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|Fan Written Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks|
|Location:||Croaking Caves, Old World|
|Cover illustrator:||Natalie Roberts|
|First published:||January 29 2010|
|Previous Adventure:||Resurrection of the Dead|
|Next Adventure:||Prey of the Hunter|
“ 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? ”
- 5 Gold Pieces
- Battered suit of Leather (under robes)
- 2 Provisions
- Further the player may start with one of the following artifacts (which are used as spell components):
- a Cloth Skullcap
- a Galehorn
- a Giant Tooth
- a Potion of Fire Water
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.
YOU: Hero of Shrine of the Salamander
- Captain Morgul - Orc/Overseer of the Crystal Mines
- Gulanti - High Priest of Verlang
- Hagla the Unbidden - Man-Orc (Svinn) Trader
- Kasmanti - Arch-Librarian of the Library of Throff
- Merkurio the Swordfish - The second-greatest blade-master of all the oceans
- Unzana - Captain of the ferry coracle the Schoolfish
- Verema the Black Elf
- Zared the Hermit
- Zhiamle - Under-Priest of Throff
- Earth End Coastline
- Tunnels of Ooze
- The Crystal Mines
- Under-Temple of Throff
- Arch-Librarian of Throff
- Black Elf Warrior-Woman
- Crystal Warrior
- Dark Goblins
- Golden Snake
- Killer Tadpoles
- Great Orc
- Horntoads - Champion/Guard/Regular
- Giant Magical
- Merkurio the Swordfish
- Mud Dragon
- Salamanders - Efts/Xak The Salamander/Young
- Sand Golem
- Slime Eater
- Trident of Doom
- Under-Priest of Throff
- In the Croaking Caves, fighting the Horntoads gets the hero into an infinite loop of battling, from which there is no escape!
- A French translation was done by Adrien Maudet.
- A Hungarian translation was published in issue 6 of Kaland Játék Kockázat. It was translated by FireFoX.
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- Deathtrap Dungeon 3
- Debacle at Dead Man's Inn
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- Fighting Fantazine
- Impudent Peasant!
- In the Shade of the Pango Tree
- Into the Valley of Halos
- Isle of the Cyclops
- Lair of the Troglodytes
- The Black Lobster