rating: +11+x

Item #: SCP-021-PT

Threat Level: Orange

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Due to SCP-021-PT's geographical characteristics it cannot be transported to any secure installation of the Foundation. The hydric extension preceding the entrance of its containment zone must be guarded by the Foundation-owned Hydroceanographic Research Ship "Snow Dame". The area has been defined as a zone of scientific exploration under the care of a private initiative. Schedules for maintenance and supplies (including human resources) are cited in the attachment to the relevant documentation pertaining to Operation: Antarctica.

The operation of equipment capable of causing structural damage must be performed cautiously; explosive substances, or any material with explosive capacity that is not essential for the maintenance of SCP-021-PT's custody, must be kept stocked outside the exclusion zone. In case of recession induced by natural or human influence that may compromise the object's infrastructure, Protocol Igloo must be activated, and a base built around SCP-021-PT to maintain its cover.

Personnel belonging to the containment team of SCP-021-PT must avoid partaking, either actively or passively, in the performances of SCP-021-PT-1 instances. Visualization by individuals inside the object's interior is strictly prohibited and should be conducted remotely through audiovisual means from previously prepared equipment organized in the locale. Individuals that have been converted permanently are to be considered lost.

Instances of SCP-021-PT-1 must be treated cautiously despite any amicable demeanour. No personal connections are to be made except Rapport; their performances must not suffer any type of interference by external agents. Requests by these instances are to be provided at the discretion of the expeditionary council. During events SCP-021-PT-B, Protocol Vigil must be activated, during which instances of -1 will be extracted from 021-PT and protected until the following valid period for them to conduct performances1; any instances of SCP-021-PT-3 must be liquidated on sight.


SCP-021-PT's exterior. Stationed in the Antarctic Ocean.

Description: SCP-021-PT is a maritime iceberg adrift towards the coast of the State of Santa Catarina, in Brazil. Its initial sighting2 was during a movement through the southernmost lithograph region of Argentina and Uruguay, and by vessels navigating the Antarctic and Atlantic oceans. SCP-021-PT was towed and anchored once more in the Antarctic Ocean, and its current stationary state has since been unaltered by oceanic streams.

SCP-021-PT holds a glacial lapa cavern, predominantly horizontal and with a unique room3, preceded by a meandering corridor, housing the partial structure of a theatre4. This structure is symmetrical and semicircular, possesses a parterre, loges, and three galleries, and is occupied by approximately 170 instances of SCP-021-PT-2.

The totality of the architectural elements, with the exception of those extensively used by SCP-021-PT-1 instances, exhibit signs of freezing and lack of maintenance, with small areas completely ruined due to the exposure; the proscenium, and the parterre are divided by an irregular rupture with 20 metres in diameter by 50 metres in depth5.

Inside this structure there are currently five6 instances of humanoid entities with similar appearances to that of androgynous human individuals, denominated SCP-021-PT-1, currently from A to E. These instances are comprised of a vitreous-crystalline material similar to ice. The common attire and the costumes worn by these instances have been adapted to the climatic conditions of the region, normally in a ludic manner. These instances present functional human physiological capabilities despite not requiring the maintenance thereof. Their skulls do not exhibit nasal nor ocular cavities.

These instances are generally affable7, and are capable of communicating in English, Italian, and French. Their abilities and expertise are varied but normally connected to artistic performances and fields.8.

SCP-021-PT-2 are instances physically similar to -1 entities that are present in the area designated as the auditorium. The apparel of these entities displays many elements from several styles, commonly associated with the regions which SCP-021-PT was sighted in before its containment. These instances are normally under a state of stasis that is suspended only during eventual programmed performances.

SCP-021-PT-3 are similar to -1 and -2 entities but possess extremely aggressive behaviour, exhibiting open hostility towards -1 instances, and any human individuals present in the local. These instances move lethargically and erratically as if suffering epileptic convulsions. Their physiological characteristics are extremely variable with the exception of their mandible, which appears to be detachable, allowing these entities to open their mouths in angles of 90º, and vocalize unintelligible sounds ranging from 80dB to 150dB.

SCP-021-PT-3 posses weak physical resistance10 although they are capable of remaining active even with the deficiency of crucial appendages such as their head or thorax; when damaged or destroyed, these instances exsanguinate a viscous crystalline substance that, when in contact to damaged appendages from -3 instances, will regenerate these organs or try to fuse them in new constructs or amalgamations.

SCP-021-PT-1 are invariably psychophysically conditioned to perform, compulsorily, in three sessions — diurnal (8:30 GMT), vespertine (17:30 GMT), and nocturnal (22:30 GMT) — with variable duration and content11 sporadically during the week. At the end of each presentation, an Event SCP-021-PT A or B will occur depending on the quality of the artistic performance, which is judged by SCP-021-PT-2 instances.

Type A Events: Occur when at least two thirds or more of the instances present in the audience demonstrate positive qualitative satisfaction towards the executed performance;

Type B Events: Occur when at least two thirds or more of the instances present in the audience demonstrate negative qualitative satisfaction towards the performance executed. In these events, SCP-021-PT-3 instances will manifest in the area encompassed by the rupture separating the areas of the stage and the parterre until the moment of the next session.

The element of satisfaction, properly said, is arbitrary and measured by the intensity of the ovation performed by -2 instances, expressing euphoria through applause, producing sounds through unknown means, gifting bouquets and/or messages with variable content to the artists, also through unknown means since these entities do not appear to possess any items except their attire, and accessories. Similar reactions albeit with negative connotations and denotations will be produced during type B events.

Any human individuals present in the stage or in the auditory actively interacting12 during the active period of -1 or -2 instances will undergo a transfiguration process that, albeit interruptible if the individual is immediately removed from the locale, is currently irreversible. This occurs through the transmutation of human tissue into the vitreous substance that comprises SCP-021-PT's entities. Affected areas, initially the extremities of appendages, suffer acute pain during the conversion, forcing an individual into a state of syncope.

Addendum: Letter recovered from the belongings of a previously deceased instance of SCP-021-PT-1.

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