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The interior of SCP-125-DE-A.

Item #: SCP-125-DE

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-125-DE is not to be informed about its containment. To ensure its continued cooperation with Foundation personnel in the future, it is also lead to believe that the customs and moral concepts in Europe are still those of the 12th Century. Additionally, the entity is not to be coerced into raising and/or leaving SCP-125-DE-A. Should this occur regardless, it is to be lured into the area of effect of a Scranton Reality Anchor immediately to reestablish containment.

Due to the immobility of SCP-125-DE and SCP-125-DE-A, Outpost-DE22/125 has been constructed in front of the entrance of SCP-125-DE-A. Outpost-DE22/125 is to always be staffed with at least 50 guards and to be equipped with gas and explosive weapons to defend against attacks on the site. Outpost-DE22/125 is to be contacted by other Foundation Sites using radio communication every 30 minutes and is to be asked for its status. Should no answer be received from Outpost-DE34/125, an MTF unit is to be send to check on the situation and- in worst case- prevent a potential takeover of the site by hostile forces.

Efforts are to be undertaken to ensure a healthy population of common ravens (Corvus corax) at least in the area of the Burgberg. Should SCP-125-DE inquire on the presence of common ravens in Burgberg, their presence is to always be affirmed.

For security reasons and to prevent the loss of valuable Foundation equipment, no Scranton Reality Anchors are allowed inside of SCP-125-DE-A.

Description: SCP-125-DE designates a humanoid entity, currently located in a large cavern beneath Burgberg in the Kyffhäuser1. This cavern is part of a tunnel system, which, due to its nature, is designated as SCP-125-DE-A.

SCP-125-DE has the appearance of a man between the ages of 60 and 70. The entity wears a red gown, a golden hoop crown adorned with different gems, and a crucifix; the entity measures 410 cm in height, but weight could not be determined- it is estimated to be around 800 kg. The entity sits on a throne that appears to be made of ivory and rests its head in its hands on a round marble table approximately 8 meters in diameter. The hair of the entity is continuously glowing with an orange-yellow light. SCP-125-DE has a beard that reaches through a hole in the table, down to the ground, and encircles the table approximately six and a half times. SCP-125-DE has yet to be observed taking in sustenance, and is therefore believed to not require any.

Collected data suggests that SCP-125-DE is a Class IX reality bending entity. However, it only uses its powers to prevent itself from being harmed, relocated, or further contained in some form, particularly since the Foundation began monitoring; even while using its powers, SCP-125-DE only makes a minimal effort. Hostiles are teleported away a few meters and/or disarmed and persons tasked with moving SCP-125-DE suddenly forget their tasks. Given SCP-125-DE's impaired environmental perception, it is assumed that this is an automated defense mechanism on which the entity exerts no direct influence.

SCP-125-DE seems to be half asleep at all times and reacts very slowly on its environment. It is still possible to hold conversations with it in every desired language, even if it takes very long for SCP-125-DE to formulate a response- most responses are often mumbled. SCP-125-DE claims to be Frederick I, the Holy Roman Emperor (nicknamed "Barbarossa") and states that it was imprisoned in SCP-125-DE-A2. These claims could until now not conclusively verified or dismissed.

The entity sometimes asks present personnel "if there are still ravens on the mountain". This question is always affirmed as of ██/██/████, causing SCP-125-DE to briefly sigh. At the moment, it is unknown if and how the presence of ravens in the area of Burgberg impacts SCP-125-DE, but the population of common ravens in the Kyffhäuser and Burgberg in general was put under observation as a precaution.

The interior of SCP-125-DE-A is currently not fully explored due to its size and possibly-limitless extents. The exploration is still being conducted. However, 567 life-size granite statues of knights, soldiers, and court servants have already been discovered in the caves, though their relocation for further study was not possible due to narrow spaces in SCP-125-DE-A3. The cave system itself possess three anomalous properties; firstly, it is not possible to enter SCP-125-DE using other ways than its entrance. During attempts to burrow into the cave system from outside, the excavation crews only hit solid rock which fills out the entire space SCP-125-DE-A is supposed to occupy. Secondly, it is impossible to permanently damage SCP-125-DE-A, as any damage is repaired within seconds due to the passive effects of SCP-125-DE. Thirdly, any human entity inside of SCP-125-DE-A is shown to have intimate knowledge of the cave system from a practical standpoint, despite having never set foot in it. This third effect can be counteracted by actively focusing on reaching a different goal or area.

SCP-125-DE-A appears to have been created by the abilities demonstrated by SCP-125-DE and seems to only exist as long as it is maintained by the entity. This circumstance complicates the containment of SCP-125-DE, because it cannot be exposed to Scranton reality anchors in its current state. If such a device is transported inside SCP-125-DE-A, it immediately erases the space influenced by reality bending in its area of effect and is subsequently removed from existence together with all matter in its area of effect. The lost space is replaced instantly after this sudden disappearance.

Why SCP-125-DE claims to be imprisoned in a space created by itself is not known at this time. However, Dr. Stramm theorizes that the entity is only entrapped in SCP-125-DE-A because it believes itself to be imprisoned and activates its reality bending capabilities as a consequence.

Discovery: The Foundation learned about SCP-125-DE on 01/02/2010, when Research Team 25 completed the restoration of several documents of Division XXV5. Subsequently, an assessment team was dispatched to the stated location and enacted the first containment after locating the entrance to SCP-125-DE.

Addendum 125-DE-1: On ██/██/████ Outpost-DE22/125 was attacked by 52 entities with a strong resemblance to SCP-094-DE6. Assets of the Foundation at the scene had only anticipated human aggressors and could consequently only stall the attackers. It turned out that explosive weapons were necessary to fully neutralize the entities, because they remained able to act as long as they had at least one appendage remaining. MTF-DE6-𝔇 "Das Aufgebot" ("The Draft") was dispatched with appropriate equipment and, after 2 hours, could successfully fend off the attack. All attackers were successfully neutralized, the Foundation sustained 29 causalities and 33 wounded. During the analysis of the remains, it became apparent that all neutralized entities were marked with the logo of the GoI known as Fourth Reich. After this incident, the Special Containment Procedures were updated accordingly.

Addendum 125-DE-2: Since ██/██/████, the population of common ravens in the Kyffhäuser is subject to an increasing number of cases of parasite infection. Efforts are underway to maintain the population.

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