Shrine of the Salamander

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Fan Written Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Location: Croaking Caves, Old World
References: 200
Publication Details
Author(s): Andrew Wright
Illustrator(s): Brett Schofield
Cover illustrator: Natalie Roberts
First published: January 29 2010
Previous Adventure: Resurrection of the Dead
Next Adventure: Prey of the Hunter

Shrine of the Salamander was a fan written Fighting Fantasy adventure by Andrew Wright. It was first published online in issue 2 of Fighting Fantazine in 2010.


Hideous Horntoads from the Croaking Caves have stolen the sacred idol of Verlang! YOU are a forge-priest from the Copperstone Mines. Armed with just your war hammer and a head full of spells, can YOU enter the Croaking Caves and retrieve the idol from the Shrine of the Salamander?[1]


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

Additionally, the player has a series of magic spells that can be used, each costing between 1 and 4 stamina points (using the memory-only system set down in Sorcery!):

Equipment ListEdit

  • War-hammer
  • Backpack
  • 5 Gold Pieces
  • Battered suit of Leather (under robes)
  • 2 Provisions
  • Lantern
  • Further the player may start with one of the following artifacts (which are used as spell components):

Cover and IllustrationsEdit


The cover was designed and illustrated by Natalie Roberts.


The interior illustrations were by Brett Schofield. There were 10 full page illustrations and 6 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text. The paragraphs with a full page illustration were: 1, 24, 41, 66, 85, 103, 120, 141, 162, and 188.

The colour map on the back cover was by Andrew Wright.

Main CharactersEdit

YOU: Hero of Shrine of the Salamander



Further NotesEdit


See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. Fighting Fantazine Issue 2 - p.3
  2. Le Sanctuaire de la Salamandre

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