A heroic role playing game set firmly in the swords & sorcery genre. Lemuria is a prehistoric world that predates ours by millions of years. It is a land of humid steaming jungles, vast untamed wildernesses, danger-filled swamp lands and hot dry deserts. All manner of massive man-eating beasts roam the unexplored regions of Lemuria and beyond, from the islet-sized sea-serpents capable of sinking war galleys to the huge jungle-dwelling dinosaurs that can swallow a man whole as an appetizer for bigger game.
â€œHalf a million years ago, on the lost continent of Lemuria in the Pacific, the first civilizations arose from the red murk of barbarism. For thousands of years the first men had struggled heroically to overcome the Dragon Kings - a cruel reptilian race which had ruled the Earth during the Age of Reptiles, but at last The Thousand Year War was done and the Dragon Kings were destroyed or driven from the land.
And so began Nemedis, the first kingdom. Over the centuries her children spread slowly throughout the vast, untamed jungle-lands and across the huge mountain ranges of prehistoric Lemuria and kingdoms were founded...... and fought...... and fell. But with enormous slowness civilization began to grow and before long the first great Empire would unite these tiny warring Kingdoms into one mighty power.
It was an age of warriors, when brave men and beautiful women, savages and savants, wizards and champions struggled to carve a red path that led to the Throne of the World. It was an age of legends and heroic sagas too. And this is one of them......â€
- Lin Carter, Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria