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Desert of Desolation

TSR Code:

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TSR Series Code: I3-5
Product Type: Adventure
ISBN Number: 0-88038-397-6
Author: T & L Hickman, P Meyers,
P Rice, J Wheeler
Cover Artist: Keith Parkinson
Release Date: 1987
Format: 128 page perfect-bound book with full color poster map and 16-page map booklet.
Level: Levels 5-10
The text below is taken from a description by TSR on the reverse of the actual product:

'Deep blue mists of the night swirl over the sands of Raurin, the incompareable Desert of Dust.  As the cool night air drains the heat from the sand, you and your friends huddle around your campfire, glancing nervously at the giant pyramid in the distance.  Gradually, the winds change direction, bearing a thin streak of white mist toward you from the pyramid.   It swirls and takes shape as a faceless man dressed in ancient robes and an ornate head-piece; moonlight shining through his ghostly body and robes, he lifts his arms toward the pyramid and speaks.  If was magic that conveyed you all to Bralizar, and an ancient map that guided you through the pass in The Dustwall.  But it was, after all, the tales that finally brought you to this place - tales of endless wealth, of spirit-guarded pyramids, of crystalline obelisks, of gemstones with mysterious properties.   Now, as the haunted voice of the spectre before you begins his tale, you wonder if the treasure and the quest are worth the price...perhaps your very lives.  Are you really the heroes of the prophecies, those who will overcome the foretold tests, and those for whom the treasure awaits? It is time to search your hearts before you venture further into the Desert of Desolation'.

Desert of Desolation is made up from three seperate D&D modules (Pharoah, Oasis of the White Palm and The Lost Tomb of Martek).  These modules were re-worked and made compatable with the Forgotten Realms setting where it was placed in the Raurin desert in the south east of Toril.

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