Right outside of the cannibal camp at the end of the southern river I constructed a pyramid. My slaves are being broken upon a wheel of pain already, and the altar of Set glistens red with the hearts of almost a dozen sacrifices. Those who travel the area have begun to know the sight of a pyramid as a landmark, and they have begun to treat Amenset as a guardian of the river valley. Food is plentiful, and while I lack any notable weapons or armor I have an abundance of npc defense and a strong defensive structure for protection.
Only a handful of people on the server are rp-ers though, but those who are not seem to be respecting the iconography. If only because they do not have the weapons or levels required to oppose more advanced structures yet. I might try this again on a dedicated RP server if I decide on one that's good for me.