It is the far future, but one seen through the eyes of the Renaissance and intermingled with the New Testament. Following the desecration of the garden world Eden, humanity fled in a diaspora to the heavens. An ark bore them into the Vault of Night, powered by prayers to the god-head Sol Invictus. A new Jerusalem was erected among the stars; a pinnacle of humanity’s greatness. As time progressed, the memory of Eden was lost to a new dawn, regarded only as a faint echo in convocations to Sol Invictus. But then came The Other – and with it – the destruction of New Jerusalem. Left with no other choice, humanity returned to Eden… but it was not the world they remembered.
DARK ASTRAL casts the familiar trappings of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG through the lens of Biblically-inspired science fantasy. Steeped in superstition and living in the wake of an apocalypse, Characters struggle against the dangers of unknown Eden. Humanity ekes out existence within the crashed flotilla-megalopolis of Outremer. Inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unrealized take on Dune, mixed with a healthy influence of Xenogears and gritty science fantasy, this chapbook expands your ZWEIHÄNDER game into a whole new world of grim terror. Inside, you’ll find six unique Professions, a host of technological trappings and all-new weapons, gear and mods.
In the grim darkness of humanity’s future, DARK ASTRAL and its cosmic horror awaits!