Coriolis: The Ascension of the Magdalene
In a great city of magic and enlightenment¸ terrible plans are afoot.
A notorious painting¸ said to be a powerful artifact¸ has vanished -- and the trail leads straight to the palace of the mad emperor¸ where it lies guarded by clockwork monsters of steam and iron. Now the city's spiritual factions--priests¸ rabbis¸ knights¸ and sorcerers -- are at war¸ vying to steal back the painting. You and your comrades must enter the emperor's subterranean wunderkammer¸ do battle with its magical guardians¸ and recover the mysteries of the ascended Magdalene... or die trying.
Ascension of the Magdalene is a dual-system D20 / Unknown Armies supplement for the Coriolis line. It includes: * Background on the historical setting of Prague¸ 1610 A.D.¸ with conversion notes for any fantasy campaign. * Warring factions such as the Rosicrucians¸ the Knights of Malta¸ Rabbi Loew and his Golem¸ and others are described with plot hooks for future use. * New D20 rules for Mechanomancy¸ a steampunk magic school that creates mechanical monsters; Avatars¸ a new form of magic based on archetypes of mass consciousness; and Renaissance firearms and armor. * Two new Unknown Armies archetypes¸ the Magus and the Rake¸ and notes on using this tale of the 17th Century Occult Underground in your modern UA campaign.