The blonde haired Fidget once lived in the extreme northern regions of
the Westlands near Caper’s Hill. Except for his family, Anesi’s family,
only one or two hunters chose to live alone in the isolated parts—there
was not another soul around for miles. When Fidget was younger, Felbor
pulled him from the jaws of a deadly nabiz. Although old Felbor
tolerated no visitors at all, the two became fast friends after that
and he taught Fidget every bit of woodcraft he knew, including how to
improve arrow points. “Fidge” was the name Felbor’s pet brogmoid,
Cubby, gave him.
loved the woods and moved about the old trees like one of the forest
animals, perfectly at home. As long as he had his bow and a quiver of
arrows, Fidget would go anywhere. But yet he was always talking about
what he was going to do someday. Fidget also had a close relationship
with his best friend Anesi who was a few years older than him, coming
by almost every day to visit him.
In the days shortly before
the end of the First Age of Magic (966 GUE), one of the Servants of the
Terror awoke from its underground lair in the forest near Fidget’s
home. After killing Felbor, the Servant, in the form of a mammoth
hellhound, ruined his home and killed his parents and baby sister. The
tragedy was so traumatizing that Fidget went mute for several days.
Anesi and Fidget were together able to defeat the Servant: Fidget lured
the servant’s attention with arrows, while an IZYUKed Anesi IZYUKed a
cornerpost of the destroyed house to use as a giant spear to pierce the
Afterward, the two friends explored the
lair of the Servant, acquiring weapons and riches from its lair. When
cornered by a ferocious band of kobolds in the tunnels, they were both
saved by Cubby. Since Felbor was dead, Fidget took the brogmoid under
his wing. To flee being found out by the other six Servants, which were
able to sense the death of the seventh, Anesi went southward to
confront the Great Terror. Fidget and Cubby accompanied him.
of the details of Anesi’s journey may be found in his section, as well
as in the History of Zork. What follows are some highlights of Fidget’s
role in that quest. The young archer was the one with enough courage to
behead the Dimwit Flathead marionette in Arbroneth, fought valiantly
against Dispoz with the rest of his companions, foolishly allured the
wrathful wind of a stinky surmin when his arrow missed it, was a crutch
for Anesi when wounded by rocks thrown by grues, and was a supportive
and dependable friend.
Once the Great Terror had been defeated,
Chuck the dragon flew Fidget and Cubby to Borphee. He had never been to
a truly big city, and wanted to sample the experiences of the urban
lift while he had the advantage of a guide—Cubby the brogmoid. He had
no family to go home to anyway. Fidget had seen all he wanted of the
slimehole Borphee in about an hour. So he took part of the treasure
that was given to him and went to the nearest guild enchanter, who
charged a bundle, but arranged an AIMFIZ to bring Fidget to Anesi.
Fidget suggested hunting for the Hoards of the Seven Servants, but the
results of this scavenger hunt to this date is still unknown.
Cherries were Fidget's favorite food.