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Seven Sisters 02: Flakturm

With the Allied air forces starting to strike back with bombing raids on cities like Berlin and Hamburg, the German high command ordered the construction of massive concrete anti-aircraft towers in the middle of these core cities. The Luftwaffe would lead the air defenses from these fortresses and they successfully made aerial bombardment a very costly affair.

During the fall of Berlin the Tiergarten "Zoo tower" would come to serve as the last point of resistance in the city, with the last remaining Wehrmacht armored units rallying around the tower for a final futile stand against the the overwhelming forces of the Soviet Red Army.

The Zoo tower was demolished in 1947, but towers in cities like Vienna and Stuttgart still remain and have been converted to alternative use.

Sweden Rolls have been kind enough to allow us to release the episode in our feed in addition to the release in theirs. If you aren’t already subscribed to them we definitely urge you to check them out! https://www.swedenrolls.com/

Music by: Andreas Lundström

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Seven Sisters 01: Berlin 1945

Mattiaz had the opportunity to be a guest on the Fenix-award winning podcast Sweden Rolls and lead the crew there through the KULT: Divinity Lost adventure “Seven Sisters” written by our favorite people Gunilla Jonsson and Michael Petersén.

The adventure is set in Berlin in February 1945, two months before the Red Army conquers the city and the final fall of the Third Reich, and we will follow two allied agents and a German resistance fighter as they go undercover and attempt to track down a missing spy from MI6.

Sweden Rolls have been kind enough to allow us to release the episode in our feed in addition to the release in theirs. If you aren’t already subscribed to them we definitely urge you to check them out! https://www.swedenrolls.com/

Music by: Andreas Lundström

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KULT: And the Rocket's Red Glare, with Rollspelsklubben

"The Trump campaign is getting ready to make its final push towards the White House. For months, he has been playing to the basest urges of the American populace: the need for more. More safety, more money, more guns, more of everything. His followers have been whipped into a frenzy, waiting to strike at the polls. The whole country is wound as tight as a fiddle-string, and that’s exactly the way Trump wants it.

Maybe you needed the university credits. Maybe your parents supported his campaign and had an “in”. For whatever reason, you were one of the few chosen to intern in the executive half of the campaign, with Trump himself. It was stressful, and that’s what you expected. His smiles are a little too wide, his words are a little too rushed, and his running mate is a little too quiet. That’s all normal, right? It’s just stress. Stress will make you see things that aren’t there – especially on election night."

We had the amazing privilege of recording the talented Jacqueline Bryk's new KULT: Divinity Lost scenario "And the Rocket's Red Glare", together with Isak Jansson from Sweden's largest actual play podcast "Rollspelsklubben" as a guest player. Joining us was also our dear friend Jenny Bremberg.

The scenario is for sale in Helmgast's webshop here:
https://webshop.helmgast.se/kult/and-the-rockets-red-glare-digital-pdf.html

NOTE: This scenario is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the scenario’s creator and are not to be construed as real. Where real life historical figures appear, the situations, incidents, and dialogues concerning those persons are almost entirely fictional and are not intended to depict actual events or to change the entirely fictional nature of this story.

This is fake news, but we hope you will enjoy it.

Music by: Atrium Carceri, Cryo Chamber

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Taroticum 04: Lee-Metford

It's been a few months ago since we checked in with our Patreon bonus campaign "Taroticum" for KULT: Divinity Lost. Having left you on a dreadful cliffhanger we thought it would be nice to give you closure to the prologue.

We released the ninth episode of the campaign on the five dollar per month level on Patreon today so you can enjoy a nice KULT binge if you back us there. Your support allows us to spend more time on the show and really means a great deal to us! 
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TAROTICUM 04: Lee-Metford
The Lee-Metford rifle was a bolt-action rifle that replaced the aging breech-loaded Martini-Henry rifle as the British Army's service rifle in 1888. It was much faster than the Martini-Henry and the bolt's rotation was only 60 degrees compared to the 90 degrees of similar German and French rifles. It had one major drawback however and that was its reliance on the extremely smoky black powder as a propellant. The rifle was supposed to utilize cordite which is smokeless, but production delays made the makers of the rifle have to rely on black powder.

