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The Dungeon Near the Shadow

The Dungeon Near the Shadow


The persistent suborbital occlusion sits writhing in the west. It dropped from the heavens, some say, or maybe it bubbled out of the ground or burst out of the space between air, three years past. Some call it the shadow for how it negates the light, drowning everything it covers in opaque darkness. The sun no longer sets in the west: it disappears into the shadow, and each evening you can hear prayers at every hearth that it returns unchanged the next day. Most things that enter the shadow do not return, and if they do, they are seldom unchanged.

THE DUNGEON NEAR THE SHADOW is a low-level horror adventure in the OSR style, designed to be usable in your TTRPG system of choice. It contains:

  • A description of the town Krotak, its townsfolk on the precipace of darkness. What rumors stir therein as new faces arrive?
  • Rules on the supernatural phenomenon known as the shadow and its horrible, transmogrifying tendencies.
  • The titular dungeon, stocked with mysteries, mutants, and more! Will you approach the darkness in fear, or will you travel in care and compassion?
  • Earl. Poor, poor Earl.

There are few answers within the dungeon, but perhaps you may find redemption. Perhaps you may find change. Perhaps you may find peace in all of the above. Perhaps.

Includes character artwork by Evlyn Moreau and public domain illustrations by Odilon Redon.

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This title was added to our catalog on November 24, 2021.
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