Somewhere on the far reaches of the Magic Web, two centaurs and their cargo wagon are hopelessly lost. Granted, it’s not their fault: portals have been acting weird lately, and the Fairy Map they’ve been using is now quite out of date. The new edition explains just why things haven’t been going well for this party:
Magic flowed uncontrolled and wild across the web, closing portals that had been open for centuries and creating new ones as yet unmapped. And now they were way off course and stranded.
I’ll give you three guesses to figure out who’s responsible for this.
Luckily, the centaurs figure out that there’s a portal that will put them back on the right track. Just one problem: it’s across this treacherous, mist-shrouded bridge over a bottomless pit called the Demon’s Crossing. The centaurs agree to cross the bridge, but only because they gotta make their delivery on time.
Unfortunately, the party is attacked by shark-like mist creatures halfway across the bridge, and one of the centaurs mysteriously vanishes. The remaining centaur struggles to pull the wagon to the other side of the bridge, but another mist-shark-thing knocks the wagon off said bridge. The centaur throws his Fairy Map after it, which causes the wagon and Map to vanish elsewhere.
And then, on the other end of the bridge, a giant suit of armor with a magic staff appears! Oh shit, it’s the Destroyer! And as you would expect, the centaur is easily defeated and thrown into the bottomless, misty pit, presumably to die of starvation.
Next time: Ozzie goes on a diet.