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Published on 01 Aug 2022 03:44
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What this is

A bunch of miscellaneous CSS 'improvements' that I, CroquemboucheCroquembouche, use on a bunch of pages because I think it makes them easier to deal with.

The changes this component makes are bunch of really trivial modifications to ease the writing experience and to make documenting components/themes a bit easier (which I do a lot). It doesn't change anything about the page visually for the reader — the changes are for the writer.

I wouldn't expect translations of articles that use this component to also use this component, unless the translator likes it and would want to use it anyway.

This component probably won't conflict with other components or themes, and even if it does, it probably won't matter too much.


On any wiki:

[[include :scp-wiki:component:croqstyle]]

This component is designed to be used on other components. When using on another component, be sure to add this inside the component's [[iftags]] block, so that users of your component are not forced into also using Croqstyle.

Related components

Other personal styling components (which change just a couple things):

Personal styling themes (which are visual overhauls):

CSS changes

Reasonably-sized footnotes

Stops footnotes from being a million miles wide, so that you can actually read them.

.hovertip { max-width: 400px; }

Monospace edit/code

Makes the edit textbox monospace, and also changes all monospace text to Fira Code, the obviously superior monospace font.

@import url(';700&display=swap');
:root { --mono-font: "Fira Code", Cousine, monospace; }
#edit-page-textarea, .code pre, .code p, .code, tt, .page-source { font-family: var(--mono-font); }
.code pre * { white-space: pre; }
.code *, .pre * { font-feature-settings: unset; }

Teletype backgrounds

Adds a light grey background to <tt> elements ({{text}}), so code snippets stand out more.

tt {
  background-color: var(--swatch-something-bhl-idk-will-fix-later, #f4f4f4);
  font-size: 85%;
  padding: 0.2em 0.4em;
  margin: 0;
  border-radius: 6px;

No more bigfaces

Stops big pictures from appearing when you hover over someone's avatar image, because they're stupid and really annoying and you can just click on them if you want to see the big version.

.avatar-hover { display: none !important; }

Breaky breaky

Any text inside a div with class nobreak has line-wrapping happen between every letter.

.nobreak { word-break: break-all; }

Code colours

Add my terminal's code colours as variables. Maybe I'll change this to a more common terminal theme like Monokai or something at some point, but for now it's just my personal theme, which is derived from Tomorrow Night Eighties.

Also, adding the .terminal class to a fake code block as [[div class="code terminal"]] gives it a sort of pseudo-terminal look with a dark background. Doesn't work with [[code]], because Wikidot inserts a bunch of syntax highlighting that you can't change yourself without a bunch of CSS. Use it for non-[[code]] code snippets only.

Quick tool to colourise a 'standard' Wikidot component usage example with the above vars: link

:root {
  --c-bg: #393939;
  --c-syntax: #e0e0e0;
  --c-comment: #999999;
  --c-error: #f2777a;
  --c-value: #f99157;
  --c-symbol: #ffcc66;
  --c-string: #99cc99;
  --c-operator: #66cccc;
  --c-builtin: #70a7df;
  --c-keyword: #cc99cc;
.terminal, .terminal > .code {
  color: var(--c-syntax);
  background: var(--c-bg);
  border: 0.4rem solid var(--c-comment);
  border-radius: 1rem;

Debug mode

Draw lines around anything inside .debug-mode. The colour of the lines is red but defers to CSS variable --debug-colour.

You can also add div.debug-info.over and div.debug-info.under inside an element to annotate the debug boxes — though you'll need to make sure to leave enough vertical space that the annotation doesn't overlap the thing above or below it.

…like this!

.debug-mode, .debug-mode *, .debug-mode *::before, .debug-mode *::after {
  outline: 1px solid var(--debug-colour, red);
  position: relative;
.debug-info {
  position: absolute;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translateX(-50%);
  font-family: 'Fira Code', monospace;
  font-size: 1rem;
  white-space: nowrap;
.debug-info.over { top: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info.under { bottom: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info p { margin: 0; }


12th century Buddhist rock carving depicting SCP-7800.

SCP-7800 is integral to the continued existence of humanity, and thus must not be contained.

