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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition: Tome of Salvation
Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.
by Bruno R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/28/2009 02:15:20

Before Tome of Salvation the Gods in Warhammer universe had meat mostly around the gods of Chaos. The ruinous powers and their followers was so well developed that it was leaving all the other gods in a secondary role at best (except maybe Sigmar and Ulric, but what the players had at their disposal was still far from what have been dug about the Chaos gods). The background about the Classical Gods (Verena, Shaylla, Sigmar, Morr, etc) was so thin that it was not appealing for the players to take these gods as a key stone around which a character could be built. The book Tome of Salvation comes to fix this by adding content to the Classical Gods. It goes even further by providing matter concerning the role and the importance of faith in the Old World in general. It defines the life of a priest and how each differ according to the god they worship. It explains how the common folks and nobles deals with the Classical Gods, the superstition and the ancestor spirits. The book provides also information concerning the minor gods of the Old World. It deals with the issue of the outlawed gods, such as Khaine and Gunndred, outside the famous Chaos Gods. It gives also some information about the Gods of the other races (Dwarf, Elf, Halfling) and how their faith differ.

If Tome of Corruption is essential to Warhammer by the review and the information it give about the influence and power the Chaos have in this universe, Tome of Salvation marks an important turning point because it come to add content and depth to those who are benevolent. It comes also to offer an alternative to those who are evil in intent but who do not worship or rely on the faith for the Ruinous Power.

For the numerous topics this book explores and develops for the first time, it is doomed to become a classic for the world of Warhammer.

Here is the Table of contents:

Chapter I: A Brief History of the Cults of the Empire.

Chapter II: Old World Cults

The Cult of Manann The Cult of Morr The Cult of Myrmidia The Cult of Ranald The Cult of Shallya The Cult of Sigmar The Cult of Taal and Rhya The Cult of Ulric The Cult of Verena

Chapter III: Folk Worship

Noble vs. Folk Worship Minor Deities Ancestor Spirits Superstitions and Folk Customs

  • Magic and superstition
  • The Evil Eye
  • Variations in the Folk Customs
  • Prayers and Holy Sayings
  • Showing faith
  • Venerated Souls of the Empire

Chapter IV: Extremes of Faith

The Reasons Why Motivations of the Truly Pious Major Fanatical Sects

  • Manann
  • Morr
  • Myrmidia
  • Ranald
  • Shallya
  • Sigmar
  • Taal and Rhya
  • Ulric
  • Verena Acts of Faith -penance -punishment -sacrifice -service A Temple of Flesh
  • Abstinence
  • Mortification New Careers Tensions Between The Cults -theological differences -behavior -personal differences

Chapter V: Other Gods

-Gunndred -Handrich Foreign Gods In The Empire Dwarf, Elf, and Halfling Gods Gods and Monsters Outlawed Gods

  • Outlawed or Chaos?
  • Khaine
  • Other outlawed gods
  • False beliefs The Dark Gods

Chapter VI:Festivals, Holy Days, and Rights of Passage

The Imperial Calendar Holidays Rites of Passage

  • Pregnancy and fatherhood
  • Birth
  • Dooming
  • Quickening
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Journeyman's Release
  • Soldier's Day A Sample Town's Year of Festivals

Chapter VII: A Holy World

Places of Worship

  • Shrines
  • Temples
  • Monasteries The Monastery of the Dark Maiden Holy Sites Pilgrimages The Road to Couronne

Chapter VIII: The Life of A Priest

To Be A Priest A Priest For Every Occasion Different Paths

  • Manann
  • Morr
  • Myrmidia
  • Ranald
  • Shallya
  • Sigmar
  • Taal and Rhya
  • Ulric
  • Verena
  • A wandering life The Laity I Need A Priest!

Chapter IX: The Holy Warriors

Crusades The Holy Orders

  • Knights of the White Wolf
  • The Black Guard
  • Knights of the Blazing Sun
  • Knights of the Everlasting Light
  • Longshanks
  • Knights Griffon
  • Sons of Manann
  • Other orders Templar Careers Hammers of Righteousness, Shields of Faith -new weaponry -new armor and clothing Men of God, Men of War

Chapter X: Miracles

The Book of Prayers Divine Magic Divine Lores The Wrath of the Gods Optional Rule: Mark of the Gods Relics


(I only included the "-sub category" on an entry of the table of contents when I thought it could help to define it more specificly.)

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