Khemet I

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Khemet I

Harun of Abadar
The Forthbringer
Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 147

Khemet I (ruled 4609 to 4649 AR) was the first native Garundi pharaoh of Osirion after over 3,000 years of Keleshite rule.1 His ascension in 4609 AR marked the start of the Third Age of Osirion.2

A legacy restored

Able to trace his lineage back to the pharaoh's of Osirion's First Age, Khemet I, previously known as Harun3 and also known as the Forthbringer,4 tapped into a spirit of Osirian nationalism that was undimmed despite centuries of rule by satraps of Kelesh followed by independent sultans of Keleshite descent. A powerful cleric of Abadar who arrived to Sothis with a Garundi army and the support of the Children of Wadjet,5 he was able to reinforce his right to the throne by demonstrating his ability to recruit Osirion's powerful elder elementals to his cause. With the country already destabilized following the death of Aroden in 4606 AR, the sultan and her family fled the country, and Khemet became pharaoh after a nearly bloodless coup.43

The Cult of the Dawnflower and the Church of Sarenrae in general were also instrumental in his rise to power. In fact, they had entered into a secret alliance with Khemet a year before his return.6 Empress Rashanah XXVII of Kelesh quickly recognized Khemet I's rule in exchange for ethnic Keleshites in the country being allowed to gain citizenship and avoid retaliation, to which he agreed.3

The Forthbringer's rule

Khemet I reinstated Sothis as the nation's capital, and oversaw the construction of the Palace of the Forthbringer to be his residence.4 There he constructed the original red sandstone chambers for summoning elementals and other creatures.7 Khemet I also ordered the restoration of the Black Sphinx.8

Later in his reign, he became increasingly withdrawn. Some felt that this was because he had to devote most of his time to maintaining the pacts he had made with the various elementals. Nevertheless, he ruled unchallenged for forty years, and was succeeded by his son, Khemet II.4


Pharaoh Khemet II had at least six children, including:9


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  2. Wolfgang Baur, Adam Daigle, Jeff Erwin, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Lost Kingdoms, p. 3, 17. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-415-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jessica Price. (2017). Qadira, Jewel of the East, p. 10. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-912-7
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 James Jacobs et al. (2011). "The Inner Sea". The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 147. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  5. Jason Eric Nelson & Amber Stewart. (2008). Osirion, Land of Pharaohs, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-144-2
  6. Jason Eric Nelson & Amber Stewart. (2008). Osirion, Land of Pharaohs, p. 21. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-144-2
  7. Jason Eric Nelson & Amber Stewart. (2008). Osirion, Land of Pharaohs, p. 20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-144-2
  8. Jason Eric Nelson & Amber Stewart. (2008). Osirion, Land of Pharaohs, p. 12. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-144-2
  9. Adam Daigle, Dave Gross, Mark Moreland, David N. Ross, Amber Stewart, and Jerome Virnich. (2014). Undead Unleashed, p. 40. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-677-5