Item #: SCP-257-ARC
Object Class: Keter — Neutralized
Special Containment Procedures:
[UPDATE]: SCP-257-ARC no longer requires special containment protocols. SCP-257-ARC has been sealed inside a 2 foot wide solid plastic cube and placed in secure storage awaiting disposal via SCP-101.
[UPDATE]: SCP-257-ARC appears to be a several year old human sized skull, with the addition of a pair of horns and writing on the more flat surfaces. The horns are in the middle of the parietal, off to either side of the skull. They are almost perfectly smooth, and despite the actual shape of the horns being simple crescent moon shape, all people viewing SCP-257-ARC in person or via picture ascribe them as looking humorous, while the exact same shape in any other material or picture draws no reaction.
The writing on the skull, covering most of the frontal, parietal, occipital, sphenoid, maxilla, and mandible sections, is clearly legible, etched into the skull with near laser precision. The words are easily readable, and seem to exist in English, French, German, Latin, and Chinese simultaneously. The messages written all seem to be curses and wishes of dark intent towards the reader of the words, though the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax are juvenile at best. The messages reference hell, demons, and the writer being tricked quite often.
Document SCP-257-ARC-a (regarding incident 257-ARC-01)
Document SCP-257-ARC-b (regarding incident 294-02)
Document SCP-257-ARC-c (regarding incident 294-03)
Level 4 Security Authorization Approved. Displaying log:
login SCI-RSH ██-████
Good evening, Doctor ██████. Thank you for using SCP Research Console 74-██. Your access will be logged.
Doctor ██████, it is a required Security Containment Protocol to receive a full mental profile after exposure to SCP-257-ARC. Our files show that you have not undergone profiling after your last exposure. Please logoff this console and see your supervisor immediately.
access map of land
access map of realm
access map of kingdom
Doctor ██████, it has been five minutes since you were notified to see your
supervisor. A tardy flag has been placed on your file.
give me the damn map
Invalid command or filename.
You have not accessed this terminal in three minutes. Do you require an assistant?
no of course not
Does the black moon howl?
YES. THE BLACK MOON HOWLS AND ITS BAYING DRAWS FORTH THE HOUNDS OF THE END ALL SHALL BURN IN THE BLACK FIRES OF THE DJOK TOURAFF
Emergency lock down protocol engaged, Research Console 74-██ disabled.
SCI-RSH ██-████ Doctor ██████ is hereby authorized for immediate termination. Subject has been exposed to untested SCP. Engage with caution. Engage with lethal force. Repeat, immediate termination. Security teams have been dispatched. All NC personnel report to the nearest Containment Breach Defense Point
Research Console 74-██ connection to network lost
SysAdmin 76-4498: Updating the SCP file at BaseCommand's request, see
SCP-257-ARC-BCa for particulars.