He saw great towering black walls, pedestals half hidden in the shadows upholding images of hideous, half-bestial gods. Men moved in the shadows, dark, wiry men, clad in red, silken loincloths. They were
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bearing a green jade sarcophagus along a gigantic black corridor ... thieves sneaking through a subterranean temple of Set, in Stygia. Stygia is one of the most forbidding and fascinating kingdoms existing during the long lost Hyborian Age. With great pyramids, lurking reptiles, lost tombs and endless deserts, Stygia is an ominous setting to use as a backdrop to your Conan the Roleplaying Game scenarios. The political situation of Stygia is rife with intrigue, murder and horror, and could easily be the setting for engaging campaigns. Ruled by a dark theocracy devoted to the cult of Set, its small population is notably xenophobic, and the people are obsessed with the subjects of death and immortality, building dark tombs for their dead and worshipping morbid deities. Proud nobles lead armies of dusky-hued soldiers while sorcerers command nameless diabolic horrors to bring the enemies of Stygia to their knees. New weapons, new spells, new races, new monsters and new rules are presented to bring a sinister atmosphere to any game set in Stygia or using Stygian foes. The sinister decadence of Stygia is laid bare for the brave to peruse. This book is intended to give Players and Games Masters alike the resources to bring the terrible tyranny and threatening theocracy of ominous Stygia to life.
Stygia is one of the most forbidding and fascinating kingdoms existing during the long lost Hyborian Age. With great pyramids, lurking reptiles, lost tombs and endless deserts, Stygia is an ominous (...)