Choboz might have been a warrior of old Quendor had he been born a century earlier. He was broad and powerful, with huge biceps and thighs, and though his belly had gone a little soft, the muscles of his arms and shoulders and back stood out impressively. His face was marked by deep-set eyes and dark beard.

Choboz had always wanted to be a wizard and it thought to have married Mildi to get close to her father Strible Wartsworth, but Choboz never had the talent or imagination needed for wizardy. The spells would not stay in his head no matter how hard he tried or how hard he studied. He could not get into the university or even apprentice himself out to the independent enchanters. Even Stribel gave up on him. He did not have imagination. Still, Choboz lusted after the secrets of thaumaturgy, and had envied others for their abundant knowledge.

Shortly before 956 GUE, Stribel was able to pull some strings to get their son Anesi accepted into Galepath University as the youngest member ever enrolled. Although provoked by jealously, Choboz believed that the wizards (“those perverts” as he called them) were teaching his boy bad things, trying to make him both an enchanter and better than his own father. He refused to allow such a thing and jerked Anesi out of the university before even less than half a term had passed. Choboz packed up the family and moved to the isolated wildlands north of Frobozz, to be as far removed from the Enchanters Guild as possible. They would not see Stribel again for another ten years.

Choboz took Anesi's spell book and burned it, along with other books his grandfather Stribel left with him, which included legends about the Great Terror. He forbade his son from ever using spells again.

The family lived in a clearing near Caper’s Hill, near the shore on a point of land that jutted into the ocean, so there was an unobstructed view of the water. Choboz had built the family’s log cottage with his own two hands, tree by tree. The interior was crammed with furniture, every piece and stick made by his own hands. He even made Anesi’s sandals. The smoke hole out back, a hidden knoll that nested among a grove of young elms, he had hollowed out himself to use as a slaughterhouse and smoke house, where he cured and smoked the game he occasionally caught in his traps or the fish he dragged from the sea.

About 966 GUE, when the influence of the Great Terror reached its height, the Great Shuboz Shuboz of the Thriff Guild of Enchanters, sought Anesi because of his great talent and innocence. Because of these two things, he thought that the boy would have a chance to defeat the Great Terror.

Anesi was the first to spot the vessl of the Great Shuboz Shuboz off the coast and alerted his parents. The anxious Choboz hid his family in the smoke hole that was at a distance in the woods from their home. The seven wizards disembarked their vessel and approached the house. They left the Great Shuboz Shuboz without the house while the other six went to find Anesi at the smoke hole. The locked door was quickly broken down with REZROV. Choboz went after the infiltrators with his axe, but was subdued by Grimbol Grumble’s VAXUM.

Now that the fear of enmity had departed, the six wizards and the family returned to Anesi’s home to meet the elderly Shuboz Shuboz. After explaining their reason for setting forth to find Anesi, the Great Shuboz Shuboz gave Anesi a new spellbook. It was then that Anesi went to the beach to show his parents what he had been hiding from them for so long—his water-shaping spell. Enraged, Choboz stomped off alone, and Anesi would not see him again until he had managed to defeat the Great Terror.

In the time that Anesi was away, the Thriff wizards made improvements on the property: more land was cleaned, the house was painted and trimmed, new rooms were been built, a bright new barn was constructed were the old one had been, and an elaborate series of pipes and pimps carried fresh water from the creek right into the house.

When Anesi returned with his grandfather Stribel, the entire family was reunited as one.

SOURCE(S): Enchanter (novel)