Lore of the Principia Infecta

That Shuddering Beneath the Earth...

That shuddering beneath the earth is the beast waking from its long slumber. Mayhaps to roam and ravage, mayhaps to merely look about with bleary eyes before settling back to sleep as though dead.

Whatever the future holds for Principia Infecta, it will soon include a published manuscript, a tome of writings. I, your humble scribe, have moved to assemble artists and piece together the Later Blue Tome of Amaxathroth the Cursed. It is a sword and sorcery mini-supplement for Ron Edwards' Sorcerer, a bitter and fragmented glance at a lustful and decayed aeon. Sorcery, demons, and vile rogues!

Take a moment to look at the preview, if you will, and console yourself that the crumbling of this, our present age, is at least a more mundane horror than the sorcerous rot witnessed by Amaxathroth the Wanderer.

Since the Principia lapsed into slumber some time past, I have not removed myself completely from the forlorn role of a game-scribe. Through strange happenstance, you will find my credits upon Fantasy Flight Games' Creatures Anathema and the forthcoming Radical's Handbook and Rogue Trader. It is an unseemly world in which one such as I is forging canon for Warhammer 40K - how my past self would have laughed at such! Perhaps matters will become stranger yet, to the joy and detriment of many. We shall see.

[ Posted by Reason on June 1, 2009 | Permanent Link ]

Another Glimpse of Amaxathroth's Decayed Aeon

Amaxathroth is seated in his tomb, waiting. Not for you or I, for we are less than the swirling motes to his unblinking gaze. His heart is blackened by the ages, and his contempt of mankind complete and utter. Yet his words remain, scribed across countless lifetimes, and hoarded by those who come to regret their greed for such.

But know this now: as the toil of building the Later Blue Tome of Amaxathroth the Cursed now winds to a close, I, your humble translator, offer you a second preview of the words of Amaxathroth as a bookend to the first. These are print quality color files, hence large:

Preview PDF #1: The Spire of Thirst and Madness (6.9M)

Preview PDF #2: The Demon Grove (7M)

Expect much more of a similar ilk within the finished tome, a book of vitriol and bitterness to match the rot witnessed by Amaxathroth the Wanderer, Amaxathroth the Scribe, Amaxathroth the Cursed; he who lives yet while all else dies.

[ Posted by Reason on July 6, 2009 | Permanent Link ]

Amaxathroth the Wanderer, Amaxathroth the Cursed, Amaxathroth the Published

I'm pleased to note that The Later Blue Tome of Amaxathroth the Cursed is now available in print and PDF - and a very fine looking product it is, even if I say so myself.

The Later Blue Tome of Amaxathroth the Cursed is a 144-page mini-supplement for Ron Edwards' Sorcerer and Sorcerer & Sword, currently available as either a full color PDF or black and white print paperback. It is a lush portrait of a demon-ridden world of corruption and decay, richly illustrated by artists including Scott Purdy, Chris Huth, and Eric Lofgren.

May you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing in Amaxathroth's bitter voice. But here we lay Amaxathroth to rest for a time, to brood upon the corrupt nature of mankind in his tomb of ages, for other projects beckon.

[ Posted by Reason on August 14, 2009 | Permanent Link ]