Summary EditMummies are corpses native to dry desert areas, where the dead are entombed by a process known as mummification. When their tombs are disturbed, the corpses become animated into a weird unlife state, whose unholy hatred of life causes them to attack living things without mercy.
Mummies are usually (but not always) clothed in rotting strips of linen. They stand between 5 and 7 feet tall and are supernaturally strong.
A mummy causes fear in the living by its sight, and any creature it touches is affected by a quick-acting leprosy-like rotting curse called "mummy rot", which doesn't heal by any normal means. They often inhabit pyramids, great tombs or temple complexes, destroying would-be grave robbers. Mummies are usually lawful evil in alignment.