The Stone of Scone (aka the Stone of Destiny) was once used in the coronation of the Kings/ Queens of Scotland (and later England).
In 1298 the stone was taken to Egland by king Edward the 1st as the spoils of war, where it remained until 1950.
On Christmas day of 1950, four Scottish students drove to Westminster Abbey to steal the stone, but it broke in half during the removal. They buried the larger half before returning to retrieve it later and taking it back to Scotland. The search for the Stone of Destiny proved unsuccessful for an entire year, kept safe in Abroath Abbey under the protection of the Church of Scotland until it was eventually discovered and sent back to Westminster Abbey in England.
However, due to the political unrest in 1996, the British Government decided that the stone would be kept in Scotland when not used in coronations, and has been kept in Edinburgh Castle alongside the Crown Jewels of Scotland since.
there are a lot of things i like about scotland but my favorite is how king edward the first stole the stone of scone from the scots in like 1300 and like 650 years later four scottish college students broke into westminster abbey to steal it and bring it back to scotland but they dropped it and it broke in half
This is a stone used in coronations of -originally- Scottish monarchs, and then monarchs of all of Great Britain. The stone is activated when touched, but only by someone of royal blood. The higher amount of royal blood, the stronger the telempathic connection to ancestors. Which the reigning monarch then maintains until death, and then their consciousness is added to what’s already in stone.
It doesn’t do any harm, and monarchs can remove themselves from the stones collective consciousness
Originally, the stone was used to test if usurpers and ‘heirs’ were of royal lineage, and worthy of king/queenship