Ernie Flathead, a figure with years of extensive experience in the
underground construction, was the manager of numerous coal mines in the
Underground Empire, most notably Coal Mine #502, located close to the
Great Underground Highway #2, near Egreth. He most likely lived during
the reign of King Duncanthrax in the seventh century GUE.
Flathead insisted that the Griffspotter Caverns were entirely in origin. As evidence, he cited, “the weird way the tunnels branch so evenly.” In other
words, he found it odd that the passage descended into the earth in the
uniform binary pattern. When asked whether any combination of natural forces
could be responsible for that sort of underground formation, Flathead replied: “No way, man."
|SOURCE(S): Sorcerer, A History of Quendor|