City of Tem-Akh
- The Old City is a walled sanctum in the center of Tem-Akh, where the old Pharaonic palace, the Great Library, and the Temple of Ra are located. It is a priestly quarter.
- The New City grew between the Old City and the river. It is a noble quarter.
- Wadjet's Walk grew around a canal that had been cut around the Old and New Cities in hopes of increasing commerce and trade in the capital. It is a merchant quarter.
- The Outer City is the result of inevitable urban sprawl. It is primarily a slum.
Rabyah is a human fugitive who was promiosed protection by the governor Muminofrah. Taking advantage of her position as Nyala's patron, Muminofrah asks the druid merchant to look after this poor, unfortunate soul. Luckily, Nyala and Rabyah quickly form a bond of trust and mutual care.
My Dearest Allies and One-Time Companions:
We have too long been apart; but it is with a heavy heart that I wish you a belated welcome to TEM-AKH. I greatly appreciate that you did not seek me out upon arriving int he city; my work with the Embalmer's Guild remains of a very sensitive nature that cannot yet be revealed. Please know that you and the Guild are working toward the same ends; though deplorable, the actions of my guildmate left behind in PERATEN were necesssary.
Because of the familiarity we once shared, I come to you with a warning that may endanger my own life: You must leave TEM-AKH as soon as you are able. The Guild has become aware of your research into the THRICE-DIVIDED SOUL, and has chosen to take action against you. Already, assassins have been dispatched. I know you to owell to ask you to abandon your quest; I only hope that you respect me enough to heed my warning and leave the city.
I have come to understand that your newest companion has secured the governor MUMINOFRAH as a patron. Please understand that her authority here is not as total as she may believe. While Pharaoh may tolerate the practice of the old religion in TEM-AKH, MUMINOFRAH's hedonism is not equally tolerated. Her humiliation of CECIL should demonstrate to you the depths of her depravity. While the governor may be an ally today, you may not be able to count on her in the future--and certainly not against the Guild.
Please heed my warning.
With fondest regards,