Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Cult of Sutekh

I adore Empire of the Dead, everyone who knows me is aware of that - but one of the things missing (in my humble opinion) are rules for an Egyptian Based Faction.

 As everyone knows it is a fact of History that the Victorians were singularly obsessed with Egypt, perhaps in part because there existed a pervasive belief that Egypt was the Britain of the ancient world — a superior, and highly advanced civilization conquering all of the World within its reach. 

Egypt was a founding civilization; all other Eastern civilizations were, as a printed guide to the 1985 Exhibition of the Art of Ancient Egypt at Britain’s Burlington Fine Arts Club states, “pale imitations” of the vivid Egyptian culture. 

“Reference has been made to Greek influence on Egyptian art,” reads the Burlington Club program, but it assures the reader that “in the case of influence generally, Egypt has been the donor, not the recipient.” just like Victorian Britain influenced so much of the Worlds Culture at the time.

The program later observes that, “The influence of Egyptian art on that of the other great civilizations of antiquity can be traced in all directions” - once again something true of Victorian Britain.

But I digress, what I have attempted to do with "The Cult of Sutekh" - several familiar "elements".

Egypt 1884, archaeologists Dr Peter Bannister, his father Professor Vincent Bannister and his Brother Christopher Bannister are searching for the lost tomb of Princess Ananka, the High Priestess of the god Sutekh.

The discovery of the Karnak Necropolis in 1886 and the first contact with Imhotep, the entity also known as “The Dark One”, weighs heavily on the destiny of the British Empire. After his exchange with the voice from beyond the grave, Dr Peter Bannister became the first English “Hum-Natir” founding the Cult of Sutekh in 1887.

The Cult of Sutekh is a vile union of Fanatical Cultists and Evil Supernatural Creatures – hell bent on locating the reincarnated spirit of Princess Ananka and returning her to her rightful place as High Priestess of their foul Religion.

There are few who are even aware of the Cults existence, and those who talk of it openly are quickly disposed of. The Cult of Sutekh relies on secrecy, and actively recruits its membership from the wealthy and the decadent – with promises of even more wealth and power.

The Cult of Sutekh

Next Up - Suitable Miniatures for "The Cult of Sutekh" . . . . .


  1. I dont know what happend to my last comment so ill do it again. I was thinking about this a few days ago after watching young Sherlock Holms, Warhammer tomb kings would suit very well

  2. Young Sherlock Holmes - FANTASTIC FLICK! Yea, some of the Tomb King Miniatures would be really useful!