rating: -10+x

Item #: SCP-3087

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: While in its inactive phase, SCP-3087 is to be stored in a High-Value Containment Locker at Site 76. During this period, the object is safe for study on cultural origin. Passcode for the locker is obtainable from any Level 3 researcher and is to be changed weekly.

Four and a half years after the end of SCP-3087’s last active phase, it is to be moved to a 30 by 30 meter room lined with small stainless steel plates. The currently designated room is Group Containment Chamber 15, which has been modified to fit specifications, with GCC 13 serving as backup. SCP-3087 is next scheduled to be moved to the available Group Containment Chamber on 11 November 20██

After transfer to this chamber, the object is to be monitored by video feed by two Level 1 Security personnel, who are atheists, on six hour shifts. Once SCP-3087 has entered into its active phase, a single D Class subject is to be introduced into GCC 15 and monitored for signs of the object's effects. After said D Class becomes affected, one new D Class is to be introduced to the chamber every day until an instance of SCP-3087-1 is created. Two D Class are to be introduced per day at this point to study the group's behavior towards newcomers. During Stage 3, the number of new subjects introduced to the chamber is to be increased to four a day. At the first signs of Stage 4, the feed from the cameras is to be cut; monitoring personnel are to be administered Class C amnestics, and the Containment Chamber is to be locked down for two hours. After this time, SCP-3087 is to be moved back to its storage locker and the remains of all subjects within the chamber are to be incinerated. Any SCP-3087-1 instance that isn't present for Stage 4 is to be kept away from SCP-3087 (see Incident 3087-Sanders). Lethal force is authorized to prevent access.

Description: SCP-3087 is a statuette, 31 cm in height, appearing to be made of bronze. Analysis of the composition of the object is impossible, as attempts to take samples or otherwise damage SCP-3087 result in the offending party being struck with an aneurysm that kills or permanently disables the victim. The object depicts a woman, nude except for a light veil draped over her left shoulder and blowing against her legs. She is sitting on what seems to be a dire wolf (Canis dirus), based on jaw structure and tooth length. SCP-3087 displays artistic stylistic similarities to several ancient civilizations, including early Rome and the Iroquois and Wyandot people of North America.

SCP-3087’S active phase begins approximately five years following the end of its previous activation. Its active phase is comprised of four stages:
Stage 1: Initial activation and collection of followers
SCP-3087, upon activation, will hover approximately one meter in the air, slowly turn a full circle, let out a bright (> 170000 lux) flash of white light, and return to its resting position on whatever surface it was previously on. Any adult human who expresses religious beliefs that makes visual contact with the object after this point will feel a strong sense of awe, describing the statue as “beautiful” or “divine”. Any persons who see an image or artist's depiction of the object while in its active phase are similarly affected, and will do anything within their power to gain access to SCP-3087 (see Incident 3087-A). As the subject approaches, SCP-3087 will start giving off a dim luminescence. Physical contact with the statue causes the subject (hereafter referred to as supplicant) to stiffen for about three seconds, then relax. The supplicant at this point claims to be able to hear the voice of the woman depicted in the statue, claiming to be “the Mother of All”. After this contact is made, SCP-3087 starts to exhibit minor telekinetic and reality bending abilities, such as causing objects to levitate, transmutation of small trinkets into gold, silver, and other precious materials, and purification of non potable water. The supplicant sees these occurrences as miracles and as proof of the divinity of the object, and will often seek out others in order to expose them to SCP-3087. Each anomalous action taken by the statue seems to use energy pulled directly from its supplicants, as they start to exhibit symptoms of malnutrition and exhaustion. Despite this, they will attempt to expose more people to the object and increase SCP-3087’S supplicant pool.
Stage 2: Creation of SCP-3087-1
Once the number of supplicants has reached 12 to 20, one of them will approach SCP-3087 and enter a pose of prayer or meditation. Poses used are similar to those used by the supplicant’s original religion. This period generally lasts fifteen to twenty minutes, and the subject’s body is subtly altered. At this point, they are considered an instance of SCP-3087-1. Instances of SCP-3087-1 are emaciated, with sunken eyes and heavy lids. The most notable alteration, however, is the modification of the vocal cords. Structures found within the vocal cords during autopsy of SCP-3087-1 specimens allow them to create an anomalous combination of subsonic frequencies while speaking that make adult humans highly suggestible. This is used to bring more people to be exposed to SCP-3087, as well as to accomplish other objectives that benefit the group of supplicants. The object at this point will create two or three instances of SCP-3087-1 per day. The reason for this is presumed to be because of the large amount of energy required for the transformation. SCP-3087-1, despite their appearance, are quite strong and agile, capable of lifting objects several times larger than themselves and running at a pace of 32 kilometers per hour for extended periods of time. Further testing of SCP-3087-1’s physical abilities is considered redundant at this time and is denied due to risk of containment breach. SCP-3087 itself will continue to produce various anomalous effects, with large scale transmutation of objects and levitation of supplicants and large objects being common. These effects are generally reserved for when a new subject is introduced to it, again presumed to be a measure to save energy.
Stage 3: Escalation
Once 20 to 25 instances of SCP-3087-1 have been created, the anomalous effects of SCP-3087 seem to become more drastic. Conversion of supplicants into SCP-3087-1 takes five minutes at most and it will convert 4 or 5 per day. SCP-3087-1 will become more aggressive, using their strength and speed to actively pursue persons that do not immediately submit to their vocal influence and forcibly expose them to the statue. SCP-3087 will sporadically and seemingly randomly cause objects to float, sometimes for hours at a time, and any liquid brought into the chamber it is in will instantly transform into pure water. Other anomalous abilities displayed by SCP-3087 at this time include bright flashes of light emanating from the statue, objects catching fire only to be snuffed out a few seconds later, and unintelligible whispering with no discernable source.
Stage 4: Ascension
The requirements to proceed to Stage 4 are poorly understood at this moment, but generally occurs when the number of supplicants and SCP-3087-1 totals between 1██ and 2██. Supplicants have reported hearing SCP-3087 saying “Come to me, child” at the onset of this stage. The SCP-3087-1 will gather in rings around SCP-3087 and sit. Unconverted supplicants generally follow suit. All will then begin singing in an unidentified language as SCP-3087 rises into the air, about a meter, and starts glowing, gradually increasing in brightness. Anyone who views the object at this time will be converted into an SCP-3087-1 instance in a matter of seconds. It appears that the effect is no longer exclusive to those of faith at this time, however those under the age of 18 are still unaffected. Approximately twenty minutes after Stage 4 begins, SCP-3087 lets out a flash of light comparable in intensity to the flash that signals the object’s activation, and then falls out of the air. All subjects that view this flash of light are killed instantly. This marks the beginning of SCP-3087’s inactive phase.

