Behold, a sandbox.
I'm considering a few SCPs. My favorites are the exploration types, though those obviously require a lot of time to work out and not just be a copy of what's already around. I also like the "Factory" ones, such as SCP-719 to 721, and in general the suggestion that there are other enigmatic organizations out there doing interesting things and possibly mass-producing these artifacts.
The Rusty Cabinet
Agent Ulysses is a silly persona. Kind of a dork. Has a knack for stumbling on to things and not dying, though mainly through luck.
SCP-473 "The Metric Clock", a Factory item. It's silly.
SCP-727 "The █████████ Project" seemed like a good idea at the time.
SCP-659 "The Philosopher's Garden" is a long-term project. Working out the shell of it. Not going to be near complete for a while.
The intent is that each sculpture produces a zone of reality warping, but since they warp reality completely, even such things as the past and future are warped, and thus no effects can be detected from the perspective of a person entering in the zone, nor do any effects maintain themselves when things leave the zones. Anomalous materials, such as other SCPs, and especially SCP-148, cause strange effects.
SCP-922 "An Alarmingly Immortal Woman" is my pet project. It's crappy, but I like it anyway. It would not serve well as my first submission, and probably not as any submission at all, though I'm going to see how polished I can get it.
The idea is that the girl (who I actually don't have a name for yet, curiously - maybe "Alice") is immortal, but was heavily tested on by another organization (perhaps the GOC), and really just wants to be completely destroyed, so that there's no chance of being "trapped" like that again.
"The Metric Clock"
Item #: SCP-473
Object Class: Safe
Containment: SCP-473 is currently kept on the wall in Dr. Z██████'s office, who finds the effects useful. Due to SCP-473's effects, care should be taken not to leave anything that spoils or decomposes rapidly within its view, or things for which desynchronization from the "normal" time stream would be bad.
Furthermore, do not point or otherwise have SCP-473 facing the outside world, especially not at the sun.
I want to emphasize don't take it outside we've had to fix things three times already. Also don't mix it with the knobby builder sphere or that damn inertia rock. They both go haywire, more than you'd expect. I'm sure some other things do, too; for example, I'm keeping this away from the timecrowave. - Dr. Z██████
Description: SCP-473 resembles a standard analog wall clock, with numbers going from "10", then "1", around back to "10". It appears to run off of some internal power, having neither an access panel for batteries nor a power cord. Cursory observation suggests it is a regular yet mislabled clock, marking 72-minute long "hours." However, further observation shows that it instead logs "hours" consisting of 100 "minutes," which themselves consist in 100 (real) seconds. Thus, a "minute" indicated by SCP-473 lasts for 100/60 or 5/3 minutes, while an "hour" indicated by SCP-473 lasts for 10000/3600 or 25/9 hours. A "day," however, is clocked at only 20 "hours," and such a "day" lasts for 200000/86400 or 125/54 real days.
However, instead of simply indicating the time oddly, SCP-473 actually affects the flow of time for everything within line of sight, causing things to experience a "subjective" experience of time longer than what actually passes "objectively." That is, for each long subjective "minute," "hour" or "day" spent within view of SCP-473, a real minute, hour, or day passes. For example, something within view of SCP-473 experiences 10,000 real seconds over the course of an "hour," yet only 1 real hour, 3600 seconds, has passed for those not in view of SCP-473.
Stamped on the back of SCP-473 is a label "The Factory."
Unusually, SCP-473 is most "efficient" when used for a limited number of hours - while using it for 5 hours will give 13.9 hours of subjective time, using it for 5 days will only give 11.5 days of subjective time. It is hard to determine the exact cutoff for this, but it seems to happen at a rate of once every five "hours," where each subjective "hour" will consistently give 166 objective minutes, and then suddenly will jump from having spent an objective 4 hours to an objective 6 hours. The exact effects remain alarmingly inconsistent.
