Re: Three Goddesses - OOC (Thread #2)
Yes, mummies! With a Egyptian-sounding name like Kotep Arasin? Even the use of wood in the oaken door as a holy material? My mind immediately jumped to some evil reflection of Ra, and thought that mummies were totally the way to go. Which god did Kotep succeed, if not Ra or Set or Apep?
I thought lichdom was about death-worship, and mummification was just about immortality, and the use of magic to achieve it. Just like it's an engineering question of how to trap a soul, it's an engineering question of how to transcend death in the flesh. You know, sometime before 3rd Ed, mummies used to be powered with Positive energy, not Negative? That was the thing that made mummy rot special, and why remove disease (which was an anti-Negative energy spell) wouldn't treat it. We still have that relic in 3E.
Grieve not greatly if thou be touched a-light, for an after-stroke is better if thou dare him smite.
The Play with the Two-Hand Sword in Verse, circa 1430. British Museum manuscript #3542, ff 82-85.
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