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Item #: SCP-XXXX

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SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is stored in a sealed glass case. At least one meter of space must be maintained between the case and any enclosing walls.

Only personnel with a Cognitive Resistance Value (CRV) of 13 or higher may enter the room containing SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a kulap figurine: a form of Melanesian sculpture associated with death.

Prior to colonial occupation, the kulap held an important role in the funerary traditions of New Ireland.1 When a villager died, an artisan would carve a statuette depicting the deceased. This effigy — a kulap — would be placed in a memorial shrine, where relatives would view and commune with the figure. It would remain there for a few weeks, after which it would be shattered so that the soul could pass on to the afterlife.

SCP-XXXX was acquired by the Ethnological Museum of Berlin in 1877 from a private collector. It was transferred to the Foundation in 1996, after a curator discovered its anomalous properties. Due to the Museum's early adoption of climate control technology — keeping its artifacts "cold, dry, and dark" — the object has remained in pristine condition.

The anomalous effect of SCP-XXXX is detectable by psionically sensitive persons. When such a person comes within 1 m of SCP-XXXX, they perceive a loud, continuous screaming.




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