Peppermill II


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Fig 1.1. Native humanoid entity manifesting midair.


Fig 1.2. The entry point.

Item #: Restricted per protocol XXXX-Eshu.

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: The extradimensional location described below as well as the entities and landmarks contained therein are nomenclative hazards (Eshu Class) and therefore may not be addressed or referred to by any name, title, or designation. Only descriptions may be used when addressing or referring to the forest outside normative space and native entites thereof. Variations must be made in these descriptions each time a subject is described. Descriptions may be color coded for clarity.

In the event of a nomenclative containment breach, standard Eshu Class recontainment protocol must be carried out immediately by the individual responsible for the breach. If the individual is rendered unable to perform the procedure, the responsibility falls to the individual's next of kin.

If the individual responsible for the breach has no known next of kin, the individual's name must be expurgated from all existing documents and records; any other individuals possessing the same name are to be administered Type-G viral amnestics and assigned a new name.

In accordance with Order O5-XXXX-F26, at least one successful expedition into the strange and dangerous woodland area must be carried out per year to assess any deviations from baseline abnormality. Due to the high risk involved in entering the place where the nameless are found, personnel sent to conduct research in SCP-XXXX must be trained in Standard Exploration Protocol as detailed in XXXX-SEP.

Unauthorized documentation of the forest found in chimneys must be suppressed via standard information containment protocol. Unauthorized individuals with knowledge of Procedure XXXX-Halloway are to be administered amnestics1 and may be released following a period of disquisitional rehabilitation.

Description: The SCP in question is an extradimensional forested area with numerous anomalous qualities, including a hazardous nomenclative phenomenon. This anomalous location is accessed by performing XXXX-Halloway (see document DOC-XXXX-H). After completing the procedure, subjects emerge from the opening of a dilapidated brick well fixed into the forest floor (see fig 1.2).

The only way to reliably traverse the unusual terrain is by use of a single dirt path. Explorations that diverged from said route have resulted in immediate loss of contact with participating subjects. The solitary safe path may only be traversed in a single direction, and any attempt by subjects to turn back and return the way they came will result in similar loss of contact.


Fig 1.3. A native quasi-humanoid entity with abnormal limbs.

The unnamed world does not adhere to the constraints of Euclidian space. Cartographic endeavors have resulted in vastly different routes being recorded with each expedition, and sections of the mandatory trail which should logically overlap or intersect do not. The only consistency in the layout is the access point, which is always located at both ends of the main road.

The only way for a subject to safely exit the woods which have no name after they have begun following the road between the trees is by walking its entire length and returning to the place where they began at the opposite end.

A variety of anomalous entities native to the nameless habitat have been documented. Native entities often undergo changes in physical structure when unobserved, which has made it difficult for researchers to determine which recorded entities are unique beings and which are newer iterations of those previously documented. Entities claim they have no control over these changes and frequently express dissatisfaction when they occur.

Native entities often obstruct the trail which subjects tread, making it necessary for subjects to interact with them to progress. Native entities are sapient and often highly temperamental, but can be interacted with safely as long as XXXX-SEP precautions are followed.2 Consequences for disregarding these precautions will vary depending on the personality of the offended entity: degrees of retribution encountered by research subjects have included verbal rebuke, acts of violence, and anomalous alteration of the subject’s physical form.

Various anomalous phenomena may occur when consistent nomenclature is applied to the realm of the unnamable, its native entities, or its landmarks. These phenomena are still poorly understood, partially due to the prohibition of nomenclative experimentation under Order O5-XXXX-F26.

Documented nomenclative phenomena have included:

  • Episodic cluster headaches among subjects exposed to affected nomenclature.
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations among exposed subjects, usually involving environments or entities described by nomenclature. Gustatory hallucinations and phantosmia have also been reported in a small subset of cases.
  • Sudden onset of psychogenic amnesia among exposed subjects.
  • The development of nonhuman physical characteristics among exposed subjects, such as feathers and pollen sacs.
  • The development of biological components in non-biological mediums where nomenclature is written or recorded.
  • Sudden involuntary transport of exposed subjects to the wilderness of unnamed things without the use of Procedure XXXX-Halloway.
  • Manifestation of various flora within indoor spaces where nomenclature was used.
  • Sudden transport of native entities to areas where nomenclature was used.
  • Biological fusion of exposed subjects and native entities.
  • Biological fusion of native entities and architectural spaces where nomenclature was used.
  • Extreme iron deficiency in exposed subjects, with an absence of expected negative side effects.

