Malleus Maleficarum!
366 – Erlking

The father spurs his horse to a gallop, clutching his sick child to his breast. Is the child delirious or does he spy the Erlking dancing in the tree branches as they speed past? As described in the poem Der ErlKoenig by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Erlking wants nothing more than to whisk a child away to live forever as a member of the midnight court, and, if a child does not come willingly, he will take him by force.

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  1. Mr. Casual

    Is this the dude we saw earlier, or is that a related entity?

  2. admin

    Same guy! He’s just wearing his king hat now!

  3. Mr. Casual

    It seemed like him. He’s gotten a bit more relaxed in modern times. Just kinda _invites_ kids to his court. He’s a laid-back guy.

  4. admin

    He’s mellowed out in his old age.

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