The Foundation currently does not possess the necessary infrastructure nor technology to directly interact with SCP-7800.

As per O5-CR-2080-I, the Foundation may never fundamentally alter SCP-7800 in any capacity, with all significant metaphysical markers currently subject to L6-Infofragmentation Protocol. Any and all alterations run a significant risk of causing irreparable damage to the consciousness of all currently unborn human beings. Currently, efforts are primarily directed at alleviating the effects of SCP-7800 on baseline reality.

AESRs1 are to be discreetly installed within all population centers that exceed 84,000 inhabitants. Containment procedures are expected to be updated with the development of more efficient AESR designs.

Alleviation of SCP-7800's effects may be achieved via the following actions, which have been given AMIDA-Class priority accordingly.

  • The attainment of human karmic equilibrium via the abatement of its adharmon density and/or augmentation of its dharmon density2
  • The maintenance of a background Akiva radiation value of at least 35 centiAkiva until the former can be sustainably achieved

SCP-7800 refers to the process in which human beings undergo rebirth after their deaths, alternatively known as the human karmic cycle. Karmon counts do not change during rebirth, redeath, nor the liminal state,3 only fluctuating with the generation and annihilation of karmon particles over the course of a vessel's life.

While karmic cycles theoretically exist for all living beings, they have only been identified within sapient species. Studies conducted on karmic cycles within SCP-1000, Fae, Merfolk, and other anomalous populations show strong similarities to each other, with otherwise superficial differences. The karmon count of non-sapient organisms is negligibly minute, complicating studies on their karmic cycles.

SCP-7800's anomalous property lies in the ability of a karmon count to undergo fission as a response to an excess of suitable vessels. The exact process behind this so-called karmic fission remains poorly understood, as it has not been observed in non-human karmic cycles thus far.

During karmic fission, dharmon density is observed to be divided equally between the resultant karmon counts, whereas adharmon density is duplicated before division. As a result, both karmon counts have half the dharmon density, but the same adharmon density as the preceding karmon count.

Several religious sects and occult research organizations are known to have been aware of the concept karmic fission in some capacity since at least the early 19th century, during which the human population first exceeded 1 billion individuals.

Excerpt from a letter addressed to select members of the Theosophical Society from a Sophie F. Carey, c. 1882

[…] Arthur's return from his Tibetan expedition has yielded many insights into the nature of life and death. The terminology in use by the lamas may differ from other studied religious schools, but they are, without a doubt, no lesser.

I have catalogued his findings in his stead, as he still requires rest. You may pore over them at your own leisure. Furthermore, I feel it is pertinent to discuss one of Arthur's encounters in a gompa hidden in one of the Himalayan valleys.

Arthur recounted a conversation with an alleged tertön, a keeper of secret knowledge. This particular fellow had fled deep into the hinterlands in fear of persecution; you see, it does not do to be labelled as a deceiver for one's own knowledge of the truth, even if the truth may be sacrilegious. The tertön spoke of great changes, those on a scale that precede paradigm shifts. In his own words, "the wheel of rebirth is under immense strain". He has been convinced by the tertön that a great calamity is to occur.

In my curiosity, I took the liberty of interpreting his words and writings, and I must confess they have given way to troubled thoughts. Could the number of human vessels ever grow to be greater than the number of souls for which they house? Logic would dictate the essence would divide itself to compensate for the surplus, but does that make modern man lesser than his forefathers? I do not dare to dwell on the implications of this, nor that if the essence does not divide.

While his fever is under control, his ramblings remain of particular concern. Sometimes he mutters sentences with most frightening nature and clarity. "There are too many humans." I continue to pray for his expedited recovery. […]

A depiction of SCP-7800 as a Bhavacakra in Tibetan Buddhism.

Karmons were first detected by HMFSCP4 and ASCI5 personnel during the 7th Occult War. Initially misidentified as thaumaturgic backlash in the European theatre of the Occult War, mage divisions were deployed to otherwise mundane locations under the impression that a thaumaturgic battle was taking place.

