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Origins and DistributionEdit
The secret of creating Mummies - the unliving varieties - was originally conceived by the desert-dwelling people of the ancient kingdom of Djarat. It was meant to preserve the bodies of Djarat's kings and their most important retainers for the afterlife. Some of these Mummies, however, were imbued with magic spells which made them move and attack interlopers, to make them guardians of the very tombs in which they would be buried. The secret later spread somehow, and Mummies can be found anywhere where a person with necromatic assistance cares to have them.
A Mummy is essentially a corpse (usually Human, but animals are also known to have been preserved in Djarat) which has its internal organs removed and whose body fluids have been drained in order to prevent decay. As a result, the flesh is leathery and stretches over the bones, giving a Mummy an ancient and desiccated appearance.
Although some Mummies were created by dehydration alone (apart from being enchanted), Mummies are usually swathed from head to toe in linen bandages, which were soaked with balm fluids, oils and perfumes to protect the body even further.
Mummies are very hard opponents to fight, especially since there are no ways of destroying it by muscle alone. A Mummy, if brought down to 0 stamina, is merely knocked down, not killed. In fact, if left alone, it will rise again in twenty minutes at full strength, ready to pursue the interlopers.
The only way to permanently destroy a Mummy is by fire. Due to its dehydrated nature, the corpse catches fire quite easily, and one solid touch by a flame will set it alight immediately, leaving it to burn until the flame is somehow extinguished or the Mummy itself is reduced to ashes.
Further Information in CanonEdit
More information can be found at:Source
Out of the Pit (Large) (pg85-86, pg126#*)
Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-playing Game (pg32, pg60-61, pg77, pg80, pg81*, pg82#, pg83, pg85, pg229#)
City of Thieves (para106, para193#, para286, para319*)
Temple of Terror (para208)
Return to Firetop Mountain (para10, para85, para192, para239, para249*, para288#, para346)
Curse of the Mummy (paraBackground pg20, para18, para38, para46, para51, para64, para97, para103, para118, para138#, para144*, para149, para160, para168, para176, para192, para203,
para236, para238, para257, para269, para289, para293, para303, para317, para325#, para330, para347, para367, para373, para384, para397*, para399, para400)
Warlock Issue 2
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