The Century Beast
The ocean is a cold and unforgiving master. The tales of sailors and explorers of days long past survive today in myths, sea shanties and turns of phrase that last to this day.
Red at night, a sailor’s delight; red in the morning, the sailors take warning.
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A mariner’s story, though often exaggerated, often comes from a kernel of truth. Tales of sea monsters were likely sightings of squids, orcas, and other larger creatures of the deep that simply had never been observed before.
Nevertheless, these stories were applied to maps, emblazoned with the phrase here be dragons. These warnings, today seen as archaic lunacies symptomatic of an age of superstition, were not always without a deeper truth. The ocean has secrets, dark and ancient secrets, that lie still beneath the waves.
With The Century Beast, we share the story of an ancient secret — a story of the ocean that has taken countless lives; a story told by vikings and by pirates, by puckish children and oblivious tourists. None of those who tell this tale were left unscathed; all were lost to madness, death... and worse.
We must be conscientious of the implications of sharing The Century Beast, either with you or with your loved ones. By partaking of the Experience, one becomes part of its history. Over the course of six mailings and a reveal, your chosen recipient will obtain documents, correspondence, and various media, culminating in the delivery of a beautiful — yet unsettling — artifact.
The tide of this tale is neither prosperous nor comfortable. With this knowledge, one may face similar choices as those who came before them. We strongly recommend recipients learn from those decisions when determining their own course of action. Our advice: your ship is yours to sail.
- H.P. Lovecraft
- weird fiction
- recommended 14+
Martin R. Member since 2015
Just opened the sealed wooden crate from *The Century Beast* and I am absolutely amazed. All the way through this adventure I have been hugely impressed by the quality of the production and this crescendo is everything I would've hoped.