The publication you are currently reading is a demo version of Knights of the Black Lily (KotBL), the role-playing game of dystopian black fantasy. In KotBL, the players assume the role of wandering outcasts, loathed and evaded by common folks, in a fantasy world dominated by a pantheon of exclusively malevolent deities. It's a game about lost people navigating an amoral, hostile and unforgiving fantasy world, determined to do whatever it takes not to drown.Whether their quest to find a place in life will involve them upholding any sense of virtue at all while battling against heavily armored, hyena-faced demons, attempting to outwit devious halflings or trying to win the affection of an aloof witch-princess is an open question to be answered in gameplay. And make no mistake — it's a game about struggle and about consequences, especially for those that meet the player characters on their travels. Will they, whether willfully or by the twists of fate, leave a path of misery in their wake or will they manage to defy the gods?