The screen fades in from black. You wake up in your bed. You get up and look around your messy magical chamber. There are glowing potion bottles, herbs, books, what looks like either spilled red wine or blood, and a hastily scrabbled note you wrote to yourself. If you look into the mirror, you can see yourself staring back at you. When you move your hands, the mirror image does as well. When you look left and right, so does it. You can wander around the room and change game settings here. When you’re ready, you can travel downstairs to the bottom floor of the magical tower and get a sense for the atmospherics and tone. If you look outside, you see that it is a bright sunny day. The birds are happily chirping their songs to each other, you hear faint melodic music in the background, warm beams of sunshine illuminate your room, and lush green trees wave softly in the summer breeze. In the center of the chamber, you find a six foot book of magic incantations which look dark and ominous. If you look around the room, you see portraits of yourself and a beautiful woman at your side, who can only be your lovely wife. You can look around and you’ll find a hand written note from her wishing her love to you, despite her illness. There is a big, heavy wooden door which has been barred from the inside and it currently can’t be opened. On the other side of the chamber is a dank tunnel which descends into inky darkness, and you see faint glimmers of purplish light reflecting off the glistening walls.
At this point, you venture down into the tunnels and find a large hollowed out chamber. At the center, you find a beautiful woman, who can only be your wife, suspended in stasis by magic. Her body is surrounded by black candles and a massive pentagram chalked into the earth. A single ray of sunlight beams down on her. On the opposite end of the chamber, you see a large pedastle with an old book and what looks to be the incantation spell for some very dark and evil magic. All that remains of the incantation is to place your hands on the spellbook. At this point, the player uses their leap hands to place them on the spell book, and suddenly magical sparks begin to crackle. The hands begin to glow with an angry blackish purple and the air crackles with energy. Before you can do anything more, the whole chamber explodes. Your wife begins to stir, and with her, so does the sky. What was just a beautiful day has turned into darkness, with angry swirling storm clouds raining down lightning. Your wife wails in despair and with unearthly power, bolts from the chamber, runs up the dark tunnel, smashes through the front door, and runs far out into the night.
You follow her. The day has turned to the blackest night. The forest has turned wicked, ominous red eyes peer at you from the mists, and black crows caw at you from the withered branches. You see the glowing outline of your wife in the distance and go after her. Soon, you realize that she wasn’t brought back to life, but brought back to undeath. What a horrible fate! You must put her spirit to rest by throwing fireballs at her. As you do, her body is cleansed by the fire and her spirit essence is released. As you gather it up, a large metal grated gate slowly begins to creak open. Then you hear it… soft moans and growls emerging from the graves within the graveyard. An arm bursts from the earth, and out comes an undead corpse! It sees you and immediately begins clawing its way towards you. You do what you know to do, and throw a fireball at it. Another spirit essence!
You soon realize that the spell of resurrection you casted didn’t just return your wife from the dead, but every single corpse in the graveyard! And they all want to devour your living flesh. You throw fireball after fireball, trying to return the dead from whenst they came, but it’s too much. You’ve been collecting their spirit essences though, so you take them to the shrine of purification in the center of the graveyard. As soon as you place your hands on the runes, the spirits flow into the shrine and a single, massive burst of light shoots high up into the sky. Oddly, the sky relents a bit and the lightning ceases. A new spell rune presents itself to you! Now you’re not just limited to piddly fireballs, but you’ve got … some other spell I haven’t come up with yet but will be awesome!
This awakens more undead from the graves, and they’re stronger and faster!
You put them all to rest and continue powering up the shrine and getting more spells.
Finally, a super massive beast roars off in the distance and crashes through the trees. It smashes down the iron gates as if it were paper. He’s HUNGRY. He doesn’t care who or what he eats, so he finds the nearest zombie, grabs him in his huge fist, and bites his head off and throws the remains away. If he runs out of zombies to eat, he’ll turn his hungry gaze upon you. He’s as big as a house and very, very scary! Somehow, you know that you have to defeat this brute before peace can be restored…