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Item #: SCP-2338

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: All SCP-2338 instances are contained in the low security dorm of Site 19's E-Block. Instances of SCP-2338 are to be kept to a regular daily schedule mimicking that of non-anomalous children, with education in accordance with standard Foundation curriculum for child humanoid anomalies. Requests for toys, games and accessories are to be provided at the discretion of the dorm supervisor. Dorm supervisor is to organise for checkups on each instance with the site paediatrician not less than once every two months.

Description: SCP-2338 is a group of anomalous children between the ages of 8 and 15, recovered from Carson City, Nevada in 2010. All 23 instances of SCP-2338 wear homemade animal costumes that appear to be bonded to their bodies via an unknown procedure. Attempts to remove these costumes, surgically or otherwise, have met with failure in all instances, and are prohibited at this time. A number of children possess low-level anomalous abilities corresponding to the animal they are dressed as.

All instances of SCP-2338 lack noses, ears and mouths. Despite this, subjects show an unhindered capacity to smell, hear and taste. Instances are capable of gaining nutrition by touching suitable food to the mouths of their costumes, and appear to breathe in a similar fashion. As all instances are unable to speak, they have been taught ASL to ease communication.

Designation Costume Description Additional Notes
SCP-2338-1 Child is dressed as a ram. Costume is well-made. Torso consists of a sheet of black silk covered in cotton wool which has been spraypainted gold. Child wears large black papier mâché mask of a ram's head, complete with horns. Head lacks a lower jaw. Child wears black trousers and sleeves and feet are replaced with papier mâché hooves. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-1 to Jason Broad, reported missing 25/10/2010 at age 9.
SCP-2338-2 Child is dressed as a frog. Child wears green clothing, including green gloves with cloth webbing between fingers. Head is covered with a large papier mâché frog head featuring a long pink strip of cloth representing a tongue. 'Flies' made of crumpled black craft paper are glued to the tongue at semi-regular intervals. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-2 to Ermis Xanthopoulos, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 11. SCP-2338-2 is semi-amphibious, capable of remaining underwater for up to twenty minutes before surfacing for air. SCP-2338-2 is extremely hindered in ASL by its webbed gloves, and is no longer allowed access to sharp objects following attempts to cut the webbing.
SCP-2338-3 Child is dressed as a dog. Child wears a dalmatian-spotted onesie with ears and paws. The hood of the onesie is pulled low over the head, obscuring the upper face. Lower face seems to have been face-painted with spots and a canine nose and mouth. A pink tongue pokes out of painted mouth. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-3 to Damian Crouch, reported missing 1/11/2010 at age 6. SCP-2338-3 shows motivation and attention issues, and is currently being tested for suspected ASD/ADHD.
SCP-2338-4, Child is dressed as a unicorn. Child wears white clothing, with a multicolour cloth mane running from the head down the back. Hands and feet are both covered with papier mâché hooves. A papier mâché horn is affixed to the head with a thick pink plastic headband. Headband appears to have slipped down, covering the child's eyes. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-4 to Goldie Gass, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 10.
SCP-2338-5 Child is dressed as a snake. A large green cloth costume with a yellow and orange underbelly runs from the child's neck to the ground, with holes for child's arms and legs. A green hood with hand-painted eyes and fangs is pulled low over the child's upper face. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-5 to Cletus Vance, reported missing 2/11/2010 at age 9. SCP-2338-5 is severely dyslexic.
SCP-2338-6 Child is dressed as a donkey. Costume appears store bought and resembles the cartoon character Eeyore from The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The head of the costume has been modified to fully cover the top half of the child's face. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338 to Martha Garry, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 8.
SCP-2338-7 Child does not wear a costume. Child's upper face is obscured by a red cloth blindfold with a paisley pattern. Child holds a plastic pail styled as a jack-o-lantern in its right hand. Bloodwork has not yet been able to match SCP-2338-7 to a missing child. SCP-2338-7 refuses to communicate, and will not play games with the other children, but will work on Mathematics problems enthusiastically. When asked to produce self portraits, SCP-2338-7 will label itself "Mikey, 9 years old".
SCP-2338-8 Child is dressed as a tiger. Child wears a full-face plastic tiger mask with a growling mouth. Child wears a short-sleeved tiger pattern tshirt and orange trousers. Child wears heavy paw gloves on both hands. Gloves are black, with sections of fur spraypainted orange. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-8 to Simon Brown, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 9.
SCP-2338-9/SCP-2338-10 Children are dressed as a dragon. Costume is extremely well-made, with multiple painted papier mâché parts covering a cloth half-tunnel between the two children. SCP-2338-9 is within the head of the dragon, which features a hinged mechanism for opening and closing. SCP-2338-10 forms the back of the dragon. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-9 and SCP-2338-10 to Saffron Dane and Benedict Cheng respectively. Both were reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 12. As SCP-2338-10 is incapable of displaying its hands beneath its costume, messages are usually relayed through SCP-2338-9, who's hands and torso can be seen when the mouth of the costume is left open. SCP-2338-10 is currently attempting to learn to write with its feet1.
