Do you need a Talisman when defeating the Lord of Darkness 8+?
I can't find it in the rulebook.
It says on the Valley of Fire that you need one to acces, but looks to me you get send right to the Crown of Command so you don't need to access/pass the Valley of Fire.
Yes, the Valley of Fire is where you need a Talisman. If you can bypass that space on your way to the Crown of Command, you don't need a Talisman.