Taken from the audio log of SCP-744's construction and operation progress, as recorded by its project manager, Mr. Heinch:
Today is a glorious day in the history of man. Our crowning achievement shall be autonomous progress, for this is mankind's true purpose: "Improvement." We have hired the world's most renowned inventors and creators, funded by a generous donation by our brainchild, Mr. ███████. His donation will truly make this place special, or at least I think so. We've also found the perfect location for our factory; a dwindling city in Oklahoma. The townspeople are desperate for work, which means we can tell them as little as possible, pay them as little as possible, and work them as hard as possible, and those fat-heads won't know the difference. Hell, we've got them slated to run 4 14-hour shifts once a week, so that the plant is running nonstop! It's gonna be the bees knees!
We've already constructed the plant, which is a glorious combination of machinery otherwise viewed as incompatable, and an amalgam of the best supplies for our products. We've already planned all of our employee hirings, and we've gotten far more applications than expected. Our purpose is almost achievable. We only need one more machine, and that crucial component is a little something that our engineers are calling "The Synergizer". Funky name, but it sure describes it well. The plant is scheduled to open in about a month, so I don't need to report for work until then.
Sorry about the lack of entries, I've been so busy and frustrated that I forgot all about my audio log. Our efforts thusfar have been fruitless; our greatest creation to date was a tank that has a flamethrower, which is rather disappointing based on the resources and time that we've already used. We had to work through Christmas this year, but we've finally begun to make progress! We got an amzing Christmas present yesterday, in the form of an eye-opening discovery! Last night, one of the workers fell onto the conveyor belt that led to The Synergizer, and we couldn't save him. But, boy oh boy, when the tank he fell in with came out of The Synergizer, the tank had eyes! A tank with human components! Imagine what would happen if we incorporated people on purpose! Imagine what we could create! Not only progress for humans, but progress with humans!
We've decided not to begin human testing, and instead have chosen to attempt animal testing until we fully understand how The Synergizer works with living tissue. We're taking a vote on which animal to begin with, and my vote definitely will be for a turtle. I plan on voting for a turtle because turtles have natural armor, long lifespans, and a strong preservation instinct, which are crucial traits within a hybrid-living-weapon.
Later that day: Well, I managed to convince the board to begin testing on turtles, although they insisted we also test zebrafish, because of their regenerative properties. I don't really see how we're going to test fish in an open-air machine, but i guess we'll just have to test them within fishbowls. Personally, I would like to do some purely organic testing first, before we incorporate inorganics like glass, but at least the testing on turtles won't have outside materials.
The shipment of turtles has just arrived from a nearby zoo, and I can't wait to get started with the testing! I'll try to keep the test logs as organized as I can, but I can't promise absolute consistency.
Test 1: 4 Snapping Turtles run through The Synergizer:
Results: 1 Snapping Turtle with no apparent anomalies. Test subject was taken to be dissected.
Later that day: Wow! When they took the turtle to be dissected, the first incision to its underside healed miraculously! The doctor performing the dissection said that he'd never seen anything like this! After 4 more attempts, the doctor was finally able to make an incision that lasted.
Personal Note: Interesting that the turtle regenerated its cut 4 times, but was unable to a 5th time. Likely correlation between number of subjects run through The Synergizer and regenerative ability.
After a successful incision into the turtle's abdomen, the doctor removed the turtle's head, and it's regenerative properties were absent.
Personal Note: It appears that something that would naturally heal, heals almost instantaneously, whereas a fatal blow is fatal regardless of the number of incorporated subjects.
Test 2: 4 Snapping Turtles, 3 Zebrafish (in 3 glass bowls with water) run through The Synergizer:
Results: 1 Snapping Turtle with gills as well as its natural set of lungs.
It appears that the object with the largest mass is the base, and the other materials are added onto said base as if they were enhancements, rather than individual entities.
Alternate possibility: The object with a higher number becomes the base, and the other materials are treated as enhancements.
Personal Note: Either way, the machine is certainly discerning a base, and then further enhancements are added onto that base.
