Site-17 Deepwell Catalog
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The Foundation is a global, clandestine organization with an iron grip on all media, literature, and public knowledge. They operate within a strict hierarchy of Researcher to Site Director to Overseer to ensure that humanity remains in perpetual and blissful ignorance. They will and have contained God, and no one seems to care.

Everything is as it must be.

Site-17 is the second-largest Foundation containment facility, housing hundreds of researchers and containing twice as many anomalies. Corruption has slowly festered within its ranks. The embodiment of the anomalous is knocking on reality's door. Someone has stopped to listen to a humanoid's sobbing.

Is everything as it must be?

Site-17 is on the brink. There is always the slowly-beating thrum of anticipation, always the knowledge of something bigger, always the end just out of reach. So keep your head down, and your nose to the grindstone. You don't have to like what we do here; you just have to do it. If you start having dreams, consult a psychiatrist. If you start feeling ill, look past the blood. If you start losing your memories, don't bother. That's just how it is in this place.

Nothing is as it should be.


Newest Pages:

SCP-5715 by Nitro147
Hurt by KaraKatt
SCP-4936 by Nagiros
SCP-5947 by UraniumEmpire
white space (HUB) by Nagiros

Series Details


The first tenet of Site-17's fiction is that the Foundation is, at its core, evil. It is a hierarchical, bureaucratic institution which seeks to enforce ignorance as law and is plainly hostile to the world at large. It worships the greater ethical good but has no method of defining what that good is.

Perhaps, the researchers within the Foundation have not realized this. Perhaps even the Overseers are likewise deluded. But the ones who have been trampled beneath the weight of the Foundation's transgressions are not so blind.


The second tenet is that Site-17's fiction is a prelude to happiness. The world may be under the Foundation's thumb, but goodness persists regardless. Characters live, they love, they care for one another. Old structures are groaning beneath their antiquity, and giants are in motion on the dim horizon.

Wherever there is a shadow, there is light. Site-17 is only an examination of its world's temporary darkness.


Preferably, articles written for Site-17 should incorporate one or more of the following elements into their fiction:

  • Inclusion of, or references to, established characters or events within the Site-17 lore
  • Ethics Committee interactions
  • Humanoid anomalies
  • Essophysics or the AMEC Database
  • Thematic interest in secrecy, truth, and/or the sacrifices made to maintain the Veil

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