MYSTERION THE BRAVE
Known more for his valor than his brains, Mysterion, the son of Entharion the Wise, when he was merely
a young prince, found an august sword abandoned in the woods and took
it home to raise it as his own. Naming it Zarglebane, he tried to have
the sword educated and then brought into his court. He claimed it was
his most influential advisor, always in his hand, and gained a
reputation for decapitating anyone that disagreed with him. Another of
his prized possessions as a young child included a halberd known as
Grovnar. It used to shine brightly enough to protect him from the grue
which he thought lived under his bed. His father, eager to dismiss such
childish fears, used to have the young prince’s nannies crawl under the
bed to show that there was no grue in the room. The king lost eight
child minders before he realized there actually was a grue, and the
young prince was moved to a different room.
Entharion was succeeded by his son, Mysterion the Brave in 41 GUE,
of whom little is known other than a couple scattered events of general
bravery, all which have been lost to us save a few misty details.
the confrontation with the Great Terror (before the end of the reign of
Entharion the Wise), both Mysterion and his father were
believed to belong to a secret society dedicated to the guardianship of
magical knowledge from the eyes of the outside world. During his days,
knowledge of magic seemed to gradually diminish and soon after much of
it would remain lost until its rediscovery by Bizboz in 473 GUE.