The Tale of Khorkuna

To the best of my woefully inadequate memory, the tale goes as follows: Khorkuna was once servant to the Overfiends who rule the lands far from us, skilled in their dark magics. He sacrificed everything in the name of power, rising to impossible heights on the backs of the living and the dead broken in his quest. But Khorkuna, at the height of his power, was not satisfied by service to any other being, even the Overfiends. So he stole their secrets and fled here, to these lands. But the arm of vengeance reaches long, and the Overfiends worked their plots in subtle ways until they found Khorkuna’s weakness and devised a fitting trap. Once, Khorkuna had loved, you see. She was one of the many sacrifices he made, but if the legend is true, he felt some small trace of longing or regret. And so they crafted for Khorkuna his perfect mate in body and soul, trapping her in a chrysalis, and used it to lure him to his prison. They sprung their trap, imprisoning Khorkuna in the depths with the woman he desires most but may never have. The magics there have held him captive for years uncounted, until…

The Tale of Khorkuna

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