By Iain Pears
Henry Lytten - a undercover agent became educational and author - sits at his table in Oxford in 1962, dreaming of alternative worlds. He embarks at the tale of Jay, an eleven-year-old boy who has grown up in the include of his kin in a rural, peaceable international - one of those Arcadia. but if a supernatural imaginative and prescient motives Jay to question the principles of his global, he's introduced on a life-changing journey.
Lytten additionally imagines a unique society, hugely regulated and ruled by way of expertise, that is attempting to grasp the technological know-how of time travel.
Meanwhile - within the actual global - one in every of Lytten's former intelligence colleagues tracks him down for one final assignment...
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Extra resources for Arcadia
Lasts one turn. Omnipotent Eye (5) Provides more information about nature and/or level of magic on persons/objects. Pepperload (5) [Range 30’] This will affect one target whose IQ+LK+CHA cannot exceed the caster’s (higher levels increase this limit). Their next mouthful of food or drink (if taken within the next round) will be a pure mixture of curry, tabasco, and jalapeño. Poor Baby (2 Mc per 1 CON) Magical healing of wounds or injuries. Cannot raise Constitution above original level. Portal Picture (4) This creates a perfect three dimensional illusion of a passage through a wall or similar barrier.
Drearnweaver (11) Puts monsters/foes to sleep for 1-6 turns (roll 1 dice to determine) if caster’s MC, IQ, and CHR total exceed MR (or foe’s MC, IQ and CHR total if rated). Fireball (6) [Range 100’] A glowing red 6 inch sphere hurtles to the target & explodes. The caster must make the appropriate Dexterity saving roll to hit, or specify a terminal range for explosion. Damage is 2 dice, no adds. Higher levels either double the damage or the range. Fly Me (7) Allows user to fly (running speed) 1 turn.
Mind Pox (39) [Range 100’] Causes mental confusion; the victim cannot attack or defend. Lasts 3 turns. Can affect any number of beings up to level of caster. Moon Banish (20) A lunar eclipse affecting the area within one mile of the caster; lasts for one hour or until dismissed. Higher levels double the radius. Moxi-Toxi (15) [Range 45’] Negates a Smog, but not the effect if one has already breathed the gas. Peekaboo (15) Renders any material (less than a foot thick) transparent for one turn. The area of transparency can be up to (level) inches in diameter.