Item #: XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-A and -B are to be contained within a standard humanoid containment cell within Site 17. No attempts to remove SCP-XXXX-A from SCP-XXXX-B’s presence are to be made. SCP-XXXX-A is not to be introduced to any other sentient SCPs under any circumstances.

Description: SCP-XXXX-A is a middle-aged caucasian male in an advanced state of malnutrition. While no attempts by the foundation to remedy this have proven effective, SCP-XXXX-A appears to be unaffected by his condition. Any clothing worn by SCP-XXXX-A suffers from advanced degredation, often being reduced to rags within 4-6 hours. SCP-XXXX has not suffered from any visible aging since his containment by the foundation in 19██. SCP-XXXX-A has been described as amicable, if rather resigned, with a tendency for self deprecating humour. SCP-XXXX-A always attempts to keep SCP-XXXX-B in as close proximity as possible.

SCP-XXXX-B is a traditional iron ball and chain, connected to SCP-XXXX-A by an ankle lock. SCP-XXXX-B can only be moved by being voluntary carried by SCP-XXXX-A, albeit with some difficulty. Of note is the fact that while there is a break in the chain, the two halves will always point towards each other, as if there is an invisible link between them. This effect stays constant, regardless of SCP-XXXX-B’s distance to SCP-XXXX-A.

SCP-XXXX-A has an anomalous effect on any prisoner aware of his existence, causing them to treat SCP-XXXX-A as a figure of authority. The strength of the effect increases with length of exposure and proximity to SCP-XXXX-A. This effect has an approximate range of 25m, increasing exponentially with SCP-XXXX-A’s distance from SCP-XXXX-B.

Experiment Log XXXX:

Experiment XXXX-1: D-9562 is introduced to SCP-XXXX-A’s containment cell and told to remain there for 3 hours. D-9562 is provided with food and drink for herself and SCP-XXXX-A.

Outcome: Upon entering SCP-XXXX-A’s containment cell, D-9562 begins to display nervous behaviour. D-9562 is very muted for the first hour of the experiment, typically responding to SCP-XXXX-A’s attempts at conversation with single word answers while avoiding eye contact. D-9562 becomes progressively more vocal as the experiment continues, starting to refer to SCP-XXXX-A as “sir” by the 1.5 hour mark. From 2 hours D-9562 began to prostrate herself, and refused to partake in any action without SCP-XXXX-A’s permission. By the 3 hour mark, D-9562 was spending almost all of her time frantically searching for ways to assist SCP-XXXX-A. D-9562 resisted heavily when it was time to terminate the experiment, and had to be sedated. SCP-XXXX-A treated all of D-9562’s reactions as natural.

Experiment XXXX-2: D-9742 is introduced to SCP-XXXX-A’s cell. Experiment is conducted similarly to experiment XXXX-1.

Outcome: D-9742 shows no signs of SCP-XXXX exposure, engaging SCP-XXXX-A in typical conversation. Experiment is terminated after no effects manifest after 1.5 hours. During interview, D-9742 stated that “You guys may have all these rules and cages, but im a hell of a lot more free here than I was out there”. D-9742 is currently undergoing further psychological profiling.

Note: Now we know that the term “prisoner” is subjective here, and depends entirely on the subject’s own definition. -Researcher Peters

Experiment XXXX-3: D-9021 is introduced to SCP-XXXX-A’s containment cell. D-9021 was chosen due to his anarchist philosophy and general refusal to accept authority. Experiment conducted similarly to previous experiments.

Outcome: D-9021 experienced the same effects as D-9562, and also had to be sedated upon termination of the experiment.

Note: This shows that SCP-XXXX-A doesn’t so much appear as a figure of authority to subjects, but as someone worthy of the utmost respect. -Researcher Peters