SCP# 003 | “Biological Motherboard” | The SCP Archives


Item #: SCP-003 Object Class: Euclid Special Containment Procedures: SCP-003 is
to be maintained at a constant temperature of no less than 35°C and ideally kept above
100°C. No living multicellular organisms of Category IV or higher complexity may be
allowed to come into contact with SCP-003. In event of total power failure, if SCP-003-1
begins to increase its mass, assigned personnel must engage in skin contact with SCP-003-1. Ideally, personnel may use their body heat
to return SCP-003-1 to above the critical temperature; however, skin contact must be
maintained even in event of SCP-003 reaching activation temperature, lasting at minimum
until SCP-003-1 advances fully to its second growth stage. Personnel who enter SCP-003’s containment
area must first be examined for body parasites of Category IV or higher complexity, and sterilized
if such organisms are present. All personnel who have come in physical contact
with SCP-003-1 are to immediately report for sterilization afterwards. SCP-003-1 must not be removed from SCP-003-2
except in case of emergency procedures detailed above. Any significant change in SCP-003-2’s rune
activity (including pattern, frequency, or color) should be reported within three (3)
hours of occurrence. Cessation of rune activity must be reported
immediately. SCP-003-2 must be supplied with power via
the source designated Generator 003-IX at all times. Description: SCP-003 consists of two related
components of separate origin, referred to as SCP-003-1 and SCP-003-2. SCP-003-1 appears to be composed of chitin,
hair, and nails of unknown biology, arranged in a configuration similar to that of a computer
motherboard. Testing reveals SCP-003-1 to predate earliest
known circuit boards by a factor of thousands of years. SCP-003-1 is considered sentient but not actively
dangerous except under certain conditions. SCP-003-1 was found on a stone tablet, SCP-003-2,
on which it currently resides. The runes on SCP-003-2 are not part of any
known language, and emit pale, flickering light patterns. SCP-003-2 is controlled by a (non-biological)
internal computer, the contents of which are mostly inaccessible without risk of damaging
SCP-003-2. SCP-003-2 is capable of controlled emissions
of radiation, including heat, light, and anomalous radiation types. SCP-003-2 contains an internal power source
of an anomalous nature, which appears to have been losing power since several centuries
before discovery. It is considered probable that SCP-003-2 was
created for the purpose of containing SCP-003-1. Partially interpreted data recovered from
SCP-003-2 may refer to a past and/or potential future LK-class restructuring event caused
by SCP-003-1. SCP-003 was located by remote viewing team
SRV-04 Beta. It appears possible that SRV-04 Beta was deliberately
contacted by SCP-003-2. Other organizations have also been alerted
to SCP-003’s existence, possibly by similar means. Despite this activity, SCP-003-2 does not
appear to be sentient, based on its lack of reaction to M03-Gloria analysis and procedures. When SCP-003 drops below the temperature of
35°C, both components react. First, SCP-003-1 enters a growth state characterized
by an exponential increase in mass. This growth state consists of two stages. In both stages, SCP-003-1 partially fuels
its growth by converting matter around it, starting with any surrounding inorganic material,
including atmospheric elements, then nonliving organic material, including cells of dead
skin, hair, chitin, enamel, keratin, and other biological materials. The first stage is always the same. SCP-003-1 will first increase its mass, then
take a form similar in shape to an ophiuroid (brittle star) of fifteen meters in diameter
(including what appears to be a central processor of three meters in diameter). It will form sensory organs that appear to
scan its surrounding environment, and will partially convert the area around it to an
unidentified anomalous substance (SCP-003-2 seems immune from conversion). The second stage describes a growth alteration
which occurs when SCP-003 comes into contact with living organic material; SCP-003 appears
to “template” itself off of the organic material, and will attempt communication with organisms
that match its initial “template” or “templates”. In its second stage, SCP-003-1 may pause,
slow or change its growth, and will also convert inorganic and nonliving organic elements into
functionally similar structures while anomalously altering their physical makeup. While growth is consistent in the first stage,
in the second stage SCP-003-1’s growth rate is diminished by 20-90% so long as SCP-003-1
remains in contact with living organic material. The percentage is determined by the complexity
of the organism(s) in contact with SCP-003-1; SCP-003-1 appears to devote a large amount
of processing power to analysis of living organic material. During each of SCP-003-1’s growth stages,
SCP-003-2 releases bursts of radiation that temporarily inhibit SCP-003-1’s growth, or
reverse this growth when the temperature of SCP-003-1 rises above 100°C. Similar radiation
emissions have been replicated or recorded via other anomalous means. SCP-003-1’s biology has been the subject of
extensive study. Significant elements have been identified
similar to SCP-███, SCP-1512, and SCP-2756, the latter two of which have no further confirmed
connection with SCP-003-1 and no known connection with each other, and none of which are fully
understood (technically, even less understood than SCP-003, thanks to the extensive cross-disciplinary
research on the SCP-003 objects). To date, no convincing analysis has been put
