rating: 0+x


Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained within a standard secure locker located at site-77. Any experiments involving SCP-XXXX must be approved by at least 2 on-site B-class personnel. While experiments are not underway, SCP-XXXX is to be bound shut.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an unlabeled leather book, estimated to be 1500 years old. When read, SCP-XXXX will begin to grow a ~2 cm thick sheet of ink, paper, and leather, growing out from the covers of the book. The sheet then extends and wraps around the readers hands and body, and will eventually envelop the reader. During this process, the reader will remain unresponsive. When the reader is enveloped, the sheet will begin to retract, pulling the reader into the book. This process will kill the reader, usually snapping the spine and neck. Although the book has a volume of 90 cm², the book does not appear to bend or stretch due to the reader's entry. The process takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 days.

Photocopies have revealed that the first several pages act as a table of contents, listing 100 chapters and accompanying page numbers. Each chapter is a short summary of a person's life, titled as the person's first name. All writing appears to be done by hand. When SCP-XXXX consumes a person, the first chapter of SCP-XXXX is erased, and each existing chapter shifts to the place of the chapter before it. The last chapter is then rewritten to contain a summary of the life of the most recently consumed person, written from their perspective.

When SCP-XXXX consumes a person, and erases its first chapter, a person with memories and qualities listed in the erased summaries will anomalously appear in ███████, █████, inside of the ████████ library, on the second floor, in the "history" section, labeled "A-F". The persons who appear do not recall how they got there, nor do they remember anything about SCP-XXXX. Despite the fact that those who re-appear typically first went missing over 80 years before, none show signs of aging.