The Black Tower

THE LEGEND
Four miles Southeast of Narwell, just inland of the old coast road
and looking out to sea, stands the Black Tower. Until twenty
years ago it had been the residence of an aged alchemist/magician
of sinister reputation, and even then had been shunned
by reason of its owner’s mysterious occupations. Now, two
decades after the sudden and unexplained disappearance of
its occupant, the house has acquired an even greater air of evil
and mystery with the passing years.
Dilapidated and now long-abandoned, the manor house and tower presents an
unwholesome appearance to the eye. Those hardy souls who
have on infrequent occasion sought entry to it (for rumours of
a secret hoard of alchemical gold have persisted since the old
man’s disappearance) have all returned with naught save grim
tales of decay presided over by monstrous perils. In more
recent years there have been reports of fearsome hauntings
-ghastly shrieks and eerie lights emanating from within the
dismal place. Now not even the bravest dare so much as to
approach the house, leave alone enter it. Indeed, such is the
reputation of the house that the fields around it, though prime
agricultural land, remain untended and rank with weeds.

The Black Tower

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