The Book of Yael
Type Manuscript
Source Library (Derceto)
Game(s) Alone in the Dark (1992)

Terra Incognita was some readable material that could be found in the library.

Inscription Edit

Unfinished chapter of
Terra Incognita
by Jacob Van Ostadte.

A hitherto unpublished fragment
of the manuscript, unearthed
following indications furnished
in the Vatican library’s
Expurgatory Index.

In those icy and unwelcoming lands,
the rites of wizards and healers are
deeply rooted in ancient legend.
Mysterious and cruel beings are thought
to have ruled over the Arctic plains in
times past. A cursed city, enclosed by
massive walls, is believed to stand to this
day. It contains fabulous treasures and
is inhabited by the degenerate
descendants of those who instilled
centuries of terror in the hearts of the

These people, naturally placid, are
seized with rage and horror at the very
mention of the “Prisoners of the Ice”.
Were these dreadful captives to be freed
from their frozen cells, they would reap
a horrifying tribute of human flesh.
These blood-curdling beings may be
invoked by certain ritual words. They
can even be controlled, albeit with the
greatest of difficulty.

I admit to being impressed by these
tales, repeated to me on many occasions
''and in a number of different places
during my travels in the region. I have
also seen troubling cult objects, sculpted
in a material unknown to me. Another
remarkable fact is that local Eskimos
experience great distaste in pronouncing
certain words and invariably avoid
saying them.

Here is a living example of the power
that words contain. As it is said in the
Bible: In the beginning was the word.

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