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Mummy: the Resurrection

Roll of the thunder
Kiss and the scream
Hold out my arms and scars start to show
Howling for the glory of the innocent
But don't despair for the shame I know
The taste of ash on my tongue
Faith and prayers, wanton dust
-Sisters Of Mercy, "Dance On Glass"


THE REBORN OF LOS ANGELES:


The Undying have managed to establish themselves beyond the Web of Faith, throughout the world, albeit in smaller numbers than those seen in Egypt, where their ranks have truly swollen well beyond the days when there were only 42 Reborn, all Shemsu-heru, in the service of Horus, along with a handful of Ishmaelites and an uncertain but small number of Cabiri, followed by rumoured others, whose numbers were never a certain thing.

Since the emergence of the Amenti in Egypt, the Teomallki in Central and South America, and the families of the Wu T'ian throughout China and other parts of Asia, there has been a dynamic shift. Among the Amenti, the Undying of Egypt, a Dynasty, known as Udja-sen or Judged Ones, lacks the binding ties to the Web of Faith, which cripple so many other Reborn who attempt to live in places beyond the borders of Egypt and the surrounding Middle-East and North Africa. There are also rare, non-Udja-sen, who are similarly not restricted. These, wittingly or otherwise, served to create a toe-hold, which inevitably drew other Resurrected.

Rumour has begun to circulate among the Amenti (and not the other Reborn), that a metaphysical link to the Web of Faith can be found in Los Angeles, in a secret temple run by the Cult of Isis. The most excited about this news are a small faction, called the Spiders of the Sands. Their interest in the Web of Faith has made Los Angeles something of a strategic ground for them, and they're not alone in this new interest in the area.

It is believed that each of the Factions of the Undying have a presence in the city, be it with as few as one mummy, or as many as a small handful. It's even said that one or two factions may only be represented by mortal agents, yet this remains conjecture in the minds of most. What can be taken with more than a grain of salt is that if something has attracted the Resurrected, then their enemies must surely also be on hand, either following some of them or having been drawn in by the very things that draw the Amenti.

Dynastic Luminaries:

This section will highlight one individual member of each Dynasty, independent of any faction, who can serve as allies and mentors to members of their own Dynasties.

Kher-minu (Tomb Watchers):
Fontaine Jenkins: Day Trader; Protector of Evergreen Cemetary

Khri-Habi (Scroll Bearers or Bearers of the Book):
Omri Schwartz: Former Mossad agent, Former Shemsu-heru, Violent healer

Mesektet (Night Suns or Vessels of Ra):
Jimmy Stevens: Third Grade Prognosticator, Noble Bearing

Sakhmu (Spirit Scepters):
Kalpesh Patel: Artist of growing fame

Sefekhi (The Unbandaged Ones):
Leona Park: Los Angeles Zoo Animal Handler

Udja-sen (Judged Ones):
Dot: Traditional Skinhead, Bouncer

Factions in LA:

This section will highlight the Resurrection Cults present within LA; each will have a single member, who can serve as an ally or mentor to members of their own faction (for example, Shemsu-heru might go to the listed Shemsu-heru, but probably not the listed Ashukhi Corporation executive).

Ashukhi Corporation:
----------The Ashukhi Corporation has grown in the last decade and a half. While it's still not a powerhouse capable of rivaling the likes of major players like Pentex, they've come a long way from their humble beginnings. Having expanded into new areas of business, they've expanded their reach through five powerful subsidiaries (and providing shipping services for those new facets of their operation):

Ezekiel Prime: Kher-minu, Ashukhi Corp. Western US Division Head

----------Renewable Lumber and Land Reclamation Services, LTD (lumber company)
----------The company practices environmentally-friendly logging, witha strong focus on replanting, limiting the cutting of trees, and triple surveys of all lands gathered for their lumber. Many such holdings are presently untouched.
----------The company has an office in Downtown Los Angeles, from which the officers direct the company's efforts in the western United States. While presently engaged in bidding wars with other lumber companies, Renewable Lumber and Land Reclamation Services has lofty ambitions. If current bidding proves favourable, those goals may be within reach.


