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SCP-4580 in 2005, 73 years after discovery

Item #: SCP-4580

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4580-1 must be kept inside of a standard secure locker 10 kilometers (6.2137 miles) below surface level under containment facility-██. At least two guards must be stationed at SCP-4580-1's location at all times. An alarm being set on SCP-4580-1 without O5 level permission is strictly prohibited. Any violations are grounds for immediate termination. Viewing of SCP-4580-1 via video surveillance is required at all times.

Any and all mentions of the name "Naancanius" from outside, non-foundation sources are to be reported to O5-█ in the case that any new information is able to be obtained. Individuals with knowledge of or connections to "Naancanius" must be taken in for questioning immediately. Due to the power of this being, discovery and containment of it should be considered high priority.

In the occasion of an unexpected detonation caused by SCP-4580, all personnel must be evacuated from the facility as soon as possible. This occurrence must be handled similarly to an AD-level containment breach and must be carried out with extreme caution. A detonation of this capacity has the potential to breach or neutralize an indefinite number of other SCPs in the facility, along with severe structural damage to the surrounding underground area.

All testing on SCP-4580 must be approved by O5-█ and Dr. ██████. All violators will be punished accordingly. Due to SCP-4580's unpredictability, a remote, secluded area is desirable for testing its capabilities, though this is not required.
No testing on SCP-4580 is allowed until further notice from Site Director ███████.

Description: SCP-4580-1 is a standard digital alarm clock, identical to a model made by the manufacturer [REDACTED]. It is a black, cube-shaped clock with white digital numbers. SCP-4580-1 has a 1.25 meter power cord attached to the back side, although SCP-4580-1 has proven to function without being connected to any power source. The interior contains a basic wiring system similar to any other alarm clock on the market. However, any alarm set on SCP-4580-1 will generate a large nuclear explosion in the surrounding area when the set time is reached. It is unknown how this occurs due to the fact that no explosives of any capacity have existed inside or in the vicinity of SCP-4580-1 when it has been activated in testing.

A person gains the designation SCP-4580-2 once they set an alarm on SCP-4580-1. The collective group of SCP-4580-1 and all instances of SCP-4580-2 have been designated SCP-4580. After this event, SCP-4580-1 and SCP-4580-2 will be completely unscathed and functioning, despite the explosion. Blast diameters from SCP-4580-1 have ranged from █ kilometers to ██ kilometers wide, though the size of explosion cannot yet be predicted. In all cases, though, SCP-4580-1's explosion has been larger than the previous. Future testing is required.

After a human sets an alarm on SCP-4580, they will begin to exhibit a change in behavior. Previous experiences and/or personalities do not change this effect. These people have reported feelings of depression and paranoia, typically preferring solitude. SCP-4580-2 will tend to speak in an indirect way, preferring to give hints or elude to certain topics. SCP-4580-2 only prefers to speak about SCP-4580-1 and "Naancanius," and does not give answers to any personal questions. During their alone time, they have shown similar effects to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It should also be noted that SCP-4580-2 does not appear surprised by the powers of SCP-4580-1, deviating from common reactions in other personnel.

Camera footage, audio recordings, and interrogations have shown that any SCP-4580-2 instance will be able to speak about SCP-4580-1 and its origin. Instances of SCP-4580-2 seem to know an extensive amount about SCP-4580-1, and both known SCP-4580-2 instances' knowledge about the topic are nearly identical. Both incidents regarding SCP-4580 have shown the symptoms listed previously. A deeper understanding of these is extremely difficult because of SCP-4580-2's reluctance to share personal information or thoughts, even in life-threatening circumstances. They have implied that they think of themselves as having little importance to the topic matter.

SCP-4580 was first discovered in 19██ after an unexpected explosion near [DATA EXPUNGED] in Russia. This explosion ranged from █ kilometers to ██ kilometers in diameter, although the exact size is uncertain. Investigations in the area began in order to decipher the source of the incident. SCP-4580-2 A was found soon after the event in the surrounding forest area. No known records exist of SCP-4580-2 A's existence. He was taken into custody by the Russian government and questioned, although refused to speak coherently during the majority of the interview (see Interview 4580-A.) SCP-4580-2 A was terminated shortly after this interview. The Foundation took over the situation two weeks after the initial incident. An investigation in the area of the event began soon after. Agent ███ discovered SCP-4580-1 ██ years later and took it into site ██. Testing with it began in the █████ Desert (see Test Log 4580-A.)

SCP-4580-1 is unavailable for testing and will likely remain this way until a deeper understanding of SCP-4580 is found. Research studies on SCP-4580-1's capabilities are currently underway, and testing on SCP-4580 is likely to resume in the near future to learn more about the object's capabilities and origins.

Information gathered from SCP-4580-2 A say that SCP-4580-1 landed on Earth inside of a comet sent from an unknown location. This event became known as [DATA EXPUNGED] to the general public in 19██. SCP-4580-2 A also spoke about a being called "Naancanius," although no records of such being have been discovered. It is also eluded to that "Naancanius" sent the comet containing SCP-4580-1 as a way to commission a test on humans. Motives behind this are unknown. The information obtained from SCP-4580-2 A (and SCP-4580-2 B picked up from audio recording devices) has not been proven to be true, although should be taken into consideration because of SCP-4580-2's anomalous understanding of SCP-4580-1.