Order O5-XXXX-F26 was ratified by the Overseer Council in 1914. A 1970 amendment requires that O5-XXXX-F26 receive unanimous endorsement from the Council every 10 years in order to remain in effect. To date, no Overseer memos regarding O5-XXXX-F26 have been disseminated to lower clearance levels.









[This data has been expunged.]


[Hello, Dr. Japers.]

Interview Archive XXXX_0215: The follow is a series of interviews conducted by Dr. Eugene Japers over the course of several years. This data has been expunged from all general documents under Order O5-XXXX-F31.


Fig. 2.1. The subject of this interview. Photographed by Dr. Japers at the time of initial discovery.

Interviewer: Dr. Eugene Japers

Interviewed: The native entity with a head resembling that of a rabbit's (see Fig. 2.1).

Foreword: Interview conducted in 2005 during Dr. Japers' first expedition into the space where speech is deadly.

[Begin Log]

"Good morning, strange traveller."

Dr. Japers: Good morning.

"It's nice to see a new face around these parts. Kindly excuse the smoke; just airing my thoughts. How is your name?"

Dr. Japers: How is…? I'm sorry, I'm afraid I can't tell you that.

Dr. Japers bows.

"Are you simple? I'm merely asking how your name is. My name has smelt of honey lately, I think. Or perhaps like daffodils. It's so hard to tell these days."

Dr. Japers: Ah, my apologies. I'm afraid my name has tasted rather tart as of late.

Leporine entity laughs.

"No, I'm the one who should apologize. I shouldn't have pried."

Dr. Japers: It's quite all right. I don't mind at all. It has been lovely to meet you, but I must be on my way.

"Must you, though? My home is close by, and I was hoping to invite you in for tea."

Dr. Japers bows again.

Dr. Japers: I'm terribly sorry, but unfortunately I cannot stop at this moment. Perhaps another day.

"Very well. Until next time, stranger whose name tastes rather tart."

[End Log]

Foreword: Interview conducted during Dr. Japers' fourth annual expedition.

[Begin Log]

"Good afternoon, strange—ah, pardon me. We've met before, haven't we?"

Dr. Japers: Good afternoon. I believe so, yes. Three years ago, if memory serves.

"Yes, I remember now. You ran in off quite a hurry, as I recall."

Dr. Japers: Yes, my apologies for that. At that time I was new here and wary of those I encountered.

"Still the apologetic one, I see. No matter. You are not from here? Very interesting. What woods are you from?"

Dr. Japers: I do not come from any woods.

"Nonsense. Certainly you have trees where you're from, do you not?"

Dr. Japers: We do have trees, but they're very sparse. Most of the land is covered in homes and businesses.

"Then they are inferior woods, but woods nonetheless. Tell me, how did you get here?"

Dr. Japers: I see you have an inquiring mind. I would like to ask you a question, if that's all right.

"Pardon my lack of manners. I consider myself something of a scholar, you see, and I get a bit excited when I have a chance to learn of forests outside my own. By all means, pose your question."

Dr. Japers: When we last met, you said it had become to describe your name. Do you have any theories for why that may be?

"I can only assume it's because of how long we've been apart—my name and I, that is. It was a good name, a proud name, I'm fairly sure. By this point, though, it's probably decayed from its former grandeur, if it even still exists."

Dr. Japers: Where do you think it is, now?

"First, fellow scholar, you must answer my previous question."

//Dr. Japers nods.

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[Neither party speaks for half a minute. Dr. Rothson places his hand against the teapot.]

Dr. Japers: It appears the tea has gotten cold. I think it's time I took my leave.

"What? You're leaving me here?"

Dr. Japers: It's abrupt, yes. My apologies, but I really must be going.

"Please, don't go. Something—"

Dr. Japers:

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