The Well of Sacrifice

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The Mysteries of Mesoamerica Front Cover

Pages: 20

Author(s): John H. Crowe, III

Artist(s): Blair Reynolds

Setting: 1910s

Appears in: The Mysteries of Mesoamerica.



A group of investigators goes to a small, unexplored, Mayan ruin site in the Yucatán Peninsula.


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The ruins of Xamanik were once a sacred place for the bat cult of the Priests of Tulúm. They worshiped Camazotz, the Mayan bat-god and kept tamed Winged Devils, giant vampire bats within the caves under a dry cenote. With the fall of its cult centuries ago, Camazotz awaits the moment it will be released upon the world, and the arrival of our investigators on the ruin site a few days before the summer solstice is the opportunity it was looking for.


Player Handouts: (none)

Locations: Xamanik, a fictitious small mayan site in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.

Creatures: Winged Devils, giant albino vampire bats, and Camazotz, the mayan bat-god.

Tomes and Artifacts: (none)

Campaigns / Scenarios:

Comments / Trivia

The following data is included for use in this scenario but may also be useful somewhere else:

  • Complete description with statistics for various types of Winged Devils;
  • A new spell: Summon the Winged Devils;
  • Complete description with statistics for Camazotz, the Killer Bat.

Keeper Comments

Even if it doesn't look like it at first read, this is a highly lethal scenario. During playtest in Pagan Publishing it was nicknamed "The Boneyard" for a reason.