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SCP-3779 in containment

Item #: SCP-3779

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3779 is to be kept in a modified humanoid containment room. Several training dummies wearing traditional 11th century Islamic clothing are to be placed inside the containment room at 0700 to 0800 on every Sunday, as well as any physical examination, when the SCP is inactive to distract SCP-3779-6 and ensure it does not attempt to breach containment1. Personnel must ensure that SCP-3779 is either inactive or SCP-3779-6 is not present before entering containment. Personnel interacting with SCP-3779 must be entirely male to ensure no violent outbursts from SCP-3779-22 and must be non-Catholic to avoid manipulation by SCP-3779-7. Under no circumstances are personnel to interact with SCP-3779-7 without security and Dr. S████ present. Any bribes or threats made by SCP-3779-7 are to be logged and reported to Site Director ██████. Security personnel are to be armed with electrical and blunt force weaponry, as conventional weaponry cannot pierce through SCP-3779's plating.

Description: SCP-3779 is a suit of plate armour common to the Late Middle Ages of Europe. While most of the armour is dated to the 15th and 16th centuries, pieces such as the greaves and pauldrons are dated to the early 11th century. Initial assessments found the armour to be mainly constructed of an extraordinarily tough form of steel, with an unknown material inlaid in ornate patterns and a currently unidentified script engraved along the backplate of the armour.

SCP-3779 was originally documented in 1929 during a British excavation in the Middle East, approximately 45 kilometres outside of Jerusalem. The Oxford research team leading the excavation detailed many notes on the armour and noted the unknown material and language on the armour. After the Foundation took notice of the anomalous writing agents were sent to accompany supply runs to the excavation site. When the agents arrived they found the site had been attacked and all researchers and hands killed. The artifact itself was missing. The lead agent noted that all the deceased were killed by blunt force trauma.

There were no sightings of the artifact until a Foundation agent operating in Ankara in 2009 found the artifact immobile on the side of a mountain road. The artifact was taken into Foundation custody and examined by Level 3 personnel. During the examination, the artifact became mobile and distressed. After viewing logs, linguists were able to determine that SCP-3779 was demanding to be left alone in a dialect of Latin dated to the 10th century. Security personnel were able to restrain the entity and it calmed down after several hours. Researchers were then able to communicate, as the entity began communicating in English after hearing security speaking to each other. The entity was contained in a standard cell until a senior researcher interviewed it about its properties3.

Several days after SCP-3779-1's initial emergence, researchers entering the containment room found that SCP-3779-1 was no longer present in the artifact. A new entity, classified as SCP-3779-2, had taken its place. This proved SCP-3779-1's statement on there being multiple entities contained inside of SCP-3779. The entities all become inactive between 0700 and 0800 on every Sunday before one emerges. There is no pattern of emergence between the entities, as a new entity may emerge after the period of inactivity or a new entity may emerge at random. Only SCP-3779-7 seems to be aware that there is no pattern. The entities have been listed in order of appearance.

Addendum 3779-A: SCP-3779 Incident Logs

Addendum 3779-B: SCP-3779-6 Test Logs

Foreword: After Interview 3779-7-1, Dr. S████ was informed that SCP-3779-6 suffered from a form of psychosis, and believed itself to still be in the Siege of Jerusalem. Giving it something to fight would distract the entity until it was replaced.

Addendum 3779-C: SCP-3779 Interview Logs