Bravery was Khepri’s stock and trade. She was an explorer, a grave robber and a professional. In this world any tomb’s occupant might object to intrusion. Something about this cavern chilled her to the bone. The light scraping of her sandaled feet against the stone walkway echoed into a continuous rustling sound. But no monster or guardian answered the noise. She pressed on.
At the center of chamber she found what she was looking for. The stone was a ruby or red sapphire a foot across set into an obsidian pedestal. Golden flecks sparked within the gem in the light of Khepri’s torch. She paused for a moment. Her imagination turned the gemstone into a great crimson sky filled with golden stars.
Gently she raised the priceless stone from its resting place. There are few things Khepri Satisis would ever regret as deeply.
A soft cracking, like that of an egg being slowly pulled open, rang through the air. This sound was followed by the distinctive ring of sundering stone and shattering glass.
Something was waking up.
The dragons keep their secrets close. Among these are shameful secrets, like the forbidden half-dragonkin. Others are relics from a bygone age. These are the forgotten, failed attempts at breeding a new servitor race as their greatest age drew to a painful close.
Someone or something has awakened both these things in a long-forgotten mountain cavern. Once released, these horrors have no interest in returning to their slumber.
The Forgotten: Three new hybrids of modern animal and dinosaur, created during the fall of the ancient Dragon Empires. Recently wakened from their sleep, the Ozan, R’zaous and Skored are free to rampage across the world.
Half-Dragonkin Template: Of all the dark secrets of dragonkind, the fact that dragonkin may breed with other species just as pureblooded dragons can is the most closely guarded. The half-dragonkin template allows for halfbreeds of behir, chimera, dragon turtle, dragonne, jabberwock*, pseudodragon and wyvern. Includes example monsters for each dragonkin species.
The Hyeneel: A prototype of the forgotten, this horror fuses the traits of hyenas and electric eels.
New Magic Weapon Abilities: Seven new magic weapon abilities discovered during the unearthing of the forgotten’s tomb: Arrowbane, banishing, chaotic surge, chaotic burst, demolishing, impact and screaming for use in both traditional and modern games.
Multi-genre Support: Background information and story suggestions for quickly adapting the included creatures to modern fantasy, modern science-fiction, post-apocalyptic and space opera settings.
Variant Rules Support: Like all Octavirate products, Octavirate Presents: The Forgotten provides quick-reference variant rules support for each creature Including: wounds/vitality, defense bonus, armor as damage reduction, modern/3.0 damage reduction, sanity loss, taint, magic rating, spell points, honor and reputation.