Echoes of Glory
Portrait of Infernus
This painting once hung in the sitting room of Blackthorn Keep. It seems magically enchanted but gives no obvious hint as to its purpose.
The original painting, titled “Tilde and Infernus,” depicts Tilde, the heroine of the old story, riding away from the castle of Infernus while the red dragon watches from atop his tower. The princess she had rescued, a false double in the story, sits in front, head down, held in place only by Tilde’s protective arm, while the knight herself looks back at the evil dragon.
This recreation would be a perfect copy of the original, except for one glaring omission: Tilde, her warhorse, and the princess are all absent from the scene. Without them, the painting is essentially a landscape of rolling hills and green grass, with a few burnt trees and a red dragon on a castle in the background.