SCP-XXXX: Predation By Numbers (Antimathematical Memocide)

Item №: SCP-XXXX

Anomaly Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Each of the eight vertical faces and corner edges of SCP-XXXX are marked (at a distance of 2.5 metres from the anomaly) by a concrete column measuring exactly one metre in height, engraved (on the side facing away from the anomaly) with between one and eight tally marks. These are to be counted daily by a member of D-Class personnel, who is then to record the values in a provided log-book. Under no circumstances should they come within 3 metres of SCP-XXXX. In the event that they are unable to count the markers, they are to be immediately terminated1 by firearm and the region is to be flooded with a non-granular resin of uniform or near-uniform consistency. An additional set of markers are then to be erected at the same distance from the newly determined boundary.

SCP-XXXX is to remain guarded at all times by exactly four members of armed staff. In the event that the number of staff present becomes uncountable, all involved personnel are to be terminated2, and SCP-XXXX's remote HMCL Supervisor is to be contacted.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a roughly cuboid region of space located at the centre of a semi-detached bungalow in the city of Durham, England. SCP-XXXX is anomalous due to the fact that within it, no discrete entities possess defined numerical quantities. Because of this, the region's size is indeterminate — whether or not it is expanding is currently debated. Entities become uncountable immediately after entering SCP-XXXX, and while the antimathematical properties reverse upon leaving the area, damage to the structural integrity of objects or personnel does not.

Leaving SCP-XXXX has proven fatal in 100% of cases3. Entering SCP-XXXX without leaving is potentially survivable, depending on one's definition of 'life'.

Addendum | Contents of SCP-XXXX: Manned and unmanned expeditions into SCP-XXXX have revealed its contents to a high degree of accuracy. Below is an abridged version of Document XXXX-GAUSS, the sum total of those findings.

  • Brick, mortar, wood, and other common construction material. Full list of material types is unenumerable.
  • Wiring, and electrical component intermittently.
  • Areas in which no substance is present, frequently located inside large collections of the aforementioned construction materials.
  • Door, acting as a method of navigating the previous.
  • Chair, distributed evenly throughout regions of empty space.
  • Table, focused primarily at the centre of regions of empty space.
  • Scale, blood, and bone4.
  • Edible substance (meat, egg, vegetable, etc.).
  • Refrigeration device.
  • Bullet, with latent mathematical anomaly suggesting some metaphysical quantity to the weapon(s) used to fire it.
  • A notable absence of the aforementioned weapon.
  • Bullet hole (present in table) suggesting that the weapon was fired inaccurately.
  • Footprint.
  • Paper, laminated card, book, and similar.
  • Deep gash, present in the construction material and some areas of table, chair, and refrigeration device.
  • Computer.
  • Human cadaver, mixed in places with saliva and digestive enzyme.

Additionally, the following items were located surrounding SCP-XXXX at the time of discovery.

  • One (1) Polaroid-brand instant camera, damaged beyond use.
  • Twenty-four (24) footprints5 leaving the region and terminating at a wall some distance away.
  • Four-hundred and twenty-nine (429) papers detailing an unfinished doctoral thesis on number theory, flung several metres from the anomaly.
  • Seven (7) miscellaneous books covering diverse mathematical topics.
  • One (1) pair of reading glasses, broken.
  • One (1) human arm, severed.

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