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South of the Sun

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South of the Sun
Cover illustration for South of the Sun
Product Information
Rules Edition: Second
Abbreviation: SotS
Product Type: Sourcebook
Author(s): Thomas M. Kane
Publisher: Atlas Games
Product Number: AG3040
ISBN: None
Release date: 1990
Format: Softcover, 96 pages
Availability: Out of print; PDF available

South of the Sun is a sourcebook for Ars Magica Revised Edition about Mythic Africa, including the medieval legend of Prester John. The official product page has a more detailed description of this book.

Community Reviews[edit]

Until about 2005, Project: Redcap solicited product reviews through a Web form. Now, we use the Wiki instead. Here are the comments from the former Project: Redcap site:

FAQ Rating: *** (8 reviews; 1 *, 3 **, 2 ***, 2 ****)

  • A very good supplement on the Legendary Kingdom of Prester John. If the thought of African adventures intrigues you, this is a _must_ buy.
  • Daliesque Ars Magica for those who want a note of strangeness in their lives. A bit outlandish for my tastes.
  • Moderately interesting, but of little relevance to either Mythic Europe or to the average saga.
  • Excellent fantasy stuff. Very mythic.
  • Very exotic setting, I'm ready to play with a little more medieval feeling.
  • In 1220, medieval thought put Prestor John in India, not Africa. It was hard for me to get over that historical error

Feel free to add your own comments below.

Related Products[edit]

Realms of Power: Magic has a story seed titled "South of the Sun," about traveling through the mundane world to reach a fabulous land of legend[1]


  1. Realms of Power: Magic, p. 19, "Story Seed: South of the Sun" (inset)