Penelope Love's Porphyry & Asphodel (BRP)
In a forgotten corner of Earth's dreamlands¸ a mysterious structure has appeared. A sprawling and oddly-shaped castle known only as "Sleep."◊
Meanwhile¸ in legend-haunted Arkham¸ a young girl lies in a Sanitorium bed from which she has not risen for five years. A tragic victim of the world-wide plague of "sleepy sickness."◊
These two developments¸ linked by unseen bonds spanning across dimensions¸ threaten the soul of a young dreamer and perhaps the very equilibrium of the Dreamlands themselves. Only by undertaking a desperate journey can dreamers hope to defeat the cruel machinations of a heartless god that fuel these terrible events in both the waking world and the realms of slumber.◊
Featuring the most famous dream character and artefact depicted in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft¸ Porphyry & Asphodel¸ is a classic Dreamlands quest scenario by one of Call of Cthulhu's most passionate and accomplished writers.
Dare to revisit the Enchanted Forest...
Originally written in 1994 and published in the (text-based) online Chaosium Digest¸ this version entirely revamps and expands Penelope Love's original manuscript text¸ and sets it amid evocative period art. Provided in both a screen-friendly (texture rich) version and a high-contrast printer-friendly version.