The so-called "Treasures of the Gods" are kept in a large chamber (called, creatively enough, the Vault) several levels below the Main House.note They have been collected from fictional worlds spanning time and space, and are protected on a rotating schedule by members of the House of Defense. Visitors must pass through GLaDOS's temple and enter a reinforced elevator just behind her altar to see the Treasures up close. Some gods have or can be persuaded to lend passes that in theory allow a visitor in with minimal fuss. Sometimes they even work!
The Companion Cube has been brought in here several times, but it never stayed for long. Theologists believe that this is partially because everyone in the House of Love, (for lack of a better term) loves it so much, and because some of them claim it can talk. And because Slaanesh, between bouts of apparent disinterest, has been seen eyeing it. Slaanesh is interested in just about everything, but there's just something unnerving about that want-it don't-want it attitude. Eventually, though, it has been placed in the Treasury once more, and security was amped so that it stays there.
Due to its experience in this sort of work, The SCP Foundation has now officially taken over all security duties in the Vault (on most days keeping Daiki Kaito, Carmen Sandiego, Felicia Hardy, Ramiel, and other would-be thieves out) and handles coordination between the members from the House of Defense in the area. However, many deities find this to be a weak excuse to allow Foundation scientists to probe and study the artifacts within; as such, in order to ensure that any research done is ethical, in line with the Pantheon's interests as a whole as opposed to just the Foundation's and harnessing the expertise of relevant members of the Pantheon, Turaga Whenua, selected for the role as a result of his personal integrity, managerial know-how and one-time position as an Archivist in his own universe, has been placed in charge of all such work. Efforts, for the time being, are focused on Rings and power batteries of the other Lantern Corps, the animated and live-action Allspark, and the remaining Megazords.
Because of the large number of items, inter-dimensional vaults were created to house and categorize them for easier access. Similarly, a treasure classification system has been implemented to ascertain the dangers of a fictional artifact and whether it is necessary to contain in the Vault, especially Maximum Security. Sometimes this system has been used to grade dangerous items not in the hands of the Treasures.
- Class 6: No known notable effects directly caused by it, in the Treasury for symbolic importance or other reasons, safe for use. Any Treasure that is otherwise an ordinary object that can technically be found in the real world such as The Art of War is considered a Class 6 despite the lessons it imparts that can lead to real damage from warfare.
- Class 5: Capable of affecting an individual in some form or another, such as through giving them superhuman abilities, inducing memory loss, or killing them. Any corrosive type of weapon, trinket or strong material such as Vibranium is given this designation. Any normal Behelitnote is considered a Class 5 object.
- Class 4: Capable of causing a localized group of people or an entire settlement to be heavily affected, effects (positive or negative) can spread further if left unchecked, bearing the risk of becoming a Class 3 threat. Has possible mild reality-warping effects. The Crimson Behelit is an example for transporting the entirety of Guts and company to the site of the Eclipse for sacrifice. Power-boosting objects such as Aghanim's Scepter are considered Class 4 as well.
- Class 3: Can affect society on a large-scale, cause complete structural and societal collapse of a species or mass environmental effects. This can range from destroying a city (Godzilla-levels of damage) to the mass enlightenment of the human species. The treasure, in this case, is likely to have reality-bending effects. A standard large nuclear warhead would be considered a Class 3 object, though a Class 2 threat would be apparent if nuclear armageddon like Judgement Day happened. Objects capable of giving its user control over abstract concepts like magic and time often begin here.
- Class 2: Treasures capable of affecting planets and the areas around it, at most an entire galaxy, such as through the destruction of a planet or terraforming a planet into metal or waste material. Galaxy-wise, this can also abound from the complete freezing of a galaxy in time or transferring it into a pocket universe. Basically, the effects can range from planetary to stellar to galactic-scale. Expect treasures from this point to be considered extremely powerful, if not the most powerful, objects in their home universe. Since they are able to be used to wish for resurrection, immortality or the complete destruction of a planet though with limitations on the part of the wishing dragon, the Earth and Namekian Dragon Balls are considered Class 2 objects, though the Super Dragon Balls constitute Class 0 objects.
- Class 1: Reality warping objects capable of causing positive or negative effect to an entire universe. These artifacts are almost always full-on Reality Warpers, able to cause universe-ending events such as plunging it into blackness or wiping out half of the universe's population. Objects affecting the flow of abstract concepts or traverse it such as time machines and dimensional travel portals are considered Class 1, no matter how benevolent or Played for Laughs they may seem, due to the inherent dangers they present. Just look at Back to the Future Part II.
- Class 0: Reality warping objects capable of affecting an entire multiverse and at worst (or best depending on the nature of the object, but it's often worst), the entire fictional Omniverse. Only a few objects are capable of causing such effects on the cosmic scale, and are almost always reserved for Maximum Security. This may likely be brought about by representing an abstract concept of creation or having no otherwise stated limits in their respective stories. The Anti-Life Equation is at least capable of causing the complete subjugation of all beings in the universe, the ultimate goal of Darkseid, but in the hands of its true wielder, the Anti-Monitor, it is almost certain that a Class Z event will occur and result in the ontological annihilation of absolutely everything.
- Some notes:
- Being a Class 5 artifact does not denote that it is weak or insignificant compared to the others. Some well-known ones like the Holy Grail are Class 5! This merely means that their effect is limited to one individual or their effects are less impactful on the cosmic state of the universe.
- Since the SCP Foundation is in charge of documenting the Treasures in the Vault alongside Turaga Whenua, the Treasures are also listed by the Foundation's object classes, though only with their primary classification. Class 6 objects are equivalent to Safe-class SCPs, Class 4 and 5 objects are equivalent to Euclid-class SCPs and Class 1 to 3 objects are equivalent to Keter-class SCPs. Due to the constantly changing nature of some Treasures, this is not a hard and fast rule.
- Hazardous Materials
- Magical Artifacts
- Maximum Security
- Miscellaneous Items
- Narrative Device
The Triforce was originally kept in Maximum Security, however Princess Zelda's ascension caused the holy relic to divide itself and return to its three chosen bearers: Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf. Few have attempted to retrieve it since it keeps it out of the wrong hands and it can't be used by gods, making a completed Triforce of little use since everyone in the Pantheon is a god.