Stormbreath-IV

Item #: SCP-9999

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-9999 is to be kept in a

Description: SCP-9999 is anomalous entity composed of sewage, assorted bovine and porcine remains, and human blood, originally recovered from Bubbly Creek1, Chicago. The blood comprising SCP-9999 is fibrous and semisolid, with the sewage being accumulated into the mass of this fibrous blood matter. SCP-9999 is able to manipulate the viscosity this fibrous blood matter, allowing it to temporarily become fluid.

SCP-9999 is known to have been created from a human being and it is currently theorized that the initial mental state of SCP-9999 was inherited from this human. It is suspected that shortly after creation, SCP-9999 was at least partially cognizant and able to communicate, but its mental state has deteriorated as a result of its physical condition.

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Fig 1.1. Photograph recovered from Chicago Spirit. Depicts Bubbly Creek around time of SCP-9999's creation and mention of SCP-9999.

SCP-9999 has an amorphous body shape but is capable of altering its form. Generally, it tends to take the form of an amorphous quadruped but occasionally takes on a more human body shape. This is associated with moments of greater lucidity and awareness on the part of SCP-9999, as well as pained vocalizations and screaming.

SCP-9999 was unintentionally created in 1882 by SCP-046-ARC2 during the anomalous murder of a rival paperboy. SCP-046-ARC has claimed the death of this rival was accidental, but no evidence exists to support these allegations. For more information, consult Interview Log-046-9999.

Currently, preliminary and unspecific knowledge of SCP-9999 is circulated throughout Chicago, as part of the legacy rumors surrounding the Chicago Spirit. While several details of SCP-9999 cannot be confirmed as true or false, others have been determined to be entirely false. As such, it has been decided that these rumors do not represent a threat to normalcy.

Addendum 9999.1 — Interview Log-046-9999

Interviewer: Dr. Thatcher
Interviewee: SCP-046-ARC

Dr. Thatcher: Hello, Mr. Chappell. How are you doing today?

SCP-046-ARC: What kind of question is that?

Dr. Thatcher: Fair enough. I was hoping -

SCP-046-ARC: Listen, I'm not telling you shit. The Spirit is still out there in some form, and I'm not hurting my boys for when they come to bust me out.

Dr. Thatcher: Mr. Chappell, the Chicago Spirit has not existed for ten years ago and was not capable of breaking you out of a Foundation facility even before your containment.

SCP-046-ARC: I don't believe you.

Dr. Thatcher: Very well. I'd like to talk to you about one of the earliest anomalies of your career-

SCP-046-ARC: It was Night. I keep telling you, it was Night. Always Night.

Dr. Thatcher: We have found no witnesses to corroborate the existence of this alleged "Mr. Night". In any case, we would like to talk about Rudy Benson.

SCP-046-ARC: Shit. That was me, for the most part.

Dr. Thatcher: So you admit that you do have anomalous capabilities in some capacity?

SCP-046-ARC: No! I can't pull tricks, only Night could. That was with a Wand Night gave to me.

Dr. Thatcher: As always.

SCP-046-ARC: Why don't I take it from the top, okay? I was a newsie in my youth, before all of the crime and everything. I had this little corner on Lake Shore Avenue, and I was the best newsie in the city. Sold the most papers, everything. Even got some of the adults to acknowledge. I was going to go far in that business, become a journalist.

Course, I never did become a journalist. I think that ended up being better for me in the end, but I sure as hell wouldn't be sitting here today if I was a mudraker.

Anyway, I'm working as a newsie. All the others are getting jealous of me - remember, in that business, everybody knew who everybody else was. And well, we both know I'm not the quiet and reserved type, am I? So everybody knows me, knows I'm the best there is. Start to get a little jealous of ol' Dickie Chappell, want to knock him down a few pegs.

Enter Rudy fuckin' Benson. He comes along and decides he wants my corner, but I'm not going to give it up, am I? Can't do that, I'm Richard Chappell, this is my turf. He and his boys come along, and grab me. I'm fighting and screaming like hell, and they drag me all the way down to Bubbly Creek and throw me in.

Back then, I ain't got any idea on how to swim. Do know, because of this story. But back then? I'm drowning.

I would have died, if this man hadn't jumped into the river and pulled me out. There was something off about him, I could tell just from single glance. That was Mr. Night, the first time I ever met him.

Dr. Thatcher: No evidence to verify the existence of this "Mr. Night" has been found. None.

SCP-046-ARC: Fuck you want me to do about that?

Anyway, Night gives me this little whistle, tells me to go up to Rudy and blow it. Do it by Bubbly, and everything would go just swimmingly for me. Not so swimmingly for Rudy Benson was the implication, right?

So I do it. I confront Rudy on the banks, I blow the whistle and it's … different. It's shrill, it hurts to hear, but that's not all that's happening. Rudy's bleeding from everywhere: eyes, mouth, nose, skin's breaking up and blood is just coming out of this kid. His gang scatters, they're afraid of me know.

I'm Richard Chappell. Nobody fucks with me.

Dr. Thatcher: Is that the end of the story?

SCP-046-ARC: Sure is.

Dr. Thatcher: Nothing further occurred relating to Rudy Benson?

SCP-046-ARC: No, what is this about?

Dr. Thatcher: You aren't cleared for that information.

SCP-046-ARC: What? You tell me right now that the hell this is about! Why the fuck do you care about this! What happened to Rudy Benson!

Dr. Thatcher: We're done here.

Addendum 9999.2 — Chicago Spirit Civilian Media Mentions
Beginning in 1990, Chicago newspapers and media were digitized and made accessible. As a result of this process, it became possible for the Foundation to quickly search old media. In order to determine how much extant information regarding the Chicago Spirit existed, the Foundation conducted an in depth review of such media.

In conclusion, it was determined that the Chicago Spirit was still mentioned and known in civilian media, but was not greatly associated with the anomalous. Any such mentions were believed to be civilian folklore, and the Chicago Spirit occupied a position in civilian media comparable to the Chicago Outfit.

Several mentions of Rudy Benson were discovered in the

ideas:

  • sometimes it's painful to remember
  • urban legends keep the spirit of people alive
  • you die twice - once when you go X_X and the other when your name is spoken for the last time
  • created in 1880s, barely alived, beast
  • as Spirit rises to power, remembers self
  • becomes a swampthing in the '10s-'30s, mostly human
  • as Spirit is shattered, goes down
  • currently mostly bestial
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