World of Darkness: Book of the Dead is a sourcebook for the Chronicles of Darkness and Geist: The Sin-Eaters. It describes in great detail the Underworld and all of the horrors and wonders within.


From the Onyx Path catalog:

I'm going to assume you've never been here before. It's all right, that's to be expected. Not many people have, you know? I mean... not many people like yourself. People with heartbeats. Everybody else, though - they all come here. A lot of them are still around. You know how some people say the best way to deal with an enemy is to outlive him? That's good advice most of the time. But right about now you should probably be hoping that all your worst enemies are still alive.
- Rio Fletcher, Sin-Eater
This book includes:
  • The mythology of the Underworld, and the ripples it casts through supernatural cultures
  • A tour of the Underworld itself, from the Autochthonous Depths to the Dead Dominions
  • Merits, Manifestations, Keys, and other tricks of the trade for dealing with the Underworld for Sin-Eaters and other supernaturals

Prologue: Ascent

Short story.

Introduction: Descent

An outline of the book's purpose and the nature of the Underworld.

Chapter One: Where the Light Still Shines

A history of the horrors that occur when the world of the living meets the world of the dead.

Chapter Two: Chthonic Cultures

A guide to getting the denizens of the World of Darkness into and around the Underworld, except for...

Chapter Three: Dark Sympathies

...the Bound, who get their own chapter here, including new Ceremonies, a new Key, Stygian, and a new Manifestation, the Pit.

Chapter Four: The Autochthonous Depths

More information on the shallow upper regions of the Underworld, where Rivers begin their flow and caverns, Gates, Tableaux, and more greets those wishing to travel further on.

Chapter Five: The Dead Dominions

The realms of the Lower Mysteries, specifically details on ten of the most famous: Dead Man's Hand, the Killing Fields, Lowgate Prison, the Junkyard, the Forge of Orcus, Oppia, Athenaeum, Mictian, the Grave Dream, and the Ocean of Fragments.

Background Information

Memorable Quotes



Autochthonous Depths, Dead Dominions, Key, Lower Mysteries, Manifestation, Pit, Stygian

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