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The Smiths of Muirthemne

The Tain

Date Unknown, Inside The Tain

I do not understand what has happened. Falling back before two myrmidons in Forest Heart, I was enveloped by a greenish haze which tore me from the earth. Now I find myself here, in a vast underground cavern with many of my comrades. We have been unable to find any way to the surface.

Murgen believes us to be trapped inside the Tain, a relic forged by the Smiths of Muirthemne during the Wind Age. Soon after its construction, the Tain was taken from Muirthemne by raiding barbarians from the south, and believed to be lost forever.

But they say that the darkest artifacts have the ability to bend men to their will. Calling soundlessly to the wicked and discontent from thousands of miles away or hundreds of feet beneath the earth or sea, and that in this way they always come to light again, no matter how buried or forgotten.

So it was that Soulblighter rediscovered the Tain.

The artifact was used only once before it disappeared, by Connacht, against the terrible race of the Myrkridia. Until now, Murgen said, no man except its creators knew where its victims were taken. I'll try to feel privileged while I starve to death.

I have nothing more to write.


Go to the Field Guide Entry documenting this level's easter eggs and points of interest with pictures.

Mission Objective: Find a way out of the Tain.

Notable Quote: "Where's Balin [a dwarven pathfinder] when you need him?"

Notes: There is amazing similarity between the Tain and Double Planetoid by M. C. Escher.

For the glow-pillar perplexed, we suggest reading the runes. If that doesn't help, we have some advice in the field guide.

The following image is an actual pregame pic cut from the final release.
Beta Pic
The Legion is trapped within The Tain.

If you win this level you see the exit with the magic bridge across the lava pit.

Victory Screen

If you lose you see what happens when your trapped in the tain for too long.

Loss Screen

Myth TFL:
Forest Heart
Index Myth TFL:
The Smiths of Muirthemne

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