Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Atapraxor Tablet

O you who shall be born, I beg:
take heed: When once more the
ancients comes upon us, all will
end; lands will drown and oceans
vanish, the sun itself will die. All
is lost but for one hope: The spear
once broken must be mended and
wielded once again. Hero, seek the
gate of heaven! Strike the shining
rider from his horse! This I beg of
you, O hero yet unborn.
Atapraxor dreamt this.

This clay tablet was made in the Early-Mythic Age and broken by its creator, and the smaller, lower fragment was hidden. The cuneiform script is in a long dead language, and can only be inerpreted through Arcane means. The larger, upper fragment was recovered by the Pius Cabal after the victorious assault on the OUT base on the Isle of Man. The second piece was raked out of a camp-fire on the moon. Pictures of the handouts can be found here (1st piece), and here (2nd piece).

[Picture source: Karen's Whimsy]


  1. I think I'm a fan of any fantasy setting where the phrase "raked out of a camp-fire on the moon" can be used. :)

  2. I am a bog fan of letters from the past, but only sort of whole ones. This is right up my alley!

  3. @Trey:
    Well, there are certain things you can only find on the moon, you know.

    I'm glad you like it :)

  4. Green cheese and a monolith for example. The ideas you show us here are often innovative and eye-opening, and the thinking behind them is certainly something to learn from. They give my imagination a much-needed boost.

  5. You do flatter, sir. Thanks a bundle :)