Alexis the Hellhound, 1647 GUE
Alexis was one of the tiniest poodles to ever tread the soil of Zork
In 1157 GUE, this mean and hungry-looking dog was the pet of Violet
, who perhaps named her after Queen Alexis
because of the
librarian's interest in the Legend of Wishbringer
. This poodle
ferociously guarded her cottage with sharp little teeth. Those who even
dared to pass the house on the main road were beset by yapping and the
snapping of heels. Alexis could always been sedated by throwing her a
bone or commanding the obedient dog by her name, "Alexis, heel." The
poodle grew instantly happy and friendly to the one who spoke her name
(but she mysterious was able to know if someone was merely guessing her
name or actually knew it).
the curse of Witchville
, Alexis became a ravenous hellhound
this terrible transformation, the beast was still obedient to her name.
It is also known that Alexis was terribly afraid of total darkness.
are still in a matter of confusion whether or not the dog of the same
name owned by the Snoot family in the seventeenth century was in fact
this same Alexis or coincidentally (or honorably) named after the
Festeron dog. Those in support of this theory, make note of Snoot's
poodle being a domesticated hellhound of the same name, which can be
hardly coincidental. They also theorize that the curse of Witchville
had lasting effects upon Voss’ dog even when the curse was cancelled
(similar to the friendly wild mailbox), or that the Witchville curse,
lasting until the mid-thirteenth century, was active while a nocturnal
was enacted, thus leaving Alexis in the hellhound state
at the dispersal of magic.
if the two dogs were one in the same, the hellhound which Obediah Snoot
owned, had the appearance of a poodle. Snoot collected everything he
could get his hands on and
that dog would guard it. In 1647, the unknown Sweepstakes Winner
would defeat Morphius
, recorded the dog's ferocious bark with a Zony
tape recorder, and while invisible, played it for a superstitious
in the Citadel of Zork
. Thus Alexis played and indirect role
in the downfall of Morphius.
|SOURCE(S): Wishbringer, Return to Zork|