Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: Due to the lack of containment capability presently, and the requirement for activation and knowledge to use this item, no special containment procedures are needed for this object. It is to be kept in a locked drawer in special storage unit 7, of which the site administrator, cleared researchers, and MTF team leads will have access. If location is changed for any reason, it must be located within 10m of a Level-3 or greater cleared researcher that has had prior military service time. Security personnel should check the console outside the containment site every 2 hours to insure that SCP-XXX has not undergone a movement event. In case a movement event occurs, all personnel of military background must examine their personal belongings until SCP-XXX is located and returned to containment.
All personnel with military experience, either active, retired, or separated, should maintain a distance of at least 15m from containment site. Anyone with specific Naval Service should stay more than 30m away. If they approach any closer for any reason, they should notify security to perform an immediate containment check. If containment shows as being broken, they must check their personal belongings for SCP-XXX and return it to containment immediately. Requests for use in testing can be approved directly through either one for any Level-2 or greater cleared personnel. Any MTF usage takes priority for any requests with properly tested and trained personnel if available.
Description: In it's resting state, SCP-XXX is an Admiral Aide-de-Camp aiguillette, in good condition. It is specifically linked to a 4-star Admiral, having 4 golden-colored cords bundled together with blue threading throughout. Most notably, this resembles the type worn by Flag staff in the United States Navy. It has a single fastening pin with a lock underneath the upper portion of the ropes, where it would fasten to a uniform.
SCP-XXX fits upon the shoulder of an individual, looped around their arm in standard uniform location. When a person closes the clasp, they immediately fall unconscious. The subject is for all intents comatose for 10 minutes, unable to be roused by any means. After 10 minutes, the subject awakens with knowledge of the operation of SCP-XXX, along with intimate knowledge of military tactics dating up to current conventional doctrine. This knowledge seem based around current conventional technology as owned by the United States.
When the subject concentrates upon SCP-XXX, the subject will report a calming feeling and a warmth in their upper body, their vision will slowly black out, and an image will form in their mind of an overhead view centered directly upon them. As they continue to concentrate, that view can seem to move upwards or downwards at their will. Current tests have shown that the image seems to have an upper limit of 45,000km, just past geosynchronous orbit. If the subject moves, the viewing location moves with them to maintain a position directly above them. The lowest level that the vision can be brought to apparently seems to be 10 meters above the current subject.
If the subject is holding a blank piece of cellulose-based (wood pulp) paper, a detailed image of what they are presently viewing will start to form on the paper. At first there will be general terrain features, and then the image will gradually grow more detailed, until it resembles an extremely high resolution photograph. This function has been shown to only work on substances that can be drawn upon with normal pencils or pens, or even blank photographic paper. The image produced is permanent. Usage of non-blank paper, non-cellulose based paper, synthetic paper, small white board, chalkboard, computer monitor, or "etch-a-sketch" brand children's toys have produced no image. Test subjects have reported a growing headache that subsided immediately if they held these objects while viewing, culminating in a nearly debilitating migraine headache centered at the back of the neck.
Usage of SCP-XXX has shown to have a degenerative effect over time on the optic nerve of the subject. In addition, repeated usage has shown to be somewhat addictive, as the integration of the object with the subject releases large amounts of endorphins in the upper extremities.
SCP-XXX has a chance to "activate" when any present or former member of any Armed Service comes into a distance of approximately 15m. Those that have service in any Naval component have been shown to "activate" it at approximately 30m. A movement or activation event causes the item to disappear from it's current containment to reappear in a pocket or belongings of the member if they are within 250 meters.
At the time, it does not appear to discriminate on what country the servicemember was active in.
MILITARY FLAG AIDE SHOULDER ROPES - overhead view, "drawing" on mental picture, transfer to paper
— consider designing like a CO briefing
Islamic based SCPs
Living computer software (not an ai)
Sentient Oilfield / oil products from this - single entity?
