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6. Create the Enemy
Every Fantasy Land has a Dark Enemy, an almost omnipotent ArchVillain who is trying to utterly destroy it. It is not clear how the ArchVillain benefits from this. This Villain always has access to vast armies which require no food, payment or other provisioning and can travel thousands of mile and lay siege to cities without any need for a catering corps. For all this, the Enemy is completely dependant on some insignificant object such as a ring or a piece of rock for his power.

I will send my great army of Chicken Automatons to utterly crush the Oddly Verdant Lands of the West! As long as my Yellow Mousie Cat Toy remains attached to my ankle, no one can stop me!

I think I need to leave the computer now.