SCP-5471
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DATABASE ID: SCP-5471

Anomaly Class: Safe-supernus

Containment Status: Uncontained/Uncontainable

CONTAINMENT PROCEDURES: SCP-5471 is public knowledge;1 due to its distance from local galactic space and the minor nature of its informational effects, the Extrasolar Activities Division considers cover-up efforts unnecessary. Monitoring of Ortothan groups under Operation TETRAD UNLIGHT is to continue with an additional focus on behavior regarding the "Holy Sixth" of Ortothan mythology.

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They Imprinted Our Light, an attempted reproduction of SCP-5471 by Ortothan artist Onus SKY//QQQ-LAMPREY 7.

DESCRIPTION: SCP-5471 is a cognitohazardous region of space 20 megaparsecs (Mpc) from the Southern Local Supervoid,2 96 Mpc from Sol. The anomaly's dimensions — presuming it corresponds to a physical or metaphysical structure — are unknown.

When directly observed with appropriate astronomical equipment,3 SCP-5471 implants a data packet into the observer's mind. This contains the following:

  • Information for baseline visuals on SCP-5471.
  • A concrete thoughtform message with eidetic recall.

The baseline visuals are mapped to the anatomy of the observer's species; in humans, this produces imagery of a six-digit hand, severed at the wrist with blood trailing across a perceived span of 47 Mpc. Imagery for other species matches their respective appendages and vital fluids, if applicable.4

The thoughtform message is mapped to the observer's primary language. While the exact mechanics behind this process are undetermined, tests have found that the message is legible and considered "deserving of remembrance" by all observers, regardless of their ability to interpret its contents.

An English language transcript is below:


THIS IS A MURDER.

A CORPSE SURROUNDS THIS EDIFICE.

THE LIGHT OF THE CORPSE WILL NEVER REACH YOU.
ONLY THE EDIFICE'S GLOW EVER WILL.

HERE THE PROTECTOR DIED IN DEFENSE OF THE DEAD.
THE DEAD WERE WAILING AS THEY WERE FEASTED UPON BY THE MAWS.
THE PROTECTOR HALTED THE FEAST.
THE PROTECTOR WAS FEASTED UPON.

THIS IS A DAMNATION:
THE MAWS WILL BE EVISCERATED.

SINCE EXISTENCE'S BIRTH THE PROTECTOR STRUGGLED.
THE NATAL WORLD CALLED FOR HER AID AND DESPITE HIS5 HESITATION HE ASCENDED
FIGHTING THE MAWS FOR AS LONG AS ZHE LIVED.
RESEARCHING THE WORKINGS OF REALITY INSIDE-OUT.
WIELDING THE CURRENTS OF ITS CIRCUITRY TO OUR ADVANTAGE.
HE WON TIME AND TIME AGAIN.
BUT REALITY NEVER BLESSED ZIR FOR IT.
IN THE SCARS OF HER LIGHT I COULD SEE THERE WAS NEVER A CALM FOR HER.

AND WHEN WE STRUGGLED AMONGST OURSELVES XE DEDICATED EVERYTHING VE COULD TO PREVENTING THE WORST.
EVEN WHEN SHE BLED.
EVEN WHEN SHE KNEW WE WOULD FALL.
EVEN WHEN THERE WERE ONLY TWO OF US LEFT.

THIS IS A DEMAND:
WE MUST NOT STOP FIGHTING.
XE WAS NOT CONSUMED TO BE FORGOTTEN.
XE WAS NOT CONSUMED TO BE ABANDONED.
WE WILL PERSEVERE.



MEMORIAL SIX OF SEVEN.

THERE WILL NEVER BE A FOURTH.




Based on the reactions of Ortothan mythology adherents, this is in reference to Yorun-leusan, the sixth of seven gods tasked with protecting reality from extrauniversal threats.6 As Yorun-leusan purportedly died in 2000 Anno Terra,7 it is unclear how light from the anomaly has reached Sol so soon. Alongside the message contents, subjects claim to see sparks of light from inside the Southern Local Supervoid, as well as hearing "teeth clanging against metal" when they consider it. The Astronomy Department has detected massive bursts of ultra-high-energy gamma rays from the Supervoid.

Currently, the creator of the anomaly is unverified.


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