The lady's journey smells dangerous, but you are curious as well. For many moments you stand as the breeze cools you, turning things over in your mind. At least she will be heading north, away from the arid lands. Wandering up the street in search of an inn, you contemplate the idea of sleeping in, perhaps in the arms of a perfumed lady. Yet adventure is calling...
Different weapons confer different skill bonuses or handicaps and have different damage bonus scores. Different types of armour also have differing armour rating scores. Thus, while combat is still as per regular Fighting Fantasy rules, the impact of the damage bonus and armour rating scores require adjustment of a player's "Attack Strength" during combat.
skillpotions increase the attribute score by 1 (even above a player's Initial score) for the duration of one battle only.
Poisons are attributed a number in brackets () which indicates the potency of the draught. In other words, the number of rounds of combat the poison takes to be effective. A (5) potency potion would take five combat rounds to come into play after being administered.
Healing Potions restore 6 stamina points while food does not restore any points. Going to sleep will result in the restoration of 2 stamina points.
Many towns or cities have a market which the player may visit as their first action upon arriving in a new place (this must be done before they do anything else in the location and the option can be only taken if a market is mentioned as being in existence at that location). A list of items for purchase at these markets is listed in the rules section. Players may also sell items at the market for half the indicated price.
There are references to the world of Titan in (168), (259) and (399) where the town of Fang is mentioned. According to the author this occurance of a well-known town in the Fighting Fantasy world was included in the early stages of the book when the story was intended to be set in Titan. However, as the story developed it departed from its original setting and a new world was created around it.