I think I've figured it out. Spend three hours with the clock (three objective hours, which will feel like 8.3 hours), then a half hour elsewhere. You never seem to get an hour "jump," it's bizarre. You'll then get (3x25/9x60+30) 530 subjective minutes for every 210 (3x60+30) objective minutes, which is only a ratio of 2.53, but you can get it consistently, so it's still better than spending all your time with the clock. You can shave it closer, but then you're liable to get random unexpected jumps - I've actually gotten a few accidental jumps with this pattern, though it's still slightly worth it. Also, this gives you the benefit of 3 8.83 hour cycles, 26.5 hours, which is fairly close to a natural sleep cycle. However, this does get you very out of sync with the external 24h cycle, so it takes some adjusting. Anyway, the jumps aren't that bad, they somehow seem to apply retroactively… or something. - Dr. Z██████
"The █████████ Project"
Item #: SCP-727
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: As SCP-727 takes the place of a major metropolitan area, the logistics of its containment are among the most complex executed by the Foundation. As such, see guides 727-Md, 727-Cv, 727-O/N, 727-Kt, 727-XK, and 727-TCP as appropriate for more information. The following is a brief overview.
The primary consideration, as outlined in 727-Md, is simultaneously maintaining the appearance of SCP-727 being a metropolitan area and possible travel destination while preventing anyone not already part of the containment from actually entering. That is, SCP-727 (specifically, it's civilian designation, █████████) must remain a common household name in the majority of households, as a place one might go to, while having no-one actually visit. Since the prevention of entrance by force is to be used as a last resort, the containment of SCP-727 is best accomplished by making it unappealing to visit, through the use of "false tourist destinations" (publicly disseminated descriptions and promotional material can be found in 727-Md, while the actual plans for the life-size mock-ups presented to through traffic and external observers can be found in 727-Cv; a brief list includes SCP-727-st-002, "██████████ ██████", SCP-727-st-021, "█████████ ██████ ███████", SCP-727-st-092, "███ ████ ███ ████ ████ ██ ████", SCP-727-st-113, "█████████ ██████ ██████", and SCP-727-st-313, "█████████ ██████████ ███").
A second aspect of the containment of SCP-727 is its role as a transportation hub, as detailed in 727-O/N. Specifically, SCP-727-st-009, "█████████ ███████ █████████████ ███████", which serves as an international airport and central hub for many airlines, SCP-727-st-013, "█████████ █████████ ███████", which serves as a stop for the ███████ railways, SCP-727-st-212, "████ ██ █████████", a major port hub, and finally portions of Interstates ██ (which connect to st-009), ██, ███, as well as State █, US █, and US ██ (of which those portions of which cross into SCP-727 are termed SCP-727-st-443) all must be accounted for. While travel "ending" in SCP-727 is its own problem (as detailed in 727-TCP), maintaining the appearance of a vibrant metropolitan location for through traffic is what presents the greatest difficulties, in that the appearance of travel into and out of SCP-727 presented to through traffic must be maintained while still preventing actual travel.
The majority of the staff at SCP-727 are low-level, often only aware of "The █████████ Project" and not the wider functioning of the Foundation itself. The cover story is often told, in fact, in terms of a prank, accompanied by the viewing of [DATA EXPUNGED] near the center of SCP-727 as an explanation. This has its roots in the earlier, pre-Foundation maintenance of SCP-727; in effect what the Foundation has done is not so much develop containment protocols for SCP-727 as augment them and provide greater material support. Document 727-TCP, rebranded as "The █████████ Project Manual" is what is often given to this level of staff. Such staff primarily serve as "filler" for the transportation portion of SCP-727; boarding and departing from non-transfer air or rail stops, driving the cars coming off or onto st-443 from within SCP-727, as well as augmenting the cover story by providing (falsified, obviously) reports of their "vacations" or "visits to family." Low-level staff are also responsible for importing goods from off-site to maintain the covers of such locations as SCP-727-st-623, the "█████████ █████ █████", or spoofing outgoing communications from places such as SCP-727-st-793, the "headquarters" of the "█████ ██████████".
Description: SCP-727 started as a massive practical joke in the late 18th century, played by █████ ██████████ on a surveying and land distribution company. ██████████ had discovered that [DATA EXPUNGED] in a certain part of the ████████ river valley, and thought it would be amusing to introduce the company to the area under the false premise of developing it as a township; the joke becoming obvious on even a cursory surveying. That company incorporated the area into their own holdings, perpetuating the joke against several generations of possible settlers, each of whom, after discovering the joke, bizarrely took it upon themselves to perpetuate it in turn. This would have been of no real consequence if the joke had collapsed, but instead it hasn't. The danger in SCP-727 lies in the possibility of it becoming revealed as a "practical joke" after such a long period of time: that a site the magnitude of SCP-727 could be falsified would trigger a massive reconsideration of values and normativity in the populace, which could then create a cascade effect. Again, due to [DATA EXPUNGED] it is obvious that SCP-727 cannot be simply turned into an actual metropolitan area, and yet at this point there is no way to simply get rid of it without drawing undue suspicion.
