Needs more space marines.
Item #: SCP-X
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-X is to be kept in a windowless sealed room whose walls and door must be composed of a substance with a mineral hardness score of no less than 6. This room will be equipped with a single large sunlamp that will remain on for sixteen (16) hours a day. It will be dark for remaining eight (8) hours of the day. Before the beginning of the dark period, 1-2 kilograms of organic material must be placed in the room for SCP-X to eat; live rodents, pigeons, and insects are preferred.
Due to the expense of containing SCP-X away from its home church in ██████, Haute-Normandie, France, no further efforts are to be made to that end. Instead, SCP-X will be allowed to continue living in its chosen territory, under observation. Foundation personnel assigned to observe SCP-X's behavior will also be responsible for maintaining awareness of any possible breaches in security; any civilians who become aware of SCP-X's true nature are to be found and given amnesiacs as needed. If circumstances demand it, SCP-X can be moved during daylight hours, but no attempts to approach it should be made during its active period until further notice.
Description: SCP-X is an ornamental, grotesquely-styled granite statue with the ability to become animate when it is placed in sufficiently dim lighting conditions. SCP-X in the wild generally hibernates during the day and becomes mobile after the sun has fully set. While in ██████, its preferred place to perch while hibernating was on top of the roof of the Cathedral of ██ ███ ████████, nearly always in the location pictured above. When it is dark, SCP-X's usual pattern is to awaken and hunt for food. It subsists on a diet of small animals, generally eating vermin that live in and around ██ ███ ████████.
Although SCP-X does have wings, they appear to be functionally useless. However, it has demonstrated the ability to climb sheer surfaces by using its claws to dig into walls. The full extent of its strength is difficult to determine, but it has been observed that it can support its entire stone body with one limb while reaching out into space with the others. It can also chew through any substance which is softer than granite. Despite its feeding habits, SCP-X has never been seen to produce waste.
SCP-X actively avoids contact with humans, keeping a distance when possible and freezing in place if it becomes aware that it is being observed. While SCP-X is frozen, either in hibernation or in active concealment, humans may touch and move SCP-X's entire body as if it were a normal statue. However, SCP-X has been known to react with hostility to any attempt to damage it.
After repeated reports of a "Vanishing Gargoyle" from ██████ and sightings of large animal roaming about the premises of ██ ███ ████████, Foundation personnel located and retrieved SCP-X during its hibernation period. While it was in transit to Site 41, it broke free and began moving back to ██████ on foot. After recapturing it again, it was successfully transported back to Site 41 under observation and lamplight.
*Experiment 1: Darkness Testing - SCP-X's room was kept completely lightless (0 lux) for 72 hours. SCP-X remained animate for approximately twenty (20) hours before going into what appeared to be a hibernation state. It animated again approximately (12) hours later, and again remained animate for 20 hours before going into hibernation.
-Note: Around the eighteen hour mark, it seemed to get progressively more sluggish and apathetic. The effect was very similar to sleep deprivation in mammals. If this were not our only subject, it might be interesting to keep X in the dark for longer, and see what that does to its circadian rhythms. -Dr. Brown
*Experiment 2: Illuminance Testing - SCP-X's room was gradually darkened, and then abruptly brightened again if SCP-X began to show signs of movement. SCP-X would not move at all unless the room's illuminance was less than 4 lux and would freeze if local light suddenly grew above that.
*Experiment 3: Brightness Testing - SCP-X's room was kept well-lit (100 lux) for 72 hours. SCP-X remained frozen for the entire period. Starting at the 60-hour mark, the outer texture of SCP-X began to change, lightening in color and flaking away in places.
-Note: I posit that prolonged light exposure would break down X completely, but unfortunately there'll be no testing that while we've only got one. Interestingly, after X was put in the dark and fed again, it seem to regenerate the lost stone. The traces of wear it showed before are gone now. - Dr. Brown
*Experiment 4: Composition - D-class subject 77609 was ordered to take a hammer and chisel to chip away a portion of SCP-X's tail during its hibernation period. SCP-X awakened while being chiseled and badly mauled 77609 before returning to hibernation. The recovered sample was found to be ordinary granite.
-Note: This was the first and only time X ever moved in the light. That is quite interesting. Also interesting is the fact that X was able to shear off the subject's entire hand at the wrist in one bite, not to mention smash in most of his ribs with a few swipes. -Dr. Brown.
Addendum 1: After the 31st day of containment, SCP-X began spending most of its active period trying to claw its way through the door to its containment room.
Addendum 2: After the 38th day of containment, SCP-X began to show increasing hostility to humans and once attacked the security guard who brought it food late during its hibernation period (see Incident Report X-2).
