Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Provisional Site-90 has been established over the entrance of SCP-XXXX in order to restrict access to SCP-XXXX and to contain any instances of SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX is monitored at all times, and any sightings of SCP-XXXX-1 within it are to be reported to the current site manager. No personnel are permitted into SCP-XXXX without written approval from at least three Level-3 clearance personnel.

SCP-XXXX-1 is held in a standard humanoid containment cell, also continually monitored. Any attempts by SCP-XXXX-1 at corporeal destruction are to be halted by an on-site security team. Every 30 days, following dehydration, SCP-XXXX-1 is to be removed from SCP-XXXX and submerged in a 2.5 kiloliter tank of water until fully hydrated, a process taking approximately 24 hours. Once full hydration is completed, SCP-XXXX-2 can be returned to its containment cell.

As a reminder, rehydration is a privilege, not a necessity. SCP-XXXX-1 is not to be rehydrated following repeated attempts at self-destruction, at the project manager's discretion.

Closed or unobserved spaces with a volume large enough to hold SCP-XXXX-1 (approximately 65 liters) or larger are not permitted within a 90-meter radius of SCP-XXXX. All rooms within the radius are to be monitored in the case of attempted escape by SCP-XXXX-1.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a room built of stone, approximately 20 meters underground. The room itself is approximately 5.5 X 8 meters, with a ceiling 7 meters high. The walls of SCP-XXXX are covered in Egyptian hieroglyphics, and designate the room as a tomb. Notably, there are no traces of any coffin or other similar structure within SCP-XXXX.

The contents of SCP-XXXX consists mainly of randomly-spaced bowls of food. Typically, this includes breads, dried fish, onions, dried lentils, figs, and dates. Dating reveals the bowls to be made around █████. Food present within SCP-XXXX does not rot or decompose, though removing food from SCP-XXXX will cause it to decompose at a normal rate. SCP-XXXX generates new clay bowls and the food within approximately 24 hours after removal.

When a subject enters SCP-XXXX and consumes any food within, they begin transformation into SCP-XXXX-1. The large stone door, initially set at the entrance of SCP-XXXX, moves to seal its entrance with immense force, regardless of the door’s location. At this point, video logs reveal the subject rapidly entering a state of severe dehydration. Though the means of dehydration remain unknown, the subject’s skin rapidly shrivels as muscle deteriorates. The subject remains living and sentient throughout the entire process. Once the process finishes, the door to SCP-XXXX reopens.

Analysis of SCP-XXXX-1 reveals a severe limitation or complete lack of bodily fluids, including water, blood, saliva and urine. Any amount of liquid that comes into contact with SCP-XXXX-1 less than 2.5 kiloliters has little to no effect; SCP-XXXX-1 absorbs any liquids that come into contact with its body, but does not show signs of rehydration unless immediately exposed to 2.5 or more kiloliters or fluid.

Despite this, SCP-XXXX-1 exhibits remarkable strength beyond average human limits. This strength is tempered by considerable slowness, except in cases of short bursts of activity wherein SCP-XXXX-1 can move at speeds of up to 32kph for 4 seconds maximum. Testing on the limits of SCP-XXXX-1’s strength remains inconclusive, but it has proven able to physically overpower a tactical response team of three trained officers.

SCP-XXXX-1 exhibits aggressive behavior towards any animals, particularly humans. When brought into visual contact with any animal life, SCP-XXXX-1 will pursue the largest organism available, primarily draining it of all its blood and other bodily fluids while partially consuming the body. In many cases, victims of SCP-XXXX-1 can remain alive for up to 3 minutes before brain death, as SCP-XXXX-1 does not aim to kill its prey before consuming it.

SCP-XXXX-1 exhibits limited intelligence, avoiding crowded areas and seeking isolated prey, but makes no effort to communicate. SCP-XXXX-1 uses ambush tactics to grapple prey, utilizing SCP-XXXX’s anomalous powers. SCP-XXXX-1 returns to SCP-XXXX before sunrise, though this appears to be a matter of preference rather than necessity, and is active at night.

When SCP-XXXX-1 enters SCP-XXXX, it disappears and reappears in any space not observed by humans within 90 meters of SCP-XXXX. The method of this transportation is unknown, but further research is pending. SCP-XXXX-1 primarily uses this effect to ambush prey.

This theoretical SCP would have two parts: the tomb and the victim.