DEPRECATED BELOW HERE
Item #: SCP-XXX
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: Samples of SCP-XXX must be stored in substances that have zero carbon value, such as solid silicate glass tubes, or metallic containers with no carbon content. All storage items must be hermetically sealed and airtight, stored in a containment area that maintains a positive pressure of at least 2 kPa over the internal pressure vessels. Infected samples should be quarantined in a special observation room coated with pure Titanium and lead-glass windows. All joints with the wall must be sealed with either pure silicate compound or a non-carbon based glue.
All testing must be done by researchers wearing non-carbon bearing Hazmat suits and non-carbon containing utensils. All test materials must be sanitized by submersion in mercury for at least six (6) hours, followed by a rinsing with liquid nitrogen. Any contaminated personnel or materials must be immediately moved to containment rooms C-1 through C-4 and quarantined until expiration or until room is flushed with mercury vapor for at least eighteen (18) hours.
Description: SCP-XXX is a heavily mutated form of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. The basic form of the bacterium when viewed under a microscope is of a non-standard globule, which is unaffected by gram coloration staining. The bacterium is quite larger than the parent form, about triple the size of a normal organism. The bacterium moves along solid objects by "climbing" between molecules, utilizing constituent molecules and electromagnetic force to drag it along. Pathogen is transmitted by contact through any infected item, which can include molecules such as dust that may be present in air. The organism itself shows signs of extensive synthetic manipulation, such as removal of extraneous DNA sets and junk sequences.
SCP-XXX was initially discovered in ███████, ███████ near an abandoned research facility. The roof had caved in due to the results of a recent hurricane, and urban explorers had recently checked into a local hospital, complaining of a burning sensation on their arms and fingers, along with flaking skin. Dr. ███████, the attending physician, noted a pattern and contacted the CDC after learning where the explorers had been. Routine Foundation monitoring of CDC traffic alerted Command to this particular problem, which sent Agents ███████ and ████ to investigate. They quickly determined that this was an SCP level threat, and called for a backup team. Infected subjects were secured and transported to Site-██. Both Agents and the recovery team were infected, but the transport vehicles were not, owing to the non-carbon nature of the isolation modules. However, the Hospital was infected, necessitating [DATA EXPUNGED]. Cover story involved a unknown strain of malaria released by the hurricane and the need for containment via [DATA EXPUNGED]. Area has been validated as uncontaminated and free for re-development.
The organism has an attraction to all forms of carbon, both bonded in molecular form or atomic. As life on earth is a carbon-based organic system, this bacterium could be extremely hazardous to the continuation of life if it was allowed unchecked growth. SCP-XXX will excise carbon atoms from their constituent molecules utilizing a not yet understood process which releases little to no energy from the separation of the bonds. Once the carbon has been excised, it will then split the carbon at the atomic level into Beryllium and Helium, releasing the Helium as a gas. If this occurs inside of an organic life form, this can lead to a quick and painful death from a Helium embolism. The organism seems to feed off of the level of energy that comes from the split of this atom - it is unknown why carbon is the target, but is assumed to be because of the specific energy level produced by the split of carbon. In addition, the produced beryllium has been shown to be an effective base for reproduction of the bacterium.
In organic beings, infection by the parasite has been terminal. The only known solution is to immerse or subject the bacterium to mercury, as antibiotics are disassembled for their constituent carbon parts contained within. However, the immersion in mercury also kills organic subjects. The only other known solution is to starve the bacterium, although this has proven to be effective in only 5% of all cases and not possible in the case of organic lifeforms.
Upon exposure to a good source of carbon, the organism begins to multiply, doubling every 4 minutes. A 1mg sample of the bacterium can completely destroy an average-sized human male of 185 pounds in approximately 24 minutes, and a 10 pound block of carbon in approximately 44 minutes. Higher densities of carbon slow the rate of consumption but tend to increase the rate of growth. Carbon is consumed from the outsite-inwards, with beryllium flaking off and helium escaping from crevices in the object.
Addendum O5-█: Reclassification to Keter approved 09-04-20██ upon request of Dr. ████ due to lack of extermination methods available.