Later that day: When this subject was taken to be dissected, an incision was made through its gills. Gills regenerated 7 times, and also regenerated much faster than the rate that the first turtle regenerated, likely due to the added regenerative properties of the zebrafish. Additionally, 7 regenerations was higher than expected, with 7 being the total number of animals incorporated, as opposed to only 3 animals actually possessing gills were incorporated. Additionally, even after 8 incisions were made to the subject's gills, it was able to breathe through its lungs.
Personal Note: Redundant organs can function as a team, or as they were intended to function seperately. Possibility for unique organ combinations in the future.
I believe that we should begin testing with inorganic material as shielding, and possibly to create a more durable core. If we can incorproate these regenerative properties into something that isn't living, and therefore is unable to die, we would eliminate the issue caused by beheading the first test subject. If part of the creature is indestructible, then the entire creature should not be able to be killed in a single blow, and should only be able to die if it runs out of regenerations. I've ordered some dense metals, such as Iridium, Tungsten, and even a bit of Osmium; for testing purposes, of course. Now, I'm forced to play the waiting game. No tests planned for today; testing will resume tomorrow once the metals arrive.
The metals have arrived, but rather than waste our expensive and limited supply, we've decided to test some steel as a core first.
Test 3: 4 Snapping Turtles and 1 10x10x10cm block of steel:
Results: It appears that the steel has been incorporated into the turtle, because nobody is able to see any portion of the turtle that is steel-colored, and the steel was clearly absorbed with the 4 turtles. Typical dissection replaced with incineration, operated at 50°C lower than the melting point of steel (1320°C). When the turtle was placed in the incinerator, we lit it up, and several observable changes occurred. First of all, the turtle's entire body showed extreme resistance to normal heat, showing no change up until the incinerator reached 500°C. However, when the incinerator approached 550°C, the turtle's limbs began to give out, and it appeared to be getting weaker. After that, the turtle showed distress, but remained a single, solid organism even at 1320°C. The incinerator was then increased to 1400°C, beyond the melting point of steel, and the turtle burned into ash.
Personal Note: The metal core distributes its properties across the entire turtle; similar to how the gills in test 2 were regenerated across all 7 creatures, the steel's weakening point and melting point were distributed across the entire turtle, despite the small amount of steel used in relation to the mass of the turtle.
In light of yesterday's test, we've decided to test my theory about a core, since the prior test included conditions that would destroy the metal, meaning that the core would have been destroyed with the rest of the turtle. Because of this, we're going to repeat the same test, but with a different disposal technique.
Test 4: 4 Snapping Turtles and 1 10x10x10cm block of steel:
Results: Same results as yesterday; the steel was not visible on any portion of the turtle, but if my theory is correct, the reason we are unable to see the steel block is because it is at the center of the turtle. As with yesterday, typical dissection replaced with a unique disposal procedure: we're going to use a cluster of GI Browning Automatic Rifles (BARs) with crossed streams, so that each shot will end up on trajectory to hit the possible core.
Later that day: This is a riot! I was right! When we ran the test and shot over 1000 rounds into the turtle it started to regenerate a bit, but after about 15 seconds, we all heard a series of "Clangs" and I called for the firing to stop. Once it stopped, we all looked at the turtle, but instead of a turtle, it looked more like a steel block growing mold. We waited about 15 minutes, and the turtle had completely regenerated. Not only was my theory about a core being possible confirmed, but the core even retained the regenerative properties of the organism!
Personal Note: It seems odd that in test 3 the steel was able to distribute its properties across the entire creature, while in test 4 it was able to localize in order to preserve the animal. I believe this means that despite being a combination of organic and inorganic matter, the entire creature thinks as a unified organism, as if nature intended it to exist the way it does. All of our research thus far has been greatly adding to our understanding of how the products of The Synergizer behave, and I believe we are only 2 or 3 more tests away from actually creating a weapon, both for the US government AND for The Purpose!
Today we've shifted into purely inorganic testing, so that we can attempt to create a super-alloy in order to provide an ideal core for our final subject.
