"Earthworld": Torr and Tara are twins born of a noble knight named Tarr who served under King Ruello, who died under mysterious circumstances. Tarr presented his newborn children to his new liege, the king's son and successor Tyrannus, who feared a prophecy concerning the children that they woul
Appearing in "Earthworld"
- King Tyrannus (Flashback only)
- Konjuro (Flashback and main story)
- Tarr (Dies in flashback)
- Wyla (Dies in flashback)
- Freeman Garth (Flashback only)
- Sword of Ultimate Sorcery
- Talisman of the Penultimate Truth
Synopsis for "Earthworld"
Torr and Tara are twins born of a noble knight named Tarr who served under King Ruello, who died under mysterious circumstances. Tarr presented his newborn children to his new liege, the king's son and successor Tyrannus, who feared a prophecy concerning the children that they would take over the throne someday. The king's advisor, Konjuro the wizard, said that the children must die or else Tarr will die with them. Refusing to give up his children, Tarr drew his sword and attacked Tyrannus, only to be blocked by his faithful knights. Tarr tells his wife Wyla to depart with his children while he bravely fights off the knights, but as Konjuro causes Tarr's sword to break, he is easily put down and killed. The king then commands his knights to go after Wyla and slay her and her children where she stands. As they pursue her, Wyla secretly visits Tarr's scout Freeman Garth and lets him and his wife raise the children secretly as their own while she takes a couple of clay jars, bundles them together, and runs off a cliff to her death in the sight of Tyrannus' men, making the king believe the children died along with the mother.
Years later, as adults, Torr and Tara live as thieves, and as they enter a tower full of golden riches, Tara takes a crystal that seems more valuable to her than all the gold. Soon Konjuro appears, telling Tara to surrender the crystal and he will promise her a swift death. Torr and Tara quickly depart, but as Konjuro quickly realizes that these were the twin children of Tarr that the king thought were killed years ago, he sends a flame-spewing multi-headed monster to pursue them. Swimming to a distant island where they find brief safety, Torr realizes Tara still has the crystal that's causing the monster to go after them and slaps it out of her hand. As the crystal breaks, it releases two ethereal beings named Mentorr and Mentarra, who present them with a quest that spans four worlds in order to reach the most powerful treasure of all: the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery. Soon a shaft is burned into the ground that leads the twins to the first world, featuring a structure with twelve chambers, each chamber bearing one of the symbols of the Zodiac. As the twins descend to this structure, Herminus the thief causes the rope to break.
After they land safely to the ground, Torr and Tara split up in order to find their way into the structure. Tara enters into Virgo's chamber through the roof, where its guardian offers her a talisman that enables her to transport to any of the other chambers at random. Torr slips through a crack in the door and enters Taurus' chamber and finds himself contending with its guardian, grabbing the key from its neck and using it to enter an adjacent chamber where the two-sided Gemini guardian awaits. Eventually, the twins meet each other in Sagittarius' chamber as the horse-bodied archer takes aim at Tara, while Torr uses a cloak of invisibility to mount the chamber's guardian and distract him. Soon the twins are transported into the chamber where they see both the Talisman of Penultimate Truth and the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery. Upon grabbing the talisman, both Torr and Tara are now armed with swords, but the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery burns a hole in the ground and falls down a chasm into a fiery furnace which is the next world they must enter.
As Torr and Tara plunge down the chasm toward their destination, Konjuro watches their descent from his chamber through a crystal ball.
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