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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM Edited on 2011-05-28 13:17:38.0
When ‘the Scroll Traveller‘ first discovered his ability to ‘walk the scrolls’ he found himself in the midst of the Pandora Crisis. His sense of duty to Ægyptus caused him to gather together a warband and lend this might to the Forces of Order. Several heroes and heroines from the scrolls called out to young Shefdu and he did his best to bring them forth as part of his warband.

Excerpts from Shefdu Sootootma’s Scrolls:

Young Seshat (Tethru Mistress of Words) Young Seshat, Arcanist of the Ancient Lore Archives, was my first recruit. As a young scribe I marvelled at tales of Seshat’s skills and exploits. Her use of the hekau became the standard by which all future Masters of Words would be measured. Her presence will greatly add to our success….

Sefkhet-Aabut the Polemicist (Tethru Heroine) I have always admired the dry sharp wit of Sefkhet-Aabut, the Polemicist. Also known as ‘the Poison Quill’ for her scathing criticisms of the conduct of the Anubi Harbinger An Abasi, Sefkhet’s skills were not limited to her writings. She was one of the last apprentices of the Swordmaster, Hoethet. Her martial skills with a pole-sword were as exceptional as her writings. Hoethet’s own writings mention how often she came close to besting the Master in their time together.

Kortosis the Impregnable (ToTanem Artifex) Kortosis the Impregnable was deemed an average Artifex until the events of the Babylonian Incursion of Lugalbanda of Uruk. The frontier post of Arish stood as the last obstacle between the Uruk hordes and their entry into Æyptus. The post commander looked to Kortosis for guidance in the coming battle. The Artifex immediately went to work designing and constructing defenses for the post that held up Lugalbanda’s horde for days. It was long enough for reinforcements to arrive and push the Babylonians back into their own lands.

Menthu Hathorhotep (Apis not-Beloved-of-SobeK) One of the Apis sons of Hathor, Menthu was a great hero of Ægyptus in the time of Osiris’ rule. Menthu’s most well-known adventure is the 5 Endeavors. To win the hand of the Sebeki Nomarch Gnarah’s daughter, Hesthuti, Menthu was tasked by the Nomarch with 5 Endeavors to prove his worthiness.

The first Endeavor was to kill the Red Ram, a vicious beast that caused havoc in the outskirts of Crocodiliopolis, and bring its meat back for a feast. This was an easy hunt for Menthu. He tracked the Red Ram for miles and found its lair. After a bloody struggle Menthu was victorious. Nomarch Gnarah was unpleasantly surprised by this success and reluctantly held a feast for Menthu.

The second Endeavor was to destroy the Nekharu Raiders who had been plaguing Crocodiliopolis for years. Menthu laid a trap for the Nekharu by organizing a false caravan to draw them in. During the battle he killed their leader and scattered the survivors to the four winds. Nomarch Gnarah was grateful but secretly displeased.

The third Endeavor was to bring some of the Obsidian Fruit of Punt to the Nomarch. The Obsidian Fruit groves are guarded by gargantuan serpents. Menthu decided to charge his way into the groves, throwing goats he had collected along the way at the serpents to keep them occupied. As the serpents feasted Menthu gathered three large baskets of the Obsidian Fruit and returned to the Nomarch unscathed by the serpents.

The fourth Endeavor was to capture one of the Babylonian Bulls of Heaven to be returned for a feast. Nomarch Gnarah was certain Menthu would fail in the Endeavor. For months Menthu travelled through the Babylonian lands seeking one of the Bulls of Heaven. Finally an old shepherd whom Menthu had shared a meal with told Menthu where a beautiful heifer that was sure to attract the attentions of a Bull of Heaven could be found. Menthu put the heifer in a valley and waited. Soon a magnificent giant bull entered the valley to investigate the heifer. Menthu struggled with the Bull of Heaven for three days, finally besting it late in the night of the third day. Nomarch Gnarah was furious when Menthu returned with the Bull of Heaven but held a feast for Menthu despie his anger.

