Understand, then, O Son of Wisdom, what the Stone declares;
Protect me, and I will protect thee; increase my strength that I may
The Seven Scorpions of Isis
The seven scorpions lie in a square wooden box, with name
cartouches on all sides, spelling the names Petet, Tjetet, Matet,
Mesetet, Mesetetef, Tefen and Befen. If the box is opened the
scorpions emerge and demand to know who has called them and by
what right; the opener must name each scorpion with its correct
true name (the cartouches on the box) or they will attack him. If he
succeeds in ordering the scorpions they will obey him, although
they occasionally test him by asking for their names.
The Seven Scorpions were created by Isis to act as her bodyguards,
and may serve anybody who knows their true names.
Unfortunately, they have a slight quirk: they are extremely
talkative and love to argue, debate and banter; one of the few ways
of keeping them silent is to keep them in the box, which they don't
Charms: Materialise (as a normal-looking scorpion), Poison.
Their sting is a fearsome magickal poison which drains life; it can
hurt any being, from the simplest human to the mightiest god. The
scorpions can also gather their power into a single sting, making it
sevenfoldly deadly. Normally each success at a Rage roll will give
one dot of aggravated damage; however, the victim will not die
from it unless the owner of the scorpions so decree, otherwise the
victim merely becomes paralysed and weak for as long as the
poison remains in the body (equivalent to the time it would take to
heal the wounds). The poison can be healed using Prime 3 magick,
each success cancels one dot poison.
The Harpoon of Isis
A plain copper harpoon, intended for hippopotamus hunting. It is
magickal, doing aggravated damage, but upon the command of the
caster it may return to her hand and the damage is undone.
According to the myth Isis used it to tilt the outcome of a fight
between Horus and Seth in the shape of hippopotami. She threw it
at one of the contestants, but Horus cried to her "You hurt me,
mother!". Isis quickly called to the harpoon "Back!", and it returned
to her hand and she threw it as Set instead.
The Shards of the World Egg
Practically nothing is known about the shards, except that they
were kept in the temple at Hermopolis and were stolen in the
fourth century BC. It has been theorised that they are the original
qlippoth, the forces that resisted creation and was defeated by it.
That would make them tremendously powerful nephandic foci.
Another theory says they are remnants of the Pure Ones, a part of
their power. That would instead make them enormously powerful
foci for creative magick, and possibly the key to reuniting the
shards of the Pure Ones. One group of choristers have suggested
that if they are ever joined together the world will end and
everything will return to the One.
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