Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be secured in a locked storage room at site 19, and is to be guarded by no less than four personnel at any time. Access to SCP-XXXX is limited to Level 4 Personnel, and only for testing purposes unless directed by 05-4. Care must be maintained while handling SCP-XXXX to ensure that no part of the object comes in contact with the face of humans. Should unauthorized contact occur with SCP-XXXX, personnel are instructed to immediately terminate the subject. SCP-XXXX is safe to handle without PPE so long as the object does not contact the face. Unless otherwise stated above, standard containment procedures apply.
Description: SCP-XXXX is a metallic mask with several small tubes that intersect in various places around it. The right eye is covered when the mask is worn. The mouthpiece has a small circular locking mechanism imbedded in it; however no method of unlocking the mechanism has yet been successful. Composition tests taken from SCP-XXXX shows it is an amalgam of Iron, Bronze, and Tin. SCP-XXXX contains an intelligence that identifies itself as mechanical. (See Experiment Log XXXX-a)
SCP-XXXX displays its anomalous properties when the object makes contact with the face of a human being. Immediately after contact, the subject (Hereafter referred to as SCP-XXXX-1) will actively place the mask fully upon his or her face. After approximately 10 seconds, filaments bearing a resemblance to the tubes on the face of SCP-XXXX will emerge from behind the mask. The filaments have been observed to be tipped with a small drill mechanism, enabling it to penetrate the skin and skull of SCP-XXXX-1. The subject will not react to pain once the filaments have penetrated the skull. Cranial X-Ray films taken once the skull has been breached show that the metallic filaments splinter into a multitude of small threads upon entering the body, boring through the Dura-matter of the subject and finally attaching at hundreds of various points in the subject's brain.
SCP-XXXX will, once the filaments are fully embedded in SCP-XXXX-1's skull, extend similar filaments to penetrate the lower jaw, neck, and esophagus of the subject. The threads of these filaments have shown under X-Ray to target SCP-XXXX-1's vocal chords, muscles that control the jaw, the tongue, lips, and esophageal muscles. Although SCP-XXXX does in fact take control of the subject's speech center of the brain, these additional filaments serve the function of allowing SCP-XXXX to speak in a tone that differs from that of SCP-XXXX-1's natural vocal tone. A result of this is that subjects who survive the experience typically have permanent vocal cord damage, and persistent pain in the jaw and neck until the wounds created by SCP-XXXX heal.