SCP-065-PT
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Item #: SCP-065-PT

Object Class: Safe

Threat Level: White

Special Containment Procedures: All SCP-065-PT instances must be kept in the Artificial Habitat 065-A, located at the Vivarium Center of Site PT10. The location has an area of 200 m², with a height of 4.5 m, and can only be accessed by members of the 065-PT-10 Group.

The habitat seeks to replicate the climatic conditions of the central area of the Midwest Region of Brazil, where the entities were initially found, and must also contain plant species native to the aforementioned region, in addition to having a source of fresh drinking water and ant and termite colonies, to feed the instances. Once every three days, varied fruits must be introduced into the habitat to contribute to the maintenance of a balanced diet for all entities.

Weekly, the habitat must be analyzed in order to identify any problems in the equipment that keep the site functioning, such as the systems for lighting, running water filtering, temperature regulation, etc. In addition, the same analysis must verify the proliferation of ant and termite colonies throughout the habitat, in addition to verifying the general condition of the plant species in the habitat. Given the self-sufficiency of the system present in the habitat, its cleaning must be done only to guarantee the maintenance of the equipment present at the location.

The group directly related to the object, designated 065-PT-10, is currently formed by three independent detachments, each of which is necessary for the research, containment and/or maintenance of the containment of SCP-065-PT instances.

065-PT-10-A is responsible for researching, testing and analyzing the anomalous characteristics of all entities currently registered and contained in Site PT10, in addition to being responsible for the study of the individual carapaces, also contained in the same site, and of Document ZKA-065-A.

065-PT-10-B is divided into two subgroups, both aimed at maintaining the well-being of instances. The first, B-1, aims to maintain the specimens themselves, performing any veterinary procedures with them, when necessary, and having their own wing in the Veterinary Center of Site PT10 to carry out such procedures. The second, B-2, has the function of maintaining the systems found inside Artificial Habitat 065-A, in order to preserve the environment where the specimens are contained.

065-PT-10-C is aimed at locating, securing and containing SCP-065-PT instances not yet contained in Brazilian territory. This detachment has subgroups in the vast majority of the sites of the Lusophone Foundation, working together with personnel infiltrated in the most diverse private and public institutions of environmental preservation. 065-PT-10-C also aims to establish contact with members of the Hunting Club of the Fauna and the Flora willing to assist in searches for the entities, following the guidelines of the Treaty of Eventual Cooperation CCFF-FL 026.

When a total of fifteen SCP-065-PT instances are contained in Site PT10, and consequently occupying Artificial Habitat 065-A, Protocol 065-HA-02 should come into effect, enabling the construction of an artificial habitat identical to the aforementioned one, being also able to support only fifteen specimens in its interior.

The individual carapaces must be kept in Light Containment Room 06, at Site PT10. Given the research being performed with the objects, they must not be cleaned, and the plant and fungal species found in them must not be removed. In the same room, in a standard metal file, Document ZKA-065-A must be kept. Only members of Group 065-PT-10 have access to the containment room.

Document ZKA-065-A was digitized and may be found in the terminal systems found in the observation room of Artificial Habitat 065-A, which can be accessed by members of Group 065-PT-10. Any attempt to copy and/or export the document's files to any other unauthorized terminal or server will be automatically logged and suppressed.


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Illustration of SCP-065-PT-K, produced by PoI 13921, taken from Document ZKA-065-A.


Description: SCP-065-PT is the designation given to an anomalous species of the genus Priodontes, physically similar to the species Priodontes Maximus (Giant-Armadillo). There are currently thirteen registered specimens that make up SCP-065-PT, named SCP-065-PT-A to SCP-065-PT-M. All instances have the same anomalous traits, these being the presence of a carapace of as yet unknown composition, which was shown to be indestructible, and presenting a still undetermined longevity. The instances also appear to develop their organisms indefinitely, with the largest specimen recorded measuring 1.59 m in height and 2.13 m in length, while having a mass of 975 kg.

SCP-065-PT instances use their carapaces as a defense mechanism. Given the shape of these, the specimens bend down and retract their heads when they feel threatened, protecting their bodies almost completely, however the rest of their bodies are still vulnerable to any kind of damage. The same material that makes up their carapaces appears to be the same material found on the top of their heads and tails, but this theory has not yet been confirmed.

