Item #: SCP-423

Object Class: Safe

Laconic Containment Procedures: SCP-423 is kept in a room containing several bookshelves and an incinerator. All personnel entering or exiting the room must be checked for written material. Any written material found must be checked for SCP-423 and then incinerated if clean.

Laconic Description: SCP-423 has no physical form, existing only in textual narratives. It inserts itself into books where it will then appear as a minor character named "Fred" or something similar, and appearance can vary based on what is appropriate for the context of the book. The narrative of the book will change to include SCP-423, or "Fred". It is not known what would happen if SCP-423 were to die in a narrative, as it seems to show apt ability to avoid this outcome. SCP-423 does seem to be intelligent, as when placed in a journal, it will respond to questions written within.

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