"Corky" Crisp was once the chief of the Festeron Postal Service
twelfth (and possibly thirteenth) century. Postmaster Crisp was a thin,
balding man with an ugly face rimmed with a mass of curly golden locks.
A pair of stern green eyes, flecked with brown set above a long manly
nose. His firm, broad mouth, held delicate white teeth. While on duty
wore a bright blue regulation Post Office uniform capped with yellow
epaulets and a postal hat. He was hyperactively strange with a harsh
temper. With an exception of his hidden lover Violet Voss
, Mr. Crisp hated when he was addressed by "Corky" (although even she endeared him with "Corky-poo".) It is
suspected that he loved oatmeal cookies, as the librarian frequently
prepared these on his behalf.
and light could not exist when Festeron
was cursed and became Witchville
. Since Postmaster Crisp was
already wicked in Festeron, he would only be more so in under the
curse. It was only when the island had been turned to Witchville that
allow his natural proclivities to reign free. With him, nastiness
became an art. Even in Festeron, Mr. Crisp was in the habit of reading
other people's mail, which was against the innocence of the nation.
When island nation was transformed into Witchville by The Evil One
Crisp was put to work torturing Gladys' prisoners.
is known that "Corky" was romantically involved with Violet Voss, the
town librarian. These two minions of The Evil One were unable to
culminate their passions in the pure Festeron atmosphere. Thus they
desperately hoped for Gladys' capture of Wishbringer
to ensure that the
eternity of the Witchville curse, where they would be free to commingle
with each other without restrictions.
post office deliveries were schemes instigated br Mr. Crisp on behalf
of Violet Voss (both who were acting in harmony with Gladys), hoping
that each Witchville night the postman would fail and finally
The Evil One would gain possession of the Wishbringer stone. Ritually, Crisp
would present the current postal worker with one of Gladys' ransom
letters, addressed to Y'Gael
at the Magick Shoppe
on North Festeron
island. This delivery would always initiate the curse. Crisp and Voss
habitually worked together to impede the current postal worker, though
sometimes he worked alone to torture the prisoners of Gladys.
Regarldess, Mr. Crisp and Voss were rarely successful at
apprehending the current
postman, most slipping through fingers that were more interesting in
caressing one another than torturing their victims.
was able to apprehend the original postal worker
during the night of
the first ever Witchville curse. This mailman, who had managed to
infiltrate Gladys' tower, found himself captured by the ugly man on an
attempt to rescue Princess Tasmania
. Crisp planned to torture both the
human and platypus
but was distracted by a letter he found on the
postman from Violet Voss. Realizing that he was late for his
appointment with her, Crisp
departed without finishing his torture task, thus the postal worker and
princess were able to free themselves. This was yet another evil plan
foiled because of the unrestrained passion between the two villians.
Witchville nights, Mr. Crisp's postmaster uniform always looked newly
cleansed and pressed, so that the gold braid at the shoulders shone in
the fading sunlight. This was an attempt to arouse Miss Voss' passion.
The square cut of the cloth made his upper body look even more massive
than it was, a great, sleek engine of power lurking within those
|SOURCE(S): Wishbringer, Wishbringer (novel)|