Willow’s World is a series that explores the fantasy realm first depicted in Lucasfilm’s 1988 adventure, Willow. From its diverse peoples and ranging landscapes to unusual creatures and mystical powers, the world of Willow Ufgood and his companions is a complex mixture of light, dark, and the bond between all living things.
From the earliest moments of Lucasfilm’s Willow, the story is haunted by the cries of a terrifying pack of Death Dogs. These ravenous creatures serve the evil Bavmorda and her minions. Following scents at a great distance, they track the baby Elora Danan from Nockmaar all the way to the Nelwyn Valley. Their fur-covered backs, piercing red eyes, tusk-like fangs, and rat-like tails must have remained etched in the memories of the Nelwyns who witnessed one Death Dog’s attack during their festival.
Death Dogs are only one example of the fearsome inhabitants of Willow’s world. A pair of hideous trolls surprise the unfortunate Nelwyn during the battle at Tir Asleen. These fur-covered, humanoid creatures are hellbent on mayhem and climb stone walls with spider-like agility. Trolls seem to be a nuisance to just about everyone in this fantasy realm. Little else is known about them besides their cunning and ferocity.
Perhaps even more frightening is the towering Eborsisk that emerges at Tir Asleen and manages to consume one pesky troll. The two-headed, fire breathing dragon appears by accident, when a spell of Willow’s goes awry. Just where this monster first originated is unknown, but the Eborsisk manages to be a worthy foe against both combating armies from Nockmaar and Galladoorn. Arrows seem to be of little effect on its tough skin, and after Madmartigan finally manages to climb atop one of its heads and skewers it with his sword, the creature explodes in a great spectacle.