PlasmaBattery's Sandbox

Item #: SCP-3XXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: A viable population of SCP-3XXX and suitable host organisms is contained within unit 3XXX of Biological Research Area-12. Personnel are to follow standard airborne pathogen maintenance procedures for unit 3XXX. Access to unit 3XXX is restricted to level 2 or above personnel and those accompanying them. On leaving unit 3XXX, all personnel must be disinfected of SCP-3XXX spores. Under no circumstances are SCP-3XXX instances to leave unit 3XXX. Human testing is currently restricted to D-class personnel.

Full grown SCP-3XXX-SAFE instances may be removed from unit 3XXX and used in offsite experimentation and/or combat. Human use of both species is currently restricted to D-class personnel and to members of MTF Kappa-6. Production, storage and use of enzyme 3XXX-β is to take place only within unit 3XXX.

All equipment and experimentation relating to SCP-3XXX is to stay within unit 3XXX until further notice. Researchers Cheng, Garson, and Wells may apply to the area director for permission to test strains outside of the unit, but they may not use human subjects without a finalised strain and authorisation from the 05 council.

Description: SCP-3XXX is a species of symbiotic parasite that clings to the exterior of its host, shielding its skin while drawing sustenance from the host's blood. SCP-3XXX has a shell similar in composition and appearance to keratin. However, its resilience and flexibility are far beyond that of any naturally occurring organic compound. Additionally, SCP-3XXX has the capability to infect any species of animal larger than itself, including humans. SCP-3XXX cannot infect plants or fungi, and infecting animals smaller than itself is always fatal to either the host or the SCP-XXXX instance.

SCP-3XXX instances have the shape of a regular hexagon, 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) across and 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) thick. The underside of each instance is pink and spongy, with a proboscis similar to that of a leech. Blood is shared between each instance and its host, even for host species with remarkably differing blood composition. SCP-3XXX cells cannot subsist on all fluids, but the blood of any animal, even those without haemoglobin, appears to be sufficient.

The upper side of each instance is comprised of an organic compound similar in composition to keratin.