The Cavern of Doom is a section of the Great Underground Empire
that was rediscovered in the beginning of the tenth century
after the defeat of Malifestro
. This subterranean region, interlinked with the middle level of the Dungeon of Zork
's residence, the Cavern of the Rainbow Mosses
, the Crypt of
, the Dungeon of Dry Bones
, and the Hall of Mirrors
was in the Cavern of Rainbow Mosses were the cursed Logrumethar
exiled to. When this section of the Great Underground Empire was
rediscovered, adventurers and treasure hunters flocked into the vast
new area. But none returned. Several knights went to search for the
missing explorers, but they did not return either. For the cursed gaze
of Logrumethar had turned them all to stone. Syovar the Strong
found that the entire region was guarded by some powerful enchantment.
Wishing to prevent further disappearances, and with utmost reluctance,
Syovar was forced to forbid access to that section of the Underground
Empire forever. After sealing the door to the region with powerful
magic, he left an inscription upon the door that read:
of the Kingdom of Zork
, I hereby decree that this Cavern of Doom has
been sealed off. No man may remove the spell that protects this door.
could only glean a vague feeling that the one able to enter the
enchanted cavern and return was someone completely innocent and pure of
heart. These were Bivotar
. Syovar opened up the region for
the two adventurers, who were able to free Logrumethar from his curse.
Even though the curse was broken, the region is still referred to as the Cavern of Doom until this day.
|SOURCE(S): Zork: The Cavern of Doom|