Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pages From the Cthonique Library: The Falcon's Hood

Popular tale of a freedom-fighting bandit during the Tulip Wars era and his adventures against the cruel overseer of the White Tulip forces.  Of relatively recent authorship, it is believed to be a parable of the acts of... a certain late Dark Lord of the Plains, whose rule was likewise relatively recent.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pages From the Cthonique Library: The Book of Health

A purported medical guide that after listing a few simple nostrums, goes into lengthy mystical formulas and descriptions of a supposed secret realm hidden in the center of the world.  Despite its extraordinary oddness, has its followers, many of whom have spent a great deal of time looking for the secret realm.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pages from the Cthonique Library: The Forges of the Fangs

A famed novel about a family of Ogre smiths in the Fangs and their sufferings in the constant warfare between the Iron and Stonefang kingdoms, which sees the family torn apart and pits brother against brother, and father against son as it continues.  Frequently banned and suppressed in the Fang kingdoms, but still quite popular there.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pages From the Cthonique Library: Eye of Viy

A sizable gem, reported to be the left eye of the legendary giant Viy, though it is of rather dubious provenance. Acquired by the Cthoniques from the Ashuranas, it has been part of the collection for the last three centuries, despite efforts by the Ashuranas to regain it, including several theft attempts.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pages From the Cthonique Library: A Thousand Bottles of Wine

A book describing the wines of the Lands of Night, through the form of a tour of numerous vineyards.  The anonymous author appears to have been a Hardfoot monk, though his (or her) writing obscures most personal details.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pages From the Cthonique Library: Account of the Great Flood of the Year of the Auk.

Historical account of a terrible flood of the Murkenmere by an anonymous chronicler, often called the Monk of the Flood for his believed profession.  Famed for its descriptions of the extensive destruction and upheavals caused by the flood, as well as its effects on the lowly as well as the high.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pages From the Cthonique Library: Death Mask of Dahaut

Death mask of the Lady Dahaut, a Nibelung princess held to be the most beautiful woman in the world during her lifetime.  She died tragically young, though accounts vary as to the cause--in some she was murdered, in others she committed suicide.  The mask became part of the collection during the reign of the Dark Lord Grendel--a figure destined to a tragically short life himself.