|Fan Written Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks|
|First published:||January 12th 2010|
|Previous Adventure:||In the Shade of the Pango Tree|
|Next Adventure:||Into the Valley of Halos or The Maze of Mheng|
“ Mauristatia is a dangerous land of fell crags and dark valleys. For days you stagger through misty hill-scapes and tangled woods, looking for some sign of civilization. At last however, perched upon a high ridge at dusk, you peer down into the next dale and spy the twinkling lights of a small hamlet.
You descend into the village to find a celebration in full swing. Farmers and their families are dressed up to resemble ghosts and skeletons. Kegs of ale and barrels of wine have been opened, and food – potatoes, pumpkins, and roast chicken – is piled high on wooden platters. Music is provided by a wandering troupe of players, whose numbers swell as they amble about the community. It must be the Night of Ancestors festival!
Stopping by the commons green, you ask a local in a corpse-like costume about the name of the village. ‘Why, welcome stranger!’ he says, cheeks flushed from the ale he quaffs from a foaming tankard. ‘This here be the village of Darrang. Yonder lies the market, and next to that, the Dead Man’s Inn.’
- Tharn the Mighty: Hero of In the Shade of the Pango Tree (carried through).
- Grum the Grim: Hero of Debacle at Dead Man's Inn.
- Kiru the potboy
- Ulaka the tavern wench
- Narramunga the gambler
- Quambu the merchant
- Tarakan the Amazon
- Malengo the innkeeper
- Violet-clad mage