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Sybar Zeebin is the author of a history of the fall of the Great
Underground Empire called The Dark Age of Frobozz.
Zeke ran an underground appliance store that was an official
outlet for all Frobozz Magic Appliances. Zeke's store was located
just off Great Underground Highway # 2, near
Zeno was a builder of magic bridges, who lived during an unknown
period. A moderately well-known bridge built by Zeno is one that
crosses the Phee River. This bridge confounds many travelers with
the odd fact that when you attempt to cross it, you only travel
half the distance you want to go, and hence you never get where
you are going.
Zilbeetha - This is one of the oldest and dearest legends in the
annals of Quendor. Zilbeetha, a beautiful maiden, somehow angered
an evil mage, and was placed under enchantment and turned into a
crystal orb on the very day that she was to be wed. The heartbroken groom, who is always depicted holding a fragile bloom,
sought help from the wizard's goodly twin. The good wizard turned
the groom to stone, that he might stay young until the day Zilbeetha was returned to him. The legend also has an ominous note;
returning a false orb would result in death.
In the year 883 this legend was revealed to be true fact, and
was concluded on a happy note. The adventurer who would eventually become the first Dungeon Master
was able to find the orb of
Zilbeetha deep underground in
the Eastlands, and return it to the
groom's statue, near the Flathead Fjord. The loving couple was
finally reunited, and lived happily ever after.
Zilbo I was the fourth king of the
Entharion Dynasty. He came to the throne
in 398 GUE, after
Zylon the Aged, and was succeeded by
Bozbo I in 423 GUE.
Zilbo II was the sixth king of the
Entharion Dynasty. He came to
the throne in 429 GUE, after
Bozbo I, and was succeeded by
Zilbo III was the fourteenth and final king of the
Entharion Dynasty. He came to the
throne in 628 GUE, after Mumbo II, and
was succeeded by
Duncanthrax the Bellicose,
the first king of the Flathead Dynasty,
on the last day of 659 GUE. Little is known
about what became of Zilbo after 659. Some say he was killed during the palace revolt, or simply died from too much reveling
while celebrating the upcoming New Year. There is evidence that
he was exiled to a Mithican villa, where he invented the card
game Double Fanucci.
Zorbel Pass - This wide pass through the Flathead Mountains, at
the southern end of the range, connects the Fublio and Frigid
River Valleys. The Zorbel Pass was the site of the
Diablo Massacre in 666 GUE.
Zork is a classic folk myth about a treasure-hunting adventurer
who became a master of magic. It has been translated into novels,
theatricals, giant wall murals... almost every imaginable medium.
Like most myths, Zork has its basis in reality. In 948 an
unknown adventurer near the former sight of Flatheadia ventured
underground, claimed the Twenty Treasures of Zork, defeated the
Wizard of Frobozz,
and became the second
Zorkmid - The zorkmid was the unit of currency of the Great Underground
Empire, and is still used in most parts of the kingdom today. The
first zorkmid was minted on Augur 16, 699 GUE, during the reign of
Belwit the Flat.
This coin bore the likeness of Belwit, the
year, and the coin's value on the front, while on the back it had
a picture of Egreth Castle,
with the motto "In Frobs We Trust"
stamped in two different languages. Zorkmids of different denominations were issued, including the 500 and 10,000 zm coins, and
the 100 zm bill. The largest issue was a 100,000 zm bill. Only
one of these was ever printed, at the request of J. Pierpont
The Zucchini Wars, which devastated seven provinces during the
fifth century, were finally ended by the Treaty of Znurg in 474
Zurfs - Zurfs are a suit of cards in the game of
Zylon the Aged was the third king of the
Entharion Dynasty. He
ruled Quendor for the remarkably long period from 55 to 389 GUE.
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