Rite of the Hero (2020)

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Publisher: Starry Knight Press
Year: 2020
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Product Code: SG1 RotH
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An Introductory Fantasy Adventure
Intended for 4 to 6 player characters of levels 1 to 2

The Temple of the Blade has stood for time immemorial.
No one knows who built it, when, or why it was constructed.
What they do know is this: folks who enter die or come out heroes.
Will you test your mettle in the Rite of the Hero, adventurer?

Greetings adventurers and Game Masters!

I am pleased to release "Rite of the Hero", an introductory one-shot adventure intended for 4 to 6 neophyte adventurers of levels 1 to 2.

In this adventure your players will be engaging in an age-old rite of passage, for it is the custom in their region that all those who wish to take up the mantle of adventurer must first submit to the “Rite of the Hero”. Many initiates quit before entering the temple; others fail in the stygian depths, spilling their life’s blood; but those brave, lucky few who survive earn the right to call themselves heroes!

The rite takes place in the labyrinthine catacombs below an ancient wonder of the worls, the Temple of the Blade. It is quite an impressive sight: a 40’ tall blade stands in the center of a large obsidian crater, the heat of the blade’s impact having transformed the sandy soil into this black, glossy rock. Four ancient stelae surround the blade, describing the rite in long lost ancient tongues. A single staircase on the south side of the crater leads to the hidden depths and unknown dangers that await below.

Are you players up to the challege of completing the "Rite of the Hero"?

This module is the first of all new series of “generic” adventure from Starry Knight Press, written to be system agnostic and usable with OSRIC (& other OSR rulesets), compatible with D&D 5E, and any fantasy ruleset.

While aiming to offer a non-rules pecific module, we do include Monster Statistic Blocks for both OSRIC and 5E in the appendix, to be useful to the majority of our readers. However, the GM will still need to refer to their gaming manual of choice for complete monster statistics and and treasure descriptions.

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