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Test of the Samaurai
Kara-Tur Adventure Series

TSR Code:



TSR Series Code: OA7
Product Type: Adventure
ISBN Number: 0-88038-775-0
Author: Rick Swan
Cover Artist: Jim Holloway
Release Date: 1989
Format: 3-panel cardstock cover, poster map and one book (96-pages)
Level: Levels 6-9
The text paragraph below is taken from a description by TSR on the actual product:

'The peninsula of Wa is no place to visit. The land is poor; the people wary and the suspicious. Yet this quiet backwater has been the site of strange disturbances - mysterious disappearances and omens of dire events to come. Why do the animals of Wa mysteriously disappear, only to return a short while later? Who are the Blue Kumi bandits, and why are they so active? Why do the black geese fly into the Jusofu Mountains? And what fell creature lurks along the southern coast of Wa?

Or does the stench of corruption emanate from the Celestial Bureaucracy itself? Could the danger, unchecked, grow great enough to doom all living creatures in Kara-Tur? Which clues will lead to the truth, and which are merely traps for the unwary...

Test of the Samaurai will take players across the Wa peninsula and to the unknown land of Qui. They will encounter such legendary beasts as the feng huang (phoenix) and the chi'-lin (unicorn) as they attempt to discover the secrets of Wa.

Test of the Samaurai is a scenario for the Oriental Adventures supplement to the AD&D game. It is set in Kara-Tur, the oriental world of the Forgotten Realms. Although the Test of the Samaurai follows the events of module OA6 Ronin Challenge, it is an independant adventure for five to eight characters of levels 6-9.'

Other adventures in the Kara-Tur Adventure Series are:

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