Fan Written Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Location: Old World
References: 25
Publication Details
Author(s): Andrew Wright
Illustrator(s): John Blanche
Cover illustrator: N/A
First published: October 2009
Previous Adventure: N/A
Next Adventure: Debacle at Dead Man's Inn

In the Shade of the Pango Tree is an amateur Fighting Fantasy adventure by Andrew Wright. It was first published in issue 2 of Fighting Fantasy: The Newsletter in October 2009.


‘Run away!’ yelled the captain of your mercenary battalion as you were attacked by a horde of nomad horsemen at the border where the Mauristatian foothills meet the rolling plains of Lendleland. You and several comrades managed to flee the carnage and run to the hills, finally finding refuge at dusk. You camped in a wooded hollow at the base of a grassy hill surmounted by a single large, broad-leafed tree. Not wishing to light a fire that would give away your position, you fell into a fitful slumber – all except Mhurg Ironhelm, who took the first watch.

What was that! You awaken with a start in the clear light of morning, but there is nothing there. In fact there is nobody here! All of your fellow mercenaries, including Mhurg, have disappeared! In their place are a series of messy bloodstains, culminating in a crimson trail of gore that leads up the grassy knoll towards the lone tree at its summit.

Drawing your sword, you begin the ascent, determined to find out what terrible doom has befallen your comrades in the shade of the Pango tree….


The adventure in general follows the original rules set down in The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (see Game System).

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Further NotesEdit

The gamebook was later incorporated into Tales from the Bird Islands[1].


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  1. Fighting Fantasy Project (10/1/15) - Retrieved 2015-02-21

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