Its last king was Tarquin the Proud, who was visited by a Tenctrama acting as a Sibyl. She offered to sell him the nine Sibylline books, containing prophecy of the fate of Rome, for an enormous price. When Tarquin refused, she threw three of the books into the fire, and offered the remaining six for the same price. At the king's second decline, the Sibyl threw three more into the flame and once again offered the final three to Tarquin. He acceded, and paid the price in full for the remaining books.