The Elder Evils Suffer Death: During the last vestiges of the land of the Elder Evils, the Faceless One sent forth a trio of aboleths to murder the world's greatest heroes. These aboleths traveled throughout the land, strangling any heroes who lay slain. The Faceless One did not realize that the heroes were already dead, and that their souls had been seethed into the land so that the aboleths might find them and be guided by these souls to this place.
In addition, they had crafted devices that harnessed the life force of their visitors and the hope and breath of the world, for their cruel and mad purposes. There were numerous demonstrations of the power of these devices by the Beast Tamer, who bravely offered her body to the machines which did nothing but absorb her life force.
Through the volcano called "Arak" from which there flowed continually into the pit a millennium before the coming of the heroes, the elder evil named Zariel the Despoiler created a terrible being from the spirit of the slain hero named Radonja. At first, it did not take root into the earth. It was forced to awake when the heroes set out from the land of the Elder Evils. The being spoke to them through their magic, and promised them that it would bring them to their Kingdoms. d2c66b5586