forward which satisfactorily explains SCP-003-1’s connection to these SCP objects or others,
nor its connection to modern technology beyond appearance (and potential mimicry via unknown
mechanism). Addendum 003-01: Acting on information gathered
from linguistic analysis of SCP-003-2’s runes and comparative data analysis, Research Team
M03-Gloria has managed to establish a link between SCP-003 and [DATA EXPUNGED] for analysis
of functions. SCP-003-1 must now be considered sentient,
and is to be kept a minimum of 1 km from [DATA EXPUNGED] and the resulting “by-product” at
all times. Addendum 003-02: SCP-003-2’s power loss has
been exacerbated by the procedures performed by M03-Gloria. On orders of O5-10, M03-Gloria will continue
procedures. Addendum 003-03: During M03-Gloria procedures,
SCP-003-1 doubled its mass and began rapid structural growth. Temperature was immediately returned to 100°C.
Growth and mass increase of SCP-003-1 continued for 9 minutes and 6 seconds, at which time
a sustained radiation spike was produced by SCP-003-2. In response, SCP-003-1 returned to its normal
state in 3 minutes and 39 seconds. New growth dissolved into a dusty residue
which was collected for analysis. Both SCP-003-1 and SCP-003-2 ceased all detectable
activity. SCP-003-2 did not resume activity until connected
to external power source. SCP-003-2’s runes glowed uniformly gray and
did not resume normal activity for three (3) hours. SCP-003-2 no longer appears to be able to
maintain containment area at a temperature above 35°C without external power supplied
by Generators 003-III through IX. Addendum 003-04: The procedure detailed in
Addendum 003-03 was repeated, and SCP-003-1 again entered a growth state. After 10 minutes and 13 seconds, SCP-003-2
once again produced a sustained radiation spike. SCP-003-1’s growth stopped for 36 seconds,
then resumed at its previous pace. On quadrupling its mass, SCP-003-1 formed
a coherent outer shell and body. After appearing to scan its environment and
partially converting its environment, SCP-003-1 then breached containment, entering the observation
gallery where nine members of M03-Gloria were present. On physical contact with team members, SCP-003-1
encompassed them in rapidly-grown appendages and stopped growth for 15 minutes. SCP-003-1 then resumed growth, and rearranged
the component parts of the center of its form to the shape of a three-meter-tall female
humanoid, with peripheral “tentacles” shifting to extrude primarily from SCP-003-1’s newly
formed “hair” and spine. SCP-003-1 then produced rudimentary vocalizations
in an apparent initial attempt to communicate with researchers. [DATA EXPUNGED] An unknown individual approached the compromised
containment area in company of a full squad of agents. The individual claimed to be acting on orders
of O5-10 and attempted communication with SCP-003-1. [DATA EXPUNGED] Following this incident, Agent Jackson of
M03-Gloria successfully restored power to SCP-003-2 and activated backup generators
to return the temperature to 100°C. SCP-003-1 returned to its normal state in 21 minutes
and 7 seconds, and was successfully re-contained without incident. All nine members of M03-Gloria affected by
SCP-003-1 were afterwards found to be physically unharmed, with no residual effects besides
psychological trauma. The converted materials of SCP-003’s former
containment area did not dissolve and are now under analysis. Addendum 003-05: In light of the previous
incident, O5-10 was removed from the O5 Council by joint decision of O5-██, O5-██,
and O5-██. M03-Gloria procedures have been indefinitely
suspended.==SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM M03-GLORIA REQUIRED
==- Close File
Transcript of Incident Report A21-B Cycle 8. For dissemination to O5 Command and Staff. Interviewers: ██████████, █████, and
███████████ Present: O5-2, O5-5, O5-7, O5-10, and Staff
Interviewed: Dr. Tilda David Moose, M03-Gloria Lead Excerpt 35A She tried to talk to us. We all heard her voice in our heads, in a
sort of half-language we couldn’t fully understand. Some of the others passed out immediately. I lasted a little longer, but it wasn’t because
of mental fortitude. It’s just that she was trying to tell us different
things. She showed Jones a replay of all the memories
of everything Jones ever felt anything about. All over the course of a few minutes. She ripped three of the researchers apart
and put them back together unharmed. She doesn’t understand human emotion, or pain. Or very much about how we experience the world. Yes, I would say the containment procedures
are necessary. Listen, she wants to remake the world. Into a paradise. A paradise filtered through her own alien
understanding of paradise, but still, a paradise designed for us. For humanity. She would be happy to make a paradise for
any sufficiently complex organism she comes across first. Anything with a complex enough mind to accept
her. Say, a dog. Or a housefly. If she breaches again, we have to be there
first. What would it be like? I don’t know. She showed us images — not quite images. I can see them in my head, but they’re not
pictures. The closest thing I can think of is what you
see when you close your eyes suddenly and tightly, but brighter and more complex. The images had metallic sounds associated
with them, and sensory details that we don’t have the words or concepts to describe. The whole effect felt like words of some kind. I believe she wanted to see what we could
understand, so she could understand us. She didn’t have time to finish analyzing us. I don’t know what would have happened if she
had.

