SCP-XXXX: Change Places
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Computer Science Laboratory 012A, circa 2007.

Item №: SCP-XXXX

Anomaly Class: Euclid Thaumiel

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1 is stored in this document, with access restricted to persons of Level-3 or higher clearance. Geoffrey Raymond Talki is held in either the Site-90 morgue or a Standard Humanoid Containment cell, depending on its current occupant(s). Computer Science Laboratory 012A has been removed from the University of Bath and relocated to a subterranean complex outside of the city's urban area, under the cover of extensive renovations. In order to preserve the integrity of SCP-XXXX-3, it remains the technical property of the University of Bath.

SCP-XXXX-4 is currently held in high-security storage. Its usage requires the consent of three Level-4 containment technicians, or direct Overseer approval. Due to the risk of SCP-8877 breaching containment, no such uses are scheduled for the foreseeable future.

Description: SCP-XXXX are three epistemological addresses for objects, entities, and concepts. The targets of these addresses can be manipulated primarily by altering the target of SCP-XXXX-3 and triggering SCP-XXXX-4. The specifics of SCP-XXXX, as currently understood, are as follows:

  • SCP-XXXX-1: SCP-XXXX-1 is the string "::#981931_-HYPERTEXT:#-And/,At/,LONG,LAST/,To/,be/,Free/,always/PG{D}.html(1).html#::". The address refers specifically to the syntactic content of the address itself; the string refers only to the string, rather than to any external entity.
  • SCP-XXXX-2: SCP-XXXX-2 is "Geoffrey Raymond Talki", formerly employed in the Computer Science department of the University of Bath, England. The address refers directly to the life and physical presence of Geoffrey Raymond Talki in the world.
  • SCP-XXXX-3:: SCP-XXXX-3 is "the contents of Computer Science Laboratory 012A at the University of Bath". The address is relative and mutable, referring to whatever the contents of the room are at any given time.

SCP-XXXX-4 is an unbranded black USB wired keyboard. The end of the wire has been severed above the USB connector, and all keys have been crudely removed save for the Escape key, which requires significantly more force to depress than in non-anomalous keyboards of similar makes. SCP-XXXX-4 is physically non-anomalous, and shows signs of regular usage prior to its alterations.

When the Escape key of SCP-XXXX-4 is pressed, the contents of SCP-XXXX will rotate one place. The former SCP-XXXX-1 will shift to become the physical and social presence of Geoffrey Raymond Talki, the former Mr. Talki will become the contents of CSL 012A, and the former contents of CSL 012A (whatever they were at the time of the anomaly's activation) will be removed from conventional reality, becoming the informational content of SCP-XXXX-1.

Protocol STRANDED POINTER: Initiated on 2009-06-12, STRANDED POINTER was an attempt on behalf of the Foundation to utilise SCP-XXXX — and SCP-XXXX-1 specifically — as a method of containment for SCP-8877, a hyperintelligent lycanthrope able to cause the instant translocation of itself and others to and from any point on the lunar surface. After causing 306 containment breaches over 40 years of containment, the decision was made to lure the entity into CSL 012A and trigger SCP-XXXX-4.

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<Begin Log>

Researcher Doyle: Hello, Mr. Talki.

[Geoffrey Raymond Talki turns to look at Researcher Doyle. Its arm dislocates and passes through the wall to its left]

Geoffrey Raymond Talki: ::#981931_-HYPERTEXT:#-And/,At/,LONG,LAST/,To/,be/,Free/,always/PG{D}.html(1).html#::

Researcher Doyle: How are you settling in?

[Geoffrey Raymond Talki briefly demanifests, accompanied by harsh white noise and audio feedback. When it returns, its head is rotating slowly]

Researcher Doyle: [To command] As expected. [To Geoffrey Raymond Talki] Do you have any questions or concerns regarding your situation?

Geoffrey Raymond Talki: ::#981931_-HYPERTEXT:#-And/,At/,LONG,LAST/,To/,be/,Free/,always/PG{D}.html(1).html#::

Geoffrey Raymond Talki: ::#981931_-HYPERTEXT:#-And/,At/,LONG,LAST/,To/,be/,Free/,always/PG{D}.html(1).html#::

Researcher Doyle: Are you capable of responding to external stimuli at all?

[Geoffrey Raymond Talki descends through the floor, screaming. 20 seconds pass, after which time it suddenly appears next to Researcher Doyle]

Geoffrey Raymond Talki: ::#981931_-HYPERTEXT:#-And/,At/,LONG,LAST/,To/,be/,Free/,always/PG{D}.html(1).html#::

Researcher Doyle: …Good. That all seems to be in order. [To command] No signs of sapience. I'm concluding the interview now.

[Geoffrey Raymond Talki distorts along a diagonal axis before returning to its starting position. It does not display any awareness of Researcher Doyle]

Researcher Doyle: End log.

<End Log>

##:##: SCP-8877 enters CSL 012A, and begins dismembering the member of D-Class personnel placed within.

##:##: SCP-XXXX-4 is activated. There is a vibration, and signal is lost.

##:##: Signal is resumed through the use of an external camera. The view is of the outside of CSL 012A. It is assumed that the original camera was shifted alongside SCP-8877. Muffled cheering can be heard.

##:##: The door to CSL 012A is opened, revealing a spongy, red solid filling it in its entirety.

##:##: Excavation teams are called, and the spongy cube is removed piecemeal. The room shows no lasting structural damage or deterioration, save for the stripping of wallpaper and the removal of the radiator system (which had been disconnected previously).

Testing later revealed that the spongy cube was the former Geoffrey Raymond Talki, distributed evenly across the room. A method of altering the identifier of the spongy cube to something other than "the spongy cube" or "the former Geoffrey Raymond Talki" has not yet been found. The assignment of nomenclature to objects and entities created via use of SCP-XXXX-4 is not yet understood, but research has been postponed indefinitely due to the risk of releasing SCP-8877 from SCP-XXXX-1. The spongy cube has been designated a civilian casualty and placed into 14 separate drawers in the Site-90 morgue.

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