The Stellarlore of Bone & Flesh

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is contained inside of SCP-XXXX-1, which is not to be entered by any indispensable Foundation employees. Civilians attempting access to SCP-XXXX-1 must be deterred. No rescue attempts are to be made for any persons entering SCP-XXXX-1.

In the event of a planetary syzygy between Earth and four other celestial bodies, six D-Class are to be sent into SCP-XXXX-1 to appease SCP-XXXX. These subjects must each be given all the needed materials and training to perform the primary containment ritual inside SCP-XXXX-1's nave and altar. This ritual entails the following:

Five subjects are seated in the pews (designated Followers 1 through 5) with one standing at the altar (designated Leader). Leader is to put on the robes next to the altar and recite the sermon as shown below. If at any point Leader incorrectly recites the sermon, Leader must switch places with one Follower, with the sermon starting from the beginning. No subject is to alternate as Leader twice.

If all subjects fail to recite the sermon or are otherwise rendered unable to finish the ritual, they are to be considered lost and should not be recovered. Once the chimney of SCP-XXXX-1 ceases smoking after the failed ritual, the ritual is to restart with a new set of subjects.

The sermon opens with the following:

"Followers that sit down there and up there! From the time time started on up, we have been palimpsests of forgotten lore. Looking down and through those hands you got, the ink wrote over can still be tasted with your eyes. Taste it now! It tastes like sunshine! Dust pops in our mouths which fill with a taste of sky static. The stellarlore that resides inside of us, our vessels and visages of bone and flesh contain the same soul as those bright burning fellows in the sky. So why… why do we view ourselves as different from they?"

At this point, SCP-XXXX will descend from the ceiling beams and applaud Leader, Followers must similarly applaud until SCP-XXXX stops and ascends again. The sermon should continue:

"You and they are the same. Open wide. When you get that crammed into your skull and down your gullet, everything will align on up for you. I will go and ask you now my writhing palimpsests, reach for your ancient ancestors! Go on now, don't stop till you've grabbed yourselves a good hold of them! A good hold of your hopes! Dreams! Your previous scorching reincarnations!"

The Followers are then to reach their arms upwards as high as physically possible. Each Follower is to assist each other in dislocating their shoulders to gain more height. Once SCP-XXXX ascends back onto the ceiling beams, the four Followers should lower their arms and relocate their shoulders if possible. Followers are to cover their mouths and noses with provided gags to prevent smoke inhalation at this time, Leader should inhale as much smoke as they can without losing consciousness.

Once the smoke clears and SCP-XXXX bellows, the sermon should continue:

"Ahh, you all feeling that yet? Eh? I can already see yourselves shining through all the pores in your skin. Can y'all feel that warmth in you yet? That ain't nothing you've ate now, y'all are sunshine! It's still under there somewhere, it's all there. Tell me, who was the fellow that infamously uttered: 'Flay away all your skin and gift it to your elders. All that is left before and inside you is a incandescent fury, your skin shall be folded into an origami crane and fly far away from strife,' in an prophetic haze?"

The three Followers must point at SCP-XXXX in answer to this question. Once the smoke clears, Leader will continue:

"Indeed! As it is so, we all wander furiously on the brink of our own lusts and wants. We got all our heads in the sand when we should have them in the clouds. Not even in the clouds per se, just up there with that old fellow! We'll all write hearty songs in the static dancing night while looking out the hued refractions of these here stained glass windows. Our views of the outside world filtered through images of the starlight in sky and sea, looking out at higher angles from the mosaic ceiling. That's the real dream fellas. That's your dream fellas! One might even go as far up and out as saying it's the American Dream!"

Followers should remove the rags from their mouths at this time, inhaling as much smoke as possible. The sermon will finish:

"So are y'all ready now, ready to follow your dream?"

The Followers are to cheer, Leader should cackle. As SCP-XXXX descends and ascends from the ceiling beams three more times, Leader must drink the spiked red wine in the provided chalice while singing a religious hymn of their choice.

By the time Leader regains consciousness, SCP-XXXX should have completed the construction of the five-pointed crown. Leader must place this crown atop their head, and keep it atop its head regardless of anything that may occur next. Once contact with Leader is lost and SCP-XXXX-1's chimney ceases smoking, the ritual is to be deemed successful.

Description: SCP-XXXX are the above containment procedures. To inquire on the legitimate containment procedures for SCP-XXXX, contact SCP-XXXX Lead Researcher Shannon Yales. SCP-XXXX will spontaneously replace the actual containment procedures of SCP objects in digital Foundation databases. Changes caused by SCP-XXXX can usually be reverted.

SCP-XXXX has continuously affected its own SCP designation file upon the page's creation. Attempts to remove or edit SCP-XXXX from this page resulted in the edits being immediately reverted to reinclude SCP-XXXX, with the editors reportedly experiencing scopaesthesia; the feeling of being watched.

The anomaly described in SCP-XXXX does not match any known by the Foundation.

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