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ALQ2 Assassin Mountain is a 133-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in February 1993.

Official synopsis[]

The Caliph of Shadows awaits! 

The Assassins of Zakhara strike in silence and from darkness, certain of their faith and the rightness of their cause. The slayers carry out the orders of their Grandfather assassin, never questioning his wisdom or direction.

Assassin Mountain is the DM's guide to the secrets and objectives of the assassins. Captured inside this Sourcebox, you'll find new information about the holy slayers of Zakhara, from their methods, tools, and secret structure to the means used to ensure the silence of their members.

The adventures within pit the player characters against the slayers of the Everlasting, one of the most powerful and influential sects in Zakhara. The web of deceit and terror spun by the Everlasting weaves its way into the city of Liham, entangling the PCs and leading them to the perils of the assassins' stronghold.

Assassin Mountain includes:

  • Two booklets filled with source material on the holy slayers of Zakhara and adventures with the Everlasting
  • Six cardsheets
  • Monstrous Compendium pages detailing new genies and other monsters
  • A poster map of Jabal Sarahin, the fortress of the Everlasting

Recommended for use with the Arabian Adventures rulebook.

Content[]

The boxed set includes the Holy Slayer Sourcebook; an Adventure Book; monster cards featuring the giant cobra, deceiver genie, oathbinder genie, gibbering mouthersaluqi greyhound, marrashi, sandman, and wind walker; and a poster map and six cardsheets.

Development and release[]

Development[]

Assassin Mountain was written by Wolfgang Baur. Art was provided by Jeff Easley and Karl Waller.

Release[]

Assassin Mountain was released by TSR in February 1993 for $18.00 US, $21.50 CA, or £10.99 UK.[1]

On July 22, 2014, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $9.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Assassin Mountain reached the rank of Electrum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TSR Previews, Dragon #189 (Jan 1993), p.120.
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