|FC-P12: Nophru-Ka [P]|
The Forgotten Pharaoh
|Character||Avatar of Nyarlathotep|
|Forced Response: after Nophru-Ka enters play, choose and destroy an Avatar of Nyarlathotep character, if able.|
Nophru-Ka first appeared in the Call of Cthulhu RPG adventure Fungi from Yuggoth (Keith Herber, 1984).
Nophru-Ka was the high priest of a powerful cult of Nyarlathotep in Egypt during the Fourteenth Dynasty, who attempted to overthrow the old regime and become the new pharaoh. To accomplish these ends, he called down monsters from the stars to wreak havoc across the land. In the confusion, Nophru-Ka and his cultists would attack the pharaoh and set up their own government. Nyarlathotep himself smiled on their venture and promised to send a messenger to aid them.
The current pharaoh learned of the plot, and his assassins tracked down Nophru-Ka, killing him as he knelt to pray in his cult's most sacred temple. As he died, Nophru-Ka pronounced a curse upon the head of the pharaoh and the ruling line of Egypt.
The high priest's followers, demoralized by their leader's death, were driven to the south until they arrived at the ruined city of G'harne. Some claim that Nophru-Ka was a reincarnation of The Black Pharaoh Nephren-Ka, while others claim that his claim to such title was spurious and that the cults of the Black Pharaoh brought about his death.