I once bought a great 4 issues comic from 1985 on EBay telling a marvelous adventure of Nightcrawler (Diablo for us, french people). There is a lot of fantasy lore and place. One legend tells the sad story of the King Barclay the Extratemporaneous who built a terrific fortress and talked to himself to his death. I Wonder what could best translate "Extratemporaneous" and "talked himself to his death". I found "le roi Barclay l'intemporel ou Barclay Hors du Temps" and "il a solliloqué dans sa forteresse jusqu'à sa mort ou il y est resté seul jusqu'à sa mort". Does it ring a bell?