Korean Groups of Interest Hub
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KOREAN GROUPS OF INTEREST


File Overview: The Foundation is not the only group with an interest and investment in the paranormal and metaphysical. There are many other groups in existence who possess, use, or attempt to create SCP objects, either for their own personal gain or for the protection of mankind. Some are rival organizations, some are splinter groups of the Foundation, and some are trusted associates of the Foundation. In any case, it has been deemed necessary to create and distribute a brief on which agencies the Foundation knows about, and our stance towards them.


National Paranormal Emergency Service (NPES)

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Overview: The National Paranormal Emergency Service, a security agency of the Republic of Korea, is a secret presidential organization to cope with paranormal cases in Korean territory. The NPES was founded per the Joint Statement of December 5th issued by the Korean Government under agreement with the Foundation and the GOC.

Since the ROK government signed the "ROK-Foundation Memorandum of Agreement on Anomalies of the Korean Peninsula", commonly known as the "Pierson Memorandum" in 1981, Korea had entirely delegated paranormal security issues to the Foundation. However, the ever-increasing anomalous threats in the 21st century, especially the rise of illegal paranormal organizations' domestic activities called for a more appropriate response system. The ROK government persuaded the Foundation for the establishment of the NPES and initiated in a crackdown mission by listing GoIs from 2018.

The NPES is capable of quickly detecting anomalies and deploying on-site personnel, thanks to the linkage between government organizations and surveillance assets deployed across the country. However, under the Pierson Memorandum, the NPES does not possess any anomalous objects or technology that utilizes them and are to hand over most of the anomalies they've retrieved to the Foundation.

The NPES is a national agency that prioritizes the national interest and public safety of the Republic of Korea and is also a latecomer that entered the international paranormal society belatedly with many restrictions. The NPES aims to benefit from the GOC and the Foundation by maintaining a good relationship with them but is not wholly dictated by their principles of conduct.

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Dinodon's Hand (SH-KO)

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Overview: Dinodon's Hand is a subordinate organization of the Serpent's Hand active in the Korean peninsular. It is not clear exactly when the cell of the Serpent's Hand was organized in the Korean peninsular. They were completely undetectable until a clash the Foundation in 2011.

Since the appearance of 2011, they frequently struggle against the GOC Far East Branch based in Japan. The Foundation Korea Regional Command is consuming considerable assets and manpower to conceal their struggle and its signs from the public. The Foundation occasionally suffers collateral damage from them, but the Dinodon's Hand is avoids active engagement with the Foundation. This is considered a strategic avoidance to prevent a two-front war, and it is believed that they are hostile towards the Foundation as well as the GOC.

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Celeste

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Overview: Celeste is a private education business in Korea. It aims to improve its clients' academic performance by offering anomalous products and services while operating underground to shake off organizations such as the Foundation. Celeste is primarily known to operate within education complexes in Seoul but has numerous front companies and affiliate businesses. Due to this, little information is known about its core architecture or members. Known affiliates of Celeste include Antré Stationery, Pioneer Academy, and Education Consultation firm Gluon Inc., but not much is known about their connections to Celeste.

The exact date of Celeste's founding is unknown, but its earliest known operations date back to the mid-2010s. No activity outside Korea has been observed to date, but the number of reports regarding its activity in the Korean private education industry is steadily on the rise. Related anomalous technologies are generally considered not very dangerous. However, considering that Celeste aims to serve clients of a certain age group, its expansion might potentially be a significant threat to the Foundation's Veil Policy. The Foundation continues tracking Celeste with the cooperation of the Republic of Korea Police Force and the National Paranormal Emergency Service (NPES).

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Beyond Entropy (BE)

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Overview: BE is one of the Groups of Interest that try to overcome environmental crises by using anomalous items. In former days, members of a minor environmental group called ESC (Environmental Shelter Community) agonized over the second law of thermodynamics and learned information of objects that are classed as "ectoentropic" from the SCP Foundation. They got hold of some real ectoentropic SCP objects and visited a famous person called "Bernard Engelbert" who once departed the ESC because they needed some aid of capital of him. After several hostile contacts with the Foundation, they made a new secret underground organization "Beyond Entropy" that was headed by Bernard Engelbert, using the old organization as a front company (the group is now publically known as the Edible Scraps Community).

BE does its task based on the clandestine cell system, and each cell works towards its own purpose. For this reason, BE tasks itself with various environmental works (associated with irregular elements), as well as the study of the ectoentropy, the extortion of SCP objects from the Foundation, the development of new anomalous items, the rescue of the beings which suffer from anomalous conditions, sabotage of machine civilization, and eco-activity through the application of SCP objects. Although the Foundation already has punished several cells of the organization, the Foundation cannot dismiss the threat posed by the activity of BE, because they go to great lengths to hide their leadership and core research facilities. BE members are armed with firearms in regions that permit possession of arms, and are openly hostile towards the Foundation.