In 1896 the Lee-Metford was phased out in favour of the Lee-Enfield rifle, which used smokeless powder and is still utilized to this day with units in especially the developing countries of the commonwealth.

During World War 2 the Lee-Metford found itself converted in to an automatic rifle in New Zealand and Australia due to the lack of Bren and Lewis guns. The Lee-Metford remains in use by one unit today, the Atholl Highlanders in Scotland.

Campaign: Taroticum, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music by: Atrium Carceri, Apocryphos, Eldar, Kammarheit, God Body Disconnect, Herbst9, Cities Last Broadcast

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The rifle.

The rifle.

The Island of the Dead 08: Babi Ngepet

According to myths on the island of Java there is black magic that a person can use to become rich instantly. The spell requires a sacrifice however, in this case ones humanity; allowing oneself to be possessed by a boar demon for a period of time.

The boar demon will then roam around villages, rubbing its body against the huts and houses, making valuable belongings like gold and jewelry disappear. When the caster of the spell reverts to its human form it will find its robes filled with the stolen possessions.

Because of this superstition it is common for Javanese villagers to kill any boars they find roaming around their settlement.

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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Babi Ngepet.

Babi Ngepet.

The Island of the Dead 07: In Harmonia Progressio

“The Bandung Institute of technology is the oldest technical university in Indonesia. It was established as de Technische Hoogeschool te Bandoeng (THB) in 1920 by the Dutch colonial administration and was initially a branch of the Delft Institute of Technology. During the Japanese occupation between 1942-1945 the university was renamed to the ”Industrial University” and in 1959, after decolonization, got its current name.

The first President of Indonesia, Sukarno, got his civil engineering degree from the university and today it is ranked 80th among Engineering and IT universities in the world; the only university in Indonesia to make the top 100.”

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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Bandung Institute of Technology.

Bandung Institute of Technology.

The Island of the Dead 06: Tonton Macoute

Having survived a coup d’etat attempt in 1958, the dictator of Haiti, Francois Duvalier, known as "Papa Doc", created a paramilitary force in 1959 to keep him safe from future coup attempts.

They were called the "Cagoulards", the hooded men, and were authorized to do whatever necessary to suppress political opposition. They are behind an unknown number of murders, often with a machete, at other times stoning and burning people alive. They would frequently leave the corpse of their victims on display, anyone attempting to remove the body would find themselves “disappeared” soon as well.

The force got the nickname “Tonton Macoute” after a mythological Haitian bogeyman. The Tonton Macoute was said to kidnap and punish unruly children during the night by snaring them in a gunny sack (Macoute in French) and carrying them off, eating them for breakfast. They reveled in this reputation and began wearing clothes inspired by Haitian Vodou to instill fear by alluding to having supernatural power.

Perhaps the most stunning fact about the Tonton Macoute is a man called Luckner Cambronne, who led the force during the 60’s and 70’s. He was known as the “Vampire of the Carribean” as he would extort blood plasma from locals and sell it to American labs. He would also sell dead bodies to the US, buying them from local hospitals for 3 dollars apiece. When the hospitals ran out he would raid local funeral parlors.

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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The Island of the Dead 05: Fawcett

In 1925 Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett set out on an expedition in to the jungles of Brazil, looking for an ancient lost city that he had named “Z”.

His son Jack and one of Jack’s friends joined Fawcett for the expedition as well as two Brazilian laborers, two horses, eight mules and two dogs. They had opted to keep the expedition small so not to disturb the natives who were generally hostile to outsiders. On May 29th they entered the unexplored territories… never to return.

The final fate of the expedition is unclear but it is believed that they were likely killed by one of the native tribes. Some of their belonging also surfaced, having been given as gifts to tribal leaders.