These errors were later reported as "abnormal Akivic flux", or AAF in contemporary field reports, particularly due to the absence of notable divine phenomena in most cases. Improvements in paratech by the second half of the Occult War eventually led to the postulation of karmon particles during AAF events. The events preceding the end of the Occult War on both sides of the Veil were extensively analyzed, and contributed to the study and understanding of the two karmon particle types.

The "Karmon Problem" was introduced in a 1985 paper by Foundation researcher Dr. Cenn T. Moncavage, who had headed research into the mechanics behind karmon generation and neutralization. Drawing from a decade-long study on infant karmon counts, karmon fission had been consistently observed with increasing frequency.

Dr. Moncavage predicted that the unequal division of adharmon density coupled with rapid population growth would eventually result in a possible K-Class Scenario. Their paper provided multiple projections for such a possibility, including an increase in frequency of natural disasters, higher probabilities of cosmic extinction events, and an array of thaumaturgic catastrophes.

Dr. Moncavage's views were labelled as Neo-Malthusian, and were largely ignored due to a notable lack of evidence supporting their claim. The consensus among experts in the metaphysical field was that the threshold for the Karmon Problem simply had not been reached, and most likely never would according to increasingly accurate population projections and predictions of decreasing birth rates. SCP-7800 was hence classified as Ticonderoga, and relegated to lower priority research.

Addendum 7800.I Progressive Attenuation of Background Akiva


Date: 09/07/2010

  • Dir. Imogen E. Devereux - Director of the Department of Tactical Theology
  • Dr. Coriander V. Gomez - Head of the Applied Metaphysics Division
  • Dr. Alastair F. T. Orion - Head of Research, SCP-7800
  • Dr. Cenn. T. Moncavage - Level 4 Researcher in the Dept. of Thaumatology, author of the Karmon Problem
  • ~9 other executive personnel of the Dept. of Tactical Theology and the Applied Metaphysics Division


Dr. Moncavage: —and now you lot decide to believe me?

Dr. Gomez: Dr. Moncavage, we specifically requested your presence to assist in dealing with the issue at hand, you can leave the 'I told you so's on the appendix after we have this meeting settled.

Dr. Moncavage: Fine. <grumbles audibly>

Dr. Gomez: Moving on to the topic at hand, we posit that the thaumic influences of karmon particles — particularly Akiva radiation — have been grossly miscalculated. Consequently, we may attribute the ongoing attenuation of background Akiva radiation to global adharmon density, which is currently about 18 times the global dharmon density.

Dr. Moncavage: What? No, that's— Why did no one tell me we exceeded a 1:5 ratio?

Dr. Orion: Clearance level was moved to Level 5 after you got dropped from the research team.

Dr. Moncavage: Wonderful. How many centiAkiva are we on now?

Dir. Devereux: Little over 33.4 centiAkiva. Not great, but not as bad as it could be.

Dr. Moncavage: Hm. I've revised the Karmon Problem since you kicked me out, but this still doesn't fit with my newer models. We should've been seeing much lower background Akiva by now. There's something else at play here.

Dr. Gomez: We've dismissed most other explanations for background Akiva attenuation. All Akiva absorbent anomalies have been accounted for, and as far as we're aware, the attenuation is restricted to the Earth's atmosp—

Dr. Moncavage: Yes, yes, we all know about Agent Gagarin. I don't like this. Are you sure this isn't the result of some Iscariot Event?

Dir. Devereux: Not unless this is the slowest and longest-lasting one. It's gotten harder to keep tabs on significant theological entities, but we're certain none are in a state of cessation. Well, none that haven't already been accounted for.

Dr. Moncavage: Hmm. <frowns> How many of these significant theological entities do you have on record?

Dir. Devereux: That information is beyond the clearance you and most of the people in this room have.

Dr. Moncavage: Right, right. But can you tell me how that number has changed over time? How many gods did you lot kill?

Dir. Devereux: We don't kill significant theological entities, they're too entrenched in baseline reality, that's why they're signifi— Oh.

<Dir. Devereux pulls out her phone and begins typing.>

Dr. Gomez: What? What do you mean, 'oh'?

