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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept within a blastproof, combination-locked safe at Site-██. Only the site director may have access to said combination. STF (Stationary Task Force) unit Chi-24 "Watchdogs" have been created to guard SCP-XXXX at all times. Any personnel with Level 3 or higher clearance may conduct experiments on SCP-XXXX. Nobody is allowed access to SCP-XXXX at this time, outside of maintenance and emergencies. If, at any point, someone who has seen SCP-XXXX (hereafter referred to as an instance of SCP-XXXX-1) attempts to reach SCP-XXXX, they are to be terminated on sight. (See addendum XXXX27) Should termination not be possible, all foundation personnel are to prepare for an XK-Class End-of-world Scenario.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a crown made of gold with a diameter of 39 centimeters. SCP-XXXX is embedded with 8 onyx stones that sit underneath 8 spires. These spires reach a height of 3.5 centimeters. Upon anyone seeing SCP-XXXX, be it through direct viewing, picture, or video, they will feel an urge to find SCP-XXXX. This urge is accompanied by a condition similar to schizophrenia consisting of whispering voices telling subjects to "find his crown". These voices will also tell instances of a perfect world that "he" will create when he comes back. Should an instance be unresponsive to these voices, they will start to degrade the instance and tell them how much better they would be with "him". Instances who last more than a few weeks have reported hallucinations of a humanoid in red robes, hereafter referred to as SCP-XXXX-2. SCP-XXXX-2 will tell instances of a world that it will create which will have no suffering and no pain. SCP-XXXX-2 will also tell instances about SCP-XXXX itself, telling them to find it.

Most instances can resist the urge to find SCP-XXXX for approximately one week before breaking down, with some instances possessing particularly strong wills being able to ward off the condition completely. All SCP-XXXX-1 instances have known exactly where SCP-XXXX is, even when personnel hid the object. (See experiment log XXXX-B) It is to be noted that SCP-XXXX-1's thoughts cannot be purged of SCP-XXXX through use of amnestics. Should the instance be prevented from accesing SCP-XXXX in any way, they will return to normal while periodically trying to get to SCP-XXXX.

Upon finding the object unsecured, instances will show a state of extreme euphoria and attempt to wear SCP-XXXX. Once an instance is wearing SCP-XXXX, they will begin counting downward. What they are counting down to is, as of yet, unknown. However, interviews with affected persons suggest it is a ritual to summon a demon of some sort. (See interview log XXXX-A) Should an instance be stopped from counting for any reason, the countdown will cease. Upon a new instance putting on the object, they will immediately pick up where the last subject stopped, regardless of if the previous instance's count was recorded anywhere or not.

Instances who have begun counting down will not stop unless they are physically unable to count, by termination or the severing of the vocal cords.

The largest number recorded by foundation personnel was 3,027. Pictures of SCP-XXXX date back to the 1950's, suggesting the number could have been far larger at one point. The current number sits at 1423 7. As of incident XXXX48107, all SCP-XXXX-1 instances have been terminated.

Again, constructive criticism is highly appreciated. Thank you!

Random templates here as a reminder for me:

Interviewed: [The person, persons, or SCP being interviewed]

Interviewer: [Interviewer, can be blocked out using █]

Foreword: [Small passage describing the interview]

<Begin Log, [optional time info]>

Interviewer: [speech]

Person: [speech]

[Repeat as necessary]

<End Log, [optional time info]>

Closing Statement: [Small summary and passage on what transpired afterward]

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