For the fifth and final Endeavor Nomarch Gnarah believed he had devised the most impossible task for Menthu. He was to bring the headdress of Isis to Hesthuti to enhance her beauty for their wedding. After much consideration Menthu decided to approach Isis directly and ask for the headdress instead of devising some elaborate plan to attempt to steal it. Isis gladly gave him the headdress, understanding Menthu’s love for Hesthuti. But when Menthu returned to Crocodiliopolis with the headdress, he went into a rage when he discovered that Hesthuti had been married to a Sebeki Harbinger with whom her father had long been trying to form political ties. Menthu laid waste to the Nomarch’s palace and vowed never to love again.

Iodah the Hero of Kashik (Bes Hero) The Bes Hero, Iodah, is perhaps most well-known for his leadership of the routing army at the Kashik Oasis. Kashik Oasis is an important site to the Bes people; it is where Bes is believed to have recovered the staff of Ra from a spurned foreign goddess. The army had been formed under the Heru General Hakarathy to travel into the Western Desert and punish a band of Libyan marauders. But the marauders were much more organized and prepared than anyone could have guessed. Under the command of a Nekharu Witch Lord, the Libyans routed the army and relentlessly pursued the ragged remains back into Ægyptus. With General Hakarathy dead, Iodah managed to reform some of the army into a viable force and they made their stand at the Kashik Oasis. Iodah’s leadership managed to crush the Libyans and their Nekharu allies, protecting the Ægyptian frontiers from certain enslavement to foreign predation.

Warband

-Shefdu Sootootma ‘The Scroll Traveller’ Tethru Harbinger (double-handed weapon, hand weapon, bow, medium armor)

-Swordmasters of Hoethet, Thatched Roof School10 Tethru warriors (double-handed weapon, bow)

-Young Seshat Tethru Mistress of Words (double-handed weapon, light armor)

-Sefkhet Aabut ‘The Polemicist’ Tethru Heroine (polearm, bow, light armor)

-The Council of Minch 10 Bes {Asar} Warriors (spear, light armor)

-Iodah ‘Hero of Kashik’ Bes {Asar} Hero (double-handed weapon, bow, light armor)

-Kortosis’ Corps10 ToTanem Warriors (double-handed weapon)

-Kortosis ‘the Impregnable’ Artifex (2 items)

-Sons of Hesthuti 6 Sebeki Warriors (double-handed weapon)

-Menthu Hathorhotep {Apis/Beloved of Sobek”}

-‘Wenenut’s Pride’ Asar Chariot and Driver (hand weapon, light armor)

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 3:13 PM Edited on 2011-05-31 15:14:11.0
The pretty version of the warband and backgrounds can be found HERE.

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Posted: Friday, Jul 01, 2011 at 3:00 PM Edited on 2011-07-01 15:03:15.0
warband Pictures Blog Post LINK

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Posted: Monday, Jul 04, 2011 at 9:31 PM
Cool, loved the stories you have for the Apis and Bes. What models did you use for the Bes?

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Posted: Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 1:58 PM
The Bes are Chronopia Swamp Goblins. The Iodah one has a false beard made of twisted wire, but otherwise he's the original figure.

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Posted: Wednesday, Jul 06, 2011 at 1:54 PM Edited on 2011-07-06 16:03:50.0
July Reinforcements-- *Rolled Unit of Chariots-- Rolled Sebeki for the race. *Rolled 2 Champions-- Rolled Asar and ToTanem for the races.

Excerpts from Shefdu Sootootma's Scrolls:

The Chariot of Pedjet (Sebeki Chariot) The Sebeki Charioteer Pedjet, along with his driver Skedj, are best known for their wild ride to Crocodiliopolis to secure reinforcements for the beleaguered defenders of a frontier outpost. But their exploits did not start or end there. They were often in the warband of Hashmet the Golden Maw as he travelled the Nile in search of the stolen daughters of the Nomarch of Crocodiliopolis. Their prowess on the battlefield was matched by their prowess on the chariot-racing circuit...

Young Wenenut, The Swift One (Asar Champion) Since I had her chariot, it only seemed fair to bring Young Wenenut into the Luminaries. The lovely hare-headed future Harbinger of Isis and Thoth was a fixture in Kimshet the Learned's warband for many years before she became a Harbinger. Her dual-sword fighting style and speed on the battlefield are welcome additions...

