In Episode two of Spot the Destroyer video series, it is the powerful Sand Stormer who flashes by during the build of an Egyptian Temple.
Can you spot him?
He’s actually pretty easy to spot. But the series will get more difficult as time goes on, and the structures get larger!
The Destroyers are characters displayed on the Kardtects Disks, which are used to knock down card houses. They make clean up and time to build again fun.
The Sand Stormer Disk is one of the Disks which can be found in Lost Desert Expansion Packs. He is introduced on a Large Disk and is a formidable creature of the Desert Sands.
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And if you want to learn more about the Sand Stormer, read some of his history below:
The Sand Stormer
Legends speak of an ancient, supernatural being whose force was known to swallow up light and leave heavy blankets of sand over lands and subjects it encountered. The creature was described as monstrously rising out of desert sands and devouring whatever crossed its path. This being became notoriously named the Sand Stormer.
At his command was air; and those who had miraculously escaped his raging power told of hearing the Sand Stormer’s hissing orders to swirl winds and sweep sands around his chosen course of passage. And as unpredictably as the Sand Stormer appeared, he vanished just the same. Silence and a haunting emptiness were the most notable things remaining after he faded.
Although the Sand Stormer was greatly feared by many, he was not disliked by all. It seems he was held in high esteem by a lost city of the desert. Discovered within the Scrolls of Itherelle is an old tale consisting of praises for the incredible rise of the Sand Stormer. It shares how he furiously emerged from sands and surrounded an approaching enemy to the city in order to save its people from the army’s ruthless ploys.
The tale claims that after the army pledged at the city gates to destroy, conquer, and control all the people inside, sands started to swell and ripple with a menacing murmur. Within no time at all, sounds of hissing and swirling winds became louder and were heard by everyone. Walls of sand were created, and in the center, a deep, dark hole opened up that surrounded the army like a mouth. The scroll’s story ends by saying ‘The Sand Stormer feasted on the enemy and nothing, not even bones, weapons, or armor were left to pollute the ground.’
The Itherelle Scripts are not the only writings to pass on a belief in ravishing storms of sands. The famous Greek Historian, Herodotus, also wrote of such an event. He writes of a desert storm that swallowed 50,000 men who wanted to impose destruction on people and lands not of their control. The similarities are remarkable and we are left to wonder if the Sand Stormer of Itherelle and the storm of this 524 BC tale involve the same being.
It would seem in both instances, if it was the Sand Stormer in Herodotus’ account, the Sand Stormer was acting to protect. Often it appears that destructive forces are mistaken as evil forces. But on flipsides, a different perspective is found. Because of this, it is difficult at times to distinguish evil from good. In the scrolls, the Sand Stormer is believed to peacefully rest below until he senses the need to rise to keep a balance.
More translations on the Sand Stormer are in progress.