he Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight is a computer fantasy role-playing game created by Interplay Productions in 1986. (It is the first sequel to The Bard's Tale.) It was designed and programmed by Michael Cranford.
It won the Origins Award for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Computer Game of 1986.
A wizard named Saradon, having heard the news of your victory over the evil wizard Mangar, contacts you with dire news: lawless mercenaries from the neighbouring kingdom of Lestradae â€” under the guidance of an evil Archmage known as Lagoth Zanta â€” have stolen the Destiny Wand, a uniting force which has maintained peace and prosperity for 700 years.
Lagoth Zanta has since gone into hiding, having broken the Destiny Wand into seven pieces. He has placed each fragment into a "snare of death" â€” real-time puzzle rooms located in the depths of each of the realm's dungeons.