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SCP-XXXX-1, currently in containment.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1 is to be placed in a secure containment locker in Site 73. No personnel are allowed within a 15 m radius of SCP-XXXX without clearance from junior researchers assigned to the object. When currently used for testing, SCP-XXXX-1 is to be placed in a bowl filled with 2 liters of water taken from Lake Texarkana. The bowl refilled on a bi-monthly basis until testing is concluded. SCP-XXXX-1 is not to come into contact with water at any other time. Testing using Class-D personnel must have clearance of senior researchers assigned to the object.

During testing, SCP-XXXX-2 will be allowed access to Foundation-edited copies of the newspaper “The Dallas Morning News” that is compliant with staff-approved information once a week. Exposure to contradictory information regarding the Republic of Texas may result in a breach of containment.

Following Incident XXXX-3, no individuals of full Hispanic descent are to enter the containment chamber of SCP-XXXX-1.

Following Incident XXXX-4, instances of SCP-XXXX-1b that show signs of heavy memetic influence of SCP-XXXX-2 are to be immediately terminated. Four guards of Caucasian descent are to guard the entrance to the containment locker of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is usually comprised of two instances, hereby designated SCP-XXXX-1 and SCP-XXXX-2.

SCP-XXXX-1 is a sample of palmoxylon, commonly known as petrified palmwood1. SCP-XXXX-1 is approximately 10 millimeters thick, weighing 45 grams. Microscopic observation has shown that despite being fossilized, SCP-XXXX-1 continues to act like a living organism, being sustained by absorption of water. Lack of water over an extended period will cause SCP-XXXX-1 to enter a state of hibernation, and when allowed to absorb sufficient water after such a state, it continues as normal.

Any human who has made contact with SCP-XXXX-1 will be able to perceive SCP-XXXX-2, and is designated as an instance of SCP-XXXX-1b2. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1b are noted to expire after interacting with SCP-XXXX-1, with the eventual date of death varying between a few months to over a decade. Testing has shown that the proximity of current residence to █████, Texas, lengthens the time before eventual mortality while under the effects of SCP-XXXX. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1b have a 100% mortality rate. However, due to fluctuation in possible lifespan between different instances of SCP-XXXX-1b, conversion into SCP-XXXX-1b instances is not to be used as a method of termination.

SCP-XXXX-2 is described as an incorporeal metallic skeleton, ending at the tip of the spine, suspended above the ground. SCP-XXXX-2 has been described by instances of SCP-XXXX-1b to be wearing a white cowboy hat, a long blue poncho with a cognitohazardous symbol on the back (see Addendum 428-3). Class-A amnestics have a success rate of 87% in removing memetic and cognitohazarous effects from instances of SCP-XXXX-1b, as well as ability to perceive SCP-XXXX-2.

When aggravated, SCP-XXXX-2 has been known to materialize a firearm of the same qualities as SCP-XXXX-2. This firearm has been shown to not fire any bullets, but still makes impacts in solid matter compliant with measurements of a .45 caliber ball round. Testing has shown that SCP-XXXX-2 can not exist outside of a 15 meter radius of SCP-XXXX-1. However, bullets fired by its firearm seem to not be affected by this radius, and will still make impact upon the solid object it was aimed at.

To keep SCP-XXXX-2 docile, SCP-XXXX must be made to believe certain factors about the existence of the Republic of Texas:

  • The Republic of Texas is still an independent nation-state, and is advanced economically, militarily, politically, and technologically.
  • The United States of America is allied, or neutral to, the Republic of Texas.
  • The Centralist Republic of Mexico is currently not at war, or otherwise infringing on the welfare of, the Republic of Texas, nor the United States of America.

Use of audiovisual equipment has been unsuccessful in capturing images or sound of SCP-XXXX-2, unless the file is being viewed by an instance of SCP-XXXX-1b. Objects and individuals are able to be interacted with by SCP-XXXX-2, but SCP-XXXX-2 can only be interacted with, or perceived by, instances of SCP-XXXX-1b.

Testing of the memetic hazard posed by SCP-XXXX-2 on instances of SCP-XXXX-1b has shown an increase of fascination with Southern United States history, culture, and 19th century fashion, as well as a change in behavior and speech patterns. Utterances by SCP-XXXX-1b that contain "y'all", "shoot", or "city slickers" is to be taken as signs of heavy memetic influence, and contained for further study terminated within the day (see Incident XXXX-4 for details).

SCP-XXXX-2 has been shown to have sentience, and interviews conducted with instances of SCP-XXXX-1b can be found in Addendum XXXX-2.

Addendum XXXX-1: Discovery

Addendum XXXX-2: Interview Logs

Addendum XXXX-3: Testing Log

Addendum XXXX-4: Incident Report

On ██/██/2008, instances of SCP-XXXX-1b, designated as D-48935, D-48936, and D-48937, attempted to breach containment, overpowering the guards while being moved for testing with SCP-████. The instances of SCP-XXXX-1b were heard to shout various phrases about "freedoms of men", "the might of the Texan Republic", and various ethnic pejoratives aimed at peoples of Hispanic lineage while the group made their way through the rest of Site 73. The group of SCP-XXXX-1b caused the deaths of Security Officers Miguel Antonio and María Flores before existing instances of SCP-XXXX-1b were terminated.

Following Incident XXXX-4, SCP-XXXX-2 has refused interview, despite requesting items for what it claims are "purely recreational activities".

All requests for lengths of rope are to be instantly denied.