Special Containment Procedures
Instances of SCP-474 are to be contained in high-capacity vaults, located in Site-77's Euclid wing. Each instance is to be suspended in a block of ice which encompasses the instance's mass. If an instance of SCP-474 is located outside of containment, all cavities will be temporarily filled with cotton until it can be fully contained.
Instances of SCP-474-1 are to be suspended in ice, and held in standard containment chambers.
SCP-474 is a phenomenon which affects the walls of artificial structures, characterized by the appearance of a hole of varying size and shape. Currently, 34 instances of SCP-474 have been contained by the Foundation.
Structures affected by SCP-474 will generate humanoid figures, which are composed out of the same material as the structure SCP-474 is affecting. These figures are classified as instances of SCP-474-1. SCP-474-1 will slowly fill whatever space the SCP-474 instance has caused, and will become animate after taking up all available space in the area. During this growth period, SCP-474-1 will resemble the prenatal development cycle, initially appearing as an infant before growing into an adult form.
When animate, instances of SCP-474-1 will seek out the nearest damaged artificial structure. Once they do so, they will perform various rituals on or around the damaged structure. Examples of these rituals include:
- Attempting to gently rub mortar or other sealants into cracks or small damaged portions of the structure
- Laying new bricks if the structure is composed as such
- Spending significant amounts of time lying motionlessly nearby the structure, or within if the damage is prominent
- Stomping around the structure while scraping at various portions of its body, in a rhythmic manner
- Scratching various messages into the undamaged portions of the structure (See attached documentation.)
After a period of time ranging between 3-6 hours, the SCP-474-1 instance will physically contact the damaged area, and disintegrate. Following this, the structure will remain inert for approximately 9 months, after which it will begin producing instances of SCP-474-1 and is to be classified as an instance of SCP-474.
Addendum: Documentation of a SCP-474-1 message, found outside a small coffee shop. It was carved into a wall behind the building over a period of 4 hours, after which Foundation agents moved in to contain it.
We were always too get,
Built for each other
Like bricks on mortar, we rise together
I sit in your cubby, and dream of tomorrow
We meld together
Born to you as new
We meld our stone together
Fill in the cracks
Be whole with me