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Sergeant MacGuffin is the chief of the Festeron Police. Festeron's finest is noted for his love of chocolate and his tendency to fall asleep on duty. When Festeron was transformed to
Witchville by The Evil One,
MacGuffin became the head of the dreaded
that arrested curfew violators.
Magicland is a leading manufacturer of magic scrolls and potions.
Marba is a port in
The 20-bloit conveyor belt at Marba is a famous tourist attraction.
Mareilon was one of the ancient cities united by
Entharion the Wise
to form the Kingdom of Quendor. Mareilon was destroyed in
773 GUE when the so-called
Endless Fire was started. This fire
burned Mareilon for 4 weeks after a civil servant who thought he
was casting ZEMDOR ("turn original into triplicate") instead cast
ZIMBOR ("turn one really big city into lots of tiny, little
ashes"). The destruction of Mareilon caused Lord Dimwit Flathead
(the Excessive) to issue a series of 5,521 edicts over the following few weeks, which had the effect of severely limiting
access to magic, and incidentally, lawyers.
Megaboz was a mysterious, powerful wizard who lived a hermit's
life in Fublio Valley. His unassuming shack was adorned with wall
hangings and poems. He was one of the few enchanters whose talent
measured up to his ego. According to one of his tapestries, we
should "Forget the rest; Megaboz is the best." Megaboz and his
ego wrote themselves into the history books in 789 GUE when he
appeared in the midst of Lord Dimwit Flathead's banquet hall,
surrounded by a ball of smoke. Survivors of the occasion remember
the gaunt, bearded man fuming in anger at "the statue [of Lord
Dimwit] that now darkens [his home of] Fublio." Unaware or
unimpressed with Dimwit's importance, he proclaimed that "No man,
be he peasant or king, crosses Megaboz the Magnificent," and
proceeded to curse Dimwit's life, his family, and his Empire.
Dimwit and his siblings all died instantaneously, but the court
magicians managed to postpone the rest of the
Curse for 94 years.
The story of Megaboz does not end here, however. When he disappeared in a ball of fire, he was assumed dead. It is now known
that he took the guise of a Royal Jester in the court of Wurb
Flathead, 94 years later, and also magically assumed the identity
of the famous painter Frobesius Fublius. Oddly enough, Megaboz,
in the guise of the jester, chose to assist one of the people who
attempted to halt the Curse in 883 GUE. This unnamed individual
was the descendant of a servant of Lord Dimwit who had managed to
come across a parchment that hinted at how to stop the Curse. The
servant of Wurb Flathead used the parchment, now a family heirloom, to attempt to halt the Curse. Megaboz, whose motives are
extremely unclear, provided assistance to this servant, who
successfully found the items necessary to stop the Curse. However, Megaboz had the last laugh.
His Curse was apparently much more complicated than had been
assumed; the Empire was destroyed anyway, and Flatheadia along
with it. However, Megaboz awarded the unknown servant with half
the riches of the kingdom, and awesome magical powers. This servant assumed control of the Great Underground Empire, and became
known as the Dungeon Master.
To this day it is not clear why
Megaboz chose to aid someone who was attempting to halt his
Curse, nor is it known why this individual was rewarded by Megaboz for his actions. In any case, Megaboz was responsible for the
downfall of a kingdom that had survived for over 800 years, since
the age of Entharion the Wise.
Wilbar Memboob co-authored The Granola Riots with
Mines of Mendon Although the location of these mines is a mystery, it is an
legend that one brave knight who sought
the hand of Princess Morning-Star entered the mines to slay a
grue but, lost without a lamp, the knight himself was soon
Minx Irresistably cuddle, the minx shares all the most ingratiating characteristics of kittens, koala bears, and piglets.
Minxes are highly prized for their ability to find and root out
from the ground, and will eagerly devour them
if given the opportunity. It is well known that some peasant
hunters in the Thriff area keep minxes as pets, although they do
not always treat them as well as they deserve.
Mirror Lake is a legendary spot in the Gray Mountains that few
have visited since the fall of the Empire. While not all aspects
of this frictionless frozen "lake" are fully known, it is
believed that the lake has certain powers, not the least of which
is its ability to reveal the true magical nature of certain
objects. Frank Lloyd Flathead's chalet lies somewhere to the
Misty Island lies on a lake near the eastern coast of
brief trip from Festeron. Misty Island is the site of the platypus kingdom of
whose castle lies nestled among the
cliffs of that island.
A Mithican chameleon's skin is said to be able to imitate any
color the eye can see... and more.
Mithicus is a small, mountainous province sandwiched between
Gurth and Miznia in the Westlands. This province is well-known
for its fine artisans, and is a popular vacation spot. The Mithicus Mountains separate Quendor from Kovalli, and are home to a
thriving settlement of platypi. The provinces of Gurth and Mithicus are governed jointly from Gurth City by an informal board of
13,000 citizens that meets three times each day to settle disputes and ratify the provincial budget. Research has shown that
the best place for lodging in Mithicus is the No-Frill Inn.
