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In the remote mountains of Tarraconensis (Hispania / Spain) there exists a mysterious sect known as the Tenders of the Stone. The region they operate in encompasses about a dozen villages and towns, mostly pastoral in nature, although some trade in silver, olives, and wine. The Tenders are thought to be natives on these villages, although their specific identities are unknown. The cultists, usually a procession of thirty members, gather on the Vernal and Autumnal Equinox and visit a seemingly random village within their domain. They then demand the tribute of a single human being to be given up to their “God of Stone”, “The Provider of Prosperity”. In return all the villages in the region are ensured a prosperity. Continue reading
Horrore De Cosmico
Six Scenarios For Cthulhu Invictus
By Golden Goblin Press
It is with great honor that I announce the Augustus Cantus Cthulhu Invictus contest! Our beloved Patron Golden Goblin Press has been generous enough to offer us “boo boo books” (Slightly damaged in production, but still in fine order) as well as Roman Replica Coins in their own small bag that we can give away to the contestant who comes up with the best Cult of Ancient Rome. Our two runners up each get their own aforementioned copy of Horrore De Cosmico, and our Grand Prize winner gets the final Horrore De Cosmico, as well as 9 Replica Roman Coins, and the long awaited Cthulhu Invictus Fiction Book, Tales of Cthulhu Invictus.
The investigators must journey to the Oasis of Ket-Septi, located about four days travel from Alexandria, in the hope that this is where the runaway Pet-Amen is heading. Investigators must arrive at there within six days (of the start of the scenario) for on the night of the sixth night Pet-Amen will marry her Father/Uncle Heri-Baset. Should this happen she’ll be lose much of her humanity in exchange for power and near immortality.
The investigators are hired by Saho Hirrus, an respected auxiliary officer attached to Legio III Cyrenaica (the 3rd Legion), stationed in Egypt. He’s a native born Egyptian and a 2nd generation Roman citizen, a good soldier and loyal to the empire. A few years ago, Hirrus married Ritho, a beautiful woman from a poor rural tribe. He owns a spacious house in Alexandria and, although he and his wife have no children, they enjoy a good life. However, the actions of his wife’s sister have put his entire career and good name at risk.