Subject: 1-10 pound block of solid carbon
Exposure: 1 mg SCP-XXX placed on top of carbon block
Results: No noticeable effects until 7 minutes, 24 seconds, when a shiny metal was seen to start flaking from the top. This proceeded rapidly to the sides, at which point atmospheric sensors noted the helium concentration in the containment unit began to rise. At T+32 minutes, the block was 1/4 of the beginning size, with notably flakes of a shiny metal in piles around it. At 43 minutes and 55 seconds, the carbon block was completely consumed. Later analysis showed the bacterium to have situated itself on the flakes of metal, which were later identified as elemental beryllium.
Subject: 1 White Laboratory Mouse
Exposure: 1 mg SCP-XXX placed on titanium plate, mouse made to walk over plate
Results: In approximately 32 seconds, mouse began to squeal in pain. 15 seconds later, all 4 legs were seen to snap at the second joint as SCP-XXX converted bone structure and cartilage. The coat of the subject changed color rapidly to a dull grey as SCP-XXX consumed carbon in the hair and skin and converted it to external beryllium. The creature expired at 1 minute and 38 seconds from destruction of internal organs. Remains had a grey metallic sheen but still had the general form of a white mouse.
Subject: 1 block of mahogany wood, 20 pounds
Exposure: Mist of 3 mg SCP-XXX mixed with 1L pure water, sprayed once across the surface
Results: Initial infection was slow, with signs showing at 14 minutes. Block began to flake, but then proceeded to spread rapidly down the sides of the block of wood. Block was reduced to half size in 17 minutes, and completely consumed leaving behind only constituent components and a high concentration of elemental beryllium, with SCP-XXX firmly anchored to the flakes.
Dr. ████'s note: The flakes appear extremely fine and light - I'd imagine with any sort of small breeze that they could become airborn. Could this be a potential infection vector designed into these?
Subject: 1 D-class subject slated for termination
Exposure: Mist of 5 mg SCP-XXX mixed with 1L pure water, sprayed in the face
Results: Subject began to complain of a burning sensation after 12 seconds. After 45 seconds, metallic sheen appeared on the subject's face, and blood began to seep from the pores. Subject complained of an intense burning sensation, which halted abruptly, presumably due to death of nervous tissue underlying the skin. Metal began to flake off the face of the subject, who complained of increasing burning pain again at 3 minutes of exposure. At this point, bone structure began to show, and the subject appeared to become unconscious. Subject was terminated at 5 minutes as cerebral fluid began to seep through holes in the skull. It should be noted that where flakes landed on the body of the subject, there was also indication of a growing infection.
Dr. ████'s note: I don't think we need to make any more live subject tests. Let's focus on finding a way to stop this short of mercury immersion.
Verbosity needs work
Sentences too long in some situations
combine last two paragraphs and shorten
effects on organic tissue shorten
Necessity of logs - I think at least one, or perhaps initial site results
Is this even keter?
Change dura matter to something clearer
Look for a better image - probably smaller resolution, if in doubt, drawing/molecule of benzene
Note about proper testing and containment procedures
Add in final warning from O5-X
Item #: SCP-XXX
Item Classification: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: All weaponry is considered harmless when inactive. Items will be stored in experimental weapons locker 5 12 at Site 15 Site 19. (Note: Location changed by order of O5-█). Removal for testing requires approval of Site Administrator and at least one Level 3 cleared Agent. All testing must be done at Radhaz Range 3, with full radiation shielding modules in place and all personnel involved in testing wearing full Hazmat clothing along with a Thermoluminescent Dosimeter inside of the suit. Under no circumstances can testing be done on any item with a density of greater than 5g/cm3, or weighing more than 30 grams.
Description: SCP-XXX weapons appear in the general form of an enlarged Browning 50-caliber machine gun, with no noticeable area to attach an ammunition belt. They are also significantly larger than the typical browning weapon, in addition to having an enlarged barrel shroud, no charging handle, and no upper receiver. Where the belt feed would be is an oblong bulge. The entire upper and lower receiver assemblies appear to be fused, and there are no discernable joints, ports, or other assemblies that pass into the body of the weapon. They weigh approximately 98 pounds, or 144 pounds with the tripod assembly that they were discovered with. There appears to only be crude sights on the top; this has not proven to be a detriment as the projectile is a beam that travels much like a laser. The base of the rear handles are stamped with the word "Karhana". A linguist confirmed that this is the Turkmen word for "The Factory".
