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Shepherd of Moths and Future Echoes are Pay-What-You-Want titles in April to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their original release!

Three religious studies scholars, fascinated by legends of other worlds, stumbled upon tales about the “Shepherd of Moths,” a mysterious cosmic entity. The Shepherd is said to wander the world, transforming willing occultists, as well as random victims, into moths and then taking them on a journey to distant worlds and back. All three scholars swore to one another that they’d never perform the ritual they had learned. However, when one of them disappeared, along with the notes about the Shepherd, the other two realized that the promise was broken and a wave of kidnappings has started plaguing the city….


Shepherd of Moths is an independent scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. By default it takes place anywhere around the world in 1920s but it can easily be adapted to other eras. Inside you’ll find:

  • An emotional story of secret-seekers and accidental victims spirited away outside the mortal realm
  • Hooks to drag the investigators into the very heart of this adventure
  • A new Mythos creature—Shepherd of Moths, a being that strives to reveal secrets beyond human comprehension
  • A description of visions that the Shepherd can send to the investigators, and consequences of that revelation.

Marek Golonka, author of Shepherd of Moths, is a professional RPG designer with many years of experience in both Polish and English markets. He’s the chairman of Quentin—Poland’s oldest and most important RPG scenario contest—as well as a game design lecturer at universities in Bydgoszcz and Chorzów. Marek’s most important English releases include parts of Tome of Mysteries, a Monster of the Week supplement published by Evil Hat Productions, the Monsters of Europe series for the same system released by GRAmel, and Mésalliance, a nanolarp published in the PRISM anthology.


Shepherd of Moths is the first English release in the Zgrozy line. To find out more visit our Facebook page (/ZgrozyEN). “Zgrozy” is a slightly archaic Polish word for “Horrors” or “Terrors.” Following advice from English-speaking Cthulhu fans, we decided to keep the original title for foreign releases since it sounds suitably unspeakable and blasphemous to non-Polish ears.


By buying Shepherd of Moths, you’ll receive a full-color version of the scenario and a printer-friendly version without graphic elements, both of which come in two different formats to help ensure ease of use and readability across multiple devices. As a bonus you’ll also receive two audio files with the Polish pronunciation of the word "Zgrozy", one of them calm and one slightly terrified.

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November 19th, 2022
I was a bit torn, what I really wanted to do is give this a 4.5 rating, I compromised on 5/5 stars. This is a very good scenario. It has a unique bad guy, the situation is morally complex, and it is more interesting than most CoC scenarios I [...]
November 2nd, 2019
I'm Japanese. I translate Call of Cthulhu into japanese as a hobby. This book is good. I will enjoy to play this Sheperd of Moths. And I will buy "Zgrozy" series and continue to translate. Thank you for wonderful book! [...]
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