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In ancient times the bizarre world of Barnaynia was ruled by the Rakuli, the Great Old Ones, a strange species of incredible physical and magical power!

For tens of thousands, perhaps millions of years they ruled the world and every race was a slave to their whims.  Using strange magic and odd personal ambitions they created many of the strange species that inhabit the dark places of the world.  They were almost godlike in their powers and appearance - NOTHING could stand against them.

And then, 90,000 years ago, they just disappeared...

Their great constructions became silent and fell into disuse.  Creatures that once ran from them came to occupy their empty cities above and below ground.  The fantastic structures of this greatest of all civilisation fell into ruins and dust.  The creatures themselves passed from living knowledge.  The Rakuli became a memory, then a legend, then a myth and then nothing...

These days there are few that have ever heard of the Great Old Ones, fewer still that have heard the name "Rakuli".  Learned scribes argue over the legitimacy of any trace of their ancient culture.  Their artistic relics and magical items are often misappropriated by lesser species.  They have passed into the mists of irrelevance.

So what were they?  What happened to them?

And why are adventurers now returning from the deep Darkworld telling tales of powerful entities and carrying strange and powerful items they have stolen from these new foes?

This bestiary includes everything you could want to know about the mysterious Rakuli, including their statistics, history, society, artefacts and powers.  There are adventure ideas and explanations of tactics, attitudes and strategies.

Intended for the Barnaynia Gameworld and City of Dunromin FRPG setting, this OSRIC (OSR) based monster can really be used anywhere you like.  They are no simple monster but offer the Games Master a new a mysterious foe around which they can build a whole campaign if they wish.

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Gorgar W January 05, 2023 2:05 pm UTC
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Which is the update? It's helpful to date or number files so it's easier to tell.
Edit: It's the one with "for_download".
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Simon M August 13, 2023 8:05 am UTC
Sorry for the slow response - It's the "for download" version. Yes, we will add version numbers; good idea.
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