A Continent Afflicted
It is a grim time for a once-great land. Over 60 years after suffering devastation at the hands of the corrupt Aberrants, the European people struggle to return to glory. The Æsculapian Order is a beacon of light with its psi-healer "docs" curing the afflicted and giving hope to those in despair. Yet Æsculapian altruism suffers from the same maladies of power-mongering and greed that infect the rest of Europe.
Only Hope Can Heal
Shattered Europe reveals the inner working of the Æsculapian Order and the status of the once-powerful European nations. Discover the strain that threatens to split the healing order. Find out what it's like to be a vitakinetic "doc" — to sense the ebb and flow of life around you. Learn of Europe's recent trials, of its diverse people and of the struggles they face to return their homelands to prosperity.
Shattered Europe includes:
- Expanded, full-color source material on Æsculapians and Europe
- Detailed tips on playing a vitakinetic, including new psionic powers
- Revealing information on European society and politics
This is the third of the combination psi order/region books, assembled to have maximum utility to players regardless of which psi order they may play. This book details the ruins of Europe as it struggles to rebuild following the devastation of the Esperanza crash in 2114. Many parts of France and Spain are close to Mad Max-style lawless wastelands; the status of the rest of Europe varies.
Also covered are the Æsculapian Order, and their signature psi Aptitude, vitakinesis.
Release: Originally published December 1998.
Cover: The cover is by comic artist Geof Darrow, known for his intricate linework and almost excessive amount of detail. Not long before working on this cover, he worked on the concept art for The Matrix, including the interior of the Nebuchadnezzar and the Machine World power plant. This may be Darrow's only contribution to the RPG industry.