Item #: SCP-3XXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3XXX is to be contained in a climate-control bio hazard container at Site-XX. Increased cases of stroke and brain hemorrhaging should be investigated immediately for cases of SCP-3XXX. Dead SCP-3XXX-1 entities should be handled with extreme caution, and should be neutralized with acids with a pH level of 1 or less.

Description: SCP-3XXX is a infectious crystalline structure of unknown origin and chemical composition. SCP-3XXX is most commonly observed as a large, thin, black crystal 30-45 centimeters in length. Pure substances of SCP-3XXX have a hardness comparable to diamond. Light emanates from within the crystal, color depending on the liquid or substance SCP-3XXX grows from. Color has been observed to range from anywhere within the visible spectrum. SCP-3XXX grows at a rate of 1 centimeter every 24 hours under ideal circumstances, and crystals exceeding the length of 100 centimeters begin to flake microscopic crystals of SCP-3XXX. Instances are able to travel via air flow and wind. SCP-3XXX has been shown to dissolve in strong acids.

When SCP-3XXX is introduced to a liquid, it begins to absorb and use the moisture to grow. This effect is heightened when inside a living organism. Microscopic crystals burrow into skin and flesh when in contact with organic matter. This results in a minor rash that can easily be overlooked. As the substance spreads through the bloodstream, it continues to grow and embed itself in blood vessels and high blood flow organs such as the lungs and kidneys. This causes bloody coughs, urine and extreme irritation and pain. Crystals continue to grow until puncturing through tissue and into the body. Mucous membranes are punctured, causing excessive bleeding from the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, anus, and urethra.

Subjects infected with SCP-3XXX will seek out dark, damp places and subsequently die in selected locations. Crystals will begin to protrude from the body and flake, spreading throughout the building or ecosystem. Approximately ten days after death, the body will begin have completely converted to crystal. Reanimation of the brain and muscular systems will begin and begin to seek out the nearest source of liquid; these entities are further known as SCP-3XXX-1.

SCP-3XXX-1 is extremely strong and agile when confronted with threats, but does not seem to have a developed sensory system. SCP-3XXX-1 will attack and infect any living organisms that it comes in contact with. Autopsy of SCP-3XXX-1 specimens show no internal organs, except for a rudimentary central nervous system, comprised of a brain and spinal cord. If damage, SCP-3XXX-1 will cease animation, but will continue to grow if presented with moisture.