Sakaris, the Lion of Memphis (ToTanem Champion) The ToTanem are usually thought of as a defensive people, yet Sakaris is an example of their capability to go on the attack with ferocity. He was ruthless in defense of caravans from Memphis to other cities of Ægyptus and beyond. While the rest of the caravan guards would form up defensive lines to ward off attackers, Sakaris would often charge out on his own into the midst of the brigands. His battle cry was said to resemble that of an angry lion, thus he eventually became known as the Lion of Memphis and was made Captain of the City Guard for a time...

Pretty blog LINK

Pics coming soon...

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Posted: Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM
July Reinforcements Blog Post LIINK

And one of the two pics of them:

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Posted: Friday, Aug 05, 2011 at 4:40 PM
August Reinforcements Blog Post LINK

Final reinforcements for the Pandora's Box Campaign. Shefdu explains whom he took from the scrolls this time:

Kuchish, Uatchet's Tongue (Uraei {tethru} Master of Words) The Grand Aegis of Hemati was filled with Ægyptians from all races. There were no less than five great sorcerers in her Aegis, chief amongst them was Kuchish. Kuchish was known as 'Uatchet's Tongue' because he was thought to be the goddess' consort with knowledge of her secrets. His skill with the hekau matched any Tethru sorcerer of the age. Perhaps his grasp of the arcane will prove especially useful to the Luminaries...

The Chariot of Amerotke (Tethru Chariot) The Tethru charioteer, Amerotke, is best known for his precise charge into the midst of the bloodthirsty horde of Nekharu invaders near the Colossi of Memnon. His chariot and crew managed to fly into the heart of the invaders and literally behead their leader. This turned the tide of battle in favor of the defenders of Ægyptus and the Nekharu were routed back to the south to plot anew...

Pictures to come soon.

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Posted: Monday, Aug 08, 2011 at 2:16 PM
August reinforcements picture is here!

Also here's a LINK to the Blog Post

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Posted: Monday, Aug 08, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Great looking chariot, Clarke!

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Your stuff is always inspiring Clarke. Thank you for posting it!

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CBP3 said:
When ‘the Scroll Traveller‘ first discovered his ability to ‘walk the scrolls’ he found himself in the midst of the Pandora Crisis. His sense of duty to Ægyptus caused him to gather together a warband and lend this might to the Forces of Order. Several heroes and heroines from the scrolls called out to young Shefdu and he did his best to bring them forth as part of his warband.

Excerpts from Shefdu Sootootma’s Scrolls:

Young Seshat (Tethru Mistress of Words) Young Seshat, Arcanist of the Ancient Lore Archives, was my first recruit. As a young scribe I marvelled at tales of Seshat’s skills and exploits. Her use of the hekau became the standard by which all future Masters of Words would be measured. Her presence will greatly add to our success….

Sefkhet-Aabut the Polemicist (Tethru Heroine) I have always admired the dry sharp wit of Sefkhet-Aabut, the Polemicist. Also known as ‘the Poison Quill’ for her scathing criticisms of the conduct of the Anubi Harbinger An Abasi, Sefkhet’s skills were not limited to her writings. She was one of the last apprentices of the Swordmaster, Hoethet. Her martial skills with a pole-sword were as exceptional as her writings. Hoethet’s own writings mention how often she came close to besting the Master in their time together.

Kortosis the Impregnable (ToTanem Artifex) Kortosis the Impregnable was deemed an average Artifex until the events of the Babylonian Incursion of Lugalbanda of Uruk. The frontier post of Arish stood as the last obstacle between the Uruk hordes and their entry into Æyptus. The post commander looked to Kortosis for guidance in the coming battle. The Artifex immediately went to work designing and constructing defenses for the post that held up Lugalbanda’s horde for days. It was long enough for reinforcements to arrive and push the Babylonians back into their own lands.

Menthu Hathorhotep (Apis not-Beloved-of-SobeK) One of the Apis sons of Hathor, Menthu was a great hero of Ægyptus in the time of Osiris’ rule. Menthu’s most well-known adventure is the 5 Endeavors. To win the hand of the Sebeki Nomarch Gnarah’s daughter, Hesthuti, Menthu was tasked by the Nomarch with 5 Endeavors to prove his worthiness.

