Decades ago, the Pattern was damaged, the realms of Shadow turned into Wastelands, and the hordes of Chaos threatened to take over the cosmos.
The last bastion of Order was the Eternal City of Amber, and Elvis Barimen was its King. Reuniting all of his guitar-picking, sword-swinging children, the King's band battled in concert to defend Amber from the minions of Chaos.
Though he managed to restore the Pattern, and secure the Eternal City, the King lost his life in the process. With no heir declared, a new war was begun as the King's children battled to determine who would rule in Amber. Even Death himself joined in, and for a time, it looked as if the mysterious entity might take the throne and usher in an era of darkness and pain.
Then, from out of the wastelands of Shadow, returned the long-lost 'Buddy' Corwin and his hollow bodied six-string. Against all odds, Corwin and his companion, 'Kid' Random, nearly reached the Eternal City.
There, in a climactic battle, Corwin was laid low by Death. Before the evil entity had time to gloat, Death was in turn defeated by Random. Random had grown wise and powerful under Corwin's tutelage, and went on to be crowned King of the Eternal City.
Now, 100 rockin' years later, the King is dead. The call echoes across the Wastelands.