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Ugh - The unit of weight in the Great Underground Empire. A
100-ugh weight is, for the normal person, quite heavy, and it is
necessary to drop everything to carry it.
U-Mart, a shopping mall, often has sales associated with Dimwit
Unicorn - A unicorn is a magical horselike animal with a single horn in its
forehead. Most unicorns have fled to the Plane of TransInfinite
Splendor, where they enjoy a carefree existence free from the
cruelty of man. The unhappy few left behind are eagerly sought by
zoos and private collectors. One such private collector in Mizniaport actually had his last unicorn freed by a peasant who was
on a quest to recover the
Coconut of Quendor.
Unicorns are sometimes used as combat mounts against their
wills. It is also known that a royal princess in
the Eastlands of
the Great Underground Empire was able to charm a unicorn so that
she was the only one who could approach and ride it.
It is good luck to kiss a unicorn's horn, but woe to any fool
who harms one.
The Unnatural Acts were written by
on 9 Dismembur 672 GUE. These acts provided stiff penalties for those convicted of selling "Unnatural or Supernatural substances." The
motivation for this legislation lay in charlatans who regularly
fooled the gullible population into buying potions which claimed
to do such things as "reverse hair loss" and "draw Trebled Fromps
in Double Fanucci."
The restrictions of the Unnatural Acts were
eventually loosened, allowing the foundation of the first chapter
of the Guild of Enchanters
by the great thaumaturge Vilboz.
The Unseen Terror is a shapeless and formless manifestation of
evil. Many centuries ago, this Terror was disturbed from millenia
of sleep. It was so powerful that it required the combined wisdom
of all the leading enchanters of that age to conquer it. A book
of legends found in the Largoneth Library tells how these
enchanters lured the Terror "to a recess deep within the earth"
by placing there a powerful spell scroll. When it had reached the
scroll, the enchanters trapped it there with a spell that encased
it in the living rock. The Terror was so horrible that none would
dare speak of it, and because of this, many years later this tale
was considered to be quite fanciful. No other chroniclers of the
age mention the Terror in any form.
However, in the 940s GUE, a novice enchanter exploring Largoneth with the intention of defeating Krill found the location of
the Terror's prison underneath the Largoneth dungeon. This
enchanter managed to retrieve the GUNCHO spell that had lured the
Terror underground, while still keeping the Terror entrapped. It
is known that during the final hours of the confrontation, Krill
pondered the idea of using the Terror for his own purposes, but
the plan came to naught.
Ur-Grue - Ur-grues are thought to be the shades of fallen Implementors. Skilled in black sorcerory, the ur-grue can envelop
itself in a personal zone of darkness which neither lamp nor
flame can penetrate. Sunlight is the only thing it fears. It is
unwise even to speak of this utterly evil entity.
What little we know about ur-grues is based on a random
encounter in the year 966. A humble peasant stumbled into the
lair of this creature deep under the Mithicus Mountains, and was
able to discover that an ur-grue is actually an Implementor
(resembling nothing more than an old man) who had assumed control
of the body of a grue, and was using it as his guise. This particular ur-grue was noteworthy for his theft of the
Coconut of Quendor
from his former companions, the Implementors. Although
his motives are unclear, it is possible that this ur-grue hoped
to seize control of the entire world.
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