Dr. Moncavage: Gods are, as we all know, Akiva sources of immeasurable scale, an inferno of divinity comparable to the Sun. Now, Iscariot Events refer to the death of a god. A flame extinguished. The heat is gone, almost immediately. What happens when you slowly get further from the fire instead?

Dr. Orion: The frog boils.

Dr. Moncavage: Exactly. We're already stewing away in the Karmon Problem.


Addendum 7800.II Correspondence with Theological Entities

Theological Entity Classification: DTE-L3T5-C
Associated Religious Group: Disciples of the Solar Herald
Status of Contact Ritual: Success
Outcome of Correspondence: Divining oracle unable to establish coherent communications with theological entity. Correspondence terminated by divining oracle shortly after.

Theological Entity Classification: DTE-A7G7-C
Associated Religious Group: Voru-Tuut Creed
Status of Contact Ritual: Success
Outcome of Correspondence: No response from theological entity. Currently considered to have forsaken humanity.

Theological Entity Classification: DTE-R3X0-C
Associated Religious Group: The Universalist Order of the Æsir
Status of Contact Ritual: Success
Outcome of Correspondence: When inquired about the ongoing attenuation of background Akiva, several voices were heard debating heatedly in the background before the contacted theological entity bade the divining oracle good luck. Correspondence ended immediately after. DTE-R3X0-C, along with its associated theological entities, have since been unreachable and are currently considered to have forsaken humanity.


Date: 06/09/2010

  • Dir. Imogen E. Devereux - Director of the Department of Tactical Theology
  • Sbl. Carmen Mathel - Chief Oracle of the Department of Tactical Theology
  • Dr. Alastair F. T. Orion - Head of Research, SCP-7800
  • Dr. Cenn. T. Moncavage - Chief Advisor, SCP-7800
  • ~6 other executive personnel of the Dept. of Tactical Theology


Dr. Orion: I thought there would be more attendees.

Sbl. Mathel: We had a major Tartarean Manifestation Event hit New Zealand two days ago, between that and a few other high-profile incidents, the Department has had a hectic few weeks since we last convened.

Dir. Devereux: Moving on to the results of our correspondences, we can conclude that a significant portion of cooperative theological entities have forsaken humanity. Those that are still around aren't of much help either.

Dr. Moncavage: I figured as much. What does this normally entail, in terms of impact on background Akiva?

Dir. Devereux: There's always some degree of residual Akiva remaining after the disappearance of a theological entity, be it from its cessation or its forsaking of humanity, but it dissipates over time. We may very well be operating on fumes now.

Dr. Orion: Pardon, but don't theological entities intrinsically require a source of belief to sustain them? How is forsaking their primary energy source an option for them?

Sbl. Mathel: We're not sure, but from what I've seen and heard, they aren't too worried about it. Honestly, I'm more concerned about the state of their adherents. I literally had the patron deities of at least 4 countries wishing me good luck before hanging up.

Dr. Orion: Speaking of energy sources, I'd like to present the schematics for a working prototype of an Akiva generator. Dr. Gomez and I managed to put this together last week. You should find them on your devices—

<Dr. Orion types out a few lines of code on his laptop.>

Dr. Orion: —now.

Sbl. Mathel: Huh. I'd always thought our Department would figure out artificial Akiva generation first.

Dr. Moncavage: Say, where is Dr. Gomez?

Dr. Orion: They're tied up in a pet project in Britain to explore alternative methods of belief generation right now. Now, I won't claim that these AESRs will be able to supplant our Akiva deficit overnight, what with them operating on the scale of tens of microAkiva, but things are looking promising.

Dir. Devereux: That's good to hear. We're still working through the list of cooperative theological entities to contact. Hopefully we'll come across one willing to actually cooperate with us on this.

Sbl. Mathel: Assuming there are any left.