Addendum 3: After the 46th day of containment, SCP-X began trying to bash down the door to its containment room. It succeeded in doing so on the 49th day (██/██/████), broke containment, and successfully escaped from Site 41 despite the efforts of armed guards to stop it (see Incident Report X-4). It was recaptured in the wild during daylight hours midway between Site 41 and ██████.
Addendum 4: With SCP-X, we are presented with a quandary. There does not seem to be any way to contain it off of its "territory" without destroying it outright or otherwise rendering it unfit for study. Weighing this against the danger it normally presents to humans and the likelihood that we can learn anything useful from it, I have concluded that SCP-X should be allowed to return to ██████. After all, it had lived there for some time without detection before we contained it, so it should be more or less capable of keeping itself secret. We can turn our money and attention to more important things. O5-█
Item #: SCP-Q
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-Q is stored in the Specialized Equipment section of the Site 31 armory. Researchers, Agents, or MTF units with a clearance level of 2+ must submit application form Q-1A at least one week in advance of SCP-Q's expected use date. Applications are subject to veto by Dr. Contreras.
Description: SCP-Q is a pair of night-vision goggles, similar to those used by British special forces units. In addition to functioning as night-vision goggles, SCP-Q gives the wearer the ability to see "split events" in their local timeline and thereafter see events from all successive timelines following the split occurring in real time. . A "split event" is any event which has a different outcome in one timeline than it does in the timeline it split from.
For all wearers, SCP-Q initially seems to function entirely like mundane goggles. For the sake of clarity, the wearer's present timeline at the instant SCP-Q is donned, and the "real" timeline that they exist in, will be designated the α-timeline. The amount of time it takes for the α-timeline to visibly split varies depending on how much activity is occurring in the wearer's immediate vicinity; the presence of living beings, chemical reactions, or paranormal phenomena reduce the amount of time it takes for the α-timeline to divide itself in inverse proportion to the total amount of local activity.
Once a split event occurs, the wearer will be able to see the α-timeline and its sister, the β-timeline, happening simultaneously. Wearers can only interact directly with the α-timeline, but may see a duplicate of themselves manipulating or being manipulated by objects in the β-timeline. After the first split, successive splits will occur exponentially more quickly as each new timeline experiences its own splits independently of the others. SCP-Q's wearer will be able to observe the γ-timeline and δ-timeline as well as the α-timeline and β-timeline and any more timelines that appear thereafter.
The wearer takes off SCP-Q at any point, they will lose sight of all timelines except the α-timeline. Putting SCP-Q back on immediately after removing it does not allow the wearer to regain sight of any timelines that split from the α-timeline before SCP-Q was donned. Instead, the process of watching and waiting for a split event will begin anew.
Experiment Q-1: D-Class subject moves into observation room, dons SCP-Q, and describes anything he sees or feels. Dr. Contreras asks questions and prompts the subject for information as needed.
<Begin Log, ██/██/████>
Subject D-133721 enters the observation room. The door is shut. D-133721 picks up SCP-Q from a folding chair in the center of the room and puts them on as he sits down.
Dr. Contreras: Alright, let's begin… Do you feel anything unusual?
D-133721: No… The lights in this room are kinda harsh with the goggles on, but other than that I feel the same.
Dr. Contreras: Hmm. Very well then. Just sit tight, let me know if anything changes. Anything at all.
(Five minutes pass. D-133721 shows signs of boredom, but does not report anything.)
(Ten minutes pass. Dr. Contreras sighs. D-133721 sits upright).
D-133721: Wait, are we done here? The door is opening again.
(The door is still closed at this point in time. D-133721 is looking towards the door.)
Dr. Contreras: It's opening? You're sure the door is opening?
D-133721: Yeah, it's… Wait. Huh? Okay, that's weird. I see light going through the doorway, I see it hanging open… But it's still shut? Whoa!
Dr. Contreras: What happened?
D-133721: Security guy just walked through the door! Right through it! Now he's moving towards me… His mouth is moving, but I can't hear anything. HOLY SHIT!
(D-133721 flails, falls out of the chair sideways.)
Dr. Contreras: Talk to me. What's happening in there?
D-133721: I just saw myself stand up! I saw me get up out of the chair and now I'm going with the guard? What the fuck!?
(D-133721 removes the goggles and stands up.)
D-133721: Whoah… that's trippy.
Dr. Contreras: What do you see now?
D-133721: Nothin'. The door is shut, for real this time, the guard is gone, and there's no copy of me in the room. Can we stop now? I've had enough mindscrewing.
Dr. Contreras: Hmmm, alright. I'll open the door. My assistant will be asking you some more questions as you leave.
Experiment Q-2: Subject D-133721 sits in the observation room with a PDA. He is to use a random number generation program built into the device and report each number the device makes. The PDA will also send these numbers to a matching device in the overlooking chamber.
