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Cleopatra was a famous Goddess and Queen of ancient Aegypt (and likewise Egypt).

BackgroundEdit

She was extremely fond of revels and feasts on her royal barge. She and her guests floated on the Nile in fogs of forced gaiety.

Cleopatra was famed through all the quadrants of the world for her beauty, will and passion, likewise she was also famed for throwing terrible and tawdry parties. During one of these sad and sordid debacles that a priestess of Isis cast the Causing a Deep Sleep spell in the barge's hold so that she could escape the party. The royal yacht returned to Memphis from whence it started, and all on board were fulsome in their praise of the excursion, thinking they had a great time because they couldn't remember what happened.[1]

At the end of her life, when she passed into death, she came before Samhain. Her story of her love affairs did not move him.

Behind the scenesEdit

Cleopatra is inspired by the historical individual of the same name.

In King's Quest lore she apparently ruled in Egypt in Earth's history, but also ruled in the kingdom of Aegypt in Daventry's history. This may not be mutually exclusive, and Aegypt and Egypt may be the same location, and both are tellings of the same single history.

On the other hand it may be represent a 'time warp' in that she may have ruled on Earth and withdrew into Earth's past as one of the ones that founded Aegypt, where she continued to rule until her death. As the Nile and Memphis appear to exist both in kingdoms, it would suggest that Aegypt may have become Egypt over time. However, it should be noted that the King's Quest Companion never specifically states that the Aegyptians 'withdrew' into Daventry (instead implying that the kingdom was already there ancient).

In the Earth timeline the mummy in Tamir coincidentally exists about the same time that Cleopatra existed and died. Which may further suggest that Aegypt and Egypt are the same location further explaining why they share many of the same locations including the Nile and Memphis. This would also seem to suggest that the Egyptians visited (and colonized) Tamir from Aegypt.

ReferencersEdit

  1. KQC3E, 83

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