Before 2500 BC
Amun and other ancient Egyptian vampires
The Egyptian Coven is one of the oldest vampire covens — if not the oldest — in existence. The remaining coven is just a fraction of the size of the original, but they still hunt on their traditional lands.
The coven is located somewhere in Egypt. It consists of Amun, Kebi, Benjamin, and Tia, with Amun as the leader. It's stated that even though they are not a biological family, they could pass for one. They aren't vegetarians, feeding on human blood, and are all mated.
The original coven existed as individuals centuries before the Romanian coven's rise to power. After the Romanians began to grow as a coven and dominate their part of the world, several solo vampires and vampire couples joined forces to protect their dominance in the Nile River Valley. The Egyptians and Romanians fought for domination of the vampire world before the Volturi rose to power and defeated the Romanians. Had the Romanians continued the expansion of their empire, they would have eventually tried to overthrow the Egyptians. When the Volturi made a move on the Egyptians next, Amun and Kebi deserted this chapter of the coven for self-preservation. After the coven was destroyed, Amun met and changed Demetri, hoping to collect his own gifted vampires and rebuild the coven. Together, they worked to improve his skill to maximum potential, but this drew attention from the Volturi, who then used Chelsea's power over relationships to bend Demetri's will and make him one of their guards.
Centuries later, Amun decided to create another gifted vampire with more caution. He found Benjamin performing fire magic on the street, and one night snatched him from his 'family' and changed him. While he was still under the newborn rampage, Amun taught him everything about the vampire world in history, arts and science. Five years later, their coven was joined by Tia, Benjamin's distant relative and only connection to his human past. Over the next few centuries, they lived normal (by vampiric standards), inconspicuous lives.
The coven first appears in Breaking Dawn when they are brought to Forks to serve as witnesses for the Cullens. Throughout the time with the Cullens, Amun remains dubious about them, and at times believes them to be planning to steal Benjamin and Tia from his coven (this worried him particularly because of Benjamin's extraordinary talents). Benjamin and Tia are closer to the Cullen family than Amun and Kebi. When Bella asked Edward whether Benjamin had a gift that drew others to him, Edward states, "It's not that, his gift is so singular that Amun is terrified of losing him. Much like we planned to keep Renesmee from Aro's knowledge, Amun has been keeping Benjamin from Aro's attention. Amun created Benjamin, knowing he would be something special."
During the confrontation, Amun gives his witness about the Cullens' half-vampire child, Renesmee, and then takes his leave with Kebi. Though Tia and Benjamin survive slaughter and enslavery, and catch up with Amun and Kebi, their lives are never to be the same again now that the Volturi know about Benjamin's gifts.
In the movie, in Alice Cullen's vision, Benjamin and Tia fight alongside each other before Benjamin opens a fissure in the ground.
- Amun: The leader of the coven. He is seen as being the most over-protective of Benjamin. He is also seen as being very fearful of the Volturi, especially Aro. Threatening Carlisle that he would side with the Volturi, if it came to a fight during the confrontation. After speaking with Aro during the confrontation, he leaves quickly along with his mate Kebi.
- Kebi: Amun's mate. She has a quiet somber demeanor. Rarely seen speaking; she is seen as never straying farther from Amun than his shadow. Bella describes her manner as appearing obedient. She isn't very comfortable with Benjamin taking so much of Amun's attention, but learns to cope for her mate's sake.
- Benjamin: A vampire with the ability to manipulate the elements of nature (i.e. earth, fire, air, water). His personality is described as refreshing. Bella often remarks him as acting similarly to a child; although he can be serious at times too. He sides with the Cullens even when Amun refuses and threatens to leave without him. He is very independent, and difficult to mold into a weapon. In which is what Amun continues to try to do. When Amun confronts him during a fight before the Volturi come for the Cullens. He says, "I gave you life, you are wasting it." Benjamin answers coldly, "It's a pity you couldn't replace my will with your own in the process; perhaps then you would have been satisfied with me."
- Tia: Benjamin's mate and distant relative. She has also shown a quiet demeanor. Speaking only a few times during her time with the Cullens. Though it is shown when she has spoken her words have great insight. Her mate is Benjamin who along with her accepted the Cullens and Renesmee comfortably.
- Demetri: An ex-member with the power to track anyone he comes in contact with after picking up the tenor of their minds. Amun created Demetri and developed his power to large lengths before the Volturi heard about his potential and "forcefully" bound him to the coven with Chelsea's power of relationship manipulation. He has been a powerful asset for the Volturi ever since.
- Original members: The Egyptian coven originally had more members to rival with the Romanians' number. These members were all destroyed because of their refusal to comply to the Volturi's "laws".
- Guards: These are recruited by the Egyptians to serve as protection for the founders. When the Volturi rose to power, the guard was destroyed along with their masters.
- Human servants: During the Egyptians' rule, they had a group of human servants, whom they mostly fed on for sustenance.
- Lost recruits: After the Egyptians' fall, Amun tried to rebuild the coven with supernaturally talented recruits. However, they are all taken in by Aro's coven. Most were taken in by the Volturi before he had the chance to do it, but on certain occasions, Amun had managed to recruit them. Unfortunately, they were swayed to the Volturi's side with Chelsea's gift.
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