History TabletopGame / MummyTheCurse

19th May '16 8:37:43 AM Someoneman
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* [[EvilIsNotAToy The Arisen Are Not Slaves]]: A cult that tries to abuse their patron's stewardship too many times will quickly find that mummies are quite capable of ExactWords in their purpose, or sticking around after it's completed, thank you.


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* EvilIsNotAToy: A cult that tries to abuse their patron's stewardship too many times will quickly find that mummies are quite capable of ExactWords in their purpose, or sticking around after it's completed, thank you.
26th Apr '16 1:14:50 AM TwilightCrow
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** [[spoiler:The Deceived, or at least the human part of them. Unlike the Arisen, they are complete slaves to their ''temakhs'', unable to escape. Their ''menet'' cycles are dreams of torment at their ''temakhs's'' hands. They have their own identities subsumed by the spirit that haunts them, but they are still there. Worse, unlike the Arisen, there's no escape. They are damned to exist as a slave forever.]]
20th Jan '16 11:18:29 AM narm00
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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:What initially motivated the Heretic to seek Apotheosis, according to ''Dreams of Avarice''. He would always be the man who murder slaves to power the Rite of Return, but he wouldn't ]]

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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:What initially motivated the Heretic to seek Apotheosis, according to ''Dreams of Avarice''. He would always be the man who murder murdered slaves to power the Rite of Return, but he wouldn't would not inflict such cruelty again.]]



* SorcerousOverlord: The Shan'iatu, the priest-kings of the Nameless Empire. The Arisen used to be directly under their command, [[PosthumousCharacter though they did not use the Rite of Return on themselves]]. [[spoiler:While it was implied they may have become the Judges of Duat, recent books revealed that they actually attempted to betray or control their gods, and got mightily smote in the process.]]

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* SorcerousOverlord: The Shan'iatu, the priest-kings of the Nameless Empire. The Arisen used to be directly under their command, [[PosthumousCharacter though they did not use the Rite of Return on themselves]]. [[spoiler:While it was implied they may might have become the Judges of Duat, recent later books revealed that they actually attempted to betray or control their gods, and got mightily smote in the process.]]
13th Jan '16 1:43:28 PM Leliel
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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:What initially motivated the Heretic to seek Apotheosis, according to ''Dreams of Avarice''. He would always be the man who murder slaves to power the Rite of Return, but he wouldn't ]]


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** [[spoiler:The Heretic is even more cynical, he having come to believe even in his first life that the true nature of law is to force people into stable social positions and engender fear of the state. Given who he is, he qualifies as a KnightInSourArmor.]]


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* SatanIsGood: [[spoiler:Sutekh, the Iremite version of [[UsefulNotes/EgyptianMythology Set]], is also the god of chaos and taken to be an enemy of the Judges. Even living Iremite culture praised him for being the inventor of free will and personal growth, and in modern times his teachings helped refine Apotheosis.]]
20th May '15 2:34:20 PM hobbitguy1420
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* CursedWithAwesome: Very averted-you'd have to have a complete LackOfEmpathy or any connection to retaining your memories to think being Arisen is purely good. Or even mostly good. [[spoiler:Apotheosis, on the other hand, is very much a self-inflicted Curse With Awesome; You are condemned to eventually die, and will never achieve the sheer power of Utterances again...and in return, you're free of the Judges' yolk, your memory comes back and is now perfect, you can make your own Relics, and your waking periods aren't on a timer. The price of freedom is high, but worth every cent.]]

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* CursedWithAwesome: Very averted-you'd have to have a complete LackOfEmpathy or any connection to retaining your memories to think being Arisen is purely good. Or even mostly good. [[spoiler:Apotheosis, on the other hand, is very much a self-inflicted Curse With Awesome; You are condemned to eventually die, and will never achieve the sheer power of Utterances again...and in return, you're free of the Judges' yolk, yoke, your memory comes back and is now perfect, you can make your own Relics, and your waking periods aren't on a timer. The price of freedom is high, but worth every cent.]]
3rd May '15 12:19:18 PM narm00
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The initial plan for ''Mummy'' was to do the corebook and three supplements - ''Guildhalls of the Deathless'', ''Book of the Deceived'' and ''Sothis Ascends''. A KickStarter for a deluxe version of the core added citybooks ''Cursed Necropolis: DC'' and ''Cursed Necropolis: Rio'', [[{{Defictionalization}} propbook]] ''Dreams of Avarice'', a ''Ready-Made [=PCs=]'' PDF, a fiction anthology and a novel.

