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Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: Interaction with SCP-XXXX-1 and SCP-XXXX-2 must be approved and monitored by a Foundation diplomat. In the event of a containment breach, personnel must precede all physical actions against SCP-XXXX by vocalizing a declaration of war (for a list of approved declarations of war, see document XXXX-08).
Description: SCP-XXXX-1 is a Caucasian male appearing to be approximately 30 years of age (SCP-XXXX-1 has not been observed to age during its period of containment), weighing 74 kilograms and standing 1.8 meters tall. SCP-XXXX-1 speaks English with an American accent, and is not familiar with any other language.
SCP-XXXX-1 claims to be the "Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams", a nation-state allegedly located in North America. While no evidence of such a nation exists, either in modern or historical records, SCP-XXXX-1 can, if prompted, provide a lengthy, self-consistent oral history of the country (see document XXXX-87 for a transcript of this account).
In addition, SCP-XXXX-1 is capable of “issuing” currency from the Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams by producing it from an unknown location on his person. This currency was printed on paper composed primarily of cotton (similar to US bank notes) until 2005, when SCP-XXXX-1 began producing polymer notes, and features anti-counterfeiting measures such as watermarks and security threads. Isotopic analysis of these notes has found no anomalies.
While no physical limits have been observed on the amount of currency SCP-XXXX-1 can issue at any one time, SCP-XXXX-1 refuses to issue more than 10,000 "Fitzwillian dollars" per calendar month, in order to “prevent inflation”. However, SCP-XXXX-1 will issue more than this if provided an amount of another currency (for a list of SCP-XXXX-1's “exchange rates", please consult document XXXX-55). All such currency will vanish upon being accepted by SCP-XXXX-1; RFID tags implanted in bank notes are not detected on SCP-XXXX-1's person. To date, no establishment is known to the Foundation that will accept Fitzwillian dollars as currency.
SCP-XXXX-1 has also produced postage stamps (discontinued in 1995 "due to a dispute with the Universal Postal Union"), driver's licenses, marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates, and other similar government-issued documents, usually containing the information of alleged citizens of the Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams. None of these persons have been confirmed against external records.
SCP-XXXX-1 has a very limited number of responses to questions posited directly to it, mostly concerning the alleged history of the Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams, its alleged geographical features, and its desirability as a tourism destination. For all other questions, SCP-XXXX-1 will answer “The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams does not have an official statement at this time.”
If SCP-XXXX-1 is asked more than 10 consecutive questions to which it does not have a prepared statement, or if it is directly prompted to, it will suggest an XXXX-delta event at a provided time and place.
During an XXXX-delta event, a humanoid entity (designated SCP-XXXX-2) will appear in the nearest unobserved area to the place provided to SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-2 will claim to be a diplomat of the Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams. There are currently 12 documented instances of SCP-XXXX-2, each with distinct names and appearances (see addendum XXXX-A below for a list of SCP-XXXX-2 instances).
SCP-XXXX-1 and SCP-XXXX-2 possess an anomalous awareness of each other's circumstances; that is, an SCP-XXXX-2 instance will be aware of anything which happens to SCP-XXXX-1, and vice versa.
SCP-XXXX-1 cannot he harmed or subdued unless the attacker states some kind of declaration of war, or if SCP-XXXX-1 declares war on another party.
SCP-XXXX-1 has also been observed offering citizenship (and in the case of some Foundation personnel, asylum) to individuals, either directly or through SCP-XXXX-2. If an individual accepts the offered citizenship, they will be given a passport and immediately vanish. To date, only one individual who has accepted citizenship from SCP-XXXX-1 or SCP-XXXX-2 has been located (see addendum XXXX-A)
Addendum XXXX-A: Incident logs
Incident XXXX-1: SCP-XXXX-1 declares war on Agent ████████, who was responsible for subduing SCP-XXXX-1 during a containment breach (it should be noted that any physical force was wholly ineffective until after SCP-XXXX-1 made a declaration of war). Immediately afterwards, an XXXX-delta event occurred, wherein an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 negotiated terms for surrender. These terms included the immediate recontainment of SCP-XXXX-1, as well as several points regarding the future containment of SCP-XXXX-1.
