The Mummy's Mask

Akhentepi's Tomb

The current Pharaoh of Osirion, Khemet III, has opened a major necropolis in the city of Wati to explorers throughout the Inner Sea Region. This has brought adventurers from as far as Magnimar to the riverside city located along the banks of the River Sphinx. The necropolis explorers were awarded certain burial sites through a lottery system held by the Grand Mausoleum, a great temple dedicated to the goddess Pharasma. This lottery brought a gnome archaeologist named Hallnar from the city of Sothis and a beautiful human woman named Aiuxanae, from Kaer Maga, to Wati on the Sun Disk Charter ferry. They spoke briefly but became fast allies when a street gang attempted to kill one of Hallnar’s contacts named Boki, a knowledgeable Ratfolk scholar who rode in a backpack carried by an Ifrit known as Narmer. Though Narmer was heavily wounded Boki went unscathed and Hallnar and Aiuxanae had questions about why the gang attacked Narmer only to hear the dying gasp of one of the attackers say, “Curses upon you Narmer! None escape the Sons of Seth alive, not even you!”. After a quick pat down for clues and gold the group was confronted by a temporary blotting of the sun in the form of blackened wings on a very tall humanoid figure who flew down from a strategic post on a nearby building to beckon the group to get out of there as the city guard was on its way. Making haste the group found solace in the Sunburst Market where the Strix introduced himself as Horus and let the group know that he had been watching this gang for a couple of days. Hallnar confirmed with Boki that the lottery for necropolis exploration would take place within three hours and registration to explore the necropolis meant that each adventuring party needed a name. After Narmer’s wound, which could have proved fatal, healed through use of a potion the group felt an appropriate name for exploring tombs and risking their lives would be The Bones Brigade. The name was submitted to an acolyte of Pharasma and oddly enough a skull and bones shaped token was handed not only to them but to all groups exploring the necropolis. After Boki gave a rundown on Wati’s history Sebti the Crocodile presented all adventuring parties with the same information and let the lottery commence. The Bones Brigade was called and the site they would explore was Akhentepi’s Tomb. Sebti the Crocodile requested the party to bring full details of the site if they returned. If not, the Grand Mausoleum would not seek after them. Before setting out for the necropolis in the morning the party was intrigued by a merchant named Hassan El’-Jebla. Aiuxanae spun her feminine web and Hassan took the Black Widow’s bait. Hassan sold the party five healing potions for 125 gp which was half price. Absolutely unheard of and of course the Black Widow had Hallnar and others pay for the potions. Hassan made an agreement with the group concerning the half price deal that he should get the first opportunity to purchase relics from the necropolis that the group brings back. The next morning the group went to the Tomb of Akhentepi. Boki’s knowledge proved invaluable to The Bones Brigade and he helped to offset many traps and identify the weaknesses of creatures within the underground structure serving as the great war General Akhentepi’s tomb. Hallnar discovered three animated statuettes named Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego. They found him strange and amusing and intend on sticking around with him. Narmer took the lead as the group explored and discovered some interesting things about the general. Aiuxanae netted an Iron Cobra in Akhentepi’s actual tomb and wanted to carry it out. Unfortunately the Iron Cobras were far too heavy to drag up the shaft back on the surface of Wati. Horus kept vigilant watch for the explorers and prevented any lurkers from gaining a tactical flank on The Bones Brigade. While leaving the Tomb of Akhentepi the group made notes, maps, and charcoal rubbings on papyrus in order to bring light of the General and his life.


Daily Events in the month of Daleth
Chronological Daily Account

These are the events of the first eleven days of the month of Daleth. A chronological daily account summarized for the group.

Daleth 1: The Bones Brigade forms with word that Pharaoh Khemet III has pressured The Grand Mausoleum in Wati to open the Necropolis for exploration. After winning a lottery the group explores a tomb which held a great war general known as Akhentepi. The exploration is brief and they finish within the day.

Daleth 2: The group meets Sebti the Crocodile and she persuades them to secretly begin searching for 1st Age relics to line Khemet III’s tomb with upon his burial. They sign a contract and are to be paid 10% for 1st Age relics. Sebti says the group may sell other relics for whatever they can secure but to bring 1st Age relics to the Grand Mausoleum. She gives them leads towards an old library, a Temple of Anubis, and a tower dedicated to the deity Ra.

Daleth 3: Travel into the desert. Traveling by night and resting by day. Most activity between 8pm and 10am.

Daleth 4: Party meets Abdul Zahad, Keeper of the Sacred Oasis and the Book of the Dead. They bring Athos, Sun Scribe of Ra to life.

Daleth 5: The Bones Brigade finds an oasis taken by gnolls. They scare them away. They rest and prepare for the Tower

Daleth 6: Travel to the tower with help from Athos. The Sun Scribe bonds with Boki.

Daleth 7: Travel to the tower is uneventful. Spring rains will fall in one to two weeks.

Daleth 8: The Bones Brigade finds the tower. An undead dragon guards the doors. Inside skeletons and mummies attack. A riddle. Midnight and a new day.

Daleth 9: The party defeats Menenaph. Cinder destroys the flesh golem. They solve the riddle of the tower and resurrect Aseph and Tepri. Narmer bargains with Cinder. They rest.

Daleth 10: Travel to the south for a night. Athos begins to teach Boki the ways of Celestial Navigation. The group studies the star charts and searches for an oasis.

Daleth 11: Midnight arrives and Cinder flies overhead to greet The Bones Brigade before incinerating most of the gnolls guarding the oasis. In dramatic fashion she battles the leader to the death. The party finds the gnolls were guarding the Temple of Anubis. They are faced with three Gnome Wights who leave Myrgard in a weakened state. Auixanae pilfers a wand from one of them.

This synopsis of the last eleven days covers most of the major events thus far.



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