Significant argument has emerged on the exact nature of the [DATA EXPUNGED], which may in fact have a memetic effect on viewers inducing them to perpetuate the joke. This seems to explain how SCP-727 was started in the first place, as well as how it was able to "maintain itself" before becoming managed by the Foundation, although evidence suggests that the deception was dangerously close to collapse at the time, sustained only by bringing in those who broke through the deception "in on the joke."
"The Philosopher's Garden"
Item #: SCP-659
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: As SCP-659-1 is an immobile location and inherently safe so long as nothing comes within its range, the only containment procedures required are the warehouse built around the location, as well as a small security team to deny entrance to civilians and monitor anything coming in to the facility. Individual instances of SCP-659-2 should be left within the garden, as they do not appear to actually produce SCP-659-3, but instead delineate where SCP-659-3 occurs.
The region is, for the most part, safe, and can be entered and exited by "normal" humans carrying nothing beyond "normal" physical objects without incident. However, extreme care should be taken to avoid bringing anything "anomalous" into the area, even if such objects have not been considered as candidates for an SCP, or if they have been designated as safe. Explicitly, no quantity of SCP-148 should be brought within █ miles of the site, except in minute quantities for testing.
Note: This isn't strictly necessary, we could presumably have a literal ton of telekill sitting right in the warehouse without problems as long as none of it got in the zones, but considering what's happened a couple of times I don't feel it's going overboard. Any chance of telekill getting in the zones without being properly contained is unacceptable. - Dr. Z██████
Description: SCP-659-1 is a self-maintaining sculpture garden, containing at the time of writing nineteen instances of SCP-659-2, individual sculptures, as well as SCP-659-4, a small hedge maze. These instances of SCP-659-2 are made of a range of materials; though most appear to be cast iron, examples of copper, glass, wax, ████, and even paper have been found. Each is labeled with a title, often describing what might be considered a "ideal" concept, such as "love," "hate," "█████," or "duty." SCP-659-1 seems to slowly rearrange SCP-659-2 over time, occasionally adding or removing an instance of SCP-659-2. SCP-659-1 is bordered by what has so far been an unidentifiable kind of vegetation, SCP-659-5, of which all tests describe as "nondescript" or "average," and the walkways are lined with several tall deciduous trees, which appear to be but cannot be positively identified as maple trees.
As long as nothing is brought within SCP-659-1 that functions "anomalously," no properties beyond the self-altering nature of the SCP-659-1 and the unidentifiability of SCP-659-5 present themselves. However, whenever anything "anomalous" is brought into range, there is a strong possibility that will react with SCP-659-3, which seem to be zones of "altered reality" surrounding each instance of SCP-659-2. The best explanation seems to be that each SCP-659-2 warps reality in its own way, but that since each SCP-659-3 warps /everything/ evenly, both reality and the perception of reality is warped in concert, leaving an observer unaware of the effect. "Anomalous" objects, however, interfere with these properties to various extents.
Most notable is SCP-148, "telekill," which seems to completely block the effect of SCP-659-3. Since SCP-148 does so unevenly, the warping can be easily observed, but also easily "spills out," akin to a bubble bursting.
Current Instances of SCP-659-2 and SCP-659-3: Numbered SCP-659-2-01 through SCP-659-2-19. For each statue, its name, the label, the appearance of the statue, and any observed effects are given. Each instance has been tested in a controlled manner with one half ounce of SCP-148, while others have been tested with certain other objects, commonly larger quantities of SCP-148 or with SCP-███.
"An Alarmingly Immortal Woman"
Item #: SCP-922
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-922 is to be contained within a hermetically sealed vault, with a volume of .█m3, and a method of determining the total mass within the vault (currently at ██kg). Should any change beyond █g be detected, Procedure 922-A is to be enacted. Although SCP-922 will generally not present an immediate physical threat by itself, extreme care should be taken to completely contain all biological mass within the vault, except during Procedure 922-A
Additionally, the outside of the vault should be plated in as thick a quantity of SCP-148 as is reasonably available, at the minimum █mm, and no psychically sensitive SCPs or devices should be brought within range of or directed at SCP-922. Although SCP-922 is not psychically active itself, anything attempting to "read" it, should it survive the process, is to be terminated immediately.
Any further testing with SCP-922 has been halted by the order of O5-██. It is not to be employed as a "reusable D class."