Incident XXXX-2 SCP-XXXX-1 shows a marked change in behavior, becoming increasinly active and violent, and occasionally engaging itself in heated debate on the subjects of human rights and economic policy. After 15 days, this behavior subsides.
Incident XXXX-3 Following several rounds of testing of SCP-XXXX-1’s citizenship offering, SCP-XXXX-1 announces that it is “closing [its] borders temporarily”. For the following six days, no personnel are physically able to come within 1 meter of SCP-XXXX-1.
Incident XXXX-4 Citing “deep cultural heritage”, SCP-XXXX-1 “annexes” its containment chamber. Personnel are unable to enter the containment chamber without a visa, approved by SCP-XXXX-1 or SCP-XXXX-2. Foundation diplomats successfully negotiated the return of the containment chamber, on the condition that the Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams and the SCP Foundation entered into an alliance, to “protect the future interests of the Republic against larger powers.”
Addendum XXXX-B: List of known SCP-XXXX-2 Entities
|SCP-XXXX-2A||Clifton Hubbard||Caucasian male, appears to be in late 40's or early 50's||Claims to be "Chief Ambassador of the republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams", As well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Thailand, Jamaica, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Mauritania, Solomon Islands, Luxembourg, Congo, Algeria, Mali, Sri Lanka, Greece, Cuba, Moldova, Sao Tome & Principe, Austria, Trinidad & Tobago, Switzerland, and St Kitts & Nevis|
|SCP-XXXX-2B||Eileen Shaw||Caucasian female, appears to be in late 20's or early 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Department of Agriculture" as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Sudan, Iceland, Kenya, Italy, St Lucia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Bolivia, Myanmar, Hungary, Germany, Turkmenistan, Benin, the Philippines, South Africa, and Lesotho|
|SCP-XXXX-2C||Colin McKinney||Caucasian male, appears to be in mid-to-late 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Deparment of Defense", as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Iraq, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Cyprus, Antigua & Barbuda, Ghana, Portugal, Guatemala, East Timor, Monaco, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Chile, Ireland, Lithuania, and Denmark.|
|SCP-XXXX-2D||Terri Garcia||Hispanic female, appears to be in mid 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Department of Justice", as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Uruguay, Haiti, Finland, Poland, North Korea, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia, Angola, Venezuela, Burkina Faso, the Netherlands, Djibouti, Montenegro, Romania, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.|
|SCP-XXXX-2E||Conrad Kelly||Caucasian male, appears to be in early-to-mid 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Treasury", as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Tonga, the Maldives, Yemen, Australia, Seychelles, Panama, Micronesia, Argentina, Latvia, New Zealand, Palau, Togo, Mauritius, the United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, and Papua New Guinea.|
|SCP-XXXX-2F||Wilson Henry||Caucasian male, appears to be in mid 40's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Department of Energy" as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Tunisia, Albania, Norway, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Cameroon, Japan, Nauru, Morocco, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Dominican Republic, Vanuatu, the Gambia, and Nigeria|
|SCP-XXXX-2G||Marcia Chambers||Asian female, appears to be in mid-to-late 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Department of the Interior", as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Mongolia, China, Namibia, the Czech Republic, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Croatia, Liberia, Burundi, Taiwan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Tuvalu, Singapore, and Suriname.|
|SCP-XXXX-2H||Gertrude Boyd||Caucasian female, appears to be in mid-to-late 50's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Internal Security Agency" as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Tanzania, Nicaragua, Oman, Dominica, Gabon, Belgium, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, Mozambique, Kosovo, Estonia, the United States and Bahrain.|
|SCP-XXXX-2I||Dexter Kim||Asian male, appears to be in late 20's or early 30's||Claims to be the "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Department of Domestic Order" as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Nepal, Georgia, Ukraine, Kuwait, Niger, Malawi, Slovenia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Libya, Barbados, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Vatican City, Senegal, Canada, and Chad|
