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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX should be contained in a 20cm x 20cm safe, out of sight of any sapient entity. Manifestations of SCP-XXXX-A should be terminated when produced. SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a warm, well-lit humanoid containment cell between 20-40 square metres, with a minimum of 3 points of stimulus.

SCP-XXXX-A is free to leave containment with level 1 clearance and direct supervision. SCP-XXXX-A may be used to treat those with symptoms of anxiety and depression. If SCP-XXXX-A is found unsupervised, return it to its containment cell. If this is not possible, termination is permitted.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a black 17cm x 12cm egg that constantly retains a temperature of 40°C. The surface of the egg is covered with dark opalescent scales similar in shape and texture to the scales of the smaug genus. SCP-XXXX is impervious to damage, alteration, or manipulation, but it will often mimic the appearance of anomalous substances. Dating tests have determined the egg to be 24 years old, or has been in its current state for 24 years.

SCP-XXXX will spawn a sapient, non-aging entity known as SCP-XXXX-A through teleportation when observed by any sapient entity for a 20 second period. SCP-XXXX-A is a humanoid with no secondary sex characteristics that appears to be between the ages of 7 and 14. SCP-XXXX-A has white skin with no visible sign of blood pigment, though when pierced, SCP-XXXX-A will produce human type O- blood. The bridge of SCP-XXXX-A's nose is ridged with a layer of black keratin. The keratin ridge extends underneath the skin and in plates over the frontal bone, zygomatic bone, and mandible. SCP-XXXX-A's hair is white, yet appears to be made as the same substance as SCP-XXXX, and retains the same temperature.

Termination of the subject will cause it to 'snap' back into SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-A will retain all memories and opinions it held before termination. The 'snap' effect will happen regardless of the extent of damage to the subject, and the subject will regenerate instantaneously after entering the egg. SCP-XXXX-A is capable of independently returning to SCP-XXXX, though it's unclear if this is through self-termination.

Upon manifesting, SCP-XXXX-A will proceed to 'imprint' on the first thing it sees, exhibit unquestioning loyalty to this subject, and respond favorably to those the subject judges as 'a friend'. It will adopt the language and dialect of the subject. If SCP-XXXX-A does not imprint on anyone, it will use the language and dialect of the previous subject. Returning to SCP-XXXX will 'reset' this imprinting bond.

SCP-XXXX-A will attack entities it perceives as a threat to itself as long as that entity is not the imprinted subject. SCP-XXXX-A has the strength of the average human child, and these physical outbursts should be responded to with light restraint or otherwise ignored.

If an occurrence of SCP-XXXX-A is spawned and no sapient subject is presented to imprint on for 2 hours, it will exhibit extreme distress and asks after the last subject it had imprinted on, even when that subject is deceased. After five hours, SCP-XXXX-A will return to SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX-A responds to abuse with distress, but will refuse to return to SCP-XXXX unless terminated or specifically instructed to do so by the subject. Upon re-manifestation, SCP-XXXX-A will openly express hatred towards the subject, and will not recreate an imprint with them even under duress.

SCP-XXXX-A behaves similar to a human child, and seeks out social interaction, favourite foods, favourite toys, and hobbies enjoyed by its currently imprinted subject. SCP-XXXX-A will become distressed in situations that would distress a human child. However, SCP-XXXX-A will not make requests unless explicitly told to, including requests to be removed from distressing situations.

When experiencing torture or extreme distress over a period of several days, SCP-XXXX-A will produce a cognitohazard hereafter referred to as a 'MOTHER HEN' event.

Addendum: Retrieval
SCP-XXXX was retrieved December 3rd, 19██, in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, after reports of a cult based around the anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX were reported. Foundation Personnel located the Eternal Child Of Christ cult, run by 34-year-old Theodore Mathis, who had bought the egg during a trip to Sudan, Africa, and subsequently used it to gain followers and influence.

Dr. Wilson investigated the site for any signs of anomalous activity, but none were found. Mathis and SCP-XXXX-A were interviewed, and their anecdotes on the properties of SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-A were confirmed and recorded.

However, there remains to be several unconfirmed properties that the Foundation has been unable to assess as of yet:

SCP-XXXX having a mother
SCP-XXXX-A's ability to age on a long-term scale
SCP-XXXX-A having psychic abilities
SCP-XXXX-A being attuned to a certain species of bird (possibly extinct)
SCP-XXXX-A's ability to withhold a MOTHER HEN event

Under duress, SCP-XXXX-A will produce a cognitohazard that causes rage, anxiety, and an overwhelming sense of dread to any sapient entity who observes it.

After 24 hours without adequate soothing, the effects escalate to heart palpitations, sweating, irritable bowels, vertigo, paranoia, extreme mania, and a fixation on the possible entity who 'laid' SCP-XXXX, primarily expressed through a fear of repercussions, mothers, and the idea of motherhood. This compulsion lasts significantly longer than any other symptom.

When a subject affected by the MOTHER HEN compulsion asks where SCP-XXXX-A's mother is, SCP-XXXX-A will explain that the mother is 'coming'.

When questioned by an individual not experiencing the effect of MOTHER HEN, SCP-XXXX-A claims to not have a mother, but would like one.