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Mysterious Relics: Pantheon-Specific Temple Objects & Furnishings


In addition to religious trappings common to the temples of many lands and gods — like altars and deities’ holy symbols — certain objects, furnishings, sacred animals, and other items of a ritual nature might be found only in the shrines of specific deities or pantheons. Relics also often have very narrow functions and are frequently affiliated with specific cults or sects within a temple, such as those that might use the item in question as part of secret rites in hidden areas. Depending on their uses, such items might either be in plain sight or concealed in special areas.

“Mysterious Relics” examines the various objects, furnishings, garb, accouterments, and items associated with temples and other holy sites and provides as examples a dozen ancient holy items associated with the classical Olympian deities. Descriptive text and three sidebars can be used for any fantasy role-playing game, and 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons stats for the holy items can be easily adapted to OGL-based RPGs or extrapolated from and used in other games altogether.

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March 3rd, 2018
This book is an interesting read even if you don’t have a campaign to use it in. A great breakdown of the effects of an appropriately set temple to whichever God, adding mechanics that had never occurred to me when the Gods are present in a campaign [...]
February 26th, 2018
Usually I prefer funny supplements, but this one is really good. I am playing in a Greek inspired campaign and this one has some great magic items. I especially love the Thrysus of Dionysus (and I may begin badgering my DM for it immediately). [...]
February 25th, 2018
"Mysterious Relics" is a nicely compact reference for the GM to quickly stir up encounters involving temples and sacred artifacts. The "Pantheon-Specific" in the title refers to the classic Greek mythology, from Aphrodite, A [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 25, 2018.