Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: The organism must be stored in a clean, clear, cubic glass container of minimum dimensions 7m x 7m x 7m. No personnel are permitted to enter the container without clearance from a LEVEL 2 staff member for the purpose of cleaning the tank (see Materials Experiment 2 for more information). All materials placed inside the container for SCP-XXX will be done so through a small hatch next to the door. Cameras may be present in the room in place of a guard, but none are permitted inside the container due primarily to the subject's ability to break down matter.
In the event of a flood, lock down the facility (see Containment Attempt 2 for more information).
Description: To the unaided eye, the organism appears to be a deformed hand that is oozing a liquid from the fingertips. Later inspection revealed the liquid like substance to be groups of tendrils of an organic material only 4 picometers thick. The tendrils emerging from the hand can be up to 2cm in length or 3cm in water (see Containment Attempt 2 for more information). The liquid appearance of the organic materials coming out of SCP-XXXX is attributed to the width and quantity of the tendrils that move together.
When within range of its tendrils, a chunk of an object will be removed by the ends of the tendrils and pulled toward the palm of SCP-XXXX. Once in the palm, the subject will use its tendrils to mold the chunk into the shape of a body part. The properties of the tendrils are still under investigation, but they appear to be able to change the any solid matter to a malleable form. Footage from a thermal camera taken during initial screening and study showed the ends of the tendrils are very high in temperature. However, no experiments proposed from this data have been successful in determining the process of SCP-XXXX's ability to break down matter.
Origin:The wrist of the hand shows markings that suggest SCP-XXXX was removed from another organism at some time prior to its discovery in 1986. Current data concludes that SCP-XXXX consciously separated from the original mass. No traces of the original organism were found near SCP-XXXX at ██ █████.
-Although the subject can break down any matter, it appears to struggle with glass (see Containment Attempt 2 and Containment Attempt 3 for more information). While the nature of its tendrils is still being researched, it is assumed that the organism will have difficulties interacting with all transparent materials. An experiment will be conducted in March of 2013 to investigate the subject's interactions with different materials. See Materials Experiment logs for more information.
-Limbs constructed by the subject begin to break down when existing materials provided are used up. An experiment that will provide the organism with enough materials to complete the body will be conducted in January of 2013. See Restoration logs for more information.
-SCP-XXXX appears to always construct the same limbs in the same order from any materials provided, organic or not. Further studies are being planned.
|Containment Attempt 1|
Special protocols: avoid contact with SCP-XXXX
Cell materials: steel
Dimensions: 6m x 6m x 6m.
- SCP-XXXX withdraws its smaller appendages when placed inside the container and crawls to the edge.
- Upon reaching the edge of the container, the subject's tendrils slither out from the fingertips and in 8 seconds remove a section of steel measuring ██ cm, roughly the size of the palm.
- The subject holds the material briefly and then bends it with ease after the 2cm tentacle-like appendages had traced the surface of the object.
- SCP-XXXX bends the material into the shape of a human ulna (██ m in length) and places it near the wrist where a set of larger tendrils measuring ███ cm in length bore inside the newly constructed piece. The piece does not appear functional.
Conclusions: SCP-XXXX is capable of breaking down steal. The subject appears to construct limbs that are humanoid. The length of the ulna in comparison to the hand indicates the subject does not originate from a normal human.
Addendum: When a similar test was performed with an identical container, suspended from a rope 5m above the floor, the subject still approached the edges of the container first. This behavior is still being studied.
|Containment Attempt 2|
Special protocols: avoid Contact with SCP-XXXX
Cell materials: a glass tank 50% filled with water.
Dimensions: 10m x 10m x 10m
- The subject is placed near the top of the tank by a set of robotic arms, carefully restraining the appendages. The arms restraining the finger-like appendages incurred minor damages
- The subject crawls very slowly along the inside of the tank, vertically scaling the wall Closer observation showed the tendrils extend from the fingertips about 1mm to aid in climbing
- When reaching water, the organism's tendrils extend 3cm and the subject sinks slowly in the water. Update maximum known length of tendrils to 3cm
- After sinking for 1 second, the tendrils flail wildly in unison and the hand reaches the bottom of the tank in █ seconds.
- SCP-XXXX approaches the bottom left corner of the tank and embraces the glass.
- After several minutes, the glass begins to crack.
Conclusions: Although the tendrils do not appear to be designed for swimming, the number of them moving together at once allows the subject to move at very high speeds in water. During travel in water, the normal finger-like appendages appear motionless. SCP-XXXX seems to struggle with glass. The cause of this is unknown.
In the event of a flood, the organism would be near impossible to capture in a large area due to its speed in water. Installation of a layer of glass in lockdown doors is recommended
Addendum: The organism's struggle with glass has been studied and confirmed. SCP-XXXX has difficulties breaking down clear solids (see Materials Experiment 2 for more information). The organism is to be contained in a glass container.
|Materials Experiment 1|
Special protocols: limit the amount of materials provided. Do not allow the construction of a full body. Wait for structures to break down fully before introducing next material. Only introduce new materials through the small hatch next to the door.
Materials to be tested: 1 sheet of glass, 1 aggregated diamond nanorod, 1 ounce of jelly, 1 cubic meter sand and 1 cubic centimeter of sugar.
- SCP-XXXX approaches the glass slowly.
- the subject waves its tendrils over the sheet of glass.
- after several minutes the glass cracks and crumbles.
- a small chunk is brought into subject's palm.
- the tendrils continue to stroke the glass as the hand begins to mold a humanoid ulna.
- on completion, long tendrils emerge from the base of the wrist and bore into the ulna. note: use glass when studying this organism to see building processes slowed and what happens inside the structures
- the short tendrils pull another chunk of glass into the palm.
the process is repeated until a humanoid skeletal arm is formed up to but not including a shoulder
- the short tendrils pull the last chunk of glass into the palm.
- the hand begins to close as if to mold the glass, but continues to close until the glass disappears.
- the wrist twitches and new tendrils emerge to fill in gaps of the arm where muscle would be.
- out of material, the glass bones crack and the long tendrils recede into the hand leaving a trail of clear liquid behind them. later studies revealed the waste to be glass in an unstable liquid state. Plans will be made to study unstable liquids produced by SCP-XXXX
- the structures disintegrate as the tendrils recede from them.
- the materials combine with the liquid excreted from the tendrils and begin to dissolve.
over a period of several hours, the remains of the structures completely evaporate
Material: aggregated diamond nanorod
- SCP-XXXX approaches the diamond more quickly than the glass
- the subject very quickly breaks chunks off of the diamond.
- the organism takes less time in creating an ulna with the exact dimensions of the first.
the same process is followed as for glass, but the subject seems much more responsive. The same pattern of construction occurs until SCP-XXXX runs out of materials. This process has no significant changes for the other materials.
Conclusion: The subject appeared to have similar construction times (within 0.3 milliseconds) except for glass. Solid or granulated, SCP-XXXX follows the same procedure for molding limbs until running out of materials. Future studies are planned for glass.
|Materials Experiment 2|
public release: pending
|Restoration of SCP-XXXX|
public release: pending