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SCP-XXXX after water leak in containment area, resulting in widespread flooding across Mongolia.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a secure cage inside a locked climate controlled room. Temperatures, air pressure, humidity, and lighting conditions in the cage should match current climate data in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. SCP-XXXX should be provided with 10 grams per feeding session of inexpensive ferret kibble, with 3 feedings per day. A source of fresh water is to be provided.

No direct physical contact should be made.

Personnel maintaining SCP-XXXX should not be from ethnic Mongolian backgrounds, have personal connections to the nation, government, or culture of Mongolia, and should not display particular affinity or disdain for ferrets. All information, including containment procedures, of SCP-XXXX should be kept confidential from those of Mongolian descent or connection.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a female specimen of Mustela putorius furo, commonly known as a ferret. SCP-XXXX displays behavior and physical characteristics typical of mature individuals of the species, although it appears slightly faster then most individuals in preliminary tests, and has a bare patch of skin on a small portion of the tail.

The condition of SCP-XXXX appears to be directly correlated to the geopolitical, cultural, and humanitarian conditions of the nation of Mongolia, or during times without a direct Mongol nation, the conditions of the lands occupied by the people calling themselves Mongols.

Almost all stimuli inflicted upon SCP-XXXX correspond with resulting effects on the Mongolian nation. Effects can extend outside the republic's borders, and do not appear anomalous outside of the context of SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX appears incredibly resilient to disease, and may possess negligible senescence, possibly exceeding the standard lifespan of the species by many hundreds of times if historical records are to be believed. It is still susceptible to physical injury and appears to respond typically to the effects of food and water deprivation.

Chinese annals from the late Qin Dynasty (Circa 210 BC) mention the Xiongnu forces of Modu Chanyu as carrying banners depicting small mustelids. Archaeological evidence has uncovered sculptures resembling ferrets in burial sites, first appearing in sites linked to the Slab Grave culture.

An old Turkic orkhon runic inscription, honoring Muqan Qaghan, Khan of the Gokturks, condems the Rouran for their betray of the gods:

The cursed khangans of the Mongols have betrayed the word of heaven. Yujiulü Dengshuzi has set aside the old rites and abandoned the messenger of heaven to the wastes. Through this betrayal, their lands have fallen into ruin, their herds grow sick and famished, and the very grass beneath their feet browns and decays. I have conquered their lands and taken their herds, may the Great Tengri smile upon me.

Following the defeat of the Rouran Khaganate by the Gokturk Empire, ferret iconography virtually disappears from Mongol sites.

Historical records from the ██████ Monastery appear to show a ferret as a resident in the late 12th through late 14th centuries, the creature having been adopted as a pet by several of the monks. The creature appeared to have been regarded as a holy artifact in the Mongolian religious tradition. Foundation researchers believe period descriptions of the creature's appearance to match that of SCP-XXXX.

In a letter to the Daoist monk Qiu Chuji, Genghis Khan writes of an unspecified relic possessing great power, which may be a reference to SCP-XXXX.

Our people have honored their gods since times as remote as our Chanyu: we have treated well the gifts of heaven, and given great sacrifice to the greatest of our relics. The gods have honored our eternal gratitude, and given our people great strength.

Addendum XXXX-C Log of Containment Conditions versus Geopolitical Effect

Year Containment Conditions Geopolitical Effect
1911 SCP-XXXX comes into Foundation control in a remote site in Northern Mongolia after discovery of anomalous age from tooth samples during a biological expedition. Given favorable treatment by several of the researchers, after having been found emaciated and unkempt. Xinhai Revolution breaks out in China, followed by Mongolian Revolution of 1911.
1919 SCP-XXXX comes under care of negligent Foundation agent, SCP-XXXX appears to have been chronically underfed. Xu Shuzheng invades Mongolia, bringing it under Chinese control.
Late 1920- Early 1921 SCP-XXXX breaches containment, forages for food around site for several months before recapture. Roman Ungern von Sternberg invades Mongolia, repels Chinese forces after allying with the Bogd Khan
Mid 1921 SCP-XXXX is recaptured by Foundation personnel, transported to more secure location in Site ████ Mongolian People's Revolution, political autonomy of Mongolia under Soviet influence
1928 SCP-XXXX housed with non-anomalous ferrets in attempt to encourage breeding. Experiment ultimately unsuccessful, causing physical conflict between specimens and SCP-XXXX. Civil strife in Mongolia following agricultural collectivization. Armed rebellions begin to break out across the nation.
1932 SCP-XXXX removed with containment with other specimens, classification upgraded from Anomalous Object to SCP. Beginning of purposeful climate-controls. Anomalous effects beyond longevity theorized by researchers and confirmed through experiment (See Addendum XXXX-D for Research Log.) Rebellions put down by Soviet government.
1945 Toys provided for use by SCP-XXXX. Technological and industrial advancements across Mongolia, large amount of Soviet economic aid enters country.
1990 SCP-XXXX moved into larger containment unit. Collapse of the Soviet Union, Democratic Revolution in Mongolia.
2009 Leak springs in water feeder, soaking SCP-XXXX during rest. Widespread floods across Mongolia, leaving ██ dead.

Addendum XXXX-C Research Log, ██/██/1932