Note, this edition has been reformatted and updated for the Stormbringer! site.
The first of Charles’ two monographs, this book details the Cults of Chaos as they stand in the Young Kingdoms. Handily divided into player’s and gamemaster’s sections, it introduces a myriad of details about ever-changing faces of the Chaos Gods, their worshippers and goals in this plane of existence.
The conflict between the Lords of Law and Chaos, and the mediating force of the Cosmic Balance, is the central pole around which all of the Eternal Champion stories revolve. These beings, while godlike in power and scope, are “gods” in much the same way as the Greeks saw their divinities, i.e. as entirely human in their workings, full of lust and wrath, and as political an animal as any in existence. It is the conflicts between these beings that drives the Multiverse ever onwards, inspiring human agents to feats of tremendous heroism and despicable depravity. They are, in short, the prime motivators of the Balance, at once separate from it and forever enmeshed in its boundaries.