Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-01 are stored in a locked safe-deposit box in Site 19 in the High Value Item Storage Facility. Precautions have been taken to ensure that SCP-XXXX will not be disturbed in the event of seismic activity or a major containment breach. SCP-XXXX-01 is to be kept inside SCP-XXXX at all times with the exception of instances of authorized testing.
Any personnel exposed to SCP-XXXX in its active state are to leave its active zone immediately and report to the medical staff immediately for treatment. A full physical evaluation is required before return to active duty.
Description: SCP-XXXX consists of two items referred to as SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-01. SCP-XXXX is a handmade copper bowl of unknown origin. Carbon dating places its creation between ███ and ███ CE. SCP-XXXX-01 is a polished orange stone consisting primarily of wulfenite. Chemical analysis found traces of [DATA EXPUNGED], and several minerals previously unknown to science. The stone is smooth and cool to the touch. When SCP-XXXX-01 is not held inside SCP-XXXX, SCP-XXXX is considered active. While no physical change accompanies its active state, the digestive system of anyone within a 200 meter radius of the bowl will abruptly shut down. When SCP-XXXX-01 is placed in SCP-XXXX it becomes inactive and it is considered safe. Testing is ongoing as to the nature of SCP-XXXX01’s effect on SCP-XXXX. (See Addendum)
Untreated victims of SCP-XXXX will die of starvation. The amount of time it takes for SCP-XXXX’s victims to expire varies based on their physiology however, without treatment, exposure has a 100% mortality rate. With current treatment procedures consisting of [DATA EXPUNGED] the survival rate is 34% though lasting effects, such as an inability to gain weight, increased appetite, and intolerance of certain foods have been observed.
SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-01 arrived in an unmarked package in the hands of a man who attempted to approach site 19. The man was shot before he could reach the site itself. Autopsy revealed that he was close to starvation at the time of death. Dental records, fingerprints, and DNA testing failed to produce a match from any known database. An investigation of how he knew of Site 19 and where he acquired the package is ongoing.
Addendum: Ongoing experiments with D-Class personnel have shown that contact with SCP-XXXX-01 results in a state of serenity and enhanced wellbeing while prolonged contact induces a loss of consciousness that lifts when the stone is removed. Further testing revealed that, if left unattended in this state for an extended period, the subject will die of dehydration.
Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is kept in a climate-controlled room on a wooden desk. The bobbin case (bobbin inside), and foot control are kept in a safety deposit box in a separate secure containment storage room and may only be removed and attached to SCP-XXXX in the case of authorized testing. Permission to use SCP-XXXX may be granted by level 3 personnel or higher for testing or, in extreme circumstances, emergency operations.
Description: SCP-XXXX is a Singer Featherweight 221 sewing machine with the serial number ████████. All parts are present and intact and no additional components are present. The machine is in every way identical to commercially available Singer Featherweight 221 machines and shows no anomalous properties unless in use.
When fabric is fed into the machine and the foot control is pressed the foot and the feed dogs will drag the fabric through the machine at a rapid pace until all fabric is gone. The needle will not move during this process. At this point the operator’s hands will become attached to the machine through a process which is not yet fully understood. This is considered the first stage of SCP-XXXX’s attack. Presently all attempts to detach the operator from the machine at this stage have been unsuccessful.
Once the fabric has completely passed through the machine SCP-XXXX will enter stage two of its attack. The foot of the machine will expand horizontally until it is approximately five times its normal width. The foot will then rise and the machine will pull the operator’s hands under the foot at which time the foot will descend and deploy serrated metallic claws into the operator’s skin. SCP-XXXX will then use these claws to drag the skin from the operator’s body into the machine. It is only at this point that the victim can be separated from the machine. In order for the operator to be separated from the machine, he or she must be pulled backwards so that there is some distance between the muscle and bone of their fingers and the machine. This will always result in the loss of additional skin however it is the only known method of ensuring the victim’s survival. Once a gap between the tips of the fingers and the machine has been achieved a sharp instrument must be used to cut the skin connecting the machine and the operator, separating the operator from SCP-XXXX.
Once the feed of skin to the machine is cut, regardless of the reason, the machine will drag the harvested skin back and forth under the needle which will begin to operate as normal. In five to thirty minutes, contingent on the complexity of its task, SCP-XXXX will produce a garment from the harvested skin. The resulting garment differs depending on the amount of skin available to the machine. Socks and gloves are most common when the skinning process is interrupted. If the skinning process is uninterrupted SCP-XXXX will most often produce a jacket or will, on occasion, produce a pair of pants.
Upon completion the resulting garment is considered SCP-XXXX-01. When SCP-XXXX-01 is worn it will attach to any area of the wearer’s body that is missing skin. It has proven to be an effective treatment for burns, large lacerations, and victims of SCP-XXXX itself. However the skin will only attach to areas that the garment is already covering and due to skin used for seam allowances, garments never cover the entire wound produced by the initial attack from SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-01 will retain its healing properties at full capacity for approximately seven days after which the skin will gradually lose its ability to attach itself to the wearer’s skin. Twelve days after its creation SCP-XXXX-01 will no longer display any anomalous properties.
Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in in 1m iron box with walls no less than 10cm in thickness. The box is to be filled within 1” of the top with human blood. The blood is to be harvested from D-Class personnel during routine extermination. The box is to be contained in a room of at least 5m x 5m x 2.5m with iron walls at least 14cm in thickness. The SCP-XXXX monitoring room must be staffed at all times by at least one (1) level 1 security personnel who is to make hourly entries in the log book recording the iron level of the blood and anything unusual from the security camera footage. The containment chamber is to be inspected daily by a team of two (2) level 1 personnel for threats to the structural integrity of the box or the lining of the room. This team should be accompanied by one (1) sedated Class-D personnel in case of full containment breach. Once per week the inspection team is to change the blood in the box after removing SCP-XXXX and 1 liter of the blood in a separate container designed specifically for this procedure. If at any point an inspection finds the box to be structurally compromised or the serum iron content of the blood drops below 40 micrograms per deciliter a partial containment breach is in effect. In case of partial containment breach, the containment chamber is to be flooded with a molten iron bearing salt until a team can be dispatched. If at any time the blood serum iron drops below 10 micrograms per deciliter or SCP-XXXX escapes the confines of the containment box a full containment breach is in effect. In case of a full containment breach, the recovery team is to be accompanied by 2 (two) D-Class personnel to act as hosts for SCP-XXXX during recovery as well as 1 (one) level 1 medical personnel equipped with field surgery supplies and a specialized, blood filled, containment receptacle.
Description: SCP-XXXX is a set if two similar iron compass needles approximately 6 cm in length weighing a combined 2.3kg. When not immersed the needles demonstrate an extreme attraction to the nearest supply of human blood, generally the closest person. No matter how distant the needles are from the nearest human blood, the attractive force is equally strong. The attractive force is quite strong, causing the needles to “fly” across open spaces faster than the human eye can detect and “burrow” through solid objects in a time ranging between seconds and hours depending on the strength and size of the intervening object. When it reaches a blood source, SCP-XXXX “burrows” into the source until it is entirely immersed in blood, the behavior of the needles becomes similar to that of a non-anomalous compass needle, entering a “passive state” and continuously turning to face magnetic North. In the case that the needles are embedded in a human “host”, the turning can cause significant internal damage and eventual death (see addendum). Over time the iron content of any blood in which SCP-XXXX is suspended slowly decreases. Testing shows that SCP-XXXX exhibits an increase in mass equivalent to the iron lost from the blood. This increase in mass is accompanied by a corresponding increase in hardness, although SCP-XXXX is by no means indestructible. All further durability testing is to be discontinued unless specifically approved by Level 4 Personnel (See Addendum XXXX-3). When blood iron content drops below approximately 10 micrograms per deciliter, SCP-XXXX will leave its passive state and continue to seek out sources of human blood.
Addendum XXXX-1: Acquisition: SCP-XXXX was initially brought to the foundation’s attention when agents intercepted a panicked 911 call from the office of the coroner in █████. The coroner was performing an autopsy on a local antiques dealer when he reported being “stung by a giant insect or something.” Later investigations suggest that at this point SCP-XXXX embedded itself in the coroner’s chest. The autopsy was performed due to the unusual nature of the antique dealer’s death. Although she was originally admitted to the hospital under the diagnosis of bacterial infection (from a cut acquired while attempting to restore an antique compass, according to the medical file), her eventual death appeared to be the result of severe anemia and internal hemorrhaging. Foundation agents picked up the coroner under the guise of a local ambulance service. A search of the antique dealer's house revealed no sign of the alleged compass.
Addendum XXXX-2: Medical Testing: Although removal of SCP-XXXX from a human host is difficult due to its strong attraction to human blood (both that of the patient and that of the medical personnel), experiments with D Class personnel reveal that amputation can remove SCP-XXXX quite effectively and with minimal risk to all personnel involved. Unfortunately, SCP-XXXX tends to embed in the chest region, where blood is more plentiful and the attractive force is strongest, so amputation is not generally a viable option. Experiments with D Class personnel have also shown that SCP-XXXX can be successfully contained in the bodies post extermination for short periods of time, although this approach becomes risky as blood iron levels drop. Providing iron supplements to the “host” can increase the amount of time before the onset of anemic symptoms, although no method has yet been able to halt or reverse the condition. Experiments using synthetic blood or attempting to dissolve additional iron into iron poor blood have thus far proved unsuccessful. Currently all blood for the containment of SCP-XXXX is acquired from terminated D Class. In cases of low supply, foundation personnel may submit a request to acquire additional blood from a local blood bank or staff blood drive. A request is pending regarding the use of SCP-038 to duplicate blood and reduce the cost of containment.
Addendum XXXX-3: Durability Testing: SCP-XXXX is extremely hard with a rating of on the ██ Modified Moh’s Scale of Hardness developed by Dr. █████ which appears to increase as SCP-XXXX absorbs more iron. All initial tests failed to damage SCP-XXXX in any way until a test using SCP-███ broke the needle directly in half. Both halves exhibited the same anomalous properties as the whole needle. In addition, both halves began removing the iron from blood at a dramatically increased rate, requiring the premature termination of ██ D Class personnel to maintain containment. Iron absorption returned to normal rates once both halves had reconstructed their missing portions at a density slightly higher than that of the original needle.