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Story Goal: To rescue Ilse, a princess, from the evil sorcerer, Sondergaard.
This story is an exploration of love and commitment.

Main Villain: Sondergaard the Sorcerer

Villain’s Allies: Mercenary Soldiers, charmed Ogres, dark faeries, evil spirits.
Malasintha, – a Korrigan (female faerie under a curse). Extremely beautiful at night, but hideously ugly
in the day. If a man treats her with love & respect equally during the day and night, it will break the curse.

Genre, Time, Setting & Mood

Genre: Fantasy / Love Story.

Time Period: 1121 A.D.

Setting: Holy Roman Empire, near Leipzig.

Mood: Dark enchantment. Violent, possessiveness, & greed vs. honor and commitment.

Backstory
Sondergaard, a sorcerer living in a dark tower in the Holy Roman Empire near Leipzig, is building an army.
He hopes to carve out an empire for himself amid the dark forests of the land, from which he draws
mystical strength that he uses for his magick. He has charmed a group of Ogres living nearby, and hopes
to acquire more powerful allies in the future. He has forsaken the Christian God Jesus, still holding on to
the old pagan traditions. One day, he saw a beautiful girl strolling through town with her friends. With a
glance, she completely enchanted him (a natural enchantment, really). For many days thereafter, he could
think of nothing else but to possess her. One night, he sent his mercenaries into the town to take her away.
He has imprisoned her inside his dark tower, hoping to convince her to marry him, but has so far failed in
His attempts. He will not charm her or use magick to force her decision, hoping to gain her true respect.
As it turns out, the girl is a princess. The princess is betrothed to one of the characters.
The Korrigan Malasintha is here to test the characters. She will try to find a person that can cure her of her
curse. Her story is designed as a counterpoint to the main love story.
The enchanted forest will be reached at dusk, and it will take a day to pass through. Another day’s travel
will lead to the Celtic graveyard.

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