The Book of Ebon Bindings (1991 Second Edition), softback supplement for Empire of the Petal Throne and other Tekumel roleplaying games

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The Book of Ebon Bindings (1991 Second Edition), softback supplement for Empire of the Petal Throne and other Tekumel roleplaying games, by M.A.R. Barker

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The Book of Ebon Bindings (1991 Second Edition), softback supplement for Empire of the Petal Throne and other Tekumel roleplaying games, by M.A.R. Barker

“Preface: The first part of this book consists of an introduction to the religion of Tsolyanu, its deities and cosmology, plus a brief discussion of its magical arts, the planes of being, and the various creatures which inhabit these latter. The second section of this work then presents a translation of The Book of Ebon Bindings, one of the most complete and detailed texts on the subject of Tsolyani demonology now found in the Five Empires. The introduction is itself a translation from the work of one of the writer’s oldest friends and mentors, Tse’mel [roughly = “Cardinal”] Qure’n hiKe’dcolel, High Ritual Priest of the temple of Lord Ksarul at Be”y Su. In response to questions put by various foreign students resident in the Tsolyani capital, Tse’mel Qure’n had kindly summarized the series of lectures which he regularly gives to acolytes entering his priesthood. He has modified this summary somewhat so that it will be suitable for those unfamiliar with Tsolyani mores and beliefs. The writer wishes to extend his thanks to Tse’mel Qure’n, as well as to other friends in the Temple of Lord Ksarul for their kindness, patience, and willingness to explain the intricacies of their faith. The writer is neither a philosopher nor a theologian, and the task has not been an easy one for his Tsolyani colleagues. Particular thanks are due to Mr. Trasune’ hiTankolei and Miss Kalusu hiViridame, who joined in the work of translation, corrected the author’s errors, and proofread this manuscript…”

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