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SCP-2398
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Still image of SCP-2398's manifestation at Listening Station 658-001

Item #: SCP-2398

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: A staff member at the affected site must be present at SCP-2398's point of manifestation on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of 13:00 and 16:30 (local time) to receive any packages being delivered by SCP-2398. The package is to be delivered to the recipient as soon as possible. In the event that the initial package is not properly opened and read by the attached recipient, the stationed operative must immediately report any additional packages delivered by SCP-2398 to the site's designated biohazard team for disposal; the original package must be located and opened by its recipient.

Personnel reported missing after acquiring one of SCP-2398's deliveries are to be tracked to their last known location and immediately detained for questioning by security personnel upon release.

Updated Containment Procedures: In response to previous incidents involving recipients of prior deliveries, all further openings of SCP-2398's packages are to be held in an observed environment. Recipients are to be thoroughly questioned and provided a psychiatric evaluation by medical personnel before being escorted to a holding chamber containing the package. Upon opening, the subject is to be permitted five minutes of interaction with the item before it is confiscated by security and incinerated. Any abnormal behavior exhibited by the recipient will result in immediate sedation followed by temporary detainment within the designated site's psychiatric facility.

Description: SCP-2398 is a young European male of indeterminate age. SCP-2398 bears no discernible deviations from that of a standard human with the exception of its right pupil exhibiting a neon green hue. SCP-2398 is static in behavior, rarely performing any abrupt movements or significant emotional expression, and will appear virtually catatonic when stationary.

SCP-2398 is capable of altering space-time to create an opening that connects between two alternate realities on any flat surface, which it uses as a means of transport between sites. This rift appears as a largely black space, with a single lit beacon visible in the distance. Attempts to enter the tear during SCP-2398's manifestation will result in SCP-2398 physically obstructing the individual attempting to pass through these rifts; any attempts at re-entry will result in the same outcome. Upon completion, SCP-2398 will return to its original position and continue its intended path.

SCP-2398 currently manifests at the following facilities: Site-99, Site-103, Site-32, Site-46, Research Outpost 555-098, and Listening Station 658-001. Every Monday and Thursday, from 13:00 through 16:30, SCP-2398 will manifest at one of the affected facilities' entrance zones, effectively bypassing the security system, bearing a marked cardboard package for an intended recipient (usually on-site personnel and, very rarely, family members of on-site personnel) on a note attached to the top of the package. All packages vary in overall size and dimension and are neatly sealed in good condition.

Upon its manifestation, SCP-2398 will locate the nearest individual agreeing to deliver its package and will accustom itself to meeting said person upon its next visitation. If said person is not present, SCP-2398 will become moderately frustrated at the occurrence and begin to wander the facility in search of a new deliverer or its intended recipient, continuing to do so until either is found regardless of its time frame. Once the recipient has acquired SCP-2398's delivery, upon opening the package they will discover an item that was previously desired, misplaced, or broken at some point in their life, and express immense satisfaction regardless of its significance. Additionally, an attached note typed in print will be found underneath the item:

Courtesy of Howard and Sons Express, Sector 16-A. For any questions or comments, please dial +█(███)███-████ to speak with our advisor.1

The recipient must be found within -and will have- approximately eight hours to open the contents of the package. If the package is left unopened, ignored, or forgotten by the recipient, SCP-2398 will re-manifest at the same location with a second package upon its next appearance. This package contains no deviations from the initial variant, with the exception of its contents. Upon opening the package, the user will come to find nothing inside of it, with the exception of an attached note crudely written in black marker:

Please remember to confirm the shipment of our courier's delivery. Courtesy of Howard and Sons Express, Sector 16-A. For any questions or comments, please dial +█(███)███-████ to speak with our advisor.

Several seconds after the subject opens the package, a large dimensional opening (similar in nature to that created by SCP-2398) will materialize at the base of the package and quickly expand to accommodate the size of the opener. Immediately after expansion, the tear will begin to develop a vacuum with enough force to pull in the subject and immediately close once they have completely entered the opening. Upon entering, all electronic equipment on the subject will cease to function until departure.

Previous interviews indicate that the individual will be transported to a small, 6 x 6 x 6 meter room constructed primarily of glass paneling and lining composed of an unknown metal. Inspection of the surrounding environment through the paneling reveals it to be devoid of any other landmarks/constructs. After five minutes have elapsed, a large office desk and two chairs (each situated on the opposite ends of the desk) will materialize in the room, and a silhouette of a humanoid entity will manifest behind the desk and request the subject to have a seat.

The entity will ask the subject a series of questions pertaining to the efficacy of SCP-2398's services. If the subject responds negatively to most of the questions provided, the entity will inform them that they will converse with SCP-2398 at a later time to discuss said matters. If the subject responds positively to most questions provided, the entity will dismiss the subject and recommend them to locate and open the initial package that was delivered to them. Regardless of either outcome, the subject will be returned to their initial location upon completion of the survey.

