From publisher blurb:
"It wouldn't be magic's cutting edge if it didn't make someone bleed."
-- Carbon, founder of the Cloud Infinite Reapers
The Price of Disobedience
All societies have rules--even societies of mages. But rules were made to be broken. For the Awakened, shattered laws raise sinister forces. The Left-Hand Path tempts sorcerers with forbidden power, fulfilling their desires at the risk of ostracism, madness or damnation. In exile, more of them thrive than the Pentacle admits, challenging the peril to their souls ... and uniting in common cause. Look Beneath the Surface.
A Character Book for Mage the Awakening
- The magical practices banned by Consilium and order
- Details on Apostates and Heretics, mages on the fringe of Awakened society
- Secrets of the Mad, dangerous and obsessed mages whose Wisdom failed
- The hidden threat of the Tremere liches, their goal of summoning the Sixth Watchtower and their methods of Reaping souls
- The history, society, philosophy, and powers of the Scelesti, mages who worship the Abyss