This style and form of alarm clock had not yet been designed as of SCP-4580-1's discovery in 1932. The company [REDACTED] made a model of alarm clock identical to SCP-4580-1's model in [REDACTED], 20██. The design team has claimed to have not been aware of SCP-4580-1's existence, although investigation is still underway. No models of alarm clock identical to SCP-4580-1 are permitted to be sold to the public because of the danger of them relating to "Naancanius."


Audio recording of Interview 4580-A

Interviewer: Detective Andrew Mills

Interviewee: SCP-4580-2 A

Foreword: Interview carried out at an unknown location in Russia

3/█, 19██


[Detective Mills is heard entering the room and sitting down]

Detective Mills: I'm just going to ask you a few questions, here. If you refuse to answer these questions, there will be consequences. Understood?

[SCP-4580-2 A gives no audible response]

Detective Mills: Not the talkative type, eh? Well, moving on. First question: did you or did you not set off the nuclear detonation on the morning of June ██?

SCP-4580-2 A: [Mumbles under breath]

Detective Mills: Please repeat your response louder.

SCP-4580-2 A: [Clearer] No.

Detective Mills: Okay, then do you have any idea who or what did do it?

SCP-4580-2 A: Something beyond what you and I can comprehend. I was simply a pawn in this game, working towards a checkmate I don't want to cause. Do you know who Naancanius is?

Detective Mills: Um, no. Please elaborate.

SCP-4580-2 A: He is the one who will test humanity.

Detective Mills: Do you have any other details about this man?

SCP-4580-2 A: Oh, you're mistaken. This is no man we're dealing with here. It is a creature of chaos that toys with humanity. It is a horrible being that wishes to drive humanity mad with power, mad with intrigue. He knows that we are weak.

Detective Mills: [Angrily] What the Hell are you going on about? Are you going to say something that makes sense, or just willingly get executed? What happened on the morning of June ██?

SCP-4580-2 A: I found it. [Pauses] The item that will prosper off of man's curiosity. The item that came from the comet. The item that has cursed this Earth. Don't you get it? I cannot help you, for I have already failed this test. But don't lose hope! It is not too late yet. It is not too late to save this world from Naancanius's game.

Detective Mills: Could you please elaborate on this clock you found?

SCP-4580-2 A: An alarm clock with great power. But with this power, befalls many problems. It came as a test. Humanity's test.

Detective Mills: Could you tell me the location of this object you have found?

SCP-4580-2 A: No.

Detective Mills: [Groans] Can you at least tell me your name?

SCP-4580-2 A: I am the first failure in-

Detective Mills: Yeah, I get it, you like to speak in prophecies. Just tell me your real name, or I'll set up your execution immediately.

[SCP-4580-2 A refuses to respond]

Detective Mills: Alright, then. You asked for it. You have until tomorrow to live.

[Detective Mills is heard opening a door and leaving the room]


Test Log 4580-A

Conductor: Dr. ██████ from 5/██ to 5/██, 19██ at a remote testing area in the █████ desert.
Carried out with MTF unit Omicron-15 "Regulators" and Dr. ██████ prepped in a bunker 20 miles away from the testing site
Subject: D-2654 (SCP-4580-2 B) is a 32 year old Caucasian male away from a life sentence in prison for heroin trafficking.

Test 1: D-2654 is asked to change the time on the clock to each hour of the day.
Result: Subject complies with the order and proceeds with testing. SCP-4580-1 gives no response to any of the times it is set to.

Test 2: D-2654 is asked to set an alarm for 8:50 PM that will go off in 15 minutes
Result: Subject accepts request and sets an alarm that will go off at 8:50 PM. D-2654 is told to open SCP-4580-1 with the screwdriver given. Subject reports nothing unusual about its interior. SCP-4580-1 detonates at exactly 15 minutes, creating a nuclear explosion ██ km in diameter, much larger in size than the previous detonation near [DATA EXPUNGED]. SCP-4580-1 and SCP-4580-2 B are successfully recovered by MTF-Omicron-15 from the explosion, both still functioning.

Test 3: SCP-4580-2 B is asked to set an alarm for 10:30 AM that will go off in 2 minutes
Result: SCP-4580-2 B denies this request and begins threatening Dr. ██████ with violence. He claims that Dr. ██████ is committing a crime against humanity. Two Omicron-15 personnel attempt to retrieve SCP-4580-2 B, but subject deviates and sets an alarm that will go off in 20 minutes as the result of a panic attack. SCP-4580-2 B is terminated on sight. Both Omicron-15 personnel are unable to escape the blast radius before the alarm. Both are presumed to have been terminated by the explosion. The size of SCP-4580-1's explosion increased exponentially from the previous test, now having been ██ kilometers in diameter.

Future testing on SCP-4580 temporarily cancelled by Site Director ███████