SCP-2338-11 Child is dressed as a spider. Child wears all black clothing, including a hooded jacket. Jacket has additional arms sewn to it, composed of tights stuffed with cotton wool. Hood is pulled low over the face and covered in large googly eyes. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-11 to Jenny Childs, reported missing 2/11/2010 at age 9. SCP-2338-11 is deaf and has been diagnosed with ASD.
SCP-2338-12 Child is dressed as a cat. Child wears black leotard with sewn-on cloth tail. On its head, child wears cat-ear headband and large black sunglasses painted with catlike eyes. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-12 to Allie Bechdel, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 10.
SCP-2338-13 Child is dressed as an alligator. Child wears a dark green onesie with a scale pattern. A large cardboard crocodile head adorned with green scrapbook paper covers the face. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-13 to Akinyi Arendse, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 9.
SCP-2338-14 Child is dressed as an owl. Child wears a long-sleeved lime-green tshirt, with a cape of brown cloth attached to the wrists with purple velcro straps to form wings. The back of the cape and front of the torso are covered in multicoloured feathers, glued on in clumps. The upper half of child's face is covered with a purple foam mask cut in a rough semicircle. Orange foam circles are used to designate the eye sockets. A yellow foam triangle in the middle, pointed downwards, represents the beak. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-14 to Sun-Hee Gyeon, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 9. SCP-2338-14 shows an ability to hover and glide using its wings, and notably better than average eyesight. SCP-2338-14 excels in ASL despite issues with mobility due to wings.SCP-2338-14 requires medication to regulate its hormone production.
SCP-2338-15 Child is dressed as a snail. Child wears an orange hoodie, with hood pulled low to obscure upper face. Painted styrofoam eyes are affixed to hood with orange pipe cleaners. A rolled-up mattress representing a shell is strapped to child's back. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-15 to Tommy O'Donovan, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 6.
SCP-2338-16 Child is dressed as a caterpillar. Child wears a green and black striped long-sleeved tshirt. A red beanie is pulled over the child's face. Large green felt circles representing eyes are sewn on asymmetrically. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-16 to Jamie Duignan, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 7. On 30/2/2013, SCP-2338-16's costume began to change, sprouting small pink cloth wings. SCP-2338-16 has not yet shown any ability to fly with its wings. SCP-2338-16 is to be tested bimonthly while its wings continue growing.
SCP-2338-17 Child is dressed as a ladybird. Child wears a red polka-dotted dress and red fairy wings. Face is covered with a black-painted paper plate with white smiling face. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-17 to Minerva Wells, reported missing 1/11/2010. SCP-2338-17 is capable of limited flight with use of its wings.
SCP-2338-18 Child is dressed as a penguin. Child wears an oversized black blazer over a white shirt. A triangle of yellow cloth representing a beak has slipped out of place, covering the child's eyes. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-18 to Anthony D'alton, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 9.
SCP-2338-19 Child is dressed as an octopus. Child wears a blue tshirt with 6 stuffed socks sewn into the bottom hem. A blue beanie hat with a printed smiley face pattern is pulled over the child's upper face. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-19 to Kayden Smith, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 6.
SCP-2338-20 Child is dressed as a wolf. Child wears large black fur coat and black gloves. A latex wolf mask covers child's face. Child's hands are painted black with white triangles representing claws on the backs. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-20 to Hiawatha Tahaswongalolas, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 10.
SCP-2338-21 Child is dressed as a raccoon. Child wears an oversized black and grey striped onesie with stitched-on ears. Child wears a black felt domino mask with no eye holes. Face is partially painted with grey and black stripes. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-21 to Ron Lotor, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 5. SCP-2338-21 has issues with bladder control, and is to receive toilet training in accordance with its doctor's recommendations.
SCP-2338-22 Child is dressed as a platypus. Child wears a turquoise hoodie and slacks, with a brown oven glove attached to the back of the waist with an elasticated band. Child's lower face is covered with a large plastic bill. Child wears a khaki trilby which has slipped down, covering its eyes. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-22 to Perry Stains, reported missing 1/11/2010 at age 7.
SCP-2338-23 Child is dressed as a pterodactyl. Child wears a white tshirt printed with the logo of the Jurassic Park film series. A mask made of cereal boxes covers child's face. Two halves of a cardboard roll are sellotaped to mask, representing the mouth. Large asymmetrically cut cardboard wings, coloured with marker, are sellotaped to the child's arms. Bloodwork matches SCP-2338-23 to Balbina Ceroni, reported missing 31/10/2010 at age 11. SCP-2338-23 is capable of sustained flight with use of its wings. Limitations of the costume make some mobility issues difficult for SCP-2338-23, as bending of the wings is not possible without great pain. SCP-2338-23 used a modified form of ASL for communication.

