The Elric Saga
Arioch! Arioch! Blood and Souls for my Lord Arioch!
"It is the colour of a bleached skull, his flesh; and the long
hair which flows below his shoulders is milk-white. From the tapering,
beautiful head stare two slanting eyes, crimson and moody, and from
the loose sleeves of his yellow gown emerge two slender hands, also
the colour of bone, resting on each arm of a seat which has been
carved from a single, massive ruby."
— The first lines of Elric of Melnibone, Michael Moorcock