The Company's founder has become obsessed with the Carta removed from the Fountain Rotunda. Other members of this loose alliance of explorers, scientists, and adventurers are amazed at the actual changes effected in that small area of the Stair surrounding the area where once was found the Rotunda itself. Join The Company and explore these and other mysteries of the Grand Stair.
A series? Yes. A campaign? No. While returning players are free to revisit their characters from previous Company games (or create new ones), no knowledge of the two previous games is necessary, or even suggested.
Life has sucked... It was a crappy year...
First you were abducted from your home and had to escape. Then you ended up arrested by these jackboot goons who framed you and sent you to a nasty prison in the centre of the dimensions where you slaved for benefit of the Tree.
Now - they need you. They all need you!
Seems that one of your parents was a Lord of Creation, a Prince of Amber or Chaos and you have suppressed powers. You are a good guy, sort of, well, misunderstood.
Seems that Mandor and Fiona, your two Wardens have come around offering you a Pardon from their bosses to stop some very bad dude and his army of thugs from taking everything over. They are worse than Mandor and Fiona!
Now power has shifted - and you are ready to become with your fellow prisoners - the Guardians of Chaos and Amber.
The Universes will just not be the same again!
You have awoken from the nightmare to find the multiverse...changed, much is missing including most of your family...in fact it appears only the Princesses have survived...the only Prince of Amber left appears to be Martin.
Now those that remain - you - must try and maintain what remains...and what remains appears to be disintegrating rapidly, whirlpools and tornadoes and sinkholes are swallowing shadow and the passage between the islands of reality and power that remain become increasingly difficult to traverse...Dara headed out into deep shadow, Fiona discovered a strange spaceship in her home shadow with clones of Amber's royal family in stasis, Dierdre and Llewella investigate the scene at the Primal Pattern...and what of Flora, Mirelle and Sand? Do other Princesses survive?More ...
Having endured the grail quest in the shadow Pattern known as the Field of Thorns, the youngest lords and ladies of Amber haven been blessed by the Unicorn and transported from Avalon to Amber. There, they have used the grail to wake the cursed Benedict and Julian.
Now, they are in Amber for the first time since their fateful encounter with the Mistress of the Wild Hunt. Much has changed in their long absence and their enemies still pursue them. Random has called a family meeting in the hopes of finding answers, but it may already be too late.
Twelve people from modern earth have somehow found their way to the Escalara, the Grand Stair connecting the multiverse. Someone or something has led them to Shatterlight in time for the funeral of the dead Gossamer lady they encountered when first they found the Stair.
Can they avoid the attention and games of the Gossamer Lords and discover why they were summoned?
Rite Publishing's official Lords of Gossamer & Shadow Ambercon campaign continues.
For over two thousand years, Lord Drake has taken up arms against what is unjust. Under his flag, farmers discover themselves to be heroes, priests become legends, and mercenaries find their honor, no matter how deeply it was buried. He has knighted boys, women, men, and beings undefined in your experience. And he has knighted you, to carry the fight forward against the growing Dark. You are of that Code now. You ride for Justice. You are a Knight and your heart knows passion for what is Right. The Grand Stair is Infinite. No band of Knights, not even commanded by Drake, can stand against all the Darkness that may pour out of that Infinite wondrous design. What matters is that someone will make that stand. See to your gear, the call has gone out again. We ride.More ...
The Ascendancy is the greatest empire in the multiverse. It grows in power and size every day. Worlds will be made safe, lest they become a beachhead for enemies. The Ascendancy will grow larger and more powerful, for the good of all.
The Conciliatore are those honored to defend the Ascendancy. Handpicked by Lord Bastiano, they are his greatest warriors. They will keep the Ascendancy strong, no matter the cost.
Now, a world with ties to the Ascendancy is threatened by dark forces. lord Bastiano has dispatched a team of his Conciliatore to deal with the threat and serve the interests of the Ascendancy.
This time, this place (well, sorta, there were a few minor changes). You are elite soldiers from militaries around the world, and attached specialist and even civilians, in a black ops program dealing with invasion of Earth by non-humans, the TARGETS. The Colonels' Council running the program generates missions ranging from reconnaissance of parallel worlds reachable through the tunnel system, to support and expansion of off-world bases and even a proto-colony, in case Earth falls.More ...
Player Characters are Shinigami, a Japanese version of the Grim Reaper. They dwell in a place known as Soul Society or the afterlife (also called the spirit world). It is meant to correspond to Heaven or Nirvana in Human belief systems. It is the place where most departed souls and the Shinigami dwell. The culture is based on ancient Japanese customs and traditions, with a blend of high technology and high magic. Soul Society is ruled by the Spirit King, formally addressed as The Heavenly Sunflower or informally as Benedict. In actual practice a civilian government known as Central 46 calls the shots. Shinigami are sworn members of the military and are honor bound to follow the orders of their superiors. Things have been changing more rapidly than normal in the Real World. Rituals that have long been powerless are now starting to work. Names that have been tossed around since time began are now being used in the present tense.More ...
People call it the Amberzone, and it’s not a cheerful, friendly place. Mega corporations have ruthlessly consolidated power, and they make everyone, from the lowliest sage slave to the most powerful government leader, dance to their tune.
While technology has merged with flesh. Sorcery is still about, too slipery for minds of mental. All of the fair races of Elves, Dwarfs, Gnomes, and humans rub shoulders in the light, careful not to lift their boot of the neck of the less fair. Dragons and Unicorns aren’t just in adult colouring books, they own stock.
Many people sell their lives and the lives of their children to these megacorps, believing they have no choice, and the feeble safety that documentation earn them is worth the contractually lost freedom.
Below the Documented, there are the undocumented, scratching their lives out of the rust, dust, filth or what ever margin or wasteland they can calim an hold as their own.More ...