Incident SCP-3087-A
On 12 September 2007, SCP-3087 activated for the first time under full containment. The object had been kept in Group Containment Cell 15 under constant surveillance since Incident 3087-Sanders. Shortly following activation, both security personnel that were monitoring the object as well as three of the four researchers assigned to it converged upon Group Containment Chamber 15. Dr. L██████ used his security clearance to allow all five of them to enter the chamber and gain access to SCP-3087. Within half an hour, they had brought an additional 17 personnel to be affected by the statue. When Dr. B████ returned from his lunch break, he immediately informed Security of a containment breach and locked down GCC 15. Subsequent testing showed that the only reason Dr. B████ was unaffected was because he was unaffiliated with any religion, and further that viewing an image of SCP-3087 while it is in an active state subjects viewers to its effects. Containment procedures were updated, the file photo of SCP-3087 was removed, and Dr. B████ was commended for his quick thinking in response to an ongoing containment breach.

Recovery Report
SCP-3087 was discovered in ███████, Ohio on 9 August 2002 by Agent Kate Sanders, who was working undercover as county sheriff. The entire town of ███████ had been affected by SCP-3087, and the deaths were attributed to the formation of a cult that had committed mass suicide.

Incident 3087-Sanders
Three days after Interview 3087-Sanders, in which time she seemed to randomly come in and out of the influence of SCP-3087, the posted guard released Agent Sanders, stating that he felt sorry for her after talking to her. After autopsy of her body, it was determined that her vocal cords had been slightly altered and thus the degenerated anomalous subsonic frequencies made the guard more sympathetic to her. Agent Sanders proceeded to where SCP-3087 was being stored temporarily in New Object Intake Storage. She made it to the locker that the object was being stored in before Security terminated her. However, her presence caused SCP-3087 to enter an active state, affecting the entire Security team and causing a containment breach. It was decided by Site Command that, in order to regain access to the Intake Storage, two hundred D-Class personnel would be introduced to the chamber. The active stage resolved itself in 47 hours, with significant damage to the room. Fortunately, no other objects breached their containment lockers. Special Containment Procedures designed to include a staggered introduction of D-Class personnel in order to reduce the amount of damage done to its containment chamber.

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