Yad Reklaw said:
We had a discussion during our 4th edition gaming weekend about losing the Talisman in the Valley of Fire during the 2 ed era. We always played that if you lost the Talisman (and didn´t have an extra or two) you were killed instantly and all followers, gold and objects were lost in the Fire.
Was this the original rules? The memory is a little bit fuzzy, so I´m turning to you, old-timers for some insight.
From 2ed Rule book Rule 11:6
Crown of Command
The Crown of Command can only be reached from the valley of fire.
The Valley of fire can only be entered by a character possessing a talisman. If a character does not have one they must turn back (11:5)
From the 2ed board
VALLEY OF FIRE YOU MUST HAVE A TALISMAN TO ENTER
Only if you have a talisman can you enter this space. If youdo not have one you must turn back.
The crown of command can only be reached from this space.
hope this helps