SCP-3954
rating: -5+x

Item #: SCP-3954

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures:
Music must be audibly present within the chamber of SCP-3954 at all times. Any musical composition played must contain a piano as one its constituent noises. The absence of either of these policies will result in agitation and possible spawn/transformation of the object. This mandatory pacification music can be played upon the object itself or relayed through audio devices in the vicinity. The required audio containment can be simple in nature, but the simplest acceptable sounds are the basic note progression: F, A, C, E. Any less than this, and/or a lack of consistent and appropriate tempo tying together any sequential notes will result in undesirable change to the object.

In the event of unforeseen electrical/technical issues or insufficient faculty to manually produce audio pacification, the chamber should be locked down until such matters can be resolved. In the event of the emergence of the entity hereafter referred to as SCP-3954-1, music is to be played through audio systems in the containment area, not played on the object to avoid loss of Foundation staff, with the volume gradually increasing until abatement occurs. If for any reason, abatement does not occur through this method, or audio playback devices are non-functional, a D-class personnel with median knowledge and skill at playing the piano may be utilized. If no D-class personnel are available, staff are to enact incendiary and impact based security measures to ensure the destruction and containment of the current iteration of SCP-3954-1. To this date, the “parent” object has yet to be damaged by any of said security measures.

Description:
SCP-3954 is a black wooden grand piano of a unknown, uncopyrighted, or undocumented brand-name. The Italian word Ottantotto1 is embossed in silver above the standard keyboard, the keys of which are comprised of bone from an unidentified organism. Otherwise the object's outer appearance is that of a standard piano.

The lack of music in the immediate vicinity of the object for any length of time greater than ███████ will result in the appearance of the entity deemed SCP-3954-1.
SCP-3954-1 is an vaguely humanoid being that appears to be comprised of various pieces of a piano matching those that comprise SCP-3954, including black polished wood fragments, steel wire, metal framing and connective pieces, and bone of unknown origin. Slight variations in appearance and makeup are often present however there are some constant traits, which include a much larger than average mouth containing piano keys in the place of teeth and coiled wires in place of hair, nails and other keratin-based features.

SCP-3954-1 is always observed to emerge within the hinged lid of the piano. SCP-3954-1. It Is currently unknown whether SCP-3954-1 is formed from components of the “parent” object spontaneously regenerating, or if a “pocket dimension” is present with the object that spawns the entity/entities. Senior Entity Liaison Mr. ████ assures us that this entity has some form of intelligence but to date the only pertinent information gained in simple brief conversations is that SCP-3954-1 states its identity as Ottantotto. Instead of responding to direct lines of questioning, the entity continues to request various pieces of music known and unknown to be played, and it has proven unpredictably aggressive and violent towards personnel unwilling to grant its requests.

Addendum:
SCP-3954 was located in an abandoned opera house in ███████, Italy. Various persons had been reported as missing between the time of the closure of the theater and the arrival of Foundation investigative team, with increasing frequency. The locals had grown increasingly superstitious during this period, believing that these missing persons had been taken by “La Fantasma” and had taken to hanging wind chimes outside their doors. Upon locating the object, various human and animal remains were found to be within the closed lid of the piano, in various statues of decay and/or consumption. No iteration of SCP-3954-1 was present at the time of capture. Once transported to SCP Facility █████ ██████ the object was cleaned and all remains were removed and incinerated. The site of capture was also destroyed using a contained implosion and area natives informed of the planned demolition only when necessary.

Dr. ████ has suggested that each iteration of SCP-3954-1 may in fact be a wholly separate entity and as such should be properly referred to as SCP-3954-1, 2, 3, etc. . This theory is due to the minor variations in appearance and continued emergence despite destruction of the previous iterations. Further tests to be conducted to confirm or dismiss this hypothesis. However SEL ████ disagrees with this analysis, stating that each iteration SCP-3954-1 refers to itself by the same name. Further interrogation and experimentation needed to confirm.

Various compositions requested for playback:
Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, by Frederic Chopin

Piano Sonata No. 9 in B Major, Op. 147, D. 575: III. Scherzo. Allegretto, by Franz Schubert

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash2

Pensieri notturni di Filli (Nel dolce dell’oblio) HWV 134: Aria. Ha l’inganno il suo diletto, by Handel

Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone OMPS, by John Williams

Musical requests, nonexistent, unheard, or impossible:

Contrill 19 in K-Flat, by Wilhelm LePuck

██████, by the band Black Swan Overdrive.

Tom Morrow, by Woody Guthrie

L’ultima Concerto

The Dead Flowers Cantata, from Hamlet

Beethoven’s Ode to Sorrow

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