Addendum 7800.III Internal Theological Developments

Date BAR7 Value Theological Entity Involved Events
06/01/2011 33.0 (-0.3) SCP-4960, the manifestation of a Bronze Age fertility goddess. It is sustained by acts of worship as defined by Procedure 166-Anahita. SCP-4960 disappears from its suite at Site-17. Widespread reports of 'heartbreak' amongst the heterosexual male and homosexual female population are suppressed to prevent a Broken Masquerade Scenario. Foundation operations temporarily hindered as a result.
16/04/2011 32.9 (-0.1) Unknown. Presumed to be an undiscovered theological entity. Spike in anomalous seismic activity detected throughout mainland Australia. The origin of seismic activity was triangulated to within the Wollemi National Park in New South Wales, Australia, where on-site listening stations detected vibrations consistent with that of a large animal burrowing into the ground.
01/08/2011 32.7 (-0.2) SCP-2845, an extraterrestrial quadrupedal entity possessing the ability to transmute matter into various states of hydrogen, helium, and ammonia. Not designated as a theological entity, but has been observed to cause measurable Akivic flux during direct observation. SCP-2845 breaches containment despite the successful completion of the ongoing containment cycle. Once outside of its containment chamber, it sublimates into an unidentified mixture of gases. The last known sighting of SCP-2845 was reported by Site-♄-08, where its upper body was seen in orbit around Iapetus, presumably undergoing a reconstitution of its physical form. Its current location is unknown.
03/09/2011 32.4 (-0.3) SCP-3000, allegedly a large aquatic serpent of unconfirmed length. The validity of the existence of this theological entity is under scrutiny. Foundation technicians discover the existence of an SCP-3000 within the SCiPnet database and in physical documents scattered across Foundation Sites. While providing a convincing argument for the origin of free-floating Y-909 deposits in the Indian Ocean, no conclusive evidence has been found to suggest that it actually exists.
29/11/2011 32.4 (0.0) SCP-6542, a large marble vat of sheep milk. A human shadow becomes visible inside the vat at random intervals, inducing dread in observers of any Christian faith. Failure to maintain containment procedures leads to RAPTURE events, in which large amounts of milk are expelled from the vat. A column of milk erupts from SCP-6542 despite the absence of cheese that normally indicates a RAPTURE event, leaving behind an otherwise empty mundane marble vat. The column penetrates the ceiling of the Marzec Church, where it is observed travelling at supersonic speeds towards the North Pole without significant mass loss. Visual contact lost due to poor weather conditions over the North Sea.
29/11/2011 31.1 (-1.3) SCP-5998, the frozen corpse of an unidentified humanoid located near the North Pole. Religious personnel attempting to approach it universally experience intense feelings of guilt, sorrow, and anger. Disturbance of the corpses results in the brief manifestation of Type-I Empyrean entities that become hostile to any personnel on sight. Milk column is sighted by personnel at Outpost-5998 in the North Pole. It coalesces into a humanoid form before slowly approaching SCP-5998. It places an arm onto the right shoulder of SCP-5998. All Type-I Empyrean entities manifesting during this incident appear to cower before the humanoid mass of milk. Personnel report hearing a faint exchange of words before SCP-5998 lifts its head. All entities promptly vanish after 12 seconds. SCP-5998 and SCP-6542 have been redesignated as Neutralized.


Date: 31/12/2011

  • Dr. Alastair F. T. Orion - Head of Research, SCP-7800
  • SCP-343


Dr. Orion: To what do I owe the pleasure of this visit, uh, SCP-343?

SCP-343: Oh, just thought I would stop by. I understand you've been a bit stressed over the situation with the other gods. What better way to lift your spirits than a visit from a God with a capital G?

<SCP-343 manifests a rocking chair in front of Dr. Orion's desk and sits in it.>

Dr. Orion: I— <pinches the bridge of his nose> I'm not sure if—

SCP-343: It's quite alright. You can talk to me about anything you like. Say, have you perhaps heard of that thing down in E—

Dr. Orion: SCP-343. Can you tell me what exactly is going on with the gods?

SCP-343: Ah. I was afraid you'd ask that. Well, Alastair, some things are meant for the eyes and ears of gods and gods alone.

Dr. Orion: Right, well. Whatever it is, it's going to lead to the end of the world unless we figure out why the gods are leaving, and whether it's even remotely possible to get them to come back.

SCP-343: <smiles> Oh cheer up, it's not that bad.

