The Cradle & The Crescent

An Ars Magica sourcebook

The Cradle & The Crescent at a Glance

  • Bring the wondrous lands of the Mythic Middle East to life with this comprehensive Ars Magica sourcebook.
  • In this region, the Order of Suleiman holds power over all — including the Hermetic Order. This unique setting allows players to explore a distinct magical power structure.
  • Populate your saga with compelling characters and locations to easily create the feel of this fascinating setting.

About The Cradle & The Crescent

Visit the Mythic Middle East with this extensive Ars Magica supplement. Here, the Order of Suleiman and its sahirs hold the power, while the magi of the Hermetic Order work in secret. 

Visit the great cities, or wander the deserts where the jinn live and rule. In this land of a thousand nights and a thousand stories, there are fortunes to be made.

In this Ars Magica supplement, learn more about Mythic Arabia, Persia, and the lands beyond, and the important magi and mundanes who live there. Wander the Great Steppe, take a stand against the sahir, or learn the holy magic of Mythic Zoroastrianism. This supplement contains story seeds and resources to fuel your saga.

Ars Magica - Arabia


  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Sagas
  • Chapter 2: History
  • Chapter 3: Order of Suleiman
  • Chapter 4: The Jinn
  • Chapter 5: Mythic Zoroastrianism
  • Chapter 6: Mythic Arabia
  • Chapter 7: Mythic Mesopotamia
  • Chapter 8: Mythic Persia
  • Chapter 9: The Silk Road and Beyond
  • Appendix A: Languages and Names
  • Appendix B: Timeline
  • Appendix C: Bibliography

Vital Stats

Authors: Niall Christie, Erik Dahl, Lachie Hayes, Mark Shirley, and Alex White
Editor: David Chart
Artists: Grey Thornberry, Sean Macdonald, Jesse Mohn, Michelle Nephew, Andrew Smith, Jason Cole, Kelley Hensing, Jeff Menges, J. Scott Reeves
MSRP: $32.95
Atlas Stock #: AG0298 hardcover / AG0298SC softcover
Barcode: 978-1-58978-123-8 hardcover / 978-1-58978-235-8 softcover
Format: 192 pages, hardcover & softcover
Release Date: November 2011