SCP-3700: Tides Of War
Item #: SCP-3700
Object class: Heimal
Special Containment Procedures: Foundation Naval Task Force Delta-7 ("Northern Storm") is currently assigned to patrol an area 800 km in diameter encompassing the Orkney, Shetland, Faroe Archipelagos in the North Sea. 2 refurbished battleships, purchased from the United States military, have been assigned to this task force. 13 destroyers, 5 cruisers, and 15 small support craft are to accompany these vessels. Delta-7 has been instructed to patrol in a spiral pattern, moving outwards from a central predetermined location, known as the Origin. This pattern is to be maintained until Delta-7 encounters SCP-3700-1, or reaches the edge of the designated 800 km zone wherein they will return to the origin and begin the process again.
Information regarding SCP-3700's actual depth is to be retracted from all public texts and scientific publications. Should SCP-3700-1 be encountered, Delta-7 is to accompany the entity until it encounters SCP-3700-2, or it de-manifests. SCP-3700-1 has been implanted with 32 large scale Donovan holoprojectors which gives the entity the appearance of a pod of humpback whales. Delta-7 is authorized to dissuade SCP-3700-1 from directly approaching any of the archipelagos, via force if necessary. Inquiry in Delta-7's presence is to be explained via maritime exercises between international peacekeeping forces. High ranking elements of the British Royal Navy have been informed of Delta-7's presence and purpose.
Should SCP-3700-1 encounter SCP-3700-2 at any point, Delta-7 is authorized to engage Protocol "Winter Maelstrom".
Protocol Winter Maelstrom
Upon encountering SCP-3700-2 in the presence of SCP-3700-1, Delta-7 is to take the following actions.
Destroyers are to deploy harpoon based anchors into SCP-3700-2's skin on its head, securing it in one location.
Destroyers are to move in a circular pattern at a distance of 200 m, and engage the entity with both L - cannons, and standard armaments, with anchors at full taut to ensure the entity cannot orient properly in any one direction.
Cruisers are to draw SCP-3700-2's attention away from the destroyers and battleships, via use of Class 3 L - cannons and standard armaments. Cruisers should engage in a circular serpentine pattern at 300 m.
Battleships are to employ Class 4 L - cannons in systematic continuous barrages, at 180 degrees on either side of the entity, 400 m away. Both vessels should coordinate as to launch each barrage at the same time as their counterparts.
All vessels shall follow this protocol until either entity subdues the other.
As conventional weaponry and L - cannons are only capable of doing limited damage to SCP-3700-2, Delta-7 should not engage it in the absence of the other entity. Should SCP-3700-1 prove unable to subdue SCP-3700-2, or should SCP-3700-1 encounter SCP-3700-2 before Delta-7 encounters the entity, protocol "Tumult" will be put in place.
The following procedures are to be enacted upon failure to properly contain SCP-3700-2.
Evacuation of naval and civilian craft from the 800 km area of effect.
Rerouting of trade and ferry routes to the archipelagos for a period of no less than six months.
Continuous aerial and naval reconnaissance of, and engagement with SCP-3700-2.
Increased monitoring of SCP-3456 activity, due to SCP-3700-2's regurgitation of instances and a result of the changing and hazardous weather patterns.
Continued surveillance for the reappearance of SCP-3700-1.
Activation of land based aquatic defenses.
Due to SCP-3700-1's degrading physical condition, inquiries into the potential damage caused by allowing SCP-3700-2 to subdue SCP-3700-1 twice every 5 years is ongoing. Cooperative requests to local GOC forces are pending via review of GOC demand.