Posted by D. Abby on October 27, 2014
Tarl, Dain, and Korob were the most powerful heroes of their time. Tarl was a mighty Cleric, Dain was a cunning Dwarvish Warrior, and Korob was a stalwart and clever Ranger. All evil beings on the Prime Material Plane feared them and their band of followers. One day they decided they should begin cleaning up the other planes of existence.
They'd heard legends of a demonic being named Juiblex, also called The Faceless Lord, the demon lord of Slimes and Oozes. They felt that destroying him would be a good place to start. They found their way to 222nd level of the Abyss, discovered the demon lord's putrid palace, and fought their way inside. They spent an entire day stalking the twisted passages until they reached Juiblex inner sanctum.
As they opened the door, magical fire rained down upon them in an unholy pyre. Only Tarl survived. With his last vestige of power he teleported himself and his fallen comrades home. It took nearly a year for him to resurrect his friends. As Korob opened his eyes after a year of deathly rest, the first words he uttered were clear,
"Next time we use the back door...."