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The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King of Elfland’s daughter, Lirazel, to be his bride. He makes his way to Elfland, where time passes at a rate far slower than the real world, and wins her. They return to Erl and have a son, but in the manner of fairy brides of folklore, she fits uneasily with his people. She returns to the waiting arms of her father in Elfland, and her lovesick husband goes searching for her, abandoning the kingdom of Erl and wandering in a now-hopeless quest. However, Lirazel becomes lonesome for her mortal husband and son. Seeing that she is unhappy, the King of Elfland uses a powerful magic to engulf the land of Erl. Erl is transformed into a part of Elfland, and Lirazel and her loved ones are reunited forever in an eternal, enchanted world.

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we discuss Lord Dunsany’s novel The King of Elfland’s Daughter as well as Daniel J. Bishop’s adventure Through the Dragonwall.

Dark Acquisitions

As always, we have new material to bring to the table based on this story. Below is a list, by category and author, of what has been added to the Dark Acquisitions page by the Keepers of Mysteries, based on this show. Further contributions from friends of the library will also be found there as they arrive.

Curse of Impotent Fuel – Jen Brinkman
Curse of the Mislaid Broom – Jen Brinkman
Curse of the Faerie Ring – Bob Brinkman

The Blood-Drinking Box [part 3] – Clifford Morton

Magic Items
Black Stick of Ziroonderel – Bob Brinkman
Broom of Flight – Jen Brinkman
Sword of Alveric – Bob Brinkman

Hounds of Erl – Bob Brinkman
Knight of Elfland – Bob Brinkman
Troll, Dunsanian – Bob Brinkman
Unicorn – Bob Brinkman
Will-o’-the-Wisp – Bob Brinkman

The Stacks

Appendix N
The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

Beyond the Black Gate by Harley Stroh
Creeping Beauties of the Wood by Daniel J. Bishop
Curse of the Kingspire by Harley Stroh (adapted by Daniel J. Bishop)
Dragora’s Dungeon by Harley Stroh (adapted by Daniel J. Bishop)
The Making of the Ghost Ring by Michael Curtis
The Portsmith Mermaid by Daniel J. Bishop
Prince Charming, Reanimator by Daniel J. Bishop
Sailors on the Starless Sea by Harley Stroh
Theater of the Hammed by Clint Bohaty
Three Nights in Portsmith by Daniel J. Bishop
Through the Dragonwall by Daniel J. Bishop
The Trolls of Mistwood by David W. Fisher
Well of the Worm by Harley Stroh (adapted by Daniel J. Bishop)

Caribbean Blue by Enya
The Celts by Enya
Grim King of the Ghosts & Arran Boat Song by Bardmageddon
The Hunt is on by Heather Alexander
King of Elfland’s Daughter by Heather Alexander
The King of Elfland’s Daughter (album) by Bob Johnson & Peter Knight
May it Be by Enya

Road Crew Appearances
M Nicksic @ Tacoma Games in Tacoma, WA (every Saturday)
* Troy Tucker @ The Magician’s Forge in North Port, FL (alternating Saturdays)
* Bruce Cunnington @ Weeken Warlords in Loughborough – Leicestershire, England
* Jeff Goad @ the Brooklyn Strategist in Brooklyn, NY
* Jeff Bernstein @ Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL
* William Craig @ Knights in Newark, DE

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