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  • Gideon the Ninth is pure Moros inspiration

    I love this book, both on its own merits and as fertile soil for Moros character concepts and Death spells. Awesome mysteries too! I actually read this book through twice back-to-back it's so good.

    It's a sci-fantasy where necromancy is the sole form of magic. Many of the main characters are necromancers, they're all quite different from one another, and they use plenty of Death magic. I don't want to spoil the book by enumerating the ideas it's given me, but I really suggest you give it a read. Even if you're not interested in Moros or the Death arcanum, you'll still love it.

  • #2
    Harrow the Ninth (the sequel) feels like a Mystery play for Archmastery.

    I agree, the books are great!


    Mentats - a 2e Free Council Obrimos Legacy (Mind/Forces) built around being a human computer; Thaumatech Engineers - a 2e Free Council Obrimos Legacy (Matter/Prime) focusing on the creation of Imbued items and the enhancement of Sleeper technology

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    • #3
      Originally posted by galivet View Post
      I love this book, both on its own merits and as fertile soil for Moros character concepts and Death spells. Awesome mysteries too! I actually read this book through twice back-to-back it's so good.

      It's a sci-fantasy where necromancy is the sole form of magic. Many of the main characters are necromancers, they're all quite different from one another, and they use plenty of Death magic. I don't want to spoil the book by enumerating the ideas it's given me, but I really suggest you give it a read. Even if you're not interested in Moros or the Death arcanum, you'll still love it.
      Would you say it also leans into the sorta enlightenment/philosophy the moros have from their Awakenings?

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      • #4
        Gideon the Ninth is nowhere near that sophisticated in the philosophy department. I can't speak to the sequel. It's a sci-fantasy; the magic is more academic than mystical.

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