Religion - gods of the south, the thousand temples
Across the Purple/Red Desert and the Great Green Sea. Cities of incense and myrrh with their animal-headed priests trade for iron and wood with the north. Ancient sorcereries. Primordial battle between followers of Herekh and foul necromancies who shattered old Kemesh in their quest for immortality.
khopeshes, sorcerer-priests, composite bows.
long reign of last pharaoh, now split between Priest-King/High Priest and warlord King and other major notables.