|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror|
|Park||Universal's Islands of Adventure|
|Area||Port of Entry|
|Housed in||Port of Entry|
Description[edit | edit source]
Under the watchful eye of the hideous Terra Queen, unsuspecting onlookers become unwilling participants in a fiery sacrificial ritual at the Gorewood Tree altar.
Writhing in their chains and hanging from the gnarled branches of the towering Gorewood Tree, those deemed "Pure of Heart" twitch and twist in their final throes, flames at their backs, a vat of blood filling at their feet. Under the watchful eye of the Terra Queen herself, the creature Eelmouth directs the fiery Rituale de Blud, a non-stop sacraficial ceremony in the Queen's honor.
Role in Terra Cruentus[edit | edit source]
The center of power of the land named Terra Cruentus, the Terra Throne is where all began. Hundreds of years ago, a black oak sapling grew in an ancient blood-soaked battlefield, where enzymes and human remains soaked it, turning it from wood to iron as it grew.
It was this tree that became the throne of the Terra Queen. This tree, located in the Terra Gate, bears an addictive fruit called blood berries. Because they only grow whenever human blood soaks the tree, a nightly ritual is to take place in order for the fruit to bloom.
Used as a Testing Ground in the past by various tribes and clans in history; Terra Cruentus has found use for the North Hollow to aid in the ritual. The pilgrims who have survived the horrors of North Hollow (when passing through Maldaken) were deemed “Pure of Heart”. Their blood extracted via Chainsaw or Terra Blade is used to nurture the roots within the tree so that the Bloodberry can be made.
Once the Rituale de Blud is completed, the fruits are taken to the Demon Cantina to be converted into wine for the Black Guards and other monsters to drink.
The Black Guards also deliver a large portion of the blood, along with the remains of the sacrificed victim to the Body Collectors of Gorewood Forest and Ore Mongers of the Dragon Forge to create the ceremonial dagger of the Queen, the Terra Throne Blade. Then they deliver the new dagger to the Throne so the ritual can begin again; until the final day when the Queen sacrificed herself. Every fifteen years, the Season of the Queen begins and the cycle runs again.
Website[edit | edit source]
On the map of Terra Cruentus found on the Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror website, visitors could click on and view the Terra Gate region of the map. There, they could access the website page for the Terra Throne by clicking on the Terra Queen's head. On the Terra Throne page, guests could see the formation of the Terra Cruentus symbol from the symbols of the various realms that make up the land. At the end, words would pop up saying "The Queen Be Done". They could then click on the individual parts of the symbol to read about each of the other realms and how they contribute to the formation of the Terra Blade. These cards also had various hints for the Terra Clue Game. Guests could also click on the symbol for each of the parts of the Terra Cruentus symbol to view what they symbolize.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Audio[edit | edit source]
Audio that played on the Show Page (music by Midnight Syndicate):
Song that played on the Backstory Page: Relic Uncovered by Midnight Syndicate
Audio that played on the Backstory Page:
Terra Cruentus Symbol Parts[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
Music[edit | edit source]
- Residents Past by Midnight Syndicate from the Gates Of Delirium CD
- Troubled Times by Midnight Syndicate from the Dungeons and Dragons CD
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Terra Throne website page uses a sound effect previously heard in the website page for Castle Vampyr.
|Halloween Horror Nights: Tales of Terror|
|Characters: The Storyteller (Event Icon) • Terra Queen • Eelmouth • Terra Ladies • The Black Guard • Terra Ghouls • Knucklegrunts • The Gentlemen • Ore Mongers • Guderalle • Blood Abbey Monks|
|Areas of Terra Cruentus: Terra Cruentus • Terra Gate • Iron Bone Gorge • The Cantina • The South Hollow • Gorewood Forest • Dragon Forge • Blood Abbey • The North Hollow •The Mountain Beyond Maldaken • North Hollow Household • Maldaken Pass|
|Haunted Houses: Blood Ruins • Body Collectors • Cold Blind Terror • Demon Cantina • The Skool • Terror Mines • Where Evil Hides|
|Scarezones: Blood Thunder Alley • Fire Pits • Cemetery Mines • Terra Guard Run|
|Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • Terra Throne|
|Unofficial Scarezones: The North Hollow • The South Hollow|
|Miscellaneous: Terra Clue Game • Rat Run|