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The initial plan for ''Mummy'' was to do the corebook and three supplements - ''Guildhalls of the Deathless'', ''Book of the Deceived'' and ''Sothis Ascends''. A KickStarter for a deluxe version of the core added citybooks ''Cursed Necropolis: DC'' and ''Cursed Necropolis: Rio'', [[{{Defictionalization}} propbook]] ''Dreams of Avarice'', a ''Ready-Made [=PCs=]'' PDF, a fiction anthology and a novel.
novel. The free supplement ''Lore of the Deceived'' added some bonus material on the Lost Guild.



** Furthermore, on the [[NighInvulnerable extremely rare]] cases that a Mummy is permanently destroyed, those with the right Iremite rituals can bring them back to the world of the living by helping them to BodyJack a living human victim. Only problem is that it's not an easy ritual, and if catastrophically botched? The Arisen is brought back alright... and transformed into a Shuankhsen.

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** Furthermore, on the [[NighInvulnerable extremely rare]] cases that a Mummy is permanently destroyed, those with the right Iremite rituals can bring them back to the world of the living by helping them to BodyJack body-jack a living human victim. Only problem is that it's not an easy ritual, and if catastrophically botched? The Arisen is brought back alright... and transformed into a Shuankhsen.Shuankhsen.
*** The Deceived, however, are not at risk of becoming Shuankhsen, and so are more willing to go body-hopping. The catch is that body-hopping for both Arisen and Deceived causes body dysphoria, the sense your body is somehow fundamentally wrong - and this only gets compounded when taking over a body of a different gender.



* {{Defictionalization}}: ''Dreams of Avarice'' is a personal manifesto by the Heretic.



* IKnowYourTrueName: The importance of the true name (see 'Ren' above) is important in Iremite magic. The most powerful beings in their cosmology are creatures that have reclaimed their own true names, so that no other being can exert magical power on them. [[spoiler: This is what happens to Arisen that achieve Apotheosis - they become invisible to the magical world.]]

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* IKnowYourTrueName: The importance of the true name (see 'Ren' above) is important in Iremite magic. The most powerful beings in their cosmology are creatures that have reclaimed their own true names, so that no other being can exert magical power on them. [[spoiler: This is what happens to Arisen that achieve Apotheosis - they become invisible to the magical world.]]]]
** Name magic was the particular province of the Deceived, and even fallen as they are, having lost much of what they once knew, they still have a certain affinity for it.



* KneelBeforeZod: Invoked by the third tier of Word-Warding Bonds; if the mummy succeeds in commanding the target, they must abase themselves before the mummy. For the next week the target cannot take any hostile action against the mmummy, and must obey any command they give so long as it doesn't result in immediate physical harm.



* MoralMyopia: The Deceived [[spoiler:or more accurately, the [[DemonicPossession tekhmah]]. They hate the Arisen for [[RevengeByProxy their masters]] stealing their chance at godhood...except they were planning to betray the other Shan'iatu first and become rulers over their brothers once ascended. It's entirely possible the other guildmasters found out and were just protecting themselves, or even that their mad scheme backfired and they have nobody to blame but themselves.]]

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* MoralMyopia: The Deceived [[spoiler:or more accurately, the [[DemonicPossession tekhmah]].temakhs]]. They hate the Arisen for [[RevengeByProxy their masters]] stealing their chance at godhood...except they were planning to betray the other Shan'iatu first and become rulers over their brothers once ascended. It's entirely possible the other guildmasters found out and were just protecting themselves, or even that their mad scheme backfired and they have nobody to blame but themselves.]]



