A pair of glowing red eyes gleams from a dark corner of the room. A soft hissing voice oozes from the darkness:
“You’ve been making quite a name for yourself around here. Let me introduce myself. I am Lord Leotek, eldest of the five rulers of old and first-born to the Great One himself. Before you waste your time and mine with your blabbering I know that you have come here to stop me and that you very well may be able to do so. I am wise enough to know that I may not be able to kill you, face-to-face. I know my limits. However, I do know that I can escape from you now and you won’t be able to find me. And after that, I can kill more people. But this time, it will be people you know: barony staff, family, friends, maybe even children. But there is a way for you to prevent this from happening. Leave me to my task here and go your own way. It is the only way to save the people you love. Besides, I’ve arranged a present for you at home. Better hurry if you’re going to make it in time to save them.”
You lunge forward with a murderous intent but the voice has already faded into the blackness.