The ending to our Old Man in the Sea canon. This is a continuation of the second half of Shadow in the Wake, so if you haven't read it, it may be useful to go do so. Otherwise, it likely won't make as much sense.
While this may be the end of the canon contest entries, this definitely isn't the end of the canon. We're hoping to be able to expand it beyond what we've submitted, and hopefully have some time to throw in the stuff we wanted to add but didn't have the time to do. It'd be really great for people to offer to help build the canon once the contest ends, as I think we've done a pretty good job of adding something others can contribute to.
I was also asked a few questions in regards to the tale and the series as a whole, so I feel like now might be a good time to address them.
Q: Were these the only cities in SCP-169?
A: No, there's several cavities within Levi that have their own civilizations that are either isolated completely or have connected with other communities.
Q: How did the the cities in the tale (and other unmentioned cities) connect to each other?
A: Some caverns may end up forming natural connections over time, but most of the time it's the result of mining and such.
Q: Why were these cities all getting along? Why weren't they, for example, immediately at war?
A: At some point they might have been at war. That could be an interesting tale for somebody to write, yeah?
Q: What do the creatures in SCP-169 look like and why do they speak English?
A: We never really came up with a solid description for the sapient societies in Levi, but we figured each cavern (and city) was made up of its own race. As for the English thing, it's suppose to sort of be a 'translation', but your headcanon may vary.