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Kelashein
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(12/31/02 12:11:32 am)
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The Black Cyst
Go ye back if ye have any sense. If ye have none, follow where I lead and ye shall
find utter madness. Madness shall ye find and nothing else but darkness, behold!
Here ye find the blackness and the darkness and the madness and ye shall find it
elsewhere if ye looks hard enough but ye?ll not find the Cyst, not without the help of
this forgotten sage (ye shall call me the first Doomdreamer millennia from this
writing) ye shall ne?r find ye the Black Cyst. Ye shall need years of your own labor
to find it and ye shall need gold to find it and ye shall need Death to find it and ye
shall need utter and glorious Chaos surrounding you for miles while you seek this
glorious node, this plane that I myself have seen with my own tired eyes. In the first
case, ye shall need years of your own labor while you build with your own hands an
altar carved from a single Onyx weighing no less than a ton. Ye must curse it with
the most vile of magics (and I shan?t tell ye which for if ye read this and know not,
ye shan?t be prying the Secrets I hold). In the second ye need gold and ye need all of
it. All of the gold that the countryside holds, ye must melt it and all of it and no
less. Every gold bit and coin and tool must ye melt down from countryside round.
And all must be taken from it?s owner by force, ye must murder the holders of gold. It
is their soul, foul wretch, not their gold you must hold but they put such value in
gold that it serves. In the third Death and ye?ll need plenty of This. Ye shall need no
less than one thousand deaths in all. Five hundred of these deaths may be given at
any time ye choose, yet all must die on the Altar you cursed. Of these, no less than
fifty must be given freely from their suicidal owners who wish the world turned
asunder. Five hundred others must be taken at once, you must lure them to your
Altar and kill them at once! I myself murdered thousands upon thousands so that
Army?s would venture to my clutches. Choose whatever stratagem ye may but
know that they all must die. With your armies and their armies there will be
Chaos for miles and your own dead may make the equation. Within the hour the
five hundredth death ye must cast ye four wishes after smoking of the Lotus. The
first that your mind shall utterly fail, that the Dark One may bend it to his. The
second that your body shall be turned into dust and this Plane shall ye nevermore
seek. The third is your soul, which Dread Tharzidun shall eat and you have but an
hour before All-Consumption. The fourth is the glory to be transported there to the
bosom of our Lord, where your soul will set him free!

Kelashein
Looking around
(12/31/02 12:15:48 am)
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Re: The Black Cyst
My PCs found this in the Moathouse and never once doubted that they were on the right trail.

Zagig
Here for a while
(1/7/03 4:16:02 am)
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Re: The Black Cyst
This is really cool!! Thanks for posting it!

Kelashein
Looking around
(1/7/03 4:06:12 pm)
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Sure thing. I printed it in some terrible (almost unreadable) font to make it look more archaic. After reading Geynor Ton's journal, I decided to write a journal for Gren (only Moathouse survivor IMC) and a bunch of correspondence. It's been a great tool for conveying info as well as entertainment.

Zagig
Here for a while
(1/8/03 1:04:24 am)
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Re: The Black Cyst
This is part of the notes found in the relic room, right? What some call the Yeth Codex or Book of the Dark Eye?

Kelashein
Here for a while
(1/12/03 3:01:16 am)
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Re: The Black Cyst
A. Yes. Moat24, p23.

B. I don't know. I don't recall anything about a Yeth Codex in the module (I probably overlooked). Can someone point me to where this is detailed further? I just made it up to scare the pants off 'em and because it was fun.

TrinityDM
Here for a while
(1/12/03 3:13:14 pm)
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Re: The Black Cyst
I believe Thrommel has some handouts/campaign materials related to the "Book of Dark Eye" here.

You might find "Yeth" references througout the web; a good example of a possible excerpt from the "Yeth Codex" was written up here.

Zagig
Here for a while
(1/13/03 3:45:07 pm)
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Re: The Black Cyst
Reading through the adventure last night, I found the Book of the Dark Eye. It's in the Reliquary of Fire. However, I still believe that the tube in the artifact room is the Yeth Codex.

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