Hail to the King, baby.
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX are to be kept in a low-value containment on floor 9 of Site-88. Direct contact with SCP-XXXX is to be avoided and handling of the objects is to be carried out with a specialized mechanical arm.

Agents placed worldwide are to monitor archeological findings for any additional iterations of SCP-XXXX. Any recovered SCP-XXXX instances are to be remanded to Foundation custody and knowledge of their discovery is to be withheld from the public.

Instances of SCP-XXXX are to be studied for any correlation with known historical events. Any such correlations are to be reported to the current XXXX project head.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the group designation for a series of stone tablets inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphics discovered in locations outside of Egypt. The majority of currently recovered SCP-XXXX instances describe a series of prophecies predicting the life and death of a 'great king.' The instances are numbered one through eight, with the fifth tablet missing.

When a subject touches an instance of SCP-XXXX, they will be compelled to sing the contents of the tablets in Coptic.

Discovery: The first SCP-XXXX instance was discovered on January 8, 1935, in Memphis, Tennessee following minor flooding of the Mississippi River. Upon the recession of water levels, a sarcophagus was discovered on the shoreline. Local authorities attempted to examine the object, ultimately resulting in the discovery of two SCP-XXXX instances within and the destruction of the sarcophagus.

Level II Hypnosuggestive Agents1 were administered to all involved civilians and SCP-XXXX was successfully obtained by the Foundation.

Though most instances of SCP-XXXX have been recovered in the area of Memphis, Tennessee, other points of manifestation include Nevada, Hawaii, and Germany.

Addendum: The following are excerpts from several SCP-XXXX instances.

Excerpt from Tablet 1

On the early moons of Peret2 The boy who will be King will be born to farmers South of Manf. There he will learn of the strife faced by the meek and gain the strength to rule.

Excerpt from Tablet 2

By the age of manhood, he who will be King will come to possess a Golden Voice. He will travel to Manf, whereupon he will survey his kingdom, and assume his title of King. Many in power will refute his claim. Many will cast the scorn of the Gods upon him, but he will not be smitten, for he is the rightful King.

Excerpt from Tablet 3

Strife will arise in the East, and the King will travel across the Great Green3 to meet his opponents. He will stand alongside the common man and prove his valor as King. There he will meet his Queen, who will return to Manf with him.

Excerpt from Tablet 4

With his Queen at his side and his people serving, the King will rise to power and rule over his kingdom. From their union will be born a Princess. Though she will be of royal blood, she will not rule as her father.

Excerpt from Tablet 6

The demons within will prey on the King himself, though he will not know of it. The King will demand audience with the crooked vizier to offer his voice in fighting the demons within, though none will hear it. The King's failure will diminish him, though his voice will remain unwavering.

Excerpt from Tablet 7

The King's voice and visage will be cast the world over through the stars. His subjects will hear his Golden Voice, and he will shake the grasp of other rulers with his words alone. The King's message of love and wisdom will draw the adoration of all who behold him.

Excerpt from Tablet 8

Though his earthly works be incomplete, the King will transcend his mortal toil and be met with Osiris4. His life will end as he sits upon his throne of white, but his Golden Voice will echo through time immemorial.

Though his passing will be hailed as a great tragedy, another Great King will rise to rule. He will be the youngest of five, and He Who Walks With Khonsu5. He will inherit the King's throne and his Golden Voice, marrying the Princess and continuing the era of Kings.

Update Notice: On February 1st, 1959, an object related to SCP-XXXX was discovered in Clear Lake, Iowa. The recovered tablet possessed an identical compulsion effect on subjects which touched it and was labeled as the fifth tablet of SCP-XXXX.

Below is an excerpt from the tablet.

Three pretenders shall attempt to usurp the King's throne while he fights in the East. Each will have a following of their own, but will not be worthy of rivaling his Golden Voice. They will rise above the Mini6 but be struck from the sky by Nut7 herself. Such will be the fate of all whom dare oppose the King's just rule.

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