The boy stared at the horizon from the balcony of his quarters. It was a warm morning but that was not what was bothering him. He could hear the footsteps in the hallway leading up to his chamber. He sighed for he recognized who was approaching. 'Young prince, are you ready for your lesson?' the high priest asked. 'Aww.. do I have to? I don't want to!' the boy moaned. His teacher started to smile. 'But my Prince, I think you'll like today's lesson. For who doesn't want to hear about the courage and bravery of Ptra, the beauty of Asaph and the realm of Usirian?' Within a blink of an eye, the boy stood up and sat down on the small wooden chair, his eyes wide open eagerly and awaiting the words of wisdom.
The purpose of this thread is to share our knowledge about the cities and the various gods of our glorious empire. It is to serve as a source of information and inspiration for people to use as they seem fit. It is to guide our way through the multitude of gods we Khemrians have, as well as giving background about our cities.
As such, this a topic where strict moderation rules apply. Every post that doesn't give relevant information (which has to include the source of the information!) or is just a question about a city or god, will be deleted. I don't want anything to clutter this thread. I purely want to have a list of cities of gods. I want an overview of what the cities look like, how they are organised and ruled, which deity is most important to them, as well as a list of the gods themselves: what are they like, which form did they take, what did they achieve..
Everyone is welcome to share their knowlegde as long as they provide where they got the information from. In other words, it has to be official information.
I hope, in due time, this thread will turn into a valuable source of information.
I was asked by Darlan to share what I know about Nehekhara's gods and cities. Just nit-picking its Usirian, not Osirian. Heres the list (note, this is info from before Nagash):
capital of Nehekhara
"The City of Kings"
major farming city
god: all of em
the city of temples
"The City of Hope"
the city that guards Valley of Kings (Charnel Valley)
"The White Palace"
god(s): Tahoth, later Asaph
the inventor city
the trading city
note: these guys are total hedonists
the slaver's city
the forge city
the jungle outpost
All-Father, Lord of the Sun
normally appears as a strong golden man
Moon godess, wife of Ptra
often appears as beautiful silver maiden
The green moon, concubine of Ptra
often appears as green-skinned hag
Lord of Sky, Bringer of Swift Justice
often appeared as man in blue or a blue+gold hawk
god of death
often appeared as jackal or jackal-headed man
god of desert wind
often appears as cyclone or nomad
god of underworld
appears as faceless grey-clad king
god of murderers and poison
appears as a thief or scorpion
god of snakes and subtlety
appears as cobra or noble in green
god of earth and strength
appears as large bearded warrior or bull
god of wisdom
appears as ibis or a humble scholar
godess of beauty, vengeance, and magic
appears as beautiful queen or as an asp
god of carrion
appears as vulture or a scrawny beggar
god of desert/dryness
doesn't take any known physical forms
and there are many other gods, but this is the main pantheon.
I got all my information from the army book and the novel Nagash the Sorceror, which is published by the Black Library (GW)
Forgot a couple of things:
the home of the nomads
Ualatp's purpose in the pantheon is to take the souls of warriors who have been lost to the desert and take them to fight never-ending battles against the daemons from the North (Nehekharan account of the Great Cataclysm)
I think geheb is symbolised by a Lion. In Nagash the Sorceror its suggested that the ushabti of Geheb in Mahrak look like man-lions.
I'd like to know which God Numas follows, cos they renowned for cavalry yet are symbolosied by the khepra (scarab) beetle. I don't know if the Khepra beetle God is ever mentioned though.
|QUOTE (trashsnake @ Jan 26 2012, 07:16 PM)|
|I think geheb is symbolised by a Lion.|
Is that so? I would love to modify an Ushabti Ancient to have a Lion skull head if there is lore to suport it.