Another little work doodle
I imagine a little tale.
A man sought the power of the crystal, seeking to control it, claim the magic for himself. TO get to it though, he had to defeat the magical monster that guarded the crystal. succeeding, he approached the crystal. But instead of controlling it, the crystal embedded a shard into the man and controlled him instead, corrupting him. His body twisted, turning him into the next guardian of the crystal.