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[  Rahasia]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 1 – 3 
Author: Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9115 
Publication Date: 1984 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 32 
ISBN-10: 0-88038-113-2
Product Blurb
Gray Mountain lies deep in the lush elven forest. The temple there was a haven of meditation and learning until taken over by an evil cleric known as the Rahib. Far under the mountain, he paces before the temple's great altar. A brown-robed servant rushes in and falls to his knees, trembling at the sight of the Rahib's black panther. "Rahib, adventurers came to the village as the sun rose - the strangers now protect Rahasia." A scowl crosses the Rahib's face. "I must have Rahasia! Attack again tonight." As the servant scurries away, a deep growl rises from the giant cat. Gripping the panther's leash, the Rahib paces again, speaking out loud. "We must dispose of these strangers quickly; the secret beneath the temple will not wait much longer."
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Plot Summary[edit]

In RPGA1 Rahasia, the heroes seek to save a kidnapped elven maid, and to do so they must enter the Temple of the Sacred Black Rock, break a curse, and capture the evil Rahib. In the revised module B7 Rahasia, the adventurers must save a group of kidnapped elven women held in the dungeons beneath a good elven temple taken over by an evil cleric. An elven village is threatened by a dark Priest known only as the Rahib. He has kidnapped two of the village's fairest maidens and now demands that Rahasia, the most beautiful elf, surrender herself to free the others. The player characters are drawn into this adventure when they find a plea for help from Rahasia. The only way to free the captured maidens is to enter an old temple, built upon the ruins of a wizard's tower buried under a mountain.

Publication History[edit]

The original Rahasia was written by Laura Hickman, and was first published in 1979 by DayStar West Media as a thirty two page booklet. Daystar West Media was Tracy Hickman's private publishing company, and no more than 200 copies were ever printed. Rahasia was the first in the Night Ventures line of scenarios. The Hickmans decided to privately publish the first two adventures they had designed together, Rahasia and Pharaoh, which gained them a reputation on a local level. However, disaster struck when Tracy went into business with an associate who went bad, leaving the Hickmans to cover $30,000 in bad checks. They were driven into bankruptcy, and Tracy decided to sell their modules to TSR, "literally so that I could buy shoes for my children". TSR decided not only to buy the modules, but hire Tracy as a game designer. He said of the event: "They said it would be easier to publish my adventures if I was part of the company. So, we made the move from Utah to Wisconsin." Tracy and Laura Hickman rewrote Rahasia, which was published by TSR in 1983 as a sixteen-page booklet with an outer folder, with the code RPGA1, and sold as a limited edition only to members of the RPGA. In 1984, TSR revised and compiled RPGA1 Rahasia and the second tournament module RPGA2 Black Opal Eye, and published the combined adventure as B7 Rahasia, a thirty two page booklet with an outer folder, featuring cover art by Jeff Easley and interior art by Easley and Tim Truman. This module was later featured in the compilation B1–B9 In Search of Adventure in 1987.

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Facts about "Rahasia"
AuthorTracy Hickman + and Laura Hickman +
ISBN0-88038-113-2 +
Item Code9115 +
Maximum Level3 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level1 +
Module CodeB7 +
Page Count32 +
Publication Date1984 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleRahasia +