||In a darkened passage, deep in the bowels of a lost Dwarvish
hall, your torchlight dances on stone as old as the bones of the earth.
You know the treasure is here, somewhere. You can smell it. But
all you see is a maze of twisty passages, all alike.
And then, your eye rests on something new. Two tiny sigils, neatly hewn into the rock, barely visible in the orange glow of your torch.
Waving greasy smoke aside, you peer closer. Two runes: Yila and Toloss . . . But what do they mean? You try to remember what the wizard Vordret taught you of rune-lore. "To the Dwarves," he said, "Yila is the rune of power, just as it is for us . . . But to dwarves, power is the fire of the forge, and the gold drawn from the mountains." The Dwarvish word for fire, he told you, is the same as the dwarvish word for gold. And Toloss . . . that's the rune of secrecy . . . but it's also a rune of death.
Secret gold? Or death by fire? Are the runes a warning, or a promise? And what's that sudden snapping noise when you step on the loose flagstone . . ?
|Attractive runes add flavor to fantasy. Meaningful runes add
depth. The Temphis Runes is an original Runic alphabet and
magic oracle inspired by both historical and fanciful creations, designed
to make your fantasy world a richer one. Here's what the set contains:
The Temphis Runes is sold as a set including all eight fonts (Windows TrueType format) and both PDFs (the Rune Cards and Rune Guide), but if you want to make sure the quality is up to your standards as well as ours, download the Free Sampler, first. It contains a special rune-sample font with glyphs from every design in the set, as well as pages from each of the PDF files. You can find it right now on the Free Downloads Page. For more fun freebies, explore the rest of the Cumberland Games website, including the Free Stuff of the Moment page. And if you like Uresia stuff, don't forget to snag the Uresia Arcana sampler, and take a look at Caravel, a new "chapter" of Uresian lore!
If you like what you see, you can buy The Temphis Runes online via DriveThruRPG.
|The Temphis Runes is the work of Cumberland
Games, publisher of the Fief medieval
sourcebook, the Points in Space
series of science-fiction resources, Sparks:
Paper Miniatures in Font Form, and mapping fonts like HexPaper
and Flagstones. Check 'em out!
Uresia: Grave of Heaven is a trademark of S. John Ross. For
more Uresia fun, check out the Uresia
homepage, Blue Lamp Road. Enjoy!
This is a fantasy toy sold for private entertainment purposes; licenses supplied are private-use-only. Publishers interested in commercial, public, or institutional license rates for Cumberland products: please inquire by email for rates and availability.