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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Adventurer.

Adventurer.

The Island of the Dead 04: Koteka

The Koteka is a sheath worn by males in some tribes in New Guinea to cover their genitals. Normally made from a dried out gourd they are held in place by loops of fiber attached to the body. During work normally a shorter sheath is utilized with longer more elaborate sheaths used during festivities.

While it’s easy to assume the Koteka has some form of sexual meaning the locals are adamant that it is purely worn as a way of covering themselves.

An attempt to eradicate the practice was made in the 1970’s with authorities encouraging the natives to use modern clothing like shorts and shirts. However the locals were unfamiliar with the care of such clothes and did not wash them, leading to skin diseases.

The use of these kinds of sheaths has been documented outside of New Guinea as well with some native South American tribes and tribes in tropical Africa also reportedly having used them. It is unclear where the practice originated.

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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Protection.

Protection.

"Faraday" by Anders Fager, Full Story

If you missed our "Taroticum" prologue "Faraday", written by Anders Fager, or found the chapter-length releases too short to get into, we are now happy to release the full story for your enjoyment in one easily digestible half hour.

Follow the life and unlife of Rupert Faraday as he observes the apex and fall of the British Empire, reminisces about his time with Anthony Seymour and learn some of the secrets of the powerful cards of the Tarotica.

Anders Fager has written the excellent KULT novel ”For the Love of Goddess” that will be published by Perilous Worlds in English during autumn 2019 and was released in Swedish last year by Fria Ligan. He has a long history in the RPG business going back to the days of Äventyrsspel (Target Games) and has also written for Tales from the Loop, Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel and is perhaps most famous for being the man behind the “Svenska Kulter” horror series that mixes Nordic Noir with the Lovecraftian mythos.

You can find out more about Anders Fager on his Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/fagerofficial/

If you want to get into Taroticum already today, the first three episodes are already released here in our main feed with the fourth up on our Patreon at the 5 dollar level. There you can also find the first five play sessions available raw on the 10 dollar level. Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/RedMoonRoleplaying

Music by Atrium Carceri
Tarot card art by Axel Torvenius
Taroticum is an adventure for KULT: Divinity Lost by Helmgast AB

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The Island of the Dead 03: Faber

In June 1942 the 3rd fighter group of the 2nd fighter wing of the Luftwaffe was scrambled to intercept a force of six returning A-20 Havoc bombers. The bombers were escorted by the 310th, 312th and 313th squadron of the RAF, all manned by Czech pilots.

The Luftwaffe was flying the brand new Focke-Wulf 190 and downed seven Spitfires, one in spectacular fashion when Oberleutnant Armin Faber, with only one cannon working, made an Immelmann turn in to the sun and shot down his pursuer head on.

Faber however had become severely disoriented during the dogfight and separated from the rest of the squadron and mistook the Bristol Channel for the English Channel and ended up flying north instead of south, mistaking the south of Wales for France.

Witnesses could hardly believe their eyes when seeing the German plane waggling its wings in a victory celebration and then landing on the training airfield at RAF Pembrey. This being a training airfield, not many weapons were available and duty pilot Sergeant Jeffreys had to jump up on the wing of the plane and take Faber prisoner with a flare gun.

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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Captured.

Captured.

Taroticum 03: Cat o' Nine Tails

The cat o’ nine tails is a whip with nine “claws”, knotted thongs of cotton cord, designed to lacerate the skin in parallel wounds. It was used for corporal punishment, for example in the Royal Navy, where flogging was regularly administered for drunkenness or striking an officer. These offenses could give you a dozen lashes whereas desertion, mutiny or theft could give you up to five hundred. In the case of the “offense” of sodomy the death penalty was normally administered, but an alternative to this was awarding one thousand lashes – something that carried a similar chance of survival.

“Flogging around the fleet” was the severest form of flogging where the offender was rowed between the ships in port, being flogged at each ship. This continued over months and years until the sailor died. After having endured each round of punishment the sailor’s back was rinsed with seawater which was then mistakenly thought to help reduce the risk of infection.