If the initial package was opened before the second variant, the second package will not exhibit any anomalous properties and will only contain the specified note.

Addendum 2398-001: Dr. Mayfold's Experimentation

On ██/██/20██, Dr. Mayfold of Site-46 initiated a proposal to the research committee to begin investigations in discovering the potential origins of SCP-2398. Dr. Mayfold developed an experiment in which he would prioritize his desire in finding a document that correlates with personal or unknown information pertaining to SCP-2398, therefore developing the probability that SCP-2398 will deliver said document in one of its deliveries to Dr. Mayfold. After approximately one year, SCP-2398 manifested at Site-46 bearing a package with Dr. Mayfold's name and provided it to the stationed operative. The package was delivered to Dr. Mayfold without incident and was promptly opened. The following document was discovered within the package:

ADVISORY OFFICE OF HOWARD AND SONS EXPRESS™.
Providing for the universe, one dimension at a time.
Orion the 16th, 5660


Dear recipient no. 4563442,

We would like to thank you for your interest in our level five work contract as a universal courier. Howard and Sons Express™ takes great pride in being the leading courier service in Sector 16-A for over 320 years, and we could be no more happier than to see eager, dedicated young minds (like you) joining our workforce. Being a courier can be difficult, as there can be cluttered schedules, lengthy hours, and exhausting routes that you must encounter on a day-to-day basis. But unlike most employers, we at Howard and Sons understand your predicament and will do everything we can at our disposal to ensure that you undergo an pleasant work day and come back home with a smiling face to your family.

We have carefully analyzed and reviewed your personal history, and what interested us most was your involvement in the armed conflict with Sector 7-K in 5658. Due to the current economic state of Sector 16-A, we have opened an employment benefit reserved only to retired and in-service veterans that cover for educational, social, and medical costs. This benefit as well opens various opportunities in applying to educational and vocational institutions. If you would like to apply for said benefit, please address us in a separate, typed letter and mail it to the advisory office as soon as possible, preferably before Euphrates the 20th, 5660.

Unfortunately, due to incidents regarding our previous couriers, we have regrettably instituted new regulations and requirements in order for you to acquire full membership within our workplace. Starting tomorrow, you are to report to your primary care provider for your first day of occupational conditioning and restructure. This is a required six-day trial, refusal to undergo said procedure will result in termination of contract and attached benefits. We apologize for any inconveniences that you have regarding this policy.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to inform us in your correspondence.

Warmest regards, Howard and Sons Express™

Addendum 2398-002: After Action Report of Dr. Mayfold's Experimentation

SECURITY COMMISSION REPORT: EYES ONLY
This document is reserved for security officers and staff with Level 3+ clearance.
██/██/20██


At 18:30 on ██/██/20██, Dr. Mayfold inexplicably deserted the site premises after failing to respond to the research committee's request to acquire the document delivered by SCP-2398. Security Chief Peterson initiated a site-wide lockdown and ordered for an increase in security at all available exits. During this time, the security commission established a search party to locate and apprehend Dr. Mayfold. Under the suspicion that the result of his elopement may be associated with exposure to a possible cognitohazard, usage of lethal force to subdue Dr. Mayfold was authorized.

Dr. Mayfold's residence was extensively searched, and all immediate family members were promptly detained and questioned before being administered Class-C amnestics. Following no conclusive leads, the search was postponed for two days as select members were transferred to other assignments. All research staff affiliated with Dr. Mayfold were questioned by security personnel; however, no valuable information was obtained until Researcher Tole was interviewed.

Researcher Tole elaborated that Dr. Mayfold initially exhibited the behavior consistent to that of a recipient receiving an item delivered by SCP-2398, and regressed to normal behavior two minutes later. It was not until Researcher Tole began noticing severe discrepancies in Dr. Mayfold's behavior three hours later, including Dr. Mayfold consistently questioning him on SCP-2398's occupation, not permitting any other staff to hold the specified document, and exhibiting moderate discomfort and irritation when conversed with. After seventeen hours, Agent Steinbeck (the assigned recipient for SCP-2398's deliveries) was reported absent from his post and a security detail was sent to investigate.

Three minutes before the detail arrived at the entrance zone, SCP-2398 manifested at the front gate and approached Agent Steinbeck's post. Following this, the door leading to the maintenance room opened and revealed Dr. Mayfold holding Agent Steinbeck at gunpoint. Dr. Mayfold ordered Agent Steinbeck to acquire SCP-2398's delivery and immediately exit the area; Agent Steinbeck displayed full cooperation with Dr. Mayfold's orders. Following Agent Steinbeck's departure, Dr. Mayfold began conversing with SCP-2398 as to whether there was an employment position available within SCP-2398's organization. SCP-2398 responded that a position for a courier had just become available and requested Dr. Mayfold to follow it.

Both SCP-2398 and Dr. Mayfold entered the dimensional opening and disappeared from the site. Dr. Mayfold is currently considered M.I.A.


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