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#1 Minerva


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

Hello ladies and gents,

I could use some help. We are planning a "LoEG" type game and I was planning on playing an archeologist who is secretly a ancient mummy. It's actually the reason why she has been so successful as an archeologist, she remembers the tomb locations from when she was alive.

After waking up into a new civialized world where all the ancient world she once knew is almost gone, she has dedicated herself to the finding and preservation of all historical artifacts she can.

What I need help with is how to build her mummy powers in a way that aren't overpowered yet interesting.

I'm already thinking:
Weekends to fire
Damage reduction
Possibly something to do with talking with the dead

What kind of builds can you suggest for a mummy hero?

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:35 PM

Could have some minor magical ability, or at least the ability to control some things like desert insects or create zombies.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

Looking over the list I take it your looking more for physical rather than magical powers? Also what was she in her previous life? If she was related to the royal family some sort of command powers might make sense. If she was a priestess, powers granted from her ancient egyptian god. Or at least some arcane potions long forgotten by men. And how is she a living mummy? If it is because of some artifact or scroll, that would suggest both powers and disads. But at the moment your more interested in powers. 

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:02 PM

Maybe her "crew" that helps her on her expeditions is really her loyal cultists. Having low level retrocognition to represent her past lives can be useful.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

You didn't answer about if spiritual powers are o.k. So most of these will be. But a reminder if you go with she can make potions unless shes making abu rabu simbu tu all potions must use tanna leaves:)


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:02 AM

You could read "Rameses the damned" by Anne Rice. It was a new twist on the mummy legend.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:45 AM

I don't know if my last reply posted correctly so I'll try to type it out again. Sorry if it posts twice!

Magic is allowed, but low level. I'm thinking since she is a newly woken mummy she would really only have a speak with dead or something like that.

This could all change as I finish up her history, but we will see.

As for history I am writing that she is the forgotten daughter of Julius and Cleopatra. Her "life" spanned the death of her father, the courting of Mark Antony and her mother, and finally the downfall of Egypt to Rome by Octavian after the death/disappearance of her parents. As Octavian entered Egypt he found her and as the last person worthy enough to take the throne of Egypt, he had her killed and removed for history in the only way fit for the "last queen of Egypt".... wrapped and buried alive.

With her gone and removed from history, Octavian and the Romans were free to completely take over Egypt.

More to come but that's is the basics

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:10 PM

Since LoEG goes with versions of actual fictional characters, it might be worth looking around early mummy fiction. This one by Bram Stoker sounds promising:




It also provides an alternative to wrapped-in-bandages or dessicated-corpse by having the mummy's spirit being able to possess the living.


In writing up her history, don't forget her full brother Ceasarion who became sole Pharaoh after Cleopatra died (but was quickly done away with by Octavian), and her three half-siblings that went back to Rome and to be raised by Antony's wife (Octavian's sister). Octavian would be more concerned with a child of Caesar than a mere Ptolemaic princess. It's also pretty likely that the siblings would have been expected to marry (Cleopatra had married both her brothers before Antony and it was normal for the dynasty).


It's by no means impossible that Cleopatra's bloodline has survived to the present. One fiction you might run with could be a direct matrilineal descent through her daughter by Antony, Cleopatra Selene (Queen of Mauretania) and Cleopatra Selene's un-named daughter.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

Being already dead not needing to breath would be a useful ability for a mummy character. Perhaps some immunity to poison as well ?