AOMCAA-1956 is outdated and may be replaced by AOMCAA-1984
Agent Operations Manual
on the use of Class-A Amnesiacs
Last Updated: May 22, 1956 - Agent Sperling
Throughout the history of the Foundation, the price of Securing, Containing and Protecting has been paid in the blood of our Agents, the blood of our researchers and all too often, the blood of innocents. To date, Agents have been required to terminate a total of █████ civilians who simply saw too much for us to return them to their daily lives. That's an average of 6 individuals per Agent, per year. The appreciation of the Foundation for your willingness to carry out these difficult orders cannot be expressed.
In light of this it is clear that the development of the Class-A Amnesiac has been an expensive but worthwhile effort. This AOM is intended to familiarize the Agent with the capabilities and limitations of the Class-A Amnesiac-1956.
Firstly, the Agent should be aware that this compound is not a magical cure-all. The individual receiving the treatment (Subject), along with the implanted memories, WILL remember their encounter with you. It cannot be stressed enough that, though the Amnesiac will successfully eliminate memories of their encounter with an SCP or the circumstances surrounding it, your presence will be known and remembered. A method of circumventing this obvious drawback has been devised and is described below.
Preparing to make contact:
As per previous proceedures, Agents should disable any communication the Subject(s) have with the outside world, primarily by damaging telephone systems and sabotaging vehicles. The ideal place to encounter the Subject is in their own home, where it is unlikely that the proceedure would be disturbed. Finally, Agents should arrange to meet the Subject in groups of 3s (no less than 2) in order to maximize the appearence of strength and authority.
Dr. Andrews received the following emails on March 20, 2011. They are listed as having been sent by a Dr. █████, but the originating email address appears to not exist and there is no record of Dr. █████ having been employed at Research Site-64, Site-19, or any other Foundation facility. Attempts to reply have failed. Formatting has been added to the original emails' text and pictures.
may be on-site. Until then, I'm pretty content with the apartment. Honestly, I thought there'd be some kind of catch. I ended up dealing with a few too many Keter-class subjects back at Site-19, so a Research Site full of Safe and Euclid SCPs feels like a dream. I like being an authorized interviewer of sentient SCPs, but I'd rather not be the first researcher every time. There's only so much "memetic quarantine" you can take.
January 12, 2010
Looks like war. Site's on lockdown, nobody in or out for at least 72 hours, no communication either. Assuming I live through this, it'll be a good chance to catch up on paperwork. Damn lucky to be at home too; the poor bastards on nightshift are going to be eating that shit cafeteria food for a while. Only details so far are those I heard on the news. Mobilization in the North, suspected covert NBC attack using defectors as the vector. The North's border guards packed up a while back and they already expelled all the foreigners from Pyongyang 2 days ago. Carriers are moving into the area and I'm far enough south to be safe… but I'm sure the boys in Seoul are getting worried. Stocking up on everything I'll need to ride it out.
It took forever, but I got a real update. It looks like the Northerners finally got tired of starving to death. Factions of the Korean People's Army are rolling around their country, fighting each other and possibly civilians. Protesters are marching through the streets of Pyongyang unopposed. It's about damn time they had a revolution. Seems like every plane the North had is deserting. Most of them were smart enough not to head south, no idea what the Chinese and Russians will do with them though. Still no word on the initial report of NBCs, but Seoul is secure. Lots of defectors coming in by boat, all going through some serious quarantine.
Quarantine's broken at Incheon, people are being evacuated from Seoul. Still no direct attack from the North. Airstrikes are hitting some installations in the North, not seeing any of the anti-aircraft fire you'd expect though. Looks like they want the people in Incheon to stay put and pray to stay healthy. I doubt they'll go for that. Starting to get jealous of the night crew of Site-64…
Andrews broke protocol, sent me an email. It just said 008. News says the peninsula's quarantined, finally acknowledging the outbreak of a "weaponized biological agent".
Tuna: 12 cans
Empty calories: 6 bags of chips, cheesepuffs, etc.
Water: 2 liters bottled, 28 liters tap
-(Glad I'm too lazy to recycle those diet pepsi liter bottles on a regular basis)
Wine: 1 bottle
-(The downside to living off-site is maintaining a cover… an unarmed civilian cover)
Knife: they let me keep the Ka-Bar
Aluminum baseball bat: picked up two while I was out… Grocery stores were already stripped, but Koreans don't know they'll need these.
Multivitamins: 3 months supply
I figure I'd last about a month in my apartment with no interference, but I doubt I'll be that lucky.
January 13, 2010
Traded my laptop and all the US currency I had for a 9mm and 45 rounds. The cop said he arranges those kinds of deals on a regular basis. I'm glad I took the time to learn a little Korean. He thinks it's a disease regular disease that everyone's overreacting to.
Knowing the facts, it was a good trade. On the other hand, typing a journal on a tablet is a bitch.
January 14, 2010
This is the last time I live off-site. I know that they know what's going on. Maybe I just want my guesses to be wrong. The news isn't being specific, just saying that "multiple fission devices" were detonated over Incheon and Seoul. I know they want it to look like the North did it, but we were sure they didn't have enough to do the job. I don't blame them, had to be done. Almost 48 hours since the infection hit South Korea, it's probably too late anyway.
China and Russia both declared war "in solidarity" with the South and they're lobbing the big stuff at the North Koreans. I expect they'll try to glass over their entire borders with NK to stop the spread, maybe secure it on their side as best they can. Once the dust settles, they may even have enough satellite imagery and manpower to do it. I'll bet some Russian general got rich selling it to the North in the first place. Maybe they'll put that asshole on the front line.
Received "Condition: DECADENT GUARDIAN" from Site-64 overnight. Dictates that off-site personnel destroy all documents in their possession and are authorized to fend for themselves due to long-term Site lockdown.
Leaving the city soon, lots of islands just off the southern coast that are lightly populated and may not get infected.
Arrived at the southern coast too late. The only plan these people have is "go south" and they've pretty much reached the end. All the boats are long gone, the bridges intentionally destroyed. The islands couldn't support all the people trying to get there anyway, even if the crowd wasn't riddled with infections. Still get wi-fi here, so we get news updates. They've given up the pretenses that the nukes were from North Korea. They're cleansing the entire damn peninsula with nuclear fire. There are planes overhead now and we know they've already torched cities to the north, working their way down.
Here I am, armed, equipped, and knowing all about 008… but there's nothing I can do. I guess I'll join the crowd, maybe help a few more of the infected to die once I reach the island. Going to set this thing to automatically send pictures as I walk. It's not going to survive the swim, so I may as well give you all the data I can.
I hope you guys at 64 have better luck.