Dr. Orion: 'Not that bad'?! We're seeing more TMEs now than in the last 20 years, some of our most reliable containment procedures have become obsolete, pretty much every other god in the Foundation has got up and left, there's a religious crisis just waiting to happen among the parareligious community and I've got Overseers breathing down my neck and chasing me for solutions, it is not 'not that bad'!

<Dr. Orion breathes heavily. SCP-343's grin transforms into a stare. Dr. Orion gulps.>

Dr. Orion: Now, if you're here to patronize me, I kindly ask that you please leave.

SCP-343: No, no, young Alastair, it was not my intention to make light of your problems. I suppose I could tell you a little about what the gods are up to.

<SCP-343 sits up straight in his rocking chair.>

SCP-343: You see, Alastair, the sum of things within the reach of a god is almost infinitely greater than that of a human. Humanity encompasses but a fraction of this expanse. We've had a jolly good time here, don't get me wrong, but there comes a time when you have to move on to greater things.

Dr. Orion: So the gods are abandoning us? Is that what this is? Kicking us down on the way out?

SCP-343: Oh, Alastair. If we had desired to eliminate humanity, do you think we would still be talking here?

<Silence on recording for 5 seconds. Beads of sweat are visible on Dr. Orion's forehead.>

SCP-343: Plus, it's not entirely right to call it that way. You're the head researcher for SCP-7800, no? Would you say all that 'adharmon' is the fault of the gods? Is it right to blame human sin on a god?

Dr. Orion: I— No? I don—

SCP-343: So this situation isn't the fault nor responsibility of the gods. There you have it.

Dr. Orion: But why now? I'm aware of the longevity of the gods, but, is it really necessary to leave humanity right now?

SCP-343: Well, if not now, when? Their departure was a long time coming, really. Divine intervention was so common back in the day, and now? Hardly a peep unless someone comes knocking. Speaking of departures, I'm afraid I must be off. Your colleagues must be worried sick about my absence from my quarters.

<SCP-343 lifts itself out of its chair.>

Dr. Orion: W-ait. Without the gods, how… how do we stop humanity from falling into the dark?

SCP-343: You're all already doing a wonderful job. Don't you worry about a thing. See you around, young Alastair.

<SCP-343 pats Dr. Orion on the back before vanishing.>

Dr. Orion: Wha—


AFTERWORD: Tests conducted on Dr. Orion after this interaction showed that their karmon count had decreased to negligible levels via unknown means, although it is suspected that SCP-343 was responsible for it.

SCP-343 did not reappear in his cell at Site-19, nor anywhere else following this exchange. It is currently assumed that SCP-343 has forsaken humanity.


Date: 01/01/2012
Location: Office of Dr. Orion


Dr. Moncavage: Huh, you weren't kidding, I can definitely feel the residual Akiva in here.

Dr. Orion: Yeah, it's— it's really something.

Dr. Moncavage: So what did you want to discuss?

Dr. Orion: You've read through the documents for Operation PANTHEON, right?

Dr. Moncavage: I have. It's so radically unorthodox but given everything that's happened already I didn't even bat an eye.

Dr. Orion: <chuckles> Right, well, I'm going to be honest with you. I'm going to be the one they apotheosize. Probably.

Dr. Moncavage: What? On what grounds? I don't mean to sound insulting but why would they allow a project head to be the subject of such an operation?

Dr. Orion: You— you haven't read my personnel file? I thought you had the clearance?

Dr. Moncavage: I don't snoop on people, Dr. Orion.

Dr. Orion: SCP-343 might've reset my karmon count.

Dr. Moncavage: Wait, he can do that?

Dr. Orion: I don't know? It patted me on the back so maybe it— nevermind. Point is, I now meet the criteria for a specific kind of apotheosis ritual. I'm not sure if this was something it planned out for us but—

Dr. Moncavage: Well, congratulations. You're being promoted to a god.

Dr. Orion: It's funny. Do you know why I'm the project head for SCP-7800?

Dr. Moncavage: Decades of hard work and a successful track record clean of academic faux pas?

