French Groups of Interest Hub
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File Overview: The Foundation's French branch also has to face rival Groups of Interest, whose activities are mainly (but not entirely) focused on the French-speaking regions of the globe. In order to grant every researcher access to all available document regarding said Groups, this page should be constantly updated as the Foundation gathers more data.

File Overview: The Foundation's French branch also has to face rival Groups of Interest, whose activities are mainly (but not entirely) focused on the French-speaking regions of the globe. In order to grant every researcher access to all available document regarding said Groups, this page should be constantly updated as the Foundation gathers more data.

The Association of the Abnormality Amateurs


Original Name: L'Amicale des Amateurs de l'Anormal

Overview: The Association of the Abnormality Amateurs, abbreviated AAA in the rest of the document, is a small organization of no more than twenty members (all unknown, with the exception of a "Gégé"), who use their relatively limited knowledge of the anomalous to assemble and create singular artifacts for their own use or to offer them to the Foundation.

These anomalous artifacts are mostly unstable, tend to explode easily, and are unreliable at best. In addition, they are composed of salvaged or poor quality materials, leading to their precarious structure and random nature. It is therefore advisable to be very careful when discovering, handling or studying these anomalous artifacts, as the multiple design flaws make them unpredictable most of the time.

However, once these caveats have been corrected (when possible), these artifacts can be surprisingly useful. Some of these are being further studied to determine whether they can be replicated in sufficient quantities to equip some departments. The complete list is available upon request from Dr. Merkeslet, the current head of research about this Group of Interest.

The items are usually accompanied by a letter vaguely describing the effects in a pseudo-scientific language largely inspired by popular science fiction works, making their interpretation extremely haphazard. It also often mentions the desire of this organization to help the SCP Foundation by providing "little things that could make your life easier". The reasons behind this are currently unknown.

The lack of mentions of other Groups of Interest as well as their naivety about the Foundation's monopoly on the anomalous world scene seems to point to a total ignorance of other organizations in this field.

No Foundation Sites have reported receiving anomalous artifacts or letters from the AAA outside of metropolitan France.

The Aberdeen Pack


Original Name: La Meute d'Aberdeen

Overview : Spawned from the merging of multiple scottish clans during the first half of the 15th century, the hunters of the Aberdeen Pack are individuals born outside of the Veil. Every single member of this group is part of the same extended family and they all share minor anomalous abilities granted by their bloodline.

Their main activity is hunting down and eliminating what they perceive to be threatening supernatural entities. This objective of theirs seems to be motivated in part by their willigness to follow their family's longstanding traditions but mostly by necessity. Due to the anomaly present within their bloodline being for them both a blessing and a curse. This anomaly grants Pack members special talents that make them extremely effective field agents and thus many of them have been scouted in the past by organims such as the Global Occult Coalition, the mercenary group Primordial, Marshall, Carter and Dark and even, at times, the SCP Foundation.

The history of the Aberdeen Pack is disjointed: numerous supposed offshoots have appeared in all corners of the globe over the course of the last few centuries. But those groups rarely last over a decade or two and often imploded due to the inherent instability that characterize the hunters of the Pack. The group as it exists nowadays only came about during the early seventies. This advent appears to be a gathering of five of the main family lines that survived to this day and is understood as their response to the dramatic shift that occured in the anomalous society since the end of the Seventh Occult War and the reorganization of the balance of powers.

The African Office of Occult Affairs


Original Name: Le Bureau Africain des Affaires Occultes

Overview: Created by King Louis-Philippe I in 1830 during the months that followed the Siege of Algiers, the African Office of Occult Affairs (AOOA) was a governmental organisation in charge of collecting, managing, studying and exploiting the anomalous in France's African colonies. Officially dependent on the Ministry of Occult Affairs then on the Estate noir, the AOOA actually acted almost autonomously and had important military and scientific resources at their disposal compared to other branches of the French occult administration.

The AOOA's doctrine was based on the absolute defense of French paranormal interests in Africa. Thus it engaged in an unbridled competition against other national or private groups of interest present on the continent, including the SCP Foundation. It was not rare for those conflicts of interest to escalate until they endangered the diplomatic relations of France and the Ministry of Occult Affairs or even the security of the very civilian populations the AOOA was supposed to protect through its actions.

The AOOA was at its peak during the interwar period. It was during this era that the administration of the Office made the greatest use of troops from the French Occult Regiments or the Colonial Gendastrerie to achieve its goals. As the main anomalous organization of Free France, it actively participated in French Resistance after the defeat of 1940 and in the liberation of the metropolis within the Allied Occult Coalition.