The first Endeavor was to kill the Red Ram, a vicious beast that caused havoc in the outskirts of Crocodiliopolis, and bring its meat back for a feast. This was an easy hunt for Menthu. He tracked the Red Ram for miles and found its lair. After a bloody struggle Menthu was victorious. Nomarch Gnarah was unpleasantly surprised by this success and reluctantly held a feast for Menthu.

The second Endeavor was to destroy the Nekharu Raiders who had been plaguing Crocodiliopolis for years. Menthu laid a trap for the Nekharu by organizing a false caravan to draw them in. During the battle he killed their leader and scattered the survivors to the four winds. Nomarch Gnarah was grateful but secretly displeased.

The third Endeavor was to bring some of the Obsidian Fruit of Punt to the Nomarch. The Obsidian Fruit groves are guarded by gargantuan serpents. Menthu decided to charge his way into the groves, throwing goats he had collected along the way at the serpents to keep them occupied. As the serpents feasted Menthu gathered three large baskets of the Obsidian Fruit and returned to the Nomarch unscathed by the serpents.

The fourth Endeavor was to capture one of the Babylonian Bulls of Heaven to be returned for a feast. Nomarch Gnarah was certain Menthu would fail in the Endeavor. For months Menthu travelled through the Babylonian lands seeking one of the Bulls of Heaven. Finally an old shepherd whom Menthu had shared a meal with told Menthu where a beautiful heifer that was sure to attract the attentions of a Bull of Heaven could be found. Menthu put the heifer in a valley and waited. Soon a magnificent giant bull entered the valley to investigate the heifer. Menthu struggled with the Bull of Heaven for three days, finally besting it late in the night of the third day. Nomarch Gnarah was furious when Menthu returned with the Bull of Heaven but held a feast for Menthu despie his anger.

For the fifth and final Endeavor Nomarch Gnarah believed he had devised the most impossible task for Menthu. He was to bring the headdress of Isis to Hesthuti to enhance her beauty for their wedding. After much consideration Menthu decided to approach Isis directly and ask for the headdress instead of devising some elaborate plan to attempt to steal it. Isis gladly gave him the headdress, understanding Menthu’s love for Hesthuti. But when Menthu returned to Crocodiliopolis with the headdress, he went into a rage when he discovered that Hesthuti had been married to a Sebeki Harbinger with whom her father had long been trying to form political ties. Menthu laid waste to the Nomarch’s palace and vowed never to love again.

Iodah the Hero of Kashik (Bes Hero) The Bes Hero, Iodah, is perhaps most well-known for his leadership of the routing army at the Kashik Oasis. Kashik Oasis is an important site to the Bes people; it is where Bes is believed to have recovered the staff of Ra from a spurned foreign goddess. The army had been formed under the Heru General Hakarathy to travel into the Western Desert and punish a band of Libyan marauders. But the marauders were much more organized and prepared than anyone could have guessed. Under the command of a Nekharu Witch Lord, the Libyans routed the army and relentlessly pursued the ragged remains back into Ægyptus. With General Hakarathy dead, Iodah managed to reform some of the army into a viable force and they made their stand at the Kashik Oasis. Iodah’s leadership managed to crush the Libyans and their Nekharu allies, protecting the Ægyptian frontiers from certain enslavement to foreign predation.

Warband

-Shefdu Sootootma ‘The Scroll Traveller’ Tethru Harbinger (double-handed weapon, hand weapon, bow, medium armor)

-Swordmasters of Hoethet, Thatched Roof School10 Tethru warriors (double-handed weapon, bow)

-Young Seshat Tethru Mistress of Words (double-handed weapon, light armor)

-Sefkhet Aabut ‘The Polemicist’ Tethru Heroine (polearm, bow, light armor)

-The Council of Minch 10 Bes {Asar} Warriors (spear, light armor)

-Iodah ‘Hero of Kashik’ Bes {Asar} Hero (double-handed weapon, bow, light armor)

-Kortosis’ Corps10 ToTanem Warriors (double-handed weapon)

-Kortosis ‘the Impregnable’ Artifex (2 items)

-Sons of Hesthuti 6 Sebeki Warriors (double-handed weapon)

-Menthu Hathorhotep {Apis/Beloved of Sobek”}

-‘Wenenut’s Pride’ Asar Chariot and Driver (hand weapon, light armor)

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