Cradle and the Crescent
From Project: Redcap
|Rules Edition:||Fifth Edition|
|Product Type:||Tribunal Sourcebook|
|Author(s):||Niall Christie, Erik Dahl, Lachie Hayes, Mark Shirley, and Alexander White|
|Release date:||November 2011|
|Format:||Hardcover, 192 pages|
|Availability:||Hardcover and PDF available|
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
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.