SCP-198 Cup of Joe | object class euclid | Beverage / Drink / transfiguration scp

Item #: SCP-198 Object Class: Euclid Special Containment Procedures: SCP-198 is
located in a secure room of Site-██ with armed guards posted outside to prevent any
unauthorized access. SCP-198 is to be stored under 24-hour video surveillance in a sealed
and locked case (0.5 m x 0.5 m x 0.5 m) and the key kept in a secured location accessible
only to those personnel with Level 3 clearance and above. Under no circumstances are any
Foundation personnel to handle SCP-198. All handling of SCP-198 is to be done via remote
robotic means or by D-class test subjects only. In light of Incident 198-A and Incident 198-B,
Object Class has been elevated to Euclid and Containment Protocol 198 has been established.
SCP-198’s case must now be kept on a digital scale attached to an alarm system with redundant
backups for power in its secure room. Any deviations in weight will indicate a breach
and Site Supervisors must immediately enact Containment Protocol 198 detailed below. Description: SCP-198 has taken numerous forms
since coming into Foundation possession in 19██. Since acquisition, SCP-198 has been
observed to have had dozens of different forms including a Styrofoam cup, █████████ brand
glass beer bottle, ██████ and ████-████ brand aluminum soda
cans, an oversized shotglass that read “One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor”,
a plastic water bottle with a █████ label partially peeled off, and [DATA EXPUNGED].
These forms always appear partially filled with the expected liquid a vessel of that
type would contain. Currently, SCP-198 appears as an ordinary
white, porcelain coffee mug with blue, vertical stripes evenly spaced around its exterior.
There are no visible manufacturer markings or otherwise remarkable details about its
appearance in its current form. The object has resisted all attempts at destruction or
sampling for further analysis. When inactive, SCP-198 can hold the expected 240 mL (8 fl
oz) of liquid that any standard coffee mug would hold. Anomalous behavior does not manifest until
a live human being grasps SCP-198 to hold it. Approximately 2 – 5 seconds after the
SCP is held, it will instantly bond itself through unknown, albeit painful means to the
handler’s hand or hands. Test subjects have reported the pain of bonding with SCP-198
as a “searing” or “fiery” sensation, though no heat can be detected by outside
observers or instruments. The use of gloves or other barriers between the object and the
hand does not prevent the bonding process so long as the subject can still grip SCP-198.
Extensive testing has revealed that the bond appears to be at the molecular level and is
permanent until the death of its holder. To date, no means have been found to break the
bond including cutting or severing the fingers or hand of the holder as any wounds below
the wrist of the test subject heal instantaneously. Further proposed testing of the range of healing
up the handler’s arm is pending approval. Once bonded, any liquid inside SCP-198 will
disappear and the container will inexplicably begin to fill from the bottom-up with a fluid
or a semi-solid material, stopping only once it reaches the top of the container. The liquid
or semi-solid is different for each holder, but it has to date been a bodily fluid or
human excretion in each test instance. Such instances have included human saliva, sweat,
blood, bile, mucus, urine, feces, and [DATA EXPUNGED] as well as combinations of two or
more of these. Once SCP-198 has filled, the holder will undergo
rapid dehydration and/or emaciation, becoming increasingly malnourished to the point of
death, which usually occurs within 24 hours if nothing is done to prevent it. Ingestion
of standard foods, liquids, or I.V.-supplied nutrients does nothing to reverse or slow
this process. Testing has revealed that the only means by which the subject can gain nourishment
is by consuming the contents of SCP-198; however, the constant rate of dehydration and emaciation
remains the same, forcing the test subject to consume vast quantities of the excretions
almost constantly to remain alive. As the contents are consumed or – as is often the
case – dumped out of the container, SCP-198 will continue to refill itself automatically.
