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SCP-XXX is to be kept in its leather sheath in a 16x16 room, the door of which is to be fitted with [Data Expunged] as well as a memetic neutralization grid consisting of [Data Expunged]. When under experimentation, the object should not be moved to a lab, rather, lab equipment should be brought to the room. The artifact is to be handled by remotely operated robotic arms, and never by a human individual. It should not leave the memetic neutralization grid. Should a person come in contact with the artifact, they should be neutralized immediately. Tranquilizers have been shown to be effective. Any person who has experience with darts, javelin throwing, or other sports involving throwing (including baseball and football) is not to be allowed access to the artifact.

SCP-XXX is a weathered bone spearhead approximately 17 inches long, currently attached to a length of bog oak. Upon contact with blood or internal organs, spiny bone growths sprout from the spearhead. The spines begin consuming nutrients from their surroundings. These growths are quite brittle, and easy to break without damaging the spearhead, but when multiple sprouts enter a bodymass, they make it very difficult to remove the spear. Fresh water with certain mineral content has been shown to cause the bone spikes to retract. This may have been used as a method for readying the object by its user. It has been proven with robotics that a person with sufficient strength could remove the spear from a corpse with some difficulty, but for obvious reasons, no human subject has been allowed to handle the artifact.

SCP-XXX came into the foundation's possession after an incident in County █████, Ulster. The Royal Ulster Constablury responded to a call from an archeological dig near ███████. The siezed police report indicates that upon their arrival, all but one of the archeologists at the site were dead. The final archaeologist was using a field knife to cut SCP-XXX out of the belly of a person whom he had recently killed.

According to reports, the archaeologist ignored the orders of the Garda, finished removing the blade of SCP-XXX from the body, and charged the constables. Officer ██████ fired his sidearm, killing the archaeologist. Thankfully, the officers followed procedure, and no one handled SCP-XXX until a Crime Scene Investigation unit arrived. After Photographing, one of the constables handled the artifact, and immediately attacked another member of the Constabulary. He was fired upon, and killed before he could remove SCP-XXX from the body.

One of the RUC commanders had previous contact with the foundation, and ordered that no one should handle the spear. He contacted the foundation, which responded with haste. The foundation used a remotely operated explosives disposal robot to retrieve SCP-XXX without incident. Using this robot, the artifact was transported to [Data Expunged].

Containment Operations

As of ██,██,███, knowledge of SCP-XXX is contained, the officers who witnessed the incident were either terminated or are currently serving as Class D Personnel.

We were unable to retrieve all of the files which included photographs or data of the artifact, so on ██,██,███; ██,██,███; and ██,██,███ respectively, the constabulary stations holding data were destroyed with fuel-air bombs. Destruction of the records in fire were confirmed. Thankfully, Northern Ireland was embroiled in civil conflict at the time, and several terrorist groups were all to willing to claim responsibility for the attacks. Evidence was planted to lend credence to these claims.

As for the archaeological site, researchers believe it to be the tomb of ██ ██████, and great pains have been taken to make the sight appear ruined by a previous, inept dig. Appropriately weathered and carbon dated documents have been “discovered” showing that an archaeological dig was conducted by Sir James Matheson in 1858, who's ineptitude destroyed the Callanish site in the Scottish Hebrides. According to our planted documents, the artifacts discovered there were placed aboard the HMS ███████ for transport, which was a real vessel carrying actual artifacts and was lost at sea during a storm in January of 1859. As of ██,██,███, [Data Expunged] academics have referenced the Archaeological site no less than [Data Expunged] times without incident or reference to any other possible chain of events than the one we have planted.

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