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Title: Conan: Hyboria's Fallen - Pirates, Thieves & Temptresses
Author: Vincent Darlarge
Publisher: Mongoose Publishing
Format: 128-page perfect-bound book
Pirates, thieves and temptresses: the fallen classes of the Hyborian age who live amongst the shadows, lurking and hiding in the dark recesses of every city. Civilised people often presume the light of the law comes from the gods or even from strange arcane tomes wherein such truths are written. To such people, actions are either correct or incorrect and a culture of guilt arises from violating those tenets laid down by society. However, societies who try to live by the light of the law inherently breed shadows, those individuals who live outside the light of the laws of their way of life. These are Hyboria's fallen, by-products of all the impulses contrary to a given society's definitions of truth and order. Some consider these people evil; other, more philosophical minds see them as a necessity. Many who openly condemn them secretly long to give in to their shadows. As Hyboria's fiercest are forces of nature impacting upon society and her finest are the guardians of civilisation, so Hyboria's fallen represent impulsive temptation; those who reject the restraints insisted upon by the finest and challenged by the fiercest. To be one of the fallen is to be hunted and to have your deeds and beliefs treated as sinful, criminal or worse.
This book introduces a new core class to the world of Conan, that of the temptress, those men and women who subvert authority with their charms and who refuse to give in to the laws dictated to them by those who dominate Hyborian society. Commonly labelled whore and Lotharios, these ignorant classifications are borne of fear and an attempt to belittle those who have the strength to stand up to the establishment.
This book discusses how the various cultures of Conan's age look at the pirate, thief and temptress classes and gives advice on those skills and feats that emphasise each culture's iconic interpretations of the three classes. Within are the secrets of Hyboria's Fallen, including information, tips and rules for using one's body to its utmost, archetypal roles, and details of Hyboria's crime families and thieves' guilds. New poisons and rules regarding shock and surprise are given, along with new combat manoeuvres to vary both combat and character concepts, allowing you to create entirely individual pirates, thieves and temptresses.
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