The ceaseless, sprawling, dark glades of the Starlight Forest are many-templed and peopled in lonely places by statues which are not statues: golems. These silent watchers provide roosts for birds and shade for snails - until a magic user passes by. Golems are drawn to magic as a moth is to flame - but unlike moths, they are made of a substance which does not burn. And the stronger the inferno, the more the golem is energized.
Never stop the bleeding now,
Almost like your fight,
And there it went,
Almost like your life.
-That was just your Life, by Metallica
"They call it 'unnecessary expenditure of resources' but to me it is proof of my devotion, of my love. I will have Elise as my bride. She has been misled by those awful renegades from the loathsome abbey. I'll get her back. I'll prove myself to her. She will be begging for me to take her back - you'll see. They'll all see."
-Galen, the True King of the Starlight Forest
What's that you say? The Wizard is near? What care I? My powers flow from the purest source - the very godhead of ancient days.
Yes. Yes. I see. How dare he defy me? I will show him what true power is. I call upon every spirit of the air and of the firmament - of storm and rushing fire! May every spirit and scourge of the Wizard be made obedient unto me! To ride the night winds with Nephrim-Ka; that I might rain upon the Wizard my destruction! Such wrath I shall visit upon him that he will be annihilated across all realities! In this place my will is law!
The Earth Elemental is another terrifying, living idol - animated by the arcane powers of the Wizard. It exists only to serve its master, and to crush its enemies into the earth from whence it came. The earth to which all things must return.
From that rent in time and space, there have come horrors innumerable. Daemons, angels, demigods, nightmares and titans wreathed in atomic flame. From another world beyond the rim of this reality comes Ardan St. Cygnus. His wrath is a horrific thing, but he harbors a strange loyalty to the defenders of the Starlight Forest. His hatred of the Wizard exists for reasons of his own - and of his own keeping.