Test of Ritual Mummification
Mummification is an important and deeply spiritual practice in Egyptian life. As Egyptians we have taken great pains to preserve the legacy of our monuments, and it is time that we devote the same energy and attention to preserving the memories of our citizens.
The test consists in getting a cadaver from the university of worship, and giving it a proper burial. The test is intended for a group of 4 players, each receiving part of the instruction and requiring them to get together and figure out the proper treatment and ritual. The cadaver requires specific treatments of salt, perfume and embalming fluid (a cocktail of wine and two other ingredients)).
Then the body needs to be wrapped into bandages (made out of thread in a Student's Loom or Hand Loom). Each cadaver lasts 24 hours before it is no longer suitable to be mummified. Once the cadaver is mummified, it requires a burial ceremony. The ceremony should take place at an alter location selected by the University of Worship from which the body was obtained. To begin the ceremony, the mummy needs to be presented to the university for examination. After being deemed worthy, the ceremony could commence, consisting of burning spirits in a brazier, burning incense, reciting a prayer, and an action and offering for the afterlife.
Test description at University of Worship
By the exact words of the scientists (pop up when you start the test): "Form a ritual group with 3 other priest. The lead priest may obtain a cadaver from the Great University of worship and each priest then helps to prepare the body for the afterlife. After preperations are approved by the university mortician, each Priest will then be given part of the burial ritual. Each priest must perform the entire ritual in the correct order at the specified altar to prepare the spirit for the afterlife. Finally the deceased is laid to rest in a santified Ka Tomb. Complete 7 rituals to advance."
The test will require:
- Linen Bandage - between 10 and 20 for each cadaver. Bandage is made from 5,000 Thread in a Loom
- Salt - between 50 and 100 for each cadaver.
- Embalming Fluid - made from wine of at least 12% Alcohol and at least 2 vintages old, combined with two other ingredients in a Kitchen, the other ingredients being two of:
Demonstration of the principle requires:
10 bandagesBandages only becomes available after test opened.
- (Based on Pluribus Chat) 5,000 Thread
- 100 oil
10 embalming fluid (any kind)Embalming Fluid only becomes available after test opened.
- 1 of each spirit type (fish,mineral,vegetable,grain,worm,wood,rock,fruit)
- 10 incense (any kind)
- 100 salt
- 10 perfume (any kind)
(From Fireside chat by Pluribus: I took some ingredients for embalming fluid and the mats for one bandage and added them to the list
Passing the test requires that the ritual be performed 7 times, not necessarily by the same priests.
Before attempting, make sure you can meet all of the following:
- A group of 4 players that have accepted the test at the University of Worship
- 1-3 hours in time
- 100 Salt, 20 Bandages, a bottle of 12%+ Alcohol that is at least 2 vintages (25-39 real days) old
- Access to (or materials to make) a given flavor of Perfume
- Access to two randomly given embalming ingredients, which can be Oil, Camel Milk, Moss, Mushroom, Beeswax, Honey, Aromatic Honey, Royal Jelly, Herbs, Resin, Ash, Lime, Salt, Ink, Dates, Citrus, Cabbage Juice, Flower Petals, Cobra Blood
- Ability to make Incense to a minimum specification given
- 8 Glass Rods, 53 Silver, 50 Bronze, 1 Copper Sheeting, 5Large Diamond, 1 Large Quartz
- Access to potentially anything for the ritual (such as a specific flavour Beer, or a Chime - of which you will need four of them)
- Recommended: 8 Rope, 32 Boards, 40 Wood for Basic Signs
When you are ready, the three steps are:
Idea for the ritual chants
The information about the deceased and their family is used to make up the ritual chants. The group receives the name of family member(randomly generated) such as parent, spouse, and children. The group also receives their profession, cause of death, interests, and the Egyptian Gods they worshiped.
It resultant chants may look something like this;
- Tufet, son of Akum and Nufteth, died (a few days before the acquisition of body in Egyptian Game Time) of (random cause).
((May (Egyptian God Worshiped) comfort Akum and Nufteth as they grieve for the loss of their son/daughter.))
- Loved spouse of Huteth he/she will be dearly missed, he/she was (profession) and a pillar of (region)
((We commit to you the body of Tufet, loved spouse of Huteth, master (profession), and pillar of the (religious) community.))
- Loving father/mother of Askesh and Tufuth, in their names we bid you fair well.
- May Horus grant you his blessing and welcome you into the afterlife