Containment Log 2338

MTF: ξ-12 ("Peculiar Yellow")
Date: Nov. 6, 2010
Location: Carson City, Nevada

Debrief: ξ-12 activated following a series of missing persons reports mentioning children "fading into the darkness" near the end of October in Eagle Valley. Investigation lead ξ-12 to suspect the involvement of a local sect of GoI-27F5 ("Our Stolen Future"), who have been involved in child kidnapping cases previously. A raid of the sect's headquarters at ██ Cardinal Way is authorised at 2330 hours on Nov. 5. Raid revealed twelve members of the sect and 23 children living within the basement. All members lacked mouths and seemed to be unable to communicate details of the sect's operaton. A note, addressed to "Brian", was found in the kitchen.

Brian -
They're on to you. The police, the FBI, whoever. I tried to snap them for you, but I still can't get this new camera working. There's no time to collect the models, just run. We were going to have to put them down anyway.

Notes: The identity of Brian is not known, and could not be matched with any of the incarcerated members of GoI-27F5. It is believed at this time that the sender and receiver of this note are still at large. MTF-ξ-12 have been assigned the duty of seeking out these individuals (PoI-27F5-1 and 27F5-2) as well as any additional members of the sect.

Interview Log 2338-2

Date: 8/11/2010
Interviewed: SCP-2338-11
Interviewer: Junior Researcher Alistair Smeaton, Department of Humanoid Anomalies
Foreword: SCP-2338-11 was selected for interview due to its age and for ease of communication; SCP-2338-11 has been legally deaf since birth, and has existing ability in ASL, allowing it to communicate effectively despite lacking a mouth.

Dr. Smeaton: Hello, Jenny. I'm Al. How are you today?

SCP-2338-11: I'm lots better than yesterday. Are you my new doctor? Are you going to do more tests on me?

Dr. Smeaton: No, Jenny. I'm just here to talk about what happened to you. Do you want to talk about that?

SCP-2338-11 hesitates.

SCP-2338-11: Am I allowed to say no?

Dr. Smeaton: Of course you are, Jenny. How about we play a game and you can talk about whatever you want?

SCP-2338-11 selects Jenga from Dr. Smeaton's game box.

SCP-2338-11: I love this!

SCP-2338-11 and Dr. Smeaton begin to set up the tower. SCP-2338-11 attempts to use her additional costume limbs to place a piece atop the tower, knocking it over.

SCP-2338-11: Oh. I'm sorry. Do we have to stop now?

Dr. Smeaton: Why would we have to stop?

SCP-2338-11: My brother says if you knock it over while you're setting it up you're automatically the loser and you have to stop.

Dr. Smeaton: Well, that's not the rules in my office. You can knock it over as many times as you want and we'll still be able to play. Does that sound good?

SCP-2338-1: Um. How long am I going to be here? I've never been away from home this long before.

Dr. Smeaton: Unfortunately, we don't know how long it will be until you can go home. Hopefully soon.

SCP-2338-11: Okay. Um. Maybe if you beat me, I can tell you about what happened.

Dr. Smeaton: That sounds like a fun challenge.

They play Jenga for the next ten minutes. Dr. Smeaton loses on his fifth turn.

Dr. Smeaton: Well, drat. I really am hopeless at this.

SCP-2338-11: Heh heh.

SCP-2338-11 hesitates.

SCP-2338-11: Am I not allowed tell you now?

Dr. Smeaton: You can tell me if you want to.

SCP-2338-11: I think I want to. It was scary, but it might help you fix us, right?

Dr. Smeaton: It will help us understand you. That might mean fixing you, but you know I can't promise anything.