Dr. Orion: Uh, no. I haven't even been here for more than a decade. I just happened to be the first one in a long line of personnel that hadn't left the original SCP-7800 research project. You know as well as I do that 'relegation to low priority' is a death sentence in a field as competitive as ours. Everyone else decided to apply for other projects instead of stagnating here. You didn't receive updates on our research just because you didn't have the clearance. There was, quite literally, nothing to report.

Dr. Moncavage: That is, until the gods started leaving.

Dr. Orion: Precisely. We all used to think the anomaly was nothing more than an unexplainable quirk of the universe. Time and effort was wasted on giving other people oversight and responsibility over SCP-7800 instead of trying to really understand it. <sighs> And that's how instead of people like you, who've built their entire career on metaphysics, you have a guy with one PhD in charge of this whole thing.

Dr. Orion: Being in the right place at the right time… Makes a world of difference. That being said, me being a god would probably interfere with my ability to lead the SCP-7800 research project. I've put in a request to have you as my replacement. I don't think I've met anyone who's remained as spirited as you in karmon research.

Dr. Moncavage: Well, I— Thank you.

Dr. Orion: Don't thank me yet, this whole thing is contingent on me keeping my karmon count as low as possible. If I so much as step on an ant—

Dr. Moncavage: Of course. But if you do end up going through with Project Galahad… do I get your office?

Dr. Orion: No.


Addendum 7800.IV Commencement of Project Galahad


Date: 20/03/2012

  • Dir. Imogen E. Devereux - Director of the Department of Tactical Theology
  • Dr. Coriander V. Gomez - Head of the Applied Metaphysics Division
  • Dr. Cenn. T. Moncavage - Head of Research, SCP-7800
  • ~10 other executive personnel of the Department of Tactical Theology, the Department of Thaumaturgy, and the Applied Metaphysics Division.

Subject: Dr. Alastair F. T. Orion


Dr. Gomez: —ystems online. Procedure iteration number one. Recording is live. Subject status?

Dr. Orion: All systems are go.

Dr. Gomez: Beginning the procedure in 5…

<A humming sound is audible.>

Dr. Gomez: 4… 3…

<Humming becomes louder, and is now accompanied by whirring and grinding noises.>

Dr. Gomez: 2… 1…

<The cawing of crows is audible. Trumpets reach crescendo. Dr. Orion is heard screaming.>

<All sounds abruptly cease, save for the humming. Dr. Orion slumps forward in his chamber.>

Dr. Gomez: Ritual completed. Cessation of life signs confirmed. Stand by for diagnostic output.

<A soft light emanates from an unidentified source within the chamber.>

I… I'm there… A forest… It's winter and the sun is setting and I… I can see the stars.

There's… there's a clearing here. A deer is speaking to… me?


It speaks beyond me.

It speaks through the crisp wind weaving through the trees.
It speaks through the fading of the golden light.
It speaks through the silence of the slumber eternal in the beasts of the land.

It is Winter.

I understand now.

Life is change.
Death is change.
Change is eternal.
Eternity is a circle.
We are circles within circles within circles.

Circles within circles.

This has happened before.

Before the Rivers two ran dry.
Before It sunk below the Seas.
Before Man had Name.
Before They were Gods.

The Stirring of the Serpent.
The Culling of the Nine Suns.
The Passing of the Three Thousand Worlds.
The Deluge of Forty Days and Nights.

This will happen again.
Tribulation will come in many a number and form.
So it will be for an eon.
The call to defy Entropy will be heeded.

Their struggles are known.
Their mistakes are avowed.
Their victory is venerated.
And so their spoils are shared.

A jubilee to last millennia.
An eon to bask in the glorious Sun.
Alas, the cycle cannot end.
Ascension awaits Them.

<The light sputters out.>


<Dr. Orion jolts awake in his chamber. Alarms are heard ringing.>

Dr. Gomez: Ritual failed. Preparing to power down sys—

Dr. Orion: N-no! There was more! There is more that needs to be said! You all saw.

Dr. Moncavage: We can't let you go under like that again right now. You won't last without a refractory perio—

Dr. Orion: We don't have enough time for that! Just— please.

Dir. Devereux: You won't be able to come back from this if it fails again.

