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The Big Combination also called The Forge of the King (or An-Tak in the Language of the Dead) was the Crimson King's skyscraper-sized "power plant" located in the Furnace Lands of End-World and was overseen by the demon Lord Munshun. The Crimson King used it to generate and broadcast evil and discordia throughout the multiverse. It was powered by children kidnapped from the multiverse who failed as Breakers. In Song of Susannah, Susannah Dean, standing on the ramparts of Castle Discordia, sees the red glow of the Forge on the horizon.

At the end of Black House, the Combination was destroyed by Tyler Marshall, an action which brought an end to multiple evils throughout the multiverse and gravely injured the Crimson King. It is because of the destruction of An-Tak that the remaining Beams survived long enough for Roland Deschain and his Ka-Tet of Nineteen Ninety-Nine to stop the Breakers' work at Algul Siento and save the Dark Tower. Later on Susannah, trekking across Empathica with Roland and Oy, see that the glow of the Forge has gone out.

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