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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

In light of Incident XXXX-242-X7, SCP-XXXX has been classified a mid-level cognitohazard. If assigned to research this SCP, please familiarize yourself with all relevant procedures and consult with Dr. ████████ regarding placement at this post.

In light of Incident XXXX-235-J7, SCP-XXXX and all SCP-XXXX-1 instances are also classed as infohazards. Speak with Dr. ████████ to ensure all proper procedures are followed both before and after assignment to SCP-XXXX. A note will be made in your permanent file regarding containment of this infohazard. Failure to comply will result in termination.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX will be kept in a 3 x 3 x 3 m3 room, on a 1.5m granite pedestal with a slight depression on top. No visibility will be allowed into the chamber; the monitoring station outside will be fitted with a monitor displaying video feed from the two (2) video cameras inside.

Entry to the room will pass through a triple-airlock system, with sensors in each antechamber testing for weight, infrared, and electrical signatures to ensure only one human subject enters the room at a time. Further, at least one (1) site staff member of clearance level 2 or higher must be present at the monitoring station outside the chamber.

Identification will be automatically scanned and taken by biometric sensors to create a log of who cannot be permitted to change containment procedures. Repeat: NO staff under ANY circumstances who have entered the room and/or physically seen SCP-XXXX will have ANY input on its containment procedures. This includes Dr. █████, on-site supervisor, who will defer to Dr. ████████ for any changes in containment or policy.

UPDATE ██/██/██: No more than one new subject will be introduced to SCP-XXXX every 28 days.

Description: A capsule-shaped stone , 0.6096 meters in height and 0.3048 meters in diameter. Analysis indicates the stone to be made of quartzite.

All who directly see SCP-XXXX begin to experience extreme affection toward it. This does not affect typical duties involving studying the SCP, so research is ongoing, but SCP-XXXX has thus been classified as a cognitohazard. Classification as an infohazard is ongoing, under research of Dr. █████.

Update, ██/██/██: SCP-XXXX has been classified as an infohazard.

SCP-XXXX-1 instances will begin experiencing advanced symptoms on one of three occasions:

  • if the abnormality of their positive feelings for SCP-XXXX is discussed,
  • or if no new subjects have been introduced to the SCP within the last month.

Subjects will not respond in any way out of the ordinary to most discussion of SCP-XX, and as such most researchers have been able to continue to work with the SCP.

In all of these cases, subjects will present with polite confusion when spoken to, belying that their bodies are undergoing extreme chemical stress. This is nearly impossible to ascertain until subjects pass out from the stress (including two heart attacks (non-fatal) out of eighteen intentional, sustained tests.)

On further study, physiological signs such as sweating, increased body temperature,and tightened muscles can be observed.

Other symptoms include:

  • Increased oxygen consumption
  • Increased production of lactic acid
  • Increased frontal lobe activity
  • A surplus of adrenaline.

Perfectly smooth when first acquired, SCP-XXXX now displays heavy cracking and sharp edges. Subsequent investigation established SCP-XXXX's reason for these changes. Whenever a new instance of SCP-XXXX-1 is produced, by a new subject directly viewing the SCP, a portion of the stone vanishes, leaving behind a rougher and more irregular surface, and reduced total volume of the stone.

Further analysis indicates the stone to be encasing some type of crystalline carved figure, but metallic impurities in the quartzite outer layer prevent accurate imaging of the figure at SCP-XXXX's core.

In the third instance of SCP-XXXX-1 activity, the SCP not having been introduced to a new subject in the last 28 days, SCP-XXXX-1 instances will become increasingly affectionate toward the SCP, as well as increasingly eager to introduce new subjects to it. This was discovered during the events of Incident XXXX-242-X7.

Exceptions to this rule detailed in incident report 253-J7, below.

Memo from Dr. ████████, ██/██/██

There's no telling how far subjects will go to infect others with SCP-XXXX exposure. So far it hasn't been much of a security risk to keep introducing D-Class every 28 days and terminating them, but I fear for what will happen when the stone's finally gone.
Further, how many others might be out there trying to access the SCP without knowing where it is?
Dr. ████████