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Dark Eras: Goal of the Wise (Mage: The Awakening)
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Dark Eras: Goal of the Wise (Mage: The Awakening)

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Dark Eras: The Goal of the Wise

“I have now reigned above fifty years in victory or peace; beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: they amount to fourteen.”

- Abd al-Rahman III c. 960

Wandering stars cross the heavens, illuminating points amidst the occluding darkness of the night sky. In learned Cordoba, the Wise ruminate upon its wealth of knowledge and study the blessings of the planets in defiance of ignorance.

The Goal of the Wise is a Dark Eras setting supplement for Mage: the Awakening Second Edition set during the Islamic Golden Age and focusing upon some of the occult beliefs of the era and the perspectives of the Awakened during this time. It includes:

  • A summary of the history of Cordoba and al-Andalus in the 10th century.
  • A setting Mystery, the stellar winds and the talismans made from their Resonance. 
  • New Merits for societal roles in al-Andalus and one of its secret societies. 
  • A Nameless Order dedicated to education, the Inheritors of Idris. 
  • A variation of the Thrice-Great Legacy within this period. 
  • Glimpses into the mentality and philosophical conflicts of the Orders. 
  • Information on occult practices and mentality of the time.
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August 20th, 2021
The cultural history is well researched and well presented, providing a detailed setting in which to run a Mage game. The central Mystery of the setting is very intriguing, with plenty of opportunities for dramatic tension between the different faction [...]
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