Mummies and Barrow-wrights

Tombs the world over are the lairs of these undead. Mummies are corpses which have been preserved by embalming, while the bodies inhabited by barrow-wights are preserved or reconstituted by magic. In both cases, the corpse is possessed by a spirit, usually malicious, for some purpose. Sometimes the spirit is summoned to defend the tomb from interlopers, but often the possession is initiated by an evil spirit which requires a host in the material world for some reason. Occasionally the spirit is that of the original owner of the body, but the motivations of the wight may well be quite different to those of the living person. They seldom venture out of their tombs, and when they do it is by night, but they can often extend their powers out beyond their immediate confines to affect those outside. Wights and mummies have an evil reputation, and should never be taken lightly. They are invariably very strong, both physically and psychically, and barrow-wights posses terrible necromantic powers of control and domination.

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Mummies and Barrow-wrights

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