Osiris funerary cult
- DAO Academy: Manu Forte Squad Chapter 2 Scene 1-2
DAO Academy: Manu Forte Squad
A group of new recruits are asked to investigate a break-in at a museum by a group trying to disrupt the opening of a display of ancient artifacts from Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece. The team is trying to prevent any more disruptions and also learn more about the group. Alexander Rumkin - "Well, this is a new group on the radar, we are not really sure what their ultimate goal is. the DAO is hoping they show their face so we can learn a bit more about their motives"
They investigate a number of staff and potential connected people
- Head Janitor, Walter Finch who had recently been sick for a few weeks.
- Dr. Asar Talibah Head curator for the museum. He has been looking into the “animated” museum displays as well as preparing the exhibit.
They find the group snuck into the museum through delivered exhibit crates.
Group Members and Associations
Technology, Magic and Other Abilities
Members use objects that look like scarab beetles to control living people as well as inanimate objects.
- It is uncertain if the "animated objects/people" are dead, or simply themed automatons.
- The scarabs turn to dust as soon as they are removed.
- Security guards from the museum that had been affected by the scarabs were severely dehydrated on retrieval. With the guards, the devices used may have injected a toxin into their systems allowing for control, the reports mention something about desiccation. Also, the scarab remains (dust) were completely dry when they were recovered, how, where, and why is that water being taken?
DAO Agents and Staff Connections to the Osiris funerary cult
This group may have ties to the People First! movement.
Teresa Almansoor, A New DAO Agent and necromancer, provided a number of observations including: Ancient Egypt and its Osiris cult had been a natural place to begin. Yet Teresa had been surprised to learn just how little the real, historical Egypt had had to do with notions like necromancy or the walking dead. The body was vital only for preservation of the soul in the afterlife, and there were no records of any “living mummy” legends before the 1690s. Whoever these people are, Teresa doubts that they have anything to do with honest Egyptian practices. Ancient Egyptians are not recorded as seeing mummies as objects of aggression, certainly not as some form of mad dehydrated robot. They believed in ghosts and the violent revolt of nature as a curse–’may the crocodile swallow you, may the river drown you, may the sand choke you, who violates this tomb. She suspects that the group is some misguided force which fixates on Egypt rather than acts out of genuine piety or mystical connection.