Jan 21, 2019 7:44 PM
Miranda gets lost in an IKEA
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...she'd like a list of things stored at site Foxtrot November to form an idea of the capabilities of this kingdom, but it's not super urgent. She'd also like to know what the tribute consists of.

Also, what are D class personnel and what is the personnel class system generally?

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SCP-1672 is not flagged.

SCP-1672 is an an image that, when viewed, makes the viewer unable to read text written outside of a box. On the paper with SCP-1672 there are messages that are presumably directed to the Foundation such as "Think outside the box! Oh, wait. You can't." and "Art can't be contained." There is also the logo of the anomaly creating organization called 'are we cool yet'. 

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She remarks at low priority that she's curious what is known about "are we cool yet" but has nothing useful to contribute with respect to 1672.

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SCP-2109

It is flagged Iota type, all-powerful, but not known to be immediately dangerous to those affected.

SCP-2109 is a phenomenon where deaths that are clearly of a violent nature are believed to be deaths by natural causes, despite all evidence to the contrary. Due to its nature, SCP-2109 is only able to be inferred, not directly observed. Automated systems have been created to detect discrepancies in medical, legal, press and bureaucratic documents that might be instances of SCP-2109. 

SCP-2109 was discovered initially by a semi-intelligent program named IAKOB that was designed to scan public databases looking for potential anomalies. 

SCP-2109 disproportionately affects students and academics, particularly those involved with mathematics. The deaths frequently coincide with the dissapareance or destruction of documents authored by the deceased as well as electronics containing such documents.

The death of a foundation employee was found to be an SCP-2109 instance. A review of security camera footage taken from before her death found the presence of an anomalous humanoid entity with avian features. It was not noticed by any Foundation personnel and was not caught by the initial, less rigorous, screening of the camera footage. 

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...she'd like to look at the footage if that seems reasonable.

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She remembers this. She writes in what she already knows about its effects on her - she does find herself remarking frequently that it used to be a library but notes a lot of convolutions of logic other people seem to be making in trying to support that statement.

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She has another response from Researcher Viret:

Applications for your suggestions and testing ideas have been submitted for approval, pending official approval on hiring you. 

SCP-046

(Response to)

It's difficult to say for sure here, the O5 frequently don't make the reasoning behind their decisions public, but I'm guessing it's because SCP-046 is too tempting. The number of suicides in the Foundation is already high and the existence of SCP-046 removes many of the deterrents. 

SCP-1059

(Response to)

While it's true that some memetic phenomena can have secondary effects, the Foundation's standard censorship policies do not match the pattern of behavior seen in individuals infected with SCP-1059. The strictness of our censorship has also not increased over time, as would be expected if it was a byproduct of SCP-1059. This is not definitive proof of the absence of a memetic effect, but it does make the existence of a large scale SCP-1059 infection unlikely. 

SCP-1561

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Your request for a list of items at Foxtrot-November is temporarily denied. It can be resubmitted if you are officially approved. The tribute consists of food, clothing, toiletries, and other essential items for the people living in Foxtrot-November as well as a small amount of gold, basically they give us a shopping list. 

Personnel Classifications 

Classifications are assigned to personnel based on their proximity to potentially dangerous anomalous objects, entities, or phenomena. The classifications run from A to E with Class A personnel not being allowed direct access to anomalies.  Class E personnel are field agents who interact directly with uncontained anomalies. This classification system is not used in the antimemetic department. We decide exposure on a case to case basis. 

Class D personnel are used when direct contact with hazardous anomalies is required. They are drawn from the worldwide pool of prison inmates who have been convicted of violent crimes.

Class D personnel are required for the containment of many anomalies. Alternatives have been suggested, such as the use of anomalies that create human beings, but all alternatives have seemed worse than the current method of obtaining Class D personnel. It is a frequent matter of debate and is one of the major causes of employee resignation and suicides.  We aren't proud of it, but we don't have any better alternatives. 

Are we cool yet

(Response to)

'Are we cool yet' is a group that creates art that employes anomalies in some fashion. Their work frequently causes death, injury, and lasting psychological harm. 'Are we cool yet' has no known centralized leadership or organizational structure. It is likely that 'are we cool yet' is primarily an exchange of information, focused on the creation of anomalies, rather than a unified group. 

SCP-2109

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The relevant footage has been attached to this message. 

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She'll revisit some of this later. She watches the footage.

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They've been able to identify footage containing the entity with the use of Silver Crescent. Silver Crescent is a counter-infohazard measure developed to allow for the analysis of still images to highlight information which human operatives cannot perceive in said images. 

The footage shows a humanoid figure, approximately 1.9 meters in height. The details of its form are concealed by an outer garment that is either a black feathered cloak or a pair of closely folded wings. The entities hands are avian and have four digits. Its face is not visible, obscured by a black headpiece. Upon close inspection, the entity's appearance is odd. The complete lack of color anywhere on the entity's form makes it difficult to observe details, but in the places where fine details should be, they are missing. The entity seems to be lower resolution than the camera recording it, with an almost sketched in quality. Its movements are also strange. It doesn't move fluidly. Instead, it's like watching a video on a camera with a low frame rate. 

The first footage of the entity shows it observing the discussions of several Foundation mathematicians. They remain unaware of its presence. Footage from the next two days continues to show the entity's unnoticed presence. In one of the videos, an employee can be observed stepping around the entity, but attached documentation says she has no memory of the event. 

The next video shows the interior of a parking garage, where the entity can be observed to follow a woman the documentation identifies as Dr. Caine. The entity gets into the passenger seat of her car and remains inside her vehicle when she drives out of the parking garage.

Footage taken from inside Dr. Caine's office at 2:45 AM the following day show the entity entering her office, removing her severed head from inside its clothing, and placing it inside a cabinet behind her desk. 

Of note is that there is no footage of the entity traversing to Dr. Caine's office. Footage of the surrounding area in the minutes prior is included for completeness, but nothing anomalous can be seen.

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Can she find a point where the entity appears?

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She can, in an empty storeroom adjacent to conference room shown in the footage of the discussion between mathematicians. It does not appear within the observation range of any human. It does not appear instantly, instead appearing to be slowly "sketched in" over the course of about ten minutes. It starts as a vague featureless darkness that slowly gains detail over time. 

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Huh.

She doesn't have anything actionable on this.

Next?

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A piercing alarm goes off and lights start flashing. 

A pop-up appears on her screen.

INTRUDER DETECTED

There's a floorplan of the house, with a blinking red dot in the restroom, three rooms away from her current location. 

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She grabs the laptop and makes for the car.

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Just as she's starting to pull out, the door opens and the feathered, humanoid form of SCP-2109 enters the garage.

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Of fucking course.

She speeds like a maniac, but doesn't run red lights; she uses them to type an urgent priority message and sends it typos and all to the O5: 2109 after me where do I go to ground

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Her phone rings. 

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She picks up. "Hello?"

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"We're sending someone to meet you halfway."

He gives her directions to a gas station about a forty-five-minute drive away.

"Can you get there?"

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"Assuming it doesn't catch up to me, yep."

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"I'll leave the line open, tell us if you see anything."

 

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"The intruder alert caught it and I didn't stick around but I did see it come out the door as I was pulling out of the driveway."

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"I should brief you on field protocols for fighting an enemy that can't be observed. You can give relative strategic information even if you can't participate in combat. "

And he runs her through the standard procedures. 

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"Thank you. It may be relevant that I have dyspraxia and cannot run or maneuver in any complicated fashion on foot."

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