In the realm shackled to Zon-Kuthon, god of darkness and pain, shadows are more than pools of gloom tucked away from the light of day—they're living embodiments of the Midnight Lord's power.
And in Nidal, the sun never fully shines.
In the forthcoming book Nidal, Land of Shadows, we take a deep dive into this nation, where the evil Kuthite religion is mandated on pain of slow, tortuous death. The book's authors have done an incredible job breathing creepy, nuanced life into this dismal land, as we mentioned before. On display are innumerable adventure hooks for intrepid adventures as well as details about the perils that stretch across the land. The writing in this book is, to put it succinctly, beautiful.
And so is this book's art.
From its cover to its chain-adorned page border to its chapter-opening pieces to its interior art, everything about this book just looks gorgeous in the best, most gothic-inspired way.
But don't take my word for it. Check out these interior pieces for yourself!
Illustrations by Raph Lomotan and Nikolai Ostertag
Also, I'd love to hear more about various resistance groups trying to bring the light of day back into Nidal. Would also like to see if Nidal follows the Midnight Lord's decree that worshipers of his sister Shelyn shall not be harmed so long as they mind their own business.