SCP-4242

Item #: SCP-4242

Object Class: Thaumiel

Laconic Containment Procedures: It has to remain a public area to avoid arousing suspicion so be careful not to make anyone suspicious. Civilians are allowed anywhere except the labyrinth, where only Foundation personnel are allowed. People traveling to and fro are to be asked where they're going but not interrupted. If visiting a past time and location, don't jeopardize normalcy or cause paradoxes.

Laconic Description: A phenomenon that causes a chamber to appear beneath a religious center (church, mosque, synagogue, etc). The chamber can contain up to 25 labyrinths, which can be walk-able floor labyrinths or finger-labyrinths on walls. Destroying a chamber will cause it to reappear underneath another religious center. Completing a labyrinth, be it a floor- or finger-labyrinth, will cause the completer to be transported to a similar chamber at some point in the past. The further underground the chamber, the further back in time one will travel upon its completion. Only one SCP-4242 site currently exists.

Various organizations are present at almost all points of history that share the similar goal of maintaining normalcy, and have cooperated with the Foundation multiple times to benefit both parties. The Foundation eventually meets a man from 10,000 years ago who willingly speaks with them and mourns not being able to travel to the Foundation's future because "this is the last age;" this implies that either the Foundation succeeds so much in this age that SCP-4242 will never have to move again, or fails so spectacularly that it will never get to move again.

Additional Context: SCP-4242 was an entry in the SCP-4000 Contest, where it won 9th place.

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