King Settra, the first king of the ancient kingdom of Nehekhara, was not content with his earthly reign. He begged his priests to extend his life. In response, they cast a spell to reanimate him after his death. Over time, Nehekhara was destroyed by war, and the priest's spell became a curse. All the dead in Nehekhara were reanimated to walk among the living with minds intact, but trapped within their festering corpse bodies. Their armies are comprised of large light infantry and light cavalry units, supported by undead warbeasts, scorpions, sand monsters and sphinxes. But their most deadly weapon is their ancient and powerful magic.