How can I wear the harness of toil And sweat at the daily round, While in my soul forever The drums of Pictdom sound? A dark and sinister presence prowls the edges of the Hyborian landscape, a savage power
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unseen by most of the world; they are the Picts. Dark and mysterious, lurking in dim forests and dank swamps, these barbarous villains of the Hyborian Age are a primal force that will ultimately unleash its collective rage to topple civilisation in a wave of savage devastation. This book is intended to give Players and Games Masters alike the resources to bring these terrible adversaries to life. For those who intend to play settlers in the wild Westermarck – beware. This book will also be useful for Players who wish to play a Pict in Conan the Roleplaying Game, providing detailed background information allowing the portrayal of an exciting and believable Pict who is more than just a dull-witted and bloodthirsty savage. Meanwhile, Games Masters have revealed to them the world of the Picts, their barbaric culture and horrific sorceries, their secrets and dark mystery. Prepare to enter one of the ultimate lost worlds of fantasy fiction: the Pictish Wilderness. Be prepared to journey to the strange places where hidden tribes flourish, untouched by the decadence of their more civilised neighbours. Be prepared to travel weird valleys where shamans rule uncontested by the painted men of a savage culture. Be prepared to find new skills and uses for older skills. Be prepared for uncover their secrets and magic. Prepare to unleash upon your campaign the darkest and most sinister villains of the Hyborian Age. The Picts have stalked in their wooded fortress for long enough and soon they will emerge amid blood and flame, with only a trail of corpses to mark their passing.