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Ravenloft - D&D 2nd - Book of Sorrows (OCR)

Ravenloft - D&D 2nd - Book of Sorrows (OCR)

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1
THE
B
OOK OF
S
ORROWS
A
Netbook
for the
Ravenloft
and
Gothic Earth
settings
Edited by the Kargatane:
Joe Bardales
N
Charles Brown
N
Andrew HackardJohn W. Mangrum
N
Christopher Dale Nichols
N
Stuart Turner
Articles Contributed by:
Matthew Ball
N
Daniel J. Bandera
N
Joe Bardales
N
Bil Boozer
N
Ehren BradburyTim Brannan
N
Charles Brown
N
 
Andrew Cermak
N
 
Eric C. DanielLuis Fernando De Pippo
N
Mark “Mortavius” Graydon
N
 
Andrew HackardAndrew Hauptman
N
 
Nathan E. Irving
N
Geoff Kimber
N
“Liederick”
N
René LittekJarrod Lowe
N
John W. Mangrum
N
 
Gerard Morrissette
N
Christopher Dale NicholsCharles Phipps
N
Jon “kitsune” Stacey
N
Marco A. Torres
N
Stuart Turner“Tykus the Gladiator”
N
 
Andrew Wyatt
Notes from the Kargatane:
All submissions have been edited to use Americanized spelling. This was done simply to giveT
HE
B
OOK OF
S
ORROWS
a more coherent appearance,and should not be meant as a slight against our Anglicized authors. The Kargatane would like to thank Kargatane alumnus Barry Trevelyanfor his contributions to our first, formative year of releases, and wish him the best in the future.T
HE
B
OOK OF
S
ORROWS
Release Date: October 31, 1998.
Legal Notice:
AD&D®,R
AVENLOFT
® andM
ASQUE OF THE
R
ED
D
EATH
® are registered trademarks of TSR, Inc. This book does not represent a challenge to anyTSR-held trademarks. TSR is not affiliated with this book in any way. All articles are copyrighted by their respective creators.This netbook may be reproduced for personal use, but may not be used to generate revenue.
 
T
HE
B
OOK OF
S
ORROWS
2
R
AVENLOFT
Preface
4.
Introduction
5.
Running Ravenloft
More Fun and Games8.
By Andrew Hackard
The Brotherhood of Mortis14.
By Mark “Mortavius” Graydon
Voices of the People23.
By Matthew Ball
Lost Tomes of the Arcane27.
By Andrew Hackard
Spirit Points34.
By Luis Fernando De Pippo
A Kargatane Bookshelf37.
By Andrew Hackard & Stuart Turner
People
Simon LaFleur42.
By Andrew Cermak 
Faces of Deception45.
By Stuart Turner
The Gargoyle of the Great Cathedral52.
By Andrew Cermak 
The Tale of the Ragman55.
By Ehren Bradbury
Will othe Woods58.
By Andrew Cermak 
The Haunts of Lockwood Manor60.
By Daniel J. Bandera
Blackblade72.
By Andrew Cermak 
Mynilar Sannom: Kargatane74.
By Andrew Hackard
Sir Bartholomew Nylreave76.
By Christopher Dale Nichols
Theokos79.
By Andrew Cermak 
Places
The Return of Urdogen81.
By Jon “kitsune” Stacey
Romagna84.
By Nathan E. Irving
Whäl89.
By “Tykus the Gladiator”
Things
Vampire, Pisacha93.
By Bil Boozer
Lesser Breeds of the Arak95.
By René Littek 
Children of the Bayou98.
By Andrew Wyatt
Lunatic105.
By Andrew Hauptman
Dead or Alive?107.
By “Liederick”
The Scroll of the Hunter112.
By Eric C. Daniel
Coda al Fine114.
By Marco A. Torres
The Baal Verzi Knife116.
By Charles Phipps
Player Character Rules
Boccoru119.
By Eric C. Daniel
The Acolytes of Zebulon121.
By Ehren Bradbury
Classes of the Damned124.
By John W. Mangrum
Children of the Light141.
By Geoff Kimber
Interlude
158.
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.Eagerly I wished the morrow;-vainly I had sought to borrowFrom my books surcease of sorrow-sorrow for the lost Lenore-For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-Nameless
her
for evermore.
Edgar Allen Poe
The Raven
(1845)
 
T
HE
B
OOK OF
S
ORROWS
3
M
ASQUE OF THE
R
ED
D
EATH
Running the Gothic Earth
The Waking Nightmare166.
By Jarrod Lowe
The Gothic Earth Guide to Voudou173.
By Bil Boozer
Mars Attacks Gothic Earth186.
By Charles Brown & John W. Mangrum
Tome of Magic Rules195.
By Joe Bardales
High Strangeness in the Gothic Earth204.
By John W. Mangrum
People
British Society for Paranormal Research213.
By Jarrod Lowe
Alfonso Tyves216.
By Charles Phipps
Madame Sejourné219.
By Bil Boozer
Sherlock Holmes and the Red Death222.
By Joe Bardales
X235.
By Jarrod Lowe
Arthur Mordred Nesmith236.
By Charles Phipps
Ton Ton Macoute239.
By Bil Boozer
Things
Piasa Bird242.
By Tim Brannan
Player Character Rules
Circus Performer244.
By Daniel J. Bandera
The Magic of Nature246.
By Andrew Hackard
The Sensitive250.
By Gerard Morrissette
Conclusion
251.
The Mourners
((
Credits
))
254.
A Disclaimer From a Kargat Concerning Canon
Normally I don’t like to step out from behind the curtain like this, but there is a matter which needs to be explainedbefore we begin. In the year since the release of the
 Book of Souls,
I have been given the opportunity to write for theofficial R
AVENLOFT
line, and as such I could arguably be considered a member of the Kargat. This may raise a question:If I have the ear of the TSR design team, and if some of what I write elsewhere is can be considered canon, could what Iwrite for the Kargatane netbooks be considered canon as well? The answer is quite simple:
No.
Some real bombshells are dropped in this year’s framing fiction, and it’s important to understand that they do notrepresent the direction of the official game lines or the intent of their designers. These tales may be dressed up to
look 
as true to canon as they possibly can, but they aren’t. In deciding the topics of these framing pieces, I did not consultwith the Kargat to see if my concepts clashed with their plans. Because I did not consider the plans of the TSR designthem, it is simply fair play that their materials need not consider anything revealed here. Any similarity between theserevelations and the eventual directions of the official R
AVENLOFT
and M
ASQUE OF THE
R
ED
D
EATH
game lines is entirely coincidental. Credit is due to the Kargat for continuing to assist me once they didlearn of the evil schemes hatching within my brain, helping me to produce tales which,although entirely unofficial, could still ring true in the little details.Thanks for your time and—ah, I see someone’s tugging at the far end of my chain.I’d better go see what they want. Enjoy the netbook!John W. Mangrum

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