|Title: The Last Spell of Fistandantilus
Artist: Keith Parkinson
In "The Last Spell of Fistandantilus," what appears to be a pillar behind Fistandantilus is actually a huge rope. As a child, Parkinson was fascinated by the movie, Sinbad. The emperor kept his soul at the top of a tower, accessible only by a huge rope. Parkinson thought the image appropriate in portraying the laboratory of the evil mage.