Pharaoh, or god-king, is the title that has been given to the leader of Osirion for millennia. The people of Osirion have always believed, and continue to believe, that the pharaohs rule by divine right. This article attempts to list the various pharaohs and pharaonic dynasties that have ruled Osirion through the ages. Unfortunately, much of the history is lost and there are many gaps in the history. Dates given are those of the period of the pharaoh's rule.
First Age of Osirion (-3470 AR to -1498 AR)
Second Age of Osirion, or the Age of the Black Sphinx (-1498 AR to 1532 AR)
Keleshite Interregnum (1532 AR to 4609 AR)
In 1532 AR, Pharaoh Menedes XXVI is deposed by forces of the Padishah Empire of Kelesh and is the last pharaoh of Osirion until Khemet I in 4609 AR.
Third Age of Osirion (4609 AR to Present Day)
The first pharaoh to rule Osirion since Menedes XXVI is Khemet I.
- Forthbringer Dynasty
Undated Osirian Pharaohs
There are some pharaohs of Osirion whose details have been lost to time; perhaps a tomb has been found that references them but no information about when they ruled is currently known.
Other God Kings & Pharaohs
Although the terms 'pharaoh' and 'god king' are most associated with the rulers of Osirion, they are used in other contexts:
- The term 'God-King' is often associated with Nethys, the All-Seeing Eye who was instrumental in the coming to power of Azghaad, the First Pharaoh, prior to Nethys' ascension as a god.
- The Outer God, Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, takes a humanoid form known as the Black Pharaoh.
- The demon lord, Areshkagal, the Faceless Sphinx, adopts a faceless female pharaoh as her unholy symbol.
- Maybe, on other planets, the term Pharaoh is also used by those worshipping the Osirian pantheon, for instance in the Old Kingdom of Kemet on Earth.
- The gnoll Hlasho has appropriated the title 'Pharaoh of Fangs'; he has managed to unite enough gnolls in the Brazen Frontier region to set up a settlement at Fort Fang.
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- ↑ Matt Goodall et al. (2014). Champions of Balance, p. 13. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-603-4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Alex Greenshields, Amanda Hamon, Jonathan H. Keith, Ron Lundeen, and David N. Ross. (2014). Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs, p. 4. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-595-2
- ↑ References regarding information below may be found on the Pharaoh's own page. The list of references here shows which sources have been incorporated into this list.
- ↑ Alex Greenshields, Amanda Hamon, Jonathan H. Keith, Ron Lundeen, and David N. Ross. (2014). Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs, p. 5ff. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-595-2
- ↑ Assumes the Sekh-pa-Mefer dynasty ruled at roughly the same time. There is no record of Sekh-pa-Mefer I or Sekh-pa-Mefer II in Paizo's publications yet.
- ↑ Rob McCreary. (2014). Risen from the Sands, p. 3. Paizo Inc.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Please note that there are two Sky Pharaohs in Osirion's history: Hakotep I and Menedes I
- ↑ Gebessek I to Gebessek VIII are inferred from our knowledge of Gebessek IX and nothing is known of their dates, so they are placed here in the chronology as an educated guess
- ↑ Remeses I to Remeses III are inferred from our knowledge of Remeses IV and nothing is known of their dates, so they are placed here in the chronology as an educated guess
- ↑ Assumes a line of Menedes from Menedes I to XXVI within the dynasty, though we know there were pharaohs of this dynasty that did not take the name Menedes
- ↑ Alex Greenshields, Amanda Hamon, Jonathan H. Keith, Ron Lundeen, and David N. Ross. (2014). Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs, p. 6. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-595-2
- ↑ Greg A. Vaughan & Kevin Wright. (2011). Where Dark Things Sleep, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. This could be the lost name of the Pharaoh of Forgotten Plagues (q.v.).
- ↑ Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). Inner Sea Gods, p. 328. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
- ↑ Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). Inner Sea Gods, p. 321. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
- ↑ Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 65. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1
- ↑ Alex Greenshields, Amanda Hamon, Jonathan H. Keith, Ron Lundeen, and David N. Ross. (2014). Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs, p. 46. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-595-2