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Item #: SCP-XXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX is to be contained in a small wooden box within a 3x3 meter containment cell with at least two guards present. SCP-XXX’s containment is to be built with a curtain railing to cover one rectangular third of the cell for testing purposes. Personnel with Level 2 clearance may enter SCP-XXX’s containment as long as they have no keys or keychain applicable belongings present in containment.

If a keychain applicable object is present, subjects inside of SCP-XXX’s containment are not permitted to leave the cell if they have been exposed to SCP-XXX’s effects and an instance of SCP-XXX-1 is clear. Under testing protocols, subjects are allowed to use the curtain to observe anomalous properties of SCP-XXX-1. If testing is not active, subjects are to be terminated otherwise.

SCP-860 is not to enter SCP-XXX’s containment without supervision present. Interactions between SCP-860 and SCP-XXX-1 are to be monitored and permitted to activate SCP-XXX-1 under testing protocols. All previous rules apply.1

Description:
SCP-XXX is a simple split keyring consisting of a nickel-based alloy. It measures at three-fourth inches in diameter with an interior diameter of 1.5 millimeters. When trying to split apart one of the end points on the keyring no progress can be made. However when provided a key, the keyring becomes malleable and can be altered to slide the key in place. SCP-XXX is not limited to only keys and other keychain-based objects have been recorded able to place into the ring such as keychain flashlights, usb drives, and toys.

When a subject chooses to place any key or keychain onto SCP-XXX, they take on an instance of SCP-XXX-1 in which will perceive the object to disappear. Spectators have observed the key or keychain that is placed on SCP-XXX to still be present and it is no more than a mental illusion towards instances of SCP-XXX-1. SCP-XXX’s perceiving effects can be evaded temporarily as long as SCP-XXX-1 has yet to observe the entity after putting the key or keychain onto it.

Upon noticing the key’s disappearance, instances of SCP-XXX-1 enter a state of distress and begin to encourage the subject to search for the lost item. Current experiments based off of the effects of SCP-XXX have made the most accepted theory of SCP-XXX being that there is no relation between SCP-XXX and the exposed subject, but rather SCP-XXX’s anomalous effects create the instance of SCP-XXX-1 to assist SCP-XXX in luring the subject to accessible locations. SCP-XXX-1 almost entirely controls the subject to do as requested.

SCP-XXX-1 has sensory awareness parallel to the subject’s and won’t put the subject in danger even when it allows access to SCP-XXX-1’s anomalous effects. Subjects under the control of SCP-XXX-1 have basic awareness of obstacles in the subject’s way and of danger towards the subject and will actively avoid danger if perceived threatening by the subject as well as if applicable to act upon.

Instances of SCP-XXX-1 will look for the lost object in areas that are out of lines of sight, regardless that the location will always be out of sight. Once SCP-XXX-1 is clear of visual perspective via the human eye or video footage SCP-XXX-1 relocates the subject to a new location. It is unknown where the subject is relocated, but once relocated, SCP-XXX goes with them.

After three (3) to one hundred and twenty (120) minutes on average, SCP-XXX-1 returns to it’s origin point and releases SCP-XXX and the subject. Subjects returning from cases of SCP-XXX-1 show signs of distress with high blood pressure and an increased heart rate, but when interviewed they remember nothing of the incident prior to exposure towards SCP-XXX. When asked what they do remember, all subjects have recalled remembering placing the key or keychain onto SCP-XXX and nothing more.

More than one object can be placed onto SCP-XXX, but more than one subject cannot be exposed to the entity’s anomalous effects simultaneously. Anomalous effects decease after release from SCP-XXX-1.

The anomalous effects of SCP-XXX and SCP-XXX-1 are rather harmless, but this has one exception: If the subject expires inside of the alternate location, an alternate being will return in the subject’s place. (Referred to as SCP-XXX-I)

Few recordings of this event have taken place, but SCP-XXX-I entities recorded act similarly. As of now, SCP-XXX-I is unclearly recorded, but of the few cases that have been recorded, each one will approach a subject of similar physical appearance, (most common sharing traits being sex, race, hair tone, eye color, mass and height) gives the target SCP-XXX, then returns the the nearest out of view location.

Currently there are seven recorded cases of SCP-XXX-I:
SCP-XXX-A (Euclid)
SCP-XXX-B (Euclid)
SCP-XXX-C (Safe)
SCP-XXX-D (Keter)
SCP-XXX-E (Expired)
SCP-XXX-F (Safe)
SCP-XXX-G (Euclid)
Occurences of SCP-XXX-I under prepared conditions have little to no casualties, but uncontrolled occurences of SCP-XXX-I have had at minimum three (3) casualties and at maximum twenty-three (23) casualties.2 All casualties are fatal.

When SCP-XXX-I returns SCP-XXX to the target, whatever is placed onto the keyring is missing. The alternate location is presumed to relocate the key to a new location in which the subject has to find the key before they may leave. If SCP-XXX-I returns instead, it is assumed that the subject failed to find the object.