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Per Hiero Desteen is a priest, a telepath — and a highly trained killer. Five thousand years after the holocaust known as The Death destroyed civilization, Hiero explores the mutant-infested wilderness of Canada and North America, riding a mutated, telepathic moose named Klootz. The Abbey has attempted to establish colonies, but the evil Brotherhood of the Unclean was waging all-out war against the few remnants of normal humanity, determined to wipe out all traces of its emerging civilization. Hiero’s task was to bring back a lost secret of the ancients that might save the humans. His eventual allies include Gorm, a telepathic black bear, and Luchare, a princess from the distant kingdom of D’alwah. But his path lay through the very heart of the territory ruled by the Unclean and their hordes of mutated, intelligent, savage beast followers…and the Unclean were waiting for him!
Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight is part two of our marathon-long Gary Con special episode! Ernie Gygax rejoins us as we discuss Hiero’s Journey before moving off into the realm of DCC.
As a programming note, the Companion ‘zine for the Gary Con special will release POST Gary Con (likely within 48 hours of this going live).
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.
Rod of the Unclean – Marc Bruner
Crocobear – Bob Brinkman (concept by “mobuco”)
Dweller in the Mist – Marc Bruner
Snapper – Bob Brinkman
Water Weasel – Marc Bruner
Boar Spear – Bob Brinkman
Heirloom Knife – Marc Bruner
Thrower – Bob Brinkman
Against the Atomic Overlord by Edgar Johnson
Attack of the Frawgs by Stephen Newton
Black Sun Death-Crawl by James MacGeorge
The Chained Coffin by Michael Curtis
The Emerald Enchanter by Joseph Goodman
The Emerald Enchanter Strikes Back by Jobe Bittman
The Haunting of Larvik Island by Stephen Newton
Hole in the Sky by Brendan LaSalle
The Museum at the End of Time by Jim Wampler
The People of the Pit by Joseph Goodman
Peril on the Purple Planet by Harley Stroh
Sailors on the Starless Sea by Harley Stroh (as reversed by Doug Kovacs)
North Texas RPG Con
The Umerican Survival Guide (through April 11)
Road Crew Appearances
* February 12th Jeff Goad is running the DCC Lankhmar adventure, “the Madhouse Meet” at the Brooklyn Strategist. The game starts at 4pm.
* Troy Tucker is continuing to run DCC RPG sessions at the Magician’s Forge in North Port, FL.
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.
Gary Con banner art used with permission of Luke Gygax and Gary Con.
Additional editing provided by Hector Cruz