Phloid Flathead was the fifth king of the Flathead Dynasty. He came
to the throne after his brother Timberthrax, and was succeeded by
Mumberthrax. He reigned from Egreth Castle in the years 738~755 GUE.
by the birth of Dimwit Flathead (723 GUE), it was already clear that
Frobwit’s son Timberthrax would never produce an heir to the throne, he
was still the next in line to the royal crown. Phloid Flathead's
diaries, still well-preserved after so many centuries, make it clear
that even he had come to despair of ever becoming king.
his childhood, Phloid's first-born son, Mumberthrax, was incessantly
taunted and tormented by Timberthrax. Even the enigmatic
Phloid was less than kind to own son. Perhaps embittered by the long
wait for the throne, both Timberthrax and Phloid were not particularly
nice individuals, and were constantly taking pains to make Mumberthrax
clearly aware of how unbelievably insignificant he was in the grander
scheme of things. Years of this torment would force Mumberthrax to
become ingrained with one of the greatest inferiority complexes history
has ever, and logically came to extend his own feeling of unimportance
to include that of his dozen children.
Phloid Flathead finally
succeeded his brother Timberthrax in 738 and ruled the kingdom for 17
years. By this king’s reign, a young warlock named Krill who would
figure so importantly in both the East and Westlands some two centuries
later, was already beginning to test the limits of his magical powers.
After the repeated series of earthquakes that heralded the arrival of
Krill's fledgling strength, Phloid himself had recurring nightmares
that showed a noble and brave young warrior matching Krill in magical
combat. A search of the city ordered by the Flathead monarch after this
portent brought Syovar into royal service after a mere dozen years of
magical training, and barely four decades of life. Phloid was succeeded by his son Mumberthrax in 755.
also gave birth to a son named Fiorello Flathead, of whose son, Loowit
Flathead assumed the throne in 789 GUE after the death of Dimwit.
The dueling technique, "Phloid's Void" may have been named after this Flathead monarch.