Quynine's Sandbox
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a small box locked with a combination lock. The combination is to be known by all level 3 or higher staff at Site 73. Written approval from at least three personnel with level 3 clearance is required to access SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a small signet ring, made of silver. The imprint on the ring is a crown studded with diamonds. Engraved around its edge is the phrase "In hoc signum quod vincatis"1.

The anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX show when the ring is worn by a human subject able to speak. The subject gains an immense amount of charisma and skill in persuasion, allowing them to persuade others to perform tasks they would not be willing to do without the ring. When the ring is worn for an extended period of time, (approximately 1-3 days) the subject wearing the ring (henceforth referred to as SCP-XXXX-1) will begin to make decisions that interfere with the plans SCP-XXXX-1 is trying to achieve. After an even longer period of time (approximately 1 week after putting on SCP-XXXX), SCP-XXXX-1 will begin to make decisions that in 99% of cases lead to the failure of the goals that SCP-XXXX-1 wishes to accomplish. How SCP-XXXX knows that goals that SCP-XXXX-1 is attempting to accomplish is unknown.

SCP-XXXX was recovered from the home of ████ ███████████ in Nantes, France on █/█/1981. ████ ███████████ was a politician running for President of Pays de la Loire who was murdered under mysterious circumstances. Mr. ███████████ was running on a radical far right platform, promising Breton independence and massive military campaigns against France once independence was won. Prior to ██/█/1981, Mr. ███████████ was polling at less than 1%, but following ██/█/1981, he was polling at over 40%. This drastic increase in such a short time was noticed by the Foundation, and Agent █████ was dispatched to observe Mr. ███████████ along his campaign trail. At one of Mr. ███████████'s rallies, Agent █████ was singled out to walk onstage and perform a "new political stunt". Despite urgings of Foundation personnel, Agent █████ complied. The following is an audio transcript of the event.

Testing Log: Tests will take place in Holding Cell 132 on Site 73. Holding Cell 132 is a 3x3x3 m room with a 5 cm thick pane of bulletproof glass on the west wall, separating Observation Room 132 from the holding cell. Microphones are to be placed in Holding Cell 132 and Observation Room 132 to allow communication between SCP-XXXX-1 and those conducting the test. All test subjects are to be accompanied by at least 2 guards wearing noise-cancelling headphones. A full plan for the test is to be given to all guards accompanying the subject before testing begins. Should the subject deviate from the testing log at any time, guards should attempt to non lethally subdue the subject. Barring that, lethal force is authorized.

Incident Report XXXX-1:

On █/█/1986, Dr. ██████ breached SCP-XXXX's containment by removing the ring from the box, putting it on, and convincing the guard in charge of SCP-XXXX to not terminate him. Dr. ██████ then used the ring to leave Site 73 with SCP-XXXX. Dr. ██████ then fled into the deserts around Site 73. Mobile Task Force Sigma-10 (codename: Window Shoppers) was dispatched to find Dr. ██████ and retrieve SCP-XXXX. ██ weeks following his escape from Site 73, regular Foundation data mining uncovered a large amount of money being transferred to an offshore bank account from ██████████, Saint Louis. Foundation agents were dispatched to find the source of this massive transfer, and Dr. ██████ was found attempting to get people to donate to a "charity" that really give money directly to a personal offshore bank account. Dr. ██████ was apprehended on █/██/1986 by MTF Sigma-10 and immediately terminated. All money in the offshore account was returned without incident. All civilians involved were given Class A amnestetics and false memories were successfully implanted.