In these pages, you will find a detailed exploration of the Eldritch Society, that mysterious secret society that fights against the threats that threaten to destroy the New Earth Government from within. Go even further to indulge your symbiont and metamorphose, becoming a brand new kind of monster. Learn how they work and go in-depth about their horrible shapeshifting minions, the Dhohanoids. Welcome to Ancient Enemies. The Shadow War beckons
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In these pages, you will find a detailed exploration of the Eldritch Society, that mysterious secret society that fights against the threats that threaten to destroy the New Earth Government from within. Go even further to indulge your symbiont and metamorphose, becoming a brand new kind of monster. Learn how they work and go in-depth about their horrible shapeshifting minions, the Dhohanoids.
Welcome to Ancient Enemies. The Shadow War beckons It contains all aspects of the organization, including how Tagers come to be, what it is like being a Tager, how the Society functions, and where regular people fit in. Chapter Three: Eldritch Acolytes provides a variety of new character options for Eldritch Society characters, including new Qualities and new professions.
It also includes new rules for customizing Tager manifestations, as well as the rules for metamorphosis. It explores how the cult works, what it is like to be a Dhohanoid, and the threat the cult is to the world. Chapter Five: Children of the Chrysalis introduces new rules for designing and playing Chrysalis Corporation Characters, including new Dhohanoids, rules for Dhohanoid Characters, new magic and technology, and full guidelines for Storyguides.
Chapter Six: Appendices includes the index. Next up it lists some Source Material. Two sources! The second is Wikipedia and Google Maps. We want to stay in business. You lose, we lose, everybody loses. Regardless, there is a overarching plot that is a part of CthulhuTech. There are parts of this book that will refer to events in , which are detailed in the Damnation View. If you are a fan of the metaplot, then all is well.
Just layer the information here onto the baseline game from the Core Book and you are good to go. As always, you bought the book. Next time: Tagers! Chapter Two: Scions of the Forgotten starts with a fluff story about an Eldritch Society lorekeeper getting stalked by a Dhohanoid. It does not go well for the Dhohanoid. The rest of this chapter is a page rundown of how the Society works. Like many "setting" books, those pages are mostly text. History: A few decades ago, five years after the Children of Chaos took over Chrysalis Corp, their T99 Division found an ancient ruined city in the Arctic with "a gigantic monolith inscribed with a writing never before seen on this world".
They transcribed everything on the monolith, then blew the ruin up because of fucking course they did. For three months, the best and most talented linguists the Chrysalis Corporation had to offer spent all their waking hours pouring over every occult language known to humanity, hoping to get some sort of a foothold on the script.
Finally, they had it and the pieces began to fall into place. Over the coming months, they translated every piece of the monolith. The problem was, none of it made any sort of sense. After several months of grinding away at the problem, someone finally suggested the obvious. Their cipher was wrong. It was time to start over. It also went over the Old Ones, and something about the way they were portrayed made even the Dhohanoid scientists reading it question what Chrysalis was up to.
The three that made it out alive went to ground in Seattle and secretly recruited people to help them finish researching the Fragments. After someone said they were basically a secret society at this point, some chuckefuck decided they needed a name and the Eldritch Society was born.
Then the Founders talked about what to do about Chrysalis. They already knew the government was corrupt enough to be giving the Corporation sad handjobs accurate , so coming out to the NEG sounded like suicide.
Eventually they discovered the Rite of Sacred Union hidden in the Fragments , which joined a person in symbiosis with an eldritch being without compromising their humanity. They managed to rustle up six volunteers.
Three died horribly and one ritual just straight-up vanished, but the remaining two became the first Tagers. After a few more attempts, they worked out that the survivors were people with "both an iron will to live combined with a desire to master the extra-dimensional entity that joined with him" and worked out a training program which upped the survival rate.
By , they had enough Tagers to wage war against the Chrysalis Corporation. Then this, one of the rare parts of CthulhuTech that kind of rules: quote: Their children off to battle, the Founders stopped to take stock.
They had done what they set out to do. All of it would exist long after they were gone. The time had come, as they knew it would. The Founders were each Dhohanoids and it would only be a matter of time before the pull of the Old Ones drew them back. They had already begun to feel it and the dreams were coming more and more frequently.
If they wanted their precious Eldritch Society to survive, the Founders would have to go. To be truly safe, they would need to die. Two of the three Founders decided to be metal as fuck and go through an assisted ritual suicide. The third, Marcus St. Xavier, decided to "find his death in nature" and wandered off into the Arctic to see if the isolation would help him "resist the call of the Old Ones" for longer. Two pages down! The first one, Adriana Diotrephes was their top translator.
Like Marcus, her name sounds like a refugee from a Gundam fanfic. She was a hyper-intelligent Ciraqen, which means she could teleport. The second guy is Shen Meng Rui.
However, his natural attention-deficit disorder, while it helped make him a highly efficient project manager, had also made him a jack of all trades. He was, among other things, an archaeologist, a theologian, a linguist, and an occultist. It was no surprise that the Children of Chaos had their eyes on him within a few months of starting at the company. Shen was always looking for the new challenge.
He did his best work under pressure, against odds at which others would blanch. All the Chrysalis Corporation had to do was keep presenting him with greater and more exciting challenges. By the time he was exposed to the cult within, Shen was ready to be elevated to a whole new level. Also, ADHD is a learning disability. Being scattered or having multiple interests is not the same thing. Marcus St. Xavier was a sorcerer and Thog-Manna and a shitty baby.
The names of the other rebels have been forgotten, but the Society are still trying to find their names.
I feel like this is something one of the Founders would have known, though? I mean, they worked together. Xavier and rainbows make me cry" on the train to Chicago.
There are more hints that Marcus could be back one day, and apparently some Tagers hope Adriana and Shen will come back even though there are Tagers alive today who helped them die. I hope they all stay dead. A few pages in and I am already falling asleep. Next time: Skimming this chapter even harder , probably.
ANCIENT ENEMIES CTHULHUTECH PDF
Thicker Than Blood Underneath the carefully crafted world of the new Earth Government, a sickness festers. The Children of Chaos hide within the mighty Chrysalis Corporation, agents of the end. Intent on bringing back the lost days of terrible old gods, they are a hidden tumor that soon will be too malignant to excise. Only one force has the power and the secrets to fight the enemy within. Holy warriors, monsters with the hearts of men, struggle desperately to save humanity. And to the New Earth Government, its saviors are monsters and its destroyers heroes. This is the Shadow War — so few know the truth.
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