Fate is set in Stone
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a standard containment chamber. No cameras are to be mounted inside of the containment chamber. No recorded documents of SCP-XXXX exceeding this file and any addendums to this file are to be allowed, for fear of spreading the item's ideohazardous effects to on-site personnel. Access to this file and any addendums to this file must only be given once two (2) Level-4 personnel have given written signature to anyone above Level-1 clearance.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a slab of Vietnamese red granite measuring approximately 0.15m deep x 1.2m tall x 0.6m wide. In the front-facing side of the granite slab are carved several series of archaic characters in a currently unknown language.

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Impression of the item created by lab drone in Site-██.

These characters seem to range anywhere from logographs of humanoid figures to simple block and hyphen shapes to even syllabary style symbols (the meaning of these syllabary-esque symbols is yet to be determined). There are approximately three hundred-seventy (370) individual characters on the front face of the slab, with only fourteen (14) distinct variations or similar groupings of these characters (henceforth referred to as SCP-XXXX-1 to SCP-XXXX-14).

The anomalous effects of the individual character groups are currently unknown. However, the slab itself seems to hold several anomalous and yet related abilities. SCP-XXXX is both an ideohazard and an intense cognitohazard. Anyone with knowledge of SCP-XXXX or its properties will begin to feel nauseous, followed by an intense feeling of anxiety, fear, and paranoia. Subjects describe this as if they were being chased or hunted by a large animal. Subjects also describe feeling a tightness of the chest and shortness of breath. These feelings can last anywhere from two (2) hours to ten (10) days depending on the amount of knowledge gained about SCP-XXXX. The ideohazardous effects of SCP-XXXX seem to be hindered once any Class-A amnestic is applied to an exposed subject.

The effects of contact with SCP-XXXX are similar in nature to the effects of knowledge about SCP-XXXX, although they seem to be exasperated and drawn-out in comparison to SCP-XXXX's ideohazardous effects. Once a subject has made contact with the slab through any three of the standard senses (touch, taste, or sight) they will immediately begin to experience intense feelings of claustrophobia, paranoia, anxiety, fear, depression, and onset delirium. After approximately ten (10) to twenty (20) minutes, these feelings will worsen, causing the subject to experience heart palpitations, intense shortness of breath, hallucinations, and intense itching. Once a time of thirty (30) minutes passes the subject will begin to seek any means of suicide.

Record of Deaths Attributed to SCP-XXXX:

  1. D-381900- Began bashing skull into the north facing side of the slab.
  2. D-2948- Began attempting to bite and tear wrists in the attempt to sever ulnar and radial arteries.
  3. Xi-9 Sgt ██████ Reed- Snapped own neck after securing the slab to the truck's winch system.
  4. Xi-9 Pvt ████ Kalugyer- Shot self through the mouth during transport back to Site-██.
  5. Xi-9 Pvt ███████ Michaels- Used combat knife to sever both femoral arteries.

Origin: SCP-XXXX came to the attention of the Foundation after reports of several missing persons around ███████ village in Vietnam. MTF-Xi-9 ("Phantoms of the Operation") was sent to investigate the area around the village. After a report of an unmarked mine with a putrid smell of rot was given by Xi-9 Sgt ██████ Reed they began recovery of the through the mine shaft. SCP-XXXX was discovered under a pile of corpses of missing persons. It was then brought into Foundation custody following the onset effects of SCP-XXXX onto members of MTF-Xi-9.