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Item #: SCP-709-KO

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedure: SCP-709-KO is to be kept in a standard Safe-class storage container. All kinds of interaction with the SCP-709-KO are not recommended. All personnel who attempts to make contact with SCP-709-KO with apporpriate authorization are to wear a hazmat suit and mask ton prevent possible biological damage.

Description: SCP-709-KO is a bust made with human body parts and flesh joined to multiple gears, gadgets, and metal sticks. Specifically, upper body of human male cut is fixed by the central metal stick, and its eyes replaced by light bulbs which look similar to actual human eyes. Its skin does not decompose due to embalming. Furthermore, inner parts including the brain are replaced by multiple gadgets whose mechanisms are not known. The identity of the man is yet to be unknown, and several benign tumors are surgically attached on the face.

SCP-709-KO can be triggered by two different ways. One is to press a switch covered under the hair on the back of the head - the original intention of the maker of this bust. When pressed, SCP-709-KO begins to levitate around 1.7m, and its eye-like bulbs glow redly. At the same time, gears and gadgets inside the object starts to move, but its noise is too small to recognize. Then, the mouth of SCP-709-KO starts to gape and scream, which seems to be the mere record of human scream. It was noted that multiple collateral phenomena occur with it, including lights within 30m radius of SCP-709-KO flickering, bleeding from nose and ear, and minor injuries of tympanic membrane to whom heard the scream.

SCP-709-KO was originally made by The Church Of Broken God, by a minister of a church in Vladivostok ██████. According to Foundation surveilance log, the minister used SCP-709-KO as a prop for 'miracle'. That is, he used it as a prop to work false wonders in order to expand his influence. SCP-709-KO was referred to a head of Sarkites, which the doctorin of Cogwork Orthodoxy states as fanatics of 'Flesh'. (refer to Log SL/SCP-709-KO-1 )

In this way, this church derived material support using SCP-709-KO. As explained in the Surveilance Log, it was done by manifesting the anomalous property with the gears inside and the minister deceiving his church members into thinking that he can work marvels. It should be noted that the behavior of this church resembles that of Abrahamitic religions. (Refer to Section X of “An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding”(1748), "Of Miracles", by David Hume.)

In 1987, this church was only a small new church in ██████, but around 1992, it had influence throughout Siberia, and developed into huge church that had members in European Russia like Moscow and Saint Petersberg. During this period, several anomalies more than SCP-709-KO were used. Furthermore, travelling ministries all around Russia were carried out, and the local authority presumed that there occured multiple unlawful acts including embezzlement, disguise of criminal proceeds, and murder. In 1993, the Foundation, GRU Division "P", and Russian Orthodox Church respectively acknowledged the existence of this chruch, and started to establish countermeasures. Meanwhile, in a travelling ministry using SCP-709-KO in 1993, one who calls himself Karcist Vetot2 attended. Second way of operation was added by this man.

Information of the Foundation and GRU Division "P" suggested that Karcist Vetot is a humanoid figure (or human) in fifties with unknown gender, Germanic in appearance, and proficient in German, Russian, Polish, and English. In the gathering he(or she) attended, the minister hurled grave insults about Sarkites. When he activated SCP-709-KO, Karcist Vetot seems to have noticed that the object had nothing to do with Sarkic cults, and authorized an anomalous property through unknown means. It manifested immediately, and the minister is known to be killed that day.

There are multiple triggers to activate second anomalous property of SCP-709-KO. The most certain way is to bring a symbol or motif of Sarkic cults -such as 'Skull of Orok', or 'Family crest of House Vörös'- into contact with the object. Other triggers exist, including damaging the benign tumors on the face of SCP-709-KO, or putting human flesh into its mouth, but these are not recommended due to the possiblity of inflicting damage on SCP-709-KO.

When such condition is met, SCP-709-KO will begin to open its mouth and speak. It is unclear whether it is conscious or not in this state. The nature of content it speaks is based on the doctorines of Sarkic cults, usually preaching about theophagy3, cannibalism, and execution of monks. People who listen to it will quickly be influenced by it and try to put it into practice. This mind-affecting process occurs through SCP-709-KO itself acting as memetic hazard, rather than through auditory stimuli.

The manifestation of such property led the minister who first met with Karcist Vetot murdered by his own church members, and Foundation received the surveilance log from Division "P". Unnecessary parts are omitted in the log below.

After having received the log, Foundation kept the church under surveilance for two days, and the gathering continued during that period. The Foundation sent strike team to seize there and secure the object. Later it was sent to South Korea in order to let it leave the Church and Sarkicism's spheres of influence.

Interrogation results of members showed that as time goes on, people influenced by SCP-709-KO will not only try to eat someone who fits their belif, but also to eat SCP-709-KO itself. This can be neturalized by Class C amnestics, but due to the high costs, the Foundation confined these members to an asylum rather than using it.

The investigation about the identity of Karcist Vetot is still ongoing. Considering that Sarkic cults put heavy emphasis on bloodline, the Information Agency guesses that SCP-709-KO is not a means of preaching.

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