The African Office of Occult Affairs was definitively dissolved in 1962 following the independence of Algeria. Its resources were recovered by the Estate noir or sold to other organizations such as the SCP Foundation or Marshall, Carter, and Dark Ltd. Some of its members were also recruited by the Foundation, the mercenary organization Primordial, the GOC, or the Chaos Insurgency.



Overview: Caldeira is a network of establishments offering goods and services related to anomalous sex. It operates similarly to a franchise: nightclubs and other establishments that meet the necessary quality criteria may join the Caldeira network and thus enjoy various benefits, from protection and financial aid to the supplying of equipment or even personnel. In the anomalous underground scene, the name Caldeira is considered not only a guarantee of quality, but also of an extremely diverse choice of sexual services and experiences of many kinds. Hence, it is necessary that the organization's name be communicated to customers in one manner or another, to insure that they know they will be served well; it is up to each establishment to decide on a way to suggest their membership to the network, as some do not display it explicitely for various reasons (independent brand already well established, zealous surveillance from authorities, cultural reasons) but the Caldeira brand is always promoted in one way or another to profit from its reputation.

Caldeira as an organization is managed by an Administrative Council, which consists of representatives of the major branches and sectors of the anomalous sex industry. Its purpose is to handle network-wide affairs and, occasionally, settle internal conflicts and issues. Hierarchy within the Council is implicit and mainly depends on the influence and reach of each branch's network, hence, political manoeuvres and direct interventions are not rare, but always dissimilated under seemingly cordial relations.

Although the Foundation only discovered the existence of Caldeira in the 2000s, the network has existed at least since the early 1960s. Initially consisting of a few modest providers of sexual services based in the city of Marseille, its influence grew during the 2000s until it became what it is today, giving rise to the organization's current modus operandi. In the last few years, Caldeira extended its reach across the border and is now globally implanted, from direct partnership with establishments or private commercial agreements when the opportunity arises.

French National Gendastrerie


Original Name: La Gendastrerie Nationale Française

Overview: A paranormal counterpart to the National Gendarmerie (countryside police), the Gendastrerie is a secret armed force operating under the authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in charge of protecting the population and dissimulating anomalies on French territory.

Formed during the infamous "Affaire des Gens d'Astre" in 1804, the Gendastrerie played a repressive role which, combined with the military-scientific role of the Singular Imperial Academy, ensured the monopoly of the French State on abnormal affairs. Outlasting the Empire, the Gendastrerie became a respected institution of the republic, dedicated to safeguarding France from the most unthinkable threats.

After a golden age in the Belle Époque and a dark age under Vichy France, the Gendastrerie went through an increasingly marked decline during the second half of the XXth century, unable to adapt to the evolution of paracriminality and competing with the opening of France to international organizations such as the Foundation.

In this early XXIst century, its outdated equipment, overstretched staff, and budgetary restrictions made the Gendastrerie widely inefficient, and Gendastres are now limited to fighting against paradelinquency and occasional investigative work in cases that do not comply with conventional physical laws. However, the organization maintains close collaboration with the MIVILUDES, the GEIPAN, and Estate noir, the French governmental division in charge of the conservation of esoteric artifacts.

Although the relationship between the Gendastrerie and the SCP Foundation has greatly varied in the past, the two organizations are now on relatively good terms, even though Foundation officers still frequently encounter difficulties in working with the more chauvinistic members of French law enforcement.

Gentilshommes Humanistes


Overview: The Gentilshommes Humanistes ("Humanist Gentlemen"), commonly referred to as "Gentilshommes", take roots in a humanist organization of the second half of the 18th century, created by Jean-Baptiste Ravin de Courville and the Baron d'Holbach. The aim of this organization has always been to improve the human condition through abnormality and to reach the ideal of the "Better Man". Indeed, the Gentilshommes see abnormality as a natural process with which mankind must acquaint itself, and thus formed the "Neo-Enlightenment" movement. The Gentilshommes Humanistes are currently present in Western Europe, but mostly in France.

The Gentilshommes strongly denounce the destruction of SCP items, as well as the containment of harmless anomalies, in addition to their fight for the "fundamental rights" of anomalous individuals. The Gentilshommes' activities mostly revolve around the research and creation of anomalies that could improve the human condition. Mobile Task Force Tau-3 "The King's Regiment" was created in order to efficiently fight against these anomalies and arrest their creators.

