A Gargantuan blackstone gigant in the form of a grear six-armed pharaoh guards the pool of Apep, the King ol Serpents of the Egyptian Pantheon. Apep's divine enemies believe the 100-toot-long serpentine demigod to be the ultimate manifestation of evil and bound it to the Wells of Darkness to prevent the end of existence. Each day, worshipers of the panrheon intone passages from the Books of Overthrowing Apep, compendia of true names, mutilation rituals, and power-draining incantations designed ro keep the creature locked away forever.