The instances of SCP-065-PT-E to SCP-065-PT-M have several marks on their carapaces, in addition to some of which have plant and fungal species, which theoretically developed a mutualistic relationship with the instances. The aforementioned marks involve discolorations of certain areas, paintings from different periods and compositions, and damage marks1. Specimens present in the carapaces appear to develop normally, even though they do not have access to soil nutrients. Studies are being carried out on both the live instances and the individual carapaces to determine how such a process occurs.

In addition to the live specimens, through searches in the region, four separate carapaces were found, possibly from deceased instances over time, designated SCP-065-PT-1 to SCP-065-PT-4. Such objects show that even after the specimens die, the carapaces retain their anomalous characteristics. Given the damage marks found on three living instances, an extensive series of tests were carried out on these objects in order to find a way to damage them. All tests conducted so far have not been able to damage the structure of the objects by conventional means2. If it is possible to do so, this document will be updated accordingly.

Discovery/History: The first three instances of SCP-065-PT were recovered after traffic accident records near kilometer 568 of the BR-163 highway, located in the state of Mato Grosso, on 27/01/1998. These records presented different causes for the accidents, however they were all consistent in the statement that "giant armadillos" were observed at the time. Foundation personnel infiltrated in the Highway Police in the region were unable to locate the objects on the same day as the accident, but containment teams found them the following day on the banks of the Arinos River, which crosses the aforementioned highway.

The extraction of the first three specimens was carried out without any complications, being followed by an extensive search in the region for more instances. On 11/03/1998, during one of the searches through the Arinos Rives, between the municipalities of Itanhangá and Brianorte, Foundation personnel identified members of the Group of Interest "Hunting Club for the Fauna and the Flora" shooting at two instances of SCP-065-PT. Initial contact with the members of the CCFF took place at the same time, without any conflict.

After securing and containing the two specimens, contact between the regional administrative council of the Hunting Club of the Fauna and the Flora and representatives of the External Affairs Department of Site PT10 established on 06/04/1998 the Treaty of Eventual Cooperation CCFF-FL 026. This treaty determined that the CCFF would assist Foundation personnel in the search and containment of SCP-065-PT instances and individual carapaces, under the condition that club members could neutralize only one of the entities.

On 24/02/1998, the CCFF revoked their condition to contribute to the aforementioned treaty, but would still assist the Foundation in containing the instances. Members from the CCFF stated that "[…] the excessive expenditure of equipment, observed in the hunting of the animals, was still ineffective against them. The invulnerability of the specimens makes them irrelevant to the Club and has been a reason for internal conflicts among our members, therefore the Administrative Council took the decision to completely stop hunting these animals." Thus, the terms of the Treaty of Eventual Cooperation CCFF-FL 026 were updated, simply determining the joint efforts of the Foundation and the Hunting Club for the Fauna and Flora to contain SCP-065-PT instances.

From 15/02/2000 to 23/05/2002, a total of five instances of SCP-065-PT were recovered, all from the Arinos River region, in the state of Mato Grosso, with the assistance of the CCFF. On 29/05/2002 the CCFF highlighted the existence of one of the members who had left the club due to conflicts involving SCP-065-PT instances, and who could possibly have specimens in their possession. The club claimed to have no knowledge of the ex-member's exact whereabouts, registered as PoI 13921, so searches were carried out across the region to determine their location.

The corpse of PoI 13921 was found on 03/07/2002 on the banks of the Arinos River, less than a kilometer from their residence, where three instances of SCP-065-PT and Document ZKA-065-A were found.

Addendum: Document recovered after containing the instances found in the abandoned residence of PoI 13921, located near the Arinos River, Mato Grosso. The transcribed document is a record of the interaction of PoI 13921 with the aforementioned instances, in addition to containing other personal information about them. Below are transcribed the most relevant parts for the study of SCP-065-PT, but the complete document can be consulted at the terminals of the observation room of Artificial Habitat 065-A, and may be accessed by members of Group 065-PT-10.



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