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Penelope Love's Porphyry & Asphodel


In a forgotten corner of Earth’s dreamlands, a mysterious structure has appeared. A sprawling and oddly-shaped castle known only as “Sleep.”

Meanwhile, in legend-haunted Arkham, a young girl lies in a Sanitorium bed from which she has not risen for five years. A tragic victim of the world-wide plague of “sleepy sickness.”

These two developments, linked by unseen bonds spanning across dimensions, threaten the soul of a young dreamer and perhaps the very equilibrium of the Dreamlands themselves. Only by undertaking a desperate journey can dreamers hope to defeat the cruel machinations of a heartless god that fuel these terrible events in both the waking world and the realms of slumber.

Featuring the most famous dream character and artefact depicted in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Porphyry & Asphodel, is a classic Dreamlands quest scenario by one of Call of Cthulhu’s most passionate and accomplished writers.

Dare to revisit the Enchanted Forest . . .

Originally written in 1994 and published in the (text-based) online Chaosium Digest, this version entirely revamps and expands Penelope Love's original manuscript text, and sets it amid evocative period art. Provided in both a screen-friendly (texture rich) version and a high-contrast printer-friendly version.

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Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
February 18th, 2013
A beautifully-presented and evocative adventure that really brings forth the mind-wrenching madness of the Dreamlands... never mind the characters, your players will begin to question their sanity as the adventure unfolds. This is one for the Ke [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 18, 2013.