Dr. Orion: I know. It will be fine.

<For a few seconds, only the low hum of the chamber is audible.>

Dr. Gomez: Restarting systems. Disregarding Failsafe Delta per subject request. Commencing procedure iteration number 2.

<The sounds of the ritual increase in volume as Dr. Gomez repeats the 5 second countdown.>

Dr. Orion: All systems g—

<Dr. Orion arches backwards with immense force, restrained by braces in the chamber. Golden light emanates from their eyes and mouth.>

It speaks through the brisk wind rustling through the tall grass.
It speaks through the flowering of a myriad colors.
It speaks through the chirping of birdsong most silver.

It speaks… to Me.

It is Spring.

Humanity no longer needs the blessings of the Gods.

We used to save you from the dark.
Now your torches light the way.
We see your footprints in the sand.
We see the shape of Our own within them.

You have come so far.

You built wonders of stone and clay, of song and text, of knowledge mundane and fantastic.
You sang to the Stars and danced with the Moon.
You learned to speak to the Cosmos and flowered miracles out of it.
You are become Sovereign, the way We once were Sovereign of you.

You have surpassed what We were in Our Dawn.

You reject this unjust cycle imposed on You.
You scorn the villainous among You, gradually but assuredly.
You are children, learning and growing from Your wounds.
You hold the keys to a Sky far beyond Your sight.

You only need find the right door.

The Journey is arduous. This is undeniable.
The Path is rife with Tribulation. This is certain.
You may falter. This is natural.
You may lose your Way. This is expected.

But You will never forget.
It is woven into the Soul forevermore.
So it has been long before your creed was written.
So it will be long after its memory fades away.

We can no longer hold Your hand.
Not when You have begun to fly.

We regret that We cannot guide You any further.
But know that We are proud of You.

And in time.

We will meet in a place beyond Samsara.

<A burst of blinding light escapes from the chamber, stunning observers and overloading certain equipment. All systems power down. Dr. Orion's body is no longer within the chamber.>


AFTERWORD: Despite Akiva measurements indicating a successful apotheosis during the second iteration, Dr. Orion failed to manifest as directed in the Project Galahad ritual procedures.

Dr. Orion is understood to have forsaken humanity.

Addendum 7800.V Post-theistic Developments



Date: 01/01/2016

  • Global Occult Coalition High Command
  • Representatives of the SCP Foundation
  • All members of the Council of 108
  • DANTE-affiliated parareligious groups
  • ~84 representatives of observer organizations and entities


Dr. Moncavage: I, too, mourn the loss of our gods. It is an unimaginable thing to know that the gods — every single one — had left us. For most of us, this was a revelation most upsetting, but the end of the world never came. Four years on, we remain, unyielding in the face of incursions by opportunistic entities, Tartarean or otherwise.

Dr. Moncavage: The rationale of a god is very rarely something we can understand, but what we know for sure is that the gods did not abandon us. The Orion Proclamation is something we are all very much familiar with. The gods saw something in us a long time ago, amidst the light flickering in our caves — a spark within us. I cannot speak with absolute certainty, but I know in my heart that the eons past were those of nurture. Now, our torches light the path.

Dr. Moncavage: The gods used to save us from the dark, and now we must take on this mantle. A mantle that will only become heavier with the weight of the entirety of humanity on our back. I am keenly aware of the propositions put forth to address this. To synthesize an Atlas to carry this world on their back.

Dr. Moncavage: It is an appealing course of action. We have chosen to resolve many an issue by redirecting the burden to another many times in our past, and yet some of these issues still plague us to this day. This is not what the gods saw in us.

Dr. Moncavage: The spark they saw is the reason we are all here today. Civilization was founded on the basis of cooperation and collaboration. Our desire to help those in need predate written word. This is the spark that prevented the end of the world.

Dr. Moncavage: We will not, must not slip into the dark over arbitrary divisions and selfish decisions. We must lift this mantle together, or not at all. We must light our path, not only for ourselves, but for those who cannot.

Dr. Moncavage: We will move forward. Together. And at the end of this path, we may yet bear witness to a Sky far beyond our sight.


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