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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
In the reign of
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
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
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
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
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.)
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
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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