|Titles||Land of the Pharaohs|
|Hersker||Ruby Prince Khemet III|
|Religioner||Abadar, Irori, Lamashtu, Nethys, Norgorber, Pharasma, Rovagug, Sarenrae|
Osirion once controlled much of what are now the nations of Thuvia, Rahadoum, Katapesh, and Geb, but complacency ultimately ended Osirion’s reign of cultural and martial supremacy. After 5,000 years of pharaonic rule, Qadiran agents infiltrated the corrupt bureaucracy underpinning Pharaoh Menedes XXVI’s regime and quietly neutralized it. Unable to respond effectively, Osirion soon experienced a series of empire-wide slave revolts, each clandestinely engineered by the Padishah Empire of Kelesh, who soon subsumed Osirion as a satrapy.
Hundreds of years later, when Khemet I the Forthbringer emerged and purported to offer proof tracing his direct lineage to Osirion’s First Age, he was quickly instated in a tidal wave of populist enthusiasm. Khemet’s brief demonstrations of his divine ability to recruit the elder elementals of Osirion’s deserts to his banner persuaded the remaining sultans to evacuate and return to their homeland, paving the way for a nearly bloodless coup.
Osirion is the home of one of Golarion’s most expansive deserts, punctuated by a dynamic source of freshwater: the famed River Sphinx. Fed by two tributaries called the Crook and the Asp, the River Sphinx is a lifeline for huge swaths of Osirion’s population. The river, however, brings many trials to test the people who live along its banks, including enormous, black crocodiles (hetkoshu) hippos, and seasonal flooding.