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This is some fluff I wrote for my Tomb King army. Please tell me what you think of it. It is on another forum, too, (Khemri) under my name there Prince Ramotpe II. I dont want someone thnking I copied this story from someone!
During the times when Nekekhara was still great, and dominated all that stood around it, there was the city of Anak-shu-ra. It was a city on the Great River Vitae, just before the delta. The city was on on of the most fertile areas in all of Nehekhara, and produced a great amount of food consumed by those in the kingdom. All of the land was devoted to the Crocdile God Sobek, god of the river. The king was his majesty King Ingratep, a man who loved his land and his people. He had two sons: Prince Intrasis, the eldest, yet he was a coward and a poor leader. The other was Nem-phra-set, a kind boy, but a fierce fighter and grand leader. Their kingdom prospered greatly, that is, until the coming of Nagash...
During the war, Nagash sent the vampire lord, Lord Shu-ra-men, to capture the city of Anak-shu-ra, and destroy its fields, so that the kingdom would starve. A large force of the dead assembled on the opposite bank of the Vitae. The King Ingratep and his son Nem-phra-set set out with their army, along with the king's bodyguard, the elite Crocodile Guard. Prince Intrasis had stayed behind, being the coward he was. For many days, battles raged on as the vampire attempted to cross the river, for it was the dryest season, and the river was low. The loyal armies of the king fought bravely, and the king himself would step to the front lines, and cut down the vile dead that threatened his land and people.
But, the king fell in battle. he was cut down by the vampire himself, Lord Shu-ra-men . All in the army said that Prince Nem-phra-set should take up his father's mantle as king, but Intrasis took the seat of power, but still feared to enter the fray himself, and left the fighting to his younger brother.
Nem-phra-set was undaunted however, and decided to continue fighting. The Crocodile Guard pledged service to him, even though he was not the king, but he was truly their leader. Furled by the rage caused in him by his father's death, the young prince led his warriors time and time again against the vampire's forces. Despite that they had done much better than any could have hoped, the battle seemed to be in the favour of the vampire. The Prince did not know what to do.
The next day, as the battle raged, Prince Nem-phra-set stood atop a large rock and cried out to the Crocodile God, Sobek. He pleaded the god to save those who had been loyal in defending his river. He was answered. The waters of the river began to swirl and rise. The water shot up into the air, and took the shape of a gigantic crocodile's maw, which then snapped down on the advancing forces of the dead. At the same time as this, the waters rose up and surrounded the young prince, raising him into the air. While he was in the waters, he heard the god Sobek speak to him, saying, " You are my Chosen, young one. Use the weapons and strength that I now grant you: The Sword of the River, The Shield of Sobek, and the Armour of the Crocodile. Take these into battle against those who would treaten the realm of the river. " He then emerged from the waters, wielding the these weapons. The Sword of the River, a curved sword carrying the marks of Sobek upon it, glowed a bright blue. The Shield of Sobek was a large golden shield shaped liek the top of a crocodile's head. The Armour of the Crocodile glowed with power, and it looked as though no weapon could piece it. The remaining dead had retreated, called back by Lord Shu-ra-men. The Lord then fled, knowing he could not defeat someone favoured by the gods.
But, the Prince would not allow the vampire to escape so easily. the prince allowed his cowardly brother to keep the throne, as Nem-phra-set had much more important things to attend to. He and his elite Crocodile Guard hunted the vampire all accross the landscapes of the world, until finally, the Prince removed the vampire's head from his body with the Sword of the River. He had at last avenged his father. However, all was not well at home...
The prince returned to find his kingdom destroyed, crushed by another undead attack. While he had been off hunting the vampire, his kingdom had been overtaken due to the lack of leadership of his brother. The prince could barely contain his rage, and immediately led his Crocodile Guard against the entire undead army. He destroyed many of them, but it mattered not. he and every last one of his men died there. before he died, he realized that he had failed Sobek, and pleaded for another chance, and the god allowed it, knowing the prince would keep to his word. The army of the undead attempted to recruit their bodies into their ranks, but they were protected by Sobek. Later, their bodies were found by another Nehekharan king's army, and they were given a proper burial.
Now that he has awakened, Nem-phra-set guards the river in death, followed by his everfaithful Crocodile Guard. He would not fail the god Sobek in death as he did in life, in allowing his kingdom to fall for the trivial reason of destroying one vampire. He would never fail again...
Last edited by Evil von Doomstein; July 29th, 2005 at 17:04.
Ok thanks. I wasnt sure if the Vampires had different names or not at that time. I will change it. No one mentioned it on the other forum so i thought it was OK.