Test 5: 1 10x10x10cm block of Osmium, 1 10x10x10cm block of Iridium, and 1 10x10x10cm block of Tungsten
Personal Note: This test involves use of Osmium and Iridium, which are noteworthy because they are the 2 most-dense elements. Additionally, Tungsten has the highest melting point of all elements, and Iridium is the most corrosion-resistant of all elements, so if this test successfully combines all 3 elements, we may end up with one of the strongest metals ever created!
Results: After having a laborer injure his back trying to lift the block of Osmium, which has a decieving weight of 22.6kg compared to the 7.9kg weight of a steel block of equal size, we had to draw extra attention to the project by allocating extra laborers to assist in the lifting of the blocks. Once we actually got all 3 blocks loaded into The Synergizer, the results were amazing! Not only did all 3 metals become unified into a super-alloy, which we are calling WIrOs (pronounced "Wires"), but the metal appears to be indestructible within our means! We tried to melt the WIrOs with a blowtorch, then the furnace set as high as possible, and there was no noticeable damage to the alloy at all!
Personal Note: It appears that the various metals do not simply add their melting points to eachother, but actually multiply their melting points. The relative insanity of such a feat became clear when I realized that Tungsten's melting point is over 3400°C, Iridium's melting point is over 2400°C, and Osmium's melting point is over 3000°C, meaning that the melting point of the alloy WIrOs would be over 10,000,000,000°C. That would mean that our alloy would only barely be destroyed by the center of the sun. This means that our alloy is indestructibly within the confines of earth, which is the exact result we were attempting to attain!//
Today will be our final test. We have decided to add a number of other organisms to the final combination. The most noteworthy addition is the Influenza Virus, included for its adaptability and extremely short lifespan. Because of the fact that, thus far, every animal incorporated has been able to co-exist as a single-organism, we do not fear that the addition of a virus will cause any detrimental effects to the outcome. We've also chosen to add a few crocodiles, because the old combination of turtle and zebrafish did not allow much room for aggression, which is something necessary within a sentient weapon.
Final Test (Test 6) (Batch 1): 1 10x10x10cm block of WIrOs, 100 Snapping Turtles, 99 Zebrafish. At this point, the Synergizer was near-capacity, so we decided to run it in batches. Result: 1 Snapping Turtle appearing normal to the naked eye.
(Batch 2:) 99 Crocodiles and 6 vials of the Influenza Virus. Result: 1 Crocodile appearing normal to the naked eye.
(Batch 3:) Results of Batch 1 and Batch 2:
Results: 1 Snapping Turtle featuring a Crocodile's tail and head, while maintaining the shell and limbs of a turtle.
Personal Note: Gah! We forgot that if we only run 1 of each animal into The Synergizer, the base creature becomes a hybrid of each. Oh well, we've successfully created the weapon we were hired to create. The government is scheduled to come pick up the turtle at the end of the week. We'll just have to find a reinforced room to keep the turtle inside of for the next 3 days. I think I'll just sleep here for the night, since I'm too excited to sleep anyway!
Later that night:
OH APPLESAUCE, OH HORSEFEATHERS, OH GOD, OH NO, ANYTHING BUT THIS! To Himself: Calm down, Heinch. Flippin your wig isn't gonna get you anywhere. Calm down. Alright, i think I've cooled off. Geez, we were fat-heads for thinking we could control that turtle. The thing got loose and destroyed virtually everything. Everybody else's been bumped off by it, except for me. I was thrown into The Synergizer by it, but I think the machine is damaged. I can only hope I get incorporated into something better than that awful fucking turtle.
A few minutes later: OH GOD OH NO NO NO NO! THE DOOR TO THE SYNERGIZER IS CLOSING, THIS IS IT, OH NO OH NO… (At this point, Mr. Heinch appears to have lost consciousness)
Nobody ever came. The turtle just walked away, they never came for it. I don't know what happened to me inside The Synergizer, but I think I'm a part of the factory. Every time I talk, I hear an echo, like my voice is being projected over the intercom. Oh, wow! Somebody just walked into the plant, and I think it's about time to get back to the purpose…