SCP-2338-11: That's ok. Um. They had lots of cameras.

Dr. Smeaton: Who did? The people who kidnapped you?

SCP-2338-11: Um, yes, but they didn't kidnap me. They were just helping me with my costume.

Dr. Smeaton: What issues were you having with it?

SCP-2338-11 gestures to itself.

SCP-2338-11: It was stuck. I was out with my friends trick or treating, and then everything got dark and when I woke up it was stuck. They just wanted to help me get it off. They took lots of pictures, which I didn't like. They got angry when I wanted to go home. They said my mommy wouldn't want me when I was a spider.

SCP-2338-11 begins to sob, motions as if wiping nose on sleeve.

SCP-2338-11: Then they, um, they put me downstairs with the other kids. And they were all like me! I wasn't expecting that. And I knew Ermis from school, so-

Dr. Smeaton: What was that sign? Who?

SCP-2338-11 fingerspells.

SCP-2338-11: E-R-M-I-S. He's a frog now. Anyway, um, that's mostly it. The men with the yellow helmets came in and I tried to talk to them but they didn't understand sign and now I'm here.

Dr. Smeaton: Did you ever hear anyone being referred to as Brian?

SCP-2338-11: Yeah, Brian's the one who found me after everything went dark and my costume got stuck. He took the most pictures. I never saw him after they put me downstairs.

Dr. Smeaton: What did they say the pictures were for?

SCP-2338-11: Um. I'd like to stop talking about that now. Can we play another game?

Notes: While the interview ran for another half an hour, no important information was gleaned from it. In a subsequent interview, SCP-2338-11 was asked to draw a picture of Brian. Picture can be found within the file for PoI-27F5-1.

Incident 2013101904
On 19/10/2013, Site 19 E-Block suffered a major security breach, resulting in 30 casualties and 4 severe injuries. As we are currently incapable of interrogating the persons involved, their motivations are unknown. Investigation into the possible involvement of major GoIs is underway.

Interview Log 2338-32
Date: 20/10/2013
Interviewed: Ryoko Sato
Interviewer: Dr. Ziemowit Blazejewski, Director of Humanoid Containment, Site 19.
Foreword: Ms. Sato is the assigned supervisor and tutor for SCP-2338 instances. Interview occurs in room 7, A&E department, Site 19, following Incident 2013101904.

Ms. Sato: Hey, Zee. Y-you're here to talk about the kids, right?

Dr. Blazejewski: Right.

Ms. Sato: What do you need to know?

Dr. Blazejewski: Anything that seems relevant, Ryoko. We just need your side of the story, for the records.

Ms. Sato: Ok, yes, I can do that. They, um… Should I talk about the morning, or just skip to-

Dr. Blazejewski: The morning sounds like a good starting point. How were the kids?

Ms. Sato: They were… antsy. That's normal when their checkups are coming up, though. Lots of them get uncomfortable or anxious around the other doctors, some of them are just excited to get out of the dorm. I do what I can, but they're still cooped up in there, you know?

Ms Sato begins to cough.

Dr. Blazejewski: Do you need me to get you anything, Ryoko? Water?

Ms. Sato: No, no, I'm fine. Just… hard to speak. How's your sign?

Dr. Blazejewski: I'll keep up.

Ms. Sato switches to a combination of ASL and JSL.

Ms. Sato: I decided, given the mood of the classroom, I'd put aside the intended class for the day, long division, and do something that would let them talk more. We went through an introduction to the Stonewall riots, I let them talk about whether or not violent protest was morally justifiable. Jenny, uh, SCP-2338-11, made a great point about how violence only begets more violence, but Hiawatha, 2338-20, talked about the need for demonstrative violence to disrupt corrupt systems. I felt like, um, things were going well, they were fuelling their energies into… Like they were fuelling their energy into thinking about the class, which is good. Sorry, I'm rambling. This is hard to talk about. Oh God. Are the kids…

Dr. Blazejewski: I'm not able to discuss the children right now, Ryoko. we need to get your statement first.

Ms. Sato: Oh God. Oh God. [Unintelligible due to shaking hands]

Ms. Sato takes a deep breath and flaps her hands. Dr. Blazejewski places his hand on her knee.

Ms. Sato: It was about half eleven, I was just about to move on to tectonic plates, continental drift. I'd heard the children talking about how cool volcanoes were last week, thought I'd treat them. I'd brought in a box full of materials for making model volcanoes, had it hidden behind my desk.

