The lich stared at the captured adventurers with intense curiosity. It had been centuries since she’d had company, even if they were there to kill her.
She sealed herself away and transformed herself into a lich to focus solely on her magical research without the distractions of the outside world or the limitations of a failing body. Completing her work had been all that mattered to her.
But she examined the mortals who had wandered into her demesne and wondered. Their armor and weapons were unfamiliar to her. Even their language sounded strange.
Had the world somehow passed her by?

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