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Episode #13 Covers     Brant’s life had been hard after the courts had sent him to the penal colony on Trivium Charontis on Mars. Since working his way to freedom, he had run guns to the High Clan princes, sold them liquor and forbidden tobacco, and peddled narcotics to the soft, timid Earthsider clerks. He had stolen, he had cheated at cards, he had killed a man more than once…
     Now, fleeing from justice across the ancient dust oceans of Mars he had no way of knowing that he was running toward the most fantastic adventure and man had ever lived – toward refuge more absolute that any man had ever dreamed of – by the banks of secret rivers, in caverns yet unmeasured by man, on the shore of a sea the sun had never seen!




Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. In this episode we cast our gaze skyward to the Mars of Lin Carter’s Down to a Sunless Sea and to Harley Stroh’s Peril on the Purple Planet.

In addition, we have bonus content to bring to your game: items, monsters, 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.

Dialectric Coverter – David Baity
Power Fence – David Baity
Pressure Still – David Baity
Water Shoes – David Baity

Arachni-Ursidae – Bob Brinkman
Hunter – Bob Brinkman
Loper – Bob Brinkman
Sandcat – Bob Brinkman
Sea-Slug – Jen Brinkman
Sea-Slug, giant – Jen Brinkman

The Stacks

Appendix N
Down to a Sunless Sea by Lin Carter

Against the Atomic Overlord by Edgar Johnson
The Age of Undying by Tim Callahan
Black Sun Deathcrawl by James MacGeorge
Catastrophe Island by Doug Kovacs & Co.
Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box by Terry Olson
The People of the Pit by Joseph Goodman
Peril on the Purple Planet by Harley Stroh
Sailors on the Starless Sea by Harley Stroh
The Screaming Temple by Bill Barsh
Tower of the Black Pearl by Harley Stroh
The Treasure Vaults of Zadabad by Carl Bussler & Eric Hoffman

Gen Con
North Texas RPG Con
Origins Game Fair
UK Games Expo

At the Center of All Infinity (album) by Yuri Gargarin
(album) by Domo
Lemanis (Album) by Space Slug
by Nash the Slash
Synapse (album) by The Space Lords
by Nash the Slash
Wolf by Nash the Slash

Prop Ideas
Cool Mood light lamp

Crawling Under a Broken Moon by Shield of Faith Studios
Crawljammer by Moon-Dice Games

Road Crew Appearances
Bruce Cunnington & Lee Neilson @ the UK Games Expo in Birmingham, UK — June 3-5
Brendan LaSalle @ Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH – June 15-19

Mutant Crawl Classics by Jim Wampler
The Purple Planet by Harley Stroh

Spotify Lists
Fury Road
Noise Unit

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.