The expression “rubbing salt into his wounds” is said to come from this practice.

Taroticum is our second Patreon bonus campaign and this is the third and final of three episodes that will be released for all of our listeners so that you can get a taste of it. On the five dollar level on Patreon you can already find episode 4 as well as the full first five play sessions in raw format. Patreons also have the ability to influence the campaign directly by selecting which card from the major arcana will influence each play session.

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Campaign: Taroticum, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music by: Atrium Carceri, Apocryphos, Eldar, Kammarheit, God Body Disconnect, Herbst9, Cities Last Broadcast

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Flogging around the fleet.

Flogging around the fleet.

The Island of the Dead 02: Champawat

In the beginning of the 1900’s the villagers in Rupal in western Nepal were being routinely attacked and eaten by a Bengal tigress. The attacks happened in broad daylight and life across the region became paralyzed as men refused to leave their huts for fear of the attacks.

Hunters and soldiers were sent after the tiger and managed to chase her into India, where she began her killing yet again. When finally shot in 1907 it was estimated that she had killed 436 people.

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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The tigress.

The tigress.

Taroticum 02: The Strand

The Strand was a monthly magazine published from 1891 to 1950 featuring fiction, illustrations and puzzles. At its peak it sold half a million copies every month.

Sir Athur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes began its life in The Strand through the serialization of “The Hounds of Baskervilles” and it was during that time the magazine reached its peak in sales. Other contributors included Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill and even Queen Victoria herself.

Taroticum is our second Patreon bonus campaign and this is the second of three episodes that will be released for all of our listeners so that you can get a taste of it. On the five dollar level on Patreon you can already find episode 3 as well as the full first four play sessions in raw format. Patreons also have the ability to influence the campaign directly by selecting which card from the major arcana will influence each play session.

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Campaign: Taroticum, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music by: Atrium Carceri, Apocryphos, Eldar, Kammarheit, God Body Disconnect, Herbst9, Cities Last Broadcast

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The Island of the Dead 01: Bangkok to New York

KULT: Divinity Lost has been released in to the world today and to celebrate this we have created a mini-campaign with Helmgast where Hjalmar, Craig and our dear friend Jenny Bremberg play through the adventure “The Island of the Dead” together with KULT’s Lead Game Designer Robin Liljenberg as the Gamemaster.

This adventure was written by Robin and is found in the scenario book “Taroticum and Other Tales”. You can get your own copy of that book, The Black Madonna, the Core Rules and many more in Helmgast’s shop right here:https://webshop.helmgast.se/en/kult/

Now, the captain has turned off the fasten seat belts sign and we will soon begin serving drinks. Enjoy your flight!

Adventure: The Island of the Dead, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music from the official KULT soundtrack featuring tracks by: Atrium Carceri, Mechanoreceptor, Mind. Divided, Warfield, Howler, Second Escape, Michael Idehall, Precision Field, Zwaga, Occult Cow Demise, Pandoras Black Book and Tantrick Ape.

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Taroticum 01: Sanburn 1892

It’s the 22nd of December 1892 at Sandburn prison in Clapham in the southwest of London. It’s almost Christmas… and a hell of a time to be burying a body.

Thus begins our journey through the legendary KULT campaign “Taroticum”, written in 1992 by none other than our favorite people Gunilla Jonsson and Michael Petersén.

Taroticum is our second Patreon bonus campaign and this is the first of three episodes that will be released for all of our listeners so that you can get a taste of it. On the five dollar level on Patreon you can already find episode 2 and 3 as well as the full first three play sessions in raw format. Patreons also have the ability to influence the campaign directly by selecting which card from the major arcana will influence each play session.

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The cards are about to fall...

Campaign: Taroticum, KULT: Divinity Lost
Music by: Atrium Carceri, Apocryphos, Eldar, Kammarheit, God Body Disconnect, Herbst9 and Cities Last Broadcast

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