Nevertheless, the Gentilshommes are very discreet on the anomalous international scene — even though they seem extremely active in the underground anomalous scene— and gathering intelligence on the way their organization works proved to be difficult. The Gentilshommes are not hostile to the Foundation, and have shown respect towards its achievements, but claim to be "ideologically irreconcilable". Moreover, they have successfully infiltrated the French Branch on several occasions, but always by convincing one of its employees to work with them.

Any individual suspected to be part of or to work with the Gentilshommes is to be detained for further interrogation.



Original Name: Humanité

Overview : Humanity is an extra-dimensional group that remains unscrutable in nature, origins and motives. The most ancient traces marking its existence go back ancient Egypt, where the group seems to have been very influential before disapearing from History, signing the begining of the fall of the Egyptian empire at the time. The SCP Foundation noticed this group during the 19th century following archeological searches having brought to light an entire anomalous aspect of the ancient egyptian history through stories mixed up with official documents, myths and religious texts.

Both texts and engravings that were found were depicting powerful extra-dimensional near-human entities called Despots. They were described as gods of death locked in a perpetual state of decay who needed to collect, enslave and devour the souls of the departed to compensate with their state of eternal death. The texts also mentions walking hordes of undeadsn descending in the world of the living in order to abduct humans to offer the Despots, as well as to contact those who would serve them willingly in exchange for unatural gifts such as immortality.

Following those discoveries, the SCP Foundation established a vast censorship operation surounding these searches in order to conceal elements that would threaten the secrecy of the anomalous. A few decades after this operation, the Foundation noted a massive increase in the rate of abductions performed in strange circumstances, with the occasional arrest of individuals claiming to accomplish the will of the Despots and wearing the seal of Humanity on their body. Since the begining of the 20th century, the Foundation is intercepting an increasing number of civilians claiming to have witnessed dead people coming back to life as well as visions of putrefied monsters vaguely resembling the old gods of ancient Egypt.

Nemo and the Nautilus


Original Name: Némo et le Nautilus

Overview: Nemo and the Nautilus is a group claiming to be openly hostile to the Foundation and its interests, but possess limited resources and staff. This handicap tends to limit its offensive capabilities, but its attacks are often very calculated, based on a broad knowledge of the Foundation's containment methods, and generally making more or less supported references to the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

These attacks most often take the form of infohazards or memetic items specifically and explicitly designed to damage the Foundation, and designed by their perpetrators in such a way that they cannot be contained or neutralized by conventional methods, or they cannot or should not be manipulated by individuals working knowingly for the SCP Foundation.

The founder individual of the group, presenting him/herself as "Nemo," was originally an employee of the Foundation, but details about him/her are closely linked to a series of incidents that took place between 1980 and 2011 and whose records are currently classified, as they constitute an attempt to dissolve the Foundation from within.

It is currently unknown who is at the head of Nemo and the Nautilus, or even if it is one or more people. One thing is certain; the group's attacks on the Foundation are now more brazen than ever, but of more limited ambition and are generally aimed at revealing the Foundation's existence to the general public rather than simply destroying it.

Any trace of activity by Nemo and the Nautilus must be immediately reported to a Level 4 staff member with "Octopus" accreditation, so that he or she can take appropriate measures, deploy the Mobile Task Force known as "MTF" and initiate the application of the Octopus Protocol.

Order of Light


Original Name: L'Ordre de la Lumière


"The Order of Light seems to be an Angel of Death which tempts humanity by presenting it with the apple of immortality. Its appearance worries us, its intentions are obscure, and its promises seduce us. So, we resolutely plunge our gaze into it, trying in vain to understand its schemes. And we succumb to it. For of all the abysses we know, none seemed more luminous than that which we saw there."

The Order of Light presents itself as an "arch-religion", devoting unfailing adoration to all forms of normal and supernatural life, and aspires to transcend all physical and ideological distinctions in order to unite all beings inhabiting the Earth under its sole banner.

If its ancient existence as an esoteric counterpart of the legendary Knight Templars is certain, it is assumed that its origins are much older still.

The Order of Light has recently emerged from the shadows of occult organizations and shows a disturbing intent to massively recruit new followers, who until now seemed to be approached only by initiates in the greatest secrecy.

While this organization is suspected of having infiltrated all levels of society and most political and religious decision-making spheres in the Western and Eastern world, the Order of Light, which claims to be peaceful and philanthropic, has never sought to oppose or interfere with the Foundation or any other Group of Interest. The organization never appears to have been involved in any crime, offense or scandal, thus legitimizing its existence on the world scene and all the more seducing the population by its apparent purity.

Any contact with its members is strictly prohibited because of their alienation practices and a crucial lack of information about the Order's motivations. Any individual suspected of being a member of the Order must be immediately reported to MTF Omega-1 alias "Odour of Holiness".



