Laconic Special Containment Procedures: SCP-374 must be stored in a disassembled state. The blade must be separated from the rest of the device and cleaned after each use. The blade and the original wooden frame of SCP-374 must be connected and never replaced; every other part of it can be replaced as needed. Every expired instance of SCP-374-1 must be preserved in formaldehyde, then incinerated after one year. Every instance of SCP-374-1 should ideally be D-class personnel, except in emergencies. Every interview must be recorded, transcribed and archived.

Laconic Description: SCP-374 is a French Revolution era guillotine that produces an instance of SCP-374-1 every time it is used to decapitate a human being. Every human head (SCP-374-1) is inhabited by the personality of French Revolutionary Jean Philippe-Horace-Donatien (rest of name redacted). For 35 minutes the head is able to provide the answer to any question that it is asked. However, SCP-374-1 believes the Foundation to be evil, resulting in its actual helpfulness being minimal.

Laconic History: SCP-374 was recovered during a raid on an MCD facility sometime in the 20th century. The first instance of SCP-374-1 in the Foundation made his hatred for them instantly known.

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