SCP-1249-RU "Meat Ensemble"

Item #: SCP-1249-RU (Meat Ensemble)

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1249-RU is to be kept in the standard cell for humanoids (class C2), with minimal furnishing due to the lack of need for most of the items of furniture. Considering the possible use of formaldehyde as a weapon by the subjects (although they have never shown any aggressive behavior towards personnel), the ventilation system redirects the pumped air to the filtration system. For the same reason, the personnel in the containment cell must wear a gas mask and skin protection equipment.

SCP-1249-RU are provided with wet wipes for hygiene purposes. The walls of the cell are covered with wallpaper (the pattern was requested by the subjects, as a reward for good conduct). Other than that, sheet music, writing/drawing implements and a table for the above-mentioned items were provided to SCP-1249-2. Other facilities are not required given that the objects do not use any furniture. Subjects do not need food or drink, either.

The conversation of the constituent parts of SCP-1249 as well as notes and drawings of SCP-1249-2 are constantly monitored and investigated by the personnel. Data that may relate to the organization "Meat Circus" are transferred directly to department in charge of investigating the activities of this group.

Description: SCP-1249-RU consists of two extremely body-modified human figures, designated SCP-1249-1 and SCP-1249-2. The total weight of the object is 120 kg. The height of SCP-1249-1 is 173 cm, including the height of the vessel; height of SCP-1249-2 is approximately 166 cm (considering heels and the inability to completely straighten the body). The DNA test did not reveal any matches in the Foundation database; it is established only that the subjects are not relatives. Blood type in the combined bloodstream of subjects is O-negative.

The SCP-1249-1 is a female body of medium build, which goes into a plexus of root-/ octopus-like tentacles with a length about 1 m below the pelvic region. The tentacles are placed in a round glass container filled with clear liquid and sealed from above. The analysis showed that the liquid is a 40% formaldehyde solution, while the “tentacles” are composed of tissues of muscle fibers, skin, organs of the abdominal cavity and small pelvis, as well as bones, devoid of the inorganic component and therefore flexible. The front part of the subject's head is replaced with a stereotypical silver "comedian mask", with stylized eyes and mouth painted on it with black paint. The skin of the exposed parts of the body is very pale. The subject's hair is platinum-white, straight, shoulder-length. Small earrings of unidentified black metal are inserted in the earlobes. SCP-1249-1 wears white puffy dress with short sleeves, the skirt of which covers the vessel, and the front part is removed, allowing access to the contents of the chest (see below). The dress is sewn to the body of the subject over almost its entire area. An inscription "XXXVII", framed by an ornate pattern, is tattooed on the right forearm.

The front of the chest and abdominal wall of SCP-1249-1 are completely removed; inside the torso, approximately in its center, there is a red pulsating organ (24 x 8 x 8 cm in size, with the left side tilted 45 degree to the down) which SCP-1249-2 calls "phono". Eight tubes, resembling large blood vessels and filled with formaldehyde, run upward from behind the object, converging to a flower-like organ (see below). Thirty-two thinner tubes, also filled with formaldehyde extend from the bottom of the formation, passing into the root-shaped part. The purpose of the organ is described below.

Scans of SCP-1249-1's body revealed a variety of tubes extending through its torso, arms, and root-like tentacles. The tubes run along the large blood vessels and, as shown by the analysis, are filled with formaldehyde. Instead of kidneys, SCP-1249-1 has compressor-like devices that allow formaldehyde circulation through the bodies of both subjects. The entire torso is rigidly reinforced from the inside by a frame, which is why it is almost immobilized; the subject can carry out limited movements with his hands, raising and lowering them, however, it cannot allow the elbows by more than 110 °. The mobility of its neck is not limited.

Scans of the head demonstrates the absence of eyeballs, teeth and the oral cavity organs. II, III and IV pairs of cranial nerves are attached to the mask from the inside of the "eye" area. An organ resembling a flower with a long stem (hereinafter “flower-shaped organ”) rises from the pharynx of the subject into the oral cavity, and the closed “bud” part of it touches the inside of the mask in the “mouth” area. The base of the “bud” is connected to the IX and XII pairs of cranial nerves.

SCP-1249-1 holds the second subject, which is labeled as SCP-1249-2. The palms of SCP-1249-1 touch SCP-1249-2 in the lumbar region and below the knees. The skin of the subjects in these places is spliced. X-ray analysis shows that the blood vessels of both subjects in these areas are connected; in addition, the formaldehyde-dilivery tube passes through this zone (see below). SCP-1249-2 faces SCP-1249-1 with its right side.

