Get the Sanctum Secorum #04 Companion on DrivethruRPG

Episode #04 CoversThe haunted, treacherous and doomed albino sorcerer-prince is one of the great creations of modern fantasy. An introspective weakling in thrall to his soul-eating sword, Stormbringer, he is yet a hero whose bloody adventures and wanderings lead inexorably to his decisive intervention in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos.

A fantasy classic, Elric of Melniboné is an exceptional fantasy icon of violence, power, politics and war and his tales make up a fantasy masterpiece.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. In this episode, we examine the first book in a series that is regarded as one of the most influential sword-and-sorcery resources among Appendix N. Many thanks to Kevin Searle for the suggestion!

In addition, we have bonus content to bring to your game: patrons, classes, and so much more…after the jump.

Dark Acquisitions

There is a great deal of new material to bring to the table based on this story. Below is a list, by category and author, of what has been added to the Dark Acquisitions page by the Keepers of Mysteries, based on this show. Further contributions from friends of the library will also be found there as they arrive.

Character Classes
Melnibonéan – Dieter Zimmerman

Artists’ Tools – Jen Brinkman
Melnibonéan Vitality Drugs – Dieter Zimmerman

Magic Items
Dragon Crown of Melniboné – Bob Brinkman
The Mirror of Memory – Bob Brinkman
Ruby Throne of Melniboné – Bob Brinkman
The Sword of Earl Aubec – Dieter Zimmerman

The Emperor’s Artist – Jen Brinkman

Arioch – David Baity
Patron Spell: Fly’s Lament – David Baity

Mists of Yyrkoon – David Baity

The Stacks

Appendix N
Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock

Blades Against Death by Harley Stroh
Carnival of the Damned by David Baity
Colossus, Arise! by Harley Stroh
Curse of the Kingspire by Harley Stroh
In the Prison of the Squid Sorcerer by Mystic Bull Games
Stronghold of the Wood Giant Shaman by Stephen Newton
Tales of the Shudder Mountains by Michael Curtis
The One Who Watches from Below by Jobe Bittman

Astronomy by Blue Oyster Cult
Black Blade by Blue Oyster Cult
Choose Your Masques (album) by Hawkwind
The Chronicle of the Black Sword (album) by Hawkwind
Church of Hawkwind (album) by Hawkwind
Far from my Beliefs by Hawkmoon
Great Sun Jester by Blue Oyster Cult
Live Chronicles (album/spoken word) by Hawkwind
Shooting Shark by Blue Oyster Cult
Sonic Attack (album) by Hawkwind
Stupor Mundi (album/soundtrack) by Arcadia
Veteran of Psychic Wars by Blue Oyster Cult
Warrior on the Edge of Time (album) by Hawkwind


Thanks to

The ambient background of the Sanctum Secorum was created using Horror Ambiance from Klankbeeld.
Sanctum Secorum’s theme music was created using Seating Incantation by Landmark Entertainment.