Elric and the Shudde-M'ell

Chapter 1

      The earth split wide and from the depths of hell it surged. Dripping with the blood of foes past, it screamed a cry of despair, a cry of pain, a cry of outrage. Wrapped closely in a black cloak hiding itself from the outside world, protecting itself from any good, it began to float across the countryside. An evil aura surrounded the being and the foliage turned black and withered as it passed. The dark thing paused at the river and threw back his cloak producing a sleeping baby. It laid the baby at the bank of the river in a small patch of grass and placed a glimmering black sword on each side of the child. In a flash of fire, the evil thing screamed again and melted into the ground from whence it came.

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