|Written by:||Nigel Findley|
|Artists:||Sam Inabinet, John Cobb, Seri Mohm, Josh Timbrook, Richard Thomas|
|Back Cover:||Chris McDonough|
|Vampire: The Masquerade was created by Mark Rein•Hagen|
| Special Thanks To:
Mark “Next Week” Rein•Hagen, for his efforts to get Werewolf out to playtesters in time.
Stewart “Judge Automaton” Wieck, for being so Dreddful in four square.
Ken “Fisherman” Cliffe, for not finding his fauna among the local flora.
Josh “Whine, Whine, Whine” Timbrook, for having to abandon The Masquerade at 2 a.m.
Andrew “Bring ‘em back alive” Greenberg, for saving Josh and Wes from all those bloodthirsty Georgia peaches and getting them home by their bed time (whine. .. whine ... whine)
Wes “Fixer” Harris, for bringing his waterpump bill from $280 to $20.
Sam “Dark Foe” Chupp, for turning evil while worming his way to the kingship.
Rob “Hypochondriac” Hatch, for saving up all his illness until he came to work for us.
Chris “Walkies” McDonough, for knowing how to get us worried in Werewolf.
Travis “Hunt and Peck” Williams, for getting his Ars Magica work done so close to the deadline.
Brian “The Whiz” Blume, for cranking on some jammin’ cartography.
|Publisher:||White Wolf Publishing, Inc.|
|Imprint:||White Wolf Game Studio|
|Publication #:||WW 02005|
|Reference #:||ISBN 1-56504-018-X|
- From the White Wolf catalog:
Chapter One: IntroductionEdit
Chapter Two: Diablerie, A DiscussionEdit
This chapter discusses the process, consequences, and benefits of diablerization. Benefits include: a rise in generation and curative powers. The chapter also includes a Thaumaturgical ritual: The Ritual of the Bitter Rose as well as a section on the laws against Diablerie.
Chapter Three: The WandererEdit
Chapter Four: Involving the NeonatesEdit
This chapter gives clues on how to involve player characters into the story of Mictlantecuhtli.
Chapter Five: The PyramidEdit
This chapter is the meat and bones of the adventure. It describes the ziggurats of Tzental Falls, the dangers of traveling in the jungle (which include a possible encounter with Lupines), the pyramid of Mictlantecuhtli, and the tomb of Mictlantecuhtli.
The pyramid itself is simple dungeon crawl with horrible deadly traps. Inside one of the rooms, player characters will find Anton, the ghoul of Pietr, who has lost all sense of reality and will immediately attack any who come near him.
The tomb of Mictantecuhtli has been influenced by the powerful will of the Methuselah. Physically they are just 6 rooms but have converted into such places as the Hall of Fear, The Hall of Dark Dreams, Hall of Victims, and the "Black Sun" Portal before arriving at Mictlantecuhtli's resting place. Also on this level is a powerful ghouled Jaguar as well as the Methuselah's Vampire attendants, former Mayan peasants.
Chapter Six: ConclusionEdit
What happens if the characters succeed? What happens if they fail but escape? This chapter explores some of those possibilities.
A rat crept softly through the vegetation dragging its slimy belly on the bank while I was fishing in the dull canal on a winter evening round behind the gashouse musing upon the king my brother's wreck and on the king my father's death before him.
- T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland
We do not merely feed upon the Mortals; some of us feed upon one another. Some do it out of need; they can no longer survive on the thin mortal vitae. But others do it out of desire, for they seek the power of their elders. The war between my people is a cannibalistic and horrific conflict indeed. The young hunt the old, not for wisdom, but for power.
The bigger the cap, the bigger the pealin'
- Ice Cube, Steady Mobbin'
When green buds hang in the elm like dust and sprinkle the lime like rain forth I wander, forth I must and frink of life again
I couldn't help it. I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
Protection is not only dead, but damned.
- Prime Minister Disraeli, Life of Disreali
Mictlantecuhtli, The Wanderer
Sheaffer, Malkavian Scholar
Pietr, Brujah Diablorist
- The Lupines encountered are Ronin and have been disavowed by any tribe due to their protection of the tomb of a Leech. They are the descendants of the Maya peasants who once worshipped Mictlantecuhtli as a God. They live a simple existence without knowledge of Garou society.
- About 5'6", squat and powerful, with cinnamon-coloured skin and black hair (A:DM, p. 40)
Anton, Ghoul to Pietr
- Anton accompanied Pietr the first time he ventured into the lair of Mictlantecuhtli and Pietr left him there. He was already slightly insane but now do to hunger he has lost all touch with reality.
- A wild-eyed man in torn clothes, hair awry, gibbering with fear, madness and bloodlust (A:DM, p. 45)
- These were the childer that Mictlantecuhtli created to spite his priests. They are all Mayan peasants that worshipped Mictlantecuhtli as a God and had no ambition of their own. They subjected themselves to the ritual of Quenching the Lambent Flame so they could survive to attend their God when he awoke.
- Shirt and muscular, with golden skin and black hair, dressed in white robes. Each wears a ring of black stone. After more than a millennium wandering the pyramid in the dark, they can find their way around perfectly with no light. (Specifically, they know exactly where the traps are and avoid them.) (A:DM: p. 54)
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