author: Donna K. Fitch
editor: Duane Nutley
artists: Reuben C. Dodd, Emerson Ward,
Brad McDevitt, Benjamin Gonzalez
graphic artist: Deborah Balsam
cartographer: Sean C. Frolich
A setting for d20 fantasy, inspired by the myths and legends of India.
Long ago in Sahasra, the fabled Land of 1,000 Cities, when a woman's delicate beauty could smite a man's heart on first sight of her, and a man's bravery was judged by the strength of his arm and the devotion of his soul...a party of adventurers set out on a journey that would change their lives.
Immerse yourself in Sahasra, the newest Folkloric setting for d20 fantasy by author Donna K. Fitch. Countless wonders await the brave traveler: the legendary city of Ujjayini, that bustles and thrives alongside the river Shipra; the Monkey City of Kishkindha, hidden in the lush, vine-tangled grotto of Pampa lake; the underground city of Dirindhala, home of the mysterious and proud Rock Nagas; the ruined city of Sisupal, carefully guarded by the Yakshini - fey creatures that revere nature and abhor intruders...
Use the city generation tables to populate your own Sahasran adventure, or walk the pathways expertly built by author Donna K. Fitch. A generous amount of npc's, monsters, and fabulous treasure await your party in this exotic, highly-detailed setting.
THE EIGHT SIDDHIS
One of the objects of pursuit in vidya is the siddhi (?perfection?) or supranormal power. According to The Five-and-Twenty Tales of the Genie, the Eight Siddhis are:
To be minute as an atom,
Or enormous as a mountain,
Light as air or heavy as rock,
To be invisible at will,
To have all one's desires fulfilled,
To subject others to one's will
And to have lordship of the world.
Obviously anyone who possessed all
eight of these powers would be mighty
indeed! In ancient times, these powers
were incorporated into eight artifacts,
the location of which have been
lost. Only the vetala know where they
currently rest, and they do not always
give out their secrets liberally?or without
cost. The artifacts are the Bracer of
the Mountains; the Breastplate of Fulfillment; the Crown of Lordship; the
Neckchain of Mastery; Puspaka, the
Vessel of the Clouds; the Ring of Dragon
Size; the Ring of Flea Size; and the
Sash of Invisibility.