From the introduction:
Athanor is part Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom, part Mike Grell’s Skartaris, and a large dash of random inspirations from film, television, comics, and books throughout my life. This is a game of swashbuckling adventure and lurking horror set in a dying post - apocalypse world.
Athanor is a game of weird fantasy and planetary romance, filled with elements of political intrigue, romance, action, terrible monsters, and ancient evil.
This version further refines the rules laid out in Version 1.0: restores advancement to an experience point system, refines the skill system and adds a professional skills system, a (simple) system for unarmed combat is added, spellcasting failure effects, the bestiary and spell lists are further refined to be specific to the campaign world.