SWN001-1-CH00 DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE
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DATE: 31 October 2018
FROM: Maura Castaldo <ten.pcs.atap|odlatsac.m#ten.pcs.atap|odlatsac.m>
TO: Penelope Panagiotopolous <ten.pcs.atap|suolopotoiganap.p#ten.pcs.atap|suolopotoiganap.p>
SUBJECT: SWN001-1-CH00 DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

Penelope,

We've been trying to identify "self-inserts" of the SWN001-1 entities for a while now, and I think we've been going about it wrong. So far we've been assuming a one-to-one correspondence — each "author" has a single "author avatar" that acts on its behalf in our narrative layer — but I think I've found some evidence that contradicts that theory.

The following is a collection of personnel files from Foundation precursors, going all the way back to ancient Rome. I believe that all these individuals were "self-inserts" of the same SWN001-1 entity, which I have tentatively designated SWN001-1-CH00 — based on naming patterns, I believe that the entity's nom de plume may be a reference to the Star Wars character "Chewbacca", probably stylized "Ch00bakka"1.

The first document comes from the Cura Praetoria Sapientae Occultae, or Praetorian Office of Hidden Wisdom, an organization that was definitely not as similar to the Foundation as this document implies. I've reproduced the original below, and a translation follows.

RECOVERED DOCUMENT SWN001-1-CH00-A: PRAETORIAN OFFICE OF HIDDEN WISDOM PERSONNEL FILE
Circa 125 AD. Fragmentary papyrus, Alexandria, Egypt. Latin/Greek. Translated by Maura Castaldo, 2018.



As you can see, we're already in the realm of the absurd. All of the items on the list of "Objects Studied" that haven't been damaged are definitely objects currently contained by the Foundation—they even have the right numbers! The CPSO never referred to anything as "SKΠ"—that's just a transliteration of "SCP" into the Greek alphabet!

The next document comes from the Holy Vehm, the witch-finding courts of the Holy Roman Emperor. It does fit better with the historical record, but it's still got some issues that identify its origin in an SWN001-1 instance.

RECOVERED DOCUMENT SWN001-1-CH00-B: HOLY VEHM WITCH-COURT TESTIMONY
July, 1532. Parchment, Cologne, Germany. Latin and High German. Translated by Maura Castaldo and Joseph Rosenbaum.


The order of Saint Catherine the Protector doesn't show up anywhere else; and take a look at those initials. We also have no evidence that the Holy Vehm ever catalogued more than a few hundred heretical objects, and most of those were just different translations of the bible, not anomalous artifacts. And again, the number matches the SCP designation of a mushroom with identical effects.

We're jumping to the 20th century, now. This one is actually a Foundation personnel file, dating from the late 60s. It fits with the other SWN-001-1 "self-insert" files we've seen.

RECOVERED DOCUMENT SWN001-1-Γ: SCP FOUNDATION PERSONNEL RECORD
1967. Discovered in Storage Site-23 internal documents archive. English.


Notably, 1066 wasn't contained until the 21st century, and 2573 didn't manifest until the fall of the Soviet Union. This individual doesn't show up in the main personnel records, only in a paper file in Site-23's archive.

The last document I have for you is the most recent. It's the Hisser bio—a Dark Web alternative to Twitter used mainly by anartists and the Serpent's Hand—of a user with the handle "@ch00_bakka".

RECOVERED DOCUMENT SWN001-1-CH00-Δ: HISSER BIO
2018. Recovered from http://hisser.com/ch00_bakka/bio


I'm fairly sure that this last one is the most true-to-life of SWN001-1-CH00's author avatars—I've developed a psychological profile of the entity, which I've attached to this email. Creating these profiles for all the SWN001-1 author entities should help us identify other cases in which one entity has multiple "self-insert" characters.

Dr. Maura Castaldo
Lead Psychologist
Pataphysics Division

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