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Photo of the Unit 100 facility in Nong'an.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4845 and its instances are contained at the location of its manufacture, designated as Sector-18A. Access to Sector-18A is inaccessible to non-Foundation assets as ingress and egress on modern routes are monitored by MTF Xi-91 ("Third Trigram"), with pre-Manchukuo country routes, rivers, and access tunnels blocked off behind concrete walls. All personnel within Sector-18A must wear standardized antimemetic chemsuit(s), and must undergo a sterilization process in antichambers before vacating the area.

The Chemical Weapons Archive is researching samples of SCP-4845-A with the hope of resolving or mitigating its influence on nearby villages, towns, and cities. Endeavors to preserve SCP-4845 by manufacturing new artificial organs to replace defunct body parts are ongoing, with the express goal of limiting SCP-4845-A. Non-consensual surgery is prohibited.

Foundation personnel with Buddhist backgrounds (and delineations thereof) are forbidden from entering Sector-18A.

Description: SCP-4845 is an anthropomorphic centipede, with arthomemetic polycarbonate1 plates covering its body.

Accounting for SCP-4845's combined length, it stands over 25m from head to tail-end. On SCP-4845's underbelly, several rudimentary mouths are exhibited, which are covered under purple dermis that act as pseudo-lips. When threatened, the pseudo-lips will peel backward unsheathing a pulsating, red cavity, which appears as a four-pointed star formation. The internal throat cavity will prolapse and extend outwards as a crude proboscis. Despite this process exposing layers of swollen muscles, lymph nodes, and intestines, SCP-4845 exhibits no signs of pain. Gradually, SCP-4845 will use this appendage to seek and drain liquids from any source.

SCP-4845 was found bisected horizontally at its midpoint. Full-body scans reveal that both halves function as if they were still connected and whole, with the pancreas behaving as though still connected to the lower intestine, despite being completely separated.

A tantō2, standing erect from the ground, intersects these halves. The weapon itself cannot be removed by physical or anomalous means and does not rust. Forensics analysts reveal that while SCP-4845's exterior is impervious to physical damage, the general hypothesis is that SCP-4845 was severed during a transitional phase instead of in its current form. This is evidenced by thrusting and slashing lacerations made on SCP-4845's internal organs and epidermal plates.


SCP-4845 limbs.

Due to SCP-4845's rapid cellular regeneration, its organs and limbs become cancerous over a span of a week. Inevitably, this flesh will travel into SCP-4845's extensive digestive system, and will be expunged from its mouthparts. SCP-4845-A is a memetic pathogen produced from this process. SCP-4845-A can be transmitted through air, though is harmless to most civilian populations.

Should an infected victim of SCP-4845-A exhibit similar behaviors compared to a particular psychological profile (outlined in Addendum - Diary Entries on Operation Arashi), they will experience hysteria, mania, resistance to psychotherapeutic treatment plans and an increase in acute dissociation, and suicidal ideation over a period of several months. The severity of these symptoms correlate with whether or not the victim has a critical inner voice.3 Eventually, victims will seek bodies of water. Upon finding a suitable destination, their bodies collapse and slither violently on the ground as a means of locomotion, traveling towards and into the water until they are enveloped and drowned.

Foundation neural networks have detected these incidents spanning from Central Asia to regions of Southeast Asia.

Discovery: After World War 2, Foundation military assets attempted to consolidate a foothold on Southeast Asia by helping the Kuomingtang, which had suffered greatly in terms of infrastructure and manpower after fighting the Empire of Japan. The "Lost Suns" Initiative was signed in September 7, 1945, giving the Foundation near-universal control over the containment of wartime anomalies left behind by IJAMEA4.

SCP-4845 was discovered in the remnants of a defunct Unit 100 facility,5 in Nong'an, Changchun, China. Sensitive documents detailing SCP-4845's construction were destroyed prior to Foundation involvement. Only one diary and a list of personnel survived.

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