The Golden Dipped Switch was one of three switches (the others being
Silver and Copper), which were required for the operation of the
Frobozz Magic Temporizer, the only known model which existed in the
Royal Museum. This temporizer was fully functional, in 948 GUE when
used by the man who would become the Second Dungeon Master, but its
Golden Dipped Switch was stolen shortly thereafter. It would end up in
the secret compartment of a Frobozz Magic Swiss Army Amulet belonging
to a tortle who dwelled in the first level of the Dungeon of Zork.
Morgrom the Essence of Evil and the Autoexec (having been seduced by
the dark side of the Switch) requried the Golden Dipped Switch to
operate the temporizer for their evil schemes. While Morgrom sent
Mirakles on a quest to obtain it, the Autoexec waited for the opportune
time to acquire it. Mirakles received the Swiss Army Amulet with the
Switch very early in his travels, not realizing that its secret
compartment already contained the goal. It was not until much later,
when uncovering a screwdriver, that he set forth to open the
compartment. Inside was the Dipped Switch.
its recovery, the Autoexec robbed it from Mirakles and his companions.
Upon tracking the Autoexec and defeating him, the Golden Dipped Switch
was recovered. Unable to break his oath, Miraklesm aware of his evil
schemes, returned the Golden Dipped Switch to the wicked Morgrom. But
in the process, Spike stole the other two switches, thus preventing
Morgrom's plans to be birthed. Shortly after, the Control Character
deleted Morgrom. The switches were all replaced in the time machine for
Glorian to use.