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The Second Amphora

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The screen is still black but a sound begins to be heard. A voice intones an almost musical litany. Maybe in a di- alect of Arabic, or Persian... or in a much older tongue.

An old man, but not too old, of coloured-skin, with a sparse and white-haired beard, in a clear-coloured robe and with a turban hums while rocks himself, sitting. It is a dark room, barely lightened by feeble flames that make shadows flicker. Next to him is another man, lying on the floor. We are not able to see his face, but he is moaning and his body full of burns. The sitting person brings a small bowl to him and helps him to sit up so he can drink from it. The lying one, we see his bandaged face now, drinks and coughs.

The Second Amphora is a contemporary scenario in which the historical myth of the desert devil (the Arab djinn) is intertwined with the presence of the Mythos entities, in this case, the lloigor.

In the past, someone defeated a djinn, sealing its heart inside an amphora, and its body inside another, to prevent it from reviving. Chance wants the PCs to find the first amphora, with the heart... cracked, for later receiving the task of protecting the second one. This other amphora is located in a remote house in the woods where the group will find clues and references to the rituals that have taken place around the artefact. The following day, a “specialist” sent by their superiors appears in the house. A “specialist” that, strangely, all PCs recognise. What the characters have to discover is the purpose of the rituals that took place in the house, what the intentions of this “specialist” are, and who the real enemy is. Is the djinn really trapped? Whom can they trust?

This product includes two copies of the PDF file. A complete one, and a second one with no background images, for easier and cheaper printing.

10% of the revenue generated by the sales of this book will be destined to the Foundation of the Children's Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw, Poland.

 
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