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Cradle and the Crescent

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The Cradle & the Crescent
Cover illustration for The Cradle & the Crescent
Product Information
Rules Edition: Fifth Edition
Abbreviation: CatC
Product Type: Tribunal Sourcebook
Author(s): Niall Christie, Erik Dahl, Lachie Hayes, Mark Shirley, and Alexander White
Publisher: Atlas Games
Product Number: AG0298
ISBN: 1-58978-123-6
Release date: November 2011
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Availability: Hardcover and PDF available

Cradle and the Crescent is essentially a Tribunal sourcebook, with the one exception that it covers areas outside of any Hermetic control, east of the Levant and Theban tribunals.

Title[edit]

It is possible that some will misread the meaning of the title on first view. In this case, the cradle mentioned would be the Cradle of Civilization, not a cradle for the Baby Jesus standing for Christianity as the crescent would stand for Islam. Jerusalem and Bethlehem are not covered in this book.

Subject and Content[edit]

Breaking from what has been a standard of a hundred forty-four pages a book, the Cradle and the Crescent is a hundred ninety-two pages, including a single page advert. The extra pages allow it to not just provide information on the various regions it covers, but to dedicate also forty-two pages to describe a rival order of magic, what magi of the Order of Hermes call the Order of Solomon. Another twenty pages are dedicated to a large category of supernatural spirits that play a pivotal role in the magic of this new order, the Jinn. What can be called a magical and divine tradition, Mythic Zoroastrianism is detailed in another twenty pages.

After the introduction, a very short history section, and the appendices, seventy-three pages detail the regions of Mythic Arabia, Mesopotamia, and Persia, as well providing information on the silk road.

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