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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Following several containment incidents and staff fatalities, SCP-XXXX is now held within a 20x2x2 meter submerged chamber at Site-[REDACTED]. Contact or research involving SCP-XXXX must have approval by on-site personnel with clearance level of L3 or higher. Anyone attempting to approach SCP-XXXX or enter its test chamber without prior instructions should be forcibly removed from the chamber.
As postulated by Dr. ████████, SCP-XXXX has shown a high susceptibility to electricity - due to the metallic nature of its scales - as such the containment cell should be electrified if SCP-XXXX attempts to breach containment.
In the event of containment breach, SCP-XXXX is to be recontained with the use of electrified nets and held in a secondary chamber under armed guard until a new chamber can be made available. All personnel believed to be under the influence of SCP-XXXX’s suggestions or hallucinations should be removed from oversight of SCP-XXXX and designated Class-E personnel until cleared by on-site medical staff.

Description: Entity recovered in [REDACTED], Armenia following a string of missing persons reports in the area. Local police investigated the area and were subsequently attacked by SCP-XXXX, the Foundation soon took over the investigation. Police deaths, and the missing persons, were attributed to an armed anti-government militia hiding in the area and all non-Foundation personnel involved were administered Class-A amnesiacs.

SCP-XXXX typically resembles a 20 (twenty) meter long serpent with amphibious appendages. SCP-XXXX has been noted to have scales with metallic properties, attributed to the high iron content of each scale.

SCP-XXXX is incapable of speech and uses telepathy to suggestively communicate with humans. SCP-XXXX is capable of shape-shifting into a form which will render its attempts at persuasion more effective. It should be noted that SCP-XXXX is still incapable of speech in this transformed state.
SCP-XXXX can trigger vivid hallucinations in humans, aimed at causing them serious injury. SCP-XXXX is so effective at this that afflicted persons are often delirious hours after exposure to the effect. SCP-XXXX has used a combination of all described abilities to seriously wound [REDACTED] researchers over a span of [REDACTED] weeks. More than [REDACTED] D-Class personnel have been killed by SCP-XXXX, usually when cleaning its holding chamber.

SCP-XXXX draws its victims in using telepathic suggestions, using its hallucinogenic abilities to convince them that they are in mortal peril and that freeing it will be the only way they can escape harm. When the victim has approached SCP-XXXX, they are subsequently mauled to death and drained of all fluids in their body, leaving behind an empty mutilated cadaver. Analysis of scale fragments suggests that SCP-XXXX uses any iron-heavy fluids to heal itself, as DNA records confirm matching signatures between numerous scale fragments and personnel that have been consumed by SCP-XXXX.

The healing process of SCP-XXXX is ultimately defined by how many victims it has consumed. It should be noted that since Dr. ████████’s revised permissions on access to SCP-XXXX were approved, the effectiveness of its healing abilities has dropped noticeably.

Addendum: Since the implementation of stricter access protocols to SCP-XXXX, staff working in areas around the containment chamber for extended periods of time have reported experiences matching the hallucinogenic abilities of SCP-XXXX. Dr. ████████ has since recommended frequent staff changeovers until it can be established if SCP-XXXX can extend its range of telepathic influence.