"This is only the beginning."
Those ominous words are spoken by ancient druid Allanon in the brand-new teaser for "The Shannara Chronicles," which just made its long-awaited debut on MTV. And from the looks of it, he's pretty spot-on.
In the clip, below, Wil, Amberle and Eretria leave for their mission to save the Ellcrys tree and encounter elf-eating trolls, a shape-shifter that can inhabit the form of absolutely anything, a seer with "powerful and dangerous" gifts, plus demons aplenty. But hey -- all in all, it's no sweat.
"We've fought worse," Eretria says, pulling out a dagger that's almost as sharp as her attitude.
Action aside, there's even a good old-fashioned love triangle forming.
"I can't believe you fell for some half-baked rover seduction," Amberle says to Wil, referring to Eretria's charms.
"Please, she's not my type," he counters. But the very next scene shows him in a lip-lock with Miss E -- and later, he's seen smooching Amberle. D'oh!
But back to that mission -- one that's, well, kind of important.
"Don't let anything distract you," Wil tells the elven princess. "Not fear, not love -- the fate of the world depends on it."
No pressure or anything.
Watch the clip in its entirety, then head to the comments and tell us what you think of it -- and be sure to catch "The Shannara Chronicles" Tuesday at 10/9c. Or, if you just can't wait for more, you can view the show's first four episodes on MTV.com or the MTV app!