Umay Custerolopoli: Her Story


Appaloosa 6

Umay's Creator was Pescado.

Once he had the jars he read the scroll aloud in front of the sarcophagus:

[reading] And Saint Amin raised the scroll up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy holy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large chu...

Pes: Oh that's the wrong part...

[continued ] And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou insert the Weeping Canopic Jar. Then shalt thou insert the Little Pharaoh Canopic Jar. Then shalt thou insert the Mummified Canopic Jar. Then shalt thou insert the Canopic Jar of the Eagle. And lastly shalt thou insert the Canopic Jar of the most holy Cat.

Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Then shall the Mummy appear, to serve thee and thine."

He inserted each Canopic Jar, and waited. Silence. He remembered to count, and suddenly the door of the sarcophagus opened; a light shone from within, and then out came a Mummy.

And there she was. Umaymanourbese Custerolopoli.

Umay (for short) started to wear a little makeup to cover her mummified skin, and grew her hair. She still had her own teeth though!

The family moved to Sanctuary, where she assisted her "father" with his experiments.

Catching up. Pertwees, Gotti, Pescado, Grammy and Takahashi

She and her cat Bastis moved out.

Umaymanourbese Custerolopoli and Bastis

But she found socialising with other Sims difficult.

"No, this is NOT fancy dress."

"No, I am not a zombie. Nor a ghost!"

"Oh, all right. A mummy is a deceased creature whose skin and organs have been preserved by intentional exposure to certain chemicals, very low humidity, and lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions. So technically, yes, dead, ghost, zombie."

She also disliked the wet climate of Sanctuary, which made her dressings all squelchy.

A Mummy brushing you is almost the same as a bath.

Trying to catch butterflies.

But the neighbours continued to be prejudiced and rude.

She did miss the desert terribly.

More Umay

"You think I look odd? You people! I'm fed up of your intolerance. Take a look in a mirror sometime!"

So she took her little trailer and her cat and moved to Lunar Lakes.

Umay in Lunar Lakes, continued

She took the trailer with her.

She found she still had to live a fairly solitary life; there were still prejudiced Sims. But getting fitter, she didn't shamble like a zombie any more.

She did make a few special friends.

Kept busy, painting, fishing, looking after a vast collection of fish in bowls. Got more cats.

She enlarged her trailer a little, putting the fish in bowls upstairs on the roof. She thought that way maybe the cats wouldn't be able to get into them (they still did. But they don't eat them, just watch them.) She was trying to get 13 perfect fish in fishbowls, and never seemed to get past about six before they died...

After a trip to Egypt, spent fishing, she finally managed it by adding crocodiles and siamese fish into the mix. And finally got her 13. (The wish seems to need 13 rather than the stated 12.)

Whoever it is who comes to look after the pets while Sims are away apparently did not look after the fish in their bowls, and a couple died. But she had brought enough perfect fish of different varieties back with her to complete it.

And finally aged down with a potion, ready to start all over again.

To Be Young