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SCP-3973 in containment.

Item #: SCP-3973

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3973 is to be kept in a locked box and placed inside of a standard anomalous item locker in the Site-16 storage room. Testing is approved for and staff Level 2 or higher. Staff who wish to test SCP-3973 must make an entry in the log book located in the Site-16 storage room.

Following Interview 3973-1 and Dr. Harpy's request, SCP-3973's containment procedures are to be changed. SCP-3973 is to be kept in a locked 30x30x30 cm acrylic glass box in Site-16's Anomalous Item Research Lab 104. The scenery inside of the glass box should be changed once a month as an incentive for SCP-3973 to continue to comply with interviews. The scenery may be changed by adding more miniatures, plastic foliage, sand, or plastic rocks. These have been provided by Dr. Harpy and can be found in a labeled box in the Site-16 break room.

Staff who wish to test or interview SCP-3973 must have a security clearance of Level 2 or higher and receive permission from Dr. Harpy first.

Description: SCP-3973 is a standard miniature from the tabletop war game Warhammer 40,0001. The object is physically unremarkable, being composed of plastic and reaching a height of about 3.3 cm. SCP-3973 is covered in layers of ███████ brand model paint. The object's only apparent anomalous property is an influence over the outcome of dice rolls within a 50 cm radius caused by unknown means.

When it was originally contained, all dice rolled within a 50 cm radius of SCP-3973 always landed with the lowest side facing up. Due to this, SCP-3973 was originally classified as an anomalous item and denied full SCP classification. For a total of ██ months, SCP-3973 was kept in storage in one of Site-16's anomalous item lockers. During one of Site-16's routine anomalous item checks, Incident 3973-FC occurred. See below for details.

The following is an excerpt from the log of Dr. Harpy. At the time, Dr. Harpy was preforming routine anomaly checks on multiple items from Site-16's Anomalous Items Department.

Item Description: A tabletop war game miniature that influenced dice rolled within a 50 cm radius to land with the lowest dies facing up.
Date of Recovery: 02/09/██
Location of Recovery: █████████, ██
Current Status: A standard anomalous item locker in Site-16.

Testing materials:

  • One U.S. quarter
  • One four sided die
  • One six sided die
  • One eight sided die
  • One 10 sided die
  • One 12 sided die
  • One 20 sided die

Test 1:
Procedure: One U.S. quarter is flipped within the item's area of effect.
Results: The quarter lands vertically on its side. Test repeated five times with the same results

For brevity, tests two through six have been excluded. Procedure included rolling each die multiple times and each test resulted in the die landing with the "1" side facing up.

Test 7:
Procedure: An impromptu test after accidentally knocking multiple dice into the object's area of effect. A total of six dice were rolled in the 50cm area.
Results: Dice landed in a pattern that resembled a "smiley face", with the six and four sided dice making two eyes and the rest forming a mouth. Test repeated a total of seven times, with the dice landing in the exact same formation each time. Requesting further research into the anomalous properties of this object.

For brevity, the following excerpts are some of the more important findings from experiments with SCP-3973.

Test 1:
Procedure: Asked for die to land on the "2" side.
Results: Die landed on the "2" side

After several tests to confirm that the results were an anomalous effect, and not merely coincidence, Dr. Harpy suggested asking SCP-3973 if it was listening or could understand them, as it was able to give them the numbers they asked for.

Test 14:
Procedure: Asked if SCP-3973 could understand what the doctors were saying, with the "2" side for yes and the "3" side for no.
Results: The die landed with the "2" side facing up.
Analysis: The possibility of sapience in SCP-3973 is considered.

Test 15:
Procedure: Asked if SCP-3973 was aware of what was going on around it.
Results: The die landed with the "2" side facing up.

Test 16:
Procedure: Asked if SCP-3973 had thoughts.
Results: The die landed with the "2" side facing up.
Note: In the ██ months that SCP-3973 as been in Foundation custody, it has been kept in a box in a locked anomalous item containment locker. Now we are faced with the possibility of sapience. -Dr. Harpy

Through testing, it was revealed that SCP-3973 exhibits signs of sapience. A communication system has been established with SCP-3973. The object must be placed on a surface that has a radius less then 50 cm. The interviewer can then roll a 20 sided and 6 sided die. SCP-3973 will make the die show a number that lines up with a letter of the alphabet. If the letter is on a spot in the alphabet lower then 20, SCP-3973 will make the 6 sided die fall off of the table. All dice falling off of the table indicates a period.

Interviewed: SCP-3973

Interviewer: Dr. Harpy

Foreword: Dr. Harpy preformed the interview with the aforementioned dice-based communication system.
<Begin Log>

Dr. Harpy: What is the first thing you can remember SCP-3973?

SCP-3973: WHERE IS COMMANDER

Dr. Harpy: Commander? Can you elaborate?

SCP-3973: COMMANDER TOOK ME AND SQUAD IN. PUT US TOGETHER. MADE US THE MEN WE ARE TODAY.

Dr. Harpy: Others? There are more like you?

SCP-3973: OTHERS BUT NOT LIKE ME. LOOK THE SAME BUT NO BRAINS. STILL NICE TO BE AROUND.

Dr. Harpy: What is the last thing you can remember before being put into our custody?

SCP-3973: COMMANDER WAS UPSET. NOT SURE WHY. WAS HELPING COMMANDER WIN BIG BATTLE. GIVING HIGHEST ROLLS. PEOPLE SEEMED MAD AT COMMANDER. CALL THEM CHEATER. I THOUGHT I DID SOMETHING WRONG. DECIDED TO GIVE LOWEST INSTEAD OF HIGHEST FROM THEN ON. TOO LATE. COMMANDER LEFT US IN A DROP POD.

Dr. Harpy: …I think I see. You've done well SCP-3973. Any closing remarks?

SCP-3973: THANK YOU FOR LISTENING SERGEANT

<End Log>

Note: Following Interview 3973-1, I am formally requesting a change in the containment procedures for SCP-3973. I suggest moving the object to a glass box in an Anomalous Item Research Lab so it can see people more often as a "reward" for being compliant during interviews. - Dr. Harpy

Addendum: SCP-3973 was discovered at ████████, a war game tournament in the city of █████████, ██. A Foundation agent (Agent T████) who was attending that tournament on their personal time had heard rumors of a competitor (M████ C████) who had been accused of cheating at multiple tournaments. M████ C████ left all his figure behind in a box after getting banned for cheating at the tournament. Agent T████ took the box home to try and find out how the cheating had occurred. Shortly after, the anomalous property was discovered.

Several items were discovered in the box that SCP-3973 was found in, including:

  • Several more Space Marine miniatures
  • Several different types of dice
  • Photographs of miniatures posed together, SCP-3973 is possibly in one of them
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