|Fan Written Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks|
“ The balance must be maintained. This is the creed of a little known but powerful order of mages known as the order of shadow. These mages can wield the magic of both light and darkness as well as their own magic of shadow. The aim of the order is to make sure that neither light nor darkness destroys the fragile natural balance of the world. You had shown the shadowmasters your natural talent in magic as a young girl and they watched as you showed them that you could wield the magic of light and darkness with equal skill. It was when you were sixteen that they revealed themselves to you and initiated you into their order as a neophyte. You are now a journeyman in the order and you travel the land of Transoxalia in Khul to maintain the balance. However, rumours that the balance may be destroyed have started to surface. It is up to YOU to discover this threat and to destroy it. However, remember that in order to maintain the balance without, you must maintain the balance within. ”
The adventure in general follows the original rules set down in The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (see Game System). Additionally there is a morality score, indicating "whether you walk the path of light, darkness or shadow".