Results: Inconclusive. For every trial, the subject reported that the PDA showed a "blurry mess" like "a bunch of numbers written over each other". Dr. Contreras reported a seemingly random spread of numbers from one to ten.
Experiment Q-3: Subject D-133721 and D-133722 wait in separate observation rooms, both of which are connected to a third room with a chair in its center. Dr. Contreras activates a random number generator that will return either a one (1) or a two (2). If the number is one (1), D-133721 is to move to the third room and move the chair closer to the doorway he entered from. If the number is two (2), D-133722 will carry out the same instruction, moving the chair to his side. A third subject, D-133723, will wait in the third room, wearing SCP-Q, report what he observes, and move the chair back to the middle of the room.
Results: For each trial, D-133723 reported that both of the subjects entered the room and moved the chair to their respective sides. There were also several trials in which duplicates of either D-133721, D-133722, or both would appear and interact with the chair in a slightly different manner; one duplicate would enter the room sooner than the other, carry the chair in a different manner, walk a different route through the room, etc. D-133723 removed SCP-Q at the end of each trial in order to see which chair existed in the α-timeline.
Experiment Q-4: Identical to Q-3, but D-133723 is ordered to keep SCP-Q on at all times.
Results: Successive trials created more and more wandering duplicates, including duplicates of D-133723 himself. By the twentieth trial, differences in timing between timelines led to an irregular but constant flow of traffic through the third room. D-133723 reported being unable to distinguish what was really happening after the twenty-sixth (26) trial and removed SCP-Q without permission.
Notes: I'd complain, but I think we've got enough data now to have a good understanding of how Q works. No need to drive the subjects any crazier.-Dr. Contreras
Experiment Q-5: Identical to Q-3, but without D-133723. Dr. Contreras' lab assistant (Dr. Simmons) would wait outside a closed external door to the third room, wearing SCP-Q. After the chair was moved, Dr. Simmons would enter the third room and report her observations.
Results: For each trial, Dr. Simmons reported seeing the chair on both sides of the room, with some variations as to its position.
Notes: What this tells us is that apparently this ability to see alternate realities is persistent. Simmons didn't see the events as they happened, but could still look over their consequences afterwards. In other words, SCP-Q doesn't just let you see what could be, it lets you see what could have been. That's got to be useful for something…-Dr. Contreras
Addendum: Since I seem to be receiving a lot of requests from other researchers, field agents, and the occasional Trooper to borrow SCP-Q for research, investigation, and capture respectively, I've arranged for a lending system to be set up for it. Please read the User Guide before you submit the forms, so I don't have to explain to you what you cannot and should not do with SCP-Q. -Dr. Contreras
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Goggle User Guide
This purpose of this document is to instruct would-be users of SCP-Q in its safe use. It is assumed that persons reading this document have already been briefed on SCP-Q's functions and/or have read the SCP summary. If you have not done either of these things, do so before continuing. Read the entire document before donning SCP-Q.
Rules to remember:
1. SCP-Q is not indestructible. You will be held responsible for damage to SCP-Q.
2. The actions of other SCP personnel or other SCP objects in alternate timelines is not acceptable justification for independent action against them in the α-timeline. Report all findings to your CO and/or Dr. Contreras as appropriate.
3. You will be held accountable only for actions you take in the α-timeline. Do not worry for your own sake, and report all findings to your CO and/or Dr. Contreras as appropriate.
4. If you witness an alternate-timeline containment breach while wearing SCP-Q, you are to abandon whatever test you are engaged in and try to determine all you safely can about the breach. In any event, you must report all findings to your CO and/or Dr. Contreras as appropriate.
5. SCP-Q is never to be used in the presence of time-traveling or achronal SCPs without express permission from Dr Contreras or an O-5 level command.
1. The goggles, naturally, only affect your vision. Anything you smell, hear, taste, or touch comes from your α-timeline. Try to use your other senses to reorient yourself if you are unsure which of the timelines you can see is the one you are in.
2. If circumstances allow, try to remain still and passively observe changes in your environment. Being in motion increases the likelihood of seeing more split-events, which in turn may lead to more confusion, more so if any split event directly involves you.
3. Removing the goggles will also remove your achronal vision, but blinking will not. Do not be afraid of closing your eyes and taking a moment to breath if you are disoriented by achronal overstimulation.
4. If you feel yourself becoming dizzy, have sudden sharp headaches, eyestrain, or nausea from observing multiple timelines at once, remove SCP-Q. Gathering more data while your judgment is impaired by achronal overstimulation serves no one.
5. Avoid games of chance, random number generators, or any other man-made device that might split a timeline several different ways in one event.
6. Be safe, and be responsible.