Test subjects have lasted as long as 70 hours by consuming the excretions before finally
succumbing to exhaustion or refusing to consume any more of the contents, which invariably
leads to death. Upon expiration of the handler, the bond with
SCP-198 is broken and the object can once again be manipulated. In approximately 75%
of test instances, SCP-198 will disappear once the bond is broken and reappear almost
instantly on a nearby flat surface, seemingly with a preference for tables or shelves within
the same room, and take on a new form. Approximately 90% of these reappearances of SCP-198 is within
the general vicinity of the now deceased handler, but several times the object has been observed
to reappear in nearby containment rooms, observation rooms, and in one case [DATA EXPUNGED]. Due
to the catastrophic nature of that incident, extreme care is to be taken when in proximity
to SCP-198’s containment or testing room. Foundation personnel are urged not to bring
with them any beverages or containers within 100 m of SCP-198’s containment room even
when the object is not actively being researched. SCP-198 was acquired by the Foundation from
an underground bunker in ███████, Germany, after the bunker’s accidental discovery
by construction workers. Reports of strange activity and deaths among the construction
company regarding this bunker brought the object to Foundation attention. Agent ██████, upon
responding to the location, discovered several deceased and grossly emaciated corpses, both
recent and some quite old. Unaware of the nature of their deaths or the SCP in question,
Agent ██████ sealed off the area and awaited back-up. It was then that the
nature of the SCP object revealed itself as the Agent mistakenly grabbed what appeared
to be an unopened bottle of water from a table at the construction site. Backup arrived to
find an extremely agitated Agent ██████ vomiting and struggling to remove from his hand a cup
full of fresh [DATA EXPUNGED]. Agent ██████ later self-terminated during location clean-up. Incident 198-A: Date: ██-██-20██
Location: Site-██ Description: At approximately 2:15 PM, Researcher
John ██████, who was working in an observation room adjacent to SCP-198’s
containment room, reached for what he thought to be his thermos of iced tea only to discover
he was firmly bonded to what appeared to be SCP-198. Immediately, Researcher ██████ notified
Site Supervisors who, upon inspection of containment room 198, discovered that SCP-198 was indeed
missing from its case. At least 3 months had passed since the last experiment had been
conducted on SCP-198 without incident. Researcher ██████ was interviewed by Site
staff and was kept alive by consuming the contents of SCP-198 for 31 hours before finally
refusing to drink the contents any longer. Incident 198-B: Date: ██-██-20██
Location: Site-██ Description: At approximately 8:00 AM, Security
Guard Albert ████████ stopped to get a cup of coffee from a break room later
determined to be located three floors underneath and two hallways over from SCP-198’s containment
room. The guard found himself bonded to SCP-198 when he attempted to grab a bottle of dairy
creamer from the break room refrigerator. Once again Site Supervisors were notified
of a potential containment breach and discovered SCP-198’s case to be empty. Guard ████████ was
interviewed and chose to self-terminate rather than consume any of the contents of SCP-198. Immediately after Incident 198-B, Site Supervisors
determined that the Object Class should be raised to Euclid and Containment Protocol
198 was created to handle future containment breaches. Containment Protocol 198: Containment Protocol 198 is to be executed
immediately by Site Supervisors after a containment breach of SCP-198 is detected. In the event
that the alarm attached to SCP-198’s scale is sounded, Site-██ is to be locked down
and all personnel are to immediately avoid any beverage containers and evacuate the facility
until SCP-198 can be located and properly secured. For test logs, please see Experiment Log 198-A. Experiment log of Dr. ███████ on
SCP-198 testing various manifestations of its anomalous properties Notes: Testing on SCP-198 is to be done outside
of its containment room in a secure experimentation room. SCP-198 is to be placed via robotic
means on a plain table in the center of the otherwise empty room. During experimentation,
all Foundation personnel are to remotely observe either via surveillance camera or adjacent
observation room behind a secure, plexiglass window. At no time should any Foundation personnel
enter the experimentation room while experiments are being conducted. Armed guards and clean-up
crews will be posted outside the experimentation room and will not enter until the test subject
has expired. Experiment 198-A-1 Date: ██-██-████
Procedure: Object is observed to have the form of a small glass of water. Class D personnel
instructed to enter room and touch SCP-198 with his finger, but ordered not to hold or
pick up the object. Results: No bonding takes place and Class
D personnel is unaffected. Experiment 198-A-2 Date: ██-██-████
Procedure: Same Class D personnel is instructed to pick up SCP-198.
