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Secrets of the Ancient World
Secrets of the Ancient World cover'
Overview
Series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Xena: Warrior Princess
Publisher West End Games
Publication
Chapters 8 "Scrolls"
Pages 111
Release Date 1998
Author George Strayton (Design and Development)
Steve Miller (Scroll I)
Nancy Berman & Noah Dudley (Scroll V)
Paul Sudlow & Matt Staroscik (Scroll VII)
Tim Beach (Scroll VIII)
Book Chronology
Order in Publication 2
Previous Book Hero's Guide

Secrets of the Ancient World was the guide used by game masters of the Hercules & Xena Roleplaying Game by West End Games.

CreditsEdit

ContentsEdit

Scroll I – So You Want to be a Game Master...Edit

Written by
Salmoneus (Steve Miller)
References
Ares, Athens, Blue Priest, Julius Caesar, Callisto, centaur, Crete, Dionysus, Gabrielle, god, Hera, Hercules, Israel, Jason, Joxer, Melosa (image), Other Side, Prometheus (image), Xena

Scroll II – Game Master's Guide to HeroesEdit

Written by
Salmoneus
References
Achilles, Aphrodite, Apollo, Athens, Babylon, Crete, Cyprus, Delphi, Demi-god, Egypt, Ephiny (image), Gabrielle (image), god, Hades, Hercules, immortal, Mesopotamia, Naxos, Oracle of Delphi, Pegasus, Phoenicia, Sparta, Thrace, Typhon (image), Underworld, Xena

Scroll III – AdventuresEdit

Written by
Salmoneus
References
Aetolia, Aphrodite, Ares, Asclepius, Callisto, Corinth, Cupid, cyclops, dragon, Epidaurus, Falafel, Gabrielle (image), god, Helios, Hercules, hydra, Iphicles, Joxer (image), Meleager (image), minotaur, Orpheus (image), Derkus Petronicus (image), sand ray (image), Strife, Sumeria, Water Enforcer (image), Xena

Scroll IV – BattlesEdit

Written by
Salmoneus
References
Amphipolis, Asphodel Meadows, Cassius (image), Celesta, Draco, dragon, Elysian Fields, Ephiny (image), Eponin (image), gorgon, Hades, Hercules, Iolaus (image), Magdelus (image), Melosa (image), Mount Olympus, Other Side, primord (image), skeleton warrior, Stumpius, River Styx, Tartarus, Xena

Scroll V – The Ancient WorldEdit

Written by
Salmoneus, Hypatia (Nancy Berman & Noah Dudley)
References
Achaea, Achilles, Aegean Sea, Aetolia, Agamemnon, Alcmene, Alexander the Great, Amphipolis, Anatolia, Antiochus I, Apollo, Apollonia, Arcadia, Ares, Argolis, Argos, Artemis, Artemisia, Asclepius, Asia, Asia Minor, Athens, Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards, Attica, Bacchae, Barbarian Lands, Boeotia, Bosphorus Sea, Byzantium, Cabiri, Cadmus, Callisto, Calydon, Cappadocia, Caria, Mount Caucasus, centaur, Chalcidice, Cheiron, Chios, Cirrha, Corinth, Gulf of Corinth, Isthmus of Corinth, Corycian Cave, Cos, Crete, Croesus, Cyclades, Cyprus, Cyrene, Delos, Delphi, Demeter, Dionysus, Dodecadese, Dodona, Egnatian Road, Egypt, Eleusis, Ephesus, Euboea, Euclid, Euxine River, Epidaurus, Epirus, Fate, fire nymph, Fury, Gabrielle, god, Great Mother, Greece, Greek pantheon, Halicarnassus, Mount Helicon, Hellespont, Hephaestus, Hera, Hercules, Hermes, Herodotus, Hippocrates, Hippocrene, Fountain of Hippocrene, Homer, Mount Hymettus, Illyris, Ionian Sea, Iphicles, Israel, Ithaca, Jason, Knossos, Laconia, Lemnos, Lesbos, Lycomedes, Lydia, Judas Maccabeus, Macedonia, Sea of Marmora, Mausolus, Megalopolis, Megara, Meleager (image), Melosa (image), Messenia, Midas, Minos II, Mitoa, Muse, Vale of the Muses, Mycenae, Nike, Nile River, nymph, Nymphaeum, Oedipus, Olympia, Olympian, Mount Olympus, One God, Oracle of Delos, Oracle of Dodona, Orpheus, Mount Pangaeus, Mount Parnassus, Pasiphae, Pausanius, Pella, Peloponnesus, Pelops, Penelope, Pericles, Phantes (image), Pheidon, Philip II, Phoenicia, Phrygia, Pindar, Piraeus, Poseidon, Poteidaia, Prometheus, Pyrrhus, Pythia, Rhodes, Salamis, Samos, Samothrace, Sappho, Sardis, Scyros, Scythia, Sicily, Sisyphus, Snake-Goddess, Sparta, Sporades, Stymphalian Swamp, Stymphalus, Thebes, Thera, Theras, Thermopylae, Thessalonica, Thessaly, Thrace, Thracian Sea, Titan, Troy, Ulysses, Xena, Xena scroll, Zeno, Zeus

