The clergy of Amon-Ra have long manipulated affairs in ancient Kham (Egypt). In 750 BC, they again position themselves to influence. Katep, Second Prophet at Karnak, writes a simple letter to Cush's monarch. The carefully penned correspondence is confiscated before it reaches Cush, and sets Osorkon III, the king of Kham, on his guard.
Osorkon III sets up a new line of action against Cushites in Kham. A policy that tempts King Kashta of Cush to reciprocate, but it is Osorkon's next move that goes too far, and may cost the ruler his crown, and his kingdom.