Numas

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Numas is a city located in Nehekhara, far to the south of the Old World. It is part of the empire of the Tomb Kings and has had a chequered history.

It is now ruled by Prince Tutankhanut with its pyramids restored to their former glory. Life has also returned to the area with crops being grown in the surrounding fields for the living inhabitants who serve the Prince with the dead. [1a]

Artefacts

The Spear of Antarhak was first used by a Tomb King of Numas, King Antarhak.

History

It was built originally before the time of Settra, thousands of years ago, by king Khesek. This dates it as one of the first human cities ever to be built. It is located near Khemri, further up the Great Mortis River towards its source. It was originally built due to its proximity to very fertile lands just south of the Great Mortis River and north of the Ash River. This location encouraged its foundation and its people were fed in plenty.

Settra, during his reign, conquered Numas and forced it to pay him tribute. As soon as Settra died, however, it rebelled against the grip of its former master and succeeded in gaining freedom. Until the time of Nagash, it was conquered and reconquered by Khemri but could never be held.

Then, when Nagash took hold of Khemri, an alliance of the cities of Numas, Zandri, Mahrak, Lybaras and Rasetra fought together to free the land from his tyrany. The king of Lahmia, King Lahmizzar, led this alliance but eventually the allied cities fractured and fought against one another, seeking each others wealth.

Later in the sixth dynasty, under king Alkhazzar I, Numas was conquered by Khemri again. From then on, it remained a part of the kingdom of Nehekhara forever.

After the awakening, the Tomb Kings of Numas fought amongst themselves to regain the city. There was no peace in Numas until Settra had awoken, and upon taking control, sent all of the lesser kings back to their tombs to await his call.

Under Prince Tutankhanut the pryamids were restored, and later the Scythan tribe travelled to the city to worship their god, seeing the Tomb Prince as a manifestation of that diety and pledging their service to him. The living and dead now live together harmoniously under his rule. [1a]

The nomads patrol the desert, watching for intruders and when one of their warriors die, the body is left for 40 days and nights to be picked clean before being prepared to serve the Prince in undeath. [1a]

The necropolises of the Tomb Kings.
Khemri - Numas - Zandri - Bhagar- Beremas - Quatar - Rasetra - Mahrak - Lybaras - Lahmia

Sources

Tomb Kings
Units Bone Giant - Carrion - Casket of Souls - Dust Goblin - Hierotitan - Icon Bearer - Liche High Priest - Liche Priest - Necrosphinx - Necrotect - Screaming Skull Catapult - Sepulchral Stalker - Skeleton Archer - Skeleton Chariot - Skeleton Horsemen - Skeleton Warrior - Tomb Guard - Tomb Herald - Tomb King - Tomb Prince - Tomb Scorpion - Tomb Swarm - Ushabti - Warsphinx
Characters Ahtaf I - Ahtaf II - Alcadizaar - Alkharad - Alkhazzar I - Alkhazzar II - Amanhotep - Amenemhetum - Antarhak - Apophas - Arkhan - Behedesh - Dhekhesh - Dread King - Hekesh - Kaseph - Khalida Neferher - Kharnut -Khatep - Khesek - Khetep - Khutef - Lahkashaz - Lahmizzar - Lahmizzash - Lakhashar - Lamashizzar - Nagash - Neferata - Nehek - Nekhef I - Nekhesh - Phar - Pharakh - Rakaph I - Rakaph II - Rakaph III - Rakhash - Rasut - Sehenesmet - Sekhef - Setep - Settra - Thutep - Tutankhanut - Utep - Wakhaf - Zakash
Cities Khemri - Lahmia - Lybaras - Mahrak - Numas - Quatar - Rasetra - Zandri
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