Imagery of the weaponry interior has returned little valuable information to date. The presumed generator area shows as a massive block, with thermal scans showing a slightly increased temperature at all times. The only other noticeable features are wires connecting metallic areas near the base of the barrel and others connecting to the trigger assembly, which has a very light pull. There are also wires that connect back into the stock area; there is no detectable reason for these yet, as the stock seems resistant to all forms of X-ray or thermal imaging. Imagery down the barrel only shows a metallic mesh screen that samples have shown to be composed of Platinum and Iridium, with a metallic plate behind that which seems to be made of a ferrous material; magnetic testing confirms a high level of Fe present.
These weapons use an as-of yet unknown energy generator to create a field of energy inside of a target that works at the quantum level, diverting and weakening the electromagnetic force within an atom, to a lesser degree affecting the strong nuclear force , and the strong force of Quantum Chromodynamics that is within the constituent Quarks and gluons. SCP-XXX-8 and SCP-XXX-9 show extensive tooling marks around the barrel seating plate and the (presumed) generator area, and seem to have a greater affect on strong force interaction. A discussion of the presumed method of interaction is found in the addendum area.
When the trigger is pulled on a weapon that is in a resting state, it takes 19 seconds for it to spin up to what has been termed "hot". Thermal signatures show a rise in heat around the bulge, which is presumed to be the power generator, and a marked low level hum will emanate from the barrel. The system will remain in a "charged" state for approximately 30 seconds, at which point the hum will begin to dissipate, and the weapon will slowly return to a "cold" position over 10 seconds. When the trigger is pulled in the "hot" state, a beam issues from the barrel for approximately 4 seconds. This beam is translucent yellow in color, pencil thin, and appears to have a range of about 1200 yards, after which there are no measurable effects on a target. When it strikes a target, the target immediately begins to glow a yellow color, which changes to a bluish color if the sample contains higher quantities of moisture. This has been determined to be cerenkov radiation (falling under the Smith-Purcell effect) from created photons being released and accelerating from the object.
The actual effect when the beam remains on a target for more than 2 seconds is extremely devastating to seemingly all matter. It actually weakens the electromagnetic force between atoms, causing them to immediately start breaking down into their constituent protons and neutrons. This causes a flood of alpha radiation from the target, along with the aforementioned cerenkov radiation and a small spike in gamma radiation. As the beam passes 2.5 seconds on a target, strong forces begin to break down, releasing massive doses of gamma radiation, along with free radicals. It is postulated that on a full 4 second exposure some atoms have actually broken down into separate gluon pairs that have immediately recombined, as analysis of target remains have shown elements not present in the original sample.
The path the beam takes exhibits extreme low level beta radiation which can cause severe burns in observers not suited against radiation. In addition, the results of a satisfactory firing generate immense doses of alpha and gamma radiation, and significantly less beta radiation than expected. A full 4-second firing also causes a small explosion of the target (corresponding to the mass of the targeted item), which limits what can be effectively tested due to destructive forces from the explosion.
There are presently 9 weapons in inventory, with one being destroyed during initial testing during an attempted disassembly.
Addendum XXX-01R1: SCP-XXX-10 Suffered catastrophic self-destruction when attempts were made to drill into the generator assembly. This resulted in the destruction or heavy damage of weapon laboratories 1 through 6, along with a partial breach of containment of SCP-███ . Under order of O5-█, no destructive testing of any further units is allowed until the anti-tamper system is found and disabled through non-destructive testing.
Addendum XXX-02-i9: All testing on SCP-XXX-9 has been halted by order of Dr. ████. SCP-XXX-9 appears to be in a state of disrepair, possibly due to the modifications that were completed upon it and unit 8. It is to be maintained in a separate storage locker with no interaction, monitored only for any radiation leakage that may occur. Upon rapidly increasing levels of radiation leakage, standard radiation hazard protocols should take place and it should be removed immediately to disposal area tango.
