Mummies are the animated corpses of kings and priests prepared for journey to the underworld by powerful enchantment. When a tomb is desecrated, the enchantment creates a rift between the mortal lands and the realm of the dead, wherein the King or priests are called back from the dead to protect their earthly abode. A mummy's touch brings death, sapping the life from those living to bring a Mummy vitality. They are resistant to cold, lightning, and immune to death magic and poison. Unless completely destroyed, a mummy quickly regenerates between encounters as do all Undead. Mummies are rare, found mostly in ancient crypts, and do not walk with the undead, because the price of creating them is far too high and time consuming, but they can be turned by clerics of power as any Undead creature.