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Credits
Written by: Joseph Carriker, Jess Hartley, Wood Ingham, Matthew McFarland
World of Darkness created by Mark Rein•Hagen
Developer: Matthew McFarland
Editor: Scribendi.com
Art Direction: Mike Chaney
Layout & Typesetting: Mike Chaney
Interior Art: Patrick McEvoy, Gavin Hargest, Vatche Malvalian, Ken Meyer, Jr., Brian LeBlanc, James Stowe, Thomas Manning, Richard Thomas
Front Cover Art: Carlos Samuel Arraya
Front and Back Cover Design: Mike Chaney
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: February 7, 2007
Pages: 144
Year: 2007
Publication #: WW 60101
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-608-6
PDF: DriveThruRPG.com Bullet-pdf.png Bullet-nip
Price: $26.99
PDF: $17.00

Magnum Opus is a sourcebook for Promethean: The Created. This book explores the true origins of the Prometheans, the alternate means of creating them, new Refinements and Transmutations, and working with complications in Promethean storylines, from going to the Wastes to working in other supernatural creatures.

Summary Edit

From the Onyx Path catalog:

The Great Work
Lead into gold. Worthless into priceless. False fire into a mortal soul. This is the quest of every Promethean, but many roads lead to Mortality. Over the centuries, the Refinements have changed, new ones have been discovered and old ones lost, and secrets too terrible for the mundane world have been buried and covered in lies. The Created cannot afford to let these hoary legends go, however — not when one such legend might lead to completion of the Magnum Opus
A chronicle sourcebook for Promethean: The Created™
  • The living history of the Created — secrets, oddities and options for players and Storytellers, including new Refinements
  • Detailed discussion of the Pilgrimage and alternate ways to present it in a chronicle
  • A new story in the “Water of Life” chronicle begun in Promethean: The Created, set in the Colorado Rockies
Magnum Opus is a 144 page supplement for Promethean: The Created.

Prologue: Bans Edit

Zo recounts her meeting and love affair with a mortal unaffected by Disquiet, and his tragic end at the hands of her enemy, the Tamer.

Introduction Edit

Chapter One: What Is and What May Be Edit

Alternate sources and myths of the Prometheans and the origins of the Lineages. This chapter introduces the concepts of the Constructs, Prometheans made of inanimate materials rather than dead flesh and Extempores, Prometheans born of horrific circumstance. This follows with a number of other myths, including the story of the Prodigal demiurge, the legend of the Scions, the tale of dream-born Prometheans, and the idea of animal Prometheans. Finally, the chapter draws to a close with the stories and Pilgrimage sites of the legendary Seer.

Chapter Two: Rare Alchemies Edit

Full details on the four rare Refinements of Aes, Argentum, Cobalus, and Plumbum and their associated Transmutations of Benefice, Spiritus, Contamination, and Saturninus.

Chapter Three: The Long and Winding Road Edit

A section that deals with some of the more complicated and unusual aspects of Promethean, including using going to the Wastes in chronicles, running ongoing chronicles, working with Milestones, and crossing over with the three main lines of the Chronicles of Darkness.

Chapter Four: To the Wastes Edit

The next chapter in the Water of Life chronicle, taking place in Denver.

Background Information Edit

  • Most of the fiction in this book is based around Zo Malak.

Memorable Quotes Edit

Characters Edit

Zo Malak 
Ulgan who finally ends her quest for humanity.
Charles Monahan 
Mortal who fell in love with Zo, only to be taken by the Tamer.
The Tamer 
Centimani who has pursued Zo for years.
Mr. Verney 
Frankenstein associate of Zo who called her away and allowed the Tamer to kill Charles.
Dr. Brine 
Nepri associate of Zo who speculates on the nature of Charles.
John Ash 
Tammuz associate of Zo who debates the nature of sin with her.
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter 
Galateid associate of Zo, perhaps going to Boston.
Eunice 
Aes signature character. Galateid.
Old Widow Maggie 
Argentum signature character. Ulgan.
Cynthia Mask 
Cobalus signature character. Frankenstein.
Nestor 
Plumbum signature character. Tammuz.
The Seer 
A mysterious Promethean who supposedly was the first to discover the process to gain Mortality.

Terminology Edit

Aes, Argentum, Benefice, Cobalus, Construct, Contamination, Dream-born, Exempore, Plumbum, Prodigal (PTC), Saturninus, Scion (PTC), Spiritus (PTC)

References Edit

Previous book:
PTC: Strange Alchemies Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip
Game Books
Promethean: The Created books
Next book:
PTC: Saturnine Night (book) Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip

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