Overview: Initially a simple group of mercenaries like so many others, Primordial evolved into a major actor in its field following the arrival of SCP-194-FR-F (also known as Antaine Timeless) at its head, which marked the beginning of Primordial's policy of interference in the affairs of its competitors. Primordial arbitrated several conflicts between major mercenary organizations, resulting in a growing influence far greater than that of other groups.

The culmination of this newly acquired authority was undoubtedly the signing of the Casablanca Agreements in 1950, through which Primordial imposed a strict code of ethics on the anomalous mercenary scene, which it continues to uphold and enforce to this day: maintaining secrecy surrounding the existence of the anomalous, establishing elementary moral and ethical principles, accepting anomalous individuals, a common policy aimed at preserving the scene from internal and external threats…

Since the disappearance of SCP-194-FR-F in the 1960s, Primordial has been led by the Primates, whose exact number is unknown, and is the main contact of the SCP Foundation within the mercenary scene. The two organizations have also established a form of cooperation, through the delivery of anomalous objects and individuals by Primordial to the Foundation.

Nevertheless, Primordial cannot be considered as a trustworthy interlocutor in general, as it does not hide from serving its own interests above all.

Society of Atheists for the Protection from the Perilous and Hindering Institutionalized Religions Everywhere (SAPPHIRE)


Original Name: La Société Athée Pour la Halte de l'Idéologie Religieuse (SAPHIR)

Overview: The Society of Atheists for the Protection from the Perilous and Hindering Institutionalized Religions Everywhere, more commonly known under its acronym SAPPHIRE, is a group of extremist, assertoric atheists, largely present in Europe. Its adherents are, for the most part, members of the scientific community, belonging to an international network that is difficult to pin down. They see SCP items (which they call "Singularities") as a threat to scientific thinking and rationalism, thus encouraging superstition and religious obscurantism. Their policy varies between the systematic destruction of SCP items and their use as weapons to perpetrate acts of terrorism against religions, global or with a specific aim.

SAPPHIRE’s attacks are mainly targeted at large masses of civilians, without any attempt at discretion; this forces the Foundation to deploy extreme dissimulation protocols after every strike. Mobile Task Force Omega-5 "The Jewelers" has been created with the specific purpose of tracking, preventing or, in case of failure, camouflaging their attacks.

SAPPHIRE is in constant conflict with any and all forms of cult, be they normal or anomalous. Having numerous contacts in the scientific world, some Foundation researchers have been revealed to be undercover affiliates of the group. Although SAPPHIRE generally respects the Foundation and its objectives, the group disapproves of the Foundation's conservation policy in regards to SCP items, and some of their spies have been captured after attempting to destroy or otherwise recover contained SCPs for their own personal interests.

Each and every undercover agent of SAPPHIRE must be reported, captured, and interrogated regarding the inner workings of the Society and their future attacks.

Kingdom of Univers'Isle


Original Name: Le Royaume d'Univers'Île

Overview: The Kingdom of Univers'Isle (also known as the Kingdom of Clouds or by the code name Crusoe) is an anomalous civilization established on an island (Nx-012) suspended in a part of the Earth's sky partitioned within a pocket dimension. Its inhabitants, the Isleans, are the descendants of French peasants and craftsmen who settled there in the early 18th century, before the island was rendered inaccessible. Their existence was only discovered at the beginning of the 20th century through the various military operations carried out by the kingdom on Earth, subsequent to the design of aerial vehicles enabling passage through the pocket dimension.

During their long isolation, the Isleans managed to survive and develop using a wide range of crafts and engineering techniques, as well as thaumaturgy, made possible by the island's low reality levels. While the organization of the Kingdom of Univers'Isle is based on well-known terrestrial models (absolute monarchy, feudal system, division of territory into duchies, etc.), its history and culture have grown out of its people's accommodation to the anomalies. The island, especially Guérin, its capital, constitutes de facto an ideal setting for the development of numerous individuals, groups, businesses and ideas relating to anomalous phenomena.

Since the end of its isolation, the Kingdom of Univers'Isle has pursued a xenophobic policy against all Earth peoples, supported by the coordinated efforts of religious institutions and propaganda organizations. In response, Desilism, a movement advocating peace between Isleans and Earthlings, has emerged and continues to exist despite its repression by the regime. As agreements were reached, the Desilists became the SCP Foundation's main Islean collaborators.

As well as being home to a population, Univers'Isle (Nx-012) is also home to a number of anomalous living species. The origin of Nx-012 is still under investigation.

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