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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All instances of SCP-XXXX are presently contained in Site-17's dimensional light-containment wing. Submissions by MTF Rho-12 ("Clockwork Surgeons") to retrieve uncontained instances are to be reviewed by Site-17 personnel as is appropriate for a low-value mission proposal.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to an unquantified amount of humanoid entities which possess excessively low Hume levels. SCP-XXXX instances generally exist in an intangible state of conscious abstraction, capable of involuntary ambulatory action but incapable of being observed in any capacity due to their extreme unreality. However, they may be observed when their Hume levels are artificially raised. For this reason, their existence was previously undocumented until routine calibration of a Scranton Syphoning Tool1 resulted in the accidental discovery of SCP-XXXX-1.

Based on extensive interviews with SCP-XXXX-1 through SCP-XXXX-42, it is currently believed that all SCP-XXXX instances were members of Groups of Interest to the Foundation now rendered non-existent due to a targeted temporal excision of unknown origin, wherein all affected persons were removed from the local timeline and rendered practically non-existent. SCP-XXXX-1 through SCP-XXXX-42 were the members of MTF Rho-12, a task force answering directly to O5-4 for the purpose of preventing such excision events from detrimentally impacting consensus reality.2

Upon being contained and briefing attending personnel regarding the temporal excision event, SCP-XXXX-1 elected to depart from the range of the Scranton Syphoning Tool and willfully retrieve additional members of the non-existent MTF Rho-12. After all members regained substantive existence within the range of the Scranton Syphoning Tool, the task force was reconfigured to contain additional SCP-XXXX instances.

There are currently 132 SCP-XXXX instances in containment, including members of MTF Rho-12.

Addendum.XXXX.1: ρ-12 MISSION PROPOSAL: Retrieval of Additional SCP-XXXX Instances

TO: Site-17 Director Thomas Graham
FROM: MTF Rho-12 Commander (SCP-XXXX-1)

As we have been made aware in our extensive debriefings with Site-17 personnel, we no longer exist in any substantial capacity. In our state of abstraction, we had only the tiniest of ideas that this was the case; our minds had been dashed upon the rocks of time, spilling the viscera of all our sundered memories and emotions. We aimlessly drifted for eons, phantoms without any gravestones to be remembered by. Only the ever-present, silent screaming of the abyss occupied our dead, hollow minds.
It was, in a word, Hell.
To willingly exit the range of the Scranton Syphoning Tool was, perhaps, the most difficult choice I have ever made. I knew I needed to, though. My team was still out there, drifting in the mists of reality. I needed to find them and drag them back to the light, if I had to.
There are more like us. When we were blotted out from history, with us came a number of other organizations. Most of these were your enemies, in the past, many of them cults which wished to see the Earth enslaved to their patron deity.
This information should not matter to you. To allow any man to suffer that fate of un-being would be unimaginably cruel. My team is ready to exit the field of the Syphoning Tool and find the ones who remain lost, to the best of our ability. We hope you will see the humanity in our request.
ρ-12 Commander Douglass Tefson

Addendum.XXXX.2: Proposals Submitted by the SCP-XXXX Population

Addendum.XXXX.3: Excerpt of Conversation Between SCP-XXXX Instances

The following exchange between three SCP-XXXX instances has been included to demonstrate the general temperament of the SCP-XXXX population in containment. SCP-XXXX-129 had been contained fifteen minutes prior.

<Begin Log>
SCP-XXXX-129 is being comforted by SCP-XXXX-32 in the corner of the communal containment unit. SCP-XXXX-129 appears to be greatly distressed.
SCP-XXXX-129: Get the hell away from me! Get the fuck back, Jailor.
SCP-XXXX-32: Hey, come on, it'll be fine. You're with friends here.
SCP-XXXX-129: Don't tell me it'll be fine. I just spent three years as a fucking ghost, and you want to tell me it'll be fine?
SCP-XXXX-32: You're safe here, trust me. You're part of the Eternium Collective, right? Hey, Claire, can you come over here?
SCP-XXXX-32 motions towards SCP-XXXX-94, who had previously claimed to be a member of the same Group of Interest.
SCP-XXXX-94: One second, Jane. Hey, Danny! Happy to see you made it through. Listen, I get that stuff is scary right now, but it'll be fine, just like my friend here said.
SCP-XXXX-129 appears to freeze in response to this comment.
SCP-XXXX-129: How can you even look at that Jailer trash? She didn't… get to you, did she?
SCP-XXXX-94: "Get to me"? How do you mean?
SCP-XXXX-129: We both heard the stories of how they gave our captured comrades some lecture about how we needed to contain these anomalies instead of consuming them.
SCP-XXXX-94: Oh, no, nothing like that. In fact, I'm still pretty pissed at Jane here for still working with them.
SCP-XXXX-94 playfully punches SCP-XXXX-32's shoulder, and both laugh as her fist phases through SCP-XXXX-32's arm.
SCP-XXXX-129: What the hell?
SCP-XXXX-73, who had been engaging in conversation with another SCP-XXXX instance, takes notice of their conversation from across the room.
SCP-XXXX-73: Hey, can you keep it down over there?
SCP-XXXX-129: Wait, that's… he's part of the Triumvirate, she's a member of the Greek Hedonists… shouldn't they be trying to rip each other's throats out?
SCP-XXXX-32: Oh, she tried when she first saw him, but they're past that now. Something about having your mind spread over an infinite distance gets people to look past petty feuds.
SCP-XXXX-129: So you all just sit here and talk? All day?
SCP-XXXX-94: More or less. There's actually a lot of cool people here, Triumvirate included. Want to meet some of them?
SCP-XXXX-129: Just… give me a bit.
SCP-XXXX-94: I understand. Just let me know when you're ready, and I can give you a tour!
SCP-XXXX-94 leaves the area and joins SCP-XXXX-73's conversation across the room. SCP-XXXX-129 remains seated on the floor while SCP-XXXX-32 stands nearby.
SCP-XXXX-32: For what it's worth, everyone has a hard time adjusting at first. But after a while, you start to realize that maybe our rivalries and vendettas didn't matter as much as we thought. We're all human, after all.
SCP-XXXX-129: Not all of us. The Triumvirate's from another dimension, I think.
SCP-XXXX-32 smiles.
SCP-XXXX-32: You're going to fit in pretty well here.
<End Log>

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