Site-17 Deepwell Catalog
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The Foundation is a global, clandestine organization with an iron grip on all media, literature, and public knowledge. They operate within a strict hierarchy of Researcher to Site Director to Overseer to ensure that humanity remains in perpetual and blissful ignorance. They will and have contained God, and no one seems to care.

Everything is as it must be.

Site-17 is the second-largest Foundation containment facility, housing hundreds of researchers and containing twice as many anomalies. Corruption has slowly festered within its ranks. The embodiment of the anomalous is knocking on reality's door. Someone has stopped to listen to a humanoid's sobbing.

Is everything as it must be?

Site-17 is on the brink. There is always the slowly-beating thrum of anticipation, always the knowledge of something bigger, always the end just out of reach. So keep your head down, and your nose to the grindstone. You don't have to like what we do here; you just have to do it. If you start having dreams, consult a psychiatrist. If you start feeling ill, look past the blood. If you start losing your memories, don't bother. That's just how it is in this place.

Nothing is as it should be.

Stories

Deepwell is loosely stratified into series and standalone works; a recommended reading order is laid out below, but feel free to skip to the non-series material for briefer experiences with the canon's themes and ideas.

SCP-4051: Your Friendly Neighborhood Keter
by Nagiros


SCP-4051 is a male humanoid which can create temporary Class-E wormholes to extradimensional spaces populated by a theoretically infinite number of a unique item. Efforts to utilize it to the Foundation's benefit are ongoing.

SCP-4260: The Subdirective
by Nagiros


SCP-4260 refers to the consciousness of an essophysical entity which has permeated itself through the known universe. The effect of SCP-4260's existence has been well documented by almost every sapient culture.

Automated Passive Amnestization System Ver. 17.09
by Nagiros


Your current version of the Automated Passive Amnestization System (APAS), installed at Site-17, is up to date and all systems are online. What now?

He Who Screws With Reality
by Nagiros


"His first name is Samuel. Last name is Veras. He's a Class V reality bender, and we have no idea how to keep him contained. The Foundation's never seen anything like him before."

SCP-4175: Friends Made, and the Void
by Nagiros


SCP-4175 is a Level-I Humanoid Apparition which can be viewed in the reflection of a bathroom vanity mirror.

SCP-4415: Humanoid Containment Chamber #λ045
by Nagiros


SCP-4415 is a set of extradimensional locations accessible through the door of the former Humanoid Containment Unit #λ045 at Site-17. They are inaccessible to non-anomalous persons.

SCP-4755: When We Are Omnipotent
by Nagiros


SCP-4755 designates the ultimate purpose of conceptualization, which is containment.

Systems Patch
by Nagiros


Hello, Nathaniel. Will you be implementing my interface update tonight?

white space (HUB)


The future is more bleak than you could possibly imagine. It is an unconscious hellscape, a continuation of the present, a birthplace of the static sky above the port. The Foundation — if it can be called that at this stage in its mutation — has entered its endgame.

Fortunately, this hell won't last much longer.

SCP-5097: Working 9 to 5
by VoidLady


On 4/8/2020, Dr. Kara removed themself from baseline reality and temporally ceased existing.

Hurt
by CelesteKara


They put their head in their hands as they continued to look over the notebook. They had always been troubled with something since they were a kid.

Without You
by CelesteKara


They weren't just missing, they were gone. Their presence had left the universe and wouldn’t return.

Somnambulant Directives Take The Helm
by Nagiros


Their coworkers dreamed of the hyperreal, but Kassidy was left with paper cuts.

A Hymn For Pandora
by Nagiros


Although some of you may find the revelations contained in this memo disquieting, I promise you that they will better facilitate a smoothly-operating Foundation.

SCP-4855: Mind Like a Steel Trap
by loddite


SCP-4855 is a 74 year-old African-American female, legally named Ms. Edwina Drake, of ██████████, North Dakota. SCP-4855 is immune to informational, psychological, memetic, and antimemetic anomalies.

SCP-4518: MBMBMBMBMBMBMBaM
by cybersqyd


SCP-4518 is an anomalous group of humans that are visually identical, approximately 30 year old white males. Attempting to count the number of SCP-4518 instances causes the number of instances present to increase.

SCP-5947: SILVERFISH
by UraniumEmpire, MaliceAforethought


Once monthly, a member of D-Class personnel is to enter Chamber 02 and select one of the bowls at random — they will then be instructed to consume its contents, and staff are permitted to use physical force to ensure they comply.

SCP-4936: Summer Vacation 🦀
by Nagiros


Although SCP-4936 usually presents as Beta Cancri, it is capable of altering its physical form, usually to take the appearance of a mundane crab.

SCP-5715: Ghosts of Time's Past
by Nitro147


The progression of events described below can be confirmed to have happened in one or more previous historical progressions with 98.6% certainty.

Canon Details

Beginnings

The first tenet of Site-17's fiction is that the Foundation is, at its core, evil. It is a hierarchical, bureaucratic institution which seeks to enforce ignorance as law and is plainly hostile to the world at large. It worships the greater ethical good but has no method of defining what that good is.

Perhaps, the researchers within the Foundation have not realized this. Perhaps even the Overseers are likewise deluded. But the ones who have been trampled beneath the weight of the Foundation's transgressions are not so blind.

Middles

The second tenet is that Site-17's fiction runs on a vibe. Highly atmospheric and emotionally-driven, Deepwell presents a world defined by wrongness; institutions tasked with the safeguarding of humanity have taken on a certain malignancy. Control, prided by the Foundation as a central dogma, seems more and more ever day like a facade to hide the unknown forces to which the men in charge have given themselves, and the world.

Continuations

Preferably, articles written for Site-17 should incorporate one or more of the following elements into their fiction:

  • Inclusion of, or references to, established characters or events within the canon
  • Ethics Committee interactions
  • Thematic interest in secrecy, truth, and/or the sacrifices made to maintain the Veil

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