Ms. Sato smiles briefly and squeezes Dr. Blazejewski's hand. She swallows heavily, grimacing, then continues.

Ms. Sato: There was loud noise, in the hall outside. Three gunshots. Bang, bang, bang. The kids started panicking. They'd have been screaming if they had mouths. I felt like I should be screaming, too. I got them quiet - teacher voice works wonders in any situation - then I got them lined up and we headed toward their bunks. I think I told them it was a drill. I don't know if they believed me, especially since they'd seen me hit the panic button to start the alarm. I tried to move fast, but I didn't want to panic them. I could have moved faster if-

Dr. Blazejewski: We know you did everything you could, Ryoko. Please don't punish yourself for this. It's not your fault in any way.

Ms. Sato: I know that, rationally. I just can't stop thinking about the things I could have done, Zee.

Dr. Blazejewski: We lost seven staff today, most of them directly under me. Trust me, Ryoko, I know exactly how you're feeling. Our line of work, most people here go through something like this in their time here.

Dr. Blazejewski hands Ms. Sato a tissue.

Dr. Blazejewski: We can stop here if you need, Ryoko.

Ms. Sato: No, it's ok. Where was I? I was bringing them toward their bunks. When we were in the common room, I took a headcount. Only 22 kids. We were missing Jenny. Jenny, she's distractable. Gets so buried in what she's doing. Plus, yknow, she's deaf. Wouldn't have heard the gunshots. I told the kids to, um, go to their rooms and not come out until I came back for them. Then I ran to the classroom. Jenny had realised everyone was gone, I guess. Wasn't there. So I went to the playroom. She was looking for us in the hallway, near the entrance. There were two men standing behind her. One had a gun. I couldn't call out to her. I couldn't do anything…

Ms. Sato covers her mouth with her left hand, holding back sobs. She continues to fingerspell with her right hand.

Ms. Sato: T-H-E-Y S-H-O-T H-E-R.

Dr. Blazajewski fetches Ms. Sato a glass of water. Ms. Sato slowly sips it and calms down enough to continue.

Ms. Sato: After they… after Jenny, they started heading down the hallway toward me. They hadn't seen me, so I had a second or two to hide. I tried to hide behind my desk, forgot I had all the volcano-making stuff there. They saw me the second they came in. I tried to run, but they caught me. Demanded to know where the kids were. Said I wasn't an "aberration", they wouldn't kill me if I cooperated.

Dr. Blazejewski: So, did you..?

Ms. Sato: Fuck no. They were there to kill the kids. I knew the longer I delayed things the more chance security would get there in time to help. The security they hadn't already killed. When they realised I wasn't going to play nice, they shot me in the stomach and went searching. I could see they were headed in the general direction of the dorms, so I tried to get up, but the pain… It was unbearable. So I crawled. Dragged myself along on my side. Didn't have a plan, just… I don't know, I guess I still had it in my head I could stop them. Maybe if security arrived I could yell, get them there faster. Maybe I…

Ms. Sato rubs her face.

Ms. Sato: I don't know. They got there before me. I heard four gunshots, then a pause. Three more. More and more. I was crying, I think, but I was still pulling myself along. When I got to the common room, they were still there, going through each bunk. Shooting at the kids inside. I tried to shout for them to run. I guess Tommy heard me. 2338-1. He and Hiawatha made a break for it. Gunmen heard me too, though, I guess. Shot them too. Then they saw me. That must have been when they shot me in the neck.

Ms. Sato raises her hand to her neck cast.

Dr. Blazejewski: Do you remember anything afterward? Before security arrived?

Ms. Sato: Not much, Zee. I wasn't able to see anything, I was blacking out, but I heard one of the men screaming, the other falling to the ground. The gunshots stopped. I started to feel like I was drowning, the air was thick and soupy. And then I was rising. Up, up, up… I felt warm, safe, protected. I felt like if I'd died right there it would have been ok.

Ms. Sato shrugs

Ms. Sato: And that's it. That's all I remember. Can you tell me about the kids now, Zee? Are they… are any of them-

Dr. Blazejewski: There's one survivor.

Ms. Sato: One?!

Dr. Blazejewski: Ryoko, I'm so sorry. It's clear you went above and beyond-

Ms. Sato: Who?

Dr. Blazejewski: What?

Ms. Sato: Which child?

Dr. Blazejewski: 2338-14.

Ms. Sato nods

Ms. Sato: Sun-hee. Sun-hee is alive.

Ms. Sato: OK.


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