Item #: SCP-018-DE
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-018-DE is to be stored in an alarmed locker class 4. The locker is gas-tight and, as precaution against unauthorized access, is flooded with the highly toxic and mask-breaking security-gas G/232SFD-E, which is pumped out in case of an authorized access. Admission to SCP-018-DE requires approval by O4-4. The room is under surveillance with video cameras without microphone, which are monitored by two independend, illiterate guards, incapable of lip-reading or any sign language. These are to be unaware of the content and effect of SCP-018-DE. If they detect an unauthorized access attempt, they are to release the gas G/232SDF-E into the room in which the locker is located. Unauthorized personnel in possession of SCP-018-DE are to be terminated instantly, without making prior contact. SCP-018-DE may only be transported by a remotely controlled robot.
Unauthorized use of SCP-018-DE is to be prevented by all means.
Description: SCP-018-DE is a piece of paper which has been cut approximately to DIN A5 format with scissors. It is printed with a text in german language, which declares that the owner of the Object "may do that"1. The signature is undecipherable. It does not contain evidence regarding the creator of the object nor its source, and the back side is empty.
If the person in possession of SCP-018-DE is asked to justify themselve or is caught committing a crime and shows SCP-018-DE, all persons within four meters become convinced that the possessor of SCP-018-DE was authorized to do as they did. This effect also occurs in persons which are becoming aware of SCP-018-DE's content within ten minutes, be it through radio, media or by being told so by affected persons. This effect is permanent and only revertible by somministration of amnesiac agent. Affected persons try to justify the act to unaffected persons, and even try to protect the culprit with their lives and by deadly force. The urge to protect the possessor of SCP-018-DE rises with the degree of opposition by authorities, media and general public.
If SCP-018-DE is stolen or lost, the effect on every person affected by this possessor vanishes within 48 hours and they get aware of the severity of the possessor's crimes, as well as their own. In case the former possessor regains possession of SCP-018-DE, it can be used again. If it is regained before expiration of the 48 hours, the effect remains within all still affected. If SCP-018-DE is voluntarily handed to somebody else, the effect also remains intact. A person getting in possession of SCP-018-DE is promptly getting aware of its primary effect and feels the urge to use it.
Addendum-1: This is a list of crimes and security-breaches committed by multiple persons with use of SCP-018-DE::
- 247 thefts of goods each worth below 1,000€
- 12 thefts of goods each worth between 1,000€ and 100,000€
- 2 bank heists with captured goods worth ca. 4,000,000€
- 7 unauthorized accesses to the women's showers of a gym
- 1 rape
- 3 murders of non-Foundation personnel
- 4 thefts of anomalous objects of the Foundation in Germany
- Setting free SCP-███-DE (neutralized)
- Theft of SCP-███-DE (regained)
- Leak of 8 TB of data from the Foundation's network (neutralized)
- The murder of O4-█
- [DATA EXPUNGED]
On grounds of the danger posed by 018-DE falling in the wrong hands, I propose the neutralization of the object. Seriously, it's just paper, that much is proven. It burns. I know: we secure, we contain, we protect. But this thing has cost us an O4 already. How many others will have to die? — Dr. Schwab
What about using SCP-018-DE for our goals instead? The GOC, authorities, politicians and all the other nutjobs wouldn't pose a problem anymore. We would just need trustworthy people and a fail safe emergency plan. — Dr. Brunnenberg
Dr. Schwab's motion hereby is denied! The special containment procedures are sufficient and just because it burns it isn't destructible. Just think of SCP-682, which gets stronger with every attempt to destroy it, and trust me, you as project manager do not want something like that. That's why we only neutralize SCPs in extreme emergency. Before you ask, no, it stays Euclid. Dr. Brunnenberg's proposal is currently not in contemplation, but we are leaving this door open. — O4-4