SCP-C042
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Item #: SCP-C042

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-C042 is located on the far side of the moon, rendering containment unnecessary. Any pictures taken by passing space probes will be confiscated.

Description: SCP-C042 is an irregularly shaped structure with a vague resemblance to a common Spruce tree. It has a height of approximately 55 meters. The measurement of the 'branches' is as of yet unobtainable. Their length and width varies depending on the angle at which they are seen. A visual anomaly is present on the 'branches' that causes them to periodically condense and expand towards and away from viewers.

SCP-C042 is located on the Von Kármán Crater on the far side of the moon. Its surface texture is perceptually identical to that of the lunar surface. A currently unidentified symbol is carved into the side of SCP-C042, approximately 2 meters off the ground.

On every occurrence of Incident-C042, an as of yet unidentified fluid will seep from SCP-C042's pores. SCP-C042 has shown no signs of damage due to this fluid, however, closely clustered pockmarks have formed around the tree from having this fluid drip from the branches and corrode the lunar surface.

SCP-C042-1 is a translucent green specter that resembles a 2 meter tall female humanoid garbed in a ballroom wedding dress and with hair that reaches the shoulder blades.

SCP-C042-2 is a translucent green specter that resembles an amorphous being that appears to have the consistency of a non-Newtonian fluid.

SCP-C042-3 is a translucent red specter that is draconic in appearance with varying sizes depending on the current stage of SCP-C042-3. SCP-C042-2 has a minimum estimated height of around 76 centimeters, with an estimated width of approximately 102 centimeters for its wingspan. SCP-C042-2 has a maximum estimated height of approximately 4 meters with a wingspan of approximately 6 meters.

SCP-C042-4 refers to a group of opaque purple specters that are draconic in appearance, similar to SCP-C042-3. Their sizes are uneven, ranging from an estimated 6-9 meters, with currently unknown wingspans.

SCP-C042-5 is a cyclical occurrence that progresses in multiple phases, starting with the autumnal equinox and ending with the winter solstice.

No results have been obtained from attempted interactions with any of the anomalous entities. These entities are not physical and do not seem to notice other un-associated presences.

Events have been added to the addenda below.

Addendum-C042:

Winter Solstice: SCP-C042-3 manifests from within SCP-C042. Its body is limp and heavily emaciated, near skeletal. After a variable amount of time ranging between 5 minutes and 2 hours, SCP-C042-1 will manifest nearby and run towards SCP-C042-3, which is assumed to be near death.

SCP-C042-1 will produce a handful of the aforementioned unidentified fluid from its abdominal region and mix it with what is presumed to be SCP-C042-3's blood. Afterwards, SCP-C042-1 will crawl towards SCP-C042 and place this mix of fluids in the lunar soil where it is located, passing its hand through the trunk.

SCP-C042-1 will then watch as SCP-C042-3 dissolves. Both of these entities vanish before the process can be finished.

Vernal Equinox: SCP-C042-1 manifests, cradling an infant-sized SCP-C042-3 in its arms. SCP-C042-1 will sit at the base of SCP-C042 and perform acts of maternal care on SCP-C042-3. These acts of maternal care include scratching its chin, kissing its snout and cradling it against its chest.

SCP-C042-1 will then feed SCP-C042-3 with flesh from its own body, slowly becoming more visceral as SCP-C042-3 consumes more of SCP-C042-1's flesh.
SCP-C042-1 will start feeding with smaller digits such as fingers and toes before escalating into piercing the jugular vein and lapping what is estimated to be about 4 liters of blood.

The most significant amount of flesh consumed has been a forearm. After feeding, SCP-C042-1 will rapidly regenerate its consumed limbs and hold SCP-C042-2 against its shoulders, rocking it periodically before vanishing shortly afterwards.

Summer Solstice: SCP-C042-1 caresses SCP-C042-3, which is now at its maximum size. Several instances of SCP-C042-4 manifest and forcefully retrieve SCP-C042-3.

SCP-C042-1 will attempt, in vain, to rescue SCP-C042-3. An instance of SCP-C042-4 will stop SCP-C042-1.

SCP-C042-4 will force SCP-C042-3 into SCP-C042. SCP-C042-1 will then watch SCP-C042-3 lose consciousness.

Autumnal Equinox: SCP-C042-3 is suspended in SCP-C042, now severely emaciated. Several SCP-C042-4 instances stand on their hind legs observing SCP-C042-3.

SCP-C042-1 is not initially seen. After a variable time between 4-8 minutes, SCP-C042-1 will appear, trembling. Its will punch one of the SCP-C042-4 instances to no effect. This instance will retaliate by swiping at SCP-C042-1 with one of its claws.

SCP-C042-1 will fall to the ground then arc its head back, presumably shouting, and will undergo a rapid metamorphosis. Its flesh will liquify before it transmogrifies into SCP-C042-2. SCP-C042-2 will drift towards the SCP-C042-4 instances.

SCP-C042-2 will engulf the SCP-C042-4 instances and linger in place. Once the SCP-C042-4 instances are fully digested, SCP-C042-2 will transmogrify back into SCP-C042-1 and attempt to retrieve SCP-C042-3 from SCP-C042, putting its feet against the object and pulling with its full body weight, but with no results.

SCP-C042-1 will sit at the base of the tree, sobbing.

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