Mudgee locksmith Trent Riggins has been described as a local hero this week, when he stopped on his way back from a job and saved the town from the thrall of a twisted local necromancer.
Locals were alarmed by the twisted shrieks of the living and dead emanating from a property just north of Mudgee, but Mr Riggins was first on the scene to see if he could help out.
“Yeah, it just looked like a bad situation, so I reckoned, ‘Might as well see if I can lend a hand’,” the local chosen one said.
Neighbours contacted the police, but before they could attend the property, Mr Riggins made his way into the quarter-acre death maze, and was confronted by a terrifying parallel hell-township. He then battled the local wizard-king, confounding his dark plan and saving Shirley from the pie shop into the bargain.
Mr Riggins is modest about his achievement. “Everyone around here looks out for each other, plenty of people would have done it. [I was] just lucky to be in the right place at the right time, and to be destined to wield [the local magical scythe] Windcarver.”
He’s looking forward to getting back to work, and playing inside-centre for the Mudgee Wombats on Saturday.