(from the back cover)
Sixty millennia in our future: Thousands of species of plants and animals are brought to the remote planet of Tékumel by explorers, wanderers and merchant princes from a myriad of worlds and a score of races. Vast estates, parks, zoological gardens overflowing with exotic life, islands devoted to pleasure, each with its own ecology according to the whims of it lord.
The Time of Darkness: Tékumel's solar system is thrust into a 'pocket dimension' -- cut off from the other stars of Humanspace. Chaos, catastrophe, an end to shipments of metals to iron-poor Tékumel comprise the new order. A slow spiral downward through the tattered glories of the Latter Times to the sprawling barbaric empires of today.
This book describes a small portion of the flora and fauna of Tékumel: descriptions, habitats and relations with humankind are listed for every creature. Included are game statistics, illustrations, referee hints and an index to help you fit the creatures of Tékumel into your roleplaying games.
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