THE GLASS MAZE
In 660 GUE, Duncanthrax built the Glass Maze on a whim, to amuse
his friends, and torture his enemies. A labyrinth of 27 cubicles, it is
full of devilish pitfalls and is located underground near his castle,
Egreth, just off the western branch of the Great Underground Highway
#2. Since the abandonment of Egreth, the maze lies unused. It is
impossible to tell if the walls and ceilings of each cubicle are
glasses surfaces or openings. It is said that there are secret controls
that change the position of the walls, ceilings, and floors, (and
release dornbeasts) or that a sufficient magical force could to the
same thing, but only once, in the struggle to thwart the demon Jeearr
in 957 GUE, has such a thing been recorded.
The entrance to the
Glass Maze was a magnificent Hall, paved with polished stone and graced
with a wonderful life-sized statue of King Duncanthrax himself in a
strikingly life-like pose of pompous bellicosity. The base of this
statue was engraved with the words: "I, Duncanthrax, King of Quendor
and all its subjugated outlands, invite you to sample the delights of
my Glass Labyrinth."
The exit of the maze opens onto a tiny
outdoor plateau, completely surrounded by towering cliffs. At one time
this was the location of a SWANZO scrolls, before the unknown enchanter
solved the maze and acquired it in 957 GUE.