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The Westlands comprise those provinces which lie on the western shore of the Great Sea, such as Borphee, Gurth, Frobozz, etcetera.

The White Cliffs are remarkable underground cliffs near the origin of the Frigid River at the Flood Control Dam #3. Next to the Cliffs is the scenic White Cliffs Beach. In the days of the Great Underground Empire, this area was home to a tourist motel called the Cliff House.

Windcat - The windcat is the fleetest land animal, and was the favorite pet of Bozbo IV.

Wings of Icarus - The Legend of Wishbringer tells of these fabled wings that give the ability of flight to their owner. The last person to fly with the Wings was devoured by Thermofax, a dragon, and the Wings have vanished.

Wishbringer - It should be made clear at the outset that it is not known whether the Legend of Wishbringer is a tale about humans or platypi. Ancient texts depict human figures, and yet the tale supposedly takes place in the Kingdom of Misty Island, a known platypi home.

In the reign of
King Anatinus of Misty Island, a beautiful peasant girl named Morning-Star was born. The legend of her beauty spread all throughout the kingdom, and Queen Alexis grew jealous. Alexis caused the kidnapping of the beautiful child, who was then raised as the Princess of Misty Island. Morning-Star grew, and her beauty blossomed. At the arrival of her seventeenth birthday, Anatinus decreed that anyone desiring of her hand in marriage must fulfill a Love-Quest of the Queen's choosing, according to the custom of the kingdom. Alexis, envious of the horde of knights who descended on Morning-Star, devised horribly difficult quests that resulted in the death of six young suitors.

Alexis concluded that no one was fit to wed her daughter, and declared, in the Edict of Alexis, that Morning-Star must remain unmarried and virgin her entire life. The princess suffered through life as her beauty faded away. Many kingdoms after, when the whole incident had faded into legend, a scholar exploring Misty Island came across the tomb of the princess. All that was left of her mortal remains was her heart, which, hard and shrunken in the grave, was shining brightly with the stifled wishes of her lifetime.

This magic stone, said to grant seven wishes to its bearer, passed through many hands, and eventually came into the possession of the proprietor of Festeron's magic shop in the tenth century GUE. The Evil One, desiring power over Wishbringer, magically turned the village of Festeron into Witchville in order to capture the stone. The Festeron postal employee who succeeded in defeating The Evil One magically altered Wishbringer by transforming it into one facet of a mysterious cat known as Chaos. Thus the stone Wishbringer, and all memory of Morning-Star, passes into history.

The Wishyfoo, who live underground in the vicinity of Port Foozle, alternately tell the truth and tell a lie with every successive statement they make. Sometimes they start with a lie, sometimes with a truth, but they always alternate thereafter.

Saint Wiskus, the patron saint of all those who raise meat animals, has a holiday in his honor on 6 Ottobur of each year. Due to a slight etymological misunderstanding, the 883 edition of the Flathead Calendar made a typographical error that is responsible for a certain amount of popular confusion between Saint Wiskus and Saint Bovus.

Witchville - Please see the entry on Festeron.

The Wizard of Frobozz was once a member of the influential Accardi chapter of the Enchanters' Guild. This Wizard was a strange little man, usually wearing a long cloak, a high pointed hat with astrological signs, and a long stringy beard. Once a court wizard, he was exiled by Dimwit Flathead after accidentally turning Flathead's castle into a mountain of fudge.

This blunder on the part of the Wizard was probably caused by his senility and his inability to utter a spell that did not start with the letter F ("Fudge"). Almost two centuries after this incident, in the year 948, the adventurer who would eventually become the second Dungeon Master ordered a demon to kill the Wizard, thus bringing to a close the life of a confused and befuddled soul who had confounded other adventurers for years.

Gustar Woomax, known as the Chronicler of Magic, was the author of a great number of books in the ninth and tenth centuries GUE. The fact that his favorite author was Bizboz probably inspired his writing on magic and history, which include A Brief History of Magic, Bizboz at Galepath, Mage versus Archmage, Revenge of the Dornbeasts, The Granola Riots (co-authored by Wilbar Memboob), and The Coconut of Quendor: Reality or Illusion? At least one of these works, A Brief History of Magic, was published by Popular Enchanting, in the year 927 GUE. (For a reprinting of this work, please see Appendix D on magic.)

Born in Greater Borphee in 880 GUE, Gustar Woomax attended G.U.E. Tech from 907 to 911 GUE. His Double Fanucci handicap is 620, and his favorite saying is: "If history can teach us the difference between good and bad magic, it can teach us anything."

Woomax was present at the Great Conclave of Guildmasters in 966 GUE, when it was decided to preserve the knowledge of Magick in the Coconut of Quendor. Despite his familiarity with Coconut lore, Woomax was skeptical of Y'Gael's plan involving the Coconut, due to the sheer improbability of the plan's success.

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