I’m back to working on Mythus and as part of the Persona Chapter I’m writing up an example Persona. But before we get to her I have some notes on how certain words are pronounced.
Keep in mind that the Km—Ægyptians to you and I—didn’t really fuss about vowels in the excesive way we do. When you see a word such as “fur” or “fir” they are actually pronounced more as “fr”. No vowel, the “f’ and “r” sounds in each sort of blend into each other. The same applies to Mnt, with the “m”, “n”, and “t” sounds kind of blending into something you really need to hear. So when you see something like “km” keep in mind that any vowel you may want to insert should be considered silent.
Her names is Mnt ‘Khfr, which if you really must you could pronounce as Menet aKhafur, or Lady of Khafur, or Woman of Khafur. At the moment the steps in her creation are listed below;
First was the matter of her gender, which I decided to make female. Far as I’m concerned, even the ladies can be heroic. And as far as I’m concerned, you don’t have to kill to be heroic nor is killing necessarily heroic.
The next step was determining her Socioeconomic Class—SEC. The result was Upper Middle Class, meaning that she was born a squire. I decided to make her father a town official, and as matters turned out later from the town of Khfr in the Middle Kingdom of Km.
Species and Race
For the first my decision was to make her human. For the race the die rolls told me that she is a pure blood Ægyptian, a Kmt—Khemite—of the land of Km—Khem.
Now keep in mind that in the world of Ærth about half of the humans are of mixed race. We just like cohabitating when you get right down to it. It is actually uncommon for a person to be a pure blood as Mnt is.
I also decided to give her an exotic ancestor just to spice her up. In his case I made him a Vargaardian from the 4th millennium baf—Before A-tlan-tl’s Fall—serving in the Zuivan army in Km. While serving in Km he had a dalliance with a local lass, and they had descendants.
And he had a fey ancestor who gave Mnt a bit of fey blood which even many generations later had an affect on her.
For those little oddities found in the typical HP in DJ I gave her, among others; an allergy to dust and fey blood. There are more, but I need to re-read that part.
I set that at 45, for it is not just young people who go off on adventures. In as much as she was born and raised in a civilized land and lives there, that means that she is currently in the 5th Age level, which means she’s pretty young of her age.But she’s still 45 and a Kmt native.
So I gave her a husband age 42 and an adolescent son age 16. Keep in mind that Mythus is more a guide than a game, so you have permission to complicate matters if you feel like it.
Her Birth Rank
And then things got rather improbable, for the rolls on the birth rank table for the middle class told me that she is a 7th child, and in particular the 7th child of a 7th son. Along with her fey ancestry this means she is even more special with talents and abilities most other folks just don’t have
So at the moment you have a middle aged Ægyptian woman with a husband and a son, living in a small town just outside of Thebes in the Middle Kingdom. She has a Spiritual psycho-genic power, is luckier than most, and I’m thinking on making her a Wise Woman because that’s just how she strikes me.
Seeing as she is an Heroic Persona her statistics are above average, and considering her social rank and some other factors I need to work out she has a favorable reputation and status. Her Ethos is Sunlight and the god she follows is Horus.
There’s more to be done, but that’s what I have at the moment. You’re welcome to adapt her to your system and setting, just remember to let people know where you got her.
And keep in mind that I don’t see Mythus as a wargame, but more as a guide to playing a role in an imaginary world.
Next up is information on Mnt’s Vocation, her bonus K/S areas from Traits and age as modified by previous experience, her resources, and general information about her. Last will be a post on how I see things where RPGs are concerned, which won’t always agree with yours. Thanks for your time and always remember that you are dealing with a person in your character, even if he is fictional.