From the introduction:
Welcome to The Dark Eye! This booklet introduces you to the rules and gives you an idea of how skill checks work, how to run combats, and which spells your hero might know. It provides everything you need to play your first scenario, which is included here.
Includes rules for Skills, Combat, Magic and Fate Points. Also includes The Slavers of the Reichsforst, a short scenario, with four pre-generated characters.