We all know that words have power:the power to hurt,
heal, please, offend. words in the mounth of a wizard, however, have
a much greater potency; they can bring forth dragons!
The dust-laden shelves of the old library contain
large leather-bound books bursting with stories of heroes and
villains, princes and paupers, all busily engaged in good or evil.
Each heavy volume is a world unto itself, with its own time and
history, peoples and continents. The oldest books have the
greatest power, for theirs are the oldest stories. Tales that
have stood long centuries upon the shelves, a wealth of years
through which to percolate the powers of the enchanters of whom they
Two thousand tales of magic and adventure, one
keeper to watch over them, and old wizened figure in a long coat of
faded glory almost as ancient and forgotten as the tall oak cases
that surround him: the Word Wizard, the verbuMMagus.