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Ragweed is a variety of weed known to produce violent allergic
reactions in some ogres. The only ragweed plants reported have
been in the Eastlands,
specifically found in Ragweed Gulch.
The Ragweed Gulch was the site of a famous battle in 789 GUE,
notable for the death of T.J. "Stonewall" Flathead, when he was
accidentally shot by one of his own men on 14 Mumberbur.
Rat-Ants are vicious, fierce creatures that, oddly enough, have
the characteristics of both a rat and an ant. When magic began to
fail in 966 packs of these creatures headed into human towns and
villages, most notably Grubbo-by-the-Sea.
Razor Gorge is a famous chasm, spanned by a remarkable bridge,
and the local Enchanters' Guild
A Rebus is an illustration whose component pictures spell out a
word or words, usually through the addition and subtraction of
sounds or letters. The most famous creator of rebi was Frobesius
Fublius, whose works were on display in Flatheadia Castle.
Red Herring These common fish patrol the dark recesses of
freshwater pools and streams, but a handful of granola brings
them racing to the surface, a fact known by every rural schoolboy. The old adage about red herrings being "good brain food" has
no scientific basis.
Roc - a roc is a legendary bird of prey of tremendous size and
strength. Rocs are known to live in
the Eastlands, both underground and high in the Flathead Mountains. They are fiercely
protective of their young. A word to the wise: if you are captured by a roc and brought to its nest, do not threaten its egg!
Rockville Estates was an upscale housing complex planned by the
Frobozz Magic Construction Company for a piece of prime cavern
space on the Great Underground Highway near Flatheadia. It was
advertised as "The new, prestigious address for the discriminating Young Underground Professional." Occupancy of its 64 units
began in spring 881 GUE. The Rockville Estates was designed by
the renowned architect, Zylo Pickthorn, and the Managing Foreman
for the project was Quizbo Frotzwit.
The Rose Riots of 811 GUE were the result of rumors that the compass rose can actually control the wind. These rumors were hotly
denied by the Guild of Meteorologists, who harvested the species
to the brink of extinction during these Rose Riots.
Rotgrub - Less than an inch long, the rotgrub lies waiting in
food. Once ingested, the rotgrub heads straight for its victim's
brain and begins feeding. Rotgrub death is excruciatingly painful
and lasts years before a welcome demise. They are totally impervious to all forms of magic, and, even worse, smell like very old
I.Q. Roundhead wrote ten volumes discussing the engravings in the
caves of the Great Underground Empire, and concluded only that
the ancient inhabitants of those caverns were very strange
The Royal Museum, built by Lord Dimwit Flathead in 776 GUE, and
dedicated by him the following year, houses the crown jewels, a
technology display, and a famous royal puzzle in the form of a
sandstone and marble maze. The technology display contains items
generously provided by FrobozzCo International, such as a Temporizer, Pressurizer, and Room-Spinner. It is of slight historical
interest that the adventurer who would eventually become the second Dungeon Master
used the Royal Museum's Temporizer to travel
back in time to 776 GUE to steal one of the crown jewels. This
resulted in a dramatic increase in security measures by Dimwit
Flathead. He had originally intended that the museum be built
under 2 miles of mountain and surrounded by 500 feet of steel,
but had to settle for a less excessive construction plan. The
theft of his royal ring no doubt led to a greater eccentric
excessiveness on his part.
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