Addendum Test-ALPHA3: Target testing log
Target: 15g solid titanium
Exposure time: 4 seconds
Results: Target explodes at 3.86 seconds in a fashion inconsistent with material. Releases a significant amount of alpha and gamma
radiation, along with a very small measurable amount of fluctuation in the local Higgs Field, resulting in [DATA EXPUNGED]. Target remains
sent to Chemlab-5 for analysis.
Target: 10g Uranium-238 (depleted uranium)
Exposure Time: 2 seconds
Results: Target shows extreme heating and minimal cerenkov radiation. Large spike in gamma radiation detected at 1.7 seconds, which dissipated almost immediately once firing sequence was stopped. Once object was deemed radiation-safe, initial manipulation caused material to flake from the outside of the sample. Analysis showed this to be an isotopic form of Palladium, which was not present in the initial sample. Weight analysis shows the uranium sample and palladium flakes to be nearly identical to the weight of the original sample.
Dr. ████'s note: This should have given us a good idea of what would happen with dense items, considering the initial trial. Requesting an upgrade from Safe to Euclid.
Target: One Laboratory Chimpanzee
Exposure Time: 4 Seconds
Results: Target shows no reaction through the process, and simply disappears in a bright yellow bubble at 3.75 seconds, followed by a large explosion and release of alpha and gamma radiation. Lower levels of beta radiation also detected. Slow-motion capture shows it to simply disintigrate, with seeming "dust" falling to the ground immediately after beam ceases to fire. Remains analyzed and shown to contain many different elements, most of which seem to be periodic fractions of elements normally found in carbon-based lifeforms. It might be important to note that this subject showed extreme cerenkov radiation effects as soon as it was touched by the beam, glowing a brilliant blue.
Target: 30g Solid Iridium
Exposure Time: 4 seconds
Results: Target spiked an extreme amount of gamma radiation at 2.2 seconds, causing metallic instruments in the area to spark randomly and cause heat damage to many sensors. At 3.7 seconds, target began to glow an extreme blue from cerenkov radiation, and at 4 seconds target [DATA EXPUNGED]. The resultant explosion resulted in the loss of all researchers and [DATA EXPUNGED]. Recommend not conducting research on any high-density or large mass objects, as the energy contained in the electromagnetic and strong force effects is astronomical if it is released on a nuclear or chromatic level.
Dr. ████'s note: Well that was enlightening. When they rebuild the labs, let's never do that again, shall we?
Target: 10g Solid titanium - SCP-XXX-8 used as weapon
Exposure time: 4 seconds
Results: Expected explosion of target at 4 seconds. Gamma radiation spiked at 2 seconds, with a much higher concentration than expected. Target showed much less alpha radiation at explosion, and a greater disruption of the Higgs field along with [DATA EXPUNGED]. Researching Quantum physicist theorized that this modified weapon somehow is more directed to affecting the strong force, reinforced by the more random distribution of resulting elements from the target sample.
Addendum SCP-XXX-R2: Item reclassified from Safe to Euclid.
Addendum O5-█: Under no circumstances will this weapon be tested on items over 30g or having a density over 5g/cm3, as outlined in Dr. ████'s report. In addition, I want to insure that at least 4 of these weapons are kept available for MTF teams in containment breaches of Keter-level threats. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES shall [DATA EXPUNGED]. In addition, adaptive creatures such as SCP-682 must never be exposed to this weapon's beam. Can you imagine if it somehow gained the ability to manipulate matter at the chromodynamic level?
Critical Analysis to date:
Just an energy gun?
Too scientific for general understanding? (My first critical thought)
energy weapomn / guns boring
Example description could be less wordy and more plain
If it doesn't add info, do not include
How are the effects known, uncertainty principle may apply? ATLAS/LhcB style?
Necessity of logs? Consider the initial infection reports as example of effects
Way too much detail