60 thoughts on “SCP# 003 | “Biological Motherboard” | The SCP Archives

  1. Vote for the next SCP reading using the Video Cards!

    Also, for the interview at the end i added a visualizer to represent the audio file, what do you think of it, should i use it in future videos?
    Remeber to like, share and leave a comment! it helps out the channel alot!

  2. Personal opinion.. I don't like those. Sorry. Can't even listen to those 000 000 0000000000 its annoying me anyway. I still love this channel..

  3. Omg the attention to detail you put into this is just amazing. I love it all, including the visual effects for the audio file. Thanks for all you do for us.

  4. I pray to God in heaven that ppl around the world don’t really keep these things around and just kill them.. evil shit man.. love these stories..lol

  5. 💜💜💜 I need more storm chasers tho!! Please one of these days can we get 11?? Pleassseeeeeeeeee❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  6. Still waiting on that return to the moon one… lol.. see it on my list every time I watch your vids.. lol

  7. Somni its chiton. Pronounced ,*Kaiton* weird ik but just thought I'd let you know

  8. I am LOVING this new SCP series!!
    I don't know why but I counted how many times you said "SCP-003-1."
    It was 42.

  9. I love that you're doing SCP videos now… But…
    NOOOOO!!! You accidentally committed the worst narrative sin! 😭 (I'm being overdramatic, don't mind me).
    "chitin" is pronounced with a hard "k" and a long "I" sound. Kahy-tin. Not "chitt-in."
    Just thought I'd let you know.
    Can't wait for more of this series!

  10. I'm gonna name your alien dude FRAIL (File Retrieval Alien Intelligence Lifeform) unless someone else comes up with a better one. XD

  11. Who ever authored this did a remarkably good job! Great imagination ! And the narration as well as the video are very professionally done as well. Great work!

  12. imagine if the creators of Captain N encountered this SCP and this gave them the idea of the shows villain

  13. Not my favorite, but you did as well as could be expected reading through the archive. IMO, the best use of SCP archives is to write a custom Creepypasta surrounding the use of it by someone who doesn't understand what it is ultimately leading to its eventual containment and study of what happened

  14. I love these so much and your narration and effects are on point. Just wish we could get them in a long story format.

  15. I don't really like the SCP stories, but your delivery can make me listen to just about anything. Awesome job, as always.

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