Tékumel Items

 

Novels & Studies

A Death of Kings

M.A.R. Barker

This novel continues the story of Hársan, as he voyages out to the Far Eastern coast of Salarvyá. The country is in chaos as various factions fight for power after the death of the ’”Mad King,” Griggatsétsa. Hársan and his companions struggle through the riot-torn streets of the capital, Tsatsayágga, and then on to distant Jækanta and obtains new insights into the mysterious College at the End of Time and the Unstraightened City. Available September, 2003

Prince of Skulls

M.A.R. Barker

Come enjoy Prof. M.A.R. Barker’s fourth and most complex novel. A diplomatic mission to the Chákas leads to the discovery of a elaborate plot by ex-Emperor Dhích’une to recover the Petal Throne, even at the cost of all of Tékumel! Hársan, linguist and priest of Thúmis, and his companions struggle to thwart his plans.

The Lords of Tsámra

M.A.R. Barker

M.A.R. Barker’s third novel, features Korúkka hiKutonyál, Priest of Ksárul, and Harsán hiTikéshmu, Priest of Thúmis (from Man of Gold). They arrive in Hólis on the Tsoléi Archipelago as part of a Tsolyáni delegation and suddenly find themselves in the middle of a deadly plague and a Mu’ugalavyáni-Livyáni war.

The Man of Gold

M.A.R. Barker

M.A.R. Barker’s first novel about the quest of Harsan, acolyte of the temple of Thúmis, as he goes forth to seek a forgotten empire’s super-weapon known only as the Man of Gold. Because this novel is out of print, all copies for sale are used.

Flamesong

M.A.R. Barker

M.A.R. Barker’s novel Flamesong concerns a commander of the Petal Throne and what occurred when he captured a high-ranking female enemy who was in possession of a horrendous weapon from the forgotten past. Isolated in the uncharted subterranean speedways of the that past, they are forced to travel together to unknown lands and undiscovered monster species. The novel is out of print and, thus, all copies for sale are used.

Shared Fantasy

Gary Alan Fine

Gary Alan Fine’s “Shared Fantasy” is the classic sociological study of role-playing games. It features, among others, Prof. MAR Barker’s Tekumel role-playing game and his gamers in the late seventies.