Midas Glove
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Item Midas Glove
Type Cotton Glove
Living No
Conscious No
Potential/Current Hazards Accidental Transmutation
Clothing/Armor Required Gloves and thick clothing. The item should only be handled by an sufficiently informed Insurgency member.
Location Base Six
Reported Anomaly Transmutation of Elements

Usage

The article can be used for the creation of work material as well as monetary sustenance for the operations of the Insurgency. The experimentation must be carried out in a controlled environment and the staff should wear safety suits and follow the assigned protocol at all times to avoid accidental transformations. Test subjects should only be drawn from institutions highly compliant with Insurgency requests. (See Public Update - 06/04/1926)

Report

The item is a white cotton glove made for men from the Victorian era. When the item is used to touch any living organic object this will transform it into solid gold with a purity of 99.99%. For the effect to take place the person must touch the organism with the tip of the right index finger, which will initiate the change. Any attempt to use another finger, full hand or the glove alone will not activate the effect. Any living being that is transmuted, will take time to transform in an average time of 20 seconds to 1 minute depending on the size and volume of the organism. Experimentation has shown that the glove is incapable of transforming other organisms that are not living humans. Other living organisms such as animals, plants and even unicellular organisms do not present any kind of change. The article is also unable to transmute dead organisms, regardless of their state of degradation.

The instances transmuted by the article have been shown to have the same properties of average gold as to be able to retain energy on a larger scale than other metals allowing the development of more efficient infrared reflectors as well as retention and focus of heat in the industrial processes of creation of weapons. As it is a more ductile and malleable metal than ordinary gold, it has been possible to create transparent sheets with a thickness of ████, surpassing in durability the currently used polymer alloys. The gold created is also an excellent and resistant conductor for the electrical installations of the bases of the Insurgency.

History

The article was part of the objects that were removed from contention by the Insurgency during the Foundation Civil War. Formerly under the name SCP-███, the article was the first content object belonging to MC&D Ltd. during the first major sweep of the Foundation in a private club in London, England in 1911. During the raid were ██ golden statues of men and women in positions ranging from agonizing to erotic poses. Although currently MC&D Ltd. tried to persuade to return the object of even buying it for a large sum, the High Command decided that it would be more beneficial for the Insurgency to retain the item.

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