In the imaginary Land of Prydain, it has become imperative that the Black Cauldron,
chief implement of the diabolical Arawn, be destroyed. In this cauldron Arawn has created
his terrible army of deathless warriors from the stolen bodies of the slain. For each of
those chosen to journey to Arawn's domain, the quest has a special meaning, and to Taran,
Assistant Pig-Keeper, the adventure becomes a glorious opportunity to wear his first sword and prove himself a man among men.