Greg Vogel: Sakhmu, Analyst, Administrator, Permaculture Design Specialist

----------Ashukhi Construction Enterprises (Construction firm)
----------The company acquires 90 percent of their lumber from Renewable Lumber and Land Reclamation Services, LTD, and 10 percent comes from other lumber companies that practice ethical logging. All of their projects use permaculture. The company focuses on geodomes, underground homes, and other Earth-friendly methods of building.
----------Business has been on a slow climb, but a steady one. As interest in alternative housing grows, so do the prospects of this Ashukhi Corporation subsidiary.


Benito Ciccerone: Mesektet, Director of Operations

----------Greener Farms and Pastures, LTD (Organic aquaponic and free-range farm)
----------The company practices organic aquaponic growth, free-range feeding of animals, and quick, pain-free killing of livestock. California is home to several farms run by this company.
----------The last seven years have seen a huge up-swing in business. Greener Farms and Pastures, LTD has almost tripled in size, and with the growing demand for healthier, organic products, this company is positioned for strong potential growth.


Jackson Wylde: Khri-habi, Director of Operations, Farmer

----------Ennead Pharmaceutical Labs, INC (drug manufacturers)
----------The company focuses on cures from nature. They create medicines through the use of Alchemy hekau, as well as from the usual, more mundane means employed by pharmaceutical companies. They lobby in favour of environmentally-friendly regulations that are also minimalist, in order to provide necessary environmental protection in the least restrictive way possible, in order to allow and encourage the free market to work to the betterment of peoples' lives.
----------
The Los Angeles branch is the newest to open, after sustained growth in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

The Twins:
Min Kun Fo: Kher-minu, Chief of Security, Sub-Director of Operations
Doctor Wanda Blake: Khri-habi, Director of Operations, Sub-Chief of Security

----------Sensible Decisions Planning (Banking & Investments)
----------The company focuses on strong investment portfolios for clients, which don't include investments in harmful businesses. This is the part of the Ashukhi Corporation, which funnels investments for the Reborn, between their lives when needed.
----------This subsidiary is largely, but not solely, responsible for laundering funds between identities, or otherwise preserving identities, of various mummies that find themselves on the other side of the mortal coil.


Victor Tzalovitch: Sakhmu, Chief Financial Officer of the Western US Division

Shemsu-heru:
----------In Edfu, the Temple of Horus remains the stronghold of the Imkhu. From there, mortal and immortal servants of Horus direct the sect's war efforts against Apophis and his servants. Throughout the world, the Shemsu-heru are less structured in some places than in others. They're the largest faction among the Undying, but they can't be everywhere at once. While Shemsu-heru can rely upon the assistance of their fellows more than most factions, the Ashukhi Corporation are the most efficient, when it comes to support for those in its employment.
----------In Los Angeles, the Shemsu-heru have a toe hold. This is more than can be said in many major cities, and some speculate that their numbers may yet rise. To date, they've stayed the same over the last decade and a half.


Jack Havrington: Sefekhi, Librarian, originally from London

Children of Osiris:
----------When the Children of Osiris are mentioned, different things come to mind: Some think of an obscure bloodline of vampires that mysteriously vanished; some (more familiar) think of vampires restored to mortality; some (also more familiar) think of an insular and dedicated cult that helps to gather the wandering dead that seek judgement and resurrection. They are all of this and more, and it is they, familiar with the ravages of the Beast, who are best able to comprehend and counter the drives and actions of the khaibitu of the Sefekhi-to-be among those wandering, dead seekers of hope and life.
----------Los Angeles isn't a place that comes to mind at the mention of the Children of Osiris. Indeed, there's very few to be found in the city, yet the cult does attempt to keep a presence in cities throughout the world, even those lacking an Amenti presence if they can afford to, to help ease the burden of the rest of their brethren, who work around the clock back in Egypt and throughout the rest of the Web of Faith. As none can know for how many minutes, days, or years they have left before the tem-akh that lack nehem-sen can continue to hold on to their existences, the work of the Children of Osiris is desperate, regardless of external appearances, often to the contrary.


