A bit of Fridge Brilliance regarding the swamp in Quest For Glory IV and the grasping arms there: As Dmitri will tell you, "The swamp is a dangerous and foul place. They say that all who ever were buried beneath the earth there now reach up to drag the living to their deaths." But why would so many bodies be buried in the pass leading out of Mordavia? Because that's where Piotyr fought the Chernovy Cult two generations prior. The grasping arms in the swamp are the casualties of that battle.