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The Violet

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Overview: The Violet is one of the six large extradimensional clusters first confirmed in 2020, where organisms similar to Earth's crustaceans, annelids, and nematodes live. The extradimensional clusters, the precursor of The Violet, tend to attract other dimensions with similar laws of physics, lifeforms, and other traits. While an extradimensional cluster was pulling the baseline towards itself, The Violet was separated from the cluster and was shattered.

Being fragmented into a few thousand shards, The Violet started to merge with the baseline, costing the Foundation much resources. The Violet has no current line of command or social structure but attempts to invade our baseline by sheer population and replace their dead dimension with ours. The Violet's only and fundamental purpose is their survival. Some pursue this goal by coexisting with baseline creatures, but others try to eliminate all local species and take their place. Their target includes the SCP Foundation. Hence, contact with The Violet organisms requires particular caution.

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The 10th Bureau, Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA 10th Bu.)

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Overview: The KCIA 10th Bureau was a paranormality government facility of the 4th Republic of Korea, which lasted from 1973 to 1981. The 10th Bureau mobilized anomalies for the benefit of the South Korean regime, under the pretense of restoring paranormal sovereignty. By absorbing professional human resources nationally and globally, the Bureau quickly grew into a force to be reckoned with. During this growth, the South Korean government attempted to replace the Foundation with the KCIA 10th Bureau, placing a burden on the Foundation Korea Regional Command's actions.

Since 1945, the South Korean government had left anomalies in the southern Korean peninsula in the Foundation's hands. However, such cooperation was discontinued after the founding of the 10th Bureau. Despite the Foundation's presence on the Korean peninsula, the 10th Bureau, which aggressively gathered, assessed, and weaponized anomalies, emerged as a considerable threat to the Foundation, despite its lack of theoretical background. After seven years of constant constraint, alas, following the political turmoil in October 1979, the conflict lulled down as the KCIA, including the 10th Bureau, spiraled into dysfunction.

Following the reorganization of the KCIA to the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP) in 1981, the 10th Bureau was dissolved, along with other cooperative departments scattered about the government structure. The Foundation absorbed most personnel and assets, but there are confirmed cases of acquisition by other Groups of Interest. The Foundation then again took control of anomalies in South Korea, cooperating with the NPES (founded in 2018) to this day.

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PlugSoft

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Overview: The PlugSoft is a video game company that produces anomalous 'video games.' They were firstly detected by the Foundation in 20██, during the investigation into the case about SCP-185-KO. This company is known to sell their games on the online game mall '██,' but the Foundation has been failing in all attempts to access this shopping site by unknown causes.

Although the Foundation chased PlugSoft through various means from the first contact, little is known about PlugSoft. The only source of the information about them is the company's personnel who appear in the Foundation facility and SCPs for the activities called the 'bug fix.' Most arrested personnel rejected a statement and automatically vanished away, so the Foundation only figured out it from the personnel that the PlugSoft intend to influence reality.

According to the research on the video games of PlugSoft, there seem to be not a few gamers who are playing these games. But the attempt to find the game players has also been fruitless to date. Some of the games are significantly dangerous, so the Foundation presumes that PlugSoft does not pursue a positive way.

PlugSoft creates games belonging to various genres, such as PC games, console games, mobile games, and board games. PlugSoft seems to have a space warping technology or more, but their technical limitations are unknown.

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Noonday Oak Troupe (NOTE)

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Overview: Originally this troupe was one of the bands which are made up of street musicians who performed in the ██████ City, Taiwan, 191█. NOTE says that they can control people's feelings (even natural phenomena in some cases) using their music.

After the end of the Chinese-Japanese War, the whole country was devastated. This group and local people had been persecuted. So the troupe held the concerts to encourage people and take part in the philanthropy to help paupers, under the motto 'Oppose dictatorship and communism, and help the people in need.' Thereafter, the troupe's second-generation made an orchestra with comrades who agree with them, created some musicals, hosted a world-tour concert, and finally formed NOTE.

The NOTE makes musical instruments with anomalous properties and performs with them. In some cases, performers and manufacturers seem to be humanoid SCP objects. The troupe only used anomalous classical instruments in their early days, but now they use anomalous electronic instruments and equipment as well, after the joining of ███ Japanese electronic instrument specialists and ██ Korean personal electronic device engineers.

Sometimes NOTE donates anomalous items to the public in good will, but most of them malfunction or even cause harm to people. In these cases, the Foundation cooperates with NOTE to reduce the damage occurred by the items and prevent the worst situation. The also knows their circumstances and frequently asks for help from the Foundation. Despite these continual failures, NOTE doesn't give up and resumes the activity.

The relationship between NOTE and the Foundation is amicable. The Foundation treats this group as the last place of the caution ranking.

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