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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556344169
  • Publisher: Jackson, Steve Games, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Gurps Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
About the Author 4
About Gene Wolfe 4
About GURPS 4
1. The Posthistory of Urch 5
The Age of Myth 6
Fables and the New Sun 6
Timeline Prior to New Sun 6
The Age of the Monarch 7
The First Empire 7
Timeline During and Following the New Sun 7
Apu-Punchau and the Dying Sun 7
The Boy Who Hooked the Sun 7
The Long Decline 8
Verthandi, Skuld, and Lune 8
The Boy Called Frog 8
Typhon, Father of Monsters 8
Reign of Typhon 9
Typhon and the Conciliator 9
Ymar the Almost Just 9
Carved Mountains 9
The Age of the Autarch 10
The Commonwealth vs. Ascia 10
Linear Measurements of the Commonwealth 10
Society 11
Technology 11
The Next Age: Ushas or Ragnarok? 11
Arrival of the New Sun 11
Temporal Terms of the Commonwealth 11
Periods of the Day 11
2. The New Sun 12
The Shadow of the Torturer 13
The Claw of the Conciliator 13
The Sword of the Lictor 14
The Citadel of the Autarch 15
The Urth of the New Sun 16
3. Urth in the Age of the Autarch 19
The Commonwealth 20
Society 20
Mana 20
The Corridors of Time 20
The Autarch's Guilds 21
Law 22
Religion 22
Technology 23
Language 23
Commonwealth Geography 24
Autochthonous Villages 24
Well of Green Chimes/Antechamber Area of Absolute Map 24
The Xanthic Lands 24
The House Absolute 25
Medieval Punishments 25
Lake Diuturna 26
Lake Diuturna and Environs Map 26
Books 26
Mount Typhon 27
Other Commonwealth Towns and Peoples 27
The Narrow Lands 28
Orithyia 28
The Village Saltus 28
Southern Isles 28
Thrax Map 29
Thrax, City of Crooked Knives 29
The Stone Town 29
Ascia 30
Society 30
Approved Texts 30
Ascian Religion 30
Language: Approved Text 31
Technology 31
Ascian Law 31
4. Nessus, the Eternal City 32
The Algedonic Quarter 33
Citadel of the Autarch 33
Nessus Map 33
Old Citadel Area Map 34
Citadel and River Map 35
Cobblers' Common Map 36
The Dead City 37
Father Inire's Botanic Gardens 37
Oldgate Map 37
The Sanguinary Field 38
The Wall of Nessus 38
The Sanguinary Field Envirions Map 38
5. Urth Religion 39
The Church of the Conciliator 40
Urthian Deities 40
Angelic Beings 41
Creation Myth 41
The Increate 41
Angels and Monsters 41
Avatars 42
Yesod, the Higher Universe 42
Genesis Characters 42
The Hieros 43
The Hierogrammates 43
Enemies of the New Sun 43
The Hierodules 44
6. Space and Time 45
The Universe(s) in Terms of GURPS Space 46
The Starship Tzadkiel 46
Crew 47
Apports 47
Local Stars 47
Time Dilation 47
Time 48
In Terms of GURPS Time Travel 48
Zodiac Ages 48
7. Commonwealth Characters 49
Technology Levels 50
Cultural Skepticism 50
Job Table 51
Appearance 52
Money and Cost of Living 52
Exultant Height/Weight Table 52
First Things First 52
Advantages, Disadvantages, and Skills 53
Advantages 53
Disadvantages 54
New Limitation 55
Skills 55
New Esoteric Skill 56
Skill Restrictions 56
New Maneuvers 57
Languages 57
Character Templates 58
Armiger 58
Autochthon 59
Beast Handler 60
Clavinger 61
Colonist 61
Cultellarii 62
Dimarchi 62
Eclectic 63
Entertainer 63
Extern 64
Exultant 64
Forester 65
Fulgurator 66
Monach 67
Optimate 68
Pilgrim 69
Pioneer 69
Priest 70
Sage 70
Sailor 71
Schiavoni 72
Secret Society Member 72
Servant of the Throne 73
Smuggler 74
Soldier 74
Sorcerer 75
Southern Islander 75
Thaumaturge 75
Torturer 76
Uhlan 77
Witch 78
Racial Templates 79
8. The Arsenal of the Authrch 82
Weapons 83
Armor 85
Other Equipment 85
Weapon Table 86
9. Thaumaturgy 87
The Nature of Power 88
Tempting Fate 88
Corruption Table 89
Divine Magic 89
Psionics 89
The Thaumaturgic Arts 89
Alchemy 89
Mechanology 90
Anthroposophy 91
Chicanery 91
Thaumaturgy 92
New Spells 93
Magic Architecture 94
Magic Users 94
Magic Equipment 95
10. Urth Bestiary 96
Key to Animal Descriptions 97
Commonwealth Creatures 97
Creatures of Fantastic Nature 101
11. Campaigns 103
Balancing the Epic Setting 104
The TL Fulcrum 104
Crossovers 104
Mixing Magic and Motors 105
Scope 106
Low (Tech) Tactics 106
Exploring Urth 107
Adventures in Nessus 107
Climbing the Social Ladder 107
Playing the Torturers 107
The Art of Lopping 108
Dueling 109
Important Personalities 110
Noble Living 111
Severian the Torturer 111
Vodalus, the Liege of Leaves 112
Severian the Great 112
Raiders of Mount Typhon 113
Soldiers at the Front 113
Agia 113
Sailing the Xanthic Sea 114
Exploring the Rest of Urth 114
Time Travel 114
Other Worlds 114
The Autarch 114
Baldanders 114
Ceryx the Necromancer 115
Campaigning in Different Eras 116
Age of the Monarch 116
The Era of Typhon 116
Dorcas 116
Hethor 116
Before Severian Became Autarch 117
During the Reign of Severian 117
During the Regency of Valeria 117
Jolenta 117
Mass Combat 118
Mixed-TL Units and Armies 118
Organization 118
Jonas 118
Merryn 119
Doctor Talos 120
Ascian Forces 121
Sample Units 121
Chatelaine Thecla 121
Appendices 122
1. The Urth Cycle 122
2. The Incas 122
Society and Language 122
Crime and Punishment 123
Technology 123
Religion 123
3. Onomastics: the Study of Names 124
Androids 124
Man-beasts 124
Humans 124
Enemies of the New Sun 124
Villages 124
Towns 124
Cities 124
Names for Worlds 124
4. Commonwealth Glossary 125
5. English/Commonwealth Glossary 126
Index 127
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