Imhotep was a high priest of ancient Egypt who steals the Scroll of Thoth to resurrect his dead lover Princess Anck-es-en-Amon. For Imhotep’s sacrilege, the princess’s father Pharaoh Amenophis the Magnificent orders Imhotep to be tortured, mummified and buried alive. The scroll is buried with him so that no one would ever again have the chance to use it as he did.
Imhotep is revived as a mummy when in 1120 ad his tomb is broken into by a tomb raider who was told of the location of the tomb and the wonders held within by a mysterious European The tomb raider upon entering the tomb proceeds to loot the tomb, taking with him the scroll of Thoth. Upon leaving the tomb he is ambushed by the mysterious European and a small group of mercenaries. They kill the tomb raider and standing in front of the tomb, the European reads aloud the scroll of Thoth awakening Imhotep from his slumber.
Imhotep and the European who calls himself Desdinova then travel from Egypt to a secluded castle in Palestine where he helps Imhotep adjust to the new world he now finds himself in. After this reports of his movements are sketchy – he assumes different guises working with Desdinova and others in a way to bring forth his god Nyarlathotep and to resurrect his long-dead love.
His current guise is Ardath Bey, an antique collector who is based in New York.
ARDATH BEY, Antique Dealer
STR 100 CON 90 SIZ 65 DEX 35 INT 50
POW 75 HP 15
Damage Bonus: +1D6
Magic Points: 15
Attacks per round: 1
Fighting Attacks: Mummies have the usual range of unarmed attacks open to humanoids.
Fighting 70% (35/14), damage 1D6+1D6
|Fighting (Sword, Heavy) 40% (20/8), damage 1D8+1+1D6
Firearms (Mauser “Broomhandle” Pistol M1912, .45) 20% (10/4), damage 1D10+2
Dodge 35% (17/7)
Armor: 2-point skin; Impaling weapons have little effect (half damage).
Spells: Cloud Memory, Contact Deity/Nyarlothotep, Contact Spirits of the Dead, Dismiss Nyarlathotep, Enchant Knife, Implant Fear
Skills: Accounting 46%, Appraise 46%, Archeology 45%, Credit Rating 60%, Cthulhu Mythos 45%, Disguise 65%, History 50%, Intimidate 55%, Language: Arabic 99%, Language: Egyptian Heiroglyphics 85%, Language: English 85%, Language: Greek 75%, Library Use 34%
Sanity Loss: 1/1D8