Alexis was, according to the Legend of Wishbringer, the wife of the platypus Anatinus, and Queen of Misty Island in the mid-tenth century. Their dominion extended to the platypus castle in the Mithicus Mountains. In her youth, Alexis was one of the most fair of all platypuses in Quendor, and she hoped that her own daughter too would be in her image of beauty. The legend tells that Queen Alexis' newborn daughter, cursed by fate and prophecy, was born blind. She was unwilling to look upon her blind child's face. Concurrently, Morning-Star was born into a peasant home, who was blessed with rare and perfect beauty. This baby, more beautiful abd perfect than her own daughter made the Queen jealous. Envy breeds evil. To ease her heavy heart, Queen Alexis caused the simple peasant home of Morning-Star to burn. The sleeping family perished, all but Morning-Star, who, being rescued by the Queen's design, became her daughter, whom she claimed had her sight restored by prayer. The one true princess, who had been left behind to fill the vacant cradle, perished too, and never saw her mother.

The years were kind to Morning-Star. Her beauty blossomed like the fragrant water-lily into full, abundant maidenhood. Many knights already sought her fair hand in marriage. On her seventeenth birthday, Anatinus made it known that whosoever might desire to win the hand of Morning-Star, should now come forth to claim it. According to the custom of the kingdom, the groom had to prove his worth by fulfilling a love-quest of the Queen's own choosing. Many were the eager knights who journeyed to the royal palace, hoping there to win the love of Princess Morning-Star. Alexis, dark with envy, watched the lusty swains descend like vultures around her daughter, and vowed in secret not to let them have her.

From the knights assembled, six were chosen, and stood before the heartless queen for testing. But the crafty Alexis devised impossible love-quests for the suitors.
Afterward, Queen Alexis cried, “Is no man in the kingdom fit to wed my only daughter? Methinks she must remain unmarried, then, and a virgin all her days.” So it was Written. Morning-Star hoped death might grant her Freedom from the edict of Alexis, by her mother's timely passing. But the Reaper (busy elsewhere with a plague) heard not her praying; so Alexis lived, and laughed, and watched her daughter's beauty fade away, and all her wishes dwindle in her bosom until her demise. This caused Morning-Star's heart to harden into the magic stone Wishbringer.

Gladys The Evil One, seemingly enthralled by this tale, had a series of 13 paintings hanging in her tower, showing a tragic sequence involving a beautiful princess and a wicked queen.

It should also be noted that in 966 GUE, the same peasant that would uncover the Coconut of Quendor from the Ur-Grue lair observed the furry Queen Alexis in her private garden at the castle in the Mithicus Mountains. As there were no doorways into the garden, this red gowned platypus, with dark, beady eyes, was only able to enter by teleportation (or an aerial mount). In a hidden comparment of a brogmoid statue she had an enchanted crystal bubble jar. Its magical circlet was able to blow silver bubbles which quickly transformed into flat round mirrors. It was into one of these mirrors that Alexis, hoping to be admired, commonly asked "Mirror, mirror in the air, who in Quendor is most fair?" Much to her frustation, while Morning-Star was alive, it always returned with "Your Highness once was fair, 'tis true, But Morning-Star is WOO WOO WOO!"

It may also be of note that anyone whom the Queen wished, suffered exquisite torture at her skilled hands before being led away to many years of backbreaking labor in the Granola Mines of Antharia.

SOURCE(S): Wishbringer (game, The Legends of Wishbringer), Beyond Zork