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SCP-XXXX-1-Gamma placeholder: Irises

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held in its original box in a Safe Object Storage Locker. on display in its original box, in conjunction with the other items collectively known as ‘Lot 76.’ in the Secure Item Gallery of the Site-81 Library.1

Description: SCP-XXXX is an small silver-plated bouquet holder.2 It is comprised of a vase approximately 8 cm in length, and 6 cm across the open end, atop an 8 cm handle. A 5 cm silver chain is attached where the vase and handle are joined. This chain terminates in a 3 cm silver pin, which can be inserted into a hole near the top of SCP-XXXX, serving to secure a bouquet placed within. Upon recovery, SCP-XXXX was contained in a velvet-lined, hinged wooden box with the initial ‘E’ carved into the lid. The box also contained a cabinet card portrait of a young couple in Victorian attire. The back of the card was printed with: ‘From the Photographic Studios of Desmond & Sons, Indianapolis, Indiana’. Written beneath in ink: ‘I await your reply, My Chatelaine.’

SCP-XXXX was one of several anomalous items retrieved from an auction warehouse owned by POI-707249.3 The unexpected death of POI-707249 during a break-in4 at the warehouse allowed MTF Iota-10 (“Damn Feds”) to secure the building in the guise of local law enforcement before other interested parties could arrive. Several crates of ‘evidence’ were re-routed to various Foundation holdings; SCP-XXXX was one of several items sent to Site-81, collectively designated as ‘Lot 76’ by POI-707249. Lot 76 consists of SCP-XXXX and its box, a collapsible fan, a broach with a pendant watch and several charms attached, and a commonplace book consisting primarily of notes on floriography with various pieces of ephemera tucked throughout. POI-707249 had minimal documentation regarding Lot 76; the only information noted for SCP-XXXX was its ability to produce SCP-XXXX-1. No anomalous properties were noted for the remainder of Lot 76; these items were sent to the Site-81 Library to determine if they contained any historical value, or could provide any information regarding SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX-1 collectively refers to bouquets spontaneously manifested by SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-1 vary in composition, generally consisting of at least three different floral components.5 SCP-XXXX-1 appear usually appear6 within SCP-XXXX; it is not necessary for SCP-XXXX to be empty for this to occur. Current contents of SCP-XXXX will appear usually appear next to SCP-XXXX, or upon a nearby surface. Review of high-speed videography indicates that these manifestations, and displacements, are instant. Placing items not produced by SCP-XXXX into SCP-XXXX will result their immediate displacement to a nearby surface, and may or may not be accompanied by an instance of SCP-XXXX-1.7

While contained in SCP-XXXX, SCP-XXXX-1 will remain fresh indefinitely. This preservation does not persist upon removal; SCP-XXXX-1 plant material will begin to wilt, dry out, and/or decay within the expected amount of time for floral cuts of respective type/species. Replacement into SCP-XXXX will not arrest or reverse this process. Beyond manifestation, SCP-XXXX-1 do not appear to possess anomalous properties;examination of individual components of SCP-XXXX-1 show them to be representative specimens of their respective species.8

Addendum XXXX-Alpha-XXXX-1.05

Addendum XXXX-Gamma-XXXX-2

Since 24AUG2016 there have been ██ Gamma Events forewarning loss of Containment at Site-81, allowing for the prevention of Containment loss in ██ cases, and minimizing casualties in the remainder of cases. Each of these Events have involved an SCP with properties similar to something described in a piece of ephemera or notation contained within the Lot 76 Commonplace book. Research into the provenance of SCP-XXXX and the other items comprising Lot 76 is ongoing.