Our Divine Associate; Fallen
rating: 0+x

XXXX

Item #: SCP-XXXX l4.png Object Class: Euclid
Level 4 Clearance Threat Level: Yellow

antideluvian.png

Fig 1.1: Oldest known image of SCP-X (photograph recovered from the estate of Peter Stratford).

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-X is to be kept within a standard humanoid cell. SCP-X is to be discouraged from engaging in acts of self-harm1. As a preventative measure, staff must perform weekly psychiatric and physiological screenings. The results from these screenings are used to condition SCP-X operantly by allowing (or forbidding) amenities such as toys, scented candles, and dry shampoo.

The following may be provided while SCP-X is supervised (and must be retrieved after use):

  • One sewing needle
  • One scalpel (approved by acting HMCL supervisor, for maintenance and repair only)
  • One mirror2
  • A D-Class personnel amenable to visual and physical contact with SCP-X.

Twice per day, SCP-X may be provided with a fresh animal carcass prepared in strict accordance with shechita (the Judaic practice of ritual animal slaughter). Personnel may provide SCP-X with whatever tools it requires to incinerate this offering in accordance with korban olah (the Judaic practice of burnt sacrifice). SCP-X is permitted to extract small portions of each carcass for personal use. Should SCP-X remove the carcass's skin, personnel may have it tanned and returned to SCP-X.

Description: SCP-X is a humanoid entity that has replaced its epidermis, teeth, genitals, the majority of its extremities, and facial bones with crude transplants of leather, hair, muscle, and bone. When provided with appropriate tools, SCP-X is capable of using similar materials to modify, maintain or replace these transplantations. It prefers to only graft materials that are derived from the carcasses of animals slaughtered in accordance with shechita; it resists receiving any other material and will refuse to graft tissue from them to its body.

Examination of SCP-X's underlying scar tissue, body proportionality, and historical reports suggest that SCP-X has made extensive surgical alterations to itself. This includes removal and/or modification of appendages and organs not consistent with ordinary Homo sapiens. Attempts to reconstruct SCP-X's original appearance have failed due to the sheer quantity of modifications to its form.

Over the course of several hundred interviews, SCP-X has demonstrated a child-like deference and deep emotional attachment to any human it encounters (regardless of overall conduct to it). It frequently shows disgust with itself and is reluctant to describe its past prior to Foundation acquisition. Upon realisation of the procedures regarding SCP-X's self-harm, it has used this knowledge to prevent periods of extended isolation.

Addendum X.1: Recovery and Containment

SCP-X was discovered in 1985 during a raid conducted in Romandy, Switzerland at the estate of Basil Ottinger (a banker and collector of anomalous art). Upon entering Mr. Ottinger's basement, Foundation agents found SCP-XXXX in a catatonic state at the bottom of a pit filled with animal excrement and raw sewage. Despite not understanding verbal commands, it was highly deferential toward Foundation personnel and cooperated with its containment.

As part of an arrangement made with the Foundation, Basil Ottinger was offered amnesty in exchange for information regarding the anomalies recovered from his estate and the location of other anomalous collections.

INTERVIEW AUDIO LOG



DATE: 15/02/1985
INTERVIEWER: Commander Robert Malthus
SUBJECT: Basil Ottinger

<Begin Log>

MALTHUS: The thing in the pit.

OTTINGER: Fuck.

MALTHUS: Tell me about it.

OTTINGER: Just, can we talk about something else?

MALTHUS: That isn't how this works, Mr. Ottinger.

OTTINGER: OK, so — It isn't as bad as it looks, right? I know how it must look, it looks like I —

MALTHUS: Just tell me what it is.

OTTINGER: Alright. Look. Just, look. The Mülhausen collection. You know it? Of course not. Well, you should. It was an amazing collection. Contained some remarkable pieces. Even had an original print of a Nkurunziza. Do you know how hard it is to —

MALTHUS: Mr. Ottinger.

OTTINGER: Okay. Right. It was up for purchase about, ah, I think it was in '73? His dullard of a son was selling the whole lot for some fast cash. Probably to pay his bookie, something like that. This idiot, he — this idiot had no idea what he was sitting on. I wrote him a check right then and there. Wrote it so fast that I nearly ripped my checkbook in half. Cost me less than a Cheval Blanc 47. Absolutely amazing, gorgeous pieces.

MALTHUS: And what about the thing in the pit?

[Silence]

MALTHUS: Was the thing in the pit one of these pieces?

OTTINGER: Yes. It was a package deal, yeah? Part of the collection. Mülhausen kept it in a crate in his attic. Sound-proofed. It was locked up inside there, chained up in the dark, and it was — anyway, uh, it's an interesting piece. Very interesting. You don't even need to feed it. Did you know that? Um, anyway, it came with instructions. I keep them in a safe deposit box. I'll have to have someone go fetch them for you.

MALTHUS: Instructions?

OTTINGER: Yes. Mülhausen had left explicit instructions for what was to be done with it. His letter explained that he wasn't the one who came up with these instructions, either. He received them when he purchased it from a Catholic bishop. He made that very clear, that he didn't like doing this. This wasn't his idea. We were just following instructions —

MALTHUS: What were they?

OTTINGER: Look, you learn real quick in this business that when a work of art comes with instructions, you don't question them. Yeah? If you do, bad things happen. And it doesn't — you can do whatever you want to it. Once you're done, once it's stopped, uh, screaming, it won't even care. No matter what you do to it, it forgives you. It just wants to be closer to you.

MALTHUS: What were the instructions?

[Silence]

MALTHUS: Mr. Ottinger —

OTTINGER: Hate it. Throw it in a hole and make it scream.

<End Log>


Addendum X.2: Lachman & Drexler Poster

Basil Ottinger produced the following poster, stating that it was included within the collection that he purchased.

oof4.jpg


Addendum X.3: William Drexler's Notes

After the recovery of the poster, an investigation into the life of POI-3783 "William Drexler" and POI-8432 "LACHMAN" was opened. While the investigation into POI-8432 is still undergoing, research into POI-3783 has yielded potential information regarding the origin of SCP-X.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License