Trial By Wombat
Item #: SCP-XXXX

Special Containment Procedures: The procedures for calling upon SCP-XXXX are stored within the Anomalous Records Vault of Site-19. As the ritual for the use of SCP-XXXX requires rare and expensive alchemical components, all testing plans should be coordinated with the Department of Thaumaturgy prior to implementation.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a thaumaturgical ritual employed to settle subjective conflicts. The instructions for assembling and carrying out this ritual were obtained from a book recovered during a raid on a GOI-027 ("Serpent's Hand") safe house. Although the book contains a number of alchemical, runic, and thaumaturgical instructions, the recipe for SCP-XXXX is the only full-length ritual within its pages.

The description of the ritual indicates is an ancient arbiter of disputes where 'no laws of man, only nature' apply to a given situation.

Once the ritual has been prepared, the ritual leader recites the incantation calling forth SCP-XXXX-1. At this point, it is mandatory that all parties to the dispute be present, and that a valid subjective dispute exists. Failure to meet these conditions results in the summoning of SCP-XXXX-2.

The entity classified as SCP-XXXX-1 is a vombatus ursinus (common wombat)with an approximate length of 1 meter and an approximate mass of 34kg. SCP-XXXX-1 has demonstrated an apparent understanding of human speech as well as an apparent comprehension of cultural mores. Although it does not appear to be capable of speech itself, SCP-XXXX-1 produces non-anomalous sounds in response to directed questions and communicates its verdict via body language.

Attempts to detain SCP-XXXX-1 have so far proven unsuccessful as SCP-XXXX-1 demanifests upon rendering a verdict and cannot be summoned without meeting conditional criteria.

The entity classified as SCP-XXXX-2 is approximately 3 meters in length, 2 meters in height, and estimated to weigh 2,800kg. Although a comparison between SCP-XXXX-2 and fossil records is unlikely to occur, Foundation zoologists and paleontologists speculate this entity is a Diprotodon1.

Dispute: Researcher Perkins believes that staffing levels are sufficient that their vacation request for 04-17 through 04-21 could be approved. Lead Researcher Salazar believes staffing levels will be insufficient at that time.
Evidence: Perkins and Salazar discussed historical approvals of time off for the department at large.
Verdict: SCP-XXXX-1 approached Perkins, stood on its hind legs and raised its arms. Perkins picked up SCP-XXXX-1 and held him until it demanifested thirty seconds later.
Comments: The wombat was very cute and this result is good for morale. Apparently the critter showing its favor is all the more 'verdict' we're going to get. -Salazar

Dispute: Researcher Perkins asserts that his white belt is both fashionable and work-appropriate. Lead Researcher Salazar asserts that such apparel is unacceptable and visually offensive.
Evidence: Salazar pointed to the belt and was quoted as saying, "Look at it. This is disgusting."
Verdict: SCP-XXXX-1 approached Salazar, made several impatient grunts, and was picked up. SCP-XXXX-1 demanifested thirty seconds later.
Comments: Justice prevailed today, as did the integrity of the dress code. -Salazar

Dispute: None, Researcher Perkins completed the ritual alone.
Evidence: None.
Verdict: Instead of summoning SCP-XXXX-1, a megafauna with mass comparable to that of an adult hippo appeared in an agitated state. This entity attacked Researcher Perkins.
Comments: The latter half of this video is audio only, as the camera was caked with blood and viscera. SCP-XXXX-2 demanifested before security could arrive.

Notice: Further testing is suspended.

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