Item #: SCP-106X
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-106X is currently installed in a standard containment lab at Research Sector 27. For ease in research and experimental procedures, the lab also contains one (1) cistern containing fifty (50) liters of water, hardware appropriate for connecting the cistern to SCP-106X, and one (1) Pyrex® measuring cup suitable for holding up to 500ml of fluid. The cistern is to be disconnected and the cup autoclaved according to level-2 Biohazard protocols when not in use.
SCP-106X-1’s memetic properties require that it be handled or consumed by D-class personnel only. Connecting SCP-106X to any other Foundation plumbing sources is expressly prohibited by order of O5. Removing this item off-site requires approval from four (4) level 4 researchers after submission of form MJS-530 (Mission Justification Statement). At least two (2) of the researchers must have a background in religious philosophy, ethical systems, or psychology.
Description: SCP-106X is a hand pump similar to the type used to access limited water supplies in remote areas. Exhaustive study of SCP-106X’s interior workings, including complete disassembly, has revealed no components other than those required for a normal water pump, with the exception of runes or symbols resembling ancient ██████ inscribed on each component. However, copying the symbols onto ordinary hand pump components will not confer SCP-106X’s properties to them.
SCP-106X and its output (hereby termed SCP-106X-1) exhibit the following anomalies:
• SCP-106X will not function unless connected to a source containing a minimum of ██% water by composition. It remains inert and unusable if supplied with other fluids.
• When used by a single person to obtain water for their own use, SCP-106X-1 will have the exact same composition as the attached water supply, with no change in either cleanliness or potability.
• When used by a single person to obtain water for a second person, and their moral alignments are closely congruent, SCP-106X-1 will be clean, potable water, regardless of the cleanliness or potability of the source. For example, if both the operator and the recipient are Lawful Good, Chaotic Evil, or similar, clean water will be the result. This will hold true even in cases of water contaminated by toxins, radioactive materials, harmful protozoa, [REDACTED]
• When used by a single person to obtain water for a second person, and their moral alignments are not congruent, SCP-106X-1 will be water contaminated by human bodily fluids including but not limited to blood1, vitreous humour2, cerebral spinal fluid3, [DATA EXPUNGED] high as ██ ppm. DNA signature will be that of the person operating SCP-106X.
SCP-106X-1’s memetic properties manifest when consumed by the intended recipient. Subjects who consume SCP-106X-1 will take on the social/ethical outlook of the pump’s operator, and will see no contradiction in adopting views very different to those held just a few minutes before. However, in certain cases where the viewpoints conflict to an extreme, subjects will also undergo symptoms such as suicide, self-mutilation, catatonia, hysterical aphasia or other conversion disorders. Please refer to Experiment Log 106X.
Addendum 106X-1: SCP-106X has proven to be of only limited utility in interrogation or agent conversion scenarios conducted by Mobile Task Forces. See After Action Reports 123453-a, 123453-b, 123453-c, and 123453-d.
Addendum 106X-2: Due to the unpredictability and extreme frangibility of their belief systems, usage of pump operators under the age of 10 is not recommended. Refer to Experiment Log 106X-7 for details.
Addendum 106X-3: The fact that SCP-106X would prove to be most useful in desert environments where water is not easily accessible, and survival often dependent on cooperation, suggests that it may be an artefact designed or commissioned by IRG. Investigation into this possibility is ongoing.
Addendum 106X-4: A partial translation of the symbols seems to read (estimated certainty):
“[Hearts] (67%) and [minds] (78%) that are one [survive] (92%)”