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Item #: SCP-XXXX


An instance of SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: The Poland branch of the Foundation is currently conducting a nation-wide hunt for SCP-XXXX. Polish political figures of high importance1 are constantly monitored to prevent becoming SCP-XXXX-4 through SCP-XXXX-1. Civilians of high financial or political standing who have reported repeated larceny within a short timeframe are to be investigated for instances of SCP-XXXX in their proximity. Instances of SCP-XXXX are to be quickly tranquilized, caged and sent to Site-XX in Poland for containment. Instances of SCP-XXXX are held in reinforced cages, each one holding a separate instance. Instances of SCP-XXXX are not permitted to breed unless under strict testing conditions. No member of Foundation staff who is Level 3 or above should come in direct contact with a mature instance of SCP-XXXX.

If an instance of SCP-XXXX is found in the middle of SCP-XXXX-1, it is to be tranquilized, caged and then transferred to Site-XX with its prey. The prey is to be interviewed for information on what was taken during SCP-XXXX-1. If the victim of SCP-XXXX-1 is noncompliant in communication with Foundation personnel, they are to be arrested on suspicion of becoming SCP-XXXX-4. Foundation agents are to investigate the construction of large statues of thrones in public areas. Individuals involved in the construction of these statues are to be questioned to determine if they are SCP-XXXX-4. Polish publishers are to be monitored for attempts to publish SCP-XXXX-1, individuals involved in such publication attempts are to be arrested and interviewed to determine whether they are SCP-XXXX-4. A Foundation web-crawler is utilized in searching for pages containing keywords from SCP-XXXX-2, in particular, the name and title of SCP-XXXX-3, and deleting them. Online authors of pages containing SCP-XXXX-2 or mention of SCP-XXXX-3 are to be investigated. If a civilian is found reciting SCP-XXXX-1 in public, they are to be arrested and assessed and their audience is to be administered amnestics.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-4 are to be contained within a standard humanoid containment cell and are to be put on suicide watch. Upon 2 weeks of emotional stability and regular communication with interviewers, they are to be administered Class-C amnestics and permitted reparations. Former instances of SCP-XXXX-4 are to be closely monitored for 2 months after release for any unknown relapse possibilities.

SCP-XXXX-3 is, in full, contained in a secured file which can only be accessed by personnel of Level 4 or above, or must have the permission of a personnel who is Level 4 or above. All personnel who access SCP-XXXX-3 must be amnesticized once they have finished any permitted activities concerning SCP-XXXX-3.

MTF Lambda-4 (Birdwatchers) has been assigned to watch the borders of Poland for emigrating flocks of SCP-XXXX. These flocks are to be quickly tranquilized, contained and sent to Site-XX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the collective designation for a subspecies of pica pica2. Instances of SCP-XXXX are heavier than other subspecies of pica pica, despite being of a similar size. A fully matured male instance of SCP-XXXX weighs between 300-350g while a fully matured female instance of SCP-XXXX weighs between 210-270g. Under dissection, it has been found that the nuclei of SCP-XXXX contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. Other than differences in plumage3, no other physiological differences to other pica pica subspecies have been found. SCP-XXXX has its only known population in Poland, which is estimated to be between 500 and 1000 in size. Currently, 217 instances of SCP-XXXX are contained.

Throughout its lifespan, an instance of SCP-XXXX follows similar patterns of feeding and mating to other pica pica species and will not exhibit any anomalous behaviors other than SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX-1 is the designation for a behavioral process, attempted by instances of SCP-XXXX after they have finished maturation. The instance of SCP-XXXX will find its prey, a human being who is of high wealth or of high social standing, and will try to remain within 100m distance of its prey while SCP-XXXX-1 takes place. If the instance of SCP-XXXX stays further than 100m from its prey for more than 2 hours it will cease SCP-XXXX-1 and find new prey. SCP-XXXX-1 resolves as follows:

Stage 1: 10-15 days in length. During this time, items of increasing material value will go missing, stolen by the instance of SCP-XXXX. Currency out of one’s wallet, funds from a bank account, silverware, watches, jewelry and electrical appliances are among the items that are stolen during this stage. The items and currency stolen by instances of SCP-XXXX will be stolen during any period of time the prey sleeps.

Stage 2: 7-10 days in length. During this time, items of increasing sentimental value will be stolen from the prey. Family photos, souvenirs, family heirlooms and gifts from loved ones are among the items stolen during this stage. Similarly to the first stage, these items will go missing while the prey is sleeping.

Stage 3: 5-7 days in length. During this time, the prey will isolate themselves and suffer extensive memory loss relating to that prey's family and friends. It is during this time that the victim will memorize the content of SCP-XXXX-2 and become an instance of SCP-XXXX-4 through anomalous means.

Addendum 1
On 03/04/2018, Researcher Ollis submitted a report to Head Researcher Nowicki after having researched SCP-XXXX-1 for the previous 3 weeks. The following is an excerpt from that report.

I have theorized that SCP-XXXX-2 has not been censored to a safe extent. I fear that the name and title of SCP-XXXX-3 could still be discerned from the contents of SCP-XXXX-2. I wish to test a series of "keys" to find if the name of SCP-XXXX-2 can be found within SCP-XXXX-2, even if it is still redacted information. In the event I am to perform such tests and find the name of SCP-XXXX-3 amongst what is left of SCP-XXXX-2, I will be immediately amnesticized after recording that the title has been found and SCP-XXXX-2 needs to be further censored. To do this, I will need to know the name and title of SCP-XXXX-3 in full so I can find it, I must know the answer to understand the solution. I am sure that the name of SCP-XXXX-3 could be discerned from SCP-XXXX-2 by a willing individual, even if they could only find the version which has been censored by the Foundation.

Head Researcher Nowicki permitted the experiments of Researchers Ollis to be conducted between 10/04/2017 and 17/04/2017, during which time he would be closely monitored. On 18/04/2017, Researcher Ollis submitted his report on the experiment's findings. The following is an excerpt from that report.

I have tested multiple "keys" yet have not found the name of SCP-XXXX-3, though I am still adamant that the name can be found. I have tested the following keys, all of which have been unsuccessful.

- Testing to see if the end words of SCP-XXXX-2 serve as an anagram for the name of SCP-XXXX-2.

- Using the first letter of each line of SCP-XXXX-2 as a possible anagram for the name of SCP-XXXX-3.

- Checking if each end word that is classified as a noun serve as an anagram for the name and title of SCP-XXX-3, this process was replicated for each end word that was a verb and each end word that was an adjective.

- Using the first letter of each end word from the first stanza of SCP-XXXX-2A, the first letter of each end word from the second stanza of SCP-XXXX-2B, the first letter of each end word of the third stanza of SCP-XXXX-2C, and the first letter of each end word of the fourth stanza of SCP-XXXX-2D.

- 150 computer-generated substitution ciphers implemented in an attempt to find any hidden messages.

None of these methods have worked in producing anything that might resemble the name and title of SCP-XXXX-3. I remain determined that his name can be found and that SCP-XXXX-2 has to be censored further. I ask that this experiment is continued for 1-2 weeks so I can find the solution, find the name. I know I can.

Head Researcher Nowicki denied the extension of the experiment and Researcher Ollis was given limited amnestics, after which he described feeling depressed, this state continuing for several weeks. Just after Researcher Ollis had been amnesticized, passages were found in notebooks belonging to Researcher Ollis consisting of the name of SCP-XXXX-3 repeated many times.