Ba Hef Taari: Mortal, former Child of Osiris vampire

The Cult of Isis:
----------The Cult of Isis are known to all of the Amenti, famous in some occult circles, infamous in others, and their ties to the Reborn predate the Amenti and go back to the origins of Horus and the Shemsu-heru that predate them. The Cult of Isis have been infiltrated in the past. Cells have fallen to corruption. Before the awakening of Osiris, the Cult of Isis appeared to be on the brink of complete collapse. All of that changed when Osiris awoke, and the most dedicated of the priests and prestesses of the order received visions. The changes were drastic and near-instantaneous.
----------As in the past, with the original version, the Spell of Life is guarded by the Cult of Isis. It is they who perform the Great Rite that allows the wandering Nehem-sen and their guiding Tem-akhs to face the judgement of the gods, either to be destroyed, or otherwise, as is the hope of all that come before them,
to rise again as one of the Amenti. Most stay within the Web of Faith, yet some, noting the practice within the Children of Osiris, have begun to move out into other parts of the world, to help their charges pre-preemptively. It's little surprise, then, that wherever the Children of Osiris pop up throughout the world, the Cult of Isis are soon to follow.


????: Mortal, Priestess
????: Khri-habi, Priestess

Eset-a:
----------Beyond the ears of the Children of Osiris, the Cult of Isis, the Amenti, and possibly some of the other Reborn, the Eset-a are an unknown name. Among those familiar with them, the Eset-a were tolerated but were not taken too seriously. Having started as a splinter cult, from both the ranks of the Cult of Isis and the Children of Osiris, the Eset-a claimed to have visions or realisation (depending upon who was asked) that if the pieces of Osiris' body could be brought together, that the Lord of Life would return to the Lands of the Living.
----------This was hotly disputed among the Undyinig, for it was known that Osiris sacrificed himself, retaining his individual will and power, yet otherwise having been consumed, when he merged with the Web of Faith, to lend his power to it and allow for the new Spell of Life to serve its function. To them, this was bordering on blasphemy, but the very idea was little to consider. Then, Nicholas Sforza, a Kher-minu residing in Chicago, acquired the Heart of Osiris. After thwarting the attempts of a Risen Spectre, Maxwell Carpenter, to control or destroy the Heart of Osiris, the Eset-a could no longer be ignored, for it is they that recovered the Ab Asar and put it into safekeeping.


Alain Martinez: Mesektet, Necromancer

The Unbound Scroll:
----------The Unbound Scroll are an organisation of Undying that feel that they lack the weapons necessary to properly combat the enemies of Osiris. To this end, they seek out other allies, from whom they can learn to harness more powers to use against their enemies. This means that they mostly deal with the Teomallki of the Capacocha and the Wu T'ian. Unsurprisingly, this means that they do little within the Web of Faith. Most of their activities are conducted elsewhere, across the world.
----------Los Angeles is a far cry from China or Central and South America. For the time being, there is nothing that would draw the interest of the Unbound Scroll, or so this is what is believed. If the Unbound Scroll do have a presence in Los Angeles, it's a secret yet to be shared.


Claudia Metzger: Former white nationalist, Fortune Teller

The Openers of the Gate:
----------This secretive organisation is but a whisper among the Resurrected. Those who know of them remain unaware of the methods employed by the Openers of the Gate. The Openers, concerned that time is running out for the Tem-akh, have been working feverishly to find suitable candidates to undergo the Spell of Life with them.
----------As Nehem-sen can be found all over the world, and the Tem-akh look everywhere that they must,
the Openers of the Gate were among the very first Amenti to leave the Web of Faith in pursuit of their goals. At this time, their presence is unknown among the Amenti of Los Angeles, but the Openers of the Gate are here, watching and waiting for the opportunity to strengthen the ranks of the Undying.


Shepherd Graham: Udja-sen, Monitor

The Spiders of the Sands:
----------The Spiders of the Sands have considered the dependence of the Amenti, upon the Web of Faith, and they've concluded that it's a weakness that must be overcome. Their solution sounds simple; this couldn't be farther from the truth. To date, the Spiders' efforts have met with little success. Many wonder if the cult isn't wasting its time.
----------Despite this, a tiny fragment of the Web of Faith, a metaphysical anchor, is rumoured to exist in Los Angeles Some say that it's within the hidden temple of the Cult of Isis. Others insist that it is beyond the reach of the Children of Osiris. Many more say that it simply isn't so. Assuming that the later are right, the leadership of the Spiders of the Sands see something in Los Angeles. It is whispered that they have thus far sent two Undying into the city. Perhaps more will follow?