Results: Class D personnel screams in surprise as the bonding process takes place. Test subject
immediately begins to try and pry SCP-198 from his hand. Test subject ordered to calm
down and describe the contents of SCP-198: Dr. ███████: Please describe
the contents of the object in your hand. Test Subject: What the ████ is going
on?! I can’t get it off! [Liquid is seen spilling from SCP-198 as the test subject
flails around.] Dr. ███████: Yes, we are aware
of the situation. Please calm down and describe the contents of the object in your hand. [D Class personnel is seen to cautiously sniff
the contents of SCP-198.] Test Subject: Is that ████?! Oh god,
that’s disgusting, man! [Test subject stumbles slightly and falls to one knee at this point.]
Doc? I don’t feel so good, man. Dr. ███████: Please describe
what you’re feeling right now. Test Subject: I… I feel weak. Tired. Thirsty,
too. What’s going on? Can I get some water, man?
Dr. ███████: I’m sorry, I cannot do that. But perhaps the contents in your
hand…? Test Subject: Are you ███████ kidding
me, man?! No ███████ way! Dr. ███████: Suit yourself. Approximately 2 hours into the experiment,
the test subject is observed to curse loudly before gulping down the contents of SCP-198.
Test subject periodically drinks from SCP-198 until finally succumbing to exhaustion and
expiring 29 hours into the experiment. Subsequent autopsy determines the contents of the test
subject’s stomach to be mostly human urine. DNA profile on the urine came back inconclusive
and with no known match in our database. Upon death of the test subject, SCP-198 unbonded,
disappeared, and returned to the table in the form of a large, half-filled plastic pitcher
of what appears to be ice and lemonade. Experiment 198-A-3 Date: ██-██-████
Procedure: Class D personnel instructed to enter room and don surgical gloves placed
on the table next to SCP-198. Once the test subject is wearing the gloves, subject is
instructed to pick up SCP-198 (still in lemonade pitcher form) and pour herself a glass.
Results: Test subject is observed to use both hands to lift the pitcher to pour a drink.
Once again, Class D personnel shouts in surprise as the bonding process takes place despite
the gloves and appears to have both hands bonded to SCP-198. Test subject is highly
agitated and clearly in pain. Test Subject: Ow! Owowow! It burned me! Dr. ███████: It would appear
that both of your hands are stuck to the container. Is that the case? Test Subject: Yeah! Does it look like I’m
not stuck?! [Test subject is visibly straining to pull her hands apart from SCP-198.] Dr. ███████: Can you remove
your hands from the gloves? Test Subject: No! They’re stuck to this damn
thing, t—! [Test subject pauses mid-sentence and stares at the pitcher in her hands. Seconds
later, test subject is seen vomiting violently and falling to her knees. A brownish, semi-solid
mass spills onto the floor from SCP-198.] Dr. ███████: Can you please
describe the contents of the pitcher, please? Test Subject: ████! ████! ████! Test subject continued vomiting for approximately
ten minutes before collapsing to the floor. Test subject became uncooperative at this
point and would not respond to the researcher’s requests. Security guards are instructed to
enter the experimentation room and terminate test subject. Testing concluded that the substance
in question was human feces. Again, the DNA profile of the substance was inconclusive
and matchless in our database. Upon death of the test subject, SCP-198 unbonded and
remained in its lemonade pitcher form, once again half-filled with what appeared to be
lemonade and ice but did not teleport back to the table surface.

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