Death of the Pharaoh
Pharaoh Semerkhet has died without appointing a successor, and without an heir his great house has died with him. The rulership will eventually pass to one of the other great houses after much unrest, scheming and violence. You’ve gone to attend the burial ceremony in the desert; a day’s journey from the lush safety of the Arbara River and the walled city Ezbet.
The ceremony started off peacefully enough, however the high priests have disappeared inside the pyramid, and have been missing far too long…