(Place holder):

Important Locations:

This section will highlight places of importance to the Reborn of Los Angeles.


Location Name........................................................................................Shroud Rating
The Sequestered Temple.............................................................................................................4
__________The outside world remains unaware of the aptly-named Sequestered temple, a
stronghold of the Cult of Isis, which is said to hold a secondary purpose. None, Amenti or mortal, has
so much as hinted as to what secondary function a temple of the Cult of Isis may serve. Much has
been done to protect the secrecy of the temple and the Cult of Isis.
__________Cultists, who are tasked with the protection of the Cult of Isis, have taken measures to
blend in with the local Muslim community, for entrance to the temple may only be gained from
within the mosque. It is also said that wizards within the Cult of Isis have used magical means to
ensure that the Cult of Isis are overlooked by worshipers at the mosque, so that they can pass among
them while remaining unnoticed.


Ashukhi Corporation, US West Branch Office.............................................................................8
__________The international shipping giant has come a long way from its humble beginnings. As
the company has grown and expanded, an office has opened in Los Angeles, from which decisions are
made that effect business throughout the Western United States, as well as parts of Canada and
Mexico. Business is conducted during the usual 9-to-5 hours, however there are always staff on
hand, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
__________If rumours are to be believed, Ashukhi Hoshi, himself, has plans to spend some time in
Los angeles, to oversee development and expansion. There's been no confirmation one way or
another as to the validity of these claims, but the atmosphere at the Ashuklhi Corporation US West
Branch Office has been one of urgency in recent weeks. Everyone at the branch office is especially
mindful.


Renewable Lumber and Land Reclamation Services, LTD........................................................8
__________With so many companies whose primary source of revenue is natural
resources causing so much harm and doing little to nothing by means of any form
of conservation, it's little surprise that Renewable Lumber and Land Reclamation
Services are the subsidiary that draws the most controversy (nearly all, between
Ashukhi Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, combined).
__________

Ashukhi Construction Enterprises............................................................................._
__________
__________

Greener Farms and Pastures, LTD............................................................................._
__________
__________

Ennead Pharmaceutical Labs, INC............................................................................._
__________
__________

Sensible Decisions Planning............................................................................._
__________
__________

Shemsu-heru............................................................................._
__________
__________

Children of Osiris............................................................................._
__________
__________

Eset-a............................................................................._
__________
__________

The Unbound Scroll............................................................................._
__________
__________

The Openers of the Gate............................................................................._
__________
__________

Spiders of the Sands............................................................................._
__________
__________




The Friends List:

Despite the wishes of the Shemsu-heru, the Reborn are not an immortal army. While mummies outside of the ranks of the Shemsu-heru often refer to their part in the war against Apophis, few truly are or consider themselves to be soldiers. Most are either Shemsu-heru or are at least Sefekhi. This will be a list of non-mummy NPC's (from other systems) that become allies of the Reborn (if it happens), non-mummy NPC's (from within Mummy, thus most common) that become allies of the Reborn (as it happens). It is not all-encompassing, nor is it always accurate. It is a list of characters, who through events that have been played out, have been discovered by the local Amenti and have been identified as allies.

The Foes List:

As was stated with the friends list, this is not all-encompassing, nor is it meant to reflect the idea that the Reborn are a unified army. This will be a list of enemies that the Reborn discover operating within Los Angeles. This list will not represent any enemy; it will represent known enemies within Los Angeles, who have been discovered through scenes that are played out.

Samantha Burns: B-movie actress, Cabiri

The Others:

This is where I'll list NPC's belonging to non-Amenti Dynasties, who will be able to assist non-Amenti Reborn, as need arises (ie, someone plays a Wu T'ian, for example). If any non-Amenti NPC's exist on the friends or foes list, they will only be included here if they're also connected (by as little as a player character version of their Dynasty) to a player character.


This page will be updated at differing times, according to the needs of the game, which means that the changes will be sporadic, for now.

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