The Roads to Darkness

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The Roads to Darkness is a tragic play written by an unknown author.

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This play tells the epic tragedy of three friends who kill each other in their quest for power.

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  • Rarity: Common
  •  Weight: 0.5 kg / 1 lb
  • Price: 14 gp


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THE ROADS TO DARKNESS

An epic tragedy about power, corruption, and loneliness


PROLOGUE. A lonely road.


Thunder and lightning. Enter Soreth

SORETH:

New sounds through damp and dark oppression break

Is it the foe, that foul, contemptuous heel?

Or art thou friend, a rescue from my lonely wake?

Come out of love for me, not love for blood and steel.


Enter Rysia

RYSIA:

How would I know, how would I know, Soreth?

It's been so long, what do I know of you

And you of me?


SORETH:

Wait - do you hear that sound?


Enter Amphius

AMPHIUS:

What's this? Those figures so familiar both

But still you seem so strange.


SORETH:

It's Amphius.


RYSIA:

Dear Amphius! What happened to your face?

It's pale as death.


SORETH:

Your eyes are black as Shar.


AMPHIUS:

And you? I saw your teeth, they're sharp as blades.

And what is with this road, so slick with blood?

What happened here? What happened to us all?


Exeunt


END PROLOGUE


ACT I. Ten years prior.


[The rest of the play tells the tale of three elven friends, their paths to power, and how - corrupted, mad, and lonely - they killed each other.]