Laronk
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a tank simulating the natural environment of the anomaly. The container walls and bottom are to be made solely out of titanium alloy. The structure should be 5 meters in height and cover at least 36 square meters (depends on the quantity of SCP-XXXX present instances). Chamber walls surface is to be kept smooth and clean at all times. The system of emergency sprinklers, connected to an alcohol tank, is to be installed above the uncovered top of the cell. The use of human-controlled remote machines is permitted in executing maintenance procedures. Personel surveillance of the containment chamber is to be kept 24h/day.

All of the SCP-XXXX instances are to be placed in a single containment chamber. Under no circumstances, more than 30% of the SCP-XXXX population is to be removed from the tank at once. (see the Addendum-A from 23/09/2002). Foundation scientists and researchers are required to obtain permission from the site director to carry-out test on the SCP-XXXX.

Description: The SCP-XXXX is a group of small creatures currently counting 44 distinct instances. Each SCP instance is identified by a unique number and named accordingly SCP-XXXX-YY.

SCP-XXXX objects have a humanoid body, lacking face, ears, visible genitalia or any hair. Its limbs are fingerless. Instances stand at about 25 cm in height and weight around 6kg. Their brown-greyish color varies based on individual instance water percentage in its volume.

SCP-XXXX-YY display dogs intelligence level. Creatures were discovered to communicate with a set of squeals in the lower spectrum of ultrasounds - around 60kHz. The method of sound emission by instances of SCP-XXXX remains unknown.

The instances have been observed to produce highly corrosive acid, strong enough to eat its way through most of the metals. It serves them as a way to externally digest the pray. The process of absorbing digested content occurs over the entire body surface of an entity.

All SCP-XXXX instances are made out of one material named SCP-XXXX-M.
Chemical composition and properties of the SCP-XXXX-M closely resemble that of clay. The heating process of the SCP-XXXX-M limits the instance movements, eventually fully immobilizing it. Hardened, burned SCP-XXXX object becomes highly susceptible to physical damage and can be irreversibly injured and even destroyed (see Test No. ███-13-██████).

The experiment ███-09-██████, proved that SCP-XXXX instances undergo a form of alcohol poisoning. Poisoned instances lose the ability to merge with soil. This property of SCP-XXXX material can be used to partially neutralize its instances and render them easy to capture.

Recovery: The SCP-XXXX was originally discovered in North-Eastern Poland on the territory of a closed Clay Mine. It was retrieved on ██/██/2002. The area came to Foundation's attention due to the extraordinary death of ███████ █████████ a resident of a nearby village ███████. The remains of a local drunkard were found 2 hours after his death. The man's body has been almost entirely consumed. The remaining head and left hand of the crocus were swarming with SCP-XXXX instances.

The first alleged reference to the SCP-XXXX was recognized in the children bedtime story where it's instances are referred to as "The Clay Gnomes". Origin of the story can be traced back to the late 1890s. Further research proved ineffective as no written records of the legend exist. The story was later found to be well known to the people living within a 50 km radius to the SCP-XXXX original place of extraction. The old Clay Mine site remains under the Foundation's observation.