Pharaonic Pantheon

Known Dieties

Typical Clergy

Clerics of less than the L10 are expected to serve their deity by serving the people with their knowledge, healing, or the like.

Clerics of the L10 through L15 serve the needs of the temple, either by being messengers, using their powers to fight for the sect, or whatever else the higher clerics need.

Female clerics can rise no higher than the L20 in ability, but it is necessary for all L21+ males or higher to take on a female cleric as a consort and advisor, and these women often rule in the stead of their male counterparts when the males have to be away from the temple. The female clerics keep all official temple records. Female clerics of female deities can exceed the L20 limit in special circumstances.

All clerics wear white in some part of their dress, and it is a great sin to be stripped of white for any reason and is cause for going on a major quest of redemption if it happens. Otherwise, clerics are as other humans, save that the males shave their heads upon attaining the L5, while the females wear long hair at all times. Egyptian clerics can only rise in levels by donate the equivalent of the needed experience points in gold in order to rise in levels).

Typical Temples

Temples were many in Egyptian society, but each city had only one major deity. All the other deities could be worshiped, but only in an inferior position.

Temples always follow the same design and differ only in size and splendor. They are shaped in a large rectangle, and enclosed with highwalls. The entrance (only one obvious one, though there are several secret ones) is supported by 2 large pylons that are marked with the symbol of the god of the city. There is always a large public hall whose walls are covered with hieroglyphics depicting the story of the deity of the temple, but no image of that being is permitted here. There is always an inner sanctuary where the deity’s image is presented in the best materials the sect can afford (marble, alabaster, silver, gold, and the like).

Near the temple is a cultivated garden where the priests and priestesses of the temple have to bathe every day. This area is holy, and if desecrated, the entire temple is rendered useless.

Offerings are always objects that are pleasing to the eye and made todress up the altar, either in the outer hall or the inner court. Only priestsand priestesses are allowed in the inner sanctuary.

Pharaonic Pantheon

Rusta 5E _CJ_