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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe



Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a standard sealed container at Site-██. The object itself is inert and no further containment procedures should be required, given that an accidental summoning of SCP-XXXX-1 is extremely unlikely and would prove non dangerous.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an ancient ceramic bowl decorated with engravings, dating from the early Mayan Classic period, estimated around 350 AD. The bowl measures approximately 40 cm in diameter and 25 cm in depth. The engravings depict typical Mayan representations of the deity Quetzalcoatl, and what matches with other found depictions of a Mayan blood ritual. The bowl itself is very similar to other archeological findings, indicating that it was probably used to hold animal or human blood for ritualistic purpose. Despite its estimated age, the bowl is in an unnaturaly good state of conservation, appearing as if it was only a few hundred years old. The ceramic that forms the bowl is unremarkable and shows no abnormality in its composition.

When a human being (from now on referred to as Subject-1) fills SCP-XXXX with approximately 10 liters of animal or human blood, SCP-XXXX-1 slowly emerges from the bowl, materializing just bellow the surface of the blood.

SCP-XXXX-1 is a large female snake, which appears to be a specimen of Python Regius, but with the overall size of a member of the much larger Eunectes family. Its length is estimated to be around 5 meters. Its scales display a brown gamma of colors, presenting patterns similar to those found throughout the Python family. SCP-XXXX-1 is physically corporeal. Scans show no biological difference from what would be expected from any other snake of such size. SCP-XXXX-1 is sentient and is capable of speech, though it's unknown how it achieves vocalization. SCP-XXXX-1 only speaks in an ancient Central American dialect, which has been identified, but very little is known about. Despite this, when it communicates with Subject-1, the subject reports being able to clearly understand its words. All experiments have reported test subjects answering SCP-XXXX-1 in the same dialect. Subjects have always reported not being conscious of this behaviour.

After having completely emerged from the bowl, SCP-XXXX-1 addresses Subject-1, refusing communication with any other personnel. It asks Subject-1 whether they desire: "a heavenly vision", "radiant wealth" or "earthly pleasure" (as described by the subjects, exact translation unavailable). When answering with one of the three choices, SCP-XXXX-1 proceeds to fulfill the selected request (see addendum Experiment A, B and C). After finishing the task, it returns to SCP-XXXX, sinking into the blood headfirst and dematerializing as it crosses the surface.

If Subject-1 tries to stall SCP-XXXX-1, by requesting information (see addendum Interview Attempt), or by performing any other action beside answering its question, SCP-XXXX-1 will adopt a more serious tone and firmly insist on the subject answering the question. Further lack of compliance by Subject-1 to SCP-XXXX-1 will result in it becoming increasingly frustrated and finally retreating into the bowl.

Moments after SCP-XXXX-1 completely disappears within SCP-XXXX, the blood level starts to decrease until the bowl becomes completely empty. Analysis has found that the blood suffers a chemical decomposition and seems to permeate within the ceramic walls of the bowl, in a process similar to organic osmosis. Further testing of the exact nature of this process is still pending.

Various experiments have found that the type of blood used to summon SCP-XXXX-1 does not affect its behaviour or the resulting effects of any of the 3 requests. SCP-XXXX-1 was once asked about this fact, simply responding with: "A heart is a heart, and blood is blood". As of the last update of this document, tests are being arranged to find out whether blood from an organism lacking a cardiovascular system can trigger the summoning.

Recovery: SCP-XXXX was recovered on ██/██/████, near ███████, Mexico. Encountered by chance when investigating some local authority reports about the disappearances of several people and cattle. Despite the mundanity of these events, the Foundation started an investigation due to the proximity to Operations Base-██, ██km from the recovery site.