In year of the lord 1716, a group of explorers from the Royal Society discovered the remains of the late Dutch surveyor and geographer Clement Birkenbosch. Stories swirled around the recovery of his body, some tall, others terrifying, but as with everything Birkenbosch was involved in during his life the truth is shrouded in mystery. It is said that in his satchel they unearthed various journals and half-written notes as well as more thorough and systematic examinations of the monsters of our world. Included in this remarkable find were Birkenbosch’s own sketches of more than 20 vile and mysterious beasts he had encountered on his travels, including vampires, werewolves, witches and, most incredibly of all, one of the legendary creatures of the deep, the fabled kraken. At first the Royal Society disregarded this find as yet more elaborate fakery perpetrated by members of the Enlightenment Movement to mock the society and undermine its reputation, but as they read further it became impossible to deny that that Birkenbosch had gathered this information first hand from the corners of Europe as well as expeditions into the most dangerous territories of the Middle East and the Subcontinent. It was a truly incredible find. Arguments followed, of course. Some unbelievers claimed Birkenbosch was no more than a storyteller, recounting the tall stories told to him, but the true believers insisted that his profession as surveyor was nothing more than a cover for his true purpose, that Clement Birkenbosch was a servant of a secret society deeply involved in the occult….
Dig deeper into the mysterious and occult world of LexOccultum. Move beyond the veil of darkness and enter the domain of horrid creatures and callous monsters. This is the complete monster manual for the LexOccultum RPG game, this is Charta Monstrorum!
The Journal of Clement Birkenbosh
Speculations and Field Reports For Over 20 Monsters
Monster Stats and Variations