XP4: Land of the Silver Lotus

Narcotic Plants and Ancient Ghosts

"Sail due east from Iraab, O traveller, to the verdant isles where pale blossoms sway in the moonlight to the throb of native drums. But beware the treacherous hidden reefs, which can shatter a ship and send you to a watery grave before you even set foot on dry land!

If you can make landfall and offer a satisfying bribe to Tiku, the decadent Pygmy King, there are great riches and marvelous sights awaiting you deep within the inland jungles. That is, if you dare to venture past the bleached bones of countless fools who have gone before you into the places that are taboo ..."

Savage Swords and Sinister Sorcery

"Land of the Silver Lotus" is a stand-alone sword and sorcery adventure module, inspired by the pulp era tales of Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. Venture in the footsteps of Conan the Cimmerian, Satampra Zeiros of Uzuldaroum, Imaro of Nyumbani, and other fabled thieves, reavers and slayers!

Written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the adventure in this book can be easily adapted to any fantasy roleplaying game ruleset or edition.

Book features:

  • A fully detailed sword and sorcery adventure for character levels 4-6
  • Use the provided adventure outline for an epic mini-campaign, or use as a sandbox environment
  • A mix of wilderness exploration and combat against mighty jungle beasts and ancient evils, as well as opportunities for subterfuge and negotiation
  • Region, village, ruin and dungeon maps
  • New monsters and creature templates
  • Background information on the lands, races and cults of the World of Xoth
  • Original artwork by Kent Burles

Get the PDF version

"Land of the Silver Lotus" is available as a 48-page PDF. The price for the electronic version is USD 9.

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Get the print version

"Land of the Silver Lotus" is available in print as a 50-page saddle-stitched softcover from http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/land-of-the-silver-lotus/19923644.

The price for the printed version is USD 16.

Reviews

Andrea Medici has reviewed the book at his Ahbaron blog and says that "'Land of the Silver Lotus' - alone this title rolls smoothly from your tongue, mysterious, promising, wondering, longing, awaking a thirst for adventure. And all this 'Land of the Silver Lotus' fulfills in a true Sword and Sorcery style."
He continues: "Depending on your preferred style of play you can pluck it for your own world and use it sandbox style or you can play the adventure in the amazing setting of Xoth, an astonishing and awe inspiring world in the sense of Sword & Sorcery Conan style."
And he concludes: "This is an outstanding product on a professional level (...) I collect for 29 years by now roleplaying publications in English, French and German, and Xoth Publishing ranks about my top 5."

Endzeitgeist has reviewed the book on his RPG review site and thinks that "Morten Braten's 'Land of the Silver Lotus' is, to me as a person, a no-brainer purchase and frankly, phenomenal. He just *gets* Sword & Sorcery like very few people do and has the gift of evoking the correct atmosphere without drifting off into high fantasy, horror, or dark fantasy; it's always like one of the glorious Savage Sword of Conan b/w-comics when they were at their peak."
He concludes that: "This is a sandbox in the best way; full of things that jumpstart the imagination; and their proximity escalates that; considering that we also get an outline to use or modify as a structuring tool, we have a genuinely amazing sandbox here."

Prince of Nothing has reviewed the book on his Age of Dusk blog and writes that "The module is a healthy crossbreed of Jewels of Gwahlur, Red Nails, Queen of the Black Coast and a whiff of Iron Shadows in the Moon and C.A. Smith's the Charnel Seed and it carries its influences on its sleeves." He continues: "Encounters in Land of the Silver Lotus are not just good because of the atmosphere, or the new monsters (the Daughters of the frog-god Yibboth, or the Silver Lotus, or the Guardian of the Nameless City) and the way a curated selection of standard monsters with minor descriptive paint-jobs can effortlessly carry the brooding, primordial atmosphere of hyperborea, but also by utilizing several tricks that should be familiar to oldschool GMs." And concludes: "A fine, FINE, adventure, possibly ending with a hell of a smackdown with an undead sorcerer called Kwalu the Rainbow-Stealer, open-ended, lethal if you did not gather particular knowledge, with deadly traps (properly placed), natural obstacles, fights with giant insects, cannibal pygmy savages, evil sorcerers and hideous monsters. You can BARELY tell it's Pathfinder, the best kind of Pathfinder."

Also check out the rave reviews of the other Xoth.Net Publishing books, including XP1: The Spider-God's Bride, XP2: Song of the Beast-Gods and XP3: The Citadel beyond the North Wind.

Supporting material

World of Xoth (Campaign Map)

World of Xoth Player's Guide