Lamentations of the Flame Princess - Fermentum Nigrum
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IN NOMINE FERMENTI,
ET PETRAE NIGRAE.
Miracles, wonders, manifestations of heavenly favor: to the ales of the Abbey of St. Christopher have been attributed all these and more divine miracles. The abbey’s ales are celebrated far and wide, gossiped about from Ghent to Köln, and guzzled as much for pleasure as for their supposed curative powers.
You know well the modest inn that stands outside the abbey wall: you’ve guzzled those blessed beers in its taproom, counted ill-gotten coins in its rooms, tossed and turned through nightmares aplenty in its beds. But nothing can prepare you for the horrors that await when, late one night, you wake to find the church engulfed in flames, its bloodied brothers slaughtering one another, its steeple-bell above tolling for the dead, the dying, and for mercy from heaven above...
A strange stone, tumbling through the void of endless space and into the secret history of the world... the cursed legacy of a doomed witch’s family... a terrified abbot those desperate plea has gone ignored by Rome... a vile conspiracy of whispers, visions, and delusions among drunken, stumbling brothers... and a black secret, black as the bubbling foam that gushes forth from the ale-barrels and the corpses of the fallen alike...
Written by Gord Sellar, widely published author and co-translator of science fiction, homebrewer, and musician living in South Korea. He wrote the screenplay and musical score for South Korea’s award-winning first cinematic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft (The Music of Jo Hyeja, 2012), attended Clarion West and the NASA-sponsored Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2009). His website is at gordsellar.com.
Art by Gonzalo Aeneas, an award-winning Spanish illustrator and comics and tattoo artist. His first independent comic, “Bajo el cielo rojo de Marte” (“Beneath the Red Sky of Mars”), won the Artjove Award (2017), and he has three more comics forthcoming in 2020–2021. His hobbies include playing in a post-metal band, illustrating local band posters and albums, performing drag queen stand-up comedy, and playing RPGs and wargames. Find him (and possibly his cats) online at instagram.com/gonzaloaeneas.
FERMENTVM NIGRVM DEI SEPVLTI (Black Yeast of the Buried God) is an adventure for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and other traditional role-playing games.