Excerpt: Sacred Gold, an introduction. When Ascaron, the developer of the classic Patrician series, turned their hand to creating a hack-'n'-slash RPG it must have surprised a lot of people. Even more surprising though was the result. Sacred, the RPG in question was top notch stuff and proved to be very successful. After Sacred came Sacred Plus which was a rework of the original game with new regions, new quests and new enemies amongst other things.