I repeat: No. There is nothing that 922 can provide that is not massively outweighed by it learning something too powerful, not to mention the chance of it escaping. We have reviewed this multiple times, and always returned to the same decision. It stays in the vault. Anyone suggesting resuming testing on or with 922 at this point will be terminated. - O5-█
Procedure 922-A: As SCP-922 is susceptible to active memetic effects, in the event of a change in density, Procedure 922-A is to be enacted. On-site agents are to use SCP-███ to force SCP-922 into a state of high regeneration, while a mixture of certain acids, enzymes and [DATA REDACTED] is flushed through its vault. Although this mixture is incapable of fully decomposing SCP-922 during a state of high regeneration, it will have the effect of removing any excess biological mass. After █ hours, the flow of the mixture is to be halted and all openings into the vault are to be resealed, followed █ minutes by the cessation of the use of SCP-███. Performing the Procedure this way ensures that SCP-922 remains contained in the vault, as it prevents SCP-922 from either escaping via trace "active" biological material, or forcing open the vault through an excessive accumulation of mass.
Description: SCP-922 is an otherwise average human woman with an extremely rapid and non-biological form of regeneration. Unlike many other similar SCP's, or regular biological healing in general, SCP-922's regeneration does not involve restructuring available mass, but rather forming new organs or limbs with mass retrieved from [DATA EXPUNGED]. SCP-922 is also capable of recovering and reconstituting matter if available (i.e. "reverse bleeding"), though if prevented from doing this will continue with producing new mass. Notable is SCP-922's rate and completeness of regeneration. SCP-922 recovers from anything that could be construed as "purely physical," including complete disintegration, within a matter of seconds.
More worrying is that this regeneration seems to cross over into memetic effects, as well as what might be called "metaphysical" effects. So far, no form of amnesiac has been found to be effective for more than a few seconds. SCP-922 does not seem to be capable of suffering from any sort of neurosis or PTSD, and cannot be brainwashed or reprogrammed. The longest time anything has been found to affect SCP-922 was when [DATA EXPUNGED] which resulted in SCP-922 [DATA EXPUNGED] for a mere █ hours and ██ minutes. SCP-922 does possess the ability to control its regeneration, especially in terms of slowing or stopping it. At the time of writing, SCP-922 has voluntarily self-terminated and remains within its vault, although it is capable of recovery at any moment and should be monitored. How SCP-922 is able to make decisions or have awareness when its brain is partially or completely destroyed is unknown to both the Foundation and SCP-922 itself, though it reports a significantly "narrower" ability to think.
Early on, attempts were made to use SCP-922 as a "reusable D class," but its status as a threat to the Foundation was determined when it became apparent that SCP-922 retains all memories and is still capable of functioning rationally, regardless of what it comes into contact with, including most importantly knowledge of [DATA EXPUNGED BY ORDER OF O5-█]. As there is currently no way to permanently terminate it, nor is there any way to destroy or alter its memories, SCP-922 is obviously an extreme threat to the Foundation, and care should be taken that no further knowledge of the Foundation be gained by SCP-922, and that it remains contained.
Recovery Log: SCP-922 actually initiated contact with the Foundation, specifically with Agent Ulysses, having somehow learned of the Foundation during testing carried out by a rival group, whose identity is still unknown. It expressed an interest in being studied by the Foundation (though couched in terms of "working for"), if there was a likelihood or even possibility of being "truly" destroyed. How SCP-922 was aware that Agent Ulysses was a part of the Foundation is still unknown, though SCP-922 itself claimed "well it's obvious, isn't it?"
Although there is no way of verifying SCP-922's reports at this time, it has claimed that it possessed these powers from birth, and that the organization had performed a wide range of tests after its acquisition of SCP-922 at age █. SCP-922 also indicated that it originally had much less control over its regeneration, and that it was significantly slower early on, that "I've gotten a lot better with practice."
Testing Log 922-a: As testing has been halted, these logs are left primarily to demonstrate what SCP-922 is capable of recovering from, as well as to give a sense of what other SCPs it is aware of. Note that for the these were not seen as malicious by either SCP-922 or the researchers, despite possible appearances.
Testing Log 922-b: At this point, a decision was made to introduce SCP-922 to several locations that had otherwise been effective in destroying D class personnel with little information gained. The reasoning was, either SCP-922 would be destroyed, or it would be able to report back. This was the start of the "reusable D class" fiasco.