This page contains details of the events that the Ra-stone conveys through dreams once one has “attuned” to it.
Son of Piye. Also king of Kush as indicated by the two snakes on his crown. Currently facing a recent defeat at Memphis, at the hands of Esarhaddon, where he lost his son and heir, and one of his wives. Fears losing all of Egypt. Married to three of his sisters (and spiritually to Shepenupet).
Taharqa is secretly a follower of Apedamak and Dedun. Dedun worshippers use lots of incense, and he has a ton of special incense that allow him to commune with a barghest from the Fae realm that works for the Forest Mother, who is too bizarre to be able to communicate with humans. The thing wants him to promote nature, and just tear down all of this civilization before it gets too far. As a result Taharqa has always had an urge to simply return to Napata like Shebitku and Piye, from whom he learned these traditions. But he's compelled by the need for power to make his agenda come true.
Son of Taharqa, captured recently when he sallied out from Memphis to take on Esarhaddon.
Sister of Taharqa, mother of Tantamani, still wields considerable power as Shabaka’s former Chief Queen.
Sister-wife of Taharqa. Priestess of Hathor.
High Priestess of Amun. Daughter of Piye, Taharqua’s sister and spirutual wife. Her adopted mother was Amerendis I, a sister of Piye.
Heir apparent successor to Shepenupet II as God's Wife. Daughter of Taharqa.
Son of Shabaka, had been designated as his heir, but then was displaced when Taharqa took over after his father, claiming that as brother of Shebitku, and son of Piye, that this gave him greater claim.
Tantamani has two sister-wives, Piankharty and Istemheb, who both follow his lead closely.
Son of Shabaka, high priest of Amun. Mother is Mesbat. Shabaka installed his son as high priest to try to get greater influence amongst the priests.
Chief Steward of the 'God's Wife of Amun' at Thebes since Amenirdis I installed him. Elderly now, he’s training his replacement. Inhabited by Mai.
Vizier, Count of Thebes, Governor of Upper Egypt, Fourth Prophet of Amun. Appointed by Taharqa.
Ruler of Sais, put in place by Shabaka. Wants his son, Neco, to be Pharaoh as a descendant of the 24th Dynasty (thus founding the 26th).
Wants revenge against the Egyptians for having helped defend Jerusalem against Esarhaddon’s father Sennacharib’s attempts to take it (which were disastrous). And for fomenting the conflict in Babylon, the result of which was his father's death. Taharqa was a commander at the defense of Jerusalem, the Pharaoh then being Shabaka. Esarhaddon’s son is Ashurbanipal, who comes with him on campaign.
(West Bank, Thebes)
South end of the necropolis looking west. On the left is The Temple of Millions of Years of Ramses III, which has been the palace for royals and visiting Pharaoh's for a couple of centuries. The smaller complex in the center and closer to the foreground is that of Amenhotep III.
On the eastern bank of the Nile in Thebes are the massive temples to the gods themselves, some of the largest temple complexes every built.
Diagram of Karnak layout
First courtyard at Karnak, beyond the first pylon, where Pharaoh Taharqa gave his speech. Taharqa built the first pylon (currently incomplete, and likely never will be), and the “kiosk” (collonade) seen in the center of the courtyard, hence why he chose to give his speech there.