The Throne of Belshazzar
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SCP-XXXX under observation

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX must be contained in a 2x5x1m room with a video and audio recording devices placed in it. An infrared lighting source is to be used unless required. Air must be filtered so as to not contain possible pollutants.

SCP-XXXX must be contained within bulletproof Plexiglas case which must be strong enough to resist the strongest impact by the possible test subjects. See notes.There must be infrared lighting inside the room unless brighter lighting is indispensable so as too not damage the coloration of SCP-XXXX. The casing is to be located in a 10x5x1m 4 inch thick stainless steel room as to give subjects space to act effectively when under SCP-XXXX effect's.

Electromagnetic shielding must cover the outer layer of the room as to prevent any extensions of SCP-XXXX's area of effect. A 2 meter deep gap between the room and the rest of the site except for the entrance must be kept as to prevent any individual from causing a containment breach from the outside. The room must be sealed by a 15 cm steel tungsten door as to prevent containment breach by outside explosives or melting. It must be locked with 3 separated internal locks accessible remotely by 3 different level 3 security clearance members at a minimum distance of 300m who haven't come into contact with SCP-XXXX 32 hours previously to prevent cases of influenced entrance. See Diomedes Incident.

The euclid classification was given even though the object in all likelihood isn't sentient and no recorded attempts to break out have been noted, there have been many instances of staff to break in to SCP-XXXX causing a containment breach- Dr. Mollon Labe

Description: SCP XXXX is an ancient throne of curile form. It is made of common materials found on earth except for the 14 heads placed on top of the backrest, which are composed of bronze, gold, iron and yet unknown elements though they tend to have similarities with the Lanthanoid series of elements in terms of chemical properties.

Three inscriptions were found in three different languages: Ancient greek, Persian and Akkadian. Under the checker style seat there can be found an Akkadian writing saying " I, King of Babylon, Belshazzar the Magi, by the will of Marduk, have created a throne that curses the pale hand". On the center of the cross section beams, on the disk, is inscribed in Persian: "I am Kairosh, King of the Universe". Under each head on the back rest, carved are the letters "B. T O I K R A T I S T O I A." The words in greek translate: "to the strongest". Considering the words and the high quality of the chair, Dr. (██████) suggested that the first and last letters are acronyms for Basileus Alexander.

On the backrest under the heads are present various gears rotating without any tangible source of energy to power them. The gears move unsynchronised if no subject is seated onto SCP-XXXX and in perfect synchrony, no matter the size if a subject is seated and the speed of rotation depend wholly on the subject emotional state. The largest gear is found in the center of a ring containing depictions of mythical and real animals.

Addendum-XXXX-1: It has been discovered that the effects of SCP-XXXX work also on inorganic individuals who posses the aforementioned requirements. After multiple testing, it has been discovered that the gears work a mechanism capable of detecting and decoding complex electron transfer, weather it be from a neuron or a circuit. How this is accomplished and how it recognizes higher intelligence within a complex social structure is unknown. When subjected to prolonged exposure, the "mind" of the individual tends to short circuit and melt. It has been suggest by Dr.████ that the chair exerts pressure on the individual's brain with electromagnetic waves and the calcification is the method with which SCP-XXXX tries to repair damaged regions. In machines there is no such self repair function, and that might explain the reason for the short circuit in inorganic individuals.

Addendum-XXXX-2: The speed of calcification spreads much faster if an individual has reached mental maturity. When a golden retriever cub is seated on SCP-XXXX, he can survive at maximum [REDACTED] days compared to the [REDACTED]years an adult can withstand. What instead doesn't seem to matter is the calcification speed between species, as times have been recorded to being around the same in wolves, humans and chimpanzees as long as they have the same age.

Addendum-XXXX-3: When tested it's psychic protection, it seem to work on those entities that only notice individuals trough psychic means. Those who also can hear and see trough regular means seem to be unaffected by SCP-XXXX protection.

Addendum-XXXX-4: After a prolonged study of SCP-XXXX by Dr. Mollon Labe and his staff, it has been noted that in reality SCP-XXXX is composed of different entities. They seem to be integrated extremely well in SCP-XXXX to the point were they would almost be considered a single identity. wether it was done by SCP-XXXX or an outside force is unknown. They were discovered when it was noticed that some parts of SCP-XXXX were of different age and design. In reality it is composed of 4 entities: SCP-XXXX-1, SCP-XXXX-2, SCP-XXXX-3 and SCP-XXXX-4.

SCP-XXX-1 is the main structural component, consisting of the seat, armrests and the "skeleton" of the backrest. It is the second oldest element in SCP-XXXX, probably constructed by King Belshazzar of Babylonia and it's from this aspectthat it acts as the psychic "veil" and as the multi tool that operates the other components at the same time whilst one is seated (probably due to Belshazzar passion for artifact hunting).

SCP-XXXX-2 is oldest element in SCP-XXXX, it consists of the center ring placed in the backrest with various depictions of animals. It has been found from scanning that there used to be painted in hebrew the word "שלמה" which now has faded away. SCP-XXXX-2 therefore has been deemed as the component that deals with the telepathic properties of SCP-XXXX, as it seem to work cross species.

SCP-XXXX-3 is the second newest addition. It is the metallic disk covering the center pin holding the crossing beams at the bottom of SCP-XXXX. It was made during the reign of Cyrus the Great of Persia and is probably decorational, though it has been suggested that it is the component controlling the obedience factor of the subject's species that he personally is aware of.

Lastly SCP-XXXX-4 is the collection of gears and heads located on the backrest. The rest of SCP-XXXX's abilities can be attributed to it. It was probably made either during Alexander the Great's reign or soon after it by one of the Diadochi.

Addendum-XXXX-5: It was discovered that the head actually gave advice based on the consciousness and knowledge of the previous individuals, the amount of the single consciousness and knowledge depending on the time spent on SCP-XXXX. Also SCP-XXXX-4 seems to give different opinion all of which are valid if done correctly. It is unknown if it's a test from SCP-XXXX on the subject or a natural dissonance between consciousness