Little is known about the group called "Meat Circus", except for the fact that they deal in drastic human body modifications. The resulting "artworks" seem to be put up for sale afterwards. Most of the Meat Circus creations share a common trait - various inserts made of an unidentified black metal, and Roman numerals tattooed on their skin.
The Foundation's attention was first drawn to this group after their assault on the [REDACTED] Mobile Base in 2███. During the assault, Meat Circus members kidnapped numerous Foundation employees, including an MTF Eta-█ "Hornets" operative. Later that year, in March, two MTF operatives were found dead near Site █, as well as one Dr. F████, still alive. The backs of their heads were shaved and tattooed with the letter "F". Subsequently, Meat Circus members have confronted Foundation operatives several times.
According to recent reports, Meat Circus consists of three departments. The first, called "Mutators", are known to sculpt flesh like clay, creating creepy and bizarre chimeras. The second department, the "Technicians", integrate various prostheses into the bodies of their creations, making them look like complex mechanisms. The third, called "Mages", use mystical powers to breathe life into corpses. All three departments are competing with each other, trying to create the ultimate creation - "the Masterpiece." According to one legend, these departments were originated by "Three Daughters of Pain" - semi-divine beings that strive for supremacy.
"Lefty" is a pseudonym of an inventor whose identity is currently unknown. This nickname is borrowed from the classical Leskov work about the talented craftsmen from Tula who could shoe a flea. Lefty supplies criminal gangs with various anomalous devices and substances of- supposedly- his own design and manufacture. It is known that Lefty is aware of the Foundation, although there were no hostile actions directed towards the Foundation on his part. Nevertheless, capturing Lefty is a priority task for the Russian branch.
A distinctive feature of Lefty's inventions are added notes that are written in a kind and benevolent manner. His standard signature is "From Lefty, with love".
In the 1990s, as a result of negotiations between the SCP Foundation and the Global Occult Coalition, a project branded "Logos" was created as an enterprise to deal with anomalous events having psychological and large-scale social impact, that can change the way of human life, and/or the human consciousness.
As the Global Occult Coalition grew in power, it developed an independent doctrine of dealing with anomalies, with destruction being the first and foremost objective- completely against the Foundation's interests. In the turmoil of the active confrontation that followed, Logos Inc. was left unattended, as it was considered a low-priority project by the time. This turned out to be a mistake - during the period of independence (spanning at least █ years) the new GoI's priorities underwent a major change. They switched their focus to their own scientific progress in the fields of medicine, IT, psychology, and applied use of the technologies they developed.
Grotto of Gangrenous God
"Grotto of Gangrenous God" is a common designation of a variety of sects that had arisen within the Russian Federation during the last few decades (from the mid-1990s to present).
At first sight, "GGG" seems to be decentralized and divided into a variety of freestanding confessions. Though, in spite of some differences, all the branches of "GGG" have a number of common traits; the core of all their teachings is worshiping entropy in all of its forms and manifestations. This concept is impersonated in the figures of the Gangrenous God and smaller deities called "Permutation Portenders", who symbolize particular aspects of decay and disruption processes. In reverence to destructive events, adepts often do self-mutilation, voluntarily infecting themselves with different diseases (leprosy in-particular is common), as well as consume spoiled food and organic waste. Among other similarities, there are similar cosmogonic models, aesthetics, extensive usage of alliterations in titles and- in some cases- in speech and writing. Sometimes it turns into a specific form of glossolalia.
"Grotto of Gangrenous God" makes extensive use of anomalous artifacts in their religious activity, some or all of which are of extrauniversal origin. A distinctive feature of most artifacts related to the Gangrenous God cults is their influence on mind, mainly in aesthetic sense and perceived value. Usage of most artifacts is fraught with negative effects on health that are perceived in euphoric manner and can cause addiction.