Mansion of Maleficence by Per Jorner - Introduction - Rules - Start - Sections

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You wait in trepidation as the figure closes his spindly fingers around the object and swings his arm over to point it in your direction. For a few moments, nothing happens. Then the figure turns his head around. You recoil at the sight - his skin is cracked and dry, and his eyes two big, black cavities rimmed with scarred flesh that looks as if it has been charred by fire. "No spirit, then?" you hear him say, although his dry lips hardly move. "Can it be? An intruder? Is this salvation? Succour? No... it is shame! There can be no interference! There can be no breach -" And with these words he jumps from his chair, rushing at you, waving his bony limbs as if they were flails to be used against you. Turn to 17.