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Sanctum Secorum - Episode #06b (Christmas 2015 Bonus Companion)


T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the manse
Not a treasure unguarded, nor left up to chance
The stockings were hung in the library with care
In hopes that the Dark Lord soon would be there

The Keepers were nestled all snug in their beds
While titles of Appendix N danced in their heads
Brinkmans in their covers, Baity in his cap
Had just settled their brains for a quick ‘tween show nap

When down in the stacks there arose such a clatter
They sprang from their beds to see what was the matter
Grabbing their dice, initiative to roll
Hoping for goblins, but fearing a troll

The moon on the piles of still unread tomes
Gave a ghoulish glamour of still-stacked bones
When what to their wondering eyes did appear
But a giant old man, and eight monstrous paindeer

He whirled and lashed dodging guardian’s paws
They knew in an instant that it must be Nick’claus
The Keepers now knew that they weren’t insane
As Nick’claus called to his paindeer and called them by name

“Now Smasher! Now Thrasher! Now Trancer and Bloodshed!
On Vomit! On Putrid! On Donner and Deathhead!
To the top of the sanctum! To the top of the stacks!
Now mighty deeds, cast your spells, make your attacks!”

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky
So into the melee the coursers then flew,
With a sleigh full of loot, and Nick’claus too!

The Keepers charged downstairs weapons held high,
Fearing to wait would let guardians die.
The hounds were baying and howling in rage
While Nick’claus laid out page after page

Finally cornered with nowhere to flee
He smiled and he chortled, and he cackled with glee
He entered the fray as he blew out the lights
“Deadly melee to all, and to all a good night!”

The three Keepers of Mysteries are currently missing, but we expect that they will return on January 8th with a new episode. Merry Christmas!

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Anne T December 10, 2016 2:47 pm UTC
FYI to any and all Mac users out there, you'll have to use the free Adobe Acrobat reader instead of Preview to open up the PDF. I promise that it's worth it, though, for Kringle’s Rod of Holiday Wonderment alone!

As for the two files (one ending in -D), I can't tell the difference with a cursory glance, although the file sizes suggest there is at least some change, and the page say it was updated Oct. 2016. Maybe the authors can enlighten us?
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