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Spiegel (formerly Miralgo) is a monster who appears in VI.
A demon from an ancient book of Swanstone legend, Spiegel has, per the legend, captured a princess and taken her to his tower, where he torments her, waiting for the moment she will abandon her resolve and marry him, and knowing that she will suffer once he does. To the keepers of the legend, the princess, named Miralda, is trapped behind a mirror; and the tower is the vision of an old man living in a well where it may have once stood. Should Miralda marry Spiegel, she would likely die as per the book.
Previous kings of Swanstone may have seen the mirror princess as a phenomenon to be shared with the world at large, and so made her a tourist attraction. The current king, Ludwig van Swanstone, however does not see as his predecessors did. He can sense Miralda's suffering, but at first he has no idea what the cause may be or how to end it. Swanstone thus rests his hopes on Ra's mirror, known the world over to reveal the truth of things.
The Hero and his party enter Swanstone hearing bits and parts of its legend from the locals. As the castle guard switches shifts, the party makes its way toward the basement chamber of the mirror princess and runs into the king, fresh off his most recent visit to check on her as he has fallen in love with her himself. Swanstone then engages the party in his throne room, where he tells them of what he has seen and seeks Ra's mirror that it might free Miralda. He escorts the party to the mirror chamber, and the mirror reacts. It would not free Miralda as was hoped, yet it revealed Spiegel behind her, gloating. Swanstone, with his background in the legend, suggests that the party find Spiegel and rescue Miralda.
Proceeding to the Dream World, they find Spiegel's domain in the desert, climbing up the Spiegelspire to reach the elusive mage and defeat him. Miralda is saved, but has not aged during her ordeal. allowing Swanstone to marry her for good.
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