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319controlpanel

One of six control panels for SCP-319.

Summary

SCP-319 is a mechanical device constructed circa 1894, consisting primarily of 12 interlocking rings assembled in a 8-meter diameter spherical formation, allowing a clockwork mechanism, driven by electric motors, to rotate each ring separately on each axis. The purpose of the assembly appears to be the precise placement of 12 instances of SCP-319-1 in relation to each other. The assembly has been frozen in its current configuration since its recovery, and current motion of instances of SCP-319-1 have been almost solely due to tectonic disturbances and thermal expansion/contraction of the material comprising SCP-319-1

SCP-319-1 designates 12 anomalous mineral specimens mounted on SCP-319. Each instance of SCP-319-1 is nearly fully enclosed in a housing made of brass, copper and glass, with a 12mm opening pointed at the center of SCP-319-2. Each housing for SCP-319-1 is connected to heavy-duty electrical cabling that loops in a closed circuit connecting each instance. Measurements indicate a constant 50 amperes of current in this circuit despite no connection to an outside power source.

SCP-319-2 designates a bubble of vacuum 2.561 meters across suspended inside SCP-319. SCP-319-2 appears to be in a lower energy state than the surrounding universe. Because of the alteration of physical constants within this bubble, any matter and energy entering this bubble is annihilated, as their quantum structures are incompatible. Current theory predicts that the existence of SCP-319-2 should catalyze a vacuum metastability event, resulting in the expansion of the boundary of SCP-319-2 at the speed of light, bringing the vacuum state of the surrounding universe down to its lower energy state. The expansion of SCP-319-2 appears to be held in check by the precise positioning of SCP-319-1 around it. This is supported by the fact that any recorded movement of SCP-319-1 allows SCP-319-2 to grow by varying amounts. Over the past 50 years, vibrations and thermal expansion have moved SCP-319-1 enough to allow SCP-319-2 to enlarge by 0.61 meters in diameter, meaning that, at its current rate of expansion, in at 450 years containment will fail as the outer boundary of SCP-319-2 intersects the innermost ring of SCP-319.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 3-A

Name: SCP-319, "A Curious Device"

Origin: SCP Foundation

Age: 121

Classification: Keter Anomalous Weapon

Wielders: SCP Foundation, Formerly Sir Bandon Lawhead-Smythe

Powers and Abilities: Quantum Manipulation

Attack Potency: Universe level (If its containment fails it will create a vacuum metastability event, bringing the vacuum state of the surrounding universe down to its lower energy state, which would annihilate all matter and energy in the universe and alter the laws of physics and chemistry in such a way that they no longer apply to anything)

Speed: Below Average Human under control, Speed Of Light if its containment fails

Durability: Unknown

Range: Universal

Weaknesses: None notable