The Ice Caves
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Keter

Special Containment Procedures: All personnel at Area-██-Alpha are to have at least Level 2 security clearance and are to be equipped with personal flamethrower units and trained on the activation of napalm explosives placed through Area-██-Alpha. Personnel at Area-██-Alpha are to undergo shift rotations every 4 hours. Under no circumstances are water based fire suppression units allowed in Area-██-Alpha as well as other water based devices. Due to this all buildings in Area-██-Alpha are to be fire-retardant. Area-██-Alpha is to posses a cover for precipitation and remain open air as much as possible. All water kept in storage for use by personnel, as drinking water only, must be constantly kept at a temperature above 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) and constantly monitored. All other utilities shall be done at Area-██-Bravo. Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 are to be engaged on sight with flamethrowers and reported to MTF Epsilon-9 ("Fire Eaters"). MTF Epsilon-9 will arrive at Area-██-Alpha and assist in the destruction and containment of SCP-XXXX-2. Any remaining ice is to be moved off-site. Shards of SCP-XXXX are still considered dangerous and are to remain in a secure waterproof bunker. The bunker is to contain 3 chambers; storage, testing and observation. The storage chamber is to be airtight and constantly heated. Any water is to be reported and fixed immediately. The testing chamber is to be lined with remote operated flamethrowers and is to be view-able from the observation chamber through heat-resistant ballistic glass. Testing is to be approved by Lead Researcher Dr. ██████████ and performed in above mentioned bunker. Any new SCP-XXXX-1 tunnels observed are to be mapped and then collapsed with heavy explosives. Expeditions within SCP-XXXX-1-A are to be approved by MTF Pi-5 Commander █████. No manned expeditions within SCP-XXXX-1-A are permitted by order of O5-█. Napalm explosives lining Area-██-Alpha are to be utilized after evacuation, if possible, in the event SCP-XXXX breaches containment. Under no circumstances should SCP-XXXX be allowed to escape from Area-██-Alpha.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a large magenta gemstone of unknown dimensions and unknown origin located within an asteroid. The gemstone glows with a soft blue light. The gemstone glows with a harsh red light. The asteroid is located approximately 500 meters underground in a northern Siberia wilderness. There is a cave system the asteroid has fallen into which contains large amounts of groundwater. This cave system is designated SCP-XXXX-1 and the only maintained entrance designated SCP-XXXX-1-A. Through unknown means SCP-XXXX can create animate creatures of varying design made entirely of ice. It is capable of freezing solutions made up of a minimum of 93% water. It can freeze water in an undetermined radius believed to be 1 km. These creatures are designated SCP-XXXX-2. Documented forms are designated SCP-XXXX-2-A through SCP-XXXX-2-C. See Formation Log SCP-XXXX-2 for further details. SCP-XXXX-2 prove easy to combat however they still pose a significant threat to Foundation personnel. SCP-XXXX-2 contain a shard of SCP-XXXX which controls their actions similar to a brain. It is unknown if the crystal is capable of regrowing these shards. The destruction of this shard through high temperatures or separation from the ice making up SCP-XXXX-2 "kills" SCP-XXXX-2 rendering it immobile. It is theorized that SCP-XXXX-2 are workers for SCP-XXXX and are attempting to dig it out. This theory is supported by the appearance of new tunnels in SCP-XXXX-1 and the behavior of SCP-XXXX-2 in Expedition XXXX-A. The asteroid containing SCP-XXXX's approach and impact was detected by Foundation assets. Therefore immediate response was performed with ease and initial containment was set up immediately after the discovery of SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties. SCP-XXXX is intelligent and possibly sentient however this is unproven as no means of communication exists. See Expedition Logs XXXX-B and Audio Logs XXXX-B. After Expedition XXXX-B, MTF Pi-5 ("Interred Spelunkers") was labeled innefective and disbanded and MTF Epsilon-9 was brought in to aid in containment.

Addendum: Due to the significant possibility of a containment breach, lack of true containment protocol and threat of it gaining access to the ocean, SCP-XXXX has been upgraded to Keter status. As of ██/██/20██ containment procedures are to be revised and all personnel rebreifed. As of ██/██/20██ remote expeditions in SCP-XXXX-1-A have revealed the prescence of humanoid formations wearing [REDACTED]. These formations are believed to be [REDACTED].

Formation logs for SCP-XXXX-2

Expedition Logs XXXX-B

Audio Logs XXXX-B