My Lord, I bring dark tidings - it seems as if my old master sought to use the Book of Evala to summon an evil ancient being; a beast referred to in these pages as the Demon of the Black Circle. Long ago in the old wars, it wrought havoc over these lands without mercy before its power was bound using the Talismans of Eyre. These Talismans have since been scattered across the land, and many are now kept as decorative items by Balur’s minions… No one has known their true purpose for centuries. Whether he has already summoned the Demon, I know not - but we can’t take any chances. We must prepare for the worst - locate as many of these Talismans as you can.