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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-x is to be kept in Minimum Security Lockbox at Site-XX. No other procedures are necessary.

Description: SCP-x is a black rotary dial phone of indeterminate model. SCP-x's manufacturer and place of origin are unknown, and structural analysis reveals no material anomalies. Whenever any number is dialed, an unidentified voice answers. The Foundation has been unable to identify who it belongs to, and the individual behind it (if any) does not reveal their identity. The voice is that of an elderly male, who always speaks in the same language as the person who dialed the number. The voice displays a happy and tranquil tone in all conversations, but will inevitably start discussing the topic of murder. Should the subject who dialed keep talking for a few minutes with the voice (hereafter designated SCP-x-1), it will ask the subject if there is anyone they would like to murder.

Should the subject provide the full name of someone they personally know, a preferred method for the homicide and a justification for their request, the target will die according to the specified method within 3 days. The only known way to stop the homicide fro occurring is to find the subject who requested it, and convince them to cancel their request. The target will receive a subconscious warning that their death is imminent and will know how to stop it, though they will not necessarily know how to persuade the subject who used SCP-x. It is unknown how SCP-x-1 achieves this, and research thus far has proven inconclusive.

Of note is that SCP-x-1 displays a tendency to refuse requests based on trivial matters, and favors requests based on deep seated psychological issues. SCP-x-1 will often present a false name and identity to such individuals in order to gain their trust and more easily persuade them into requesting a homicide. Should the subject look up information on this false identity, they will come across online profiles and other documents to backup SCP-x-1's claims, though they are never completely consistent or logical. Thus far, no mind-affecting anomalies have been detected in SCP-x-1, suggesting that uses of the object are carried out of the subject's free will and are to be treated accordingly.

Addendum: Interview Log

Interviewed: SCP-x-1

Interviewer: D-Class

Foreword: The D-Class was instructed on the functioning of SCP-x and told to speak to SCP-x-1 until they experienced homicidal intent.

<Begin Log>

D-Class: Hello, who is this?

SCP-x-1: Greetings, friend! Have you been living a stress-free life?

D-Class: Uh, not really.

SCP-x-1: I see. Tell me more, if you please.

(D-Class describes the circumstances which led to him being incarcerated and sent to death row. Dialogue omitted for brevity.)

SCP-x-1: That is very unfortunate. Would you be sad if they died? Satisfied, maybe?

D-Class: What? No, I would n— I mean, yes. Please kill them.

SCP-x-1: Justification and method?

D-Class: I dunno, they betrayed me after all these years? Just make them have a heart attack or something.

SCP-x-1: How petty and dull. I suggest you dial again when you have actual hatred in your heart and a more fertile imagination in your brain.

D-Class: Wait, let's talk it out. What do you want me to say?

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<End Log, [optional time info]>