Item #: SCP-066-DE
Object Class: Euclid
Secure Containment Procedures: SCP-066-DE is to be contained in a class S3-locker in sector 11 of Site-DE4. The two keys of the box are in possession of Dr. Baum and the current guard commander of sector 11. Use of SCP-066-DE must be permitted by Dr. Baum and may only take place in a testing chamber of safety class ER-2. After incident #066-DE-I1 the secure containment procedures have been changed as follows: SCP-066-DE is to be contained in a class S4-safe with four-key-closure, on a pedestral 1 m in height, in a 3×3×3 m standard-containment-chamber. The safe is always to be in the field of view of surveilance cameras from all sides. Sensors recognize if the safe is opened by all four keys simultaneously. Failing to do so results in SCP-066-DE being destroyed by a thermit-charge. Personnel trying to gain unauthorized access to the containment-chamber or even to the safe are to be questioned, amnestized and to be reclassified to personnel class D or to be terminated. Currently any use of SCP-066-DE is prohibited, in case use of it may be allowed at a later time, the attached testing chamber class EDR-4 is to be used.
Should SCP-066-DE-1, SCP-066-DE-2 or something similar manifest, containment breach alert is to be set off, the whole facility is to be locked down and containment protocoll 𝔐𝔞𝔤𝔲𝔰 is to be executed.
Description: SCP-066-DE is a book of circa 300 pages with the title “Das kleine Zauberbuch - Für Studenten und Absolventen der Magierakademie zu █████”1 It has a red hardcover, an ISBN number on its back cover and is written in numerous fraktur-, antiqua and symbol-fonts, freely available in the internet. It contains instructions for 115 spells, divided in the chapters battlemagic, analysis, healing, protection, common spells, manipilaton and evocation, and an addendum with several runes, esotheric and alchemistic symbols. The foreword contains a list of spells which “are tought at some other institutes”, but for reasons like e.g. necromancy, summoning or blood magic are “not taught in ours and are not explained in this book”.
When a spell is carried out exaclty as descibed in the book, it comes effective; a list of tested spells can be found in the Experiment log #066-DE-P1. While doing so, the conjurer has to be close to the book (circa 0.5 m, varying from person to person). Every spell has costs which are measured in the unspecified unit “T”, and a level (Apprentice, Adept, Master, Grandmaster). Testing subjects are only able to cast spells for low costs in the beginning. In case an inexperienced subject tries to cast a spell of high cost, this results in adverse effects like vertigo and nausea, up to death. With greater experience, spells of higher cost can be carried out. Some spells contain warning notices about possible imponderabilities or instructions for members of the “Mages Academy of █████”, like that they have to report vampires or werewolves whose healing fails to the principals office.
SCP-066-DE was found near the remnants of an unidentifyable person, which seems to be exploded from the inside. The ISBN-number leads to a print-on-demand service in Germany, in whose database the whole order had been unrecoverable deleted.
A city or region named █████ is unknown. There is no information about a group called the “Mages Academy of █████”. Their inclusion into the list of Groups of Interest is suspended unti their existence is proven.
Not only has this been the most serious breach in this facility ever, it also could and had to have been avoided. Beginning with the mistakes of a project manage, like security measurements inappropriate for a reality bending euclid-SCP, ignoring of warning signs and to try to boost the career come hell (literally) or high water with a Thaumiel-SCP. To this came the lax organization of the security personnel and lack of discipline. How can it be that somebody gets from level 3 to level 5 undetected, kill the guards and cross half the level, before breach alarm is set off, because they are celebrating a birthday in the security centre instead of whatching the monitors?
Of course we could reclassify the responsibles to D-class or terminate then immediatelly. But we haven't had anything out of it. Including executions (and I'm purposely not writing “terminations”!) we have lost a project manager, an officer of the guard, almost 50 guards and MTF-members, an SCP and a test-subject that should have been euthanized long ago. What for? Nothing! For nothing at all!
Let this be a learning experience, to never be carelessly, and always to think for security first, then for your career. We are having more to lose than your life.