Chapter 1: A New Beginning.
King Magnus holds the Crystal of Arkala, as the beginning of the story unveils one of its first antagonist's. We now understand that King Magnus is responsible for the damage of the Forest of Arkala. With the Crystal he's able to control everything that happens in this Forest, however it has been shown to be ineffective within his own Fortress. We don't know how or why he has the Crystal, but we do know he will sacrifice himself to protect it from intruders. The Players only want the Crystal so that the Forest may no longer be harmed.