** This extended to their deities, the pre-dynastic forms of what would become the Egyptian pantheon: Re, the Nameless Lion; Esit, the Nameless Falcon; Sutek, the Nameless Serpent; Ptah, the Nameless Bull; and Anpu, the Nameless Jackal. The names give to them were not their true names, but titles used by mortals.
* PureEnergy: Sekhem. Stated in developer blogs to have no relation to [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening Supernal Realms]]-it's far too old for that.

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** This extended to their deities, the pre-dynastic forms of what would become the Egyptian pantheon: Re, the Nameless Lion; Esit, the Nameless Falcon; Sutek, the Nameless Serpent; Ptah, the Nameless Bull; and Anpu, the Nameless Jackal. The names give given to them were not their true names, but titles used by mortals.
* PureEnergy: Sekhem. Stated in developer blogs to have no relation to [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening the Supernal Realms]]-it's far too old for that.



* RetGone: The Deceived Utterance Forgetting the Name allows them to do this to any human or supernatural, killing them and erasing virtually all memory of them. The third tier of Whispering What Is Known also allows this.



* ShoutOut: This gem, from the chapter that describes the use of your cult.
--> Well, the mummy just shouts, [[LargeHam "Slay them, my minions!"]] and then they chant "[[{{Warhammer40000}} BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!]]" in flawless Iremite Egyptian.

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* ShoutOut: This gem, from the chapter that describes the use of your cult.
cult (sadly rewritten in the final version).
--> Well, the mummy just shouts, [[LargeHam "Slay them, my minions!"]] and then they chant "[[{{Warhammer40000}} "[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!]]" in flawless Iremite Egyptian.


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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Whispers to My Body Affinity allows the mummy who knows it to assume any humanoid form they like, and to transform themselves into liquid form. The Deceived Guild Affinity Face of Endless Lies enables the mummy to temporarily assume any humanoid form, so long as it doesn't duplicate a specific person.
18th Apr '15 4:27:35 PM Ramidel
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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: [[spoiler: The upside to Apotheosis. Besides being free of the Judges' control, an Arisen's Memory score becomes their new power stat.]]

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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: [[spoiler: The upside to Apotheosis. Besides being free of the Judges' control, an Arisen's Memory score becomes their new power stat.]] ]]


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* LoveIsInTheAir: Dreams of Dead Gods' love curse. Whoever is targeted by this curse will have a horde of suitors who want to get into their pants. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer This effect ignores the normal]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim sexual orientation of the secondary targets]].
22nd Mar '15 7:31:45 PM NOYB
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* TheDragon: Sadikh and Fasad, to Arisen and Shuankhsen, respectively. The former even goes into a self-induced LotusEaterMachine when their master is asleep.

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* TheDragon: Sadikh and Fasad, to Arisen and Shuankhsen, respectively. The former even goes go into a self-induced LotusEaterMachine when their master is masters are asleep.
22nd Mar '15 7:30:20 PM NOYB
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* RevengeBeforeReason: The Lost Guild, to the point where literally the only thing anyone knows about them is that they're obsessed with avenging themselves upon the descendants of the Nameless Empire. [[spoiler:It's outright stated that the Shuankhsen, if someone were to cult their ties to Ammut, would still hunt down Arisen to the last mummy-[[HeWhoFightsMonsters for perfectly understandable reasons]].]]

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* RevengeBeforeReason: The Lost Guild, to the point where literally the only thing anyone knows about them is that they're obsessed with avenging themselves upon the descendants of the Nameless Empire. [[spoiler:It's outright stated that the Shuankhsen, if someone were to cult cut their ties to Ammut, would still hunt down Arisen to the last mummy-[[HeWhoFightsMonsters for perfectly understandable reasons]].]]
1st Mar '15 6:50:07 PM Leliel
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* MoralMyopia: The Deceived [[spoiler:or more accurately, the [[DemonicPossession tekhmah]]. They hate the Arisen for [[RevengeByProxy their masters]] stealing their chance at godhood...except they were planning to betray the other Shan'iatu first and become rulers over their brothers once ascended. It's entirely possible the other guildmasters found out and were just protecting themselves, or even that their mad scheme backfired and they have nobody to blame but themselves.]]
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