|Talisman | Published 17 February 2009|
The Legend of the Lord of Darkness
Eons ago, a crafty wizard dared to pit his arcane arts against the infernal powers of the Lord of Darkness. The battle raged for days until finally, to the demon overlord’s outrage and horror, the wizard trapped him within his own dungeon and stole his diabolical powers. Using the power he had taken from the Lord of Darkness, the wizard enslaved mysterious spirits and compelled them to forge a magical crown for him in the Valley of Fire. While he wore this Crown of Command, no one dared challenge the wizard’s absolute rule over the land of Talisman.
But that was centuries ago. Time finally accomplished what no army could do, and laid the wizard low. In his final days, he hid the Crown of Command in the most perilous part of the most dangerous land in his realm. He set around it the most fearsome guardians that his most powerful spells were able to command, to wait for the day when a champion with sufficient strength, wisdom, and courage will take his crown and rule in his stead.
But the Lord of Darkness still remains locked in his dark prison, its murky precincts home to all manner of loathsome and vicious creatures who do his nefarious bidding. The demon’s undead legions infest its depths, eager to devour the hapless souls who wander or become trapped there. The Goblin King and his thieving minions also lurk in the subterranean maze, filling the dark lord’s treasure room with untold wealth and powerful artifacts. And everywhere tread the evil one’s iron golems, destroying all who cross their path.
Will you have the strength to take on the Lord of Darkness? Do you have the skill to avoid the traps filling the corridors within the dungeon? Be sure to check back as our own expeditionary party has journeyed to this haunted dungeon, and if they return, will be bringing back tales of the horrors found within the halls of the Dungeon.
Simply awesome - I hope this is by John G. as well. He does excellent work, imho.