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I3: Pharao
Intermediate Series #3 / Desert of Desolation Series #1
Item code: TSR9052
Internal code: I3
Type: Module
Levels: 5-7
Release: 1982
Author: Tracy Hickman
Laura Hickman
Editor: Curtis Smith
Cover Art: Jim Holloway
Art: Jim Holloway
Cartography: - unknown -
Format: Two-fold outer cover
Two-fold inner cover
32-page stapled booklet
Print Runs: → 1st (1982)
Rarity: Common
Value@NrMint: $7
ISBN: 0-88038-007-1
Cover Price: na
Weight: 125 grams
Dimensions: Width: 21.5 cm;
Height: 27.5 cm;
Depth: 0.3 cm
Collectors arcana: Shrink-wrapped items add 100% to their base value. This module was originally released by the Hickman's company 'Daystar West' in 1980.

"Your skin was blistered all day before the hot desert sun sank slowly below the horizon. Now, the deep blue mists of the desert night swirl about you in the wind. The cool night air seems to soak up the heat of the endless desert sands.

You shiver as you and your friends huddle around the campfire, glancing nervously at the giant pyramid in the distance. There is an eerie and mysterious feeling about that place.

Gradually, the winds change direction, carrying a thin streak of white mist that swirls into the shape of a faceless man dressed in ancient robes. The moonlight seems to shine through him as he raises his arms toward the pyramid and speaks.

'I am Pharao Amun-re, son of Takosh-re of the House of Mo-pelar. I am now only a shadow who has walked these sands for a thousand years in search of wise and mighty warriors to break into my pyramid and plunder my tomb.'

The winds shift again; his robes begin to swirl about him and he fades back into the mists and winds. Why does this desert spirit want you to plunder his tomb? Can you survive the challenges of a pyramid that has stood for a thousand years? Or are you being led into a trap?"
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