Description: Keeper's Compendium: Blasphemous Knowledge & Forbidden Secrets. Things Players Were Not Meant to Know. Drawing from the tales of H.P. Lovecraft and many other authors, the information contained in this book supplements and expands upon that given in the Call of Cthulhu rulesbook, and is divided into four main sections:
- FORBIDDEN BOOKS: expands upon the most famous Mythos tomes listed in Call of Cthulhu providing lists of suggested spells, study times, descriptions, and the benefits acquired from studying the books. Some of the two dozen books covered include: The Necronomicon, The Book of Dyzan, Cultes des Goules, Massa di Requiem Per Shuggay, The Revelations of Glaaki, and The R'lyeh Text.
- SECRET CULTS: stereotypically, the cultist is a cackling madman dressed in hooded robe and armed with a wickedly curved knife. In fact, cultists are of wide description; cults are essentially religious organizations holding certain beliefs and attempting to induce some sort of change. Described here are differing cults drawn from fiction, game scenarios, and history: The Starry Wisdom Sect, Brotherhood of the Beast, The Nestarian Cult of Cthugha, Brothers of the Yellow Sign, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Witch Cults, Order of the Sword of St. Jerome, and the Cult of Cthulhu.
- ALIEN RACES: this section defines the aims, values, and goals for various frequently-encountered races including Deep Ones, Fungi From Yuggoth, Ghouls, Insects From Shagghai, Old Ones, Serpent People, and the Voormis.
- MYSTERIOUS PLACES: shrouded in legend and obscured by misinformation and disinformation, the following forgotten and exotic places are all referred to in Mythos tomes: Atlantis, G'harne, Hyperborea, Irem, Kaddath in the Cold Waste, K'n-Yan, Lemuria, Lomar, Mu, The Nameless City, R'lyeh, Valusia, Y'ha-Nthlei, and Yuggoth and beyond.
This reference book is designed for use with the Call of Cthulhu Lovecraftian horror role-playing game. Copyright 1993 Chaosium Inc.
Condition: New, old store inventory. Light shelfwear, minor edge wear and spine stress creases. Price sticker on back cover. Otherwise excellent. Please refer to the pictures for details.
Brand: Chaosium Inc.