|SCP-XXXX-2J||Marshall McCormick||Caucasian male, appears to be in mid 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Department of Public Health" as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Cape Verde, Andorra, the Bahamas, El Salvador, Fiji, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Serbia, Swaziland, Cambodia, Spain, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sweden, Kiribati, Malta, and Armenia|
|SCP-XXXX-2K||Helena Burgess||Caucasian female, appear to be in late 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of The Fitzwillian Department of Local Tranquility" as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Honduras, Guyana, Bhutan, Paraguay, Rwanda, Qatar, Lebanon, Brunei, Indonesia, South Sudan, Somalia, Liechtenstein, Tajikistan, Grenada, Belize, and South Korea.|
|SCP-XXXX-2L||Brittney Suarez||Hispanic female, appears to be in early 30's||Claims to be "International Representative of the Fitzwillian Department of Education" as well as Ambassador/Consul-General/High Commisioner to Ecuador, Laos, Egypt, Uganda, Samoa, Guinea, Botswana, San Marino, Madagascar, Peru, France, the Central African Republic, Comoros, Brazil, Slovakia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and the Russian Federation|
Interviewer: Dr. █████
Foreword: D-38609 is the only known person to have re-appeared after accepting citizenship from SCP-XXXX-1. D-38609 was found in a corridor directly adjacent to SCP-XXXX-1’s containment area. D-38609 exhibited severe lacerations on his back and arms, was missing several teeth and his right hand, and was highly disoriented (presumably from blood loss).
Dr. █████: Can you tell me what happened after you accepted SCP-XXXX-1’s offer of citizenship?
D-38609: The place was, you know, really nice. The people were all really nice to me.
Dr. █████: Uh huh. How did you receive these injuries?
D-38609: I…I don’t remember. I’m sorry.
Dr. █████: You don’t remember? According to our doctors, you were very severely whipped and beaten. Your hand was traumatically amputated, and it appears that some of your teeth have been pulled out. Does any of this ring a bell?
D-38609: I'm sure. I'm sure, I'm totally sure. Nothing happened. Nothing, nothing, nothing. Really. Nothing, nothing. Nothing.
Dr. █████: Do have any idea how you returned here?
D-38609: No. I don’t know how I made it out.
Closing Statement: D-38609 died shortly thereafter from complications of his injuries.
Interviewer: Dr. █████
Dr. █████: Explain to me what happened to D-38609.
SCP-XXXX-1: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams is a sovereign state with its own laws. Any and all immigrants are bound by these laws, as are any other citizens.
Dr. █████: That doesn’t explain his injuries.
SCP-XXXX-1: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams only administers punishment following a fair trial by the Justice Department of the Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams.
Dr. █████: What crime did D-38609 commit?
SCP-XXXX-1: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams is aware of the criminal records of D-class personnel employed by the SCP Foundation.
Dr. █████: You’re avoiding my questions.
SCP-XXXX-1: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams supports human rights and freedom of information.
Dr. █████: One more question. What happens to the other people who accept citizenship?
SCP-XXXX-1: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams does not track the movements of individual citizens.
Interviewer: Dr. █████
Foreword: Following the interview catalogued in Addendum XXXX-D, Dr. █████ initiated an XXXX-delta event.
SCP-XXXX-2D: Good afternoon, Dr. █████. How can I help you today?
Dr. █████: I’m here to ask about D-38609.
SCP-XXXX-2D: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams does not comment on the situation of individual criminals.
Dr. █████: I’ve yet to see any kind of formal charge.
SCP-XXXX-2D: I’m afraid those records are not made available to foreign diplomats.
Dr. █████: I don’t suppose you can explain his injuries to me?
SCP-XXXX-2D: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams attempts to administer psychiatric care to those convicted criminals who need it. However, despite the best efforts of our psychiatrists and guard staff, many of these people still present a danger to themselves and others.
Dr. █████: So, what, you’re saying he got injured in prison?
SCP-XXXX-2D: The Republic of Arnold Fitzwilliams does not comment on the situations of individual criminals.