[Let's Study Mummy: the Curse] The Decrees, The Bull-Headed

Posted: February 18, 2013 by Jay Steven Anyong in Articles, Let's Study, Mummy: the Curse, Roleplaying Games, World of Darkness
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Also known as the Decree of Essence, the Bull-Headed are perhaps one of the more complex decrees. Unlike the Lion-Headed and Falcon-Headed, they do not define themselves by how they are different from being merely dead, but choose a different track.

The Bull-Headed fixate to a cause, a purpose or an eternal ideal. The idea of an Essence is what justifies their immortal existence, and the statement of “I am this” is that which gives them the endless momentum to keep going forward.

Goal-driven and endlessly determined, the Bull-Headed are like icebergs. They might not seem to move very quickly, but few things can really stop them. Each and every one of the Bull-Headed pursue their purpose (or fulfill their role) with a single-minded ruthlessness that can put the other Arisen to shame.

This pursuit of purpose in a given role colors their ability to restore their Pillars. The Bull-Headed regain pillars when they can clarify a misunderstanding of value. This is more than just a simple mistake, but one that has powerful repercussions.

To restore all their Pillars, the Bull-Headed must have created a lasting monument or having one recognized. This could be anything from a work of art to something less physical, yet permanent (a given school of philosophy for example, or being the source of the quotes that eventually got distilled into Sun Tzu’s Art of War.)

Reading through this particular entry brought about a rather odd sort of memory as the first few lines of the Pokemon theme song arose unbidden in my mind.

“I want to be the very best, like no one ever was…”

It’s oddly appropriate however, as the Bull-Headed devote themselves tirelessly to a given role in the pursuit of eternal success. The recognition of their insights and ability fuel their pillars, giving them¬† the kind of self-propelled momentum that makes them unstoppable.

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