SCP-032-IT
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Photo of SCP-032-IT while in its typical thoughtful pose, prior to the exposition of its foretelling.

Item #: SCP-032-IT

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-032-IT is to be held in an H32 standard humanoid cell in Site Plutone. As a temporary containment measure, the object can be held in a smaller enclosure, as it is mostly immobile; about two times a month, it is active between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am.

Level 3 personnel may access SCP-032-IT’s containment cell. Any researcher who would like to talk with SCP-032-IT is required to be fluent in either ancient Latin, Etruscan or ancient Greek; alternatively, it is possible to use an Anderson-Sumire Mk-II neural interpreter1.

An armed guard must always escort SCP-032-IT when it is transported to X-ray rooms for analysis; this is only a precaution, since SCP-032-IT is usually very cooperative, despite trying to probe those who interact with it with its appendices.

If SCP-032-IT issues requests for obtaining raw materials, these requests are to be forwarded to Dr. Bellini or, in his absence, to the Site Director. These requests are to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but are generally satisfied; in this case, the raw materials needed by SCP-032-IT are to be collected in Storehouse M-12.

Any and all personnel requiring physical contact with SCP-032-IT must wear protective rubber gloves, as to prevent cutaneous sebum from ruining SCP-032-IT’s bronze surface over time.

Note
Any offer from SCP-032-IT’s behalf to foresee future events is to be refused, with no exceptions; SCP-032-IT shows no sign of understanding how the procedure is painful and, despite not having ill intent, it will stab you before you know it.

–Dr. Bellini

Description: SCP-032-IT is a bronze statue with an opaque green color. It resembles a young human male with an athletic physique, with facial lineaments similar to those of the Greek-roman sculpting technique; it wears a short toga.

SCP-032-IT’s joints are articulated, thus allowing movement. The object shows a paraskeletric tubular structure, with universal joints that allow it a wide array of fine movements, even in the fingers, thus closely resembling human movement. SCP-032-IT is capable of autonomous movement perceived by observers as “very natural”, and is also capable of articulating human speech, making it able to sustain a meaningful conversation.

SCP-032-IT is self-conscious and, besides the aforementioned languages, is not able to learn new means of communication; it is nonetheless able to learn new concepts and definitions with the same cognitive skills as an average adult human.

Similarly to a regular bronze statue, SCP-032-IT is hollow inside; however, its insides are not empty, as they house both the aforementioned tubular structure, and a complex system of interconnected gears, the constructive technology which is compatible with that of ancient machines. It is noteworthy that the mechanical section KY94, in the anterior thoracic region, has a 98% match with the architecture of the Antikytera Mechanism. This whole apparatus allows SCP-032-IT to actuate the fine movements of its limbs; however, how these movements are achieved in the first place is yet to be understood, as its structure makes it nothing more than a complex audio-animatronic, as observable by the structural chart based on 3D X-ray analysis of the object.

If damaged, SCP-032-IT is able to revert itself to its original shape via a self-repairing process similar to biological wound regeneration; the process, however, is much slower, around 8 times. SCP-032-IT is able to achieve this regeneration even after having lost most of its initial mass, including the internal machinery; however, SCP-032-IT is no longer able to fully recover the damages on its outer surface following the prolonged stay on the oceanic floor (see Recovery Log for details).

SCP-032-IT has no need for sustenance. If the object needs repairs, though, it may require small bronze fragments (no bigger than 5 cm3) to ingest; these fragments end up in a metallic sack in the abdominal area. Using photoemission spectroscopy, it has been discovered that these fragments are slowly absorbed into the sack’s walls with a rate of approximately 0.78 g/day; the sack itself, for the duration of the phenomenon, has a temperature of 2±0.1 ºC higher than the surrounding materials.

When questioned regarding its identity, SCP-032-IT maintains its name to be Spurinna and to be a haruspex. It further states that it is “under the new sky” since the year 790 BCE, although being created at least 900 years before that. When questioned on the meaning of “new sky”, the objects state that it has noticed not to be in its “original place”, although this one is very similar; it further states that, under the new sky, it has not yet found any haruspex or augur similar to itself.



Recovery Log
SCP-032-IT was found in September 2015 in a naval relic, dated 43 BCE, far from the coastal city of Bagnoli by the archaeological team of ███████. The object was then brought to the Napoli Archaeological Museum, where it stayed in stock until the 10th December 2016, when it was taken into Foundation custody. All the civilians involved were inoculated with the appropriate dosage of amnestics and monitored for the standard period of time afterward.


Interviews
This section contains the interviews carried out with SCP-032-IT.
Note: the following transcriptions have been translated from classical Latin.

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