We found him in a bare little room hidden in the back of the old manor. He sat on the dusty wooden floor, bound by ropes that glowed with sinister magic.
“You shouldn’t be here,” he said as he took in our motley crew of heroes.
“Don’t be afraid, I replied. “We’ll get you out of here.”
“No, you don’t understand,” he began, and then the world tilted suddenly as a doorway to somewhere else opened up beneath us and pulled us through.
As we fell, I realized the magic ropes were not a prisoner’s restraints but a safety harness.

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