|Date Published||Tuesday, October 18, 2005|
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A doppelganger approaches!
|Black Mage||I've been wandering these accursed halls for days! Or maybe about an hour. I dunno, I'm cranky.|
In the name of all the forces of chaos, when are we going to be done?
|Smoke poofs! Again! Another Black Mage appears!|
|Wrath||Oh, it's simple.|
This is the Castle of Ordeals.
People come here to face their inner demons, gain insights into their beings, crap like that, y'know?
A part of that is an actual battle with a manifestation of whatever darkness we can find in your soul.
|Wrath||It's a conquering of flaws. It's what turns tragic, ordinary heroes into the things of legends.|
|Black Mage||So, what, you're saying I'm my worst enemy?|
|Wrath||Not as such, no.|
|Wrath||(looking at a sheet of paper) The only thing we have on record evil enough to represent your sins is, well, you.|
|Black Mage||I think I'm flattered.|
|Wrath||It's fairly unprecedented.|
|Black Mage||So you're like, all my sins, and evil, and wrongdoing made real?|
|Black Mage||Including when I ruled hell for 20 minutes?|
Why am I rumbling internally?