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Rite of the Hero

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), 5E, and any fantasy ruleset.

While aiming to offer a non-rules specific module, we do strive to provide information to make the book useful to the majority of our readers. However, the GM will still need to refer to their gaming manuals of choice for complete monster statistics and and treasure descriptions.

Plus as a bonus for purchasing one of my supplements, you will also receive a PDF copy of my new product catalog, the 2020 Starry Knight Press Catalog!

I hope you and your players enjoy this adventure, and that you find it easy to play with your fantasy gaming system of choice! Thank you for supporting Starry Knight Press!

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
January 2020

This module is part of my "SG-Series" of generic adventures written to be compatible with OSRIC/OSR and 5E rulsets. This series includes: SG1 Rite of the Hero; SG2 Seer's Rescue; SG3 The Cursed Keep; SG4 The Tomb of the Dragon Lord; SG5 The Basilisk; and SG6 The Lost Library of Kadie.

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This title was added to our catalog on January 31, 2020.