”The nostalgia of things unknown, of lands forgotten or unfound, is upon me at times. Often I long for the gleam of yellow suns upon terraces of translucent azure marble, mocking the windless waters of lakes unfathomably calm; for lost, legendary palaces of serpentine, silver and ebony, whose columns are green stalactites; for the pillars of fallen temples, standing in the vast purpureal sunset of a land of lost and marvelous romance. I sigh for (...) the strange and hidden cities of the desert, with burning brazen domes and slender pinnacles of gold and copper, that pierce a heaven of heated lazuli.” -Clark Ashton Smith
The Shadow Kingdoms is a sword-and-sorcery themed campaign inspired by the writings of Robert E Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and HP Lovecraft. Gaming influences include Xoth Publishing’s “The Spider God’s Bride” supplement, portions of the Mystara campaign setting, and some old Judge’s Guild supplements.