Mongoose Publishing have made a free preview of Deus Vult, the new setting for RuneQuest II, available for download.
It features a secret order within the Catholic Church in the 12th century that battles for mankind against supernatural enemies.
Here’s a snippet from the Beast of Gubbio and the full free download available as an embed below.
‘Brother wolf, thou hast done much evil in this land, destroying and killing the creatures of God without his permission; yea, not animals only hast thou destroyed but thou hast even dared to devour men, made after the image of God; for which thing thou art worthy of being hanged like a robber and a murderer. All men cry out against thee, the dogs pursue thee and all the inhabitants of this city are thy enemies.’
The monstrous wolf known as the Beast of Gubbio terrorises the Italian town of the same name. The beast began by attacking livestock but now preys on humans. The beast has grown so large and powerful that it no longer needs to stalk its prey – it sits outside the gates of the town, waiting for meat to come to it. Normal weapons cannot wound the beast, so it has grown lazy but it is still a deadly and crafty foe when pressed.
The Beast first gained its taste for human meat by eating the bodies of the dead; Gubbio is regularly involved in the wars of the city-states of Northern Italy and the Beast scavenged meat from the battlefield. It is the incarnation of the city’s greed and belligerence.
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