Scroll VI – Ancient PowersEdit

Written by
Salmoneus
References
Achelous, Achelous River, Adonis, Adonis River, Aeacus, Alecto, Amphipolis, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Asclepius, Asphodel Meadows, Athena, Athens, Autolycus, Bacchae, Bacchus, Bliss, Boeotia, Byblos, Cave of Hephaestus, centaur, Cerberus, Charon, Chiron, Corinth, Cupid, Cyprus, Cyrene, Delos, Demeter, demon, divinity, dragon, Dreamscape, Echidna, Echo, Eleusis, Elysian Fields, Epidaurus, Erebus, Fear, Fire Enforcer (image), Fortune, Fury, Gabrielle, Gaea, ghost, god, godling, gorgon, Greece, Greek pantheon, Hades, harpy, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Hercules, Hermes, Hestia, Holidus, Homer, Hyperion, Iolaus, Lemnos, Megaera, Minos, Morpheus, Mystic Mountains, Narcissus, Nelo, nereid, Niobe, nymph, Oceanus, Olympian, Mount Olympus, Oracle of Branchidae, Oracle of Clarus, Oracle of Delphi, Orestes, Orpheus, Pandora, Peloponnese, Persephone, Poseidon, Promethean Bird, Prometheus, Psyche, Rhadamanthys, satyr, sea serpent, siren, Sisyphus, Strife, River Styx, Tantalus, Tartarus, Terror, Tethys, Theia, Thrace, Tisiphone, Titan, Typhon, Ulysses, Underworld, Uranus, Vulcan Mountain, Xena, Zeus

Scroll VII – Denizens of the Ancient WorldEdit

Written by
Salmoneus, based on the chronicles of Jason (Paul Sudlow, Matt Staroscik)
References
Aeneas, Alcmene, Alturia, Andromeda, Aphrodite, Ares, Argos, Asia Minor, Athaeus, Athena, Athens, Atlas, Bellerophon, Braxis, Cadmus, Calydon, Cassiopeia, centaur, Chae, chimaera, Chimaera of Lycia, cloud eel, Cretan Bull, cyclops, Cyclops of Traycus (image), Daedalus, dragon, Dragon of Thebes, Echidna, Egypt, enforcer, Ethiopia, Eurytheus, Eurytion, Euxine Sea, Fire Enforcer, Gabrielle, Gargan, giant, giant eel, god, gorgon, great serpent, Greece, griffon, Gryphus, Hades, harpy, Hephaestus, Hera, Hercules, Hesperia, hydra, India, Iobates, Iolaus, Ishtar, Ithaca, La'don, Lernaean Hydra, lizard men, mandrake, Medea, Mediterranean Sea, Medusa, mermaid, mesomorph, Minos, minotaur, Minotaur of Crete, mummy, Nemesis, Mount Olympus, Orestia, Pasiphae, Pegasus, Perfidia, Persia, Perseus, Phineus, Polyphemus, Poseidon, primord, Promethean Bird, Prometheus, Pyro, Rome, Scarred Lieutenant (image), sandworm, sea nymph, sea serpent, Sea Serpent of Ethiopia, Serpent Women of Chae, Sicily, siren, skeleton warrior, Sparta, Stymphalian Bird, Stymphalian Swamp, Susa, Tartarus, Theseus, Thessaly, Thrace, Titan, Troy, Typhon, Typhoon, Ulysses, Underworld, Vashti, Water Enforcer, Xena, Zebran, Zeus

Scroll VIII – Treasure of the Ancient WorldEdit

Written by
Autolycus (Tim Beach)
References
Athens, Cerberus, Charon, Cronos, Cyreneia, Daedalus, Euboea, Eurydice, god, Hades, Hercules, Hermes, Icarus, Minos, minotaur, Nikolos, Orpheus, Persephone, Quallus, Salmoneus, Underworld, Xena

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