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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard containment locker. If the SCP is to be transported it is to be kept in a transit case to prevent the SCP from accidentally opening. The SCP and the container holding it are safe to carry, observe, document, hold and transport if needed. Under no circumstances should SCP-XXXX be opened.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a toolbox, measuring 45 cm X 20 cm X 15 cm, constructed from steel and factory painted with bright red paint. The handle on the top is constructed with a 1.5 cm thick iron rod covered with a black rubber.

Upon opening the toolbox, a subject will immediately find the exact tool for whatever task they were preparing to do (SCP-XXXX-1). Nothing else will be in the box at this time. At this point the subject becomes distracted and will not stop at their task until forcibly removed from the task.

If a subject is allowed to finish their task with the tool, they will continue performing the same action. If they damage whatever they are working on as a result, they will not acknowledge it and continue.

Even when the subject is left alone, they will continue to ask to return to their work and will respond to all other queries with mild hostility. Class A Amnestics have been administered to subjects and have no effect.

Addendum: XXXX-1
When another person picks up SCP-XXXX-1, no response is triggered. From this point on the object can be used as an ordinary tool with no adverse effects and is no longer classified as SCP-XXXX-1. (See Test XXXX-1B)

Addendum: XXXX-2

If SCP-XXXX is opened by a subject that has no immediate need for a tool, SCP-XXXX seems to “suggest” a tool, at which point the subject will be reminded of a task they had forgotten to complete. The same effects are noted at this point.

Interviewed: Subject D-1311

Interviewer: Dr. █

Foreword: Subject D-1311 opened SCP-XXXX as instructed by Dr. █ on test that
took place on ██ / ██ / ████. (See Test XXXX-3)

<Begin Log>

Dr. █: Why did you need the hammer?

Subject D-1311: [agitated] The painting, doc. It's crooked. I just gotta
fix it up, it'll take me a few seconds.

Dr. █: And where is this painting?

Subject D-1311: [still agitated, the subject stands up and begins pacing the
room uncontrollably] My mom's house, man! It's at [REDACTED].

Dr. █: Are you aware that your mother lives at [REDACTED] [different address from the one subject XXXX-4 provided]

Subject D-1311: Of course I know that! It'll just take me a damned second.
I don't get why you won't let me go fix it.

Dr. █: Why do you have to do this right now?

Subject D-1311: It'll just take a second. I have to fix it!

[Subject became increasingly belligerent and would not answer any more

<End Log>

Closing Statement: [After no response from two rounds of Class A Amnestics,
Subject D-1311 was confined to his cell. He is currently awaiting reassignment ██████████ .]

Addendum XXXX-3

SCP-XXXX seems to have a limit on what type of tools can be produced. At this time, the SCP appears to be limited to producing objects that one would normally find in an average toolbox. However, this does not mean that the SCP does not present a potential physical danger. See Test XXXX-4.

Test Log of SCP-XXXX

Test XXXX-1A

Test Date ██ / ██ / ████

Subject D-1221 opened SCP-XXXX after being given the task to correct an unstable shelf in his cell. SCP-XXXX produced a slide rule. Subject D-1221 placed the slide rule on the shelf. Subject remained catatonic in front of the shelf, and would not respond to stimulus until eye contact was broken with SCP-XXXX-1. Class A Amnestics were administered with no response. Subject has been reassigned.

Test XXXX-1B

Test Date ██ / ██ / ████

Subject D-1242 was instructed to handle a slide rule produced by SCP-XXXX during Test XXXX-1A. He was not told what the object was from or the nature of what was tested. There was no immediate reaction and subject was kept under a 30 day watch. None of the symptoms of contact with SCP-XXXX manifested. Subject D-1242 was reassigned shortly thereafter.

Test XXXX-2

Test Date ██ / ██ / ████

Subject D-1251 was instructed to open SCP-XXXX but not to reach into it or attempt to gather a tool of any kind. Subject opened the SCP but even when forcibly restrained by security personnel, the subject continued to try and reach for SCP-XXXX-1, which had not as of yet manifested.

This validates my theory: The act of opening the SCP is what triggers the psychological response. Even with no tool present, the link between the subject and the SCP presents itself. This also explains why instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are safe to handle by other subjects.
- Dr. █

Test XXXX-3

Test Date ██ / ██ / ████

Subject D-1311 was told to clear his mind of any potential tasks that he might have before approaching the SCP. SCP-XXXX presented the subject with a standard claw hammer at which point he was seemingly reminded of an urgent need to straighten a painting that hung on the wall of his mother's house. His mother has not lived at this address for ██ years.

Test XXXX-4

Test Date ██ / ██ / ████

Subject D-████ was instructed to █████████. Subject seems to have ignored this instruction. Upon opening the SCP, Subject was presented with a battery-operated power drill. Before he could be detained by security personnel, the subject inserted the drill into his temporal lobe by means of the ear canal. Even though subject was dead within ██ seconds his hand continued to hold the trigger of the drill until it was forcibly removed.

I suppose this was a blessing in disguise. If the subject in fact wanted to commit suicide - and this wasn't just some aberration that we've yet to decipher- then a gun, a syringe, pills, etc. would have all been preferable to… that. And yet it produced a power drill, because that's something that you would have in a tool kit. It's good to know this SCP can't be used to create genuine weapons, but still. That wasn't the way I wanted to find out.
- Dr. █

I don't understand why he did it. He never scored anything short of high marks on his psych evaluation, never showed any signs of depression. My theory is that whatever job they told him to do, he decided that suicide was a better option…
-Lt. ██████, Security

Following Test XXXX-4, testing of SCP-XXXX was suspended indefinitely. Approval from additional testing must come from Dr. █.

Special Note

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is the opening of SCP-XXXX to be used as a disciplinary measure. Any Personnel found in violation of this rule will be permanently reassigned.
- Dr. █