The warlord/sorcerer Menthu depicted here shares the name of an
Egyptian god who was a god of warfare, sun, and valor.
Queen Isis, who was previously Mathayus' ally in the battle against
Memnon in The Scorpion King,
is now an adversary, teamed with Menthu.
Menthu and Isis seek the Scorpion Stone, which grants great power to
those who possess it. The Scorpion Stone appears to be a fictional
Mathayus seeks out the Hero's Gauntlet, which can aid him in
destroying the Scorpion Stone. The Hero’s Gauntlet
appears to be a fictional relic.
Mathayus also recovers the Sword of Osiris, the only known weapon
which can kill Menthu. It's not explained what happened to the Sword
in the time since
Rise of the Akkadian
or how it came to be found where it was located here. Mathayus is
depicted as having to quest for it again, so apparently he did not
keep a hold of it after the events of
Rise of the Akkadian.
In the Dunes of Nath, Mathayus confronts Menthu and Isis. As far as
I am aware, the Dunes of Nath are a fictional region.
After killing Menthu, Mathayus faces Queen Isis, who uses the
Scorpion Stone to transform herself into a half-human, half-scorpion
creature to battle him. She essentially looks like the creature
Mathayus himself will one day become as seen in
The Mummy Returns.
As noted in the
synopsis of The Sword of Osiris at The Mummy Chronology,
there are two alternate histories within the game besides the main
one. In the main history, Mathayus' queen, Cassandra, is kidnapped
by Menthu and Isis, so Mathayus sets out to rescue her. In the first
alternate history, the player is allowed to play as Cassandra, and depicts
Mathayus kidnapped by the evil pair instead while Cassandra
completes the quest to free him. The second alternate history occurs if the
player fails to defeat Queen Isis at the end of the game and she
flees with the Scorpion Stone; in this scenario, Mathayus and
Cassandra vow to continue their quest to destroy it.
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