A QUEST TO DEFEAT THE EVIL IN THE MOUNTAINS
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BY ORDER OF THE OVERSEER COUNCIL
The following file describes an organic sapient anomaly, and is Level 2/XXXX classified.

Unauthorized access is forbidden.
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Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Keter
Site Responsible: USFLDA Site-279
Director: Harold Geners
Research Head: Alexandre Divya
Assigned Task Force: Theta-331
Level 2/XXXX
CLASSIFIED

Threat Level: Blue

Special Containment Procedures: Mobile Task Force Theta-331 ("Hobbits") is tasked with investigating reports of vegetation growing in apartments and houses in the listed countries. If any are confirmed to be SCP-XXXX related, Theta-331 is to advance to the affected area.

The individual confronted by SCP-XXXX-A and -B is to be interrogated, and administered Class B amnestics. All traces of SCP-XXXX are to be removed, with holes and cracks left by the vegetation being painted over and/or covered, and security footage being erased.

It is currently unknown how SCP-XXXX-A and -B can be fully contained.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the designation for two quadrupedal organic entities, designated as SCP-XXXX-A and SCP-XXXX-B.

Both entities have many physical similarities. SCP-XXXX's bodies are feline in shape, and are slightly emaciated. The entities lack tails, and are hairless except for the addition of large manes. SCP-XXXX-A's mane is red is coloration, while SCP-XXXX-B's is green. Both entities' skin is tan in pigmentation, and in the place of extremities, SCP-XXXX have equine hooves. SCP-XXXX's faces are similar in structure and appearance to an average elderly male's face, although significantly more wrinkled.

On a seemingly random day, SCP-XXXX-A and -B will appear at a residence of an individual who lives alone1 in a primarily English-speaking country. These countries have included Australia, Canada, the USA, the UK, and New Zealand. They will enter the residence2 and confront the individual. When entering, vegetation such as different types of grasses and flowers will begin growing out of the walls and floor. If SCP-XXXX-A and -B leave, the process of growing reverses, making the vegetation "grow backwards".

When the individual is confronted, SCP-XXXX-A and -B will tell them of an "evil in the mountains", and how the person must embark on a quest to neutralize it. This exchange will continue until the person accepts SCP-XXXX's offer, or the person denies it. If it is denied, both entities will leave the premises, however, SCP-XXXX have at numerous times not left when the individual has denied the offer. Instead, they have continued attempting to persuade the individual to accept their offer. SCP-XXXX have always eventually left, either by their own will or through force from the confronted person.

Any offers presented by SCP-XXXX have not yet been accepted.


Addendum XXXX.1


On 11/16/2005 in Rye, England, United Kingdom, SCP-XXXX-A and -B attempted to recruit a middle-aged man by the name of Michael Tembley. Despite their attempts, they did not realize that Michael had passed out from a hangover. The following is a video log of the events that occurred.

[The front door of Mr. Tembley's apartment opens, and SCP-XXXX-A and -B step through. Vegetation begins growing from the walls and floor.]

SCP-XXXX-A: Greetings, weary traveler.

[SCP-XXXX-A shifts into a kneeling position, as SCP-XXXX-B stands beside it.]

SCP-XXXX-A: We have searched far and wide for your kind. You have shown great skill, venturer.

SCP-XXXX-B: [Steps forward] Yes, we have. Earlier this day, at one of the areas you call "gyms"3, we saw your strength in lifting those one-labeled sticks.

SCP-XXXX-A: Oh, you might not know our names yet! Yes, yes. My name is Umbes, and this kind man next to me is Ombas. We are forest deities, don't you know.

[Silence.]

SCP-XXXX-B: Now now, I know you're speechless. This may be quite irregular to you! All will be explained with time, friend. [Smiles]

SCP-XXXX-A: But for now, [Looks at SCP-XXXX-B] we must ask you to assist us in something. Something grand.

[SCP-XXXX-B uses its hooves to make a drumroll-like sound on the floor.]

SCP-XXXX-A: A quest!

SCP-XXXX-B: Hark, a quest!

SCP-XXXX-A: Yes, a quest! For there is something dark and foreboding in the mountains. Something… evil. This evil must be destroyed!

SCP-XXXX-B: Humble adventurer, you have been chosen to defeat the evil in the mountains. [Smile now appears forced]

SCP-XXXX-A: This evil in the mountains has plagued us for centuries. Terrorized our men, women, and children. Will you, courteous hero, accept our offer?

[Silence.]

SCP-XXXX-A: Ahem. Will you, courteous hero, accept our offer?

[Silence.]

SCP-XXXX-A: Will you? You are such a h–

SCP-XXXX-B: Umbes, he isn't responding.

SCP-XXXX-A: Nonsense! He's just… evaluating. Deciding what he should say.

SCP-XXXX-B: Why are his eyes closed.

SCP-XXXX-A: That's, er…

SCP-XXXX-B: He's drooling.

SCP-XXXX-A: Uh, that's… tha–

SCP-XXXX-B: He's asleep. We… we wasted that entire speech.

[Silence.]

SCP-XXXX-A: …Fiddlesticks.


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