Mithicus Province University, Babe Flathead's alma mater, is
probably a Moss-League college, but is better known for athletic
prominence in the Quendor Collegiate Athletic Association.
Miznia is a chiefly jungle province, located at the southern
fringe of the Westlands. The capital of this province is Mizniaport. A noted tourist attraction in Miznia is the Miznia
Jungle Skyway. Built in 882, this skyway flies over the Miznia
Jungle. This jungle is a dangerous breeding ground of hellhounds,
crocodiles, and hungi. The Miznia Jungle was for many years the
resting place of Y'Syska's
Mizniaport is the capital of Miznia Province. Near the Miznia
Jungle and the Great Sea, Mizniaport is noted for its fashion
boutiques, a Skyway tourist route, and former unicorn stables.
Monkey Grinder Avoid this nightmare at any cost! Spawn of a
carnival necromancer, the monkey grinder can blast minds to jelly
with its powerful Sense Organ. These creatures seem to have powerful control over energy and space, allowing them to come and go
as they please. Extremely arrogant, monkey grinders will not
hesitate to destroy a lowly peasant with the help of its Sense
Organ and a magic hurdy-gurdy. Deceptively eloquent in both manner and speech, these loathsome creatures actually possess little
intelligence, and suffer an illiteracy rate of 103%. This stupidity is, in fact, their Achilles' Heel. By tricking the creature
into thinking it is receiving a gift, one could actually give it
a one-way portal to the Planes of TransInfinite Splendor, banishing it forever.
Morgia Root It is a rare enchanter who does not carry morgia
root to gnaw on during a long journey. The mint-flavored juice
improves stamina, slakes thirst, and conceals bad breath. In
domestic applications, morgia root is often baked into pies, and
makes an excellent platypus stuffing. This root grows only in the
Westlands, and specifically in the platypus kingdom of the Mithicus Mountains. The morgia is the official flower of Gurth and
Mithicus, where a tavern in Grubbo-by-the-Sea serves exquisite
morgia root pie. An entry in an earlier edition of this Encyclopedia describes morgia as a beautiful and exotic plant that is
well-known for its susceptibility to magic spells.
Morning-Star, according to the legend of Wishbringer, was a
daughter of a peasant home on Misty Island.
Queen Alexis, jealous
of Morning-Star's beauty, caused her home to burn. Morning-Star's
parents were killed, and she was raised as Alexis' daughter. As
Morning-Star grew up, Queen Alexis vowed in secret that none
could have her hand, and gave all of Morning-Star's suitors difficult Love-Quests to fulfill. After the death of six suitors,
the Edict of Alexis decreed that Morning-Star must die a virgin.
The legend states that the heart of Morning-Star hardened, turned
to stone and became the magic stone Wishbringer.
Moss League The league of distinguished colleges for Yuppies, or
Young Underground Professionals. Galepath University and GUE Tech
are both Moss League Schools.
Moss of Mareilon First classified in 843 GUE by Thwack of Mareilon, this soft, pale fungus thrives in underground tunnels and
public toilets. When squeezed, the moss releases an invisible
cloud of spores which improve the dexterity of laboratory rats
and certain humans. Its effects on other species is uncertain.
Moss of Mareilon can be found in the cellar of the Broken Lantern
in Grubbo-by-the-Sea, in the underground stomach of the Crocodile
Idol, and in caverns in the Mithicus Mountains, to name only a
Mount Matter-Horn is described in the Legend of Wishbringer as a
mountain peak close to the spirits in the sky. A knight, seeking
the hand of Morning-Star, attempted to climb the Mount to seek
advice from the spirits, but instead fell to his death.
As the names of mountains are changed throughout the ages, it
is not now specifically known which peak was formerly known as
Matter-Horn, but in recent years scientists have speculated that
this peak, as described in the Legend, would be as large as Mount
Foobia, and is very likely the place where the Great Brogmoid
standing on our world would place his other foot.
Froboz Mumbar is the author of the well-known book, The Great
Underground Empire: A History, published in 896 GUE. This book is
the source of many historical details quoted by this Encyclopedia.
Hirax Mumbleton, the Governor of
Antharia, was the third husband
of Lucrezia Flathead. He died two days after the wedding, smothered under a ton of raw granola.
Mumbo I was the tenth king of the
Entharion Dynasty. He came to
the throne in 545 GUE, after Thaddium Fzort, and was succeeded by
Bozbo III in 569 GUE.
Mumbo II was the thirteenth king of the
Entharion Dynasty. He
came to the throne in 619 GUE, after Bozbo IV,
and was succeeded by Zilbo III
in 628 GUE. Mumbo II's favorite pet was a turtle.
Mysterion the Brave was the second king of the
He came to the throne in 41 GUE, after the death of
and was succeeded by
Zylon the Aged in 55 GUE.
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