Road between Shadizar and Zamatra and the City of Zamatra.
The characters decide to leave Shadizar and eventually end up in the city of Zamatra. During the journey they are attacked by a group of bountyhunters sent by Chailin. Somehow Chailin has managed to make a pact with princess Taramis and has been promised a great reward if he captures the thieves who dececrated the temple of Azoth. Four bountyhunters are no mach to fierce slayers like the characters, although they succeed to injure Fingal seriously with crossbow bolt. After this incident they finally reach the city of Zamatra.
At night the characters are strolling the streets. They happen to rescue a woman from the hands of a group of villains who turn out to be evil cultists of Golgor. The woman begs the characters to rescue her husband too. The husband has been captured and dragged into the Tower of Golgor. The tower is home to a man called the Prophet.
The tower, being the tallest building in the city, is easy to find. Fingal slays the guards (main obstacle was a stark naked raving berserker lunatic and his two-handed sword) and stealthily the characters enter the temple.
When they reach the second level they find the evil altar of Golgor and are confronted by the Sacrificer. He is the second in commad in this temple. The Sacrificer uses illusion spells and surprises the characters. But he is slain and hacked to pieces by Fingal. During the battle Roxanna is captured by the Prophet and dragged via secret staircase to the temple’s top floor.
After he has killed the Sacrificer, Fingal use some brute force and ingnorance and crushes the door leading to the upper levels. He sneaks into the Prophet’s room and surprises him with a broadsword cut that would easily kill a normal man. But the Prophet is not a normal man and is not that easy to kill. He is a man in league with dark forces and demons… His body is slain, but his malevolent spirit exits the corpse and flies through the window towards the Karpash Mountains. The spirit manifests itself as a purple colored vaguely human shaped mist.
From the lower most dungeon the characters find a man whom they were looking for and together they leave the evil tower.
Later it turns out, that the rescued woman was no other than Ninian, the daughter of the king of Zamatra. Also, the character learn that she was attempting to escape the city because she was going to be married to a man she loathed. The man whom the characters rescued, was Ninian’s true love, Charides and he is a knight in the king’s retinue.
With Ninian the characters soon find themselves in the castle where they meet king Xander Felishnar and his son prince Marcel (from adventure 7).
After some persuation by the characters, Xander allows Ninian to marry Charides. This decision enrages a nobleman called Cyril of Valende, Ninian’s bethrothed.
The reason why Marcel invited the characters to Zamatra is now revealed…
Marcel has in his library a tome called The Book of The Zhemri. In the book it is described in detail an ancient deity worshipped in this region during the times of the Zhemri kingdom. Marcel has been building a shrine for this deity. The book also has a picture of this deity’s idol and it bears a striking resemblance to Roxanna. And now Marcel wants to use Roxanna as a model for the statue that will be placed in the shrine.
Roxanna agrees to be the model for the idol and Fingal finds employment in the castle’s guard.
After a few weeks the coutryside is attacked by a great mass of hillmen. Marcel rides out with the local troops to stop the invaders. The opposing forces meet at dawn and a great battle is fought in the Haraan Pass.
The Zamatran shieldwall holds on and repels the furious charges of the barbarian horde. Fingal fights in the first rank and slays many enemies. Chaotic battle lasts many hours and the hillmen repeat their charge four times. Now, the Prophet of Golgor appears! He conjures the dark forces of the elements and the Zamatran cavalry, which is deployed to protect the right flank, is buried under an avalanche caused by his spell. Left without effective command, the Zamatrans rout. The army runs in panic towards the narrow pass and they are followed by the barbarians who happily kill scores of Zamorians. Only Fingal and few others standing close to him hold their positions and carry on fighting. Fingal and five exhausted warriors face twenty hillmen. Brutal battle brings victory to Fingal, and together with his valiant men, he retreats into the forest. Later, in the cover of darkness, he sneaks back into the battlefield. He loots some corpses and finds prince Marcel and another knight alive from the avalanche site. The prince is badly wounded.
Roxanna stayed at the castle. In the middle of the night she awakes to the sounds of battle! Small group of Nemedian mercenaries, lead by Julius (and hired by Cyril Valende), have infiltrated the castle using the old undergound tunnels. Surprised garrison is slaughtered and the castle is soon taken. Roxanna and Zara try to hide and find an escape route. They manage to knock out and kill two mercenaries. They are just about to escape the castle when their way is suddenly blocked by the Prophet of Golgor who uses his spells to immobilize them. Both are taken as prisoners.
At dawn Fingal, Marcel and the remaining five soldiers use mountain tracks to avoid the hillmen and find their way back to Zamatra. Upon their arrival, they see that the city is under attack. A massive force of barbarians have gathered in front of the northern gate and the bridge that goes over the canyon. The city’s garrison still holds on, though the situation looks desperate.
Marcel leads his men down the canyon wall, across the river and finally into the underground tunnels. From there they lauch an attack against the mercenaries. Guards at the lower level are killed before they can sound the alarm.
In the upper halls Marcel and his troops are cought between two different enemy units who are using the same hall as a rendevouz area before attacking the city garrison still holding the main gate. Within seconds Marcel’s men are attacked from all sides. Fingal takes the initiative and commands the men to throw their spears towards Julius, the enemy leader, and then form a shield wall. Julius is hit by two spears and he falls to the floor screaming and goughing blood. Rest of the mercenaries are defeated in a long and merciless hand to hand combat. The floor is littered with corpses and amputated heads and limbs, both Nemedian and Zamorian.
The prophet of Golgor is later tracked into the Tower and is slain by Roxanna in a underground, previously undiscovered section of the temple . Few surviving cultists escape and hide in the city. Some mercenaries who survived the battle at the castle are taken prisoners. They tell Marcel, that it was Cyril Valende who hired them to attack the castle in co-operation with the Prophet and his hillmen allies. Marcel swears to avenge this outrageous insult. Only the fact that Cyril’s brother (Zior) is a high ranking priest of Zath in Yezud stops Marcel from immediately riding into Cyril’s estate and cut off his head
Characters age one year.