SCP-1249-2 looks like a thin-bodied female, dressed in a long dress with an open back, short stockings, a bowler hat, long gloves, and low-heeled shoes. All of these garments are black and sewn to the body, like the dress of SCP-1249-1. A silver «tragic mask» with back stylized eyes and mouth replaces the front part of the subject’s head. The subject’s hair are black hair, slightly curly, mid-back length. The skin of the exposed parts of the body is very pale, slightly bluish. Earrings similar to those of SCP-1249-1 are inserted into the earlobes. There is a tattoo on the right forearm similar to that of SCP-1249-1.

Scanning of SCP-1249-2's body has detected a tube that extends into its lower back from SCP-1249-1's left palm, extending across the trunk and limbs along the major blood vessels and exiting from the left calf to SCP-1249-1's right palm. Devices of unknown purpose replace virtually all internal organs; it is assumed that they serve to assist SCP-1249-2's heart in circulating blood through the bodies of both subjects. No reinforcing structures such as SCP-1249-1 have been identified. The body of SCP-1249-2 is almost unlimited in its movements, as far as the sections spliced with the palms of SCP-1249-1 allow to carry them out. The organs of the skull are modified in the same way as SCP-1249-1; there is a similar flower-shaped organ in her oral captivity.

When SCP-1249-2 touches the thoracic organ of SCP-1249-1, the flower-shaped organ of the latter produces melodious sounds resembling the sounds of a stringed keyboard instrument. The principles of "playing" on this "instrument” have not been studied yet. Apparently, touching in different combinations to different areas with an area of about 1 cm2 produce a different sound. Detecting some logic in the arrangement of the notes is difficult even for SCP-1249-2 itself (which, however, does not prevent it from performing musical works with the skill of a virtuoso pianist). Miniature video cameras, which were placed in the chest of SCP-1249-1 provided little useful information. Touching the chest organ with any object other than the fingers of SCP-1249-2 does not produce any sounds. It should be noted that with conventional keyboard synthesizer, SCP-1249-2 showed much lower skill.
Both subjects are intelligent, able to somehow see their surroundings and speak Russian (obviously, flower-shaped organs in the throat are responsible for speech). The subjects’ voices sound like voices of adult women.

Every 20 hours, subjects fall into a sleep-like state for four hours; they always sleep in shifts, accompanied by talking or quiet singing by the awakened part. Usually they spend time talking to each other on various topics and, occasionally, performing a piece of music. To date, there were about three hundred works of famous authors in various styles, as well as about a hundred previously unknown. In addition, SCP-1249-2 keeps something like a journal, in which it also records poems by various authors or its and SCP-1249-1 (as dictated by the latter) own composition, notes of known and unknown musical works, and drawings.

Detection report: SCP-1249 was discovered on November 7, 2015, when the maid of the ██████ ████████ mansion in [DATA EXPUNGED] called an ambulance because the owner was poisoned by an unknown chemical. Since Mr. █████████ was under surveillance due to suspicion of contacts with the “Marshall, Carter and Dark” club or asimilar organization, Foundation agents responded to call under the guise of medical aid staff. Mr. █████████ was diagnosed with acute formaldehyde poisoning; in the course of assisting, he died of complications. 40% formaldehyde solution was orally ingested by the victim in a volume of about 150 ml (officially, death was attributed to myocardial infarction).

A number of anomalous objects were found during the house search, including SCP-1249, which were located in a soundproof secret room and found thanks to an improperly locked door and the sounds of their voices. The object was put on the maintenance without difficulty. Witnesses were interrogated and processed by amnestics; valuable information was not found in their testimony. Apparently, the sounds emitted by the object were, prior to them being discovered by SCP personnel, drowned out by the sound of the TV.

The accompanying note

Meat Circus congratulates you on a great purchase! Artwork XXXVII: "Meat Ensemble"
A musical instrument worthy of any collection and at the same time an adorable living sculpture. Their music is going to blow you away, because there is no instrument better than the strings of the soul! Enjoy their talent, admire them, but remember: it is forbidden to touch the exhibits, the ladies are vulnerable, and we will not be held responsible for the consequences! They will carry out the hand washing themselves; just give them the necessary items.
- Farafont Khrennikov

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