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  • Ipergigio
    started a topic Quick question about Descent

    Quick question about Descent

    At sekhem 10 a mummy will face a descent roll after 12 hours. If the arisen willingly drop to 8 he's still going to have a descent roll after 12 hours?

  • Ipergigio
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    According to the core book, once your main quest is done, you will fail all the next descent rolls. Do you think that taking in charge a new mission can bring back to normality the situation of your descent rolls?
    Last edited by Ipergigio; 06-08-2018, 01:44 PM.

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  • Cleverest of Things
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    Originally posted by Ipergigio View Post
    And now, mummies' society and descent!
    Mummies have a community based on guilds and guild master but since the descent cannot be fooled forever, what happens to a guild when it's master fall asleep presumably for decades?
    I'm not sure if its official canon, but in my games the cults serve as an extension of the Guildmaster. The high priest is often more educated on the political matters that are ongoing. While the Mummy itself makes changes and decrees while they are awake, the day to day operations and the basics are covered by the cult. Honestly, things likely move more smoothly for the guild while the literal guildmaster sleeps. When they are awake, their memory loss and moodswings combine with divine power to make lots of complications. The times when a Mummy is awake aren't the times when a cult is active, just when they make changes and big decisions. Even while the mummy is awake, the cult is probably doing the minute details of things. So basically, this is why having a good, trustworthy high priest is so important. He will be standing in your place for a whole unbroken lifetime, and remember your descents. He will be acting as guildmaster more often than you are.

    Of course, guildmasters have various duties that cause them to wake up more often (Sasha-hebsu especially, for trials and obliquoy). Their memories need to be supplemented by Talismans or other methods or they will likely have very limited memory compared to a more laid back set of duties.
    Last edited by Cleverest of Things; 05-16-2017, 07:43 PM.

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  • reseru
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    Guilds basically remain the same. They're a part of the Rite that was 'snuck' in, and a mummy only forgets their Guild at Memory 1.

    A cult, though, must rely on tradition, Sadikhs, and their mummies.

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  • Ipergigio
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    And now, mummies' society and descent!
    Mummies have a community based on guilds and guild master but since the descent cannot be fooled forever, what happens to a guild when it's master fall asleep presumably for decades?
    Last edited by Ipergigio; 05-16-2017, 09:58 AM.

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  • reseru
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    The important thing to consider about Memory is that it's not about if the Deathless remember phone numbers. It's about if they remember that human beings are people that aren't just tools to exploit and manipulate

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  • Ben Quo
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    There's a part of the Storyteller's section about how Mummies have an innate understanding for tools and can figure most things out pretty easily. Worth reading. It's kind of like how they have an easier time with languages.
    Also, they forget their descents, not their skills and knowledges. They don't have to remember seeing a gun to know it is a gun.

    Also also, whether or not the Mummy in your example even forgets that life in the 80s depends on how many times they wake up before the millenium. If the 80s were their last Descent, they'll remember it fully.

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  • Ipergigio
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    Thank you!
    Another question about descent and memories: let's say a mummy awake in '80s learned that a gun is a weapon, when in the new millennium she awakens again she reminds that guns are weapons...?

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  • Second Chances
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    Originally posted by Azahul View Post
    Nope. At that point he's Sekhem 8, so he makes checks based on the Sekhem 8 time scale (three scenes, I think?).
    Three scenes or two days.

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  • Azahul
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    Originally posted by Ipergigio View Post
    At sekhem 10 a mummy will face a descent roll after 12 hours. If the arisen willingly drop to 8 he's still going to have a descent roll after 12 hours?
    Nope. At that point he's Sekhem 8, so he makes checks based on the Sekhem 8 time scale (three scenes, I think?).

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