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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-A through SCP-XXXX-G are to be stored in a tool box inside a standard containment locker on Site-███. Extra materials needed for the creation of SCP-XXXX-1 may be stored in the same locker or appropriate storage containers nearby. Experiments may only be performed by Level 2 Researchers and all experiments must have Site Director’s approval. Any instance of SCP-XXXX must be destroyed after 24 hours regardless of actual effect. Experiments may be performed at offsite locations as needed with class D personnel with Level 4 approval. No adolescent under the age of eighteen should be allowed near SCP-XXXX at any time (see Addendum XXXX-J).

Description: SCP-XXXX-A~G is a set of carving tools commonly used to carve designs into pumpkins. The set consists of a small saw, a scoop, four knives or various sizes, and a small scraper. Testing of materials show them to be non-anomalous and to be primarily made of wood and iron. When SCP-XXXX is used to carve an image on a Cucurbita pepo (a common pumpkin) with all conditions met, a new instance of SCP-XXX-1 is created.
The conditions are:

- The pumpkin must weigh at least 1.5 kg
- Must have had a hole made at the “top” of SCP-XXXX-1 (the top seems to be dictated by the way the instance is designed to lay and not the actual top)
- At least 95% of seeds need to be removed
- It needs to have one light source placed inside

When all conditions are met, an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 will affect any human that enters a fifty-meter radius. The time until the effect begins to activate is less than thirty seconds . The effect of SCP-XXXX-1 varies greatly depending on what is carved on SCP-XXXX-1 and the light used. This effect can alter behavior, memory, desires, and emotions. This effect lasts for three hours after a person leaves SCP-XXXX-1’s radius of effect. SCP-XXXX-1 ceases anomalous effect after a duration of seventy-two to ninety-six hours or when destroyed. In 70% of cases, subjects will be affected by SCP-XXXX-1 without their notice. It has been documented that being aware of the particular instance of SCP-XXXX-1 near them will greatly diminish its ability to influence them, with only 5% of people being unable to resist influence. It should be noted that knowledge of SCP-XXXX and its effects and not the instance of SCP-XXXX-1 does not seem to reduce its influence.

Note: This is a list of items used between all experiments bellow: a pumpkin weighing between four and seven kg and a ten centimeter wax candle (unless specified otherwise)

Addendum 2352-J: After incident XXXX-J all test involving SCP-XXXX have been halted and the containment procedures have been amended.~05-██